Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sullivan South Area Community Chest Contribution

The Sullivan South Community Chest presented Miller Perry with a check at the 3rd Grade Music Program. Many thanks to the community chest! And thanks to all of you that contribute to this community chest which made this contribution possible!

Swim for Miller Perry

Alic and Justin Mann presented Miller Perry with a check from their Swim For Them Fundraiser. They raised $750 together for the school in October. Thanks for your hard work for the school! And thanks to everyone who supported them!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

PTA Fundraising Winners

Here is a picture of Ms. Angie with the top 3 winners from this year's PTA fundraiser. Thanks girls! And thanks to all of you who worked hard at selling items for the fundraiser!

Reflections Winners!

Winners were announced last week for the Reflections program.  Students turned in some great work in Literature, Photography and Visual Arts!


Kasia Oliver  (1st place Visual Arts and Photography 3rd-5th grade)
Grace Wellman  (1st place Literature 3rd-5th grade)
Elizabeth Kiser  (1st place Visual Arts k-2nd)
Lucian Franklin  (1st place Photography and Literature k-2nd)

Delaney Chase  (2nd place Photography 3rd-5th grade)
Madison Cowan  (2nd place Literature 3rd-5th grade)
Nevaeh Janulis (2nd place Vuisual Arts 3rd-5th grade)
Erika Jantz  (2nd place Visual Arts k-2nd)

Laura Thomas  (3rd place Literature 3rd-5th grade)
Abbey Hoover  (3rd place Visual Arts k-2nd)

1st place Winners will advance the State competition

Thank you to Emily Bartley Photography, Aundrea Young, Ben Franklin, Dwayne's World of Comics and a little taste of Harmony for all of their support.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Parties - Dec 20th

Christmas parties for Miller Perry will be on Dec 20th. Your homeroom teacher will be contacting you soon with the time of the party AND with ways you might be able to help out with your child's party.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Reflections Competition

There is still time for your child to enter the Reflections competition in literature, art or photography. Deadline is November 26th. If your child needs another entry form or additional information, just let your child's teacher know.

State competition begins January 15th, and we will send the winners to compete for even more great prizes.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Talent Showcase - Deadline Extension

If you have a 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader who might be interested in the Talent Showcase at the Holiday Market, the deadline for sign-ups has been extended to this Friday. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Reflections - "Believe, Dream, Inspire"

Reflections entry forms went out to students this week.  We encourage students to write a short story/poem, draw a picture or take a photograph of what inspires them.  The theme this year is "Believe, Dream, Inspire" - any work completed should relate to the theme.  Your student could win a prize or compete at the state level. 

Entries are due back to school by November 26th.  Entries will be displayed at the December 12th school program.

When we encourage an appreciation for the arts, all students win!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Holiday Market News

For the Holiday Market on November 21 from 6 to 8:30, we have the following vendors:

Thirty-One Gifts
Origami Owl
Pampered Chef
Products for Personal Safety
Spoiled Silly Bowtique
Tomboy Tools
Door Wreaths
Handmade Jewelry
Fabulous Flags
Paparazzi Jewelry

Come prepared to get some holiday shopping completed!  Also if you know of any other vendors that might be interested, comment below!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Book Fair

As a reminder, the book fair started today! Parents are invited to the "Muffins with Mummies" event on Wednesday, October 9 from 7:45 to 8:30 AM. If you can't make it during school hours, there is also Family Night on Thursday, October 10 from 6 to 8 PM.

Contest Winners and Fuel Up Sign Ups

Congratulations to Delaney Lester for winning the poster contest and Nevaeh Janulis for winning the food competition for Fuel Up to Play 60 at the Hoedown! 

Don't forget to sign up your kids on the Fuel Up to Play 60 website - if kids sign up with their parents, the school will be able win prizes.  We hope to use any prizes received to give to the class who complete the most activity minutes in October!

Friday, October 4, 2013


Many thanks to Young Life, Carson Peters, and Jennifer Russum for the Fuel Up to Play 60 games last night! And thanks to all of you who came out! We hope you all had a great time.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fuel Up to Play 60 Website

Parents, you and your children can check it out the Fuel Up website and join the Miller Perry team. You can track their daily physical activity and get activity ideas & recipes. Find out how to be healthier and encourage others to do the same.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Fuel Up to Play 60 Competition

Starting in October, a program will begin in the classrooms with Fuel Up to Play 60 that will run all year.  The students will begin having physical activity during class. The teachers have agreed to track daily minutes of activity, and classrooms with the most activity each month will be highlighted.  At the end of the school year, the class with the most minutes will have a smoothie party!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Fuel Up to Play 60

The school will be announcing a poster contest for Fuel Up to Play 60 this week. To find out more information about Fuel Up to Play 60, check out the following website -

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Miller Perry Hoedown - Next Thursday

Don't forget the Miller Perry Hoedown is a week from today - featuring Young Life and Carson Peters.  It was also serve as the kickoff for Fuel Up to Play 60 with activities for the kids and a milk mustache booth.  Some of the Sullivan South football players will be there for the kickoff.  More info about Fuel Up to Play 60 will be coming out over the next week - watch for details!

3rd Grade Music Program and Auditorium Ribbon Cutting

On October 10th, please make plans to attend the 3rd Grade Music Program.  It will also be the official opening of the remodeled auditorium with a ribbon cutting before the program starts.

Book Fair

Mark your calendars!  The book fair will be held at Miller Perry the week of October 7 - 11. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

PTA Fundraiser Update

Thanks to everyone who supported our fundraiser.  As a reminder, the frozen food will be available for pick on Tuesday, Sept 24, from noon to 5:30 PM.  We do not have freezer space, so please make arrangements to have your order picked up!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Boy Scout Troop 252 - Working Hard to Beautify the School

Boy Scout Troop 252 lead by Rob Ervin landscaped and mulched at school on Monday night. They did an outstanding job!

Common Core Meeting Change - September 3rd

Please note the time change to the Common Core Information session to September 3rd from 6 to 8. 

Dr. Jared Bigham from Nashville will present a presentation on Common Core. There will be some example problems as well as a Q&A period. There will be popcorn and water for refreshments. Childcare will be provided. It will be proceeded by a very brief General PTA meeting to present and vote on budget for the year and incoming officers.

Fundraiser Deadline Extended

We are extending the deadline for selling the cookie dough until September 3rd.  Please continue your hard work to help raise money for the school's technology needs! Thanks!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Support Miller Perry and its students via Swim for Them and

Another way to support Miller Perry is through an event called Swim for Them on September 12. Alic (a student at MP) and Justin (his dad and a PTA member) Mann are swimming laps for Miller Perry. Their combined goal is to raise $1,500 for Miller Perry. 

Here is a link to their secure donation pages -

Another Miller Perry student is taking part in Swim for Them. Grace Wellman is swimming laps for the Haley Vincent Foundation. 

You can support Grace through the following link -

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

PTA Fall Fundraiser - August 16 - 30

The PTA fall fundraiser will run from Aug 16 - 30. It will be a catalog sale for cookie dough, pretzels, dips, cheesecakes, soups, etc. The money raised for this sale will be used to purchase iPads/notebooks for the school.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Volunteers Needed for the Fordtown Ruritan Booth at the Fair

For the past several years, the Fordtown Ruritan has provided food boxes for our Miller Perry families in need during the Christmas holiday.  Their main fundraiser is the food booth at the Appalachian Fair.  It is easy and tons of fun!!!  We are in need of volunteers Monday, August 19th-Saturday, August 24th to help out.  I will have a sign up sheet available in the office.  Family members are also welcome.  Parking passes and admission into the fair will be provided by the Ruritan for volunteers.  It is for a great cause!!!  Thanks so much for your consideration! - from Mrs. Clare

The following time slots still need volunteers:
August 20th       5 - 9
August 22nd      5 - 9
August 23rd      5 - 9
August 24th      10-1 and 5 - 9
Please sign up in the Miller Perry office per Mrs. Clare's instructions! 

Openings in the Pre-K Program

There are still openings in the Pre-K program at Miller Perry.  Please go to the following link to find out more information about the program.

Common Core Information Session

An information session will be held on August 29th from 6:30 to 7:30 in the Miller Perry gym.  We will eat popcorn and listen to how the Common Core program is being implemented at Miller Perry from Kindergarten up to 5th grade.  Childcare will be provided.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Landscaping the School Grounds

Thank you to the following people for landscaping the school grounds. A big shout out to the Kiser family, Connie Maden, Kristen Osborne, Angie Stanley, Mr. & Mrs. Cleek, Mr.McConnell, Kimberly, Grace, Ethan & Samuel Wellman, Angie Baker, Michael Scotty & the Janulis family!

Thank you to Steve Godsey for sending a work crew to help landscape at Miller Perry and Joe Davenport for arranging the brush pickup! 

You are making a huge difference in helping us keep our school grounds in good shape.  Thanks for all your hard work!

Monday, July 29, 2013

1st - 5th Grade Meet and Greet

Don't forget to come out tomorrow night to meet the 1st through 5th grade teachers.  You can bring school supplies to drop off in the classroom.  There will be opportunities to join the PTA, to purchase school spirit items, and to learn information about local vendors/groups. 

The following spirit items will be available for purchase with cash or check:
Keychains - $10
T-shirts - $10 - $13 (depending on size or type)
Bows - $10

Friday, May 24, 2013

Thank you!

We want to thank Carla Rutherford for over nine years of PTA involvement at Miller Perry Elementary.  She will be missed by all, but we know she will continue to serve at the middle and high school level.  Thank you Carla!

Another big thank you goes out to Perkins Restaurants for providing the bicycles awarded in a drawing for perfect attendance this year.  Both a boys and girls bike were given as prizes for this accomplishment. 

Have a great summer and check back at the end of July for updates on a back to school event!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night

Thank you for coming out to our Chick-fil-A spirit night.  We had a great group of students and families show up to support our school.  We also wanted to thank the parents and several businesses for helping donate time and prizes for our Walk-a-thon. Big thanks go out to Meadowview Gymnastics, Dollywood, Wilderness of the Smokies, YMCA of Kingsport, Sweet Cee Cee's, Marble Slab Creamery of Kingsport and American Eagle.  The money raised ($4552) will be used next year to purchase iPads for the classrooms for future testing and other items needed for teachers/classrooms.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Upcoming Events

PTA is ending the year with a bang!  Join us for the following events in May.

Thursday, May 2nd  PTA Walk A Thon

Thursday, May 2nd  Kindergarten Music Program

Monday, May 6th  Chick Fil A Spirit Night

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

All Pro Dads

Join us for All Pro Dads on Thursday, March 28th at 7:00 am at Miller Perry.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Dr. Seuss Week!

We are going to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday the week of March 4th - 8th and we wanted you to have a schedule of events so your child/children will be able to participate as much as they like.  Reading is an important skill, so we encourage you to read each night as a family.

Monday - The week starts off with an "ALL SCHOOL READING" session at 9:00 am.  Everyone will go into the halls and read silently for 15 minutes.  Kindergarten will hear "One Fish Two Fish" from a special guest!

Tuesday - The 3rd grade class will have a special reading of "Green Eggs and Ham".  Dr. Yennie will be reading to some of our 4th and 5th graders.

WACKY WEDNESDAY - "Foxy Socks Day" - Be creative with your clothes - especially your socks.  A special guest will be reading "The Cat in the Hat" to the 1st and 2nd grades.

Thursday - Dr. Timbs will be reading to the 5th graders.

Friday - GRINCHY GREEN DAY - Wear your Grinchiest green to school.  Tony Shipley will be reading to the 4th graders.  At 2:30, the entire school will sing Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss and eat mini cupcakes!

We will also have art projects coordinating with our books for each grade level.  Thank you Ms. Sara!  The 3rd through 5th grades will be designing a poster to go with the book "The Lorax".  We will have a special judge to pick the winners.  First place wins an ice cream party, second place wins lunch in their room, and third place wins popcorn in their room.

Next week we will continue the reading theme with the Book Fair.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Kingsport PTA Council Meeting

Please join us at the Kingsport PTA Council Meeting on Thursday, February  28, 2013 at 6:30 pm.  The meeting will take place at the Higher Education Center, downtown Kingsport, conference room 332, 3rd floor.
The guest speaker for the evening will be Kingsport Board of Education member Susan Lodal.  She will present information on current education issues (i.e. legislation that has been introduced for elected school superintendents as well as school vouchers) that will most certainly directly effect our schools.  

Additional guests include Danelle Glasscock, Executive Director of United Way of Greater Kingsport.  She will be sharing information of their new Early Grade Reading initiative.  The steering committee wants to include parental involvement, particularly PTA parental involvement, in getting this initiative up and running. 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Bring Your Dad to School Day!

Students - invite your dad to school on Tuesday, Feb. 19th!  He can come meet your teacher, eat lunch with you, volunteer in your classroom or all of the above.  Let's see how many dads we can get in school for the day!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

PTA Meeting/1st Grade Music Program

Mark your calendars for the upcoming PTA meeting and 1st Grade music program on February 14th @ 6:30pm.

Friday, January 11, 2013

PTA Meeting Minutes

Wondering what the PTA is up to?  Click on the PTA Meeting Minutes tab above and read the minutes from the latest board meeting.