Midland Trail Elementary School

Monthly News

October 2022

How can families support MTE? Join PTA!

The PTA recently sent out a message asking for more families to join PTA. Joining PTA as a "member" does not require any extra time from you. We would LOVE to have more volunteers helping at events, but by simply donating $8 and becoming a member, you are supporting our students and staff! The number of members currently include: 48 MTE Staff Members, and 10 MTE Families. We would love to see more families join and support MTE Tigers!

((click the JOIN PTA button near the bottom of this newsletter))

MTE Book Fair: Don't forget to visit the Book Fair in our library during conferences this year! All proceeds go directly back into our school library.

Fall Family Fun Night: It's time to have some family fun at MTE! Join us on the evening of October 28th from 5:30-7PM for a spooky good time. Look for more info on our Facebook page and from your child(ren)'s classroom teacher!

Halloween @ MTE: We are excited to have our annual Halloween Parade and Classroom Party again! There are a few district guidelines to follow for this year, please see info below. EACH adult entering the building must have valid ID. State issues ID will be entered into the Raptor Visitor Management System. This system will then print our a "visitor sticker" that must be worn at all times while in building.

Q: What is Raptor and why are is TUSD using it?

A: The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. Raptor will provide a consistent, standardized system to track visitors and volunteers. This is especially useful during emergencies to know who is on campus. The system quickly prints visitor badges that include a photo, the name of the visitor, time & date and destination.

Aron Attebery, Principal

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Turner P.R.I.D.E. Award

Nominate a staff member at MTE for the Turner PRIDE Award!

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October Happenings

18th Prek Conferences begin, No PreK

19th-20th Conferences

21st No School

27th Fall Family Fun Night

28th School Picture Day

31st Halloween

November 1st, No School

Get Involved!

Join PTA! Our PTA needs YOU! We need more support in order to keep PTA moving forward at Midland Trail. The commitment is small. We meet once a month, after school, for 30-45 minutes. We plan a few activities each year: Back To School, Classroom Parties, Teacher Treats, Candy Sales, and our biggest event is the MTE Carnival. We cannot do this without more support. Please consider joining PTA and offering to help out once a month.

Join PTA for $8

Click here to join and donate to our MTE PTA!

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What's for Lunch @ MTE???

Clink for our menu!

Low Lunch Account Balance!

Students will begin receiving low account balance notices from food services. If you have not signed up for Free/Reduced Lunch, you may click the link below and apply.

There is an important change coming to school meals for the upcoming 22 – 23 school year. The USDA program that has provided free school meals to all students during the COVID-19 pandemic is ending on June 30th.

We encourage you to complete the free/reduced meal application for the 22 – 23 school year as you may be eligible to continue receiving the free meal benefit.

Families who receive benefits through SNAP, TANF, or the foster care system are already enrolled in the free school meal benefits and do not need to submit an application

The free meals, which are safe, nutritious, and delicious, help extend family food budgets too.

For more information, contact Megan Rabun, Food Services Coordinator, at (913) 288-4141.

Free/Reduced Lunch Application

Click here to see if you qualify.

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Bully Prevention Community Night

YOU'RE NEVER TOO COOL FOR KINDESS! October is Bullying Prevention Month and we wanted to make you aware of our district resources and activities happening in our schools to bring awareness to bullying prevention.

Our district has a Bullying Prevention Committee made up of parents and staff to identify opportunities to address and prevent bullying in our schools. The committee has decided to partner with an organization called Rachel's Challenge to do a series of powerful, age-appropriate assemblies for our 6th – 12th grade students. The purpose of Rachel's Challenge is to "show what kindness looks like; what it feels like. We teach simple and easy ways to reach out and connect to each other emotionally. We model positive behavior that is compassionate and empathetic."

In addition to the student assemblies, Rachel's Challenge will host a community night where all Turner families, including elementary families, can come to see the presentation and have questions answered. This will take place Wednesday, October 26 th from 6:30p - 7:30p in the auditorium at Turner High School. Students ages 12 years and older are welcome to attend as well.

For more information about the organization behind the Rachel's Challenge assemblies, visit www.RachelsChallenge.org.

Resources on what bullying is and how to address it with your student can be found on the district website, https://www.turnerusd202.org/bullying. This page also includes a link to anonymously report bullying so the district can address situations.

We hope to see you at the community night event.

TUSD Transportation ~ Bus Cards

Bus Rider Families,

As you are aware, our transportation department utilizes Traversa Ride 360 for our bus tracking platform. This technology allows parents/guardians to see information about their student's route, including the times that their student gets on and off the bus.

In order for this platform to work correctly, students are issued a bus card that they must scan when they get on and off the bus. Unfortunately, students are reporting losing their bus card or leaving it at home. This causes disruptions and delays to our transportation routes and also creates a safety issue when we are unable to verify when students get on and off the bus.

Students have been made aware of the expectation that they have their bus card on them when riding the bus. Starting second quarter, students who do not have their bus card on them when riding the bus will be given three chances before being referred to an administrator as they would for any bus discipline issue.

Please talk with your student about this expectation and help them make a plan to ensure that they always have their bus card on them while riding the bus. If your child does not have a bus card, please have them notify their school secretary.

If you are not familiar with Traversa Ride 360, you can find more information here: https://www.turnerusd202.org/departments/transportation

Thank you for your help in this matter.

Turner USD 202

Student/Family Changes in Informaiton

Make sure that each student has updated phone numbers, home address, and emergency contact information in Infinite Campus.

~ We Believe and Achieve in Order to Succeed ~

Midland Trail Elementary Info:

School Hours:

Doors open at 8:20 am

School begins at 8:50 am

Students dismissed at 3:50 pm

School Safety: Adults entering the building must have valid I.D.

Early Pick Up:

Parents/Guardians: Please remember if you are picking up your child/children to have ID with you. Visitors are only allowed in the school office.


When you fill out the Online Registration you will decide if your child is riding the bus or being a car rider. This information will be shared with the teacher. If you need to change daily transportation you must call the office BEFORE 3:15pm. This gives us enough time to notify the teacher and student of any change.