Weekly Newsletter Week of April 23rd

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What a beautiful weekend we’ve had!  Hopefully spring will stick around for awhile.  On Monday we will be outside beautifying the school grounds.  Children should wear clothes they can get dirty in.  If they have their Home Depot aprons from last year and yard gloves, they should bring those to school.  It looks like another beautiful day to be outside tomorrow.   Later in the week, we have a PTA meeting on Thursday at 6:oo p.m.   We hope this time will work for those parents that can’t participate in the morning meetings.  On Friday, the PTA will be having a movie night from 4-6.  Our MSTEP test begins in two weeks.  These next few weeks we will spend completing the online practice tests.  Students can access this test from my blog as well if you’d like to see what the test will look like.  Children can work on the practice test at home too.  The link is under the “Class Links” section at the bottom of my blog.  Here is our focus for the upcoming week.

Math:  We will begin unit 9 on multiplication and division story problems.

Science:  We will be focusing on animal adaptations.

Social Studies:  We will be learning about the rights and responsibilities of Michigan citizens under the Constitution.

Reading:  We will focus on main ideas and supporting details in informational text.

Writing:  We will be doing an informational writing activity on how to take care of Earth in honor of Earth day.

Parent Survey

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Please take a few moments to complete a short survey about Miller School.  We are required to have a certain percentage of parents participate.  Your help would be greatly appreciated.


Dear Parent/Guardian,


Miller is using this Parent Survey as a means to elicit your beliefs and opinions to help target areas for the school system to improve and areas to continue to be effective. Your opinion is important to us, and we ask that you take the time to complete this survey.  The online survey will be available until 4/30/18. In order to complete the survey, please click on this link: https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/62976/p354

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous and your honest opinions are appreciated. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact your school principal.  Thank you in advance for supporting our improvement efforts.

Your cooperation and support in completing the parent survey will be greatly appreciated.

أولياء الأمور الكرام ،


مدرستنا وجميع مدارس ديربورن في عملية تطوير و تحسين مستمرة و دائمة ،يعتبر خلالها الأهل  والأوصياء جزء لا يتجزأ و جوهري لسيرها. نستخدم استطلاع رأي متطور و خاص بالأهالي كوسيلة للاطلاع على آرائهم التي من شأنها المساعدة في استهداف المناطق الفعالة والمؤثرة على سير العملية التطويرية للمدرسة. رأيك مهم بالنسبة لنا،لذا نرجو منكم الاجابة على الاستطلاع  لإتمام هذه الدراسة. يتوفر استطلاع الرأي عبر شبكة الإنترنت. من أجل إكمال الدراسة، يرجى الضغط على الرابط التالي :


نؤكد أن مشاركتكم و اجاباتكم حول هذا الاستطلاع سرية ولن يتم معرفة شخصية من قام بالاستطلاع، و أن آرائكم الصادقة هي موضع تقدير. إذا كان لديكم أي أسئلة حول هذا الاستبيان، يرجى الاتصال بمكتب المدرسة. شكرا لكم مقدما على مساندتكم ودعمكم  لعملية تطوير و تحسين المدرسة

نقدر تعاونكم ودعمكم في إكمال هذا الاستطلاع و لكم جزيل الشكر.


مدير(ة) المدرسة


Iblog Letter Coming Home Today

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Dear Parents,


I would like all parents to subscribe to our class blog for important information. I post daily homework, weekly spelling lists, events going on, and other important information on it. Please provide me with your email address so I may sign you up. My blog site is: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/jenniferburgess/


Thank you,

Mrs. Burgess


Email address:________________________________________

Welcome Letter

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Welcome to 3rd Grade!


Dear Parents,


Welcome to a new year! I am really excited about being your child’s teacher this year. Third grade is going to be a year full of fun, learning, and lots of adventures and I can’t wait to see what the year has in store for us! Your child will be given tools and the opportunities to really explore knowledge. Much of your child’s success will be determined by the communication between school and home. I would like to welcome not only your child to my class, but you as well. I consider us a team in working towards a quality education for your child. I look forward to meeting each of you at our open house on September 14th.  


Homework/ Tests

Each night check my iblog to find out what your child’s homework will be.   Your child will receive reading homework daily. It is very important for your child to read 20 minutes each night. In addition, they may have to complete any work that was not finished during the day or complete a review assignment for something that we have already done in class.  It is necessary for your child to complete all homework and have an adult look over the homework. Please do not do your child’s homework for them. Sometimes students will have math homework from the MobyMax site. Grades are given for homework. If your child does not understand the assignment and no one at home can give them assistance, simply write a note on the homework. This will help me to know what your child may still need to work on. In science, social studies, and math, your child will have a study guide to study from before taking tests in these subjects. All tests taken in class will be sent home for you to sign and return to school the next day.



Please subscribe to my iBlog:      iblog.dearbornschools.org/jenniferburgess.    I will be posting weekly spelling lists, weekly focus, and  daily homework assignments. I will also post upcoming events such as test dates, late start dates,etc. on the iBlog.


If you have any questions or concerns about any of the work or tests, please do not hesitate to call or email. I will not be able to speak during teaching time, however I would  be happy to speak to you before 8:20 am or after school after 3:35pm or set an appointment with you.



  Each day your child may bring in his/her own healthy snack.  Some healthy snacks ideas are:  fruits and vegetables.  Your child may also bring in a water bottle with a top.



Below you will find a suggested supply list for this year.

  • 4 Folders with Prongs- BLUE
  • One 5-subject Notebooks
  • Pack of Pencils
  • Black and white journal
  • Yellow Highlighter
  • 2 Packs of loose leaf paper
  • 2 tissue boxes
  • Glue stick
  • Box of Crayons (24 count)
  • Crayon box to put all supplies in
  • A pack of EXPO dry erase markers
  • Small Sharpener
  • 1 box of ziploc bags (sandwich, quart, or gallon size)
  • Clorox wipes
  • Hand sanitizer

Notice for AOL Email Accounts

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Dear Parents,

If you are an AOL email user, please be aware that you may not receive email notifications due to AOL policies. We are working to resolve this issue with AOL.

Thank you for your patience while we work with AOL to make sure you get classroom notifications from your teacher.


Technology Department