Mills Moments

Friday, January 14, 2022

MM Jan 14, 2022

Happy New Year Mills Families,

Our year has been one of growth and successes, both academically and socially. Although we may have had some early struggles, we are deeply grateful for each and every one of you. Every day of learning brings us joy and emphasizes what matters most-our students. Happy New Year to all of our Mills families and we wish everyone health and happiness in 2022. Remember to take care of yourselves and each other.

Congratulations to our Trojan of the Month Winners from December!

Karlos Delgado

Anabella DiCiolla

Sebastian Figueroa

Isabel Jimenez

Denise Munoz

Arianna Reyes Arreola

Leah Soto

Aamir Ali Cabrera

Terry Armstrong

Jackson Biernacki

Adele Cruz

Matthew Cruz

Sandra Czerkawski

Kelci Garner

Ektor Hernandez

Natalie Kopacz

Maddox Lerner

Alanna Naples

Angel Oseguera

Adam Para

Khushi Patel

Sariyah Perez

Francisco Reyes

Niamya Rivera Estrada

Marjorie Shanahan

Michael Swiderski

Iyad Talha

Arianna Villegas

Updated School Guidance from IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health)

EPCUSD401 Superintendent, Dr. Gauthier, recently shared the updated school guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). In short, the new guidance is in place for any new cases of quarantine or isolation. If your child is currently in quarantine or isolation and is set to return on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, you will keep the current plan and have your child return at that time.


If your child has a return date later than January 18, 2022 you will be contacted by the end of this week by the school on what the revised return to school date is. The new guidance can be found here and we are doing our best to pivot quickly and adjust.

5Essentials Survey

We appreciate the support, encouragement, and understanding as we continue to find ways to navigate the pandemic and provide the best education experience for your student(s). Here is a link to a parent survey called the 5Essentials. We encourage you to take the time to complete the survey and provide meaningful feedback to the administration and teachers for continuous improvement opportunities. Thank you in advance for your time and participation.

Yearbook Orders

Yearbooks are $15 this year and the deadline for ordering is 3/31/22. Order your 2021-2022 yearbook here.

Cafeteria Menu

The monthly menu for breakfast and lunch can always be found here. The menu is subject to change based on the availability of products each day.

Seeking Substitute Teachers

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about becoming a substitute teacher in District 401, please share this information with him/her. Start your day with a purpose and join our team.

How to log into SeeSaw

School Safety Overview

Elm Middle School is hosting a School Safety Overview on Thursday, January 20th at 6:00pm. Safety drills and school supports are the topics of the presentation. If you are unable to attend, a virtual presentation will be shared following the event.

Mark Your Calendars

Upcoming Theme Thursdays --->

Monday, January 17- No School; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Friday, January 28- No School; Teacher Institute Day

Wednesday, February 16 and Thursday, February 17- Parent Teacher Conferences (more information to come)

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