Mustang Minute

August 2, 2019

New MES School Hours: 7:55AM-2:25PM


  • New Family Orientation

  • KDG Screening

  • Supply Lists

  • PowerSchool/Homeroom Teacher

  • 2019-2020 Yearbook Order

  • Physicals

  • Supply Drop Off/ Pictures

  • Parent Nights

  • Attendance Week 2018

  • New Staff

  • Millburn Before and After Care Information

  • Communication

  • Upcoming Events

  • EPIC News

  • Virtual Backpack

New Family Orientation

Being new to a school can be filled with anxiety and questions. We want to make transitioning to a new school comfortable for not only students but parents as well. Please join us for an orientation to Millburn Elementary. We will give you some information about the school and you will be able to take a tour of the building. This is designed for all families members to attend.

Who should come: New families to Millburn

Dates/Times: Monday, August 12 at 9:30AM OR Tuesday, August 13 at 5:30PM

Where: Millburn Elementary Cafeteria

Kindergarten Screening

All registered Kindergarten students will be screened next week, August 5th and 6th. If you have not signed up for a time, please contact the main office. Screening will last about 20-25 minutes. The purpose of screening is to see each student’s skill levels. All of our students come in with different skill sets and we just want to know where students are starting from prior to the first day of school.

Supply Lists

Don’t forget to check out the supply lists for the upcoming school year. There are lots of deals out there and I know many are eager to get supplies bought now. Follow the link below to see our district-wide list.

Powerschool/ Homeroom Teacher

You will be able to view your child’s homeroom teacher through the parent portal of PowerSchool starting on Friday, August 9th at 9:00AM. Kindergarten parents will receive their login information at Kindergarten Screening on August 5th and 6th. All other new families will have theirs sent home in the mail. If you encounter any problems with logging in, please contact the school office.

***Please note, parents and students cannot access Powerschool at this time. If you do not know your login prior to PowerSchool going live on August 9th, contact the main office.

***If you have not yet registered, you will not be able to access Powerschool. Please register ASAP.

2019-2020 Yearbooks

ORDER YOUR 2019 - 2020 YEARBOOK TODAY!! This year is going to be a great year and a MES Yearbook is a great way to remember your friends, classmates, and fun times. Order your yearbook for $12.75 starting August 15th. The prices will increase later this fall, so don’t wait. Yearbooks will be delivered to students before school lets out in June. Please find ordering information below and in the Virtual Backpack.


If you are missing a physical for your child, please make sure to schedule it before the start of the school year. Once school begins, it will be hard to find time to schedule an appointment.

Supply Drop Off/Pictures

Tuesday, Aug. 20th, 4-6pm

18550 Millburn Road

Old Mill Creek, IL

On August 20th we invite families to come to MES to drop supplies off in classrooms, get school pictures taken and enjoy a EPIC Ice Cream Social. All events start at 4:00 and run until 6pm. Pictures will be in the East and West Gyms and EPIC will be set up in the Cafeteria. We will open doors to the building at 4:00 and you can choose what event you and your child would like to do first. Students with last names from A-L will take their picture in the East Gym. Last names from M-Z will be in the West Gym.

Millburn is using a Proof Program,


No orders placed on Picture Day

Orders can be placed once the Proof Program Order Forms

are sent home with students, beginning of September.

***Early Childhood and SEDOL pictures will NOT be taken on August 20. EC/SEDOL pictures will be taken on September 5 during the school day.

Parent Night

Parent Night is an event that we hold for parents that allow teachers to discuss the curriculum for the year and classroom expectations. Here are the dates for Parent Night:

Kindergarten- August 19, 6:00-7:30 (Meet in Cafeteria)

1st-3rd Grade: September 16, 5:30- 6:45 (Meet in West Gym)

4th/5th Grade: September 16, 7:00-8:15 (Meet in West Gym)

Attendance Week: Sept 9-13

We have officially signed-up for the Regional Office of Education’s Attendance Week competition where Lake County Schools compete for the highest attendance rate the week of September 9th. The Attendance Competition promotes improved school attendance at the beginning of the school year, and emphasizes the need to attend regularly to receive full educational benefits. This is in collaboration with Attendance Work’s in promoting Attendance Awareness Month.

We have done well the last few years, but we want to try and be first place this year in Lake County!

New Staff

We would like to welcome our new additions to our Millburn Elementary teaching staff next year. We are excited to have them join our family and be a part of the Millburn COmmunity!

Mrs. Lisa Palmisano- 4th Grade

My name is Lisa Palmisano, and I am very excited to join the 4th Grade team at Millburn Elementary! I earned my teaching certificate and Master's of Arts in Teaching from Dominican University. I recently completed my seventh year of teaching. I taught 1st grade for two years, and 3rd grade for the past five years. I reside in Round Lake Beach, Illinois, and my family consists of my husband, my 7-year-old daughter, and my 4-year-old daughter. In my free time, I like to spend time with my family, friends, and dog. I also like to work on creative projects, read, play games, and do recreational activities.

Ms. Kelly Clendening- 4th Grade

My name is Kelly Clendening and this is my first official year of teaching! I have lived in Lindenhurst for 22 years and absolutely love this area and the people. I love hanging out with my family (mom, dad, and brother), camping, hiking, and really anything outdoors! I also love exploring and traveling to new places! This is my first official year of teaching and I could not be more excited! I graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in May with my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. I student taught in 4th grade at Herscher Intermediate School and fell in love with this age group! I am so excited for this next year and can not wait to meet the kids!

Mrs. Michelle Hauser- Art

Hello! I am excited to be joining the Millburn community. This is my tenth year as an art educator. I have my Master's degree in Teaching, a certification in Adaptive Art Education, and I did my student teaching overseas in Australia. Having taught kindergarten through high school, I am so fortunate to be back at the elementary level working with young students whose joy and passion for art make my job so much fun! When I'm not in the classroom, I enjoy painting, scrapbooking, traveling with my husband, son and daughter, and playing with my two sweet Siamese kitties at home. I'm looking forward to a great year and meeting everyone so please feel free

to stop by the art room and say hello!

Millburn Before and After Care (MBAC)

Are you looking for supervision fo your child for before or after school? Millburn offers our own on site program for our Millburn families. We are currently accepting registration for this year's program. Please visit the our website for information on MBAC and registration forms. If you have any questions, contact Jimichael Slaby at

MBAC Information


We encourage all families to reach out to us (teachers, administrators, office staff) if you have any questions or concerns you would like for us to address. We aim to make our school the best learning experience for your child and your input is valuable in making that happen. Do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to help!

Upcoming Important Dates


Our new parent group is very excited and working hard to get ready for the new school year.

Supply Kit Pickup: August 8th from 3-6 at Millburn Elementary School in the WEST Gym. Please note the room change. If you cannot pick up at this time, you can pick up kits at the Main Office during summer office hours (8 to Noon).

Ice Cream Social: Come see us at Supply Drop Off. We will have Spirit Wear, Car Magnets, Lockworks (pickup and a limited supply to sell), Committee information, Volunteer sign up and FREE Ice Cream.

Box Tops: Do you have an overload of box tops collected during the summer? You can drop them off at either school office. Please include your student’s name and grade. We will make sure they and their new classroom gets credit for it.

Upcoming dates:

August 8 Supply Kit Pickup 3-6 Millburn Elementary West Gym

August 19 Ice Cream Social - Middle School Supply Drop Off

August 20 Ice Cream Social - Elementary School Supply Drop Off

September 7 Millburn Kids Resale Donation Drive MMS 9 – 11

September 14 Fall Fest Noon – 4:00

September 21 Crafting Day MMS 9 - 9

Questions or concerns contact us at

Virtual Backpack

For our new families, the Virtual Backpack is designed to replace paper flyers and forms. Each week, we will update families on any new flyers placed int he Virtual Backpack. Use the red button below to access Millburn's Virtual Backpack. Items will be archived during the year in the event you need to view it again.

  • Picture Day Flyer
  • Yearbook Ordering Information

Mrs. Kari Gedville

Assistant Principal

Parent Resources