Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021
Today: Manchester Vs. Hawaii at 1 p.m. (ESPN)
If Manchester loses: Next game is Saturday at 3 p.m. vs. New Jersey/Nebraska loser on ABC
Meet The Coach
Saturday, Aug. 7 -- Arrive in Bristol for regionals
Monday, Aug. 9 -- Beat Vermont on ESPN-plus
Thursday, Aug. 12 -- Beat Massachusetts on ESPN
Saturday, Aug. 14 -- Lost to New Hampshire on ESPN
Sunday, Aug. 15 -- Traveled by bus to Williamsport
Click here for the LLWS bracket/schedule; the championship game is Aug. 29.
Classes are ending but begin again in three weeks.
Need To Know
THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 8:
That's when grades K-5, 7 and 9 return
Students in grades 6, 8 and 10-12 join in on Thursday, Sept. 9.
Pre-school starts Sept. 8 and HEAD START (full day) begins Sept. 13.
Manchester Adult and Continuing Education classes also begin Sept. 8.
Click here for the full-year calendar.
THE BIG NEWS
- Remote Learning: The state has decreed that instruction must be in-person except in cases involving quarantine.
- Masks: The state also is requiring that masks be worn in schools by all students, staff and visitors through Sept. 30.
- Visitors: Will be allowed again with masks required and names, dates and locations recorded in the event contact tracing becomes necessary.
- Sports: Fall sports are back as usual except masks must be worn indoors.
News And Notes
Bus Routes for the start of school are under development. An e-mail notification to families will be sent when the routes are available. This link has more information.
Before- and After-school Programming: It’s offered in partnership with MELC (the Manchester Early Learning Center) at Bennet / Bowers / Buckley / Highland / Keeney / Martin / Odyssey / Verplanck and Waddell and online registration is ongoing. Click here for information.
LET’s Talk: Latasha Easterling-Turnquest, the district’s Chief of Family Partnership & Student Engagement, is sharing reminders related to attendance and more and you can see the latest here.
Head Start Community Assessment: It's a starting point for understanding community strengths and identifying gaps in services and you can learn more here.
Illing Meet and Greet: The Illing administrative team has scheduled two sessions in advance of the upcoming school year:
Tuesday, Aug. 24 -- Squire Village Community Center
Thursday, Aug. 26 -- EastSide Neighborhood Resource Center on Spruce Street
Both are from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 19 (Today)
6:30 p.m. -- Eleanor Roosevelt: An Appreciation at Mary Cheney Library
Friday, Aug. 20
2-4 p.m. -- Puzzle Piece Tree on canvas craft at Mary Cheney Library
6-8 p.m. -- Charter Oak Park Event Series
6-7 p.m. -- Moon Lit Yoga at Charter Oak Park.
Saturday, Aug. 21
Sunday, Aug. 22
Noon-2 p.m. -- Woodbridge Farmstead Open House 495 East Middle Tpke.
Monday, Aug. 23
6:30 p.m. -- Elizabeth Keckly: Successful Author & Seamstress at Whiton Library
Tuesday, Aug. 24
6:30 p.m. -- Charter Oak Summer Concert Series featuring the MSOC Winds Ensemble at Charter Oak Park Pavilion.
6:30 p.m. -- Children’s Summer Reading Grand Finale featuring Dancin’ with Hoops at Mary Cheney Library.
Wednesday, Aug. 25
11:30 a.m. -- Rotary Club’s Holes for Hope golf outing at Manchester Country Club.
4:30 - 7:30 p.m. -- Farmer’s Market at Northwest Park
On Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21 and 22 the Jon Scribner Memorial Baseball Tournament is at Northwest Park.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) continues at Cheney Hall with shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday shows through Aug 22.
Friday, Aug. 27 (6-8 p.m.) -- Peach Festival
Saturday, Aug. 28, 2-10 p.m. -- Silk City Fest at Purnell Place
Saturday, Aug. 28. 8:30 a.m. -- Center Springs 5K
Tuesday, Aug. 31, 6:30 p.m. -- MSOC Summer Wind Ensemble at Charter Oak Park Rotary Pavilion with a special guest conductor, Superintendent Matt Geary.
Saturday, Oct. 2 -- Rotary in Motion originating at Charter Oak Park
Northwest Park was hoppin' last night as the Farmer Market debuted at a new site.
This And That
Better Manchester: Has a story about the importance of buying local.
Manchester Matters: Click here for a collection of news and links.
Manchester Historical Society: The latest newsletter includes info about ‘Growing Up Around Highland Park” broadcast.
Carnivals are capping off Summer Camp at Verplanck and elsewhere this week.