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    Mr. Dan Bickham
    dbickham@pbvusd.net
    Principal, Douglas J. Miller Elementary
     
          I am Dan Bickham, the principal at Douglas J Miller Elementary School. On behalf of the faculty and staff, it is my honor to welcome you to 2018-2019 school year! This is our 10th year since our opening in 2009.  Our theme of Leading through Reading remains the same! Our theme keeps us focused on our goal to have all of our students develop strong reading skills and a love of learning.

          Our teachers and support staff constantly show dedication and commitment to our students to help them learn and have a positive school experience. They give countless hours of their time and energy for all of our Mustangs. They are constantly looking for ways to celebrate student achievement and keep our students engaged. Many of our teachers write projects to be funded through Donor’s Choose. I invite you to visit www.donorschoose.org and support Miller teachers in their endeavors to provide great learning experiences for our students using the best and latest technology.

          Miller is FAMILY. That family is a triangle. The three sides of this triangle...  school,  student, and  parent all need to meet together to achieve academic success! Preparing our students for the future is an important job and we need everyone to do their part. We  will strive to live by three principles, "Respect, Responsibility, and Honesty!" We ask that you try to instill these values as well. Listed here are just a few ways that you can work with us to better the lives of all of our Mustangs!!

     
    Home/ School Communication: Stay informed of Miller School events through reading the weekly newsletter, Mustang News,  checking your student’s backpack daily, signing up for text alerts, and reviewing our website often. We welcome your communication as well. It is always best to start with your child’s teacher when you have a concern about your child.

     

    Attendance:  Good attendance is so important! Coming to school regularly and on time will help your child learn and achieve in school. Developing the habit of good attendance will help them for the rest of their lives.

    Parent Involvement:  (1) Make an effort to attend important meetings throughout the year such as Back to School Night, Open House, Title I Information, ELAC, Parent Club, Scholastic Book Fair, and more. Look for more information on each of these events on our website and notices sent home. (2) Volunteerism is another excellent way to get involved.  For example, you can be a classroom volunteer, help out the Student Valet, work at our family activities, or just be there for your child in any and everyway you possibly can

     

    I look forward an AWESOME year at Miller! Go Mustangs!!