The following items are reprinted from the News from Miller and Craddock Schools newsletter.
The Elementary PTO has announced the classes that sold the most cookie dough. They are Julia Smerkar's at Miller and Beth Bryant's at Craddock. They won a free pizza party.
Thanks go to all who bought and sold cookie dough, as well as regular Markey Day foods. The sale raised $1,789 for 257 boxes of cookie dough.
The PTO's next Market Day sale pickup is Jan. 8. Online orders can be placed through Jan. 3 at 11 p.m. at www.marketday.com.
All of the schools are collecting pet items for the Portage County animal shelter. Needed are dog and cat food, pet toys, litter and cleaning supplies. Donations can be dropped off through Dec. 20. For details, visit the Animal Protective League website at http://www.portageapl.org/
The yearbook committee is seeking photos to possibly use in the Miller-Craddock yearbook. Put photos of school activities on a CD and send to Miller or Craddock and to the attention of Sheila Lee. CDs cannot be returned. For details, email Amy Logan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several Aurora schools' staff members cooperated with the Aurora Police Department in the Shop With a Cop program.
Thanks go to the following: Donna Janoso and second-graders for the holiday concert, second-grade teachers who supported the concert, PTO holiday shop volunteers and the Knitting Angels of the Church of the Holy Angels for hats and gloves.
The schools wish to especially thank the following for supporting the Back-Pack program: Bob Evans, Homestead development, Christ Community Chapel, Agape Word and Worship Center members, Ali Manav and Tony Gramm families, George Mohr and Harmon band students and families.
The preschool winter festival is Dec. 19 and kindergarten and Craddock winter festivals are Dec. 20. There will be no schol from Dec. 23 to Jan. 3 because of winter break.