PTA Announcements

DONATE CANDY OR FRUIT to the STAFF APPRECIATION BREAKFAST on Thursday, 10/24. Please email to let us know if you can contribute. Donations can be left in the staff room prior to school starting. Thank you!
DONATE LEGOS OR DUPLOS to the upcoming FAMILY CREATE NIGHT on November 8. All donations will be donated back to the community following the event. Please email if you would like to contribute!
DONATE BOARD GAME ITEM! Do you have incomplete game sets or random game boards, game pieces, dice, small cups, or cards? The 5th grade Girl Scout Troops will have badge-earning activities for Daisies and Brownies at the upcoming FAMILY CREATE NIGHT and would love to reuse game pieces of their stations. Contact for questions/details or to donate materials.
• If you’d like to make a donation to the PTA through our Love Your School program (100% of your money goes back to the school), then please visit our site at

October 21st through 25th is Transportation Employee Appreciation Week! This includes our four incredible crossing guards and the many bus drivers who take our children home or to after-care locations. Please take a moment to say “thank you” to these incredibly hard workers who ensure our children’s safety come rain or shine!
REFLECTIONS ENTRIES are due on Friday, 10/25! Find out more by visiting the Reflections page on the Mills PTA website at This year’s theme is “Look Within”. Further questions can be directed to Kathy Adelson at
• The MILLS SPIRIT STORE will be open on Friday, 10/25 during lunchtimes for kids to use their budgeting skills and purchase a variety of different fun items. It’s a wonderful experience and a great way for kids to learn how to save and perform mental math.
• The 5TH GRADE MONSTER MASH will be on Friday, 10/25.
• Mills PTA will be participating in the CANDY BUYBACK again this year. Save your unwanted candy and we will collect it from 11/1 through 11/5.
SAVE THE DATE! FAMILY CREATE NIGHT is coming up on Friday, 11/8. There will be plenty of activities available for kids of all ages so bring the whole family! More information will be sent out soon about purchasing wristbands.

Room Parents! Please email me your name, phone number, email, grade, and teacher to
• To join our official Mills Facebook group, go to and make sure to answer the intake questions.


Buy Your Yearbook Today!

Don’t miss out on your chance to order a copy of the 2020 Mills Elementary Yearbook. It’s the best way to remember this year's events, classmates and friends.

Purchase a yearbook on or before October 25th, and your name will be entered to win some Yearbook Swag! Three winners will be chosen.

Yearbooks are on sale for $25 until May 5th.

Go to and enter Mills Elementary Austin. Purchase a yearbook online using a credit or debit card.

Lunch and Learn 9

SEL Article Study Day

A few weeks ago, we shared SEL resources for parents and families. As mentioned, we shared there would be an event on Friday, October 25th. Please join an Austin ISD SEL specialist for an article study and discussion on bullying awareness and prevention. There are three available times to attend here at Mills, so be sure to Save the Date and join us for one of the sessions! See the flyer for details.


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