Sunday, November 26, 2017

November 27 - December 1, 2017


I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  It's hard to believe, but December makes its grand entrance this Friday.  Wow!

Due to the busyness of the holiday weekend, this blog entry is pretty bare bones.  We have some full weeks ahead of us, and some great holiday-themed events coming our way.  Stay tuned for more details.

The one event to which I call your attention this week is Millville Public School's strategic planning session.  All parents, community members, and staff are welcome to attend.  See the flyer below for more details.  The meeting will take place this Wednesday (11/29) at the Lakeside Middle School cafeteria from 6:30 - 8 pm.  Come have your voice heard as the district embarks on planning for our future.  We hope to see you there.

Next week's blog will feature some important dates and events for January.  Everyone have a great week!

The Week Ahead
Monday (11/27): C Day -  Lesson plans due

Tuesday (11/28): D day - a great day of learning

Wednesday (11/29): E day - Workout Wednesday, PBIS Pep Rally (9:30 am), Color Run (2 pm), Strategic Planning Meeting (Lakeside cafeteria, 6:30 - 8 pm)

Thursday (11/30):  A day - another day of fun and learning

Friday (12/1):  B day - wear Bacon gear

Pictures from around the School (and beyond)
Go Eugene!  He took first place in the males under 10 category in this year's Jolly Holly 5k run!

Officer Taylor and our friend Justin

Birthday Selfies!

Friday, November 17, 2017

November 20 - 24, 2017


Welcome to Thanksgiving week!  In all the day-in, day-out busyness that is 21st century life, let's not forget to reflect on those things that matter - the things for which we are thankful.  I know I'm certainly thankful to work in such a fine school surrounded by caring professionals who selflessly give their time, talents, and resources to our learners.  I'm also thankful to be able to walk down the hall and see the smiling faces of our Bears each and every day.  It's an awesome job and an awesome responsibility that none of us take likely.   

So, what are you thankful for?  And maybe more importantly, do you allow your thanks to give way to gratitude?  And do you then turn that gratitude into motivation to give back, give more, be kinder, be more understanding, work harder, enjoy life more?  It could go on and on, but the point is there - thankfulness should inspire us to be better, to be more reflective and appreciative, and to be more gracious with others. 

Our FEAST went off splendidly last week.  See the pics below.  All had a great time!  Special thanks to Candy and the entire cafeteria staff for all their hard work, and a big shout out to Mrs. Muhlbaier for planning and organizing the logistics of the event.  Everything went off without a hitch, and most importantly, our students had a great time.  Also, thanks to all the district administrators and law enforcement officers who joined us.  Let's do it year!   

Our parent/teacher conferences are off to a good start.  We have two more days - Monday and Tuesday (both 6-8 pm).  Parents, while you are at school, please feel free to fill out a survey to let us know how we are doing.  The surveys are computer-based, and they will be set up in the hall near the main office.  Thank you!

Attention all parents and community members -- Your help is needed at the upcoming strategic planning sessions for Millville Public Schools.  See the flyer below for more information. Do you want your voice heard?  Do you want to be a part of planning for the future?  Please join us.  The next meeting is on 11/29 from 6:30 - 8 pm at the Lakeside Middle School cafeteria.  We hope to see you there!

The book fair is in full effect!  Check out the video:

The Week Ahead
Monday (11/20): E Day -  Lesson plans due, 1:45 dismissal, parent/teacher conferences 6-8 pm, NO CLUB 21

Tuesday (11/21): A day - 1:45 dismissal, parent/teacher conferences 6-8 pm, NO CLUB 21

Wednesday (11/22): B day - Workout Wednesday, 1:45 dismissal, No Club 21, No PM Latch Key, NO CLUB 21, NO PM LATCH KEY 

Thursday (11/23):  NO SCHOOL - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! 

Friday (11/24): NO SCHOOL - Holly Jolly Run and Millville Christmas Parade

Important November Dates:
  • Nov 29 - PBIS Pep Rally, 9:30 am
  • Nov 29 - Color Run, 2 pm

FEAST Pictures

Earning his turkey meal

 Book Fair!

Pictures from around the School

“Cookin’ with Ms. Candy” helpers Ja’tyanna Thomas and Akira Lee helping with last minute prep for the Thanksgiving Feast! 

Birthday Selfies!

Happy Birthday to this Bear's dad - he's an honorary Bear now!