The Mills Messenger

Every scholar matters and every moment counts!

Tonya S. Clark, Principal

Gerardo Hernandez, Assistant Principal

Sharri C. Zachary, Assistant Principal

Mission Statement

The mission of Roger Q. Mills Elementary School is to provide a quality education for ALL students that supports academic achievement, promotes integrity, builds healthy self-esteem, embraces intrinsic motivation, and encourages successful study habits. Our goal is to develop college-ready students who will be contributing successors in our communities and beyond.

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Keylon Winn (5D), accompanied by Mr. Oliver, presented his artwork to District 5 Trustee Lew Blackburn this past Thursday evening at the board meeting. Please take a moment to let Keylon know how proud we are of him for representing Roger Q. Mills in such a remarkable way.

Grades 2-5 Math

ACE Carnegie Learning Mathematics Academy! The next session is scheduled for Saturday, March 5th at the Haskell Building from 8:30a - 12:30p. Register in SchoolNet using course #1000002860 Participants will be compensated for their attendance.

**Grade 2 Math Teachers may also attend.

ESTAR/MSTAR Universal Screener

Friendly reminder: The window is now open. The deadline for completing is February 11, 2016. Please see Ms. Chriss if you have questions.

Grades K - 5 Reading & Writing

K-2 Literacy Laureate

Ace K-2 Literacy Training! This week’s session is scheduled for Tuesday, February 2nd at Pease ES from 4:15- 5:45 PM. Class coverage will be provided for teachers attending this training. See you there!

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Library Spotlight

Accelerated Reader/Earning by Learning 1,000 Quiz Challenge

368 passed quizzes in two weeks, puts us on the road to meeting the challenge and winning a bike for one of our students. (*Challenge runs through March 25). THANK YOU!!

Here is the break down of quizzes passed by grade:





And top point earners by class:

1B--Rosa Martinez/Michelle Salinas *TIE

3A--Vianney Morales

3B--Felipe Martinez

3D--Josiah Fisher

4A--Alexandra Salinas

4B--Yazmin Rodriguez

4C--Kamron Winn

4D--Marvin Hicks

4E--Kameren Moore

5A--Stephani Pacheco

5C--Jayden Brown

5D--Ja-Hatten Edwards

The Jaguar Store is actively looking for items for AR prizes, and welcomes any and all donations (school supplies, small toys, balls, books, journals, etc.) Teachers, please consider donating World Vision items that you don't need to the Jaguar Store, where they can be used to help motivate students to continue reading. Items can be given to Mrs. Lennix in the parent center or Ms. Vlach in the library. THANK YOU!

Free Museums Admission

If you have a Bank of America account, they are offering the first full weekend every month one free general admission to 150 Museums nationwide. Local ones are the Perot Museum of Nature & Science and Fort Worth Museum of Science & History. Click on the link below to see other museums.

Save the Date- Feelin' Groovy Book Fair: Peace, Love, Books!

Monday, Feb. 15th, 7:30am to Friday, Feb. 19th, 7:30pm

Roger Q. Mills Elementary School

Coming Soon to a Media Center Near You...

District Policy Update -Mandatory Recess

It's playtime for elementary students in DISD!! On Thursday, Trustees approved mandatory daily recess. For the remainder of the school year, students will have, at minimum, 20 minutes of recess. Please note: Per board policy, staff cannot ban students from recess as a form of discipline for minor offenses. We are working to adjust our schedules accordingly to begin this week. You will receive the update once the master schedule is adjusted.

Please login to Oracle and complete the Annual Employee Notification of District Policies 2015-2016.

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Monday, February 1, 2016

  • 12:30p Instructional Content Meeting in the Conference Room
  • 4:20 - 5:30p RLA PD in Rm. 320
  • 4:20 - 5:30p Math PD in Rm. 318
  • 4:15 -5:45p ACE Literacy Cadre @ Pease ES
  • Patton & Long OOO @ TSCA conference

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • Mock STAAR Gr4 Writing/Gr5 Math (see modified Specials schedule)
  • PLCs during planning period: K-1 in Rm. 310, 2-5 Reading in Rm. 320, 2-5 Math in Rm. 318
  • 1:00p ARD Zachary & Todd
  • 2:00p ARD Clark & Deamer
  • Vlach OOO (AM)
  • Patton & Long OOO @ TSCA conference
  • Happy Birthday Mr. Oliver!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

  • Mock STAAR Gr5 Reading (see modified Specials schedule)
  • Grade level meetings with your team (grade level business and collaboration - facilitated by team members)

Thursday, February 4, 2016

  • ISN State of the School Audit
  • Ramirez OOO @ training (PM)

Friday, February 5, 2016

  • 8:00a Coffee with the Principal in Rm. 207
  • 9:00a - 2:00p City of Dallas EEI Lessons, Grade 4 -Water Conservation
  • Lesson plans due by 5pm on Google drive

Feb. 6th

9:00a -12noon Saturday School

DISD Science Fair/STEM Day