Mills Moments

Friday, March 11th, 2022

Hello Mills Families,

We have received communications recently from individuals living around John Mills School as well as parents reporting traffic and safety concerns for the students because of the pick up and drop off system not being followed. Please be mindful of the procedure shared about the system in place in our attempt to keep the students and their families safe coming to and going from school. Partnering together will keep the John Mills School community safer.


All 5th grade students will take the ISA (Illinois Science Assessment) the last week of March. The Illinois State Board of Education requires all public school fifth grade students take this test as a measure of their science knowledge. The test is computer-based and will be administered in three parts during the school day. More information will be sent home to 5th grade families next week.


Today is International SEL Day and as we celebrate, we are proud of the positive strides our students are making with increasing responsible decision making, social awareness, self awareness, self management, and relationship skills. It has been a journey this year and we are proud of the partnership with our students and their families to encourage students being responsible and respectful to themselves and others. This is part of having Trojan Pride.


Also, if you haven't already, view your child's report card! See how to view your child's report card by clicking below. We encourage families to view the report cards together and encouraging students to take the lead sharing their areas of strength as well as areas they see as a goal for improvement and plan ways to celebrate your student's achievements. Please contact Ms. Gomez, Assistant Principal, if you need assistance- gomezn@epcusd401.org.

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The Chicago White Sox came for a visit on Bully Prevention!

Southpaw and his emcee taught the students the 4 types of bullying to students in grades 1-5: Bigmouth Bullying, Hands-On Bullying, Stay Out Bullying and Cyber Bullying. Southpaw and his emcee shared ways to help prevent and Strike Out Bullies by using the PAWS method. PAWS is representative and clearly portrays positive ways to prevent bullying by Practicing Confidence, Always using your voice, Walking away and Standing up for others.
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Social Emotional Learning Day 3.11.22

Read along to the story 'The Good Egg' with your student(s). The book is about an egg who is always doing what it should, even taking care of the other eggs who are not doing their best. When the Good Egg's own shell starts to crack, it realizes that balance and self care is more important than perfection.
🍳 The Good Egg 🍳| Read Aloud for Kids!

We celebrated School Social Work Week! Mills is lucky to have Ms Edwards and Ms Faldani!

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Spring Music Concert Grades 3-5

Thursday, March 24th, 4-6pm

2824 North 76th Avenue

Elmwood Park, IL

The agenda for the Spring Music Concert is available here.

Parent Reminder

Do not bring animals to school. In accordance with Village Ordinance Sec. 5-15, animals are prohibited on public school property. We, therefore, ask when dropping off or picking up
your child, you adhere to this ordinance. No animals allowed on school property. Also, state law prohibits smoking on school property. No smoking on school property.

Memo from Nurse Gillespie

The State of Illinois requires all children in kindergarten and 2nd grade to have a dental exam. The dental exam is due by May 13, 2022. Click below for the form.

Spirit Wear

Order your school spirit wear here! All items ordered will be delivered to the school and distributed to students in March.

Yearbook Orders

Yearbooks are $15 this year and the deadline for ordering is 3/31/22. Order your 2021-2022 yearbook here.

Cafeteria Menu

The monthly menu for breakfast and lunch can always be found here. The menu is subject to change based on the availability of products each day.

Mark Your Calendars

Upcoming Theme Thursdays --->


March 16th- Board of Education Meeting at EPHS Auditorium 7pm


March 25th- Early Release Day


Spring break will be Monday, March 28-Friday, April 1st. Classes will resume on Monday, April 4th.


View our John Mills school calendar


View all of our upcoming district events by visiting our district calendar