News and Reminders from Mr. Ortman and Mrs. Carter
This morning approximately 1000 students began the 2013-2014 school year at Mill Creek where they were greeted warmly by the faculty and staff. After arriving safely to their classrooms, the children started the year by creating their classroom communities. During the day, children participated in activities focused on building teamwork, developing relationships, and establishing routines and procedures.
Please know that your children are in good hands, and they will be challenged and well cared for. We look forward to a year filled with progress, achievement, and enjoyment.
The importance of a strong and supportive relationship between home and school cannot be overstated. Throughout the school year, we would encourage you to talk to your children about school, read with them, support them with their homework, and become involved in some of the numerous educational and social opportunities that Mill Creek has to offer.
Back to School Nights
September 9th - Grades 1 & 6 (7:00 p.m.)
September 10th - Grades 2 & 3 (7:00 p.m.)
September 16th - Grades 4 & 5 (7:00 p.m.)
September 17th - Kindergarten (7:00 p.m.)
Meet Mill Creek's New Student Support Counselor
Miss Liz Niszczak is originally from Bucks County, but began her counseling career just outside of Boston, Massachusetts (She roots for both the Phillies AND the Red Sox!) She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from West Chester University and her Master's from The College of New Jersey. For the past 6 school years, she has worked at the middle school level where she was able to help students overcome academic hurdles and celebrate academic successes, prepare students for their transition year, support students with social and emotional needs. Realizing that it was time for a new challenge, she made the move back to her home state and is very much looking forward to working at Mill Creek and getting to know her new students!
Some Important Reminders
· Absent notes—Upon your child’s return to school, and within three days of an absence, notes should be returned to your child’s homeroom teacher. If a note is not received within three days, the absence becomes unlawful or unexcused. When children accumulate more than three unlawful absences, state law requires that they be identified as truant, and the parents become liable for the absences of the students (CB School Board Policy 204).
· Family trip requests—Please inform the office of any family trips using the Family Trip Request Form. School Board Policy states that only 5 days per year may be approved for family trips. Any days beyond the initial five days per year will be considered unexcused absences.
· Safety information—During school hours all exterior doors are locked. All visitors using the main entrance are required to ring the buzzer, sign-in at the office, show identification, and wear a visitor’s badge. Because we have students in the building until 6:00 PM, the front door will be locked by 4:30.
Have a Question? Try the Mill Creek Student Handbook!!!
Please be sure to review the Mill Creek Student Handbook. It is important that all families are familiar with Mill Creek Policies and Procedures. It can be located on the website or by clicking the following link.
Mill Creek Supports the 9/11 Heroes Run
Please join Central Bucks School District in supporting the 9/11 Heroes Run. Registration is now open for the September 15th event. Doylestown borough will once again host a 5k and 1 mile fun walk/run to raise support and awareness for all of the heroes of September 11th.
THE 9/11 HEROES RUN UNITES COMMUNITIES INTERNATIONALLY WITH THE GOAL TO NEVER FORGET THE SACRIFICES OF THE HEROES OF SEPTEMBER 11TH AND IN THE WARS SINCE: VETERAN, FIRST RESPONDER, CIVILIAN, AND MILITARY. JOIN US TO RAISE AWARENESS AND HONOR THE FALLEN.