PTA Announcements

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

See you in December!


Save the Date for Barnes and Noble

We are having our annual Fundraising for Literacy December 14 at our Barnes and Noble in Sunset Valley. This year we are hoping to spend the majority of funds on replacing some of our old books from the literacy library with some book sets and decodable readers, as well as some new books for our library. Please consider signing up to come read a story. It doesn't take long and it brings the families in as well. We are working on a few new things to add, but would appreciate anyone that can come spin a tale for us!

Sign up here.

Thanks in advance!


Early Yearbook Orders & 5th Grade Dedications

2019 to 2020

Order your yearbook today!

You can also add your 5th Grade dedications and shoutouts online.

Click the flyer for more details.


Winter Book Fair

The annual Barnes & Noble Winter Book Fair is coming the weekend of Dec. 13th -15th. The weekend event will kick off at 6pm that Friday evening with the Polar Express, an adventure trip through the bookstore for the little ones, followed by Mills Mountain Lion blue milk and hot cocoa. Saturday will be filled with fun events, as Mills teachers and staff read stories (various times from 10am – 6pm) and the Mills choir performs (at 2:15pm). Milo the Mountain Lion will make an appearance on Saturday to pose for pictures as well. The fundraising event will wrap up Sunday afternoon. All purchases made in the store, café and online during this time, if the Mills fundraising code is mentioned during time of purchase, will benefit the Mills fundraiser for Literacy. [Digital books/audio files/gift cards are excluded.] The fundraising code will be advertised in December. There will be a Mills volunteer table at Barnes & Noble that will be passing out stickers with the fundraising code, along with reward passes.

This year we are hoping to spend the majority of funds on replacing old sets of books from the literacy library, as well as new books for our library. We will not be soliciting at this fundraiser, but we will need volunteers on hand to greet Mills families, answer questions regarding the fundraiser and hand out Mills stickers with the fundraising code to those Mills families that are interested. Please consider signing up for a 1.5-hour time slot to volunteer, while you’re out wrapping up your holiday shopping. The signup genius link to volunteer is as follows:

Any questions regarding this event can be directed to the librarians, Sarah Rasmussen ( or Jan Higgs (


Counselor's Corner

Austin Child Guidance Center (ACGC)

Austin Child Guidance Center (ACGC) offers interactive, engaging and educational 1.5 hour trauma trainings that are tailored to the needs of various audiences, including professionals and parents. Trainings include information from the most current brain-based research on trauma and incorporate materials from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Interested in learning more? Please visit their website at

Austin Child Guidance Center Workshop

Join Austin Child Guidance Center for our low cost parent workshop to get in-depth and effective training from ACGC's experts designed to help your family flourish. Limited space available.

In our quickly changing world, technology has become a hot topic for parents and caregivers. Internet safety and cyberbullying are often concerns our clients come to us with.

In this workshop, caregivers will learn about general guidelines for online safety and leave this presentation with the knowledge of what cyberbullying is.

Who: All Parents and Guardians
When: Thursday, December 12th, 2019
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Where: Austin Child Guidance Center - Conference Room, 810 W. 45th St., Austin, Texas 78751
Cost: $20 per parent/caregiver
Childcare: For children 2 years old and older, while space is available.

Register here:


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UT - Austin Summer Camp Registration

UTeach Outreach holds a variety of STEM summer camps for students currently in 3rd-10th grade, and registration is open!

During their time on campus, students tour labs, visit with scientists, master science, technology, engineering, and mathematics concepts, play sports, and make new friends. Camps include 3rd & 4th Grade Chemistry Camp, 5th & 6th Grade Research in Life Sciences Camp, 6th & 7th Grade UT PREP 1, 7th & 8th Grade Physics & Math Camp, 8th & 9th Grade Research & Statistics Camp, and 9th & 10th Grade Engineering & Computer Science Camp.

Space is limited and spots are filling fast! You can learn more here:

KSW diaper drive

Austin Diaper Bank

Click the flyer for details on a diaper drive to support those in need.


UT Austin Lang Stuttering Institute

The Lang Stuttering Institute is right here in Austin on UT’s campus and offers all of their services for free to its clients.


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