PTA Message

Dear Mills Families, 

Welcome new families and welcome back returning families! We are very proud of our school, our students, our staff and our community. First Day of School – Monday, August 20th, 2018. First bell is at 7:35am, students after 7:40am will be late.
Please find several important dates and events below:

School Supply List 2018/2019

Campus Beautification:
We have fixed most of the drainage issues near the playground, we still need lots of help to clean up rocks, regrade some of the dirt, finish a retaining wall, and variety of other beautification projects. Please consider coming to one or two of the following workdays:
Wednesday, August 15th from 6-8pm
Saturday, August 18th from 8-11am
Contact Mike Fair for details: 699-4209

Join Mills FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/JoeDanMillsElementary/

Epic Fun Spirit Night, August 16th - Let's celebrate the end of summer with a Mills Spirit Night! This Thursday (August 16th) from 6pm-8pm at Epic Fun (7101 W Hwy 71). Please make sure you let the front desk and cafe attendants know that you are there with Mills. Looking forward to a super fun night!

Meet the Teacher:
This is an open-house event for students and their families. Find your classroom, meet your teacher and drop off your school supplies.
August 17th 7:30-9:00am

Last Kinder Playdate:
The final Kinder Playdate will be at the Circle C Metropolitan Park Playground (6301 W Slaughter Ln, Austin, TX 78739). We'll see you there on Friday, 8/17 from 6-7:30pm. Feel free to come anytime and stay as long as you'd like.
In order to easily identify kids in the same class, please have your child wear a shirt the color that corresponds with their teacher as listed below:

Aardema: Red
Chronister: Yellow
Lyon: Blue
Hodges: Purple
Matthews: Green
Serrano: Grey

We'll have colored name tags that go with these so feel free to send your child in a white shirt if you prefer. We are looking forward to seeing you all next week!
Lindsey Aylieff and Kelly Vande Streek

Boohoo/Yahoo August 20th - Kindergarten parents/guardians and new families, please join our Mills counselors and principal for refreshments following drop off.

Girl Scouts Recruitment - Calling all Kinder through Fifth Graders who are interested in joining Girl Scouts. The Girl Scouts of Oak Hill, the Service Unit that covers Mills Elementary, is holding a Recruitment Rally on Saturday, August 25th from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 7815 Hwy 290 W., Austin, TX 78736. Please attend the Rally to get more information, start forming troops, or to join a Girl Scouts troop. Feel free contact Lina Dotson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any questions or want more information. 

Scout Recruitment NightAugust 29th (6:30pm-7:30pm) Pack 61 Information – Mills Cafeteria.

Back to School Nights:
Tuesday, August 28th: Pre-K and Kinder (5:30pm), 1st grade (6:00pm), 2nd grade (6:30)
Thursday, August 30th: 3rd grade (5:30pm), 4th grade (6:00pm), 5th grade (6:30)

General PTA MeetingAugust 29th at 7:40am in the Library/Cafeteria.

Mills Fall Festival will be October 20th, 2018 (11am-3pm). Save the date – more info to follow!

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They have SO many fun ways to personalize all of your back to school belongings. Shipping is free. Please share with your family and friends! 

Please feel free to email me with any questions/concerns at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Sincerely,

Karien Early
2018/2019 Mills PTA Co-President


“We're confident and brave. We try harder than the rest. We're ready for a challenge and we always do our best.
We're Mills Mountain Lions!
Hear us Roar!
Mills is GR-R-R-R-R-EAT!” 


Mills PTA Mission Statement
Joe Dan Mills, Jr. Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is committed to promoting family, community and education, and ensuring a powerful voice for all children. The PTA emphasizes volunteerism, empowering members to share and enhance advocacy, leadership and communication. PTA enriches student education through cultural programs, curriculum enhancements and community outreach, providing a foundation of support for teachers, staff and administrators.



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