Message from Mr. Chase

MH - Home of the Mind & HeartClick here for the latest message from Mr. Chase.

Celebrating Our Wellness Week!

fun run 2014Click here or on image above for Mill Hill Fun Run flyer and registration form

 

 

Calling All Mets Fans!

Check out this special offer to all Mill Hill families, friends, and staff!  Just mention Mill Hill School to get the discount.  See below for detail:

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My name is Matt Felsenfeld and I currently work in the Front Office with the New York Mets and Saturday, September 27th at 7:10 the Mets are hosting the Houston Astros and following the game there will be an Austin Mahone concert that will be open to those who attend the game. We are running a special discount for young students, families, faculty, and friends to encourage them to come out and enjoy this event at Citi Field. Please contact this email or my direct line listed below so that I can apply these discounts for your seats. Simply include the school that you are from and you will receive the discount!

Promenade Reserved seats are cut down to $10 for this game!
 
Caesars Box Seats and Pepsi Porch seats are only $15!
 
And finally Baseline Box / Baseline Silver seats are just $20!

All of these prices are AT LEAST 50% off their normal price, so it is a great time to take advantage. Please email or call my direct line listed below if you are interested in this offer, because you cannot access this offer by simply buying online. Check out our stadium seating chart online and take a look where these seating areas are because they are a great place to watch the game.

Thanks for your time and go Mets! (CLICK HERE FOR OFFER DETAIL AND SEATING CHART)

-Matt Felsenfeld

A Thank You From a Local Father

Check out this great article by Thomas Lawlor, a Southport dad.  He mentions a few of our wonderful staff members from Mill Hill.
http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/opinion/article/A-Father-s-Journal-So-many-Fairfield-things-to-5764024.php

A thank-you note that columnist Thomas Lawlor meant to send ... but never did: "Thank you to the Mill Hill School staff, including Jackie Skultedy, Joan Huff, Suzanne Grigg, Larry Shire, Deborah Crossly, Jeanne Gaughan and Tara Carlson. Other teachers have touched our lives but somehow elementary stands out the most. To the teachers of Fairfield, we couldnít buy enough stamps to thank you enough." Photo: Contributed Photo / Fairfield CitizenA thank-you note that columnist Thomas Lawlor meant to send … but never did: “Thank you to the Mill Hill School staff, including Jackie Skultedy, Joan Huff, Suzanne Grigg, Larry Shire, Deborah Crossly, Jeanne Gaughan and Tara Carlson. Other teachers have touched our lives but somehow elementary stands out the most. To the teachers of Fairfield, we couldnít buy enough stamps to thank you enough.” Photo: Contributed Photo

Mill Hill Family Movie Night!

family_movie_nightMill Hill Movie Night!

Join us Friday, Sept 26th
For Mr Peabody & Sherman at Mill Hill playground field, 6pm
Forms due in Friday September 19th, no drop offs
cash only for pizza truck and concessions.
Bring a chair or blanket to sit on.
It’s not too late to join in on the fun!  Come and pay at the door!

Any questions please contact Jennifer Mallek (jmallek@amgen.com), Kerry Gueterman (kerrygueterman@gmail.com or Terilyn Esse (terilynesse@mac.com)

Click here for more information.

Cub Scouts Registration is Now Open!

Scouts Registration flyerCLICK HERE or on the IMAGE for an enlarged version of the flyer

Cub Scouts is year round excitement. Come join the fun. All Boys Grades 1 to 5 Welcome – Sign up Tuesday September 23rd from 6:30 – 8 in the APR. Contact Bob Weber if you have questions at 203-508-5963 or robert.j.weber@verizon.com. The cost is $99 for the year.

Register for Stop & Shop’s A+ Rewards for Mill Hill Today!

SS-Logo1Have you registered for Stop and Shop’s A+ Rewards program yet?  It is an easy way to raise money for our school.  You earn points with each purchase made using your Stop & Shop Card that benefits the school you have registered with your card.  Sign up today.

link for instructions:

http://millhillpta.com/programs/fundraising/stop-and-shop-rewards/

 

Get Ready for Our 2nd Annual Walkathon!!!

poster2014Calling all students, faculty and parents! Get ready for our second annual Walkathon! The Walkathon will take place during school hours. All students will attend an assembly and be asked to seek pledges from family and friends to support their efforts. Your support for a successful event is needed. 100% of the money raised from this event will go directly to support PTA programs that benefit the entire student body. Packets will come home on September 15th. Volunteers are needed to help with preparation, as well as on the day of the event. If you are interested in joining the excitement to make this year’s Walkathon a big success please contact the event chairs Elizabeth Courtney (xeaux@yahoo.com.), Sue Domizio (domizio@sbcglobal.net), Ellen Kelly  (ellenfletcherkelly@sbcglobal.net) or Jen Loya (jklpub@optonline.net). Thank you!!

Open House Schedule

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OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE has changed! You have spoken and we have listened! We believe this new schedule will help accommodate those of you with more than one child at school. After Mr. Chase and Wendi Malone welcome you all, the teachers will speak for 2 identical 20-minute sessions so you will be able to visit more than one classroom. Here is the breakdown:

7:00-7:25
Principal/PTA President Talk & Back to School Slideshow

7:25-7:30
Travel to Session 1

7:30-7:50
Session 1 (Classroom Teacher Presentation)

7:50-7:55
Travel to Session 2

7:55-8:15
Session 2 (Classroom Teacher Presentation)

Looking forward to seeing you all on THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 11 at 7:00 pm!

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PTA Calendars

The PTA calendar has been updated.  You can view the most up to date version online or download a PDF version by clicking on the graphic below.

PTA Cal PDF

September Hot Lunch Menu

The September hot lunch menu has been posted!  You can find it here:

September 2014 Hot Lunch Menu

Sept 14 Lunch Menu

Grand Opening of the Kyle Winslow All Abilities Playground

THANKS to everyone who came out for the Grand Opening of the Kyle Winslow All Abilities Playground.  It was a beautiful event and the kids love the new playground.  What an amazing turn out!!

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Letter from Mr. Chase – Five-Day Rotating Schedule

Dear Mill Hill Elementary Families,

Starting in the 2014-2015 school year, the elementary schools in Fairfield will be using a five-day rotating schedule using letter names for each day (Days A, B, C, D, E). This means that your child’s class will be assigned a specials schedule (Physical Education, Art and Music) that meets on a given letter day rather than a day of the week. By doing this we achieve the goal of having more equitable distribution of special area class meeting times. Under the old Monday to Friday system, students who had Art on Monday would not have had the same amount of instructional time as students at the same grade level who had Art on a Wednesday due to the nature of the school calendar. With a rotating schedule, the school days missed due to holidays or professional development will no longer impact the special areas instructional time.

Additionally, we will be introducing a new specials class to elementary students called Tech Time. To provide consistent direct instruction in technology, our Library Media Specialists will be teaching students during Tech Time based on the Library Media curriculum. Tech Time will also follow the five-day rotating schedule.

The five-day schedule is “locked in” so that it does not create confusion. In other words, if there is a snow day, and students miss “B Day”, we come back to school on “C Day” as shown on the calendar. Missed days will be added at the end of the year. This “locked in” format allows everyone to know what letter each day is well in advance.

We plan on reviewing the effectiveness of this five-day rotating schedule to inform our plans for the 2015-2016 school year. We will be sure to include an opportunity for parents and students to provide us feedback.

CLICK HERE for a FAQ sheet about the five-day schedule and a 2014-2015 school calendar with letter days identified. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have at 203-255-8320.

Sincerely,

Kevin Chase, Principal

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2014-2015 Student Letter & Parent Packet

MH - Home of the Mind & HeartPlease be sure to view the 2014-2015 Student Letter and Parent Packet from Mr. Chase!

STUDENT LETTER 2014-2015

PARENT PACKET 2014-2015

FAMILY HANDBOOK 2014-2015

 

Please send in Back to School photos by Sept 5

Submit your photos to be used in te Back to School slide show. Please send any pictures from the first few days of school to mhslideshow@gmail.com The deadline for picture submission, for the Open House Slide Show is Sept. 5

 

First Day of School!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

9:00 am – 10:15 am Welcome Back PTA Coffee

Please come join us for refreshments in the APR. This is a perfect opportunity to meet other parents, say hello to everyone and sign up for some great volunteer opportunities for the year. It’s a great way to start the year!

Playground Grand Opening and Back to School Family Night August 26

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

4:30-5:00pm All Abilities Playground Grand Opening

5:00-7:00 pm Back to School Family Night

Come join us on the Mill Hill Playground at 4:30 for a welcome back celebration! All Mill Hill families are invited and we look forward to meeting the new families joining our school community. What a great way to meet new friends and reconnect with familiar faces.

Check out the amazing Food trucks and Ice Cream truck that will be available for purchase for dinner and dessert:

Meltmobile Food Truck  -  www.meltmobilect.com

Firehouse Grill Food Truck –  www.fdchefs.com

Ben’s Ice Cream Truck - www.bensicecreamtruck.com

Dissmissal Notepads

The PTA has extra dismissal note pads.  If you would like purchase extra you can drop your $ in an envelope marked “PTA notepads” to the main office with your name.  The note pads will be distributed weekly.  They are $2 for PTA members and $4 for non members.  If you have any questions please contact Alicia Westerlund or Jen Morgan at mhsptamembership@gmail.com.

Welcome to the new Mill Hill PTA online home!

Welcome to the Mill Hill Elementary School PTA website

The Mill Hill PTA is an energetic, creative, and fun group of parents, teachers, and staff working together to give our children the best educational experience possible.  The work the Mill Hill PTA volunteers do supports over 40 committees that enhance our school’s curriculum and builds community spirit- with that many committees, there is truly something for everyone.  We hope you will share your time and talents with the Mill Hill PTA.  Please check the sight often as it constantly being updated.

If ever you have questions or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact us at millhillpta@gmail.com