Mill Creek Magic Messages

News and Updates from Mr. Ortman and Mr. Murtha 10/7/2022

Fall Book Fair a Popular Event!

We encourage reading here at Mill Creek, including having our teachers build reading time into their instructional day, so it should come as no surprise that we have many avid readers here at school. Well, this past week, our students were given the opportunity to visit the Fall Book Fair, which offered a plethora of options for our many book lovers! Action, "buddy" stories, stories that inspire, fiction, nonfiction, and more were available to our students!

A massive thank you for Mill Creek Home and School for organizing such a wonderful book fair as part of supporting reading here at Mill Creek!

Thank you to our Mill Creek FEMO Staff!

October 2 was National Custodian Day, so we wanted to take the opportunity to recognize our Mill Creek Facilities and Energy Management (FEMO) Team for all they do. Thank you to Mr. Radcliffe, Mr. Towle, Mr. Blythe, Mr. Donovan, Mr. Ozer, and Mr. Roberts for all you do to keep Mill Creek safe, clean, and able to provide great learning experiences for our students!
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Important Dates

  • Friday, October 14 - Breast Cancer Awareness Day - Wear Pink!
  • Monday, October 24 - Diwali (No School)
  • Friday, October 28 - 6th Grade Halloween Howl, 7-9 p.m.
  • Monday, October 31 - Early Dismissal, Grades 1-6 (AM Kindergarten attends; No PM Kindergarten)

Home and School Association News and Flyers

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Hello and Happy Friday, Mill Creekers!

Mill Creek's Halloween Celebrations will occur on the 1/2 day morning of Monday, October 31. Here is some important information involving those celebrations:

Our Halloween Parade will occur early in the school day; start time will be 9:30 a.m. The parade takes place in front of the main school entrance in the bus loading/parking area. A roped-off parade path will be set up. Spectators need to be on the outside of the parade path. The Halloween Parade is weather dependent. If inclement weather occurs on the 31st, we will hold classroom celebrations only.

Costumes worn for our Halloween celebrations should be school appropriate. The following should not be a part of a school Halloween costume:

  • Hockey sticks, baseball bats, or other items that could be harmful.
  • Costumes/objects with violent themes.
  • Weapons used as costume props.

Classroom celebrations will occur after the Halloween Parade. Food is permitted for these celebrations, but we would ask that, where possible, community food items be individually packaged (students may still bring in their individual, daily snack for personal consumption in school). Please communicate with your child's classroom teacher if you would prefer your child refrain from eating food items that are part of classroom celebrations.

We look forward fun and spooky day on the 31st!

Shawn M. Ortman


John C. Murtha

Assistant Principal

Creekers' Code Winners!

Congratulations to our K-6th grade students being recognized this week for upholding our Creekers' Code tenets!

  • Cooperation
  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Effort
  • Kindness
  • Empathy
  • Responsibility
  • Support

Winners will be invited to the main office to select a prize. These recognized students are:

Instructional Spotlight - Ms. Regec, 5th Grade

Giving students' a voice in the classroom is extremely important, and it tends to be when some of the most powerful learning happens in the classroom. Ms. Regec's 5th Grade students have been reading the Newbery Medal winning book Walk Two Moons and dissecting its contents and meaning. This past week, they engaged in some deep discussions about a book character who they initially thought was malicious but turned out to be a better person than how the character initially presented. They also had conversations centered on themes that were emerging as they read. Ms. Regec called this student/whole class discussion time "the best part of my day," as she swooned over her students' ability to think deeply, share meaningful takeaways, and bounce ideas/theories off one another, including making predictions!
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Counselor's Corner

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District/School Information

Thank and Honor a Veteran!

Please use the links below to view information about some upcoming Mill Creek Veterans Day opportunities, including a letter writing campaign and assembly (to be held on November 11).

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Extra-Curricular Opportunities/Community Events...

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The State of Pennsylvania mandates the following health examinations:

- Students entering Kindergarten and all students new to the district-- Dental Exam and Physical Exam

- Students entering Grades 3 and 7--Dental Exam

- Students entering Grade 6 and 11-- Physical Exam



Parents are urged to have physical and dental examinations completed by their family physician or dentist. Exams may be completed any time after September 1, 2021 The completed health forms are due to the health office no later than October 15, 2022. Please keep a copy of the health form for your records.

District Information

For Qualifying Families, Apply for Free and Reduced Lunch - It's Easy!

Please take a moment to view some informational videos about Free and Reduced Lunch, how to apply, and some other available assistance to support our CB families!

Voluntary Information Sharing Across Programs for Free and Reduced Lunch Families...

Dear Mill Creek Families,

Please see the link below to a form that allows Free and Reduced Lunch families to share their information with other programs and ease the burden of having to sign up for support for each one individually.

Thank you, and have a great day!

Estimadas familias de Mill Creek,

Consulte el siguiente enlace a un formulario que permite a las familias de almuerzo gratuito y reducido compartir su información con otros programas y aliviar la carga de tener que inscribirse para recibir apoyo para cada uno individualmente.

¡Gracias, y que tengas un gran día!

Student Laptop Expectations

Central Bucks Technology & Innovation Department is asking us to stress the importance of laptop case use for students (grades 3-6) when they transport their laptops and when laptops are not in use for extended periods of time. At school, we will be stressing the importance and reminding students of the need to put their laptop in its case during these times (e.g. when taking a laptop from their classroom to specials class). We ask that you stress these practices at home, too. Thank you for your support!

Additionally, if your child loses or misplaces their laptop case, please reach out to the Mill Creek Main Office.

District Laptop and iPad Care

Central Bucks Innovation and Technology Department has asked us to communicate the following regarding District-issued laptop and iPad care...

  • Please encourage your children to use their laptop/iPad bags for carrying devices in school, at home, and to and from each location.
  • Please encourage your children to report issues/problems with their devices, so they can be properly address and fixed as soon as possible.
  • The laptop/iPad payment fee covers accidental damage. Intentional damage may result in a family being billed for the damage.

Schools will be communicating these messages in school as well.

We appreciate your support!

Inclement Weather Procedures for Car Riders - Dismissal

We ask that, on inclement weather days, car riders post a placard with the student(s) family last name, so we can call in names for quicker dismissal. We will do our best to send a message out earlier in the day if we believe inclement weather dismissal is necessary for car riders. Feel free to use the placard template below if you find it helpful.
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Guidance Information

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Contact Information

Mr. Shawn Ortman



Mr. John C. Murtha

Assistant Principal