Mill Creek Magic Messages
News and Updates from Mr. Ortman and Mr. Murtha 1/6/2023
Mill Creek Welcomes Winter!
If the warm weather we had earlier this week is an indication of the winter for which we are in store, snow and snow days may not be part of the 2023 winter season, but we imagine there are many Creekers who are hopeful for at least a little snow in which to play at some point before spring arrives!
Happy New Year and Happy Winter!
- Monday, January 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (no school)
- Monday, January 16 - MLK Day "Souper Bowl" Collection @ Mill Creek - 2-4 p.m.
- Friday, January 20 - Spirit Day - Color Challenge (Wear Your Grade Level's Assigned Color!)
Kindergarten - Yellow
1st Grade - Blue
2nd Grade - Green
3rd Grade - Red
4th Grade - Orange
5th Grade - Purple
6th - Rainbow
- Friday, February 24 - 6th Grade Color Games, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
6th Grade Families - Middle School Orientation Coming Soon!
Volunteer to Help During our 6th Grade Ice Skating Party!
The Circus is Coming to Mill Creek - Limited Tickets Available! Get Yours Today!
FROM MR. ORTMAN and MR. MURTHA
Happy New Year, Mill Creek!
We know it can be difficult to come off of an extended break, so it was just incredible to see how energized our students and staff were as we returned to school from Winter Break this past week! While our students and staff enjoyed their time off, they seemed excited to share some Winter Break adventures and to interact with peers and colleagues they had not seen in over a week. There were many classroom teachers who commented about what a focused and productive week they had - kudos to you, Creekers!
As we have crossed into 2023, the importance of our Community is a constant. Considering this, the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (Monday, January 16) is an opportunity to support the Mill Creek and greater Community. 5th Grade teacher, Mr. Molenari, is bringing back the MLK Day "Souper Bowl," for which our students and Community have the opportunity to make soup at home or solicit soup donations from local eateries for donation to the local food pantry. Soup donations will be collected at Mill Creek on Monday, January 16 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. We can even provide soup containers if you need them - just have your child see Mr. Molenari, and he can furnish them with some to bring home.
Thank you for an incredible start to 2023 and for considering making a "Souper" donation on January 16!
Have a great weekend!
John C. Murtha
Instructional Spotlight - Ms. Angelo, 5th Grade
Calling all 5th and 6th Grade Students Interested in Reading Olympics...
Extra-Curricular Opportunities/Community Events...
FROM OUR SCHOOL NURSE...
REQUIRED HEALTH EXAMINATIONS FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR:
The State of Pennsylvania mandates the following health examinations:
- Students entering Kindergarten and all students new to the district-- Dental Exam and Physical Exam
- Students entering Grades 3 and 7--Dental Exam
- Students entering Grade 6 and 11-- Physical Exam
DENTAL EXAM FORM---https://www.cbsd.org/cms/lib/PA01916442/Centricity/Domain/403/Forms/dentalexam_formH514027.pdf
PHYSICAL EXAM FORM-- https://www.cbsd.org/cms/lib/PA01916442/Centricity/Domain/403/PHYSICAL%20EXAM%20form%202012.pdf
Parents are urged to have physical and dental examinations completed by their family physician or dentist. Exams may be completed any time after September 1, 2021 The completed health forms are due to the health office no later than October 15, 2022. Please keep a copy of the health form for your records.
For Qualifying Families, Apply for Free and Reduced Lunch - It's Easy!
- English: https://vimeo.com/748146211
- Espanol: https://vimeo.com/748143109
Voluntary Information Sharing Across Programs for Free and Reduced Lunch Families...
Dear Mill Creek Families,
Please see the link below to a form that allows Free and Reduced Lunch families to share their information with other programs and ease the burden of having to sign up for support for each one individually.
Thank you, and have a great day!
Estimadas familias de Mill Creek,
Consulte el siguiente enlace a un formulario que permite a las familias de almuerzo gratuito y reducido compartir su información con otros programas y aliviar la carga de tener que inscribirse para recibir apoyo para cada uno individualmente.
¡Gracias, y que tengas un gran día!
Student Laptop Expectations
Additionally, if your child loses or misplaces their laptop case, please reach out to the Mill Creek Main Office.
District Laptop and iPad Care
- Please encourage your children to use their laptop/iPad bags for carrying devices in school, at home, and to and from each location.
- Please encourage your children to report issues/problems with their devices, so they can be properly address and fixed as soon as possible.
- The laptop/iPad payment fee covers accidental damage. Intentional damage may result in a family being billed for the damage.
Schools will be communicating these messages in school as well.
We appreciate your support!
Inclement Weather Procedures for Car Riders - Dismissal
New Volunteer Procedures...
Mr. Shawn Ortman
Mr. John C. Murtha