The following items are reprinted from the News from Miller and Craddock Schools newsletter.
Families with students at Miller School donated $1,918 to Jump Rope for Heart in recent weeks. Benjy Nemet was the top individual fundraiser with $350 collected.
Craddock students recently were excited to use the new orange iPads, which were a gift from the Elementary PTO. The organization provides technology upgrades, field trips and assemblies for the students.
Craddock second-graders recently were visited by some people of Native American heritage, who discussed their culture.
The fall boxtop collection contest ended Dec. 6. Those students who turned in boxtops will have a chance to win a raffle for prizes. Thanks to the public for supporting the program.
Portage County picked up Giving Tree gifts on Dec. 9. The community is thanked for providing gifts. Craddock's holiday shop continues until Dec. 13. Parents should be sure to indicate who their child is shopping for and how much they can spend on each person. Checks should be made out to Aurora Elementary PTO.
Care with Coats is under way, and new and used coats can be dropped out in Craddock's lobby. The coats will be dry-cleaned if necessary and distributed to needy Portage County families.
Caught being good recently at Miller were: Emerson Spiesz, Aiden McDaniel, Joshua Kramer, Eloise Kwietniewski, Olivia Wervey, Owen Peckinpaugh, Bryce Peckinpaugh, Caroline Makulis, Marissa Embrescia, Madison Daniels, Natalie Arters, Alexander Swegan, Sarah Wells, Gianna Francisco.
Austen Terrano, Aiden Jackson, Isabelle Leindecker, John Trivisonno, Brennan Scope, Nicolas Polomsky, Karis Barner, Benjamin Nemet, Chloe Sutter, Carlie Jereas, Matthew Felice, Dominick Courtad, Jessica Stoops, Isabella Statham, Ashley Richardson, Roman Hardetskyy and Lylah Milligan.
Thanks go to Amy Logan, Sheila Lee and Stacy Zgonc for assisting the photographer in taking candid pictures and "all school" pictures for the year, and to parents who helped preschoolers make concert shirts.
Coming events include: Dec. 12 -- preschool winter concert at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; Dec. 19 -- preschool winter festival; Dec. 20 -- kindergarten and Craddock winter festivals; Dec. 23-Jan. 3 -- classes out for winter break.