Mills Moments

Friday, May 13th, 2022

Trojan Pride is on the Rise

Every new beginning starts with another beginning's end. This school year is quickly wrapping up and we are planning some more fun activities for our students and celebrate our successes. A new beginning starts on Tuesday, May 17th for our groundbreaking ceremony kicking off our construction project getting under way later this month. If you are able, please join us from 5-6pm by Door 5 along 76th Ct. for the ceremony.

We received a large number of submissions for the art and essay contests for "Building a Brighter Future" as part of our construction celebration. Thank you for encouraging your student(s) to participate. The winners of the art contest are Abbigail Valenzuela, second grader, and Kevin Dabros, fourth grader. The winners of the essay contest are Astrid Suarez, second grader, and fifth grader Santiago Vasquez.

The PTA at John Mills is quite active finding ways to support our students and teachers. We thank them for the Teacher Appreciation Week recognition of our faculty and staff and all the support and encouragement they provide throughout the year.

As a reminder, please be sure you have parent portal established with PowerSchool if you have not already done so. You will need an account to register your student for the upcoming school year as well as receive important information whether sent via text or email. There will be one more mailing being sent in the coming days.

With Trojan Pride,

Mr. Frank Kuzniewski and Ms. Natalia Gomez
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Student Chromebooks

Students will be keeping their Chromebooks over the summer, unless they are graduating or know they will not be returning to the district in the Fall. Parents may choose to have the District hold on to the Chromebook if they are not comfortable keeping them over the summer. Contact to make arrangements for summer storage.
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  • Registration for full and half day kindergarten is open.
  • To register, students must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2022.
  • Any homeless child shall be immediately admitted to District 401, even if the child or child's parent/guardian is unable to produce records normally required to establish residency. District 401's liaison for homeless children is Director of Student Services, Dr. Kari Smith. You can contact Dr. Smith by sending an email to:
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Multicultral Night - Click for more info!

Celebrating our families and our many cultures making us better together. We hope you will join us for our Multicultural Night on May 23, 2022 at Elmwood Park High School.

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

May 16th - May 20th Book Fair

Tuesday, May 17th- Groundbreaking Ceremony 5:00-6:00

Thursday, May 19th- Kick-off Event 5:00-6:30

Monday, May 23rd- Multicultural Night

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

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