Friday, December 16th, 2022
The school year is more than 1/3 of the way through and shortly after we return from the holiday break we will be preparing to celebrate the hundredth day of school which is always a fun celebration at John Mills School.
Holiday decorations are sprouting up everywhere as families in our area begin their thinking about the holidays while the Mighty Trojans have math facts, essays, favorite books, and science experiments dancing through their heads. Please continue to encourage your student(s) to stay as active as possible and include educational time in your holiday plans; at least until December 23rd! We return from winter break on Monday, January 9th and it is still an early release day following the schedule we have since August.
Thank you to the John Mills School PTA for providing the Santa Workshop that gave students an opportunity to shop for holiday gifts! We continue to be appreciative of our PTA for their support of our students and staff.
As parents, you are extremely important to your children. Make it a goal this month to spend a day or evening a week reading a book together, practicing math facts, doing a craft, playing outside, playing a board game, or sharing stories. This is the time to provide your child with the memories he/she will never forget. The holiday season is all about giving, and the quality time you spend together can be better than anything wrapped up in a bow under the tree.
We wish all of our Trojan families the warmest holiday wishes and a prosperous new year!
Toys for Tots Visit
A special visitor stopped by John Mills School on Friday, December 16th. Thank you, Toys for Tots, for the annual visit and bringing holiday cheer to all those who believe. Our special visitor and his friends spent time with our morning PreK, Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students.
Students who participated in the Special Olympics were Gavin Henning (4th grade), Charlotte Fleming (5th grade), Xander Hall (3rd grade), and Preston Gonzales (3rd grade). All students participated in shooting, dribbling, and passing the basketball. Gavin won 1st place in his age group and Charlotte won 4th place in her age group! Congratulations to all student athletes for carrying the banner of Trojan Pride.
EPHS Softball Clinic
EPHS Softball Clinic Elmwood Park High School Gym (Enter through Door 3 by District Office for drop off and pick up) Sunday January 15, 2023 1st-4th grade 9:00-11:00 (pick up at 12:00 pm) 5th-8th grade 12:00-2:00 (please arrive at 11:00 am for pizza) Pizza for all participants from 11:00-12:00 Co...
School Spirit Store Update
Students, teachers and families will receive their EPCUSD 401 gear next week before the holiday break on Friday, December 23rd.
CLAIM YOUR LOST ITEMS!
Any lost and found items not claimed before break, December 23rd, will be donated. Lost and Found is located inside Door 1 foyer.
Two Days Remain for the Annual Student Council Holiday Food Drive
Elmwood Park Community Church Food Pantry
Opens on Saturday 10am-noon
2334 N. 75th Avenue
St. Celestine Food Pantry
3020 N. 76th Ct.
Opens 4-6 on 3 Thursday a month, check website for dates
Leyden Township food pantry they do appointments- 847-455-8616 ext. 5112 or ext. 5117
Greater Chicago Food Depository Phone: 773-247-3663 or go on their website for more
List of Leyden Township Food pantries in the area:
Oak Park Food Pantry
848 Lake St.
Food Pick up is Saturday 9-12 and Wednesday 3:30-5:30
Mark Your Calendars
See our upcoming Theme Thursdays!
REMEMBER, 2:00pm EARLY RELEASE MONDAYS!
Wednesday, December 21st - Board of Education Meeting at 7:30pm at EPHS
Monday, January 9th, 2023- Classes Resume
Monday, January 16th, 2023- NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King Day