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Mills Messenger - October 21, 2018

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Greetings Mountain Lions!

Months of planning and a week of intense weather-watching paid off, and we had a Magnificent Fall Festival. Thank you so much to everyone who attended the Mountain Lion Event of the Year!

Allow me to introduce our Fall Festival Team: Jinny Suh, Jenny Chang, Stephenie Boren, Jessica Riggs, Courtney Goodings, Stephanie MacKay, Erin Chichester, Victoria Wetherington, Jessica Cotsonas, Brea Barner, Kathy Adelson, Jen Zukauskas, Sindhi Singh and Rachelle Wittek. If you see these ladies around the school, please be sure to stop and thank them for all the hard work they poured in to this event. A special thank you to Megan Hoenig. Megan was not supposed to chair this event (while still preforming her presidential duties), but she did, and she did such an amazing job! Thank you to Mrs. Beachum and Mrs. Jetton – we appreciate their encouragement and support so much!

Thank you to our Sponsors – your support to our school means the world to us. Our Sponsors are: Modern Family Dentistry, Mr. Dream Home, We Rock the Spectrum, Kuk Sool Won, Petite Dental, OrangeTheory, Epic Fun, National Elite, Emler Swim School, AT&T, Austin Yard Cards and Christian Automotive.

What’s coming up at Mills?

October 21st – Landscaping – 3:30pm

October 26th – Monster Mash (5thgrade only) 7pm-9pm

Please make sure to check out our PTA Calendar for important dates coming up!
http://www.millspta.org/newsite/index.php/school-news/school-calendar.html

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

Best,
Karien Early
2018/2019 Mills PTA Co-President
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“We're confident and brave. We try harder than the rest. We're ready for a challenge, and we always do our best.” – Mills School Song

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5th Grade Monster Mash on October 26, 2018 7-9 pm

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Counselor's Corner

SELebration Week!

SELebration Week is a week we celebrate our social and emotional learning (SEL) skills! Through themes, our student will reflect on different SEL competencies and skills. As families, you can engage with your child each day with the home conversation starters listed. Check out the themes and the home conversation starters!

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Creative Action Presents Kid's Ball!

Creative Action is an organization that has partnered with Mills through the programs Courage to Stand and Courage in Action. They are hosting an event on Saturday, October 27th, for families called the Kid's Ball! Check the flyer out for details.

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Parent Workshop: Creatively Connecting with Your Child and Increasing Cooperation

Creative Action has partnered with Mills for programs like Courage to Stand (4th grade) and Courage in Action (5th grade) and has named us a Brave School. Because Mills is a Brave School, we have opportunities to participate in their community events.

Creative Action will be hosting a parent workshop at Becker Elementary from 5:30 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 27th. This workshop is for YOU, the parent. The goal of this workshop is to provide opportunities for parents to connect, reflect and learn from each other. You will brainstorm and strengthen your toolkit for responding to tricky moments when you struggle with gaining cooperation from your child. If you need to bring your children, we will provide childcare, and pizza will be provided for all. If you plan to bring your child(ren), be sure to RSVP for child ticket(s) as well as your adult ticket.

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-location-parent-workshop-november-27-tickets-50644441889.

Middle School Transition

Small, Bedichek, and Covington will present at Clayton Elementary School from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, October 23rd.

Fulmore, Kealing, Ann Richards, and Gus Garcia will present at Mills Elementary School from 9:00 am to 10:00 am on Friday, October 26th.

Gorzycki will host their Only One Gorzycki night from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, November 5th.

Austin ISD Middle School Academy Presentations

Where: Clayton Elementary Cafeteria 
7525 La Crosse Ave. Austin, TX 78739 
When: October 23, 2018 
RSVP: (512) 841-9209 
https://goo.gl/forms/2O8qCXzw9JPBCJIB2

1. SMALL MIDDLE SCHOOL - 6:00 P.M.
2. BEDICHEK MIDDLE SCHOOL - 6:20 P.M.
3. COVINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL - 6:40 P.M.

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AFFILIATE NEWS

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Mad Science STEM-ulating Science After School

Mad Science STEM-ulating Science After School

Mad Science: STEM-ulating Science will include the following topics: Radical Robots, Energy Burst, Mix It Up, Moving Motion, All About Animals and Life in the Sea. Our approach to science is loads of fun, hands-on and incorporates the educational standards required by the STAAR test. Join the fun and become a "Mad Scientist"!

The class is for K-5th graders on Tuesdays starting 10/30 at Mills Elementary. Call 512-892-1143 or visit http://austin.madscience.org for more information or to register before the deadline of 10/24!

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LEGO Engineering and After-School class

Mills F-2018
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Junior Bulldogs Lacrosse

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October free clinic as well as other fall lacrosse opportunities offered through Junior Bulldogs Lacrosse. 
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Registration Now Open: Wicked Workshop Youth Architecture Program After School at Mills

Explore architecture & the design process in this hands-on maker workshop as we imagine, plan, and build space from the architect’s point of view. We’ll design for humans, mythical creatures, favorite pets, and other crazy characters that fuel your imagination! Your design inspiration will be explored through the interactive process of character creation, storytelling and model making. 
October 18 – December 20

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