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Click HERE for the Traditional Remote Learning Calendar.

 

School will remain closed for the rest of this school year for in-person instruction. Our students and staff will continue with remote learning and teleworking for the remainder of the school year.  

 

Check the WCPSS homepage  and WCPSS Coronavirus FAQs periodically for updates.

Follow WCPSS on Facebook (Wake County Public School System) or Twitter (@WCPSS). 

 

 


 

 

 

Thank you to all the parents, teachers and staff in helping the kids get through these last few months!!  

It's definitely been an adventure!

 

Have a wonderful summer and stay safe!!

 


 

 
If any families are looking for a tutor for their child, please email Mrs. Stavrakakis. She has a list of summer tutors from Mills Park as well as other surrounding schools.  Her email is:  nstavrakakis@wcpss.net.
 
  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you miss out on picking up your yearbook?

Please email yearbooks@millsparkpta.com with the name of your child and we will get it to you! 

 

 


 
 

Edukits are available to order and we will have supplies regardless of our start date.  

If you order by June 21st, your Edukit will be available at Meet the Teacher Day in August.

Order HERE by June 21st!

 

If you would like to buy supplies yourself, the list is posted HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
Just kidding! Seriously though, if you would like to have more of a say in school activities, decisions, and funding allocation, please consider becoming a PTA board member. It's a great experience and we are super-flexible!
 
We are looking for 2 members to join our team for the 2020-2021 school year as President Elect and Secretary!
 
 
 - President Elect - 
 
Kristin Molitoris has been an amazing president for the past few years! We are creating this new transition position for learning the ropes of running the PTA by working side by side with Kristin next year.
 
“I’ve really enjoyed being the President of the MPE PTA because I see daily the positive impact that the PTA has at our school.  From physical resources such as books and technology, to community-building events and staff support, it’s very satisfying to see how many ways our children and community are enriched by PTA programs.”
 
- Secretary -
 
Emily Brennan has served as secretary for the past 2 years, and has found it easy to balance this flexible position with her career. Duties include taking meeting minutes and other membership responsibilities. 
 
I really enjoyed the flexibility of this position - it can be done at home and can be worked around a 9-5 job. Secretary is one of the more low key jobs but allowed me to help in many ways with different positions and committees, and to interact with different parts of the school and teachers/families.”
 
All positions will of course include training. Though attendance is needed at board meetings once a month, we are very flexible with meeting timing, dates, and even those who need to call in. 
 
Please reach out to Kristin at  president@millsparkpta.com if you would like to join the PTA board!
 

 

 

 

 

The Student Support Staff has updated their website to include some activities and ideas to assist students during this time of remote learning.  Check out the "Counselor's Corner",  https://millsparkcounselors.weebly.com/ to view Mrs. Stavrakakis' website.  The first page has links to Mrs. Miller's site, Miss Downer's site and Mrs. Johnson's site.  All links have activities appropriate for the grade levels they serve.  If you need to reach out to any of the counselors, please email them. They are happy to assist you. 
 
 

 


 
 
Wake County has organized the following resource page for those who are needing meal assistance during Covid-19 or for people who wish to donate:  
 
 
Please click on the link if you are needing assistance or would like to help.

 


 
The entire staff and Millie miss the students so much!
Click on the image below to show your students a special message from MPES.
Thank you to all the staff for putting this sweet video together!
 

 


 

 

Not Returning to Mills Park Elementary for the 2020-2021 School Year?
 
This is the time of the year when we begin planning for the next school year. Teacher allotments as well as other staff allotments are based on the total number of students enrolled at Mills Park.
 
To this end, it is critically important for us to know if your child(ren) will NOT be returning to Mills Park Elementary for the 2020-2021 school year.
 
If your child is a current K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade student, please click on the link below and complete the short form for each of your students who will NOT be returning to Mills Park Elementary for the 2020-2021 school year. You do not need to complete this form if your child is a current 5th grade student.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Deadlines and criteria for Early Kindergarten Entry have not been changed according to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. 

 

Please visit https://www.wcpss.net/domain/13656 to begin the online Enrollment Process.  

All families with a child that is already 5 or turning 5 by August 31, 2020 may enroll.

 

Once you pre-register online, the school will reach out to you to set up an appointment to bring required documents to school.  

  


 
Wake County Pre-K Information
 
If you have a rising 4 year old (by August 31st), click on the link below for information about the Pre-k program:
 

 

  


 
 
Along with the planned learning curriculum, we have included additional resources below.
 
Don't forget to play, draw, exercise, cook, play board games, have fun, and do things your kids enjoy!
It's so important in these stressful times.
 
 
 
 
If you or your child feel like they would like to complete more school related activities, the Remote Learning Resources website will continue to house prior learning practice. 

 

The specials teachers (Art, Media, Music, P.E. and STEM) will share weekly lessons and will update the Specials website every Sunday night so the lessons will be ready by Monday morning for the school week. 
   

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Please find information from WCPSS at the following links:

WCPSS information on Remote Learning

Expectations and Guidelines for Students and Families in Remote Learning

Remote Learning Feedback Practices Grades K-5

 
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From MPES Teachers:
 
To access Wake County student portals, students can log in at wakeid.wcpss.net ​using their Student ID/Lunch ID (Select Student, then use Student ID for username and password). The portal contains several apps that the children use regularly in the classroom.
 
 
From Booster Team:
 
The Booster Team is introducing some new and exciting resources for families.
They will be posting some amazing content each day!
 
Here's what the lineup of educational, character, and fitness-based content will include:
 
Daily Booster Story Time - Every day at 9 a.m. EST
A Booster Team Member will read a beloved children’s book aloud.
 
Daily Boost Fit Fitness Breaks - Every day at noon EST
A team member will lead fun exercises to keep families moving at home.
 
National Fun Run Program - Every day at 3 p.m. EST
Each day, one of the team members will be leading a "virtual huddle," leading students in some fitness exercises, teach a character lesson, and more!

They are also opening up our Character Video Library to ALL schools and families across the country for the rest of the school year—so families can now stream 75+ character and fitness-based videos at no cost.
 
Families can register on BoosterthonCharacter.com using the access code: home
 
Please note: this is NOT a fundraiser.
 
 
Wake County Public Libraries:
 
Online Resources Available from Wake County Public Libraries
Audiobooks and eBooks. Online storytimes. Magazines. Video on demand.
 
These online resources (and more!) are available now from Wake County Public Libraries--even while the physical locations are closed.
 
Start exploring here: http://ow.ly/lAOh50yOO3x
 
The Libby app can be used for easy access and reading/listening.
 
 
Audible:
 
Amazon canceled the subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages as long as schools are closed, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
 
All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet using the following link:
 
 
 
Khan Academy:
 
Daily schedules in a variety of subjects to keep kids learning:
 
 
 
ScienceFun Kids Zone:
 
 
 
Scholastic
 
Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities:
 
 
 
Virtual Tour of Famous Museums:
 
Pretend to travel the world..Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums:
 
 
 
Lunch Doodles with Mo Williams
 

Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence at Home, Mo Willems, invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. 

New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1:00 p.m. ET and then remain online to be streamed afterwards.  Check back each weekday for new LUNCH DOODLES!

https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

 
Mindfulness:

Other Ideas:
 
 
 
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​​​​​​​UNC-TV and the NC Department of Public Instruction have established a partnership that will support remote learning with content that will be accessible to students—especially those with limited or no internet access—at no charge. 

 

Each weekday, two blocks of programming on UNC-TV's North Carolina Channel will serve:  

Fourth- through eighth-grade students, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

9th- through 12th-grade students, from 1 to 6 p.m. (actual times may vary, please check the weekly schedule online here).  

 

For PreK through third grade, UNC-TV's 24/7 “PBS KIDS” channel -- Rootle -- will continue providing programming appropriate for that age group. 

 

These educational program blocks are available on the North Carolina Channel, available statewide for free over-the-air, through cable providers and streamed online.

 
 

 


 

 

 

   

We are grateful for the outreach from many of our parents and community members asking how they can help provide food for Wake County children and families in need.

We ask that you donate to WCPSS's food security efforts or one of our partner agencies: Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC. If you would like to volunteer to support our work with food access and food security, please complete this form and we will contact you soon.
 

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
1001 Blair Drive, Raleigh NC 27603
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC
1924 Capital Boulevard, Raleigh NC 27604
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

 Learn more HERE

 

 


Pandemic Electronic Benefits program (P-EBT) for eligible families

North Carolina approved the distribution of additional resources to families receiving free or reduced-price lunch. The additional benefits will be through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT) to help families buy food during the COVID-19 school closure. Read more HERE.

 


Applying for federal free or reduced price school meals

We realize that many families’ economic and employment situations have changed during this pandemic. Families can apply at any time for free or reduced price lunch, which may also qualify you for other state and federal benefits. Read more HERE.

                  


If you have any paper box tops, please place them in the pink box in the school lobby!

 

MPE received over $500 from Box Tops last year!

This year, there is a new program phasing in, where you no longer have to clip the Box Tops:

 

1. Download the Box Tops mobile app

2. Create and account and choose Mills Park Elementary 

2. Scan your receipt within 14 days of purchase

3. Box tops $$ is instantly credited to MPE

 

If you have Box Tops clippings, please turn them in since there will be a transition period.

 

 

  

 

 
 
The PTA can't run without our awesome MPE parents! Please consider helping out - whether its just a few hours or chairing a committee , there are lots of ways to help!
 

  


 
 

 

 

 

EASY WAYS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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 Publix.com account, select MPE, then enter your phone number at checkout. 


When you shop at smile.amazon.com (not Amazon.com), 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!

   

 

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!