This is an important message from MPS. Due to snow storm, All MPS day programs, 50 Stop, Grab & Go locations, and school building are closed. All virtual learning will continue and Milwaukee Public Schools district offices will remain open. Thank you and be safe.
Students and families can pick up packaged breakfasts and lunches plus a Winter Break Meal Bundle ahead of the scheduled holiday break at MPS Stop, Grab, and Go locations. Distribution will take place on December 21 and 22, 2020. MPS recognizes the importance of school meals for students and nutritional support during the holiday break and is working to support those needs.
On Monday, December 21, families can pick up two breakfast and two lunch packages for each student or child age 18 and younger.
On Tuesday, December 22, Winter Break Meal Bundles will be available. Every child age 18 or younger can receive a bundle, which includes recipes. Because several items are refrigerated or frozen, families are recommended to make space in the refrigerator and freezer for safe storage.
Winter Break Meal Bundles will include the following items. Items cannot be substituted in the meal bundles.
- 1 pound penne pasta
- 1 large can peaches
- Frozen items:
- 1 pound diced chicken
- 1 quart sliced carrots
- 1 quart green peas
- 1 quart blueberries
- 8 4-oz. cups orange juice
- 16 pancakes
- Refrigerated items:
- 8 8-oz. cartons 1% white milk
- 8 8-oz. cartons skim chocolate milk
The ongoing Stop, Grab, and Go meal distribution remains popular with Milwaukee families. Distribution of packaged breakfasts and lunches will resume Monday, January 4, 2021.
Milwaukee Bucks All-Star Khris Middleton along with UnitedHealthcare CEO Dustin Hinton delivered excitement, energy, and new coats to Robert M. LaFollette School this week. About 225 students received new winter coats to keep them warm throughout the winter. The gift was made through Middleton’s organization, Dreambuilders Foundation, and was supported by a grant from UnitedHealthcare.
In past years, Middleton and UnitedHealthcare staff distributed coats inside MPS schools. This year, families picked up coats for their children on the school parking lot to observe social distancing.
Middleton is engaging in 12 Days of Khrismas this month to help children in Wisconsin, South Carolina, and Louisiana. Students at LaFollette are excited to be part of his holiday plans.
On behalf of Milwaukee Public Schools and the students and staff at LaFollette, thank you, Khris Middleton and United Healthcare!
Milwaukee Public Schools wants to hear from families about virtual learning this school year.
Your feedback is important to us! Please take our survey and offer input about your child’s virtual learning experience this semester, along with your thoughts about returning to face-to-face learning.
As we navigate virtual learning, family feedback is more important than ever. The best way to help us serve students is to take part in our survey as soon as possible.
Please complete our Roadmap to Readiness Survey to help us adapt and plan. The survey takes about 10 minutes and will remain open until Friday, January 8, 2021.
Access the survey at Roadmap to Readiness Survey.
Thank you in advance for your participation!
Milwaukee Public Schools students should get ready to enter the art, speech, and writing competitions that are part of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration. The program is open to students in kindergarten through grade 12. Winners will be recognized during the virtual celebration on January 17, 2021.
Next year’s celebration will be the 36th annual event hosted in our community. Milwaukee is one of only two cities that have celebrated the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. annually since 1984.
Students should begin planning their entries to reflect the theme for 2021: Keep Moving Forward. These words were chosen from King’s address given at Spelman College on April 10, 1960. In their entries, students should reflect on this theme and how it relates to themselves or their families, schools, neighborhoods, or world.
The art, speech, and writing contests are open to students who live in the city of Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, or West Bend or are enrolled in a public or private school within the city of Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, or West Bend.
Entries in the writing contest must be submitted by 5:00 P.M. on Monday, November 16, 2020.
Entries in the art and speech contests must be submitted by 5:00 P.M. on Friday, November 20, 2020.
To read more about this celebration and to find the complete rules for the art, speech, and writing contests, visit the MLK Birthday Celebration page on the Marcus Performing Arts Center website.
Milwaukee Public Schools wants to understand how we can best support student learning and family needs. We also want families to know about opportunities to offer input to schools and the district. Your opinions are important to us!
As we navigate virtual learning and we anticipate ongoing changes, family opinions are more important than ever. The best way to help us serve students is to take part in our survey as soon as possible.
Please complete our Family Interest Survey to help us understand your needs. The survey takes about 10 minutes and will remain open until October 31, 2020.
Access the survey at Family Interest Survey 2020.
Thank you in advance for your participation!