Midland Messenger

June 3-7, 2019

Dear Parents and Families,

This coming week we get to celebrate the Franklin Pierce High School graduates with our fourth annual FPHS Grad Parade. At Midland, we talk about our hopes and dreams for the future. It’s a privilege when we get to celebrate the success of our former students with them. FPHS students who attended Midland or have another connection to Midland are invited back to walk through in their caps and gowns, led by the high school pep band. We end our time in the gym with the seniors recalling their time at Midland. Perhaps some of our students’ older brothers and sisters will be participating! It’s a great reminder to our students of what’s to come!

I want to congratulate all our district’s high school seniors! We celebrate with you!!


Mrs. Dawson

Important Dates in June

June 5 ~MOJO Assembly rescheduled to June 20th

June 5 ~ 1:50 pm dismissal

June 7 ~ Clashing Clothes Dress Up Day!

June 12 ~ 11:50 am dismissal

June 12 ~ General PTA Meeting 6 pm

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

State Testing Schedule

Please note:

3rd Graders will have a State Math Assessment on Monday, June 3rd and Tuesday, June 4th.


4th Graders will have a State Math Assessment on Tuesday, June 4th and Thursday, June 6th.


5th Graders will have an ELA Assessment on Monday, June 3rd and Tuesday, June 4th as well as a State Math Assessment on Thursday, June 6th and Friday, June 7th.


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.

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.

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.

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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.

Travel Survey

Our school has been selected to participate in the 2019 Student Travel Survey by the Washington State Departments of Transportation and Health. Parents of children in K – 8th grade may get a call to take the short survey. We encourage parents to participate, as the results will help improve student transportation. However, if you do not want to be called, please contact the Department of Health at 1-833-256-4654 and leave your phone number and name of your child’s school to remove yourself from the contact list.

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! Order your yearbook today!

Yearbooks ordered now will be $14.00 and are only available while supplies last.

PTA Corner

  • General PTA Meeting ~ June 12th @ 6 pm

  • Don't forget! Most Fridays ~ Popcorn & Smencils $.25-$1.00


  • PTA Yearbook Pre-Sales are happening now! Order you yearbook today! Yearbooks are $14.00 and are only available while supplies last. Order forms can be picked up in the office.
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.