LEADING THE CHARGE OF LIFELONG LEARNING!
weekly e-newsletter
October 10, 2021
SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
October 15th - End of 1st Quarter
PTA K-5 Virtual Bingo Night
New School Counselor

We are excited to have Mrs. Sarah Vance join the Mustang Team!! She is coming to us from Hickory Creek Elementary School and brings a tremendous amount of experience.

With the addition of a new school counselor, there are a few grade-level shifts for support. Below are the counselors and the grades they will be supporting.

Mrs. Ribeiro K - 2nd
Mrs. Vance 3rd - 5th
Mrs. DiDomenico 6th - 7th (split)
Mrs. Dean 7th (split) - 8th
Middle School
Pre-purchased PE uniforms will be given to students this week.

SchoolPay will be opened on October 11th for those students who still need to purchase PE uniforms and rent PE Lockers. The link will be posted on the school website. Please know that there is a turn around time for these purchase and we will get your students uniforms to them as quickly as possible. 
Math Textbook Adoption

The St. Johns County School District curriculum department formally announces the review process for the 2021-2022 Instructional Materials Adoption for Mathematics. The core resources that have been submitted for evaluation have come from the state adoption bid list and other submitted resources from publishers when available. Additional resources for advanced programs may be reviewed from materials listed as appropriate for the program indicated.
If you would like to serve on the Mill Creek Academy school committee and formally review the resources as a part of the school review team, please email jennifer.alaimo@stjohns.k12.fl.us or samantha.sawruk@stjohns.k12.fl.us
The review team will host two hybrid virtual/in-person meetings on Wednesday, October 20th from 2:30-3:00pm to discuss review procedures and on Wednesday, November 3rd from 2:30-3:20 to share our input amongst the team and determine our school recommendation.
To learn more about the policies and procedures for textbook adoption, visit the Florida Department of Education Instructional Materials Website.
National Honor Society and Florida Future Educators of America Students from Tocoi High School will begin volunteering in Elementary Classrooms to help with tutoring this week.
BOO Grams will be sent home this week! Please see flyers for more information.
Yearbooks for Sale
MCA Yearbook ID: 701776
Temporary Changes Due To COVID

Large group celebrations are on hold. Celebrations/student recognition will take place in their classrooms.

Dances are on hold and may resume after Oct. 15th.

MS students are not required to dress out for PE. They will begin dressing out for PE starting on Oct. 19th. It is important that student wear tennis shoes, running shoes, or athletic shoes for PE.
Please check our MCA School Website for information. COVID-19 Information and Back to School Letters are posted on our homepage.
FOOD SERVICE

The U.S. Department of Agriculture extended waivers allowing students a breakfast and a lunch option available at no cost for the 2021-2022 School Year. 
A la carte items will continue to be available for purchase.
  
Parents are encouraged to complete a Free and Reduced Price Meal Application per family, rather than one per child. The application can be obtained online at www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/food/free and completed online by following the link to online Free and Reduced Meal Application. 
Not required for 2021-2022 School Year but could be useful for educational programs.

Registration


Kindergarten and new students register early!
Voluntary Pre-K: A child must be four years old on or before September 1st.
Kindergarten: A child must be five years old on or before September 1st.
First Grade: A child must be six years old on or before September 1st AND satisfy one of the
following:
a) Satisfactory completion of kindergarten in a Florida public school.
b) Satisfactory completion of kindergarten in a non-public school.
c) Previous attendance in an out-of-state school in which the student was admitted on the basis of age requirements established by the state of residency.

Registration Requirements:
•   Proof of Residency.
•   Proof of Immunization.
•   Copy of Birth Certificate.
•   Physical/Health Exam with in 12 months of enrollment.
PTA NEWS
Mustangs, we have a lot of information for you this week!

Date to know:
Tuesday, October 12th- Spirit Night at Willie Jewell's 5:30pm-8pm
Friday. October 15th- Virtual Bingo (see flyer for sign up and times)
Friday, October 29th- Trunk of Treat (see flyer for sign up) 


Virtual Bingo Sign Up


Congratulations to our Spirit Spotlight of the week, Ella, Kate and Tessa!

If you would like the chance to possibly have your children featured in our weekly Spirit Spotlight on FB and in the weekly newsletter, please email their picture to mcaptaspiritstore@gmail.com with their first name and grade if you choose.
Car decorating sign up for Trunk or Treat!
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