From the Principal
Wow, I can't believe it is Columbus Day already. I hope you enjoy this long weekend with your family. We are moving slowly towards becoming a paperless school. As we transition towards the digital backpack, you will continue to receive some flyers in your children's folders. Every Friday, beginning today, flyers will be loaded into the Digital Backpack on our website. A K-2 email alert will be sent as a gentle reminder to check the backpack.
To access the Digital Backpack, please go to the GW Miller Homepage, click on the Parents tab, and scroll down to the Digital Backpack. This week's flyers include a PTA fundraiser at Smash Burger on Monday, October 9th; a Halloween Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, October 15th; and a Little League announcement.
Our word of the month is Responsibility. Please speak to your child about what that means and what that looks like at home. All of the students have now had their first Kelso assembly with Mrs. Lazev and Mrs. Hedberg. Kelso is our conflict resolution program that entails teaching the students 9 different strategies to use in order to solve child-size problems. The skill they are working on this month is 'Go to Another Game'. It includes being flexible and patient when things do not go exactly as planned. I'm still working on this myself!
The first graders had a nice walk over to the old schoolhouse that was renovated by an Eagle Scout (in front of the middle school). They are learning and writing about how schools have changed from the past to present day so it was a great visual for them to see.
Remember, students also have Tuesday, October 10th to relax at home while the staff of the district engages in various training workshops.
Have a wonderful weekend.
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George W. Miller Elementary School
50 Blauvelt Road, Nanuet, NY 10954
Phone: 845-627-4860 | Fax: 845-624-1534
Miller Nurse 845-627-4864
Family Resource Center 845-627-4889