Mustang Minute

November 13, 2020

“Your child is least interested in what the report card says.
All that matters to him / her is what you say on seeing the report card.”
Manoj Arora


  • Report Cards (NEW)
  • Fall MAP Reports (NEW)
  • Meals Next Week (NEW)
  • Specials Office Hours (NEW)
  • Art To Remember
  • November D.E.A.M
  • EPIC News (Updated)
  • Arbor Management Opening
  • Virtual Backpack (Updated)

Report Cards

Report cards for Trimester 1 will be sent home on Friday, November 20. This year, the distribution of report cards will be different.

K-2nd grade families will receive an email from their homeroom teacher with a copy of the report card. These report cards are standards-based and will list skills for the different subject areas. Teachers will use a 3-point scale to reflect the progression of each skill.

3rd-5th grade families will receive an email from our messenger system with your child's report card attached. This will be new for us, but we are excited about this new distribution system. These report cards will have traditional grading (A,B,C) for all subject areas. Specials will be Pass (P) or Incomplete (I).

Our goal is to make sure that parents know how students are doing in regards to grade-level skills. We want to avoid other factors into grades that may not reflect an accurate picture of the student's learning (work ethic, behavior). Yet, we also need to have evidence on how students are developing with skills. If a child is not turning in or showing the teacher their work, the teacher may not be able to give a grade. In these cases, Incompletes (I) may be considered. For these cases, your child's teacher will communicate with you ahead of time.

Fall MAP Reports

Earlier this year, many of our students were administered the MAP assessment in the areas of math and reading. We traditionally send these results with report cards. This year, MAP reports will be available for families to pick up in the main office. We will look for ways to send these electronically in the future.

Meal Pick-up Update


Meal pickup for the week of November 16, 2020 will be from 2:45 - 3:45 pm on

  • Tuesday, November 17 - 2:45 - 3:45 pm
  • Thursday, November 19 - 2:45 - 3:45 pm (typically on Friday)

We will be offering

  • a 7 day Frozen Holiday Pack and
  • the normal 4 day pack that typically is distributed on Friday.

We will be doing the normal deliveries on Tuesday and Friday of the week of November 16, 2020. If you want the 7 day Frozen Holiday Pack, you will need to pick this up at Millburn Elementary School at the main office entrance on Thursday, November 19 from 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. We will not be delivering the 7-day Frozen Holiday Meal Pack due to the large size of this meal pack.

We would like to get a count of the number of Frozen Holiday meal packs that we need to have ready. If you are interested in picking up either the 7 day Holiday Pack or the 4 day normal pack or both, please email Laura Sikorski by 1 p.m. on Monday, November 16, 2020. We know that some of you may have limited refrigerator and/or freezer space, so we are asking you to email Laura ( to give us the following information:

Parent Name

# of Children 18 or under

Names of Children

Please indicate which of the following you want:

  • The 7 day Frozen Holiday Pack
  • The typical 4-day pack
  • Both the 7-day Frozen Holiday Pack and the typical 4-day package

Specials Office Hours

Starting with the 2nd trimester, Specials Office Hours are going to move to 1:00pm - 1:30pm. You can still find the links in SeeSaw and Schoology in your Specials classes. Please join us if you need help with your Specials lessons!

Art to Remember

If you wish for your child to participate in Art to Remember this year, please don't forget to drop off your art project at school. Make sure your child's first and last name is written on the back of the artwork and place it inside a large ziplock bag to protect it. There is an Art bin located in the front lobby for collection. The due date is Monday, November 16th. If you have questions, please email

Thank you for your support! Mrs. Hauser

D.E.A.M November

October is almost over already! Please have students who have completed their October DEAM calendars take a picture of them and submit them. K-2 students should upload them to their PE SeeSaw Page and 3-5 students should email them to or

Please print or copy down your November DEAM Calendar (See Below). Remember, this is something that can be done IN ADDITION to the weekly PE Lessons.

Have fun and stay healthy!

Mrs. Michel and Ms. Hoetzer


Spirit Wear: Online Winter Sale – are you looking for a special gift? Check out our winter sale of Millburn Spirit Wear. Short Sleeve and Long Sleeve Shirts, Sweatshirt, Zip up Jackets, Pants, Hats and Masks! Sale starts November 6th. All orders are due November 20th. Delivery will be December 6th – we will notify all buyers about delivery when the orders are complete. See the flyer in the virtual backpack.

Go to to purchase items.

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: November 30th.

Amazon Smile: Holiday Shopping? Or online shopping just because? 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.

Box Tops: We are continuing to collect box tops Drop them off at school. There is a bin for Box Tops (labeled Drop Your Box Tops Here) by the Main Entrance Doors of each school. Or pick them up from your porch, contact us as

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

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

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 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 Send them in, drop them off in a bin, or contact us for contactless pick up.

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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 or call 630-415-8059


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Virtual Backpack

Nothing New

Parent Resources