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Principal Message, October 11, 2020

Good evening Leopards,


Thank you to everyone who participated in our first Virtual Spirit Week of the year. It was great to see students and staff show school spirit.


This past week families who opted to return under Plan B received an email through School Messenger designating their Cohort assignment.  If you did not receive this email and don’t know your Cohort assignment, please send an email to


Please know that we are working closely with the feeder schools and transportation to ensure the cohorts are balanced.  If there are mistakes or adjustments that need to be made, an MPMS staff member will contact you.  Take a moment to view the calendar.  Cohort 3 will be the first to arrive on campus Monday November 9th. 


School Picture Days are coming soon! 

 Lifetouch will be at our school on October 14th and 15th.  Why are school pictures important?

  • School pictures preserve memories that last a lifetime
  • For safety and security purposes, is very important for your school to have the most recent image of your child uploaded to their student information system
  • Each year students look forward to being included in the yearbook

Please click on the links to schedule an appointment (required) and to place your order.  


Picture Day Procedures and Presentation


Schedule an Appointment:


1. Create an account 2. Select school 3. Select child 4. Select Date 5. Select time 6. Finalize appointment 

(Everyone must have an appointment, walk-ins not permitted)


Order School Pictures:

Picture Day ID = EVTNF3THB


MPMS Family Academy- College Funding Coach, October 15th

For families interested in this topic, they are welcome to attend this session on October 15th. Here is the link to register.


2nd Quarter Material Distribution


All students will need to come to campus and pick up their 2nd quarter materials. Much like before, please place a sign in your window with your child’s name and grade. We will continue to direct families based on grade level to their designated area.


October 20, 2020- 3:30- 5:30

October 21, 2020- 3:30- 5:30



The MPMS PTSA actively supports Mills Park Middle School and all families are welcome to join. Here is the PTSA newsletter that highlights how you can be involved.


October 13th 7:00-7:15 pm 

(very brief) General Membership Meeting. We will review and vote on the 2020/21 PTSA Budget. Here is the Link for the meeting. 


October 16th 9:30 am 


MPMS PTSA Board Meeting - email for meeting code.  


October 18th 2-4 pm 


Parents... if you ordered Spiritwear but FORGOT or couldn't pick-up this past weekend, one LAST pick-up Sunday, 10/18, 2-4 pm outside Sweetwaters Cafe (726 Slash Pine Drive, inside the Village of Amberly).

Please note that this pick-up is for ALL Spiritwear pre-orders and any clearance orders not picked up prior!  Super cool socks($10), fun scrunchies($5) and “new” logo car magnets($5) and other Spiritwear will be for sale too!  Limited quantities. Cash (exact) check or credit cards accepted day of pick-up.  Plus, Sweetwaters is offering a generous 10% discount on all purchases (excluding ice cream drinks) during the pick-up window too!   Mention MPMS Parent to receive discount. Looking forward to seeing many of you Sunday 10/18!


October 22nd 11 am-9 pm 


Brixx @ Parkside Fundraiser! Enjoy a fun meal for lunch or dinner and help your school. Tell your friends and family to join in the fundraiser too!


October 23rd 

Reflections submissions are due by 11:59 pm for those that previously submitted an intent form.


Principal Chat with Mrs. Raiford

For families who have students who will be coming to school under Plan B, we will be sharing more about the transition as well as procedures for coming back to school on October 29th at 6:00. The link will be sent closer to the date.


Thank you for your ongoing support of Mills Park Middle School. Have a nice evening!




Stephanie Raiford, Principal