The following items are reprinted from the News from Miller and Craddock Schools newsletter.
Beginning last week, Miller and Craddock schools have a cart or table in the "airlock" space between the school doors to accommodate items that are brought to school by parents.
Parents should label the items (lunches, books, homework, etc.) with the student's name and teacher. The items will be distributed in a timely manner.
The new procedure will enable secretaries to attend more to their daily responsibilities, and continue to provide a nurturing, caring environment for the students and a safe and secure area.
First-grade teacher Ali Doherty and her husband are the parents of James Alan Doherty IV, who was born Jan. 23, weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces.
Miller student "caught being good" recently are Alaina DiCesare, Annabel, Swegan, Grace Nessel, Alex Miller, Peter Vachon, Carter Sabatino, Sophie Rosenthal, Riley Nally, Olivia Frissore, Thomas Stead, Ryan Dwyer, Killian Burke, Jimena Alarcon, Caroline Markulis, Kami Milano, Brennan Scope and Calvin Hayes.
Thanks go to the Elementary PTO for sponsoring an all-school skate and to families who donated canned goods at the skating party on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Miller and Craddock students were to take home their report cards for the second nine weeks grading period on Jan. 25. In the envelope with the report card was a letter from Superintendent Russ Bennett addressing safety and security.
Kickoff to kindergarten will take place Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at Miller to outline procedures for registration for parents of youngsters who will enter next year's kindergarten class. Registration will be in March.
Some other coming events are: Feb. 6 -- PTO Market Day pickup at Leighton; Feb. 14 -- Valentine's Day parties; Feb. 15 -- professional development day, no school; Feb. 18 -- Presidents Day, no school; Feb. 22 -- first PTO and Aurora schools fish fry dinner.