Midland Messenger

October 3-7, 2022

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Dear Midland Families,

This is Student-Led Conference week. We have adopted a benchmarking tool called Fast Bridge to help your child's teacher understand each students' areas of strength and areas for growth in both reading and math. Your child is creating goals for the year based on their Fast Bridge data, along with their scores on their first math and reading assessments. These goals will be shared with you at your child's conference. We trust that your time with your child and their teacher will be helpful to understand what will be learned this year.

Please be sure to complete the Parent Survey at the computer stations in the hall on the laptops. We know it takes a few minutes of your time, but the information you provide to us helps us in our planning and programs.

I look forward to seeing you at Midland this week! Remember that there is no school on Monday for teacher training.

It's great to be a MUSTANG!

~Dr. Paula Dawson

Important Dates to Remember:

October 3 ~ NO SCHOOL for teacher training

October 4-7 ~ 11:55 Dismissal for Conferences

October 4-7 ~ Bookfair in the library (see below)

October 13 ~ Health Screening

October 14 ~ Picture Day

October 20 ~ Great Shake Out Drill

October 26 ~ HOPE Assembly

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

Student Led Conferences

Fall Conferences are October 4th-7th.

Students will have early dismissal at 11:55 during this week.

Please make sure you have scheduled a conference time with your child's teacher.

Come to the Bookfair!

Scholastic Book Fair will be held in our library the week of Conferences, before school each day, and after school Tuesday through Friday. Please note that purchases can only be made by credit card and students must be accompanied by an adult to shop at the bookfair.

Please stop by and purchase a book for your child and help our library!

Bookfair hours:

Tuesday, 10/4 8:00–8:40 am, 12:00-4:00 pm

Wednesday, 10/5 8:00-8:40 am, 12:00-7:00 pm

Thursday, 10/6 8:00-8:40 am, 12:00-4:00 pm

Friday, 10/7 8:00-8:40 am, 12:00-1:00 pm

Picture Day is coming!

Friday, October 14th is Picture Day for our students at Midland. Look for Photo Order Envelopes to come home during the second week of October. Picture envelopes should be returned on picture day with exact change enclosed or a check made payable to QSP. You may also order pictures online at www.qualityschoolportraits.com with the online code: MIDL22

The Harlem Wizards are back!

Be sure to select "Midland Elementary" when purchasing your tickets and $2 from the sale of every ticket will go to Midland. Come out and cheer for Dr. Dawson and Ms. McGlothlen who will be playing in the game and representing Midland Elementary! See details about this fun event on the flyer and the video below.

Harlem Wizards Promotion Video

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Social Emotional Learning Corner

Content by Mrs. Blaisdell

October 4th

During our 90-minute early release Wednesdays we have shortened specialist time. (25 minutes) During those class times in SEL, we will be learning about some of the Heritage Months honored in our district, state, and nation. From September 14th-October 12th we have been learning about Latinx/Hispanic Heritage. We have been learning about how our names can be an important part of our heritage and history. We read “Alma and How She Got Her Name” by Juana Martinez-Neal and we made our own Name Art.

Anita Blaisdell


“I choose to travel forward with hope and gratitude. 💖”

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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!

Upcoming Events

(Early Release, School Events, Academic Calendar, etc.)

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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.