Mill Creek Magic Messages
News and Updates from Mr. Ortman and Mr. Murtha 1/13/2023
Livening Up an Already Lively Mill Creek!
- Monday, January 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (no school)
- Monday, January 16 - MLK Day "Souper Bowl" Collection @ Mill Creek - 2-4 p.m.
- Friday, January 20 - Spirit Day - Color Challenge (Wear Your Grade Level's Assigned Color!)
Kindergarten - Yellow
1st Grade - Blue
2nd Grade - Green
3rd Grade - Red
4th Grade - Orange
5th Grade - Purple
6th - Rainbow
- Friday, February 10 - Solo Circus, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
- Friday, February 24 - 6th Grade Color Games, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
6th Grade Families - Middle School Orientation Coming Soon!
Mill Creek Student/Family Directory!
The Circus is Coming to Mill Creek - Limited Tickets Available! Get Yours Today!
FROM MR. ORTMAN and MR. MURTHA
As we approach this extended weekend, with this Monday, January 16 being the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, we think it is important to recognize the legacy of Dr. King. Martin Luther King, Jr. is known for being arguably the most iconic leader of the Civil Rights Movement. But what many do not realize is that Dr. King's true focus involved waging a "War on Poverty," as he saw this as intrinsically connected to many whose rights were being denied and as an issue that could impact anyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, or background. Part of why we honor Dr. King's work with a day of service is to continue both the work he did on behalf of black Americans (and all minorities) and the work he did on behalf of those who were less fortunate.
There are many ways you can honor Dr. King and his work this upcoming weekend. You can certainly get involved in large-scale community service, such as volunteering at a homeless shelter or soup kitchen. However, you can also engage in community service that, while maybe less in scale, still has a great deal of significance, such as checking on a neighbor who may not be in the best health or performing a service (e.g. house cleaning) for a neighbor currently with a situation that prohibits them from doing that service for themselves.
If you are looking for a way to honor Dr. King on Monday, please consider making soup or soliciting soup donations for Mill Creek's MLK Day "Souper Bowl." We are accepting soup dropoff at Mill Creek on Monday, January 16 from 2-4 p.m.
Whether you plan to volunteer on a large-scale basis at some point this weekend or whether you engage in small acts of community service, thank you for honoring Dr. King this weekend and for helping our students understand the importance of giving back to the Community and that they are many ways, both big and small, for them to do that.
Have a wonderful weekend and MLK Day!
John C. Murtha
Instructional Spotlight - Ms. Peka, 3rd Grade
Calling all 5th and 6th Grade Students Interested in Reading Olympics...
Extra-Curricular Opportunities/Community Events...
FROM OUR SCHOOL NURSE...
REQUIRED HEALTH EXAMINATIONS FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR:
The State of Pennsylvania mandates the following health examinations:
- Students entering Kindergarten and all students new to the district-- Dental Exam and Physical Exam
- Students entering Grades 3 and 7--Dental Exam
- Students entering Grade 6 and 11-- Physical Exam
DENTAL EXAM FORM---https://www.cbsd.org/cms/lib/PA01916442/Centricity/Domain/403/Forms/dentalexam_formH514027.pdf
PHYSICAL EXAM FORM-- https://www.cbsd.org/cms/lib/PA01916442/Centricity/Domain/403/PHYSICAL%20EXAM%20form%202012.pdf
Parents are urged to have physical and dental examinations completed by their family physician or dentist. Exams may be completed any time after September 1, 2021 The completed health forms are due to the health office no later than October 15, 2022. Please keep a copy of the health form for your records.
For Qualifying Families, Apply for Free and Reduced Lunch - It's Easy!
- English: https://vimeo.com/748146211
- Espanol: https://vimeo.com/748143109
Voluntary Information Sharing Across Programs for Free and Reduced Lunch Families...
Dear Mill Creek Families,
Please see the link below to a form that allows Free and Reduced Lunch families to share their information with other programs and ease the burden of having to sign up for support for each one individually.
Thank you, and have a great day!
Estimadas familias de Mill Creek,
Consulte el siguiente enlace a un formulario que permite a las familias de almuerzo gratuito y reducido compartir su información con otros programas y aliviar la carga de tener que inscribirse para recibir apoyo para cada uno individualmente.
¡Gracias, y que tengas un gran día!
Student Laptop Expectations
Additionally, if your child loses or misplaces their laptop case, please reach out to the Mill Creek Main Office.
District Laptop and iPad Care
- Please encourage your children to use their laptop/iPad bags for carrying devices in school, at home, and to and from each location.
- Please encourage your children to report issues/problems with their devices, so they can be properly address and fixed as soon as possible.
- The laptop/iPad payment fee covers accidental damage. Intentional damage may result in a family being billed for the damage.
Schools will be communicating these messages in school as well.
We appreciate your support!
Inclement Weather Procedures for Car Riders - Dismissal
New Volunteer Procedures...
Mr. Shawn Ortman
Mr. John C. Murtha