Milan Elementary Newsletter

Volume 1, Issue 5                                                         January 2021

Dear Milan Elementary Families,

A new year is upon us and filled with possibilities. We look forward to all the things we can achieve this semester and in the upcoming months. We will continue to push through and fill each day with as much learning as possible. We will start to dive into the tough concepts/skills for each subject during the next few months in preparation for MAP testing in the Spring. Encourage reading and practicing math facts at home. Frequent reminders and support at home are truly appreciated.

Students will have work each day in the Google classroom. With the winter weather, please be prepared to remind your student that they will need to attend Google meets on snow days. Classes will resume each day even when we are not physically in the building. “No more snow days”. This is new to our students so your reminder to attend classes if/when we have a snow day will be very important.

We will continue to teach the 7 habits and celebrate individual achievements as much as possible. Our students are doing great things and we are so very proud of them. 

Ashley Pauley

Google Meet Schedule

  • Listed below is the Google meet schedule for any remote learning day whether it be for weather or due to the pandemic. Please follow the below times 


  • Every Wednesday is a 2:00 p.m. dismissal. Please call before 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday if you have changes for your student’s dismissal.
  • Dismissal procedures will be the same during the winter months.
  • Please encourage your student to complete any homework or unfinished classroom work at home each night.
  • Please remember to check google classroom frequently. If you need help while at home please email the teacher or comment in google classroom.
  • When your student is absent or on quarantine he/she will always have work to complete. Please remember to check with your student often on their progress while at home.
  • With the cool weather upon us, please try to have your student dressed appropriately for the varying weather. We will go outside as long as the wind chill is above freezing. Students need to be able to exercise and work off energy during the day. 

Third Quarter Events

Jan. 14 2nd Quarter Assembly at 2 p.m.

Jan 11-16th Milan Tournament

Jan 15th Early Out at 12:45 p.m.

Jan 18th No School 

Leader in Me 

January is Habit 5: “Seek First to Understand Then to be Understood”

Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood:  Communicate effectively at all levels of the organization. Communication is the most important skill in life. You spend years learning how to read and write, and years learning how to speak.

Student Information

  • Please remember to remind your student to check the Google classroom daily. Encourage your students to communicate with their teacher via email or Google classroom. Communication during this time is key.
  • Dismissal procedures will be the same during the winter months.
  • With the winter weather upon us, please try to have your student dressed appropriately for the varying weather. We will go outside as long as the wind chill is above freezing. Students need to be able to exercise and work off energy during the day.  

Star Celebration

MOVIE IN CLASSROOM And Concession Stand

Friday, December 18, 2020

Hotdogs $2.00

Cheese dog $2.50

Nachos $3.00

Water $2.00

Pop $2.00

Candy $2

Free Popcorn for all. Special thanks to FFA. 

Lil' Shopper's Shoppe 

Open December 14-18, 2020

Students will be able to shop during Art Specials, Recess, and DEN Time.

 The Holidays are near...and, as a special service, our school is hosting a Lil’ Shopper’s Shoppe®. Children will have the opportunity to pick out their own inexpensive, high quality gifts for family and friends. The Lil’ Shopper’s Shoppe® is a program designed for children to shop on their own at school, in a safe, non-commercial environment. They can learn to budget their money and spend wisely, while also experiencing the “Joy Of Giving.” The Lil’ Shopper’s Shoppe® will be set up in the school. Gifts are priced for a child’s budget, ranging from approximately $0.25 to $10.00, with most priced between $3.00 to $7.00. There are gifts available for ALL the members of your Lil’ Shopper’s family: Mom, Dad, Brother, Sister, Grandma, Grandpa, Aunts, Uncles, Friends, Teachers and Pets. We have provided a Shopping Budget Envelope. This will allow you and your child the opportunity to decide together how much can be spent on each person. Gift Certificates - Available at holidayshop.org/giftcert

Red Ribbon Week is October 26-30

All grades PK-6 are invited to dress up to help your class earn prizes! Individual prizes will also be given out! 

Red Ribbon Week Dress Up Days 2020 Elementary

Muffins with Mom


Donuts with Dad


Milan Elementary Recognized as Exemplary PLC

February 02, 2017


Sixteen schools from across the state of Missouri will be honored during the 2017 Powerful Learning Conference Jan. 30-31 in Osage Beach for their commitment to professional learning.

The schools have been named Professional Learning Communities Exemplary Schools for promoting cultures focused on collaborative learning while effectively using data to increase student achievement.

The 2016-17 award winners are:

  • Avery Elementary School, Webster Groves School District
  • Bismarck R-V High School, Bismarck R-V School District
  • Brown Elementary School, Hazelwood School District
  • Cameron Intermediate School, Cameron R-I School District
  • Clippard Elementary School, Cape Girardeau 63 School District
  • Creekmoor Elementary School, Raymore-Peculiar R-II School District
  • Forder Elementary School, Mehlville R-IX School District
  • Hollister Middle School, Hollister R-V School District
  • Milan Elementary School, Milan C-2 School District
  • Nashua Elementary School, North Kansas City 74 School District
  • North County Primary School, North St. Francois County R-I School District
  • Orchard Drive Elementary School, Jackson R-II School District
  • Parkview Elementary School, Cameron R-I School District
  • Shull Elementary School, Raymore-Peculiar R-II School District
  • Timber Creek Elementary School, Raymore-Peculiar R-II School District
  • Warrior Ridge Elementary School, Warren County R-III School District

More than 1,700 educators from around the state are expected to attend the conference. Commissioner of Education Margie Vandeven will present school leaders with their awards.

“Congratulations to these teachers and leaders who have accepted the challenge of ensuring high levels of learning for all students,” Dr. Vandeven said.

The Missouri Professional Learning Communities Project began during the 2003-04 school year. Supporting, preparing, and developing effective educators is one of the primary goals of Missouri’s Top 10 by 20 initiative, which calls for Missouri to rank among the top 10 states for education by 2020.