Mustang Minute

May 15, 2020

Remote Learning Links

Topics

  • School Material Drop Off (UPDATE)
  • Report Cards (NEW)
  • OLSAT Testing for 2nd and 5th Grade (NEW)
  • Virtual Field Day (NEW)
  • PBIS Raffles (NEW)
  • iPads Over the Summer (NEW)
  • 2020-2021 Registration Packets (Updated)
  • Grab and Go Meals Update (NEW)
  • Yearbook Update (NEW)
  • Incoming 6th Grade Summer Reading Program (NEW)
  • Optional Challenges
  • Spirit Days
  • EPIC News (NEW)
  • Virtual Backpack (Updated)

School Material Drop Off (DATE CHANGE)

There are items that you may have that the school will need to be returned soon. To make it manageable for our staff to collect and to document items returned, we will be doing the drop off on two different days based on the last name. Each day drop off times will be 9AM-12PM and then again from 1PM-4PM


Last Name A-L: Tuesday, May 26

Last Name M-Z: Wednesday, May 27



****If you have children at both MES and MMS, these days align to middle school drop off too.



Below is the list of materials for each grade that need to be returned:


KDG- Blue Reading Bags with books inside

1st- Nothing

2nd- Blue Reading Bags with books inside

3rd- Blue Reading Bags with books inside

4th- Blue Reading Bags with books inside

5th- Blue Reading Bags with books inside


Below are pictures of the Blue bag and the labels found on the books.


In addition, we have many books that have been checked-out form our Media Center that will also need to be returned.

Do You have Books checked out? Click on the video below to learn how to check.

What Library Books do You Have

Report Cards

We plan to send home report cards the week of June 1. When seeing your child's report card, Trimester 3 is considered our Remote Learning time. Students will receive Pass (P) or Incomplete (I) on report cards. You will see the following comments when a child receives either of these grades:



  • I= The student has not turned in work or has turned in minimal work (not enough to provide a rating of Pass) during remote learning.

  • P= The student has provided sufficient evidence for passing during remote learning.


Your child's teacher should have already contacted you if your child may get an Incomplete. Students will receive a passing grade if they completed 60% of the learning activities in their subject areas. If not, then an Incomplete will be documented.


Please note that an Incomplete does not mean a student has failed. It simply is to document the learning engagement during Remote Learning this Spring. All students will be moving onto the next grade level next year.

OLSAT Testing for Grades 2nd and 5th

2nd and 5th graders will also receive results of the OLSAT test with their Report Cards.



This group-administered multiple-choice test measures reasoning skills including verbal, non-verbal, spatial, and quantitative reasoning measures abstract thinking. This gives educators insight to go along with achievement testing. Millburn often uses as a universal screener for gifted programs. This assessment was given in February.


After receiving your report, if you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Stream at nstream@millburn24.net.

Virtual Field Day

We are excited to announce our 2020 Virtual Field Day that will take place on May 26th and 27th. Next week we will be sending the event cards as well as what supplies and equipment you might need. All of these things can be found around the house. During the event times we encourage you to try one or all ten of the events that are shared with you. We will have a Padlet page that you will be able to upload pictures and videos to so that we can share our experience together! We hope for this to be a fun way to end this school year!

Mrs. Michel and Ms. Hoetzer

PBIS Raffle News

iPads Over the Summer

We will be allowing our students to keep their iPads over the summer. With the circumstances we have encountered this spring, we want to provide resources for families so that we continue opportunities for learning through the summer months.


If you wish to return your iPad, please contact the office to arrange a time to drop off the device.

2020-2021 Registration Packets

All families should have received their registration packet last week in your child's bag. If you did not, please contact the office. You can either mail in your packets or drop them off at our office. You are also welcome to drop them off during our material drop off on Tuesday, May 26, or Wednesday, May 27.



2020/2021 Student Registration Fees

Registration and iPad protection fees for the 2020/2021 school year have been posted to your student’s PushCoin account. After logging into PushCoin, you will see a red negative balance under Fees. Click the Pay Fees button to review and pay school fees. To see an itemized list of fees, click Statements.


A $50 early bird coupon is applied to the registration fee. The coupon will expire on Tuesday, June 9th. To take advantage of the early bird fee, please return registration paperwork and submit full payment or set up a payment plan before Tuesday, June 9th.


You can make a full or partial payment at this time through your student’s PushCoin account. Need a payment plan? Please contact your school’s main office.


Visit https://www.millburn24.net/Page/6862 for additional information and to access PushCoin.


Current Year Outstanding Fees

Please check your student’s PushCoin account for any outstanding fees, such as Millburn Before and After Care (MBAC) fees or lost book fees. Log in to your student’s PushCoin account at www.pushcoin.com for outstanding balances. Click “Statements” to see an itemized list of fees.

Grab and Go Meals Update

Starting next week, Grab and Go Meals will be picked up on the east side of MES. Please enter off of Crawford Rd and enter into the East Playground. Pictures below should help "point the way."


NO MEALS will be served on Memorial Day.

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Yearbooks

There is a delay on our yearbook orders. Once we receive those we will finalize a plan and let families know.


You can still order a yearbook for your child(ren). You can do this by going into Push Coin and paying for it. They are $12.75. Please put your child's name and homeroom in the comments. Once you have purchased it, send the receipt to Ms. Maier at amaier@millburn24.net and you will have a yearbook reserved!

Incoming 6th Grade Summer Reading Program

See attached letter from our 6th Grade teachers on a summer reading program for our exiting 5th Graders.
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EPIC News

The Millburn EPIC Board is thinking of everyone and hopes that all are well and safe. If you need anything please reach out to us.


8th Grade Farewell Celebration: Our 8th Graders received law signs today. Thank you to all the teachers and 7th Grade parents that helped us deliver them.


In the next few weeks 8th Grade Families look out for information about your memory video.


Board Elections: We are going holding elections in the fall. Open positions will be: Vice President, Secretary, Community Fundraising Director, MMS Activity Director and MES Activity Director. If you are interested in a position and would like to reach out to us please contact us at president@millburnEPIC.com.


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.


For more information visit our website at www.millburnEPIC.com


Questions or concerns contact us at millburnepic@gmail.com

Virtual Backpack

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Parent Resources