William E. Miller Elementary School
W.E. Miller News From the Den. Sept 13, 2022
WE ARE THE MILLER MOUNTAIN LIONS
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Welcome Miller Families!
I will be emailing this bi-weekly newsletter to all Miller families this school year. I will put any new items at the top and will keep some information in each of the newsletters for your reference. Please be sure to scroll all the way down so you get to the PTO section. If you need a paper copy of the News From the Den, please call the office: 541-355-2500.
PE Letter to Parents
Please read the letter from our new PE teacher, Monet Biancucci. It is attached in the email. And it is 100% my fault you are getting this late. I'm so sorry!
iPads - No Insurance Needed
Miller Does For Others
We will be collecting soccer jerseys, shorts and soccer balls during the month of September. Look for red bins at the front and back of the school for drop off. These items can be new or gently used. Thank you! Next month is Socktober - we will be collecting warm socks for those who need them in our community.
Breakfast/Lunch at School
Make sure that you have a ParentVUE account. Call the office if you need help: 541-355-2500. https://www.bend.k12.or.us/district/organization/p...
Volunteering at Miller
Some teachers will want parent volunteers, others will not. You will get an email from your child's teacher if they are interested in having volunteers in the classroom, for field trips or special celebrations. You can also offer to volunteer in the office or library. The office will need parent volunteers to help with: Vision Screening, October 6, Dental Screening October 12 and 13, and Picture Day October 27 (2 parents). Please contact Meredith Blackwell at 541-355-2501 if you can help. Thank you!
We will have some visitors at Miller for educational reasons. At this time, we are not inviting parents into the school to visit classrooms or have lunch with your child.
BLS COVID-19 and Other Illness Procedures
From Ms. Home in the Library
Welcome Back Amazing Readers!! I hope your summer was filled with wonderful book adventures. Oh, the places you went!! I am so excited for all things library this year. To start the year, I would love to invite you to volunteer in the library on Mondays, Thursdays, or Fridays. If you are interested, please start the volunteer process with the main office and then we will figure out your schedule. I love my volunteers!! Feel free to get in touch with me as well: email@example.com
Oregon Battle of the Books, aka "OBOB," will start up officially for 3rd through 5th graders in October. I will be sharing more information with you as we move through the school year. I cannot wait for the reading and team fun to begin! In the meantime, please check out the OBOB website for more information: https://www.oregonbattleofthebooks.org/
An idea: Have a set place in your home for the library books your child will be bringing home so that they are easy to find on their return day! Here is the library schedule so you can keep track too!
Thanks for reading this information, and for reading at home! So many books, so little time! Warmly, Ms. Home, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, Heidi Odman, by calling 541-355-5682 or texting 541-728-2084.
School Contact Information
Miller Office: 541-355-2500
Miller Facebook Page: http://www.bend.k12.or.us/miller
Miller Fax: 541-355-2510
District Bus Garage: 541-355-5700
Report An Absence: 541-355-2500 or email: email@example.com prior to 9:00 am. Please include in your message or email the student name, teacher and reason for absence (for example: sick or vacation).