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Upcoming News & Events, 2/15 and Beyond

Upcoming News & Events, 2/15 and Beyond


Happy Friday Milford Public Schools Family,

We hope you are enjoying this brief winter break and having fun!  Speaking of fun, we thought we’d ‘lighten up’ a little bit and begin this week’s message with two President’s Day chuckles.  Here we go:


Q: Why did George Washington have trouble sleeping?

A: Because he couldn’t lie.


Teacher: “John, do you know Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address?”

Student: “No, teacher.  I thought he lived in Washington.”


Okay – okay – a bit corny, but it’s fun to be silly every now and then!  As always, check out the full Upcoming Events Electronic Bulletin Board containing the flyers for ALL of the events planned for the weeks and months ahead.

Now, on to the News.



Monday, Feb. 18th : Schools & MPS Offices Closed/President’s Day

Tuesday, Feb. 19th: Regular Schedule

Wednesday, Feb. 20th: Regular Schedule

Thursday, Feb. 21st: Regular Schedule

Friday, Feb. 22nd: Regular Schedule



Kindergarten Online Registration Continues:  We are delighted to report our ‘newest’ members of the Milford Public Schools (namely, incoming Kindergartners) have been signing up all week.  If you or someone you know has a child who will be entering Kindergarten in the fall (Aug. 2019), please complete the registration process as soon as possible.  There are two parts to do:  1) complete the online registration process, and 2) reserve your appointment at the school (both are accomplished exclusively online).  Simply visit and click on the Student Registration box on the home page. If you have any questions, please contact our Info Systems team at (203) 783-3446.


Milford Public Library Also Closed on Monday:  For planning purposes, please keep in mind the Milford Public Library is also closed on Monday (2/18) in honor of President’s Day.


‘Mayor’s Youth Award’ Nominations Sought – Deadline is March 15th:  Now in its 31st year, the Mayor’s Youth Awards event is one that recognizes the great efforts – large and small – of our youth community here in Milford.  Anyone may complete and submit a nomination form; simply click on the links to get the forms for Individual Nominations and Group Nominations.  Print, complete, and submit - directions are on the form.  (And for those who are REALLY organized, mark your calendars - this year’s Award event will be held on Tuesday, April 30th in the Parsons Auditorium).


Adult Education – It’s Never Too Late:  Do you know someone who needs to complete their high school education?  The Milford Adult Education program has several options for residents who need to: 

- Complete their high school education through the GED program

- Become more proficient in speaking/reading English

- Begin mastering the content toward becoming a U.S. Citizen

- Brush up on basic skills (reading/math)

Simply contact the Adult Education office to get started.  All of these courses are offered FREE to Milford residents.  Begin by calling Lori Hart, Director of Adult Education, at (203) 783-3461.



Saturday, Feb. 16th (tomorrow): READ LOCAL - New Local Author Collection & Reception, Milford Public Library, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.  The MPL is pleased to announce a new Book/Music collection located in the Library:  READ LOCAL.  This collection features books and music CDs created by local authors and musicians!  To get things kicked off – an informal reception will be held in the New Book area of the library on Saturday.  Why not visit and meet our local ‘celebrities!’  Yay, Milford!


Tuesday, Feb. 19th: Board of Education Budget Presentation to the Board of Finance, Parsons Conf. Rm. B, 5:30 p.m.  If you’ve been following the 2019-20 budget cycle, you will be interested in the next part of the process:  the Board of Education’s presentation of its Proposed Education Budget for 2019-20.  At this point, BOE officials and key administrators will meet with the BOF to explain the details connected to their budget proposal.  Always interesting.  Public is welcome. Hope to see you there on the 19th: Parsons Conf. Rm. B at 5:30 p.m.


Have a great week, friends.  See you next week.

- The Milford Public Schools