McMillan Moment

For the Month of October

Upcoming Dates...

October 6: McMillan Carnival (6-9pm)

October 16: End of 1st Quarter

October 29: Halloween Parade (1:45) & Party (2:00)...Volunteers MUST sign up ahead of time. Notes to come home next week.

October 30: No School

School Starts at 7:54...Attendance Matters

The first step toward learning in school…is being in class! Prompt arrival and regular school attendance plays a crucial role in a student’s overall academic achievement. During the early elementary years, children are gaining basic social and academic skills critical to ongoing academic and social success. Research shows that frequent absences in kindergarten through 3rd grade is clearly associated with poor achievement, truancy in middle school, and more serious consequences in high school (frustration, school suspension, credit loss, school dropout, legal trouble, substance abuse, fewer career choices and lower paying jobs). (

School starts at 7:54. The doors open at 7:24 and Morning Assembly begins at 7:40. We recognize those students and classes with the highest attendance each help your McMillan Mini-Dog know that attendance matters! Thank you for the support!

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PTO Carnival Royalty

The McMillan Carnival Royalty has been announced and voting has begun! For a penny a vote, you can vote for your Prince/Princess and King/Queen of the Carnival through 7pm Friday (at the carnival).

Come find out who our royalty is Friday night!

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Outdoor Classroom Benches...

Our outdoor classroom continues to grow! Today we received (8) benches made from our own MHS Ag Construction classes (taught by Mr. Tyler Burgin). We also have a rain barrel to recycle rain water and a bird house. Mrs. Ellen Tucker wrote an A+ Grant for the funds to create this amazing outdoor learning space for our school. Pictured above are our awesome 5th grade helpers who moved the benches for us.

$2,000 Dollar General Literacy Grant

McMillan recently received a $2,000 Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant! Ms. Moppin, Principal, wrote the grant to help fund the Book N Bag program. The goal Book N Bag program gives each student in McMillan (7) FREE books every year that are appropriate for each student's reading level with the intention of helping McMillan students build home libraries that they will enjoy for years to come. The program is also funded through the annual Read-A-Thon in March and Box Tops for Education proceeds. First round of books (over 700) will be distributed the end of October.

Nurse Buck's Reminder

It's FLU Season!

Remember to wash hands often, cover your cough and sneeze and stay home if you are running a fever. According to district policy, if a student has a fever of 100.4, they are to stay home for 24 hours fever free without the aid of medicine (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.).

Fall is upon us so it's also time to get out your jackets, coats, hats and gloves. Students will go outside for recess as long as the temperature and wind chill are above 20 degrees. Be sure all those are clearly labeled!

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Walk to School Day a Success!

We had a great 1st Annual Walk to School Day! McMillan had a total of 101 people participate. There were 76 students, 4 staff, 19 parents and 2 community members walked together from MMA to McMillan. A BIG thanks to MPS for the escort complete with lights!

(2) Bikes were given away to Ella Higgins and Anthony Shivers - congratulations!

Our next Walk to School Day will be May 4, 2016.

Counselor's Corner

This year we are recognizing students at McMillan who are showing kindness to others. Bulldog All Stars will be chosen each month by their teacher and students in their class for the kindness they have shown others.

Our September Bulldog All Stars were:

Garrett Wilburn, Logan Munford, Brianna Stierlin, Brady Fox, Samuel DeVault, Cory Moore, Garrett McCulley, Race Azdell, Karlee Sefrit, Reagan Wright, Brendan Druger, Aylssa Webb

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