Millville Elementary School

Updates from Millville School

Hello Millville School Families!


I hope this message finds each of you doing well.


I want to thank our Millville families for taking the necessary precautions during winter break to stay healthy. Your sacrifices and efforts show as we have had no new reports of students with Covid since we have returned to school from break. Overall, we have had just a handful of students who have tested positive throughout the year, which in and of itself, is a reflection on our families’ and staff’s efforts to keep everyone healthy and safe.


With vaccines on the horizon the big question with many is “Should I get a vaccine?” and, “If I want a vaccine, when can I get it?” Below is the link to the vaccine roll out schedule. Teachers and school staff are, as of yesterday, looking at an early February vaccine opportunity. Currently, Shasta County is in Phase IA, Tier 3 of the vaccination schedule.

https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/ready/covid-19/vaccinations


This school year has been a challenge for us all, but our primary focus is how this year has affected our students. We have had to cancel many traditional Millville events, which has caused tremendous disappointment, but this year has also taught our students resilience, determination and, most of all, hope. Though many school events have been canceled, every class has its own activities taking place and in our quest to offer as much normalcy as possible, we are continuing with the following school wide student based events:


Spelling Bees: We are continuing with spelling bees in grades 1-6. Spelling lists were handed out to students last week. In-class bees will be held the last Friday of the month with a Spelling Bee Final scheduled for February. (The 7 & 8th grade classes have opted not to participate this year.)


Million Word Club: The Million Word Club acknowledges those students who have read a million words or more in the school year. Students who meet the quarterly goals set throughout the year toward reading a million words are acknowledged in morning announcements. In years past, students who would meet the quarterly goal would spend an afternoon together reading in the gym, but with our need to keep cohorts separate we are unable to do that this year. In place of the afternoon reads, students who meet the goals are offered the opportunity to select a book of their choice which the school will buy for the student to keep.


Student of the Month: We continue with honoring one student a month as Student of the Month. The students are nominated by school staff and are those who represent the best of Millville in character, kindness, & academics.


Kindness Week: Our activities will be classroom based this year, but, as a school, we are continuing to emphasize, encourage, and teach kindness.


Drops in the Bucket: Students write anonymous ‘drops’, which are compliments and affirmations, to their friends and classmates. ‘Drops’ are read during morning announcements and given to the student for whom the drop was written.


Traveling Student Store: In a regular year, Millville School hosts a monthly Spirit Student Store where students can purchase items with the coupons they’ve earned. The currency used at the student store are ‘Beep Beeps’, which students receive for doing great deeds; ‘Spirit Tickets’, which are handed out on Fridays for wearing school colors; and AR tickets for achieving reading goals. As we are unable to mix our cohorts this year, we have not held any student stores….until now. At the end of the month, we will have a mobile student store which will go to every class so students can exchange the tickets and coupons they’ve earned for prizes. We will continue with the mobile student store on a monthly basis through the rest of the school year.


Monthly Character Trait : Millville School emphasizes a unique and specific character trait monthly. Traits such as generosity, gratitude, & friendship are focused on as a school and in the classroom every month.


Lastly, Monday is a holiday, which means there is no school, as we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.


Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. DeSantis

Board Meeting Updates

Upcoming Board Meeting

Tuesday

January 19, 2021

7:00 AM

Meeting ID: 838 7477 1661

Passcode: 302272

(Note you must have a google account to access Google Meet).

Millville School Office Hours

Monday - Friday 7:30AM - 4:00PM

8570 Brookdale Road, Millville, CA 96062

Phone: (530) 547-4471

Landline: (530) 547-7161

Fax: (530) 547-3760

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

(1-800-273-8255)

Students who live outside Millville School District boundaries will need an Interdistrict Transfer form signed by their district of residence to register.

California School Dashboard

Teachers use more than just test scores to determine how well a student is doing, because test scores alone don’t tell the whole story. And the same is true for schools – test scores are only part of a bigger picture of school success. That’s why the California School Dashboard contains a range of easy-to-use, color-coded gauges designed to give families a complete picture of a school or district. The Dashboard includes meaningful data on graduation rates, college/career readiness, attendance, English learner progress, suspensions and more. The state has created several videos – translated into Spanish – to help you learn about the Dashboard and how to use it. Find them on the California Department of Education’s YouTube channel!

The Mission of Millville Elementary School is to instill in our students an enthusiasm for learning.

To achieve this we will:

  • Provide our students with a high quality education;

  • Offer all students an introduction to the arts;

  • Foster a positive work ethic;

  • Create an environment of respect for one another, and

  • Spark an attitude of inquiry

...with the intent to guide our students to becoming productive, responsible citizens.

Our purpose is to develop students who are lifelong learners by providing quality, standards-based education through a caring staff, supportive families, and an involved community.

About Millville Elementary School

Founded in 1856, Millville Elementary School District is a firmly established and integral member of the small, rural ranching community of Millville. Located just 15 miles east of Redding, Millville School has a current enrollment of approximately 250 students, kindergarten through 8th grade. Our small school atmosphere allows us to get to know every student and to provide an education that caters to each students’ individual needs.

At Millville School, our purpose is to develop a love of learning in our students by providing a high-quality, standards-based education that is enhanced by arts, music, clubs and sports. We strive to create an educational environment that provides the basis for participation in a democratic society by promoting critical thinking, developing a sense of responsibility and self esteem, encouraging independence of opinion and action, and nurturing respect for others.

Providing a quality and comprehensive education for our students is only achievable through the efforts of our professional and caring staff, supportive families, and an involved community. It is through the combined efforts of our staff and community, on behalf of our students, that Millville School truly is “A Great Place to Learn”.