MPS This Week: Oct. 2-6
Our school district has great resources and a lot going on, and the same can be said of our town as a whole. And by working together, our schools and town benefit -- as do all who live and work here. With that in mind, we try to use this newsletter (which is sent to the parents and guardians of everyone with children in schools) to share things things like Tuesday's volunteer fair, and Friday's free health fair, and even the new weekly One Manchester newsletter. We encourage our students to collaborate and are pleased to know they can find examples of collaboration throughout our community.
-- Superintendent Matt Geary
Around And About
Clockwise from top left: Curiousity Fair at Keeney Elementary, 'Gear Heads' tech club at Illing, fundraising for Puerto Rico at MHS and a reading nook at Martin Elementary. Below: a rapt audience at Washington Elementary.
Humans of Manchester (Public Schools)
Kim Jenkins of Illing Middle School and Chief Marc Montminy of the Manchester PD are the latest to join the gallery. You can read about them on either Instagram or Facebook.
Other Newsletters
MPS PLANNER
The town and school system are teaming up to hold a 'volunteer' fair Tuesday from 3-6 p.m. in the MHS cafe. You can read more here
Friday, Oct. 6 (6-8:30 p.m.) -- Bennet Leisure Center Open-House Kickoff
Friday. Oct. 6 (11 a.m. - 3 p.m.) -- Free health and wellness fair, 444 Center Street
Friday, Oct. 20 (5-8 p.m.) -- Fall Festival at Bowers includes carnival type games with prizes, vendors, snacks, all for a reasonable fee.
Big-Deal Dates 
Wednesday, Oct. 4 -- Early release for students
Monday, Oct. 9 -- No school (Columbus Day)
Sat/Sun, Oct. 14-15 -- Google Summit at Manchester High School
Thursday, Oct. 26 (6:30 p.m.) -- College Funding and Financial Aid Night (for parents of juniors and seniors and their students) in the MHS auditorium.
Tuesday, Nov. 7 -- No school for students (PD for teachers)
Friday, Nov. 10 -- No school (Veterans's 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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Monday, June 18, 2018 -- Last day of school
FYI
Manchester PAL is looking for a youth program supervisor
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.
One More Thing
There's plenty of spirit at Manchester High School! (This photo was taken during Friday's football game against Glastonbury and there are more pics on Facebook
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.