Midland Messenger

April 26-30, 2021

Dear Midland Families,

I want to begin with a shout out to Mr. Nunez, our Assistant Principal. Earlier in April, during Spring Break, it was Assistant Principal Appreciation Week! Mr. Nunez has been a great addition to Midland this year. He develops relationships with students, supports our staff, and communicates often with families. We are so glad Mr. Nunez is a Midland Mustang!

This past week was Earth Day. Our Mustangs were seen all around our campus, picking up garbage, cleaning the gardens, planting new flowers and plants, and learning about how to care for the Earth. I'm really proud of our students and staff for taking time to teach about the stewardship of our world and its resources.

Next Month, May 24-27 is conference week. Our teachers will begin reaching out to you to schedule conferences for those afternoons. Our late conference night will be Tuesday, May 25th. Please be sure to schedule a conference with your child's teacher.

One final note. We are seeing an increase in tardies. Please remember that school begins at 8:55 and we would like to have all of our students in class on time.

Thanks for the many ways you support your students.

It's great to be a MUSTANG!

~Dr. Paula Dawson

Important Dates to Remember:

April 28 ~ Asynchronous learning day

April 30 ~ HOPE Assembly

May 5 ~ Asynchronous learning day

May 12 ~ Asynchronous learning day

May 19 ~ Asynchronous learning day

May 24-27 ~ Spring Teacher Conferences (Dismissal @ 11:55)

May 26 ~ Asynchronous learning day

May 27 ~ Hope Assembly

May 28 & May 31 ~ No School for Memorial Day Weekend

**For additional future scheduled activities, please check out our Midland calendar at https://midland.fpschools.org/**

Midland PTA Needs YOU!

Parents, Have you ever thought that it you would like to be more involved at Midland? Our PTA board has served for several years, and we are so grateful for their leadership. Many of our leaders' students are Fifth Graders, and they are moving on. The truth is, we need some new leadership for the coming year or our PTA will have to be dissolved.

The PTA is a group of parents and family members who meet for an hour once a month. They create ideas for activities and provide support to our classrooms. PTA can be a very FUN opportunity! While the past few years we have focused on fundraisers, it woud be great to have more familiy activities and celebrations. We want to focus on more family involvement and non-traditional events which celebrate cultures and supports for families.

If you are interested, please email Mrs. Dawson (pdawson@fpschools.org) or call the school office. Training is provided and there is lots of support for our PTA.

Thank you in advance for considering how you can participate and keep our PTA!

Important Attendance Moment:

We have seen a significant rise in the number of students arriving after 8:55 am each morning for school. Did you know that you can drop off your children as early as 8:45 am? They need to be in class and ready to learn when the bell rings at 8:55 am or they are marked tardy. We don't want students to miss valuable class time, so please help us by getting your child here on-time each morning. Thanks for partnering with us to set your child up for a successful day at school!

Spring Allergies

It's allergy season for those children affected by spring allergens!

Prevention is key when addressing seasonal allergies. To alleviate and prevent very bothersome symptoms, please administer your child's medicine prior to their school day or whenever you scheduled time frame is. If you have questions or concerns, please contact your HCP for specific care.

Reminder about treats sent to school

Please remember that any treats or snacks sent to school must be individual store-bought items in order to share them with the class. This is especially important during this time of COVID.

Registration for the 2021-22 School Year:

Registration for new students enrolling in the 2021-22 school year is now open. We will be registering only new kindergarten through 5th grade students who live within our attendance boundaries, or have daycare in our area. Current students are automatically enrolled for next year, with the exception of overload students who will return to their home schools for 2021-22. To be eligible for kindergarten, children must be five years of age by August 31, 2021. All registrations will be done on-line at www.fpschools.org . Click on the red "Enrollment" circle, then click "Enroll for 2021-22", and complete the registration paperwork. Enrollees must attach a copy of your child’s birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residence during the registration process.

Midland wants to STOP Covid at the door!

Midland families,

Just a reminder that you need to complete a health screening questionnaire EVERY morning by 8:30 am. This survey will come to your email, but you can also set it up to be sent as a text to your phone, for easy completion. If you have not filled out the form, your child will not be allowed to enter class until we have heard from you to answer questions, and have your child's temperature taken. Please see the button below for specific information regarding the Daily Health Check, as well as what to do if you are having trouble receiving the email.

PLEASE do your part before school, so that your child can go to class when they arrive.

  • 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 6 feet apart in the classroom.

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 14 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!

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PTA Corner

Your PTA membership matters! Please consider joining and click the box below to fill out Midland's PTA membership form for the 2020-21 school year.

  • $12 for a Single Membership
  • $20 for 2 Memberships
  • $10 for Student Membership
  • $12 to Sponsor a Teacher
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