The Miner PTO wishes to express its gratitude to People. Animals. Love. for the three years of after school services provided to Miner’s students, families, and community. PAL has been vital part of our school family since the 2016-2017 school year and we are disheartened to see PAL depart.
PAL brought to Miner a much more structured and rigorous program and curriculum than what existed here before, but one that was also fun, engaging, and focused on the animal world! It has been wonderful to see the joy on students’ faces during the various assemblies with special animal guests - even the scaly ones! And students have loved the opportunity to observe and care for their classroom pets in the “PAL Room.”
Over the years there have been a few bumps, but PAL has worked sincerely with parents and administrators to resolve any issues. But by far the feedback has been positive from students and parents alike, and PAL has really made a difference in so many lives.
The PTO would like to thank past PAL managers Ms. Knudsen and Mr. Greer, and current Miner site director Ms. Branch for their dedication, service, and leadership. The heart of PAL is the teachers, who have been wonderful and loved by our students. We’re especially grateful for Mr. Okesie, a PAL teacher so well loved by older students that he has served as a long-term classroom substitute teacher this year in the 5th grade!
We wish PAL good fortune in their core mission of sharing the love of animals with those in special need, and thank them again for their time with us here as part of the Miner family!
- Miner Parent Teacher Organization
June 11 was Field Day at Miner and our Mighty Bears got to display their athletic skills on a day with nearly perfect weather.
On the main field, blacktop, and gymnasium, our K-5 Bears had fun competing in a number of different outdoor activities, including races, tug-o-war, long jumping, hula-hooping and javelin (pool noodle) toss. But the true highlight was when students got their turn at the dunk tank to try and douse some very brave Miner staff.
Miner's youngest Bears also had Field Day activities. The ECE team and parent volunteers set up a number of fun activities on the ECE playground, and they got to experience the magic of a special guest with some tricks up his sleeve! They even had the chance to dunk Mr. Dovey in the dunk tank!
We wish to express our appreciation to Mr. Robinson, our incredible PE teacher, and his team of volunteers, for planning an awesome Field Day! He organized the whole day for all the kids (and managed to choose the sunniest day of the week). And to top it off, he even took a few turns in the dunk tank! Special thanks also go out to all the teacher, staff, and parent volunteers who were able to support our students. Without you all, the day wouldn’t have been nearly as fun for the kids!
Thank you to everyone who participated in Field Day!
On Thursday, May 30, the Large Group Instruction Room was transformed into a gorgeous art gallery for the first ever Miner Art Show. Some of our incredibly talented Miner Bears exhibited various works of art, and all were excited to show off their amazing projects. The walls and tables were adorned with paintings and sculptures that left parents and staff in awe of the talent of our students.
Huge thanks go to our amazing art teacher Ms. Rosettie for planning the event, and her team of volunteers for setting up the art gallery. This was a new event hosted by the school, but the excitement shared by parents and students alike made it a sure favorite! We are already looking forward to next year's Miner Art Show!
Thank you to all who attended and were able to enjoy the artwork of our Mighty Miner Bears!
Results from the election for SY19-20 PTO Executive Board were announced last night at the final PTO General Meeting of the year. Those elected to the Board are:
Their terms began at the conclusion of the meeting.
Principal Jackson is also a member of the PTO Executive Board.
Over the past month, teachers, staff, and parents at Miner have held elections for their respective representatives to Miner's LSAT for SY19-20. Results from these elections were announced last night at the final PTO General Meeting of the year. LSAT representatives for SY19-20 are:
Their terms begin July 1.