Mustang Minute

October 9, 2020

“A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye.”– Unknown

No School- Monday, October 12

No School- Tuesday, October 13


  • Meals for Students (NEW)
  • Specials Next Week (NEW)
  • Picture Day (NEW)
  • Halloween Activities (NEW)
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences (NEW)
  • November 2nd and 4th (NEW)
  • IXL At Home (NEW)
  • Little Ceasars Fundraiser (NEW)
  • Parenting the Anxious Child
  • D.E.A.M.
  • EPIC News (Updated)
  • Arbor Management Opening (NEW)
  • Virtual Backpack (Updated)

Meals for Students

We are continuing to provide meals to families this year. Last month, a sign up was sent out to families who wish to receive meals. The families on this list will be given meals daily for children to take home. Students will receive lunch for that day and breakfast for the following day. On Fridays, students will receive meals for each day over the weekend. Families on this list do not need to inform the teacher of taking meals. If you wish to be added to this list to receive daily meals, please contact Mrs. Sikorski at

In addition, our in-person classroom teachers will be asking the rest of their classes if they would need a meal for that day only. Students that raise their hand will be added to the count and be given lunch for that day and breakfast for the following day. Please touch base with your child if you wish for them to take a meal home.

Specials Next Week

Due to the shortened school week, this is the Specials Schedule for the week of 10/14-10/16.

Wednesday - Music

Thursday - PE

Friday - Art

Millburn Elementary School Picture Day

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Ready, Set, Smile!

It's FALL picture day at Millburn Elementary School. Please make sure your child is dressed and ready for this memory-making opportunity.

Remote Students Picture Day

Pictures for Remote students will be taken from 1:00 pm -3:00 pm on Wednesday, October 28th in the Cafeteria. Remote students, please see the times listed below. Please enter through the doors Activity Entrance Doros on the North Side (MBAC Entrance).

  • 1:00- 2:00pm (Remote students last name starts with A-L)

  • 2:00- 3:00pm (Remote students last name starts with M-Z)

We look forward to seeing those smiling faces!

*All students will be photographed. No Payment is needed at this time*

*Approximately two weeks after picture day, a flyer will be sent home with your student. The flyer will include a Ticket Code for your student's picture along with instructions for ordering pictures.

*Please avoid wearing shades of green as you will be photographed against a green screen.

Halloween Activities

This year, we will NOT be able to do our typical Halloween celebrations, which includes the wearing of costumes. Instead, each grade level will be doing their own activities within their rooms on Friday, October 30, either in-person or remote.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Dates: Monday, November 2 and Wednesday, November 4.

Times: 12:00PM-7:00PM

Teachers will be meeting with parents via Zoom for conferences this year. Parents will be sent times to sign up on Monday, October 19 by your child's homeroom teacher. Each conference will be 20 minutes in length.

With conferences occurring sooner this year, please note that reports cards will not be sent home until a few weeks later. Trimester 1 does not end until November 13. Report Cards will be sent home on November 20.

No School- Tuesday, November 3 (Election Day...New Illinois Law)

November 2nd and 4th

With conferences occurring, November 2nd and 4th will be half days. We have decided that those days will be remote for ALL students on both of those days. Those days will be SYNCHRONOUS and students will Zoom in with heir teachers on those days. Here are the times for grade levels on those days.

K-2: 8:00-11:00

3-5: 8:30-11:30

IXL At Home

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This is the perfect fundraiser at the perfect time!

Millburn is once again selling Pizza Kit's from Little Caesar's. The money from this fundraiser will go towards PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) at both schools!

Start Date: October 1st

Orders and Payment Due: October 18th

Pizza Kit Pick Up: Week of November 9th

Location: Millburn Middle School 3pm to 6pm

How to order??? Easy! Easy!

Go to

Click on "Products" then "Shop"

Select - "Ship Order to the Group"

ID# is 384255

Parenting the Anxious Child

This 2-week group provides parents a better understanding of what anxiety is and how it uniquely impacts children, role of attachment, practical strategies for parenting and tips that can help their children. Parents are encouraged to openly discuss their challenges and try new strategies at home. This group is open to parents of children formally diagnosed with anxiety or whose worrying impacts their life. This group is presented by child and family therapist Alison Koehler, LCPC.

Hosted by Warren Township

Fee: $20 Resident / $40 Non-Resident - *Registration is per couple*

Monday's and Wednesdays (Oct. 12, 14, 19, 21)

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Via Zoom


October is HERE and we wanted to make sure you had your October DEAM Calendars ready to go! 3rd-5th grade students can take a picture of their completed September Calendar and email to or K-2 students can take a picture in SeeSaw and upload it to their PE class journal. We will do a raffle for September winners during next Thursday's PE lessons! Have fun and keep moving!

Mrs. Michel and Ms. Hoetzer

K-5 DEAM Calendar

3-5 DEAM Calendar (remember, you just need to pick one)


Board Elections: Our candidate biographies can be found in the Virtual Backpack and below. There are five EPIC board positions up for election this year: Vice President, Secretary, Community Fundraising Director, Elementary Activities Director and Middle School Activities Director.

All positions are two-year terms. Full descriptions can be found on the EPIC website at or in the Virtual Backpack. Questions please contact

Please review our candidates. The election will be held online from October 21-23. Elected individuals will be announced on October 30th.

Box Tops: Get ready for the first box top collection date – Friday, October 16th! Starting next week, there will be a bin for your Box Tops by the front doors of the school labeled: “Drop Your Box Tops Here”. You have so many choices to get your baggies of Box Tops into us before October 16 – A bin at school, send them in with your child if they are in person, or let us pick them up from your porch! For every 25 box tops submitted, your child will be entered into the random $25 Target Gift Card Raffle.

Please email us at: for any questions.

Don’t forget to scan your grocery receipt to earn digital Box Tops for Millburn! We see who is scanning their receipts with the new ‘Give Credit’ option on the app. These students will receive credit and be entered into the raffle!

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: October 30th.

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

Amazon Smile: 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.

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

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 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.


Send us the caps: contact us at Send them in, drop them off in a bin, or contact us.

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Arbor Management Opening

Arbor Management is Now Hiring!

Looking for Friendly Faces to Serve your Community!

Be an important essential worker and serve the students in your community at Millburn Dist 24!

Arbor is looking for Food Service Workers to help pack up food for our students.

Food Sanitation Manager Certificate is a Plus!

Hours: 8am-2pm

Please e-mail your resume to or call 630-415-8059


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Virtual Backpack

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Parent Resources