Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! The counselors, Mrs. Rosetti, Mrs. Bruzzese, and Mrs. Commander wanted to start the year off with mindfulness. We are visiting every classroom and teaching students about two useful mindfulness techniques, belly breathing and visualization. We believe mindfulness is important for children (and adults!) to help with regulating emotions, decision making, and staying calm and focused in the classroom, all leading to greater success.
Our annual Career Day Event was a success! Students enjoyed learning about a variety of different professions. We had a nurse, a graphic designer, 2 EMT's, police officers, a prosthetist, a college recruiter, a special olympics coach, a social worker, a cable splicer, an anesthetist, an electrical lineman, a flight nurse, an animal attendant, a general manager, an attorney and respresentatives from ACUA and FAA. Thank you to all of our volunteers!
The counseling department at Miller School had a blast at
Miller School's Bubbles For Autism event. We love celebrating
all of our differences that make us unique and special!
Officer Moran and Officer Daly came to talk to some of our students about bus
and traffic safety. Thank you to EHT PD for all that you do!
Miller School's reading specialists planned an awesome Read Across America Week. Our counselors each enjoyed reading to a classroom. Here, Mrs. Commander took a picture with Ms. Li's class after reading one of her favorite Dr. Seuss books, "Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!"
Our school was lucky enough to receive a grant for the Child Assault Prevention Program. Students learned important skills to help them stay SAFE, STRONG, and FREE!
Mrs. Potter came up with a new idea this year to celebrate both Black History Month and love for Valentine's Day. Her idea was a door decorating contest! The counselors and some of their students created their own theme to recognize famous African Americans in history and celebrate love for the month of February.
The Dr. Joyanne D. Miller Elementary School is proud to be a Kindness Certified School! Our Great Kindness Challenge Week was a huge success. We had theme days, kind morning announcements, a banner for students to sign, "Kind is the new cool" glow-in-the-dark bracelets, and kindness checklists for students to complete. Thank you to all of our staff and students who made this possible!
Miller teachers and students dressed up during our theme days this year to celebrate Red Ribbon Week. Some of our themes were "Team Up Against Drugs and Violence," "Reach for Your Dreams" Pajama Day, and "Our Future is Bright with a Drug and Alcohol Free Life!"
Ken Northridge, the magician, came to visit our school to talk to us about a drug-free and alcohol-free life. His magic tricks were awesome, especially when he pulled a bunny out of his hat! Our students wore red to celebrate Red Ribbon Week.
In honor of School Safety Week, our students signed our banner pledging to be respectful, kind, and safe in our school!
In honor of Respect Week, each classroom received a sunglass cutout to decorate to support our school theme,"Kind is the new cool" and/or our theme this month, "Our future is bright with a drug and alcohol free life!"
Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year! We are so excited for another fun and successful year ahead. Pictured here with our principal, Ms. Potter, from left to right is: Mrs. Blake Rosetti, Ms. Elissa Llerandi, and Mrs. Jena-Rose Commander. Ms. Llerandi is a substitute counselor for Mrs. Julie Bruzzese for the month of September and then will continue for Mrs. Rosetti starting in October.
Our annual Career Day Event was a success! Students enjoyed learning about a variety of different professions from some of our Miller parents as well as our community members. We are so grateful for everyone who donated their time to our event and happy our students were able to have this meaningful experience!
Our school received recognition for participating in the Great Kindness Challenge and we were named a Kindness Certified School! Thank you to all of our staff and students who made this possible!
Our 5th graders recieved their certificates for completing their Kindness Checklists! Great job everyone!
Our 4th graders recieved their certificates for completing their Kindness Checklists! Great job everyone!
Two students from Ms. Scalley's class made a Great Kindness Challenge poster and powerpoint to show others how important kindness is to them! Thank you, girls -- Great job!
Miller students signed our banner pledging to be kind during the week of the Great Kindness Challenge!
During the Great Kindness Challenge, theme days were planned to celebrate kindness in our school! Our themes were Crazy for Kindness where students wore crazy hair and socks, Team Kindness where students wore their favorite sports shirt, Powered by Kindness where students wore superhero shirts, Tied Together with Kindness where students wore a tie or tie dye and lastly, Let Kindness Shine, where students wore bright colors. It was so amazing to see so many of our students dress up to show how much kindness means to them!
We are so proud of one of our counselors, Mrs. Rosetti, for being chosen as the 2017-2018 Educational Services Professional of the Year! Congratulations, Mrs. Rosetti! You deserve it for all the hard work you do here at Miller School! :)
Counselors supporting Pajama Day to benefit children at CHOP!
Miller School Front Office's Misson to Mars: Aliens and Astronauts!
Counselors dressed up as aliens for Fall Party Day which goes along with our theme, Mission to Mars!
Mrs. Brennan's and Mrs. Hart's class took our tolerance video to the next level! Together they created these awesome letters to make the phrases "Interrupt Bullying" and "What Can One Person Do To Help!"
Ken Northridge, the magician, came to visit our school to talk to us about a drug-free and alcohol-free life. His magic tricks were awesome, especially when he pulled a bunny out of his hat!
Students signed our banner pledging to be respectful and keep Miller School a safe place to be!
Pencils ready to go out to our students for Red Ribbon Week: Believe, Achieve, Succeed!
Our main office is filling up with rocketships and stars to celebrate our theme: "Blast off to a Drug-Free and Bully-Free Life!"
Jennifer Pielhau from Atlantic Prevention Resources teaching lifeskills to our self-contained classrooms. The students had a blast!
Counselors in the lunch room showing a video to promote tolerance and being kind to each other :)
Let us introduce to you our new Study Buddies for the 2017-2018 school year! They are trained and ready to go with their new drawstrings bags filled with special study buddy supplies!
Ms. Bridgers' class worked very hard on their star for our October theme: "Blast off to a Drug-Free and Bully-Free Life!"
Our fun bookmarks that every student received this week to celebrate the Week of Respect!
Mrs. Grassi's class learning how to "belly breathe" during a Mindfulness Morning lesson!
We are trying out something new this year: "Mindfulness Mornings" in the classroom to help students feel calm and focused to start off their day!
Renaissance asked us for a fun fact about our team. What did we say? We all love fudge! :)
Hero of the Month Bulletin:
"Character is our Superpower!"
"Always Remember to BE YOURSELF" Bulletin