Mustang Minute

May 22, 2020

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” Jane D Hull, Govenor of Arizona (1997 to 2003)

Registration for 2020-2021 has Begun

Early Bird Registration Ends June 9th

Remote Learning

There will be no new skills introduced next week. Monday and Tuesday will be a combination of Virtual Field Day (See below) and end of the year activities from your child's teacher.


  • Virtual Field Day (UPDATE)
  • School Material Drop Off (UPDATE)
  • Report Cards
  • Year-End Music Videos from Mr. Gorr (NEW)
  • PBIS Raffles
  • iPads Over the Summer
  • 2020-2021 Registration Packets
  • Grab and Go Meals Update
  • Yearbook Update (Update)
  • Optional Challenges
  • Spirit Days
  • EPIC News (NEW)
  • Virtual Backpack (Updated)

Virtual Field Day

We are excited to announce our 2020 Virtual Field Day that will take place on May 26th and 27th. Below are 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

School Material Drop Off

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

Drop off will be in the back lot (north side). Please see map below for traffic pattern.

Please label Blue Bags with your child's Name and Teacher on it

Look for These items

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

What Library Books do You Have

Bring Your Library Book next week During Drop Off

Drop Off Traffic Flow

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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.

Year End Music Videos From Mr. Gorr

Although there will nto be lessons next week, Mr. Gorr still wanted to have closure with the kids. He has made some Year-end videos for the grade levels. Click below to access these videos for the kids.

PBIS Raffle News

Read to Succeed

Congratulations to the 165 MES students who successfully completed the Six Flags Read to Succeed program! The FREE Great America tickets are now available for those students who participated in the program. If you registered your child, you should have received an email from Six Flags Read to Succeed that contains a link allowing you to download and print the ticket. If your child's teacher registered your child, she will be emailing you the ticket.

There are a few changes to note this year...1) tickets are valid for the entire 2020 season, and 2) prior to visiting the park, you MUST make an advance reservation at (This is very important as Six Flags will be setting capacity limits at each of their parks. Guests cannot just show up with a ticket.) If you have any questions, please contact Renee Marasco at

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.

Summer Learning

We will be providing optional resources for families to continue working on learning skills over the summer. Families will have access to the following program on iPad:

  • IXL
  • BookShelf
  • Raz Kids
  • Lexia Core 5
  • EPIC (day time hours only)
  • Fast Math

We will provide 10 recommend skills for ELA and Math for IXL for each grade level. We want to challenge students to get a Smart Score of 80 or higher on each of the ten skills before next school year. Can we do it? I think we can!

Also, packets will be available in our office for each grade level to work on skills. Office hours will be from 8-12 M-F during the summer. Packets will be available starting June 1.

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 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 for outstanding balances. Click “Statements” to see an itemized list of fees.

Grab and Go Meals Update

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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There are still some yearbooks left if you would like to order! 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 and you will have a yearbook reserved!

To verify if you ordered a yearbook, please check your email for a receipt from Lifetouch.

Once we have confirmation of when the yearbooks will be delivered to Millburn, we will reach out to families to let them know when/how they will be distributed.

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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.

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

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

Questions or concerns contact us at

Virtual Backpack

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Parent Resources