This Week At McMillin April 15th-19th

Purple Star School Celebration

We are excited to celebrate our Purple Star Recognition. We will have an assembly on Monday April 15th on the blacktop at 8:30am.   Parents are welcome to attend.  Please make sure you sign into the main office and obtain your visitors badge.

Spirit Week in Honor of Month of the Military Child

Book Fair

Message from PTA:

The Book Fair is coming! April 15th – 19th!

Information should have been sent home with your student.

Materials include:
✅Catalog of book fair inventory
✅ Information on how to set up your student’s eWallet so you don’t have to send cash*
✅ Wish/shopping list

(*One great feature of the eWallet is ANYONE can add to it. If you have loved ones that would like to contribute to your student’s eWallet, simply send them the link!)

Your child’s teacher will communicate their scheduled shopping day, which will begin on Tuesday, April 16th. We plan to also be open after school on Thursday, provided we have enough volunteers…

Which is the perfect segue to beg our Beagle Families for help 🙏🏼 Please consider signing up for a shift or two to help us serve our students!

Sign up at this link today 👇🏼

➡️ Parents/Guardians of primary students (grades TK – 3) are especially needed during their shopping time. Parents are welcome to accompany as long as they check in at the office.

Remember: there are so many benefits of reading and there is no such thing as too many books! 📚

Please contact with any questions.

We look forward to seeing all our Beagles next week!

Jr Show Choir Camp


This Week At McMillin April 8th-April 12th

McMillin is a Purple Star School

News Article 

McMillin’s Got Talent

Solar Eclipse Monday April 8th

As you may be aware, on Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. The total solar eclipse will block out the sun momentarily for millions of viewers along a path stretching from northern Mexico to Maine.

While San Diego County is not on the path to the total eclipse, the region is expected to see a partial eclipse beginning around 10 a.m., peaking about an hour later at 11:11 a.m., and ending at 12:23 p.m.

As the safety of our students and staff is our top priority, all schools within CVESD are required to operate on a rainy day schedule on April 8. This means all recess and lunch must take place indoors.

If classroom teachers and students are interested in viewing the eclipse with the proper safety procedures in place, parents will be required to sign a waiver in order for their child to view the eclipse. Waiver Form Solar Eclipse 2024

As such, any student who will participate in viewing the solar eclipse must wear protective glasses.  Only proper glasses (specific for solar eclipse) may be used if your site chooses to participate in viewing the eclipse.  Solar Views must comply with the ISO 12312-2 international standard.

As you know, direct exposure to the sun’s rays, especially during an eclipse, poses severe risks to eye health. Even a partial eclipse can cause irreversible eye damage without proper precautions. We’d like to ask you to make eye safety a top priority during this time.

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming! 🙌🏼

🗓️ April 15th – 19th
Get ready to empower your reader with book choice. 📚

More information to follow!

This Week At McMillin April 2nd – April 5th

School Resumes Tuesday, April 2nd (Minimum Day)

School resumes April 2nd.  It is a minimum day.  

Coffee With The Principal Friday April 5th at 8:30am hosted by PTA

Please join us for “Coffee with the Principal” .  Our School Resource Officer from CVPD will be doing a highly informative gun safety presentation.  We hope you can attend.

Returning Student Survey

Is your family returning to McMillin for the 2024-2025 school year? Please let us know here: Returning student survey

Parent Input Needed

We would like your input on how LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) and Title 1 funds are spent.

LCAP funds are given to school sites based on the number of students in the following categories: English learners, Socioeconomically Disadvantaged, and Foster Youth. The funds must be spent to achieve the goals outlined in our district’s LCAP:

1. The District will continue to learn, reflect, and improve or increase equity initiatives for all students and families, with a specific focus on Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), English Learners (ELs), Students with Disabilities (SWD), Low-Income (LI), Foster Youth (FY), Homeless (HM) student, and LGBTQ+ students.

2. The District will improve and increase access to services for all students and families that support social, emotional, and physical wellness with a specific focus on BIPOC, ELs, SWD, LI, FY, HM students, and LGBTQ+ students.

3. The District will improve and increase access to services for all students to improve academic achievement with a specific focus on BIPOC, ELs, SWD, LI, FY, HM students, and LGBTQ+ students.

Title 1 funds are provided to schools based on the number of students who are considered socioeconomically disadvantaged. These funds are intended to address the conditions, access to resources, or learning disparities that may lead to an inequitable educational experience.

Click here to submit your input: Budget and Title 1 Input for Parents


Purple Star Recognition Ceremony April 15th at 8:30am on the blacktop

The California Purple Star School Designation Program (Purple Star Program) seeks to reduce the burden on military-connected students and their families by articulating the most critical transition supports for military-connected students and their families by publicly designating schools that meet certain requirements.

The program signals which schools are the most committed and best equipped to meet their unique needs.

The Purple Star Program was designed to help mitigate the challenges of high mobility by setting standards for and publicly designating military-friendly schools.

The Purple Star Program’s true value derives from its potential to:

  • Centralize and make knowledge accessible,
  • Develop stakeholder networks, and
  • Support schools in cultivating and communicating cultural competency in supporting military-connected families.

McMillin has received this designation for their services and program designed specifically to address the needs of Military families by

  • Welcoming and acclimating a new military-connected student.
  • Providing educational supports for military-connected students, including special populations.
  • By providing Social-emotional supports for military-connected students.
  • Providing professional development to staff

Monday April 15th at 8:30am we will celebrate our award of “Purple Star School” with Navy band southwest performing for our students.  Families are welcome to attend.


McMillin’s Got Talent April 11th @ 5pm in the MPR

More Details to come

Meet our New Associate Principal

Polling Station Information

Dear McMillin Families:


McMillin Elementary School has been designated as a polling site for the upcoming March 5, 2024, presidential primary elections. To ensure the safety of our staff and students, our district has safety precautions for voters and poll workers visiting our school sites during elections. These precautions include:


  • Access to the polling area will be restricted to authorized personnel and voters, with designated entry and exit points.
  • To prevent overcrowding, we will manage the number of individuals in the polling area at any time.
  • Adequate signage and personnel will help direct pedestrian traffic flow and to minimize congestion.
  • Our emergency response plan is in place, and our staff is trained to handle various emergencies.
  • We will work closely with local law enforcement to address any issues promptly.
  • Every effort will be made to place poll locations away from school offices, classrooms, and areas where students will be present.


Voting will be available at our school from Saturday, March 2, 2024, through Monday, March 4, 2024, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. On Tuesday, March 5, 2024, the polling site will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you have additional questions, please contact me.

Registration for TK and Kinder Open Now


Read Across America Spirit Week

Family Music Night March 6th, Please join us!

Family Read

PTA Glow Party March 8th

This Week At McMillin Feb 12th-15th

New Registration for the 24-25 School Year Opens February 14th

Do you have a child that is ready to start transitional kindergarten or kindergarten in the next school year? The Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) offers online registration starting February 14, 2024, to help families prepare for the upcoming 2024-25 school year.

To register for transitional kindergarten (TK), your child must turn five years old between September
2, 2024, and June 2, 2025. To register for kindergarten, your child must turn five on or before
September 1, 2024.

Visit and click the “Enroll my Child” link to register your child. You will need your
child’s birth certificate, updated immunization record, one current proof of residency, and photo
identification ready to upload.

No School in Observance of President’s Day

No school Friday Feb 16th and Monday Feb 19th

Save the Date

Save the Music Family Music Night March 6th.  More info to come.

Spring Picture Day Thursday Feb 15th

Friendly Reminder

Attendance is a Key Factor in Academic Growth and Development

This Week At McMillin Feb. 5th-9th

24-25 Open Enrollment

Open enrollment starts Feb 14th!

Share the Love

The Chula Vista Elementary School District invites you to “Share the Love” with us this February.

  • Have you been inspired by a staff member at one of our schools?
  • Has someone made a difference in your life or your child’s life?
  • Is there an extraordinary situation that exemplifies our core beliefs?
  • Would you like to nominate someone to be featured in #StoriesofCVESD?

You have come to the right place! Share your story with us so we can share it with our community.

Click Here To Share Your Story: Share The Love 

Help Support the YMCA

The YMCA fundraises every year in order to provide scholarships to community members for YMCA services. McMillin has increased it’s goal to $5,000 to support the mission of SouthBay YMCA who provide critical resources to the broader Chula Vista community.

Donate here: McMillin Elementary ‘s fundraising page for YMCA of San Diego County (

ELPAC Testing Starting Soon

ELPAC is a language proficiency exam given to multi-lingual English Learners. If you child is identified as an English Learner, who is learning English as a second language, they will take the ELPAC test. See tips below for a successful testing experience.


Spring Picture Day Feb 15th

This Week At McMillin Jan. 29th-Feb. 2nd

Zone Transfer Renewal Is Open

If you are currently enrolled at McMillin on a zone transfer, please see the email sent this week to renew your zone transfer. If you have questions, please contact:

Kinder Registration Coming Soon

Independent Study Contracts

Dear Families,

If your child will miss three (3) days or more of school you can have an independent study contract which allow the absences to be excused and allow your child to stay up to date with classwork.  Contact our Attendance Secretary to set one up:

New Volunteer Procedures

Help The McMillin YMCA Reach Its Goals

Q3 and Q4 Calendar