Summer is Here

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.

Respectfully,
Radewin Awada
Principal – Miller Elementary

Important dates….

No school: June 3, 4 & 5

Boat Trip 3rd -5th grades: June 6

Author Artist John Agee visits K-2: June 6

Field Day: June 7

Mobile Dentist: June 10-12

5th Grade Ceremony: June 12 at 1:00

Last day of school ½ day 11:45 dismissal: June 14

Fundraiser for Yemen Children

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

Please complete….

Dear Parent/Guardian,

(Name of School) is using this Parent Survey as a means to elicit your beliefs and opinions to help target areas for the school system to improve and areas to continue to be effective. Your opinion is important to us, and we ask that you take the time to complete this survey. The online survey will be available until 4/30/18. In order to complete the survey, please click on this link: https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/62976/p354

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous and your honest opinions are appreciated. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact your school principal. Thank you in advance for supporting our improvement efforts.

Your cooperation and support in completing the parent survey will be greatly appreciated. Sincerely,

Principal

أولياء الأمور الكرام ،

مدرستنا وجميع مدارس ديربورن في عملية تطوير و تحسين مستمرة و دائمة ،يعتبر خلالها الأهل والأوصياء جزء لا يتجزأ و جوهري لسيرها. نستخدم استطلاع رأي متطور و خاص بالأهالي كوسيلة للاطلاع على آرائهم التي من شأنها المساعدة في استهداف المناطق الفعالة والمؤثرة على سير العملية التطويرية للمدرسة. رأيك مهم بالنسبة لنا،لذا نرجو منكم الاجابة على الاستطلاع لإتمام هذه الدراسة. يتوفر استطلاع الرأي عبر شبكة الإنترنت. من أجل إكمال الدراسة، يرجى الضغط على الرابط التالي :

https://goo.gl/forms/iLDspEXQys4Msbqu1

نؤكد أن مشاركتكم و اجاباتكم حول هذا الاستطلاع سرية ولن يتم معرفة شخصية من قام بالاستطلاع، و أن آرائكم الصادقة هي موضع تقدير. إذا كان لديكم أي أسئلة حول هذا الاستبيان، يرجى الاتصال بمكتب المدرسة. شكرا لكم مقدما على مساندتكم ودعمكم لعملية تطوير و تحسين المدرسة

نقدر تعاونكم ودعمكم في إكمال هذا الاستطلاع و لكم جزيل الشكر.

مدير(ة) المدرسة

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.

 

Stay healthy!!

We all need to stay healthy during the winter months. Wash your hands many times a day. Eat healthy foods. Get lots of rest. And when you are sick please stay home.  Please remember if your child is running a fever, keep them home.  Thank you!