Annual Book Fair + Book Goodies with Grandparents
Oct
21
to Oct 25

Annual Book Fair + Book Goodies with Grandparents

It’s time for our annual Book Fair!

We invite our students to bring their grandparents or “honorary grandparents” (sorry, no moms or dads) to shop the Follett Book Fair and then enjoy donuts and coffee while you read your new purchases! All proceeds benefit the Dan Mills Elementary Library.

Can’t make it to our event? Gift cards make great gifts for students from extended family members who might not be able to attend the fair. Follett gift cards are digital! You can simply select the amount you would like to give your student to spend and email it to his or her parent. It’s that easy, and there’s no expiration date! Please go to follettbookfairs.com/gift-cards if you would like to purchase one.

Tuesday, October 22nd from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM - PreK, Kindergarten, and 4th grades
Wednesday, October 23rd from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders

**The Book Fair will run all week long - Monday, October 21st - Friday, October 25th.

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Oct
22
8:00 AM08:00

Teacher "Happy Cart"

Once a month we show our appreciation and love for Dan Mills’ teachers and staff by wheeling around a “happy cart.” The cart is stocked with Ugly Mugs coffee, waters, baked goods and other snacks. It’s just a small token of our gratitude for all they do for our students!

The “happy cart” will be wheeled around on Tuesday mornings, once a month. The dates are as follows: 10/22, 11/26, 1/28, 2/11, 3/31 and 4/28.

YOU can get involved too.

  1. Volunteer to roll the cart around the school building - it’s a fun, easy way to be involved and a great way to get to know the faculty and staff!

  2. Provide baked goods/treats for the happy cart (around 20 servings of cookies, muffins, brownies, etc.). The treats can be dropped off in the office by 8:10am on the chosen date.

See our SignUp Genius to volunteer for the “happy cart!”

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Movie Night on the Lawn
Oct
24
5:00 PM17:00

Movie Night on the Lawn

Come join your fellow Dan Mills Dragons for a Movie Night on the Lawn. In addition to the movie, there will be booths by our amazing parents who make local goods and crafts, food trucks, a bake sale, a pie in the face booth for Mr. Yates, Ms. Covington, and our PTO President Jen McCarter and spirit wear sales. The book fair will also be open during this event!

This is event is FREE but please remember to bring cash if you'd like to purchase something from one of the wonderful vendors!

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Nov
26
8:00 AM08:00

Teacher "Happy Cart"

Once a month we show our appreciation and love for Dan Mills’ teachers and staff by wheeling around a “happy cart.” The cart is stocked with Ugly Mugs coffee, waters, baked goods and other snacks. It’s just a small token of our gratitude for all they do for our students!

The “happy cart” will be wheeled around on Tuesday mornings, once a month. The dates are as follows: 11/26, 1/28, 2/11, 3/31 and 4/28.

YOU can get involved too.

  1. Volunteer to roll the cart around the school building - it’s a fun, easy way to be involved and a great way to get to know the faculty and staff!

  2. Provide baked goods/treats for the happy cart (around 20 servings of cookies, muffins, brownies, etc.). The treats can be dropped off in the office by 8:10am on the chosen date.

See our SignUp Genius to volunteer for the “happy cart!”

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Jan
28
8:00 AM08:00

Teacher "Happy Cart"

Once a month we show our appreciation and love for Dan Mills’ teachers and staff by wheeling around a “happy cart.” The cart is stocked with Ugly Mugs coffee, waters, baked goods and other snacks. It’s just a small token of our gratitude for all they do for our students!

The “happy cart” will be wheeled around on Tuesday mornings, once a month. The dates are as follows: 1/28, 2/11, 3/31 and 4/28.

YOU can get involved too.

  1. Volunteer to roll the cart around the school building - it’s a fun, easy way to be involved and a great way to get to know the faculty and staff!

  2. Provide baked goods/treats for the happy cart (around 20 servings of cookies, muffins, brownies, etc.). The treats can be dropped off in the office by 8:10am on the chosen date.

See our SignUp Genius to volunteer for the “happy cart!”

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Feb
10
to Feb 14

Teacher Appreciation Week

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We’ve moved teacher appreciation week from the crazy time that is the spring, to a quieter time during winter. And it’s during the week of Valentine’s Day! This is a week where we take some time each day to do something special for our teachers - like bringing in coffee, treats, flowers, handmade notes from the kids, etc. The PTO will also have a few other things planned for the teachers during the week - more details to come.

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Feb
11
8:00 AM08:00

Teacher "Happy Cart"

Once a month we show our appreciation and love for Dan Mills’ teachers and staff by wheeling around a “happy cart.” The cart is stocked with Ugly Mugs coffee, waters, baked goods and other snacks. It’s just a small token of our gratitude for all they do for our students!

The “happy cart” will be wheeled around on Tuesday mornings, once a month. The dates are as follows: 2/11, 3/31 and 4/28.

YOU can get involved too.

  1. Volunteer to roll the cart around the school building - it’s a fun, easy way to be involved and a great way to get to know the faculty and staff!

  2. Provide baked goods/treats for the happy cart (around 20 servings of cookies, muffins, brownies, etc.). The treats can be dropped off in the office by 8:10am on the chosen date.

See our SignUp Genius to volunteer for the “happy cart!”

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Mar
31
8:00 AM08:00

Teacher "Happy Cart"

Once a month we show our appreciation and love for Dan Mills’ teachers and staff by wheeling around a “happy cart.” The cart is stocked with Ugly Mugs coffee, waters, baked goods and other snacks. It’s just a small token of our gratitude for all they do for our students!

The “happy cart” will be wheeled around on Tuesday mornings, once a month. The dates are as follows: 3/31 and 4/28.

YOU can get involved too.

  1. Volunteer to roll the cart around the school building - it’s a fun, easy way to be involved and a great way to get to know the faculty and staff!

  2. Provide baked goods/treats for the happy cart (around 20 servings of cookies, muffins, brownies, etc.). The treats can be dropped off in the office by 8:10am on the chosen date.

See our SignUp Genius to volunteer for the “happy cart!”

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Apr
28
8:00 AM08:00

Teacher "Happy Cart"

Once a month we show our appreciation and love for Dan Mills’ teachers and staff by wheeling around a “happy cart.” The cart is stocked with Ugly Mugs coffee, waters, baked goods and other snacks. It’s just a small token of our gratitude for all they do for our students!

YOU can get involved too.

  1. Volunteer to roll the cart around the school building - it’s a fun, easy way to be involved and a great way to get to know the faculty and staff!

  2. Provide baked goods/treats for the happy cart (around 20 servings of cookies, muffins, brownies, etc.). The treats can be dropped off in the office by 8:10am on the chosen date.

See our SignUp Genius to volunteer for the “happy cart!”

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Oct
4
8:00 AM08:00

3rd Annual Dragon Dash - A Fun Run Fundraiser

We are excited to host our 3rd Annual Dragon Dash Fun Run on Friday, October 4. See the Dragon Dash section on our website for all the details!

Attention Parents!! This will be the ONLY FUNDRAISER this year. That’s right, you read that right. Due to the success of Dragon Dash in previous years, this will be the only time we ask for financial contributions. So let’s make this one count!!

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Oct
2
7:40 AM07:40

Walk to School Day

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Join Dan Mills Elementary in national Walk to School Day! Meet up with your teachers, fellow students, other parents and Dan Mills' administration by 7:40am at the Riverwood Church of Christ (1904 McGavock Pike). We'll all walk together down McAlpine Avenue to Dan Mills Elementary. Metro police will be escorting us.

We would love to have 100% participation so hope to see you all there!

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Sep
24
8:00 AM08:00

Teacher "Happy Cart"

Once a month we show our appreciation and love for Dan Mills’ teachers and staff by wheeling around a “happy cart.” The cart is stocked with Ugly Mugs coffee, waters, baked goods and other snacks. It’s just a small token of our gratitude for all they do for our students!

The “happy cart” will be wheeled around on Tuesday mornings, once a month. The dates are as follows: 9/24, 10/22, 11/26, 1/28, 2/11, 3/31 and 4/28.

YOU can get involved too.

  1. Volunteer to roll the cart around the school building - it’s a fun, easy way to be involved and a great way to get to know the faculty and staff!

  2. Provide baked goods/treats for the happy cart (around 20 servings of cookies, muffins, brownies, etc.). The treats can be dropped off in the office by 8:10am on the chosen date.

See our SignUp Genius to volunteer for the “happy cart!”

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Aug
29
5:30 PM17:30

Open House

  • 4106 Kennedy Avenue Nashville, TN, 37216 United States (map)
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We hope you can attend the Dan Mills Elementary Open House! This is an opportunity to hear your child's teacher discuss their expectations and to share important information for the upcoming school year. There will be two sessions held, one from 5:30 - 6:00 pm and a second from 6:15 - 6:45pm.

Food trucks will be out front for your dining convenience. Dan Mills PTO will also be on hand to talk about after-school clubs and committee involvement. And you’ll be able to purchase new spirit wear!

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Aug
27
8:00 AM08:00

Teacher "Happy Cart"

Once a month we show our appreciation and love for Dan Mills’ teachers and staff by wheeling around a “happy cart.” The cart is stocked with Ugly Mugs coffee, waters, baked goods and other snacks. It’s just a small token of our gratitude for all they do for our students!

The “happy cart” will be wheeled around on Tuesday mornings, once a month. The dates are as follows: 8/27, 9/24, 10/22, 11/26, 1/28, 2/11, 3/31 and 4/28.

YOU can get involved too.

  1. Volunteer to roll the cart around the school building - it’s a fun, easy way to be involved and a great way to get to know the faculty and staff!

  2. Provide baked goods/treats for the happy cart (around 20 servings of cookies, muffins, brownies, etc.). The treats can be dropped off in the office by 8:10am on the chosen date.

See our SignUp Genius to volunteer for the “happy cart!”

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Aug
20
11:00 AM11:00

Spirit Night @ BoomBozz

Join Dan Mills families for dinner at BoomBozz on Tuesday, August 20th. This spirit night is a bit different … you may dine at *anytime* on August 20th, though we hope you'll consider coming for dinner between 4:30pm and 7:00pm to enjoy community with other DMES families and let your dragons run off some steam on the attached playground!

In order for the PTO to receive a percentage of the proceeds, the flyer distributed by the PTO MUST be turned in at the time of your meal purchase in order for the PTO to receive.

A percentage of sales will be donated back to the PTO Family Support Fund (helping school families in need).

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Aug
13
8:05 AM08:05

PTO Live! Meeting

  • 4106 Kennedy Avenue Nashville, TN, 37216 United States (map)
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Join the Dan Mills PTO for the first official PTO meeting of the 2019-20 school year! Meet in the cafeteria and we will start the meeting immediately following announcements - around 8:05am. We’ll be sharing information about the goals this year for the PTO, events and fundraisers for the school year, how to get involved, and more! It’s a great opportunity to meet the PTO board members and other parents, as well as start off the new school year on a positive note.

We will have Ugly Mugs coffee and some light refreshments.

Let us know you’re coming on our Facebook page!

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Aug
5
8:05 AM08:05

Kindergarten Parents Boo Hoo Breakfast

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Incoming kindergarten parents are invited to join the Dan Mills staff and PTO for the annual Boo Hoo Breakfast. Your child starting kindergarten is a time to celebrate ... and the transition can also be a time of high emotions - for both parents and kids alike! Come let Dan Mills offer some solace, support and helpful information for you as you parent your child through this big event in both of your lives.

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Jul
31
3:00 PM15:00

Kindergarten Meet the Teacher (Last Name N-Z)

  • 4106 Kennedy Avenue Nashville, TN, 37216 United States (map)
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This year kindergarten students and families have a special meet the teacher time. If your last name begins with an N-Z, come visit Dan Mills Elementary on Wednesday, July 31 to meet the kindergarten teachers and have your student assessed for the coming school year. All kindergarten families will be receiving special information in the mail about the kindergarten meet the teacher events.

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Jul
29
5:00 PM17:00

Kindergarten Meetup #2

  • 4106 Kennedy Avenue Nashville, TN, 37216 United States (map)
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All incoming Dan Mills kindergarten families are invited to gather, mingle and play on the playground in the front yard of Dan Mills Elementary. Come meet your fellow classmates and families! Members of the PTO Board will be there to answer any questions you might have and to distribute popsicles.

Go to our Facebook page to let us know you're coming!

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Jul
29
3:00 PM15:00

Kindergarten Meet the Teacher (Last Name A-M)

  • 4106 Kennedy Avenue Nashville, TN, 37216 United States (map)
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This year kindergarten students and families have a special meet the teacher time. If your last name begins with an A-M, come visit Dan Mills Elementary on Monday, July 29 to meet the kindergarten teachers and have your student assessed for the coming school year. All kindergarten families will be receiving special information in the mail about the kindergarten meet the teacher events.

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Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Kindergarten Meetup #1

  • 4106 Kennedy Avenue Nashville, TN, 37216 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
 
 

All incoming Dan Mills kindergarten families are invited to gather, mingle and play on the playground in the front yard of Dan Mills Elementary. Come meet your fellow classmates and families! Members of the PTO Board will be there to answer any questions you might have and to distribute popsicles.

Go to our Facebook page to let us know you're coming!

If you can't make this one, no worries. There is another meetup scheduled for Monday, July 29.

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May
14
8:00 AM08:00

Teacher "Happy Cart"

Once a month we are showing our appreciation and love for Dan Mills’ teachers and staff by wheeling around a “happy cart.” The cart is stocked with Ugly Mugs coffee, waters, baked goods and other snacks. It’s just a small token of our gratitude for all they do for our students!

The “happy cart” will be wheeled around on Tuesday mornings, once a month. The dates are as follows: 1/15, 2/12, 3/19, 4/16 and 5/14.

YOU can get involved too.

  1. Volunteer to roll the cart around the school building - it’s a fun and easy way to be involved!

  2. Provide baked goods/treats for the happy cart (around 20 servings of cookies, muffins, brownies, etc.). The treats can be dropped off in the office by 8:10am on the chosen date.

See our SignUp Genius to volunteer for the “happy cart!”

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Apr
25
5:00 PM17:00

Spring Auction & Art Show

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Join us for our annual Spring Auction and Art Show at Dan Mills Elementary. It's a fun evening of community building and bidding on some really awesome items in our silent and live auctions. This year money raised at the auction will go towards funding the arts programs at Dan Mills - both art and music. Several food trucks will be on site, students' artwork from the current school year will be on display in the Art Show and there will be a musical performance by the 2nd grade classes.

This year we are using a mobile bidding app called Handbid for all auction bidding. Check out our spring auction page for more details!

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Apr
17
4:30 PM16:30

Spirit Night @ East Nashville Beer Works

Join Dan Mills' families for dinner at East Nashville Beer Works between 4:30 and 7:30pm on Wednesday, April 17. Weather permitting, patio seating will be open with outdoor lawn games and space to play with friends!

A percentage of sales will be donated back to the PTO and allocated to supporting families in need.

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Apr
16
6:00 PM18:00

PTO Live! Meeting

Our next (and last for the year!) PTO Live! meeting will be held at the end of the day so working parents can attend too! We hope you'll join us as we discuss everything that's happening through the end of the year, volunteer opportunities and project updates. You'll even get a peak at the new library design in progress!

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Apr
16
8:00 AM08:00

Teacher "Happy Cart"

Once a month we are showing our appreciation and love for Dan Mills’ teachers and staff by wheeling around a “happy cart.” The cart is stocked with Ugly Mugs coffee, waters, baked goods and other snacks. It’s just a small token of our gratitude for all they do for our students!

The “happy cart” will be wheeled around on Tuesday mornings, once a month. The dates are as follows: 1/15, 2/12, 3/19, 4/16 and 5/14.

YOU can get involved too.

  1. Volunteer to roll the cart around the school building - it’s a fun and easy way to be involved!

  2. Provide baked goods/treats for the happy cart (around 20 servings of cookies, muffins, brownies, etc.). The treats can be dropped off in the office by 8:10am on the chosen date.

See our SignUp Genius to volunteer for the “happy cart!”

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Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

Parent Work Day #2

We're ready for ROUND 2 of our library design project! Volunteers are needed to help finish this project up. Families are invited to sign up for a shift where we plan to:

  • Rearrange bookshelves (this includes disassembling and re-assembling the shelves)

  • Install the new reading cubbies

  • Move furniture

  • Install carpet tiles

So sign-up for a shift and bring your toolbox and a can-do attitude! Please only sign-up for the number of adult volunteers.

Children are welcome and may be able to participate, however please keep in mind the type of work we'll be doing may not be suitable for young children. In this case, we will have an area where children can play and we will designate a parent or two to watch after them. Kids are welcome to bring basketballs and/or games.

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Mar
30
9:00 AM09:00

Parent Work Day

Come be a part of a service project at our school! We are ready to start installing the library design update and we need your help. Families are invited to sign up for a shift where we plan to:

  • Install carpet tiles

  • Paint

  • Arrange any furniture that has arrived at this time

There are two shifts: 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm. Please only sign-up for the number of adult volunteers.

Children are welcome and may be able to participate, however please keep in mind the type of work we'll be doing may not be suitable for young children. In this case, we will have an area where children can play and we will designate a parent or two to watch after them. Kids are welcome to bring basketballs and/or games.

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