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Eagle's Eye Digest 10/27/23
Upcoming Dates

Please visit the MCS Calendar to see a complete listing of upcoming dates.

Tuesday, October 31st: Halloween Parade and Classroom Parties
Friday, November 10th: 4th Grade Concert and Veteran's Day Ceremony-HALF DAY STUDENTS: 11:20 Dismissal
Friday, November 17th: Progress reports will be available on Home Access Center at 5:00 pm.
Monday, November 20th-Friday, November 24: Fall Break, NO SCHOOL STUDENTS

Halloween Events

We will be having our annual Halloween Parade and Classroom parties on Tuesday, October 31st, 2023.  The outside parade will begin at 1:15 p.m. If the weather cooperates, all classes will parade around the outside of the building (we will exit door #7, walk toward the back playground, go along the east staff parking lot, around the bus turnaround and then re-enter through door #2, in the front). A map of the route is here. Parents are welcome to come and watch our parade outside.
Visitors:  We ask that parents park in either the front lot or the west lot and line up to watch on the back playground and along the teacher parking lot and front bus turnaround. Visitors will not be allowed entry to the school at the conclusion of the parade unless they are listed as a parent volunteer.
If the parade is inside due to inclement weather, only students and staff will participate in an indoor route. A decision will be made by 12:00 pm to cancel in the event of bad weather.
Costume Rules:  Students in grades 2-5 are not to wear their costumes to school. Students must be able to put on their costumes without assistance for the parade. Teachers and staff will not be able to help with make-up or elaborate costumes due to supervisory responsibilities. It is helpful if costumes are sent in a bag that is clearly marked with your child’s name, grade, and classroom. Students in kindergarten and 1st grade may arrive at school with their costumes on, however masks and/or head gear will not be allowed to be worn during classroom instruction. Please be sure that your child can see and that they can easily walk in their costume during the parade and move throughout the classroom for the party. Students are likely to be sent home in their costumes at the end of the day. Please do not send your child with pretend or look alike weapons, costumes with gory make-up or masks, violent props, or costumes portraying violent acts.  While we understand that this is a time to dress up, we should be mindful of young kindergarteners and/or 1st grade students that may become frightened by scary costumes.  
Thank you for your cooperation in making this a fun and safe day for all our students.  

Veteran's Day Concert and Ceremony

Please plan to join us for our annual Veteran's Day Ceremony and Concert on Friday, November 10th. All the details and the form to purchase a sign can be found in the PDF below. Please note that the parade will not take place, but the ceremony and concert promise to be spectacular! Donuts and coffee will served followed by the 4th Grade music concert and assembly.

Bring a veteran letter 2023.pdf

Health Office Reminders
In order to help keep our students healthy please remind your children about the following practices:
  1. Practice good hand hygiene while at home and at school.
  2. Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  3. Drink plenty of fluids and get lots of rest.
If you have any questions, please contact the nurse's office at 630-463-3406 or [email protected].

MCS student Council is collecting indivudally wrapped "grab and go" single serving size snacks for Lazarus House. Examples of non-perishable snacks include pretzels, goldfish, animal crackers, raisins, granola bars, trail mix, pop tarts, etc. Please turn snacks in at the Office by October 31st.

Chess Club
It's time to sign up for the second session of Chess Club. Session 2 begins on 11/13/23. Please sign up here.

The “Nuts and Bolts” of  Mill Creek Elementary


Morning Drop Off:  7:45 am 

Entrance #1 (front)

Entrance #7 (west lot)


Bell Schedule:  

First bell – 7:50 am

Second bell- 8:00 am (the expectation is that students are in their seats and ready to start the day at 8:00. Students not in their seat at this time will be marked tardy.)

Afternoon Dismissal – 2:15 pm


Raptor Visitor Management System –All parent visitors and volunteers will enter the school through the main office and will need to present a valid driver’s license and check in to our Raptor system for visitors badge. 



Milk:  $0.75, Water $1.00, Lunch $2.50, Second entrée $2.05


Lunch/Recess Schedule 2023-2024

Kindergarten: Lunch 10:40-11:00 / Recess 11:00-11:20
First Grade: Recess 10:45-11:05 / Lunch 11:05-11:25
Third Grade: Lunch 11:25-11:45 / Recess 11:45-12:05
Second Grade: Recess 11:30-11:50 / Lunch 11:50-12:10
Fourth Grade: Lunch 12:10-12:30 / Recess 12:30-12:50
Fifth Grade: 12:15-12:35 / Lunch: 12:35-12:55


To Report an Absence

Email the office staff ([email protected] AND [email protected] ) AND the child’s classroom teacher


Call the Mill Creek Attendance Line:  630-463-3401 

Homework requests should be made with the classroom teacher directly.


Student Early Dismissal 

  1.  Email the office staff AND child’s teacher with time of pick up 
  2.  Call the office at 630-463-3400


Afternoon Dismissal

Bussers –Entrance #1

Walkers/parent pick up – Entrance #7 (West wing)


Lunch Account –   

  1.  Visit and deposit money directly into your child’s lunch account
  2. Send a check (made payable to Geneva CUSD 304) via backpack in an envelope marked “Lunch Money-Office”.  The money will be deposited into your child’s lunch account that day.
  3. You will be notified via email if your child’s lunch account balance gets close to zero.  At that point, please add additional funds to prevent a negative balance.


Communication from the District and Mill CreekMCSConnects is Mill Creek Elementary School's primary method of communicating with parents and the community. PARENTS ARE AUTOMATICALLY SUBSCRIBED to MCSConnects and the District's 304Connects via the email address they have entered in Home Access Center. If you are a parent and wish to update your preferred email address, please log into Home Access Center here. If you are not a parent, please complete this online form to be added as a subscriber for MCSConnects. You can unsubscribe at any time, but please be aware that you might miss out on important news or alerts from the school or district.


Mill Creek Web Calendar

Go to and go to the Mill Creek website under the “Schools” tab

General Reminders:

NO FOOD IS ALLOWED IN THE CLASSROOM  - This includes birthdays. If you wish to celebrate your child’s birthday, a simple non-food birthday treat such as a pencil, sticker, etc. is acceptable.  No peanut products are allowed in the classroom.


Key Contact Information:


Mr. Tim Wyller, Principal

                Email:  [email protected]

                Phone:  630-463-3400


Kathy Shabowski, Principal’s Secretary

                Email:  [email protected]

                Phone:  630-463-3403


Julie Eiss, Building Secretary

                Email:  [email protected]

Phone:  630-463-3402


Trish Lorenz, Student Assistance Coordinator

                Email:  [email protected]

                Phone:  630-463-3407


Christina Marello, School Nurse

                Email:   [email protected]   

                For grade level specific requirements:

                Phone:  630-463-3406


Terri Rosengarn, School Psychologist

                Email:  [email protected]

                Phone:  630-463-3458


Kelly, McGovern Social Worker 

                Email:   [email protected]

                Phone:  630-463-3459


Jenny Dupuis, Social Worker

               Emiail: [email protected]

               Phone: 630-463-3436


Home Access Hotline (HAC):

                Email:  [email protected]

                Phone:  630-463-3097


Geneva 304 Central Office:  630-463-3000