Middleton Update

Middleton Elementary | February 3, 2023

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Upcoming Dates


February 8 | Early Release @ 1:15

February 15 | Early Release @ 1:15

February 20 | Presidents Day/No School

February 22 | Early Release @ 1:15

February 24 | Dental Screenings (more info. below)

February 28 | Vision Screenings

February 28 | Family STEM Night @ Ridges Elementary, 6:00 pm - 7:00pm

Kindergarten Open House

Save the date! Kindergarten Open House will take place on March 2 from 3:30 pm- 6:00 pm. More information will be coming in the coming weeks.

Staff Appreciation Week

Please see attached flyer from the Middleton PAC for details for Staff Appreciation week coming up Feb 6-10! This year, PAC is asking Middleton families to help supply a few of the items needed for appreciation week. See sign up genius for ways to help make this a special week for our staff! Staff favorites are linked for your reference as well.

Elementary Family Code Night

We are excited to offer our first ever K-5 Family Code Night on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, from 6:00-7:30 pm at Ridges Elementary! Come enjoy pizza, Hour of Code activities, and raffle prizes (devices will be provided). This night is open to all SSD students in grades K-5 and their adults.

For the registration link, please click CODE.

Health Room Needs

Our health room is in need of pants for boys. For all ages. We keep extra items of clothing stocked in our health room in the event our students need to change for any reason that might occur.

State Testing

Oregon's Statewide Assessments in science, mathematics, and English language arts will begin in April for students in grades 3-8. Scheduled testing will take place during the school day. For additional information on the State Assessments from the Oregon Department of Education, please review the following link.

While no single test can give a complete picture of your child’s progress, statewide tests provide information to students and families, as well as to educators and administrators about what educational approaches are working and where additional resources are needed. Your child’s participation is important to ensure schools and districts receive the targeted resources they need to help all students succeed. Districts are rated on their participation levels as well as student performance on this exam.

Oregon law (ORS 329.479) permits parents and adult students to annually opt-out of Oregon’s statewide summative tests in English Language Arts and Math by submitting a form to the school the student attends. If you decide to opt your child out of the math and/or ELA state assessments, please submit the following form to your child’s teacher or the front office by April 7, 2023 to best support our school with planning.

Free Dental Screenings for Children Age Seven and Younger

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!


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.

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.