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Mullen Shamrocks will CHARM You! Our Students are Caring, Honest, Achievers, Responsible, Motivated. Creating a Culture of Academic Excellence Everyday
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"Let's Dress for the Occasion"

Mullen Mondays - Every Monday our students and staff members are encouraged to wear their Mullen Spirit Wear or blue and green to show your Shamrock Spirit!
Our PTO will provide opportunities throughout the year to purchase new Shamrock Spirit Wear. 

Fitness Fridays - In an effort to promote physical fitness, our students and staff are encouraged to wear comfy clothes and tennis shoes and participate in a fun filled fitness activity! "Let's get moving!" 
Mobile Dairy visits Mullen
Mobile Dairy Classroom at Mullen Elementary School -
Field trips are a great tool for teachers and they enhance a student's educational experience with memorable lessons; this one only required a few steps out the door. The Mobile Dairy Classroom arrived at Mullen Elementary School last week to present fun-filled lessons to our Kindergarten - 5th grade students in math, science, nutrition, and agriculture. Students were able to see the process of how milk gets from the farm to consumers. It was a moooo-ving experience that the students will never forget!

Principal's Coffee
In an effort to be available to parents, I will be hosting Principal Coffees throughout the school year. Dates for these coffees will be announced in the monthly Newsletters. The coffees are informal gatherings that provide a forum for discussing information regarding programs, practices, and etc. I feel that it is extremely important that there is a strong partnership between school and home.  My goal is to use the Principal’s Coffee time to continue to build the bridge between school and home.  The first Principal’s Coffee will be held on Thursday, October 15 at 9:10. Come and enjoy a cup of coffee, refreshments and meet other members of our school community.
MUES 2015-2016 PTO & MAC Officers
The PTO held its first meeting for the 2015-2016 school year on September 16. During the meeting, officers were selected and they are as follows:  Cindy Murphy - President, Crissy Brown - Vice President, Margaret Doyne - Secretary, and Tracy Scoresby - Treasurer.  If you would like to know more about Mullen's PTO, please visit our website for updates and upcoming meeting information.

The purpose of the Mullen's Advisory Committee - MAC is to provide input and support of the school’s budget and the Strategic Plan. All parents of students at Mullen are invited to be part of MAC. At our last meeting, we elected our  2015-2016 officers: Chairperson- Kristen DePollo and Vice Chairperson- Katy McMahon. During the October meeting, we will provide an overview of our School Wide Title 1 Plan in an effort to get parental input. This plan will govern how we utilize the services from our reading and math teachers.
October is Attendance Awareness Month
Your students miss out on learning when they are absent, and we miss them when they are not at school."
Be a supporter of school attendance. Check your student's attendance on daily on Parent Portal. Five or more unexcused absences or a total of 10 absences may result in an attendance referral to the Attendance Officer. Be aware of school attendance rules and regulations.Click here to review Prince William County School Regulation 724-1 Attendance and Excuses.  Click here to view attendance poster                            

“MAKE THE CONNECTION” - Regular Attendance = Academic Success

Be Prepared: STOP the Spread of Flu
STOP the spread of flu:  Wash your hands often with soap & water Cover you cough or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve.  Keep your child home when sick and don't send him/her back to school until fever-free for 24 hours (without using fever-reducing medication).  Get vaccinated and STAY INFORMED! 
Know the symptoms:
-Fever (above 100°F or 37.8°C), Cough
-Body aches or headache, Chills and fatigue
-Sore throat, Runny/Stuffy nose
-Diarrhea & in some cases, vomiting
What you can do for your child:
-Plenty of fluids (water, Gatorade) and rest
-Fever-reducing medications.  Do NOT give aspirin to children who have the flu!
Keep your child home until fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication. If your child’s symptoms improve but then return with fever and worsening cough, CALL YOUR DOCTOR for further advice.

Be Prepared for Weather Related Closings and Delays
As we enter the 2015-2016 school year, PWCS officials are reminding parents that during inclement weather or emergencies it is important to listen to local media reports, and to check the School Division's Web and social media sites for any messages about changes in school or School Age Child Care (SACC) or Next Generation schedules. View letter from the Superintendent.

When the weather causes hazardous road conditions schools may open late, close early, or close for the entire day depending upon the severity of the weather. Parents/guardians are encouraged to plan ahead by making alternate arrangements for their child-care needs in anticipation of modified school and SACC/Next Generation schedules.

Announcements of changes in school schedules are posted immediately after a decision is made on the MyPWCS App and all School Division websites (, Facebook, Twitter), PWCS-TV (Comcast channel 18 and Verizon channel 36), and on the School Division’s telephone closing line, 703.791.2776. Messages are also sent by email and text message. For subscription information or to verify your contact information, please visit “How to Receive Critical Messages from PWCS.”

Prince William County encompasses 348 square miles and stretches from the Potomac River to the Bull Run Mountains. Road and weather conditions may change, vary from one end of the county to the other, or look normal later in the morning. The decision to delay the opening of schools is made to allow hazardous road conditions to improve and commuter traffic to clear, or allow school officials to make a subsequent decision to close schools for the day. Closing decisions may be based on conditions in some parts of the county, though other areas may look very different.

“The safety of our students and staff is always the deciding factor during inclement weather,” said Superintendent of Schools Steven L. Walts.

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