Midland Messenger

June 10-14, 2019

Dear Parents and Families,

As we begin to wrap up the year, it's time to celebrate and reflect on the events of the past 10 months. In addition to the hard work of teaching and learning in our classrooms every day, Midland has had many events and highlights this year, including:


  • Jump Rope for Heart to raise money for American Heart Association
  • Excellent family involvement in Student Led Conferences
  • 5th Grade Camp
  • ELL Night
  • Engineering Night
  • Multi-Cultural Night


This week we have many activities including a Berry Festival on Tuesday, field trips, our 5th grade visit to Ford Middle School, and our annual field day on Friday. Next week, we have our 5th grade promotion on the 19th at 2:00 and our last day of school on Thursday, June 20th!


Our students, families and staff have a lot to celebrate. Thanks for making it a great year!


Mrs. Dawson

Important Dates in June

June 11 ~ Berry Festival

June 12 ~ 11:50 am dismissal

June 12 ~ General PTA Meeting 6 pm

June 14 ~ Clashing Clothes Dress Up Day!

June 14 ~ Field Day and BBQ Lunch (RSVP required, please)

June 19 ~ 5th Grade Promotion 2:00-3:00 pm

June 20 ~ Final MOJO Assembly 10:00 am

June 20 ~ Last Day of School 12:20 pm dismissal

Berry Festival

Our wonderful nutrition services staff will be preparing a delicious snack for our Midland students on Tuesday, June 11th. Classes will go outside to enjoy a bowl of fresh berries and enjoy the beautiful sunny weather!

Lost and Found

Please check the Lost and Found for any clothing your child may have left at school! We will be donating all of the lost and found items to a local charity group at the end of the year. Our lost and found items have been moved to the foyer near the office for easier access, so please stop by and take a look!

5th Grade Promotion: Wednesday, June 19th 2:00-3:00 pm

5th Grade Families: Please mark your calendars for the upcoming 5th grade promotion. The ceremony will begin promptly at 2 pm, so please plan to arrive and be seated before that time.

Volunteers needed

Midland’s Field Day is Friday, June 14th. We are looking for volunteers to help us run our stations, and there is still time to submit a volunteer application! Please contact your child’s teacher to sign up to help!




Are you available to help our fifth grade students celebrate their promotion to middle school? We need people to help serve cake on June 19th following our 2:00 recognition. Fifth grade parents need not volunteer…..this is your day to celebrate with your student.

Message from the Healthroom:

Over-the-counter topical sunscreen products may be possessed and used by students, parents, 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.

Children's Clothing Bank

Parkway Presyterian Church is sponsoring a FREE clothing bank with clean, gently used clothing, and some school supplies on Saturday, August 24th from 9 am to 1 pm. No appointment is needed. Just drop in!

714 138th St. E.

Tacoma, WA 98445

Are you moving?

We are preparing for next year and need to know if your child will not be with us for the 2019-2020 school year. Please call the Midland office at 253 298-4500. Thank you!

Midland Yearbooks

Don’t miss out on the memories!

Yearbooks are $14.00 and are available while supplies last.

PTA Corner

  • General PTA Meeting ~ June 12th @ 6 pm
  • PTA would like to thank all of our volunteers who dedicated time and energy for the benefit of all Midland students.
Upcoming Events

(Early Release, School Events, Academic Calendar, etc.)

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.