Month: March 2013

Farm to school to White House

When Hannah Svenson’s teacher led her out of the classroom last week, the fifth-grader thought she was in trouble. In fact, it was just the opposite. Hannah and four other students were part of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: First Lady Michelle Obama had invited them to help her plant vegetables in the White House garden. “I was saying it couldn’t be me, and then it was!” fifth-grader Cassie Allen said. The invitation, extended to 25 other students in Massachusetts, Florida, Tennessee and Washington, D.C., recognized Milton School District’s efforts to serve up healthy, whole foods as called for in federal...

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Notes from the Superintendent’s Desk

To the Members of the Milton Town Community, I would like to take this opportunity to share some exciting news and events happening across the Milton Town School District. Accomplishments/Recognitions Please visit the following link to read about the exciting news shared by the USDA – Great news for Food Service Director Steve Marinelli and Milton Town School District! Milton Community Dinner: On Monday, March 11, community members enjoyed a hot, healthy meal prepared by MTSD students as their after-school recreation program came to an end with Steve Marinelli. Local Boy Scouts and Fletcher Allen volunteers served the...

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Letter: Concerned with behavior problems at Milton Elementary

As a concerned parent of a child who has been victimized by aggressive kids in her class, we have a few questions that we would like addressed. At what point is the safety of the children in our school system going to be a priority? When will the kids without any behavioral issues be a priority and get the respect and education that they deserve? When is the “behavioral staff” going to realize that more than a hug and a present is needed to help some of these kids? Why is it appropriate to have a victim of an...

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Letter: Concern about low voter turnout on Town Meeting Day

A justification is defined as “a reason, fact, circumstance, or explanation that justifies or defends”. After the 2004 elections, the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey was conducted to find and report the justifications of American citizens for not voting. Around 6,000 registered voters did not vote in Milton on Town Meeting Day. Given this information – and according to the study – this means that of these 6,000 citizens who did not vote: • 1,200 of you were “too busy”; • 900 of you were preoccupied with “illness or emergency”; • 660 of you were “not interested”; •...

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Letter: Dogs and postal workers

In just the past three weeks, two U.S. Postal Service rural letter carriers in Milton were bitten by dogs during home delivery. While some attribute attacks on letter carriers to dogs’ inbred aversion to uniforms, dog experts say the psychology actually runs much deeper. Every day that a letter carrier comes into a dog’s territory, the dog barks and the letter carrier leaves. Day after day the dog sees this action repeated. After a week or two, the dog appears to feel invincible against intruders. Once the dog gets loose, there’s a good chance it will attack. Whatever the...

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