Midland Messenger

October 24-28, 2022

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Dear Midland Families,

This is Disability Awareness month, and this week at our assembly we will hear from one of our newest paras, Katie Mowery about Dwarfism awareness. We encourage all students and staff to wear green on Wednesday in support of Katie and Dwarfism awareness. This Wednesday we also celebrate our HOPE Award winners, for being Hardworking, Outstanding, Persevering, and Empathetic.

Next week we will have two dress up days! First, on Monday, October 31, we will have "Dress up as your future!" Students can dress as the career they hope to have, a sport they aspire to play, or anything that represents their future. We ask for no Halloween costumes or masks. The following day, November 1st is Pajama Day.

As the weather starts to get cooler, I want to remind you that we do go outside most days, unless it is absolutely pouring rain or if it is below freezing. Please be sure your child wears a coat and shoes that are appropriate for going out to recess. I also encourage you to put your child's name in their coat, in case they take it off outside. We have lots of jackets in our lost and found, so please ask your child to check for their lost items.

I hope you have a wonderful week!

It's great to be a MUSTANG!

~Dr. Paula Dawson

Important Dates to Remember:

October 26 ~ HOPE Assembly

October 26 ~ 1:55 Dismissal

October 31 ~ Dress up as your future self

November 1 ~ Pajama Day

November 2 ~ 1:55 Dismissal

November 9 ~ Veteran's Day Assembly

November 11 ~ No School for Veteran's Day

November 16 ~ 1:55 Dismissal

November 17 ~ Multicultural Night @ 5-6:30 pm

November 23 ~ 11:55 Dismissal

Nov. 24 & 25 ~ No School for Thanksgiving Break

November 29 ~ Picture Retake Day

November 30 ~ 11:55 Dismissal, 1st Trimester Ends

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

Show Your School Spirit:

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Multicultural Family Night

Save the Date!

Come join us for Midland’s Multicultural Night. Help us celebrate diversity and different cultures as we explore and learn together.

When: Thursday, November 17

Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

We will have performances, crafts, and samples of food from around the globe.

Please let us know if you would like to provide a food item for or perform during the cultural night. Food items should be a sample from your culture and enough to give 15 to 20 people a taste.

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Social Emotional Learning Corner

Content by Mrs. Blaisdell

October 24th

Active Listening for LEARNING

2nd – 5th graders learned about the acronym SLANT to remind them about aspects of active listening.

S-sit up straight and face the speaker

L-listen with your whole body (eyes, ears, mouth, body, brain, and heart)

A-ask and answer questions (at appropriate times)—to show that you have been paying attention.

N-nod your head sometimes to show that you are receiving what the speaker is saying.

T-track the speaker with your eyes (if they are moving around)

Second-Fifth graders also learned and practiced paraphrasing (repeating back some things you heard to show that you were listening and understood. They read informational text to a partner and had them paraphrase what was learned and then ask recall questions. Each child had a turn being a speaker/teacher and an Active Listener. 😊

Kindergarten and 1st graders learned about Whole Body Listening using the awesome book called “Whole Body Listening Larry at School” (Listen with your eyes, ears, mouth, hands, feet, body, brain, and heart)

-Look at and listen to the speaker

-Have a quiet mouth

-Keep your hands, feet and body still

-THINK about what is being said

-Use your heart to show empathy, caring, and compassion for the speaker

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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!

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SchoolStore Fundraiser

Hello Parents,

Your child recently brought home a Parent Information Envelope letting you know about a safe and easy way for our school to raise funds for essential tools our students and teachers need to succeed.

The SchoolStore fundraiser is 100% online so there is NO face-to-face selling, handling money, or delivering products. Your participation will take less than 12 minutes, and there are exciting prizes to make it fun for the students.

Here is all you need to do to participate:

1. Go to https://www.schoolstore.net/sid.t?0000371254 to sign up.

2. Send form emails inviting family, friends, and co-workers to support your child.

3. Return the Envelope with the Student Prize Code to school for your child to get their fun participation prize.

Be sure to ask your child for the Parent Envelope tonight. Your participation will make a difference for our school and teachers!

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.