The Miller Minute

We #cando & #willdo our personal best to inspire excellence!

Week 6 - September 24

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Last WEek at Miller

Genius Hour + MHS Soccer Team

Special thanks to the MHS Soccer Team for leading a Genius Hour club this session! You make us #MISDProud!

Oh, the Places You Will Go!

College Shirt Day

Around Campus

Book Buddies

Campus Improvement Committee

Thanks to our teacher, parent, community, business, and district representatives for working to develop strategies to drive the work we complete at Miller this year! We will publish our Campus Improvement Plan after the MISD school board approves it.

CANVAS Parent Night

Miss CANVAS Parent Night? Did you attend but want to have access to the slide deck? Here it is!

How do grade levels use CANVAS? See this link!

A student pairing code was sent home Wednesday for anyone who did not have a current CANVAS log in.

If you have questions, talk to your child's teacher!

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News To Know

Student Forgot Device?

Occasionally, a student may forget his/her device at home. Please avoid delivering the device to campus. Our teachers are prepared to offer an alternative assignment, if needed, for the day the device is forgotten at home.

Device Update

Your child should charge his/her device every night.


Device fees are due! If you have not yet paid your child's $25 device fee, please do so! You may send cash or check (made out to MISD) to the school, or you may pay online at MySchoolBucks! I would LOVE to the be the first school at 100% paid and appreciate your help in making that happen!


Can we get to 80% by the end of the week?

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Tardies and Safety

Our car line is amazing! The line is clear most days at 7:43 which allows learners plenty of time to get to their classrooms by time the tardy bell rings at 7:45.


If your child are late, please park and walk him/her into the front office. Please do not send a late child to the front door without adult supervision!


The front doors automatically lock at 7:45 am. The front office will have to buzz you in.

Safety Patrol

Safety Patrol is officially starting on Monday, Sept. 24th! 4th and 5th Grade volunteers who are interested in assisting staff with morning duty can sign up here! A variety of jobs are available ranging from helping students out of their cars, holding the school doors, and monitoring the hallways. All students who sign up will have an opportunity to assist at each position at some point throughout the year.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Safety Patrol volunteers will need to be dropped off at 7:15 (cafeteria side) or ride the bus to get ready for student arrival each morning.

  • Students need to exhibit exemplary behavior in their classroom as well as any time they are assisting teachers during morning arrival.

  • Students will need to be dressed in appropriate clothing for weather conditions.

Sign up for safety patrol here (case sensitive):

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4badaf29a2fd0-safety2

Sign ups for the second semester will go out before Christmas. We are excited for students to display their leadership skills in Safety Patrol!

This week at Miller

Wee Read

Introducing MISD’s Wee Read program for young readers! Join us each month at your local elementary school to hear a fun story and make new friends. Stories will be geared toward 4- and 5-year-olds, but the whole family is welcome. We’ll see you Monday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.! For a full list of dates, visit http://bit.ly/weeread.
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Parent University

MISD is hosting the first Parent University of the school year on Tuesday, September 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the MISD boardroom. The Princeton Review will be speaking all about college financial planning using FAFSA. This is a great session to attend for all MISD parents.


While this parent training may be a little early for us at elementary school, I know there are many of you with high school students!

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Math Pentathlon Parent Night

Thursday, September 27 at 6:00 pm at the MISD Admin Building


If you are interested in learning about Math Pentathlon, please join us this evening for an introduction to the program. Math Pentathlon is a research-based activity in which students learn math while playing games. During the information night meeting, participants will be given an overview of the program, related activities and student expectations. The games will be available for viewing and exploration.


Students generally meet once a week for an hour after school to get instructions about each game and the math connections, and practice what they are learning. In the Spring, tournaments are held in which students from all over the state play the games in competition. There are four divisions: Kinder & First, Second & Third, Fourth & Fifth, Sixth & Seventh grades. While the costs are kept to a minimum at the campus level, each participant is expected to attend the division level tournament, for which there is a registration fee. Visit www.mathpentath.org for more details.

Sock Hop!

Students (and teachers) are encouraged to wear their favorite 50s attire on Friday and then join us for our Annual Sock Hop!
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Additional Information

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Genius Hour

If you are interested in running a club or assisting in one, we would love to have you for future sessions! We are actively seeking someone to host a wood shop club to make Home Depot quick build projects (birdhouse, car, picture frame, etc.). We have the supplies. We just need volunteers to help! Let me know if you are interested! shannon_west@misd.gs


Don't wait on others to volunteer! They are waiting on you!

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Pops on Patrol

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Miller Events for 2018 - 2019

2 new events added (last week)!

Trunk or Treat on October 23 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm on the back drive!

Chili Cook-Off / Cupcake Bake-Off on January 31 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm in the LME Cafeteria.

Sock Hop

Friday, Sep. 28th, 6-8pm

LME Gym

Pull out your 50s attire and join the fun for this family event! Students are encouraged to wear their 50s attire to school on Friday!

No School - Professional Development Day for Teachers

Monday, Oct. 8th, 1-3:15pm

HOME

Picture Day Make-Ups

Tuesday, Oct. 16th, 7:45am-3:15pm

LME

Fall Book Fair

Monday, Oct. 22nd, 7:45am to Friday, Oct. 26th, 12pm

LME Library

Red Ribbon Week

Monday, Oct. 22nd, 7:45am to Friday, Oct. 26th, 3:15pm

LME

Fundraiser Kick-Off

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 7:45am-3:15pm

Home

Be on the lookout for Fundraiser Information to be sent home!

Trunk or Treat

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 5:30-7pm

LME Back Drive Near Playground

2nd Grade Program - "Goal"

Thursday, Oct. 25th, 6:30-7:30pm

LME Cafe

College Shirt Day

Wednesday, Oct. 31st, 7:45am-3:15pm

LME

Miller Glow Run - Boosterthon

Thursday, Nov. 1st, 7:45am-3:15pm

LME Gym

Plan to be a part of this fundraising event! Students will run during their specials time!