The following items are reprinted from the News from Miller and Craddock Schools and Leighton Letter newsletters.
Miller and Craddock yearbooks have arrived, and a few are still available on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents wanting a yearbook should send $11 to the school with their child. Checks should be made payable to Craddock or Miller, not Ripcho Studios.
The May Market Day orders enabled the PTO to raise $670. The next Market Day sale is June 4, and a summer truck sale will be July 23.
The PTO earned more than $3,100 from the Heinen's ABC program this school year. Also, the Giant Eagle Apples for Students program was a huge success. The schools earned free playground balls, basketballs and sidewalk chalk for Miller, Craddock and Leighton.
Parents of next year's first-graders are reminded of the orientation meeting May 22 at 6:30 p.m. in Craddock's gym. School officials will review the first-grade curriculum, routines and expectations.
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Miller students caught being good recently are: Sami Bixler, Brayden Jones, Katelyn Paczak, Michaela Fischer, Frayton Amrose, Addison Stask, Aiden Niro, Ayden Staninger, Anthony Sava, Phoenix Swanner, Gavin Rumskey, Tyler Adamic, Julianne Barto, Dylan Lancaster, Aubrey Kennedy.
Franklin Wakefield, Gabby Dormann, Maeryn Eichenauer, Carlyn Verespej, Reese Palmer, Oliver Hadrys, Natalie Magdics, Juliana Huth, Brady Allenick, Cole Marvaldi, Brennen Winkler, Chase Parker, Myranda Cook, Colton Logan, Sophie Kohl, Gwen Hruby and Avery Godale.
Thanks go to parents who shared their careers with students recently, parent volunteers and Stacey Barnes for helping with Miller's field day, kindergarten teachers for planning the tie-dye day and Millers staff for a recent delicious luncheon.
Also thanks from Leighton to the PTO shunshine committee for a Mexican lunch for staff, to Debbie Mehallis, Nikki Thieding and Jenny Kerchenski for chairing the BOGO bookfair and Sally Natko, Kayya Newkirk, Lisa Potts and Whitney Swanner for setup.
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There will be no school on May 26 (Memorial Day). Kindergarten end-of-year parties will be June 2, with preschool graduation in the evening. Craddock's end-of-year parties, the preschool's end-of-year picnic and last day of school for students are June 3.
Leighton's parent volunteer appreciation luncheon will be May 22 at noon in the media center. Caught being good last week at Leighton were Ava Hernandez, third grade; Michael Mancine, fourth; and Carlie Filkouski, fifth.
Fifth-grade field day is May 30. To help with the COSI program, email Debbie Mehallis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lunch helpers should notify Cecilia Gutierrez at email@example.com and field day volunteers should notify Jenny Kerchanski at firstname.lastname@example.org.