Mustang Minute

January 8, 2021

"Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Make it a good one!" -Brad Paisley

**Selfies for Yearbook are Due TODAY**

See below for more information!


  • In-Person Phase-in Plan (NEW)
  • COVID-19 Information (NEW)
  • Parenting During Uncertain Times (NEW)
  • Yearbook Information (***Reminder Selfies Due TODAY**)
  • Support Staff Needed (NEW)
  • EPIC News (Updated)
  • Virtual Backpack (Updated)

In-Person Phase-In Plan

As you may recall, we developed a phase-in model last fall for students returning to the building for in-person learning. We will be doing a similar plan in the coming weeks. In-person learning students in Early Childhood (EC), Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and Structured Learning Programs (SLP) will return to the building on Tuesday, January 19th. This is considered to be Phase 3.

Here is our tentative plan for the rest of our in-person students coming back into the building:

  • Week of January 19- Phase 3 (EC, KDG, 1st Grade, and SLP)
  • Week of January 25- Phase 4 (2nd/3rd Grade Added)
  • Week of February 1- Phase 5 (4th/5th Grade Added)

We do want to give advanced notice IF there are any changes to this timeline. Should that occur, we will notify families as soon as we can.

We will continue to follow our scheduled school day like we have this school year:

K-2nd: 8:00AM-12:00PM

3rd-5th: 8:30AM-12:30PM

Student Schedule- Click HERE

Please let us know if you have any questions. Have a great weekend!

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COVID Information

See below for our updated CVOID-19 Guidelines and also testing sites in the area.

Parenting During Uncertain Times

Tuesday, Jan. 12th, 7-10pm

This is an online event.

The Love and Logic Institue will provide solutions to current challenges facing families including:

Parenting in the age of Covid

Helping kids with anxiety, depression, worry and stress

Helping kids stay motivated in virtual school

Dealing with challenging behaviors

Long-term effective parenting strategies

Caring for your own mental health...

Click here to register for FREE

Yearbook Information

Whether your student is in school or learning virtually, the Millburn yearbook staff is working harder than ever to get every student in the yearbook during this unique, historic year. Walsworth and High5.ID have helped us by offering Selfie Portraits. It’s a quick, easy and safe way to make sure we get your student in the yearbook!

  • Use the link in the yearbook website link to take your picture. Make sure you have your student's ID number handy. This can be found in Powerschool, their report card, or Push Coin. Your child may even know it, as they used it for lunch last year.
  • You or your student will take their selfie portrait on your phone, Ipad, or computer webcam and upload.
  • Photos are sent directly to our system and are used to create yearbook portraits and school IDs.

This entire three-step process only takes a few seconds. If your photo is rejected for quality issues, you may be asked to retake and submit. The deadline to receive all student portraits is January 8, 2021.

Don’t forget to order this year’s historic yearbook before we run out! Your student will not want to miss out on all of the stories that are making this year so unique.The deadline for ordering the yearbook is January 21, 2021,

Support Staff Needed

Looking to make a difference? Wanting to be part of the most amazing school ever?

We are looking for dynamic, committed, and reliable individuals for a few support staff positions we have available. Below are links to the job descriptions. If you are interested, click the buttons below to apply.

Click Job Descriptions

Read to Succeed Tickets Extended

Unused tickets earned during the 2020 season will be valid through August 31, 2021.

Thank you for your participation in Read to Succeed. We know that this has been a trying year and because of this, we have extended unused 2020 Read to Succeed tickets through August 31, 2021.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to send us a note.


The Six Flags Read to Succeed Team


Dinner Night Out: We will be having a fundraising night at MOD pizza in Gurnee on Tuesday, January 12th from 10:30am to 9pm. What a great night to take off from cooking.

MOD Pizza (6447 Grand Ave. Suite C) is donating back 20% of Takeout, Delivery & Pick up orders to support a great cause -- Millburn EPIC!

You’re invited to join us and eat out, not only in support of the organization, but to show one of your Gurnee restaurants some love too!

We ask that you RSVP here: (even if you’re not completely sure) so MOD Pizza knows roughly how many orders to expect & so you have access to all the event details.

We hope you can make it, and please feel free to forward this invitation to your friends and family. Thanks in advance for your support!

Spirit Wear

Masks: Millburn masks available (mustang/elementary and cougar/middle school). Online orders will be taken each month and submitted at the end of the month. You will be notified by email when your orders arrive at the school and can be given to your child's teacher or pick up.

Next order due January 29th

Magnets and Water Bottles: Magnets and water bottles are available for purchase. Magnets are the blue and red color scheme with both school logos, while water bottles are available in either Mustang red or Cougar blue. For more information and to order, visit

Amazon Smile: Holiday Shopping? Or online shopping just because? 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.

Box Tops: We are continuing to collect box tops Drop them off at school. There is a bin for Box Tops (labeled Drop Your Box Tops Here) by the Main Entrance Doors of each school. Or pick them up from your porch, contact us as

Jimano’s $$: Are you ordering dinner from Jimano’s? Look on your pizza box for the ‘Piece of Education’ logo and save that tab - Jimano’s will donate back to Millburn for each one of those saved! Turn these into the school with your Box Tops, add them to our bin, or let us pick them us Contact us at

Coca-Cola Give: Coca-Cola Give is a new destination for donating to your school. Each bottle of Coca-Cola products has a code on the inside of the bottle cap. (Not just soda – Dasani water, Powerade, Honest, etc).

2 Ways to give us the codes:

Enter the codes online Click Donate to your Local School. Enter Millburn Middle School or Millburn Elementary School (please make sure it is for the Illinois school NOT the New Jersey one). Join or sign in when you have an account.


Send us the caps: contact us at Send them in, drop them off in a bin, or contact us for contactless pick up.

Check out our website for information or follow us on Facebook

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