Mill Creek Magic Messages

News from Mr. Ortman and Miss Braksator - 5/3/16

Field Day and Volunteer Breakfast Postponed

Due to the rainy weather this week, field day has been postponed until Friday, May 27th. The volunteer breakfast will also be postponed until Friday, May 27th.

Upcoming Dates


  • 27th: Field Day - Silver and Burgundy Day
  • 30th: No School - Memorial Day


  • 3rd: Tropical Day
  • 8th: Rita's Water Ice Day - Wear PJs for Charity
  • 14th: Move Up Day
  • 15th: Last Day of School: MC Day - Silver and Burgundy Day (Pep Rally)


A big thank you to Mrs. Hiriak and all of the wonderful Mill Creek coaches and volunteers for making Reading Olympics a huge success. 40 teams, including 8 teams from Mill Creek, competed in the event held at Mill Creek on Thursday, April 7th. Thank you to everyone who helped support the event!

Mill Creek Magic Miles

On Sunday, April 24th over 300 participants ran the 5K course between Mill Creek and CB South! Thank you to Mrs. Kline and the entire Mill Creek Magic Miles committee for a wonderful 5K event! Local police officers, community businesses, and even student volunteers helped to make the event a huge success. Thank you to all of the participants who helped make the scholarships possible.

Thank you to Megan Magee for singing the National Anthem. Check out the video below! The password is creek.

April's Mill Creek Cafe

Students in grades 1-4 celebrated their hard work and determination during Thursday's café. The theme this month was Cinco de Mayo! Thank you to Home and School and Mrs. Fink for another successful Mill Creek Café!

3rd Marking Period Pep Rally

On Friday, April 29th students participated in the 3rd Marking Period Pep Rally. Students played games with teachers, cheered on the dance team, and played an interactive Kahoot game! Thank you to Mrs. Mudry, Mrs. Leuthe, and Mrs. Jansen for organizing the events. Thank to the dance team for another wonderful performance.

Mrs. Dazenski's Class Takes on Debates!

Students in Mrs. Dazenski's class worked in cooperative groups to choose one person from a list of 3 Patriots and 3 Loyalists. They answered a series of questions and researched that person’s stance on independence from Great Britain. Then, they researched props that pertained to the times and each person (such as a quill pen for Mercy Otis Warren, a writer, or a Bible for Rev. Boucher), made their debate tables, and dressed in character. The students gave their person an introduction (one was even introduced with trumpet flare by Anthony), gave a speech, then another member of the group interviewed the other side with “thoughtful questions”. The students were so enthusiastic, they worked well together, and a wonderful time was had by all!

Spotlight on Third Grade

Third grade has been working hard to achieve goals in various subject areas. Students have been working on developing board games based on literature circle books, where they had the opportunity to revise work based on peer comments. Other students have been developing diversity projects based on reading themes. Or, reviewing for spelling concepts through motivating games like Boggle. Students practice study skills through interactive online games in cooperative groups. Also, Hero projects are a big focus where students learn about the importance of historical heroes. Keep up the good work third grade!
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