Friday, September 9th, 2022
Thank you for a good start to the school year as we embark on a journey to Build a Brighter Future. We hope your students are filled with excitement as they see the school evolve into a bright, vibrant learning environment. Our motto this year is "Every Student, Every Day, Whatever It Takes." We will continue to build a positive school culture of believing all kids can learn and learn at high levels.
Our annual Fall Open House is on Wednesday, September 14th from 5:00-6:30pm. You will have an opportunity to tour the school with your student and see how far we have come with phase one of our construction. There is no need to register for this school event, but we do ask families to come with siblings and parents.
Fall Picture Day is here! Picture Day is Tuesday, September 13th. More information about Picture Day can be found here.
As a reminder, if your phone number or email ever changes, please update your information in PowerSchool.
With Trojan Pride,
Early Release Mondays
Reminder: This Monday, September 12th, is our first Early Release Monday. Please make note that every Monday is an Early Release Monday.
K - 5 students are dismissed at 2:00pm
PreK Morning Session: 8:15am-10:25am
Pre-K Afternoon Session: 11:35am-1:45pm
This year's first PTA meeting is Tuesday, September 13th at 6:30 pm at John Mills
All are welcome! Meetings will take place every second Tuesday of the month at 6:30.
Save the Date for our first Book Fair! October 31st- November 4th. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Erica Hohenadel @ Erica.Hohenadel@gmail.com
Please note, we recently had a change to our lunch prices. Lunch will be 2.75 daily for a student and breakfast is free for all students. Any student who would like breakfast should go to the cafeteria right when they enter the building starting at 8:20.
Please pay for your meals using your myschoolbucks.com account. If you wish to send your child with cash or a check, it must be in an envelope with their first and last name, grade level and homeroom teacher and placed in the lockbox in the main hallway, outside of the school office before they go to class in the morning. To pay for the school fee and/or add money to you child’s lunch account (lunch is not free for kids this year), use www.myschoolbucks.com
Also, please make sure to communicate with your child if you wish them only to have their lunch from home. Due to Illinois Laws, we cannot deny your child a lunch if they request one. This is an adjustment for all of our students as we return to pre-pandemic pricing, so be sure to discuss the change with your child.
Menus are available by visiting https://epcusd.schooldish.com . *Please note menus are subject to change without notice.
For Your Awareness
The construction crew is required to check in at the job trailer with the construction manager every morning. All crew are required to have a background check on file prior to working on the job site. Upon checking in at the job trailer they will proceed to check in with the John Mills School secretary, Mrs. Wurtz, to receive a visitor ID. At the end of the day, the crew will sign out with the front desk by returning their ID and again checking out with the construction manager. We hope this brings you comfort in knowing we have safeguards in place for the safety of our students, faculty, and staff.
BASEC- Before and After School Extended Care
Enter Door 10 located on N. 76th Avenue. Stairs will lead you to BASEC.
- Before school: 7:00 a.m. to 8:35 a.m.
- After school: 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Weekly Tuition Rates
For updated information about our weekly tuition rates, please see the pricing chart in the following document:
Mark Your Calendars
Monday, September 12th- Early Release Day
Tuesday, September 13th- PICTURE DAY! 6:30 pm- PTA Meeting
Wednesday, September 14th from 5:00-6:30- Open House
Monday, September 19th- PreK screening day- No school for PK students
Tuesday, September 20th- 9:00am BPAC Meeting at John Mills
Wednesday, September 21st- Board of Education Meeting at EPHS 7:00pm
See our upcoming Theme Thursdays!