April 3-7, 2023
Location: Midland Elementary School, 105th Street East, Tacoma, WA, USA
From the Principal:
Wow! It's already Spring Break time, April 10-14! Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we can have some sunny days while we are out of school next week. Are you looking for Spring Break ideas? Here are some things families can do together...READ A BOOK, BAKE SOME COOKIES, HAVE YOUR CHILD MAKE THE GROCERY LIST AND GO SHOPPING TOGETHER, TAKE A WALK, DRIVE TO THE TACOMA WATERFRONT AND WATCH THE BOATS, GO TO A PARK, ORGANIZE THE PANTRY OR A CLOSET, FLY A KITE, COUNT THE COINS IN YOUR COIN JAR (IT'S GREAT MATH PRACTICE), PLANT SOME FLOWERS, VISIT A FRIEND OR RELATIVE, HAVE FUN AND ENJOY YOUR WEEK TOGETHER!
It's great to be a MUSTANG!
~Dr. Paula Dawson
Important Dates to Remember
April 5 ~ HOPE Assembly @ 1:00
April 5 ~ 1:55 Dismissal
April 10-14 ~ Spring Break!
April 19 ~ 1:55 Dismissal
April 26 ~ 1:55 Dismissal
**For additional future scheduled activities, please check out our Midland calendar at https://midland.fpschools.org/**
Lost and Found
We have an abundance of clothing in our Lost and Found! Please be sure to ask your child to check the lost and found if they are missing any coats. Any items not picked up before we leave for Spring Break will be donated.
**Please remember that it is always much easier to return coats to children when their name (first and last) is clearly printed on the inside**
End of Day Changes Information
Please remember that our policy is that any changes in your child's end of day transportation should be sent in writing with your student. In the event of an emergency, all changes need to be reported to the office a minimum of 30 minutes before the end of school so we have time to alert the teacher and student.
Fourth and Fifth Grade Puberty, CSHE, and HIV Lessons
Comprehensive sexual health education is defined in Washington state as instruction about human development and reproduction that takes place over time and is age-appropriate and inclusive of all students. Required instruction for grades 4–5 focuses on helping students understand and respect personal boundaries, develop healthy friendships, and gain a basic understanding of human growth and development. Grade 5 instruction also includes required HIV prevention instruction. To learn more about the curriculum and parent opt out forms, please click the picture that says, "Puberty: the Wonder Years." This will take you to the district website which is filled with information.
Social Emotional Learning Corner
Content by Mrs. Blaisdell
Shades of Mad
Kindergarteners have learned about the emotion/feeling of madness and written/drawn their personal connections to this emotion. We will explore this emotion through books, videos and personal thoughts.
1st – 5th grades are learning about the Shades of Mad or different intensities from mild to intense.
Becoming aware and tuned into our own emotions (how they feel in our bodies—how we think, talk, respond to others when we are feeling them, and how we process in and out of them) can lead us to social, emotional, and physical wellness. 😊
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 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.
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.