Monday, September 16, 2019

ELEMENTARY NEWS

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UPCOMING ITEMS:

Sept 14 - Believe In Becker Fundraiser @ Racks 8PM - Adam Keith playing!

Sept 18 - 1:00 dismissal for inservice

Sept 23 - School board meeting 7PM at Wyoming center

Sept 25 - 1:00 dismissal for inservice

Sept 26 - Onslow Community Blood Drive @ Community room - contact Bonnie Holst-Cummings for appointment

Oct 1 - PATS meeting 6pm at Racks, Wyoming

Oct 2 - National Custodial Worker Day - thanks Jim & Kim for all of your hard work!

Oct 2 - 1:00 dismissal for inservice

Oct 9 - 1:00 dismissal for inservice

Oct 9 - Homecoming parade 6PM, Wyoming

Oct 11 - Homecoming football game 7pm

Oct 14-18 School bus safety week

Oct 16 - 1:00 dismissal for inservice

Oct 22 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 4-8PM - times are assigned to elementary students

Oct 24 - 1:00 dismissal for conferences

Oct 24 - School photo retakes AM

Oct 24 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:30-8PM - times assigned

Oct 25 - NO SCHOOL - enjoy your long weekend!

Oct 30 - 1:00 dismissal for conferences

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BELIEVE IN BECKER FUNDRAISER

There will be a fundraiser for Mr. Becker on Saturday, September 14th at Rack's Swinging Door in Wyoming at 8PM. Midland's own Adam Keith will be playing. 100% of the cover charge at the door goes directly to the Becker Family to help offset his medical costs since his head injury last March.

Update - Nathan continues to amaze us with his progression. He is home now and will be volunteering at the elementary school sometimes this year. He and his family are very appreciative of all of the support this community has shown them!

To have a fun night out and support the Beckers please consider joining us this weekend at Rack's!

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ALL PARENTS INVITED TO PATS MEETINGS

All Midland parents are invited to participate in PATS (Parents And Teachers for Students). Their next meeting is October 2nd at Rack's Swinging Door on Main Street in Wyoming at 6PM. Please join us if you are interested in helping students!

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SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Please be sure to thank the PATS organization who again this year are purchasing some of the required school supplies for our elementary students so parents don't have to purchase quite so much. Their efforts and support are felt throughout our school throughout the year. THANKS PATS!

2019-20 Midland Elementary School Supply List

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PATS - PARENTS AND TEACHERS FOR STUDENTS

Midland's PATS organization will be having their first meeting on August 6 at 6PM at Racks in Wyoming. All parents are invited to be involved in this great organization which helps our elementary students and staff!

PATS is again helping parents by purchasing some of the school supplies which are needed. This helps each family spend less money on school supplies!

Again, all parents are invited to attend meetings and get involved! It is a great way to meet other parents and be actively involved in your child's life!

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COUNSELING SERVICES AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS AT MIDLAND ELEMENTARY

Midland Elementary School is proud to introduce our new School-Based Therapist, Aspen Lynch! Aspen will be at school all day Monday through Thursday for the 2019-2020 school year.

Aspen works at Life Connections and has been there since November 2016 where she was first a BHIS Provider and most recently, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (tLMHC). She will be available to provide therapy services for children at the elementary school. Aspen has a positive, soothing, and fun approach that allows kids to feel relaxed and remain focused even while discussing tough topics. Aspen incorporates different counseling techniques, but prefers to use techniques from CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), play therapy, and mindfulness. You can always count on Aspen to be positive, motivational and take a person-centered approach in working with her clients.

If you, your child, or even someone else you know seems to be struggling with behavioral issues, adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, low self-esteem, or any other mental health concerns, reach out to her to learn more about getting started! Office phone is 319-313-5510 or email a.lynch@life-connections.org.

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FITZGERALD'S SUMMER APP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CONTINUED LEARNING

Dear Families:

With summer approaching, I thought it was important to remind you how essential it is that your child be exposed to literacy and books throughout the summer. I also understand that it can seem virtually impossible to think about reading, and especially set aside time to do it, when summers can get filled up with all kinds of fun outdoor activities. The best, and sometimes easiest, way to incorporate reading is to read with your child at night. Just 20 minutes per day makes a huge difference in their literacy exposure. I've attached some talking points for you to use when you're reading together.

Another way to incorporate literacy is through electronics. Some examples may include long car rides, waiting for a sibling's practice to end, or any other time books may not be available or feasible. To help, I've tried to track down some apps and websites that you might utilize if it works for your family. I've also included some math apps. Some are free, and some are available for purchase. I've included prices so you are aware and can choose what works best for your family. Many of these apps have free trials (some for an entire month!) that you can sign up for to check them out before purchasing or subscribing.

Reading and Math Apps

This flier contains talking points you can use when you read together with your kids:

Parent Book Talk Flier

Have a summer of continued learning,

Kalli Fitzgerald

Reading Interventionist

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HELPING THE BECKER FAMILY

On March 10th our 5th grade teacher and girls basketball coach Nathan Becker was injured while tree cutting and was airlifted to St. Luke's where he underwent surgery. Mr. Becker is currently in rehab to recover from his brain injury. He has come a long way as he follows his own advice. He always tells his students and athletes "You can always control two things: Attitude and Effort. Give your best and you will go far." He has had a great attitude and given much effort to get his life back. We wish him the best as he continues to fight like an Eagle!

Thanks to all who volunteered, donated, and attended the benefit on June 29th. It was a great event and Nathan was able to attend part of the festivities that day.

If you missed the benefits, you can still donate directly to a benefit account set up at Citizens State Bank in Oxford Junction, Wyoming, or Olin. Cards with Walmart or Casey's gift cards mailed directly to Becker Family, 1917 Bear Creek Road, Monmouth, IA 52309 are very helpful also.

Please keep the Becker family in your thoughts. We hope Nathan is right back with his kids where he belongs very soon!

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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

To sign up for the Iowa Alerts 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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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:

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

OLD CELL PHONES- Music department

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Elementary PBIS Info.




Contact Us
Main Phone: 563-488-2292
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510 3rd Avenue North
PO Box F
Oxford Junction, IA 52323
Fax: 563-826-2681
Grades: K-5

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

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110 West Webster St.
PO Box 109
Wyoming, IA 52362
FAX: 563-488-2253
Grades: Preschool, Wrap-Care, Alternative

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CURRENT/UPCOMING INFO

Midland Veteran's Day Assembly November 11 at 11:15AM

IMPORTANT INFO 2019-2020

MCSD 2019-20 Master Calendar

2019-20 Lunch Application

2019-20 Lunch Informational Letter

Activity Calendar 2019-20

Midland Guidelines for Volunteers, Chaperones, Drivers - needs filled out by anyone who wants to do one of these things for the school this year. Needed once every 3 years by repeating volunteers.

Midland Building Use Application - needs filled out by any individual/group wanting to use a room in either school.

ATHLETIC BOOSTERS INFO

2019-20 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.