February 28, 2020
No School Monday, March 2nd- Casimir Pulaski Day
- Student Placement 2020-2021 (NEW)
- 2020-2021 SchooL Calendar (NEW)
- Ecology Club-Spring Session (NEW)
- Student Council (NEW)
- Read to Succeed
- Kindergarten Registration
- State Assessments
- Millburn Cares- St. Baldrick's
- Middle School Band Jazz Dinner
- ONEderful Kids (NEW)
Upcoming Events (UPDATED)
EPIC News (UPDATED)
Virtual Backpack (UPDATED)
2020-2021 School Calendar
Ecology Club- Spring Session
Interested in being greener here at school? The Ecology Club meets in three sessions during the year to explore ‘eco’ problems through organic gardening, checking how we use resources, and making useful objects from garbage created in the building. You can be part of this change! Each session is $50. Club members will make handmade paper, grow plants in the green house, take care of an earthworm farm, and participate in an Earth Day project. We meet every Wednesday in the science lab except early dismissal Wednesdays.
To sign up for Ecology Club please go to www.pushcoin.com Please click on Webstore and then select MES Ecology Club
Read to Succeed
Kindergarten Registration 2020-2021
Wednesday, April 1st, 4-6pm
18550 Millburn Road
Old Mill Creek, IL
If you have a child who will turn five years old on or before September 1, 2020, please take note of the following information. Millburn District 24 will be accepting registration for Kindergarten on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Millburn Elementary School, 18550 Millburn Road, Wadsworth.
You must call the school to request a registration packet. Millburn Elementary School's main office number is 847-356-8331. All required paperwork should be completed when you bring it with you to begin the registration process. If you are unable to attend the registration date, you may drop off the completed packet prior to April 1, 2020. Kindergarten screening for readiness will take place in August prior to the start of school.
What else should parents bring to registration?
1) Your COMPLETED registration packet.
2) Your child's ORIGINAL birth certificate - Must be Issued from the County (not the hospital keepsake) - we will make a copy, no charge.
3) Proof of Residency - The registration packet will contain a form with a list of required documentation.
4) Your calendar - You will be able to make an appointment for screening, which is done in August.
FIRST GRADE - If you currently have a child enrolled in a kindergarten program other than the Millburn District, please notify the office if you intend to register your child for first grade in Millburn. Your child must be six years old on or before September 1, 2020, to register for first grade in this district. If you know anyone in our district who may not receive this notification, please ask them to contact the school. We appreciate your help as we prepare for next
Illinois Science Assessment (ISA)
Our 5th graders will be administered the Illinois Science Assessment on March 17th, 18th, and 19th. Each session will take approximately 45min. Last year, 79% of our students were proficient with their science skills, which is awesome! Yet, we continue to strive to improve each year.
Here is a link for more information on the ISA: ISA Information
Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR)
The IAR is a computer-based standardized assessment for all students in Grades 3 - 8 that is meant to measure students’ progress toward the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics, as well as the Standards for Mathematical Practices. Millburn Elementary will test April 2nd-9th. This will provide the school district with information on student learning and facilitate continuous improvement of our educational programs.
English Language Arts
Grade 3 : 2 tests (75 minutes each)
Grades 4 - 8: 2 tests (90 minutes each)
Grades 3 - 8: 3 tests (60 minutes each)
Practice Tests and Questions
One way to help your child is to learn more about the content for your child's grade level and the types of questions on the IAR exam by using the links below.
ELA Practice Tests - Select grade level and click on "Standard Test Nav Version" button
Math Practice Tests - Select grade level and click on "Standard Test Nav Version" button
Online Student Tutorials
These tutorials will show you the variety of question types students will encounter when taking the IAR online. First, students are exposed to a question type and then they are given a content-based example for practice.
Grades 3-5 Math
Equation Editor Tutorials
The equation editor is a tool students will need to know how to use for the math portion of the IAR. It allows students to build equations to show solutions to test questions.
Equation Editor Tutorial (Grades 3-5)
Practice with Equation Editor (Grades 3-5)
Millburn Cares- St. Baldrick's
Be a hero for kids with cancer!
Join this St. Baldrick's event, and whether you decide to shave your head, volunteer, or donate, we hope you'll be a part of the excitement!
The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.
Get involved and you'll be giving hope to infants, children, teens and young adults fighting childhood cancers!
Millburn Elementary, with the help of Student Council, will be hosting a St. Baldrick's event. The event will be held on Friday, March 20th from 4pm-6pm. If you are interested in participating, or donating to this great cause, visit our website at
You can also contact Lisa Palmisano at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Millburn Jazz Ensemble Dinner
2nd- No School- Casimir Pulaski Day
4th- Early Release @ 12:55
6-7- EPIC Resale
13th- EPIC Family Fun Night
18th- 2nd Grade Music Concert
Spring Break: March 23-27
Millburn Madness: Early Bird Tickets for Millburn Madness are now available for purchase! It is going to be an exciting night filled with food, live and silent auctions, drinks, and entertainment provided by Bella Cain! Please follow the link below to buy your tickets before the price goes up! Childcare is also available through MBAC (Millburn Before After Care), details can be found in the virtual backpack!
Kids Resale: OUR SALE IS ONE WEEK AWAY!!!
Registration forms are due today!!
Please join us in congratulating our second drawing winner - Tracy Zutkis.
Our final drawing is today Friday, February 28th.
Volunteer Only Invite to PRESALE: Would you like to come early and shop the Millburn EPIC Kids Resale BEFORE the doors open to the public? Make your selection from great name brand items at fantastic prices from 3:15pm to 4pm on Opening Day of the sale! The PRESALE is an invite only event for volunteers that help out either before, during or after the sale. We are very flexible with the hours and opportunities to volunteer. If there isn’t a time or date that works for your schedule, please contact us.
VOLUNTEERS: We still have many volunteer slots open to help out during the sale operations or after the sale for clean-up. We are only successful with our volunteers’ help.
Please follow this link to view opportunities:
Adult Volunteer -
MMS Book Fair: Join us for our BOGO Book Fair. Staff and Students can shop during school hours on Thursday March 5th and Friday March 6th. The Book Fair will be opened for everyone on Friday March 6th from 3:30 to 8 and Saturday March 7th from 8 to 12:00.
MES Family Fun Night: March 13th from 5:30-7:30 PM
Come play brain games with Busy Brains Children's Museum and Minute-to-Win-It activities for the whole family.
5:30-6:30 pre-ordered dinner (pasta, salad, bread) and concessions for purchase while exploring Busy Brains activities. Pre-order dinner online www.MillburnEPIC.com or return form & check made out to Millburn EPIC by 3/6. 6:30-7:30 the fun continues with Busy Brain and MES student counsel's Minute-to-Win-It activities
Contact us with any questions: FamilyFunNight@MillburnEPIC.com
Volunteer opportunities at www.MillburnEPIC.com
Spirit Wear: Recycle/Swap: Do you have spirit wear your child has out grown? Recycle/Swap them out! Bring an item and receive a ticket to pick a “new” item at our Swap Day in conjunction with the Fun Run on April 4th. Drop off donations at the offices and other upcoming events.
Last Drop off Date is March 13th at Family Fun Night MES. March 13th at Family Fun Night MES
Millburn Family Fun Run: What better way to THINK SPRING than to host a family 5K! We encourage walkers or runners for our 5K event on Saturday, 4/4. Check-in will be at 8:30 am. Registration forms and details can be found in the virtual backpack or register online on our EPIC website: http://www.millburnEPIC.com.
Come rain or shine, on Saturday, April 4th - it will be running time! Hope to see you there!!
Millburn Scholarship Program: EPIC is thrilled to offer three $1,000
scholarships to 2020 senior Millburn alums who have plans to continue their education after high school. Please see the attached application to find out how to apply. Completed applications are due by Wednesday, MARCH 4th, 2020. Please email Meghan Edelmann at email@example.com if you have any further questions.
Online Auction: Thank you so much to all of the families that participated in the online auction! The auction generated over $7,000 for our school!
MES Book Fair: Thank you to everyone who helped and came out to support our school!
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.
2019-2020 Millburn EPIC Sponsorship: Consider becoming an EPIC sponsor this year at the Gold, Silver or Bronze levels or participate in the $24 for 24. The support that is received from our sponsors directly provides the ability to enhance instruction and provide educational opportunities for our students to enrich their learning experience.
For more information visit our website at www.millburnEPIC.com
March 4 Scholarship Applications due
March 6/7 Kid’s Resale
March 5-7 MMS Bogo Book Fair
March 13 MES Family Fun Night
Questions or concerns contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- 2020-2021 Class Placement Letter
- EPIC Family Fun Run
- Lake High School Performance- Little Shop of Horrors Event
- Parent University
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