January 31, 2024

Greetings JMS Families,
Another week has passed by quickly and our students are working very hard!  They continue to grow and make progress every day.  We are quickly approaching the 100th day of school! Each classroom will celebrate this very special day, as it's aligned with our kindergarten and first-grade math learning targets. All year they've been counting the days of school to reach the celebration.   On the 100th day, teachers will facilitate activities and discussions which require students to count, read, find, and move in (literally) a hundred different ways. 


Here are just a few examples of how learning transpires around this very predictable, yet monumental event: Students will read books about the 100th day of school and the concept of 100, learn a poem about 100 days in kindergarten, play math games, and conduct investigations into the number 100, create a class book about the 100th day of school and make and wear necklaces and headbands with 100 items.  Our 100th day event is planned for Friday, February 9th.
MES PTO Read-a-Thon: Our MES PTO Read-a-thon begins tomorrow Thursday, February 1st! Support our Read-a-thon, Support your child with their Reading! Support our MES PTO! Support our Schools! Let's Get reading!


  • Top READER and Top EARNER for JMS get a special ride to school with Milford Fire Department Firefighters or Milford Police Officers!
  • Top Reading Class in Kindergarten and Top Reading Class in First Grade Get to a special Pizza Party with the Principal and Dance Party With DJ Jelly Bean!
  • Weekly "Treasure Box" Drawings for all Read-a-thon participants!


If you have not created your reader's Read-a-thon account you can do so by clicking the link below:



MES PTO Meeting:  Please join us for our next MES PTO meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 5th, 2024 in the JMS Library. If you can not attend,  click the ZOOM Link below to join the meeting virtually. We hope to see you there!




Kindergarten Registration - Kickoff!  Looking for the Class of 2037!


We are excited to announce our 2024-25 Kindergarten Registration Kickoff Event!  This is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, March 7th, 2024, from 5:30-7:00 pm (Students whose last names begin A-L, 5:30-6:15 pm M-Z, 6:15-7:00 pm) in the JMS Multi-purpose Room.  JMS staff will be on hand to assist parents and guardians with the registration process and to answer any questions. If you have a child who is turning 5 years old by September 30th, 2024 they are eligible to register for Kindergarten for the upcoming 2024-25 school year.The following documents are required to complete the registration process:
  • Proof of Residency (i.e., home purchase agreement, rental/lease agreement, utility bill, with parent/guardian name and Milford address.)
  • Original Birth Certificate with a raised seal
  • An updated immunization/physical and proof of a scheduled physical within one year of enrollment.
  • Any pertinent Court documents, custodial arrangements, and parenting plans.


Information regarding our before and after-school programs will be available as well.


Please find attached to this email the JMS February Lunch Menu and a flier from Milford HS CTE program.
Lastly, I want to remind everyone how important it is to ensure all students continue to attend school, arrive on time, continue to be prompt and remain focused. Our commitment to deliver the most effective instruction in a safe and caring environment and ensure all students achieve success remains our number one priority. Remember, attendance matters and does make a difference!


Tim O’Connell
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