Nov. 18-22 will be Health and Wellness week at MPE. 
Look for flyers with daily challenges in your kids folders later this week. We will be focusing on mindfulness, physical activity, nutrition, hydration and sun safety!
We also have a yoga teacher from Om Shakti Yoga coming into PE this week to introduce the students to yoga.

Calling all creative minds! 
We need help with Yearbook.  Whether you
are interested in helping organize, take photos, make layouts, or come
up with creative content, please reach out to Kristin Molitoris at
We are putting a Yearbook committee
together and would love to have your help!




Join Mr. Regan in “Coffee and Conversation” with parents


Topic: Academic Expectations


Date: Thursday, November 15, 2019 - 8-9 am in Media Center





Student Council is hosting their 5th annual Pajama Drive from 

Monday, November 18th- Wednesday, December 4th.


Please support our project by donating a pair of new pajamas (all sizes accepted).  With every pajama donation, Scholastic will donate a book to kids affected by instability. All donations are given to local families.


- Brand-new pajamas in all sizes, from newborn to adult -

- Pajamas must be complete sets—a top and bottom -

- Pajamas for all seasons, but especially for the winter months -


Last year our school collected 250 pairs of pajamas! Can we collect even more??


The class that collects the most pajamas will win a hot cocoa and cookie party! *


For more information about the Pajama Program: https: pajamaprogram.org 



 Help some families from Mills Park Elementary School with contributing to a

Holiday Food Basket!


We are asking for the following donations:

Kindergarten – cereal, granola bars, instant oatmeal, soap

First – instant mashed potatoes, bagged popcorn, bagged pretzels, soap

Second – Soup – canned or boxed, shampoo

Third – canned veggies & canned fruit, apple sauce, conditioner

Fourth – Pasta, pasta sauce, mac-n-cheese, deodorant

Fifth – rice, beans (canned and dried), deodorant


We are collecting items through Friday, December 6th! 

Collection boxes will be under the stairway on the main floor in the lobby.




Mills Park Elementary Warms the Heart     


The “Warms the Heart” program is getting underway once again!

We have several ways you can get involved:


  1. We have just hung up the large snowman outside the front office with hearts around it that list items for students at MPES to have a warm and happy holiday season!  Each heart represents a gift for a student at our school.  You will find hearts for clothing and toys.  We are requesting all items sent in are NEW.  

Only ADULTS may pick a heart off the wall.  When you do, please Sign the sheet on the small table beside the snowman.  You need to record the Tag Number and Letter which is in the upper left corner of the heart.


***Please gift wrap each item, and place the heart on the bottom of the giftNO PLASTIC BAGS this year! 


Return the item(s) to the Counselor’s Offices no later than Friday, December 6th


Questions:  See Nancy Stavrakakis and Rachel Miller.


Thank you for supporting our families! 



Student Council is hosting their 5th annual pajama drive from Monday, November 18th - Wednesday, December 4th. 


Please support our project by donating a pair of new pajamas (all sizes accepted).  With every pajama donation, Scholastic will donate a book to kids affected by instability. All donations are given to local families.


Last year our school collected 250 pairs of pajamas! Can we collect even more??


*The class that collects the most pajamas will win a hot cocoa and cookie party!*


For more information about the Pajama Program: https: pajamaprogram.org 





MPE Holiday Cookie Exchange for the Teachers & Staff 2019
The PTA Hospitality Committee is organizing a  Holiday Cookie Exchange, Thursday, December 12th for the Mills Park Elementary staff & faculty.  The staff will receive a small container of cookies/confections provided by our generous parents. 
If you would like to participate:
  • Use the sign up to indicate what type of cookies you will be bringing.
  • If you are bringing Gluten Free please label that on your container.
  • You are welcome to sign up for multiple slots of cookies.  
  • Cookies must come in disposable containers (will not return).
  • Examples are: spice, pretzel with kiss, peanut butter, pizzelles, chocolate covered Oreo, haystacks. Possibilities are endless!
  • Please prepare 2 dozen cookies and put in an airtight disposable container, labeled with what type of cookies.
  • Bring cookies and drop in the Lobby near front office.  There will be a cart to place them on: Dec. 10th & 11th and the morning of the 12th.
  • If you would like to share your recipe, please email it to hospitality@millsparkpta.com 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!





Remember to encourage your kids to read 20 minutes a day and log those hours!

Students can log their reading time until Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.

Please refer to the log-in instructions HERE.


READvolution is a county wide reading incentive program sponsored by the Carolina Hurricanes.

Through an online tracking system, students will provide their name and the number of minutes read each day. Students who achieve the goal of reading 20 minutes per day throughout the allotted time frame (for a total of 800 minutes, regardless of daily log in) will receive two complimentary ticket vouchers to a Hurricanes home game!


Schools that collectively read 2,020 books until Dec. 6 will be entered into a drawing by region to participate in a culminating event (the Cool School Field Trip) at PNC Arena during the school day in February for the opportunity to see a Hurricanes practice, participate in fun activities, and hear from Hurricanes players.


If you need any help, please contact Nancy Stavrakakis at nstavrakakis@wcpss.net.



Magnet Middle School Information Sessions


December 10, 2019

Mills Park Elementary

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 


           *Schools attending: Carnage, Carroll, Centennial, Daniels, East Garner, East Millbrook, Martin, Moore Square, Reedy Creek


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!







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!