Hopes and thanks…

Do you ever find yourself wanting a “do-over?”  A delightful fifth grader stopped me this morning to visit and ask specifically about my hopes for Miller’s future (since he’s moving forward to middle school now!). 🙂  After a priceless conversation and great big hug, I made the rest of my rounds still pondering our talk, yet finding I wanted a “do-over” to my answer.  Here’s what I really want him to know:

  • We are hopefully raising the generation who will cure dreaded diseases like cancer, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, and others.
  • We are hopefully creating strong problem solvers in a world needing them.
  • We are hopefully encouraging UPstanders (not BYstanders) who stand UP to assist others and themselves.
  • We are building leaders who show compassion and kindness, serve and love others, share, and make the world a better place than they find it.

It’s true; each generation stands upon the shoulders of the previous one.  Our foundations are critical for future success (in school and in real life).  Thanks to each of you for providing the necessary tools and support for your learner and their classroom leader this year.  If it’s been a challenging year in your family or classroom situation, it is my hope we move forward to more positive horizons next year.  If you’ve had the BEST year every, here’s the challenge to take it a step higher next year!

I always tell parents we are here at Miller to serve our learning community; I sincerely mean this.  Please, if we do not meet a standard or expectation you have, we need to know.  Please help us better understand by offering solutions to the situation or problem, communicating a need we may have missed, or simply stopping by for a chat.  Parents, you remain our learning partners and participating members of our learning community at LME; we value and need you every step of the way!

Thank you for sharing your learner with us this year; we are blessed to have you in our lives.  Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who share time, talents, gifts, and services with us daily.  Thank you, our leaders of learners (classroom teachers, instructional aides, and staff), who give unconditionally in sometimes challenging situations to ensure student success.

My final hope for you and your family is that you enJOY a safe, fun-filled summer break doing the things you adore with the ones you hold dearest.  For those moving on, we wish you the best and want to know how things are going so please stay in touch; for those returning, we look forward to the time we’re back together once again.

Time to Round-Up our new friends!

We can hardly believe it’s here once again, but it’s time to gather new friends for the coming 2012-2013 school year!  MISD Round-Up is April 17-20 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at your assigned campus (Download flyer for more details). Enrollment forms are available online and need to be completed in order to enroll your child for the coming year.  School staff will be on hand to accept registration documents, answer questions, and welcome you to our growing campus.  Our Head Start team will also be available for those wishing to apply and enroll in our MISD Head Start Program for the 2012-2013 school year.

Our annual LaRue Miller Elementary “Kinder Kamp” Night for all incoming Kinder friends and their families is set for Tuesday, May 1st @ 6:30 p.m. in the Miller Cafe.  We are serving supper.  Our Kinder Team will share all the important things young learners and their families need to know before starting school on August 27th!  Our new Kinder friends will join teachers for a few moments of “real school” as parents visit with school staff about expectations for the coming year.  Please make plans now to join us for the food, festivities, and Kinder fun—we look forward to seeing you at Round-Up next week and at Kinder Kamp on May 1st!  🙂