• ~MRS. MILLER'S SCRATCHING POST~

    Panther Pride Trait of the Month for May: TRUSTWORTHINESS

    - Deserving of trust or confidence; dependable. Be honest.  Don’t lie, cheat, or steal.  Be reliable.  Keep your promises and follow through on your commitments.  Have the courage to do what is right, even when it seems difficult.  Be a good friend and don’t betray a trust.  Don’t give in to temptation.  Be loyal when loyalty is appropriate.

    (GoodCharacter.com)

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    ixl: I carefully select these skills based on what we are studying in class.  Students should work on these skills as they are assigned each week. They are meant as extra practice to help achieve mastery BEFORE taking math chapter tests and Learning Checks.  Students need to achieve 85% or higher on each assigned skill to receive full credit (100%). Students achieving 100% on every skill will earn extra credit (105%). I will take an ixl participation grade for math right before interims and again right before report cards. All assigned ixl skills must be completed to 85% to attend the Miller Money Auction in December and May.

     

    I post the upcoming skills each Friday which means we have not yet covered those skills in class.  Those interested can get an idea of what will be covered in class the next week.  The students will be given time in class to complete them, but I understand that students work at different speeds and may want to work on them at home as well.  Many skills are quickly learned with the ixl tutorial, but if your child is frustrated, please hold off on that skill until we have covered it in class. I do not want the students practicing skills incorrectly, and I need to assist the students as needed.  Thank you for your help.  :)

      
    **ALERT: Assignment DUE-DATES for math and science are changing to THURSDAY. This will allow me to send out missing-work emails on Friday, so that the work can be completed before the weekend; thus, freeing up the weekend for family time. If you already have a system in place and your child is completing all assignments on time each week, please keep your system in place. :)

    **This Week's Math Skills due THURSDAY, 5/28:  BB.9, BB.11, BB.12, BB.16

    Quarter 4 Math Skills due:  J.7, L.4, L.11.5, N.3, N.4, N.5, N.6, N.7, N.8, N.9, N.10, N.11, N.12, N.13, N.14, N.15, N.16, N.17, N.18, N.19, O.1, O.6, O.7, W.4, W.5, X.1, X.2, X.3, X.4, X.5, X.6, X.7, X.8, X.9, *X.9.5, Y.1, Y.2, Y.3, Y.4, Z.1, Z.2, Z.3, Z.4, Z.4.5, Z.5, Z.6, BB.1, BB.3, BB.4, BB.6, BB.7, BB.10

     

    **This Week's Science Skills due THURSDAY, 5/28:  3rd Grade Science ixl skill P.5  &  4th Grade Science ixl skills Q.5

    Quarter 4 Science-related Skills due:  3rd Grade Social Studies: H.2, U.1, U.2, U.3, U.4, U.5, U.6

    3rd Grade Science ixl skills P.3, P.4

    4th Grade Science: L.1, L.2, M.2, M.3, M.4, M.5, M.6, N.1, N.2, N.3, N.4, O.1, O.2, O.3, O.4, Q.3, Q.4, R.1, S.1, S.2, S.3, S.4, S.5

    5th Grade Science: K.1, K.2, Q.2

     

    *ixl has new skills that don't have numbers, so I am using a .5 to let the students know which two skills it is between. For example, D.8.5 is found between D.8 & D.9.

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    AR GOAL: Read 20 minutes each night (or more!) to meet this quarter’s goal of 200,000 words with an average of 85% or higher. I can break down your child's AR books into smaller pieces to help reach the 200,000 word goal. A good rule of thumb for fourth grade is about a point a day. So, if the book is worth 3 points, your child should be able to read it in about three to four days, if reading on his/her recreational reading level.

     

    ??AR Millionaires need to have 1,000,000 words by Friday, May 22nd, by 2:00 p.m. to participate in the Millionaire Reward Party next school year.

    Ms. Dickey and I are still planning on having AR Rewards parties for reaching quarterly goals, and a millionaire's party for those reaching a million words. We will schedule them next school year after it is safe to return to school, so remember to keep reading books and taking tests.  :)

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    DATES TO REMEMBER:    

    Monday, 5/25: Submit attendance either with Google Doc. or Dojo

    Go to your Google Classroom and check your new assignments math and science (Miller code is rjscud13) & ELA and SS (Ms. Dickey)

    Remember to submit your scores and mark your assignments as done when they are fully completed. Some students are marking assignments as done but haven't done any of the work for the assignment.

    See table below for specials schedule. Remember to go to those two teachers' webpages for directions.

     

    Tuesday, 5/26: Submit attendance either with Google Doc. or Dojo

    Remember to submit your scores and mark your assignments as done when they are fully completed. Some students are marking assignments as done but haven't done any of the work for the assignment.

       

    Wednesday, 5/27: Submit attendance either with Google Doc. or Dojo

    Remember to submit your scores and mark your assignments as done when they are fully completed. Some students are marking assignments as done but haven't done any of the work for the assignment.

    GO Math! Chapter 13 Test in Think Central (due on or before Monday, June 1st); Make sure you completed all Chapter 13 practice BEFORE taking the test

     

    Wednesday, 5/20-Monday, 6/1: Dr. NH Jones Elementary Item Pick-up Schedule (more info. below in "Breaking News)

    *Display car pick-up sign in window, remain in vehicle, items will be brought to you

    8:30-11:30 and 12:00-2:00

    5th Grade– Wednesday, May 20th

    4th Grade– Thursday, May 21st

    3rd Grade– Tuesday, May 26th

    2nd Grade– Wednesday, May 27th

    1st Grade– Thursday, May 28th

    Kindergarten– Monday, June 1st

    **If you have multiple children at our school, you may come through on each designated day, or pick up for all of your children on the day designated for your youngest child.**

     

    Thursday, 5/28: Submit attendance either with Google Doc. or Dojo

    Remember to submit your scores and mark your assignments as done when they are fully completed. Some students are marking assignments as done but haven't done any of the work for the assignment.

    Science ixl skills due today (put scores and mark as done)

    Math ixl skills due today (put scores and mark as done)

    GO Math! Chapter 13 Test in Think Central (due on or before Monday, June 1st); Make sure you completed all Chapter 13 practice BEFORE taking the test

     

    Friday, 5/29: Submit attendance either with Google Doc. or Dojo

    Remember to submit your scores and mark your assignments as done when they are fully completed. Some students are marking assignments as done but haven't done any of the work for the assignment.

    GO Math! Chapter 13 Test in Think Central (due on or before Monday, June 1st); Make sure you completed all Chapter 13 practice BEFORE taking the test

    Make up any missing assignments. ALL tests and assignments are due before or by Monday, June 1st. At that time, all * will be changed to a final grade.

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    Specials schedule through June 1st  (last day of instruction for students).

     

    Week of

    Kinder/1st

    2nd/3rd

    4th/5th

    May 4th

     Music/Computer

     Science/Makerspace

     Art/PE

    May 11th

     Art/PE

     Music/Computer

     Science/Makerspace

    May 18th

     Science/Makerspace

     Art/PE

     Music/Computer

    May 25th

     Music/Computer

     Science/Makerspace

     Art/PE

    June 1st

     Art/PE

     Music/Computer

     Science/Makerspace


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    UPCOMING EVENTS: 

    Monday, 6/1: Last day of school for students; ALL assignments and tests due by the end of the day; all * will be changed to a final grade on Skyward

    Thursday, 6/4: 8:00-2:00: Dr. N.H. Jones' Item(s) Drop-off: STUDENT LAST NAME A-J

    Please pull through the front car line on your designated day to drop-off items and check-in Chromebooks. We will only be accepting Chromebooks, library books, classroom books (with teacher name), uniform donations, and Safety Patrol belts at this time. We will have bins with labels for the designated items and a check-in area specifically for Chromebrooks.

    Friday, 6/5: 8:00-2:00: Dr. N.H. Jones' Item(s) Drop-off: STUDENT LAST NAME K-Z

    Please pull through the front car line on your designated day to drop-off items and check-in Chromebooks. We will only be accepting Chromebooks, library books, classroom books (with teacher name), uniform donations, and Safety Patrol belts at this time. We will have bins with labels for the designated items and a check-in area specifically for Chromebrooks.

    Monday, 6/15: Summer Enrichment: Space Adventure

    Monday, 6/22: Summer Enrichment: Ocean Adventure

    Monday, 6/29: Summer Enrichment: Castles and Dragons Adventure

    Monday, 7/6: Summer Enrichment: The Great Outdoors Adventure

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    BREAKING NEWS 

    (1)  Dr. NH Jones Elementary Personal-Items Pick-up Schedule 

    As you are aware, we are faced with finding alternative ways to get personal belongings and end of year items to our students. To do this safely and efficiently, we will have a designated day for you to drive through the front car line and retrieve your child’s belongings. Please have your car pick-up sign displayed in your window, remain in your vehicle, and we will bring your child’s items to you. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we wrap up the 2019-2020 school year.

    Dr. NH Jones Elementary Item Pick-up Schedule

    8:30-11:30 and 12:00-2:00

    5th Grade– Wednesday, May 20th

    4th Grade– Thursday, May 21st

    3rd Grade– Tuesday, May 26th

    2nd Grade– Wednesday, May 27th

    1st Grade– Thursday, May 28th

    Kindergarten– Monday, June 1st

    **If you have multiple children at our school, you may come through on each designated day, or pick up for all of your children on the day designated for your youngest child.**

      

    (2) MCPS UPDATES: Afterschool Program, Summer School, Parking Lot Wi-Fi

    -All currently-enrolled Marion Afterschool Program (MAP) students will automatically be pre-registered for the 2020-2021 school year. Participating families will be contacted by site managers next week to confirm enrollment and placement.  Next year’s $30 registration fee is due July 1, 2020 to secure each child’s spot, and invoices will be emailed starting May 25.  New MAP students in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten may tentatively register July 14-15 at Marion Technical College, 7:30AM-6PM.  A $30 registration fee applies.  Finally, open enrollment for elementary and middle school MAP students will tentatively be held July 21-22 at MTC, 7:30AM-6PM with a $30 applicable registration fee. 

    ·         Important upcoming calendar dates:

    ·         May 18 – student enrollment for the next school year begins by appointment only.  Students can also start retrieving items from their classrooms by appointment only.

    ·         May 26 – last day for seniors

    ·         June 1 – last day for students.  The school year was extended to make up days missed due to COVID-19. This extension meets state requirements for 900 hours of instruction annually.

    ·         June 3 – Chromebook and textbook returns begin.  More details on these plans are forthcoming.

    ·         June 8 – last day for teachers

    ·         Summer Enrichment for elementary students comes in the form of online learning this year.  Themed “Adventure Awaits,” students and their families will embark on a new online adventure each week, June 15 - July 9, including the exploration of outer space, diving deep into the world’s oceans, telling stories with castles and dragons, and experiencing the great outdoors.  These online opportunities include activities for grades K-2 and 3-5 students with downloadable options for families to utilize at home.  Materials packets will be available at each school while supplies last. For more information, “look for the book” at www.marionschools.net and click it to reach the “Community Reads” website. Summer programs for middle and high school students run June 15 – July 23.

    “Parking Lot Wi-Fi” continues free of charge, Monday-Friday, 9AM-7PM, at these schools: Belleview Middle, Dunnellon High, Forest High, Fort McCoy School, Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks, Lake Weir Middle, North Marion High, North Marion Middle, Vanguard High, and West Port High.  Users simply drive into the parking lot, log in, and access learning materials online. This service is provided through a partnership with the City of Ocala and its fiber network operation.

     

    (3) “Grab & Go” Meal Service 

      “Grab & Go” meal service delivery site listing with approximate times is listed here, featuring 36 schools that prepare and deliver to 164 locations district-wide.  Families can call 211 or text “FoodFL” to 877-7877 for their nearest serving location.  This program serves ALL children 18 and under regardless of whether they walk or ride a bicycle, bus or car to school and continues Monday-Friday through June 1. Summer Feeding Program dates have yet to be released.

     

    (4) Overdue Library Books 

    From schools should be kept at home until the COVID-19 crisis is over.  Schools are not accepting any materials for intake so late fees will be waived. Materials can be returned later without penalty.

     

    (5) Dave the Dog Book

    To help younger children better understand COVID-19, a new “Dave the Dog” book is available to download free of charge at nursedottybooks.com/dave-the-dog-is-worried-about-coronavirus-2/.

     

    (6) Additional Distance Learning Resources/Misc.

     - Florida’s Department of Education has announced additional distance learning resources that include www.fldoe.org/em-response/distance-learning.stml and www.flvs.net/community. 

     - Users can also text “FLCOVID19” to 888 777 to receive Florida’s latest updates on its fight against COVID-19.

     - A “Common Q&A” page at www.marionschools.net addresses many frequently-asked questions.

      - Visit www.marionschools.net and Twitter @MarionCountyK12 for further updates.

     

    (7) Zoom/Google Classroom

    Marion County Public Schools may record online classroom sessions utilizing third-party platforms (Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.).  These recordings will only be used for educational purposes and may be shared on other learning platforms.  If you do not want your child’s image or identifying information recorded, utilize your device/platform controls to stop the camera feed from your device.

     

    (8) Technical Issues Help

    To help resolve technical issues with MCPS-distributed Chromebooks, users can call the Parent Service Desk Helpline.

    • Helpline Phone: 352.867.2100
    • Helpline Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30AM - 4:30PM
      (Wait times can vary).  

    Please note: Helpline technicians cannot resolve issues with Internet connections or student passwords.

     

    (9) NO FSA Testing for 2020 

     

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    Wish List Items:

    For those of you who just HAVE to go that extra mile...  :)

    - individually wrapped hard candy for class incentives

    - small trinkets (non-food items) to be used for class incentives (ex.: shells, crafty things, bookmarks, etc.)

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    NEWS

    EXTENDED DAY HOMEWORK POLICIES:

    • Monday-Thursday 45 minutes
    • If they need to stay inside to continue working/studying, they may
    • They may go to the Media Center Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:00-3:00
    • They may go to the Computer Lab Monday-Thursday from 2:00-4:30

     

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    MEDIA CENTER NEWS

    (1) Week 5 Newsletter:  Featuring our school's SSYRA Winners! 

     
    Hello from afar! Welcome to the fifth edition of the NHJ e-Library newsletter! I hope you all are doing well and staying safe. Keep...
    www.smore.com

     

    (2) Week 4 Newsletter

     
     
    Hello from afar! Welcome to the fourth edition of the NHJ e-Library newsletter! As you all know by now, this is our new normal for the...
    www.smore.com
     
     

    (3) Week 3 Newsletter

    https://www.smore.com/jzde3-nhj-e-library

     

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    • Open for AR tests for K & 1 ONLY (7:15-7:30)
    • Open every Tuesday & Thursday from 2:05-3:00 for AR tests for ALL students!  If you would like to bring your child into the media center, you must pick up your child in car line and then come to the front office to sign in.  
    • Volunteers are needed!! Please contact Natalia Jimenez if you are able to volunteer regularly in the library, OR if you have a spare moment on campus. Any and all help will be appreciated.

     

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    PANTHER PATCHES

    The uniform store is open Friday mornings from 7:15-7:45

     

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    IXL PREVIOUSLY ASSIGNED SKILLS:

    Quarter 1 Math Skills: A.1, A.2, A.3, A.4, A.6, A.15, A.20, A.25, B.3, B.4, C.3, C.4

    Quarter 1 Math Skills: A.18, A.19, D.3, D.4, D.5, D.6, D.7, *D.8.5, D.9, D.10, *D.17.5, D.22, D.27, D.35, E.18, L.2, L.8

    Quarter 2 Math Skills:  D.2, D.12, D.14, D.15, *D.15.5, D.18, D21, D.23, D.24, D.25, D.26, D.31, D.36, D.39, D.40, E.4, E,6, E.9, E.16

    Quarter 2 Math Skills:  E.7, E.7.5, E.11, E.13, E.16.5, E.17, E.19,  E.27, P.3, P.5, P.7, P.11, P.16, P.17, 5th Grade K.7

    Quarter 3 Math Skills:  P.13. P.15, P.18, P.19, P.20, P.22, P.24, Q.1, Q.3, Q.5, Q.7, Q.8, Q.9, Q.12, Q.14, Q.14.5, R.2, R.4