Many schools have an association of parents; some are more active than others. At Milton, the Parents’ Association is dedicated to fostering greater communication, offering opportunities for parents to meet one another, and supporting the efforts of faculty, staff and administration to make Milton a positive learning environment for each of our children.
The Milton Academy Parents’ Association works for and with parents of both day students and boarding students in Classes I-IV. Our governing body—the Executive Committee—is comprised of parents who have children who live on campus as well as those who commute to school each day. We cordially invite you to become involved with the group whether you live nearby or on another continent.
What is the Milton Academy Parents’ Association?
The Parents’ Association is dedicated to community building: fostering communication, offering opportunities for parents to meet one another, and supporting the efforts of faculty, staff and administration, and even providing occasional sweets and goodies for the students.
The Milton Academy Parents’ Association serves parents of boarding students and day students in Classes I-IV. Parents with children in various Upper School classes make up our board. We cordially invite you to get involved, whether you live nearby or on another continent.
In September, you will receive an email that includes a schedule of our events for the year. Please click here to view a list of events sponsored by the Upper School Parents' Association. You may always view events on Milton's online calendar. When you are on campus in September to register your student, stop by the Parents’ Association welcome table to learn more about what we do as well as our plans. Volunteer to help. You’ll stay connected with Milton and work with fellow parents.
Dues Support Our Initiatives
We strive to provide very cost effective programs, and we depend on parents’ dues to fund such activities. We thank you for your support.
[What the Parents' Association Does for You]
Help the Community Service Program
The community service program needs your driving help this year. We have many interested student volunteers, but their participation depends largely upon getting transportation to their service sites. See the Web site for more info. Would you consider sparing some time during the school day, after school, or on a Saturday to drive students to and/or from their destinations? Please know that your precious time is not only being spent as a chauffeur. The conversations you have enroute with students are critical to helping them process their volunteer experiences. Ideally the program hopes to make the student/driver placements for the whole year, however we would also be most grateful for your commitment of a semester or sports season. Sign up at any time of the year by contacting the community service office (617-898-2320). Click here to download the CS sign up sheet (PDF).
Bookbinding Group Seeks New Recruits
A group of volunteers help to maintain collections of the three Milton Academy libraries and preserve the treasures in our archives. This year, the group will be led by McKey Berkman, a graduate of the prestigious bookbinding program at the North Bennett Street School. Mac began her bookbinding career as a Milton parent volunteer.
Parents' Independent School Network (PIN)
Book repair sessions are planned for Wednesdays between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., beginning October 3, 2012. Depending upon the interest and availability of participants, other times might be arranged.
Join us in Cox Library to meet convivial associates and learn an interesting new skill. No previous experience is necessary. For more information, please contact Diane Pierce-Williams at 617-898-2191 or diane_pierce-williams@ milton.edu.
The Parents’ Independent School Network (PIN) is a volunteer-run, parent organization that brings representatives from 68 New England schools together for the exchange of information on non-academic issues of mutual concern and interest. Two divisions ensure age appropriate topics: Lower School and Upper School. Each division holds six meetings throughout the year, with a guest speaker or head of school presenting on salient topics. Each year, member schools can apply for grants or awards to recognize community service that their students have performed. Along with PIN history and mission information, parents can access past lectures, school survey results by topic, and minutes from past meetings on the secure school section of the PIN Web page. Please explore this Web page and its wealth of information on subjects such as managing stress, gap year, bullying, teaching leadership, sports health, managing the college process, and much more. Log in to your myMilton account to find the information you will need to access the PIN Web page.