Middleton Update

Middleton Elementary | April 28, 2023

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Upcoming Dates

May 1 | Early Release @ 1:15 pm

May 10 | Early Release @ 1:15 pm

May 17 | Early Release @ 1:15 pm

May 19 | Middleton Carnival @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

May 24 | Early Release @ 1:15 pm

May 29 | Memorial Day / No School

May 31 | Early Release @ 1:15 pm

June 7 | Early Release @ 1:15 pm

June 13 | 5th Grade Promotion @ 9:30 am

June 13 | Last Day of School, Dismissal @ 11:15 am

Middleton 23-24 Class Placement Parent Input

As the end of the year approaches, we are starting to look ahead to next school year. The Middleton staff realizes that parents provide valuable information regarding their child’s placement. While we do not take requests for specific teachers, parent input will be carefully considered in the formation of classes for the 2023-2024 school year. Our class placement process is a collaborative one and our Placement Team takes into account a number of factors when forming classes: personalities, academic levels, learning styles, learning needs, and student compatibility. We look at each student as an individual and as a member of a diverse class. This information will be given careful consideration. Every effort will be made to provide the most appropriate educational setting for your child and to establish well-balanced classrooms. Please keep in mind that parent placement input is not a teacher request form. Any form turned in with a specific teacher’s name request will not be considered.

Please complete this survey no later than 5 pm on Sunday, May 21st, 2023.

Middleton Carnival

The Middleton Carnival is back this year! Join us for food, games, prizes, and lots of fun! The whole family is invited to attend on May 19th from 4:00 pm- 8pm.

PAC is putting raffle baskets together for one of the events. Donations will be collected and PAC will distribute the money to purchase items for each of the baskets. A basket will be put together for each grade level and contributions will go directly toward your student's grade level basket. Each raffle basket will have a unique theme.

If you are able we would love any donation to go towards this. In the past $20 per family was often used but any amount is greatly appreciated! As an incentive, we are offering 5 raffle tickets to the families/kids that donate towards the baskets. The kids have so much fun with this raffle and are able to put tickets in the boxes the week of the carnival. Some baskets in the past have been Nerf, Nintendo, and baking just to name a few! Please send money via Venmo, PayPal, or checks/cash can be dropped off at the office with Michelle if you are able. Any questions can be emailed to middletonpacboard@gmail.com

  • Middleton Elementary PAC Venmo: @middletonpac

  • PayPal.me/middletonpac

Please be sure to include your child's grade, the child's first and last name, and that it is for carnival raffle baskets. We will distribute 5 raffle tickets to the families who donate to the classroom. Donations will be accepted through May 10th. We appreciate your support!

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Seeking Parent/Guardian Feedback on our Local Wellness Program Policy

The Sherwood School District is seeking parent/guardian feedback on our Local Wellness Program policy, which can be found on our website here (Board Policy EFA-AR). All feedback collected will be shared with our Wellness Committee this spring, who will assess the implementation and progress of the Local Wellness Program and provide a progress report at a future Board of Directors meeting, as well on our District website for public review.

If you would like to provide feedback on the policy, please complete the form using the link below. All feedback is anonymous.

2023-2024 PAC Executive Board Election

We are excited to announce the candidates for the PAC executive board for next year. Please vote using this form. The election will be open until May 3rd.

Education Levy Town Hall Meetings

Education Levy Facebook Town Hall Meetings - May 1 and 8

Join us for our upcoming live stream Facebook Town Hall Meetings on the topic of proposed Measure #34-323. We will have two live stream events, May 1 and May 8, 6:00-6:45pm on both dates. Visit us on Facebook at https://facebook.com/sherwoodschooldistrict88J to tune in!
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Mileage Club

We are excited to offer Mileage Club to our students this year! Mileage Club is a running/walking club that will take place during lunch recess on Tuesdays and Thursdays (weather permitting) during the month of May. Students are given the optional opportunity to participate by running or walking laps and are able to win fun toe tokens based on how many laps they run.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!!! Volunteering for Mileage Club is fun and easy. Volunteers will either be hole punching student's run cards when they finish each lap or standing along the course to ensure student's safety. You are welcome to bring younger siblings with you for this as well. Sign up here for as many or few dates as you are available!

Multicultural Night

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2023 Summer Youth Basketball Camps

Sign-ups are now open for this year’s Summer Youth Basketball Camps, hosted by SHS coaches and our own Bowmen basketball players. These camps will focus on ball handling, footwork, finishing moves, shooting fundamentals, decision making, and live play -- and all participants will receive a Sherwood Basketball t-shirt!

  • Camp #1 - June 19-22 (4 day camp, $125) - Grades K-9

  • Camp #2 - June 26-29 (4 day camp, $125) - Grades K-9

  • Camp #3 - July 17-19 (3 day shooting camp, $75) - Grades 3-8

For more information, please see the full flyer here. To register, please visit https://forms.gle/uHRgmHPtPyj2xy447

Middleton Attendance Emails

Sherwood schools are piloting a new system to keep families informed about their student’s attendance. Soon, all Middleton families will begin receiving a regular attendance email for each of their students. Regular attendance is important and our hope is that this will provide guardians with timely and meaningful information. We recognize that there are a variety of reasons for student absences including sickness and appreciate efforts to minimize the spreading of illnesses. In addition to this, we will continue to communicate with families whose students are not meeting the state attendance guidelines. As always, if we can help in any way with improving your child’s attendance, please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher or directly to me.

Character Trait of the Month: Generosity

The Character Trait of April is Generosity! Generosity is the quality of being kind and generous. “Generosity is what keeps the things we own from owning us.” ~Anonymous. Generosity isn’t about what you have to give, it’s what have left, your availability to serve others. Let’s teach our kids to be generous, kids often think they have nothing to give, we can show them otherwise! If you need ideas for your child let PAC Volunteer coordinator Melissa Horton know @ middletonpacboard@gmail.com

Kindergarten Registration

Registration for our incoming Kindergarten class is available online using the link below. Incoming Kindergarten students must turn 5 prior to September 1. Registering early helps the school and district start planning for the fall.

Online Kindergarten Registration

During online registration, new families will create a Sherwood ParentVUE account. Parents of current and former Sherwood students will log in with their existing ParentVUE account. Please call the Middleton front office at 503-825-5300 if you have any questions.

Paper Registration

Families are also welcome to register using paper registration. Paper registration packets can be picked up from the Middleton front office.

Welcome Kindergarten Newsletter

The Welcome New Kindergarten Families newsletter is a special edition newsletter for any families with an incoming Kindergarten student that will be joining us next year. This newsletter provides the information and links needed to successfully register, make plans, and start getting involved with the school. Please feel free to share the Kinder newsletter with any families with a Kindergarten age child who may not have heard about Kindergarten registration.

Pre-Kindergarten Registration for 2023-24

Pre-Kindergarten applications are open at Hawks View, Middleton, and Ridges! Our programs provide high quality early learning opportunities for typically developing children and children with developmental delays and disabilities.

There are 20 slots available at each site. The registration form can be found here. For more information or questions contact Alyssa Thompson at athompson@sherwood.k12.or.us.


There are many opportunities to volunteer at Middleton. All volunteers will need to a) complete a background check and b) submit a proof of vaccination or receive approval for a vaccination exception.

Trades Fair at Sherwood High School - May 4

Is your child interested in learning about future career opportunities? Come explore and participate in hands-on activities while learning about exciting occupations! The Sherwood School District is excited to announce we will host a Trades Fair on Thursday, May 4th from 3:30-6:30pm in the Commons at Sherwood High School. This event is option to all elementary, middle, and high school students and their parents/guardians. If you have any questions, please email Liz Barrett at ebarrett@sherwood.k12.or.us.

Community-Based Events and Announcements

The Sherwood School District has a Community-Based webpage on the Sherwood School District website with information and links for all Sherwood area sports and events. Please click on Community for a direct link to the webpage.