Mustang Minute- Summer Edition

July 19, 2019

Summer Message

Happy Summer! I just wanted to send out a quick note as we begin looking ahead to the start of the 2019-2010 school year. Don’t worry, still plenty of time to have fun in the sun!


  • KDG Screening

  • Supply Lists

  • PowerSchool/Homeroom Teacher

  • Physicals

  • Supply Drop Off/ Pictures

  • Parent Nights

  • 2018 Cross Country

  • Attendance Week 2018

  • EPIC News

Kindergarten Screening

All registered Kindergarten students will be screened on August 5th and 6th. If you have not signed up for a time, please contact the main office. Screening will last about 20-25 minutes. The purpose of screening is to see each student’s skill levels. All of our students come in with different skill sets and we just want to know where students are starting from prior to the first day of school.

Supply Lists

Don’t forget to check out the supply lists for the upcoming school year. There are lots of deals out there and I know many are eager to get supplies bought now. Follow the link below to see our district-wide list.

Powerschool/ Homeroom Teacher

You will be able to view your child’s homeroom teacher through the parent portal of PowerSchool starting on Friday, August 9th at 9:00AM. Kindergarten parents will receive their login information at Kindergarten Screening on August 5th and 6th. All other new families will have theirs sent home in the mail. If you encounter any problems with logging in, please contact the school office.

***Please note, parents and students cannot access Powerschool at this time. If you do not know your login prior to PowerSchool going live on August 9th, contact the main office.

***If you have not yet registered, you will not be able to access Powerschool. Please register ASAP.


If you are missing a physical for your child, please make sure to schedule it before the start of the school year. Once school begins, it will be hard to find time to schedule an appointment.

Supply Drop Off/Pictures

Tuesday, Aug. 20th, 4-6pm

18550 Millburn Road

Old Mill Creek, IL

On August 20th we invite families to come to MES to drop supplies off in classrooms, get school pictures taken and enjoy a EPIC Ice Cream Social. All events start at 4:00 and run until 6pm. Pictures will be in the East and West Gyms and EPIC will be set up in the Cafeteria. We will open doors to the building at 4:00 and you can choose what event you and your child would like to do first. Students with last names from A-L will take their picture in the East Gym. Last names from M-Z will be in the West Gym.

Millburn is using a Proof Program,


No orders placed on Picture Day

Orders can be placed once the Proof Program Order Forms

are sent home with students, beginning of September.

***Early Childhood and SEDOL pictures will NOT be taken on August 20. EC/SEDOL pictures will be taken on September 5 during the school day.

Parent Night

Parent Night is an event that we hold for parents that allow teachers to discuss the curriculum for the year and classroom expectations. Here are the dates for Parent Night:

Kindergarten- August 19, 6:00-7:30 (Meet in Cafeteria)

1st-3rd Grade: September 16, 5:30- 6:45 (Meet in West Gym)

4th/5th Grade: September 16, 7:00-8:15 (Meet in West Gym)

Attendance Week: Sept 9-13

We have officially signed-up for the Regional Office of Education’s Attendance Week competition where Lake County Schools compete for the highest attendance rate the week of September 9th. The Attendance Competition promotes improved school attendance at the beginning of the school year, and emphasizes the need to attend regularly to receive full educational benefits. This is in collaboration with Attendance Work’s in promoting Attendance Awareness Month.

Last year, Millburn Elementary placed 2nd, this meant that Mr. Rowlands had to shave his beard and Mr. Walshire had to sing karaoke during lunch time. Although we have yet to decide on what our challenge will be this year, we are looking for fun ideas. Someone at school mentioned that we would have to Skydive!!! Let me know if you have any ideas.


We encourage all families to reach out to us (teachers, administrators, office staff) if you have any questions or concerns you would like for us to address. We aim to make our school the best learning experience for your child and your input is valuable in making that happen. Do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to help!

Important Dates for Next Year


Our new parent group is very excited and working hard to get ready for the new school year.

Ice Cream Social: Come see us at Supply Drop Off. We will have Spirit Wear, Car Magnets, Lockworks (pickup and a limited supply to sell), Committee information, Volunteer sign up and FREE Ice Cream.

Box Tops: Do you have an overload of box tops collected during the summer? You can drop them off at either school office. Please include your student’s name and grade. We will make sure they and their new classroom gets credit for it.

Upcoming dates:

August 8 Supply Kit Pickup 3-6 Millburn Elementary East Gym

August 19 Middle School Supply Drop Off Ice Cream Social

August 20 Elementary School Supply Drop Off Ice Cream Social

September 7 Millburn Kids Resale Donation Drive MMS 9 – 11

September 14 Fall Fest Noon – 4:00

September 21 Crafting Day MMS 9 - 9

Questions or concerns contact us at

Virtual Backpack


Mrs. Kari Gedville

Assistant Principal

Parent Resources