What to do with too much Halloween candy

10/25/2021 9:35 pm

Mills Park Elementary School is partnering with Triangle Family Dentistry (Cary Park Office) to collect your leftover Halloween candy for donation to Operation Gratitude.
Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit formed with the goal of thanking those who serve our country, will distribute these sweet treats to deployed troops, local military units, veterans, and first responders. In addition to your candy donation, we are asking that each student make a card or picture to show gratitude to these heroes among us.
Candy and card donations will run Monday, November 1st through Friday, November 5th.  Students can drop off cards and candy in the designated boxes in the school lobby. There will also be a cart outside the school entrance for parents and VA.
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Reflections submissions are due tomorrow - Wed. October 27th!

10/25/2021 2:40 pm

We have had a great response to our Reflections contest. This is a reminder that all entries need to be submitted digitally via our Google Form by Wednesday, October 27th. This deadline will not be extended as we need to meet Wake County Reflections deadlines. 

Click More for contest rules and guidelines as well as access to Google Form for submitting your artwork. 

**Please remember to submit the parental consent form or your artwork submission will be disqualified (Wake County rules).**

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Box Tops has a special offer this week: earn $5 for MPE

10/25/2021 2:40 pm

Download the Box Tops app using a friend's referral code, scan your first receipt by October 31st and earn 50 points ($5 for MPE). If you don't have a referral code, use this one: XUG60NL3

What is Box Tops for Education? Click to read more about what it is, how it works and what products are eligible for Box Tops cash. 

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A message from our Ways & Means chair about our Bookaneer Book Fair

10/25/2021 2:39 pm

What a great weekend!  We could not have asked for better weather for our final outdoor book fair event and donuts with grownups.  I hope you all had as much fun as I did.  A huge thank you to everyone who came out to shop, to volunteer, or just to say hi to Millie!  We were so happy to see you all.  Your support was phenomenal. 

If you missed the fair, you can still shop online here until October 31st.  Books make the best gifts, and I know I got a head start on my holiday shopping this week.  Thank you again.  This year was unlike any other but still a huge success.  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, I'd love your feedback... I'm already looking forward to next year's fair!  

Jennifer Shorter, Ways and Means Chair, MPE PTA

Click to see our raffle winners, information for those who placed a book order in person at the fair, and what to do with leftover ewallet money. 

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Pirate Booty Spirit Night was a success!

10/20/2021 12:34 pm

A great big thank you to all those who turned out for our Pirate Booty Spirit Night last night, especially the volunteers.  The event was a huge success, and we hope you all had a good time.  It was so wonderful to see friends reuniting and families gathering.  We were so pleased to hold an event that we hope everyone felt safe attending.  We want virtual students to know that they are still an important part of this school and to feel included.  We hope to see everyone again on Saturday, even if it's just for the donuts and drinks.  We have a restock order of books on the way.  If we are out of any book, go ahead and order it at the register.  We will deliver those books to the classrooms when they come in.  The advantage of this is NO tax or shipping charges!  Thank you again for your amazing support of Mills Park and the PTA.

Jennifer Shorter, Ways and Means Chair, MPE PTA

Please email your Pirate Booty Spirit Night pictures to submit+1223729@edophotos.com for our yearbook team!

Click More to access all our book fair links.

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Let's hear it for Mr. Regan!

10/17/2021 10:59 pm

Did you know that October is National Principals Month? We are late in celebrating our amazing MPE principal so we are extending National Principals Month at MPE until November 13th (Mr. Regan's birthday). 

Show your appreciation for all of Mr. Regan's hard work in making MPE an incredible school (#7 elementary school in North Carolina!). Have your child send him a letter/card or give him an extra high five in the morning. 

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Why Register?

Signing up for an account on our website is not the same as joining the PTA. 

Once registered, you can do all of the following and more: receive the weekly Panther Press newsletter; purchase spirit wear or the yearbook; register for PTA programs like Odyssey of the Mind. You can also choose to join the PTA - annual dues are $15 and paid after July 1st every year.

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Click here for Mr. Regan's September 28th newsletter.

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*All students will receive their breakfast and lunch at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year. Todos los estudiantes recibirán su desayuno y almuerzo sin costo alguno para el año escolar 2021-2022. They may get breakfast when they come into the building either at the bus entrance or the carpool entrance. Classroom teachers get a lunch count daily from the students each morning. If you have questions, contact your child's teacher or the school counselors. 

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