these important reminders and mark your calendars!
Miller School's Marathon Fitness Challenge begins this week
in Physical Education Classes!
Today students attended grade level assemblies
to be introduced to Miller School's Marathon Fitness Challenge. This
winter and spring Miller students will have the opportunity to challenge
themselves, classmates, and families to improve their health and fitness!
The Marathon Fitness Challenge (MFC) is a free, 21 week incentive-based
running/walking program for all of our Miller students. Miller School's MFC
is modeled after a successful challenge occurring for the last eight years at
Elmwood School in Hopkinton. Miller
students will have an opportunity to participate in Miller School's MFC through
a generous grant from ES PTSA and collaboration with the designer of Elmwood’s
MFC. The goal of the program is that children will run or walk an ultimate
distance of a marathon: 26.2 miles! Students who reach a distance of a half
marathon, 13.1 miles, will also be recognized.
In-School Component: For 17 weeks, from
December to April, students will run a half mile in their Physical Education
class once a week.
At Home Component: From March 30th
to May 29th, students will been encouraged to run or walk additional
miles at home with friends and family. Details about the spring home component
will be shared in early March.
Please follow this
link to view the presentation shared with students today: https://prezi.com/rhfgc1sx03hw/
2. We are
looking for parent and student volunteers to make deliveries of Holiday Gift
Bags for Senior Citizens on Tuesday,
Volunteers will need to meet in the Miller Multipurpose
Room after school at 2:30. All parent-student teams interested in
volunteering should email Kerry Perpall at email@example.com by December 2nd. Please write “gift bags” as
the subject. We are also looking for
names and addresses of Holliston Senior Citizens that would enjoy receiving our
gift bags. Please email names and addresses to Kerry Perpall at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write “gift bags” as the subject.
Miller School is thrilled to be
participating in Project 351's Food Drive this month.
Michaela Campbell, a freshman at Holliston
High, has been working with the Fifth Grade Leadership Team to plan this very
special food pantry collection for the month of December. The drive will run
the week of December
8- December 12. Each day will have a theme based on requests from
the Holliston Food Pantry, which is currently serving 191 families. Please help us reach our goal of 600 pounds of food.
Walmart will be matching our collection to support a food pantry in another
community. The themes for each day are:
Monday - paper goods, Tuesday – tuna, Wednesday - healthy non-perishable snacks, Thursday - soup
Friday - pasta
Thank you for your generosity and support of this important
community service project. This food
drive will take the place of our regularly scheduled food pantry collection on
4. Sign-up has begun for Miller School’s Homework Club which will
start in January. Please see backpack
express @ http://www.holliston.k12.ma.us/BackPack/14mhwc.pdf for more information and
the registration form. Registration
forms are due back by December 12th.
Space is limited – so sign up soon
5. Friday, December 19th there will be a Culture
Connection for all grades. The Worcester
Opera will perform Voci Angeli. Thank you to ES PTSA for their continued
support of these valuable learning experiences.
6. December 24th-January
2nd school is closed for winter vacation.