Important Dates ❖ 4th – Change your CLOCKS, Fall Back ONE
HOUR ❖ 6th – NO SCHOOL, Please VOTE… ❖ 7th – 16th PTA Canned Food Drive Begins ❖ 9th – PTA Meeting 9 a.m. followed by Open
House 10 – 10:30 ❖ 8th / 13th / 15th – Parent Teacher Conferences,
please be on time for your appointment :>) ❖ 21st – 23rd No School “Happy Thanksgiving”,
school reopens November 26th ❖ 28th – School Field Trip, Lincoln Park Skating
Arena ❖ 29th – PTA Movie Night 4 -6 PM Start
Message from Mr. Awada The start of the 2nd Card Marking begins Monday November 5th. Parent Teacher Conferences (PTC) November 8th, 13th and 15th. All parents have a set date and appointment time, one hundred percent parent attendance is expected. Parents will be informed of their child’s progress and provided with an individualized learning plan outlining students academic and personal growth goals for the year. Teachers will contact all parents via phone to confirm PTC time and date, please be timely. Translation services are available upon request, please request translation services from the teacher when they call with your appointment.
School Website/Teacher Blogs Friendly reminder Newsletters will no longer be printed, but instead posted on teacher Blog and school website. Keep up with district, school and classroom activities by visiting your child’s teacher Blog at: miller.dearbornschools.org
Our Vision – Students First – Inspire, Educate, Celebrate
Miller Elementary School News
Goodbye October…Hello November
Student Safety All doors remain locked throughout the day, visitors entering Miller need to use the main doors. All visitors are required to check in the Office and obtain a Visitor Pass. All parents signing students out are to report to the Office. In order to preserve critical instructional time parents needing to consult with a teacher must first call and make an appointment. Please be advised if someone is seen in the school hallway without a Visitor Pass they will be considered a stranger and the police will be called. Proper Attire Per district policy, students will be going outdoors until temperatures reach 20 degrees Fahrenheit. When wind chill temperatures are below 20 degrees Fahrenheit students will not be having outdoor recess. Ensure your child is dressed appropriately with a winter coat, gloves, waterproof shoes and a hat being worn daily. Students need to be responsible and account for their clothing, if a clothing item is lost please check the lost and found in the Cafeteria. Lost and Found will be emptied monthly with contents being donated to the Salvation Army. Daily Schedule Students should not arrive before 8 a.m. as there is no supervision. Breakfast is served from 8:00 –8:25 a.m., first bell rings at 8:30 a.m. and instruction begins at 8:35 a.m. Children entering school after 8:45 a.m. are considered late and must be signed-in at the main office by a parent. Dismissal is at 3:35 p.m., (Half-day dismissal is at 11:45 am). Students must leave school promptly at 3:35 dismissal as supervision ends at 3:50 pm. Dismissal: All 1st & 2nd grade students continue being picked up from the classroom. Thank you for your continued patience and attention to safety during dismissal.
Principal: Radewin Awada November 2018
Our Vision – Students First – Inspire, Educate, Celebrate
Attendance /Absence Policy Consistent and timely attendance to school is critical and enhances your child’s educational experience and vastly improves their chances of success. Excessive absence may be referred to the court system. Avoid removing students from the classroom during the school day. Avoid making doctor and dental appointments during the school day. If your child is unable to attend school, please contact the school office at: (313) 827 – 6851 before 9:00 am. When calling, parents should give the following information: student and teacher name, grade, reason for and length of absence. When the student returns to school, it is his or her responsibility to check with teachers for missed work. If a student will be absent for more than two days, please contact the teacher to make arrangements for homework to be picked up from the office. Homework will be ready for pick up the following school day by 3p.m. Weekly lesson plans and daily homework are posted on the teacher blog. Visitors & Class Interruptions Our goal is to limit class interruptions preventing disruption to the learning process and academic learning. Therefore, all visitors must check-in to the office upon entering the school. NO Exceptions! Late-arrival Parents/guardians are required to sign students in the school office. Students will not be allowed a pass to enter class without a parent signature. Lunch Schedule
Kindergarten 11 – 11:38 a.m. 1st 11:20 – 11:58 a.m. 2nd 11:40 – 12:18 p.m. 3rd 12 – 12:38 p.m. 4th 12:20 – 12:58 p.m. 5th 12:40 – 1:18 p.m.
Miller Elementary Policy and Procedures
Goodbye October…Hello November
Office: Attendance: 313 827-6851 Fax: 313 827 – 6855
Remind: Send short code text in body of message @8276850 to the number 81010. You’ll receive a welcome text from Remind.
Illness & Medication Students should stay at home if they are vomiting, fever over 99 degrees, strep throat, pink eye and any type of rash (may not be in school without consent from a doctor). Parents must notify the school office if their child has any preexisting conditions such as allergies, diabetes, or asthma, ensuring proper precautions are taken. No child is to carry any prescription or over the counter medication in school, no exceptions. The office staff will administer any medication when a “Medication Authorization Form” is signed in the main office. Lost & Found Parents please check the Lost & Found weekly that is located in the cafeteria. Any items not claimed will be donated to the Salvation Army. Celebrations and Snacks Classroom snacks are limited to fruits or vegetables . Each teacher has her/his own preference for celebrating student birthdays and holidays.
or food is allowed in the classrooms.
Important Phone Numbers Early-release
Attendance# (313) 827-6500 The office Office will not # (313) call students 827-6501
down early to wait for parents Fax to arrive. # (313) When 827 it becomes – 6505
necessary for your child to leave the school due to illness or injury, a parent will be called. If a parent cannot be reached, a person designated on the child’s emergency card will be contacted. the person picking up the student must report to the office to sign the student out. There is no student check-out after 3:00 p.m.
Principal: Radewin Awada March 2018
Miller PTA News
October PTA meeting hosted approximately 110 parents, a wonderful turnout. Please invite a friend to the Friday, November 9th PTA Meeting / Open House scheduled 9 a.m. in the Cafeteria. Following monthly PTA meetings, parents will have the opportunity to visit their child’s classroom and observe the wonderful teaching and learning happening at Miller Elementary.
PTA continues sponsoring enriching activities for Miller staff and students, during October PTA sponsored Movie Night, PBIS Petting Farm, Pumpkin Patch and Boo-Bash. Additionally PTA directly supports classroom teachers with materials and supplies required to enrich the educational experience for Miller students. PTA members contribute a great deal to the successes of our school and would benefit greatly from additional volunteers to help with organizing school events. Consider signing up and becoming an active member of the Miller PTA during upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences, working together we will provide an excellent education Miller students require to be successful today, tomorrow and in life. Contact PTA President Mr. Althalaya at (248) 819 – 1200 for more information on how you may become an active member and contribute to your child’s success and the Miller PTA.
All Miller Teachers welcome Parent Volunteers in their classroom. Time spent in your child’s classroom during the school day is priceless. The effects are profound and resonate for years to come. Be a difference maker and volunteer in the classroom and school. We look forward to having you! Thank You PTA moms and dads for making Miller the special school it is, your continued efforts make a world of difference. Looking forward to a wonderful November where together we will continue building a stronger community one child at a time. November Events 1) PTA Meeting Friday November 9th, 2018 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Cafeteria
2) Parent Teacher Conferences November 8th / 13th / 15th, please call Mr. Althalaya at
(248) 819 – 1200.
3) School Field Trip to Lincoln Park Skating Arena November 28th and Movie Night on
November 29th . 4) Please support the PTA Food Drive November 7th thru 16th