A Message From the Parents’ Association

We want to make sure that our Upper School parents are aware of all the new ways they can connect with other Milton parents and guardians about issues that matter to them!

  • USPA Boarding Committee. USPA recently set up a Boarding Committee to offer a forum to discuss issues specific to boarding students. If you are interested in participating, please contact Diana Rodriguez at bellakparents@gmail.com.
  • Parent/Guardian Affinity Groups. The school recently set up affinity spaces for different groups of parents, guardians, and alumni across a wide range of identities. Affinity groups are open to alumni and current parents or guardians who can speak in the space using “I” statements. Each space is facilitated by trained alumni or parent volunteers who partner with school leadership to create and maintain spaces that are affirming for identity development and supportive of cross-cultural interactions. Currently offered groups for parents/guardians include the following 9 affinities: APIDA; Black; Caribbean; Christian; Jewish; LatinX; LGBTQIA+; Students of Color; and White-Identifying. To join an affinity space, please visit https://bit.ly/JoinAMiltonAffinitySpace. Questions? Contact Senior Engagement Officer Lindsay Villone at lindsay_villone@milton.edu.
  • USPA DEIJ Committee. The Upper School DEIJ Team and USPA Board are launching a USPA DEIJ committee to support the work of the Milton Academy Strategic Plan. The USPA DEIJ Committee welcomes any Upper School parent or guardian interested in supporting DEIJ. USPA is currently looking for parent/guardian representatives of Classes I, II, and IV. If you are interested in participating, please contact USPA President Teena Kamal at Teena.kamal@gmail.com.
  • Other ways to connect. If you have suggestions for other ways to keep Milton Upper School parents connected, or if you want to be more involved in other ways, please contact USPA President Teena Kamal at Teena.kamal@gmail.com.

To keep you up to date, the USPA hosts presentations frequently. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. Boston time by Zoom as follows (more details to follow):

  • Tuesday, December 13: Monthly update from Dean of College Counseling Rod Skinner
  • Tuesday, January 10: Head of School Todd Bland and Upper School Dr. Monica Benton Palmer.
  • Thursday, January 24: Monthly update from Dean of College Counseling Rod Skinner

Faculty, parent, and student events sponsored by the USPA are made possible by your generous contributions of time, funding, and gifts, as we are a self-sustaining organization led by volunteer parents and supported primarily by parent dues and donations. Thank you!

Enjoy the upcoming winter break, stay safe and well, and we look forward to seeing you at our December and January meetings!

Development News and Notes

Looking for ways to get involved on campus and connect with other Milton parents? Reach out to Alana McGrath at alana_mcgrath@milton.edu or 617-898-2267 to learn about opportunities to volunteer for the Milton Fund and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

UPCOMING EVENTS

DEIJ Speaker Series: Dr. Howard Stevenson
Thursday, January 19

Milton Basketball at TD Garden
Saturday, January 21

DEIJ Speaker Series: Grace Chan McKibben ’86
Tuesday, March 7

Giving Day
Thursday, March 9

DEIJ Speaker Series: Dr. Rev. Chloe Breyer ’87
Tuesday, March 28


The Milton Fund provides funding for the school’s core priorities, including general support for the school’s greatest needs, financial aid, faculty support, facilities, DEIJ, and student experience. It is because of the ongoing generosity of Milton Academy parents that the Milton Fund continues to make a tangible and immediate impact on the school’s exceptional K–12 education and our community of students, faculty, and staff. Please support the Milton education we all believe in this giving season and make your gift to the Milton Fund by December 31 at www.milton.edu/donate.

If you have questions about the Milton Fund or making a gift, please contact Alana McGrath, Annual Giving Officer, at alana_mcgrath@milton.edu or (617) 898-2267.

Centre Connection

Centre Connection, Milton's online newsletter for parents, is published five times each year through the efforts of the Milton Academy Communication Office and Parents' Association volunteers.

Communication Office

Sarah Abrams
Marisa Donelan
Eileen Newman
Esten Perez
Greg White

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