Midland Messenger

October 26-30, 2020

Dear Parents and Families,

Don't you just love CELEBRATIONS? Especially in this time of COVID, finding positives and celebrations helps us to focus on all that is going well around us! We have a new way to celebrate our students at Midland. Move over MOJO awards, we are introducing our HOPE Awards!

This week, we get to celebrate 96 of our Midland Mustangs! These students have been selected by their teachers because they represent the qualities of HOPE- Hard working, Outstanding, Persevering, and showing Empathy! Let's face it, the past 6 weeks have not always been easy, but these students have shown that they can work hard, excel, and be kind to others, even when school is virtual.

Congratulations to the following students:

Kindergarten: Evalyn, Noah, Aaron, Joshua, Olivia, Zaire, Ro'Maya, Ava'Lynn, Ilia, Flormargarita, Henry, Jai'Ceon, Alilce, Isaiah, Lidia, and Yanni.

First Grade: Jazmin, Skyler, Lukkah, Rebel, Mason, Annelie, Kaylee, Eva, Joseph, Skylar, O'Lina, Israel, Levi, Juniper, Titan, Chanel, and Richo.

Second Grade: Alessandra, Neveah, Logan, Taylor, Ryan, Rowena, Jaedyn, Levi, Kayden, Bruce, Charles, Irah, Calvin, Sherlonda, Annabelle, and Ashaunti.

Third Grade: Ay;veana, Elijah, Jairus, Kyler, Koraline, Ximena, Ocktavis, James, Madeleine, Tahvi, Marley, Margo, and Michael.

Fourth Grade: Shelsy, Bengy, Michelle, Tyrique, Xania, Sascha, Juan, Peyton, Aliona, Dai'Treaon, Isaia, Valerie, Cole, Keletta, Monica, Darius, and Arun.

Fifth Grade: Marina, Rylee, Yaroslava, Kaleb, Suki, Elijah, Nyamouch, Leilani, Travis, Hyunhu, Joanna, Shayla, Faith, Monroe, Jackson, Moena, Keira, and Elijah.

We will have a virtual HOPE Assembly on Friday, October 30th during the last 20 minutes of your child's classroom conference to celebrate together!

It's great to be a MUSTANG!

~Mrs. Dawson

Important Dates to Remember:

October 28th ~ Asynchronous learning day

October 30th ~ Hope Assembly during class conferences

November 4th ~ Asynchronous learning day

November 11th ~ No School for Veteran's Day

November 18th ~ Picture Retake Day

November 18th ~ Asynchronous learning day

November 25th ~ Asynchronous learning day

November 26 & 27th ~ No School for Thanksgiving Holiday

Daylight Savings Time

Remember to turn your clocks back one hour Sunday morning (November 1st) for the end of Daylight Savings Time.


Friday, October 30th is Pajama Day!

Wear your comfy school appropriate PJ's to your class conference!

Lifetouch Picture Packets are in!

If you ordered Fall picture packets for your student, please pick them up at the Midland office. We are available between 8 am and 4 pm for pick up.
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Social Emotional Learning Corner by Mrs. Blaisdell

This week’s focus is — Respecting Similarities and Differences: The Second Step lessons focus on how students in the SAME situation can FEEL very differently. Understanding that others have different perspectives can help us to respectfully understand our differences. In our assignment and conferences we are going to get to know our similar and different feelings about a variety of things (examples might include spiders, donuts, or roller coasters)

As a family— You can talk about your different feelings in similar situations. Example: I feel nervous to go on a ride that goes upside down, but my son feels excited. 😊

Have a Great Week full of Accepting and Celebrating our Similarities and Differences 😊


The Immigrant Relief Fund WA is providing direct cash payments to individuals who have not qualified for federal stimulus due to status and have been financially impacted by COVID. Please click the link below for further information.


Library Book Check Out

Library book checkout is available for grades 2 through 5. Students have learned how to place a library book on hold through Destiny during their Ed. Tech. and Library class time. Books will be available to pick up the next day after the hold has been placed. Books may be picked up only between 2:30 and 3:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday of each week at the main entrance to the school. We will hold books for students for one week.

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Calling all parents of Preschoolers:

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WIFI Opportunity

We have the pleasure of sharing this incredible free WIFI opportunity for families (who qualify) through Rainier Connects - Student Connect Program.

Here’s what you and families need to know:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=zqbbXvHufE-tndcueBeeqm- UsufiOOFCl_BTk-MUKltUNDJFNlRUT01NMUpaM1lCQ1lYVVpKN1hZQS4u

  • Families can self-refer utilizing the English/Spanish Rainier Connect- Student Connect Program Application, at www.fpschools.org/resources


  • Once form is submitted, A parent or guardian over 18 years old will need to contact Rainier Connect directly, at 253-683-4405 and mention the Students Connect program.
  • An adult must be present during the scheduled installation.
  • Rainier Connect must have access to enter the home to complete the installation and confirm the service is working at the time of the scheduled installation.

Technology Help

Please continue to reach out to us if you are having trouble with your computer!

The help number for the IT department is 253-298-4647 or you can fill out one of the two forms linked below.

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Upcoming Events

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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.