Please read over the summer!

Please be sure to finish you iREADY diagnostic test by the end of this week! Also please be sure that you are reading a minimum of 40 minutes daily, whether iReady (recommended), books, magazine this summer. PLEASE make sure you READ, READ, READ during the break!

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) | Brooklyn Public Library

5th Grade Graduation Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 at 1pm!

Good Morning Fifth Grade Parents / Student,

Hope all is well with you and loved ones. As the end of the school year nears,Team Miller sends their love and cordially invites all 5th Grade students to attend the 5th Grade Drive Thru Ceremony next Tuesday June 9, 2020 beginning at 1 PM in the Miller parking lot.  Specific times have been scheduled for specific classrooms, please check the attached flyer for your child’s scheduled time. Students and their parents will remain in their car, drive thru the balloon arch one at a time and be recognized for their achievement and accomplishments. Upon arrival Miller Staff will direct families where to go, attached is a flyer detailing the event. Looking forward to a memorable event and sending off our fifth grade students in style.

Team Miller

Future Stout Students Information

Please share the linked scheduling letter with your 5th grade students. The letter includes links to a Google Form that students will use to make their elective selections and a video with descriptions of the elective classes and instructions for filling out the Google Form. Students will receive a mailing in August and we will also be putting information on the school blog throughout the summer. Please encourage your 5th grade parents to subscribe to Stout’s blog.
Students or parents can email either Mrs. Faraj or I with any unanswered questions. I’ve already had a few 5th graders reach out with questions and a few nice suggestions too.

Stout Middle School (Home of the Falcons) - Home | Facebook

Pick up students supplies on Thursday, June 4th, 2020 at 1-2pm at Miller Elementary

Good Afternoon Miller Families,

Hope this email finds you and loved ones in good health and spirits.  I take this opportunity to thank each of you for the unwavering support you have given your child and our learning community during these unprecedented times.  We have all had to make adjustments over the last three months that were unexpected, not perfect and stressful at times, but the Miller Community responded with unwavering support and steadfast patience and Team Miller THANKS YOU!

Many unanswered questions remain about next year and a committee comprised of district leadership, staff, students, and parents are diligently working to create multiple plans for varying scenarios that may be possible for reopening school next year.  I will be sharing and communication with the Miller community as decisions become final. Important classroom, school and district information may be found at , please take time to review as needed.  Most recent updates include virtual kindergarten roundup and latest district and school news.


Attached are details regarding an important Parent Informational Zoom Meeting regarding adoption of Benchmark reading/writing and secondary math programs.

GLEANERS food Distribution, Tuesday June 2, 2020 at 11 a.m., menu includes Halal Chicken / White Rice / Peanut Butter / Orange Juice / Walnuts/ Raisins / Spaghetti Sauce / Fruit Mix / Canned Apple Sauce

Students will be taking the i-Ready Diagnostic beginning June 8th, 2020.  It is VERY

IMPORTANT students do their own work and give the best effort allowing for appropriate reading placement during summer learning.

Elementary Report Cards will be distributed via Parent Connect, students still have time this week to complete i-Ready lessons and google classroom assignments for full credit.

IMPORTANT – Student Materials Distribution and Collection – No Students Please

WHO: ALL Miller k-5 Students

WHEN:  Thursday June 04, 2020

kindergarten / 1st / 2nd Grade StudentsMaterial Distribution / Collection will take place between 12 – 1 p.m.

Grades 3rd / 4th / 5th Grade StudentsMaterial Distribution / Collection will take place between 1 – 2 p.m.


Distribution and Collection of Student Materials and Summer Math Learning Packets. Teachers will be lined up by alphabetical order and a sign with teacher name will be clearly marked.  


Miller Elementary Parking Lot Sidewalk in front of Cotter

Kindergarten and 3rd Grade Students

Miller Elementary Parking Lot Sidewalk in front of Miller

1st and 4th Grade Students

Miller Elementary Bus Drop Off

2nd and 5th Grade Students


Parents are required to pick up belongings and drop off classroom and library books. Chromebooks WILL NOT be collected; students will keep Chromebook over the summer for summer learning.  


1.      Parents place LLI/ science/classroom/library books in the trunk of their vehicle.

2.      Parents drive up to designated area and pop open the trunk of the vehicle, if walking please observe social distancing measures.

3.      Teacher will place students’ belongings in the trunk and remove LLI / classroom and library books. 


Do not bring students

Ensure all books are placed in the trunk

Do not exit the car

If we all work together, drive slow and follow directions things will run smoothly, thanks un advance for the teamwork.

Have a wonderful week!


Team Miller  

Dearborn Shines Information

Hello Dearborn Team!

We hope you and your families have enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend! Here is your weekly update that new content is available for this coming week. We are now over 14,000 content views across the elementary and middle school level!!

Also, just a friendly reminder that this past Friday we sent out the links for the evaluation surveys that we need filled out by Students, Classroom Teachers, and Principals. Each group has a different link. Please distribute to each of your classroom teachers and ask them to complete the survey and also ask them to have their students (grades 4th – 8th grade) complete the survey. The survey links are included below under the content links. As always, we are so excited to see that the provided resources are useful and we are so grateful to work with you all! Have a great week J

Here are the links to this week’s content:

This is the link for the Elementary School Lessons in English

This is the link for the Elementary School Lessons in Arabic

This is the link for the Middle School Lessons in English

This is the link for the Middle School Lessons in Arabic

Here are the links for the surveys by group:
Principal Survey:

Classroom Teacher Survey:

Student Survey (Grades 4-8):

Be well,

Jeanne and Erin

Jeanne Barcelona PhD

Assistant Professor 

Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies

Wayne State University

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