Mill Valley Weekly

Thursday, September 12th

Hello Mill Valley Families,

We had our first Wolf Pack Assembly yesterday to welcome all of our new students and to find out what Wolf Den they will be a part of. Once students have their den, they stay in that den throughout their career at Mill Valley Elementary. Each den is identified with a color and we encourage our staff and students to wear their den color on our Wolf Pack Wednesdays (the first Wednesday of each month).

We recognized a special guest yesterday, Mrs. Shanahan, who is now the new principal of Lakeview Elementary. We presented to Mrs. Shanahan a very special Golden Award (shiny gold heels) as well as a picture of Mrs. Shanahan by the Lakeview Elementary sign. We are so proud of her and know everyone at Lakeview will love her!

If you haven't had a chance, please take this short survey and give us your feedback on our Welcome Back to School Night on Aug. 28th.

Thinking Students...Changing the World!

Robin Schrot, Principal

Allyce Harris, Associate Principal

Lockdown Drills at Mill Valley

As part of our safety checks at Mill Valley Elementary, we conduct two lockdown drills each year. Please know that the purpose of this drill is to ensure that we have the best practices in place in case of a true emergency. These drills are just one part of our larger commitment to safety and security.

Our lockdown drill consists of conversations between students and their teachers to discuss what they would do if someone was in our building without our permission. During the drill, a script is read over the PA to help facilitate the discussions that happen in each classroom. We encourage our teachers to take as much time as needed to process the drill with their classroom. We are especially thankful for the cooperation of the Muskego Police Department in conducting these exercises.

While it is not our practice to inform parents prior to the drill, we will let you know via email as soon as the drill has been conducted.

Thank you for your cooperation and support in keeping our school safe.

Attendance Matters

Does your child complain of a stomach ache right before going to school? If your child stays home, do the symptoms vanish, only to reappear the next morning? Does your child have a tantrum when you try to make your child go to school? Here’s an article from Psychology Today with some helpful suggestions on what you can do when your child doesn’t want to go to school.

PTO 360 "Make It Matter"

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us last night for the 1st PTO Meeting! We look forward to seeing you again at the next meeting, October 9th. If you were unable to attend, you can find the minutes and notes on our PTO Facebook page.

Make sure to check out our PTO Event Calendar for this year’s family friendly events! Mark your calendars and don’t miss out on the FUN!

We are always looking for new volunteers. Our events are only successful with the help of our awesome families. Please contact Jessica or Amber via our Mill Valley PTO Facebook page or at

Mill Valley Let's GLOW Run & Gala

We are gearing up for our BIG all school fundraiser the “Let’s Glow” Run + Gala on Friday, October 25th and we need YOUR HELP!!! It is going to be a GLOW-tastic event! A family friendly evening with fellow MV families. Stay tuned for more information.

Check this out…Here is a sample of our glow-in-the-dark t-shirts and bracelets you can earn by fundraising! Everyone is going to want one of these!


Please sign up for “Hump Day” treats for our wonderful MV staff HERE:

We are looking for MV parents to volunteer to provide a “Hump Day” treat for our amazing staff each Wednesday. Any type of “treats” is encouraged including pretzels and dip, fruit tray, cookies, bagels and donuts, homemade bars/cookies, sweet stuff, salty snacks, healthy or not, gluten-free, nut-free - anything goes! Plan on bringing enough treats for 70 people to the staff lounge by 9:15 am on the Wednesday you sign up for.

Beginning of the Year Reminders...

  • Please send a yellow note if your student has a change in dismissal
  • Parent drop-off before school is located at doors #12 & #13
  • Please review our playground expectations to ensure that our students are following the rules at all times, including before and after school hours.

Mill Valley Community Garden

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