Snow Day Make-ups:


Friday Jan. 18th and Tuesday Feb. 19th will now be regular school days for students and teachers





Snowed In? Get baking and sign up for the Holiday Cookie Exchange! 


** The date for the Cookie Exchange has been changed to Friday Dec. 14th, so please drop off your cookies this week before 10:30 AM this Friday! ** 


Here's how it works:


Sign up HERE with the type(s) of cookie(s) you will be bringing. 


Bake 2 dozen cookies and place in an airtight disposable container, labeled the type of cookie(s).


Drop cookies off on a cart in the Lobby near front office on Dec. 12th & 13th and the morning of the 14th.


MPE staff & faculty will receive a small container of treats provided by our generous parents.  


You are welcome to sign up for multiple slots of cookies.  


If you are bringing Gluten Free please label that on your container.


Cookies must come in disposable containers (will not return). 


If you would like to share your recipe, please email it to or include it with your cookies.  


Thank you again for your support of this event.  The teachers and staff LOVE all the goodies and treats!







The MPE Student Council is holding a Pajama Drive from Mon. Dec. 3rd to Wed. Dec.12th!


Please donate brand-new pajamas in all sizes, from newborn to adult - for all seasons, but especially for winter.


Pajamas must be complete sets—a top and bottom or an appropriate nightgown


For every pair of pajamas that is donated through the Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive, Scholastic Book Clubs will donate a brand-new book to Pajama Program to give kids affected by instability a good night—for a good day!


The pajama drive is organized in partnership with Pajama Program, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting a comforting bedtime routine for children affected by instability in order to help them thrive.







 Save the Date for the 5th Grade Musical - Paint the Town

December 18th at 7 PM 
Mills Park Elementary Gymnasium




Please follow the instructions for redeeming Carolina Hurricane Hockey Tickets if your child read and logged in their 800 minutes of reading during the Readvolution Campaign.


Instructions are here in English and Spanish.


If you have difficulty, please contact Nancy Stavrakakis @


Congratulations to all the students who met their individual reading goal and keep reading!




Help protect your children - and their classmates - when they're under the weather, so that they can return to the classroom healthy and ready to learn!


Guidelines for Staying Home When Sick:


The best thing you can do is keep your children home when sick. This will help stop the spread of illness to other children and teachers. Keep them home when they show any of these symptoms:

  • fever of 100 degrees F or higher
  • vomiting, nausea and/or diarrhea
  • headache and chills
  • red, watery eyes with yellow drainage
  • sore throat
  • lack of appetite
  • fatigue


  • Children should stay home until they have been naturally without fever for at least 24 hours
  • Please do not give children fever-reducing medication and then send them to school 




Box Tops are exchanged for free money for the school! Your kids collected have collected almost 5000 box tops this school year and brought in over $500! 


Print out this list of products where you can find Box Tops, and encourage your kids to keep collecting!


You can also print out this sheet where they can keep track of what they collect.


There is a pink lego box tops bin at the MPE front entrance (see pic above) where they can drop the Box Tops off!




Legacy Ads available for 5th graders


Please make sure that your accounts are up to date and accurate with your child being listed as being in 5th grade.


If you have a 5th grader and cannot see the legacy ad form in your account, please email


Yearbook Sales

Yearbook sales will run through 1/25/19. 


Pre-order your yearbook to ensure that you get one! Prices will increase at the end of the year, so get the best deal and guarantee to have your child's memories by ordering early!



Please reach out to if you can help with taking pictures, creative layouts, graphics, or helping to design the legacy ads!



Thank you to our gold sponsors for the 2018-2019 school year!
The Nourishing Noggins program provides MPE students with bags of nutritious food to take home each weekend, as well as boxes of food and hygiene items to take home over the winter and summer breaks.
We are asking for monetary donations to ensure we have enough food to provide to our families. We are through the Interfaith Food Shuttle:
Any donation amount is greatly appreciated. We are a 501(c) charitable organization – all donations are tax deductible.
There are two options to donate:
Go to and click on 'Donate' in the upper right hand corner of the webpage.
Checks: Payable to Nourishing Noggins
Drop your checks off at the front desk at MPE with ATTN: Nancy Stavrakakis on the envelope.
Learn more at:
Questions? Ask Amy Holcomb: or Neha Patel:





Donate directly to MPE and support our programs and activities - Log in, Click on My Account, and then Direct Donation Form. Be sure to find out about employee matching!



Link your Harris Teeter Vic Card HERE or at checkout in store.  The MPE school code is 7135. Vic Cards need to be re-linked every year.  


Click HERE to link or apply for a card, and link it to our school.


Provide the MPE school ID at checkout (70218769) and MPE will receive 5% back in credits for FREE supplies! Details HERE.

Log into or sign up for a account, select MPE, then enter your phone number at checkout. 

When you shop at (not, on the top black bar, towards the center, click on the orange 'Supporting:'link, and search for/select Mills Park Elementary PTA. Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the school. This works at WholeFoods too!