Weather Reserve Days 1, 2, 3 and 4 are now in-session days
February 16, March 29, May 25 and May 29 will now be in-session days due to schools closing on October 30 because of loss of power, and on January 4, 5 and 17 because of snow.
Dear IM Families,
Before your children leave us to enjoy family time with you during the winter break, we wanted to share some news with you from Increase Miller.
On Wednesday of this week, we held a K-2 assembly and a 3-5 assembly. The assemblies included a follow-up to a previous PTO sponsored assembly titled Stand Up, Step In, Speak Out. During these assemblies, our fifth graders role-played bullying situations and how to respond to others when they are demonstrating unkind and hurtful behaviors. Reminding children to use their words and stand up for themselves is important both at school and in everyday life. We also read the picture book, We’re All Wonders by R. J. Palacio. It is based on the children’s bestseller, Wonder, which has now been made into a popular family movie. The picture book also inspires kindness and relays the message that differences make everyone unique. We would like to thank the PTO for donating this wonderful book to each of our classrooms. Related to the theme, everyone is special, our first graders sang the song, What I Am, led by one of our music teachers, Mrs. Higgins. Finally, as a community, we ended each assembly with some holiday songs. Perhaps your child will be willing to sing one of the songs to you at home!
If you are available, please join us at the next Principal’s Coffee scheduled for Wednesday, January, 10th at 9:30 a.m., with a PTO meeting immediately following. This is always a great opportunity to hear about our programs and other special events.
As a reminder, Increase Miller will be closed for winter recess and school will resume on January 2nd. Schools will also be closed on Monday, January 15th for Martin Luther King Day and on Tuesday, January 16th your children will be attending a Martin Luther King assembly.
In the meantime, we wish you all a happy and healthy holiday. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!
Kerry Ford & Andy Galotti