Mill Creek Magic Messages
News and Updates from Mr. Ortman and Mr. Murtha 12/9/2022
Mill Creek Chess Club Closes out its Fall Season!
An awards ceremony for the Fall 2022 Club Championship was held this past Tuesday. Head Chess Coach Alex Draifinger shared the following:
The Mill Creek Elementary School chess club had its Fall 2022 championship. The Champion was Bennett G. Second place award went to Dhruva M. Third place went to Drake L. The club awarded Rory A. a Citizenship Award for being most helpful with the various aspects in making the club run. Thanks to the administration, John Murtha and Bernadette Quindlen for helping in awarding the children. In addition to the championship, the club has chess lessons from its coach, Alex Draifinger and Asst Coach, Francesca Axe. Lots of fun, comradery, and life lessons were part of the experience!
If you are interested in taking part in this wonderful offering, see the information form for Spring Chess Club later in the newsletter under "Extra-Curricular/Community Events..."
Please Consider Supporting Mill Creek's Holiday Project!
- Monday, December 12 - Conferences (early dismissal) - No Kindergarten
- Tuesday, December 13 - Conferences (early dismissal) - No Kindergarten
- Wednesday, December 14 - Report Cards posted in Parent Portal at 1:00 PM
- Wednesday, December 14 - No PM Kindergarten (AM attends)
- Thursday, December 15 - No AM Kindergarten (PM attends in the PM)
- Monday, December 19 - Winter Music Concert - Band, Strings, and Choir, 7 PM
- Friday, December 23-Monday, January 2 - Winter Break (no school)
HSA Seeking Voluteers for Teacher Appreciation Lucheon!
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 Holiday Season, Mill Creek Community!
The Winter Holiday Season is a wonderful time for most of us, but it can be a difficult time for families in need. Challenges in providing for one's family during the Winter Holiday Season are magnified. As a school Community, we ask the Greater Community for their generosity through charitable donation drives like the Holiday Project. We also recognize that these asks can feel like a lot, especially when the national/world economic situation is not ideal.
If you are able to give to the Mill Creek Holiday Project, please know that we greatly appreciate your generosity. If you are unable to give at this time, please also know that we understand. For those who may be able to give just a little this year, we would ask that you consider donating to our upcoming Snowball Shootout, which will also benefit our Mill Creek Holiday Project. We ask for a $1 donation or whatever you can give. See flyer below for more details.
Thank you for your generosity to those in need this Holiday Season, whether that generosity is financial, simple acts of kindness, or both!
John C. Murtha
Instructional Spotlight - Ms. Thomas, 2nd Grade
Earlier this week (see picture below), they were practicing as a whole class!
REGISTRATION FOR STUDENTS ENTERING KINDERGARTEN IN FALL OF 2023 WILL OPEN ON NOVEMBER 7, 2022 (FIRST GRADE REGISTRATION WILL OPEN LATER THIS SCHOOL YEAR)!
2023-2024 New Student Registration
Kindergarten students MUST be five (5) years of age on or before September 1, 2023. No exceptions. Please note: Kindergarten program session requests (AM/PM) should be directed to the school once registration is complete.
2023-2024 Grade One Eligibility
First grade students must be six (6) years of age before September 1, 2023 (See Board Policy 201). No exceptions. The District does not make age exceptions for children who have attended an approved private kindergarten elsewhere.
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