Mustang Minute

August 30, 2019

Have A Wonderful Labor Day Weekend

****Early Release Next Wednesday at 12:55****

Our first full week of school went great! Our students have done an exceptional job getting back into the school routine. Our Kindergartens are impressing us every day! Mrs. Gedville and I are going into classrooms and seeing students engaged in reading and great conversations. Our students are being respectful to each other and setting examples for their peers.


What a great start of the school year!

Topics

  • Elementary Media Center Information (NEW)
  • Millburn WebStore (NEW)
  • MAP Testing (NEW)
  • School Spirit Days (NEW)
  • MAP Testing
  • MES Specials Rotation Information
  • Hot Lunch Procedures
  • 2019-2020 Yearbook Order

  • Parent Nights for 1st-5th

  • Choir Information (NEW)

  • Attendance Week 2019

  • Communication

  • Upcoming Events (Updated)

  • EPIC News (Updated)

  • Virtual Backpack

Elementary Media Center

Students have been busy taking tours of the Media Center and checking out books. K-2 students are allowed to keep their library books for 1 week and must bring them to school on checkout day. Your child’s classroom teacher can let you know when their checkout day is.

Grades 3 – 5 can keep their books for up to 2 weeks. Students who finish early may return them early, and arrange with their classroom teacher to come to the Media Center to check out a new book.


The attached document has more specifics about late books and lost or damaged books

Millburn WebStore

The Millburn WebStore is available! Parents can now pay for activity fees, sports fees, and more! Simply go to store.millburn24.net to access the Millburn WebStore.


The Millburn WebStore and PushCoin Wallet have replaced Revtrak. Please do not make payments to RevTrak after today.


In the Millburn WebStore, you will have the option to make payments with a credit card, bank account, or for some items your child’s PushCoin Wallet. To add funds to your child’s PushCoin Wallet, go to www.pushcoin.com

School Spirit Days

The first Wednesday of each month are our Spirit Days. Students can wear any Millburn gear they have or wear our school colors (red, white, black). Our first Spirit Day of the year will be next Wednesday, September 4th.

MAP Testing

Students in 1st- 5th grade will do our fall testing in reading and math the week of September 9th. Students are administered the MAP assessment (Measure of Academic Progress). This computer-based assessment allows us to see what skills students have mastered and skills they need to focus on. Our goal is to see continued growth in students, no matter what skill level they are at. Below is a quick video about the assessment.
MAP information for parents

Special Rotation/Calendar

All K-5 students have Specials every day. Students rotate on a five-day schedule which includes PE, Art, Technology, Music, and another day of PE. We provide families with our Specials Calendar so you know what Specials will occur on certain days throughout the year. You can find this information on our website using the link below.


https://il02218195.schoolwires.net/domain/1245

Hot Lunch Procedures

With the transition to PushCoin, our hot lunch procedures have changed. Instead of students handing over a ticket to receive their hot lunch, students will now enter their 5 digit ID number that is assigned to them at Millburn. For the first few months, students will have ID cards in the cafeteria for them to grab and use to input their ID number. It is our goal that students will begin to memorize their numbers and not need the ID cards. Kindergarten students simply hand their card over instead of typing them in. We hope that we can transition our KDG students into typing the ID number by mid-year.

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 . 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.

Parent Night

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


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)

Choir

La la la la! Mr. Gorr would like to invite all 4th and 5th grade students to join our Millburn Elementary Choir. Choir meets afterschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting September 17th. We hope to see, or rather, hear you there! Registration Forms can be found following the link below.


Choir Website

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 jslaby@millburn24.net.


MBAC Information

Communication

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 Events

9/3- Beginning Band Registration- 4-7PM

9/4- Early Release @ 12:55

9/9-9/13- MAP Testing for Grade 1st-5th

9/9-9/13- Attendance Week

9/14- EPIC Fall Fest

EPIC News

Lockerworks: Still looking for a Lockerwork? Go to MillburnEPIC.com or see the flyer in the virtual backpack to order. Orders due Friday, September 6th.


Kid’s Resale: REGISTRATION TO BE A SELLER IS OPEN!!!

Are you unable to sell at the resale? You can still help by donating your kid’s outgrown toys and fall/winter clothes.



Our donation drive is next week -

Saturday September 7th 9-11 am at Millburn Middle School

What you can donate:

•Fall & Winter, clean, re-sellable clothing

•Toys, Puzzles, games, books

•Gently used bikes and kid’s sports equipment

•Baby Gear: Strollers, High chairs, Bouncy Seats, etc.

•Misc. Items: Yard toys, doll houses, Kitchen Sets, etc.

Questions please contact us at millburnkidsresale@yahoo.com

Come shop the Resale October 18th and 19th

All proceeds from donations go 100% to Millburn EPIC

PLEASE LIKE US ON FACEBOOK AND SHARE OUR NEW PAGE- MILLBURN KIDS RESALE!!!


Fall Fest: Join us for our first community event - Millburn Fall Fest September 14th, 12pm - 4pm at the Elementary School. What a great way to kick off the school year, hang out with friends and meet other parents. We have pony rides, inflatables, food, 50/50 raffle, teacher/student activity, games and prizes! See our Student Council Booth and our Community Garden this year too.

Volunteers are needed to make this event successful, please sign up at www.milllburnEPIC.com

Advance Tickets: Pick up any advance ticket purchases at the Fall Fest Ticket table.

Any questions, please contact Catherine Kelly - fallfestival@millburnEPIC.com.


Crafting Day: Calling all Crafters! 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).


Millburn Community – Dinner Out: Thank you to everyone who came out to Five Guys on Thursday.


Upcoming dates:

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 millburnepic@gmail.com

Virtual Backpack

  • LockerWorks Information
  • Fun Fluency Club Flyer

Mrs. Kari Gedville

Assistant Principal

Parent Resources