The Miller Minute
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Week 21 - January 28
News to Know
All learners should bring their charged devices to school each day, but occasionally, students may forget their devices at home. Please avoid delivering the device to campus. Our teachers are prepared to offer an alternative assignment, if needed, for the day the device is forgotten at home.
Lost and Found
Arrival / Dismissal Procedures
Back doors open for car riders at 7:20 am. The back drive is the preferred drop-off for most learners as buses, daycare vans, and special circumstances utilize the side drive.
All morning drop-off vehicles are expected to form a double line (starting at the loop) and merge back into a single line (near the Gaga Pit) for morning drop-off. Morning traffic ebbs and flows, but all vehicles should follow this procedure. Please do not block vehicles from forming double line. Thank you for being courteous. See picture below.
Dismissal occurs at 3:15. Dismissal changes need to be submitted to the office no later than 2:45. Car cards must be presented for student pick up.
Last Week at Miller
The Great Kindness Challenge
Super Outrageous Science Day
Our favorite cake decorator is coming back, and Coach Wendel is hosting a football clinic! We are also adding a new club called "Peer Pals" where a limited number of students will partner with CBI students, and Ms. Horton will lead them in some sort of activity. This club is completely student created, and I could not be more proud of our Miller Leaders! #daretobe AWESOME #soexcited
In addition, we are going to try out a "free-style" Genius Hour Club where learners in grades 3 - 5 will have an opportunity to bring items from home and create their own "genius". Learners who sign up for this club will have to have parent permission to participate. More information will be forthcoming.
As always, if you are interested in sharing your "genius" with us, please let us know! We would love to include a wood-working club and are always open to new ideas! Please contact Mrs. West if you are interested (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Chili Cook-Off / Cupcake Bake-Off / Denim and Diamonds
The BIG event is THIS FRIDAY!
Do you have a dynamic chili or cupcake recipe? Join our cook-off / bake-off! The entry form is attached below. The sign up deadline is TOMORROW!
TOMORROW is also the LAST day to order pre-sell items (hot dogs, chili, drinks, or cupcakes) for our Chili Cook-Off / Cupcake Bake-Off / Denim and Diamonds Event!
Friday, February 2 will be Western Dress-Up Day at Miller!
Alan November - Parent U
Alan November, a leading national expert on learning and parenting in a digital world is coming to Midlothian ISD. There are two opportunities on February 8 to hear him present. The first opportunity is from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the MISD Administration Building and the second opportunity is from 6-8 p.m. at Heritage High School in the Cafeteria. At either session, please feel free to brown bag your lunch or dinner and bring a friend. For more details, please visit our website our district’s website at MISD.gs. I look forward to seeing you there!
Cupid Shuffle Hosted by the Reach Council
5th Grade Track Meet
Employee of the Year Nominations
I hope this email finds you well and you had a happy and relaxing holiday season. We're excited to start the spring semester and continue preparing our students for their bright futures.
To celebrate the excellence in our district, we have created the MISD Employee of the Year awards. Parents, staff and community members have the opportunity to nominate an employee who has gone above and beyond when serving the district. Nominations are open through Thursday, February 1, and the forms can be found on the Employee of the Year nominations page of our website.
The categories for this year are:
- Child Nutrition Services Team Member of the Year
- Custodial Services Team Member of the Year
- First-Year Teacher of the Year
- Instructional Aide of the Year
- Leadership of the Year
- Maintenance Services Team Member of the Year
- Paraprofessional Service Team Member of the Year
- Professional Service Team Member of the Year
- Transportation Services Team Member of the Year
I thank you in advance for your participation and for sharing a time someone from our MISD family made a positive impact on you or your child.
From Mrs. West -
Of course, I think our faculty and staff are the best, and I would LOVE for you to nominate them for the hard-work they do each day!
Tech Help - After Hours
Chili Cook-Off and Denim and Diamonds
Friday, Feb. 2nd, 6-8pm
2800 Sudith Lane
If you would like to donate something for the silent or live auction, please contact Teresa Heath.