Midland Trail Elementary School

Monthly News

February 2023

February 2023

Parents & Families,

Dismissal Procedures

To address student safety concerns, we are implementing new procedures for car riders.

  • We ask that all parents picking up their students have a car tag displayed in car window until student is in car. If you do not have a car tag or need additional tags please call the office (913-288-3500) to get a new tag.
  • ·If someone different is picking up your student, call the office (913-288-3500) before 3:00 pm to let us know who will be picking up your student.
  • We will only release students to adults who are listed as contacts in Infinite Campus. If you need to update your information, use the Infinite Campus Parent Portal

We want to ensure that all students get home in a safe and timely manner. Thank you for your assistance.

Parent Survey

It's that time of year again... 5 Essentials Parent Survey! As a parent, you have an opportunity to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about Midland Trail Elementary. It's called 5 Essentials Survey. We hope that each of you will take a couple of minutes and complete this survey. ANY parent that completes the survey can be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card.

We sent home notes with each student this week. It has a QR Code to scan, which takes you directly to survey. You can fill out your name and child on the slip and return it to school! You can also access the survey using the link below.

Aron Attebery, Principal

Welcome Abbi Linville!!

Starting next year, Mrs. Wolterman (assistant principal) will be moving to Junction Elementary as the building principal. We are so happy for Mrs. Wolterman! The district has appointed Abbi Linville as the new curriculum administrator for MTE!

Dear Midland Trail Families,

My name is Abbi Linville, and I am delighted to introduce myself as the new Curriculum Administrator at Midland Trail Elementary, for the upcoming 23-24 school year. I am honored to have such an opportunity to lead alongside a great staff focused on the success of its students and building strong relationships with the community.

My career in education started here in the Turner School District 16 years ago. I spent ten years as a classroom teacher at Oak Grove Elementary. I then became an instructional coach serving all four elementary schools across the district. Although I greatly enjoyed the opportunity to work with teachers and students across the district, I am so thrilled to make Midland Trail my home.

As a parent of two children myself, I know how important your children and their success are to you. I strive to create an environment at school where students feel welcomed and supported. I want students to be excited to come to school each day. I have high expectations for all students and believe all students can succeed academically. I am committed to always exploring new ways to meet the needs of all students and to more effectively communicate with parents and community members. Student success cannot happen without a strong partnership between families and school. This is why my door will always be open to you. I welcome your conversation and productive input.

I will work closely with Dr. Attebery, Mrs. Wolterman, and the school staff to ensure a smooth transition. Thank you for the opportunity to serve your students and family as the new Curriculum Administrator. I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you.


Mrs. Abbi Linville

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Turner P.R.I.D.E. Award

Nominate a staff member at MTE for the Turner PRIDE Award!

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February Happenings

2/16 All Day Conferences at MTE


2/20 NO SCHOOL, President's Day

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Get Involved!

Join PTA! Our PTA needs YOU! We need more support in order to keep PTA moving forward at Midland Trail. The commitment is small. We meet once a month, after school, for 30-45 minutes. We plan a few activities each year: Back To School, Classroom Parties, Teacher Treats, Candy Sales, and our biggest event is the MTE Carnival. We cannot do this without more support. Please consider joining PTA and offering to help out once a month.

Join PTA for $8

Click here to join and donate to our MTE PTA!

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What's for Lunch @ MTE???

Clink for our menu!

Low Lunch Account Balance!

Students will begin receiving low account balance notices from food services. If you have not signed up for Free/Reduced Lunch, you may click the link below and apply.

There is an important change coming to school meals for the upcoming 22 – 23 school year. The USDA program that has provided free school meals to all students during the COVID-19 pandemic is ending on June 30th.

We encourage you to complete the free/reduced meal application for the 22 – 23 school year as you may be eligible to continue receiving the free meal benefit.

Families who receive benefits through SNAP, TANF, or the foster care system are already enrolled in the free school meal benefits and do not need to submit an application

The free meals, which are safe, nutritious, and delicious, help extend family food budgets too.

For more information, contact Megan Rabun, Food Services Coordinator, at (913) 288-4141.

Free/Reduced Lunch Application

Click here to see if you qualify.

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TUSD Transportation ~ Bus Cards

Bus Rider Families,

As you are aware, our transportation department utilizes Traversa Ride 360 for our bus tracking platform. This technology allows parents/guardians to see information about their student's route, including the times that their student gets on and off the bus.

In order for this platform to work correctly, students are issued a bus card that they must scan when they get on and off the bus. Unfortunately, students are reporting losing their bus card or leaving it at home. This causes disruptions and delays to our transportation routes and also creates a safety issue when we are unable to verify when students get on and off the bus.

Students have been made aware of the expectation that they have their bus card on them when riding the bus. Starting second quarter, students who do not have their bus card on them when riding the bus will be given three chances before being referred to an administrator as they would for any bus discipline issue.

Please talk with your student about this expectation and help them make a plan to ensure that they always have their bus card on them while riding the bus. If your child does not have a bus card, please have them notify their school secretary.

If you are not familiar with Traversa Ride 360, you can find more information here: https://www.turnerusd202.org/departments/transportation

Thank you for your help in this matter.

Turner USD 202

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Student/Family Changes in Informaiton

Make sure that each student has updated phone numbers, home address, and emergency contact information in Infinite Campus.

~ We Believe and Achieve in Order to Succeed ~

Midland Trail Elementary Info:

School Hours:

Doors open at 8:20 am

School begins at 8:50 am

Students dismissed at 3:50 pm

School Safety: Adults entering the building must have valid I.D.

Early Pick Up:

Parents/Guardians: Please remember if you are picking up your child/children to have ID with you. Visitors are only allowed in the school office.


When you fill out the Online Registration you will decide if your child is riding the bus or being a car rider. This information will be shared with the teacher. If you need to change daily transportation you must call the office BEFORE 3:15pm. This gives us enough time to notify the teacher and student of any change.