MPS This Week: Nov. 6-9
Congratulations to Kasey Jurado and Kyle Maloney, who were named Homecoming Queen and King on Friday night, part of an exciting weekend for the high school. Thursday's parade was especially enjoyable and it was great to see so many students who are clearly so proud of their high school.
-- Superintendent Matt Geary
Around and About
Buckley had a book character day (above) and Keeney (left) celebrated community heroes. As for Martin (below), students welcomed mystery readers and enjoyed word work.
At Robertson (above), students read by flashlight for a fun change of pace. Below are Washington students working on letters and Bowers' kids after running at Rentschler Field.
Making Connections
Here are pictures from last week's Parent Leadership Info Session. This "People Bingo" icebreaker brought kids and adults together. For more info about upcoming classes, please contact the district's Office of Equity and Partnerships at 860-645-6041.
For Your Information
MPS PLANNER
Tuesday, Nov. 7 -- Manchester Cub Scout Pack 47 will hold a Trails End Popcorn Sale at The Keeney Street Elementary School polling place.
Friday, Nov. 17 (5-8 p.m.) -- Robertson Elementary fundraiser at Jump Off
Friday, Dec. 8 -- PJ Day at schools through district (fundraiser for CT Children's Medical Center )
Big-Deal Dates 
Tuesday, Nov. 7 -- No school for students (PD for teachers)
Friday, Nov. 10 -- No school (Veterans Day)
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.
Steppin' Out!
MHS Principal Katelyn Miner (left) was among hundreds of students, staff and community members who enjoyed last Friday's Homecoming Parade. We have more photos here.
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.