May 8-12, 2023
Location: Midland Elementary School, 105th Street East, Tacoma, WA, USA
From the Principal:
I want to thank you for the many ways you showed appreciation to our teachers this past week! Your encouragement really lifted the spirits of our hard working teachers! This is nurse appreciation week. Tia Stilson, is our school nurse and she's doing a great job!
You have probably heard from your child's teacher about attending a conference. If you have not yet scheduled a conference, you can use the link below to sign up today!
I hope all of our Midland moms have a wonderful Mother's Day! You are loved!
It's great to be a MUSTANG!
~Dr. Paula Dawson
Important Dates to Remember
May 10 ~ 1:55 Dismissal
May 10 ~ 5th Grade Concert 6-6:30 pm
May 16 ~ Dental Day 9:30-1:30
May 17 ~ 1:55 Dismissal
May 17 ~ 3rd Grade Concert 6-6:30 pm
May 22-25 ~ 11:55 Dismissal for conferences
May 26 & 29 ~ No School for Memorial Day Weekend
May 31 ~ HOPE Assembly 1:00 pm
May 31 ~ 3:25 Dismissal, Full Day of School
**For additional future scheduled activities, please check out our Midland calendar at https://midland.fpschools.org/**
Emotional Learning Corner
Content by Mrs. Blaisdell
Circles of Control
All Midland Mustangs are learning about things that that they are in control of and things that are not in their control. We call this “An Awareness of Our Circles of Control”. Learning to aim your focus on what is within your control (even when you are child) can help you to feel empowered, responsible, and productive. Focusing on things that are not in our control can to lead us to feeling worried, anxious, frustrated, or angry. Letting go of our focus on what we have no control over leads to more calm and contented lives. Our Circle of Control gets bigger as we get older and can handle more responsibilities.
Spring Student-Led Conferences are coming soon!
Our students are prepared and excited to share their progress made during this school year. We hope that every proud parent or guardian will join their student(s) at their conference:
Monday ~ Thursday, May 22nd - May 25th
Please be sure to schedule a conference with your child's teacher.
Midland will be having a "cashless" book fair during conference week. Families may browse the fair during conference hours and payment will ONLY be through debit, or credit card. No cash will be taken at the book fair. Click on the book fair picture above for more information.
Book fair hours:
Monday: 8:00 am - 8:40 am, 12:00 - 4:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 8:40 am, 12:00 - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 8:40 am, 12:00 - 4:00pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:40 am, 12:00 - 1:00pm
State Testing for 3rd through 5th graders is coming soon!
Please note that it is very important that your child attends school on his or her testing days and gets a good night of sleep the night before! State testing is required by law, so if your child is absent, they will miss additional classroom instruction time to make-up the assessment. Please see the schedule below:
5/22 - 5th grade: Science testing
5/23-5/30 - 3rd/4th/5th grades: ELA testing
5/31-6/2 - Math testing
6/5-6/8 - Makeup
Message from the Health room:
Over-the-counter topical sunscreen products may be possessed and used by students and school staff without a written prescription or note from a licensed health care provider if the following conditions are met:
A. The product is regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration as an over-the-counter sunscreen product; and
B. If possessed by a student, the product is provided to the student by their parent or guardian.
Students may carry up to 8 ounces at a time.
2023-2024 Online Registration for NEW Students
At this time, we are taking registration only for those children who live within our attendance boundaries, or have daycare in our area. All registrations will be done online beginning March 13th. Enrollees must provide a copy of their child’s birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residence (Utility bill, lease/rental agreement, or mortgage papers) by uploading them to our district's website along with their registration information. To be eligible for kindergarten, children must be five years of age by August 31, 2023.
Please visit fpschools.org - click on the red "Enrollment" circle - follow the instructions for the 2023-24 school year.
Enrollment will end for the summer on June 11th and will reopen on July 17th in a new system. Please make sure to complete your child's enrollment application by June 11th or wait to start it until after July 17th.
Current students that live within the Midland boundaries are automatically enrolled at Midland for next year. Students living within our district but outside of Midland's boundaries who want to attend Midland must complete a within district transfer form online. Click on the Transfers and Homeschool link to access the correct form. Out of district students who wish to attend Midland must complete a new out-of-district transfer (Choice Transfer) from their home district to be considered for enrollment.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS....
If you are interested in volunteering as a chaperone for field trips or in any other capacity that may come up, please complete the volunteer application as soon as possible. It may take up to two weeks to process an application and we don't want you to be left out of a volunteer opportunity because you are not approved yet! Click here to begin your volunteer application. If you were cleared as a volunteer last year, please complete a new application. Volunteer applications must be completed every year.
Franklin Pierce Schools Family Resource Center
Franklin Pierce Schools has a resource center for our families. You will find information and help for many situations and needs - food, diapers, formula, community referrals, and more.
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!
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.