Miles Tiger Times

Miles Elementary School News Letter | September 2020

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Miles Virtual Classrooms

One Stop-Shop for our Virtual Classrooms and our Teachers important classroom information.

What our Facebook Followers are saying.....

What I love most about Miles Elementary school is the students and staff they are friendly, respectful ,kind nice and dedicated make learning a fun environment‼️

Go Tigers!

THE WEEK - Join Dr. Herring for APS Weekly Updates

THE WEEK - Dr. Herring APS Update for Week of August 31
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Miles Elementary Go Team Meeting

Thursday, Sep. 10th, 3:30pm

This is an online event.

Click for GO TEAM agenda and more information:

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Weekly Food Order - Set a reminder to order your students' meals each week.

Video below explains the Order My Meals Ordering Process!!

Gifted Testing Parent Referral Window is OPEN SEP 1 through SEP 30

To request a form to refer your child for gifted program eligibility testing this school year, please Click Here for a video orientation to gifted eligibility testing in addition to the location of the electronic parent referral form. Gifted eligibility testing will take place early in the spring semester this school year.

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DEAR Time: The importance of reading 20 minutes a day

Have you ever heard of DEAR time? DEAR is an acronym that stands for Drop Everything And Read! Children who read for just 20 minutes per day see 1.8 million words each year and have scores on standardized tests in the 90th percentile (because they have experienced so many words!). A small amount of reading each day makes an incredible difference! This powerful image illustrates how many minutes your child will read each school year if they read for 20 minutes a day. We encourage you to make DEAR time a part of your daily schedule at home. For more information Click here.

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SEL Book of the Month with Principal Perry

Social-Emotional Learning skills are important at Miles Elementary.

Dates for SEL Book of the Month with Principal Perry:

September- Sept 10th

October- Oct 15th

"SULWE" Written By Lupita Nyong'o Illustrated by Vashti Harrison

From Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.

In this stunning debut picture book, actress Lupita Nyong’o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty


All Atlanta Public School students are patrons of the public library! IT's FREE Click here:

1. There is no card involved. Students use the APS username and password.

2. There are no late fees.

3. If student loses a book, the fee is a writing assignment.

MyOn Digital Library is Magical!

How can your students access MyOn?

  • Students in grades 1-8 simply log into MyBackpack and select MyOn

eBooks & eRsources in MyBackPack

MyBackpack eBook Shelf

APS District eBook Shelf

To access the APS eBook shelf, students should log into MyBackpack. Select the eBooks tile. From here, all apps are accessible for student use.

To access apps requiring username/password, use the following credentials:

TumbleBook Library/Cloud

Username: atlantaps

Password: books

Big Timber Books

Username: atlantaps

Password: readmore

MyBackpack eResources

APS eResources

To access APS eResources, students should log into MyBackpack. Select eResources.

World Almanac (Elem, Middle & HS) - no additional log in required

National Geographic Kids: Password: readmore

Infobits - Password: readmore

Learn360: no additional log in required

Britannica Image Quest - no additional log in required

Blooms Literature - no additional log in required

Remind students to take Accelerated Reader test from home!

Please share with your students that AR testing is available while at home! If you have students that you believe should receive a shout out, please email me! I will also be pulling reports and issuing a virtual rewards!

Need to find out if a book is an AR book?

1. Go to Renaissance Accelerated Reader Book Finder at this link:

2. Once there, click on student, or parent
3. In "Quick Search," type the title of the book
4. If the book is indeed an AR title, information about the book will appear, if it is not an AR title, it will say, "No AR Quiz"

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Atlanta Public Schools is excited to continue its district-wide reading campaign, Race2Read! We are partnering with Urban League of Greater Atlanta to challenge students, teachers, staff, parents, community members and business partners to read daily to help us collectively reach 10 million minutes of reading. Together, we meet our goal!


Username: network ID Password: lunch number

Teachers: Lawson ID Password: CHANGEME


Username: Network ID Password: race2read

Teachers: network ID Password: beanstackreads