Running Club Starts Monday

The McMillin Running Club will be starting this Monday, August 7th. This year it is our goal to run 20,000 miles as a school or enough miles to run around the world. Last year, our students ran a combined 983 miles in just two months and this year we want to shatter that mark and reach a goal of around 20,000 miles.

Each morning 1st-6th graders will have the opportunity to run laps on the grass in the back of the school, weather permitting.  Each student will receive a laminated running club card from their teacher that will be scanned after each lap that they run.  Students should keep these cards in their backpacks so that they can grab them each morning before running.  Students and families can track our miles on this site https://mcmillin.active4.me/ and we will also plot our journey on the Running Club bulletin board located in our school library.  Students will also receive feet for their keychains when they personally reach 5 miles, 10 miles, 20, 30, 40…

Please encourage your child to run or walk every morning to promote a healthy start of the day and to help us run around the world!

 

PTA Meeting This Friday

The McMillin PTA would like to invite you to our first association and informational meeting this Friday, August 4th at 8:15am in the school auditorium.  

 
We will be covering and approving our upcoming school year budget, and sharing some upcoming events to put on your calendar.
 
If you are new to McMillin, we would LOVE to meet you.  Our goal as a PTA is to work to serve our students and staff at McMillin, and provide a safe community for families to connect, build relationships and work together.  
 
We understand that there are many working parents, so our meeting will be timely.
 
If you were a PTA member last year, we need you to come and approve our new school year budget.  
 
Please come and find out what we are all about!  Our incoming PTA board is ready to work hard to serve our great school!  There will be coffee and light breakfast items.  
 
Sincerely,
 
Marrilee Boldt 
McMillin Elementary PTA President

McMillin School Site Council

McMillin Site Council is looking for two parents to become members of our School Site Council. Site Council members become advocates for improving public education.  You will become familiar with categorical program requirements, budgets, and core instructional programs.

If you are interested, please email me, cynthia.orr@cvesd.org to get on the ballot. Nominations will be held via survey the week of August 7th-11th.

Terms of Office

Members are selected for a two-year term.

Responsibilities of Members

  • Regularly attend SSC meetings.
  • Arrive on time and prepared.
  • Focus on improving student achievement.
  • Review council bylaws and meeting procedures.
  • Actively participate in SSC duties, including serving on special committees.
  • Serve the full term of elected period.

Duties of the School Site Council

  • Develop, implement, monitor, and review the Single Plan for Student Achievement
  • Recommend the plan to the Board for approval
  • Identify resources to support the school plan
  • Review student performance data
  • Collaborate with other school advisory committees
  • Distribute information received at DAC and DELAC meetings
  • Conduct an annual needs assessment
  • Annually review bylaws
  • Establish an annual meeting calendar

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.

This Week at McMillin – July 24th-28th

 

What a GREAT first week. This year is going to be AWESOME!!


Our Visual Arts and Performing Arts (VAPA) starts this week. Your child will get to meet their Art (Mrs. Hernandez), Music (Mr. Simsic, Drama (Ms. DeJerez), and PE (Mrs. Caguioa) teachers this week. The VAPA teachers will be picking up students on the blacktop and dismissing students depending on what time your child has VAPA.


Monday, July 24th

  • VAPA Kinder(morning) and 1st Grade (afternoon)

Tuesday, July 25th

  • VAPA 4th (morning) and 2nd (afternoon)
  • Back-to-School Night for TK, 2, and 3rd grades in student’s classrooms
    • TK and Kinder 4:30 – 5:30 pm
    • 2nd and 3rd Grade    5:30-6:30 pm

Wednesday, July 26th

  • VAPA 5th(morning) and 3rd
  • Jonathan and Cindy at a district leadership meeting (7:30-10)
    • Back-to-School Night for 4th-6th grades in student’s classrooms
      • 4th and 5th Grade    4:30 – 5:30 pm
      • 6th Grade     5:30-6:30 pm

Thursday, July 27th

  • VAPA 6th(morning) and ILT Primary Teachers
  • Back-to-School Night for 1st and SDC in student’s classrooms
    • 1st Grade and SDC 4:30-5:30 pm

Friday, July 28th

  • VAPA – TK and SDC (morning)
  • Dismissal is 1:15 for 1st -6th grades and 1:00 for Kinder

Next Week:
Wednesday, August 2nd
  • SSC Meeting (3:00-4:00) in office
 

Back-to-School Nights NEXT WEEK

What a great start to the new year! Thank you for everyone’s support on making this year AWESOME

Our Back-to-School nights starts next week. Check the schedule below

Tuesday, July 25th

  • TK and Kinder           4:30–5:30 pm
  • 2nd and 3rd Grade    5:30-6:30 pm

Wednesday, July 26th

    • 4th and 5th Grade    4:30–5:30 pm
    • 6th Grade                 5:30-6:30 pm

Thursday, July 27th

  • Back-to-School Night for 1st in student’s classrooms
    • 1st Grade and SDC 4:30-5:30 pm

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.