Miller Elementary Weekly Update

April 7, 2023

Mrs. Goodman's Message

Hello Miller Families,

I hope your family enjoyed a restful spring break and you are enjoying the start of another 4 day weekend. Springtime has arrived along with the sunshine, warmth, and plenty of opportunities to play outside! This week ahead looks absolutely amazing, so I hope your family enjoys some extra time outside each evening.

Mrs. Menta from Craddock has shared that we are in full swing with transition meetings as we begin to plan for the 23-24 school year. She is excited to meet with the families of all our incoming 1st-grade students on Monday, May 15th at 6:00 in the Craddock gym. She also will be sending out a Student Placement Parent Feedback form to gather input you may have regarding where your child is placed for the 23-24 school year. Your input is valued and important. That Google form link will come out next week so please be watching the Weekly Update!

We have confirmed the date for our Preschool Graduation. We will celebrate our preschool graduates on Tuesday, May 23rd from 5:30-6:30 PM on the Miller Playground. More information about this event will be shared in the weeks ahead. As a reminder, this event is for our preschoolers who will be graduating and moving on to kindergarten for the 23-24 school year!

Finally, we will be hosting our Kindergarten Screening and Building Tours on April 17th, 18th & 19th! Most of our preschool families transitioning to kindergarten already know our building very well, so as a reminder we will be conducting your child's kindergarten screening during their normal preschool day. We will send home a copy of your child's screening, important information about kindergarten, and some fun giveaways! I will also email you pictures of your child participating in the screening along with some fun pictures in our Welcome to Kindergarten Photobooth.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!


Maria Goodman

Miller Elementary School - Principal



Important Dates and Events

Friday, 4/7 - No School

Monday, 4/10 - No School

Monday-Wednesday, 4/17, 18 & 19 - Kindergarten Screening and Building Tours

Monday, 4/24 - Board of Education Meeting @ C&I Conference Center 7:00 PM

Monday, 5/15 - K to 1st Grade Parent Orientation at 6:00 at Craddock

Thursday, 5/18 - Cleveland Guardians Assembly w/Slider & the CLE Hot Dogs 2:00PM

Tuesday, 5/23 - Kindergarten Visit to Craddock & Preschool Visits Kindergarten

Tuesday, 5/23- Preschool Graduation @ 5:30PM Miller Playground

Wednesday 5/24 - End of the Year Parties

Thursday, 5/25 - Last Day of School

Extra Clothes

With the warmer temperatures this week, our students enjoyed some messy recess time! Although we make parts of our outdoor play areas off-limits, little children seem to find the mud from time to time.

1: Please make sure your child has a change of clothes in their backpack. This includes extra socks and underwear. They often feel more comfortable in their own clothing.

2: Our clinic is running low on pants. If your family has a pair of girls or boys pants that your child has out grown and you would be willing to donate to our school, we would appreciate any donations. Please send in washed items labeled "Extra Clinic Clothes" and we will put them to good use. Thank you!

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School Counselor Updates: Mrs. Ambrosia

Hello Families! I am happy to share all Kindergarten Students are ZONES of Regulation “graduates.” This means they can recognize and identify their feelings and connect those feelings with possible coping skills. We have been working over the last few weeks to understand all feelings are okay, triggers may cause certain feelings, and coping skills are the things we do to self-regulate. Triggers are the events that happen right before a feeling. Coping skills help us “regulate,” independently. If we can’t self-regulate, it’s okay to ask a trusted adult to help us!

While your student has some visual reminders about coping skills within their classroom and possibly some that they brought home, I wanted to provide you with additional resources to ensure you can find the coping skill that best suits your home needs. Please check out these additional resources below:

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As always, please reach out with any questions! I hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend at home with your families!

Lindsey Ambrosia

School Counselor

Miller Elementary School

330.562.6199, ext. 5414

Craddock Elementary School

330.562.3175, ext. 1260

Reporting Absences

There will be times when your child is ill or needs to miss school due to appointments.

We ask that you call Miller School at 330-562-6199 to either speak with Vicki Wolf or leave a message. Please share your child's first name, last name, teacher, and the reason for the absence. If they are going to an appointment, please ask for a doctor's note to have on file here at school. Thank you!

If your family will have a planned absence due to an event or vacation, you will need to fill out a planned absence form for our schools. Please send in a note requesting this form as soon as you know your anticipated date.

If your child is experiencing illness symptoms and you have questions for our school nurse, Jackie Pawlowski, you may call 330-954-2286. She can help answer any questions.

Important PTO Information

Hello Miller Families! I hope everyone had a restful spring break! Below are AEPTO updates.

1. We had our last AEPTO meeting for the year on April 5th!
Thank you to the Harmon High PTO for coming to our meeting to discuss ways to get involved with HHPTO and transition tips for our 5th-grade families. They also brought some delicious treats and giveaways, so thank you for that as well!

Hard to believe this was our last AEPTO meeting for the year. Thank you to all our members who attended the meetings throughout the year and provided valuable feedback or ideas for AEPTO.

2. Our Mother/Son Event at Fun 'n' Stuff was a huge success!! Thank you to all the families who attended. We had a lot of fun!

Thank you to Fun 'n' Stuff for hosting us and providing so many fun activities! Also, thank you to Kohl's for providing volunteers for our check-in table and a monetary donation! This allowed the AEPTO board to enjoy the evening with their sons!

3. Save the Dates!

April 13, 14th and 15th, 11AM-5PM -
Schell Bell Give Back Event
Join us April 13-15 for a fun give back event at Schell Bell Boutique! They are open from 11AM-5PM, and will give back 20% of proceeds from any shoppers mentioning the AEPTO Give Back event at checkout.

Wednesday, May 3 - Mazzulo's Community Give Back Event
Shop at Mazzulo's (Aurora location) on 5/3 from 9:00am-6:00pm and Mazzulo's will donate 20% of all proceeds sold to AEPTO!

Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 2:00pm - Magic Gives Back
AEPTO and the Harmon High PTO (HHPTO) are partnering with Ganley Chevrolet of Aurora to proudly present "Magic Gives Back!" This is a Vegas style magic show and a unique fundraising platform developed specifically for local schools and communities. Magic Gives back will be held at the Solon High School Auditorium.

Tickets are on sale now! See the flyer for more information or visit

4. Foertmeyers Spring Flower Pick Up is Sunday, May 7 10:30am-1:30pm

  • Please remember parents are responsible for the pick up of all items ordered and delivering to anyone who ordered from your child.
  • Any plants that have not been picked up by 1:30 pm on delivery day will be considered a generous donation to Aurora Elementary PTO.

We will also need volunteers to help on pick up day. We will need help unloading the truck when it arrives, and then help loading the items into cars. If you are able to help, please sign up using the link below.

Flower Pick Up Volunteer Signup

A huge THANK YOU to our chairs - Katie Stump and Anna Kandra - for organizing another successful flower fundraiser! We exceeded our goal and raised $6,364.00!

5. A very BIG thank you to Miller's Donut Days Chairs - Ashley Ingersoll and Kate Nixon! Donut Days was a huge success this year thanks to Ashley and Kate! Also, thank you to all our volunteers who helped with the event. Another thank you to Mad Batter for the delicious donuts (and for delivering them!) and to Starbucks in Aurora for donating the coffee!

Upcoming Events
4/10 - No School
4/13, 4/14, & 4/15 - Schell Bell Give Back Event

4/17, 4/18, & 4/19 - Kindergarten Screening Days

5/3 - Mazzulo's Community Give Back Event

5/7 - Spring flower pick up

5/7 - Magic Gives Back Event

5/25 - Last day of school

If you have any questions, please let me know! I hope everyone enjoys their spring break!

Jen Borman

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Aurora Schools Foundation

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Important Updates From Our Superintendent Mike Roberto