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