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Email Blast sent to Miller families on 4/25/18

posted Apr 26, 2018, 5:12 AM by Debbie Holleran

4/25/18


Email Blast sent to Miller Families on 4/11/18

posted Apr 12, 2018, 8:44 AM by Debbie Holleran

4/11/18


MARCH EVENT CHANGES

posted Mar 13, 2018, 8:07 PM by Winnie Carey

March Mania Events for Placentino & Miller 

Due to the cancellation of school on Wednesday, March 14, 2018:

Math Night - will now be rescheduled for a later date. 

Book Fair - will now be held on Thursday, March 15th from 2:30-8:00 pm and Friday, March 16th from 2:30-5:00 pm in the Miller multi-purpose room.   Miller students will go to the book fair during the day.

Raffle baskets  - will be located in the Miller Library for viewing on Thursday March 15th from 2:30-
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:00p and Friday, March 16th from 2:30-4:00.
  Raffles will be drawn on FridayMarch 16th at 4:00p.

Email Blast sent to all Miller Families on 3/2/18

posted Mar 5, 2018, 5:46 AM by Debbie Holleran

3/2/18


Email Blast sent to Miller families on Thursday, 2/15

posted Feb 15, 2018, 11:16 AM by Debbie Holleran

2/15/18


Email Blast sent to Miller families on Friday, February 9th

posted Feb 9, 2018, 12:22 PM by Debbie Holleran

2/9/18


Email blast sent to Miller families 1/26/18

posted Feb 5, 2018, 8:44 AM by Winnie Carey   [ updated Feb 5, 2018, 10:59 AM ]

1/26/18




Email blast sent to families 1/16/18

posted Feb 5, 2018, 8:43 AM by Winnie Carey

January 16, 2018


To the Parents/Guardians of Miller School Students:  


1. Parents of Fourth and Fifth Grade Band Students:  Please access this link for Winter Concert

Information including dates of our 4th grade in school rehearsals.

Mr. Mohar has created a link that will help students in preparing for the concert:

Please visit  Band Information Link to help your child prepare for the concert.


2. Friday, January 19th - Food Pantry Collection Day - The Food pantry has said they are in particular

need of juice boxes and 16 oz cans of fruit.


3. Laps at Lunch - If you’re willing and able, we’d love for you to come join us in supporting our Laps at

Lunch program at Miller! Right now, we’re searching for volunteers for the months of January &

February  and we need your help to keep it going! You can sign up for our January/February schedule by clicking the following link: Laps at Lunch Sign Up

 

4. Calendar Happenings in January/February

  • Friday, 1/19 - Food Pantry Collection

  • Tuesday, 1/23 - 4th & 5th Grade Band Concert, 7:00pm @ Holliston High School

  • Wednesday, 1/24 - 5th Grade Band In School Concert

  • Friday, 2/9 - February Food Pantry Collection Day

  • Friday, 2/16 - Professional Development Day, No school for students

  • 2/19 - 2/23 - February Vacation

 

5. Upcoming Parent Education Program of Events

January 24th, 2018

Janna Said, local businesswoman, joins Kristi Marsh, founder of non-toxic living group, The Savvy Women’s Alliance, and author of award-winning book, Little Changes to discuss non-toxic choices for our classrooms and homes.

7pm Robert Adams Middle School Auditorium

This talk is product independent and focuses on the benefits of understanding alternative choices that are available in the mainstream. Kristi Marsh, speaker, and award-winning author of Little Changes, believes deeply that everyone has the right to understand what is happening in their own homes. Kristi's journey started with a stage three breast cancer tumour that turned her own mainstream lifestyle upside down. She began educating herself on products that she used on her body, put in her body and the environment she lived in.  Janna Said, Local businesswoman and mom of two, complements Kristi by offering some startling statistics on US legal requirements for everyday products to come to market, and practical tips on where to find alternatives to the familiar brands in local supermarkets and outlets.



January 31st, 2018

Joani Geltman, Child Development and Parenting expert, discusses sexting and social networking, 7pm Holliston High School Auditorium

The smartphone addict, eyes fixed on the tiny screen, doing…what? Joani Geltman, Child Development and Parenting expert, will discuss the issue of sexting and social networking with a view to bullying and how digital media gives rise to different mediums for bullies to reach their targets. What's a parent to do?


6. School Closings/Snow Days

Parents, please be aware that many local news organizations have discontinued text notifications for school closings.  Notifications will continue to be posted on all local news stations and their websites, as well as on the Holliston Public Schools website.  Please utilize one of those sources for information on school closings in Holliston.

A. Canceling School – When the conditions of the roads and access to schools are judged to be unsafe for bus travel, schools are canceled.   This information will be posted on:  Channels 4, 5, 7, and 25; Holliston Local Cable Access Channels - Comcast 8, 11 & 96, and Verizon 32, 33 & 34; and the Holliston Public Schools Webpage – http://www.holliston.k12.ma.us

 

PLEASE DO NOT TELEPHONE THE POLICE OR FIRE DEPARTMENT ABOUT SCHOOL CANCELLATIONS as such calls tie up the telephone lines needed for emergency calls.

 

School will be in session, if possible. You as a parent should feel free to keep your child home if you do not agree with the decision to hold classes.

 

B. Delayed Opening – On days when road conditions in the early morning make driving hazardous, but school could be held by opening one or two hours later, the delayed opening procedure will be used.  This information will be posted on:  Channels 4, 5, 7, and 25; Holliston Local Cable Access Channels - Comcast 8, 10 & 11, and Verizon 32, 33 & 34; and the Holliston Public Schools Webpage – http://www.holliston.k12.ma.us

 

Bus pick-ups will occur one or two hours later than ordinarily scheduled. School will be dismissed at the regular times.

 

C. Emergency Dismissal – Announcements of emergency dismissal will be made on:  Channels 4, 5, 7, and 25; Holliston Local Cable Access Channels - Comcast 8, 10 & 11, and Verizon 32, 33 & 34; and the Holliston Public Schools Webpage – http://www.holliston.k12.ma.us

 

Please review with your child and with your friends and neighbors where your child should go if you are not at home when school is dismissed.

 

You can also follow the Holliston Public Schools facebook group:

https://www.facebook.com/hollistonschools/

 

and Miller Elementary schools on Twitter:  @FredMillerHPS              



Email Blast sent to families 1/3/18

posted Feb 5, 2018, 8:40 AM by Winnie Carey

January 3, 2018


To the Parents/Guardians of Miller School Students:  


1. Tomorrow, Thursday, January 4th we will follow a Monday schedule for Unified Arts ONLY.   If your

child has instrument lessons (5th grade) on Mondays, they should bring their instrument.  If

your child has gym on Mondays they should bring their sneakers.


2. Due to the extreme cold temperatures forecast for Friday, MILLER SKI/SNOWBOARD CLUB IS

CANCELLED THIS WEEK ONLY. Replacement date of 2/9 will be added to the end of the program.

Participants will receive an email from the ski/snowboard coordinators, and we'll begin the program

next week instead.


3. Calendar Happenings in January

  • On Thursday, January 11th, the 5th grade will attend a Culture Connection Assembly with Galileo – Starry Messenger.  Thank you to the PTO for their continued support of these valuable learning experiences.

  • Friday, January 12th is a Staff Professional Development Day - No school for students

  • Monday, January 15th - School will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day

  • Friday, January 19th - Food Pantry Collection Day - The Food pantry has said they are in  particular need of juice boxes and 16 oz cans of fruit


4. Fourth Grade Band - Full Band Rehearsals:

The following are the scheduled 4th Grade FULL BAND In School Rehearsals as we prepare for the

upcoming concert.  Please help your child remember their instruments and music on those days.

The rehearsals will take place from 1:00- 2:00pm on:

Wednesday, January 17th

Thursday, January 18th

Monday, January 22nd

 

The winter concert will take place on Tuesday, January 23rd at 7:00pm in the High School Auditorium.  Please visit Play Along Tracks - to help your child prepare for the concert.


5. Laps at Lunch - If you’re willing and able, we’d love for you to come join us in supporting our Laps at

Lunch program at Miller! Right now, we’re searching for volunteers for the month of January and we

need your help to keep it going! You can sign up for our January schedule by clicking the following

link: Laps at Lunch Sign Up

 

6. Outdoor Recess - Each day we make a decision regarding whether or not it is a safe temperature for

the children to go out to recess.  We take the actual temperature and wind speed (relative humidity in

the summer months) and check that against the Child Care Weather Watch Index.  

 

Temperatures permitting, students are going out for recess.  However, students must be dressed

appropriately (jackets, hats, gloves, boots, long pants/snow pants, etc.) in order to go out. Please

help your child remember to bring these items with them to school each day.

 

6. School Closings/Snow Days

Parents, please be aware that many local news organizations have discontinued text notifications for school closings.  Notifications will continue to be posted on all local news stations and their websites, as well as on the Holliston Public Schools website.  Please utilize one of those sources for information on school closings in Holliston.

A. Canceling School – When the conditions of the roads and access to schools are judged to be unsafe for bus travel, schools are canceled.   This information will be posted on:  Channels 4, 5, 7, and 25; Holliston Local Cable Access Channels - Comcast 8, 11 & 96, and Verizon 32, 33 & 34; and the Holliston Public Schools Webpage – http://www.holliston.k12.ma.us

 

PLEASE DO NOT TELEPHONE THE POLICE OR FIRE DEPARTMENT ABOUT SCHOOL CANCELLATIONS as such calls tie up the telephone lines needed for emergency calls.

 

School will be in session, if possible. You as a parent should feel free to keep your child home if you do not agree with the decision to hold classes.

 

B. Delayed Opening – On days when road conditions in the early morning make driving hazardous, but school could be held by opening one or two hours later, the delayed opening procedure will be used.  This information will be posted on:  Channels 4, 5, 7, and 25; Holliston Local Cable Access Channels - Comcast 8, 10 & 11, and Verizon 32, 33 & 34; and the Holliston Public Schools Webpage – http://www.holliston.k12.ma.us

 

Bus pick-ups will occur one or two hours later than ordinarily scheduled. School will be dismissed at the regular times.

 

C. Emergency Dismissal – Announcements of emergency dismissal will be made on:  Channels 4, 5, 7, and 25; Holliston Local Cable Access Channels - Comcast 8, 10 & 11, and Verizon 32, 33 & 34; and the Holliston Public Schools Webpage – http://www.holliston.k12.ma.us

 

Please review with your child and with your friends and neighbors where your child should go if you are not at home when school is dismissed.

 

You can also follow the Holliston Public Schools facebook group:

https://www.facebook.com/hollistonschools/

 

and Miller Elementary schools on Twitter:  @FredMillerHPS              


7. Upcoming Parent Education Program of Events

January 24th, 2018

Janna Said, local businesswoman, joins Kristi Marsh, founder of non-toxic living group, The Savvy Women’s Alliance, and author of award-winning book, Little Changes to discuss non-toxic choices for our classrooms and homes.

7pm Robert Adams Middle School Auditorium

This talk is product independent and focuses on the benefits of understanding alternative choices that are available in the mainstream. Kristi Marsh, speaker, and award-winning author of Little Changes, believes deeply that everyone has the right to understand what is happening in their own homes. Kristi's journey started with a stage three breast cancer tumour that turned her own mainstream lifestyle upside down. She began educating herself on products that she used on her body, put in her body and the environment she lived in.  Janna Said, Local businesswoman and mom of two, complements Kristi by offering some startling statistics on US legal requirements for everyday products to come to market, and practical tips on where to find alternatives to the familiar brands in local supermarkets and outlets.


January 31st, 2018

Joani Geltman, Child Development and Parenting expert, discusses sexting and social networking, 7pm Holliston High School Auditorium

The smartphone addict, eyes fixed on the tiny screen, doing…what? Joani Geltman, Child Development and Parenting expert, will discuss the issue of sexting and social networking with a view to bullying and how digital media gives rise to different mediums for bullies to reach their targets. What's a parent to do?


Email Blast sent to Families on 12/7/17

posted Feb 5, 2018, 8:36 AM by Winnie Carey

December 7, 2017


To the Parents/Guardians of Miller School Students:  


1. Project 351 Food Drive Update!

This week we have been collecting food for the Holliston Food Pantry/Project 351 Food Drive.  

As of today, we have collected 1,519.9 pounds of food.  Our goal is 2700 pounds, because Mr.

Keim -- a huge Steelers fan -- will wear Patriots gear for a day if we reach 2700 pounds (and that

much food really helps out the Food Pantry!).


Tomorrow is our last  chance to meet that goal.  We need to collect 1,180.10 pounds tomorrow!           

We are calling it “Free For All Friday” - anything and everything you can donate - the heavier the

better! We are suggesting bottles of juice, jars of peanut butter & jelly, and canned items,


We appreciate any and all donations!

Thank you, The Fifth Grade Leadership Team


2. Parent Education Program of Events - Tonight! December 7th, 2017

Psychologist Larry Cohen, PhD Dr. talks about Playful Parenting

7pm at Robert Adams Middle School Auditorium

Larry Cohen, PhD and author of the popular book Playful Parenting is a licensed psychologist specializing in children’s play and play therapy. He will offer practical advice on how to have fun with your child while fostering connection, building confidence, and resolving problems through play.


5. Annual Holiday Gift Bags for Senior Citizens

The Miller School is looking for parent and student volunteer teams to make deliveries of gift bags to Holliston senior citizens on Wednesday, December 13th.  For more information or to sign-up please see the Holiday Gift Bags for Senior Citizens flyer


6. Annual Toys for Tots Collection

Holliston’s Toys for Tots campaign has a collection in the Miller Lobby until Thursday,

December 15th.  Please see the Toys for Tots flyer for more details.


7. Calendar Happenings in December

  • 12/25/17 - 1/1/18 - Holiday Vacation - No School


8. Clubs:  Registration forms for these 3 clubs can also be found on backpack express.

a.    Homework Club will begin in January.  This is a 6 week club that meets after school for one

       day a week and is open to students in grades 3, 4 and 5.  Homework Club is for all Miller

School students who are  interested in staying after school to work on their homework,

schoolwork, projects, or other academic areas where they may be experiencing difficulty.

For more information or to register please see the  Homework Club Registration Form

b.   Math Club will begin in January.  This is a 5 week session that meets after school for one

day a week and is open to students in grades 4 and 5.  The club is designed to enhance

critical thinking skills on higher order math concepts and offer our students enrichment

activities that will encourage them to use a variety of math manipulatives and technology

tools. Although this program is open to all students, those that enjoy math and are

interested in its real world applications will benefit most from the program.  For more

information or to register please see the Math Club Registration Form


c.    News Club will begin in January.  This is a 6 week club that meets after school for one day a

week and is open to students in grades 3, 4 and 5.   The focus of this club will be to report

on and highlight activities of Miller School. The club is designed to enhance the writing and

presentation skills of students. Students will be encouraged to use a variety of technology

tools.  For more information or to register please see this News Club Registration Form


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