The Father/Daughter dance is coming up on January 20th from 7pm-9pm. All grades invited!
Please RSVP by January 18th.
Email Danielle Bartlett with questions at email@example.com
And Suzanne O’Neill at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to volunteer for snacks.
The Father/Daughter dance is coming up on January 20th from 7pm-9pm. All grades invited! Please RSVP by January 18th. Email Danielle Bartlett with questions at email@example.com And Suzanne O’Neill at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to volunteer for snacks.View full post
Homework Club is resuming on Wednesday, January 4th! All students, grades 3 through 5, are invited to stay after school for an hour of quiet time on Wednesdays to finish homework, read, get one-on-one tutoring, work on special projects, or explore the computer and library resources at Mill Hill. Here are the dates for Winter term …View full post
Above & Beyond Winter Session 2017 begins on Tuesday, December 6th at 6 am and ends on December 13th. Please log on to ourstudents.info/mhs/home to register. You must be a PTA member in order to sign up for these classes. Please contact the Above and Beyond chair with questions.View full post
The Father/Daughter dance is coming up on January 20th from 7pm-9pm. All grades invited!
Homework Club is resuming on Wednesday, January 4th! All students, grades 3 through 5, are invited to stay after school for an hour of quiet time on Wednesdays to finish homework, read, get one-on-one tutoring, work on special projects, or explore the computer and library resources at Mill Hill. Here are the dates for Winter term 2017: January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22. Students are not required to attend every week. If your child is not already signed up and would like to join, please contact Mr. Chase or Elizabeth Courtney. The Homework Club is a free resource offered by Mr. Chase and the School of Excellence Committee.
Save the Date! Mill Hill’s Annual Holiday Craft Party is coming up Wednesday, Dec 14th from 3:30-5:00pm. Grab your friends and join us for a fun afternoon filled with cocoa, cookies, and crafting! This year we will be making a “Let it Snow” banner — perfect to hang in your home all season long!
Information will be sent home this week with RSVP details and cost. If you have any questions, please email Amanda Bonneau. Hope to see you there!!
The Odyssey of the Mind program teaches students to learn creative problem-solving methods while having fun in the process. Mill Hill has participated in this program in the past, but in order to bring it back to Mill Hill, we need your help! If anyone is interested in learning more about this program, we have attached the following link. Additionally, our Board of Education representative Jen Maxon Kennelly has reached out to offer assistance to any parents interested in learning more about or heading up OM for Mill Hill School. Please email us if you have any interest.
It’s that time of year again for the Reflections Contest at school! Reflections is a national PTA contest for arts and literature. Categories include literature, visual arts, photography, dance choreography, film production, and musical composition. The theme this year is “What is Your Story?”. All submissions should incorporate this theme. Entries are judged on theme, mastery of medium, and originality. Click here for the entry form and rules. Information was sent home with your child last week. Submissions may be turned in at school from December 1st – January 9th. Late entries will not be accepted. If you have any questions, email Reflections Chair Alissa Gatenby.
The Holiday Season is upon us and our Mill Hill Social Worker will be coordinating the gift-giving program for children within our school district. If you are interested in receiving gifts for your family this season, please contact Kirsten Sabrowski by Dec. 9, 2016. Your request will be made anonymously and gifts will be delivered to your child’s school for pick-up. If you find yourself in the position to sponsor a family, “wish lists” will soon be displayed in the front lobby. These donations will be made anonymously, and gifts will be given to a child in the Fairfield Public Schools, K-12. Each year, the appreciation of those who receive is overwhelming, as well as is the generosity of those who give.
TOY DRIVE FOR AL’S ANGELS
Mill Hill’s Fifth Graders will be collecting new, unwrapped toys from November 28th through December 9th for the Al’s Angels Holiday Toy Drive. Students donating toys will receive a chance to win prizes from Saugatuck Sweets. So when you do your holiday shopping, please consider picking up something extra to help out kids in need.
The Mill Hill Fall Spirit Wear Sale is happening now! Check out the new design in person. Samples are on display on the bulletin board across from the APR. New this year, we are offering a performance wear tee for all of our athletic kids!
You have two ways to order:
- Fill out and send in the paper order form that was sent home with your child earlier this week, or
- Order your Spiritwear online at https://millhill.itemorder.com/
You can forward this email to any family or friends you think would like to help support Mill Hill and show their school spirit as well. Please be sure to complete and return the form no later than Friday, November 11th. Extra forms are available in the office if needed.
The next opportunity to order will be in the spring, so don’t wait and order today! Any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Could your child use some one-on-one help with their homework? Or quiet time to get their reading done? The Homework Club is a FREE service offered by the Mill Hill PTA and Mr. Chase. Students in grades 3–5 are invited to join. The Club will meet on Wednesday afternoons from 3:45-4:30. Attendance is not mandatory, but please sign up now if you think your child would like to participate. A flyer is coming home this week. The fall session for the Homework Club will start November 2nd and will meet Nov. 9, 16, 30 and December 7, 14. Mr. Chase will run the club with assistance from staff and possibly older students. If you have any questions or know a middle or high school student who would like to help please contact Mr. Chase or Elizabeth Courtney.
Our annual costume parade will be on Monday, October 31st at 2:15pm (bus loop). Students should come dressed for school as they normally would and bring a costume that is easy to put on. Students in grades 2-5 are expected to be able to dress themselves in their costume. Please remember safety first – no costumes that obstruct a student’s vision and no weapons. Also, no costumes that are violent, gory, or scary – we are an elementary school :)
Mill Hill School values and recognizes the benefits of free, unstructured, outdoor play for our students’ bodies, minds and hearts.
Outdoor play will be supported at every available opportunity, so please help your child to dress for the weather that day so they can get the most out of their outdoor time!
Moderate to heavy rain: the children will have indoor recess.
Very light drizzle or mist: the children will likely be outside getting some fresh air and a spritz!
Children should come to school with hats to cover ears, gloves/mitten and a warm coat or jacket. Please consider what is on their legs and feet as well to minimize exposed skin and keep them dry.
Children who come to school with snow pants AND show boots along with cold weather gear listed above will be allowed to play and enjoy the snow!
Please send children with a plastic bag containing their snow pants and snow boots on days they would like to play in the snow at recess.
Many thanks to PTA Treasurer Shannon McElroy who has set us up with another easy way to raise money for Mill Hill. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. There are nearly a million organizations to choose from, but we hope that you’ll consider choosing ours: Mill Hill PTA. You may want to add a bookmark to your browser to make it easier to return and start your shopping. Each purchase through Amazon Smile will give us .5 % of the purchase price: it’s not an awful lot per item, but it adds up in the long run!
Mr. Smith has kindly agreed to run his Box Tops competition for the school again this year…details will be coming soon, but for now, please start sending all your accumulated Box Tops in with your kids. We will also be collecting used printer ink cartridges (but no cellphones this year). All of the money raised will directly benefit Mill Hill School.
For more information about Box Tops visit here http://millhillpta.com/programs/fundraising/box-tops/
Wednesday, September 28 (more dates below)
The Mill Hill PTA Health and Wellness Committee invites ALL students and parents to walk (or run, skip, bike, or scooter) to school on Wednesday mornings, starting THIS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th. If you live too far to walk, feel free to park and walk from Acorn Lane or Split Rock Road. Come a little early for some extra outdoor play before the first bell. Walk or not, all are welcome at the playground at 8:30am. (Although, please note, this is not a drop-off event; all students must have adult supervision.) Walk it Wednesdays will kick off this Wednesday, September 28th with coffee and other refreshments. Feel free to contact Melissa Kinasewitz with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Other fall dates: October 5th, 19th, 26th, November 2nd, 9th, and 16th (all dates weather permitting). Mark your calendars!