May 1-5, 2023
Location: Midland Elementary School, 105th Street East, Tacoma, WA, USA
From the Principal:
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Especially this year, I hope you will join me in thanking all Midland teachers for the great work they do each day!
Kindergarten: Ms. Barry, Mr. DeBruler, Ms. Lee, Ms. Biggs
First Grade: Ms. Asher, Ms. Gibson, Ms. Ness, Mrs. Stephens
Second Grade: Ms. Cornell, Ms. Jackson, Ms. Nyla, Mr. Lorms
Third Grade: Mrs. Allen, Ms. Cano, Ms. Soares
Fourth Grade: Mrs. Aponte, Ms. Foust, Mrs. Huddle, Ms. Woods
Fifth Grade: Mr. Anderson, Ms. McGlothlen, Ms. Pratt
Support Centers: Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Southerland
Specialists: Ms. Claudio, Mrs. Brastad, Mrs. Stevens (ELL), Ms. Versolenko (ELL), Ms. Wegleitner, Ms. Wilmot, Mrs. Blaisdell (SEL), Mrs. Jackson (PE), Kellogg (Music), Mrs. Wheeler (Library)
Please consider reaching out to your child's teacher this year with an email, call, card, small gift, or even a coffee. Any small act of kindness will be an encouragement to your child's teacher!
It's great to be a MUSTANG!
~Dr. Paula Dawson
Important Dates to Remember
May 3 ~ 1:55 Dismissal
May 3 ~ 2nd Grade Concert 6-6:30 pm
May 4 ~ Walk-a-thon Food Drive 4:30-6 pm
May 10 ~ 1:55 Dismissal
May 10 ~ 5th Grade Concert 6-6:30 pm
May 16 ~ Dental Day 9:30-1:30
May 17 ~ 1:55 Dismissal
May 17 ~ 3rd Grade Concert 6-6:30 pm
May 22-25 ~ 11:55 Dismissal for conferences
May 26 & 29 ~ No School for Memorial Day Weekend
May 31 ~ HOPE Assembly 1:00 pm
May 31 ~ 3:25 Dismissal, Full Day of School
**For additional future scheduled activities, please check out our Midland calendar at https://midland.fpschools.org/**
Emotional Learning Corner
Content by Mrs. Blaisdell
Worry and Anxiety
Worry—Troublesome thoughts in your head—usually repeating
Often regarding things that are out of our circle of control.
Anxiety—Uncomfortable feelings in our body resulting from big emotions settling in
Sometimes our brain goes into—Fight-Flight-Freeze
Our heart can beat rapidly, we can struggle to breath, we can get sweaty or dizzy and feel out of
*Worry and MILD Anxiety can be a good thing: It can keep us aware of unsafe situations. It can help us hurry when things need to get done.
*However, some people are anxious even when they are not in danger and things are going well.
*When stress builds up—lots of things can set off anxiety: a change in plans, something new, a comment, a thought, and general life stuff.
*Anxiety can run in families.
All emotions/feelings are okay. They should come and go. We can handle them (we might need some strategies).
Sometimes we need to ask for help and that is OKAY.
YEARBOOK SALES EXTENDED THROUGH MAY 7TH: USE QR CODE BELOW TO ORDER
FREE Sports Camp at PLU
Join PLU Student-Athletes for a fun four hour sports clinic! All youth in grades 1st through 6th grades are encouraged to attend. Participants will receive basic skill instruction from our NCAA DIII student-athletes, a pizza lunch, and a chance to win PLU athletic swag and prizes.
Please click here to register for this fun event!
Message from the Health room:
Over-the-counter topical sunscreen products may be possessed and used by students 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.
2023-2024 Online Registration for NEW Students
At this time, we are taking registration only for those children who live within our attendance boundaries, or have daycare in our area. All registrations will be done online beginning March 13th. Enrollees must provide a copy of their child’s birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residence (Utility bill, lease/rental agreement, or mortgage papers) by uploading them to our district's website along with their registration information. To be eligible for kindergarten, children must be five years of age by August 31, 2023.
Please visit fpschools.org - click on the red "Enrollment" circle - follow the instructions for the 2023-24 school year.
Enrollment will end for the summer on June 11th and will reopen on July 17th in a new system. Please make sure to complete your child's enrollment application by June 11th or wait to start it until after July 17th.
Current students that live within the Midland boundaries are automatically enrolled at Midland for next year. Students living within our district but outside of Midland's boundaries who want to attend Midland must complete a within district transfer form online. Click on the Transfers and Homeschool link to access the correct form. Out of district students who wish to attend Midland must complete a new out-of-district transfer (Choice Transfer) from their home district to be considered for enrollment.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS....
If you are interested in volunteering as a chaperone for field trips or in any other capacity that may come up, please complete the volunteer application as soon as possible. It may take up to two weeks to process an application and we don't want you to be left out of a volunteer opportunity because you are not approved yet! Click here to begin your volunteer application. If you were cleared as a volunteer last year, please complete a new application. Volunteer applications must be completed every year.
Franklin Pierce Schools Family Resource Center
Franklin Pierce Schools has a resource center for our families. You will find information and help for many situations and needs - food, diapers, formula, community referrals, and more.
Before and Afterschool Care for the 2022-23 School Year!
Serving students at ALL 8 Elementary Schools
Right at School will operate before and afterschool programs at all eight Franklin Pierce elementary schools! Right at School offers a safe environment for students to learn, to play, and to grow!
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.