Jan
15
to Mar 19

Tour Tuesdays

Dan Mills Elementary will participate in MNPS "Tour Tuesdays" starting January 15. Prospective families are invited to visit potential schools on specific Tuesdays throughout the optional school timeline. See Dan Mills’ tour schedule below:

1/15: 8:30am - 11:30am
1/22: 8:30am - 11:30am
1/29: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
2/5: 10:00am - 12:00pm
2/12: 10:00am - 12:00pm
2/19: 10:00am - 12:00pm
2/26: 10:00am - 12:00pm
3/5: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
3/19: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

We also need volunteers to be tour guides during this time. If you are interested in helping showcase our wonderful school, please sign up to be a tour guide.

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Mar
19
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
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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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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Feb
12
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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Feb
11
to Feb 15

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 also has a few other things planned for the teachers this week - see the list below.

  • Monday, February 11 - Breakfast for the teachers provided by PTO and Bake Sale team. If you wish to help provide a breakfast item for the teachers, see our SignUpGenius here.

  • Tuesday, February 12 - The PTO “Happy Cart” will be wheeled around. This is a cart stocked with coffee, baked goods and other snacks.

  • Wednesday, February 13 - Catered lunch courtesy of the PTO.

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Feb
5
8:05 AM08:05

PTO Live! Meeting

Join us for our next PTO Live! meeting on Tuesday, February 5 immediately following morning announcements in the cafeteria. We’ll be discussing the upcoming teacher appreciation week in February, project updates, spring auction needs and more.

As always, there’ll be Ugly Mugs coffee and donuts. We hope you’ll join us!

Let us know you’re coming on Facebook!

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Jan
15
6:00 PM18:00

Parent Workshop - "Navigating Screentime"

Please join us for a special parent workshop presented by Parents Who Fight on how we, as parents, navigate screen time with our children. Identify some guiding principles to some big questions - How much screentime is okay? How do I know what my kids are doing online? How is all this technology access affecting my kids?

This event is FREE, but RSVPs are appreciated to help us know how many attendees to expect. Visit the EventBrite page for more details and to register.

BONUS: All attendees will be eligible to receive a great door prize -- a complete home internet monitoring solution called Circle. We'll also have light snacks provided by the Dan Mills PTO.

Due to the nature of our discussion, this event is for adults only. Please make arrangements for your children.

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Jan
15
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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Jan
14
6:00 PM18:00

Get to Know Isaac Litton Middle School

The middle school Dan Mills feeds into, Isaac Litton Middle School, is hosting an informational event on Monday, January 14 at 6pm for prospective families. Hosted by the Litton PTSO and held in the library at Litton, there will be parents, teachers, staff and current students available to answer any questions you may have as you finalize your middle school choices.

Check out the event on Facebook and RSVP.

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Dec
14
8:15 AM08:15

Parent Informational Meeting - MAP Testing

Dan Mills will hold a parent informational meeting about the MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) testing, which is given 3 times a year for grades 2-4. Parents will learn more about this important assessment and how results are used to determine individual areas of strength, as well as areas that need to be strengthened for each student. All parents are welcome to attend as this is an assessment that we will continue to use to in the district to precisely measure student growth and performance of students.

The PTO will try to Facebook Live this meeting as well. Visit us on Facebook to watch.

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Dec
10
to Dec 21

Holiday Stockings

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Holiday stockings will be hung in the main office for all faculty and staff of Dan Mills Elementary from December 10 through December 20. Stockings are available for parents to gift small items and/or candy to any or all employees at our school. There are 63 employees total, 26 of which are grade-level teachers.

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Nov
5
8:30 AM08:30

3rd Grade Music Concert - Everyday Heroes

The third grade students will perform a music concert called “Everyday Heroes” under the direction of Dan Mills’ music teacher, Ms. Folsom. Parents, please join us in the gymnasium on Monday, November 5 for the program.

In preparation, Ms. Folsom would like parents to answer the following questions:

Name *
Name
Can you play bluegrass tunes on your instrument? *
Do you have a background in songwriting? *


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Oct
26
5:00 PM17:00

Dragon Jubilee

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Our favorite, annual fall festival, the Dragon Jubilee, will be held on Friday, October 26 from 5-7pm. Bring the entire family and go room-to-room to play games and win fun prizes. Pick up dinner from one of the several food trucks in the front drive. And buy some dessert from the Bake Sale team. It’s a family-friendly event!

Tickets will be $10 per child, not to exceed $40 per family, and will be going on sale soon. Check back soon for more details!

Volunteers are also needed to help this fun event run smoothly. Consider helping out with parking, selling admission, stamping hands and selling bake sale items.

The house with the most parent volunteer turnout will be awarded extra house points!

Food trucks include Daddy’s Dogs, Steaming Goat and D’s & J BBQ (Dr. Messenger’s famous barbecue).

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Oct
22
to Oct 26

Scholastic Book Fair

We will welcome the Scholastic Book Fair to our school when we return from Fall Break. Come shop the book fair the week of October 22 and support the love of reading. A portion of the proceeds goes back to Dan Mills Elementary too!

Last year was our most successful book fair yet, due in large part to our volunteers! It takes a lot of helpers to make the fair run smoothly. As a way of saying thank you to our volunteers, anyone working one hour or more will receive a discount on all purchases! Please go to tinyurl.com/dmesbookfair or contact Mrs. Criswell at catherine.criswell@mnps.org to sign up.

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Oct
10
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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Oct
9
8:05 AM08:05

PTO Live! Meeting

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We hope you’ll join us for the next PTO Live! meeting in the Dan Mills cafeteria starting at 8:05 am. We’ll have some information to share about the upcoming Dragon Jubilee event, Walk to School Day, spirit wear, the results of Dragon Dash and more.

All attendees will be entered to win TWO DAYS of NO SSA for their student(s). And we’ll do the drawing TWICE!

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Sep
11
5:30 PM17:30

PTO Live!

Join us for our next PTO Live! meeting to be held at the Berkley Hills Apartments playground on the evening of Tuesday, September 11. The PTO will have pizza and popsicles and we'll share details on some upcoming events. Hope to see you there!

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Aug
14
8:05 AM08:05

PTO Live! Meeting

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We hope parents will join us for the first PTO Live! meeting of the new school year. We meet in the Dan Mills' cafeteria at 8:05 am. Come hear all things PTO like how to volunteer, what fundraisers we hold, how we spend the money we raise and how we like to shower our teachers and staff with lots of love.

Come join us and get involved! Oh and we'll have coffee and donuts if you need another reason to attend.

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