The Miller Minute

Creating "Awesome" to Inspire Excellence & Change the World!

September 18, 2016 - Week 5

Last Week at Miller

Our twitter feed was full of fun and exciting pics and videos this week. See more of the action @LMiller_Elem on Twitter or @LMillerES on Facebook!

News to Know

Sock Hop is This Friday!

Our students are invited to wear their BEST 50s attire to school on Friday! Announcements will be made daily to remind students about this event! Let's go back in time this Friday!

Arrival Reminders and Dismissal Changes

Did you LOVE our new dismissal procedure? We did! We will continue working to improve the time it takes us to dismiss our students. Our goal is to be finished by 3:30 daily! Thank you for your help in this process!

To expedite loading: Please remain in your vehicle.

Arrival Reminders:

  • Students may exit vehicles starting at 7:20.
  • Please allow students to exit from the passenger side door(s).
  • Pull all the way to the last cone to allow a maximum number of students to exit vehicles at the same time.
  • While we will exit vehicles in the mornings from a single line, please use the back of drive to double up the line to decrease traffic back-up on Sudith Lane.
  • The tardy bell rings at 7:45, so please allow yourself plenty of time to come through the line and for your child(ren) to exit the vehicle.
  • Cafeteria side drive may only be used after 7:30. No student entry will be allowed through side doors after 7:45.

Check Out That Morning Double Line!

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Genius Hour Clubs

Woohoo! Our Genius Hour Clubs will start October 14 (tentatively). See the note that will come home on Monday here:

Fundraiser - Let's Do This!

According to the survey you completed, the majority of you (over 90%) voted to participate in a school-based fundraiser. We will host a fun-run (The Miller Mile) that is donation-based and will allow us to keep 100% of the funds collected. More information will be sent home Tuesday!

Box Tops

Start collecting your box tops now! They are due on October 21. For every 10 box tops, your child will receive a raffle ticket for an opportunity to win a prize. Contact Valerie Dick, Box Top Coordinator, for more information or if you are willing to help count Box Tops! It's a big job, and she will need some help!

Upcoming Events

District-Wide Destination Imagination Information Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 20th, 5:30-6:30pm

6631 Shiloh Road

Ovilla, TX

Kim Moss and Casey Nelson are hosting this district-wide DI Meeting. Go and learn more about Destination Imagination.

Sock Hop

Friday, Sep. 23rd, 6-8pm

2800 Sudith Lane

Midlothian, TX

Come and dance the night away at our annual Sock Hop. Dress in your favorite 50s attire!

*Correct Time Noted

LME Picture Day

Wednesday, Oct. 5th, 7:45am-3:30pm

2800 Sudith Lane

Midlothian, TX

More information as picture day gets closer.

Columbus Day - Student Holiday

Monday, Oct. 10th, 7:45am-3:30pm

2800 Sudith Lane

Midlothian, TX

Teachers will contact you regarding parent / teacher conferences. If you have questions, please contact your child's teacher.

4th Grade Music Program

Thursday, Oct. 13th, 7-8pm

2800 Sudith Lane

Midlothian, TX

Join us as our 4th graders perform "Scarin' Alive"!

Book Fair

Monday, Oct. 17th, 7:45am to Friday, Oct. 21st, 3:45pm

LaRue Miller Library

More information will be forthcoming!

Halloween Party and Character Dress Up Day

Thursday, Oct. 20th, 7:45am-3:45pm

2800 Sudith Lane

Midlothian, TX

Our students are going to have a BIG day today! Book Fair, Costumes, Halloween Party, and Trunk or Treat - oh my! Students may wear a school appropriate costume to school. We will have our Halloween Party, and then we will have our annual Trunk or Treat event in the evening.

Head Start - 10:00 - 11:00

K / 1 / 2 - 12:30 - 1:30

3 / 4 / 5 - 2:00 - 3:00

LME Annual Trunk or Treat Event

Thursday, Oct. 20th, 6-8pm

2800 Sudith Lane

Midlothian, TX

Plan to join us for this annual event! It promises to be trunk loads of fun! More information will be forthcoming!

Red Ribbon Week

Monday, Oct. 24th, 7:45am to Friday, Oct. 28th, 3:30pm

2800 Sudith Lane

Midlothian, TX

The week of October 24th-28th has been designated as National Red Ribbon Week. The purpose of this celebration is to educate young people on the dangers of drugs and to promote positive choices, good character, and a healthy lifestyle for children of every age. All Miller students are encouraged to show their pride in being drug free by participating in the following activities:

Monday, October 24

“RED”y to Live a Drug-Free Life!

Wear Red.

Tuesday, October 25

Be a Hero Everyday; Be Drug-Free!

Wear Camo.

Wednesday, October 26

YOLO-”You Only Live Once”. Be Drug-Free!

Wear Crazy Socks.

Thursday, October 27

I Have the Power to Be Drug-Free!

Wear a Superhero shirt.

Friday, October 28

Stay in School, and Be Drug-Free!

Wear your Miller or Panthers spirit shirt.

LaRue Miller Elementary

Remind for Parents - Text 81010 & Message @lmefam