Mills Moments

Friday April 15th, 2022

Mills Families,

We hope you all had a wonderful Spring Break and that you enjoy this three day weekend. These next 6 weeks will be extremely busy ensuring that students are prepared for the next grade level, celebrating all the successes from the year, and getting ready for the construction.

IAR testing for grades 3-5 has concluded! Next week we will administer make up tests. We appreciate your cooperation in getting the students to school daily and on time. Classes with the best attendance are being rewarded with a pizza party!

Our Pre-K Luau and Dual Language family nights were fun events held this week. It was wonderful to see so many families participate.

See below for other upcoming events and information!

One more week to meet our goal! Bring in your donation bags to door 8 before or after school.

Items not claimed from the Lost and Found by Wednesday April 20th will be donated!

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Construction updates can be found here. Check back often to see how we are 'building a brighter future'.

  • Registration for full and half day kindergarten is open.
  • To register, students must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2022.
  • Any homeless child shall be immediately admitted to District 401, even if the child or child's parent/guardian is unable to produce records normally required to establish residency. District 401's liaison for homeless children is Director of Student Services, Dr. Kari Smith. You can contact Dr. Smith by sending an email to:

Memo from Nurse Gillespie

The State of Illinois requires all children in kindergarten and 2nd grade to have a dental exam. The dental exam is due by May 13, 2022. Click below for the form.

Spirit Wear

Order your school spirit wear here!

Cafeteria Menu

The monthly menu for breakfast and lunch can always be found here. The menu is subject to change based on the availability of products each day.


If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about becoming a substitute teacher in District 401, please share this information with them. All our open vacancies can be seen on our district website. Start your day with a purpose and join our team!

Mark Your Calendars

Friday, April 15th- No School

Wednesday, April 20th- Board of Education Meeting @ Elmwood Park High School 7 PM

Tuesday, April 26th- Title 1 Night- Celestial Voyage

Friday, April 29th- Early Release- All students dismiss at 1pm

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View all of our upcoming district events by visiting our district calendar

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