May 30-June 2, 2023
Location: Midland Elementary School, 105th Street East, Tacoma, WA, USA
From the Principal:
I want to thank you for attending your child’s conference this past week. We had about 90% of our families in attendance. It was great to see you in the building and to hear about the great work that your child has done this year. I continue to be so proud of our Mustang students and staff for the excellent work that happens at Midland every day!
As we are winding down the year, we still have important work to do until the last day of school on June 22nd. Please join us for Family Reading Night this Thursday, June1st. The flyer to RSVP is below.
It's great to be a MUSTANG!
~Dr. Paula Dawson
Important Dates to Remember
May 31 ~ 3:25 Dismissal, Full Day of School
June 1 ~ Family Reading Night 6-7:30 pm
June 7 ~ HOPE Assembly 1:00 pm
June 7 ~ 1:55 Dismissal
June 14 ~ 11:55 Dismissal for End of 3rd Trimester
June 16 ~ Field Day at Midland
June 19 ~ No School for Juneteenth
June 21 ~ 5th Grade Promotion 2 pm
June 22 ~ 11:55 Dismissal for last day of school
**For additional future scheduled activities, please check out our Midland calendar at https://midland.fpschools.org/**
CALLING ALL LIBRARY BOOKS......
All library books are due by Friday, June 2nd. If your student still has Midland library books, please return them to their teacher as soon as possible. Thank you so much for your help in returning our Midland library books for everyone to use again in the years to come!
State Testing for 3rd through 5th graders is coming soon!
Please note that it is very important that your child attends school on his or her testing days and gets a good night of sleep the night before! State testing is required by law, so if your child is absent, they will miss additional classroom instruction time to make-up the assessment. Please see the schedule below:
5/23-5/30 - 3rd/4th/5th grades: ELA testing
5/31-6/2 - Math testing
6/5-6/8 - Makeup
As we look forward to the 2023-2024 school year, please remember that students must have up to date vaccinations or a valid (physician documented) exemption on file to start school next year. Please take some time this summer to make a well child visit with your pediatrician or family medicine provider and get those shots up to date! If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our nurse at 253-298-4508.
Message from the Health room:
Over-the-counter topical sunscreen products may be possessed and used by students and school staff without a written prescription or note from a licensed health care provider if the following conditions are met:
A. The product is regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration as an over-the-counter sunscreen product; and
B. If possessed by a student, the product is provided to the student by their parent or guardian.
Students may carry up to 8 ounces at a time.
2023-2024 Online Registration for NEW Students
At this time, we are taking registration only for those children who live within our attendance boundaries, or have daycare in our area. All registrations will be done online beginning March 13th. Enrollees must provide a copy of their child’s birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residence (Utility bill, lease/rental agreement, or mortgage papers) by uploading them to our district's website along with their registration information. To be eligible for kindergarten, children must be five years of age by August 31, 2023.
Please visit fpschools.org - click on the red "Enrollment" circle - follow the instructions for the 2023-24 school year.
Enrollment will end for the summer on June 11th and will reopen on July 17th in a new system. Please make sure to complete your child's enrollment application by June 11th or wait to start it until after July 17th.
Current students that live within the Midland boundaries are automatically enrolled at Midland for next year. Students living within our district but outside of Midland's boundaries who want to attend Midland must complete a within district transfer form online. Click on the Transfers and Homeschool link to access the correct form. Out of district students who wish to attend Midland must complete a new out-of-district transfer (Choice Transfer) from their home district to be considered for enrollment.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS....
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.