From: Mary C. Gormley
To: Students, Parents/Guardians and Staff
Re: E-blast Update
Date: Thursday, March 20th, 2014
FROM THE DESK OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
If your child owns a mobile phone, laptop, tablet device or has access to a desktop computer, I cannot encourage you strongly enough to make plans to attend a very important event. On Monday, March 24th at 7pm, the Milton Public Schools will be hosting an Internet Safety Night presentation in the Milton High School auditorium.
The speaker will be Katie LeClerc Greer, an expert who has provided Internet/technology safety training to schools, law enforcement agencies, national conferences, and community organizations throughout the country.
To give an idea of what might be covered in this presentation, please see if you can answer the following questions:
True or False? Sexting is not a crime if you are under 18.
True or False? There is no correlation between sexting and other risky sex behaviors
True or False? It’s okay to give out private information as long as you’re in a private chat room.
True or False? The majority of parents keep a close watch on their teens’ online activities.*
*If you answered “true” to all of the questions above, you should make it a point to come and learn more at this presentation. If you answered “true” to any of these questions, there is still a great deal of valuable information to learn. None of the above statements are true.
This evening event is for parents and guardians only and we encourage every parent in our district to attend. We have heard that this could be one of the most informative 90 minute presentations you may attend this year.
Ms. Greer will be speaking to both middle and high school students during assemblies earlier in the day on March 24th, so her evening presentation will be tailored towards parents and guardians. Please do not bring anyone under age 18 to this event.
Ms. Greer’s unique educational and professional background has resulted in dynamic programs that appeal to all age groups:
• Former Intelligence Analyst, Massachusetts State Police
• Former Director of Internet Safety, Massachusetts Attorney Generals’ Office
• Advisory Board Member, Internet Keep Safe Coalition
• Recognized, national expert in Internet/digital safety and technology, advising various governmental and private agencies
• Featured on CNN, Huffington Post, Vanity Fair, and USA Today
• Presented to thousands of students, parents, educators and administrators across the country
Ms. Greer recently spoke to a group at Wellesley Middle School and their assistant principal, Kathy Gordon, said, “This speaker commanded the audience’s full attention….since her background is relative, and very compelling.” Ms. Gordon said this was one of the best presentations that she has ever seen.
This program has been strongly recommended to me by MPS parent and Wellesley Public School teacher JJ Kelleher, who called it one of the most informative events of the year.
Please make every effort to attend this important presentation on Monday, March 24th.
SCHOOL COMMITTEE UPDATE
There has been one School Committee meeting since my last E-blast. Below is a summary of that meeting.
March 12th: This meeting began with recognition of some of the Milton High winter athletic teams that made it to post-season play. Coaches and athletes from Boys Hockey, Boys Indoor Track, Girls Indoor Track and Ski Team were invited to speak about their seasons. Other “tournament” teams will be invited to the next meeting. Also, the Future Problem Solving teams and their coaches were recognized for their success this season. Next, the Tucker School Site Council came to give their School Improvement Plan to the committee. The group presented MCAS data, reviewed the curriculum and talked about special programs taking place at Tucker School. Director of Pupil Personnel Services Karen Clasby spoke next and outlined the many different programs available to students in the district with special needs. The committee then voted to authorize the superintendent to pursue restitution for certain residency cases. Next, they voted to approve the vendor warrants for the school district at School Committee meetings. They also voted to approve the Second Quarter Report, which will be posted online. The next meeting will be held Wednesday, March 26th at 7 pm in the Milton High School library.
Please note, on Thursday, April 3rd, all students in grades K-12 will have an Early Release Day. Students from Cunningham and Collicot will be released at noontime; students from Tucker and Glover will be released at 12:30pm. Pierce Middle School will get out at 11:25pm; and Milton High School students will be released at 11:16am. Bus service will be as usual following dismissal.
For those parents/guardians who would like to enroll their children in optional programming, Milton Community Schools will be running Early Release Day Programs in all four elementary schools, which will run as follows:
• Collicot/Cunningham: 12:00 to 2:47pm
• Glover/Tucker 12:30 to 3:14pm
Parents/guardians who would like to enroll in Early Release Day Programs should register with Community Schools by contacting email@example.com or by clicking on the link below and returning the form to your child’s school office. The cost is $20 per student. For more info, please visit this link:
This Early Release Day was part of the recently-negotiated teacher contract and will be used by our faculty for Professional Development and Collaborative Planning Time. The next Early Release Day is scheduled for Wednesday, June 4th for Grades 9-12 only.
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Please note the following MCAS and PARCC dates:
Milton High Grade 10 will have ELA on Friday, March 21st.
PARCC testing will be held for Grade 11 on March 26th and March 27th.
Pierce: PARCC testing will be held for Grade 6 on April 7th and 8th; and for Grade 7 on April 9th and 10th.
Collicot: Grade 4 will have ELA on March 24th and March 25th
Grade 5 will have ELA on March 26th and March 27th
Grade 4 will have PARCC on April 8th, 9th and 10th.
Cunningham: Grade 4 will have ELA on March 24th and 25th
Grade 5 will have ELA on March 26th and 27th
Grade 4 will have PARCC testing on April 8th and 9th.
Glover: Grade 4 will have ELA on March 24th and 25th
Grade 5 will have ELA on March 26th and 27th
Selected classes in Grade 3 and 4 will have PARCC testing on May 21st and 22nd
Tucker: Grade 4 will have ELA on March 25th and 26th
Grade 4 will have PARCC testing on March 31st, April 1st and April 2nd.
*contact your child’s school for makeup dates.
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I wanted to give a brief update to parents of current Kindergarten students regarding the Grade One program selection process. As many of you may already know, there were lotteries held at the Glover and Cunningham Elementary Schools for available seats in the French Immersion program. We have been in contact with every family whose child did not get placed in the program of their choice and the next update on this issue will be in June.
I want to reiterate that we have two outstanding programs in the Milton Public Schools: the Innovation Pathway, which is a combination of STEM-based curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) along with Spanish-language instruction and the French Immersion program, which emphasizes the acquisition of French within the grade-level curriculum. We have talented faculty and administrators in both of these programs and we are very proud of the work they do for each and every Milton Public School student. We ask that families going through the Grade One assignment process remain patient during the next few months. If parents have questions about this issue, please call Assistant Superintendent John Phelan at 617-696-4811.
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The MPS Kindergarten Registration was very successful but if you or someone you know missed the registration, please contact the MPS Registrar, Jane Barrett at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-696-4470×5510
If you have registered for Kindergarten, in May 2014 you will receive a letter which includes: your child’s school assignment, your child’s screening appointment, your child’s tuition/deposit amount and a transportation form. Kindergarten Student Screening will be held on June 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th by appointment only in the Milton High School Library. Each appointment will last approximately 30-45 minutes.
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As I mentioned in a previous E-blast, we have formed a Search Committee to begin the search for an Assistant Superintendent for Personnel and Curriculum. I am pleased to announce the following people will comprise this committee: School Committee Representative Kristan Bagley Jones, School Committee Representative Leroy Walker, Superintendent Mary Gormley, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Glenn Pavlicek, Principal James Jette, Unit B Representative Courtney Walsh, Unit A Representative Nancy Trifone, Unit A Representative Jason Coady, Parent Representative Christine Tobin, Parent Representative Lauren Barone, Citizens for a Diverse Milton Representative Steven Pascal, Milton Foundation for Education Representative Patti Elliott and Milton Special Education Parent Advisory Council Representative Christine Howley.
Thank you to all who volunteered for this very important committee. We will keep you updated on the progress in the coming weeks.
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The site for Milton Summer Enrichment registration will go live on Monday, April 14th and will close Monday, April 28. We will offer an “open house” for people to register online on Monday, April 28th at Milton High School. The MSE brochure will come out Monday, April 7th. All information needed for MSE will be available in the brochure.
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Milton Community Schools is pleased to announce that Camp Cunningham is back for another summer of FUN activities.
• Licensed full day summer camp for Milton students entering grades 1-6 in the Fall
• Limited to 90 campers
• Full-time nurse and certified lifeguards
• 6-to-1 camper-to-counselor ratio
• Swimming and lessons at Cunningham Pool
• Sports and games, arts and crafts, cooking, parties, optional field trips and “down-time” activities
• Special theme weeks – Water Wizz, Paw Sox, Science Roadshow, Carnival, and more!!!
• FUN…FUN…FUN…for everyone!
Questions? We have answers! Click here: http://www.miltoncommunityschools.org
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Also, Grand Master Mr. Mike McNamara and Master Instructor Kwan Jang Nim Ms. Camille of the Milton Ja Shin Do Karate program will be offering 2 week-long camps this summer for students entering grades 1 – 8 in fall 2014. All levels of experience, as well as students without karate experience, are welcome. Space is limited, so register early. Ja Shin Do/ Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts students will engage in stretching, conditioning and defensive tactics as well as learn and practice the martial art of Ja Shin Do. The camp will be housed at Cunningham School gym and surrounding spaces. Week One Camp is Monday-Friday, July 7-11 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Week Two Camp is Monday-Friday, August 4-8 from 10:00am – 2:00 pm. The cost is $185.00 or $160.00 for students also attending Camp Cunningham that week. (escort between programs is provided) To register and pay online, go to www.miltonps.org and click on UniBank icon; select Karate Camp, fill out online form and pay w/ checking account or credit card. For more info, click here: http://www.miltoncommunityschools.org/ and click “Camp Cunningham” and then “Karate Camp.”
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I have great news to share regarding the Future Problem Solving Program. Three Milton teams have been invited to compete at the FPS State Bowl at Babson College on Saturday, April 5th: A Pierce, Middle Division team, coached by Nicole Hoyceanyls made up of Isabelle Neville, Sachin Meier and Hue-Ninh Ngyuen, a Pierce Middle Division team also coached by Nicole Hoyceanyls made up of Timothy Karoff, Sawyer Flanagan and David Casaz and a Tucker, Junior Division team coached by Thuy Nguyen, made up Olivia Ketler, Claire Walko, Blake Strong and Oskar Peloquin. Congratulations to these coaches and team members on their extraordinary work. Each team that is not invited to attend the State Bowl may send one individual to compete. We will also be cheering for individual Glover students June Padera, Anna Fahy and Hugh Cronin; Tucker student Dominique Thomas; Collicot students Maggie Stockbridge and Maureen Lang; and Cunningham students Will Milliken, Paul Kates, Lila Slymon and Philip Phan. Good luck to our State Bowl participants as they prepare for a problem on the topic of Land Transportation!
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We are pleased to announce that five students from Tucker School will have their artwork displayed as part of Youth Art Month at the State Transportation Building in Boston. Congratulations to Joline Young, David Nguyen, Aidan Coombs, Loren Johnson, and Franklin Ollivierre.
Their work will be joined by artwork from students from across Massachusetts who have been selected to display their creative works in Boston at the State Transportation Building. This multi- media exhibit is sponsored by the Massachusetts Art Education Association (MAEA) as part of Youth Art Month, a national celebration to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for the quality art programs in Massachusetts schools.
The exhibit will be on display weekdays, 9am to 5pm, from March 10th through April 25th. (It is closed weekends and Patriots Day, Monday, April 21st). Entrance to the Exhibit is free. Parking (for a fee) is available at the building.
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The Milton High School Dramatics Society performed their interpretation of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Rabbit Hole at the preliminaries of the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild’s annual High School Drama Festival earlier this month. Directed by MHS juniors Garrett Sager and Amy Savino, Rabbit Hole is a sympathetic, realistic, and deeply moving treatment of how family members pick up the pieces after the tragic accidental death of a young child. Milton performed at Tewksbury High School against seven other schools, only three of which advanced to the semi-finals. Emily Dsida and Evy Oliverio both won acting awards, Emily for her portrayal of the range of bereaved mother Becca’s emotions and Evy for skillful comic relief as Izzy in what can otherwise be a very dark play. These awards thus make these two talented actors members of METG’s 2014 “All-Star Acting Troupe.”
Other cast members included Liam Halloran as grieving father Howie, Devan Callahan as Becca’s mother Nat, and Matt McAuliffe as Jason, the teenaged driver who causes the tragedy. The ensemble included Julia Butler, Mariah Conway, Corina Delerme, Audrey Erickson, Omolade Gbolade, Colette Nourie, Stephen Tan, and Michael Wyatt. All gave inspired performances at both Festival and the MHS open dress rehearsal in Winchester Auditorium on February 26th. The technical crew was led by stage manager Sharon Lui and assistant stage manager Maddie Scott, and included Matt O’Sullivan on lighting, Olivia Sidoti on sound, and a construction/shift crew consisting of Gustavo Arnal, Anne Marie Grudem, Phil Janvier, Katrina Ramkissoon, Javana Samuels, Connor Roche, and Christian Urbino. Drama advisors Sheila Walsh and Eileen Mullen accompanied the troupe to Tewksbury, where all enjoyed a day of fine high school drama and connected with students and directors from competing schools. Milton last made it to semi-finals in 2012 and, with a young but seasoned acting troupe, has high hopes for next year’s Festival. A Spring show of one-acts is also in the works – please watch for upcoming details!
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Our fifth-grade students had a very exciting day at the State House this week. The 20 students who competed in the Iron Chef Jr. contest were invited to the State House to participate in the “School Nutrition Annual Breakfast at the State House” on Thursday. Our students were chosen to speak at the event, handed out quinoa salad and recipes, and explain how the Iron Chef Jr. competition was held here in Milton. Assistant Superintendent John Phelan, School Committee Member Becky Padera and Food Service Director Jackie Morgan attended this event with our students and said these fifth-graders did a terrific job.
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As I mentioned in a previous E-blast, this weekend is Massachusetts All State Music Festival and Conference. All of our music teachers will be at this conference and attend three days worth of workshops. In addition, seven Milton High School students were accepted to the festival. These students will perform at Symphony Hall on Saturday, March 22nd. Also, the first ever Treble Chorus, comprised of 17 students, will perform on Saturday, March 22nd at the Seaport Hotel in Boston.
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Last week, 84 MHS students participated in the second annual Math Olympiad. Ninth and tenth grade students participated in the Silver Protractor competition while 11th and 12th grade students participated in the Golden Calculator competition. Students competed in teams of four, completing four rounds of individual questions and a team round. The style of the in-house competition mimicked the South Shore Math League competitions, in which our Milton High Math Team competes. Congratulations to the following: Winners of Golden Calculator (11th and 12th grade students): Jonathan Carrera, Mike Ricciuti, Martin Rebrovic and Evan Ditullio. Winners of the Silver Protractor (9th and 10th graders):, Nolan Carvalho, Harry Kong, Sindhu Banerjee and Emily Chow.
I have some fantastic news to share – and we would like to ask for your help. A group of five Milton High School students competed in a statewide LifeSmarts competition earlier this week at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and WON the State title. This group of five students will now travel to Orlando, Florida during the last week of April to represent both Milton High School and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the National LifeSmarts Championship. Congratulations to Jack Caljouw, Albert Enyedy, Maryam El-Sayed, Cormac Conners and Chris Ricciuti, along with Coach and Milton High School Math teacher Nancy Mikels.
Our high school LifeSmarts team qualified for the Nationals last year, which was held in Atlanta, Georgia. However, there was sponsorship funding provided to winning teams by the organizing body, which is no longer available this year. As a result, we need to find a way to send these intelligent, talented and hard working students to represent the Milton Public Schools and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on a national stage. We are asking for members of the Milton community to help defray the cost of this trip.
Between airfare, hotel and meals for five days, we estimate the cost to compete at the Nationals to be approximately $9,000 for the group of five students plus two coaches. We must register and pay for this trip within 24 hours if our students intend to compete. My hope is that this could be done tomorrow, Friday, March 21st.
If you know or work for a non-profit group, business or individual who could commit $500 or $1,000 towards the cost of this competition, I am asking that you please forward that information to Milton High School Principal James Jette (email@example.com) at your earliest convenience. He will then follow up with specific information about LifeSmarts, the trip and any other information they may need that will assist them in making a donation on behalf of Milton High School’s LifeSmart team. If donors would like to make a contribution of any amount, they can send in a check made payable to Milton High School Activity Fund and write “LifeSmarts” in the memo section of the check. The check can be dropped off at Milton High or sent to:
Milton High School
25 Gile Road
Milton, MA 02186
C/O LifeSmarts Team
Our students will also be fundraising to help pay for this trip, but with such a short time frame to raise money, we need your help and the help of the community.
The National LifeSmarts Championship brings together top student teams from across the country to demonstrate knowledge in five core topics areas: personal finance, consumer rights and responsibilities, technology, health and safety, and the environment. LifeSmarts is a fun and educational event in which everyone learns, expands their experiences and opportunities, meets new friends, and explores a new area of the country.
Please contact Mr. Jette (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have a lead for us or a fundraising idea for this group. Again, we need to move quickly in order to get our students registered.
Thank you very much for your consideration and anticipated support!
UPCOMING MPS EVENTS
The Milton School Committee is inviting the public to participate in the Public Forum Discussion on matters relating to the proposed FY 2015 budget on Wednesday, March 26th at 7pm in the Milton High School library. Public participation and input are encouraged. For those of you who are unable to attend, please email your comments to the Milton School Committee Members at
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The “Back to Tucker” Tucker Reunion will be held on Friday, March 21st. This is a reunion of past, present and future families and will be held at the Milton Hoosic Club, 193 Central Ave. Tickets are $25 online or $30 at the door. Tickets can also be purchased at Tucker office this week. For more info, click here:
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Runners, walkers and supporters of Milton High Schools should take note. The Run for Red Nation 5K will be held on Sunday, April 13th. This is a race to benefit Milton High School sports and clubs. The race begins at 9am at Cunningham Elementary School. All are encouraged to register for the 5k or donate. Further information about how to help out can be found on:
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Members of the Milton High School Boy’s Lacrosse Program will be holding a Spring Cleaning and Mulch Sale on Saturday, April 5th from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm. This annual event gives Milton residents a chance to clean up their yards at cut-rate prices. Not only will high school lacrosse players provide manual labor (mowing, raking, etc.) for only $10 per hour, they will also supply bags of mulch at $6.50 per bag (2 cubic feet) delivered to your home. Suggested yard work: spreading mulch, raking, trimming shrubs, general cleanup, gardening, weeding, gathering branches, painting, digging, small repairs, seeding, fertilizing or clearing brush. The players will not be authorized to climb ladders, use gas powered equipment or ride in residents’ cars. All funds raised will go to the Milton HS Boy’s Lacrosse Program. To “book” a lacrosse player for yard work, or simply to order mulch, please contact Coach Ben Midura: email@example.com
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Milton High School will be hosting a fundraiser to help fight cancer. The Relay for Life will be held on Saturday, May 10th from 2 to 9 pm. At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds you raise truly make a difference in the fight against cancer – just ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year!
This year’s Relay for Life, a student-led event organized by Matt McCarthy and Tansy Massey-Green, will be held at the Copeland Field House. For more info, click here: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=59344
PAC/SPECIAL ED NEWS
The next PAC meeting will be held on Thursday, March 27th from 7-9 at Pierce Middle School. The topic will be Transition Planning.
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After a hugely successful inaugural season, the Challenger League is back and we anticipate that it will get better and better!
The Challenger League of Little League is open to all kids w/ disabilities of any sort, town-wide, age six and up. Games will be played on six Sundays, from 5-6pm at Shields Park from late April/early May-mid June (no Mother’s Day, no Memorial Day weekend.) Just bring a glove and a smile – all other equipment provided by Milton Little League (including caps and tee-shirts for all kids)
For questions and for volunteer opportunities please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, contact Jerry Vitti at email@example.com (617) 281-4566 or JP Plunkett firstname.lastname@example.org (617) 999-4993. The deadline to register is April 12th.
This league also needs volunteers to help coach/manage things, high school age through adults. Interested parties should please email Mr. Plunkett at the email address above. This opportunity is open to all Milton residents. To register online, click below:
Finally, please note that all Challenger Players will be invited to participate in the April 12th Little League parade, whether by marching and/or being recognized during the ceremony at Piatelli field.
Please save the date. Celebration for Education is right around the corner. The event will be held Saturday, April 12th at the Boston Marriott Quincy. Registration begins at 6:30 pm with cocktails and silent auction. A buffet dinner will be served at 8 pm, followed by the program and the live auction. Festive cocktail attire encouraged. There will be a special guest emcee — Lisa Donovan of Kiss 108’s Matty in the Morning show. For tickets, click the link below:
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Also, Jeep raffle tickets are now on sale. Only 500 tickets will be sold for this prize, which is a new Jeep Wrangler Sport (or $20,000 cash.) Tickets are $100 each and are available at each of the six schools or email Patti at email@example.com or Eileen at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Board of the Milton Foundation for Education invites all members of the Milton Public Schools community to nominate a teacher for our Outstanding Teacher Award Program, also known as Teacher of the Year. Since 2001, the MFE has recognized the extraordinary contributions made by our teachers in the Milton Public Schools by celebrating a teacher from each school for their dedication and determination to bring quality educational experiences to our students. To date, 95 teachers have received this honor. We are currently seeking nominations for teachers who show the ability to inspire our children and garner the respect of colleagues, students and parents alike. We look forward to hearing from all members of our school community, both young and seasoned, to enliven the process and craft a dynamic award year. Click Here for a nomination form. Nominations are due tomorrow — Friday, March 21st and the ceremony will be held on Monday, April 28th at Milton High School.
NEWS AROUND TOWN
Milton Parks and Recreation will be hosting the 15th Annual Easter Egg Festival on Saturday, April 12th. This is a great event for children ages 2 – 6. It will be held at Cunningham Hall, rain or shine. Admission for picture with Easter Bunny is $5 (per child) or $10 (per family). Activities such as face painting and egg decorating will begin at Cunningham Hall at 9 am, with the Easter Egg Hunt starting at 10:30 am.
MILTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Spring is almost here, but in the meantime we’re keeping kids busy with indoor fun in the Children’s Room at Milton Public Library! In addition to our regular story times on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, we have many exciting programs for the young people in your life happening during the week of March 16 – 22:
Saturday, March 22nd from 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Bookbusters Book Club, Grades 3-5
The Bookbusters is a book club for boys and girls in grades 3-5. Led by Miss Sara, group participants are asked to read a book in advance of the meeting, then come together to talk about it with their peers. The book we are reading for March is George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl. Copies are available at the Children’s Room desk, or by placing a hold at www.miltonlibrary.org. Come join us to discuss this wild and exciting story about a boy who decides to cure his grandmother’s grouchiness with a medicine he makes himself! Registration is required.
Don’t forget to check the library web calendar for a listing of the many programs we offer year-round. Information about and registration for all of our programs can always be found on our online calendar at www.miltonlibrary.org, or by calling the Children’s Room at 617-898-4957 during business hours. Please contact the Children’s Room if you have questions about any of our programs or services. To see a complete listing of library events, please click here: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=MILTONPL
The Milton Art Center is now registering children, teens and tweens for spring art classes. Spring Blooms, Creating With Clay, Tin Whistle and Ukrainian Egg Decorating are among the offerings. Please click here for course descriptions and dates: http://www.miltonartcenter.org/
We are pleased to report that Milton High Schools’ Spring 2014 Sports sign ups are complete with over 400 student-athletes competing in baseball, softball, lacrosse, crew, rugby, tennis, and outdoor track. We wish the best of luck for a great season to all our student athletes and their coaches. For sports schedules for all MHS teams, please click here: http://www.usatodayhss.com/school/milton-high-school-milton-ma/scores-and-schedule
Students: State Champions! A group of Milton High School students won the State Championship event for the LifeSmarts program and will be travelling to the Nationals representing both Milton High School and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Orlando, Florida. (please see the item above under “Fundraising.” ) Congratulations and best of luck to these students and their coach, Nancy Mikels: Jack Caljouw, Albert Enyedy, Maryam El-Sayed, Cormac Conners and Chris Ricciuti.
Staff: I would like to thank a group of teachers at the Collicot who work with our youngest students. The Integrated Pre-school program, which is located on the first floor of the Collicot Elementary School, is a unique pre-school experience that mixes children who have special needs with peer role models in the same classroom. Students aged 3-5 attend this pre-school and are taught by the outstanding team of Mary Beth Callahan, Angela Ryan and Jessica Cleary-Moone. In addition, some students also see specialists Maureen Butler, Trish Leahy and Judy Fleming. I would like to thank these incredible teachers, along with Collicot Special Education Chairperson Karen Walorz, for the work they do each and every day.
Volunteers: Not many people outside of the Milton Public Schools athletic department know what an incredible resource we have from a local family. Tim Fallon, owner of Fallon Ambulance has been our “go-to” person for medial issues for many years. His company, Fallon Ambulance, has provided EMT and ambulance service for countless Milton Public School events at no charge, from football and hockey games to community celebrations on our high school campus. Whenever we ask Tim Fallon for help, we get it. In addition to staffing athletic events for us, they have also provided free CPR and First Aid training to our athletic department staff. They have trained our staff on the use of AEDs (automated external defibrillator) and have serviced the AEDs within our buildings, again, at no cost to the schools. We are very grateful to Tim Fallon and Fallon Ambulance for their generosity.
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