Dear Millard Families & Friends,
It is hard to believe we have already been in school for nearly a month. We have had a great beginning to our school year and students, teachers, and staff are back in the school routine and moving along well.
Las spring our students in grades 3 - 6 took the Smarter Balanced Assessment. This month you should be receiving your child's individual scores through the mail. I shared information on this assessment at Tuesday's PTA Association meeting, but you can also access information on the FUSD website to help you interpret your child's score. Julie Forbes, Director of Assessment and Accountability, has posted a video on the homepage. As this is the first year of this test, we are using this data as a baseline, enabling us to see areas where improvements need to be made.
October is always a special month at Millard. Our PTA will be in full swing this month with lots of holiday activities for our students. The highlight is always our Fall Carnival, which will be on Friday, October 30th. This community event welcomes all families, neighbors, and friends of Millard School, and gives us a chance to celebrate our school and a special holiday. Our PTA is hoping you will be able to devote a little time to help with this event, and, of course, we look forward to having you attend and enjoy a very fun evening! Be sure to contact the school office if you would like to volunteer.
Sunday, November 1 is Make a Difference Day. The PTA will be sponsoring school wide clean-up projects to help our campus look its very best. We hope you might be available to donate a few hours that morning to help in our efforts. Watch for the PTA flyer coming home soon.
Thanks for your continued support.