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.

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.

Grades K - 5 Reading & Writing

K-2 Literacy Laureate

Ace K-2 Literacy Training! This week’s session is scheduled for Tuesday, February 16th at Mills ES in Room 310 from 4:15- 5:45 PM. See you there!

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Saturday School at "The Q"

Please mark your calendars with the next Saturday School dates:

February 20th

February 27th

March 5th

April 9th

April 16th

April 23rd

April 30th

May 7th

Students who attend Saturday School will be given a jeans pass for the Monday immediately following. Students may not save their passes to use on another day of the week.

Library Spotlight

Accelerated Reader/Earning by Learning 1,000 Quiz Challenge

Great work in getting more students quizzing! The total number of quizzes as of last Thursday was 1,045 quizzes passed!!

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! Thank you to the generous anonymous staff member for their donation that went a long way in getting more prizes. In addition, a $20 cash donation was given to Ms. Vlach in Target by a shopper who enjoys reading and wanted to support our scholars.

Six Flags Reading Program

The deadline for logging your students' reading hours for the Six Flags Reading Program is March 1. To register or login, please go to

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

Tuesday, Feb. 16th, 7:30am to Friday, Feb. 19th, 7:30pm

Roger Q. Mills Elementary School

Teacher preview on February 12th from 4:15 - 5:15p. 25% off for Mills Staff.

2016 ACP Spring Film Festival

Teachers, please mark your calendars for April 9th.

All grade level teams need at least one (1) team member to attend the ACP viewing. Please register at

**Please note: If students take a STAAR test in May, they will NOT take an ACP in that same subject.

TELPAS Trainings

We wanted you all to know that we are still brainstorming how we can improve your PD experiences after hearing your concerns. In an effort to honor your time, we decided to try doing PD this way this time. Attached are two links to our TELPAS Campus PD and the quiz to be taken after you have watched the video. Please complete the quiz so that we have documentation of your participation. (If we have 100% participation from our teaching staff, we can consider doing more PD like this in the very near future).

The attached documents are copies of the handouts to accompany the PD.

TELPAS webinar


You will need to sign your oath with Mr. Hernandez after you have watched the video and taken the quiz.

Black History "Feastival"

Thursday, Feb. 25th, 10:30am

1515 Lynn Haven Avenue

Dallas, TX

Come celebrate Black History month with a soul food feast on February 25, 2016.

We will be serving:

Chicken, Links, Salads, Greens, Yams, Desserts, Drinks

The fee is $13 per person.

Sign-up either in office or with Ms. Mack. You may also if you choose, bring a dish of your choice to share in the "FEASTivities" in addition to your $13 fee. The food will be catered by Little Bobs.

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Monday, February 15, 2016


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

  • K-5 Writing ACP & 3-5 Language Arts
  • 9:00a Grade validation lists due
  • PLCs during planning period: K-2 in grade level chair's room, Gr5 Math in Rm. 318
  • Specials, Grades 3 & 4 Math STAAR Index Training in Rm. 310
  • K-2 Literacy Cadre in Room 310
  • 4:15p Book fair
  • TELPAS Campus PD and Online Basic Training
  • 4:15p TELPAS calibration sessions offered
  • Roman & Williams OOO (PM)

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

  • 2-5 Mathematics Interim Assessment
  • Collaborative grade level planning
  • 4:15p Book fair
  • Clark OOO (PM)

Thursday, February 18, 2016

  • 2-5 Reading Interim Assessment
  • 4:15p TELPAS calibration sessions offered
  • 4:15p Book fair
  • 6:00p - 7:00p PTA meeting in the Auditorium
  • Clark OOO

Friday, February 19, 2016

  • 4th Six Weeks Ends
  • 3-5 Science Interim Assessment
  • Lesson plans due by 5pm on Google drive
  • 4:15p Book fair