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Important Dates & Information

Meet the Teacher (1st-5th grades): August 19th 4:00-6:00
First Day of School: August 23rd

Kindergarten Information:

Please use the sign-up email or link from your child’s teacher to choose a Meet the Teacher time that works best for your family.   Remember to bring your child’s school supplies with you.  We will label and organize their supplies before the first day of school.

Kindergarten classes have a staggered start.  This means half of the class will come on Monday, August 23rd, the other half on Tuesday, August 24th, and everyone beginning on Wednesday.  Please reach out to your child’s teacher about which day your child need to attend.

Spring PTO Donation Drive

Donation Link

Dear Mills River Family and Friends,

At Mills River School (MRS), our first priority is making sure we’re able to give our students the tools and experiences they need to learn and grown, while at the same time providing our teachers and staff the tools they need to help students at MRS succeed.

Like so many organizations, Mills River School PTO (MRS PTO) was forced to change plans because of COVID-19. MRS PTO ceased fundraising in March 2020 and has not been able to organize fundraisers for the current school year. The safety of students and staff are our first priority. At the beginning of this school year, we were able to provide teachers with their requests to start the year as well as could be expected. Our teachers and staff exceeded our expectations!

We need your help! MRS PTO is asking family and friends of our MRS students for monetary donations through April 30th. We are asking each family to reach out to 5 others to donate any amount they can to MRS PTO. No donation is too small and any monetary donation can make a huge impact! Please only reach out to families and friends who are financially able to donate.

Will you join us in working toward that goal? Currently, our teachers need projectors and repairs to older equipment. At the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year, MRS PTO will need to provide funds to purchase agendas for all students, renew educational software subscriptions and continue to maintain older equipment.
Donations can be made on the MRS website.
Mills River Elementary – Henderson County Public Schools ( Donors will scroll down
to the “Parent” section and click on the “Online Sales Link”. Next you will click on thegreen URL link. Once you are redirected, you will choose “Mills River Elementary” under“Elementary School”. At this point, you can pick your donation amount labeled as“Donation to MRS PTO”. Several increments are provided and the quantity can be
adjusted in the cart. A small service charge for using the Online Sales Link will be added.  Donors can also mail a check to:
Mills River School; 94 School House Road; Mills
River, NC 28759. Please make checks payable to “Mills River School” and memo the check “2021 Donation Drive”.

Donation Link

Your involvement makes a difference! When parents like you give back to our school’s community, Mills River School is able to lay the groundwork for future student achievement.

Thank you for being a supporter of student success!

Mills River School PTO

Great Happens Here

"The Leader in Me" Program at MRS

Mills River School was fortunate to begin The Leader in Me (TLIM) program in 2017.  This whole school transformation process teaches 21st century leadership and life skills and creates a culture of empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader.  MRS students have gained confidence, developed leadership skills, spread kindness, and learned to work as a team for the benefit of themselves and the entire school community.   Please consider donating to help TLIM continue to make a positive difference in the lives of the students and staff of MRS.  Your help is greatly appreciated!
You can donate online by clicking on the following link:
Or if you prefer, you can send a check, payable to
Mills River Elementary School
94 School House Road
Mills River, NC  28759. 
Thank you for your support and generosity!

Paint the Rock

Email: millsriverschoolpto@gmail for more information.

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$25 for 24 hours – Paint-it-Yourself

Mills River Playground

Mills River Elementary School

“THE Place to Be”

Our School Mission Statement

At Mills River School we are a community that loves, learns and leads.

 We are sure that you will realize why Mills River School is: “A Great Place for Children to Learn.”

We are pleased that you have chosen to visit our site, and we look forward to your personal visit to our school.

 Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Mills River School Building

Traffic Information

Just a reminder that the Traffic Flow in our parking lot is one way.  Our main entrance is on School House Road and the exit is on Banner Farm road.  For the safety of your child and all of our students, if you are entering/visiting the school, we ask that you park in a parking space in the front parking lot (not the bus parking lot) of our school.  We also require you to stop by the office and get a visitor’s badge to wear while you are on campus.  Thank you so much for your help with this as we want to provide the safest environment possible for the children.

This page was last modified by Angie McClung on Aug 16, 2021 @ 10:20 am