The Mills Messenger

Every scholar matters and every moment counts!

Tonya S. Clark, Principal

Gerardo Hernandez, Assistant Principal

Sharri C. Zachary, Assistant Principal

Mission Statement

The mission of Roger Q. Mills Elementary School is to provide a quality education for ALL students that supports academic achievement, promotes integrity, builds healthy self-esteem, embraces intrinsic motivation, and encourages successful study habits. Our goal is to develop college-ready students who will be contributing successors in our communities and beyond.

Principal's Message:

Dear Roger Q. Mills' Staff,

Happy Holidays to each of you!! As we enter this holiday season, there are many thoughts of family and giving. It’s also a time to look back on 2015 and be thankful for our many blessings and make plans for 2016. I am delighted to work with such a great team who wants the very best for our students. Thank you for all that you do.

Please have a restful break and wonderful time with family and friends this season.

Grades K - 5 Reading & Writing

K-2 Literacy Laureate

Ace K-2 Literacy Training! This week’s session is scheduled for Monday, December 14th at Pease ES from 4:15- 5:45 PM. Class coverage will be provided for teachers attending this training. See you there!

Achieve 3000

Congratulations Ms. Shannon-Berry & 5D! They won the Read to Succeed contest by earning the most points per student. Achieve 3000 has rewarded them with a gift card.

Library Spotlight

Accelerated Reader (AR)

775 Passed Quizzes To Date/This Weeks Winners 12/7-12/11

The following classes win the trophy for most quizzes per student. (Keep passing along the trophy).






Remember, that grades 3-5 will be able to come to the library after testing, on their regular day. Grades k-2 will be going to the computer lab during their specials rotation.

AR prizes for this six weeks will be awarded during the awards ceremony in January.

THANKS for your continued support of AR/EBL!


Tumblebooks reads books aloud to students, and is an excellent resource for Daily 5.About the TumbleBookLibrary:

The TBL is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation). TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which we have licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.

There are three convenient ways of accessing them:


Username: rogerqmills

Password: reads

2. By direct link:

3. From Mills' homepage: (look for Tumblebooks icon)

Six Flags Reading Program

If you have not signed your class up for the Six Flags Reading Program, HOLIDAY BREAK is a great time to do it. Students can achieve their entire goal of 6 hours over the holiday break, which is a great incentive to keep them reading. Everything is done on line now, so set up an account if you have not done so. If you are unable to register as you are still registered at your previous campus, let me know. There is an e-mail that can be generated to switch you to Mills.

KUDOS to the following teachers who have already signed-up:

Alexa Calumpiano, Ana Garcia, Kendrea Rubin, Ivan Sanchez, Merlin Valdez

You can set your own individual or grade level deadline for your students, but all information must be entered by March 1. E-mail (or see me) if you have any questions.

-Ms. Vlach

Jaguars! The 'Sunshine' Committee Needs You!

The Hospitality (Sunshine) committee works to spread just that....Sunshine! Birthdays, Baby Showers, Personal or family illness, the sunshine team will work to make Mills a brighter place to work each day!

Dues are $25.00 for professional staff and $20.00 for paraprofessional staff.

Ms. Malty will collect monies. Cash or Check Payable to: Roger Q. Mills.

If you become a PAYING member of sunshine committee, you will receive a JEANS PASS for every Thursday for the remainder of the Fall semester.

That's JEANS 2 days a week until Winter Break!

If you have questions about sunshine committee, please see the committee chair or co-chair.

Ms. Bailey-Lard, Chairperson

Ms. Ramirez, Co-Chair

Secret Santa

Its secret Santa Time!!! Please do not forget to start surprising your secret person Monday December 7, 2015. Plan to spend $20 on your final gift and all other gifts should be less than $5 a day. Let’s have a jolly good time!!

Climate Survey Update

Climate Survey Progress Report: 20% completion rate to date. Our goal is 90%. Please complete your climate surveys. The link is from Kirby Goldei. Please check your email. The link is unique to your email address so that it cannot be forwarded. If you did not receive the email, please let Ms. Ramirez know.
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Monday, December 14, 2015

  • 8:30a ACP -Science
  • Grade validation lists due by 9:00a
  • 3:00p Clark OOO
  • 4:15 - 5:45p K-2 Literacy Training @ Pease
  • Roman OOO @ training
  • Williams OOO @ training
  • Happy Birthday Ms. Jones (Reading Partners)!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

  • 8:30a ACP -Mathematics
  • 4:15 - 5:00p Discipline Committee Meeting
  • 5:30 - 7:00p Holiday Faculty Party @ Calle Dolce Restaurant

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

  • 8:30a ACP -Reading
  • Clark OOO (PM)

Thursday, December 17, 2015

  • 8:30a ACP -Language Arts & Writing
  • 4:15 - 5:00p LPAC Meeting in the Conference Room
  • Long & Ramirez OOO (PM)
  • 6:00p PTA Meeting & Winter Gala

Friday, December 18, 2015

  • 3rd Six Weeks Ends!
  • 8:30a ACP -Make Up Testing Begins
  • Class Winter Celebrations
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Faculty Holiday Party

Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 5:30-7pm

Calle Doce Restaurant 1925 Skillman Street Dallas, TX

(New Location)

Please R.S.V.P by Monday, December 14th with Ms. Ramirez.

At that time, we will reveal our Secret Santa.

We look forward to seeing you there.