Mustang Minute

May 7, 2021

Thank you to EPIC for all the wonderful things you did for our staff this week! We greatly appreciate it!

Topics

  • Be Seen and Heard Presentation
  • Picture Day Sign-Ups
  • Plant Sale (NEW)
  • EPIC News (Updated)
  • Virtual Backpack (NEW)

Be Seen and Heard Presentation- Next Wednesday

Erin’s Law, House Bill 6193 was signed by Governor Pat Quinn on January 24, 2013. This law requires schools to implement an age-appropriate sexual assault and abuse awareness and prevention curriculum for grades pre-K through 12. It is recommended that four communications a year on Erin’s Law be made available to all students.


Victor Pacini, a survivor of sexual abuse, author and motivational speaker, will be assisting Millburn Elementary in implementing this mandate. Mr. Pacini’s program is developmentally appropriate, interactive, and aligned with learning standards. The focus of his presentation is to teach children basic skills to keep them safe from dangerous or abusive situations. The concepts that will be discussed are:


  • Distinguishing safe from unsafe touches

  • Safety rules at home and school

  • Saying “NO”

  • Safe/Unsafe Secrets

  • It’s not the child’s fault if someone touches him or her

  • Telling a trusted adult



Mr. Pacini will be presenting to our students on Wednesday, May 12 via Zoom. We will also do follow-up discussions with the students on May 17, 21, and 24.



Requests to Opt-Out: If you prefer that your child opt-out of this prevention education session, please email your child’s classroom teacher.

Picture Day Sign-Up

Picture Day is coming up next Thursday from 3:00PM-6:00PM. With the circumstances this year, these will be optional for families. Last names A-K will be at Millburn Elementary and L-Z will be at Millburn Middle School. Use the links below to Sign-Up.

Plant Sale

Saturday, May 15th, 9-11am

18550 Millburn Road

Old Mill Creek, IL

We are happy to say we will be having a small plant sale. This is a stop by and pick out your specimens sale. We have been nurturing, in our experimental hoop house and cold frame, some of your past favorites that have proven successful in your yards: various tomatoes and jalapeno peppers. No lettuces or cucumbers. Some other flowering plants will be available too.

EPIC News

General Assembly Meeting: Tuesday, May 18th at 7:00 via Zoom.


EPIC Board Elections: Nominations are now open. We have the following position open for elections:

President

Treasurer

Communication Relations Director

Corporate Fundraising Director

All nominations are due May 10th. See the virtual backpack for more information.

Please contact president@millburnEPIC.com for nominations, more information or any questions.


MMS Virtual Book Fair: Get ready for your Caudill summer reading book – shop our Scholastic Book Fair from May 3-16. There are so many books to choose from along with Caudill books. Orders will be directly delivered to your home. Book Only Orders of $25 or more ship free. Click the link below starting May 3rd.

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/millburnmiddleschool3


8th Grade Farewell

Celebration: 8th Grade Families – Invitations are mailed. If you did not receive one please reach out to us.

We will be holding this Millburn tradition for our graduates on Friday, May 21st . Our FRIENDS themed evening is for our graduates and their parents/guardians only.

Things to look for in the 8th Grade Newsletter:

Survey for gift – please complete by May 1st

Sign up for the event – Closes May 14th.


7th Grade Families:

We need your help! You will receive an email in the upcoming days about volunteering. I takes many hands doing simple tasks make this night a success. Remember next year the 7th grade families do all the work for you to have a memorable evening. If you have any questions please contact:

president@millburnEPIC.com


Supply Kits: Supply kits now live! Be prepared for next school year without ever leaving the comfort of your home. Avoid the crowds and have their supplies delivered straight to your home. Kit editing and free shipping through 6/21! See the virtual back pack for more information.


Millburn Family Virtual Fun Run: Thank you to everyone who registered and completed this year's first ever Millburn Family *Virtual* Fun Run! 106 people participated in this year's event. Thank you to our corporate sponsors, volunteers who helped put together the race bags, and to Mr. Jorgenson, Mr. Rowlands, Ms. Michel, and Ms. Hoetzer for the virtual warm up video. As a reminder, if you have not picked up your race bags in the Middle School foyer, please do so as soon as possible. We look forward to next year's event in the Spring of 2022!


Spirit Wear:


Masks: Millburn masks available (mustang/elementary and cougar/middle school). Online orders will be taken each month and submitted at the end of the month. You will be notified by email when your orders arrive at the school and can be given to your child's teacher or pick up.

Next order due March 30th https://millburn2021.itemorder.com/


Magnets and Water Bottles: Magnets and water bottles are available for purchase. Magnets are the blue and red color scheme with both school logos, while water bottles are available in either Mustang red or Cougar blue. For more information and to order, visit https://millburnepic.com.


Amazon Smile: Holiday Shopping? Or online shopping just because? Do you use Amazon? Consider making your orders through Amazon Smile –Millburn EPIC will get a percentage of every order done in our name. See the virtual backpack for the easy instructions.


Box Tops: We are continuing to collect box tops Drop them off at school. There is a bin for Box Tops (labeled Drop Your Box Tops Here) by the Main Entrance Doors of each school. Or pick them up from your porch, contact us as boxtops@millburnEPIC.com.


Jimano’s $$: Are you ordering dinner from Jimano’s? Look on your pizza box for the ‘Piece of Education’ logo and save that tab - Jimano’s will donate back to Millburn for each one of those saved! Turn these into the school with your Box Tops, add them to our bin, or let us pick them us Contact us at

boxtoplabels@millburnepic.com


Coca-Cola Give: Coca-Cola Give is a new destination for donating to your school. Each bottle of Coca-Cola products has a code on the inside of the bottle cap. (Not just soda – Dasani water, Powerade, Honest, etc).

2 Ways to give us the codes:

Enter the codes online

https://us.coca-cola.com/give/ Click Donate to your Local School. Enter Millburn Middle School or Millburn Elementary School (please make sure it is for the Illinois school NOT the New Jersey one). Join or sign in when you have an account.

Or

Send us the caps: contact us at boxtoplabels@millburnepic.com. Send them in, drop them off in a bin, or contact us for contactless pick up.


Check out our website for information www.MillburnEPIC.com or follow us on Facebook

Virtual Backpack

Girl Scout Information, Boy Scout Information (See Below)

Cub Scouts - Millburn Pack 87 Rocket Registration

At Pack 87 you can have fun with your friends, learn a lot (especially outdoor skills), and go to places that you might not otherwise go. We've been waiting for you. We're your Millburn school classmates. We're looking forward to seeing you, and your parents at the registration event, where we will be launching rockets!

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