What is happening at McMillin Week of August 21st – October 1st


Students love our McMillin Teachers and our PTA!!

Monday, August 21st

  • VAPA K and 1st
  • Solar Eclipse – We will be very diligent in reminding students to not look at the sun. We will keep an eye out at all times. Please help us remind students.

Tuesday, August 22nd

  • VAPA 4th and 2nd
  • Achieve 3000 Parent night

Wednesday, August 23rd

  • VAPA 5th and 3rd

Thursday, August 24th

  • VAPA 6th and ***KINDER!!

Friday, August 25th


August 21st – 4th – 6th grade AGE Curriculum Review Night

August 29th – 1st Parent Multicultural Family Association Meeting (8:30- 9:30 am)

August 29th – PTA Games/Movie/Field Sports Nights – (6:30 – 8:00 pm)

August 31st – 6th Grade Camp Parent Night (5:00-6:00 pm)

September 5th – DAC/DELAC Meeting (12:00 – 2:00 pm)

September 5th – GATE Parent Night – Presentation and information

September 7th – 14th – Minimum Days for Parent Teacher Conference

September 8th – Beagle BOLT!! Jog-a-Thon

September 17th – October 3rd Fall Break

October 14th – Parent Academy at Hedenkamp (7:30 am – 12:00 pm) 


4th, 5th , and 6th grade AGE Parent Curriculum Review This Monday

A.G.E. (Adolescence Growth Education) Curriculum for 4th-6th grades

Good Morning, McMillin parents,

The Chula Vista Elementary School District will be offering two opportunities for parents to preview the A.G.E. curriculum that will be presented to 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students during the 17/18 school year. The first one will be on Monday, August 21st starting at 6:00 p.m. The second one will be on Monday, January 22nd, also starting at 6:00 p.m. Both sessions will be at the district office located at 84 East “J” Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910. Parents will have an opportunity to browse through the teacher manuals, student booklets and also view the DVDs. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the district office at 619-425-9600. Thank you.

Girls on the Run is Back!

Girls on the Run is Back!
Is your child a female in 4th, 5th, or 6th grade?  Is she interested in staying healthy and improving her self esteem? Then Girls on the Run might be just right for her! You and your child are invited to an informational meeting on Thursday, August 24 from 3-3:30 p.m. in room 804. Come get more information about this amazing organization and meet your 2017 GOTR Coaches. Parents must accompany their child. Feel free to research more information at https://www.gotrsd.org/ See you there!

Budget Advisory Committee Member Request

McMillin is in need of a parent to be on the Budget Advisory Committee. The parent representative will learn about school and District budget processes and provide valuable input on District budget priorities. The parent will be McMillin’s site’s voice on the District’s budget planning and will report information back to your School Site Council. Please email me at cynthia.orr@cvesd.org if you are interested in volunteering for this committee.

The first BAC meeting is scheduled as follows:
DATE: October 18, 2017
TIME: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: Board Room, ESSC

Some of the key areas to be discussed at the October 18 BAC meeting will be:
*Introductions and BAC roles and responsibilities.
*Report on District and School Site budget process.
*BAC meeting dates.
Translation and/or childcare services are available if requested. Call the office at 619 397-0103 if you have any questions. We appreciate your assistance and thank you for your support.

Solar Eclipse Safety

The partial solar eclipse will be observed between 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on August 21, 2017, in Chula Vista.

Please help us communicate the message that it is just as dangerous to look at the sun during the eclipse as it is every other day. Individuals should not look directly at the sun at any time. We will be reviewing this message with students on and before the day of the eclipse. We will be watching the eclipse safely from NASA websites.

Our recess will operate on a regular schedule on the day of the eclipse. Recess supervision will be instructed to be watching for students who may be purposely looking at the sun and stop such behavior.

“A partial eclipse of the sun will be visible from San Diego County on August 21, 2017
(https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/san-diego) from approximately 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
A total eclipse of the sun will be visible in other parts of the country, which NASA will livestream
on its website.

CVESD is not supporting the use of manufactured eclipse glasses for our students. Sunglasses
will not prevent this type of injury. Only specially manufactured eclipse glasses will do that, and
there are already reports of counterfeit glasses being sold.”

What is happening at McMillin – August 14th-25th

Our first PTA meeting was a HIT!! We had over 40 parents in attendance. Click on link for volunteer opportunities

MFA – Multicultural Family Association / ELAC

We started a new parent club. This club will add to our ELAC parent group. We will need a few parents to join us as a steering committee. They will bring multicultural awareness to our families and students. This is such a great opportunity for McMillin because we have so many cultures and languages here. Our idea is to have a Multicultural day in the Spring where each class represents a different country. We would like to raise money for this club by having a Valentine’s Family Dance.

Our MFA will join Marshall and Olympic View committees once a quarter for ideas and support

Monday, August 14th

  • Interested Student Council candidates meeting at 1:45 in Library

Wednesday, August 16th

  • Abacus Assembly/Training 5th and 6th grades
  • SSC Meeting (3:00-4:30) 8 17 2017 Agenda

Thursday, August 17th

  • Peace Patrol Meeting Room 602, (2:10 – 2:40)

Friday, August 18th

  • Beagle Bolt Kickoff Assembly
    • TK – 3 grades     8:30 – 9:15
    • 4 – 6 grades        9:30 – 10:15

Monday, August 21st

  • VAPA K and 1st

Tuesday, August 22nd

  • VAPA 4th and 2nd

Wednesday, August 23rd

  • VAPA 5th and 3rd

Thursday, August 24th

  • VAPA 6th and ***KINDER!!

Friday, August 25th


PTA – Volunteer Opportunities

Here are a few areas or ways to be involved!

  1. Beagle Bolt Jog-a-Thon – Our schools biggest fundraiser! The PTA and teachers work together to make this a fun event for our students and make it an easy fundraiser for our school.  All of the money earned stays here on our school site to help fund things like field-trips, in-class computer programs, and supplies.  Scheduled for Sept. 8, 2017.
  2. Games/Movie/Field Sports Nights – Just ways for us to build community. We hope to host at least 1 event per quarter.  First game night – Tuesday, August 29th @6:30 – 8:00pm.
  3. School Camp-Out – First time for us to try this! This would be an opportunity for your family to come and set up a tent on the back lawn to sleep at the school.  Sounds fun right??   We would have hot dogs for dinner, outdoor games to play, and a night-time movie.  If you are interested in helping with the planning for this fun, family event – please let us know!  Scheduled for October 13-14th.
  4. Red-Ribbon Week – Helping promote Student Safety, Drug, and Alcohol-Free Campaigns. October 2017
  5. Book Fair at Barnes and Noble (Otay Ranch) – This is an easy event to help with, and a great way to help raise money to purchase books and other items for the school. Date TBD – Late November or early December 2017
  6. Holiday Store – A fun event for our students – giving them a place to purchase gifts for family members. We need help to work in the store during student lunch hours and after school.  December 2017 – Actual dates still to be determined.
  7. Winter Sing for grades K-2– Fun family evening where we gather as a school and enjoy the arts! Volunteers needed to help organize kids for their grade level events.  December 2017
  8. Beyond Awareness – Something special for our McMillin students, where we have special speakers and visitors on our campus sharing their stories of learning or physical disabilities, and how they have found ways to share their talents and abilities! Spring 2018
  9. Reading week – We look for volunteers to come and read in classrooms. March 2018
  10. Spring Carnival – A really fun family event, where we get to enjoy the community! But lots of volunteers needed in preparation for the event, and the day of!  Spring 2018
  11. Staff Appreciation – Helping to find creative ways to encourage and appreciate our school staff by preparing meals or decorating doors, or organizing class thank you’s! May 2018
  12. McMillin’s Got Talent – A fun event for students, to show-case all of the talent at McMillin! This is a great family event that needs help with decorating, and organizing!  May 2018.
  13. Food – Everyone loves to gather around food! If you enjoy and are able to help with baking or food prep for staff or parent events, let us know!  We need you 🙂

Please sign up so we can contact you with upcoming events and needs, or follow us on Facebook to see updates there as well!

Find us on Facebook at        McMillin Elementary School PTA

Contact us by email at              mcmillin.pta.volunteer

This is what is happening at McMillin August 7th-18th