Parents’ Association News, December 2019

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Help needed for Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day on February 12

Please show your appreciation for all the efforts of Milton’s faculty and staff, by helping the Upper School Parents’ Association (USPA) host our annual day of food and prizes, known as Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day. This school year, the event will be held on Wednesday, February 12. We’ll decorate Straus Library, and prepare a sumptuous breakfast and luncheon. In addition, faculty and staff always enjoy the free raffle, with chances to win fabulous prizes donated by parents.

We need your help in order to make this favorite event a huge success. If you live locally, we hope you will volunteer to decorate, cook, serve, or clean up. No matter where you live, you can donate a raffle item or make a monetary donation for the purchase of raffle prizes. Links will be sent out soon, which you can utilize for both volunteer signups and monetary donations. In the meantime, we will also collect raffle items. Ever popular donation items include weekend getaways, professional sports tickets, theater or concert tickets, and gift certificates to dinner or local retail establishments. Be creative—donations of any kind are welcome, including monetary donations to purchase additional gift items as prizes.

Want to learn more? Please contact:
Want to donate a raffle item? Please contact raffle chair, Nicole Lippa:
Thank you in advance for your help and generosity!

Upcoming USPA Events (all are welcome)

Thursday, December 12, 8:30–9:30 a.m.
Q&A with Rod Skinner, dean of college counseling — a second opportunity to connect with Rod and learn about the college application process — Trustees Conference Room (Straus lower level)

Web link:
Dial-in: 929-205-6099, meeting ID 773-331-5783
Non U.S. Dial-in: numbers can be found here.
To submit questions before and during the Q&A, email:
Notes from the previous Q&A with Rod can be accessed here.

Friday, December 13, 7 p.m.
The USPA will host a reception following the Winter Vocal and Orchestra Concert — King Theatre

Upcoming USPA Meetings (all are welcome)

Tuesday, January 14, 7–9 p.m.
Guest speakers Kelli Edwards, performing arts department chair and Bob Sinicrope, music department faculty — CSG Conference Room

Upcoming PIN (Parents’ Independent School Network) Meeting

Tuesday, January 14 at British School
Annual Meeting and Head of School Panel
Coffee at 9 a.m., meeting at 9:30 a.m.

PIN meetings are open to all parents of member schools. For more information on PIN and access to their website, visit the Parents’ Association webpage. A link to this webpage can always be found on in the “Parents” dropdown menu on Milton’s homepage.