Miller School Family News
Thursday, November 9, 2023
Dear Miller Families,
This week's Miller Family News includes the following:
- Important Dates
- RISE Students and Staff of the Week
- Safety Drill Next Week
- RISE Celebration Day
- Trampoline Fundraiser for Holliston Education Foundation
- PTO Ski and Snowboard Club
- Repeat: This Month's RISE Focus Area & Holiday Dream Foundation
Important Dates: November
11/6- Follow a Friday Schedule for Unified Arts
11/8- Elementary PTO Meeting @9:15am in the multipurpose room
11/10- No School- Veterans Day
11/13- Safety Drill for Students
11/14- RISE Celebration- Sports Team Shirt Day
11/15- No School for Students- Professional Development Day
11/17- Food Pantry Collection Day
11/21- Follow a Friday Schedule for Unified Arts & Grade Level RISE Assemblies
11/22- Early Release at 10:30am
11/23 & 11/24- No School- Thanksgiving
11/28-12/5- Cram the Cruiser Food Drive
*Please note: all of these dates can be found on the Miller School Calendar linked below.
RISE Students and Staff of the Week!
Safety Drill- Monday, November 13, 2023
On Monday, November 13, 2023, all Miller students will engage in a Safety Drill conversation through classroom discussions led by our Miller staff and the Holliston Police Department. From 7:45-8:15 AM, each classroom teacher will read aloud 2-3 scenarios of a safety concern/description at the Miller campus. Under the guidance of our School Resource Officers, teachers will guide students through conversation in how their class would respond to each scenario. To prepare students for the drill teachers discussed all of the people in our community who keep us safe and reviewed the safety drill expectations that include: Stop, Look, Listen & Act. The slides used for this conversation are linked here if you'd like to see them and/or review them with your student at home.
Following the practice drill on Monday we will send a communication out to all families letting them know it was completed.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to Mr. Keim or Mrs. Maurao.
RISE Celebration- Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Trampoline Fundraiser for HEF
JUMP for FUN and Raise Money for the Holliston Education Foundation (HEF) all afternoon on Wednesday November 15th (No School for students/Professional Development Day for staff). Jump and support excellence, creativity, innovation, and inclusivity in our children’s education in Holliston. Only 20 minutes away.
No pre-registration required. Just show up anytime 12-4pm on the 15th and tell the check-in desk that you are here for the Holliston Education Foundation fundraiser, and 20% of the proceeds will support HEF and our teachers!
Please see the link below for more details.
PTO Ski & Snowboard Club
Calling all interested fourth and fifth grade winter sports enthusiasts! Register now until November 30th for the Holliston PTO Ski & Snowboard Club happening on Friday nights starting January 7, 2024 through February 2, 2024. Chaperone opportunities are available. Hope to see you on the slopes!
More information / Register here:
(**Registration may close sooner if slots are full.)
RISE at Miller School
We have decided to focus on reteaching the positive behavior of "EMPATHY" and prioritize this behavior for the month of November because we will be partnering with the Holliston Police Department to coordinate a school-wide food drive later in the month. We be holding Grade Level Empathy Assemblies that our school SROs will join to kick off the food drive and celebrate our students for showing Empathy throughout the month, too.
Below are the examples of empathy across settings at Miller School.
One of the classroom positive statements references "the platinum rule". Below is a definition of what this means.
Holiday Dreams Foundation
Miller School coordinates a program to provide assistance to families during the holiday season that is funded by the Holiday Dreams Foundation. If you would like to be included in this program, please email our guidance counselors, Mrs. Shea and Ms. Chadsey at email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, December 8, 2023.