January 22, 2023
weekly e-newsletter
It's time for the Mill Creek Academy Read-a-thon!
Read-a-thon promises to be a fun, exciting journey that starts Monday January 23, 2023. We will get your children excited about reading.
We know you have limited time but want the best education for your child. That’s why we hope everyone will activate their reader's account as soon as possible. This is where you can record and view your reader's progress.
We encourage you to activate your reader’s account today by clicking on 
https://www.read-a-thon.com/readers/r/kiemfC/1 and following the simple instructions.
Thanks so much,
Mill Creek Academy
New Students/Incoming KG students must be completely registered (all documents needed for enrollment must be received by the school) prior to being able to register for Extended Day.
Extended Day Registrations will open in mid-April and fills on a first come/first served basis.
More information will be available as the date approaches.
Middle School News
Stop the Bullying Campaign Contest

St. Johns County School District has partnered with the Len Mattiace Foundation for round 2 of their Stop the Bullying Campaign Contest. His foundation helps our youth in NE Florida with raising awareness about bullying and creating a safe environment for them. Len Mattiace is a former graduate from Nease High School and he is a golfer on the PGA TOUR.
A HUGE congratulations to our Fall Semester student winners at Valley Ridge Academy, Fruit Cove Middle, Mill Creek Academy, Murray Middle, Landrum Middle, Freedom Crossing Academy, Patriot Oaks Academy and Pacetti Bay Middle for being winners with the Stop the Bullying Campaign Contest. Their entries were focused on compassion, inclusion, and kindness.
Below are key points for this contest:
  • Open to all middle school students
  • Contest dates: 1/18 – 4/13/23 by 5:00 PM
  • Cash prizes for TWO winners. Winners will be announced by May 15th with a visit from the Prize Patrol.
The below link has all the contest rules for our middle school students that can be posted on your school website:
Softball Information
Try-outs for the 2023 MCA Softball season will be held on Wednesday, January 25 and Thursday, January 26 from 4-5:30pm on field 4 at Aberdeen (field number is subject to change). You must pre-register in order to try out: https://www.sjmsaa.org/softball

For more information, please join the MCA Softball Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100088399825014
Go Mustangs!
Basketball Game Schedule
Dates to Remember:
· 1/20-1/31: Spirit Wear Flash Sale
· 1/27: Middle School Uno Championship, 3pm - information sent home with students
· 1/23-2/6: -Valentine's Grams available for purchase
· 1/23-1/27: Literacy Week
· 2/10: My Special Someone Dance (formerly Daddy/Daughter), 6pm
Join the MCA PTA for our My Special Someone Sock Hop Dance, 2/10 @6pm
My Special Someone Sock Hop Dance - 2/10
  • Registration Link: http://bit.ly/3H9Iwgt
  • Time: 6-9pm
  • Location: The Renaissance Hotel Ballroom
  • Cost: $55 per couple, $28 each additional girl
  • Includes: Dinner, Drinks, Sweets & Photo Keepsake
Purchase Deadline: Friday, February 3rd
*This event is for MCA K-5 Female Students & their Special Someone Only (formerly Daddy Daughter Dance)
Time to show that Mustang Pride! Spirit Wear Flash Sale IS OPEN and we can't wait to see you reppin' those colors! Here's all you need to know:
· Visit www.spirithero.com
· Search Mill Creek Spirit Wear
· Flash Sale runs January 20th-31st
· Items will ship to teachers within 3-6 weeks.
· Contact Spirit Hero directly with any questions or issues at 1.800.239.9948
This is the time to order those field trip shirts, save money, and help support your PTA!
Permission Slips were sent home with students.
· Prizes will be given to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners.
· $1 snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Tournament will take place in the MCA Cafe.
· Space is limited for this event. For safety purposes, all students who attend must have Uno Tournament permission slip signed and handed in or they will not be able to attend.
· Students must be picked up by 5:00pm (there will not be buses for pick-up).

PTA Events Calendar
Don't miss out on any events coming up with your MCA PTA: https://bit.ly/3D2iWb2
Volunteer with Your PTA!
Check out all the ways to volunteer with the PTA: https://mcapta.weebly.com/volunteer.html 

Thank you to our Business Partners!
This week's highlighted business partner: Foto Fusion. Visit https://fotofusionfun.com/ to learn more about them!
St Johns County School District
For the most recent news from the district, please visit the district's webpage.
Mill Creek Academy
3750 International Golf Pkwy
St. Augustine, FL 32092
(904) 547-3720