WELCOME TO MILLIKEN PARK

We are the home of the Mighty Mustangs!

Principal Susan Farkas
Principal
Susan Farkas

Milliken Park School works in partnership with students, parents and the community to strive for the students’ highest achievement, to promote life-long learning, and to help students demonstrate responsible citizenship. At Milliken Park School we believe everyone has the right to be respected, deserves to be treated with kindness, is a capable learner and can make responsible choices. We hold high expectations for student learning to further academic and lifelong success.

Milliken Park serves approximately 230 students in Pre-Kindergarten-4th grade.  As a staff, we are a Trained Boys Town Social Skills School and utilize Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBiS) to incorporate proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments. Our team strives to help students develop and learn necessary curricular skills while enjoying their educational process through active participation, technology resources, and research based instructional practices. In addition to classroom instruction, Milliken Park students participate in media, art, music, orchestra and physical education each week. Milliken Park offers a Community Learning Center-21st Century after school program each day from dismissal until 5:45 p.m. A staff provides academic, physical and creative activities, snacks and care for students during this time.

Milliken Park is a School-wide Title 1 school. We offer a breakfast and lunch program.  We are also a part of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable snack program, so our students have access to fresh food for snack during their afternoons. We also have a Backpack program through the Food Bank of the Heartland where we are able to provide some of our students with a pack of food to support them over the weekends.  A spectrum of special education services including resource, speech language, occupational and physical therapy, vision specialist are available to our students. Reading recovery and Leveled Literacy Interventions are available as well for students needing additional reading support.  Milliken Park provides a program for English Language Learners for students in kindergarten through 4th grade.

The community of Milliken Park students and teachers comes together one morning a week for our “Mustang Meeting.” At that time we have morning opening activities, recognize birthdays and student work, make building announcements and challenges, celebrate students with excellent behavior with our LASSO skills and enjoy school spirit through singing our school song.

Milliken Park is supported through partnerships with several local businesses: Pinnacle Bank, Arbor Manor, Heartland Chiropractic, Kid Care, Hull Concrete, Alotta Brownies and Dairy Queen. Our PTA is active and strong. They provide numerous opportunities for our families to be involved.  Our PTA supports school goals and programs through technology, curriculum, and special events such as Read Across America Celebration, bringing in guest speakers, and numerous other activities throughout the year. Milliken Park is proud to have an active and vibrant WATCHDOG Dads program, where we have numerous volunteer dads, uncles, and grandpas, who volunteer to help in our schoolBeeHealthy setting, and provide a positive male role model for the students of our school.

We welcome parents, volunteers and community connections and believe that through partnerships with these valuable stakeholders that we can provide the best environment for our students.

During the 2014-2015 school year, FPS will implement an early dismissal schedule to allow time for Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).  Students will be dismissed every Wednesday, starting Aug. 20, at 2:05 p.m.  We look forward to working with students and families to develop high functioning teams focused on learning, collaborative culture, and results.

The Milliken Park staff and I look forward to the opportunity to work with the students and families in our community.  Please feel free to email me at susan.farkas@fpsmail.org or call Milliken Park at 402-727-3160.  Wishing you the best!  Susan Farkas-Principal Milliken Park Elementary.

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