Middleton Update

Middleton Elementary | January 6, 2022

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Upcoming Dates

JANUARY

January 11 | Early Release @ 1:15

January 16 | Martin Luther King Jr. Day/No School

January 18 | Early Release @ 1:15

January 25 | Early Release @ 1:15

Lost and Found

There are many items in the Middleton Lost and Found. We encourage families to take a look if your student has misplaced an item at school. Any unclaimed items will be donated on January 11.

Family Movie Night

Join us for a Family Movie night to watch Minions: The Rise of Gru in the Middleton Cafeteria on Friday, January 13th at 5:30 pm. The PAC will provide popcorn and water. Pizza and candy will be available to purchase for $1 each. Please bring a blanket or low rise chairs for your family. All family members are welcome; students must be accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the movie will begin at 6:15 pm. For more information, check out this flyer.

Art Literacy Volunteers

Our fantastic volunteers are ramping up to begin the next round of Art Literacy on January 17th. If you are interested in becoming an Art Literacy volunteer please contact Kristin Beadnell (503-816-0990) or Charlotte Cunningham (503-799-6913) for details.

Free Dental Screenings for Children Age Seven and Younger

Dear Parent/Guardian: We will have free dental screenings by local Dentist Dr. JJ Bittner and/or Dr. Kendra Flann at Middleton Elementary on February 24th, for children age seven or younger who have not been to a dentist. This is a screening only and no treatment will be given. You may already have turned in a form to your school to say that your child has been to a dentist, or that the screening is against your family’s beliefs -- if so, your child will not be screened. If your child is screened, results will be sent to you in backpack mail and also go into the student file. If you wish to opt-out of the screening, please contact your school office.


For more information about the screening call Health Services at 503-825-5088. Good dental care contributes to the overall good health of our students!

Food Services Update Reminder

Our elementary schools will begin serving peanut butter & jelly sandwiches in the cafeteria starting in January 2023. The item that will be served is a Smucker's Uncrustable, a pre-packaged option. This means that there will be no risk of cross-contamination in the kitchens for students who experience peanut allergies and participate in school lunch.


Your children's safety is our highest concern. Safeguards will be in place so that students with peanut allergies will have an alert on their account, preventing them from being served an item containing peanuts. If you have any questions about our cafeteria processes to prevent cross-contamination, please contact Nutrition Services at nutrition@sherwood.k12.or.us. If you want to discuss concerns about your own child's allergy with our Health Services Department, please contact health@sherwood.k12.or.us.

Character Trait of the Month

January's Character Trait is Responsibility. Being responsible means being dependable, making good choices, and taking accountability for your actions. A responsible person looks out for the well-being of others and understands we have a party to play in making the world a better place. What a great time of year to start fresh with new goals of being more responsible. Teach your kids ways they can be responsible in your home, school, and our community. If you need ideas to teach responsibility with books to read, family activities, or community events let PAC Volunteer coordinator Melissa Horton know. gmpschorton@gmail.com

Volunteering

There are many opportunities to volunteer at Middleton. All volunteers will need to a) complete a background check and b) submit a proof of vaccination or receive approval for a vaccination exception.

Resources for Parents of Early Learners

Are you the parent of a child age 0-5? If so, please see the flyers below for more information on upcoming events specifically for parents of early learners!

School Board Recognition Month

The Sherwood School District is joining Oregon's other 196 school districts in celebrating January as "School Board Recognition Month." As volunteers, our school board members spend countless hours year-round working to serve the students, staff, parents, and community members of Sherwood, with a focus on providing the best possible education opportunities for K-12 learners in our district. Please join us in thanking our Board of Directors for their dedication and service to our schools!
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Community-Based Events and Announcements

The Sherwood School District has a Community-Based webpage on the Sherwood School District website with information and links for all Sherwood area sports and events. Please click on Community for a direct link to the webpage.