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Upcoming News & Events, 4/18 and Beyond

Upcoming News & Events, 4/18 and Beyond

Dear Friends,

We are sending our weekly communication one day early as we begin this special religious holiday weekend. Our schools AND offices will be closed on Friday, 4/19 and we send you warm greetings as you celebrate this special time together with family and friends. 

As for the coming week – all we can say is ‘strap in.’  It’s gonna be a ‘sprint to the finish’ now and, as we’re sure you already can tell, the number of events and commitments you will have from now ‘til the end of the year will be daunting.  We hope this weekly messaging will help keep you on track, along with the communications sent from your school. 

As always, we suggest you take a look at the full Electronic Bulletin Board containing ALL of the flyers submitted to us.  In the meantime, here’s an advanced look at the week ahead.  



Monday, April 22nd – Friday, April 26thRegular Schedule All Week



Graduation/Closing Exercise Schedule Released:  We are pleased to inform you the Graduation/Closing Exercise schedule has been released for all high schools and middle schools. Here are the dates. Please plan accordingly.


Wed., June 5:       The Academy, 5:15 p.m.


Thurs., June 6:     East Shore Middle School: held @ Foran, 5:00 p.m.

                             West Shore Middle School: held @ Law, 5:00 p.m.

                             Harborside Middle School: held @ Parsons, 6:30 p.m.


Friday, June 7:     Jonathan Law, 5:15 p.m.


Monday, June 10: Foran, 5:15 p.m.


Districtwide Middle School Art Show Opens on Monday:  Our terrific Middle School Art Show will open on Monday – much to the delight of students, staff, and parents!  Sculptures, drawings, paintings, and lots of other interesting items will be on display in the halls of the Parsons Building from Monday, April 22nd through Wednesday, May 8th.  Come visit us and see the wonderful work of our students in Grades 6-8.  Cookies and other items will be offered in the form of a light reception, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Jay Rowe – Only 8 Days ‘Til “Showtime” – Did you get your tix yet?  Only 8 days left to get your tickets for this world-class show!  $45 for one night, $75 for both nights.  Jay puts together not one but TWO different musical line-ups – each performing one night, so the show you see on Friday will be different from the one performed on Saturday. On Friday, April 26th, the concert features guitarist Nick Colionne, saxophonist Marion Meadows, and guitarist Chieli Minucci.  On Saturday, April 27th, the concert features guitarist Steve Oliver, saxophonists Jessy J and Eric Darius and pianist Brian Simpson.  Don’t miss out!  Reserve your tickets today! (And don’t forget – a portion of the proceeds are donated to the Milford Public Schools Music Dept.).  Thanks for your support!

Foran’s Junior Prom is Next Friday – Watch for Traffic Around Town:  We caution you to be extra careful driving around town next Friday, (4/26).  Foran High School’s Junior Prom will be taking place and it is a wonderful time for families (pre-prom) to gather for group photographs (downtown, next to City Hall, and along the many destination spots along the beaches).  Be careful – and have fun!



Monday, April 22nd: Middle School Art Show Gallery Opening, Parsons Hallways, 5:30 p.m. (see above description under NEWS).

Monday, April 22nd: Board of Education ‘Committee of the Whole’ Meeting, Parsons, 7:00 p.m. Board members and attendees will hear the results of the Parent Survey that was conducted earlier this year.  In addition, 10 policies will be distributed to board members for their review.  These include: P-3010 Goals and Objectives, P-3011 Internal Controls, P-3050 Adoption of Budget, P-3170 Budget Administration, P-3171 Supplemental Appropriations, P-3171.1 Budget Administration, P-3300 Expenditures/Expending Authority, P-3310 Purchasing Guides, P-3312 Quantity Purchasing, and P-3313 Relations with Vendors.  Please refer to the meeting PACKET for the full detail of these items.

Tuesday, April 23rd: Parent University Presentation: VAPING, held @ Foran High School, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., FREE (but pre-register). As part of our ongoing parent series, we are proud to present “Vaping – A Parent University Presentation.”  You only need to turn on the TV to see how prolific the vaping problem has become across the entire country.  Parents can learn all about it by joining us for this free presentation. We hope to see you there.  Pre-register HERE.     FLYER HERE.

Thursday, April 25th: Financial Aid Planning Presentation, held @ Parsons, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., FREE. This presentation has been designed for parents of students in high school.  Join us to learn about the world of Financial Aid and Scholarships.  Erin Chiaro, (Senior Assoc. Director of Financial Aid at the University of New Haven) will bring you through the various types of aid and how to apply for them.  Pre-register HERE.     FLYER.

Friday, April 26th and Saturday, April 27th: Jay Rowe’s ‘Smooth Jazz for Scholars’ Benefit Concert, held @ Parsons Auditorium, 8:00 p.m. show time (both dates); $45 for one night/$75 for both. (see above description under NEWS). LINK to FLYER.   LINK to PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE.

Saturday, April 27th: Minds in Motion, held @ JLAW, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Last chance!  Sign up for this annual event, organized by the Milford Education Foundation.  Please keep in mind, pre-registration ends TOMORROW (Friday, 4/19).  Don’t be disappointed – sign up today!  FLYER.


We wish you peace this holiday weekend – and look forward to seeing you on Monday, April 22nd!

- The Milford Public Schools