Cougar Catch 2/8

Jake Jorgenson, Principal at Millburn Middle School

Backpack Items:

click here to go to Virtual Backpack

MMS Theater Club Sign up - Auditions 2/20

MMS Literacy Club Sign up - First Meeting Monday 2/4

WHS Summer School Spanish for Spanish II Honors

Author Skype Visit at MMS – Book Pre Order (info below)

Talent Show Flyer and Permission Slip

PTO Kids Resale – Pricing guidelines, Registration form

PTO Crafting Day Out 4/6

Red Apple Preschool Letter and Registration

Lacrosse - Warren Youth - Registration ends March 3rd!!!

Warren Township – Mindfulness class

Gurnee PD Camps

WTGS Softball

Gurnee Rotary Charitable Dance Flyer – Two age groupings

Youth and Family Services – Classes at Warren Township

New Newsletter Format Trial

Thanks for the positive feedback on the new format of the newsletter. Here are some interesting details..

1. We had 485 views!

2. 118 liked the newsletter!

3. Parents in 63 locations viewed the newsletter! Farthest was Tokyo Japan!!

4. Almost 100 viewers accessed the virtual backpack link!

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National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

Letters to 7th and 8th grade students that meet the academic criteria of a cumulative grade point average from 6th grade to current of 3.85 will be mailed by February 8th. Those that get a letter will be invited to complete the candidate information form. This form will be due back to the school by February 20th.

A faculty council of five members will then evaluate the candidate forms. All students will be notified of the faculty council's decision by mail by March 10th.

The NJHS Induction Ceremony will be held at MMS in the West Gym on March 21st, at 6pm.

Child Safety - Videos on our Website

We have provided a few safety videos for families to use with their child(ren). We encourage families to visit the site and review these videos with your child. Videos provided include Pedestrian Safety, Bike Safety, Pool Safety, Child Passenger Safety, Handwashing, Fire Safety, and Lightning Safety. We will continue to add resources over the course of time.

Child Safety Videos

Important Dates:

click here to be directed to the full building calendar

2/8 Lakes High School Bully Plays for 7th and 8th grade

2/8 Band Field Trip / Wrestling Field Trip

2/12 Farewell Celebration Meeting for 7th grade Parents

2/13 PTO Meeting at MES 9am

2/13 Choir Festival District 117 at Lakes

2/14 8th Grade Play at 7pm

2/15 8th Grade Play at 7pm

2/16 Kids Resale Donation Drive 9-11 am Main Entrance

2/18 No School - President's Day

2/19 Mid Quarter - Check Schoology for up-to-date grades

2/21 Talent Show 6-8pm MMS Cafeteria

PTO News:

o District Talent Show

o 8thGrade Farewell Celebration

o Kids Resale

o Spirit Wear

o Dinner Night Out

o Fun Run

o Scrapping Day

Talent Show Permission Deadline Extended:

Thursday, February 21 at 6PM. All Millburn Students are welcome to participate in the talent show but must attend Thursday, February 7 rehearsal from 6PM-8PM. Acts can be individual or small groups and can include singing, dancing, playing an instrument, gymnastics, karate, baton, jump rope, magic or any other school appropriate talent you may have! Any questions? Please contact Tracy & Sherri:

Kids Resale


Are you unable to sell at the resale? You can still help by donating your kid’s outgrown toys and fall/winter clothes.

Our donation drive is next week - Saturday February 16th 9-11 am at Millburn Middle School

What you can donate:

•Spring & Summer, clean, re-sellable clothing

•Toys, Puzzles, games, books

•Gently used bikes and kid’s sports equipment

•Baby Gear: Strollers, High chairs, Bouncy Seats, etc.

•Misc. Items: Yard toys, doll houses, Kitchen Sets, etc.

Questions please contact us at

Come shop the Resale April 12th & 13th

All proceeds from donations go 100% to Millburn PTO


Spirit Wear

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.


-Kids Resale Donation Drive (Feb 16 from 9-11am at MMS)

-Talent show (Feb 21 at 6pm at MMS)

-PTO meeting (March 12 at 7pm at MES)

-Family Fun Night (March 15 from 6:30-8pm at MES)


Swap Shop

Saturday, April 6 at MMSin 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.


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PTO Dinner (or Lunch) Out at MOD Pizza!!!

Monday, Feb. 18th, 10:30am-9pm

6447 Grand Avenue

Gurnee, IL

Please visit MOD pizza in Gurnee on Monday, 2/18 anytime between 10:30am – 9pm and mention you’re there for the Millburn fundraiser and the school receives 20% of those sales! It is an easy and efficient way to fundraise for the school with delicious pizza or salads to boot! You do not need to show a flyer or anything. Just make mention in person at time of order.

Thank you for your continued support!