UPDATED: Milton Sports in the Swing of Things With Fundraiser
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Last Thursday evening, Tucker school kindergarten students and their families flocked to the Tucker library for a "read-aloud" event with principal Marcia Uretsky and kindergarten teacher Bonnie Johnson. Uretsky shared strategies with parents for increasing foundational literacy, including asking children what they think about a part of the story, encouraging them to make predictions and analyzing characters. She read Kevin Henke's book, Chrysanthemum, while Johnson shared a classroom big-book favorite, Mrs. Wishy-Washy.
Similar read-aloud events are planned for other grades at Tucker within the next few weeks.
Last Day for Voter Registration
Today is the final day to register to vote for the November 2 state election. The town clerk's office will be open until 8:00 p.m. for those who don't want to let a technicality, like failing to register, get in the way of doing their duty as citizens. And for those reading from afar, the deadline to file for an absentee ballot is Monday, November 1 at noon.
Galatea Fine Jewelry's "Day of Beauty" is tomorrow from 10:00 – 5:00. Yes, we know you're beautiful just the way you are, but with the holidays coming up, maybe a little extra pizzazz is in order. Leigh Passagio and her team of artists from the Laura Mercier counter at Neiman-Marcus will treat your summer-parched skin (remember summer?), inspire your creativity and make you feel even more gorgeous than you already are. Call Kai Armstrong at Galatea for a private appointment at 617-696-1920, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give MHS Athletics a Boost
The Milton Boosters will host their "Swing for Sports" Golf and Tennis Tournament Monday Oct 18th at the Wollaston Golf Club, 999 Randolph Avenue. This event, which is the Boosters' major fund raiser, is even more important than in past years, according to John Davis, tournament committee chair.
"In previous years, each high school team would have fundraisers for their individual team," Davis said. "This year, they will not have this opportunity, and will rely more heavily on the Boosters. Our two major sponsors, Curry College and the Wollaston Golf Club, cover most of the cost for the day, so (funds raised from) all players, hole sponsors and raffle and auction gifts go directly to the athletes of Milton High School."
Davis added that golfers, sponsors and raffle and auction items are all needed. For more information, contact him at email@example.com or 617-698-5858.
Tiny tots, bring your parents to this morning's "Small Wonders" program at the Milton Public Library. Choose either the 10:00 a.m. or the 11:00 a.m. session, depending on your nap schedule. You can look forward to nursery songs and rhymes, and age-appropriate stories to build literacy skills for you and all your baby and toddler friends. If you like it, come back every week. Free.
While you're at the library
Check out the Milton Public Library's new BookScan Station on the second floor. Featuring an 11"x17" flatbed scanner and a 12" touch screen PC, the station allows reference information to be saved electronically on a USB drive or sent to a user's email account. Save documents in PDF, JPG, TIFF, Word and searchable PDF formats, and save a tree while you're at it.