Friday, September 22, 2017

ELEMENTARY NEWS



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UPCOMING ITEMS:

Sept 22 - 1:00 dismissal due to heat

Sept 25 - PATS meeting 6PM

Sept 25-Oct 6 - Elementary Fall MAP Testing

Sept 27 - 1:00 Dismissal

Oct 2 - National Custodian Worker Day - THANKS to Jim and Kim for their help each and every day!

Oct 4 - 1:00 Dismissal

Oct 11 - 1:00 Dismissal

Oct 12 - School photo retakes in AM

Oct 16 - School board meeting 7PM at high school

Oct 16-20 - School bus safety week

Oct 18 - 1:00 Dismissal

Oct 24 - Parent-Teacher Conferences 4-8PM, parents are assigned conference times

Oct 26 - 1:00 Dismissal

Oct 26 - Parent Teacher Conferences 1:30-8PM, parents assigned times

Oct 27 - NO SCHOOL

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PATS MEETING

Midland as a group Parents And Teachers for Students - PATS for short - all parents are welcome to join. This group does a lot for our students and teachers and school. Please join us for the first meeting of the year on Monday, September 25 at 6:00PM at the elementary building.

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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 NEW 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.

Please keep in mind that this is a brand new system that operates totally different than anything we've had in the past and there may be some learning curve for our staff member in charge of it. If you have comments please contact our webmaster.

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SCHOOL PHOTOS

School photos will be taken by Inter State Studio once again this year. The photos were distributed to students on Sept 7 in the AM. Watch for information to come home after school starts. Parents will be able to order pictures by going online to www.inter-state.com/order Picture retake date is scheduled for October 12th, again in the AM.

If questions contact Inter-State Studio employee Stephanie Robbins at 1-800-516-5058 or email her at srobbins@inter-state.com

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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

UPCOMING ITEMS

September Mobile Food Pantry Schedule

Senior Class Group Photo Orders Order Form - Photo is Sept. 26 at 1PM, orders accepted Sept 26-Oct 6

IMPORTANT INFO

MCSD 2017-18 Master Calendar

MMHS Map - Building, parking, driveway

2017-18 Registration Fees -need cash or separate check for each category, thanks!

2017-18 Bus Schedules

Grades 6-12 School Supply List

Grades PS-5 School Supply List

2017-18 Lunch Application

2017-18 Lunch Public Release

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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