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Click HERE for the Traditional Remote Learning Calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.

 

All instruction will begin remotely on August 17th.

 

If you ordered a device for your student, be on the lookout for your pickup date at one of 5 area high schools.

 

 

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

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

 

Click here for Mr. Regan's latest message from August 7th.

 


 


  

Spirit Wear is coming soon!  

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you miss out on ordering your 2019-2020 yearbook?  We have some left!

Email yearbooks@millsparkpta.com and you can buy one now. It will be ready for you during the Instructional Materials pickup held the week of August 17th.

 


 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 
 

 

  

  


 
 
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.
    
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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.

 

 

  

 
 

 

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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!