Midland Messenger

December 6-10, 2021

Dear Midland Families,

It's December, and that means the weather forecast is getting colder! We do go out to recess most days so it is important that students have warm coats and shoes for outside. If your child is missing their coat, please have them check out lost and found! We have many student coats and hats just waiting to be claimed. Please be sure your child's name is in their coat, so it can be returned if left on the playground.

Speaking of weather, it sounds like snow may be in our future. Please be sure to check our district website www.fpschools.org for news regarding late starts or snow days. I will also do an email to all families through school messenger if there is a change in the school schedule.

We have only two weeks until winter break, but we are still working on important learning every day. Please be sure to check in with your child about what they should be practicing at home. Remember, all students should read for 20 minutes and practice math facts daily. Report cards go home on Friday, so your child's teacher may also comment on other areas where your child can practice.

It's great to be a MUSTANG!

~Dr. Paula Dawson

Important Dates to Remember:

December 8 ~ 1:55 Dismissal

December 10 ~ Report Cards sent home

December 15 ~ HOPE Assembly

December 15 ~ 1:55 Dismissal

December 20-31 ~ No School for Winter Break

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

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Social Emotional Learning:

Social emotional Learning corner

Content by Mrs. Blaisdell

December 6th

Strengths and Struggles

It is important to understand and name our Strengths, both Character Strengths (example: kindness, perseverance or bravery) and Skill Strengths (example: math facts, free throws, or baking). Identifying our personal strengths builds our self-esteem, makes us more self-aware and self-accepting, AND can encourage us to show empathy by sharing our strengths with others to make a world a better place. 😊 It is also important to know and understand our struggles (things we want and need to improve on) By using a Growth Mindset, we can set goals and show understanding that new skills/strengths are built with TIME/FOCUS, EFFORT, AND PRACTICE.

Substitutes needed in our kitchens

Our Nutrition Services Department is looking for substitutes for our kitchen staff. If you are interested, please visit our district website to apply.

Healthy and Safe practices at Midland

Midland families,

Just a reminder of the things that we'd like you to consider before sending your child to school each day:

  • A temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or above?
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

These are some safety precautions we will be practicing at Midland:

  • Students will be required to wear a mask on the bus, in the halls, in class, and at recess.
  • Students will wash hands and use hand sanitizer throughout the day.
  • Students will sit 3 feet apart in the classroom, and 6 feet apart during breakfast & lunch.

If your child has been exposed to COVID, or if they are showing symptoms of illness, you may not send them to school until they have been quarantined and symptom free for 10 days. Teachers will provide work for students during this time. We are counting on everyone to keep Midland safe for all students and staff. Thank you!

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Upcoming Events

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