Monthly Archives: October 2013

Innovations in Education Speaker Series: Michael Cummings

MEFSpeaker_LOGOThe Milford Education Foundation is proud to present the Innovations in Education Speaker Series at Bridge House, 49 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford on Wednesday, November 6, at 6:30 pm. (Get directions)

The program will begin with a General Membership and Informational Meeting at 6:30 pm. At 7 pm, Mr. Michael Cummings, Assistant Superintendent of Milford Public Schools, will be presenting an overview of Mastery Learning and Personal Learning, and will discuss its potential applications and implications for Milford Public School students.

In Mastery Learning, the student is helped to master each learning unit before proceeding to a more advanced unit. Personal Learning is a system of empowering the student to guide their own studies. Mr. Cummings’ presentation will engage the audience in developing a common understanding of Mastery Learning and Personal Learning, and how these concepts may benefit our children.

For members and for those seeking more information about the Milford Education Foundation, there will be a Milford Education Foundation Membership and Informational Meeting at 6:30 pm, immediately preceding the Speaker Meeting.

This meeting is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to

Photos from Free Family Movie Night featuring Barnyard

On Friday, October 4th the Milford Education Foundation, Milford Prevention Council, and Milford Recreation Department held a free outdoor movie night featuring the animated flick, Barnyard.

The evening opened with a short pre-recorded interview with T.J. Sullivan, one of the film’s animators. T.J., 1991 graduate of Jonathan Law High School, talked about his role in the film’s production and ways inspired young animators can pursue their dreams.

Free Family Movie Night

Everyone enjoyed some putt-putt at our Eddie the Zebra mini golf hole! Folks were able to get in a little practice before the Milford Education Foundation Mini Golf Classic fundraiser held on Oct. 19th.

Free Family Movie Night

At the event, the Milford Education Foundation also collected items to support Master Sergeant Craig Zentkovich, Jonathan Law High School Class of 1993, and his unit, which is currently stationed in Afghanistan. Kids were able to write letters and draw pictures for the troops as well. A large box of candy, personal care items and letters was shipped off Master Sargeant Zentkovich to share with his unit.

Free Family Movie Night

The next free family movie night will be held in December at the YMCA. Details will be posted here and on the Milford Education Foundation Facebook page once plans are finalized.

Next Minds in Motion committee meeting date set

MIM_FBeventHeadThe next Minds in Motion committee meeting will be Wednesday, October 16th at 7:00 PM at the Parsons Complex, Room C (second floor).

The Milford Minds in Motion event will be held in March. We have a lot to do before then and are still looking for some volunteers to help plan and facilitate this wonderful educational day!

Minds In Motion is offered by The Connecticut Association for the Gifted and is a hands-on, interactive learning program for kids of all abilities from K-8. This half-day event offers kids a series of workshops in areas of interest to them. Parents and educators benefit too, by attending their own free thought-provoking keynote address and special interest workshops.

New volunteers: Please RSVP to with “Minds In Motion Volunteer” in the subject line for further information and to be added to our email list.

If you are on Facebook you can “join” the event here.