MPS Today: Tuesday, April 4
"Play Ball!"
The spring sports season officially started on a mild, dry Monday as the girls softball team played EO Smith -- but today's weather doesn't look so good. For more photos and a game story see the MHS sports Facebook page.

Light It Up Blue!

Please consider supporting Autism Awareness today by wearing the color blue, an awareness ribbon, or a shirt with a puzzle piece on it for a suggested donation of $1 for National Light It Up Blue Day!
Townwide Orchestra Concert is Tonight

Here's the schedule:

Tuesday: Orchestra -- combined 5th grade from every elementary school, 6th grade orchestra, 8th grade orchestra and MHS 11-12 orchestra
Wednesday: Band: combined 5th grade from every elementary school, 6th grade band, 8th grade band, MHS concert band (not just 11-12).
Thursday chorus: All-district 5th grade honors chorus, 6th grade chorus, Illing Singers, MHS Jazz Choir.

All concerts at Bailey Auditorium begin at 7 pm and are just 1 hour long.
Fun At Mickey Ds
Bennet staff members (from left to right) Mrs. Montimy; Ms. Moretto; Mrs. Heneghan; Mrs. Silagi; Mr. Armann; and Miss O'Hara participated in McDonald's McTeachers' Night last week, helping raise money for school-wide events (field trips, yearbooks, etc.).
It's MACE, Not Macy's

But like a mall retailer, Manchester Adult and Continuing Education is having a special 'one-day' sale TODAY ONLY from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with 40-percent savings. Read all about it here.
Mother's Day Contest: One student's artwork will be made into a real gold or silver pendant created by Sean's Jewelers (on Main Street). We have all the details here.

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Visit either Facebook or Instagram to learn about the latest addition to our gallery, a PE teacher who fondly recalls days working as a lifeguard captain in the state park system.
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Stay Connected!
What's for Lunch?

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Just Because

What a nice touch for visitors to the main office at Washington Elementary.


  • Tuesday, April 4 -- Wear blue for Autism Awareness
  • Thursday, April 6th, 5-8 pm - Keeney School PTA Fundraiser at Sweet Frog
  • Friday, April 28 -- Zumba Relay for Life fundraiser at Verplanck
  • Thursday, May 25 (5:30 p.m.) --  Manchester Education Association's Retirement Reception at Manchester Country Club
Please use this form if you have something to contribute.

Here's a flier for a summer girls' basketball camp at the Univ. of Hartford
Here's information about the Rotary Music Garden at Charter Oak Park and a brick order form
Interested in displaying art or otherwise getting involved with Imagine Main Street? Read more here
Key Dates

Mon-Fri April 10-14 -- Spring vacation
Wednesday, May 17-- Half day for students (PD for staff)
Monday, May 29 -- No school (Memorial Day)

Thursday, June 15 (6:30 p.m.) -- Graduation at CT Convention Center.
Wednesday, June 21 -- Last day of school (adjusted after Jan. 24, Feb. 9, Feb. 10, March 10, March 14 and March 15 snow days)

Want to see the complete school calendar? Click here.
One More Thing

“If you’ve met one individual with autism,
you’ve met one individual with autism.”

-- Stephen Shore


MPS Today is published every scheduled school day and is compiled by Jim Farrell, the district's director of communication. He can be reached at or 860-268-6377.