Principal's Message

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Principal Welcome Message

I hope each of you had a memorable summer!  I am very excited to begin this new journey with you as we partner together to continue making greater impact for our scholars at Phillis Wheatley Elementary!

I know the recent changes in administration may contribute to a lot of wonderings regarding the work ahead of us.  There was a lot of planning that took place over the summer for the upcoming school year and we will continue to build upon the foundation that has already been prepared.

This year our way of work will be engulfed around the “why” we do what we do.  As you begin to prepare for your return, please spend some quality, quiet time reflecting on your “why”.  Change isn’t always easy, but it is well worth it when you know your “why”.  There are areas of growth that are to be commended!

Challenges will be presented throughout the year, but we must remember this quote by Joshua J. Marine “Challenges are what make life interesting.  Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” Friends, there is an abundant amount of meaningful work ahead of us, let’s allow growth mindsets, positive energy, and commitment to our children be leading factors in propelling us to the next level!  I embrace the change and am ready for the challenge because Phillis Wheatley Elementary is my new “why”!

Lukeshia J. Miller
Proud Principal

Recent News

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Summer Reading Challenge
OCPS is launching a summer reading challenge with Beanstack and Orange County Library Systems where students may win prizes.
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Please recycle your gently used items by dropping them in our bin.
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2019 - 2020 

We are now a uniform school! Please adhere to our uniform policy. 
Uniform shirts are
available for purchase.
Please stop by the office anytime. Office hours: Mon.- Fri. 
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

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Kindergarten Registration

2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration
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Please see the calendar for important dates and events!

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