SPRING CONCERT- 4TH & 5TH

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 doant@dearbornschools.org or Mr. Keramaris at keramae@dearbornschools.org We sincerely hope you can attend.

 

Musically yours,

Miss Doan and Mr. Keramaris

 

SPRING CONCERT-2ND & 3RD

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 doant@dearbornschools.org or Mr. Keramaris at keramae@dearbornschools.org 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  doant@dearbornschools.org    أو السيد كيراماريس على البريد الإلكتروني keramae@dearbornschools.org  . نتمنى حضوركم.

 

شكراً جزيلاً

الأنسة دون و السيد كيراماريس

 

SPRING CONCERT- KINDERGARTEN & 1ST

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 doant@dearbornschools.org or Mr. Keramaris at keramae@dearbornschools.org 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: doant@dearbornschools.org  أو السيد كيراماريس على البريد الإلكتروني keramae@dearbornschools.org . نتمنى حضوركم.

 

شكراً جزيلاً

الأنسة دون و السيد كيراماريس

PRESS RELEASE #35

 

Press Release #35/2018-19

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 20, 2019

Contact:  David Mustonen, Communications Director

              (313) 827-3006   MustonD@dearbornschools.org

www.DearbornSchools.org

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 https://www.youtube.com/user/dpscommdept.

 

 

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! 

 

Respectfully,

 

Radewin Awada

Principal

Miller Elementary

 

 

١٩  آذار ٢٠١٩

 

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

 

D-SHINES Update & More Healthy Tips

Hello Everyone!  This Dania Alsaidi from Mr. Duering’s 5th grade class!

Classes are still researching to determine the vegetable and herbs to purchase and plant in our garden. To make this a fun and memorable time, students are developing some fun voting and contest activities to make this a great learning experience. On March 12, 2019, the class with the most facts wins an additional planting experience!  Stay tuned to see which class wins.

Healthy Tips to share: 

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The healthy choices we make not only fuel our body for the day, but also fuel our brain. We know that kids learn better in school when they eat breakfast. Did you know cereal is the number one breakfast food for children? If you enjoy eating cereal, try something different by adding strawberries or bananas; incorporating more food groups to your meal. By eating a healthy breakfast, you give your brain the energy it needs to make good decisions throughout the school.

When we exercise during gym class or recess, we release toxins from our body through sweating. It is important to replenish and hydrate our bodies and the best way for children to do that is to drink water. Water helps carry nutrients to every cell in our body and helps remove waste products from our major organs. Try your your best to skip sugary drinks such as sports drinks or pop and have a glass of water instead!

Children should be physically active for 60 minutes every day. Gym class and recess help us stay active, but so does participating in other activity breaks such as GoNoodle in your classrooms. As the spring weather starts to get warmer, take a family walk or play outside before or after school. On your family walk, you could insert 30 seconds of skipping, hopping or galloping to make it more fun. Think of some ways you enjoy physical activity with your classmates and family.

 

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

 

Healthy Tip For Tuesday!

Hello again! My name is  Dania Alsaidi, 5th grade student from the Ecology Club.  Here is the healthy tip of the day!

Dairy contains nutrients that help build strong muscles, bones and teeth. Milk, yogurt and cheese are the three main types of dairy and provide calcium to keep our bodies strong. It is important to include a healthy amount of dairy in your daily meals. Did you know that low-fat chocolate milk is a perfect drink to enjoy after physical activity? Think of different types of dairy you eat every day. What are some of your favorites?

Various fresh dairy products on wooden background

Tune in tomorrow for an update on our contest and another healthy tip!

Dearborn Shines Contest (Student Post)

                         Healthy Dearborn logo

Hi, my name is Dania Alsaidi from Mr.Duering 5th grade class.

I wanted to share some exciting information with you about our Dearborn Shines Project. In anticipation of the upcoming planting season we are asking for students input to determine the vegetable and herbs to purchase and plant in our garden.

To make this a memorable time we have some fun voting and contest activities. This will  provide you with essential background information so that students can cast an informed vote.  We have also given everyone a contest packet for students to work on. From these submissions, your class will be entered in a school-wide contest to claim the spot of planting your schools pollinator garden bed!

Stay tuned for updates throughout the week and some exciting healthy tips we will be sharing.  

Hi, my name is Reem Saleh and I am a student in Mrs. Traicoff’s 4th grade class. 

Here is Monday’s Healthy Tip: 

It is important to fill HALF of your plate with fruits and vegetables every day.  Fruits and vegetables are full of vitamins and provide our body with the super power to fight off illness.  For example, we know red fruits and vegetables are full lycopene which can help prevent certain types of cancer.  Our school garden will soon be full of colorful fruits and vegetables. Think of some of your favorite fruits and vegetables and different ways you might eat them. 

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:

31 Kindergarten roundup (1)

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.

 

Respectfully,

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

Community forum Flyer (1)

bus clip art

PARENT TALK Flyer

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         

          

CLICK BELOW FOR FLYER:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Pmd8LZB7sqtcnSfbVmErik506TZPBqD0jUyauD50-e4/edit?ts=5c5c5ea0

   

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

 

 

CLASSROOM THAT RAISES THE MOST MONEY WILL EARN EXTRA GYM TIME!

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.

 

 

Spirit Week at Miller!

Monday: Crazy Hair Day

Tuesday: Hat Day wear your favorite hat!

Wednesday: Sports Day – wear your favorite jersey

Thursday: Holiday Spirit – wear Red & Green Day

Friday: Pajama Day – wear your favorite pajamas

PTA will be charging $1.00 per day to participate. Please turn money in to your teachers. Thank you for supporting our fundraising efforts for the Children of Yemen!

Happenings At Miller!

Miller Mustangs In Action 

Canned Food Drive At Miller

With the support of our Miller families, we were able to collect 2,460 cans! Way to go Mustangs! Ms. Alsabahi’s Class collected the most cans at 340.  Ms. Harrison’s Class was a close second with 260 cans. Thank you to ALL of our Miller families for donating towards a worthy cause. 

Mr. Awada and the students boxing cans!
Students working together to pack the cans into boxes.
5th grade girls are happy to help.
Mustangs are always ready to capture a great moment.
2,460 cans collected!

Corporal Morse and Warf Visit Miller Students 

Corporal Morse discusses substance abuse with the students 
Corporal Morse shares specific examples of substance abuse cases

THANK YOU Corporal Morse and his Police Dog Warf!  

27th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner with Mrs. Saad 

Mrs. Abdulla, Mrs. Saad, and our creative artists at the Empty Bowls Dinner
Mr. Awada, Mrs. Saad, Mrs. Kazan, and Mrs. Allie-Bazzi are taking home some creative bowls made by Miller students
Raffles are always fun especially when you win!
Mrs. Saad showcasing the amazing bowls made by Miller students

ACCESS Presentation on Healthy Living

ACCESS presents to students on Healthy Living

 

This Week At Miller!

Welcome back!  We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. 

This week at Miller:

Monday:  Pizza sale after school 

Tuesday: Gleaners Food Bank at 11 a.m

Wednesday: Roller Skating Family Field Trip from 6 – 8 p.m. Bus leaves Miller at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday: Safe Routes to schools (SRTS) Grant Community Forum will take place at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria

Friday: Third grade DIA field trip with Mrs. Saad

Simply wishing you all a wonderful week ahead!

WHAT’S DEARBORN TO YOU?

Branding Campaign: TAKE THE SURVEY 

The Downtown Dearborn Development authorities and the City of Dearborn have launched the beginning of a Branding Campaign, which starts with a survey.

The survey is open to anyone, even if you don’t live in Dearborn, so definitely all staff, teachers, parents, and community ed. students are all welcome to take part. The survey is electronic and is available in English and Arabic.

Here is the link to the Branding Website- https://brandingdearborn.com/

Simply click on the We Need Your Input graphic located in the middle of the page.

Everyone who takes the survey can also have the chance to win prizes. Deadline for the survey is November 25, 2018

Fall Fun At Miller!

Pumpkin Patch, Animal Farm, Magic Show, BOO Bash and MORE!!! Miller students experienced a day filled with exciting interactive activities to celebrate the core values and the positive behavior of Miller students.  Students were able to observe many fascinating animals including alpacas, a donkey, sheep, goats, ducks, bunnies and more!

Students petting a duck
Students petting a cow
Omar interacting with the animals
Students asking questions about the bunny
A day filled with smiles:)

 

Students picked out their own pumpkins from the Pumpkin Patch 
Ms. Prebenda fit right into our Pumpkin Patch!
Magic Show fun

Boo Bash candy in a haystack
Halloween arts and crafts
Mrs. Zastrow and her wonderful family
Students in their costumes waiting to make spooky slime
Hadi Salha and his mom preparing slime
Miller staff and students at Boo Bash
Mr. Awada and his son Hassan

EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE!

Dear Parents,

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, residents of Dearborn and the Fairlane district of Dearborn Heights will join together to vote on a millage renewal proposal for Henry Ford College (HFC).

Here are some important facts about HFC and the millage renewal proposal:

  • Instead of paying taxes to another community college district, and recognizing the importance of local governance and local control of taxes, Dearborn Public School district residents decided to establish their own college. Henry Ford College is Dearborn’s college, serving the residents of Dearborn and its surrounding communities for 80 years.

  • According to the City of Dearborn’s Assessor’s Office, the average taxable value of homes in Dearborn is approximately $54,000. Based on this 2018 information, a one mill renewal will cost the average homeowner $54 per year, or $4.50 per month, the same amount they are currently paying.  When the voters approved this mill in 2013, the average homeowner payment was $3.75 per month. As home values have increased, the monthly cost has increased by 75¢ per household, on average.

 

  • Dearborn Public School district residents receive a substantial tuition discount (in-district tuition is currently $99 per credit hour versus $172 for a non-resident). Out of Michigan’s 28 community colleges and 14 public universities, Dearborn Public School district residents who attend HFC pay the third-lowest tuition rate in the entire state of Michigan.

 

  • Eligible high school students can take classes at HFC through our many dual enrollment programs, which can lead to zero-cost HFC degrees. By participating in HFC’s dual enrollment programs, many students graduate from the local Dearborn high schools with their freshman and often sophomore years of college already completed, which can result in substantial savings to them in time and money to complete their studies.
  • On average, 36% of college-bound Dearborn Public Schools graduates attend HFC.
  • As recent news reports indicate, students across the nation are leaving college with record-high debt. HFC provides an affordable, quality alternative to the higher cost of four-year institutions by providing lower tuition rates, workforce program options, and a community-recognized, excellent education that can lead to any career.  HFC also offers a four-year tuition freeze guarantee, which assures that today’s tuition rates are frozen for students who graduate from HFC within four years.
  • HFC’s English Language Institute offers instruction in American English, language, and culture. This intensive program prepares students for success in college-level English courses and employment that requires written and oral proficiency in English.

Henry Ford College has a long tradition of providing a high-quality education to students at a low cost. Without the successful passing of this millage proposal, the College would experience budget shortfalls that would negatively affect staffing, facilities, student support services, and technology advancements across campus.

Please exercise your right to vote on November 6.

For more information, visit www.hfcc.edu/millage or www.michigan.gov/vote

Week Ahead at Miller!

Simply wishing you all a wonderful week ahead!

MONDAY: 

Mrs. Whalen Firehouse Safety Trip 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Mrs. Elkadri Firehouse Safety Trip 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

PTA pizza sale after school.

TUESDAY:

Mrs. Burgess Firehouse Safety 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Mrs. Kazan Firehouse Safety 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY:

Ms. Oldani Fire Safety Trip 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Mrs. Taleb Fire Safety Trip 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

THURSDAY:

3rd annual Pumpkin Patch / Magician / Animal Petting Farm

BOO BASH  After School –  5:00 – 6:30  We will have a frightfully fun time!

FRIDAY:

NO SCHOOL for Kindergarten

Have a wonderful week!

 

Cipriano Run With Our Mustangs!

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Cipriano Run.

We are so proud of you!

Students are proud to represent Miller!
Mr. Awada and the 4th grade participants.
Mr. Loconsole and our 5th grade participants.
Students are proud to represent Miller!
Mrs. Kazan and her family cheering on our Mustangs.
Mrs. Abdulla with our runners before the race.

 

Week Ahead at Miller!

MONDAY: 

Picture Day!  Remember to smile:)

PTA pizza sale after school.

Cipriano Run at Ford Field Park.  Come support our students!

Grade 4 Boys – 4:50

Grade 4 Girls – 5:10

Grade 5 Boys – 5:30

Grade 5 Girls – 5:50

WEDNESDAY:

Late start for students.

FRIDAY:

Wayne State Medical students visit our 5th grade.

Have a wonderful week!

DISTRICT NEWS : Press Release

Press Release #13/ 2018-19

Chatting with the Superintendent

Salina Planning Centennial Celebration

Press Release # 12/ 2018-19 

https://ptafoundersday2017.ticketbud.com/salina-school-100th-year-anniversary-

Grant initiative aims to improve student health – Dearborn Shines

Press Release #11/2018-19

Students at Smith Middle School plant an apple tree as part of a healthy garden being installed at the school. Assisting them is a representative from the Friends of the Rouge River. The garden is part of a DSHINE grant the district received to encourage healthier lifestyles in students. Oct. 3, 2018
Smith Middle School students pour dirt into one of the new planters at the school on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. The food and flower garden is part of a grant the district and its partners received to encourage healthy lifestyles in students.

ACCESS Back to School Health Fair

ACCESS’ Child and Adolescent Health Center and School Based Initiative Program are offering FREE physicals and immunizations on a first come, first serve basis to all youth, ages 5-18. Bring all school physicals and immunization records with you.  The health fair will take place on August 15th and 16th from 10am-4pm at 6450 Maple St. Dearborn, MI 48126.

Back to School Health Fair Flyer

District, City, & Community Partners

District, City, & Community Partners
To Conduct  Emergency Readiness Exercise
Police, EMS, local hospitals, and school personnel will take part in June 19, 2018 practice at William Ford Elementary.
The planning started over a year ago and on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 the Dearborn Public Schools will partner with several different organizations in the city to conduct an emergency readiness exercise at William Ford Elementary School, 14749 Alber Street, Dearborn 48126.
Beginning at 8:30 a.m. and continuing until noon, residents in the area, and those traveling near the school, will see police, fire, and many other emergency personnel in and around the school.
For more information visit: https://firstbell.dearbornschools.org/

Literacy Night at Miller!

We had a great time celebrating Literacy with the Miller community!  

Students and parents playing BINGO to win some books!

Shaving cream writing…… Miller does rock!

More writing with shaving cream!

Students are taking a book walk in the gym.

 Students and parents reading under the stars with flash lights!

Students playing Boggle!

Playing Roll A Sight Word with Mrs. Mroue!

Students making a book mark with Mrs. Mills!

 

Students stop to take a picture holding our vision statement – Students First!

LETTER FROM SUPERINTENDENT MALEYKO

Letter from Superintendent Maleyko regarding the March 14 student planned “walk-out” to honor the victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy…

(Sent on behalf of Superintendent Maleyko. This can also be found on his blog- https://superintendent.dearbornschools.org/)
March 8, 2018
Greetings,
On February 14th the breaking news reported another mass shooting, this time it was taking place at a high school in Florida.  It’s been almost a month since this tragic event occurred; students and staff have returned to the building but they will never be able to return to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School they once knew. The students, parents, and our fellow educators in Florida will have many emotional days ahead. We stand with them and support their efforts to heal as they struggle to find a new normal in their daily lives.
The horrific event in Florida once again began a national conversation about school safety, gun violence, and the steps we need to take as a society to address these issues. A loud voice in this national conversation has come from students.  Part of that student voice is being heard through a series of planned student demonstrations. On March 14th students across the country, mostly at the high school level, are organizing a “school wide walk out” beginning at 10 a.m. and lasting for 17 minutes. The event is being organized on a national level by Women’s March Youth Empower.
Anticipating that students in Dearborn will be taking part in this day of protest, administrators at each high school met with student leaders to discuss what they may be planning to do on March 14th. After talking with our students, it appears that all of our high schools will focus their assemblies on remembering and honoring the seventeen people who were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Just some of the planned activities include a moment of silence, gathering in a circle and placing seventeen flowers in the center, displaying posters/pictures of each victim and reading their names, reading statements of support for the students in Florida, and other related activities.  The students have made it clear that they want their demonstration to be meaningful and any student who isn’t willing to take this seriously should not take part.  For those students who do not wish to take part, they will be able to remain in a supervised area of the school.
As a public school district we cannot, and will not, take part in organizing these student lead walk outs but we are legally and morally obligated to honor their first amendment rights. Our role as a District is not to support or deny students from participating, rather to ensure the safety of students during their planned walk out.  Our administrative team will be working with all of our high schools, supported by the Dearborn Police, to ensure that student safety is the priority. As part of our safety plan, we will be restricting access to school property to only students and school staff.  Parents, community members, media, and others will not be allowed on school property during the 17 minute walk out.
Students will not be disciplined for taking part in the demonstrations as long as their actions remain peaceful and does not significantly disrupt the learning environment.  Students at the middle and elementary level are not expected to be part of the walk out, but schools are prepared to address each situation on an individual basis.
In the Dearborn Public Schools we value the importance of hearing a variety of viewpoints, want the young people in our schools to be critical thinkers, seek out teachable moments beyond the classroom, and strive for our students to develop thoughtful opinions based on facts and knowledge not rumor and gossip. We are confident that our students will not take advantage of this student lead event and trust that they have the maturity to honor the spirit and meaning behind it. We encourage students and parents to have a conversation prior to March 14th regarding the value and reasons for participating in any type of protest or demonstration.
Sincerely,
Glenn Maleyko, Ph.D.
Superintendent

Outdoor Siren Testing – Thursday, March 8, 2018

News from the City of Dearborn

John B. O’Reilly, Jr., Mayor

www.cityofdearborn.org

Department of Public Information

Mary Laundroche, Director

313-943-2285

February 27, 2018                         Dearborn to individually test outdoor emergency sirens on Thursday, March 8

One-by-one tests will occur periodically during the day

DEARBORN, Mich. – The City of Dearborn will be individually testing outdoor emergency sirens on Thursday, March 8.  Residents and visitors should not be alarmed if they hear a nearby siren sound. Siren tests will start about 8 a.m. on Thursday, March 8 and continue periodically throughout the testing window in different areas of the city.  Dearborn has 19 emergency outdoor sirens.  Emergency personnel and technicians will sound the alarms one at a time during this Thursday, March 8 testing to ensure each is working properly and can be heard appropriately.  An alarm could be sounded more than once on Thursday, March 8. This is part of a periodic, more thorough testing of the emergency alert system.  Dearborn will continue to hold citywide monthly tests on the first Saturday at 1 p.m.  Outdoor emergency sirens are designed to quickly warn people who are out-of-doors about threats, including severe weather, such as tornados, so they can take cover. The City of Dearborn also uses the sirens when it declares a snow emergency in the winter, so residents know not to park their vehicles on the street. In an actual emergency– if time allows– information may also posted on the City website at www.cityofdearborn.org and on social media at www.Facebook.com/cityofdearborn.   Dearborn Police also distribute emergency information to residents who register for it through its Nixle alert system.  Sign up at Nixle.com.  Because Nixle messages are controlled by the police, they are likely to be more timely in an emergency than the city’s website or social media. The City thanks residents for their patience during the upcoming siren testing.  This work is part of ongoing efforts to ensure Dearborn provides top-quality safety measures for residents, workers and visitors in Dearborn.

 

 تقوم بلديه  ديربورن لاختبارات فرديه لصفارات الانذار في حالات الطوارئ يوم الخميس، ٨ اذار/ مارس ٢٠١٨.

وسوف تحدث الاختبارات واحدة تلو الأخرى بشكل دوري خلال النهار

ستبدأ اختبارات صفارات الإنذار حوالي الساعة ٨ صباحا يوم الخميس ٨ اذار/ مارس، ٢٠١٨  وتستمر دوريا في مناطق مختلفة من المدينة.  مدينه ديربورن لديها ١٩ صفاره انذار لحالات الطوارئ . سوف أفراد الطوارئ والفنيين . وسوف تستمر مدينة ديربورن فى اجراء اختبارات شهرية على مستوى المدينة فى يوم السبت الاول من كل شهر . صممت صفارات الانذار في حالات الطوارئ لتحذير بسرعة الناس الذين هم في الخارج حول التهديدات، بما في ذلك الطقس القاسي،  كالأعاصير. وتستخدم مدينة ديربورن أيضا صفارات الانذار عندما تعلن حالة طوارئ الثلوج في فصل الشتاء، لكي لا يركن  السكان سياراتهم في الشارع . – المعلومات قد نشرت أيضا على موقع المدينة في www.cityofdearborn.org وعلى وسائل الاعلام الاجتماعية في www.Facebook.com/cityofdearborn.

كما تقوم شرطة ديربورن بتوزيع المعلومات الطارئة على المقيمين الذين يسجلون من خلال نظام الإنذار الخاص ب نيكسل. الاشتراك في Nixle.com. وتشكر سكان مدينه ديربورن على صبرهم خلال اختبار صفارات الانذار القادمة. هذا العمل هو جزء من الجهود المستمرة لضمان توفر سلامه عاليه لسكان وعمال وزوار مدينة  ديربورن.

March is Reading Month

Miller students are….

Wild About Reading!

Each March, Miller school comes together to celebrate reading through March is Reading Month. We hope to refresh and rejuvenate our young readers. It is a perfect opportunity for families to reset home reading patterns and to model and encourage recreational reading. Our theme this year is Wild About Reading!  A calendar of the months activities is listed below.

March is Reading Month Calendar-2018 (1)

Emergency Management

Miller Elementary School
First FIRE drill (COMPLETED). 2017-09-08 10:30
Second FIRE drill  2017-09-19 1:00 (COMPLETED)
Third FIRE drill 2017-10-09 1:30 (COMPLETED)
Fourth FIRE drill 2017-11-01 1:30 (COMPLETED)
Fifth FIRE drill 2018-05-01 09:30
First TORNADO drill  2017-09-08 10:15 (COMPLETED)
Second TORNADO drill 2018-03-01 1:30
First LOCKDOWN drill  2017-09-08 10:00 (COMPLETED)
Second LOCKDOWN drill 2018-01-08 9:30 (COMPLETED)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Third LOCKDOWN drill 2018-02-26 8:55 (COMPLETED)

http://www.waynecounty.com/hsem/index.htm

NOTICE: School Safety Zone Enforcement

Download the Signed School Zone Safety letter  to see fines and other traffic violations police will be enforcing. Ensuring the safety of all students is a paramount objective of both the Dearborn Public Schools and the Dearborn Police Department. An area of common complaints and concern is traffic related issues in school zones during student drop … Read more

Suggested Grade Level Supply List

Please select the appropriate grade to view the suggested school supply list.

Kindergarten
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade

3rd Grade Suggested Supply List-UPDATED

 

  • 4 Folders with Prongs
  • One 5-subject Notebook
  • Pack of Pencils
  • Black and white journal
  • Yellow Highlighter
  • 2 Packs of loose leaf paper
  • 2 tissue boxes
  • 1 Glue stick
  • Box of Crayons (24 count)
  • Crayon box to put all supplies in
  • A pack of EXPO dry erase markers
  • Small Sharpener
  • 1 box of ziploc bags (sandwich, quart, or gallon size)
  • Clorox wipes
  • 1 Large Hand sanitizer

5th Grade Promotion

Dear Parents and Guardians of the 5th grade class of 2017,

You are cordially invited to attend the Miller Annual 5th grade Promotion Ceremony arranged for Thursday, June 15 at 1:30 p.m.  On Friday, June 16, will be the last day and half day of school.  Students will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m.

Miller 5th Grade Class of 2017

Summer Meals for School-Aged Children

Summer Meals for School-Aged Children

If you have a school-aged student in need of breakfast and lunch this summer, simply text “FOOD” to 877877 and receive a message back with a location closest to where they can get free summer meals.
Even if you aren’t in need, someone else’s kids are. No child deserves to go hungry, ever. This is a nationwide program so please share for all of the children who are struggling to get enough food.

For instance: These are the results for 48128 – Your nearest summer meals site is: Thorne Elementary School 25251 Annapolis Dearborn Heights MI 48125. Open: 6/19/17-8/17/17, M T W TH for lunch/supper 11:15-12:45 Your nearest summer meals site is: Tomlinson Middle School 25912 Annapolis Inkster MI 48141. Open: 6/26/17-8/17/17, M T W TH for lunch/supper 11:15-12:45 Your nearest summer meals site is: Miller Elementary 4824 Lois Dearborn MI 48126. Open: 7/10/17-7/28/17, M T W TH F for breakfast 8:00-9:30, lunch/supper 11:00-1:00

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.

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

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