Mill Creek Magic Messages

News and Updates from Mr. Ortman and Mr. Murtha 9/1/2022

Mill Creek Welcomed Students Back to School!

Excitement abounded as our many of our students returned to Mill Creek and as we welcomed some new faces to our school! We saw lots of smiles, high-fives, and hugs along the way! Backpacks were filled with classroom items, and we saw many supplies make their way into the building (thank you, Mill Creek families).

We are glad to see our students back with us, and we trust you had a wonderful first week!

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Student Laptop Expectations

Central Bucks Technology & Innovation Department is asking us to stress the importance of laptop case use for students (grades 3-6) when they transport their laptops and when laptops are not in use for extended periods of time. At school, we will be stressing the importance and reminding students of the need to put their laptop in its case during these times (e.g. when taking a laptop from their classroom to specials class). We ask that you stress these practices at home, too. Thank you for your support!

Additionally, if your child loses or misplaces their laptop case, please reach out to the Mill Creek Main Office.

Important Dates

  • Friday, September 2-Monday, September 5 - Labor Day Weekend, No School
  • Tuesday, September 6 - Back to School Night, 1st and 2nd Grades, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 7 - Back to School Night, 3rd and 4th Grades, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, September 12 - Back to School Night, 5th and 6th Grades, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, September 16 - Food Truck Event @ Mill Creek, 4:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, September 26 - Rosh Hashanah, No School
  • Wednesday, September 28 - Kindergarten/1st Grade Picnic, 5-7 p.m.

Home and School Association News and Flyers

HSA in Need of Homeroom Parents for the 2022-2023 School Year!

Now that you know who your child's teacher will be this year, please consider becoming a Homeroom Parent!

The Home & School Association is still in search of LEAD Homeroom Parents for the following classrooms:

  • 1st Grade: Mr. Hartigan
  • 2nd Grade: Mrs. Dixson & Ms. Thomas
  • 3rd Grade: Ms. Sorenson
  • 4th Grade: Mr. Courtney
  • 5th Grade: Ms. Regec
  • 6th Grade: Mrs. Yarmolyk & Mrs. Murray

If you would like to get involved in your child's classroom for the 2022-2023 school year, please become a Homeroom Parent! Simply complete the form available through the link below!

Committee Sign-Ups!

Home and School Association is excited for the 2022-2023 school year. We have already started to plan many fun events for the students. We are looking for volunteers to make these events happen! Please use the SignUpGenius link to signup for Mill Creek HSA committees. Please indicate under the comment section if you would be interested in the lead position.

Important HSA Documents for Mill Creek Parents!

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It is so wonderful to have our building full of students, teachers, and staff again, as we kicked off the 2022-2023 school year! Students bring energy and curiosity to our building, and we thank you for sharing your children with us each day, as well as entrusting us with helping them to grow and learn. Teachers and staff are excited to be working with you as a team to guide our students along their learning and development journey. We take great pride in being a Mill Creek Community, and, although summer brings its own fun and enjoyment, our Community feels dormant when our building is not populated with our students, teachers, and staff!

We had an incredible first week of school... one during which students were happy and excited to be here. This will surely be a springboard into a fantastic 2022-2023 school year!

Enjoy the long Labor Day weekend... the unofficial last celebration of summer!

Shawn M. Ortman


John C. Murtha

Assistant Principal

Creekers' Code Winners!

Congratulations to our K-6th grade students being recognized this week for upholding our Creekers' Code tenets!

  • Cooperation
  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Effort
  • Kindness
  • Empathy
  • Responsibility
  • Support

Winners will be invited to the main office to select a prize. These recognized students are:

Instructional Spotlight - Ms. Yarmolyk, 6th Grade

There is a good deal of focus on building a classroom community during the first week+ of a new school year, and part of that can involve providing students with experiences that ask them to engage in teamwork. Ms. Yarmolyk wasted no time putting her students' teamwork skills to the test as they participated in a cup stacking activity with two pretty challenging rules - all students in the group had to be involved, and no hand could directly touch any of the cups. Given this challenge, Ms. Yarmolyk's students put on some impressive teamwork displays, and more than one group (after some trial and error) successfully completed the stacking activity. For those who did not quite complete all the stacking, they still seemed to have a fun experience during which much was learned about working cooperatively (and having patience!). Ms. Yarmolyk's classroom has already established a strong community foundation!
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Counselor's Corner

Extra-Curricular Opportunities/Community Events...

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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



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.

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!

District Laptop and iPad Care

Central Bucks Innovation and Technology Department has asked us to communicate the following regarding District-issued 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

We ask that, on inclement weather days, car riders post a placard with the student(s) family last name, so we can call in names for quicker dismissal. We will do our best to send a message out earlier in the day if we believe inclement weather dismissal is necessary for car riders. Feel free to use the placard template below if you find it helpful.
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Guidance Information

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Contact Information

Mr. Shawn Ortman



Mr. John C. Murtha

Assistant Principal