Click HERE to read Mr. Regan's November Newsletter!




This is the last week to log those reading minutes and win free Carolina Hurricane tix!


Students who log 800 minutes by November 16th will receive 2 free Carolina Hurricane hockey tickets.  
Schools who read 2020 books will be in a drawing for the Cool School Field Trip, where students will have the opportunity to see a Hurricanes practice, participate in fun activities, and hear from Hurricanes players.   
Have your child read for 20 minutes each night and log their reading into the READvolution site!

Find log-in instructions HERE



As you get ready to shop for Thanksgiving, please make sure you link your Harris VIC cards and your Publix and Smile.Amazon/Whole Foods accounts! 


This is an important part of fundraising for the school and brings in free money!


Note that the cards need to be re-linked every year!



 You can link your Harris Teeter Vic Card HERE or at checkout.  MPE's school code is 7135. 


Log into or sign up for a account, select MPE, then enter your phone number at checkout. 





When you shop at Whole Foods online, you can link MPE through your (not account. 


When you log into, on the top black bar, towards the center, click on the orange 'Supporting:' link, and search for Mills Park Elementary PTA. Click Select and start shopping!  

Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the school!



The “Warms the Heart” program is getting underway once again.  There are 3 ways you can get involved in giving:


Look for the large snowman outside the front office with hearts around it! Each heart represents a gift (clothing and toys) for a student at our school to have a warm and happy holiday season.  Please only send in NEW items.


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 item in a bag such as a Target bag.  Attach the heart to the bag, and not the gift, and return it to the Counselor’s Offices no later than Friday, December 7th




We are collecting food and hygiene items for holiday baskets for our Nourishing Noggin families!


Each classroom has been assigned an item, which you can find HERE

All items are due by Friday, December 7th.



We are collecting $25 gift cards to Walmart to help with a specific community in the Kinston, NC area that was affected by Hurricane Florence. 


We are working directly with our Social Worker, Cindy McCorkle, who is working directly with a social worker from the area.  These gift cards will take care of immediate needs for that community.


Questions?  Ask the school counselors - Nancy Stavrakakis and Rachel Miller


Thank you for supporting our families and greater North Carolina Community!




The MPE Student Council is holding a Pajama Drive from Mon. Dec. 3rd to Wed. Dec.12th!


Please donate brand-new pajamas in all sizes, from newborn to adult - for all seasons, but especially for winter.


Pajamas must be complete sets—a top and bottom or an appropriate nightgown


For every pair of pajamas that is donated through the Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive, Scholastic Book Clubs will donate a brand-new book to Pajama Program to give kids affected by instability a good night—for a good day!


The pajama drive is organized in partnership with Pajama Program, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting a comforting bedtime routine for children affected by instability in order to help them thrive.



With many of Duke Students leaving campus for Thanksgiving, Duke Football is looking to fill its student section with local students and their families for the November 24thgame vs. Wake Forest @ 12:30 pm at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium. 


They are offering all area students a FREE ticket to the game as well as free concessions vouchers good for their choice of a Hot Dog or Popcorn and a drink. 


Their families and friends can also purchase significantly discounted tickets for only $15 that also includes the free concessions vouchers. Parking is also free for all fans in our general public lots.


All the students and their families have to do is visit to register.


No need to cook after Thanksgiving!
 Spirit Night in the Fresh Market shopping center for Papa Murphy's Take and Bake pizza.
Thursday November 29th from 1-8 PM.
Fresh Market
3639 Southwest Cary Parkway
Cary, NC 27513
Be sure to mention MPE at checkout so we get 25% back for the school!





Help protect your children - and their classmates - when they're under the weather, so that they can return to the classroom healthy and ready to learn!


Guidelines for Staying Home When Sick:


The best thing you can do is keep your children home when sick. This will help stop the spread of illness to other children and teachers. Keep them home when they show any of these symptoms:

  • fever of 100 degrees F or higher
  • vomiting, nausea and/or diarrhea
  • headache and chills
  • red, watery eyes with yellow drainage
  • sore throat
  • lack of appetite
  • fatigue


  • Children should stay home until they have been naturally without fever for at least 24 hours
  • Please do not give children fever-reducing medication and then send them to school




Due to weather, Movie Night at the Panther Creek Ballpark has been rescheduled for Friday November 16th and is now a rain or shine event! Activities have been moved inside to the auxiliary gym! So come stay warm and toasty and watch a movie with family and friends.


They will be grilling burgers and hot dogs, and snacks, drinks and baked goods will be available for sale as well. All proceeds will go toward helping the PCHS baseball team purchase a new scoreboard. Come join the fun!


Gates open at 5:30pm for a 6:30pm showing of  The Sandlot at the Panther Creek High School Baseball Field. Concession will be open with burgers, hot dogs and snacks! Grab some goodies at the bake sale and try your luck in the 50/50 raffle. It's a night of fun for the whole family!


Suggested donation is $5 per person/$10 per family and all proceeds go towards a new scoreboard for the Panther Creek baseball field. Support the Panther Creek Catamounts and enjoy a beautiful evening with family and friends. It's a win-win! 


Panther Creek is excited to announce Glow Madness 2018 in support of Rise Against Hunger!!


Visit to learn more and to be a part of the fun!!


There will be food trucks, a DJ, carnival games and much more!



Box Tops are exchanged for free money for the school! Your kids collected have collected almost 5000 box tops this school year and brought in over $500! 


Print out this list of products where you can find Box Tops, and encourage your kids to keep collecting!


You can also print out this sheet where they can keep track of what they collect.


There is a bin at the MPE front entrance where they can drop the Box Tops off!




Legacy Ads available for 5th graders


Please make sure that your accounts are up to date and accurate with your child being listed as being in 5th grade.


If you have a 5th grader and cannot see the legacy ad form in your account, please email


Yearbook Sales

Yearbook sales will run through 1/25/19. 


Pre-order your yearbook to ensure that you get one! Prices will increase at the end of the year, so get the best deal and guarantee to have your child's memories by ordering early!



Please reach out to if you can help with taking pictures, creative layouts, graphics, or helping to design the legacy ads!



Thank you to our gold sponsors for the 2018-2019 school year!
The Nourishing Noggins program provides MPE students with bags of nutritious food to take home each weekend, as well as boxes of food and hygiene items to take home over the winter and summer breaks.
We are asking for monetary donations to ensure we have enough food to provide to our families. We are through the Interfaith Food Shuttle:
Any donation amount is greatly appreciated. We are a 501(c) charitable organization – all donations are tax deductible.
There are two options to donate:
Go to and click on 'Donate' in the upper right hand corner of the webpage.
Checks: Payable to Nourishing Noggins
Drop your checks off at the front desk at MPE with ATTN: Nancy Stavrakakis on the envelope.
Learn more at:
Questions? Ask Amy Holcomb: or Neha Patel:





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!



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 account, select MPE, then enter your phone number at checkout. 

When you shop at (not, 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!