Mustang Minute

October 16, 2020

“There are three things that I've learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.” It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Topics


  • Little Ceasar's Fundraiser
  • Picture Day
  • Halloween Activities
  • EPIC Family Fun Night (NEW)
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • November 2nd and 4th
  • Meals for Students
  • IXL At Home
  • D.E.A.M.
  • EPIC News (Updated)
  • Arbor Management Opening (NEW)
  • Virtual Backpack (Updated)

LITTLE CAESAR'S PIZZA KIT FUNDRAISER

This is the perfect fundraiser at the perfect time!

Millburn is once again selling Pizza Kit's from Little Caesar's. The money from this fundraiser will go towards PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) at both schools!

Start Date: October 1st

Orders and Payment Due: October 18th

Pizza Kit Pick Up: Week of November 9th

Location: Millburn Middle School 3pm to 6pm


How to order??? Easy! Easy!

Go to www.PizzaKit.com

Click on "Products" then "Shop"

Select - "Ship Order to the Group"

ID# is 384255

Millburn Elementary School Picture Day


Wednesday, October 28, 2020


Ready, Set, Smile!

It's FALL picture day at Millburn Elementary School. Please make sure your child is dressed and ready for this memory-making opportunity.


Remote Students Picture Day

Pictures for Remote students will be taken from 1:00 pm -3:00 pm on Wednesday, October 28th in the Cafeteria. Remote students, please see the times listed below. Please enter through the doors Activity Entrance Doros on the North Side (MBAC Entrance).

  • 1:00- 2:00pm (Remote students last name starts with A-L)

  • 2:00- 3:00pm (Remote students last name starts with M-Z)


We look forward to seeing those smiling faces!


*All students will be photographed. No Payment is needed at this time*

*Approximately two weeks after picture day, a flyer will be sent home with your student. The flyer will include a Ticket Code for your student's picture along with instructions for ordering pictures.

*Please avoid wearing shades of green as you will be photographed against a green screen.

Halloween Activities

This year, we will NOT be able to do our typical Halloween celebrations, which includes the wearing of costumes. Instead, each grade level will be doing their own activities within their rooms on Friday, October 30, either in-person or remote.

EPIC Family Fun Night: Virtual Bingo and Costume Contest

Friday, Oct. 30th, 6-7pm

Virtual

Come (virtually) and play BINGO with other families. Prizes for each game winner and a Grand Prize winner. You MUST register by 4pm October 30 to participate in BINGO. Cards and Zoom link will be emailed to you an hour before the event. PLUSOnline COSTUME CONTEST. Submit pictures by OCTOBER 23rd. We will have online voting. To vote you will need to be signed up on the Millburn EPIC website. If you have not registered for the directory yet go to www.MillburnEPIC.com to register.

See below for more details about our Halloween BINGO and Costume Contest Family Fun Night.

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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Dates: Monday, November 2 and Wednesday, November 4.


Times: 12:00PM-7:00PM


Teachers will be meeting with parents via Zoom for conferences this year. Parents will be sent times to sign up on Monday, October 19 by your child's homeroom teacher. Each conference will be 20 minutes in length.


With conferences occurring sooner this year, please note that reports cards will not be sent home until a few weeks later. Trimester 1 does not end until November 13. Report Cards will be sent home on November 20.

No School- Tuesday, November 3 (Election Day...New Illinois Law)

November 2nd and 4th

With conferences occurring, November 2nd and 4th will be half days. We have decided that those days will be remote for students on both of those days. Those days will be SYNCHRONOUS and students will Zoom in with their teachers. Only our Structured Learning Programs (SLP) will be in school on those days.


Here are the times for grade levels on those days.


K-2: 8:00-11:00

3-5: 8:30-11:30

Meals for Students

We are continuing to provide meals to families this year. Last month, a sign up was sent out to families who wish to receive meals. The families on this list will be given meals daily for children to take home. Students will receive lunch for that day and breakfast for the following day. On Fridays, students will receive meals for each day over the weekend. Families on this list do not need to inform the teacher of taking meals. If you wish to be added to this list to receive daily meals, please contact Mrs. Sikorski at lskorski@millburn24.net.


In addition, our in-person classroom teachers will be asking the rest of their classes if they would need a meal for that day only. Students that raise their hand will be added to the count and be given lunch for that day and breakfast for the following day. Please touch base with your child if you wish for them to take a meal home.

IXL At Home

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D.E.A.M.

October is HERE and we wanted to make sure you had your October DEAM Calendars ready to go! 3rd-5th grade students can take a picture of their completed September Calendar and email to emichel@millburn24.net or ghoetzer@millburn24.net. K-2 students can take a picture in SeeSaw and upload it to their PE class journal. We will do a raffle for September winners during next Thursday's PE lessons! Have fun and keep moving!

Mrs. Michel and Ms. Hoetzer


K-5 DEAM Calendar

3-5 DEAM Calendar (remember, you just need to pick one)

EPIC News

Board Elections: Our candidate biographies can be found in the Virtual Backpack. There are five EPIC board positions up for election this year: Vice President, Secretary, Community Fundraising Director, Elementary Activities Director and Middle School Activities Director.

All positions are two-year terms. Full descriptions can be found on the EPIC website at www.millburnEPIC.com or in the Virtual Backpack. Questions please contact president@millburnEPIC.com


Please review our candidates. The election will be held online from October 21-23. Elected individuals will be announced on October 30th.


Family Fun Night: Virtual BINGO and Costume Contest, Friday, October 30th from 6-7pm. Come (virtually) and play BINGO with other families. Prizes for each game winner and a Grand Prize winner. You MUST register by 4pm October 30 to participate in BINGO. Cards and Zoom link will be emailed to you an hour before the event. PLUSOnline COSTUME CONTEST. Submit pictures by OCTOBER 23rd. We will have online voting. To vote you will need to be signed up on the Millburn EPIC website. If you have not registered for the directory yet go to www.MillburnEPIC.com to register.

See the virtual backpack for more details about our Halloween BINGO and Costume Contest Family Fun Night.


Box Tops: Get ready for the first box top collection date – Friday, October 16th! Starting next week, there will be a bin for your Box Tops by the front doors of the school labeled: “Drop Your Box Tops Here”. You have so many choices to get your baggies of Box Tops into us before October 16 – A bin at school, send them in with your child if they are in person, or let us pick them up from your porch! For every 25 box tops submitted, your child will be entered into the random $25 Target Gift Card Raffle.


Please email us at: boxtoplabels@millburnepic.com for any questions.


Don’t forget to scan your grocery receipt to earn digital Box Tops for Millburn! We see who is scanning their receipts with the new ‘Give Credit’ option on the app. These students will receive credit and be entered into the raffle!


Spirit Wear:

Masks: Millburn masks available (mustang/elementary and cougar/middle school). Online orders will be taken each month and submitted at the end of the month. You will be notified by email when your orders arrive at the school and can be given to your child's teacher or pick up.

Next order due: October 30th. https://millburn2020.itemorder.com/sale

Magnets and Water Bottles: Magnets and water bottles are available for purchase. Magnets are the blue and red color scheme with both school logos, while water bottles are available in either Mustang red or Cougar blue. For more information and to order, visit https://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.


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, add them to our bin, or let us pick them us Contact us at

boxtoplabels@millburnepic.com


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.

Or

Send us the caps: contact us at boxtoplabels@millburnepic.com. Send them in, drop them off in a bin, or contact us.

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Arbor Management Opening

Arbor Management is Now Hiring!

Looking for Friendly Faces to Serve your Community!


Be an important essential worker and serve the students in your community at Millburn Dist 24!

Arbor is looking for Food Service Workers to help pack up food for our students.


Food Sanitation Manager Certificate is a Plus!


Hours: 8am-2pm


Please e-mail your resume to kwells@millburn24.net or call 630-415-8059


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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Virtual Backpack

Parent Resources