On Monday, the Muslim Student Association hosted an Iftar celebration for the K–12 Milton community. It was a beautiful evening that I will cherish forever. Students, parents, faculty, and staff from all three divisions gathered in community to break the day’s fast during this holy month of Ramadan. The evening began with a prayer ceremony followed by a shared meal of halal foods and heartfelt remarks from members of the Muslim community. The evening was a wonderful example of the power of faith in bringing communities together and of Milton’s commitment to celebrating the diversity that makes our school so strong.
To all of our Muslim friends here at Milton and beyond, Ramadan Mubarak.
News and Announcements
Math Exposition Night—Come to Cox Library this Friday night, May 17, from 6-8 pm to see a variety of presentations of student work in math and computer science, as well as the robotics team. Students will present a range from Introductory Computer Programming to Level 4 Applied Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, and from Geometry to Calculus. Families are welcome! This year’s presentations include: a Coffee Run app, a neural Turing machine, strategies on how to win big at blackjack, an investigation of the question “How do the number of wins that an NBA team receives correlate with the money earned throughout the season?”, some mathematical magic tricks and much more. Stop by to see some of the amazing work being done this year.
Humanities Workshop, Sunday, May 19 1–3 p.m. at the Edward M Kennedy Institute: Founded by Lisa Baker and Alisa Braithwaite, the Humanities Workshop examines urgent social issues through a humanities lens. Sunday’s event will feature the work of over 1000 students, including work from our own eighth-grade students, thanks to the leadership of Sharon Mathieu. We hope you will join us!
Come Celebrate our MILTON PRIDE, Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., meet in the Trinity Church square—Join the 2019 Milton Academy community marching corps for the 48th Annual Boston LGBTQ+ Pride Parade, Looking Back, Loving Forward: 50 years post-Stonewall. Families are welcome to stay past 2 p.m. to enjoy the festivities. We will meet as a group at 10 a.m.(ish) by Trinity Church Plaza (specific time and location will be updated pending information from parade organizers). The parade ends at Boston City Hall. Marching tends to end by 2. If you would like to join us please fill out THIS SIGN-UP FORM by Friday, May 31. If you would like a T-shirt, please do so by May 24 and include t-shirt sizes needed in the designated area of the form.
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.
Track and Field Special Olympics, Sunday, May 19, 9:15 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Milton Academy Track—Join Milton Academy’s Community Engagement Program as they host over 500 athletes from 24 teams around greater Boston (including our own home team). The Opening Ceremony at 9:15 a.m.; competition follows. All students K–12, families, staff, faculty are invited to stop by to cheer on the athletes! In addition, any middle school students interested in helping to assemble lunch for the athletes from 9-11 should contact Sonya Conway.
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.
K–6 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 shirt color is black. **The rain date for Field Day is Tuesday, May 21. We will try to make the call on Sunday night so we can notify you in advance.**
Weekly Speech Practice—Tuesday, May 21, 4:30-5:45 p.m. Ware Hall
Grade 8 Moving Up Day, Friday, May 24—Eighth-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.
Week of May 29
No School in observance of Memorial Day, Monday, May 27—When we return to school on May 28, we will follow a Tuesday schedule.
ARTStravaganza, Tuesday, May 28 and Thursday, May 30, 2:15–3:30 p.m., King Theatre
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.
Awards Ceremony, Friday, May 31, 8 a.m., Chapel—Chapel Dress
Grade 8 Straus Reading, Friday, May 31, 9:30 a.m., Straus Library—Ten to fifteen Grade 8 students will be selected by their peers to share original poems created in English class at the annual Straus Reading. This event is open to anyone in the Milton community. The Straus reading typically lasts 30-45 minutes and showcases student creativity and emotional depth.
Week of June 3
Final Assembly, Monday, June 3, 2:15–3:30 p.m.
Grade 8 Social, Monday, June 3, 7–9 p.m., Wigg
Class Day, Tuesday, June 4—Grades 6 and 7 will be going to Canobie Lake Park in Salem, NH and Grade 8 will be going to Apex Entertainment in Marlborough, MA. Admission fees are covered. Students in Grades 6 and 7 should bring money for snacks and lunch. Students in Grade 8 will be provided lunch; students are welcome to bring lunch if they prefer.
Weekly Speech Practice—Tuesday, June 4, 4:30-5:45 p.m. Ware Hall
Closing Ceremony, Wednesday, June 5, 8:30–10 a.m., King Theatre—Following the ceremony, there will be a reception for Grade 8 students and their families on the Middle School Quad from 10–11 a.m.
Dismissal for Summer at 11 a.m. No ASP.
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 protected] 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.