February 21, 2020
- Read Across America Week (NEW)
- MES Lock-In Event
- Read to Succeed (NEW)
- Kindergarten Registration
- State Assessments
- Millburn Cares- St. Baldrick's
- Middle School Band Jazz Dinner (NEW)
Upcoming Events (UPDATED)
EPIC News (UPDATED)
Virtual Backpack (UPDATED)
Read Across America Week
Read to Succeed
Kindergarten Registration 2020-2021
Wednesday, April 1st, 4-6pm
18550 Millburn Road
Old Mill Creek, IL
If you have a child who will turn five years old on or before September 1, 2020, please take note of the following information. Millburn District 24 will be accepting registration for Kindergarten on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Millburn Elementary School, 18550 Millburn Road, Wadsworth.
You must call the school to request a registration packet. Millburn Elementary School's main office number is 847-356-8331. All required paperwork should be completed when you bring it with you to begin the registration process. If you are unable to attend the registration date, you may drop off the completed packet prior to April 1, 2020. Kindergarten screening for readiness will take place in August prior to the start of school.
What else should parents bring to registration?
1) Your COMPLETED registration packet.
2) Your child's ORIGINAL birth certificate - Must be Issued from the County (not the hospital keepsake) - we will make a copy, no charge.
3) Proof of Residency - The registration packet will contain a form with a list of required documentation.
4) Your calendar - You will be able to make an appointment for screening, which is done in August.
FIRST GRADE - If you currently have a child enrolled in a kindergarten program other than the Millburn District, please notify the office if you intend to register your child for first grade in Millburn. Your child must be six years old on or before September 1, 2020, to register for first grade in this district. If you know anyone in our district who may not receive this notification, please ask them to contact the school. We appreciate your help as we prepare for next
Illinois Science Assessment (ISA)
Our 5th graders will be administered the Illinois Science Assessment on March 17th, 18th, and 19th. Each session will take approximately 45min. Last year, 79% of our students were proficient with their science skills, which is awesome! Yet, we continue to strive to improve each year.
Here is a link for more information on the ISA: ISA Information
Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR)
The IAR is a computer-based standardized assessment for all students in Grades 3 - 8 that is meant to measure students’ progress toward the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics, as well as the Standards for Mathematical Practices. Millburn Elementary will test April 2nd-9th. This will provide the school district with information on student learning and facilitate continuous improvement of our educational programs.
English Language Arts
Grade 3 : 2 tests (75 minutes each)
Grades 4 - 8: 2 tests (90 minutes each)
Grades 3 - 8: 3 tests (60 minutes each)
Practice Tests and Questions
One way to help your child is to learn more about the content for your child's grade level and the types of questions on the IAR exam by using the links below.
ELA Practice Tests - Select grade level and click on "Standard Test Nav Version" button
Math Practice Tests - Select grade level and click on "Standard Test Nav Version" button
Online Student Tutorials
These tutorials will show you the variety of question types students will encounter when taking the IAR online. First, students are exposed to a question type and then they are given a content-based example for practice.
Grades 3-5 Math
Equation Editor Tutorials
The equation editor is a tool students will need to know how to use for the math portion of the IAR. It allows students to build equations to show solutions to test questions.
Equation Editor Tutorial (Grades 3-5)
Practice with Equation Editor (Grades 3-5)
Millburn Cares- St. Baldrick's
Be a hero for kids with cancer!
Join this St. Baldrick's event, and whether you decide to shave your head, volunteer, or donate, we hope you'll be a part of the excitement!
The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.
Get involved and you'll be giving hope to infants, children, teens and young adults fighting childhood cancers!
Millburn Elementary, with the help of Student Council, will be hosting a St. Baldrick's event. The event will be held on Friday, March 20th from 4pm-6pm. If you are interested in participating, or donating to this great cause, visit our website at
You can also contact Lisa Palmisano at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Millburn Jazz Ensemble Dinner
Read Across America Week February 24-28
- Theme Days
- Book Fair
2nd- No School- Casimir Pulaski Day
4th- Early Release @ 12:55
Online Auction: The 2020 Millburn Online Auction is LIVE until Monday, February 24th at 10:00 p.m. Please take advantage of these unique and exciting experiences for your children to enjoy with the wonderful staff and teachers of Millburn Elementary and Millburn Middle Schools. There are a lot of great items! Find more information about logging in and bidding through the flyer in the virtual backpack!
Millburn Madness: Early Bird Tickets for Millburn Madness are now available for purchase! It is going to be an exciting night filled with food, live and silent auctions, drinks, and entertainment provided by Bella Cain! Please follow the link below to buy your tickets before the price goes up! Childcare is also available through MBAC (Millburn Before After Care), details can be found in the virtual backpack!
MES Book Fair: Scholastic is back for a bigger than ever Spring Book Fair! Join us on Wed. 2/26 and Thu. 2/27 to see what Scholastic has to offer!!
The fair will be open during school hours on Wed. 2/26, but families can check out the fair after school on Thursday 2/27 or during our Literacy Lock-In Event until 8p. Why not pick up a book to read at the Lock-In!
Scholastic offers a convenient gift card option! Just set a spending limit and any unused portion stays in your bank account! See the virtual backpack for details and instructions.
Change Wars!! Send your students to school with any loose change Feb. 19-24. The class that collects the most change will win bookmarks and Mrs. Gedville will come read a book to your class! The change brought in goes directly to your student’s classroom book wish list.
Reading Step Challenge. The student that records the most steps (or books read for Kindergarten) from Feb. 14-24 will win a free book from the display case. **One winner per grade level.
Kids Resale: SALE IS TWO WEEKS AWAY!!!
Registration forms are due next Friday February 28th!!
Please join us in congratulating our first drawing winner – Diane Brown! Our next drawing is today!!
Volunteer Only Invite to PRESALE: Would you like to come early and shop the EPIC Millburn Kids Resale BEFORE the doors open to the public? Make your selection from great name brand items at fantastic prices from 3:15pm to 4pm on Opening Day of the sale! The PRESALE is an invite only event for volunteers that help out either before, during or after the sale. We are very flexible with the hours and opportunities to volunteer. If there isn’t a time or date that works for your schedule, please contact us.
VOLUNTEERS: We still have many volunteer slots open to help out during set up of the sale on Thursday or after the sale on Saturday for clean-up. We are only successful with help from volunteers like you.
Please follow the following links to view opportunities:
Adult Volunteer -
If your student is looking for volunteer hours have them sign up here.
Student Volunteer- Spring 2020 Student Volunteers for Kids Resale
MMS Book Fair: Join us for our BOGO Book Fair. Staff and Students can shop during school hours on Thursday March 5th and Friday March 6th. The Book Fair will be opened for everyone on Friday March 6th from 3:30 to 8 and Saturday March 7th from 8 to 12:00.
Spirit Wear: Recycle/Swap: Do you have spirit wear your child has out grown? Recycle/Swap them out! Bring an item and receive a ticket to pick a “new” item at our Swap Day in conjunction with the Fun Run on April 4th. Drop off donations at the offices and other upcoming events.
Last Drop off Date is March 13th at Family Fun Night MES. March 13th at Family Fun Night MES
Millburn Scholarship Program: EPIC is thrilled to offer three $1,000
scholarships to 2020 senior Millburn alums who have plans to continue their education after high school. Please see the attached application to find out how to apply. Completed applications are due by Wednesday, MARCH 4th, 2020. Please email Meghan Edelmann at email@example.com if you have any further questions.
District Talent Show: Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our amazing acts!
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.
2019-2020 Millburn EPIC Sponsorship: Consider becoming an EPIC sponsor this year at the Gold, Silver or Bronze levels or participate in the $24 for 24. The support that is received from our sponsors directly provides the ability to enhance instruction and provide educational opportunities for our students to enrich their learning experience.
For more information visit our website at www.millburnEPIC.com
February 24 Online Auction Closes
February 26/27 MES Book Fair
March 4 Scholarship Applications due
March 6/7 Kid’s Resale
March 5-7 MMS Bogo Book Fair
Questions or concerns contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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- My Book Fair Wishlist
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