Miles Tiger Times

Miles Elementary School News Letter | October 2020

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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.

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - Columbus Day (Holiday for Student and Teachers)

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - Teacher Professional Learning Day (Holiday for Students)

Miles Elementary Schoolyard Kickoff!

Perfect Attendance SWAG on Facebook Live!!!

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WeNeed2Read Program with Greg Street

Live with Greg Street! (Continued)


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.

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Miles Little FREE OUTSIDE Library

For Students Only - Your BOOK to KEEP!

Location: Miles Elementary Front Breezeway!!

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Please Only Take ONE BOOK!

SEL BOOK of THE MONTH with Principal Perry!

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SEL Book of The Month - October 15, 2020.

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) skills are important at Miles Elementary.

October SEL Book of the Month: "The Proudest Blue"

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.

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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.

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Fort MILES AR Kickoff !!



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Miles ES Soldier Up with Accelerated Reader

Your 1st AR Mission is Complete November 15, 2020!

Need to find out if a book is an AR book?

1. Go to Renaissance Accelerated Reader Book Finder at this link:

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!

Students can win Virtual Rewards and Prizes!!


All Atlanta Public School students are patrons of the public library! IT's FREE Click here:

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.

MyOn Digital Library is Magical!

How can your students access MyOn?

  • Students in grades 1-8 simply log into MyBackpack and select MyOn

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:

TumbleBook Library/Cloud

Username: atlantaps

Password: books

Big Timber Books

Username: atlantaps

Password: readmore

MyBackpack eResources

APS eResources

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

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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