Walter Miller ES Newsletter

Title I Special Edition March 2023

Dear Miller Families,

The Walter Miller Title I Special Edition Newsletter is published to keep you up to date and informed about what is happening in our school's Title I program. This issue is dedicated to Parent & Family Engagement Opportunities at Miller. The below buttons are linked to important Title I information for the 2022-2023 school year.


Ms. Maurizi

Title I Reading Specialist

Walter Miller ES, NSD

Family Literacy Nights Come to Miller in March...

Walter Miller ES is excited to announce 2 family literacy nights in March. The goal of these events is to empower families to support their student's literacy development with easy-to-use tips, activities, and resources for home use. Each family that participates will receive a take-home pack of books to read and enjoy with their student. The evening will also include childcare for siblings 3+ and light refreshments. Please see below registration.

Grades K-2 Family Literacy Night

Thursday, March 23rd, 6-8pm

Walter S. Miller Elementary School, Cobalt Ridge Drive South, Levittown, PA, USA

Click here to register!

Grades 3-4 Family Literacy Night

Monday, March 27th, 6-8pm

10 Cobalt Ridge Drive South

Levittown, PA

Click here to register!

Miller March Madness: Tournament of Books!

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Read Across America is Thursday, March 2nd. To celebrate a love of reading, we will kick off Read Across America with a month-long tournament of books, Miller March Madness. Sixteen picture books will be competing in this school wide event. At the close of the event all 16 books will be donated to our library for students to check out and enjoy!

The books will face off in a 4 weeklong competition to decide the 2023 Book of the Year. The tournament is housed in a Canvas course. Here, students, families and teachers can view a read aloud done by Walter Miller Guest Readers, vote for their favorite books, view poll updates, and receive round winner announcements. The books will be shared at school, but families are welcome to revisit them at home. To participate, be sure to have your student accept the Canvas course invite.



Join us for a fun family literacy night with educator, photographer, habitat restoration specialist, and children’s book author Vicki Paulas!

Vicki joins NSD families in a virtual evening to talk about her struggles with dyslexia as a child, her career path journey and being a children’s book author. Her personal story is a “picture” of overcoming obstacles, pursuing your dreams, and making the world a better place. A night with Vicki is nothing less than inspirational!

Click here to register!

Academic Support at Miller

Our mission at Walter Miller ES is to provide every student with a quality educational experience in a safe, challenging, and engaging environment. At Miller, we have 2 Title I Reading Specialists and 3 federal instructional assistants (FIA). Mrs. Gansor and Ms. Maurizi, Title I Reading Specialists, work with students daily to help support their individual needs in literacy. Mrs. Falkavitz, Mrs. Fishman and Mrs. Sheehy, FIAs, provide targeted support to students in both math and reading. In addition to the Title I staff, Miller has a NSD Reading Specialist, Mrs. Douherty and MTSS Education Specialist, Mrs. Ritchie. The Miller team works together to provide student interventions, parent workshops and teacher professional learning.

Reading Specialist Conferences

The Walter Miller ES Reading Specialists held midyear parent conferences in February. Many thanks to the parents that attended. If your student works with Mrs. Dougherty, Mrs. Gansor or Ms. Maurizi and you were unable to attend meetings at the scheduled times, please reach out to make an appointment to discuss your child’s progress in their reading groups. Regularly scheduled reading group conferences will be held again at the end of the year, but you never have to wait, teacher/parent communication is just an email or phone call away. The reading specialists are happy to meet with at any time throughout the year to discuss your student’s progress.

Mrs. Dougherty

Ms. Maurizi/Mrs. Gansor

Title I Parent Resource Center

The Title I Parent Resource Center (PRC) is where Miller parents can find a number of educational resources. The center is located in the miain office. The PRC includes a lending library of books, materials and other resources. The PRC is designed to support home-learning at Walter Miller Elementary School by providing a convenient location for accessing those resources and help. ​

Schoolwide Plan Steering Committee Opportunity

Each spring, Title I schools develop a continuous improvement plan for the upcoming school year. Parents, families and community members are invited to participate in this process. If you are interested in participating on the steering committee for the planning, development or review of the Schoolwide Title I School Plan at your child's school, please reach out to Troy Bodolus, principal.
Title I Parent Handbook of Program Polices

Click to view. The handbook outlines the Title I program. It includes the both the district and school parent and family engagement policies as well as the school compact. Copies are available in the Parent Resource Center.

Parent and Family Engagment News

Parent & Family Engagement News is brought to you by NSD Title I. This issue provides families with strategies and resources to support learners in both math and reading.

Walter Miller ES Title I Point of Contact

Please feel free to contact Kim Maurizi, Title I Reading Specialist, with questions, concerns or suggestions regarding Walter Miller Elementary School Title I.