Parent Launchpad!

Miller Elementary January 2022

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Happy New Year Miller Families!

Welcome back for the second half of this amazing school year!


We look forward to a successful and productive remainder of the year!

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

There will be no school (faculty and students) on Monday, January 17, 2022 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday

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School will resume Tuesday, January 18th, 2022.

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We are SO pleased to welcome our Miller Rockets back for the new year!


Here are a few important reminders to help us have a safe and effective second half of the semester:


1. Students are tardy (late) after 8:30am and must be accompanied and signed in by an adult in the front office. (Be sure to relay this information to anyone that drops off your child).


2. Never drop elementary school students off at the front door without walking them into the office to be signed in by a responsible adult.


3. Please do not drop students off in the front parking lot in the morning. Please use our car rider line to drop off car riders.


4. After 4:00pm any car riders not picked up at the car rider line must be picked up in the front. Parents must come in the building to retrieve their student(s).


5. Please make sure your child's teacher and the front office has your most current phone number and address in case of an emergency.

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Always know your child's bus location with Here Comes the Bus!

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EXCITING! USEFUL! HELPFUL! INFORMATION FILLED! FREE!💥

What are we talking about?!


Why the Rocket Boosters🚀 Learning Series for Parents that's what!


Make sure to regularly check Miller's FB page and your child's Class Dojo for the latest information on any upcoming Rocket Boosters! They are a shouldn't miss event!


Here's what we've done so far:


🚀Virtual Literacy Launchpad: Intro to Sora

🚀Virtual Reading Rocket Boosters: Grade level strategies

🚀Virtual ESOL Parent Information: Information for Spanish speaking families (no recording)

🚀Virtual Technology Exploration: Websites, apps and resources


If you missed any of these incredible events, feel free to watch the recordings located on the Family Engagement page on the Miller school page.

Wednesday Words with Williams!

Every Wednesday on the morning announcements, I introduce all of our students to a new vocabulary word that they may not know! Here are the ones we've done so far and the ones we will do for December.


Please encourage your child to practice not only these definitions but to learn their own new definitions each week and use them in their daily language! They can even try to see if I know a new word they found!!

1. Expeditiously: with speed, fast

2. Fascinating: very interesting

3. Minute: extremely small

4. Enormous: very large in size, quality or extent

5. Cease: bring or come to an end

6. Unanimous: two or more people fully in agreement

7. Drowsy: sleepy, lethargic

8. Recognize: to know again

9. Exclaim: cry out suddenly in surprise, anger, or pain

Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies resources are available...

on the school's webpage on the Parents and Students tab under Family Engagement! Check this page often for information important to your child's academic success!


And don't forget to have your child log in to their SSO portal to access the online reading app SORA for e-books and audiobooks for FREE!


Click the icon above to access the Family Engagement page and scroll down for resources.