Tuesday, November 14, 2017

ELEMENTARY NEWS



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NOTICE: NO SCHOOL NOVEMBER 9TH

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UPCOMING ITEMS:

Nov 12-18 - American Education Week - thanks to all of our dedicated staff here at Midland! They go above and beyond every single day to help kids!

Nov 15 - 1:00 dismissal

Nov 17 - Last date to donate canned and nonperishable food to the Holiday Food Drive - donate at either school. Thanks for showing you care!

Nov 21 - 1:00 dismissal

Nov 22-24 - NO School - Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 29 - 1:00 dismissal

Dec 3 - Middle-High School Winter Concert 3PM in the Black Gym in Wyoming

Dec 15 - Deadline to donate to holiday We Care Packages for youth in our district who are less fortunate. FFA is collecting holiday wrapping paper, tape, small toys, books, gifts and candy to fill these boxes and brighten the children's holiday! Thanks for showing you care!

Dec 21 - Elementary Winter Concert 6:30 in Black Gym at Wyoming

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FALL FOOD DRIVE

Elementary building will be having their annual competition against the Secondary building to see who can collect the most canned and non-perishable food items for the food pantries within our district. Please bring in any donations to the office at OJ by November 17th, we would really like to beat Wyoming this year!

The real winners of this competition are those who utilize the food pantries at Lost Nation, Oxford Junction and Wyoming. Thanks for showing you care Eagle community!

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MIDLAND FFA CREATE WE CARE PACKAGES FOR YOUTH IN OUR COMMUNITY

Again this fall, Midland FFA members will be collecting items to put in holiday boxes to be given to youth in our district who are less fortunate. They are requesting your help through donations of holiday wrapping paper, scotch tape, small holiday gifts, books, games, puzzles, toys and candy to fill these boxes. Please help us brighten the day of a child with your donation. They need these donations no later than December 15, earlier is best. Thanks for caring Eagles!

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CHEER CAMP WELL ATTENDED

Eagle Spirit was more than evident at the September 29 home football game when the Midland Eagles took on the Baxter Bolts. With the help of Midland Alum Karla Bowen, the cheerleaders learned the dance to the Midland School Song earlier in the week and taught the dance to the third, fourth and fifth grade cheer clinic participants. Mrs. Wright kept the band at the field a little longer than usual and played the School Song for the big performance! Participants performed an additional 4 cheers and worked by grade levels to design and carry out pyramids and stunts. The cheer participants made friends with 12 high school cheerleaders as they learned cheers, played on the playground, got their cheerleader hairdos and performed together.

Special thanks to Karla, Mrs. Wright, Jim Bicknese for the transportation and The Athletic Boosters for helping feed the girls! It was a great night to be a Midland Eagle!

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PATS MEETING

Midland as a group Parents And Teachers for Students - PATS for short - all parents are welcome to join. For more information on the next meeting contact the elementary office.

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From Mrs. Ruley's Desk

Summer is almost over and school will soon be in session. We are excited to have the kids back in the building and start our school year off on a positive note.

The school year will begin with an all school assembly and our teachers will be announcing the students in their classes. We will go over our PBIS expectations and begin our school year on a positive note.

We have a few new faces in the building. Ms. Krebs will be the long-term sub for Mrs. Ehrisman and Mrs. Till this year. She will be teaching until holiday break in December. Mr. Olson will be our new 2nd grade teacher. Mrs Marshall has moved up to third grade. Mrs. Lehrman will be teaching 5th grade this year. We have an at-risk/interventionist position this year as well and Mrs. Fitzgerald will be filling that position.

I loved having a Golden Eagle every week last year, but have decided to change it to have more kids have a special opportunity to shine. Each class will have a Golden Eagle of the month this year. They will be named at the PBIS assemblies and will get a special lunch with Mrs. Ruley during their monthly "reign."

We are excited to begin the year at Midland Elementary!

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CALENDARS

MCSD 2017-18 Master Calendar

Activity Calendar 2017-2020

SCHOOL REGISTRATION FEES

2017-18 Registration Fees. We need separate checks for each of these categories - textbook fees and laptop insurance, meal money, athletic tickets.

Preschool Scholarship Application - Preschool begins August 30

LUNCH APPLICATION INFO

2017-18 Lunch Application

2017-18 Lunch Public Release

SUPPLY LIST

Grades PS-5 School Supply List

THANKS TO PATS FOR SCHOOL SUPPLY DONATIONS!

Our local parent teacher organization, Parents And Teachers for Students, PATS, has donated many school supplies to be used by all children in our elementary school. This reduces the number of items that parents need to purchase.

Parents who want to become involved in PATS should contact the elementary office for more information on meetings.

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MIDLAND PARENTS AND DISTRICT RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO SIGN UP FOR IOWA SCHOOL ALERT SYSTEM

As of July 1, 2016 the Iowa School Alerts system that we used to inform parents of school cancellations is going away. We are putting in a new system through govdelivery that we encourage all parents and district residents to sign up for. This sight can automatically send you any information you requestduring the setup process including the district newsletter, any district wide notification, school dismissal notifications, any school specific notifications or bulletins.

To sign up for the Midland version please go to this website: Iowa School Alerts or you can click on the Iowa School Alerts logo on the right side of the school webpage.

Once you create an account you can sign up to receive different information either in the form of an email or text message. You can choose as many levels as you want or need including: District, Middle/High School and Elementary.

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AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK

American Education week is November 13-17, 2017. Please take time to make a special effort to thank the teachers or staff members at Midland who have made a positive impact on your child.

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Box Tops for Education

Earn 5 Bonus Box Tops for our school!

Sign up to support our school with Box Tops for Education and earn 5 Bonus Box Tops for our school when you subscribe to the Box Tops email newsletter. You'll receive:

- Coupons

- Exclusive free sample offers

- Bonus Box Tops offers

- Updates on your school earnings

- PLUS 5 Bonus Box Tops just for signing up!

Just go to BTFE.com/signup to get started! Make sure to enter our Box Tops ID number so our school gets credit for the Bonus Box Tops. Our school's Box Tops ID number is: 168449

Thanks for supporting our school! Our earnings goal this year is $1,000. Let's make that happen! Keep clipping Box Tops and send them to school!

Be sure to ask your student about the Box Tops contest!

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RSCHOOL:

Midland parents are encouraged to become acquainted with rSchool and use it. Sign up for the automatic notifications to your cell phone or email, then you will know instantly when a game/activity has been added, postponed or cancelled. Here is the website, as well as easy to follow directions for setting up your account and using the program.

RSchool Website

RSchool Made Easy Instructions

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HELP US, HELP KIDS

Midland Elementary is collecting the following items this year.  They can be dropped off at either Midland school office.  Thanks for helping us to help our kids! Many items can be purchased with these funds - field trips, recess toys, etc.

 LABELS FOR EDUCATION  -  PATS organization collects (now includes Post cereals)

USED PRINTER INK CARTRIDGES - PATS organization collects

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

OLD CELL PHONES- Music department

TYSON A+ FOR EDUCATION
 

Pop Tabs: The money from the tabs goes to help with transportation costs for people going to Camp Courageous that need to be transported to doctor appointments. These can be dropped off at either school location or to Cheryl Westphal.

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Elementary PBIS Info.




Contact Us
Main Phone: 563-488-2292
Elementary Extension 7
Middle/High School Extension 8
Secretary Extension 0


MIDLAND TELEPHONE EXTENSIONS LISTING

Elementary
510 3rd Avenue North
Oxford Junction, IA 52323
Fax: 563-826-2681
Grades: PreSchool-5

Middle/High School
106 West Webster St.
PO Box 109
Wyoming, IA 52362
Fax: 563-488-2253
Grades: 6-12

Contact: Webmaster

CURRENT INFO

Midland Boys Basketball Apparel thru Nov 20, must order online at https://ktforms.com/forms/13242

Midland Boys Basketball need help collecting items for Ronald McDonald House thru Nov 22 for Hall of Pride Game on Nov 25 NEEDS LIST & INFO

Generic Midland Apparel now available thru Nov 30, will be delivered before winter break

WE CARE PACKAGES- Midland FFA are creating holiday gifts for children in our district who are less fortunate. Donations of wrapping paper, tape, small toys, books, gift items, and candy to fill the boxes are greatly appreciated! Deadline is Dec 15.

PK-2 Cheer Clinic Dec. 15

IMPORTANT INFO

MCSD 2017-18 Master Calendar

MMHS Map - Building, parking, driveway

2017-18 Bus Schedules

2017-18 Lunch Application

Activity Calendar 2017-2020

Midland Building Use Application

ATHLETIC BOOSTERS INFO

2017-18 All Sports Food Stand Sign Up - to sign up contact Michelle in the HS office via email or phone call. These are assigned on a first requested, first filled basis. If not signed up, a time will be assigned to the parents of ALL athletes.

Vision Statement
The vision of the Midland School District is to prepare students to think, lead and serve.

Mission Statement

Helpful Links

Notice - Powerschool upgrades will be installed every 2nd Sunday of every month from 6:45-8:45AM so it will not be accessible during those times.







Midland Middle High School Facebook Page


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