The school hosts events throughout the year that showcase our dynamic academic program and celebrate our vibrant, engaged community.
Chagigat HaSiddur – First grade parents are invited to school to celebrate the presentation of their child’s first siddur (prayerbook).
Chagigat HaChumash – Celebrate with your child as they receive their first Chumash (Five Books of Moses).
Sharing Shabbat – In this voluntary program coordinated by the MPA, Milton families and staff can opt to host another family for Shabbat, or request to be hosted. It’s a great way to meet new people and share in different observances.
Yom Iyun – Family Learning Day
Scholars Forum – Experts in all areas share real-world knowledge with middle school students. We then connect the learning to other areas of study and to our ethical responsibility as Jews and global citizens.
People of the Book – These informal gatherings hosted by parents provide a forum to learn from each other and draw upon our outstanding parent community of authors, artists, scholars, and policymakers.
Ari Zymelman Parenting Conversations – This series features film screenings, lectures, and discussions on topics of interest to parents today, including resiliency, success, social media, and more.
Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Lecture – This annual public lecture attracts world leaders, scholars, and politicians to share insights into the work of peace and conflict resolution. Past speakers include former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagen, and Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell.
Adult Torah Classes – Led by Sharon Freundel, former Director of Jewish Life at Milton, these classes meet once a month at lunchtime.
Purim Ball – The Purim Ball and Auction, a beloved tradition, brings everyone out for a costumed or elegant evening in which we honor leaders in our community and raise funds for the school and the Susan Koss Scholarship Program.
End of Year Party – The venue varies, but it’s always a relaxed and fun afternoon for the whole family.
Share the Nachas Day – Grandparents and special visitors get an insider’s view as they experience a day in a Milton classroom.
Grade-level Family Socials
Pajama & Movie Night – MPA hosts a Sunday afternoon pajama party where kids can enjoy food and a family-friendly movie.
Trivia Night – A fun adult evening with trivia and table-themed competitions.
Veterans Day Program – All students sing or read in this fun and moving tribute to our veterans.
Middle School Play
Middle School Musical
Spring Arts Showcase – This performing arts program features Israeli dancing by students in Pre-K through Grade 6. The Fifth and Sixth Grade Music and Drama Chug (activity) also perform at this event.
Batim Patuchim (Open Houses) – Pre-K through Grade 1 students celebrate the culmination of study units by presenting their projects to parents and friends.
Grade-level presentations – Student-driven, interactive presentations focusing on grade-specific academic work. Parents are invited to view their child’s culminating project displays and to learn from the student experts. Examples include Second Grade Showcases about Washington DC, Third Grade Native American Museum and United States Travel Fair, Fourth Grade World Expo, Fifth Grade Colonial Village, and Sixth Grade Game Fair based on the Odyssey as well as their presentation of Independent Research and creation of interactive exhibits on Ancient Civilizations.
Art and Science Expo – A long-time Milton tradition, parents gather to see student art and explore scientific inquiries and experiments at Milton’s own classroom science fair.
Tea & Tissues – To ease the adjustment for new parents, we offer a place to relax after drop-off on the first day of school. Veteran parents will check on your children and update you on their adjustment to the classroom. Refreshments and tissues provided!
Back to School Night – A nuts-and-bolts orientation for families at which teachers and staff present a view of what lies ahead.
Parlor Meetings on Communications – Twice a year, parents are invited for a friendly, open-forum discussion about communications and effective partnering between the school and your family.
Coffee with Milton’s Academic Leadership – At this bi-annual gathering, parents are invited to share questions, ideas, hopes, and dreams with the Leadership Team.
Annual State of the School Address – Hear reflections on the year by the Head of School, and get a preview of upcoming initiatives.
Annual Board Meeting – This open meeting of the Board offers all an opportunity to reflect on the school year, honor parent volunteers, and recognize retiring and new board members.