Joe Dan Mills, Jr. Elementary

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Principal's Message

Greetings, Mountain Lion Families,

Finally, we have some cooler weather! I smile at all the Texas fall fashions that walk through our doors - shorts with sweaters and jacket! The jackets usually aren't needed past the early morning and I hope they all make their way into backpacks. Before your child's jacket, sweater or hoodie becomes a part of our Lost-But-Not-Found, please write your last name on the tag. If we have a name, we will return it to your child. Otherwise, it will languish on the rack until donated to a charity. If you are missing some items, check the rack in the hall next to the bus lane doors.

Huge shout out to our PTA Landscaping Committee and all the volunteers who have been working so hard to beautify our campus. The murals, flower beds and extra benches all add to the value of our grounds. Thank you! 

As we move into the cooler months, we will have more incidents of illness. Remind your child to wash their hands often, cough into their elbow and get lots of rest. We want your child to be in class as much as possible but it they aren't well enough to come to school, please keep them home.

Enjoy this beautiful weather!

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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