Milton Kiwanis Fall Festival

The Milton Kiwanis Club will be hosting a Fall Festival on October 21 from 1:00 – 4:00pm. Join then for hay rides, face painting, fun, bouncy houses and more!

Town Meeting October 22

Updated 10.19.12 – 10:03am

Town Meeting will be held on Monday, October 22 @ 7:30 in the Charles Winchester Auditorium at Milton High School. The warrant arrived at home recently however it should be noted that it is not current with what will be discussed at Town Meeting due to discussions and developments that took place subsequent to the warrant going to press.

Milton High School Boosters Can & Bottle Drive

The next Milton High School Boosters “Cans for Cats” monthly recycling drive at the high school will be held on Saturday, November 3rd, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The girls basketball team will be at the front entrance of the high school, 25 Gile Road, to collect your cans and bottles to help support the girls basketball program. Please stop by and support their team. Go Wildcats!

School Committee unanimously approves French Immersion cap with no sibling preference

by Frank Schroth

The School Committee unanimously voted to approve a recommendation from Superintendent Gormley to cap the French Immersion program. The motion was made by Ms. Kelly and seconded by Ms. Bagley-Jones. However, it was left to Ms. Gormley to supply the bulk of the language, She essentially confirmed the language contained in her recent presentation regarding how the cap would be managed. The presentation stipulates the following:

Fruit Center to hold 3rd annual “School Fundraising Week”

by Frank Schroth

The Fruit Center Marketplace is holding their third annual school fundraising week from November 5 – November 9. The store will donate 20% of your purchases to local Milton Schools. This includes Milton High, Pierce, Tucker, Glover, Cunningham, Collicot, St. Agatha’s, St Mary’s and Fontbonne. You can learn more here.

Remembrance Sunday at First Parish

On October 28, First Parish in Milton will observe Remembrance Sunday. In this annual service, parishioners remember and honor the memories of those who have been dear to our lives. This service for all ages will be led by The Rev. Kristin Grassel Schmidt. All are invited to bring mementos or photos of loved ones for the candle table.

First Parish is located at 535 Canton Ave Milton MA 02186. The service begins at 10:30 am, the meetinghouse is wheelchair accessible, and all are welcome.

The Great Shakeout – Earthquake Drill

by Frank Schroth

Today a number of states are participating in The Great Shakeout, an earthquake drill exercise. Massachusetts is not one of them. However, we did experience the termors of a quake from Southern Maine the day before yesterday. So, it seems rather timely to bring this to folks attention. In short, the exercise is to “Drop & Cover”. You can learn more here.

Parents voice opinions on French Immersion cap during extended Citizen Speak

by Frank Schroth

Following a minor earthquake School Committee Chair Glenn Pavlicek opened last night’s session which was a specially called meeting to permit parents to voice their concerns regarding the upcoming vote of the committee on a recommendation from the Superintendent to cap the French Immersion enrollments beginning in fall 2013. The session, held in the Winchester auditorium, lasted for 3/2 hours. One estimate placed the attendance at ~150. Of those approximately 36 rose to speak – some twice. The comments and remarks came in advance of tonight’s scheduled vote on the recommendation.

Yes – that was an earthquake

by Frank Schroth

I was sitting in the video control room of the Winchester Auditorium at Milton High School speaking with Mike Lynch of MATV at about ten after seven last night when everything took a bit of a skip. I looked at Mike. “What was that?” Evidently, it was an earthquake.