We will have a short week next week with no school on Monday due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In class, we have been talking about the contributions Dr. King and many others made to our country. Please talk with your children about this so they can share their knowledge with you!
Students at Mill Creek brought up the fact that they wanted a winter spirit week. So, next week are all winter spirit days. Here are the dress up themes:
Tuesday: Twin Day (dress like a friend)
Wednesday: 100th Day of School (get creative!)
Thursday: Rock Star Day [dress like a rock star (school appropriate)]
Friday: All Star Day (wear your favorite sports outfit)
I will be out of the building on Tuesday. I am attending a MAP testing seminar all day. I can be reached by e-mail if necessary. Thursday the 24th is our school Winter Party. This will happen sometime in the morning, because in the afternoon we will be walking to the Freshman Center to have a practice for the DARE graduation. Permission slips for this are in Friday Folders, please return them to school on Tuesday. The actual graduation for DARE will be the night of the 24th. Students should wear the DARE t-shirts (or a black t-shirt if theirs is lost) and plan to arrive at the Freshman Center between 6:30-6:45pm. The graduation begins at 7:00pm.
The Polar Plunge is being held next weekend, January 26th at Longview Lake. This is for a wonderful cause and if you attend, you will see several of Mill Creek's teacher take the Plunge!
Don't forget to order from Scholastic! A few parents have coupons for free books (to be used any time!). If you'd like to get a coupon, all you need to do is place a Scholastic order online. This is a great way to supplement reading material at home, and also help us get books for the classroom! For every parent that orders online, we get a coupon for $3 off a book! If you have questions about ordering online, please let me know. I still also take traditional mail-in orders.
Have a wonderful and safe three day weekend!