Spring Music Program
Wed Apr 9 (6 pm)
The fifth grade strings will perform at 6 p.m. followed by the fourth grade’s presentation of Music Matters by Teresa Jennings. It will be a wonderful night of celebrating music!
Mon-Fri Apr 14 - 18
School will be closed
In the News
Panara 'SPIRIT NIGHT' June 7th
Enjoy dinner at Panera Bread, on Upton Drive, June 7th, from 4 - 8 PM. You can help earn money for our school. If 20 or more people turn in the flyer (click here for flyer) or show an elcetronic version on your mobile device, our school will recieve a percentage of the funds collected that night. It's a great way to combine great taste and great fun - for a great cause.
Recycling Efforts Pay Off! - Trex 1st Place Winner!
For many years now, Red Mill students have been actively involved in helping the environment by recycling and upcycling; everything from paper, plastics, ink cartridges, and even cell phones. Due to everyone's efforts in collecting plastic bags, Red Mill placed first in the Trex Recycling Challenge. As the winner of this challenge not only will we receive our fifth Trex bench, but we have kept 5,328 pounds of plastic bags out of our areas land fills. The plastic bags that were collected will be turned into beautiful and environmentally responsible outdoor products.
Keep up those great recycling and upcycling practices. Check the updated lists of items and suggestions for where to drop them off.
'I Spy Hunger' Food Drive - Huge Success
Red Mill Elementary SCA would like to say “Thank You” to all who participated in the ‘I Spy Hunger’ Food Drive. It was a huge success. A total of 2027 non-perishable food items were collected; 200 of which were collected by students from St. John the Apostle Catholic School. All of the food was added to the Food Pantry at Courthouse United Methodist Church, which will be used to help families in our area.
As a way to encourage the food donations, students used their food donations as votes to help catch ‘Red Mill’s Most Wanted’ food criminals. Several teachers volunteered to be arrested for committing food crimes, based on well-known children’s books. These food criminals had stolen the Mouse’s cookies (from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie), taken Pete the Cat’s Lunch (from Pete the Cat’s Big Lunch), stolen all the meatballs (from Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs), eaten all of the chocolate (from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and more! On the last day of the food drive, with help from the sheriff’s department, the Food Criminals were arrested and thrown into jail for all the students to see as they left school at the end of the day. Winning (or losing) by only two canned food items were 3rd grade teachers Mrs. Ginn and Mrs. Oswald. Their crime had been stealing all of George’s pizza, from Curious George and the Pizza.
A special Red Mill 'Thank You' goes out to Miss Laura Nuckols, Red Mill’s SCA Sponsor, for organizing such a fun and worthwhile community project for our school.
The 7 Habits of Happy Kids
Red Mill students are learning the power of the 'The 7 Habits of Happy Kids'. These life principles are introduced in the book by Sean Covey. Click for a copy of these 7Habits.
Connect2Compete - Low-Cost Internet Service
Connect2Compete is a is a low-cost Internet service that is available through Cox Communications for students and families that qualify for the National School Lunch Program, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. For those who qualify, the monthly rate is $9.95. Click for more detailed information or visit www.connect2compete.org/cox .