• The School Year 2018-19

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    Grace Miller Elementary School

    Bruce McDaniel, Principal

    Michelle Breslin, Asst. Principal


    August 15, 2018

    Dear Grace Miller Elementary School Students, Parents, and Guardians:

    Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at Grace Miller Elementary!  As your principal, I am honored and privileged to begin the school year with you and the outstanding Grace Miller staff!  It is our goal to inspire and equip our students to reach their full potential while establishing a positive foundation for future success.  As we celebrate these successes and see educational growth, we will also see new friendships being made and an increase in student confidence.

    Please know the entire staff at Grace Miller values every student, and we are committed to providing a safe learning environment where they will learn together and be mutually respectful.  Learning opportunities will be engaging, motivating, and challenging with the staff fully prepared to make learning a meaningful experience.  Additionally, we will encourage attitudes of “believing in yourself” and “doing your best!”

    This school year we will continue to focus on the improvement of math and reading.  Reading each day will open up new worlds to explore while improving focus and concentration levels.  Math skills will improve thinking, problem-solving, and decision making.   Please join us as we strengthen the desire to learn these skills which will be very beneficial to all Grace Miller students in the future.

    As principal, one of my main goals is to ensure healthy communication, collaboration, and positive relationships as we work together in partnership with parents and the community.  These partnerships are very important to all student success.  I hope you will consider joining our PTO and attending school events whenever possible. In addition, if there is ever any question or concern, you may contact me directly at bmcdaniel@fcps1.org and remember to visit our school website to view helpful information throughout the year.


    August 15th is the first day of school for our students.  We look forward to seeing you as we embrace a year full of opportunities together!




    Bruce S. McDaniel




    P.S.  Our 12th Annual Ice Cream Social is scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, August 28th, from 5-7:00 p.m.   See you there!


    6248 Catlett Road s Bealeton, Virginia 22712 s Phone (540)422-7590 s Fax (540)422-7609