Mulino Mustang News

March 12, 2023

Principal's Message

Dear Mulino Families,

Did you know that students with regular attendance (attending school 90% or more of the time) are more likely to succeed? Attendance is important for all grades. For example, students with chronic absenteeism, missing 10% or more of school are less likely to master reading by the end of third grade. Absences impact your student whether they are excused or unexcused absences.

At Mulino Elementary, students missing 18 or more days of school in a year are considered chronically absent. Currently, 38% of Mulino Elementary students are considered Chronically Absent, with attendance below 90%.

Parents and guardians can monitor their student’s attendance through ParentVue (contact our office if you need assistance). We know there are many obstacles that can impact students attending school from mental and physical needs to other barriers. If you need assistance with food, transportation, mental or physical health resources, or tips and tricks to support attendance please let us know. We’re happy to help.

We are looking forward to a great week,

Principal Hall

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Swimming Lessons

Update on swimming for 4th graders:

Students' last LESSON will be on Monday, March 13 and their FREE SWIM DAY on Tuesday, March 14.

Our 5th graders will begin swimming on April 3-14th. Please ensure your student has a swimsuit that fits and they feel comfortable wearing it.

Parent & Teacher Conferences March 15-17

Our teachers are looking forward to connecting with each family during our scheduled conference time. This is a great opportunity for families to have a one-on-one conversation with their child's teacher. Please schedule a time that works to come into the building or meet virtually with your child's teacher. Use the following link to signup for a time.
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Women's History Month

A courageous advocate for gender equality for women from a young age, Billie Jean King accepted a challenge to play a match against former number 1-ranked tennis player Bobby Riggs. In doing so, she launched her fight for parity into the worldwide limelight.

Billie Jean King

It was 1973, and Riggs, a top men’s player in the 1930s and 1940s, was now a 55-year-old self-described hustler and male chauvinist. He claimed the women’s game was so inferior to the men’s game that even someone as old as he was could beat the current top female players. He challenged and defeated Margaret Court 6–2, 6–1.

Billie Jean, who had previously rejected challenges from Riggs, realized she now had to play him and accepted his challenge to disprove his baseless assertions.

Car Line Reminders

We are working hard to make car lane drop-off safe and efficient for everyone. We want students to be able to join their classrooms and get their day started on time.

When dropping off in the car lane, be sure to do the following:

  • Have your children gather backpacks, coats, etc. once you enter the car lane so they are ready to go when you reach the drop-off zone
  • Pull forward in the drop-off zone as far as you can
  • Once stopped within the drop-off zone, please let your child out. Please don't stop early as this causes the line to slow for everyone
  • Drivers remain in the vehicle if possible while students exit cars
  • If you need to assist your child in exiting the vehicle, please exit as quickly as possible
  • Watch for and follow signals from our staff
  • Students arriving after 9:10 AM will be directed to enter the school through the main office

Mulino Parent Group

Hello Mulino Families!

Our next MPG meeting will be on Wednesday, March 22 at 6:30 pm. We would love to see families join us to hear what is happening at our amazing school and ways for parents to be involved.

We will be hosting our Carnival on April 14, following Kindergarten Round-Up, we need lots of volunteers to make this successful. If you are able to help plan, set-up, clean-up or work at a booth please let us know as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or would like to help in any way with our school please contact

Flash Alert

We encourage all families and community members connected to the Molalla River School District to subscribe to our FlashAlert System for notification in emergency situations. We use it for weather-related emergencies as well as other situations that might require immediate notification of our public. You can subscribe to this electronic notification system and receive emails or text messages. Please subscribe below:

Molalla River School District FlashAlert


Safe Oregon provides 24/7 services for Oregonians to anonymously or confidentially report student safety concerns (suicidal ideation/thoughts, cyberbullying, child abuse, drug/alcohol abuse, etc.) and will pass this information on to school personnel and law enforcement (when necessary).

You can file a confidential report by:


Text or call 844-472-3367

Report on the tip line

Upcoming Events

March 15 - 17 - Parent & Teacher Conferences

March 27 - 31 - Spring Break

April 14 - Kindergarten Round-up @ 5:00pm

April 14 - Mulino Carnival @ 6:00pm

Mulino Elementary

Mission: Success for All Students

Vision: All members of our community are committed to providing a safe and inclusive learning environment that cultivates empathy, provides challenging opportunities, and fosters lifelong learning.