Bears Bulletin

11 December 2020

A Message from Principal Jackson

Hello Miner Families,

Happy December from the leadership team! We are closing out a busy month of engagement events!

Let me first thank our PTO for the amazing work hosting our annual greenery sale! They had amazing success and sold out on the first night! Thank you to all of those parents and staff who volunteered and supported. Your help made it a great event and helped keep all of the patrons safe and socially distanced!

Our first ECE Open House of the year and EdFEST this weekend mean that the school lottery season is officially opening very soon.

To our Pre-K families - now that you are a part of the Miner Family you do NOT need to re-apply in the lottery to remain at Miner. In April you will just need to complete a re-enrollment packet!

To all of our current 5th-grade families - please consider stopping by EdFEST virtually on Saturday and seeing our amazing feeder school - Eliot-Hine! They presented at the December PTO meeting and I am so excited about all of the awesome things they have going on over there for our rising 6th graders! Please stop by and visit them at a virtual open house!

As we move toward term 3 there are a number of things going on. We have opened a 2nd CARES classroom - this one serving our 4th and 5th-grade students. It opened on December 9th to support some of our scholars in need.

In addition, the Miner Community Core has been meeting to discuss the survey results from families on the return to learning as well as the various instructional models that could be used in the building during those returns. Meetings will be posted on the Miner Canvas page. Anyone is welcomed to observe but participation is reserved for those committee members - each selected from the leads of other elected committees. A draft plan will be shared in January - more details to come.

Lastly, Please have your students ready to join us for Spirit Week next week! The below picture tells you which day is what!

I hope everyone is staying happy and healthy this holiday season. Happy Hanukkah to all of our families who started their celebrations this week!

Stay safe and let the school know if we can be of any assistance.


Principal Jackson

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SCHOOL YEAR 2020-2021

Virtual Learning Attendance

Students are required to attend virtual learning each day, Monday through Friday. Student attendance is tracked by logging into Canvas each day. Please make sure students log in between 6am and 11:59pm to receive credit for attending. The log in must be through CANVAS to ensure the attendance is captured daily.

District attendance requirements still exist. If your student is going to miss school, please let their teacher know and send a note to Ms. Joseph via email at

Medical and Dental Forms

Universal Health Certificates, Immunization Records, and Dental Forms are due on August 31st, 2020. Families who have not turned them in will continue to receive reminders consistently until we return to in person learning, at which point they will be mandatory and students will need to have them turned in prior to returning to school in person. If you have them completed, please email them to

UPDATE: Families must have updated immunization in order to claim their in person learning classroom space if offered. Those who do not have updated documentation prior to November 9th will risk losing their seat and it will be given to the next family on the waitlist.


Feeding Site (Updated)

As a reminder, Miner Elementary School is a feeding site for the community throughout the summer. Families can come in and pick up meals Mondays-Fridays from 10am-2pm.

UPDATE: While appointments at Miner will need to be scheduled moving forward, the school will remain a feeding site. Families are welcome to come between 10am-2pm for a meal. The cafeteria staff will bring the meal to families at the door.


Saturday, Dec. 12th, 11am-2pm

This is an online event.

Visit for more detials on visiting school boths - especially our 5th graders who will be going to Middle School!

Reopening Community Corp Team Meeting

Monday, Dec. 14th, 5pm

This is an online event.

Meeting details will be on the Miner Canvas Page.

LSAT Meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 5pm

This is an online event.

Meeting details are on Canvas


Thursday, Dec. 17th, 5pm

This is an online event.

Join our team for an evening of STEAM activities for all ages, Pre-K - 5th grade. Invite with detials to follow via Remind!

Winter Break

Wednesday, Dec. 23rd, 8am to Friday, Jan. 1st 2021 at 4:30pm

This is an online event.

School will be on break from December 23rd - January 1st. Students will return on January 4th, 2020.

Files and Documents

MES Feedback Form

Please feel free to use this to share anonymous feedback with the Miner Elementary School Administrative team.