Mustang Minute Special Edition

March 18, 2020

***No School: March 16-April 3***

MES Office Hours

Tuesday: 8:00-2:00

Wednesday: 8:00-2:00

Thursday: 8:00-2:00

Friday: Closed


Spring Break Hours: Closed

Topics

  • Remote Learning (NEW)
  • Meals Being Offer (NEW)
  • Teacher Communication (NEW)
  • Breakout Rooms (NEW)
  • Update on COVID-19

Remote Learning

During our time away from school, remote learning resources are now available on our website. These activities are designed for review and practice for our students. Although activities will not be graded, we do feel it is important for students to continue to do these activities each day we are out.


There are enough activities for each day through April 3rd. If there is a need to add more activities, we will communicate this out to parents.

Remote Learning at Millburn

Meals Being Offer

Starting on Thursday, March 19, Grab 'N Go meals will be available at Millburn Elementary, specifics are below. This is available to ANY school-age children under the age of 18. No prior paperwork is necessary. We recognize that families are suddenly impacted in this crisis without warning. In addition, we have secured the delivery of 2300 lbs of food to be distributed to our families that are impacted by this crisis. We are hoping to have additional food available to families when they pick up the Grab 'N Go meals. The delivery of food is uncertain at this time. IF YOU ARE WILLING TO DONATE FOOD ITEMS OR CASH TO HELP US SUPPLY MORE FOOD, PLEASE CLICK ON THE PUSH COIN LINK BELOW. IF YOU ARE ABLE TO PICK UP GRAB "N GO LUNCHES PLEASE CLICK ON SURVEY BELOW TO LET US KNOW. PLEASE ALSO LET US KNOW IF YOU WILL NEED THESE LUNCHES DELIVERED AND WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.


SURVEY -MEALS


PUSH COIN- Millburn Family Support


FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH FOR ALL CHILDREN 18 AND UNDER

Millburn District 24 is offering a "Drive-Up Grab ‘N Go meal" program beginning Thursday, March 19th through Friday, April 3rd, while schools are closed. The dates that meal pickup will be available are listed below. The meals are FREE and available to ANY student age 18 and under. Each child 18 and under will receive both a breakfast and lunch. The cold meals will be available for pick-up from 8:00 to 10:00 am at the main entrance of Millburn Elementary School, 18550 Millburn Road, Wadsworth, IL 60083. Staff from Arbor Management Inc., the Millburn District 24 food service provider, will meet you at your car to distribute the number of breakfast and lunch meals needed for the children in the household, ages 18 and under. Meals will be brought to your vehicle so there will be no need to enter the building. All meals will need to be consumed off school property to comply with the large gathering mandates.


· Thursday, March 19, 2020 – Breakfast and lunch for 2 days per child

· Monday, March 23, 2020 – Breakfast and lunch for 2 days per child

· Wednesday, March 25, 2020 – Breakfast and lunch for 3 days per child

· Monday, March 30, 2020 – Breakfast and lunch for 2 days per child

· Wednesday, April 1, 2020 – Breakfast and lunch for 3 days per child

Teacher Comminciation

Your child's teacher will be checking their emails through this week if you have any questions for them. We have also set up an automatic response to all emails for parents that states:


I am working and will periodically be checking emails during school hours Mon - Fri. If you are contacting me outside those hours please allow at least 12 hours for me to get back to you. If you are having technical difficulties please complete a tech. support ticket at:

https://forms.gle/EkMnGGTcabRECX2C7 and allow a 24 hour window during school days for a response.


Thank you for your understanding as I find ways to balance both my teaching and family obligations during this unique time.

Breakout Rooms

Looking for a fun way to learn and work together as a family? We will be providing Breakout Rooms.


What are Breakout Rooms? They are digital escape rooms. There will be clues to help you on your way as you try to unlock your way out of the digital room. Each week we will provide 5 Breakout Rooms for you to solve. Here are the first ones.....good luck!!!


American Symbols


Safety


Roald Dahl


Money


Spring

Update on COVID-19

How do you talk to your children about the coronavirus? We know that many of you are asking this question. See below for a helpful video with recommendations on how to have those conversations with children.

How to Talk to Kids About the Coronavirus
What This Chart Actually Means for COVID-19
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Parent Resources