Mustang Minute

April 30, 2021

“The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable” -Lane Olinghouse

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 3-7

MAP Testing Starts Next Week

Virtual Backpack-Click HERE

New Items: Lindenhurst Pageant, YMCA Summer Camps, Warren Youth Football, Learn Karate

Topics

  • Be Seen and Heard Prsentation (NEW)
  • Picture Day Sign-Ups (NEW)
  • Specials for 4/27-4/30 (NEW)
  • Spring Assessments
  • EPIC News (Updated)

Be Seen and Heard Presentation

Erin’s Law, House Bill 6193 was signed by Governor Pat Quinn on January 24, 2013. This law requires schools to implement an age-appropriate sexual assault and abuse awareness and prevention curriculum for grades pre-K through 12. It is recommended that four communications a year on Erin’s Law be made available to all students.


Victor Pacini, a survivor of sexual abuse, author and motivational speaker, will be assisting Millburn Elementary in implementing this mandate. Mr. Pacini’s program is developmentally appropriate, interactive, and aligned with learning standards. The focus of his presentation is to teach children basic skills to keep them safe from dangerous or abusive situations. The concepts that will be discussed are:


  • Distinguishing safe from unsafe touches

  • Safety rules at home and school

  • Saying “NO”

  • Safe/Unsafe Secrets

  • It’s not the child’s fault if someone touches him or her

  • Telling a trusted adult



Mr. Pacini will be presenting to our students on Wednesday, May 12 via Zoom. We will also do follow-up discussions with the students on May 17, 21, and 24.



Requests to Opt-Out: If you prefer that your child opt-out of this prevention education session, please email your child’s classroom teacher.

Picture Day Sign-Up

Picture Day is coming up on Thursday, May 13th from 3:00PM-6:00PM. With the circumstances this year, these will be optional for families.Last names A-K will be at Millburn Elementary and L-Z will be at Millburn Middle School. Use the links below to Sign-Up.

Spring Assessments

April Showers Bring May Assessments????

In addition to class assessments that our teachers use for learning, the district and state also administer assessments as well.


MAP Tetsing (K-5)- Weke of May 3rd

ISA (5th Grade)- Week of May 10th

IAR (3rd-5th)- Week of May 17th

EPIC News

General Assembly Meeting: Tuesday, May 18th at 7:00 via Zoom.


MMS Virtual Book Fair: Get ready for your Caudill summer reading book – shop our Scholastic Book Fair from May 3-16. There are so many books to choose from along with Caudill books. Orders will be directly delivered to your home. Book Only Orders of $25 or more ship free. Click the link below starting May 3rd.

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/millburnmiddleschool3


Staff Appreciation: We need your help! Staff appreciation week is next week (May 3 – 7). We have some exciting things to show our Staff how much we appreciation all they do. Shhhh – everything is still a surprise. Please consider making a donation to help us give them an amazing week. See the link below or go to millburnEPIC.com and look for Staff Appreciation Donation. Thank you!

https://millburnpto.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1914&form=7


EPIC Board Elections: Nominations are now open. We have the following position open for elections:

President

Treasurer

Communication Relations Director

Corporate Fundraising Director

All nominations are due May 10th. See the virtual backpack for more information.

Please contact president@millburnEPIC.com for nominations, more information or any questions.


8th Grade Farewell Celebration: 8th Grade Families – Invitations are mailed. If you did not receive one please reach out to us.


We will be holding this Millburn tradition for our graduates on Friday, May 21st . Our FRIENDS themed evening is for our graduates and their parents/guardians only.

Things to look for in the 8th Grade Newsletter:

Survey for gift – please complete by May 1st

Sign up for the event – Closes May 14th.

7th Grade Families:

We need your help! You will receive an email in the upcoming days about volunteering. I takes many hands doing simple tasks make this night a success. Remember next year the 7th grade families do all the work for you to have a memorable evening. If you have any questions please contact:

president@millburnEPIC.com


Dinner Night Out: Thank you to everyone who came out and joined us at Oberweis last Friday


Spirit Wear:


Masks: Millburn masks available (mustang/elementary and cougar/middle school). Online orders will be taken each month and submitted at the end of the month. You will be notified by email when your orders arrive at the school and can be given to your child's teacher or pick up.

Next order due March 30th https://millburn2021.itemorder.com/


Magnets and Water Bottles: Magnets and water bottles are available for purchase. Magnets are the blue and red color scheme with both school logos, while water bottles are available in either Mustang red or Cougar blue. For more information and to order, visit https://millburnepic.com.


Amazon Smile: Holiday Shopping? Or online shopping just because? Do you use Amazon? Consider making your orders through Amazon Smile –Millburn EPIC will get a percentage of every order done in our name. See the virtual backpack for the easy instructions.


Box Tops: We are continuing to collect box tops Drop them off at school. There is a bin for Box Tops (labeled Drop Your Box Tops Here) by the Main Entrance Doors of each school. Or pick them up from your porch, contact us as boxtops@millburnEPIC.com.


Jimano’s $$: Are you ordering dinner from Jimano’s? Look on your pizza box for the ‘Piece of Education’ logo and save that tab - Jimano’s will donate back to Millburn for each one of those saved! Turn these into the school with your Box Tops, add them to our bin, or let us pick them us Contact us at

boxtoplabels@millburnepic.com


Coca-Cola Give: Coca-Cola Give is a new destination for donating to your school. Each bottle of Coca-Cola products has a code on the inside of the bottle cap. (Not just soda – Dasani water, Powerade, Honest, etc).

2 Ways to give us the codes:

Enter the codes online

https://us.coca-cola.com/give/ Click Donate to your Local School. Enter Millburn Middle School or Millburn Elementary School (please make sure it is for the Illinois school NOT the New Jersey one). Join or sign in when you have an account.

Or


Send us the caps: contact us at boxtoplabels@millburnepic.com. Send them in, drop them off in a bin, or contact us for contactless pick up.


Check out our website for information www.MillburnEPIC.com or follow us on Facebook

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