July 3, 2020
“The United States is the only country with a known birthday.” – James G. Blaine
- What to do this summer! (NEW)
- Art to Remember
- EPIC News
- Virtual Backpack
What To Do This Summer!
Experts suggest keeping to a routine, limiting screen time, maximizing outdoor time (where possible), and keeping the learning going. But how to do all that? Below offers you a variety of no-cost tips and ideas for keeping kids happy, productive, learning, and doing.
This article details many ideas for making reading a special, fun, and exciting family activity. It's a pre-pandemic article, so be creative in thinking about how some of the activities could work just as well on Zoom.
Ok, only virtually, at least for now. But there are so many parts of the world to explore, and a too-hot or too-rainy summer day is the perfect time for a virtual adventure. Who knows? Maybe next summer in real life!
The New York Times has created a special calendar that allows you to get in sync with the solar system. Find a spot with as little light pollution as possible, pack a snack, and watch the night sky like it's a movie.
Why spend $ when you don't have to? There's no time like summer to do it yourself, make it yourself, maybe even sell it yourself!
- Here's a great recipe for DIY playdough (too old for playdough? How about slime?)
- Here's an easy way to make your own bubbles and bubble wands.
- Or repurpose outgrown blue jeans into cute tote bags
- And then there's the lemonade stand... here's a great book that teaches kids (of any age) the tools and skills for managing their own business.
Are you going nuts imploring your kid to help? Or do you have toddlers and you're thinking about how to help teach them responsibility? This article that breaks down everything you need to know to get your kids helping around the house.
Volunteering at a young age is a great lesson in community and responsible citizenship. We all feel better about ourselves and our world when we give to others. Here's a simple volunteer idea that works well for kids of all ages during covid.
Lifetouch was shut down due to COVID and is currently working with a smaller staff for safety purposes. Unfortunately, we do not have information as to when the yearbook will be delivered. Once it has been delivered, families will be made aware and will be informed of how they will be distributed. We apologize for the delay.
If you are still interested in purchasing a yearbook, there is still 15 -20 left for sale. You can purchase it on Push Coin. Once you have done that, please email the receipt, along with your child's name and homeroom, to Miss Maier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art To Remember
Supply Kits: 2020-2021 Supply Kits available to order. Socially distant school supply shopping has never been easier. New this year: new company and home delivery!
***Delivery of kits to your home
***Can order until July 15th (delivery charges will apply)
Kits available to order until July 15th.
Check your student’s supply list in the Virtual Backpack and then Visit the website blow.
Box Tops: Don’t forget about your Box Tops! If you would like to submit any Box Tops that you have, please email us at: email@example.com. We will be happy to pick them up from your porch or mailbox. Any Box Tops submitted over the summer will be saved for the 2020-2021 school year and your child will get credit for their new classroom. Don’t forget to scan your grocery receipt to earn digital Box Tops for Millburn!
Jimano’s $$: Are you ordering dinner from Jimano’s? Look on your pizza box for the ‘Piece of Education’ logo and save that tab - Jimano’s will donate back to Millburn for each one of those saved! Turn these into the school with your Box Tops. Have a lot and want to give them now? Contact us at
Coca-Cola Give: Coca-Cola Give is a new destination for donating to your school. Each bottle of Coca-Cola products has a code on the inside of the bottle cap. (Not just soda – Dasani water, Powerade, Honest, etc).
2 Ways to give us the codes:
Enter the codes online
https://us.coca-cola.com/give/ Click Donate to your Local School. Enter Millburn Middle School or Millburn Elementary School (please make sure it is for the Illinois school NOT the New Jersey one). Join or sign in when you have an account.
Send us the caps: contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will sent up a pick up time and we will do the work for you.
Board Elections: We are going holding elections in the fall. Open positions will be: Vice President, Secretary, Community Fundraising Director, MMS Activity Director and MES Activity Director. If you are interested in a position and would like to reach out to us please contact us at president@millburnEPIC.com.
Amazon Smile: Do you use Amazon? Consider making your orders through Amazon Smile –Millburn EPIC will get a percentage of every order done in our name. See the virtual backpack for the easy instructions.
For more information visit our website at www.millburnEPIC.com
Questions or concerns contact us at email@example.com
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