Today is Grandfriends’ Day — one of my most favorite days of the year. The love and joy that fill our campus on this day are palpable; I have a smile on my face and a tear in my eye from start to finish. As I watch our grandfriends engage with their grandchildren, I imagine how wondrous it must be to see the children they once held as babies standing at the precipice of young adulthood with grace and confidence. I delight in seeing my students’ smiles, mannerisms, and dispositions as I interact with their grandfriends. (Aren’t genetics beautiful?) And, of course, today reminds me of my own grandparents — two of whom were Milton residents. They would have delighted in seeing their granddaughter (and great-granddaughter) blessed with the opportunity to call Milton Academy their school and community. They are on my mind today and in my heart always.
Happy Mother’s Day.
News and Announcements
Grade 7 Choose To Participate (CTP) Walk-Around, Monday, May 20, Wigg Hall. The exhibit will be divided into two sections. The first 28 students (Abati–Ibrahim) will present their projects from 9–10 a.m. and the second group (Jones-Booker–Thakore) will present from 10:30–11:30 a.m. Click here for a printable program of the morning.
Sixth-Grade Students will assist in Lower School Field Day, Monday, May 20—Lower School students appreciate the assistance and excitement of our sixth-grade students during their Lower School Field Day! To distinguish the classes, each grade has been assigned a shirt color. The Grade 6 color is black.
Grade 8 Moving Up Day, Friday, May 24. 8th-graders will shadow current Class IV students for the first half of the day. Specific details of pairings and expected classes will be shared with students prior to the day.
No After School, Thursday, May 30. So that all our faculty and staff can attend the Faculty Appreciation celebration, the After School program will be closed on May 30. Thank you in advance for your understanding and for making alternate plans. ASP will resume its regular schedule on Friday, May 31.
The Week Ahead
Special Middle School Student Assembly: Dr. Lester Hartman—Monday, May 13, 2 p.m., Wigg Hall Dr. Hartman will speak with all Middle School students about the dangers of vaping.
Parent Coffee: Transitions to Upper School–Tuesday, May 14, 8:20–10 a.m., Ware 101. Details in the Parents’ Association section.
Rosie’s Place Volunteer Opportunity—Tuesday, May 14, 3:45-8 p.m.
Weekly Speech Practice—Tuesday, May 14, 4:30-5:45 p.m. Wate Hall
An Evening of Socials! Friday, May 17, 6–8 p.m.
Lower and Middle School parents will gather in Straus.
Middle School Students will gather on the Ware Quad and in Ware 101.
Add These Dates to Your Calendar
Grade 6 Sustainability Gala, Thursday, May 23, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
No Classes in observance of Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. When classes resume on Tuesday, we will follow a Tuesday schedule.
ARTStravaganza, Tuesday, May 28, 2:15–3:30 p.m., King Theater
Course Planning 2019 – 2020 — Students in Grades 6 and 7 were sent the Course Planning Form and asked to complete it by Monday, May 6. This form will give us the data needed to place students in music class and in the fall afternoon program. Please take time this weekend to discuss the choices with your child. Click here to see an overview of the course planning offerings.
MS After School Program
The After School Program is available Monday to Friday from dismissal until 5:45 p.m. The Middle School ASP is open Monday through Friday—Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:30–5:45 p.m.; and Wednesday and Friday from 2–5:45 p.m. (unless otherwise noted on the Milton Academy Calendar). The program closes promptly at 5:45 p.m. If you are unable to pick up your child by this time please notify email@example.com or call 617-898-2537. Students who have not been picked up by 5:45 p.m. will be escorted to Cox Library by an ASP teacher where they can wait for rides.