Mill Hill Update

Mill Hill Elementary School

Mill Hill Named U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School!

The U.S. Department of Education announced on April 20, 2023, that Mill Hill Elementary School in Southport, CT is among the 2023 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees. Mill Hill students, staff, and parents have led the charge for driving sustainability and health in our school with such initiatives as a cafeteria milk carton recycling program, Trex recycling program, school garden, outdoor classroom, and cafeteria composting. Furthermore, we continue to maintain an environment that cultivates and sustains the well-being of the whole child, including programming for mental, social, and emotional health. Being named a 2023 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School is an accomplishment that is a representation of who we are as a school community. We have received recognition in the past for being a school that functions and believes in a strong partnership with our families. We have always worked together, side by side, to be the best that we can be for our children, all the while modeling responsible citizenship, integrity, achievement, and kindness. I am so proud we have been recognized for our efforts. I want to thank the leadership efforts of Laena DeMelo, our Elementary Program Facilitator, and our PTA Presidents, Ely Fatehi and Lisa Alberts, and our Green Team Student Leaders, Anna Cook, Ava De Martino, and Kate Ryan. Thank you to those who have supported our initiatives, including Jason Avila, Christine Paradis, Hope Thornton, Veronica Ciccarone, Larry Zankel, Melinda Hamilton, Anne Lowinger, Lindsay Totino, Meghann McKale, and Mary Hogue.

Congratulations Quinnipiac University Men's Hockey and Rand Pecknold!

Mill Hill would like to congratulate Rand Pecknold and the Pecknold family on an amazing 2023 NCAA Division I Men's Hockey season and thrilling Championship! Rand has served as the Quinnipiac Men's Hockey Head Coach for 29 years. He has orchestrated a rise to Division I for the school, which culminated in a National Championship this year. Congratulations Rand on a well-deserved accomplishment!
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Thank You, First Selectwoman Kupchick!

First Selectwoman Kupchick visited Mill Hill last week to speak to our 4th and 5th graders on government, being the leader of this wonderful town, and all things Fairfield! Thank you First Selectwoman Kupchick!
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Upcoming Dates

5/3 Walk, Bike, Roll to School Day!

5/3 5th to 6th Grade Parent Night at RLMS

5/10 PTA Meeting: We will discuss Safety & Security

5/17 Spring Concert

6/7 5th graders visit RLMS

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Kindergarten Registration

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Hello Parents!

Registration for incoming Kindergarten students for the academic year 2023-2024 has begun! Please see attached registration procedures.

Once you have scheduled an appointment at Central Office, please call 203-255-8320 or email us ( at Mill Hill to let us know the date of your appointment.

The two dates for Kindergarten Orientation/Visitation are May 10 & 11, both at 2:00. Our office will assign your family a date once you register. If your child will NOT be attending Kindergarten at Mill Hill this coming fall, please reply to this email to let us know.

We look forward to having your kindergartener join the Mill Hill family! Please share this message to any neighbors or friends that might have an incoming kindergartener. Thank you!

Kids Heart Challenge/American Heart Challenge

Thank you to Mr. Cino and our generous Mill Hill Community! Together we raised $4,789.35 with our school's recent Kids Heart Challenge/American Heart Challenge program.

Families and schools are critical links in providing the foundation for cardiovascular wellness in our country. Our support and participation in the Kids Heart Challenge/American Heart Challenge makes a tremendous impact in helping millions of Americans through increased awareness of cardiovascular disease, lifesaving scientific research and critically needed education efforts.

5th to 6th Grade Parent Night at RLMS

Dear Parents/Guardians of Incoming Roger Ludlowe Middle School 6th Grade Students:

We are beginning the process of the transition from elementary schools to middle school. We have scheduled a parent orientation (students do not attend) on Wednesday, May 3rd, at 6:30 p.m. in the Roger Ludlowe Middle School auditorium. The presentation will highlight a "typical" day for a 6th grader at RLMS along with a tour of the building. Please SAVE the date.

We hope to see you there!

Megan Tiley - Principal
Karin Shaughnessy - Assistant Principal
Steve DeAngelo - Assistant Principal

Grade 5 Visit to RLMS

On June 7, our current 5th graders will visit RLMS. They are greeted by school administration and get a sense of what classes will be like. They will be led through navigating a typical day in the life, including lunch (the highlight of the visit).

Dad Joke Alert!

What do you call an elephant in a phone booth?