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City hosting TikTok “Mask Up” contest

News from the City of Dearborn

John B. O’Reilly, Jr., Mayor 

Department of Public Information

Mary Laundroche, Director


 November 25, 2020

City hosting TikTok “Mask Up” contest; winners to receive $100 Amazon gift card

Deadline for entry is Dec. 18

DEARBORN, Mich. – The City invites residents to help get the word out about the importance of wearing masks through its TikTok video contest, with the potential to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

Those interested in participating in the contest should create a fun, inspiring video on TikTok supporting the City’s #MaskUpDearborn campaign. Through the contest, individuals can use their creativity to help motivate the community to wear masks to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The contest is a great way to be creative and have fun while also encouraging vital public health and safety guidelines in your community.

To enter the contest, individuals should follow @dearborncitygov and post a video with the hashtag #MaskUpDearborn by 12 p.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 18.

Guidelines for entering the contest are as follows:

  • Enter a video of your creation through the TikTok app and copy the link to this Shortstack:, which will be the website the City of Dearborn is using to run this contest.
  • Vote for your favorite video on Shortstack! The top three videos will be voted on by other TikTok users!
  • Your video MUST include the hashtag #MaskUpDearborn and you must tag us at @dearborncitygov.
  • Your video must be focused on the importance of wearing masks to save lives.
  • You can submit up to five videos per person, per account via TikTok.
  • You can vote for your favorite video on Shortstack up to three times per day.
  • Submit your video beginning November 25 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and ending December 18 at 12 p.m. Eastern Time.

Videos should be between 15-60 seconds long and should not contain explicit music or inappropriate language, clothing, or gestures.

Three individuals with the most votes will each receive a $100 Amazon gift card from the City.

Complete rules and guidelines for the contest can be found here:

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Mary Laundroche at (313) 943-2285

Residents encouraged to enter TikTok “Mask Up” contest

Food Distribution

Saturday, November 14, 2020

All Families Welcome!
Each car will receive a variety of grocery items including dairy, produce, grains, and proteins.

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn 48126

Ford Community and Performing Arts Center

Thanksgiving Free Halal Turkey Drive-Thru & COVID-19 Testing 

Turkey drive-thru in partnership with UnitedHealthcare Community Plan 

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

ACCESS Community Health and Research Center 6450 Maple St., Dearborn, MI 48126 

Please call 313-216-2200 to confirm that we are testing. 

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

Testing in partnership with Macomb County Health Department ACCESS Sterling Heights Center 

4301 E. 14 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights, MI 48310 

Please call 586-722-6036 to confirm that we are testing. Turkey Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing 

Free halal turkeys will be passed out on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

One turkey per vehicle. 

Nasal and antibody testing. No prescription or insurance required. 

We test children 5+ years (parent consent form required). 

Results expected in 3-5 days.


A notice for our elementary parents – Dearborn Public Schools has moved the half day for elementary students originally scheduled for Nov. 6 up to Oct. 30

Teachers will use the afternoon that day to get grades ready for report cards.  The first marking period ends on Oct. 30 for all grades this year. A Google calendar with our most up to date days is always available on the district website on the home page and on our calendar page.  

Breakfast/Lunch DISTURBUTION

TOMORROW: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 10:30 A.M. -1:00 P.M.

Office of the Superintendent


To say that we have faced a year filled with challenges is quite the understatement. However, in our nation’s history, we have faced many trying times and devastating tragedies. It’s been almost 20 years since the horrific attacks occurred on the morning of September 11, 2001. It was a day that we, as a nation, had not experienced in many, many years.  

We watched in disbelief as almost 3,000 Americans died and more than 6,000 were injured. We hailed the heroes who risked their own lives to save their fellow citizens, some never to return home to their families. And at the end of the day we stood together, as one America, to mourn the loss and pray for healing.  

There is no way to measure the total impact or magnitude that an event can have on our nation and it’s impossible to compare one tragedy to another.  Instead, we must look at how we, as a people, work to overcome and heal from the scars left by these terrible events.  

Right now, we are a nation in the midst of a global pandemic, once again engaged in efforts to overcome inequality and injustice, and experiencing feelings of division and uncertainty. In the weeks, months, and years that followed the 9-11 tragedy our nation worked to be better. We made an effort to thank and appreciate our first responders; we turned a day of darkness into what is now a day of service and giving; and we never forget the resilient spirit of all Americans. 

Traditionally on this day we pause as a district to remember and honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.  Today, I ask all of you to take a moment on your own to pause and reflect on the events of that day and honor the memory of those who perished in New York, Washington D.C., and a field in Pennsylvania.  I ask that we also take a moment today to remember those who have had to overcome their own personal tragedy brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Despite the darkness that occasionally falls upon our land, the sun continues to shine it’s light on our great nation.  Just as we never forget the events of September 11th, let us never forget our ability to overcome, persevere and come together as one nation. It is this strength, the American strength, that will see us through all that lies ahead.   


Glenn Maleyko, Ph.D.


(Here is a link to a separate short video message I recorded remembering September 11th)

Mustang Memo

Week of September 8, 2020

Dear Miller Families,

Once again, welcome to the 20-21 school year, one that is sure to be remembered! We have been on quite a wild ride since last March. I hope you and your family were able to find some peace among these unprecedented times this summer and are relaxed and ready for our new adventure.  As you know, all students are beginning full day of remote instruction on September 8, 2020. 

Daily Schedule: 

Our daily schedule has been created to ensure that students in all grades have similar learning experiences and consistent daily schedules. As we worked on our schedule some of the things we considered were: consistency across grade levels, flexibility in learning, and balanced screen time.  Please use the link below to review the full schedule:

Miller Elementary Remote Learning Schedule  

TimeMonday – Friday 
8:55-10:25ELA (Benchmark)AM Attendance taken
10:30-11:45Math (Eureka) AM Attendance taken
11:45-12:25Lunch 38 minutes
12:25-1:00 Writing/Science lesson /Social Studies PM Attendance taken
1:00-1:54Specials (Synchronous or asynchronous)
1:55-3:50 Learning Labs (more information to come) 


For any student that has not received a chromebook, please call the office and we will schedule an appointment for pick up.

PTA Video Support: 

Mr. Habib Abbas (PTA Board Member) was kind enough to put together a video (in Arabic) with an overview of what to expect and a summary of the tools students will be using during remote learning.  

Parent Message Video (Arabic)

Miller Elementary has the best, strongest, most committed students, staff, and families anywhere. Every day, you continue to prove that true beyond any shadow of a doubt. I want to reaffirm our commitment to take absolutely every precaution to keep our staff, students and families safe and to ensure they receive the high-quality education they deserve no matter how or where they are learning.

Your Partner in Education, 

Mrs. Amal Abdulla


Miller Elementary



10:30 A.M.-1 P.M.

Student information will NOT YET be required*

Free weekly meal distributions will continue after school starts
online this month and will expand to more school locations.
However, the program will have some changes, including requiring
proof that the recipients are Dearborn Public School students.
Thursday, Sept. 3, will be the first day for the new school-year
program. Parents or other adults still will be able to pick up a
week’s worth of lunch and breakfast items for students. The adult,
though, will need to provide the name, school, and student ID or

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student number for each student receiving a meal pack.
Parents are encouraged to pre-order meal pickup through
the Nutrislice website or app. This will allow them to enter the
student information once for the year. The software will remember
the information the next time the adult goes to pre-order. (Here are
directions for ordering online.) If they don’t pre-order online, the
adult will have to provide the information at pickup. The meals will
continue to be free to Dearborn Public School students. After the
first week, weekly meal packs will be distributed on Fridays, starting
with Friday, Sept. 11. Meals will be available for pickup from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each
week at Bryant Middle School, Dearborn High School, Edsel Ford
High School, Fordson High School, Henry Ford Elementary, the
Dearborn Heights Campus (Howe/STEM/Berry Center), Lowrey
School, Maples Elementary, McCollough-Unis, McDonald
Elementary, Miller Elementary, Salina Intermediate, Smith Middle
School, Stout Middle School and Woodworth Middle School.
At most locations, adults will be able to stay in their vehicles and
pull up to have food loaded in their car. Families that pre-order will
be able to use a special designated line. Student meals can be
collected from any building, even if the child attends a different
Dearborn Public Schools began offering free food distribution in

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March just days after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered schools to
close to slow the spread of COVID-19. Food distribution was
initially funded under emergency provisions of the School Lunch
Program. Food distribution continued over the summer through a
separate federal summer nutrition program, which will end in
Dearborn with the distribution on Aug. 27. Neither of those
programs required the district to collect student information. With
the restart of school, though, Dearborn Public Schools now is
required to link each meal to a district student in order to be
reimbursed through the National School Lunch Program. Each meal pack will contain a breakfast and a lunch for each day of school that week. Most packs will have 10 meals (five each of breakfast and lunch), but some weeks may be smaller due to days off school.
The district has been distributing more than 60,000 meals a week and has handed out more than 1.25 million meals since the shut down in March.
“We are glad Dearborn Public Schools is able to continue to
distribute free nutritional meals to our students,” said Jeff Murphy,
director of food services. “We know this service is important to
many of the families who participate.”

مدارس ديربورن ستواصل توزيع وجبات للطالب أسبوعية مجاناً ،
ولكن على ولي أمر الطالب تقديم معلومات عن إنتساب الطالب للمدرسه

سيستمر توزيع الوجبات األسبوعية المجانية بعد بدء المدرسة عبر
اإلنترنت هذا الشهر وستتوسع إلى المزيد من مواقع المدارس. ومع ذلك ،
سيشتمل البرنامج على بعض التغييرات ، بما في ذلك طلب إثبات أن
المستلمين هم طالب مدرسة ديربورن العامة.
الخميس 3 سبتمبر سيكون اليوم األول لبرنامج العام الدراسي الجديد. ال
يزال بإمكان أولياء االمور أو غيرهم من البالغين الحصول على وجبة
غداء وفطور تكفي لمدة أسبوع للطالب. ومع ذلك ، سيحتاج الشخص
البالغ إلى تقديم االسم والمدرسة ومعرف الطالب أو رقم الطالب لكل طالب
يتلقى حزمة وجبات. يتم تشجيع أولياء االمور على الطلب المسبق
الستالم الوجبة من خالل موقع website iNutrislice . سيسمح لهم ذلك
بإدخال معلومات الطالب مرة واحدة للعام. سيتذكر البرنامج المعلومات في
المرة التالية التي يقوم فيها الشخص البالغ بالطلب المسبق. )فيما يلي
توجيهات للطلب عبر اإلنترنت. for directions are Here(
ا عبر اإلنترنت ، فسيتعين على

(.online ordering )إذا لم يطلبوا مسبقً
الشخص البالغ تقديم المعلومات عند االستالم.
ستظل الوجبات مجانية لطالب مدرسة ديربورن العامة. بعد األسبوع
، بد ًء األول ، سيتم توزيع حزم الوجبات األسبوعية أيام الجمعة ا من
الجمعة 11 سبتمبر.
الوجبات ستكون متاحة لالستالم من الساعة ٣٠:١٠ صبا ًحا حتى 1 ظهًرا.
كل أسبوع في المدارس التاليه: براينت اإلعدادية ، مدرسة ديربورن
الثانوية ، مدرسة إدسل فورد الثانوية ، مدرسة فوردسون الثانوية ،
مدرسة هنري فورد االبتدائية ، حرم ديربورن هايتس )STEM / Howe
/ مركز بيري( ، مدرسة لوري ، مدرسة مبلس االبتدائية ، مكولى يونس ،
مدرسة ماكدونالد االبتدائية ، ميلر االبتدائية ، ومتوسطة سالينا ، ومدرسة
سميث المتوسطة ، ومدرسة ستاوت المتوسطة ، ومدرسة وودوورث
في معظم مواقع التوزيع، سيتمكن اولياء االمور من البقاء في سياراتهم
ا من استخدام خط معين

لتحميل الطعام. ستتمكن العائالت التي تطلب مسبقً
خاص. يمكن جمع وجبات الطالب من أي مبنى ، حتى لو كان الطالب
يذهب إلى مدرسة مختلفة
بدأت مدارس ديربورن العامة في تقديم وتوزيع مجاني للطعام في شهر
مارس بعد أيام فقط من إصدار حاكم الوالية جريتشن ويتمر أمًرا للمدارس
باإلغالق إلبطاء انتشار 19-COVID .تم تمويل توزيع المواد الغذائية
في البداية بموجب أحكام الطوارئ لبرنامج الغداء المدرسي. استمر توزيع
الغذاء خالل الصيف من خالل برنامج تغذية صيفي فيدرالي منفصل ،
والذي سينتهي في ديربورن مع التوزيع في ٢٧ آب/ أغسطس. لم يطلب
أي من هذين البرنامجين المنطقة لجمع معلومات عن الطالب. مع إعادة
بدء المدرسة ، على الرغم من ذلك ، فإن مدارس ديربورن العامة مطالبة
اآلن بربط كل وجبة بطالب المنطقة حتى يتم تعويضها من خالل البرنامج
الوطني للغداء المدرسي. ستحتوي كل حزمة وجبات على وجبة فطور
وغداء لكل يوم من أيام المدرسة في ذلك األسبوع. تحتوي معظم العبوات
على ١٠ وجبات )خمس وجبات افطار و خمس للغداء( ، ولكن قد تكون
بعض األسابيع أصغر بسبب أيام العطلة المدرسية.
كانت المنطقة التعليميه لمدارس ديربورن توزع أكثر من ٦٠ ألف وجبة
في األسبوع ووزعت أكثر من ١٫٢٥ مليون وجبة منذ اإلغالق في مارس.
قال جيف مورفي ، مدير خدمات الطعام: “يسعدنا أن مدارس ديربورن
العامة قادرة على االستمرار في توزيع وجبات غذائية مجانية لطالبنا”.
“نحن نعلم أن هذه الخدمة مهمة للعديد من العائالت التي تشارك.”.


Every student enrolled in Dearborn Public Schools  should have a chromebook or an electronic device to use.  If your child already has one, then you are all set.  

If you need one for your child, please come to Miller on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 between the following times:

Last name begins with A – H  9:00am-10:00am

Last name begins with I – P  10:00am-11:00am

Last name begins with Q – Z  11:00am-12:00pm 

Distribution will be outdoors in the main entrance.  Masks MUST be worn and we MUST adhere to social distancing guidelines.  


Kindergarten Registration

Hello Miller Families,

Kindergarten Registration will be held at Miller School on Monday, August 24 & Tuesday, August 25 from 10:00 A.M. to 2 P.M.

This is only for incoming Kindergarten students who have not registered yet.

Thank You,

Miller Office Staff

Very Important: 2020 Census

Dear Parent(s),

Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

For a better future of our city, schools, and students , please click on the link now and fill out the census. It only takes a few minutes from your time to make a difference.

Complete the Census application here:

Thank You


IMPORTANT – Student Materials Distribution and Collection – No Students Please


ALL Miller k-5 Students


Thursday June 04, 2020

kindergarten / 1st / 2nd Grade Students: 12 – 1 p.m.

Grades 3rd / 4th / 5th Grade Students: 1 – 2 p.m.


Distribution and Collection of Student Materials and Summer Math Learning Packets. Teachers will be lined up by alphabetical order and a sign with teacher name will be clearly marked.  


Kindergarten and 3rd Grade Students: Miller Elementary Parking Lot Sidewalk in front of Cotter

1st and 4th Grade Students: Miller Elementary Parking Lot Sidewalk in front of Miller

2nd and 5th Grade Students: Miller Elementary Bus Drop Off


Parents are required to pick up belongings and drop off classroom and library books. Chromebooks WILL NOT be collected; students will keep Chromebook over the summer for summer learning.  


1.      Parents place LLI/ science/classroom/library books in the trunk of their vehicle.

2.      Parents drive up to designated area and pop open the trunk of the vehicle, if walking please observe social distancing measures.

3.      Teacher will place students’ belongings in the trunk and remove LLI / classroom and library books. 


Do not bring students

Ensure all books are placed in the trunk

Do not exit the car

If we all work together, drive slow and follow directions things will run smoothly, thanks in advance for the teamwork.


Miller Staff continue sending their love and prayers to students and parents of Miller Elementary and thank each of you for the continued teamwork and support during these most unprecedented of times.  A few important messages to share, please continue engaging Miller Staff and Administration via school website and teacher blogs when questions arise. 

FINAL Chromebook distribution scheduled for TODAY according to the following schedule, be certain to respect the established schedule and distancing protocols. This will be the final day student Chromebooks will be distributed, no exceptions.

Kindergarten – 1st Grades: 12 – 1 P.M.

2nd – 3rd Grades: 1 – 2 P.M.

4th – 5th Grades: 2 – 3 P.M. 

Keep self and others SAFE by respecting the following guidelines during pickup:

1)    NO STUDENTS, Parents Only

2)    Parents will be admitted one person at a time to the front lobby and required to wear a mask or face covering.

3)    Follow proper distancing protocol, cones will be set up outside, keep a minimum of 6 feet apart and avoid congregating. 

Teacher of the Year

Reminder: Today is the last day to Nominate your favorite teacher for the Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year Student Choice Awards.  These awards recognize classroom teachers.

Students can go directly to the online nomination form at:

To learn more about this award, please click on the link below:

Thank you!

Election Day Message


With the March 10th primary election just around the corner, I thought it might be helpful to share a few thoughts regarding the safety and security of our schools.  

Changes in the Wayne County common calendar, and our obligation to follow that calendar, have resulted in November elections becoming a Professional Development (PD) day for all school districts and perhaps adding another PD day every four years in March might be part of a future conversation. For now, our district, along with just over half of the other districts in Wayne County, will be open on March 10th just as we were during the 2016 primary election. 

For those schools where voting will occur, there will be a bit of change in the daily routine. Principals and engineers have plans in place that will ensure a minimal amount of disruption but it will require a little patience from all of us.

As for the safety and security of schools, please know that myself and others have been in touch with the City Clerk’s office and Dearborn Police. Our City Clerk is a long time supporter of the Dearborn Public Schools and he too understands the balance between running a smooth election and keeping schools safe.  His office is estimating about 12,000 to 15,000 people voting at about 50 different precincts scattered throughout the city. That works out to an average of 300 people stopping by each voting location (actual numbers will vary by location but some polling locations may have fewer voters due to changes in absentee voting laws that have made the process easier and accessible to a larger number of voters).  As with most elections, the busiest times will occur in the morning between 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. and then again between 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

From the beginning to the end of election day, communication and organization is key to keeping everyone safe. I have communicated with principals, engineers, and all other staff members providing them with guidance and suggestions to ensure a secure school environment.  Of course, we have our outstanding Dearborn Police School Resource Officers who, as always, will be in our schools on election day. We have a great partnership with the Dearborn Police and they will once again be making an extra effort on election day to visit schools not just once, but frequently throughout the day in a program they call “Safe and Fair Elections.”

Our schools are part of the neighborhood and fortunately the people coming in to vote are the friends, neighbors, and parents of the students we see everyday. As a school community we need to take pride in the role we have to support a free and fair election process.  At the same time we must balance that with the very real concern for the overall safety of the staff and students in our schools. By all of us doing our part to work together, communicate, remain vigilant, and follow a few simple precautions, our schools will remain safe, not only on election day, but every day. 

Have a great day,

John Leacher

Health, Safety & Security Supervisor

Dearborn Public Schools


Miller Family Game Night

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For all students & their families! Come & have some fun on

Thursday, February 13th 4:45-5:45 P.M.

All games will be for sale at the event! (Prices from $3-$25)

First 60 families get a $15 game coupon!

This event is proudly presented by:

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There is no enrollment process for our new 6th grade class.  Instead, we will be sending out invitations to the top 120 5th grade students in the district and asking them to apply. If your student is in district, but not a DPS student, there will be an application posted on our blog ( mid-February .

We have set a minimum NWEA reading score of 222 and a minimum NWEA math score of 231 as our baseline (winter 2020 5th grade scores).  In addition, students will need to have earned a 3 or a 4 on their 4th grade math and reading M-STEP tests.  However, having these minimum scores does not mean that a student will receive an invitation.  The top 120 students may very well achieve beyond these minimum scores.  Invitations to apply will be mailed home sometime in March.

For a non-DPS student that applies, his/her application will be ranked with the 120 invitations that we send home to DPS students.  If s/he ranks in the top 120, s/he will be emailed an invitation letter and be asked to email his/her interest in attending in the Fall.  If s/he does not rank in the top 120, s/he will not receive a final invitation.  Again, meeting the minimum scores does not guarantee acceptance.

Once the 120 students have responded to their invitations, if we have more than 60 students “accept”, there will be a lottery.

Join the Heart Heroes

Parents –

The American Heart Association visited our school yesterday to kick-off Kids Heart Challenge!  Look for envelopes, and a cool sticker sheet that they can bring to life when they download the Kids Heart Challenge App! 

Your students got to meet Alexa – a true Heart Hero – and were asked to do a few things to make themselves, their family and community healthier. 

What to do next:

Get started today by downloading the free Kids Heart Challenge app or by visiting our page:

  • Register & Take a challenge – Move More!  Be Prepared! Help Others!  Which will you choose?

Conversation Prompt:  What did you learn in today’s assembly?  Which Challenge do you want to take?  Why is it important to make a difference?  How has heart disease and stroke effected our family? 

The IMPACT:  Every $15 dollar gift brings info and cultural health programming to 100 people at high-risk for heart disease and stroke.  And your student receives a wristband, two heart heroes and a jump rope!

Thank you for your support of our PE program, and the AHA!

Mr. Loconsole

Simply wishing you all a wonderful week ahead!

Monday: Pizza Sale $1 a slice or $8 a whole pizza

NWEA and i Ready testing will take place during the next two weeks

Friday: Half Day ( January 17th) School dismissed at 11:45 a.m.


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Picture retakes are on Wednesday, December 4th!

Want to retake your pictures?

Simply return your original package on Picture Retake Day.

Go to with your Picture Day ID: LM749205Y1

No after school activities

Due to current weather conditions ALL  after school activities will be cancelled for Monday, November 11, 2019. This includes all Middle School Parent/Teacher Conferences, the Dearborn High Athletic banquet, and all Adult and Community Education classes.    


ELECTION DAY IS Tuesday, November 5th Please remember to Vote on Tuesday If you can’t make it to the polls on Tuesday, November 5th new laws allow you to vote at the City Clerk’s office before Election Day. 
This Saturday (November 2) any registered voter can stop by the City Clerk’s Office between the hours of 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and vote via absentee ballot. The Clerk’s office is located inside the Dearborn Administrative Center, 16901 Michigan Ave. 
In addition, registered voters will still be able to request absent voter ballots in person until 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4.


Attention Miller parents who also have students at Stout Middle School: Stout will be holding its first Parent Education Meeting on Thursday, October 24th, 2019 from 9:30 a.m to 10:30 a.m. Stout is providing transportation to and from the meeting via district bus. A bus will be available for parents in front of Miller Elementary at approximately 9:10 a.m to take you to Stout. It will take you back at 10:30 a.m. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday at 9:30 a.m!

Burn Drive




OCTOBER 19 & 20  & OCTOBER 26 & 27 

12:00 NOON – 5:00 PM 






(313) 478-6761



Saturday, September 21 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Sponsored by FCA Foundation 

Registration link below or online at 

Join us for free general admission at MiSci, sponsored by FCA Foundation. General admission includes 250+ hands-on exhibits, live stage shows, Spark!Lab from the Smithsonian, Kids Town gallery, STEM Playground space and more. 

In addition, all showings of Global Soundscapes will be free on September 21, courtesy of FCA Foundation. Space is limited and tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis. Through giant screen images, surround sound, and live presentation, Global Soundscapes takes you on an ear-opening journey into the science of sound and the emerging field of soundscape ecology. 

Click link and register:

School Improvement

The School Improvement visits for the 2019-20  If you wish to participate, complete the form and you will receive a call and email with the building location approximately one hour prior to the start of the visit. Due to the nature of the unannounced visits, we understand that you may or may not be able to make it with the same day notification.  We appreciate your contribution and partnership.

Click on the link if you are interested:

SFE “Putting Child Nutrition First”

Dear Parents/Teachers:

I hope everyone had a relaxing summer vacation and is excited to return to school.  We have been working hard over the summer to add some new items to each campus and wanted to share some of the changes with everyone.   We are pleased to announce that SFE (Southwest Foodservice Excellence) became the new food service management partner at Dearborn Schools on July 1, 2019.  As a result of this partnership, we are pleased to announce the following changes:

  • All meat served district-wide will be certified halal.  More information is available on the foodservice website.
  • All meals district-wide will continue to be free.
  • We pledge a focus on fresh-from-scratch cooking and menu variety. 
  • Fresh fruit and vegetable salad bars will be available daily at lunch.  While this will be free for students who purchase a meal, salad bar access also will be available as an a la carte option.  
  • Full nutritional information is posted for all menu items on the Dearborn Schools website.  
  • The Roving Chef program is available.  This fun and interactive culinary program will provide principal-selected students with special instruction in nutrition, proper food safety/cooking techniques and healthy mealpreparation—all while working alongside a real chef.
  • A variety of entrées will be offered daily to appeal to student tastes and preferences, with on-trend culinary concepts that including recipes from a variety of cuisines.
  • A selection of 3 entrée choices will be offered daily for Elementary students, consisting of the menu items listed above. Middle Schools will have 4-6 options and High School students will be offered 6-8 options daily.
  • A dedicated team of professionals including chefs and nutrition coordinators will be in Dearborn daily working with staff and students.

Along the way, we plan to request frequent feedback from our students through regular taste tests and panels.  That’s because we are dedicated to creating custom menus and programs that get every student excited to eat at school, knowing they will find nutritious foods that they love.  Above all, like you, we want to be sure that they are happy, healthy and well-nourished to learn.

We welcome feedback from you as well!  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me:


Josh Bain
Sr. General Manager of Nutrition Services

Full nutritional information will be posted for all menu items on the Dearborn Schools website and Nutrislice webpage:

Kindergarten Jump Start

Miller Kindergarten Jump Start  

  • Mandatory ALL kindergarten Students Attend
  • August, 20th & 21st, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., students will be eating breakfast and lunch with their teacher. 
  • Miller kindergarten students will be introduced to their new classroom / school in a stress free environment absent any other students.  Kindergarten students will be the only students in the building and engage in Gym, Art, Music, Science and Media classes in addition to having breakfast and lunch with their teacher.  They will interact with other students and begin building relationships with Miller Staff.
  • Kindergarten Parents drop off and pick up students in the classroom.

Welcome Back Letter

August 13, 2019

Greetings Miller Community,                                                                  

Hoping Miller Families and loved ones are well, in good health and enjoying the remaining days of summer, nothing more rewarding than spending quality time with family, friends and loved ones.  The Miller Community looks forward to another exciting school year and extends a warm welcome to our new and returning families.  Our strength as a school community remains strong and continues to thrive and flourish one child at a time because of teamwork; we look forward to strengthening our parent partnerships ensuring every child meets their full academic, social and emotional potential.

Education and safety remain priorities at Miller Elementary, established processes and procedures preserve the safety of all members of our community.  To promote a safe and productive learning environment all members will be held to a high standard and expected to follow established processes governing our professional learning community.

At no time in the history of Public Education have stakes been higher for our children’s future success.  Parent’s active engagement at school and home is absolutely necessary for establishing the building blocks and foundations for learning.  Attached are: copies of 2019-2020 school calendar, Traffic Map and Open House Conference Schedule, please review and save for future reference.  As we begin another amazing school year, the excellent, proud and humble Educators at Miller Elementary look forward to partnering with parents and maximizing students’ educational experiences as we begin a wonderful and amazing school year.     

Miller Kindergarten Jump Start  

  • Mandatory ALL kindergarten Students Attend
  • August, 20th & 21st, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., students will be eating breakfast and lunch with their teacher. 
  • Miller kindergarten students will be introduced to their new classroom / school in a stress free environment absent any other students.  Kindergarten students will be the only students in the building and engage in Gym, Art, Music, Science and Media classes in addition to having breakfast and lunch with their teacher.  They will interact with other students and begin building relationships with Miller Staff.
  • Kindergarten Parents drop off and pick up students in the classroom.

Monday August 26th, 2019 – First Day All Students (1/2 Day)

  • Classroom assignments posted on the front of the building Friday, August 23, 2019.
  • Supply List by Grade level posted on school Blog,  
  • School begins 8:35 a.m. and will be dismissed 11:45 a.m. (1/2 Day). 
  • Students should plan on arriving 10 minutes early to verify classroom assignments.
  • All 1st – 5th Grade students will meet their teachers in the Gym/Cafeteria at their assigned area (yellow sign). Kindergarten students are to be escorted to the classroom by their Parent. Kindergarten hallway is located to the left upon entering through the main entrance; Miller Staff will be assisting parents in finding assigned classroom teacher.
  • Kindergarten Parents please plan on staying for a 30 – 60 minute informational meeting when you drop off your child. 

Kindergarten Soft Start Tuesday – Thursday, August 27th – 29th

Kindergarten Soft Start : ONLY kindergarten students have ½ day Monday – Thursday August 26th – 29th, parents are required to drop off and pick up kindergarten students at 11:45 a.m. daily.  First FULL DAY for kindergarten students is Tuesday September 3rd, 2019.

There will be no busing for kindergarten students during the first week of school, busing for kindergarten students will begin Tuesday September 3rd, 2019.

Busing will be provided for eligible 1st – 5th Grade students on the first day of school beginning August 26th, 2019, NO BUSING for kindergarten students until September 3rd, 2019.      


  • Consistent and timely attendance to school is critical and enhances your child’s educational experience while vastly improving their chances of success.  Avoid removing students from the classroom during the school day.  Avoid making doctor and dental appointments during the school day.  Sign student in/out in the Office prior to exiting the building and when students arrive late.  
  • First warning bell rings at 8:32 a.m.; teachers will escort students to class and instruction begins at 8:35 a.m.  Children entering school after 8:45 a.m. must be accompanied by a parent and sign-in at the main office.  Students will not be allowed to enter class without a parent signature. 
  • If your child is unable to attend school please contact the school office at:

 (313) 827 – 6850.  When calling, parents should give the following information: student and teacher name, grade, reason for and length of absence. 

  • If a child must leave school early or arrive late parents are required to sign students in and out in the school office. 
  • If a student is absent, it is his/her responsibility to check with teachers for missed work.  If a student will be absent for more than two days please contact the teacher to make arrangements for homework to be picked up from the office.  Homework will be ready for pick up the following school day by 3p.m. Weekly lesson plans and daily homework are posted on the teacher blog/parent connect. 

Health Matters

  • Elementary age children require a minimum of ten hours of sleep per day; it’s a good idea to begin sending the little ones to bed a little earlier this week so they may acclimate to earlier bedtimes.
  • Students require a healthy fortified breakfast before coming to school each and every day.  Breakfast at school is served between 8 -8:25 a.m.  Students eating breakfast at school should not arrive before 8 a.m., Cafeteria breakfast is not served after 8:25 AM.
  • Review the importance of regularly washing their hands using soap and water throughout the school day i.e. before and after lunch and during bathroom breaks.
  • If children are ill please keep them home.
  • Children requiring medication throughout the school day are required to have completed a Medical Authorization Form on file in the office.  At no time are children allowed to carry, self-administer or dispense medication during the school day.
  • Students need to bathe regularly and clothes washed daily.

Dress Code

  • Students must dress appropriately in a manner that is not distracting or disruptive to the learning process and weather suitable. 
  • Skirts, shorts, and skorts must come to the tip of the longest finger in a natural stance. 
  • Writing is not permitted across the seat of a student’s garment.  Mutilated clothing (cut, torn, written on etc.) safety pins as decorations, chains, writing on clothing or skin is not permitted. 
  • No outerwear (jackets, coats, hats, bandanas, etc) may be worn in classes; however, some hats or scarves required for religious reasons are permitted.  No jerseys may be worn unless accompanied by a t-shirt underneath it.  No tank tops or sleeveless shirts with the exception of gym class.  No spandex or tight fitting clothes.  No fishnet or transparent clothing is permitted. 
  • No undergarment (bras, underwear, boxer shorts, etc.) should be showing, nor should pajamas be worn to school.
  • Clothing, jewelry, symbols, or other things denoting gang membership are not permitted.  Clothing displaying offensive or inappropriate pictures or writing, which includes but is not limited to topics of sex, tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, is not permitted.   
  • Flip-flops, slippers or any other shoe wear that does not have a back strap are not permitted.  In order to prevent serious injury socks or pantyhose must be worn at all times.
  • Makeup is not permitted. 

We appreciate your full cooperation with these set standards.  Failure to comply with Dearborn Public Schools Dress Policy will result in parents being called and/or student being sent home.


Great news, Cotter pre-school has changed their start time and will begin at 8 a.m.  This will significantly reduce traffic congestion during drop-off and dismissal.  Following established traffic patterns, working together and placing citizen safety first ensures we all remain safe.  A map of traffic flow is attached, please review and follow carefully throughout the year so we may preserve the safety and timeliness of all citizens. 

  • No Parking in the Bus Drop Off Zone – (South of the Miller Sign)
  • Allow adequate travel time and observe the posted speed limit, SLOW DOWN!
  • Do not park and/or leave your car unattended in the drop off zone. 
  • Do not make U-TURNS in the middle of the street it is illegal and dangerous.
  • Make arrangements with your child to pick them up in the same place every day.
  • Encourage your child use the crosswalk when crossing the street.
  • Do not stop in the middle of the street to drop off your child. 
  • Please pull all the way over to the right when dropping off your child.

Summary Important Dates

  • August 20 & 21st, 2019 – All Kindergarten Students, “Jump Start” 9 a.m.  – 12 p.m.
  • Monday – 08-26-2019: 1st Day of School – ½ day All Students, 11:45 a.m. dismissal
  • Tuesday – 08- 27 thru 8-29-2019 Full Day for 1st – 5th Grades dismissal 3:35 p.m., kindergarten dismissal 11:45 a.m., NO Busing for kindergarten students until Tuesday September 3rd, 2019.
  • NO SCHOOL Friday and Monday 08-31 and 9-02-2019, school resumes Tuesday 09- 03-2019, Full Day ALL students.
  • 09-12-2019 Open House, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • 09- 20-2019 Half Day, students dismissed at 11:45 a.m. 
  • 09-25-2019 – Late Start school start time delayed until 9:35 a.m.

Miller’s Professional Learning Community looks forward to providing your child with the finest educational experience.  Thank you for the continued support and commitment to our partnership.  Please take time to review the following policies and information with your child. Questions please call the office, looking forward to seeing you soon.

Radewin Awada, Principal


The Dearborn Public Schools provide all school supplies and learning materials required for all students in all programs. 
Parents often request a list of school supplies for their child and although these supplies are NOT required, teachers and principals greatly appreciate the support these additional supplies provide to the classroom.
Thank you.


2 boxes of Kleenex

2 hand sanitizers-large size

1 box of Gallon size Ziplock bags

1 box of Quart size Ziplock bags

1 container of Clorox wipes

1 pack of baby wipes


First Grade

 4 wide ruled, non perforated spiral notebooks   

2 composition notebooks (black and white)

1 large box of pencils (12 or more pencils)

1 box of crayons (24 pack)

6 glue sticks

2 large pencil erasers

2 packages of 4 Expo dry erase markers

1 box of Ziploc gallon or quart storage bags

1 pencil box for desk

1 flat folder

1 backpack

2 boxes of Kleenex

1 hand sanitizer

2nd Grade

1 box of 24 count crayons

1 box of assorted colored pencils

1 plastic pencil box

2 large erasers

1 pair of child’s scissors

2 boxes of #2 pencils

3 boxes of Kleenex

1 package of thick black dry erase EXPO markers

1 box gallon sized plastic ziploc bags

1 box of sandwich sized ziploc bags

4 wide-ruled composition notebooks

2 package of glue sticks

1 highlighter

1 8 oz hand sanitizer

1 Clorox wipes

1 ream of white copy paper



4 ( 1 subject notebook) red, blue, green, yellow

2 (2-pocket folders)

1 pack of 24 count crayons

1 crayon box

Pack of EXPO dry erase markers

Small sharpener

2 Black and White Composition Notebooks

24 pack of pencils

2 glue Sticks

Loose Leaf paper

2 tissue boxes

Large Hand Sanitizer bottle

Yellow Highlighter

Gallon size Ziplock bags

Clorox Wipes

1 clean sock to use as an eraser for dry erase markers

Fourth Grade 

– 2 highlighters

– 2 red pens

– 5 – 70 page notebooks

– 4 folders

– pencil box or bag

– crayons

– 4 glue sticks

– scissors (small)

 – Post it notes

– 2 lined composition books

– glue bottle

– pencil erasers

-blue or black pens


-5- dry erase markers

 – pencils

Classroom Donations

– box of quart size plastic zipper bags

– cleaning wipes 

– 3 boxes of tissues

– ream (package) computer paper

– 2 packages of notebook paper


5th Grade

8 notebooks

6 two pocket folders

2 packs loose leaf paper (wide ruled)

12 #2 pencils

3 highlighters

1 pencil sharpener

4 glue sticks


1 box of crayons

1 box of markers

1 box of colored pencils

1 pack of dry erase markers (EXPO markers or other brand)

1 large pink eraser

1 ream plain white printer paper

Ziplock bags (1 box quart size; 1 box gallon size)

1 pencil box

1 pack of sticky notes (Post Its or other brand)

2 small bottles of pump hand sanitizer

1 container of disinfectant wipes

3 boxes of kleenex tissues

Dates To Remember

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


MAY 15 LATE START MAY 24-27                  NO SCHOOL                                                                                … Read more

W. O .W.
M O N D A Y , A P R I L 1 5 T H & A P R I L 2 9 T H , 2 0 1 9
4 8 2 4 L O I S ,
D EA R B O R N , M I 4 8 1 2 6
2 – 3 : 30PM
N U T R I T I O N I N F O R M A T I O N & F R E E R E S O U R C E S
Y O U M U S T R E G I S T E R O N L I N E T O A T T E N D !
R E G I S T E R A T :
W W W . C I T Y O F D E A R B O R N . O R G / W O W
( 3 1 3 ) 8 4 6 – 8 4 8 0 E X T . 1 0 4 O R E M A I L
M A R C I @ L A H C . O R G

Click below for Arabic:

April W.O.W.- Arabic Miller Elem

Impact Award

Dearborn Public Schools is taking nominations for our Impact Awards until April 18.  These awards recognize some of our non-teaching staff members who provide extraordinary service to our school community.  (Classroom teachers are recognized with the annual Alberta Muirhead Awards from the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce.)
Impact Award nominations can be submitted online. 
See the press release for more details.
See attached Flyer






Please join us this Thursday, March 28, 2019 in the school cafeteria from 4:30 – 5:30.

We are asking for a $1.00 donation per person for the

Children of Yemen Fundraiser.  We hope to see you all there!


يرجى الانضمام إلينا هذا الخميس 28 مارس 2019 في كافيتيريا المدرسة من الساعة 4:30 حتى 5:30. نحن نطلب تبرع 1.00 دولار للشخص الواحد لجمعية أطفال اليمن. نأمل أن نراكم جميعا!



Greetings 4th/5th Grade Miller Families,


Miller is excited to welcome you and your family to our Spring Music Concert. This is an event where students are able to share what they’ve been learning with you. This year there will be two concerts for 4th and 5th grade, both happening on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 10th. You can find the time for your students class below:

  • 1:30pm Concert: 4th Grade Beydoun and Traicoff. 5th Grade Duering and Moukalled
  • 2:30pm Concert: 4th Grade Alsabahi and Prebenda. 5th Grade Hammoud and Zastrow

Students have been asked to wear their Miller shirts (light or dark blue) and black bottoms. This can mean black jeans, dress pants, long skirts, or knee-length skirts with black tights or leggings. This is an effort to look uniform because there will be a video made, which will be available on a district Youtube channel, shared through music blogs afterwards.

If you have any questions, please contact Miss Doan at or Mr. Keramaris at We sincerely hope you can attend.


Musically yours,

Miss Doan and Mr. Keramaris



Greetings 2nd/3rd Grade Miller Families,

Miller is excited to welcome you and your family to our Spring Music Concert. This is an event where students are able to share what they’ve been learning with you. This year there will be two concerts for 2nd and 3rd grade, both happening on the afternoon of Thursday, April 11th. You can find the time for your students class below:

  • 1:30pm Concert: 2nd Grade Bridgeman and Lashchuk. 3rd Grade Burgess, Kazan, and Whalen
  • 2:30pm Concert: 2nd Grade Hammoud, Harrison, and Mikho. 3rd Grade Elkadri, Oldani, and Taleb

Students have been asked to wear their Miller shirts (light or dark blue) and black bottoms. This can mean black jeans, dress pants, long skirts, or knee-length skirts with black tights or leggings. This is an effort to look uniform because there will be a video made, which will be available on a district Youtube channel, shared through music blogs afterwards.

If you have any questions, please contact Miss Doan at or Mr. Keramaris at We sincerely hope you can attend.

Musically yours,

Miss Doan and Mr. Keramaris


يسر ابتدائية ميلر بأن ترحب بكم وبأبنائكم في حفل الربيع الموسيقي لهذا العام. تمنح هذه الاحتفالية الطلاب الفرصة لمشاركة ما تعلموه خلال العام معكم. سنقوم هذا العام بتقديم حفلتين للصف الثاني و الثالث  كلاهما في بعد ظهر يوم الخميس 11 نيسان 2019. في ما يلي أوقات صفوف أبنائكم:


-حفلة الساعة 1:30 ظ: صفوف الثاني بريدجمان و لاشوك. صفوف الثالث بورغيس وكازان و ويلين.

-حفلة الساعة 2:30 ظ: صفوف الثاني حمود و هاريسون و ميكو. صفوف الثالث  القادري ، اولداني ، وطالب.


نطلب من الطلاب ارتداء قمصان ميلر (أزرق فاتح أو أزرق داكن) و الجينز الأسود أو سروال رسمي أو التنورات الطويلة أو التنانير بطول الركبة مع الجوارب السوداء نحاول من خلال توحيد الزي  الحصول على مظهر رسمي لأنه سوف يتم تسجيل الحفل و نشره على قناة اليوتيوب الخاصة بالقطاع التعليمي و من خلال مدونات الموسيقى بعد ذلك.

إذا كانت لديك أية أسئلة ، يرجى الاتصال بـ الأنسة دون على البريد الألكتروني التالي    أو السيد كيراماريس على البريد الإلكتروني  . نتمنى حضوركم.


شكراً جزيلاً

الأنسة دون و السيد كيراماريس



Greetings Kindergarten/1st Grade Miller Families,

Miller is excited to welcome you and your family to our Spring Music Concert. This is an event where students are able to share what they’ve been learning with you. This year there will be two concerts for Kindergarten and 1st grade, both happening on the afternoon of Friday, April 12th. You can find the time for your students class below:

  • 1:30pm Concert: Kindergarten Baskin and Drabczyk. 1st Grade Hauck and Musleh
  • 2:30pm Concert: Kindergarten Jordan, Mills, and Mroue. 1st Grade Donelson, Makim, and Wall

Students have been asked to wear their Miller shirts (light or dark blue) and black bottoms. This can mean black jeans, dress pants, long skirts, or knee-length skirts with black tights or leggings. This is an effort to look uniform because there will be a video made, which will be available on a district Youtube channel, shared through music blogs afterwards.

If you have any questions, please contact Miss Doan at or Mr. Keramaris at We sincerely hope you can attend.

Musically yours,

Miss Doan and Mr. Keramaris


يسر ابتدائية ميلر بأن ترحب بكم وبأبنائكم في حفل الربيع الموسيقي لهذا العام. تمنح هذه الاحتفالية الطلاب الفرصة لمشاركة ما تعلموه خلال العام معكم. سنقوم هذا العام بتقديم حفلتين لصفي الأول و الروضة  كلاهما في بعد ظهر يوم الجمعة 12 نيسان 2019. في ما يلي أوقات صفوف أبنائكم:


  • حفلة الساعة 1:30 ظ: صفوف الروضة باسكن ودرابزيك.صفوف الاول هاك و مصلح.
  • حفلة الساعة 2:30 ظ: صفوف الروضة جوردن و مايلز و مروة . صفوف الاول دانلسون و ماكي و وال.


نطلب من الطلاب ارتداء قمصان ميلر (أزرق فاتح أو أزرق داكن) و الجينز الأسود أو سروال رسمي أو التنورات الطويلة أو التنانير بطول الركبة مع الجوارب السوداء نحاول من خلال توحيد الزي  الحصول على مظهر رسمي لأنه سوف يتم تسجيل الحفل و نشره على قناة اليوتيوب الخاصة بالقطاع التعليمي و من خلال مدونات الموسيقى بعد ذلك.

إذا كانت لديك أية أسئلة ، يرجى الاتصال بـ الأنسة دون على البريد الألكتروني التالي:  أو السيد كيراماريس على البريد الإلكتروني . نتمنى حضوركم.


شكراً جزيلاً

الأنسة دون و السيد كيراماريس



Press Release #35/2018-19



Contact:  David Mustonen, Communications Director

              (313) 827-3006

Students First-

Inspire, Educate, Celebrate


School Board seeking applications for vacant seat


– Board Secretary Fadwa Hammoud resigns after appointment as Michigan Solicitor General


Dearborn Public Schools is seeking applications from residents hoping to fill a partial board term after Trustee Fadwa Hammoud resigned from her position this week.


Hammoud, a 2003 Fordson graduate, has served on the board for more than three years.  In January, she was appointed to serve as Michigan Solicitor General and has since decided to resign her board seat to avoid any potential conflict of interest between the two positions.


In her resignation letter to Board President Mary Petlichkoff, Hammoud thanked the Board for its dedication to the community.


“Precisely because my success has been possible due to the help of others, like yourself, I live with the perpetual desire to give back to the great people of our state,” Hammoud wrote. “That desire is at the heart of my lifelong commitment to public service, and I am eager to continue that work, armed with the courage you and the rest of the

Dearborn Public Schools and Henry Ford College family instilled in me.”


As Solicitor General, Hammoud is responsible for prosecuting criminal cases for the State of Michigan, including those from the Flint water crisis.  She previously served as a Wayne County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. She was appointed to the Board of Education in July 2015 to fill a vacancy and then elected as trustee in November 2016.  When she resigned, she was serving as Board Secretary.


“I want to thank Trustee Hammoud for her dedicated service to the Dearborn community and now to the entire state of Michigan.  We are always proud to see the success not only of a community member, but a proud product of Dearborn Public Schools, and we know she will serve the state well,” said Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko.


The Board has 30 days from Hammoud’s resignation date to appoint a new School Board Trustee.   


Anyone living in the Dearborn Public Schools district can apply for the vacant seat. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Those interested should hand deliver or send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to the Dearborn Public Schools Administration Building, 18700 Audette, Room 6, Dearborn, MI 48124. All materials must be in the Administration Building by 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) on March 26.


The Board will review all submitted applications, and all of those eligible to serve will be interviewed. The Board will determine an interview schedule based on the number of applications submitted.  To serve on the school board a person must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age, and a resident in the district.


The applicant selected will serve on the Board until the next general election in November 2020.  Trustees serve as the board for both Dearborn Public Schools and Henry Ford College.


The Board of Education sets district policy and budget, hires and evaluates the superintendent and college president, approves union contracts and pay scales, and oversees construction and other major building issues. Trustees are not directly involved in day-to-day operations of the schools or college.


Those wanting a better understanding of the Board’s role can view previous school board meetings on the Dearborn Public Schools YouTube Channel at



Message From Your Principal:

March 19, 2019

Dear Miller Parents,


This morning a student walking to the bus stop misinterpreted a driver’s hand signal as a Stranger-Danger incident.  The student ran to a neighbor’s house and alerted them of the encounter, the helpful neighbor welcomed her in and school administration was contacted.  Dearborn Police were called to investigate and after reviewing camera footage, police determined there was no credible threat to the student.  Thankfully this was not a Stranger- Danger incident; instead it is a great teachable moment and opportunity to review safety and Stranger – Danger with your child.  The student running to a neighbor’s house, notifying the School Office and taking precautionary measures were the RIGHT choices to make! 


Spring is a great time to change batteries in the smoke detectors and even a better time to discuss Stranger-Danger with our children.  Remind children to report anything suspicious or out of the ordinary and to always error on the side of caution.  Looking out for one another and being kind neighbors are important to building a strong community. The Dearborn Police Department is committed to ensuring safe, healthy and nurturing neighborhoods; safeguarding children and building strong relationships with citizens remains the priority!  Help build a stronger community and keep our children safe by discussing good safety habits to adopt while playing throughout the neighborhood.


Here are a few helpful reminders:

  • Never talk to a stranger.
  • Never get into a car with a stranger, even if they tell you they are looking for a lost pet or someone you know is hurt and they will take you to them.
  • Children should walk to and from school with other children.
  • Always report suspicious characters to parents, teachers and the police.
  • If approached by a stranger, tell an adult.


Keeping a watchful eye and being a good neighbor makes our community a great place.  Checking in and maintaining an open line of communication with your children, neighbors, schools and police department ensures WE are prepared for life’s challenges. 


Have a safe and wonderful start to Spring-2019! 




Radewin Awada


Miller Elementary



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أهالي طلاب إبتدائية ميلر الكرام،


لقد تعلمنا هذا الصباح درساً في السلامة عندما قامت إحدى الطالبات التي كان يسير باتجاه  الحافلة بتفسير إشارة أحد السائقين على أنها تهديد بالخطر من شخص غريب . هربت الطالبة المعنية إلى منزل أحد الجيران و نبهتهم إلى الخطر الذي شعرت به ، ورحب الجيران بها  وتم الاتصال بإدارة المدرس و تم استدعاء شرطة ديربورن للتحقيق في الأمر.وبعد مراجعة لقطات الكاميرا تم تقرير أنه لم يكن هناك تهديد للطالبة ، و الحقيقية هي أن شخص بالغ قد أشار للطالبة بالسيرو المرور قبل أن يقوموا بالانعطاف إلى الممر. لحسن الحظ ، لم يكن هذا حادثًا ينذر بالتهديد بالخطر من قبل شخص غريب ، لكن استجابة الطالبة  الوقائية في تنبيه الجوار وإخطار مكتب المدرسة كانت الخطوات الصحيحة التي يجب اتخاذها!


فصل الربيع هو وقت رائع لتغيير مدخرات كاشف الحريق و لكنه وقت أمثل للتحدث مع الأطفال حول خطر الغرباء عليهم. ذكّروا الأطفال بالإبلاغ عن أي شيء مشبوه أو خارج عن المألوف و أخذ الحيطة و الإبلاغ عن إي خطأ يرونه أو يشعرون به و إن كان من باب الحذر. الاعتناء ببعضنا البعض والجيرة الجيدة أمر مهم لبناء مجتمع قوي. تلتزم إدارة شرطة ديربورن بضمان أمان و سلامة و ورعاية الأحياء المجاورة أثناء بناء جسور التواصل مع المواطنين و تبقى حماية أطفالنا على رأس أولوياتهم ! ساعدوا على بناء مجتمع أقوى والحفاظ على أمان أطفالنا من خلال مناقشة عادات السلامة الجيدة التي قد يمارسها الأطفال أثناء اللعب في أنحاء الحي.


إليكم بعض التذكيرات / الاقتراحات المفيدة:


  • لا تتحدثوا إلى الغرباء ابداً.
  • لا تستقلوا  السيارة مع شخص غريب ، حتى لو أخبركم أنه/ أنها يبحثون عن حيوان أليف مفقود أو أن شخصًا تعرفونه مصابًا و سوف يأخذكم إليه.
  • السير من و إلى المدرسة مع أطفال أخريين.
  • دائماً ابلغوا عن أي شخصية مريبة أو مثيرة للشك للأهل و المعلمين و أفراد الشرطة.
  • إذا اقترب منكم أحد الغرباء أو حدثكم أخبروا شخصاً بالغاً على الفور.


المراقبة المستمرة و التعاون و إظهار علاقة جيرة جيدة و طيبة تساعدنا في الحفاظ على مجتمعاتنا آمنة. التحقق من سلامة الأطفال و التواصل المستمر معهم و مع المدارس وقسم الشرطة يضمن أننا على استعداد لمواجهة تحديات الحياة.


شكراً لكم مع كل التقدير


السيد رضوان عواضة


Press Release #31 – Kindergarten meetings

Kindergarten roundups start March 12 and continues through most of April, covering all 21 of our elementary schools.  District parents with children who will be 5 years old by September 1 are strongly encouraged to attend.  The district also offers a free Young Fives program for those children who will turn 5 between June 15 and Dec. 1 this year.   
Click below for schools/dates:

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Important Dates

Monday, February 25

Pizza Sale $1 a slice

Tuesday, February 26th

2:00-3:30 Second Community Forum 

Parents are encouraged to come! 

Thursday, February 28th

3:45-5:45 Family Math Night

Community Forum

Greetings Miller Families,

As a community we’ve had wonderful success in establishing safe and consistent traffic guidelines and expectations for the Miller Community.  


Thank you for the continued commitment to student safety and support with traffic initiatives. 

Over the past two years the Miller PTA and Administration have teamed up to pursue a $200,000 Safe Routes to School Grant, which will further improve traffic flow and establish safe walking and biking paths for Miller students.   

We are entering a critical stage in the grant process and we need your support.  A Community Forum will be held in the Miller Cafeteria on Tuesday February 26, 2019 from 2 – 3:30 p.m.  Community attendance, feedback and active participation at this meeting is critical to successfully securing the Safe Routes to School Grant. Thank you in advance for taking the time to be part of the positive change we seek for our children and community.  We look forward to seeing you Tuesday February 26, 2019 at 2 p.m.



Radewin Awada – Principal

Miller Elementary


تحية لكم أهالي مدرسة ميلر،

لقد حققنا سوياً نجاحًا رائعًا في وضع إرشادات وتوقعات بشأن حركة المرور حول المدرسة. أشكركم على تفانيكم في الحرص على سلامة الطلاب واقدر لكم الدعم المتواصل ونحن على مقربة من فصل الربيع.

على مدى العامين الماضيين، لقد قمت بالتعاون مع فريق جمعية الأهالي من أجل محاولة تأمين منحة بمقدار مائتين ألف دولار بغرض إنشاء مسارات آمنة في جميع الطرقات القريبة من المدرسة. هذا البرنامج سيعمل على تحسين تدفق حركة المرور وإنشاء مسارات آمنة للمشي وركوب الدراجات للطلاب من و إلى المدرسة. نحن الآن ندخل في مرحلة حرجة في عملية طلب هذه المنحة و أنا بحاجة إلى دعمكم.

سوف يعقد منتدى في كافتيريا المدرسة يوم الثلاثاء 26 فبراير 2019 من الساعة 2 إلى 3:30 مساء. أرجو التفضل بحضوركم و سأوف أكون ممنون لتفاعلكم و مشاركتكم بأي آراء أو مقترحات. إن حضوركم ومشاركتكم الفاعلة في هذا الاجتماع سيكون أمر في بالغ الأهمية لضمان الحصول على المنحة بنجاح.

تقبلوا تحياتي

السيد/ عواضة، مدير مدرسة ميلر

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Parent Talk With Margaret King Ahmed

Increase achievement and decrease discipline issues with effective Parent Talk. Learn communication skills that empower, encourage self-responsible behaviors, self-motivation and character development. Learn practical skills to positively effect the social and emotional development of your children and family. Certificate of completion is awarded to participants who complete the program.

Sessions are Wednesday’s 8:45-10:15 A.M. in Media Center

                                 February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27. April 10.                                 

             Graduation: April 17, 2019         





Tuesday, February 5th:

Gleaners Food at 11:00 A.M. (first 

Wednesday, February 6th:

Late Start; School begins at 9:35 A.M.

Friday, February 8th:





Kids Heart Challenge

Last year, we participated in Jump Rope For Heart and this year we’re kicking off Kids Heart Challenge!  We’re excited to continue JUMPING ROPE to help those with special hearts! 


Our school is proud to partner with the American Heart Association again this year!

Click link below to donate:

Jump Rope for heart  2018 – 2019




AFTER SCHOOL Cancellations

Due to extremely cold temperatures and wind chills, all after school activities for Tuesday, January 29, 2019 are cancelled.  This includes ACCESS, Craft Club, and Arabic School.  Adult and Community Education classes will also be closed this evening (1/29/19).

The District will make an announcement later today regarding the status of school on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.