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Mr. Regan has shared the plans for remote learning beginning the week of April 13th.

Click HERE to read this letter.

 


 

The entire staff and Millie miss the students so much!
Click on the image below to show your students a special message from MPES.
Thank you to all the staff for putting this sweet video together!
 

 


 

 
Our amazing Specials teachers have prepared a Bingo Challenge everyone can do at home. 
 
Please click on the link to our Specials Webpage.  You will see a video, the bingo board, and directions. 
 
Have fun!  

 


  

When will we return to school?

School is closed through May 15th. 

 

What will happen to exams and school calendars?

State education leaders are currently evaluating the most basic elements of school operations such as state exams and school calendars. We’ll update you when decisions are made.

 

When is Spring Break?

For traditional calendars, Spring Break will remain on April 6 through April 13. Spring Break remains unchanged at this time on other calendars.

 

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

 

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

 

 


 

 

 
 
Many of you have inquired about the Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) Test Request Window because it was due to open March 23 and end on the 27th. 
 
The dates for both the SSA Test Request Window and SSA Test Window will be adjusted by WCPSS.
 
We do not have those dates yet, but Ms. Barnett will make them public as soon as MPE has been informed of the new dates.
 

If you have questions after reviewing the above information, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Barnett at dbarnett@wcpss.net.

 


 

 
We have all been hearing about so many online learning resources that its overwhelming!
 
After spring break, Wake County is planning to begin online learning for all schools. We are still awaiting information as to what this will look like, but teachers will send out an update when they receive additional information. 
 
In the meantime, we have compiled a list of some recommended resources for you 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.
 
 
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/

 

Other Ideas:
 
 

 


 

   

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

 

  


 

 

 

Our Yearbook Committee is working hard on putting together this year's yearbook.

We will make sure it gets out regardless of what happens with school!

 


 

 

 

The water bottle filling stations that the PTA purchased have been installed! 

 

There is one on each floor at MPE so kids and staff can refill their bottles for lunch and recess. Hopefully this will cut down on shared germs as well!

 

 


 

 

 

 

Due to current circumstances, we have had to cancel our largest event and second largest fundraiser of the year, the annual spring carnival. Find details in this letter.

 

We would still like to hold our silent auction and raffle basket portion of the carnival and host them online, but will revisit this as time goes on.

 

    

 


Please reinforce these simple techniques with your kids to keep those germs away:

 

 

1. Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains atleast 60% alcohol, but handwashing is always best! Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.

 

2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. This is a hard one for kids but so important!! Reinforce techniques to keep those little hands from floating to their nose and mouth!

 

3. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow when coughing or sneezing. 

 

4. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

 

5. Stay home when you are sick to help prevent spreading your illness to others.

 

6. Practice other good health habitsClean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

   



 

Student Council is participating in the annual Pennies for Patients campaign to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and blood cancer patients here in NC!   We have a goal to raise at least $8000 this year but we can’t get there without your support. 

 Over the last 6 years, Student Council has helped raise over $40,000!

We encourage you to set up an individual online giving page for your child. 

 

Join your child's class squad by going to: https://events.lls.org/pages/nc/MillsParkElementarySchool-2020/

 

Click on Join Your Classroom Team and create a New Account

 

* Note that you will register each child via a separate email account *

 

After you have set up your child’s page and have made your donation, please send an email to five (OR MORE!) family or friends to ask for a donation on your child’s online giving page.  Students can earn awesome incentives as well including Hero Squad Gear and Amazon gift cards!  See if your company will partner with us with a donation and/or match our class total!

Most importantly, donations like yours help fund the therapies that are saving lives every day and improving the quality of life for blood cancer patients and their families.

 

LLS is the voice for all blood cancer patients. Your donation will add your voice to the list of people who help save lives not someday, but today.

 

Thank you so much for support!


 

 

 

 

It's time to register for Kindergarten 2020-2021! 

 

Kindergarten Registration, which was previously April 1, 2020, is currently on hold. 

 

We need all families with a child that is already 5 or turning 5 by August 31, 2020, to enroll (date TBD)!  Tell your friends and neighbors! 

 

Please visit https://www.wcpss.net/domain/13656 to begin the online Enrollment Process. 

 

Once you pre-register online, the school will reach out to you to set up an appointment to bring required documents to school. 

 

 


 
Wake County Pre-K Information
 
If you have a rising 4 year old (by August 31st), click on the link below for information about the Pre-k program:
 

 

                       


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.

 

 

  

 

 
 
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!
 

  


 
 

 

 

 

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!