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Jake Jorgenson, Principal at Millburn Middle School

Backpack Items:

click here to go to Virtual Backpack

Millburn Theater Presents Bad Auditions

Millburn Track Registration

8th Grade Graduation DVD Order Form

Millburn Spring Spirit Wear Order Form

Lakes H.S. Softball Camp

PTO Fun Run Registration

PTO Kids Resale – Pricing guidelines, Registration form

PTO Crafting Day Out 4/6

Echo Day Camp

Red Apple Preschool Letter and Registration

Race to Zero 5K at Independence Grove

WTHS Cheer Camps

Lindenhurst PD Camps, Soccer, Spring Break, Smarty Pants, Rocking in the Park, Easter Egg, Challenger British Soccer, Camp Exploration

Gurnee PD Camps, Soccer, Spring Break, Swim Lessons

WTGS Softball

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Millburn Theater

Mark your calendars now for this awesome production by Millburn's finest! This comedy is sure to entertain. Do not miss it!
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2019 National Junior Honor Society

Last night the NJHS conducted their induction ceremony of new students to NJHS. The ceremony is planned and hosted by the current members of NJHS. They did a wonderful job in welcoming these new students. Congratulations to each of you!

Parent Involvement in Millburn District 24

Over a year ago the Millburn PTO and Millburn Education Foundation sent out a survey to gather information on parent involvement at Millburn. Both groups wanted to poll our community to ask what parents were looking for in their Millburn parent organizations. The information collected in that survey led to the idea of forming a committee to look at combining the PTO and Foundation to better suit the needs of the community. A second survey was sent to see who would be interested in serving on the committee to tackle the task of looking at the specifics of this new parent organization.

Since the fall this committee has met monthly to discuss the pros and cons and what would be the best avenue in combining these two groups. The decision was made to maintain the 501(c)3 status to provide more fundraising opportunities to support the new organization’s mission. Once that decision was made, the committee reviewed both the PTO's and Foundation's bylaws to create the bylaws for this new parent organization, while following the legal requirements of the 501(c)3 status. The district’s attorney is currently reviewing those bylaws.

The committee plans to communicate the new parent organization’s name and mission in the near future to ensure a successful launch for next school year. Be on the lookout for more information on how you can be involved in the future of this ONE Millburn parent group.

Important Dates:

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4/1 Back to School (A day)

4/1 Track Practice Starts - please have registration form ready to turn in

4/2 Autism Awareness Day "Light it Up Blue" - Wear Blue!!!

4/3 Early Release

4/5 Graduation Picture Re-Takes

4/5 Activity Night

4/6 PTO Family Fun Run and Crafting Day

4/9 IAR Begins

4/12 PTO Kids Resale and Theater Performance

4/13 PTO Kids Resale and Theater Performance

PTO News:

o Activity Night

o Fun Run

o Spirit Wear – Online sale and Swap Shop

o Scrapping Day

o Kids Resale

o Box Tops

Activity Night at MMS

The last Middle School Activity Night for 2018-19 is on Friday, April 5th. The theme for the night is DISCO. Survey will go out next week to the students for song recommendations.

Students may choose to dress for the theme by wearing their most creative interpretation of the theme. This is a chance for them to be creative, however, please adhere to the dress code regarding short/skirt length, no masks, and no showing of any undergarments. Failure to abide by these rules will result in the student being asked to return home to change.

There will be a DJ & NITRO BALL!!!!



6th grade-6pm, MAIN entrance

7th/8th grade-6:30 pm, MAIN entrance


6th grade-8:30pm, MAIN entrance

7th/8th grade-9:00pm ACTIVITY entrance

For PICK UP, please pull in and find a parking spot. You can meet your child at the canopy area. You can also use the pick up late, but if everyone does this, the line of traffic will stretch out to Route 45! No students will be allowed to walk or ride a bike home.

Admission to the event is $2.00. Drinks, candy and pizza will be available for purchase.

All students attending MUST have a current student ID to show at the door. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE. Students CANNOT go to their lockers to retrieve forgotten ID’s, as the hallway doors are locked. Also, all students must have a permission slip to attend Activity Night on file. If you need to leave before the Activity Night is over, YOUR parent must come inside the building and sign you out!

The rules are NOT negotiable!

MMS PTO Activity Night Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for volunteers to help us, so please join us, Friday, April 5th for a night of crazy chaotic fun (without phones or electronics)! We can use all the help we can get: serving up food & drinks to the masses, coordinating Bingo and just watching all the rooms of activity. Please sign up at For more information, reach out to Rimi Singh and Becky Varga at

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Spirit Wear

Online sale: Looking for new spirit wear for the spring? Or is your 5th grader ready to get their new Middle School spirit wear? The flyer is in the virtual backpack. Last opportunity to get the combined logo!

Swap Shop

Want to swap out Spirit Wear your children may have outgrown for something new (to them)? Drop off a Spirit Wear Item and get a ticket for a different item at the Swap Shop. Don’t have any to swap? Join us at the Swap Shop – all items $5.00!

2 Spirit Wear Events:


Spirit wear will be dropped off at the below listed school activities. In addition, you can drop off items at MES or MMS in the front office or email to coordinate a pickup (before April 5). For every item donated to the recycle drive, your will receive a ticket for our “Swap Shop” for the exclusive shopping time.

Swap Shop

Saturday, April 6 at MMS in conjunction with the Millburn Family Fun Run. Exclusive shopping time from 8-9am for those who donated and received a ticket. Remaining items go on sale from 9:30-11am for $5 per item.


Kids Resale

Today is our first drawing to get 75% of your sales, make sure you turn your registration form in as soon as possible. The next drawing is March 29th.

Spring break week is a great time to tag items for the sale.

Sign up to volunteer and be eligible to shop the pre-sale before we go live to the public. Go to to sign up.

If you have a student that would like to volunteer please click the link below.

Spring 2019 Student Volunteers for Kids Resale