The Miller Minute

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May

New Information

Field Day Update

The weather for next week does not look ideal for outdoor field days, and I am SO sad! But if we are anything, we are FLEXIBLE! Coach Fiorenza and Coach Jandrew have created some great indoor field-day events that students will participate in during their specials' rotations. We will have a culminating event on Friday for students during specials, and our awesome PTO is providing snacks for all students!
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Devices

As of Monday, May 17, we will begin leaving all assigned student iPads in your teacher’s classrooms for the remainder of the year. We will assign new devices at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year. Please send the original charging blocks and charger cords back to school as soon as possible. This will allow the iPads to be charged and ready for school each day through the end of school. If you are missing or have any broken accessories please visit MySchoolBucks.com to order replacements.

5th Grade Shirts

5th Grade Shirt Order Form is Here! Order closes Sunday!

MISD Board Votes to Modify Mask Mandate

On Thursday, May 13, our Board of Trustees held a special meeting to discuss several agenda items. During this meeting, the Board took action to lift the current mask mandate for all staff and students to a mask recommended protocol effective Monday, May 17 for all school buildings and school buses. This change is to provide parents and staff a choice to wear masks for the remainder of this school year.


Additionally, the Board included the removal of all plexiglass used for COVID mitigation. With this modification in mask protocols, the district will continue to follow current contact tracing and quarantine protocols. The district will also continue to follow social distancing where feasible along with cleaning of the classrooms, buildings and busses at the beginning and end of the school day.

2021-2022 Transportation Contracts

The MISD Transportation Department has started to distribute the rider contracts for the 2021-2022 school year. Those contracts need to be returned to the Transportation Department at the Auxiliary Building.

Back to School Bash

The annual MANNA House Back to School Bash is set for Saturday, August 7. The location has yet to be determined but will likely continue at FSMS.

Previously Shared Information

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Teacher Appreciation

We are thrilled to celebrate our teachers and staff next year and encourage you to do the same! Words of encouragement go a LONG way! Thank you for making our staff feel loved and appreciated next week!


Below are the treats we have in store for our staff next week. Thank you, PTO, for partnering with us!

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STAAR Tests

Our schedules will be adjusted some on May 11 and May 12 as 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are taking the STAAR tests. If your child's lunch time is changed, your child's teacher will let you know!


Typically, we only test 2 grade levels at a time, but because of changes to the state testing calendar, we are testing all 3! This change will require us to pull additional staff from K, 1, 2 to help administer the tests in one of our 35 testing rooms. Just know that while these days will look different, we will continue to take great care of all of our learners.

STAAR Tests (Cont)

Parent Letter

Re: STAAR Testing


April 30, 2021


Families,


Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will take the STAAR tests soon, and we cannot wait for our students to show us what they know!


When are the students testing, and what are they taking?

  • Tuesday, May 11 – 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade (Math)

  • Wednesday, May 12 - 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade (Reading)

  • Thursday, May 13 - 5th Grade (Science)


What can you do to help?

  • Reschedule any appointments that will require your child to be absent or leave during the school day.

  • Ensure your child gets plenty of sleep!

  • Feed your child a good, healthy breakfast.

  • Guarantee your child’s prompt arrival at school.

  • Encourage your child to do his/her best!


What else do you need to know?

  • Students will not have snacks during testing. Breakfast is important!

  • Testing may last up to 4 hours. The tests are designed for most students to finish within 2 hours.


Please remind your child that these tests are only 2-3 days of his/her school year. While we want our students to do their best (because they can and are ready), the results are not the only indication of how much they have learned this school year! Don’t forget to celebrate your child’s successes when he/she completes these tests!


If you have any questions, please let me know, or ask your child’s teacher.


Shannon West

Principal

LaRue Miller Elementary

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Talent Show

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College Shirt Day

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Field Days

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5th Grade Celebration

We are super excited to host a drive-through celebration for our 5th grade students! We are still following COVID protocols, so while this celebration will look much different than what we have done in the past, we are thrilled to offer this alternative culminating event for our students!


On May 25, LME families are encouraged to join our arrival/dismissal line at 8:00am. The gate will be closed until our 5th graders get situated on the perimeter of the playground. Once the gate opens, LME families will drive the loop and make some noise for our learners!


We must stay in our vehicles for the duration of this event. Vehicles may not stop but should "slow roll" through the back drive.


We would love our virtual learners and their families to drive through as well!


Looking forward to seeing you on May 25!

Virtual Awards

We will host virtual awards on May 26 for all grade levels! Your child's teacher will send you a zoom link, so you can join us for this celebration.


The times are weird because Mrs. Wendel and Ms. West want to celebrate with each of you!

See the start time schedule below.

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Early Release Days

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2nd Annual Virtual Talent Show

At 8:00am on May 27, we will host a whole school zoom to watch our talent show! We went virtual with this event last year because of COVID, and it was perfect! We would love for you to join us!


Join Zoom Meeting https://misd-gs.zoom.us/j/84931005896

Last Day of School!

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May Events

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PTO

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District News

Pre-K / Kinder Registration

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Summer Camps

Midlothian ISD Summer Camps return for 2021 and we are so excited!! Registration opens Monday, April 19th. Visit our website for more information! https://midlothiansports.rankonesport.com/Website/Main
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Shout-Outs

Staff Shout-Outs

Our staff is awesome, and we would love for you to share the impact they are having on your child and/or family. Click the button below to submit a staff shout-out!

Student Shout-Outs

Our learners are awesome too! We know they are involved in ALL types of things outside of school, and we would love to hear about their accomplishments! Click the button below to submit a student shout-out!

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