With the support of our staff, families and local sponsors, we are able to run many of the programs that make Mills Park Elementary an incredible school. Read on to learn about programs partially or fully funded by the MPE PTA. 


If you have any interest in volunteering for any of the committees that run these programs, please fill out our Programs, Clubs and Competitions volunteer interest form (coming soon for 2023-24).



PTA-Run Programs 



cultural arts showcase

Our Cultural Arts committee organizes arts performances at MPE. In the 2022-23 year, our students enjoyed productions by the following artists: Number Drummer, Baba Bomani, Yasu Ishida, and Grey Seal Puppets.


Learn about the United Arts Council and about the Cultural Arts Representative role.










Advocacy committee/Health & Wellness

Our Advocacy Committee organizes a few Health & Wellness events during the year: 


- Walk/Bike-to-School Day

- Operation Gratitude/Candy Drop

- Health & Wellness Month

- Maniacs Marathon


Email advocacy@millsparkpta.com if you want to help promote health and wellness in our MPE community.










odyssey of the mind

Odyssey of the Mind is a team problem-solving competition for MPE students grade 2 to 5. Read more about the Odyssey of the Mind program at MPE.


If you would like to receive updates about Odyssey of the Mind, please tick off the corresponding box when completing your Family Information form in your account. Look out for our information session in September (will be announced through the Panther Press).









Pre-K to Grade 5 MPE students can participate in Reflections, a National PTA competition, by creating original works of art following the annual theme. The different arts categories include Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts. Winners at MPE move onto the county level; Wake County winners move onto the state level; NC winners move onto the nationals. Read more about the Reflections program at MPE. If you would like to receive updates about Reflections, please tick off the corresponding box when completing your Family Information form in your account.








Every year, parent volunteers form a yearbook committee and create a school yearbook to document the academic year. The yearbook includes individual school portraits (usually from Strawbridge) organized by homeroom, staff portraits, candid photos form school events, photos of school clubs and much more.





School Programs Supported by MPE PTA


battle of the books

MPE Battle of the Books (BOB) is a program for our 4th and 5th graders who LOVE to read. It is a voluntary club where 4th and 5th grade students form teams to read and discuss engaging books together, and then compete in an exciting competition to test their knowledge of the books.  Coaches meet with teams once a week until the competition.


Please visit the MPE Battle of the Books website to read more about it, including meeting times and dates, the list of books, teams and more. 








school spelling bee


More information coming soon.