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  • MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK

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    PHYLLIS R. MILLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    840 NE 87TH STREET MIAMI, FL 33138

    (305) 756-3800

    8:20AM 1:50PM PREKINDERGARTEN THROUGH FIRST GRADE 8:35AM 3:05PM SECOND THROUGH FIFTH GRADE WEDNESDAY ALL GRADES DISMISSED AT 1:50PM

    ADULT ESOL CLASSES

    6:00PM 9:00PM MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

    http://phyllisruthmiller.weebly.com

    AFTERSCHOOL HOURS 1:50PM 6:00PM

    @PhyllisRMiller

    http://phyllisruthmiller.weebly.com/

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    Miami-Dade County Public Schools

    The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida

    Ms. Perla Tabares Hantman, Chair

    Dr. Martin Karp, Vice Chair

    Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall

    Ms. Susie V. Castillo

    Dr. Lawrence S. Feldman

    Dr. Steve Gallon III

    Ms. Lubby Navarro

    Dr. Marta Prez

    Ms. Mari Tere Rojas

    Bryce Febres, Student Advisor

    M r . A l b e r t o M . C a r v a l h o

    Superintendent of Schools

    Mrs. Valtena G. Brown

    Deputy Superintendent/Chief Operating Officer, School Operations

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    Vision Statement

    We provide a world class education for every student.

    Mission Statement

    To be the preeminent provider of the highest quality education that empowers all students to be

    productive lifelong learners and responsible global citizens.

    Values

    Excellence - We pursue the highest standards in academic achievement and organizational performance.

    Equity - We foster an environment that serves all students and aspires to eliminate the achievement gap.

    Student Focus - We foster an environment that serves all students and aspires to eliminate the achievement gap.

    Innovation - We encourage creativity and adaptability to new ideas and methods that will support and improve student learning.

    Accountability - We accept responsibility for our successes and challenges and seek to transparently share our work in an ethical manner, as we strive towards continuous improvement.

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  • MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Message from Principal

    Message from Assistant Principal

    Schools Mission Statement

    Alma Mater (as applicable) Biography of person the school is named after (as applicable) Faculty Roster (as applicable) Feeder Pattern Schools (as applicable) School Information

    Bell Schedule (as applicable)

    Early Sign Out

    Late Arrival

    Lost and Found School Policy (as applicable)

    Opening and Closing Hours of Schools (as applicable)

    Important Dates

    Back to School Nights - Open House (as applicable)

    Interim Progress Report & Report Card Distribution

    School Calendar of Events (as applicable)

    Academic Programs Student Progression Plan (SPP)

    Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD)

    Clinic (full-service as applicable)

    Closing of School Dismissal

    Bicycles/Skateboards (as applicable)

    Rainy Day Dismissal (as applicable)

    Students Drop-Off Pick-up (as applicable) Elevator (as applicable)

    Emergency Contact Information

    Fieldtrips

    Homework

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    Interscholastic Athletics/Intramurals (as applicable)

    Mealtime Environment

    Free Breakfast

    Free/Reduced Price Lunch Program

    Meal Prices

    PAYPAMS

    Peanut-Allergies/Peanut-Free School

    Newsletter (as applicable)

    Parent Academy

    Protocols for Addressing Concerns

    Recess

    Safety and Security

    Code Yellow/Code Red

    Emergency Operations Plan

    Fire Drills

    Visitors

    School Activities/Clubs

    School Center for Special Instructions (SCSI) (as applicable)

    School Class Pictures Process

    School Transportation

    Special Education

    Student Records

    Student Services

    Student Success Centers

    Toolkits

    Back to School Toolkit

    Transgender

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    Verification of Residency

    Volunteer Program Appendix A School Calendars

    Appendix B School Board Policies and State Statutes

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    Message from the Principal

    Dear Phyllis R. Miller Parents, Students and Staff,

    It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of the Phyllis Ruth Miller Elementary school

    community. I look forward to forming collegial partnership to ensure that each child succeeds

    and to build on the schools history of academic success.

    It is our mission to help your child feel welcomed and a part of the Phyllis Ruth Miller

    Elementary family. We strive to ensure that each child reaches his/her academic potential

    through rigorous curriculum, engaging hands-on activities, and caring teachers. We utilize

    research-based practices, technology, and a plethora of instructional strategies combined with

    pertinent data analysis to ensure academic growth and achievement.

    It is my heartfelt privilege to serve as the Principal. I sincerely believe that a school environment

    that is collaborative draws on the strength of all stakeholders and fosters a positive school

    climate that makes a difference in the lives of our students. I look forward to working with all of

    the wonderful students, parents, and stakeholders to continue the tradition of excellence.

    Sincerely,

    Donna M. Lewis, PhD

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    Message from the Assistant Principal

    It is with great pleasure that I welcome all of you back to Phyllis Ruth Miller

    Elementary for the 2017-2018 school year. I am so very proud to serve as your

    Assistant Principal, and I am looking forward to working with each and every

    one of you. As we continue our journey towards aiming for excellence, our

    theme this year will be to Shoot for the moon; Even if you miss you will land

    among the stars! I am confident that, through the efforts of all stakeholders, we

    will continue to strive towards excellence by cultivating a safe, nurturing learning

    environment that is reflective of high-quality education and promotes

    academic success.

    Sincerely,

    Kristin E. Hayes

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    PHYLLIS R. MILLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    Shoot for the moon; Even if you miss you will land among the Stars!

    Aiming for Excellence!

    School Mission Statement

    Our Mission is to provide the highest quality education in and ever

    changing digital and media society. The entire staff is dedicated to

    implementing the new Florida State Standards. We will ensure that our

    students are provided with the tools needed to maximize their learning

    potential.

    Vision Statement

    Phyllis Ruth Miller Elementary School, in collaboration with our multi-

    cultural families and community members, will motivate all students to

    exercise critical judgement, be informed and involved citizens, and benefit

    from their endless life-long learning opportunities.

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    PHYLLIS RUTH MILLER

    Phyllis Ruth Miller was appointed the Miami-Dade County Public School Board in 1972.

    She was elected for two additional terms and served as the Chair for three years. She

    was the first female to hold the post as chairman of the Dade County School Board. In

    1993 her educational advocacy work was recognized by dedication of the Phyllis Ruth

    Miller Elementary School located in Miami Shores.

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    TEACHER ROSTER

    2017 2018

    TEACHERS GRADE

    Daley, Ketty VPK

    Stewart, Linda Headstart

    Martinez, Sylvia PK/K

    Gonzalez, Rosy PK/K

    Pita, Marcia PK/K

    Argarate, Erynn KG

    Bibbins, DJara KG

    Taylor, Karen 1st

    Parissi, Alma 1st

    Villanueva, Haydee 1st

    De La Grana, Lucia 1st

    Roddy, Pamela 1st

    Farmer, Lashelle 1st

    Shephard, Tonya 2nd

    Keyes, Ashlie 2nd

    Cothiere, Linda 2nd

    Ashey, Daniel 2nd

    Pozo, Olga 2nd

    Small, Deloris 2nd

    Pearson, Mirriame 3rd

    Louis, Bety 3rd

    Williams, Sherrie 3rd

    Jackson, Jennifer 3rd

    Peoples, Anita 3rd

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    TEACHERS GRADE

    Parks-Wenze, Lesa (Gifted) 3rd

    Rodriguez, Astrid 4th

    Arguello, Yahoska 4th

    Velazco, Madelin 4th

    Shillingford, Terehas (Gifted) 4th

    Parpia, Shehzi 4th

    Mertil, Louineze 5th

    Rodriguez, Rosa 5th

    Rogers, Qiana 5th

    Knowles, Pamela (Gifted) 5th

    Acosta, Abdiel Art

    Jenkins, Rachel Music

    VanCott, Eric Physical Education

    Gay, Howard Physical Education

    Johnson, Carla Speech

    Duncan, Marilyn SPED

    Perez, Adela ESOL

    St. Louis, Marie BCC/CCHL

    Penafiel, Patricia Reading Coach

    De La Grana, Lucia Gifted/Spanish

    Johnson, Dian C

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