June 14, 2019

Dearest Miller Families,

I hope this letter finds you in good health and spirits as we conclude a great academic year at Miller Elementary. Miller administration, staff and students thank you for the sustained support in maintaining a vibrant learning community where children remain the priority. Our efforts have strengthened our neighborhood and promoted a safe, nurturing healthy environment for students to live, learn and grow. Help your child avoid summer learning loss by ensuring they practice reading, writing and mathematics daily! Summer is a wonderful time to reflect and relax, at the same time structuring a regular time for daily reading and math practice will help students maintain the academic gains made throughout the school year and eliminate summer learning loss. Children require parent’s friendship, wisdom, guidance and support throughout the summer, now is not the time to stop learning. Create quality family time by visiting the zoo, Detroit Science Center, Belle Isle Aquarium and Conservatory, Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village etc. We are living in uncertain times requiring children project courage and self-confidence by using and applying their knowledge. Miller Elementary staff continue working diligently over the summer months to expand existing school improvement initiatives and opportunities in preparation for the 2019-2020 school year, we need your help.
Teachers have created personalized summer learning plan for each student on i-Ready and Zearn platforms. It is imperative all students practice reading and math daily as reading and math minutes will be closely monitored. Students have been directed to practice reading and math twenty minutes daily using i-Ready and Zearn applications. All Miller students are well versed with accessing both i-Ready and Zearn online, additionally all third through fifth grade students have Ready Common Core books to practice reading and writing and all k-5 students have Eureka Math Module workbooks they may complete over the summer. Students absent technology at home may access technology at the Dearborn Centennial Library. Student supply list will be posted on the school website by grade, enabling families to seize the great deals on school supplies over the summer. Next year’s class lists will be posted 1 week prior to the start of the 2019 – 2020 school year. Included is an updated 2019-2020 school calendar.
Wherever you are and whatever you are doing enjoy a safe, relaxing and restful summer vacation. Looking forward to a wonderful 2019 – 2020 school year!
The key is not to prioritize what is on the schedule, but to schedule your priorities – Stephen Covey.

Radewin Awada
Principal – Miller Elementary

Family Literacy Event – June 8th at Henry Ford College

Family Literacy Event – June 8th at Henry Ford College



Family literacy event

No cost to attend! free book and literacy pack for each child ages 1-8 years


Saturday, June 8, 2019

11:00 am – 1:30 pm

REGISTRATION:  11:00 AM-11:30 AM

Henry Ford College

student center building (BLDG M)

5101 Evergreen

Dearborn, MI 48128


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  Presented by the Children and Families Program at Henry Ford College

There is no better way to build early literacy skills than to involve   the entire family! Supporting language, literacy and reading                    development of young children is the responsibility of parents, teachers, and the community.

The Children and Families Program is excited to host our 4th annual family literacy event. Families are encouraged to join us for a fun, exciting and educational morning filled with lots of fun things for little ones to do! Children will have fun while they are learning, and parents will leave with creative ideas to improve their children’s literacy skills at home.




Music Lady and musical entertainment


Face painting and pictures with characters


Fun games and hands-on stations


Raffles, refreshments and giveaways


Family nutrition and health information

RSVP by May 30, 2019 or Call 313-845-6311

Let us know how many children (and ages) and adults to expect!



Meeting – Safe Routes to School Grant

Meeting – Safe Routes to School Grant

Greetings Miller Families,

As a community we’ve had wonderful success in establishing safe and consistent traffic guidelines and expectations for the Miller Community.  Thank you for the continued commitment to student safety and support with traffic initiatives.

Over the past two years the Miller PTA and Administration have teamed up to pursue a $200,000 Safe Routes to School Grant, which will further improve traffic flow and establish safe walking and biking paths for Miller students.

We are entering a critical stage in the grant process and we need your support.  A Community Forum will be held in the Miller Cafeteria on Tuesday February 26, 2019 from 2 – 3:30 p.m.  Community attendance, feedback and active participation at this meeting is critical to successfully securing the Safe Routes to School Grant. Thank you in advance for taking the time to be part of the positive change we seek for our children and community.  We look forward to seeing you Tuesday February 26, 2019 at 2 p.m.



Radewin Awada – Principal

Miller Elementary


تحية لكم أهالي مدرسة ميلر،

لقد حققنا سوياً نجاحًا رائعًا في وضع إرشادات وتوقعات بشأن حركة المرور حول المدرسة. أشكركم على تفانيكم في الحرص على سلامة الطلاب واقدر لكم الدعم المتواصل ونحن على مقربة من فصل الربيع.

على مدى العامين الماضيين، لقد قمت بالتعاون مع فريق جمعية الأهالي من أجل محاولة تأمين منحة بمقدار مائتين ألف دولار بغرض إنشاء مسارات آمنة في جميع الطرقات القريبة من المدرسة. هذا البرنامج سيعمل على تحسين تدفق حركة المرور وإنشاء مسارات آمنة للمشي وركوب الدراجات للطلاب من و إلى المدرسة. نحن الآن ندخل في مرحلة حرجة في عملية طلب هذه المنحة و أنا بحاجة إلى دعمكم.

سوف يعقد منتدى في كافتيريا المدرسة يوم الثلاثاء 26 فبراير 2019 من الساعة 2 إلى 3:30 مساء. أرجو التفضل بحضوركم و سأوف أكون ممنون لتفاعلكم و مشاركتكم بأي آراء أو مقترحات. إن حضوركم ومشاركتكم الفاعلة في هذا الاجتماع سيكون أمر في بالغ الأهمية لضمان الحصول على المنحة بنجاح.

تقبلوا تحياتي

السيد/ عواضة، مدير مدرسة ميل

Children of Yemen Fundraising Event

Children of Yemen Fundraising Event

Dear Miller Families,              

Hoping this letter finds you and loved ones well and in good spirits!  

The Miller Community gives thanks to all contributing during our Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive, together we donated 2,383 food items to needy Dearborn families. Super job Miller Community for making a difference and helping those unable to help themselves, this is who we are and what we are all about, God Bless.

A continued conflict in Yemen has created one of the world’s largest and most complex humanitarian crises. Almost 80 per cent of the population (22.2 million people) is in dire need of humanitarian assistance. Conflict has led to the internal displacement of 2 million people, left over 1 million public sector workers without pay for two years, and undermined access to ports and airports, obstructing essential humanitarian and commercial deliveries. Growing food insecurity, poor water and sanitation, and the spread of preventable diseases threaten millions more. The caseload of outbreaks of Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD)/cholera has reached over one million. The strain on an already weakened health system has been further compounded by the diphtheria outbreak in early 2018, with over 2,200 cases, so far. In addition, 16 million people lack access to safe water. Children are the primary victims: more than 6,000 have been verified as killed or maimed since the conflict began. Almost 394,000 children under 5 currently suffer from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and require treatment, with millions more in jeopardy. The damage and closure of schools and health facilities threaten children’s access to education and health services making them vulnerable to psychosocial distress. 

In hopes of making a difference and teaching Miller students the concept of community service and giving back, Miller PTA, Staff and Students are teaming up and committed to raising funds for, “The Children of Yemen.” At the end of the fundraising campaign all monies will be donated to an NGO non-governmental organization, a non-profit, voluntary citizens’ group which is organized on a local, national or international level and earmarked specifically for the Children of Yemen. 

Monetary donations being accepted in the Office, please make checks payable to Miller PTA, Service Squad will be fundraising during lunch and after school. 

God Bless you and family for making a difference one child at a time.


Miller Family