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…and we’re back!

tools1What a blessing to spend the day with our #LoveServeCare Team at LME this year!  Our staff members arrived with lots of enthusiasm, smiles, and energy to get this school year started!  They came with innovative ideas and a quality crafting attitude as we channeled our inner-carpenter skills to create wooden team “toolboxes” for the year.  After doing their summer IMG_5361homework (reading Jon Gordon’s newest book, The Carpenter), we put our Love, Serve, and Care ideas into action.  Using hearts (and hammers), our LME Staff was not only handy but full of fun teamwork.

Be watching for those extra-special carpentry and craftsmanship touches throughout the coming year as we design dreams and build leaders everyday.  Welcome Back, LME!

Note:  We look forward to opening our school doors for our annual Meet The Teacher event this week on Thursday evening.   Our 3rd/4th/5th grade friends will join us from 5:30 to 6:15 and our HS/Kinder/1st/2nd grade friends can stop by from 6:15 to 7:00. 

‘Snow kidding!

IMG_3157Our LME Staff returned in force early this morning to spend a full day creating, collaborating, and sharing innovative work.  Through various iPad apps, our campus iBook Playbook, team-building activities, and special “tech talk,” each member actively participated in IMG_3156communicating consistently across the curriculum.  From homemade omelets at breakfast to sweet flavorful treats as an afternoon snack, our Miller Team flourished.  Special thanks to our Mt. Peak friends for a fun afternoon session with you!

We are ready to welcome our learning community in a couple of days and look forward to seeing our learners in action.  Here’s hoping you are savoring those last few days of summer because it’s nearly time…’snow kidding!  🙂

Let’s get it started!

It’s an exciting time…the office is buzzing with new families enrolling, packages and boxes of supplies arriving, the phones ringing, and lots of fun conversations (just to name a few).  Teachers are arriving early to work in classrooms and design engaging lessons for learners.  We officially badge-b2sstart “staff meetings” on Tuesday morning next week, but we could almost start school today the building is so full (remember, I said almost…).  🙂

In preparation for the big day on Monday, August 26th, here are a few items to consider:

  • Go online to complete your child’s registration packet of updated information with your child’s code (see previous blog and links).
  • Start the daily routines now with a set bedtime; rest is critical and “banking” some extra rest now will help when the reality of routine kicks in later.
  • Explore healthy meal and snack options for school days; busy brains need great fuel!  What about those important after-school snacks too?
  • Check out the MISD Dress Code so there are no surprises.  Get those hair cuts scheduled too.
  • Pick a special shirt, pair of socks, sneakers, or another clothing item for the first day of school–everyone likes a little something special that very first day (hint, hint, Mr. Van).  🙂
  • Finally, talk about school, set up a homework area, and pack up the backpack.

We look forward an extraordinary year, Team Miller!  As a new young friend said today, “Let’s get it started!”  🙂

Meet the Teacher Night is next Thursday, August 22…HS – 2nd grade from 5:30-6:15 and 3rd-5th grades from 6:15-7:00.  See you then!

Back to School Opportunities in our Community

The following information was shared district-wide today; here’s a synopsis for you:

Education Station for Pre K-5th
Sat., August 4 from 11am-3 p.m. at J.R. Irvin Elementary

School supplies, backpacks, a pair of new shoes, hot dog lunch/chips and a drink. The police and fire departments will have a patrol car and fire engine on site for children to sit inside, run the sirens and learn about what police officers and firefighters do to protect the community. Students can also play in bounce houses that will be set up. Two laptop computers will be raffled off as door prizes at the event. Each student Pre-K through fifth grade will receive a raffle ticket when they register for school supplies and must be present to win.  Sponsored by community organizations.

Back-to-School Bash for K-12th
Sat., August 11 from 3-7 p.m. at MISD Multi-Purpose Stadium

Students will receive free haircuts, immunizations, and vision checks.  Lots of bounce houses, rock climbing wall, inflatable water slide, etc. (Parents must bring their child’s insurance and shot record). The community is encouraged to bring school supplies and drop them off at the Manna House booth.  These items will be donated to students in need. The Dolphin Tale movie will be shown in the evening hosted by Midlothian Parks and Recreation.  Sponsored by community organizations.

Immunization Clinic
Wed., August 22 from 10am – 4 p.m. at MISD Administration Bldg.

Children ages 2mths to 18 yrs. old will receive free shots if covered by Medicaid or CHIP (please bring card).  Other shots are $25 for the first shot and $10 for additional shots.  Cash or checks are accepted (payable to Agape Outreach).  A current shot record must be provided.

Midlothian Manna House
Manna House is a food pantry for families in need. Documentation is required: current utility bill and picture ID. Assistance hours are M-Th 9am-4pm and F 9am-3pm located at 210 West Avenue F.  972-775-1800.

MISD Treasures for Students
School supplies, backpacks, and lunch tote bags are readily available throughout the year for students identified by their counselors, mentors and staff.  These supplies are strictly designated to help students whose family can’t afford supplies due to various circumstances.  Send requests to the MISD Communications Dept., Attn: Jana Hathorne, Public Relations Coordinator, 972-775-8296, ext. 1037 or email jana_hathorne@midlothian-isd.net.  Supplies are donated by the United Way of West Ellis County and community organizations.

Be sure to visit the MISD Back-to-School website today!  Here’s hoping we see you out there!  🙂

Back to School!

It’s hard to believe, but school is just around the corner in another month…a month from tomorrow in fact!

I’m back at Miller on Monday morning.  The time away has flown by too fast this summer, but what memories!  Here’s hoping you are making amazing memories as well this summer.

Be sure to take time to visit the district Back 2 School website for the most recent information regarding school supplies, schedules, times, buses, Meet the Teacher Night, and much more.

As always, we are here to serve, so never hesitate to let us know what we can do to assist your learner or you.  We look forward to an extraordinary school year…because Every Day is Game Day at LME!