Thank you to all the parents who baked and helped at the Holiday Cookie Exchange! It was a hit and the teachers and staff loved all the goodies!




Snow Day Make-up Days


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






Readvolution Hockey Ticket Update


Two of the games offerings where students could use the free tickets, December 16th and December 31st are sold out. 

The Carolina Hurricanes have opened up some additional dates on January 11, 13, 18.


 Any codes that families have already redeemed CANNOT be exchanged for different game. 


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


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!