Joe Dan Mills, Jr. Elementary

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Principal's Message

Happy 1st Day of Fall to all our Mountain Lion Families,

We often associate Fall with the beginning of school but really it's the point when all our routines are established and school really starts to hum. Students know their new classmates and their teacher. Teachers have reviewed last years' skills and gotten to know students as learners while establishing expectations for this year. And we are so fortunate to have families who establish routines at home that support lots of rest and good work habits. We are in for smooth sailing for the rest of the year!

In this day of smart phones with quality cameras readily at hand, we don't think twice about capturing every precious minute in our children's lives. However, I want to remind you that you are only allowed to take your child's photograph at school. I know that it is adorable to see your child and their friends laughing together at lunch or school events; but, if the other child's parent is not there, you don't have permission to take their photograph.

Speaking of lunch... Friday is the most popular day for families to come to lunch with their student so we sometimes run out of seating. If you have an option for a different day, we usually have more room Monday through Thursday.

Your proud principals,

Lalla Beachum, Courtney Cartlidge,  Anna Balthazar

Upcoming Events


 Week of October 2nd - Custodian Appreciation Week

October 4th - BOW WOW Day (Bike on Wednesday / Walk on Wednesday)

Week of October 9th - Food Service Appreciation Week

October 10th - Flu Shot Day

October 12th - Staff October Birthday Celebrations

October 12th - Book Fair Family Night / Family Fitness CATCH Night

October 15th - Campus Beautification 3:30pm - 5:00pm


 Visit our Calendar page for more upcoming events.

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