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.

Regards,

Miller Family

October is Learning Disabilities Month

October is Learning Disabilities Month

The month of October is national Learning Disabilities month.

Specific Learning Disability means a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself in the imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell or do mathematical calculations. Specific learning disability does not include learning problems that are primarily the result of: visual, hearing, or motor disabilities; intellectual disability; serious emotional disability; cultural factors; environmental or economic disadvantage; or limited English proficiency.

Want to learn more about how Dearborn Public Schools assesses for a specific learning disability?  If so, please refer to the following guidance manual from Wayne County RESA.  Any additional questions?  Please contact your school psychologist.  We are always here to help!

http://www.resa.net/downloads/response_to_intervention/guidance_sld.pdf

Science Night

Science Night

You are invited to

Miller’s Family Science and Engineering Night

On Monday, February 26

4:00-5:15 PM

Students will participate in different science and engineering activities including Stomp Rockets, Meet an Engineer, Hot Wheels, Team Up, Legos, Sound Room, Magnet Room, Assembly Line, Flying Room, and much more!

All activities are free. Students must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Response to Intervention and MTSS

Response to Intervention and MTSS

Want to learn more about MTSS and response to intervention?  Check out these awesome webpages for resources and more information!  If you need more information, don’t forget to ask your friendly school psychologist!

Wayne County RESA guidance:

http://www.resa.net/specialeducation/rti/

Intervention Central behavior and academic interventions:

http://interventioncentral.org/