February 27 - March 3, 2023
Location: Midland Elementary School, 105th Street East, Tacoma, WA, USA
From the Principal:
In December, many of you participated in the Panorama survey that was sent out to gather your feedback about safety, school culture, and your child's learning. Many of your responses were very positive about the care and the learning your child receives at Midland. There were other responses that shared concern about your child's learning. Please know that we share your concerns when students are not yet at standard. Our school uses an MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) Framework to meet the needs of all students, which is shown on the picture below. If you have concerns, I encourage you to reach out to your child's teacher first to discuss possible supports for your child. The second trimester ends in March, with report cards going home on Friday, March 24th.
It's great to be a MUSTANG!
~Dr. Paula Dawson
Important Dates to Remember:
March 1 ~ HOPE Assembly & Kids Heart Challenger Celebration
March 1 ~ 1:55 Dismissal
March 2 ~ Class Picture Day
March 8 ~ 1:55 Dismissal
March 8 ~ 5th Graders to Camp Seymour
March 10 ~ Schoolwide Pajama Day
March 15 ~ 11:55 Dismissal, 2nd Trimester Ends
March 24 ~ FULL day of school, Dismissal 3:25
March 29 ~ 1:55 Dismissal
**For additional future scheduled activities, please check out our Midland calendar at https://midland.fpschools.org/**
Class Picture Day is this Thursday!
Class picture day is scheduled for Thursday, March 2nd. All students will receive a complimentary 6X8 class photo this year! If you would like to order individual Spring pictures of your student, please use the photo envelope that was sent home before break. Only new students (since the fall picture date) and those that bring a photo order envelope will be getting their individual pictures taken on Thursday.
Ready, Set, Read......
March 2nd is National Read Across America Day, a day to celebrate our favorite activity. The day was established by the National Educational Association (NEA) to help get kids excited about reading. On National Read Across America Day, students, teachers, parents, and community members around the nation come together to read books and celebrate the joy of reading - join us!
Social Emotional Learning Corner
Content by Mrs. Blaisdell
Welcome Back! I am hoping you had a wonderful MidWinter Break and are ready for a long stretch of learning and connection for your students at Midland. Here a few reminders of healthy brain practices we can all participate in. 😊
Be Good To Your Brain
- Get plenty of sleep.
- Focus on healthy foods.
- Limit Screen time.
- Get lots of exercise and movement
- Connect joyfully with others.
- Be able to tell the difference between small problems and a big problems and be able to respond to each appropriately.
- Take time to BREATHE and focus your energy and brain power peacefully.
Project Excel Program for students entering 4th or 5th grade
Do you have a student who…
- learns easily and quickly?
- thinks up unusual ways to solve hard problems?
- has a clever sense of humor?
- dislikes doing the same thing over and over?
- thinks logically and wants things to make sense?
- is open to new ideas?
- is persistent and wants to keep trying with difficult tasks?
Complete a Project Excel Program Referral here.
Conoce a algún estudiante que…
¿Aprende fácil y rápido?
¿Piensa de forma inusual cómo resolver problemas difíciles?
¿Tiene un sentido del humor ingenioso?
¿Le desagrada hacer la misma cosa una y otra vez?
¿Piensa de manera lógica y quiere que las cosas tengan sentido?
¿Está abierto a nuevas ideas?
¿Es persistente y quiere seguir tratando con tareas difíciles?
Complete una referencia del programa Project Excel aquí.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS....
We anticipate the need for volunteers this year as well. If you are interested in volunteering as a chaperone for field trips or in any other capacity that may come up, please complete the volunteer application as soon as possible. It may take up to two weeks to process an application and we don't want you to be left out of a volunteer opportunity because you are not approved yet! Click here to begin your volunteer application. If you were cleared as a volunteer last year, please complete a new application. Volunteer applications must be completed every year.
Franklin Pierce Schools Family Resource Center
Franklin Pierce Schools has a resource center for our families. You will find information and help for many situations and needs - food, diapers, formula, community referrals, and more.
Before and Afterschool Care for the 2022-23 School Year!
Serving students at ALL 8 Elementary Schools
Right at School will operate before and afterschool programs at all eight Franklin Pierce elementary schools! Right at School offers a safe environment for students to learn, to play, and to grow!
Franklin Pierce Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.
Questions and complaints of alleged discrimination should be directed to James Hester, Compliance Coordinator for State and Civil Rights Laws; Wendy Malich, Title IX Officer; or John Sander, 504/ADA Coordinator at 315 129th ST S, Tacoma, WA 98444-5099 or at (253)298-3000.