Middleton Update

Middleton Elementary | October 28, 2022

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Upcoming Dates

OCTOBER

October 27th & 28th | Parent Teacher Conferences

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

October 31st | Fall Harvest Classroom Parties


NOVEMBER

November 2nd | Early Release at 1:15PM

November 9th | Early Release at 1:15 PM

November 11th | Veterans Day/No School

November 15th | Picture Retakes

November 21st-25th | No School

November 30th | Early Release at 1:15 PM

Budget Update/Community Listening Session

On October 12, 2022, the Board of Directors received a presentation by Sherwood School District leadership on the financial status of the District in the 2022-23 school year, announcing that the District is facing a current budget deficit that will result in necessary reductions in the amount of $2.2 million in the current school year, as well as additional reductions in 2023-24 and beyond.


The Superintendent will be hosting another Parent/Community Listening Sessions to provide information and answer questions about the current budget status on Tuesday, November 1st from 11:30am to 1:00pm in the District Office Board Room. For additional details on this topic, please visit the District's Budget Update 2022-23 webpage.

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.

Drop Off/Pick Up

We wanted to share a few reminders about car traffic during arrival and dismissal. Please follow the directions of crossing guards and school staff. Refrain from making left hand turns out of the Middleton parking lot and comply with posted traffic signs. Make sure you STOP and REMAIN STOPPED, in school zone crosswalks, as directed by crossing guards. Do not pull through a crosswalk until the crossing guard is safely on the sidewalk.

Special Education Parent Partnership

The Sherwood School District will be conducting a series of interviews with stakeholders in each building to measure the extent to which each school implements the MTSS framework for equity-based, inclusive, education. This will be done using the Fidelity of Implementation Tool (FIT).

Popcorn Friday

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!

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.

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.