School make-up days will be Fri. Sept 28th, Fr. Oct. 19th, and Wed. Oct. 31st.


Note that two of these days are early release days that have been extended to full days.




Mills Park Panther Fun Run - THIS Thursday September 27th!


PreK/AU/K-1: 9:30 - 10:30 AM


Grades 2/3 - 10:40 - 11:40 AM


Grades 4/5 - 11:50 AM - 12:50 PM


Collecting Pledges is easy! Here's how:


Go to 

Log-in or create and account

Search for Mills Park Elementary

Register your Student(s)

Enter pledges and share the pledge link with friends and family!


Each student will receive a spirit wear t-shirt to wear to mark laps the day of the Fun Run


Don't forget to ask your employer's HR department about matching pledges!


IF we raise $40,000, the kids will get a new playground, 

AND Mr. Regan and Mrs. Pauls have agreed to jump out of a perfectly good airplane (with a parachute of course)! 




Donate to Hurricane Relief - Operation Airdrop


Mills Park Elementary is joining forces with the non-profit organization Operation Airdrop in an effort to help areas devastated by Hurricane Florence.  Please consider donating desperately needed items.


Students can bring donated items to the stage located in MPE's gym.  


We will collect items through Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018.


Needed Items:


Diapers (any size)

Diaper rash cream

Baby Formula (powdered)

Baby Bottles (disposable with liners)

Non-perishable foods

Cleaning supplies




Thank you for support and generosity!






We are still looking for Room Parents! 


Being a Room Parent is a very important and rewarding role.  It's a fun way to become involved in your child's classroom!  If you are interested in being a room parent, please email your child's teacher. Below you will find helpful information regarding being a room parent:


Responsibilities of a Room Parent 

Room Parent Handbook 

Suggested Questions for Teacher Meeting


We will be having a Room Parent meeting on Oct. 10th at 9:30 am in the Media Center.


If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact our room parent coordinator, Liz Kowal at or Renu Lal at





We will soon be opening up applications for the 2018-2019 Odyssey of the Mind Program.
Please see the this link for information about the program and important dates:
We strongly encourage you to attend the information session scheduled for October 3rd at 6:30 PM in the Media Center. 


 Tools For Schools Program - $$ For Mills Park just for advance buying NC State Fair tickets!


Click on the image and enter the code 501 under "Membership" at check-out.


Online Advance Sale Only: August 1-October 11 




Odyssey of the Mind applications will open soon, and information will be coming home this week. 


Look for information coming soon on our website HERE





Mills Park Movie Night on the MPE Field


Friday Sept. 28th @ 7:30 PM

Food Trucks will arrive at 6:30 PM


Food Trucks:

Mr. Rood's Buff-o-Lina

Arepa Culture

Del's Frozen Lemondade


The PTA will be selling candy, popcorn and water (2 items for $1) - Bring change!



 Get out there and walk to school with your kids!

Wed, Oct. 10th


We are looking for parents to lead groups to walk from Harris Teeter and Cary Park. Please contact Beth Farrell at if interested!



 Oct 22nd- Nov. 1st


More information coming soon!




 Who wouldn't want donuts for breakfast?!

All Dads welcome, and don't forget to stop by the book fair!


Oct. 25th (Last Name A-L)

Oct. 26th (Last Name M-Z)