The Mills Messenger
Every scholar matters and every moment counts!
Gerardo Hernandez, Assistant Principal
Sharri C. Zachary, Assistant Principal
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.
Random Acts of Kindness Week
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"
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:
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 http://www.sixflags.com/read
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
All grade level teams need at least one (1) team member to attend the ACP viewing. Please register at assessment.dallasisd.org
**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
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.
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