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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