Walk + Roll to School Day: October 12th


Make plans now to walk, bike, or roll to school on Wednesday, October 12th! Create healthy habits, reduce traffic around Mills, and promote a cleaner environment. Join us!


October Spirit Nights

SAVE THE DATE! We have 2 amazing Spirit Nights planned for October!

Wednesday, October 12 - DoubleDave's Pizzaworks - Arbor Trails
It covers all sales between 5:00 -8 PM. Dine in, carry out or Delivery. No need to mention Mills.

Wednesday, October 19 - Chipotle Mexican Grill - 5000 W Slaughter Ln 4:00-8:00pm Dine in, Drive thru or order online. online ordering code is: YEZF83G.

Make sure you show the fundraiser flyer on your phone or tell the cashier at checkout that you are there for a fundraiser for Mills before you pay! If you don’t tell the cashier, Mills won’t get credit for the sale.


BEWARE 5th Grade Monster Mash is here!

We are officially launching our 5th-grade events for the year! (These events are only for 5th graders.)

Monster Mash, our first event, is on Friday, October 28th, 2022 6:30-8:30 PM at the school’s cafeteria. We will have food, drinks, music, a haunted house, and a costume contest (categories: best overall, best group, most creative, funniest, scariest).
Tickets are $10 per child and can be purchased here. Please make the purchase by Friday, October 21st to help us order the right amount of food.

Important information!

Please remember AISD policy that there are no weapons of any kind allowed on school premises, along with any realistic looking weapons that might be part of a costume.

No cellphones, please. We’d love for the kids to be present at the dance!

DROP-OFF PROCEDURE: Drop off your student in the side bus lane. We will have volunteers there checking to make sure their tickets have been purchased and that the information for who is picking up is up to date.

PICK-UP PROCEDURE: The adult that is listed on the ticket form will need to park and come to the side bus lane doors to check out their student. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO WALK OR BIKE HOME ALONE.

We have more upcoming and potential events! Please visit this page to see the list of events and save the dates. (The list is also attached below for you to save and/or print it.)

If you have any questions, please reach out to Niveen ElMohtar (


PTA Membership Raffle Winners!

Wow, Mills!!! We had an incredible week for membership - thank you for your support! We now have 362 members of the Mills PTA and have earned both a schoolwide PJ day and a front office staff funny hair/hat day! The winners of our raffle have been contacted via email. It's not too late if you haven't joined the PTA, we welcome new members throughout the school year. Join here:


Family Math Night: Volunteers Needed

The PTA will be hosting a Family Math Night on Wednesday, November 9th, and we need volunteers! As part of Math Night, families can travel through a variety of math games provided by the event leader, Mathnasium, and volunteers will help us teach and play the games. We love parent volunteers, but this is also a great volunteer opportunity for older siblings who need service hours. Please sign up here:


PTA Safety Committee Meeting


Join us for our first PTA Safety committee of the year on Tuesday, October 18th at 7:30pm via Zoom. (Zoom link is below!) At this meeting, we will brainstorm ways to address safety concerns at Mills. The primary discussion will be about traffic and pedestrian safety, but we can discuss other safety concerns as well. If you have questions, please email me at Hope to see you there!

Zoom info:
Topic: PTA Safety Committee
Time: Oct 18, 2022 07:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 822 9311 4330
Passcode: 188202


Connect with the PTA

Please join our PTA Facebook group! Lots of PTA info is shared on Facebook, and we don't want you to miss it! (Much of the same info is shared here in our Mills Messenger, but it comes to Facebook more quickly and often offers realtime reminders!) The group name is Joe Dan Mills Elementary Families & Staff Austin, TX, and you'll be asked a few questions to join.


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