Miles Tiger Times
Miles Elementary School News Letter | October 2020
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
THE WEEK - Update from APS Superintendent Dr. Herring
Remember to Complete your Intent to Return Survey !
All families should complete their child’s Intent to Return Declaration Form by Oct. 10.
FALL BREAK - NO SCHOOL!!!
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - Teacher Professional Learning Day (Holiday for Students)
Miles Elementary Schoolyard Kickoff!
Perfect Attendance SWAG on Facebook Live!!!
The NEW VIRTUAL Tiger SWAG for PERFECT ATTENDANCE!
Who will be the Attendance SWAG Champions for this Friday!!
Perfect Attendance SWAG Winners!
Ms. Camp-Glover(3 Time Winner)
Ms. Burch (2 Time Winner)
Mr. Perry ( 1 Time Winner)
WeNeed2Read Program with Greg Street
READ EVERY DAY!!!!
DEAR Time: The importance of reading 20 minutes a day
Have you ever heard of DEAR time? DEAR is an acronym that stands for Drop Everything And Read! Children who read for just 20 minutes per day see 1.8 million words each year and have scores on standardized tests in the 90th percentile (because they have experienced so many words!). A small amount of reading each day makes an incredible difference! This powerful image illustrates how many minutes your child will read each school year if they read for 20 minutes a day. We encourage you to make DEAR time a part of your daily schedule at home. For more information Click here.
Miles Little FREE OUTSIDE Library
For Students Only - Your BOOK to KEEP!
Location: Miles Elementary Front Breezeway!!
Please Only Take ONE BOOK!
SEL BOOK of THE MONTH with Principal Perry!
Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) skills are important at Miles Elementary.
October SEL Book of the Month: "The Proudest Blue"
The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad
The illustrations and the colors are just as powerful as words in conveying the passionate message of how to be proud of one’s culture, individuality, and religion and how to stay strong and keep one’s faith. This is an empowering book for young readers who can see themselves in Asiya or know someone like her. This book is also a great tool to learn about the beauty that comes from other’s culture, religion and life experiences.
What is Accelerated Reader!
Accelerated Reader is a program that is used in all classroom’s at Miles Elementary.
Here is some more information regarding the program:
Accelerated Reader (AR) helps teacher’s:
· Make essential reading practice more effective for every student.
· Personalize reading practice to each student’s current level.
· Manage all reading activities including read to, read with, and read independently.
· Assess students’ reading with four types of quizzes: Reading Practice, Vocabulary Practice, Literacy Skills, and Textbook Quizzes.
· Build a lifelong love of reading and learning.
Fort MILES AR Kickoff !!
SOLDIER UP WITH ACCELERATED READER (AR) 2020 - 2021!
GOOD LUCK CADETS!!
Your 1st AR Mission is Complete November 15, 2020!
Need to find out if a book is an AR book?
2. Once there, click on student, or parent
3. In "Quick Search," type the title of the book
4. If the book is indeed an AR title, information about the book will appear, if it is not an AR title, it will say, "No AR Quiz"
Remind students to take Accelerated Reader test from home!
All Atlanta Public School students are patrons of the public library! IT's FREE Click here: http://www.afpls.org/class
1. There is no card involved. Students use the APS username and password.
2. There are no late fees.
3. If student loses a book, the fee is a writing assignment.
eBooks & eRsources in MyBackPack
MyBackpack eBook Shelf
APS District eBook Shelf
To access the APS eBook shelf, students should log into MyBackpack. Select the eBooks tile. From here, all apps are accessible for student use.
To access apps requiring username/password, use the following credentials:
Big Timber Books
To access APS eResources, students should log into MyBackpack. Select eResources.
World Almanac (Elem, Middle & HS) - no additional log in required
National Geographic Kids: Password: readmore
Infobits - Password: readmore
Learn360: no additional log in required
Britannica Image Quest - no additional log in required
Blooms Literature - no additional log in required
Atlanta Public Schools is excited to continue its district-wide reading campaign, Race2Read! We are partnering with Urban League of Greater Atlanta to challenge students, teachers, staff, parents, community members and business partners to read daily to help us collectively reach 10 million minutes of reading. Together, we meet our goal!
Username: network ID Password: lunch number
Teachers: Lawson ID Password: CHANGEME
Username: Network ID Password: race2read
Teachers: network ID Password: beanstackreads
APS Race2Read Beanstack
Common Sense Media Education