We’ve got the POWER!

pom9Oh yes…we’ve got the POWER here at LME today and everyday!  It was a grand day for proving our POWERs of strength, endurance, teamwork, and pure JOY during “specials.”  pom7Each learner, classroom leader (including yours truly), and several community volunteers actively participated in ten stations of exercise to earn a point of completion at each station.  Students (and the rest of us) gathered sponsors for our intended success.  Now we collect the money (due by Oct. 3) pom5and celebrate our success (Oct. 2).  We also look forward to sharing our final results in the next few days…stay tuned!

Special thanks to our incredible pom2Specials Team, led by Coach Rogers (with Hans and Franz), our office team (especially Mrs. Worley, Mrs. Boughton, Nurse Sullivan, and Mrs. Thompson), our staff, our parents, and everyone who participated or led the cheers as we raised funds and successfully proved our POWER of Miller!

Know and Go…all hands on deck!

Just in case you missed the memos, emails, texts, folders, mass-blasts, and old-fashioned notes home, it’s a busy week for us herehelping-hands as we gear up for the following festive activities:

The POWER of Miller is this Thursday, September 26th all day (during specials time)!  Learners and classroom leaders will work through and complete ten activity stations to raise awareness and money for our school and chosen charities.  This is our one campus-wide FUNdraiser for the year and your support is needed!  We will celebrate our success next Friday, Oct. 4th.  All monies are due back by Wed; Oct. 2nd.

MISD Homecoming is this Friday, September 27th.  Elementary students release from school @ 12:45 p.m., therefore, we are on a short specials and lunch schedule for the day.  The community parade starts @ 3:00 p.m. and the big game begins at 7:30 at the stadium.  Come out and support our team by showing your Panther pride and spirit!

Digital Citizenship Week is all next week with special activities planned in classrooms to include copyright and fair use, digital etiquette, safety, cyberbullying, and our digital footprint.

PTO Family Sock Hop and Classic Car Show is next Friday, October 4th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  This is our traditional Back-to-School family event.  You are encouraged to wear 50s attire, enJOY an ice cream float, and dance the night away with friends and family!

These are important items to know and go.  All hand’s on deck now; here’s hoping you choose to be part of the excitement too!


It probably goes without saying that two heads are always better than one…especially when our own Miller Power Team (Hans and Franz) are involved.  These guys made a special appearance this morning during Rally to “pump us up” about the The Power of Miller, our campus-wide FUNdraiser for this school year.  Because we believe in the POWER of our learners, their classroom leaders, and our learning community, we believe we can impact our own lives and the lives of those around us in a POWERful way this year.

In place of previous programs and companies, we are completely doing our own idea this year and we need your support!  Please watch for The POWER of Miller family packet coming home today.  In this packet, you will find:

  • Letter about the event on 9/26/2013 (white copy);
  • POWER of Miller Family Charity Voting Ballot (1/2 blue sheet);
  • POWER of Miller Reservation and Celebration Permission Form (bright orange dual form);
  • POWER of Miller Scorecard (white cardstock form for collecting sponsors).

You will send back everything to your child’s homeroom teacher except the letter explaining our event by Sept. 25th.  Please let us know if you have questions too.

It is our sincere hope and desire to always emPOWER our learners and their families to succeed everyday.  We greatly anticipate your support and encouragement as we truly discover The POWER of LaRue Miller specials teamElementary!

Note:  Special thanks to our dynamic Specials Team who took on this huge project; thanks, Hans and Franz…we’ll be seeing you again soon!  🙂

Fun Run Time!

It’s our once-a-year FUNdraiser time and we’re excited to partner with APEX Fun Run again this year.  Your child most likely brought home a small Pledge Kit today and hopefully talked about the SUPER Rally we had this afternoon before dismissal explaining the process.  APEX man and his enthusiastic friends shared our SUPER plan for the next few days in order for us to be ready to run on Thursday, September 20th.  They will spend a few minutes each day for the next six days building excitement, talking with teams about leadership characteristics, and getting our fitness goals in place for the race.  Our SUPER focus this year involves these important leadership qualities:  Selfless, Uplifting, Patient, Extra mile, and Reliable.

There are three ways you can help:

  1. Connect your child to sponsors who will pledge an amount per lap (total of 36 laps).  Remember, we use these campus funds to purchase additional technology equipment (like our classroom set of iPads with docking stations, field trips, special speakers/events, family events, SOS and 3-M days, and more).
  2. Help your child log on to http://www.apexfunrun.com and enter the pledges, or use the paper copy to record pledges if needed.
  3. Help volunteer for this event because we need your participation to cheer on our learners and leaders as they run.  Contact the school office at 972-775-4497 to add your name to the list or complete the reservation form coming home on Wednesday with a reminder letter.

We look forward to another highly successful fundraising event and greatly appreciate any support and encouragement you can share with us!  Join us!  🙂