The mission of the Miller PTA is to positively impact the lives of the
children and families in our community by representing our members and
“connecting” them to the school by empowering them with information,
education, programs, tools, and recognition.
- 2012-2013 PTA Board Members
- CALENDAR: PTA Meetings & Events
- Volunteers Needed for Magazine Order Processing
- Miller PTA Welcome Back Family BBQ and Corral on the Quad
- PTA Meeting – Coffee with the Principal
- PTA Reflections 2012-2013
- Back to School Night – Honorary Service Awards - UPDATE
- 2012-2013 Magazine Drive Assembly - UPDATE
- Miller W.E.B Orientation - UPDATE
- E-Scrip - Free Money for Technology
- Brunch & Lunch Volunteers Needed
2012-2013 PTA Board Members
President Santha Nandakumar, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President Melissa Garnica, email@example.com
Secretary N/A N/A
Treasurer Rae Wu, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fin. Secretary Pauline Woodmansee, email@example.com
Parliamentarian Dinesh Belwalkar, firstname.lastname@example.org
Auditor Amy Lui, email@example.com
Historian Magda Wong firstname.lastname@example.org
Principal Steven Burrell, email@example.com
Asst.Principal Amy Steele, firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher Rep Janelle Allemandi, email@example.com
CALENDAR: PTA Meetings & Events
Aug 30th - Back to school. PTA will honor awards to H.S.A recipients.
Sept 20th - Back to School BBQ and Mustang Corral/Back to School BASH
Sept 27th - First PTA General Meeting - Coffee with Principal. Bring your questions.
Oct 2nd - Parent Education Seminar - Topic to be announced
Nov 15th - Reflections Reception
Jan 24th - PTA General Meeting - Nominating Committee to select officers for 2013-14 year
Feb TBD - Parent Education Seminar - Topic and date/time to be announced
Mar 28th - PTA General Meeting - Nominating Committee Report, In-School Talent Show case
Apr 25th - PTA General Meeting - Meet Lynbrook Principal Gail Davidson, Elections for 2013-14 PTA officers
May 23rd - PTA Year-End General Meeting - H.S.A award Presentation
Jun 12th - 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony
Volunteers Needed for Magazine Order Processing
Volunteers are needed for processing orders on Thursday Sep 20, 2012.
Here is the link for sign up:
Available volunteer time slots:
Slot 1 - 8:35am-11:00am
Slot 2 - 11:00am-1:30pm.
Any questions, please contact Joyce Costello at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miller PTA Welcome Back Family BBQ and Corral on the Quad
Thursday, September 20th 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Dinner served from 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Pre-Order Dinner PTA Order Form* pick up form in the office
(Pick up meal tickets by Will-Call on the day of the event)
Be a part of the Miller Back to School! Miller PTA hosts welcome back BBQ with student council Mustang Corral.
Come find old friends, make new friends, and meet the fantastic Miller teachers and staff.
Please bring the whole family! Kids bring your bicycles, too!
• Enjoy games, rock climbing and bounce houses
• Enjoy delicious dinner with family and friends
• Have your kids bicycles checked –Bicycle Rodeo presented by Calabazas Cyclery
* Please pre-order dinner. Limited number of food tickets available at the door.
Samosas, Spring rolls and drinks are for sale separately at the event
PTA Meeting – Coffee with the Principal
Thursday, September 27th, 2012
Join us for coffee with the Principal and PTA Meeting on September 27th
at 7:45 AM in the library. Come meet our new Principal Mr. Steve Burrell
and our Assistant Principal, Ms. Amy Steele at the first PTA meeting
in the library. Bring your questions!
PTA Reflections 2012-2013
This Year’s Theme: "The Magic of a Moment"
Submission Deadline - Friday, October 12th, 2012
Reflect on the theme. Create an original work. Be recognized.
Are your students looking for a way to express themselves and show others their talent
as a photographer, visual artist, writer, composer, choreographer, or film producer?
Create an original piece of artwork in one of six categories:
1. Musical Composition
2. Dance Choreography
3. Film/Video Production
5. Visual Arts
Program Rules and Entry Forms are available from the Miller Office.
You can also download forms and see great examples of previous entries at:
Approximate timeline of student entries:
October 12th – Student entries due to Miller Office
Mid-Late October – Selected Miller entries move on to Council level
November 15th - Reflections Reception in Miller Library @ 7:00 pm
December – Selected entries move on to District level
January – Selected entries move on to State level
Spring – Reflections Winners Awards and final return of entries to students
QUESTIONS? Please refer contact Karen at email@example.com
Back to School Night – Honorary Service Awards - UPDATE
Thursday, August 30th, 2012
Thank you all Miller 2011-12 Honorary Service Award winners for joining us at Back to School Night!
Miller PTA sincerely thanks the winners for the extra time, extraordinary talent,
sincere compassion, and all of your service to Miller community and our students.
2012-2013 Magazine Drive Assembly - UPDATE
The Magazine Drive kick-off assembly on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 went very well. All the students
should have received a magazine catalog, prizes and turn in date information, and how to order
online information. Extra catalogs and order forms are available in the office. The turn-in date
for the order forms is Wednesday, September 19, 2012 to your child's 2nd period teacher.
Thank you to the following volunteers who came to help at the assembly: Benson Chan,
Santha Nandakumar, Mary Lund, Ruby Liao, Tiffany Lo, Weili Long, Sushma Ranade, Amy Lui,
Ellen Toy (alumni), Bina Thadani, Sowmya Venkatesh, Uma Manjunath, Joanne Ho, Wen-Mei Tai,
Latha Srikant, Cindy Teo, Sachiko Pieczulewski, Yin Cheng, Yiyi Lu, Yenjen Liu (alumni)
and Lichiu Hsu. Special thanks to Joyce Costello for organizing volunteers and coordinating the event.
Here is the link to order the magazine online. Just click and you will be taken directly to the
Miller shopping cart https://portal.aphearst.com/webimages/SchoolLink2.jpg
Wednesday, Sep 19th : Orders Turn-in Day only at 2nd period
Thursday, Oct 18th: 6th grade prize distribution
Friday, Oct 19th: 7th & 8th grade prize distribution
Thursday, Oct 25th: Limo Lunch
. For every dollar in sales, the Student Council earns 45 cents to fund school dances,
Mustang Corrals, student council projects, and the purchase of additional school equipment
and supplies. Please consider subscribing to magazines (digital subscriptions & gifts cards
available) for holiday and birthday gifts for families and friends. The PTA encourages
each student to sell at least 5 subscriptions to reach our goal.
Miller W.E.B Orientation - UPDATE
A BIG THANK YOU to all the volunteers who helped with agenda and P.E. uniform sales
during W.E.B Orientation and first two days of school. Special thanks to
Anita Yee(alumni) and Howard Simonson for setting up, organizing volunteers,
and selling the PE uniforms and planners.
E-Scrip - Free Money for Technology
Did you know that local merchants, especially Safeway, donate thousands of dollars
to Miller each year just because you shop at their stores? Money that Miller Middle
School receives through the eScrip program has been earmarked for technology purchases
at the school. You can help bring more dollars to Miller at no cost to you other than
the few minutes it takes to register or update your account.
Please go to www.escrip.com and register your grocery cards, such as Safeway, or make sure
your eScrip account is up-to-date. Miller’s Group ID # is 1432747. If you can’t find your
Safeway Club Card number, call 1-877-723-3929 to cross-reference your phone number to your
Every time you shop using your card, Miller Middle School will get a percentage of your
purchases. This costs you nothing and it is VERY easy! Thank you for your support!
Brunch & Lunch Volunteers Needed
There are lots of ways to get involved at Miller!
We need volunteers to help with brunch and lunch food sales, and for lunch yard duty.
Please consider volunteering, even if you can only help once a week or every other week.
We want to keep brunch and lunch running smoothly and safely for our students.
Please PTA volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help out.