Mustang Minute

Week of October 11, 2021

Welcome to the Mustang Minute!

You belong here.

As a parent or guardian of a Mill Street Elementary student, you are automatically a member of Mill Street Home & School (H&S). H&S provides opportunities to get involved in your child’s school day and find meaningful parent/guardian connections.

Fall Book Fair Link - Shop Online until October 14th!

Missed the Book Fair last week? No problem! You can still buy online until October 14th. 25% of sales come back to support Mill Street!

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Volunteers Needed - Halloween Class Parties - Only a few spots left!

Click the link for detailed information or to signup as volunteer in your child's classroom.

All volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated or must show a negative covid-19 test.

If you have any questions regarding the requirement, please email Melissa at

RED RIBBON WEEK October 25th – 29th

Red Ribbon Week is a drug awareness program that encourages people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs.

Help your children get in the Red Ribbon Week spirit by participating in each day’s theme!

MISMATCHED MONDAY - Don’t get mixed up in drugs. Wear mismatched clothes!

TIRED TUESDAY - Don’t get caught sleeping. Say no to drugs!

WACKY WEDNESDAY - Hair’s to making good choices. Wear a crazy hair style!

TIE-DYE THURSDAY - Peace out to drugs. Wear a peace sign or tie-dye!

This year’s theme is Drug Free Looks Like Me! We will be decorating a bulletin board to go with this theme by adding pictures of your children on the board. If you would like to have your child’s picture added to the bulletin board, please send in a photo no bigger than 4x6 by Thursday, October 21st. Photos will be collected by the teachers.

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Outdoor Movie Night - Hotel Transylvania

Friday, Oct. 22nd, 7pm

1300 North Mill Street

Naperville, IL

This movie night is open to students in grades 3-5 and their families.

If you are interested in attending our outdoor movie night, please RSVP below.

**In case of inclement weather, movie night will be cancelled**

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Charleston Wrap Fundraiser

Thank you Mill Street community for getting us so close to our goal! We are over halfway there and need your help to get us over that finish line! We're in the final stretches of the fundraiser and there's still time to participate. Shop a variety of items and 40% of sales goes directly to Home & School. By sharing your link with friends and family, we can increase the support of the fundraiser. Register and sign up at - School ID: 11277

We appreciate you and your support so much! Thank you!

The Fall Fundraiser Committee

Battle of the Books Club Begins October 11th - 4th & 5th Grade Students

Battle of the Books is a club that meets after school on Monday afternoons from 2:35 - 3:15 to explore and read a variety of books. In the spring, The Mill Street Battle Team competes with other elementary schools in our district. A variety of questions will be given to the teams based on each of the 40 Battle books. The highest scoring team receives a trophy for the school. The test to make the team will be given February 14th. If your child does not wish to try out, they are welcome to participate in the club until the test is given. We encourage all to participate to foster a passion for reading!

Detailed information is provided in the link below.

We are excited for a year filled with wonderful and engaging books!


Mrs. Comer & Mrs. Roth

2021-22 Mill Street Yearbook Pre-Order

It's time to pre-order your 72-page, full-color 2021-22 yearbooks! Pre-orders can be made online at Yearbooks are $22 plus a $1.00 convenience fee for the total transaction. If you have any questions, please contact the Yearbook Committee at

Box Tops for Education

Did you know traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out of production? No more clipping!

All you need to do to earn cash for our school is download the Box Tops for Education mobile app. Scan your grocery store receipt and the app will automatically find participating products. So easy!

Use referral code WMBP60RT when you sign up and you'll get 20 bonus Box Tops when you scan your first receipt now through 05/29/2022, while supplies last.

For anyone who has traditional Box Tops clips, please keep saving them! There will soon be a box at school for your child to drop unexpired Box Tops clips.

Volunteer Opportunities for the 2021-22 School Year

Mill St. is fortunate to offer many areas of enrichment, appreciation and education for our students and staff. This wouldn't be possible if it weren't for our wonderful parent volunteers. Below are the committees we are looking for chairs for this school year. Please consider offering some of your time, you can make a difference! Please note that some of these openings require little if no time spent at school, perfect for a working parent wanting to help!

If you have any questions regarding chairing a committee or would like to volunteer, please contact Ann Pohlkamp at

Mill Street Night Out (1 volunteer), Spring Plant Sale (1 volunteer), Yearbook Committee (1 volunteer)

Open Executive Board Position for the 2021/22 School Year

The Mill Street Executive Board is looking for candidates interested in the Co-President position. The role is a two-year commitment, the candidate will need to have served as a previous Mill Street (or other District 203 school) committee chairperson.

If you are interested in serving on the Executive Board, or would like more information, please email Jen Fosdick at

Reminder: Label Your Students Belongings

Parents, please label your students items such as jackets, lunch boxes, water bottles, etc. If your item is labeled correctly, we can return it to your student properly. Thank you in advance for your help with this.

Lost and Found

Parents, please remind your students to check the lost and found table. It is overflowing with jackets, sweatshirts, water bottles, lunch boxes, etc.

The lost and found table is located across from the MPR, near the gym. We clear the table once a month and donate all items that are not claimed. Thank you!

Additional Information:

  • It's not too late to schedule your trash bin cleaning. Please text the code "MillMustangs" along with the name of your town and zip code to 630-352-8022 and you will receive a reply text back with all of the pricing and routing info for your area to schedule. Eco will be donating $5 dollars back to Mill Street H&S for each house that schedules a cleaning in September and October.

Save the Date!

Our first Mill Street Home and School General Meeting will be Thursday, October 21st at 7 PM. More details to follow.

This Week at a Glance:

Tuesday, October 12th - Picture retakes

Thursday, October 14th - Last day of Online Book Fair

Friday, October 15th - 5th grade class photo

Looking Ahead:

Thursday, October 21st - 1st Home & School General Meeting, 7 PM

October 25th - 29th - Red Ribbon Week

Mill Street Home & School

As parents of Mill Street Students, we encourage and facilitate a cooperative partnership among our students, parents/guardians, and school staff and administration to support and enhance the school experience of each student. H&S is our school’s version of a PTO or PTA, except there are no dues--just an open invitation to stay informed and get involved at whatever level you can.