Mill Hill Family Movie Night!



Mill Hill Movie Night is Back!!!

Friday, Sept. 26th


$10 per PTA member family

$12 per non-member family

(no drop-offs)

             Pizza Truck and Concessions 

(cash only for pizza & concessions)

*Mr. Peabody and Sherman starts at 7:00pm

Mill Hill playground field

Bring a blanket or chair to sit on

Please complete the form & return by Fri, Sept. 19th


Any questions please contact Jennifer Mallek (, Kerry Gueterman ( or Terilyn Esse (


Family Name___________________________ # of People____

<include your $10 or $12 check made out to the Mill Hill PTA>

<write “Mill Hill Movie Night” on front of envelope>


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 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:


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 (, Sue Domizio (, Ellen Kelly  ( or Jen Loya ( Thank you!!

Open House Schedule

MH - Home of the Mind & Heart

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:

Principal/PTA President Talk & Back to School Slideshow

Travel to Session 1

Session 1 (Classroom Teacher Presentation)

Travel to Session 2

Session 2 (Classroom Teacher Presentation)

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

MH - Home of the Mind & Heart

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.


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!!



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.


Kevin Chase, Principal

Rotating Schedule

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!





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 The deadline for picture submission, for the Open House Slide Show is Sept. 5


First Day of School!

Thursday, August 28, 2014


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  -

Firehouse Grill Food Truck –

Ben’s Ice Cream Truck -

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

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