November 8-12, 2021
Dear Midland Families,
I want to stop to appreciate our Veterans! This week our school will recognize the work of our veterans with a virtual assembly, which was prepared by Joint Base Lewis McCord (JBLM). This locally produced video highlights the jobs which can be done in different branches of the military. Teachers will be teaching about our Veterans and the contributions they have made to our country.
Please know that in observance of Veterans' Day, there will not be school on Thursday, November 11th.
On behalf of our Midland community, I want to extend our deep appreciation for all our military families. Thank you for your sacrificial service!
It's great to be a MUSTANG!
~Dr. Paula Dawson
Important Dates to Remember:
November 10 ~ FULL Day of School (3:25 Dismissal)
November 11 ~ No School for Veteran's Day
November 17 ~ 1:55 Dismissal
November 24 ~ 11:55 Dismissal
November 25-26 ~ No School for Thanksgiving Holiday
**For additional future scheduled activities, please check out our Midland calendar at https://midland.fpschools.org/**
Picture Retake Day is Nov. 15th
Social Emotional Learning:
Social emotional Learning corner
Content by Mrs. Blaisdell
Listening and Focus—The Reticular Activating System
*Our Brain’s FOCUS FILTER*
It sits at the base of our brain. (shown in red) It filters out noises, information and distractions
that we do not need to focus on. Our environment typically consists of over 100,000 pieces of information “floating” around at any given time. Our brain can only process a small amount. The reticular activating may let in up to 40 environmental pieces of information at a time. Sights, sounds, feelings, etc filter through our Reticular Activating System (RAS) all the time. Most pieces of information around us are filtered OUT. The GREAT news is that we can “aim” our focus and “open” our RAS to things that we know are important and need our attention. We can increase our ability to see things around us that we CHOOSE to focus more on. A great example is when we choose to see things to be grateful for in every situation, then our RAS allows us to see MORE things around us with which we can feel grateful for. 💖
Text Message Emergency Notification
Substitutes needed in our kitchens
SPYA is back!!
Basketball is just around the corner - the season will be November 15th-February 18th. Registration is open! SPYA is also in need of coaches and referees. Please call 253-298-3019 or Click here for more information.
Looking for Clothing Donations
Healthy and Safe practices at Midland
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?
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- 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!
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.