Greetings Mountain Lions!

I can’t believe it’s the last week of school! I blinked, and here we are. A huge thank you to our 2018-2019 Mills PTA Board and PTA Members. You are all so dedicated to our wonderful school, and I am honored to work alongside all of you! If you are interested in joining our Mills PTA or becoming a board member please email

If you have an incoming Kindergartner and are interested in attending the Kindergarten Summer Playdates, please email More information will be coming soon on dates/locations.

A message from Jinny Suh:
Hi everyone, I'm the Edukits liaison this year. Just wanted everyone to know we are
working with the company again and we know you're anxious to place your orders.
We're just waiting for the school administration to do their due diligence with the school
supply lists and once everyone is satisfied that the lists are finalized I can send the info
to Edukits.
Thanks for your patience!

What’s coming up at Mills??
May 24th- Last Day of School/Annual Chicken Dance & Flag Ceremony

Wishing everyone a fun & safe summer break!

Megan Hoenig
2018/2019 Mills PTA Co-President

*** is dead... long live

You may have noticed that the Mills PTA website ( is not working. The Communications Committee is working on rebuilding the website.

If you need information that you would normally retrieve from the web site, please direct your questions to the Mills Facebook page.


Medication Pick Up

For those students that have medications on campus, please make a note to pick them up on or before the last day of school. For the safety of all children, all medication except asthma inhalers much be picked up by a parent or transferred from one adult to another. Asthma inhalers will be sent home with students on the last day of school unless otherwise instructed by the parent. Any medications not picked up on the last day of school will be discarded. Thank you and have a great summer!



Girls Lacrosse Summer Camp

Lacrosse Camp for girls in 3rd through 12th grade, June 10-13. This athletic camp for girls is a great way for beginners to get introduced to the fast paced game of lacrosse and for experienced players to improve their skills and be introduced to the lacrosse program. The camp will be directed by the coaches and players of the Bowie Women's Lacrosse team. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Register at

Join the fun this summer in Camp Bluebonnet!

For next year's 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, spend a fun-filled session this summer with the 2019-2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award through reading, exploring, creating, and having fun with the program's nominees. Choose from Session 1: June 10-13, OR Session 2: June 17-20. Both sessions will be held at Oak Hill Elementary School from 8:30 am-12:00 pm. Register by May 17th for a discounted rate of $180. See here for more information or contact Mrs. Stovall @


Affiliate News

Fall 2019 HELLO WORLD - After-school Computer Science / Coding Program

Given the great response we've received from the students and families engaged in the Hello World program, their team will be returning again this Fall 2019! The program will be starting earlier than usual (first day is August 26!) and we’re sharing this note now so families can plan ahead.

Hello World is an after-school computer science / coding program comprised of engineers from companies including Amazon, Apple, and Facebook. All courses are taught by professional software engineers, AI architects, and data scientists and are modeled after college computer science courses, particularly those at Rice University, a partnering institution.

To learn more about the Fall 2019 program, join Hello World for one of the following:

▪ Virtual Webinar Information Session - Sunday, June 2nd at 7pm
▪ Join us at this link:
▪ In-person Information Session - Wednesday, August 21st at 3:15pm OR 5:00pm (choose one) at Mills Elementary School Library
Virtual Webinar Information Session - Sunday, June 2nd at 7pm
Join us at this link:
In-person Information Session - Wednesday, August 21st at 3:15pm OR 5:00pm (choose one) at Mills Elementary School Library

The Fall 2019 program is centered around two computer science subjects for all students – Game Engineering, which will be taught by professional game developers, and Web Development, which will be taught by professional full-stack web developers. Students will be building real games and publishing websites and because all course materials mirror industry standards, students can continue to build their knowledge after the semester program ends. Hello World courses cover various major programming languages (HTML/CSS/JavaScript, C#, C/C++, Java, Python, and Swift) which are scoped out in 15 levels of achievement across all programming languages, starting with Level 1 (beginner) up to what is called Acumen (Level 15), which is equivalent to taking several graduate-level courses in that programming language. Given this and the self-paced nature of the program, returning students will only gain exposure to new curriculum and computer science concepts as they move up the levels. The program is open to all levels, including beginners, and students will be placed in levels based on previous exposure to coding / computer science concepts.

We strongly encourage girls to join the program - early exposure to computer science and engineering concepts improves confidence in the field and significantly increases students' likelihood of majoring in these subjects in college! Please reach out to with any questions.


▪ Mondays 3:00-5:00pm at Mills Elementary School
▪ 10-week course from Monday, August 26 - Monday, November 18
▪ Fall semester tuition: $500
▪ See program overview and student’s coding projects here (all code done by students!)
▪ Enroll here
Mondays 3:00-5:00pm at Mills Elementary School
10-week course from Monday, August 26 - Monday, November 18
Fall semester tuition: $500
See program overview and student’s coding projects here (all code done by students!)
Enroll here


Mid-semester Event @ UTCS - Hello World is partnering with UT's Department of Computer Science in October of 2019 to provide an immersive and explorative experience for students. More details to come soon!

Student Demo Day @ Google - Student Demo Day, where all students present a favorite piece of computer science work, takes place at the Google offices in downtown Austin. Date to be confirmed, but likely on Saturday, November 16th.


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