Message from the Mill

December 2021

A Message from the Principal

Dear Puckett's Mill Families,

It is hard to believe that December is upon us with all of the excitement that the season brings. It is a busy time of year with the hustle and bustle of shopping, visiting and traveling to see family and friends. Family traditions are priceless and leave a lasting impression on your children as they enjoy the time that you are able to spend together.

Life at school is also busy as we are concluding the first semester of the 2021-2022 school year. Please take time to encourage your student to finish strong! We want every students' first semester grades to reflect all that they have learned.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff, students, and parents for their continued support. Our school is truly a community school and it is such an honor to be a part of this close-knit culture. We all know the challenges of 2021. I am hopeful that the New Year will bring everyone health, happiness, and new learning experiences.

I wish you all Peace, Joy, Hope and Happiness during this Holiday season.


Lisa Rhodes



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Upcoming Important Dates

December 20th- January 4th: Winter Break

January 5th: Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

January 17th (MLK Jr. Day): Student/Staff Holiday

January 25th: Digital Day #4

Winter Reading Challenge

School may be out for the holidays soon, but we can keep reading all winter long! PMES has partnered with the public library to encourage students to visit while school is out and when we return. From December 17-January 31, the Winter Reading Challenge encourages students to visit the public library 3 times and have a public librarian sign their Bingo card. These Bingo cards will be distributed the week before Winter Break and can be returned to the PMES Media Center during the month of January for an entry in our grand prize drawing. We will also have a special Meet Me at the Library event on January 19 from 5-7 PM. Let's cozy up with a great book this holiday season!

Holiday Candy Grams

December 6-16

50 cents each

Students, surprise your friends and teachers with a special treat!

Bring your money to your homeroom teacher. They will give you a form to fill out. OR, go to MyPaymentsPlus, purchase your Candy Grams there, and we will fill out the Candy Gram form for you!

**Parents – you can also surprise your student with a

Holiday Candy Gram. Just complete one (or more) of the Candy Gram forms attached to the flyer going home on December 3 and return them, along with your money, to your student’s teacher. OR, you can also go to MyPaymentsPlus, purchase Candy Grams for your student, and we will fill out the Candy Gram form for you!

Candy Grams will be distributed on Friday, December 17.

Proceeds from sales support Relay for Life!

Semester 1 Report Cards

Report cards will be mailed out from the county this year. They will NOT be in Friday Folders. The county will begin mailing out report cards on Tuesday, January 18th. You can find the report card in the Documents tab of the GCPS Parent Portal starting Sunday, January 16th.

Cafeteria Visitors

Parent Lunch Visitors will be welcome in the cafeteria beginning November 29th. Please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • We will have one table designated for parents. The table is located in the back left corner of the cafeteria. Once that table is full, we will have limited options for additional seating and request that parents consider coming on a different day.
  • Visitors should sign-in at the front office and must be listed on the student's contact list.

  • We will only be able to accommodate one guest per student (no siblings or additional guests).

  • Visitors will need to leave campus at the conclusion of the lunch period so that we are maintaining safety.

  • When your student's class is dismissed to line up, your student must also line up with their class.

  • Please avoid party days (December 15, 16, & 17).

  • Food from restaurants/fast food is discouraged.

  • Adult meals are $3.75 and we ask that you try to bring exact change. Due to possible supply shortages, a full adult salad/entree bar may not be available.

We will continue to offer parents the opportunity to visit for lunch as long as we are safely able to do so. We will continue to follow safety guidance as usual. We look forward to seeing you!

Community Events

Mill Creek Soccer 3v3 Tournament

Mill Creek will be hosting their first annual Mill Creek Soccer 3v3 Tournament on January 17, 2022 at Mill Creek’s Markham Field. This event supports Mill Creek’s soccer scholarship, the Tajay Hoppiness Award.

Mill Creek Soccer 3v3 Tournament Flyer

Click here to register and click here for more details and FAQs.

Important Reminders

PMES Family Calendar

Click above to see all the upcoming events.