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Increase Miller Elementary School is a K-5 collaborative school community that engages students in meaningful learning.
June 14, 2017
Dear Increase Miller Families,
As the year draws to a close, we would like to provide you with some reminders about the schedule and events taking place during the last week of school.
Monday, June 19 Dismissal at 12:15 p.m. Field Day
Tuesday, June 20 Dismissal at 12:15 p.m. (Field Day-raindate)
Wednesday, June 21 Dismissal at 12:15 p.m.
Thursday, June 22 Dismissal at 12:15 a.m. Gr 5 Moving-Up at JJMS @ 10:00 a.m.
Friday, June 23 Dismissal at 10:45 a.m. Last Day of School
We are looking forward to field day on Monday, June 19th. Please remember to apply sunscreen on your child before they come to school and pack your child with a water bottle. The children will also be assigned a color, red or blue, by their teacher so please look for that communication this week.
If you ordered a yearbook, students will be receiving them on Friday, June 16th. If you have any questions you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org, the yearbook co-chair.
If you ordered school supplies via the PTA, you may pick up your order on Monday, June 19th
during Field Day activities between 9 a.m.-12 p.m. only. If you did not order supplies via the PTA, the lists are available on our school website.
On Friday, June 23, the Infinite Campus Parent Portal may be accessed to review your child’s progress report for the last trimester. Additionally, special area progress reports will also be posted.
Friday,June 23,the last day of school
Please send your child in with a white or light colored t-shirt so that your child can have his/her classmates sign his/her shirt with a marker. The children enjoy autographing each other’s shirts and yearbooks on the last day of school in the classroom. We will also host our last school assembly in the gym. During this assembly, each grade will “move up” to the next grade. Students will be dismissed at 10:45 a.m. As our fifth graders leave the building for their final dismissal from Increase Miller, our kindergarten through fourth grade students will line the hallways to clap for them as they walk and/or dance to the buses with music playing and bubbles flowing. We look forward to congratulating all of our students, especially our fifth graders who will begin a new journey at JJMS.
We would like thank staff, families and the PTA for all their efforts, support and contributions during this school year. We wish all of you a happy, healthy, and safe summer with your children.
Kerry Ford & Andy Galotti
Fifth graders went to the Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut, with Spencer Eldridge, District Art Teacher.
The students focused on the themes of science, technology, engineering, art and design, and math through the lens of the Aldrich’s current exhibitions, through close observation, group discussion, and hands on activities. MORE PHOTOS.
Students’ creativity was celebrated with The Mystery of Matisse--poetry readings and an art show.
All fourth graders visited the Matisse Drawings exhibit at Katonah Museum of Art, then worked with Pam Hart, the museum’s writer-in-residence, to craft poetry inspired by Matisse’s line drawings. They also created paper cut-out collages in the style of Matisse’s later years with Mr. Spencer Eldridge, IMES art teacher.
Last year, the district set up a comprehensive study of various math programs with the intention of adopting one for implementation across all three elementary schools and the sixth grade. EnVisionmath2.0 rose to the top because of its robust resources for teachers and families.
It is now three-quarters into its first year. Let's see how one teacher, Ms. Fahy in fourth grade, is using it. MORE.
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Attached is the PowerPoint presentation that was shown at a June 14, 2017 parent meeting at JJHS.
We are pleased to report that our email/internet service is restored.
Thank you for your patience.
The official results of yesterday's school budget vote are as follows:
Yes - 1165 - 73%
No - 434 - 27%
In addition, Proposition 2 - Bus Purchase, also passed with 1204 yes votes.
For the Board of Education, Bill Rifkin and Scott Posner were re-elected to serve. We thank Ruth White for her candidacy and her willingness to serve our schools.
We thank the community for your continuing support.
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We are pleased to announce that after almost two years of looking for a tenant for Lewisboro Elementary School, the KLSD Board of Education has reached a tentative agreement with the Town of Lewisboro to rent approximately 20% of the vacant school's space for use as town offices and police headquarters. MORE.
Please note that the Katonah-Lewisboro School District offices have moved to the John Jay High School campus, 60 North Salem Road, Cross River.
Please see the Athletics site for Driver's Ed information.
Students participated in a assembly about mindfulness--a special program planned by the school’s Character Education Committee.
The assembly began with a short film of children speaking candidly about stress and the techniques they use to relax. Third grader Sophia Cheng read "Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun" aloud. Mrs. Gratz and Dr. Weschler led simple breathing and relaxation exercises, and led to children to reflect on their self-worth and the goodness in others.
"I feel happy. I feel calm. I feel good," the children noticed at the end. MORE.