Marker Recycling!

The PTA’s Go Green committee is again collecting old markers to be recycled! There’s a box in the office where students can add their contributions of markers that are out of ink or are no longer needed.

(Crayola’s program is currently on hold because of the pandemic, but we will hold on to them until the program returns!)


Giveaways for purchasing your Yearbook

National yearbook week is fast approaching, October 3-9.
The history behind this week is that in 1987 President Reagan declared the first week of October, NYW, in order to preserve memories and school traditions.
Stay tuned for fun giveaways!! Purchase your yearbook today at Email any yearbook questions to


Dirt Club! October 2, 9AM-noon

The weather's feeling cool .... come join us for our next Dirt Club outing Saturday, October 2nd, 9am-noon. There's no hard schedule...come for any amount of time during that window and we can put you to work!

We're still figuring out the details, but there will be some brush trimming, outdoor classroom cleanup, and painting opportunities. Bring gloves if you have them, plus some water...we'll supply the rest. Hope to see you there!


Marathon Kids

Want to participate with Marathon Kids at home????

Some of our classes at Mills are participating in Marathon Kids. Students will be earning miles for minutes of heart-pumping movement and laps completed.

If you would like to participate at home with your child, send me an email ( with the following information:

▪ Your child’s first and last name
▪ Your child’s teacher’s name
▪ Your child’s grade level
Your child’s first and last name
Your child’s teacher’s name
Your child’s grade level

After you send me that information, you will be receiving an email from to create your parent Marathon Kids account.

You will be able to submit miles completed at home.

Be sure to check your junk folder if you can’t find it.

Once you receive your email from MarathonKids, here are three helpful resources to help you create your account and know how to submit miles completed at home.

English how-to instructions:
Spanish how-to instructions:
How-to video:

If you need further assistance the customer service team at Marathon Kids can help you.

Thank you,
Mills PE Department


Counselor's Corner

Hello Mills families,

We wanted all of our Mills families to be aware of a series our Trust-Based Relational Intervention and Brain Development Coordinator has created in partnership with the Austin ISD Department of Counseling.

We know and understand that we have all (the grownups AND the kids) have been enduring an ongoing pandemic for over a year and a half. This series will provide trauma-informed practices along with ways to support your child at home. See the flyer for registration information.

Thank you!


Affiliate News

Personal Safety-Self Defense Seminar (Correction)

South Austin TaeKwondo Plus hosts a free Self Defense Seminar every second Saturday of the month. The next one is on October 9. (The school owner Richard Johnson used to host similar seminars at Mills on campus before COVID.)

The seminar is run by Richard Giberson. Richard has 40 years of martial arts practice, holds black belts in Gracie Jiu Jitsu, Judo and Hapkido. He used to coach the Texas State Wrestling team.

The RSVP page for the seminar is here:


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