Mill Creek Messages

News from Mr. Ortman and Miss Braksator - February 9th

Upcoming Events

Friday, February 12th - Mill Creek Spirit Day and Pep Rally

Monday, February 15th - No School - President's Day

Friday, February 19th - School Spirit Day - Crazy Hair Day

Friday, February 26th - School Spirit Day - Shrek Day

PSSA Dates

Please see the 2016 PSSA dates below for your information. Please mark you calendars, as it is important for students to be in attendance during the assessment sessions.

  • April 12th - 15th - English/Language Arts - Grades 3-6 ( Tuesday - Friday)
  • April 19th - 21st - Mathematics - Grades 3-6 (Tuesday - Thursday)
  • April 26th & 27th - Science - Grade 4 (Tuesday & Wednesday)
  • Elementary Progress Reports

    As the 2nd marking period has come to a close, Elementary Progress Reports will be available online though the Parent Portal on Wednesday, February 10th at 9:00 AM. A blast email will notify parents when the document is ready to view. This is a great opportunity to gain feedback on your child's strength and goal areas. We encourage parents to open and view the progress report on the Parent Portal. If you have not set up a Parent Portal account, please click HERE to set up an account.

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    January's Mill Creek Café

    A big thank you to Home and School and Mrs. Fink for organizing an awesome Mill Creek Café! Students from 1st through 6th grade and two teacher representatives enjoyed a Super Bowl themed lunch.

    VIP Lunch

    On Friday, January 29th, Mr. Ortman and Miss Braksator had the pleasure of joining our VIP Lunch winners for a pizza lunch! The students were nominated for the VIP lunch based on their fall fundraising efforts!

    Principal for a Day

    On Monday, February 1st six students joined Mr. Ortman and Miss Braksator as Principals for the Day. The students were nominated for Principal of the Day based on their fall fundraising efforts. The principals were a huge help as they visited classrooms, created PowerPoints, and helped Mill Creek celebrate Counselors' Week! Thank you to all of our Principals for the Day!

    2016-2017 Kindergarten Registration

    The 2016-17 Kindergarten Registration began on October 26th. Please follow the link for Kindergarten registration information and paperwork.

    News from the Gym!

    In the month of February, MC students will continue participating in our district's fitness assessment program, CB Fit. CB Fit promotes a comprehensive approach to physically educating the “whole child.”

    The heart of our program is focused on ways to stimulate personal growth and provide opportunities for individual success. These mandatory tests will be administered to students in grades 3-6 and introduced to students in grades 1 & 2.

    Listed below are the tests and areas of assessment:

    Pacer = Endurance

    Shuttle Run = Agility

    Flexed Arm Hang = Upper Body Strength

    Pull-ups = Upper Body Strength (optional)

    Sit & Reach = Flexibility

    Sit-ups = Abdominal Strength

    During the next couple of weeks, students will be practicing and participating in the Pacer test. The Pacer test measures heart, lung, and overall cardiovascular endurance by running back and forth across a 15 meter distance (49.2ft) at a specified pace which gets progressively faster each minute.

    If not already documented with the school nurse, please email me with any medical conditions/needs.


    Mrs. Kristen N. Leuthe

    Health & Physical Educator

    Shrek Fundraiser

    On February 16th -19th we will be having an amazing fundraiser. We will be selling awesome Shrek ears to wear the week of February 22nd. The ears will be sold for $5.00 apiece. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be donated to the Ron Lamar Scholarship Fund. Ron Lamar was a beloved music teacher and band director at Tohickon Middle School. He passed away in June, 2015. A scholarship was established in his memory. One senior from Central Bucks School District, who is pursuing music in college, will be awarded the scholarship. The Shrek ears will be sold in the lobby the mornings of February 16th - February 19th. Your child will be able to wear the ears during the week of February 22nd to support our school production of Shrek. In addition, the ears can be worn for our Shrek spirit day on February 26th. Thank you for your support of our fundraiser and school play.

    Open Your Heart Project

    In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Mill Creek is launching a school-wide project. The purpose of this project is to provide necessary personal items to individuals in our community who are currently receiving support.

    We are asking each grade level to donate items which will be delivered to those in need. Please send your child to school with his or her item no later than Friday, February 12th.

    The following is a list of items being collected this year across all grade levels:

    · Toothpaste/toothbrushes/mouthwash

    · Shampoo and conditioner

    · Soap/body wash/antibacterial hand soap

    · Deodorant

    · Lotion/wet ones for face and hands/tissues/pens

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