Important Communication

2017-2018 Parent Handbook McMillin

Communication:

  1. Blog: This year we will work hard to improve communication with our community, a great way to stay informed is to read our blog which will be updated every 2 weeks.TExt
  2. Text messaging: Our District is sending out the SMS flyer Eng and Span  via Peachjar electronic distribution to encourage more parents to opt-in. You can receive text messages from both the school site and the District. This is especially important in a crisis or emergency.
  3. School Messenger for parent notification: We will also send out regular School Messenger voice mails, so please make sure we have updated email addresses and phone numbers to ensure you receive all communication.

Important Reminders:

  • 1st through 6th-grade students are to line up in the back of the school each morning, Morning Line Assignments McMillin staff will be present and can assist students and families in finding their lines.
  • Here is a link to the Daily Schedule. School begins promptly at 8:15 am for grades K-6th. TK starting at 8:00am
  • Dismissal M-Th for 1st Through 6th grade will be at 2:45 pm, Fridays at 1:15 pm (TK and Kinder parents please check with your teachers for your schedule)
  • Students being picked up by car will be picked up on the playground. Staff will be out the first couple of weeks to guide you to your pick-up spot.
  • No classroom changes will be considered until after the first 10 days of school.
  • If you have any information you believe will help us to support your child, please communicate that information with your teacher ASAP
  • Wed. July 19th will be an early release day for all students 1st-6th (1:15 pm)
  • There is no student drop off on RED CURBS!!!
  • We do not celebrate student birthdays with food treats (cupcakes, etc). Any food items brought to school for celebrations will be sent back home with your child at the end of the day

Traffic flow for after school pick up:

Take a look at the map below for a visual on the traffic flow. Any students not picked up by 3 pm will walk to the front of the school for pick-up. This flow minimizes the backup on Santa Cora Ave. I urge you to continue to follow all traffic rules and please exhibit common courtesy at all times. All cars must move as far forward as possible to keep the traffic flowing. Do not stop in the middle of the flow and call your child over to you. Rather than have them wait for you at the pick-up area and quickly enter the car, then continue driving. 
google map

Finally, we need volunteers to help us keep traffic flowing, put out and pick up traffic cones and to guide students to the appropriate areas. If you are able to contribute 15 minutes of your time before or after school, please let me know.

Thank you

Welcome Back BBQ and Classroom Lists

McMillin Welcome Back PTA BBQ

Hello, McMillin families!

The McMillin PTA is excited to start our new school year off with a free BBQ on the library lawn, Tuesday, July 18th at 4 p.m.  The classroom lists will be posted on the school office windows after 5:00, so come look at your class list and grab a hotdog, chips and drinks!  Stay for a little visit, say hello to old and new school friends, and find your new room number on campus!  Looking forward to seeing you!

Mark Your Calendars for the 2017-2018 School Year

It’s almost time for the new year to begin!

Traditional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten parents:

The new school year will begin for our TK and kindergarten students with an orientation on July 19th at 8:30-10:00 am. for you and your child. The kindergarten students will begin in the auditorium and the transitional kindergarten students will begin in room 408. The teachers will discuss and answer questions about policies and procedures and you will have a chance to share your child’s “first day of school” experience.  When the orientation ends, your student will leave with you. The students will return on Thursday, July 20th, for their first full day of school at the regularly assigned times.

1st through 6th Grade Parents:

  • The first day of school will be July 19th and will be a minimum day, 8:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 20st, we will be on a full day schedule with the instructional day ending at 2:45 p.m.
  • Friday, July 21, will be a normal Friday early dismissal at 1:15 p.m.

Yearbooks Still Available

Good morning McMillin Families!

Our school year books have arrived.  We still have a some for sale for $40.00.  If you would like to purchase a 2016-2017 school yearbook, please come into the school office, or the PTA will be selling them after school on Thursday and Friday!  Cash only please!

Thank you,

McMillin PTA

Some highlights from last week.

Tuesday, May 30th

  • 6th-grade Airband
  • TK to Park
  • 3rd Grade to Park

Wednesday, May 31st

  • 5th Grade to Biztown
  • 4th Grade to Park

Thursday, June 1st

  • 6th Grade Promotion (9-12)

Friday, June 2nd

  • Goodbye tunnel for 6th Grade 8:30 am
  • 6th Grade to Park
  • Report cards go home
  • Last day for Students

  • Tuesday, June 6th

    • Moving things around in the library. We are in need of adult help. There will be some heavy lifting.

9 More Days

Monday, May 22nd

  • 4th and 5th grade State testing
  • VAPA
    • Kinder

Tuesday, May 23rd

  • 4th and 5th grade State testing
  • VAPA – 2nd, 4th
  • Awards Assembly
    • K = 9:30-10:00
    • 1st = 8:45-9:15
    • 2nd = 10:15-10:45

Wednesday, May 24th

  • 4th and 5th grade State testing
  • 6th Grade Greek Olympics
  •  VAPA – 1st, 5th
  • Awards Assembly
    • 6th = 8:30-9:00
    • 3rd = 9:15-9:45
    • 5th = 10:00-10:30
    • 4th = 10:45-11:15
  • SSC – 3:00-4:00pm SSC Agenda May 24, 2017

Thursday, May 25th

  • 4th and 5th grade State testing
  • 6th grade Academic Bowl
  • 1st Grade to Park
  •  VAPA – 6th, 3rd

Friday, May 26th

  • 4th and 5th grade State testing
  • 6th Grade Kickball
  • Kinder to Park
  • VAPA – SDC/TK
  • Awards Assembly
    • TK 9:30

Monday, May 29th NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, May 30th

  • 6th grade Airband
  • TK to Park
  • 3rd Grade to Park
  • 6th Grade Promotion Practice (11-2:45)

Wednesday, May 31st

  • 5th Grade to Biztown
  • 4th Grade to Park
  • 6th Grade Promotion Practice (1:45-2:45)

Thursday, June 1st

  • 6th Grade Promotion (9-12)

Friday, June 2nd

  • 6th Grade to Park
  • Last day for Students

Monday, June 5th

  • Last day for Teachers

Last Weeks of the 2016-2017 School Year at McMillin

Shea Rueda represented McMillin and shared about our school to the CVESD Board on 5/3

Spring Carnaval was another HUGE success. Thank you to all the parents and families that helped and thank you all for coming and supporting McMillin! We couldn’t do it without you! 


Monday 15th

  • 4th and 5th grade State testing

Tuesday 16th

  • GATE district Parent Meeting at McMillin (6:00-7:30 pm in Auditorium)
  • 4th and 5th grade State testing

Wednesday 17th

  • 4th and 5th grade State testing

    Sign Language Class after school at McMillin

Thursday 18th

  • 4th and 5th grade State testing

Friday 19th

  • 4th and 5th grade State testing 

Monday, May 22nd

  • 4th and 5th grade State testing
  • VAPA 
    • Kinder

Tuesday, May 23rd

  • 4th and 5th grade State testing
  • VAPA – 2nd, 4th
  • Awards Assembly
    • K = 9:30-10:00
    • 1st = 8:45-9:15
    • 2nd = 10:15-10:45

Wednesday, May 24th

  • 4th and 5th grade State testing
  • 6th Grade Greek Olympics
  •  VAPA – 1st, 5th
  • Awards Assembly
    • 6th = 8:30-9:00
    • 3rd = 9:15-9:45
    • 5th = 10:00-10:30
    • 4th = 10:45-11:15

Thursday, May 25th

  • 4th and 5th grade State testing
  • 6th grade Academic Boel
  • 1st Grade to Park
  •  VAPA – 6th, 3rd

Friday, May 26th

  • 4th and 5th grade State testing
  • 6th Grade Kickball
  • Kinder to Park
  • VAPA – SDC/TK
  • Awards Assembly
    • TK 9:30

Monday, May 29th NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, May 30th

  • 6th grade Airband
  • TK to Park
  • 3rd Grade to Park
  • 6th Grade Promotion Practice (11-2:45)

Wednesday, May 31st

  • 5th Grade to Biztown
  • 4th Grade to Park
  • 6th Grade Promotion Practice (1:45-2:45)

Thursday, June 1st

  • 6th Grade Promotion (9-12)

Friday, June 2nd

  • 6th Grade to Park
  • Last day for Students

Monday, June 5th

  • Last day for Teachers

Friday is last day to complete parent survey

Dear Parents/Guardians:
We invite you to complete our online parent survey, known as the Hanover Survey. With this survey, we hope to learn more about your experiences and your child(ren’s) experiences at school during this school year with teachers, administrators, students, and other District staff. All responses are anonymous and will never be connected to you – your answers will be kept strictly confidential. Click on the link that follows or cut and paste into your browser to complete the survey by May 12:

http://bit.ly/cvesdparent.

From here, please use the language bar at the top of the page if you need to complete the survey in another language.

The McMillin Elementary PTA is excited to be hosting a Spring Carnival on Friday, May 12th at 5pm – 8pm.

The McMillin Elementary PTA is excited to be hosting a Spring Carnival on 
Friday, May 12th at 5pm – 8pm.
This is a fundraiser for our school!  But more importantly, we want our McMillin family to have a great time!  There will be lots of carnival games to play, as well as face painting, a tattoo shop, and other great games, events and booths!  
 
We are excited to be having FOOD TRUCKS coming again to our event.  The food trucks will be taking payment at their locations – either cash or credit card.
 
All other games will be using a punch card ticket system.  Games and booths will vary in ticket prices ranging from 1 ticket to 5 tickets.   
 
We hope to have a special vendor area this year.   There are many parents who have small businesses.  We are excited to highlight many local small businesses this year.  Look for this new area at our carnival!  
 
There will also be a SILENT AUCTION at the carnival with lots of great silent auction baskets on display and available to bid on.  Auction will close at 7:30pm.   Many thanks to all the parent and local business donations.  THANK YOU for supporting McMillin Elementary.
 
We look forward to having you join us for this fun evening.  
 
There are still ways for you to help!  
 
1.  Tuesday, May 8th – we are assembling the silent auction baskets beginning at 8:30am in the auditorium.  Many hands make light work!  Come join us for this fun, creative time – working together with other school parents!  
 
2.  Shade tents – we will need some shade tents for the day of.  If you are able to lend us your shade tent, please drop it off in the auditorium on Friday morning.  Make sure you have your name and phone number on the tent so it can be returned to the proper families!  
 
3.  SET UP – this is a biggest area of need – We will begin setting up the carnival booths on Friday at 1:30pm.  If you are able to volunteer any time on Friday afternoon, WE CAN USE YOU!  Please come and join us.  We really do need you to help us make this evening great.  
 
If you are able to help in any of these ways, please contact Marrilee Boldt at mmboldt2@gmail.com or via text at 619-997-7471.
 
Thank you!  
 
McMilin PTA
Thank you to World Gym Eastlake, Sky Zone, and SafeSplash for donating to our Spring Carnival.  You can find information about their summer camps here: www.eastlakesummercamp.com