Know and Go!

With autumn comes the hustle and bustle of various family opportunities on our campus.  Here’s what you need to KNOW and upcoming-eventsGO in the next week:

Panther PINK-Out on Friday, Oct. 18th:  Join us in the war on cancer by wearing your PINK-Out shirt all day.

Midlothian Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19th from 9:00 to 4:00 at the MISD Multipurpose Stadium:  Vendors, food, festivities, and family fun ensue following the 5K Fun Run (racers need to be registered and ready to run @ 8:00 a.m.).

The Book Fair is coming; the Book Fair is coming:  LME will host our annual fall Book Fair Oct. 21-25 (next week).  Family Book Fair Night is next Thurs; Oct. 24 with the library being open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Trunk or Treat on Thurs; Oct. 24th:  LME PTO is hosting this first-ever family fun time following the brief PTO meeting @ 6:30 p.m.  Join us in the staff parking lot area, dressed in costume, to receive treats from each of the decorated trunks.  Let’s fill the parking lot with decorated trunks and lots of friends!

School Bus Safety Week is October 21 – 25:  Join us in recognizing and honoring our wonderful bus drivers and the work they do in MISD.

Red Ribbon Week:  October 28 – Nov. 1 is STAND UP Against Drugs Week in MISD!  Each day carries a new theme:

  • Monday:  Seriously, don’t do drugs (wear silly socks).
  • Tuesday:  STAND UP for your friends  (make friendship bracelets).
  • Wednesday:  Don’t let drugs SNEAK up on you (wear bright sneakers).
  • Thursday:  Be a STAND UP Character and show your good character (dress like a favorite book character–this is also a party day).
  • Friday:  STAND UP for your future (wear your favorite college shirt and gear to support your team of choice).

Fresh Fruit Fridays:  Our CATCH Committee is once again instituting fresh fruit Fridays to encourage everyone to bring fresh fruit for snacks.

These are just a few of the many school and community family opportunities to KNOW and GO.  You are encouraged to subscribe to our LME Newsboard by emailing Kimberly_Huff@ for daily updates on all events.  Here’s hoping we see you soon!  🙂

A Sock Hop, some sodas, and those classic cars…

We celebrated the end of this week with our annual PTO Sock Hop, Classic Car Show, and the first Family Night Event of our school year.  We certainly hopped into it tonight with our best moves, some sweet treats, cute photos, and lots of laughing conversations.  Every type of music from those 50’s classics to present-day group dances were cleverly spun for fun in the gym with laser lights and twinkling brights.  Students shared new dance moves, taught the adults some interesting steps, and shared some laughs (sometimes at our expense).  I was specifically told, “you’ve got some interesting moves there, but you might want to adjust them at your age…or at least take an Advil tonight!”  Good advice . . .   🙂

We also enjoyed touring outside and talking with owners of several classic vehicles.  Several of our dads tested each other’s knowledge of each one (and that of the owners as well).  One little friend asked, “Will you show us how to burn rubber again?!”  🙂

Of course, none of this is possible without the many PTO volunteers and parents who spent countless hours organizing, planning, decorating, checking everyone in, serving soda floats and other treats, dancing, laughing, and welcoming new friends to our LME Family.  Our highly active PTO Board members this year are:  Angela Shaver, Gayle Turner, Nicole Blackmon, Kirsten Wilson, Wendy Hein, Khristi Hullett, Amy Byers, Tracy Brown, Keisha Buchanan, Stacy Moore-Helms, Lori Walk, Christie Clenney, Julie Bates, Cara Roberson, and Heather Cooper.  Please watch the PTO website @ and “like” them on Facebook (LaRue Miller PTO) for the latest updates and information throughout the school year.  PTO is the lifeline of our campus everyday and we can’t imagine having school without them!  Ladies, you always ROCK IT here at Miller and tonight was no exception!

Family events such as tonight bring our entire learning community together to relax, enjoy, and celebrate.  Our thanks to everyone involved–those who assisted, who attended, and who chose to spend a glorious autumn evening here with us at LME!