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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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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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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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Aug
7
8:00 AM08:00

Kindergarten Parents Boo Hoo Breakfast

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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Feb
26
to Mar 2

Read Around the World Week

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Read Around the World week (formerly, Read Across America) will be Monday, February 26 through Friday, March 2. This year Dan Mills is focusing on books from around the world. Each grade level will be assigned a country to learn about.

Here's what will be happening throughout the week:

  • Monday - Students may dress as their favorite book character.
  • Tuesday - Students will enjoy cookies and hear books from around the world. Parent volunteers are needed for reading - sign up here!
  • Wednesday - Students will learn more about a particular country or culture.
  • Thursday - Family Literacy Night! Join us at Dan Mills from 5:00 - 7:00 pm for a night of free fun from around the world.
  • Friday - Students will participate in a parade to share their learning about the world. 

Parents are also encouraged to read some books from around the world to their children at home throughout the week. Some great book ideas can be found here and checked out through the public library!

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