This Week at McMillin – February 18th – February 21st

We hope that all of our McMillin Families enjoyed the long Presidents’ Day Weekend!  We look forward to seeing all of our Beagles tomorrow, Tuesday, February 18th.

KIDS HEART CHALLENGE – THANK YOU!

Our 2020 Kids Heart Challenge was a success!  Thank you to all of our students and staff who participated.  We would also like to thank all of those who donated money to benefit the American Heart Association.  A school-wide total will be available soon!

If you would like to see pictures from this event, check out our Instagram or Twitter @McMillinCVESD!

THOUGHT EXCHANGE

It’s that time of year again – THOUGHT EXCHANGE!  This week, you should be receiving an email asking for your input on the new LCAP (Local Control  and Accountability Plan) that our school district is in the process of creating.  Thought Exchange is a way for you to voice your input and your feedback is important.  The window opens tomorrow and runs through March 20th.  Thank you in advance for your participation!

For more information about the current LCAP Plan, visit CVESD LCAP on our CVESD Website.

Monday, February 17th 

  • No School – Presidents’ Day

Tuesday, February 18th

Wednesday, February 19th 

  • McMillin TALKS (formerly the speech competition) 8:30am

Thursday, February 20th 

Friday, February 21st 

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Monday, February 24th

  • VAPA – K/1st

Tuesday, February 25th

  • VAPA – 4th/2nd
  • Welcome Dr. Ciriza – Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Wednesday, February 26th 

  • VAPA – 5th/3rd
  • Welcome Dr. Escobedo – CVESD Superintendent
  • SSC at 3pm in Conference Room

Thursday, February 27th 

  • VAPA – 6th

Friday, February 28th 

  • VAPA – TK and SDC

Upcoming Dates:

Parent Teacher Conferences (Minimum Days): March 12th – 19th

Last Day of Quarter Three: March 20th

Spring Break: March 23rd – April 3rd

Student Return: April 6th (Minimum Day)

This Week at McMillin – February 10th – 14th

17th Annual Beyond Awareness

McMillin’s 17th Annual Beyond Awareness event was a success!  Thank you to Ms. Carson for making this a possibility for our students every year.  A special thank you to each one of the presenters for sharing their time and message with our community.  Finally, thank you to our wonderful PTA for your hospitality in making sure our guests welcomed with love.

KIDS HEART CHALLENGE 2020 on Thursday!

This year’s Kids Heart Challenge will be held on Thursday, February 13th from 8:30am to 10:00am.  Your child’s teacher will be sending specific information for when their classrooms will be jumping.  All proceeds from this event will benefit the American Heart Association.  

 

PRESIDENTS’ DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND

Just a friendly reminder that there will be no school Friday, February 14th through Monday, February 17th in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday.

Monday, February 10th

  • VAPA – 4th/3rd

Tuesday, February 11th

  • DAC/DELAC at the District Office at 12:00pm
  • VAPA – 5th/2nd

Wednesday, February 12

  • VAPA – 6th/1st

Thursday, February 13

  • VAPA – Kindergarten
  • Kids Healthy Heart Challenge

Friday, February 14th – Monday, February 17th

  • No School for President’s Weekend

Wednesday, February 19th

  • McMillin School-Wide Speech Competition at 8:30am

This Week at McMillin – February 3rd – 7th!

The 17th Annual Beyond Awareness at McMillin on Thursday, February 6th. At this event, we celebrate diversity at its best. Community members, with a variety of abilities, come to our school and share the message that even though their differing ability may be the first thing you notice, it is not what defines them as a person.  Our hope is that our students will take what they have learned through this experience, to help make the world a better place.
 
We are still seeking volunteers to check in presenters, set up for the event, escort presenters around campus, prepare and serve lunch, assist presenters as needed, and clean up. If you are interested in volunteering, you may sign up at http://bit.ly/beyondawarness20.
Our McMillin students who are learning English as their second language will be starting to take the ELPAC next week.  The testing window is open from now until just before Spring Break.  Students are assessed in four domains:
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking

For more information about the assessment, or to see samples of what students are being asked, please use this link: ELPAC Sample Questions

 

Monday, February 3rd

  • GATE After School Class – 2:45-3:45

Tuesday, February 4th 

Wednesday, February 5th 

Thursday, February 6th 

  • Beyond Awareness

Friday, February 7th 

 

Events Further Ahead:

Tuesday, February 11th

  • DAC/DELAC at the District Office at 12:00pm

Wednesday, February 12

  • SSC at 3:00pm

Friday, February 14th – Monday, February 17th

  • No School for President’s Weekend

Wednesday, February 19th

  • McMillin School-Wide Speech Competition at 8:30am

Beyond Awareness – Volunteers Needed!

 

The PTA is in need of volunteers for the 17th Annual Beyond Awareness at McMillin on Thursday, February 6th. At this event, we celebrate diversity at its best. Community members with a variety of disabilities come to our school and share the message that even though their disability may be the first thing you notice, it is not what defines them as a person.  Our hope is that our students will take what they have learned through this experience, to help make the world a better place.
 
We are seeking volunteers to check in presenters, set up for the event, escort presenters around campus, prepare and serve lunch, assist presenters as needed, and clean up. If you are interested in volunteering, you may sign up at http://bit.ly/beyondawarness20.

This Week, January 27th – January 31st – Great Kindness Challenge at McMillin

We are excited to announce that we are participating in the 2020 Great Kindness Challenge where we will join thousands of schools across the country to create a culture of kindness.  Your child is part of a powerful and positive bullying prevention initiative that will lead to more kindness, unity, and respect at school and beyond.  All students are invited to participate.
For more information about The Great Kindness Challenge, please visit: www.greatkindnesschallenge.org
Thanks in advance for helping to create a culture of kindness and compassion in our community.

On Thursday, January 30th, McMillin will be hosting a District Professional Development on our campus.  Please keep this in mind, on Thursday, when you are bringing your student to school.  Allow extra time for traffic and parking.  Thank you for your support!  

Upcoming Dates:

Monday, January 27th

  • VAPA K/1

Tuesday, January 28th

  • PTA General Meeting at 8:15am
  • VAPA 4/2

Wednesday, January 29th

Thursday, January 30th

  • VAPA 2/6
  • District Professional Development for Teachers from 8am-3pm at McMillin – Please allow extra time for traffic and parking 

Friday, January 31st 

  • VAPA SDC/TK

Events Further Ahead:

Thursday, February 6th

  • Beyond Awareness

Tuesday, February 11th

  • DAC/DELAC at the District Office at 12:00pm

Wednesday, February 12

  • SSC at 3:00pm

Friday, February 14th – Monday, February 17th

  • No School for President’s Weekend

Wednesday, February 19th

  • McMillin School-Wide Speech Competition at 8:30am

This Week at McMillin – January 20th – January 24th

Thank you for a great first week back!  It was wonderful to have all of our students on campus and back in classrooms.  We look forward to an outstanding second half of the year!

On Monday, January 20th, there will be no school in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday.  Tuesday, January 21st will be a regular school day for all students.

Just a reminder that our next ELAC (English Language Advisory Committee) Meeting is on Tuesday, January 21st at 8:30am in the auditorium.

At this meeting, we will present about the upcoming ELPAC (English Language Proficiency Assessments for California).  Students who are classified as English Learners take this assessment each year.  We will discuss what the assessment is and review some released questions so that you can see how your child is being assessed on their progress in English.  We hope to see you there!

Just a friendly reminder to adhere posted signs and red curb areas in our parking lots.  Cars should not be left unattended at red curbs at anytime.  Before school and at dismissal, the bus loop is for busses and daycare vehicles only.

Thank you for your help in keeping our parking lot safe for all of our students here at McMillin.

 

 

This Week’s Dates to Remember:

Monday, January 20th – No School – Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance

Tuesday, January 21st

  • ELAC Meeting at 8:30am
  • DAC/DELAC at the District Office at 12:00pm

Friday, January 24th

  • Military Mingle during student lunch times

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, January 28th

  • PTA General Meeting at 8:15am

Wednesday, January 29th

  • SSC at 3pm in Conference Room

Thursday, February 6th

  • Beyond Awareness

Tuesday, February 11th

  • DAC/DELAC at the District Office at 12:00pm

Wednesday, February 12

  • SSC at 3:00pm

Friday, February 14th – Monday, February 17th

  • No School for President’s Weekend

Wednesday, February 19th

  • McMillin School-Wide Speech Competition at 8:30am

Welcome Back – Quarter 3 Begins Tuesday, January 14th – Minimum Day!

Happy New Year!  Can you believe it is 2020?  We hope that all of our families have had a relaxing three weeks and we look forward to welcoming our Beagles back on Tuesday, January 14th.  Our first day will be a Minimum Day dismissal schedule for all students.

Our next ELAC (English Language Advisory Committee) Meeting will be on Tuesday, January 21st at 8:30am.

At this meeting, we will present about the upcoming ELPAC (English Language Proficiency Assessments for California).  Students who are classified as English Learners take this assessment each year.  We will discuss what the assessment is and review some released questions so that you can see how your child is being assessed on their progress in English.  We hope to see you there!

Calendar for 1st Week Back:

Tuesday, January 14th – First Day of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day)

  • VAPA – 4th/2nd

Wednesday, January 15th 

  • American Heart Association Kick Off Assembly for students
  • VAPA – 5th/3rd

Thursday, January 16th

  • VAPA – 6th/1st

Friday, January 17th 

  • VAPA – Kindergarten/SDC

Here are some important upcoming dates during the first few weeks of Quarter 3:

Monday, January 20th – No School – Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance

Tuesday, January 21st

  • ELAC Meeting at 8:30am
  • DAC/DELAC at the District Office at 12:00pm

Friday, January 24th

  • Military Mingle during student lunch times

Tuesday, January 28th

  • PTA General Meeting at 8:15am

Wednesday, January 29th

  • SSC at 3pm in Conference Room

Thursday, February 6th

  • Beyond Awareness

Tuesday, February 11th

  • DAC/DELAC at the District Office at 12:00pm

Wednesday, February 12

  • SSC at 3:00pm

Friday, February 14th – Monday, February 17th

  • No School for President’s Weekend