William E. Miller Elementary School


October 20, 2020 News From the Den

Halloween Drive By, Library Books, PTO News and more!

Article Date: Oct 27, 2020

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Happy Halloween!

Let's Celebrate with a Festive Family Drive By!

Please join us for a physically-distanced Halloween Drive-By on Friday, October 30 any time 1:30 - 3:00 pm.

Weather permitting - we will email by 12:00 if we have to cancel.

Daylight Savings Time Ends on November 1. Move your clocks back 1 hour!

11,907 library books are lonely and want to be borrowed by Miller students!

Put your desired books on hold using your ipad (or any device) and this LINK. Pick them up any school day from 8 am - 3 pm in the front entrance of the school. One family at a time please. Come into the first set of doors, hand sanitize, and pick your books off the black book cart to the left. The books are labeled by student name and are in alphabetical order on the cart. Turn left, go out the door, and you are on your way! Returns go in the red recycling bin just outside the front door. Contact [email protected] or 541-355-2535 with any questions.

Purchase iPad Insurance or Opt Out

Hello Parents - Your teachers have provided information about iPad insurance, how to pay for it online, and how to decline if that is what you decide. Attached is the form to sign and return if you are choosing to decline iPad insurance. Please email this form to Erich Brocker at [email protected] .

If you plan to pay for iPad insurance, please take a minute do so now. If you need the instructions, email Erich Brocker, address above. If the iPad breaks or needs repair, insurance needs to be in place prior to the repair or break or you will be financially responsible. If you have questions, please call Erich Brocker at 541-355-2506.


The Firebusters program 2020 is here! We are not printing worksheets to hand out to students this year, but the question sheet is attached to this email and you can participate online on the Central Oregon Fire Services website. The program will be available for the entire month of October. Be fire safe!

Family Access Network (FAN)

Family Access Network (FAN) provides an advocate at Miller to help families access services that improve children's lives. You are welcome to contact our advocate by texting Heidi Odman at 541-728-2084.

School Contact Information

Miller Office: 541-355-2500

Miller Fax: 541-355-2510

District Bus Garage: 541-355-5700

Report An Absence: 541-355-2500 or email: [email protected] prior to 9:00 am. Please include in your message or email the student name, teacher and reason for absence (for example: sick).

PTO News

Bend Pizza Kitchen Take Out Fundraiser!

Tuesday, October 27, between 11:30am-8:00pm

Our first Meals for Miller event will be at Bend Pizza Kitchen, located at 2755 NW Crossing Dr. Mention Miller Elementary when you call in your order, and BPK will donate 20% of your purchase back!

Call 541-647-1819 to place your Take Out order!

Time to turn in your clipped Box Tops...

Many clipped box tops will be expiring soon - if you have any to turn in, please email [email protected] to arrange for pickup. You can leave them in a bag on your front porch for contactless pickup by one of our friendly PTO Board members! Please act soon, they are due by November 2!

Please continue scanning your receipts with the new BoxTops app. Go to http://www.btfe.com and sign up to support Miller (zip code 97701). The new app is available for your phone, making it even easier for you to help Miller earn money. Check out the website to read more and find out how to help.

The Scholastic Book Fair will be held online this year!

The Scholastic Book Fair is back! While the Fair will be exclusively held online this year, it will continue to be a fun and joyous experience for our kids. Features include:

  • Miller Elementary’s own online store, with a large selection of titles, at the right price points
  • A Virtual Fair so you and your kids can experience the magic of the school shopping experience. Browse titles by grade, meet popular authors, and discover the comfort and joy of our Fair
  • Every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!)

Nov 5th through Nov 18th, 2020

Click here to visit Miller's Online Book Store!

AmazonSmile is a program that donates a percentage of eligible purchases to a non-profit of your choice. All you do is start shopping at smile.amazon.com and select William E. Miller Elementary as your non-profit. You can now use the Amazon shopping app on your phones, see below for details!

Great news! You can now support William E. Miller Elementary PTO in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  • Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  • Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings'
  • Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process