UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, May 25---Field Day for all students

May 26 - 29---No School - Memorial Day

May 31, June 1 & 2---Mobile Dentist

PARENT SURVEY – PLEASE COMPLETE

Please take a few moments to respond to the survey, click on the link here.  Thank you for your help!

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Miller ES and all Dearborn Schools are involved in an ongoing continuous improvement process, of which parents and guardians are an integral part. Miller ES is using the AdvancED Parent Survey as a means to elicit your 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 from 5/9/17 to 5/31/17. In order to complete the survey, please click on this link: https://goo.gl/GSx4xK 

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 at awadar@dearbornschools.org or visit the link to Frequently Asked Questions. Thank you in advance for supporting Miller ES 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 5/9 _5/31 . من أجل إكمال الدراسة، يرجى الضغط على الرابط التالي : https://goo.gl/GSx4xK
نؤكد أن مشاركتكم و اجاباتكم حول هذا الاستطلاع سرية و لن 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 عبر البريد الالكتروني التالي <<awadar@dearbornschools.org 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

Boat Trip Grades 3-5, May 16

Click here for the letter sent home with students today.

Tomorrow is Miller’s First Annual Boat Trip!

Few reminders for the trip:

  • Bagged lunch (brown paper bag or plastic only).  No food or drinks are allowed on the boat.
  • NO DRINKS ALLOWED – School will provide bottled water.
  • Students can purchase snacks from the concession stands on the boat.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes for walking.
  • All chaperones must stay with their child(ren).

All chaperones, please read below:
Chaperones:

So that we may work together for a safe trip, Diamond Jack’s River Tours would like you to be aware of the responsibilities required of your chaperones on board the vessels during school trips.  We ask that the chaperones move among the students to supervise as assigned by the teacher.

Diamond Jack’s River Tours reserves the right to end the trip without refund, if the Captain observes the group is acting in an unsafe manner.

Following are the major points regarding improper behavior that the chaperones should be ready to act upon immediately.  Chaperones should notify the teacher or crew of any ongoing problems.

  1. Running on board the vessels
  2. Climbing on the railings
  3. Standing on the furniture
  4. Hanging outside the windows
  5. Horse play
  6. Garbage should be placed in proper container.

Summer STAND 2017

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The Summer STAND program will be at Stout Middle School and will run Tuesdays through Thursday starting Tuesday, June 27 to Thursday, August 3.  Camp hours are from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Transportation and lunch will be provided.  The district will try to accommodate as many 4th and 5th graders, as well as all middle … Read more

2017 Dearborn Public Schools Impact Award

Just as the Teacher of Year of the year award celebrates the classroom teachers, the Impact award recognizes all other staff members who demonstrate the Dearborn Public School District’s Core Values and are consistently professional, personable and polite as they work with students, contribute to the classroom environment, and provide overall customer service in a variety of roles.

Deadline for submitting nominations: Friday, April 21, 2017.

Who can be nominated: Any full or part-time staff member employed with the Dearborn Public Schools for at least 3 years who provides ongoing demonstration of the District’s Core Values and is consistently personable, professional and polite as they work to create a better Dearborn Public Schools.

Examples of staff members who are eligible include Secretaries, Principals, Para pros, Custodians, Bus Drivers, Food Service Staff, Social Workers, Carpenters, Skilled Trade, Computer technicians or anyone who is not a classroom teacher but works for the Dearborn Public Schools.

Qualifications
1. The nominee must have been employed as a full or part-time staff member of the Dearborn Public Schools for at least 3 years.
2. The nominee must consistently demonstrate the District’s Core Values:
Honesty, Respect for Self and Others, Responsibility, Integrity, Courtesy, Citizenship
3. The nominee must create a better Dearborn Public Schools in the performance of their job.
4. The nominee must be personable, professional, and polite in the daily performance of their job.
5. Previous Impact Award winners may not win again.

Nomination Forms
Nomination forms can be found and completed online at https://docs.google.com/a/dearbornschools.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdupwQeT-U2fNR92MLPcAIhCOO6unx9FEpe9uKB1x6JmjDCaw/viewform.
Printed nomination forms are available at all school offices and should be returned to Dearborn Public Schools Administration Office, 18700 Audette, Dearborn 48124.

Download Form: Impact Award (Microsoft Word)

Selection Process: Four winners will be selected by a committee of District staff and community members based on the essays submitted.

Presentation: Winners will be presented their awards at the annual Green Tie Event sponsored by the Dearborn Education Foundation and held in May. Winners will receive a $500 cash award, engraved award, and complimentary dinner at the Green Tie Dinner on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Who can nominate someone for the Impact Award: Middle and High School students, staff members, parents, and other adults can submit nomination forms.

Questions: For more information about nominating a staff member or any aspect of the Impact Awards, please contact the Communications Office at 827-3006 or email communications@dearbornschools.org

Mandatory Kindergarten Meeting Wednesday, March 1

Attention Kindergarten Parent(s)/Guardian Recently the State of Michigan adopted into law House Bill 4822 Public Act 306, legislation which requires all current kindergarten students become proficient readers by third grade or face mandatory retention. In response, Miller Elementary and the Dearborn Public Schools are committed to partnering with parents and ensuring all children realize their … Read more

District 2017 Kindergarten Round-Up Schedule

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Kindergarten Round-Up Schedule PDF The Dearborn Public Schools will hold a Kindergarten Round-Up meeting this spring at every elementary school in the district to give parents the opportunity to find out about their neighborhood school and enroll their child for the fall semester. The schedule of dates, times and locations is listed below. Children entering … Read more

Family Fun Math Night

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Please join us tonight and experience the hands-on learning power of math with your children, and enjoy an evening of fun from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. in the Miller Cafeteria.

  •  Participation is FREE
  •  First 75 families will receive a FREE Math game (up to $15). 
  •  Parents/Guardians must stay with their children.

We are looking forward to seeing you there.

Miller Math Night

Miller Families, You are invited to attend our Math Night on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 4:45 to 5:45 pm in the Miller Cafeteria. This is a fun night where students play different games that support their learning in Math. Participation is FREE! And the first 75 families will receive a FREE Math game (up … Read more

Movie Night Tomorrow 1/20/17

Friday, January 20, 2017
zootopia

Doors open for refreshments and entertainment at 4:30 pm

Bring the whole family and enjoy Zootopia!

Pizza and refreshments sold separately

Admission FREE

PARENTS – You are expected to stay with your children – This is NOT a drop-off event!

*All the funds raised by the PTA for “Movie Night” will go to support various events for our students.

School of Choice Deadlines for 2017-2018

Parents may request their students attend a Dearborn school outside their attendance area either under a School of Choice or via a Boundary Exemption Hearing. 2017-2018  School of Choice Deadline February 1, 2017, for students entering grades 6th-8th May 1, 2017, for students entering grades K-5th. Download Files: School of Choice Application Boundary Exemption Petition … Read more

Empty Bowls 2016

Great job  to Mrs. Saad and the awesome creativity by Miller students for a great cause!  We raised $155.oo dollars so far. The empty Bowls raise more than $3,500.00 dollars and the money is still coming from selling the leftover bowls. The kids enjoyed making their bowls while learning about giving to others in need.

Enjoy the photos Mrs. Saad took with the second graders holding these bowls. Visit Mrs. Saad Blog for more pictures:  http://iblog.dearbornschools.org/saadn/
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Literacy Parent Meetings

Dear parents/guardians, You are cordially invited to attend the literacy parent meeting in your childś classroom. The following are the literacy meeting dates and times: KG literacy meeting is on November 22 at 9:00 am 1st grade literacy meeting is on November 15 at 9:00 am 2nd grade literacy meeting is on November 29 at … Read more

Wayne County Regional Enhancement Education Millage Proposal

 

School districts in Wayne County have placed a proposal on the November 8th ballot to provide added funding for our schools. It is the “Regional Enhancement Millage Proposal.”

If approved by the entire county, the 2 mil proposal will generate approximately $6.2 million from Dearborn but the District will receive $7.8 million in additional funding for our schools.  Money would go to local schools starting this year and the millage expires after six years. 

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Wayne County Regional Enhancement Education Millage Proposal

 

School districts in Wayne County have placed a proposal on the November 8th ballot to provide added funding for our schools. It is the “Regional Enhancement Millage Proposal.”

If approved by the entire county, the 2 mil proposal will generate approximately $6.2 million from Dearborn but the District will receive $7.8 million in additional funding for our schools.  Money would go to local schools starting this year and the millage expires after six years. 

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Boo Bash

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Join us for Miller Elementary School’s Boo Bash! When:  Friday, October 28th  Where:  Miller Elementary School Time:  4:30-6 pm Cost: $3 We will have food, games, treat bags, music, and fun!  Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory.  It will be merry, not scary! Students MUST have a parent/guardian age 18+ with them at this event. … Read more

Notice for AOL Email Accounts

Dear Parents, If you are an AOL email user, please be aware that you may not receive email notifications due to AOL policies. We are working to resolve this issue with AOL. Thank you for your patience while we work with AOL to make sure you get classroom notifications from your teacher. Sincerely, Technology Department

Parent Opportunity on Technology Sessions

Technology Sessions at Fordson High School on November 16.  Please see attached flyers for more information. Free Technology Skills Sessions Flyer in PDF  (English Version) Free Technology Skills Sessions Flyer in PDF  (Arabic Version) Program Rationale: Since technology is rapidly changing, parents and community members are struggling to adapt and use technology in a meaningful … Read more

Join us Sept. 20th for a College Fair

Dearborn Public Schools is pleased to host the Dearborn Schools MACRAO College Fair September 20, 2016 6:30pm-8:00pm Ford Community and Performing Arts Center 15801 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn 48126 Representatives from more than 60 different post-secondary schools will be available to talk with students. This event is open to all Dearborn schools and surrounding districts! Just … Read more

2016-2017 Parent University-Parent/Child Workshop Descriptions

2016-2017 Parent University-Parent/Child Workshop Descriptions. Nutrition and health habits begin at birth, and are necessary for a life-long, healthy life style. Eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables daily gives children the energy needed to grow, learn, and move. Additionally, supporting children in carrying out personal care and self help skills is important to … Read more

M-STEP

M-STEP is the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress. This standardized assessment is set to begin next week and will be administered online. To practice sample items for this assessment, click on the M-STEP link. Students in grade 5 will be assessed in the areas of English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and Social Studies. The window for … Read more

STEM Middle School

Fifth Grade Parents: There will be an informational meeting for parents regarding the STEM program on Tuesday March 8 at 7 pm. STEM is located at the Heights Campus: 22586 Ann Arbor Trail Dearborn, MI 48127.   For more information, please visit the STEM website.

MyON Reading Challenge

We are challenging all students to read as much as they can during the winter vacation.  The goal is for each child to read at least 350 minutes using MyOn. The grade level that reads the most will win a movie afternoon with snacks. To log on to MyON Go to http://www.myon.com Username: Id number Password: birth … Read more

Book Fair

The book fair is coming to Miller December 7-11. Proceeds will support your child’s growth in reading. Parents, we still need volunteers for Dec. 8, 9, and 10. Please call the office and let them know what time you can help. Thank you