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SPECIAL PROGRAMS

AUTHOR TEA

The Mifflin Park Author Tea, held several times a year, features original creative writing from K-4 students.

READING IS FUNDAMENTAL (RIF)

The first-grade students are fortunate to be able to participate in this program through the generosity of the UGI Corporation and the PTO.

Three book giveaways occur during the course of the year and revolve around a theme. The children participate in several lessons before the giveaway – a library lesson at the time of the giveaway and a follow-up activity involving parental participation.

MIFFLIN PARK NEWS TEAM

Morning announcements start our school day. Students in second and third grades volunteer as members of a weekly News Team. In addition to the announcements, the weather, the Pledge of Allegiance, and a patriotic song are lead by News Team members.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Mifflin Park Elementary hosts Preschool Storytimes in the library. Storytimes begin at 6:30 p.m. There is no pre-registration to attend. All dates subject to change due to inclement weather. Please refer to the district calendar for dates.

BIRTHDAY BOOKS PROJECT

This project allows you, as a parent, to donate a book to the Mifflin Park Library in honor of your child’s birthday. An invitation to participate is included in the September newsletter. Books are selected by the librarian (with your input) and presented to your child on his/her birthday or half-birthday with a bookplate acknowledging your child’s gift. The book circulates first with the celebrant and then becomes part of the library collection.

FIELD TRIPS

As an extension of the classroom, educational field trips are planned throughout the year. Teachers provide information to the parents when field trips are scheduled.

MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT

The purpose of this evening event is for parents to become acquainted with their child’s teacher and for the teacher to explain the daily activities and curricula. This event occurs very early in the school year.

HALLOWEEN PARADE

Our K-4 Halloween celebration and parade will be held in the month of October. Parade time will be announced yearly on our school calendar.

Children should bring their costumes in a well-marked bag. Please do not allow your child to wear his/her costume to school. Storybook characters and costumes that will not hinder movement are recommended. Please refrain from violent and/or scary costumes. Children should not carry weapons just as knives, axes, swords, guns, etc. Masks may be worn during the parade only.

If for religious beliefs, you do not want your child to participate in our scheduled activities, please indicate so in writing. Your child’s absence will be marked as excused.

AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK

Governor Mifflin School District celebrates American Education Week visitation during the Monday and Tuesday before the Thanksgiving vacation break. Parents are invited to visit their child’s classroom to observe the learning environment in the school.

MIFFLIN PARK ART SHOW

In the spring, every student has a piece of artwork displayed throughout the halls of Mifflin Park. This activity is held in conjunction with the annual Book Fair. Parents are encouraged to attend this event.

OPEN HOUSE

In the spring, parents have the opportunity to visit classrooms during Open House nights. Examples of student projects and other accomplishments of the year are on display. Teachers highlight the academic progress of the children.

FIELD DAYS

In the spring, students participate in a day of activities to demonstrate physical skills and sportsmanship.