Increase Miller Elementary School

186 Waccabuc Rd., Rt. 138, Goldens Bridge, NY 10526

Mrs. Kerry Ford


Fax: 914-763-7173


August 28th
• 10:00 am Kindergarten Bus Orientation
• 12:00 pm New Family Orientation

School Supplies 2014-2015

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Kerry Ford's Family Letter

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Summer Reading Lists 2014



ABCs of Increase Miller

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Letter from the Principal

May 2014


Dear IM Families,



At this time of year, many might think that the school year is winding down, but we are still in the midst of learning and scheduled activities.



Last Friday, your child’s interim report was posted on the parent portal.  The interim report is a general summary of your child’s progress in school.  As a district, we send home two academic interim reports a school year.  You will notice that only columns listed as Trimester 1 and Trimester 3 are completed. The most recent information about your child’s progress is reflected in the Trimester 3 column. 



This month, teachers will administer reading, writing, and math benchmarks (third time) to measure student growth.  This is part of the Response to Intervention (RtI) mandate as per New York State.  This data is useful as it informs us about student progress and helps us make decisions about our instructional delivery and students’ academic needs.


To help families prepare for the transition in September, Increase Miller hosted a parent orientation and tours for future parents last week.  Over 60 LES parents visited the school and attended an informational session about the school and district. The presentation is currently available on the Increase Miller website for you to view. 



Student transition activities are also planned and will begin in June.  The activities were planned by the Student Transition Committee.  Each grade level at each elementary school has the same activities occurring on the same day with the exception of Kindergarten due to the half day school day.  The activities vary depending on the age of students as we considered what was developmentally appropriate and connected to their current school experience. IM Students transitioning to KES will visit KES at the same time as IMES students welcome LES students. The one hour and fifteen minute schedule at each building may include orientation activities, tours, a read aloud, and time on the playground.  The dates for each grade level are listed below:



June 3    Grade 4


June 6    Grade 3


June 9    Grade 2


June 12    Grade 1


June 17    Kindergarten – IM and LES only



Our Grade 5 students participated in an orientation and tour today to John Jay Middle School.  We look forward to all the special activities planned for them as they enjoy their remaining days at the elementary level. 



On Tuesday, May 27, IM has a special assembly planned to recognize the 50th anniversary of IM and show a mascot video titled We Are One created by Parent Council members and high school students. The video shows the four elementary school mascots from each elementary school, Eddie the Eagle (IMES) Max the Moose (MPES), LES the Leopard (LES), and Buddy the Bulldog (KES) making friends and helping each other on the bus, playground, and at other school locations.  The intent of the video is to show that KLSD is one school community working together in the best interest of children.   



Below are some additional dates of events and holidays in the coming weeks.



Scheduled Events


Friday, May 23                Grade 1 Stamford Trip


Wednesday, May 28                Grade 5 Mets Game Trip


Friday, May 30                End of Year Part hosted by PTA


Monday, June 2                Grade 4 Science Written Test


Tuesday, June 3                Band/Choris Concert 7:00 PM


Thursday, June 5                Grade 5 Picnic for all four elementary schools


Friday, June 6                Grade 5 Picnic rain date


Tuesday, June 10                Strings Concert at JJMS 7:00 PM


Friday, June 13                Flag Day for Grade 2


Wednesday, June 11                Grade 5 Westchester Dinner Theatre        


Wednesday, June 25              Moving Up Ceremony for 5th Grade



Early Releases/Holidays


Monday, May 26                Memorial Day observed



*Not all grade level events and field trips are listed above.  Classroom teachers will continue to communicate special events for a particular grade/class.  



I hope you find this information useful and if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.



Kerry Ford



May 7 Orientation for Transitioning Families

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Kindergarten Registration Information

Welcome to Increase Miller Elementary we look forward to your child starting Kindergarten in the Fall 2014 Please be sure to call our district registrar,  Irene Cylenica,  at 763-7050 to bring in your registration packet.


IMES Library Website

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DAPC Winter Workshop Series 2014

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Parental Reference Guides

FamU Keynote Flyer

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Parent Teacher Conferences:

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Please note that making a reservation is a two-step process.

-First, you must choose your child's teacher and fill out the required information including your email address.
-Second, you must check your email Inbox for an email from  When you click on the link inside that email, you will be taken directly to the teacher's conference schedule to choose a conference date and time.  If you do not receive this email within 5 minutes, check your Spam folder.  

Note: if you have a email address, Hotmail users have reported the return email gets blocked as spam.  Therefore, it would be better for you to enter a non-Hotmail email address.  If, however, you only have a Hotmail email address, then add the following email address <>, to your Hotmail address book to lessen the chance of the return email being blocked.

Only one parent in each household should make a parent teacher conference reservation.

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Math Curriculum

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In an effort to become more efficient and sustainable Parent Teacher Conference sign-up will only be available online.  Additional information regarding this process will be available in September.

Typing Pal Online

IXL Math