Anthony P. DeMarco
Principal’s October Newsletter Principals November 2014
Hello, the faculty, staff and students of Milford Middle School wish to express to our school community of families a joyous and safe holiday season!
One of the missions of our school is to “give back” to the community in meaningful ways. This month the MMS Student Council and the MMS PTO are jointly sponsoring the “13th Annual Winter Clothing Drive” for SHARE. Friday, December 12th is the last day for collections here. Each advisory group is asked to bring in clothing for local families, including winter jackets, coats, and boots in good, clean condition are accepted for donation. Middle school students are at a point in their lives where they are beginning to develop an understanding and a caring for the world around them. Some are beginning to realize that they can make a difference and are becoming socially conscious. Some start to develop strong opinions and commitments to organizations and/or causes, while others have a need to “give back” or help others needier then themselves. It is our responsibility as adults to assist them in focusing this energy in a positive manner. We thank you in advance for your assistance and your generosity to help others less fortunate especially in these troubling economic times.
Please join us on December 9th and December 17th for our annual winter concerts. The 6, 7, & 8 grade Band and Jazz Band Concert will be held on December 9th starting at 7:00PM. The Chorus Concert will be held on December 17th and will begin at 7:00PM. The Music Boosters will be sponsoring a bake sale and raffles during the concerts in the main lobby. We hope to see you there. Happy Holidays!
Every year I cannot stress enough that as the weather starts to turn colder, students need to be reminded to wear appropriate outside clothing. Coats, jackets, gloves, scarves and hats are essential on these cold mornings. We constantly see students dressed in clothing more appropriate for more temperate weather. If appropriate cold weather clothing is an issue, please let us know and arrangements can be made, confidentially, to provide appropriate clothing. Middle school students do not want to wear winter clothing even on the chilliest mornings. We do allow the students to come into the building if it is snowing, raining or the temperature (usually below 20oF) dictates that we do so. However the majority of the time during the winter months students are outside.
We ask that you please follow the driveway signs in the morning and in the afternoon to help us keep the roadway and driveways safe for the students. I remind you that parents should not be driving up the main driveway in the mornings while the students are waiting outside. Please remember to not park in the fire lanes in the front of the building. Students should be dropped off and picked up in the Barn Loop off Osgood Road. Please be courteous to one another and to the students in the morning when dropping off and picking up your children. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Tony DeMarco, Principal