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.

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Everyone is required to attend the campus training on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 to discuss the testing logistics for the campus.

K-5 Reading

K-2 Literacy Laureate

Ace K-2 Literacy Training! This week’s session is scheduled for Monday, March 21st at Mills ES in Room 310 from 4:15- 5:45 PM. See you there!

K-5 Science

Texas Wildlife Association is pleased to announce their Learning Across New Dimensions in Science (L.A.N.D.S.) Teacher Workshops. If you are interested in native wildlife & natural resource curriculum this workshop is just for you! Learn how to teach your science units in a whole new way!

These are FREE, 6 hour, interactive, TEKS-aligned workshops for elementary, middle & junior high (K-8) educators.

WHY attend?

-It’s FUN! And it’s FREE!

-Participate in hands-on class...

Saturday School at "The Q"

Please mark your calendars with the next Saturday School dates:

April 9th

April 16th

April 23rd

April 30th

May 7th


Students who attend Saturday School will be given a jeans pass for the Monday immediately following. Students may not save their passes to use on another day of the week.

Library Spotlight

TumbleBook Library

Have you tried Tumblebooks? 268 Stories were read by our students in February, up from 104 in January. Tumblebooks is a great interactive reading/listening opportunity for Daily 5, as well as providing additional independent reading materials. Catch the wave! Look for this icon on Mills' homepage: www.dallasisd.org/mills Check with Mrs. Vlach if you are prompted for a username and password.


Jaguar Store Update!

Our Jaguar Store is Open for Business! Please coordinate with Mrs. Vlach on bringing your kids in as they get excited about reading and celebrate their accomplishments. The Jaguar Store is available in addition to any classroom incentives being implemented in the classroom.


World Vision

Don't forget to make your spring appointment to World Vision. Please refer to the e-mail sent by Mrs. Lennix, our parent instructor. Sign up here:http://www.worldvisionusprograms.org/north_texas_partners.php Small things go along way in replacing needed classroom items.


AR Update

You've made great strides in implementing AR in the classroom! Remember that many books that your students already own or read from your classroom library, may be quizzable. Continue to encourage them to read and quiz. It's very exciting to see such great progress. All AR links, along with the current total of quizzes can be found on Mills webpage. www.dallasisd.org/mills

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Monday, March 21, 2016

  • 10:30 - 11:30a Clark OOO
  • 12:30p Instructional Content Meeting in the Conference Room
  • 4:15 - 5:45p K-2 Literacy Cadre in Rm. 310


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

  • STAAR Testing Campus Logistics Training during planning period in Rm. 310
  • Happy Birthday Ms. Zachary!!


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

  • STAAR Testing Campus Training for Test Administrators & Hall Monitors during planning period in Rm. 310
  • Long OOO (PM)


Thursday, March 24, 2016

  • 4:00p Health Fair in Gym
  • Lesson Plans DUE by 5pm in Google Drive
  • Clark OOO (AM)


Friday, March 25, 2016

  • Student/Staff Holiday--NO SCHOOL