Midland Messenger

November 29-December 3, 2021

Dear Midland Families,

It's hard to believe we have completed the first trimester! This week, Wednesday, December 1st is the final day of the trimester. Our students and our teachers have been working so hard on the grade level standards in reading, math, and science. Our specialists have also been working hard in music, library, PE, and social/emotional learning! Report cards will be sent home on Friday, December 10th.


As we begin the new trimester, we ask that you please reach out to your child's teacher for assistance if your child is not able to attend regularly. We will help to problem solve and create plans for your child, so that they can get their important learning. We recognize the work that all of our families are doing to help support your children, and we continue to thank you for your partnership!


Happy December!


It's great to be a MUSTANG!

~Dr. Paula Dawson

Important Dates to Remember:

December 1 ~ 1st Trimester Ends

December 1 ~ 11:55 Dismissal

December 8 ~ 1:55 Dismissal

December 10 ~ Report Cards sent home

December 15 ~ HOPE Assembly

December 15 ~ 1:55 Dismissal

December 20-31 ~ No School for Winter Break



**For additional future scheduled activities, please check out our Midland calendar at https://midland.fpschools.org/**

Custodian & Maintenance Appreciation Week

Please join us this week as we recognize our custodians for all the hard work they do at Midland, and for their great attitudes in all they are required to do. During this time of COVID, our custodians have worked extra hard to keep our buildings clean and safe! We appreciate them so much!

Please thank:

Mike Trammell, Chief custodian

Cecil Bailey, Assistant custodian

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Social Emotional Learning:

Social emotional Learning corner

Content by Mrs. Blaisdell

November 29th

Positive Self-Talk

It is important to remember that the person we talk the most to on a daily basis is OURSELVES and that the messages we give ourselves matter and affect the way we feel and the way we learn. As we learned earlier, a fixed mindset originates in our amygdala (based on fear, feelings of being unsafe, and doubt), a fixed mindset often includes negative and self-defeating self-talk. When we are able to recognize negative self-talk and we understand its impact on our self-esteem and our ability to learn and gain new skills, we can “turn around talk” and send ourselves messages of growth, confidence and ability to grow and learn though difficult tasks, mistakes and failures. When we are able to use Positive Self-Talk, we are more resilient, we regulate our emotions more efficiently and relate better to others around us. Practice Self-Talk out loud sometimes to model for your families how you speak to yourself to get through tough situations and to recover from things when they don’t go your way. Have a wonderful week. 💖

Substitutes needed in our kitchens

Our Nutrition Services Department is looking for substitutes for our kitchen staff. If you are interested, please visit our district website to apply.

Healthy and Safe practices at Midland

Midland families,

Just a reminder of the things that we'd like you to consider before sending your child to school each day:


  • A temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or above?
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell


These are some safety precautions we will be practicing at Midland:

  • Students will be required to wear a mask on the bus, in the halls, in class, and at recess.
  • Students will wash hands and use hand sanitizer throughout the day.
  • Students will sit 3 feet apart in the classroom, and 6 feet apart during breakfast & lunch.


If your child has been exposed to COVID, or if they are showing symptoms of illness, you may not send them to school until they have been quarantined and symptom free for 10 days. Teachers will provide work for students during this time. We are counting on everyone to keep Midland safe for all students and staff. Thank you!

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