McMillin Book Fair – March 7th and 9th

All purchases in the store will count towards McMillin school.  Parents use the voucher or advise cashier you are here for the book fair. There will be a very good menu of family and kid friendly food items in the café. Families are encouraged to dine in the café or bring home treats for dessert.

The activities planned will require some volunteer assistance, so if any older high school siblings/friends would like to get volunteer hours, please contact

McMillin Read Across America Events

Monday, March 6

Fox in Socks Day – Crazy Sock Day: wear colorful or mismatched socks on your feet, or decorate yourself using socks in creative ways.

Tuesday, March 7

Crazy Hair Day – Style your hair in crazy ways with spikes, pig tails or pony tail, colorfully dye, or add odd ornaments like rubber bands or hair clips, or wear a silly wig.

Wednesday, March 8

Wacky Wednesday – Mismatch Day: dress up in wild colors, mismatched shoes, different colored socks or different patterns (for example, stripes with polka dots, colors that clash, etc.)

Thursday, March 9

Thing 1 and Thing 2 – Twin Day dress up like the characters from Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat book, wear red and white.

Friday, March 10

Pajama Day – Wear your comfy pajamas, students should wear regular closed toed shoes.

McMillin Military Child T-Shirt Design Contest

Greetings Families,

April is the Month of the Military Child and we are inviting students who have parents in the military, active or retired, to participate in McMillin’s t-shirt design contest.  The purpose of this contest is to celebrate military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome in serving our country.

We have over 140 military-connected students at McMillin and we are looking forward to providing t-shirts with the winning piece of artwork to all military children to celebrate the “Month of the Military Child”.

Please make sure to follow these guidelines should you wish to participate in the design contest:


  • The deadline for contest entries is 3:00pm March 15th, 2017.  Entries should be submitted to the front office.
  • All entries must be submitted on an 8 ½ x 11 white sheet of paper.
  • All artwork must be created using portrait orientation so as best to fit onto the t-shirt.
  • Please put your name and teachers name on the back of the art work.
  • We encourage you to use color and to fill the entire page.

McMillin Yearbook “Love Lines” and “Buddy Pictures”

Hi McMillin Parents and Students,

Love lines are available for the yearbook.  6th graders – please ask your teacher for the form, it was left in their mailbox. All other students – there are forms available in the office by the PTA mailbox. Let your parents know this is an opportunity for them to leave you a message in the yearbook. Cost is $5 for 25 words, $10 for 45 words. All love lines forms are due by Friday, March 17, 2017.


Our yearbook photographer will be taking ‘Buddy Pics’ this coming Tuesday March 7th before and after school.  Pictures are $1 per person and will be included on our Buddy Picture page in the yearbook.  Grab a friend or two…..and come get your photo included in the school yearbook!  Pictures will be taken at the big toy from 7:45 – 8:10am…..and 2:45 – 3:00pm on Tuesday March 7th.  

Read Across America – Book Fair at Barnes and Noble

Hello McMillin Parents!

McMillin Elementary will be celebrating “Read Across America” next week March 6 – 10th!

There will be some events that we will be hosting and will need some volunteers to help with!

For the entire week, we will be hosting a book fair AT Barnes and Noble in Otay Ranch.  Parents and students will be able to purchase anything from Barnes and Noble and the Cafe during the week and use a coupon code for purchases to count towards our school book fair.  More information will be coming with our book fair code.

We will also be hosting TWO evening events on-site at Barnes and Noble for parents and students to come and participate.  There will be lego building, cookie decorating (cookies are purchased at the cafe), a scavenger hunt, and read aloud opportunities!   The PTA is looking for Parent Volunteers to help on either Tuesday or Thursday evening (March 7th and 9th).

Also, we will be reading in classrooms on Friday morning, March 10th!  We are looking for parents or grandparents to come and read in classrooms on Friday morning.  We will meet after drop-off at 8:15.  Classroom reading times will begin at either 8:30 or 8:45 for about 15-minute time slots.  We welcome anytime you are able to volunteer.  If you are interested in a specific classroom or time….please email Marrilee Boldt with your requests.   Please bring a book or two of your choice.  Books will also be available for you to borrow.

We need YOU to make these events successful.  If you are able to volunteer anytime, please email Marrilee Boldt at

Thank you!!!

McMillin PTA

Nominees for Officers for the 2017-2018 PTA Board

200e98_4b921073772c469d8844954be4f682ddMcMillin PTA nominating committee is accepting all interested candidates for the offices of president, treasurer, auditor, and secretary.  If you are interested in a position on our 2017-2018 PTA board, please email  by March 17th.

Nominee Requirements

  • Must be a PTA member for at least 30 days at the time of the election;
  • Must support the purposes and basic policies of the PTA and recognize that PTA is an effective organization working for all children and youth;
  • Should be willing to give PTA priority and commitment including attendance at meetings;
  • Must be fair and objective and concerned for the well-being and best interests of the PTA; and
  • Must understand the importance of effective teamwork.

Thank you

McMillin Yearbook Art Contest

Dear McMillin students,,

You are invited to participate in an Art Contest for the INSIDE cover page of the 2016 – 2017 yearbook.

The theme is “A McMillin School Year in Review”. Incorporate school events into a colorful, beautiful piece of artwork! (Parents remember, this should be the child’s work.)

Please submit on a white sheet of paper 8.5 x 11 in size, Portrait Orientation. Write child’s name and teacher’s name on the back in PENCIL. Please drop off your submission in the PTA mailbox in the front office.
Deadline for all entries is Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Good luck!

Dime Collection for Cancer Research

Please remember that McMillin’s PTA is currently collecting dimes in each classroom. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society for Cancer Research.

Thank you,

McMillin This Week

Thank you, Ms. Carson, for bringing Ability Awareness to McMillin. She has been hosting this event for maybe close to 12 years. Students at McMillin learned a little about the struggles that people with disabilities have to overcome in their daily lives, not as a result of their disability, but as a result of the people and environments around them. The goal was to help all of us at McMillin be aware of what we should and should not do so that we can be of support to our friends and community members with disabilities.

We met some people who shared a little about themselves and the many activities they do. We learned why the Americans with Disabilities Act is so important in our history from some of our very own McMillin students. Students learned to think about how they can monitor their own words and actions to better demonstrate respect for ALL people, the McMillin Way.

We are looking for parent feedback about McMillin. The top 3 schools will each receive a $600 contribution for their site! This money will be available to use towards books, 6thgrade camp, materials, technology tools, etc.

Monday, February 13th

  • VAPA – Kinder and 3rd
  • Jumprope for Heart Videos in classrooms

Tuesday, February 14th

  • VAPA – 4th and 2nd
  • DELAC/DAC Meeting (12-2)

Wednesday, February 15th

  • VAPA – 5th and 1st

Thursday, February 16th Minimum DAY 

  • VAPA – 6th and TK/SDC (Not sure of the timing on this, but even 45 min would be great and fun for students.)
  • Board Meeting at CVESD (6:30-10)

Friday, February 17th

  • No School

Monday, February 20th

  • No School

Wednesday, February 22nd

  • SSC Meeting (3:00-4:00)

Friday, February 24th

  • Peace Patrol (8:00-8:30)

Parent Feedback – Please

Great news! The CVESD is having an incentive for our top 3 schools with the highest percentage of participation during our Thoughtexchange Share phase. To make it fair the participation percentages will be based on each school’s student enrollment.  For example, a school with 500 students that has 250 parents and staff participate would have a 50% participation rate.

The top 3 schools will each receive a $600 contribution for their site! This money will be available to use towards books, 6th grade camp, materials, technology tools, etc.

  • Parents that do not receive the invitation email can register on our district website (www. or they can also go directly to the following links:

Thank you for your thoughts,

Cindy Orr