Cougar Catch 3/15

Jake Jorgenson, Principal at Millburn Middle School

Backpack Items:

click here to go to Virtual Backpack

Millburn Madness Online Auction Fundraiser

PTO Family Fun Run Registration, Information

PTO Family Night at MES

PTO Kids Resale – Pricing guidelines, Registration form

PTO Crafting Day Out 4/6

Echo Day Camp

Red Apple Preschool Letter and Registration

Rolling Thunder Volleyball Info, Summer League, Packages

Grayslake PD Volleyball 3rd -8th

Warren Youth Football

Warren Township Cheer and Poms

Gurnee PD Camps, Soccer, Spring Break, Swim Lessons

WTGS Softball

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Online Teacher Auction!! Starts Very Soon!

The teacher auction launches tonight, Friday, March 15th at 6:00. Don't miss out on these once in a lifetime experiences. So many fun items; pizza with the teacher, coding, basketball, BBQ lunch to front row seats at 8th grade graduation. Visit the virtual backpack for a full list of items available in the online auction, along with a flyer explaining how to bid on the items. Auction closes on Thursday, March 21st at 10:00pm.
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Millburn District Choir Performs Spring Concert at MMS

This week, the choirs combined their talents and performed songs of Hope for a packed audience!

The choirs each sounded amazing but when they combined into one group, they were just incredible!

Thank you Choir for a great performance!

Important Dates:

click here to be directed to the full building calendar

3/15 Foundation Auction Starts (See Backpack)

3/21 NJHS Induction Ceremony 6pm

3/22 Theme Day - Shorts and T-shirts

PTO News:

o Family Fun Night

o Spirit Wear

o Activity Night

o Fun Run

o Scrapping Day

o Kids Resale

o Book Fair - Elementary

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Family Fun Night - Animal Show

Our last Family Fun Night for this school year is tonight! Join us for our ANIMAL SHOW on Friday March 15.

*6:15 Doors Open: Find a seat, get a snack, donate outgrown spirit wear, preview Millburn Education Foundation's teacher auction

*6:45-7:30: Animal Quest Presentation

*7:30 See the Animals up close and take a coloring sheet home

Come experience this interactive and exciting show for the entire age spectrum.

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Spirit Wear

Want to swap out Spirit Wear your children may have outgrown for something new (to them)? Drop off a Spirit Wear Item and get a ticket for a different item at the Swap Shop. Don’t have any to swap? Join us at the Swap Shop – all items $5.00!

2 Spirit Wear Events:


Spirit wear will be dropped off at the below listed school activities. In addition, you can drop off items at MES or MMS in the front office or email to coordinate a pickup (before April 5). For every item donated to the recycle drive, your will receive a ticket for our “Swap Shop” for the exclusive shopping time.


-Family Fun Night (March 15 from 6:30-8pm at MES)


Swap Shop

Saturday, April 6 at MMS in conjunction with the Millburn Family Fun Run. Exclusive shopping time from 8-9am for those who donated and received a ticket. Remaining items go on sale from 9:30-11am for $5 per item.


Activity Night at MMS

The last Middle School Activity Night for 2018-19 is on Friday, April 5th. The theme for the night is DISCO. Survey will go out next week to the students for song recommendations.

Students may choose to dress for the theme by wearing their most creative interpretation of the theme. This is a chance for them to be creative, however, please adhere to the dress code regarding short/skirt length, no masks, and no showing of any undergarments. Failure to abide by these rules will result in the student being asked to return home to change.

There will be a DJ & NITRO BALL!!!!



6th grade-6pm, MAIN entrance

7th/8th grade-6:30 pm, MAIN entrance


6th grade-8:30pm, MAIN entrance

7th/8th grade-9:00pm ACTIVITY entrance

For PICK UP, please pull in and find a parking spot. You can meet your child at the canopy area. You can also use the pick up late, but if everyone does this, the line of traffic will stretch out to Route 45! No students will be allowed to walk or ride a bike home.

Admission to the event is $2.00. Drinks, candy and pizza will be available for purchase.

All students attending MUST have a current student ID to show at the door. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE. Students CANNOT go to their lockers to retrieve forgotten ID’s, as the hallway doors are locked. Also, all students must have a permission slip to attend Activity Night on file. If you need to leave before the Activity Night is over, YOUR parent must come inside the building and sign you out!

The rules are NOT negotiable!

MMS PTO Activity Night Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for volunteers to help us, so please join us, Friday, April 5th for a night of crazy chaotic fun (without phones or electronics)! We can use all the help we can get: serving up food & drinks to the masses, coordinating Bingo and just watching all the rooms of activity. Please sign up at For more information, reach out to Rimi Singh and Becky Varga at

Kids Resale


Next Friday March 22 is our first raffle drawing to get 75% of your sales.

If you haven’t registered yet but you intend to, please find the registration form in the backpack or email us at to get the form, so that you don’t miss out on the raffles to receive 75% of your sales proceeds.

• We are still accepting seller registration forms until April 5th!!

• We are still accepting donations.

• We are also still seeking Adult and Student volunteers for various times.

Volunteers are able to shop the presale at 3:15pm on Friday April 12th before we open to the public.