Mill Creek Magic Messages
News and Updates from Mr. Ortman and Mr. Murtha 11/18/2022
Wonderful Turnout for American Education Week!
Please Consider Supporting Mill Creek's Holiday Project!
- Wednesday, November 23-Friday, November 25 - Thanksgiving Break (no school)
- Friday, December 2 - End of 1st Trimester (early dismissal) - No AM Kindergarten; PM Kindergarten attends in the AM
- Monday, December 12 - Conferences (early dismissal) - No Kindergarten
- Tuesday, December 13 - Conferences (early dismissal) - No Kindergarten
- Wednesday, December 14 - No PM Kindergarten (AM attends)
- Thursday, December 15 - No AM Kindergarten (PM attends in the PM)
Volunteer to Help During our 6th Grade Ice Skating Party!
FROM MR. ORTMAN and MR. MURTHA
As the Thanksgiving Holiday approaches... one that is predicated on love and family and kindness, we want to relay an important message about kindness and relationships...
Thanksgiving is a unique holiday in that it is celebrated by most Americans regardless of culture, race, nationality, or ethnicity. It can be an opportunity to celebrate those aspects of our lives, but it can also be an opportunity to celebrate the bonds we all share simply by the virtue of being human beings. We work, in collaboration with the greater Community, to teach our children/students the importance of valuing and respecting others as people, regardless of their cultural, racial, national, or ethnic background. Sometimes our children/students struggle with how they treat others or how they speak to others, as there is a lot of content out there that sends confusing messages about what is okay and what is not okay in how we interact with others. It is important that we instill in our children/students that they should respect others' differences and always engage in respectful and appropriate actions and use respectful and appropriate words towards others, regardless of their origins. Please know that racial slurs and culturally insensitive comments will not be tolerated at Mill Creek. When instances occur where our students engage in actions or use words that are not respectful of another's culture, race, nationality, or ethnicity, we have a responsibility to address this as a school. We appreciate your understanding and support that this responsibility may involve significant school consequences (including suspensions from school) as a part of the restorative component in helping a student to understand that their actions or words simply are/were not appropriate and were likely highly offensive to another. We also appreciate your partnership in guiding our children/students in conveying the importance of always engaging in respectful actions and words towards others, especially with regard to another person's culture, race, nationality, or ethnicity.
Thank you for your support, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
John C. Murtha
Instructional Spotlight - Ms. Hannon, 1st Grade
Health Education Instructional Topic Opt In
- Human Growth and Development (4-6)
- HIV/AIDS (5-6)
Thank you, and please be on the lookout for the Personal Safety opt in forms after Thanksgiving for signing and returning to school!
REGISTRATION FOR STUDENTS ENTERING KINDERGARTEN IN FALL OF 2023 WILL OPEN ON NOVEMBER 7, 2022 (FIRST GRADE REGISTRATION WILL OPEN LATER THIS SCHOOL YEAR)!
2023-2024 New Student Registration
Kindergarten students MUST be five (5) years of age on or before September 1, 2023. No exceptions. Please note: Kindergarten program session requests (AM/PM) should be directed to the school once registration is complete.
2023-2024 Grade One Eligibility
First grade students must be six (6) years of age before September 1, 2023 (See Board Policy 201). No exceptions. The District does not make age exceptions for children who have attended an approved private kindergarten elsewhere.
Extra-Curricular Opportunities/Community Events...
FROM OUR SCHOOL NURSE...
REQUIRED HEALTH EXAMINATIONS FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR:
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
DENTAL EXAM FORM---https://www.cbsd.org/cms/lib/PA01916442/Centricity/Domain/403/Forms/dentalexam_formH514027.pdf
PHYSICAL EXAM FORM-- https://www.cbsd.org/cms/lib/PA01916442/Centricity/Domain/403/PHYSICAL%20EXAM%20form%202012.pdf
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.
For Qualifying Families, Apply for Free and Reduced Lunch - It's Easy!
- English: https://vimeo.com/748146211
- Espanol: https://vimeo.com/748143109
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
Additionally, if your child loses or misplaces their laptop case, please reach out to the Mill Creek Main Office.
District 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
New Volunteer Procedures...
Mr. Shawn Ortman
Mr. John C. Murtha