MPS News

Upcoming News & Events, 8/16 and Beyond

Upcoming News & Events,
8/16 and Beyond


Hello, Everyone!

12 Days and COUNTING!! Hard to believe in less than 2 weeks, our kids will be back and the 2019-20 school year will begin!  As has become tradition around here, the PARENT PORTALS opened yesterday (8/15) and today (8/16) to give families the chance to find out who their child’s teacher/s will be in the coming year – just in time for the annual MILFORD OYSTER FESTIVAL.  Lots of kids will be shouting to each other, “Who’d ‘ya get?” It’s a fun time for all of us.  Enjoy these last days of vacation and we’ll be looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday, August 28th.


We are filled with anticipation as the 45th ANNUAL OYSTER FESTIVAL begins with a ‘soft’ launch tonight (6:00 – 10:00 p.m.).  Take a stroll along the shops downtown, grab a bite, and meander down Shipyard Lane to find additional music and merriment.  Then, tomorrow, the BIG event takes place – 10:00 a.m. to  6:00 p.m. -- Arts & Crafts, Music, Food & Drink, Amusements and much, much more.  It truly is the biggest day of the year for our beautiful city.  Have fun, be safe, and enjoy all that Milford has to offer!



Parent Portals Are OPEN!

Who will be my child’s teacher? What bus route will my child be on? Where can I view the Parent Student Handbook? I got a new phone number – where can I change that?

Once you log on to your PowerSchool Parent Portal Account, you will have several documents to review and acknowledge and, once completed, you will have access to ALL of the information you need to start the school year.


LAST CALL! Summer Reading and Summer Math

How is everyone doing on their Summer Reading and Summer Math assignments?  You’ve got 12 days left.  Remember – just look at the ‘summer suns’ on your school’s website to be directed to the information pertinent to you. 


Library Closed for the Next Few Saturdays (8/17, 8/24, 8/31)

Just FYI – the Milford Public Library will be closed on the next 3 Saturdays.  Please plan accordingly.


Library to present Faces of Homelessness, Wednesday, Aug. 21st, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

The Milford Public Library is proud to present Faces of Homelessness and all are welcome to attend and learn more about this topic.  Learn about the causes, hear about possible solutions, hear personal stories and find out how to make positive change in our community.  Free.  Light refreshments will be offered. Please join us. FLYER.


LAST CALL! Immunization Clinic Set for Monday, Aug. 26th, FREE, Milford Health Dept., 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Does your child need one or more immunizations before school starts? The Milford Health Department will hold a FREE immunization clinic on Monday, Aug. 26th at their offices located at 82 New Haven Ave. No appointment is necessary and there is no charge for immunizations for students 18 years of age and younger. Please note that these clinics are especially important for those students who require immunizations to be compliant with State regulations for school entry in August. We suggest you contact your child’s primary care provider or pediatrician to discuss their immunization status. FLYER.


Kindergarten & Pre-K Orientation: Tuesday, August 27th, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m

K/Pre-K Orientation will take place Tuesday, August 27th at your child’s school, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. (that’s the day before school begins on the 28th).  Students and their parents will visit with staff, see the building, meet new friends, and take a ride on a school bus to become accustomed to their new surroundings.  We can’t wait to meet you!


Enjoy the weekend, friends! 


- The Milford Public Schools