Mills PTA Announcements


* SPIRIT STORE is coming back on Thursday, 2/6, during the kids’ lunchtimes. Send them to school with their money in a Ziploc bag big enough to fit their precious purchases. This is a great way to teach values of saving, budgeting, and how to handle themselves in a real life shopping situation.
* MILLS AROUND THE WORLD will be held on Saturday, 2/8 from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Want to sign up as an Ambassador? You can sign up here:
* Our SECOND ANNUAL VALENTINE’S DAY SWEETHEART DANCE is coming up on Thursday, 2/13 from 6:30pm-8:00pm. More information will be sent out soon.


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Valentine Dance Volunteers

We are so excited to be hosting our 2nd annual Mills Elementary Valentine Dance on Thursday, February 13th.

If you are able to help with decorating before the event on that day or with concession sales during the event please send an email to The concession stand will be inside the gym so don’t worry about missing out on the music and dancing!


Valentines Spirit Store

Mills Valentines Spirit Store will be open on THURSDAY, 02/06 during lunchtimes! Please mark your calendar and remind your kids to bring money. It's the perfect opportunity to shop for friends and family members. We are fully stocked with brand new inventory.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Rena Alderson at, or Jenny Chang at


News from the Library

The library has a need for additional volunteers, in particular during the morning hours. Please let us know if you think you could commit an hour or so of your time after drop-off to help discharge library books, check library cards or shelve books.

The Texas Bluebonnet Award voting (for grades 3-5) will wrap up at the end of January; students who have heard or read 5 of the books will be able to vote in the library for their favorite Bluebonnet nominee. Students who read and complete 10 summaries are invited to the annual Bluebonnet Breakfast on February 25th. Summaries are due in the library January 31st. If your child needs a form to complete their summaries, the form can be found at the Mills library webpage:


Calling Ambassadors and Performers! Mills Around the World is Feb 8!

Mark your calendars! Mills Around the World will be held Saturday, February 8th from 1:30-3:30 in the Mills cafeteria. Free and open to all families! We hope you will join us for this annual tradition of celebrating the diversity that makes Mills Great! We will be seeking ambassadors to represent different countries and performers for our stage! If you are new to Mills or not familiar with the event but want to learn how to get involved, please don't hesitate to email Brooke Anderson at, Heidi Connealy at, or Ruckmani Ramachandran at We are happy to answer your question and provide examples of past years' displays. Please sign up using these links:
* Ambassadors sign up
* Performers sign up


Landscaping 2020! January 25, 9AM

Get the decade started right by coming out and helping beautify the school grounds!

January 25, 9AM-11(ish).

We'll be doing some pruning, so bring any loppers or trimmers you may have (as well as gloves). Any help is appreciated and will be put to good use. Hope to see you there!


Counselor's Corner

Caregiver Coffee

Please join our SEL specialist in the library on Thursday, February 13th, for this important caregiver session. The SEL specialist, Lynne Unruh, will facilitate a conversation among parents and caregivers and highlight how to help our children cope with their anxiety.

Austin Sibshops

This is a great support service for siblings ages 8 - 12 of a person who has a disability. See the flyer for details.


Schlitterbahn Reading Program

The Schlitterbahn Waves of Pages Reading Program has begun! Please use the Reading Log to keep track of all your child's readings and return to Mrs. Tracie DaSilva by February 10th. Read for fun for at least 10 hours to receive one free admission ticket to Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels valid through June 30, 2020. (The Six Flags Reading Program has not started yet - be on the lookout for that later this school year.)

Click the flyer for more information and to download the reading log.


Affiliate News

February 3 is the last day to register to vote.

Have you moved? Gotten married? Now is the time to update your voter registration!

Pick up a form at the Mills office or download one from this link:

It must be postmarked by the deadline in order to be valid for the Texas Primary. Early voting begins Feb 18.

Good News Club is Starting Again!

The Good News Club will be on Thursdays starting February 6th through March 12th (six total weeks) from 3:00-4:00pm.

Snacks are provided. There will be games, songs, Bible lessons and Bible memorization. The club is free. K-5 graders are welcome.

Please bring the permission slip to the first meeting on February 6th.


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