Welcome Back! And welcome to the first Miller Mail of the year. 

Miller Mail is a weekly digest of important announcements from the school district, notices of upcoming meetings, school and community events that may be of interest to all families throughout the district. Please be sure you have activated your Edline account and have updated it with your email address(es) in order to receive this and communications from your teachers, administrators and PTO. If you know of anyone in the community who would like to receive Miller Mail please ask them to email nancy.dries@millburn.org to be added to the list.

DATES to REMEMBER

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Tuesday, September 6 – Schools Open

Wednesday, September 21 – Referendum Community Open House – 6:30 PM, Ed. Center

Tuesday, September 27 – Bond Referendum Vote

Back to School Nights:

            Thursday, September 15 – Elementary Schools

            Wednesday, September 21 – Middle School, Grades 7 & 8

            Thursday, September 22 – High School

            Thursday, September 29 – Middle School, Grade 6

2016-2017 SCHOOL CALENDAR

Download the 2016-2017 school calendar here. And remember current events are updated on the website calendar at www.millburn.org.

SUMMER BACK TO SCHOOL UPDATE

Thank you to all families who completed this summer’s Back to School update. There are still a number of families who need to login to PowerSchool to complete the process. Please do it before the first day of school, to be certain all of your information is up to date, and that you will be included in the PTO Directory. Thank you!

REFERENDUM UPDATES

Website

All referendum information can be found at our Referendum website

Are you registered to vote?

Download your voter registration form here. If you are new to the state or county, you must be registered by September 6 in order to vote in our School Referendum on September 27. Don’t be left out!

BOARD OF EDUCATION

--All Board of Education meetings are held at the Education Center at 7:45 p.m., 434 Millburn Avenue, unless otherwise noted. All members of the community are invited and encouraged to attend BOE meetings. The meeting agenda is posted on the website calendar by the Friday before the meeting. Click on the date to download the agenda. Meeting minutes are posted after they have been approved at a BOE meeting. 

Monday, September 12

Monday, September 26

--Can’t Attend a Board Meeting? You Can Watch all Board of Education Meetings on HomeTowneTV

All Board of Education meetings air on local access at HomeTowne TV, Channels 33 and 36, at 9 p.m. on Thursday of a meeting week, and 1:30 p.m. every Saturday. They are also streamed 24/7 at HomeTowne TV’s website at hometownetv.org

SCHOOL AND CLUB ACTIVITIES

Millburn High School Senior Celebration and Graduation Committee 

Following our tradition of planning fundraisers and activities to help underwrite graduation events, this year we are offering beautiful, professionally grown Fall Mums and Flowering Plants to all

of our families, as well as a wonderful collection of Millburn merchandise and apparel ~

suitable for all members of our community. 

You don’t have to have a senior to enjoy this month’s offerings! Help us continue the tradition of providing a safe, enjoyable and memorable graduation experience by supporting our efforts!

Plant Sale 

Pre-order your fall mums and flowering cabbages on Community Pass by September 15th.

Your pre-ordered plants will be available for pick-up in front of the high school on

Thursday, September 22nd from 10am to 5pm.

A limited quantity may be available for purchase on the 22nd.

link to flyer:www.tinyurl.com/2016-Fall-Plant-Sale

Millburn Merchandise Sale 

Orders are now being taken for Millburn umbrellas, car magnets, sling bags, water bottles,

coffee tumblers and more! Items are ready for immediate purchase & pick-up

Millburn Apparel Sale - link to flyer: www.tinyurl.com/2016-Apparel-Flyer

We are thrilled to be able to offer apparel for sale with a fantastic collection of new Millburn

sweatshirts, tees, sweatpants and more. Our online store is now open with KicksNSticks

and it closes on September 30th. Clothing will be available for pick-up by mid-October.

www.tinyurl.com/2016-Merchandise-Flyer

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Questions? Email Ana DeMeo anademeo@gmail.com

Girls Field Hockey Clinic - Sunday, September 18th

Registration is now open for a field hockey clinic to be held Sunday morning, September 18th from 9am-11am at Millburn High School.

The clinic, which is hosted by the Millburn Varsity coaches and players, is open to girls currently in 5th-8th grades.  

Click here for more information and to register.

Back to School Lunch Tips from the Millburn Green Schools Team and the Hartshorn Arboretum

http://www.millburn.org/pages/Millburn_Township_PS/3835100260789951602/Digital_Backpack/Green_Team_Lunchpacking_Tips

EDUCATION FOUNDATION NEWS

LIKE US on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EdFdnMSH to stay up-to-date on our events and projects in the schools.

COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES

Community 9/11 Fifteenth Anniversary Remembrance

The Community Congregational Church of Short Hills is hosting a town-wide, multi-faith prayer service in observance of the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks - on Sunday, September 11th at 10:30am.  The service includes a brief flag ceremony (and taps), and prayers for peace from several faith traditions. 

Cub Scouts Information Session

Cub Scout Pack 17 is having an information session for parents who might be interested in having their son participate in scouts.  The Pack 17 info session is on Monday, September 12 at 7:30 pm at the Millburn Library.  Boys who are in 1st through 4th grade are eligible to participate in Cub Scouts. If you have any questions, please contact Pack Leader Matt Levine at mslevine66@aol.com.  

Boy Scout Troop 15 Anniversary Celebration – Calling all scouts and Troop 15 Alumni

It is with great pride that we are celebrating the 90th anniversary of Boy Scouts Troop 15, a Township asset since 1925! Troop 15 is based out of Christ Church/Winston School and we will be having a family BBQ on Saturday, September 24 on the field between the two buildings. Details are included in the attached flyer.

Hartshorn Arboretum

We are looking forward to an exciting season this year at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum- from Teddy Bear Parades to Hot Chocolate Hikes, there are programs for all ages to learn something new at the CHA.  Find our calendar at www.hartshornarboretum.org along with registration links.  

We look forward to seeing the families of Millburn/Short Hills at the CHA this fall and all year long.  

Millburn Public Library Activities & Events

  • Teen Summer Reading and More 

Click here for teen activities including Teen Library Council, Gaming, Maker Afternoons – crafts and more –and the ever-popular teen book club. Calendar here:

http://www.millburn.org/pages/Millburn_Township_PS/3835100260789951602/Digital_Backpack/3835104831267578962/Library_--_Teen_Summer_Reading

Do You Know How to Find Out What’s Going on in Millburn Township???

Stay connected!  Millburn Township is expanding its communication platform. Residents and visitors can now access Township information, community news, a calendar of events, emergency alerts and much more through the following avenues:

Twitter: @MillburnTwp

Township Website: www.twp.millburn.nj.us

MobileApp: MillburnTownship (Google Play and App Store)

Local TV Channels: 35 (Comcast) and 47 (Verizon)

CodeRED Emergency Alerts: enroll online via the Township website

More detailed information on these communication tools can be found on the Township’s website http://goo.gl/hzrnaV

Reeves Reed Arboretum Concert

Sounds of a Summer Night 2016 series featuring the sultry sounds of the Massive Reggae Band out of Morristown, NJ.RRA welcomes back Massive Reggae Band to once again close out our summer concert series, sending people off in a hip-swaying and finger-snapping, Jamaican-infused whirl.  The concert is scheduled for Wednesday evening, Sept. 14, from 7 to 8 pm.

Picnics and Parties? Save those soda cans…Did you know? The Millburn Fire Department collects aluminum cans all year round to raise money to treat children at The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas, and fund fire safety and burn prevention programs for our students and children around the state? Please bring your empty ALUMINUM beverage cans to either Millburn Township Firehouse, 459 Essex Street, MB or 315 Oak Ridge Road, SH

Down the Block, Inc. – A reminder for those who may need a helping hand

If you are a resident of Millburn or Short Hills facing an unexpected financial set-back, please contact Down the Block.  You may be unable to pay a utility or housing bill, a bill for the repair of your car or your home, or some other charge.  As long as you meet the eligibility requirements, Down the Block will pay the bill(s) for you.  The service is free and confidential.  Visit www.DownTheBlock.org or call (973) 943-1424

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