Mustang Minute

August 9, 2019

New MES School Hours: 7:55AM-2:25PM


  • PowerSchool/Homeroom Teacher

  • New Family Orientation

  • Supply Lists

  • 2019-2020 Yearbook Order

  • Physicals

  • Supply Drop Off/ Pictures

  • Parent Nights

  • Attendance Week 2018

  • Millburn Before and After Care Information

  • Paraprofessional Opening

  • Communication

  • Upcoming Events

  • EPIC News

  • Virtual Backpack

Powerschool/ Homeroom Teacher

We apologize for the delay in accessing Powerschool. We are close to finalizing our class lists and we will be ready with going live on Monday, August 12 at 12:00 PM.

There is an error on the Powerschool help sheet that was given to families. Parents should use the following address to access Powerschool:

***If you have not yet registered, you will not be able to access Powerschool. Please register ASAP.

New Family Orientation

Being new to a school can be filled with anxiety and questions. We want to make transitioning to a new school comfortable for not only students but parents as well. Please join us for an orientation to Millburn Elementary. We will give you some information about the school and you will be able to take a tour of the building. This is designed for all families members to attend.

Who should come: New families to Millburn

Dates/Times: Monday, August 12 at 9:30AM OR Tuesday, August 13 at 5:30PM

Where: Millburn Elementary Cafeteria

Supply Lists

Don’t forget to check out the supply lists for the upcoming school year. There are lots of deals out there and I know many are eager to get supplies bought now. Follow the link below to see our district-wide list.

2019-2020 Yearbooks

ORDER YOUR 2019 - 2020 YEARBOOK TODAY!! This year is going to be a great year and a MES Yearbook is a great way to remember your friends, classmates, and fun times. Order your yearbook for $12.75 starting August 15th. The prices will increase later this fall, so don’t wait. Yearbooks will be delivered to students before school lets out in June. Please find ordering information below and in the Virtual Backpack.


If you are missing a physical for your child, please make sure to schedule it before the start of the school year. Once school begins, it will be hard to find time to schedule an appointment.

Supply Drop Off/Pictures

Tuesday, Aug. 20th, 4-6pm

18550 Millburn Road

Old Mill Creek, IL

On August 20th we invite families to come to MES to drop supplies off in classrooms, get school pictures taken and enjoy a EPIC Ice Cream Social. All events start at 4:00 and run until 6pm. Pictures will be in the East and West Gyms and EPIC will be set up in the Cafeteria. We will open doors to the building at 4:00 and you can choose what event you and your child would like to do first. Students with last names from A-L will take their picture in the East Gym. Last names from M-Z will be in the West Gym.

Millburn is using a Proof Program,


No orders placed on Picture Day

Orders can be placed once the Proof Program Order Forms

are sent home with students, beginning of September.

***Early Childhood and SEDOL pictures will NOT be taken on August 20. EC/SEDOL pictures will be taken on September 5 during the school day.

Parent Night

Parent Night is an event that we hold for parents that allow teachers to discuss the curriculum for the year and classroom expectations. Here are the dates for Parent Night:

Kindergarten- August 19, 6:00-7:30 (Meet in Cafeteria)

1st-3rd Grade: September 16, 5:30- 6:45 (Meet in West Gym)

4th/5th Grade: September 16, 7:00-8:15 (Meet in West Gym)

Attendance Week: Sept 9-13

We have officially signed-up for the Regional Office of Education’s Attendance Week competition where Lake County Schools compete for the highest attendance rate the week of September 9th. The Attendance Competition promotes improved school attendance at the beginning of the school year, and emphasizes the need to attend regularly to receive full educational benefits. This is in collaboration with Attendance Work’s in promoting Attendance Awareness Month.

We have done well the last few years, but we want to try and be first place this year in Lake County!

Millburn Before and After Care (MBAC)

Are you looking for supervision fo your child for before or after school? Millburn offers our own on site program for our Millburn families. We are currently accepting registration for this year's program. Please visit the our website for information on MBAC and registration forms. If you have any questions, contact Jimichael Slaby at

MBAC Information

Paraprofessional Needed

We are looking for a dynamic and caring individual to join our Millburn Elementary family! We have an opening for a special education paraprofessional. This is a school year position, but benefits are 100% paid for the full year. 100% paid insurance includes medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, and $50,000 life. Enrolled in Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF); vested after 10 years. Paid time off includes sick and personal leave. Individuals must have a valid paraprofessional license. To obtain your license, you must have at least 30 college credits or an Associate's degree.

If you are interested, please apply online using the link below.

Paraprofessional Position- APPLY


We encourage all families to reach out to us (teachers, administrators, office staff) if you have any questions or concerns you would like for us to address. We aim to make our school the best learning experience for your child and your input is valuable in making that happen. Do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to help!

Upcoming Important Dates


Keep an eye out – our new website and Facebook page will be live soon.

Supply Kit Pickup: Thank you to everyone who picked up your kits on Thursday. Please check your kick to make sure everything is in there before supply drop off. If you missed picking up your kit – you can pick it up in the Main Office at Millburn Elementary.

Ice Cream Social: Come see us at Supply Drop Off. We will have Spirit Wear, Car Magnets, Lockworks (pickup and a limited supply to sell), Committee information, Volunteer sign up and FREE Ice Cream.

Box Tops: Do you have an overload of box tops collected during the summer? You can drop them off at either school office. Please include your student’s name and grade. We will make sure they and their new classroom gets credit for it.

Crafting Day: Looking for some time away to work on your special craft project? Meet new crafting people? Join us on our next crafting day Saturday, September 21st from 9am to 9pm at Millburn Middle School (east gym). Reserve your space ($25) by September 15th – see the virtual backpack for the reservation form. See vendors from Stampin’ UP, Rodan and Fields, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, and LuLaRoe. Lunch and Dinner is provided – (we do ask for you to bring a side dish to share).

Upcoming dates:

August 19 Ice Cream Social - Middle School Supply Drop Off

August 20 Ice Cream Social - Elementary School Supply Drop Off

September 7 Millburn Kids Resale Donation Drive MMS 9 – 11

September 14 Fall Fest Noon – 4:00

September 21 Crafting Day MMS 9 - 9

Questions or concerns contact us at

Virtual Backpack


Mrs. Kari Gedville

Assistant Principal

Parent Resources