- August 11- Homeroom Teacher Notification
- August 17- Kindergarten Parent Night (Parents only) @ 6PM
- August 18- EPIC Back to School Park Meet Up (3:30-5:30)
August 21: Supply Drop Off Night, Student Pictures 3-6 PM
August 23: First Day of School, 11:00 Dismissal
August 24: First Full Day of School
August 26- Lindenfest Parade
September 12- 1st-3rd Parent Night @ 6PM
September 14- 4th/5th Parent Night @ 6PM
- Accident Insurance Information
- Team Tortorice Wrestling
- New to the District Orientation
- Homeroom Teacher Notification- August 11
- Supply Drop Off/Picture
- 23/24 Lunch Prices
- Plant-Based Lunch Options
- Welcome New MES Staff
- 3rd-5th Grade Math
- Arrival/ Dismissal Procedures
- Parent Pick-Up List
- New After School Activities
- EPIC Back to School Park Meet Up
- Lindenfest Parade
- EPIC News
New Families Orientation
If you were not able to attend this week's New Family Orientation, you can review the slides that were presented by clicking the link below
Homeroom Teacher Notification
If you did not get an email today to inform you of yoru child's homeroom teacher, please contact the office next week.
Supply Drop Off/Pictures
Supply Drop Off Night will be Monday August 21 from 3:00-6:00. This is an opportunity for families to come in to drop off materials, introduce yourself to the teacher, and for students to take their school photo. Come anytime during that time frame.
Pictures will taken place in both of our gyms. You child's last name will dictate which gym they will take their photo. Tables with student ID stickers will be out with your child's name on it. Find your child name and then stand in line at any photographer station.
Picture proofs will then be sent home about four weeks later for you to order pictures. Ordering is through the picture company online.
Plant-Based Lunch Entree Option
Monday- Prime Grillers (burger sub)
Tuesday- Taco Hummus and Veg plate
Wednesday- Lentil Pasta and Sauce
Thursday- Chicken Less Nuggets
Friday- Meatless Meatball Sub with sauce
To assure accurate ordering of these food items, parents are required to sign-up for the program. Please complete the form below to register your child(ren).
3rd-5th Grade Math
This year we are restructuring our instructional model on how we deliver math curriculum to our students. 3rd-5th grade either have general math or accelerated math. Students selected for accelerated math takes place in the spring based on MAP scores. We look at the historical trend of students and then select a cut off score for that grade level.
This year, one teacher from those grade levels will teach the accelerated math classes. They are: 3rd Grade- Ms. Richardson, 4th Grade- Mrs. Catalano, 5th Grade- Mrs. Piekarz. During math time students will go to those classrooms for their accelerated math instruction.
What about students who are in general math and in those homerooms?
Students whose homeroom teacher is teaching accelerated math will be divided into the other classrooms to receive their math instruction. That will be their math teacher for the year.
How will this effect parent/teacher conferences?
If your child's math teacher is not with their homeroom teacher, parents can request to meet with the math teacher during conferences. This is not required, but the accelerated math teacher will be communicating with the rest of their team on their students' math progress so they can discuss math progress during conferences.
How will I know what is going on in Math class during the year?
With the exception of accelerated math, our general math classes follow the same timelines and content skills throughout he school year. For example, if fractions are being taught, all general math classes will be teaching math at the same time. We will continue to use our homeroom teachers to communicate news about learning throughout the year.
Kindergarten Parent Night- Thursday, August 17
We invite all Kindergarten Parents/Guardians to Parent Night on Thursday, August 17 . This event starts at 6:00PM. Parents will head straight to their child's homeroom. Once there, families will get information from the teacher about what their child will experience in Kindergarten this year.
Parent Night is designed for parents only. 1st-5th Grade Parent Night will be later in September.
Over the last couple of years, we have adjusted our arrival and dismissal procedures to be more efficient and safe for our students. The back of the school allowed for this increase in traffic. For arrival, busses have been dropping off in the front of the school while parent drop off has been in the back of the school. When the pandemic hit, we saw an increase in parent drop off and pick up of students and we needed to provide more space for traffic, which the back of the school provided. Although this has been smooth, we found that it takes close to ten minutes to release all students off the busses since we unloaded three busses at a time to alleviate hundreds of students entering one entrance. This has caused a delayed in our school start time and we want to maximize our time we have with students.
Due to this, we are going to have busses drop off in the back of the school starting this coming school year. This will allow all busses to release students at the same time once the bell rings at 7:50. Students will then be able to enter at three different locations in the back of the school.
Parent drop off will now be in the front of the school.We will continue to have a drop off lane with staff along the sidewalk assisting students out of cars. If any parents need to assist with their child getting out of vehicles (such as out of booster seats), visitor parking will be available to park into. We do have a crossing lane that will be available for parents to walk across and a staff member will continue to be the present to stop traffic to allow students to cross. We hope this will not create a traffic jam on Crawford Rd and Millburn Rd with cars coming in. We are encouraging parents to use our buses to reduce the number of parent drop offs that we have due to traffic.
Yet, these changes only apply to arrival. Dismissal will continue with our current practice (busses in the front and parent pick up in the back). In August we will send out a parent pick up form so we know who will be picking up their child. Staff will continue to use our procedures of checking IDs in order to have a safe "hand off" of students.
Bus Drop Off- North Side
Parent Drop Off- South Side
23/24 Parent Pick-Up List
We will once again have students that are dropped off/ picked up by parents be in the back (north end) of the school this year. Key points when dropping off/picking up yoru child during arrival and dismissal:
Parents are to stay in their cars at all times
Students must exit vehicle on right side
If you need to assist a child out of the car, park in designated parking spots in parking lot . A staff member with a stop sign will assist students crossing
To assure a safe "hand off" of students, please make sure you follow the steps below:
- Make sure you are on our master pick-up list
- Have Yoru ID Ready to show a staff member
- Place a sign in your front dash with your child's name and grade level
- Pull ALL THE WAY UP up in the Pick-Up Area
- Students MUST enter car on the RIGHT SIDE of the vehicle
- If you need to assist your child getting int he car, you will need to park in the parking lot
If you plan to pick up you child, please register by clicking the link below AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!!!
New After-School Activities
Millburn Elementary has partnered with Afterschool Enrichment Solutions to offer more after school activities for students. These activities will be done at MIllburn Elementary. Our activity bus will also be available to use. The following will be offer this fall:
Chess Scholars: K-5
Develop your child's intellect through the royal game of chess! Current research has shown a strong link between chess and academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and language arts. Chess has been proven to enhance children's motivation, concentration, focus, social skills, and
creativity. Each class will consist of a fun, interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Both beginner and experienced players are welcome and will learn under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach.
Schedule: 9 Mondays, October 2nd – December 11th, 2:35-3:35 PM (No class: 10/9, 11/20)
Course Code: MLB10.2.23
Stage Stars: K-5
Dramarama- Does your child have a “dramatic side”? You might have a budding Stage Star in your family! Our drama class introduces students to the craft of stage acting with a skilled theater instructor. During this exciting class, students will learn theatrical skills, improv basics, and participate in interactive drama games. This class provides opportunities for students to have fun, express themselves, gain confidence, and interact with others, all within the context of theatre arts.
Schedule: 9 Tuesdays, September 26th – December 12th, 2:35-3:35 PM (No class: 10/10, 10/31, 11/21)
Course Code: MLB9.26.23
Full STEAM Ahead- This exciting program from Afterschool Enrichment Solutions brings together elements of science, art and math in a hands-on, action- packed environment! Students will conduct experiments, play educational games, and unlock their creativity through building challenges and projects. No experience necessary!
Schedule: 9 Thursdays, October 5th - December 14th, 2:35-3:35 PM (No class: 11/9, 11/23)
Course Code: MLB10.5.23
You can begin to register for these right now through Afterschool Enrichment Solutions. Each class is $150. Click the link below to sign-up through them! Make sure you use the correct course code when signing up. Register early, limited number of participants.
Chess Scholars/AES is a private program provider, please direct all inquiries and communication regarding our programs directly. Contact us with inquiries or if you'd like assistance registering at 847-482-9999
Do you want to volunteer at school?
We encourage parents/guardians and other members of the community to share their time, knowledge and abilities with our students. Community volunteers in our schools enrich the educational program and strengthen our school.
The education of today’s youth takes a whole community. Caring members of our community bring new energies and resources into our schools. All over the country schools are drawing support from their communities through the efforts of volunteers who work in our schools, contribute goods and supplies, and support our schools financially.
- Mystery Readers
- Guest Speakers
- Lunch Help
- Chaperoning Field Trips
- Helping small groups
- Assisting teachers
- So much more!!!
In order to volunteer, you must complete the application and have a background check done through our Raptor system here at school.
A master list of approved volunteers will be kept in the main office for staff to access when volunteers are needed.
We encourage parents to start the process now so that you can join us next year in volunteering.
Click the link below to complete the application.
***We do ask you to do this each year, so if you did complete the process last year....you still need to do it for this school year.