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.

Grades 2-5 Math

ACE Carnegie Learning Mathematics Academy! The next session is scheduled for Saturday, March 5th at the Haskell Building from 8:30a - 12:30p. Register in SchoolNet using course #1000002860 Participants will be compensated for their attendance.

**Grade 2 Math Teachers may also attend.

ESTAR/MSTAR Universal Screener

Friendly reminder: The window is now open. The deadline for completing is February 11, 2016. Please see Ms. Chriss if you have questions.

Grades 3-5 will take their interim assessment for Math on Tuesday, February 16th.

Grades K - 5 Reading & Writing

Grades 3-5 will take their interim assessment for Reading on Wednesday, February 17th.

Grades K-5 will take the Writing ACP on Thursday, February 18th.

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Random Acts of Kindness Week

Team Jaguars,

Next week we will celebrate “Random Acts of Kindness Week”, February 8th- 12th. An act of kindness is a spontaneous gesture of good will towards someone or something.

Monday - "Smile Day"

Tuesday - "Offer to Help Someone Day"

Wednesday - "Compliment a Friend Day"

Thursday - "Make a New Friend Day"

Friday - "Thank Someone Day"

Saturday School at "The Q"

Shout out to Ms. Rubin, Mr. Morshed, Mr. River, Mr. Sanchez, Mr. Moreno, Ms. Deamer, and Ms. Garmon for tutoring Grade 4 Writing and Grade 5 Math. Enjoy your free day of jeans this week.

On Monday, February 8th, students who attended Saturday School this past Saturday may wear jeans. These students have been given a pass completed by the teacher.

Please mark your calendars with the next Saturday School dates:

February 20th

February 27th

March 5th

April 9th

April 16th

April 23rd

April 30th

May 7th

Library Spotlight

Accelerated Reader/Earning by Learning 1,000 Quiz Challenge

Great work in getting more students quizzing! The total number of quizzes since January 11 is 819! Let's see if we can reach 1,000 passed quizzes this week! Ms. Zachary has agreed to rock pink a pink fro for a week once the students reach 1,000 passed quizzes. (Spread the word).

The Jaguar Store is actively looking for items for AR prizes, and welcomes any and all donations (school supplies, small toys, balls, books, journals, etc.) Teachers, please consider donating World Vision items that you don't need to the Jaguar Store, where they can be used to help motivate students to continue reading. Items can be given to Mrs. Lennix in the parent center or Ms. Vlach in the library. THANK YOU! Thank you to the generous anonymous staff member for their donation that went a long way in getting more prizes. In addition, a $20 cash donation was given to Ms. Vlach in Target by a shopper who enjoys reading and wanted to support our scholars.

Six Flags Reading Program

The deadline for logging your students' reading hours for the Six Flags Reading Program is March 1. To register or login, please go to

Save the Date- Feelin' Groovy Book Fair: Peace, Love, Books!

Tuesday, Feb. 16th, 7:30am to Friday, Feb. 19th, 7:30pm

Roger Q. Mills Elementary School

Teacher preview on February 12th from 4:15 - 5:15p. 25% off for Mills Staff.

2016 ACP Spring Film Festival

Teachers, please mark your calendars for April 9th.

All grade level teams need at least one (1) team member to attend the ACP viewing. Please register at

**Please note: If students take a STAAR test in May, they will NOT take an ACP in that same subject.

Black History "Feastival"

Thursday, Feb. 25th, 10:30am

1515 Lynn Haven Avenue

Dallas, TX

Come celebrate Black History month with a soul food feast on February 25, 2016.

We will be serving:

Chicken, Links, Salads, Greens, Yams, Desserts, Drinks

The fee is $13 per person.

Sign-up either in office or with Ms. Mack. You may also if you choose, bring a dish of your choice to share in the "FEASTivities" in addition to your $13 fee. The food will be catered by Little Bobs.

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Monday, February 8, 2016

  • 12:30p Instructional Content Meeting in the Conference Room
  • 4:20 - 5:30p RLA PD in Rm. 320
  • 4:20 - 5:30p Math PD in Rm. 318
  • Zachary OOO @ training (AM)
  • Happy Belated Birthday Mr. Smalley (Feb. 6th)

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

  • PLCs during planning period: K-2 in grade level chair's room, 2-5 Math in Rm. 318
  • 3-5 Reading STAAR Index Training in Rm. 310
  • 1:00-2:00p PYA meeting in the Conference Room
  • Hernandez OOO @ training (AM)
  • Long OOO @ training (PM)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

  • 3-5 Math STAAR Index Training in Rm. 318
  • 3-5 Reading PLC: Lesson Plan Review in Rm. 310

Thursday, February 11, 2016

  • SST Meetings KE, 1C, 1D, 1E 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 5A
  • 4:30p Mandatory Faculty Meeting -Assistant Superintendent Leslie Williams will speak to our staff in Rm. 310; Make arrangements because there will be no tutoring on Thursday.

Friday, February 12, 2016

  • Lesson plans due by 5pm on Google drive
  • 3:30p Kindness Classroom Socials