MPS This Week: Nov. 13-17
There are parent-teacher conferences at schools throughout the district this week and I hope these are meaningful and valuable. If every parent and guardian knows what their child is learning, how their child is doing, and how they can best help out from home -- everyone will benefit.  We are working hard on building strong partnerships with our families and throughout the community because we know that working together is the key to strengthening both our school system and society at large.
-- Matt Geary, superindendent
Veterans Honored
Keeney Elementary held an assembly and invited family members who were or are members of the military. We also have photos from Saturday's Veteran's Day parade on the district Facebook page and a related item if you scroll down.
From lling To Iceland
Jess Loucks, who works in the Illing Middle School media center, is also a consultant with Google and traveled over the weekend to give a presentation in Iceland. You can read more here (if you know Icelandic).
Around and About
Above: Highland Park visited Mystic Aquarium. Left: Buckley students at a pep rally. Below: Waddell students-of-the-month and Keeney Cubs built homes for Fairies and Gnomes.
BoE News

The Board of Education is 'on the road' again as it is scheduled to meet Monday at 7 p.m. at Martin Elementary School. Here's the agenda and more.
Make a Difference
The TLC House is looking for live-in parents. Interested?
For Your Information
  • We've been busy and haven't added recently to the 'Humans' of Manchester (Public Schools)' gallery -- which is on both Facebook and Instagram  -- but we will soon!
  • Have you checked out the "OneManchester" newsletter? It comes out every Thursday and has tons of town and school news.  Here's the latest.
MPS PLANNER
Friday, Nov. 17 (6-9 p.m.) -- MHS Project Graduation fundraiser at Sweet Frog
Friday, Nov. 17 (5-8 p.m.) -- Robertson Elementary fundraiser at Jump Off
Friday, Nov. 17 -- Waddell Turkey Bingo (session one: 6-7:15 w/ doors opening at 5:50; session two: 7:30-8:45 with doors opening at 7:20) 
Friday, Dec. 8 -- PJ Day at schools through district (fundraiser for CT Children's Medical Center)
Friday, Dec. 8 (7 p.m.) -- Bingo Fundraiser for MS broadcast journalists held at the Elks Lodge 
Big-Deal Dates 
Wednesday, Nov. 22 -- Early release
Thurs/Fri, Nov. 23-24 -- No school (Thanksgiving break)
Wednesday, Dec. 6 -- Early release for students
Friday, Dec. 22 -- Early release followed by holiday break through Jan.1 with classes resuming Tuesday, Jan. 2)
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 -- Last day of school (adjusted after school cancelation on 10-30)
Your Turn

Have a question? An item worth sharing? Need something but not sure who to ask? Contact Jim Farrell, the district's Communications Director, at b11jfarr@mpspride.org or 860-268-6377.
Making Connections
Veterans from Pratt & Whitney came to speak with Robertson fourth-graders, sharing stories about their experiences and answering students' questions. 
This newsletter is compiled by Jim Farrell, the district's director of communications. He can be reached at b11jfarr@mpspride.org or 860-268-6377.