Our Mission Millennium Today...College
Educating Every ChildEvery Day
NOVEMBER 2017Issue 4
PrincipalDr. Margaret Gunderson
Monday - Friday8:30 - 4:30 p.m.Phone: 407-320-6550
Assistant PrincipalsDan Thompson 8th GradeVictoria Hyatt 7th GradeTrina Grenon 6th Grade
DeansEvan SokolowskyMichael BrownAdministration ManagerDeborah Smith
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For The Parents, Staff, Students & Community Of
Millennium Middle School21 Lakeview Drive, Sanford FL, 32773
Principals Message The 2017-2018 school year is off to a wonderful start! Our enrollment is approximately 1575 student! I have had the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful parents visiting and volunteering on our campus. Thank you for your attendance at Schedule Pick Up, Open House and FALCon 2017. We look forward to you attending our Fine Arts performances, athletic events and Title 1 Family Engagement events. Putting your childs education as a priority is greatly appreciated.
Construction of our new campus is progressing! In fact the roofs are on each building! Teachers and other staff have been meeting to order furniture and other facility assets that the school will need! The school will have some of the most up to date devices for their classrooms. The new campus is scheduled to open August 2018.
The report card was sent home on October 23. Praise and encourage your student for meeting your expectations. Develop a plan towards success, if necessary. Have your student set academic goals and help them monitor their progress on Skyward. If you do not have SKYWARD access, you can register by stopping in the schools front office. All students have access to Skyward and you can view from their log in. You can also log in to the childs eCampus account. Communication is vital to your involvement. Please keep lines of communication open between you and your child. Assist your child with being responsible for their learning. The students need everyones support.
Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter to stay up to date! We have almost 1000 friends on FB! We will continue to send home messages through the School Messenger e-lert system and our webpage at http://www.millennium.scps.k12.fl.us/. Please keep your information (phone number and email addresses up to date in Skyward.)
November and December are the months that bring families and friends together. During this season, I
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For 8th grade ParentsHigh School Magnet Programs
All 8th grade students have an equal opportunity to participate in a High School Magnet program. Families should talk to your student about their interests and future goals, trying to match them to the available magnet programs. Application information may be found at www.seminoleschoolchoicesapplication.us. The application period is October 1-December 1, 2017.
Choices Booklets were sent home with students through History classes.
Important Dates October 1 - December 1, 2017
January 10, 2018 Notification Email sent to parents
January 19, 2018 Deadline for seat acceptance via the on-line parent portal
Magnet Night Schedule Please note that all High School Magnet Nights are held on the campus of the respective high schools. Nov. 6th @ 6:30 p.m. Academy of
Health Careers at Seminole HS Seminole HS Auditorium
Nov. 8th @ 6:30 p.m. International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB) at Winter Springs HS Winter Springs HS Auditorium
Nov. 13th @ 6:30 p.m. Institute for Engineering at Lyman HS Lyman HS Auditorium
Nov. 14th @ 6:30 p.m. International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) at Seminole HS Seminole HS Auditorium
Nov. 15th @ 6:30 p.m. Crooms Acade-my of Information Technology Crooms Academy Gymnasium
Coffee with the CounselorsThursday, November 16th at 9:30 a.m. in the Little Theater. Come and enjoy coffee and learn about high school options, registration, and graduation requirements.
VolunteerSACThe School Advisory Council is a volunteer group of parents and school personnel who advise the school administration on all local issues. All community members are welcome. Meetings are held in the Media Center the 2nd Monday of each month from 4:30 5:30 p.m. and are open to the public. Please feel free to contact Daniel Thompson @ email@example.com for additional information.
PTSA MembershipSupport our Parent Teacher Student Association and join today! For more information on how to join e-mail Polly DeLucia (millennium.PTSA@gmail.com).
Be Involved: Parent Involvement Volunteer Program OpportunitiesIf you would like to become more involved in Millennium Middle School and the development of our students and our programs, please contact Nicole Myers at 407-320-6554 to find out more about becoming a volunteer. We would love to hear from you and discuss how you can share your time and talents with us!
BETA ClubMillenniums chapter of the National Beta Club will be having our Annual Canned Food Drive from October 30th to November 15th. The food drive benefits Millenniums food pantry and Families in Need. Please send your student with canned or boxed non-perishable items to give to their first period teacher. The first period that collects the most items will win a donut party!
wish you the best now and in the year ahead. The holiday season can cause unnecessary stresses on an individual and family. Remember to spend quality time to refocus, reconnect and relax with those who are truly meaningful in your life. I wish everyone a happy and healthy winter break. Classes resume on January 8!
Thank you for your continued support and involvement in Millennium Middle School! I look forward to seeing you on our campus throughout the year.
Maggie Gunderson, Ed. D.
Millennium Middle School
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Positive Behavior Support (PBS) CornerMillennium Middle School is a Positive Behavior Support (PBS) school. Our focus with this program is to create an inclusive and welcoming school environment where all students can learn. PBS teaches school-wide expectations using a positive approach. At Millennium, we teach students to have PRIDE in Millennium and students are encouraged to show their PRIDE everyday.
When we have PRIDE in Millennium,it means we:
Prepare for Today
Respect our School
Do our Best, and
By teaching and re-teaching these expectations, our faculty and staff are focusing on helping each student become part of our Millennium community. Students meeting these expectations in the classrooms and around campus can be rewarded with Falcon Bucks. These are given out by faculty and staff on campus to students who we catch exhibiting PRIDE in Millennium. The Falcon Bucks can be traded in as part of our token economy for small rewards or saved up to try for something even better! We want to reward our Falcons who are showing their PRIDE in Millennium EVERY DAY! When you come to Millennium for schedule pickup, make sure you get your Falcon Bucks reward sheet for this year itll get you started earning Falcon Bucks
and let you know what some of the upcoming rewards will look like this year.
Take a look at the expectations we have for our students and en-courage them to continue doing an excellent job showing their
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Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)We are committed to providing high quality instruction and support to promote the highest achievement of all students. We are a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) as a framework to maximize the success of all students. For more information about MTSS, please visit our website at https://www.scps.k12.fl.us/district/departments/epathways/MTSS or access a parent informational video at http://florida-rti.org/parentResources/videos.htm.
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Millennium Middle School4 Department NewsIt has been a busy start of the year for Millenniums Performing Arts Department. The Music, Dance and Theatre classes are continually preparing for the many events planned for the fall season. All of the following shows will take place in our very own Walt Griffin Performing Arts Center. Here are some upcoming events to mark on your calendars:
DramaNovember 10th Theatre 4 presents The Mysterious Case of the Missing Ring 7:00 p.m.
DanceNovember 14th Fall Dance Show, 7:00 p.m.
KeyboardNovember 29th & 30th Keyboard Recital, 7:00 p.m.
GuitarDecember 1st Guitar Concert, 7:00 p.m.
BandDecember 5th & 7th Band Concerts, 7:00 p.m.
January 15th MLK Parade
OrchestraDecember 11th Overture Orchestra (Orchestra 1) Rehearsal, 4:00 p.m.
December 12th Orchestra Concert, 7:00 p.m.
ChorusDecember 14th Advanced Chorus Rehearsal, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
December 15th Advanced Chorus Concert, 7:00 p.m.
Social StudiesParents - Please check eCampus and Skyward on a regular basis. You can see your childs grades and missing assignments as soon as they are posted.
6th GradeIn World History, the 6th grade students finished the 9 weeks studying Early Humans and Mesopotamia. This quarter, the topics include Ancient India, Ancient China, and the Israelites.
7th GradeCivics classes just completed studying the three branches of federal government and will be moving into looking at our system of checks and balances. After that, 7th grade students will explore the issues surrounding the birth of our democracy and the Declaration of Independence. Reminder: 7th grade students will take the FLDOE Civics End of Course Exam at the end of the school year.
8th GradeStudents finished up the American Colonies and are now examining the causes of the American Revolution. The second 9 weeks will finish with the American Revolution and the issues the Early Republic faced creating a new Constitution.
National History Day (History Fair) Updates & RemindersAll 6th, 7th, and 8th grade PreIB students must complete a National History Day project. Please check with your individual teacher for class due dates. Most projects are due around December 1st. Check out your teachers eCampus page for information and also www.NHD.org for contest information.
Title 1November is Florida Family Engagement in Education
Florida Family Engagement in Education Month is a time to celebrate the important role parents and families play in their childrens education. When schools work together with families to support learning, children are more motivated to succeed-not just in school, but throughout life.
The Florida Department of Education recognizes the vital role that schools and families play throughout a childs educational journey. We encourage you to participate in the Florida Family Engagement calendar.
Throughout the school year, be sure to check Millenniums Family Engagement website for important dates and documents such as the Parent Involvement Plan and the Parent-School Compact. Also, like our Facebook page Millennium Middle School-Seminole County Public Schools and follow us on Instagram (millenniumscps) and Twitter @ millenniumscps to receive important news, updates, and pictures from school events, performances, and classroom activities.
Try these helpful links:
Parent Involvement- https://w w w . y o u t u b e . c o m /watch?v=2aTIhXDUwZA&fmt=6
Family and School Partnership Act- http://www.fldoe.org/schools/family-community/activ i ties-programs/fami ly-school-partnership-act.stml
Florida Kid Care- http://www.floridakidcare.org/
November 2017 5Department NewsReadingMillennium Literacy is off to a Fal-conic Start!
This year Fal-Con added Literacy Night to promote Literacy Strategies! It was a wonderful night where we were able to not only celebrate Literacy and the Arts, but also Hispanic Heritage. Our night kicked off with great treats from Waco-Taco, a few performances by our ESOL scholars, and then an interactive session learning how your scholar should engage with text in all classes.
Along with a wonderful Literacy Night we have begun Tutorial before and after school. Scholars in 6th and 7th grade intensive Reading and Math classes have been invited to attend Tuesday and Thursday morning tutorial from 8:40 9:10 to increase iReady time. After school tutorial, known as Millennium Mastery, is every Monday and Thursday from 4:15 5:45. If you are interested in this for your scholar it is not too late. Email Carissa Curran, Instructional Coach at Carissa_Curran@scps.k12.fl.us.
Now here are a few great suggestions to incorporate Reading at Home!
Game showHave your scholar and his study buddies write review questions on separate slips of paper and put them in a bowl. A host can draw and ask questions. Players buzz in to answer by tapping the table. If the first person answers correctly, he earns a point. If not, the other players buzz in again. (Note: The host should consult the textbook or study guide to check answers.) Give everyone a turn as host, using a new set of questions each round.
Read to RelaxReading for pleasure can help your middle school scholar unwindand has the added benefit of boosting reading skills along the way. Suggest these two ideas to encourage reading for fun.
1. Go on a blind date. Your scholar could swap books with friends using this interesting twist: Each person wraps a novel in paper and write...