May 22-25, 2023
Location: Midland Elementary School, 105th Street East, Tacoma, WA, USA
From the Principal:
This is a very busy time at Midland, as we bring one year to a close and start planning for the coming school year. Our staff will soon begin the important task of placing those children who will be receiving new teachers for next year. If you wish to request special placement of your child please submit your rationale in writing to Dr. Dawson by Thursday, May 25th. Requests will be considered on the basis of what is best for each child and the learning environment of the group. All requests will be given thoughtful consideration, but due to keeping classes balanced, it may not be possible for all requests to be granted.
It is an exciting time to see how much our students have grown and are prepared for next year!
It's great to be a MUSTANG!
~Dr. Paula Dawson
Dear Midland Families:
Franklin Pierce Schools has partnered with Panorama Education to better understand your experience with your child’s school. Your answers to the survey are confidential, which means that no one will see your individual responses. Families will receive a link to the survey via email for each school that they have one or more children enrolled in. Please fill out a survey for each school that your child attends. Please note that staff and students in grades 3-12 will receive a similar survey with slightly different questions.
Survey Link for Midland Families: https://surveys.panoramaed.com/fpschools/5450721001
Your voice is important to us. Results are used to guide school and district planning efforts. For additional information, please visit www.fpschools.org/panorama.
Thank you for taking the time to participate.
Important Dates to Remember
May 22-25 ~ 11:55 Dismissal for conferences
May 26 & 29 ~ No School for Memorial Day Weekend
May 31 ~ 3:25 Dismissal, Full Day of School
June 1 ~ Family Reading Night 6-7:30 pm
June 7 ~ HOPE Assembly 1:00 pm
June 7 ~ 1:55 Dismissal
June 14 ~ 11:55 Dismissal for End of 3rd Trimester
June 16 ~ Field Day at Midland
June 19 ~ No School for Juneteenth
June 21 ~ 5th Grade Promotion 2 pm
June 22 ~ 11:55 Dismissal for last day of school
**For additional future scheduled activities, please check out our Midland calendar at https://midland.fpschools.org/**
No school on Friday, 5-26 and Monday, 5-29 in observance of Memorial Day!
Spring Student-Led Conferences this week!
We are looking forward to welcoming you!
Our students are prepared and excited to share with you the progress they made this school year. We hope that every parent or guardian will join their children at their student led conference
Monday ~ Thursday, May 22nd - May 25th
Please be sure you have scheduled a conference time with your child's teacher.
Midland will be having a "cashless" book fair during conference week. Families may browse the fair during conference hours and payment will ONLY be through debit, or credit card. No cash will be taken at the book fair. Click on the book fair picture above for more information.
Book fair hours:
Monday: 8:00 am - 8:40 am, 12:00 - 4:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 8:40 am, 12:00 - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 8:40 am, 12:00 - 4:00pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:40 am, 12:00 - 1:00pm
State Testing for 3rd through 5th graders is coming soon!
Please note that 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. Please see the schedule below:
5/22 - 5th grade: Science testing
5/23-5/30 - 3rd/4th/5th grades: ELA testing
5/31-6/2 - Math testing
6/5-6/8 - Makeup
As we look forward to the 2023-2024 school year, please remember that students must have up to date vaccinations or a valid (physician documented) exemption on file to start school next year. Please take some time this summer to make a well child visit with your pediatrician or family medicine provider and get those shots up to date! If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our nurse at 253-298-4508.
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.