Weekly Newsletter Week of September 17th-21st

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This week we have late start on Wednesday.   School will begin at 9:35 instead of 8:35 that day.  Reminder- all field trip permission slips and money are due by Wednesday.  If you would like to chaperone, please note that it is also $14 for you.  We are hoping to have several chaperones per class to help manage the kids.  The apple orchard is always a fun time.  Another friendly reminder that we have gym on Thursdays.  Some kids are forgetting to wear their gym shoes on those days.  Please help them remember.  It was great seeing so many families during Open House last week.  We have another busy week ahead.  Here is what we will be working on this week.

Math:  We will continue to work with multiplication and division.  We will focus on the distributive property.  There will be a mid-module assessment on Wednesday.

Science:  We are still learning about forces.  Forces are all around us.  Ask your child what forces are working to keep things on the table, as well as, what forces make things fall off the table and unto the ground.

Social Studies:  We will be focusing on natural characteristics of Michigan by examining Michigan’s landforms and bodies of water.

Reading:  We are learning how to recount stories including fables, folktales, and myths.  We are also learning how to determine the moral of a story.

Writing:  We will continue working on true stories.  This week we will focus on setting a writing goal, learning how to organize our writing, and how to write leads.

NWEA testing will continue this week.  We will be testing on Tuesday and Thursday.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  See you all on Monday!

Welcome Back Students and Parents!

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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 13th.  


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:https://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.

  • 6 ( 1 subject notebook) red, blue, green, yellow, purple, orange
  • 6 (2-pocket folders) red, blue, green, yellow, purple, orange
  • 1 pack of 24 count crayons
  • 1 crayon box
  • Pack of EXPO dry erase markers
  • Small sharpener
  • 2 Black and White Composition Notebooks
  • 24 pack of pencils
  • 2 glue Sticks
  • Loose Leaf paper
  • 2 tissue boxes
  • Large Hand Sanitizer bottle
  • Yellow Highlighter
  • Gallon size Ziplock bags
  • Clorox Wipes



Mrs. Jennifer Burgess

Dearborn Public Schools accept a parent’s assertion that he or she needs

 language assistance without requiring additional corroboration.


 For free help with understanding the content of this document, please call

the Student Services office 827-3005 for translation/interpretation assistance.


تؤكد مدارس ديربورن على توفير خدمات الترجمة بدون أي شرط.للحصول على هذه الخدمة المجانيّة ولفهم هذه الإستمارة  يرجى الإتصال بمكتب خدمات الطلاب على الرقم 3005-827.

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.


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Miller Elementary Pledge

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I am a Miller student.

I’m honest and courteous.

I respect myself and others.

I’m responsible.  I do my homework everyday.

I have integrity.  I make the right choices.

I value diversity and I am a peacemaker.

I’m a good citizen and lifelong learner.

I will be a better person today than I was yesterday.

Hooray for me!

Hooray for Miller!