Mill Creek Magic Messages
News and Updates from Mr. Ortman and Mr. Murtha 11/4/2022
Mill Creek Celebrates Halloween!
Friday, many of our 6th Graders joined us for our annual 6th Grade Halloween Howl, which included a DJ/dancing, frightening good treats, amazing costumes, and a haunted house! Our 6th Graders enjoyed a good scare as they made their way through the haunted house, full of some guest teacher/staff ghouls, and they showed off dance skills that looked even better in costume! It was a great night! Many thanks to your Home and School Volunteers for creating and hosting such a wonderfully scary and fun event!
On Monday, we held our annual whole-school Halloween celebrations, which kicked off with our Halloween Parade at 9:30 a.m. Thank you to all the parents/family who were able to make it out to cheer on our many costumed students and staff on as they paraded through the crowds. Thereafter, each classroom held a celebration, which included a variety of events, such as Halloween Bingo, Halloween Trivia, and... of course...enjoying some Halloween treats! One 4th Grade classroom even constructed their own classroom haunted house! Tremendous thanks here, as well, to all the homeroom parents and volunteers who helped organize and run each classroom celebration!
Birds Take Flight at Mill Creek!
Go Phils! We've got high hopes!
Calling all Interested 6th Graders - Seeking 2022-2023 Yearbook Cover Design Submissions!
Calling all Creekers! It's Time for the Mill Creek Apparel Sale!
It’s time to update your wardrobe and show your Mill Creek school spirit! We have many new selections to choose from!
- The Mill Creek Apparel Sale is happening now thru November 18, 2022.
- All sales are final. No exchanges or refunds.
- All orders will be shipped to Mill Creek about 3-4 weeks after the sale ends.
- Visit the link below to order. Youth and Adult sizes are available.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Amanda Schlueter at email@example.com.
FROM MR. ORTMAN and MR. MURTHA
American Education Week will be held during the week of November 14-18. During this week, each grade level has set aside a time for parents/families to visits their child's classroom if they choose. We would love to see you join us during your grade level's time slot if you are able! We appreciate that you entrust us with providing your child with an incredible education and school experience, and we would love to give you the opportunity to get a first-hand look at what they experience in the classroom at Mill Creek each day. Please see the information using the link directly below about visiting during American Education Week, including grade level visitation times and a sign up link for visiting. The link expires at end of day on Thursday, November 10, so please sign up prior to then.
Thank you, and we hope to see you in a few weeks!
John C. Murtha
Instructional Spotlight - Ms. Simon, 4th Grade
Kudos to Ms. Simon, for utilizing this unique, motivating, and fun way of teaching and promoting important character traits! A "Creative Cat" for you, Ms. Simon!
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