We are looking forward to getting together with so many of us on campus at the Family Weekend socials and other activities this weekend. Look for your USPA Class Reps at the events on Friday night. We’ll also have a table providing some refreshments at the athletic center on Saturday.  In response to some questions we have received, here are a couple of notes about the Saturday programming:

    • The Semester programs (SYA, Mountain School, and Chewonki) are available to juniors. So presumably this would be of most interest to the Class III parents (along with some Class II and Class IV parents).
    • Spring trips are open to everyone. Some are community building and volunteer focused while others are specific to the orchestra/ jazz/ music groups (i.e. some past trips include the jazz combos traveling to South Africa and, before the pandemic, the orchestra planned to travel to Hong Kong). There are also trips that certain teachers lead (i.e., Mr. Emmott leads a trip to Jordan)—so really anyone who thinks their child might want to go on such a break with the school should check it out.

We continue to be thrilled with your participation and engagement during our monthly meetings. So far, we have had over 100 parents attending each meeting. Thank you for asking insightful questions that help the whole community. These monthly meetings are a great way to learn about the school and share information with Upper School parents. They feature a guest speaker and are followed by Q&A discussion. Our monthly meetings will be held via Zoom. The upcoming meetings will be held on the following dates (more details to follow):

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 from 7–8 p.m.
College Counseling Update
Zoom Speaker: Dean of College Counseling Rod Skinner
USPA Board Meeting 8 – 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 6. 2022 from 7–8 p.m.
Health Panel
Zoom Speakers: Director of Counseling Lisa Morin, Director of Nursing Peg Reardon, R.N
USPA Board Meeting 8 – 8:30 p.m.

Please note that all meetings will be recorded and emailed to parents after the meeting for those who are unable to attend. We respectfully request that you not share the recordings beyond the Milton Academy parent community.

You will be delighted to know that the USPA can host fun activities on campus. We have hosted donut days and Halloween cookies and plan to host a senior breakfast in the next few weeks. All these events and socials 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 so much for all the gracious contributions!

Please note, we are still in search of parents to volunteer! Please contact Teena Kamal (teena.kamal@gmail.com) to help or learn more.

We look forward to engaging with you via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/miltonacademyuspa and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/miltonuspa/