Updated Open House Schedule:



The make-up days for the school closures due to the hurricane (Sept. 13/14/17) will be:

Fri. Sept 28th, Fr. Oct. 19th, and Wed. Oct. 31st.


Note that two of these days are early release days that have been extended to full instructional days.


Grade K-2's Open House has been moved to Mon. Sept. 24th:


 PTA General Meeting, 5:45 - 6:25 pm in the gym


K-2 Open House, 6:30 - 7:15 pm





 PTA General Membership Meeting


Mon. Sept. 24th @ 5:45 PM in the Media Center


Come and vote on our new playground structure!




Save the Date For the Mills Park Panther Fun Run!


THIS Thursday September 27th!


PreK/AU/K-1: 9:30 - 10:30 AM


Grades 2/3 - 10:40 - 11:40 AM


Grades 4/5 - 11:50 AM - 12:50 PM


Collecting Pledges is easy! Here's how:


Go to www.funrun.com 

Log-in or create and account

Search for Mills Park Elementary

Register your Student(s)

Enter pledges and share the pledge link with friends and family!


Each student will receive a spirit wear t-shirt to wear to mark laps the day of the Fun Run


Don't forget to ask your employer's HR department about matching pledges!


IF we raise $40,000, the kids will get a new playground, 

AND Mr. Regan and Mrs. Pauls have agreed to jump out of a perfectly good airplane (with a parachute of course)! 







We are still looking for Room Parents! 


Being a Room Parent is a very important and rewarding role.  It's a fun way to become involved in your child's classroom!  If you are interested in being a room parent, please email your child's teacher. Below you will find helpful information regarding being a room parent:


Responsibilities of a Room Parent 

Room Parent Handbook 

Suggested Questions for Teacher Meeting


We will be having a Room Parent meeting on Oct. 10th at 9:30 am in the Media Center.


If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact our room parent coordinator, Liz Kowal at roomparents@millsparkpta.com or Renu Lal at communications@millsparkpta.com




Do you have a 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade daughter?


The Girls on the Run Program is returning to our school this fall and registration is now open on a first-come first-serve basis. You can register HERE.


Girls on the Run is a program for girls in 3rd-5th grade that encourages girls to recognize their individual strengths and celebrate connections with others. Girls also make a meaningful contribution to their community through a team-organized Community Impact Project. Physical activity is woven into the program to inspire an appreciation for fitness and healthy habits and teach life skills including treating others with care, practicing gratitude and managing emotions. Each season culminates with a Girls on the Run 5K event.


Our Practice Schedule is: Tues/Thurs 4:00pm - 5:15pm 

The season runs from the week of Sept. 24th to Dec. 8th.

The Reindeer Romp 5k will be on Dec. 8th.


We need a minimum number signed up to be able to run the program and have scholarships available for girls who qualify



If you have questions, please contact:

Kortney Nichols knichols@wcpss.net

Susan Kroll Susan.kroll.fitness@gmail.com 




 Tools For Schools Program - $$ For Mills Park just for advance buying NC State Fair tickets!


Click on the image and enter the code 501 under "Membership" at check-out.


Online Advance Sale Only: August 1-October 11 




Odyssey of the Mind applications will open soon, and information will be coming home this week. 


Look for information coming soon on our website HERE





Mills Park Movie Night on the MPE Field


Friday Sept. 28th @ 7:30 PM

Food Trucks will arrive at 6:30 PM


Food Trucks:

Mr. Rood's Buff-o-Lina

Arepa Culture

Del's Frozen Lemondade


The PTA will be selling candy, popcorn and water (2 items for $1) - Bring change!



 Get out there and walk to school with your kids!

Wed, Oct. 10th


We are looking for parents to lead groups to walk from Harris Teeter and Cary Park. Please contact Beth Farrell at vicepresident@millsparkpta.com if interested!



 Oct 22nd- Nov. 1st


More information coming soon!




 Who wouldn't want donuts for breakfast?!

All Dads welcome, and don't forget to stop by the book fair!


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