Middleton Update

Middleton Elementary | October 13, 2022

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Upcoming Dates

October 14th | Statewide Inservice / No School

October 19th | Early Release at 1:15 PM

October 20th | Site Council Meeting

October 21st | Popcorn Friday Begins

October 26th | Early Release at 1:15 PM

October 27th & 28th | Parent Teacher Conferences

  • 27th: 8am to 8pm
  • 28th: 8am to 12 pm

October 31st | Fall Harvest Classroom Parties

Conferences

Fall Conferences will take place on October 27th (PreK-5th) from 8am-8pm and October 28th (K-5th) from 8am-12pm. There will not be school on these days. Teachers will be sending conference sign ups via email on the afternoon of October 13th. Families will be able to choose if they prefer an in-person or virtual conference. We are excited to see you all for conferences.

Fall Parties

Fall parties will take place on October 31st. Teachers will be communicating additional details about their individual parties. Students may bring a costume in their backpack to change into for the party. Costumes should be easy for students to put on by themselves, comply with the school dress code, and not be violent in nature. Please keep masks, weapons, fake blood, and costume makeup at home. Families are invited to volunteer at their child's party. All adults attending classroom parties will need to complete the process below ahead of time:

a) Complete a background check and b) submit a proof of vaccination or receive approval for a vaccination exception.

Please notify the office of the time of your party so they can answer questions if they receive phone calls.

Popcorn Friday

Popcorn Friday will begin Friday, October 21st! Popcorn Friday is a Middleton PAC event. Popcorn will be delivered to the classrooms by parent volunteers each Friday there is school. If you are able, please send a $5 donation to school in an envelope labeled "popcorn" and give to your classroom teacher or to the office. If you make a check out please make it out to Middleton PAC. All students will be offered popcorn regardless of the number of donations received. We are so excited to bring this fun tradition back to Middleton this year!

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon!

The Scholastic Book Fair will be held from October 24 to 27. Students will be able to shop during their library times between October 20-26. On the 27th, the book fair is open for families from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. This is also the first day of parent-teacher conferences. To learn all things about the bookfair visit the Middleton Book Fair Page.


Parents can set up an eWallet to give your student a cashless way to shop. Teachers also have an eWallet if you would like to donate to your child's classroom. Below are more helpful links:


Character Trait of the Month

Mustang Sally says “Be Friendly!” What does friendly mean? It is having or showing kindness and warmth of a friend or neighbor. The students at Middleton will see monthly news reports from M.E.T.V promoting the character trait of the month along with a question segment and of course a few laughs. Middleton students are being challenged to say hi to a new student or staff, look for kids on the Buddy bench that need a friend, include students to play, be polite, and more. The best way to teach our students is by modeling friendliness ourselves. Let’s be a friendly community! If you need ideas for books to read or family activities to model friendliness reach out to Melissa Horton gmpschorton@gmail.com.

Halloween Candy Buy Back

Help earn money for our school and save your children's teeth! Simply drop off any extra Halloween candy in the marked bin by the school office from October 31st to November 11th. Wilson Ortho will donate $1 per pound to the school for every pound of candy donated! Please see this flyer for additional information.

Handbooks

Please review the Sherwood School District Handbook and Middleton Handbook for school and district policies and procedures.

School Meals: Free & Reduced and Expanded Income Eligibility Programs

We recognize the impact that returning to paid school meals this year can have on family budgets, and encourage parents/guardians to complete an eligibility application to determine if your family qualifies for free or reduced meals -- even if your family may not have been eligible under federal guidelines in past years. The Oregon Expanded Income Eligibility Group (EIG) supports families who do not qualify for meal benefits using federal income guidelines. It provides meal benefits to households with incomes above 185%, but not exceeding 300%, of the federal poverty guidelines.


To apply for either Federal or EIG free/reduced meal eligibility, please complete the Online Free and Reduced Meal Application. For more details on income-based eligibility, please click the image below to access the Federal and Oregon Expanded Income Eligibility charts for the 2022-23 school year.

If you have additional questions about school meals or free/reduced eligibility, please contact our Nutrition Services Department at nutrition@sherwood.k12.or.us, or by phone at 503-825-5009.

Yearbooks

Pre-order your yearbook. Navigate to the TreeRing flyer or use the QR code for more information. Don’t forget to download your first day of school pics to the TreeRing App so we can include them in the yearbook!

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.

SSD Parents- We want your feedback!

The Sherwood School District is conducting a community engagement process as we assess how to best meet the needs of our students and families. At Back to School Night we shared a short presentation about this process, as well as an opportunity to complete a parent/guardian feedback survey.


If you were unable to attend the presentation, the information can be found here.


To complete our parent/guardian survey, please visit bit.ly/3DmQiCh or scan the QR code to the right to access our online survey. To complete the survey in Spanish, please visit bit.ly/3Su2OUC.

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.