Order School Supply Kits Online with SchoolKidz

This year the PTA is offering pre-packaged, school supply kits filled with the exact supplies requested by your child’s teacher (a big thank you to our MHS teachers for standardizing and submitting their supply lists early!). Kits are offered per grade level and arrive personally with the student’s school, name, and grade in August during our “Meet the Teacher” event or the 1st day of School. Our kits are a cost effective and convenient way of purchasing your back-to-school supplies.  Online ordering and pricing information can be found below.  More information about the kit contents can be found online (http://www.shopttkits.com/).  Skip the lines this summer and order online until June 23, 2017.

Order online at: http://www.shopttkits.com/
Use Account #: 83474
Order online by: June 23, 2017
Kit Pick up date: In August (during Meet the Teacher event or 1st Day of School)

REMEMBER TO ORDER FOR THE GRADE YOUR CHILD WILL BE IN NEXT YEAR

Grade Price Notes
Kindergarten $14.78 Does not include backpack, lunch/snack bags, towel/blanket
1st Grade $21.08
2nd Grade $18.03 Does not include sock to erase white board
3rd Grade $15.63 Does not include sock to erase white board
4th Grade $23.08 Does not include sock to erase white board
5th Grade $44.69 Higher cost of kit due to large Case-It binder that can be used in Middle School.  Does not include 2 “just right” books and sneakers for 1st day

Questions? Contact allison.stupak@gmail.com
***If you still want to DIY school supplies this year, click here for a copy of the lists by grade.

Author Wendy Orr answers MH Questions

Thank you parents and teachers for all of your support during our reading of Nim’s Island! If you weren’t able to make last night’s awesome culminating event, please have your child bring his/her book into school today to return.

And check out this You Tube video that the author, Wendy Orr, made especially for Mill Hill! In it she responds to questions our children asked and talks about her inspiration for Nim.

MH “Nim’s Island” Ice Cream Social 6/6

Please join us on Wednesday, June 7th at 6:00 to create our own “BLANKET ISLAND” and EAT ICE CREAM on Mill Hill’s Front Lawn!!!

We will be having a Special Guest Reader share the final chapter of Nim’s Island with us!
Cost of Admission: Nim’s Island Book
BYOB-Bring Your Own Blanket! (Dinner if you would like, too!)

RSVP Information Here

Field Day 6/2

Field Day is Friday, June 2nd. (Rain date 6/5) We are looking for volunteers to help run each station and cheer our students on!

K-2 9:10-11:10
3-5 12:50-3:20

Please email mhsfieldday@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer and let us know if you want the am and/or pm session. Thank you!
Field Day Chairs: Robin Charron, Adele Moran, and Pam Iannazzo

Mrs. Hellthaler “Saving Saltaire” Event 5/22

Come join MHS’ own Mrs. Hellthaler for a presentation of her book “Saving Saltaire,” about the Village of Saltaire on Fire Island. Monday, May 22nd from 3:45-5pm in the APR. Signed books for sale for $10 (they make great gifts!), study guides available, and free bookmarks for everybody!

Adventure Park at Discovery Museum 6/6

Tuesday, June 6th, 9:30a – 12:30p
No school? No problem! The Mill Hill Health and Wellness Committee invites all Mill Hill families (and older siblings and friends too) to join them for a fun morning of ropes courses and climbing at the Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport. We tried to do this in the fall and sadly the weather did not cooperate. Here are the details for our rescheduled outing: Tuesday, June 6th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Ticket prices are $29 per climber (wow!) A flyer will be going out shortly with more information. Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Courtney or Carmen Weber.

Time to Lace Up! Join the Mill Hill Fun Run! 5/21

Sunday, May 21st, 9:00am at Roger Ludlowe Middle School
Payment can be made ahead of time by sending cash or a check made out to the Mill Hill PTA – Fun Run. $20 per family, one mile for all ages. Payment can be made onsite, but ahead of time helps with planning!  Thank you for the generous contributions from Donut Crazy, Stop & Shop, and Krisztina Melko of William Raveis. This is a school wide family event created to help our students build strong hearts and minds while raising money for the PTA. Funds will be used by the PTA to fund field trips, special school assemblies, and new equipment to foster the educational growth of our students. If you have any questions, contact Marnie Frey or Robyn Tompkins.

Mother/Son Dance 5/19

Attention Mill Hill Moms! Come join us for the first ever Mill Hill Mother/Son Dance!  Friday, May 19th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at MHS. Some highlights of the night include:
  • Double Up Dance Studio dancers to get the boys moving and just possibly some of the moms
  • Glowing treats, savory sweets & some music beats
  • A take home memory photo of you and your special date
In order to make the event a success, we need your help! Please click on this link to volunteer to either bring desserts, drinks or help work the event. Forms due no later than Friday 5/12. $20 per couple ($5 per extra child). Any questions, please contact Christina Boehk or Michelle DeMartino.

MH Parent Social 6/2

The Mill Hill Parent Social will be Friday, June 2nd at Blackstones Bar & Grille (2600 Post Road Southport, CT). Join us for cocktails and appetizers! $40 p/person – please make checks payable to Mill Hill PTA.

RSVP by May 26th

Questions: laurenshortt2@gmail.com or  kfriedler@tommy.com

One Book Two Schools is Back!

One Book Two Schools is returning this week! Our Kick-off Assembly and Book Reveal will be this Wednesday, May 17th. Families will be coming home with a book that day and a packet of information about the program and upcoming events.

Mill Hill Field Day T-shirts

Order some Mill Hill Field Day t-shirts and shorts to show your team spirit! Don’t miss out on getting this year’s new design–check out the samples on display at school outside the office! T-shirts only $10 to $14, navy MHS shorts also available. For those purchasing Field Day shirts, there is no need to specify color on the order form, as colors will be assigned by grade in either white or blue.The order deadline is next Friday, May 5th. Please feel free to email with any questions.

Go Hawks!

MH Dodgeball Tournament Signup

Attention, Dodgeball fanatics! Mark your calendars for the Mill Hill 6 on 6 Dodgeball Tournament on Friday, April 28th at 6:30-8PM. Click on the link below to sign up individual children. If children want to form teams or small groups to be on the same team, please have one “team parent” email Colin Arsenault directly with the children’s names and grades (up to 6 per team). Teams can be made up of mixed grades of K-2 students and 3-5 students. All individually registered children will be placed on a team within their K-2 or 3-5 age group.

$5 per participant, paid at the door. Signup ends on 4/24. Pizza is included. The K-2 tourney will be in the APR and the 3-5 tourney will be in the gym.

Champions take on the parent all-star team. Please email Colin (carsenault@timex.com) if you have any questions, or if you would like to volunteer to help.

Signup link: https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1869943/false#!1869943/false/false

MHS All-School Yearbook is Back!

Our all-school yearbook, showcasing grades Kindergarten through 5th grade, is a great way to remember your days at Mill Hill School.  Created by CoffeePond Portraits, enjoy seeing your friend’s portraits, faculty and classroom group pictures and a special tribute page to our retiring teachers; Mrs. Kaestner and Mrs. Hellthaler.  The yearbooks are only on sale for the month of April, so please ORDER TODAY!  Yearbooks are $18.00 each.  To purchase, go to: www.coffeepond.com.  Click on ORDER and choose YEARBOOK.  Enter our school password: 2017mh  Choose the online order option, enter your child’s name and class information, and ADD TO CART.  Proceed to checkout by paying $18.00 online with your credit card.  It’s that easy!  If you have any questions, please contact kyleannmccarthy@gmail.com.  School yearbooks will be available in the beginning of June for distribution. ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY!

Mill Hill Fun Run 5/21 @ 9am

Mark your calendars for the Mill Hill Fun Run, brought to us by Marnie Frey and Robyn Tompkins. Details coming soon!

Mother/Son Dance 5/19

Thank you so much to Christina Boehk and Michelle DeMartino for starting up the first-ever Mill Hill Mother/Son Dance. Details coming soon, but those of you with boys at Mill Hill, be sure to mark your calendars!

Mill Hill Dodgeball 6 on 6 Tournament 4/28

In lieu of the Mill Hill Winter Games, Mill Hill will be holding it’s first ever 6 on 6 Dodgeball Tournament. Stay tuned for information on how to sign your children up and more details on what will surely be another really fun event for our kids. Thanks to Colin Arsenault and Kevin Lennon for planning and organizing this event.

MHS PTA Meeting 4/19 @ 9:15am

All welcome! We hope many of you can join us! We will be having a special guest join us this time, Veronica Mollica–a North Stratfield mom who (along with some other parents) has created a local Kindness Matters campaign, which emphasizes how kindness creates a collective power that positively influences our families, schools, workplaces, and communities. She’s going to tell us about the work she’s been doing and how we at Mill Hill can join the movement.

Mill Hill Talent Show Info

Come see our Mill Hill students shine at the 2017 Talent Show to be held Friday, May 12th, 7pm, at Roger Ludlowe Middle School Auditorium. For those students interested in showcasing their talents in this year’s show, please complete the REGISTRATION FORM, to be submitted no later than Friday, April 21st.

Hoops for Hope 4/6!

Thursday, April 6, 6:00 pm, Fairfield Ludlowe High School Large Gymnasium
New date and location! Faculty basketball game, North Stratfield Tigers vs. Mill Hill Hawks. All proceeds to benefit REACH youth programs at Bridgeport Hospital. Suggested donation $5/person or $20/family. Bake sale and snacks (no dinner), 5th grade layup contest, DJ, chance drawings, souvenirs, collection of donation items, and good fun for everyone!

If you are able to bring in any donations for the REACH program, here’s what they are looking for: composition books (used as journals for writing and drawing), adolescent/adult coloring books, Sharpie market sets, colored pencils, glue sticks, glitter glue, men’s white tee shirts in M, L, and XL sizes, balloons, playing cards, sets of Uno, light colored dominoes, Farkle game, Outburst game, Head Bands game, gift cards (used as part of behavioral rewards incentives program) to fast food places, or itunes gift cards, in increments of $5, $10, $15, or $20. Many thanks in advance for any help you can give!

Spring Book Fair Fundraiser begins on 3/27!

Calling all campers! It’s almost time to head to the great outdoors for our Mill Hill Spring Happy Camper Book Fair. Your reading adventure awaits March 27-31st. Shop for your family and maybe pick up s’more books for your classroom and the MH Library! For a sneak peek of some of the new books visit: http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/spring-es-video

VOLUNTEERS
We need your help to make our Book Fair a success. Help our children select favorite titles, meet new faces and even help give the students a small lesson on money! Sign up here to volunteer. Sign up for as many slots as you’d like!

Mill Hill Spirit Wear Day kicks off our fair on Monday, March 27th – wear blue and white with pride!

Campers get cozy at Mill Hill with a Pajama Day on Thursday, March 30th! Followed by a Mr. Chase read aloud at 6pm during conferences. 

Buy A Celebration Book (MH Library) or Book for the Classroom: S’more you read, the s’more you know from!

HOURS
Monday, March 27 (Mill Hill Spirit Wear Day!/Classroom Preview Day): 8:30 am – 4:00pm
Tuesday, March 28: 8:30 am – 4:00pm
Wednesday, March 29: (early dismissal day) 8:30 am – 4:00pm
Thursday, March 30: (early dismissal day/evening conferences) 8:30 am – 2:15 pm and 5:00pm – 7:00 pm
Friday, March 31: 8:30 am – 11am

QUESTIONS
Callie Acker: callieacker@gmail.com
Andrea Rahbari: andyruby79@gmail.com
Suzanne Riccobono: suzriccobono@gmail.com
Anne-Marie Tartaglia: amtartaglia115@gmail.com

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