The Miller Minute

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Week 20 - January 21

News to Know

Last Week - Bad Weather Day

From District Admin: MISD students will not be required to make-up Tuesday, January 16. Texas requires a minimum number of minutes that students must be in school. We added days to our school calendar to provide flexibility in case of prolonged bad weather requiring school closures. If we experience additional bad weather that requires us to close schools, we may need to use our make-up days outlined in our school calendar.

Lost and Found

Before break, we donated at least 7 huge bags of lost items (coats, jackets, sweatshirts, hoodies, etc.). Please put your child's name on any outer layer of clothing (especially sweatshirts / hoodies), so we can return items to you when they get lost.

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.

Morning Drop-Off

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Last Week at Miller

Miller All-Stars

These leaders were recognized for their enthusiasm! #daretobe#LMEPyramidofSuccess #Enthusiasm #PersonalBest
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AA / AAA Recognition

AA / AAA Recognition for the 2nd Nine Weeks. Congratulations to these Miller Leaders! #MISDProud #LMELeaders #daretobe


AA - Kinder and 1st Graders - Excellence in Attitude (Citizenship) + Perfect Attendance (No Absences, Tardies, or Early Dismissals)

AAA - 2nd - 5th Graders - Same as Above + All As in Academics

Golden Spoon Winners

Congratulations to Mrs. Wade, Mrs. Layne, Ms. Clark, Mrs. Stanley, Mrs. Simmons, Mrs. Kids, and their classes for earning the Golden Spoon Award for the 2nd Nine Weeks! #MISDProud #LMELeaders #daretobe #LMEPyramidofSuccess #PersonalBest
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Inch and Miles

Self-Control is our word of the week.

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Super Outrageous Science Week

Do you know a lot about Science? Do you like to conduct Science experiments? Then your next volunteer opportunity is here! Let your teacher know how you can help! Super Outrageous Science Week is January 22 - 26. Friday, January 26 will be all science all day!


Learners will have the opportunity to shop in the Science Store during Super Outrageous Science Week. Check out the schedule here.

The Great Kindness Challenge

Our Kindness Club is hosting The Great Kindness Challenge next week! Learners are encouraged to participate in fun dress-up days! Follow district dress-code expectations, please.
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Additional Information

Genius Hour

Our Kindergarten and Destination Imagination Friends will join us in the next Genius Hour Session starting Friday, February 9. Each learner will have an opportunity to choose their top 3 Genius Hour Club choices through a survey.


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 (shannon_west@misd.gs).

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Chili Cook-Off / Cupcake Bake-Off / Denim and Diamonds

Demin and Diamonds (our only PTO Fundraiser) is joining our wildly popular Chili Cook-Off and Cupcake Bake-Off (hosted by the CATCH Committee) for this one night event! This event will be HUGE, and you won't want to miss it!


If you would like to donate something for the silent or live auction, please contact Teresa Heath.


Letters went home last week. You will definitely want to pre-register for this event!


Friday, February 2 will be Western Dress-Up Day at Miller!

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Alan November - Parent U

Save the Date!

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

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5th Grade Track Meet

Announced this Week! Save the Date - Our 5th Grade Track Meet will be on Wednesday, April 18 at MHS. Additional information will be forthcoming from the 5th grade teachers and/or Coach Fiorenza.

Field Day - Save the Date!

Field Day is scheduled (tentatively) for Friday, April 20.

Employee of the Year Nominations

From Dr. Ledbetter -

Dear Parents,

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.

#MISDProud,

Lane Ledbetter


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

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Super Outrageous Science Week

Monday, Jan. 22nd, 7:45am-3:15pm

2800 Sudith Lane

Midlothian, TX

Do you know a lot about Science? Do you like to conduct Science experiments? Then your next volunteer opportunity is here! Let your teacher know how you can help!

Chili Cook-Off and Denim and Diamonds

Friday, Feb. 2nd, 6-8pm

2800 Sudith Lane

Midlothian, TX

Demin and Diamonds (our only PTO Fundraiser) is joining our wildly popular Chili Cook-Off and Cupcake Bake-Off (hosted by the CATCH Committee) for this one night event! This event will be HUGE, and you won't want to miss it!


If you would like to donate something for the silent or live auction, please contact Teresa Heath.

100th Day of School

Monday, Feb. 5th, 7:30am-3:30pm

School

Parent U - Alan November

Thursday, Feb. 8th, 11:15am-1:15pm

Midlothian ISD Admin Building

Bring a sack lunch and a friend to hear Alan November as he presents information about learning and parenting in a digital world!

Parent U - Alan November

Thursday, Feb. 8th, 6-8pm

4000 Farm to Market Road 1387

Midlothian, TX

Bring some dinner and a friend to hear Alan November as he presents information about learning and parenting in a digital world! Heritage High School Cafeteria

Bad Weather Make-Up Day - Day Off?

Friday, Feb. 16th, 7:45am-3:15pm

Home?

If we do not use a bad weather day before February 16, we will be off on February 16. Our students will be off again on February 19 for a teacher professional development day.

Student Holiday

Monday, Feb. 19th, 7:45am-3:15pm

Home

MISD Board Meeting

Monday, Feb. 19th, 5:30pm

100 Walter Stephenson Road

Midlothian, TX

Math Pentathlon Game Night

Tuesday, Feb. 20th, 6-7:30pm

1050 Park Place Boulevard

Midlothian, TX

2nd Grade Program

Thursday, Feb. 22nd, 7pm

2800 Sudith Lane

Midlothian, TX

Tutus and Ties

Saturday, March 3rd, 6-8pm

2800 Sudith Lane

Midlothian, TX

Save the Date for this annual Daddy / Daughter Dance hosted by our PTO.