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Spelling List for Week of 2-4-19:

channel, pixel, chapel, flannel, panel, tunnel, vessel, snorkel, travel, unravel, divisor, dividend, quotient, remainder, division

Our class has completely finished all NWEA testing for Reading, Math, Language, and Science for the Winter testing round.  The Winter DRA testing is almost complete for those students who were below 4th grade level in the Fall.  Students who were at 4th grade level or above were not tested in the Winter round, but will be tested in the Spring.  Continue practicing your reading strategies to continue to improve in reading.  The next testing will begin next week for WIDA.

Happy Snow Days everyone!  Stay warm and safe from this potentially frost-biting weather!  Please make sure you use your time off to continue practicing your reading and studying for your science test.  Some students chose to check out one of the science books to re-read pages that we have read in class–remember you can use this as your 30 mins. of reading time at home!  Use the Zearn site to practice math and the iReady site to practice reading while you’re at home.  See you all when classes resume!

Upcoming Important Dates:

No School on Mon., Jan. 21 in observance of MLK Day.  

Tues., Jan. 22, half-day for students; dismissal at 11:45 a.m.  Second Card Marking ends–We have reached the half-way point of your child’s school year already!  Time is flying!

Friday, Jan. 18, 2019:

PTA Meeting in Cafeteria at 9:00 a.m. and Open House.  Parents can win prizes!  Please join us!

Half Day–Dismissal @ 11:45 a.m.

Week of January 14 begins the Winter testing window for NWEA–Please make sure your child gets plenty of sleep each night and eats a healthy breakfast with lots of protein each day!  Talk to your child about the importance of doing his/her best on each test.

Spirit Week!  The week of Dec. 17:

Donate $1 a day to participate to help the children of Yemen:

Monday is CRAZY HAIR DAY; Tuesday is HAT DAY; Weds. is SPORTS DAY (wear your favorite sports jersey); Thurs. is HOLIDAY SPIRIT (wear Red & Green Day); Friday is PAJAMA DAY (wear your favorite PJ’s)

LATE START, Weds., December 12, 2018:  Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. for students to have breakfast–Please DO NOT drop off your child at school until 9:00 a.m., as there will be no adult supervision before that time.

PTA MEETING, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 at 9 a.m., this will be the first of a series of Health and Nutrition Meetings being presented by Beaumont Health Systems.

Arabic School Registration this Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, from 12 – 5 p.m. in the Main Lobby.

The Miller December 2018 Newsletter:   (click on link below to view newsletter)

December 18-19 Newsletter Translated

Week of 12-3-18 Spelling List:   compass, latitude, longitude, distributive, certain, compatible, population, money, deposit, withdrawal, millimeters, centimeters, grams, measurement

Scholastic Book Fair:  Dec. 3–Dec. 7.  Your child may bring money to school to shop at the book fair.  Our class time will be Tues., Dec. 4, from 1:20-1:30 p.m.  Students may shop at other times as well.

Picture Retake Day:  Weds., Dec. 5.  ONLY students who were absent or purchased pictures and are dissatisfied with the purchased pictures may have their pictures retaken.

Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, 4:30 p.m.:  Movie Night at Miller.  INCREDIBLES 2 will be the movie shown.  

Miller School is helping the children of Yemen, affected by war.  Please read the attached flyer:   (snacks are $1.00 each)

Fundraising Miller Children of Yemen Translated (1) (1)

The Miller Canned Food Drive has begun!  Please help us help families in need by sending in canned food items with your child.  Canned food and boxed food items are acceptable. 

Our Miller School Newsletter will no longer be sent home on paper.  You may now read it on the school’s website, or on each teacher’s blog.  Please view it here:

November 2018 Newsletter


BoO  BaSh!!  Thurs., Oct. 25, 2018 — 5:00-6:30 p.m.  Doors will lock at 5:00 p.m.–BE  ON  TIME!  Raffle tickets will be sold:  $1 each or 6 for $5.

Friday, Oct. 12, 2018:  First PTA Meeting in the Cafeteria at 9:00 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 12, 2018:    1/2 day for students–Dismissal  11:45 a.m.

Week of Oct. 8, 2018 Spelling Words:  today, ache, estimate, phrase, trade, parade, became, arcade, education, glacier, geography, region, direction, transportation, Midwest, landform

Week of October 1, 2018 Spelling Words:

person, interest, district, trim, adopt, strong, common, timber, grin, blog, questions, experiment, hypothesis, solution, conclusion

Our field trip to Belle Isle was canceled today, due to rainy weather.  However, the trip has been RESCHEDULED to Monday, October 8, 2018.  Please sign the add-on sheet that went home with your child today, acknowledging that you will allow your child to go on the trip Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 instead.

We have a field trip on Monday, October 1, 2018!  We will be visiting the Belle Isle Park and Nature Center.  Students must turn in their permission slips and $5 by Tues., 9-25-18.  Chaperones are welcome, but must have an approved background check beforehand.  Please visit our office and make sure you bring your Driver’s License if you need to have a background check.  On the day of the field trip, all students must bring a lunch from home (in throw-away containers) and a drink — NO GLASS containers allowed.

Welcome Back!

This 2018-19 school year is off to a flying start.  It is my privilege to be your child’s 4th Grade teacher this year, and I look forward to getting to know each of them individually as well as academically!  Please click on the “Homework” tab each night to view what was given to your child as homework on that day.  All homework is due in class the following school day, unless otherwise noted.  Thank you for your support in this area.

I encourage each student to pack their backpacks before going to bed at night in order to avoid forgetting materials they need at school the next morning.  I would appreciate each parent’s help in this area.

Open House:  A time to meet your child’s teachers, see the classroom, view curriculum, and schedule your child’s conference time in November.  Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. is our scheduled Open House, and I look forward to meeting each family!

A link below allows you to open the District’s times for all Open Houses and Parent/Teacher Conferences across the district:

(You may also access this link through the District’s website.)


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