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  • Mills Moments  John Mills School 

    April 5, 2019  2824 N. 76th Avenue  Elmwood Park, IL 60707 Laura Magruder, Principal​ Dr. Nickisch, Interim​ ​Assistant Principal

    A Message from Ms. Magruder  IAR testing is finally here! Students will be using                  headphones/earbuds for the ELA portion of the test. Thinking                  about student comfort and sanitary measures, we are                encouraging students to bring their own headphones/earbuds              if they have them. We do have extras for students who don’t                        have their own sets. Please help your student to do their best                        by making sure he/she gets a good night’s rest each night and                        eats breakfast each morning. We do serve breakfast each                  morning if your child doesn’t have time to eat at home. Here is                          the schedule of testing:   

      Apr. 5  Apr. 8  Apr. 9  Apr.  10 

    Apr.  11 

    Apr.  12 

    6th  Grade 

    Math  Test 

    ELA  Test 

    Math  Test 

    ELA  Test 

    No T  Math  Test 

    3rd, 4th,  and 5th  Grades 

      Math  Test 

    ELA  Test 

    Math  Test 

    ELA  Test 

    Math  Test 

      What an assembly! We had an incredible PTA sponsored                    Quarter 3 PBIS assembly with a performance from Matt Wilhelm.                    Matt Wilhelm is a professional BMX athlete who has been on the                        XGames and America’s Got Talent. Mr. Wilhelm shared a                  strong message of never giving up and to be the student who                        helps others by using kind words and standing up for others. A                        huge thank you goes out to our John Mills PTA for making this                          event a reality!     


    Drop Off Table/Forgotten Items  The drop off table is in the foyer by the main office door. It is                              the student’s responsibility to bring what they need each day                    for school, clubs and after school activities. If you bring a                      forgotten item to school, please be sure to label it before                      leaving it at the drop off table. W​e will find a way to get the                              item to the student, typically through their lunch period. ​The                    office will do its best to deliver all items. ​This is also a time to                              encourage your child to elevate his/her responsibility for items                  like lunches, homework, and other everyday necessities of                school.    Parent Reminder  Do not bring animals to school. In accordance with Village                    Ordinance Sec. 5-15, animals are prohibited on public school                  property. We, therefore, ask when dropping off or picking up                    your child, you adhere to this ordinance. ​No animals allowed                    on school property.  Also, state law prohibits smoking on school property. ​No                  smoking on school property.  A Message from the nurse for next school year  The state of Illinois requires all 6th graders to have a school                        physical prior to school starting August 14, 2019.  All 2nd and 6th grade students are required to turn in a dental                          exam by Tuesday, May 15, 2019. This information went home                    with the first and fifth grade report cards.  School Year Extended  Due to the snow days on November 26, January 28, 30 and 31                          the last day of school is now ​Thursday, May 30, 2019 please                        plan accordingly.  Absences  It is the parent’s responsibility to contact the school before 8:30                      a.m. the morning of each day’s absence. Parents can leave a                      message on the voicemail (708-583-6288) or call the office at                    708- 452-3560 during office hours of 7:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.    Community Help Desk Ticket  Link: ​  Parents, guardians, and community members that have              questions or comments regarding the District Technology              Initiative and/or Google accounts may use this form to                  communicate with the Instructional Technology Department. 

  • 1 Book 1 Community: ​Don’t forget that we are kicking off our 1                          Book 1 Community reading event this Monday. We will be                    reading “Restart” by Gordon Korman. We hope you will be                    able to join us for the kickoff event at the Elmwood Park Library                          on Monday 8, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. 

            Erin’s Law  Please see below for information on Erin’s Law.    Community Engagement   Please see below for more information on how Elmwood Park                    District 401 is looking to the community to guide us as we                        determine the path forward for our schools.      

        Spring Pictures  Pictures were sent home today. The “Spring Picture” package                  and/or money must be returned to your child’s homeroom                  teacher by ​Thursday, April 18 ​.  You may purchase the entire package for $45.00 (total of 5                      sheets) or individual sheets as follows:  Fun Pack sheet - $15.00  Any 1 sheet - $12.00  Any 2 sheets - $23.00  Any 3 sheets - $34.00  All 5 sheets - $45.00  Payable by cash, ​check or money order ​(payable to Lifetouch)​,                    or you may pay online at If you pay                    online, you will be given a payment code which must be                      entered on the return envelope.  Pictures are not free – if you do not buy them, you must return                            them!  Nie Kupione – Nalezy Zwrocic!  Favor de enviar dinero para comprar las fotos o regrese las                      fotos a la escuela!   

    Virtual Backpacks    District 401's "Virtual Backpack" is where you can find                  downloadable PDF flyers about District, school or community                events, as well as other timely documents relevant to the D401                      community. The links are below.  District link:  John Mills:  EPCUSD Website Feedback  Link: ​  Creating and maintaining a district website is not an easy task.                      Our site is still evolving and we would like to receive                      constructive feedback. Please let us know what you think                  about our website by completing this form.  Thanks for your help with this matter. 

      A​ctivities & Clubs  Sign Language Club ​Mondays 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.   Student Council Meetings​ Mondays 3:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.  5th Grade Band Rehearsals​ Tuesdays 7:45 A.M. to 8:20 A.M.   Art Club ​Tuesdays 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.  Choir ​Tuesdays 3:05 P.M. to 4:15 P.M.  Books for Breakfast Club ​ Thursdays 7:45 A.M. to 8:20 A.M.  Trojan Tribune Meetings ​ Tuesdays 3:00 P.M. to 3:300 P.M. on  April 9 & 23 and May 7   STEM ​3:00 P.M. to 3:40 P.M. Thursdays on: April 11  Volleyball Intramurals​ 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. on April 5, 8, 9, 10,  11, 12, 16, 23, 26  6th Grade Band Rehearsals​ Fridays 7:45 A.M. to 8:20 A.M. Dates to Remember  April 4 ​E.P.H.S. N. H. S. Easter Egg Hunt see below  April 5 - April 12 ​IAR Testing for Grades 3 - 6   April 8 ​One Book One Community see below  April 9 ​PTA Meeting  April 15​ John Mills Student Council Bunny Fest see below  April 17​ School Board Meeting & State of the District see below  April 18​ PTA BINGO Night see below  April 19 & 22 School’s Closed  April 29 ​Public Health and Safety Forum see below  May 1 ​Community Engagement see below  May 4 ​Community Engagement see below  May 5​ Bags Tournament see below  May 7​ PTA Meeting and Multicultural Night at E.P.H.S.  May 8​ Band & Choir Concert  May 10 ​ Field Day  May 14 ​Community Engagement see below  May 15 ​ School Board Meeting  May 27 School’s Closed  May 30 6th Grade Farewell Ceremony & Students Last Day of  School

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