May 5 – 1:00 dismissal
May 10-14 – School Board Appreciation Week – thanks to our board members for all they do!
May 12 – FINAL 1:00 dismissal for the year
May 12 – School Nurse’s Day – THANKS Chris!!
May 21, 24, 25, 26 – Full regular school days – snow makeup days
May 27 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – 12:00 dismissal
**Due to no school snow days on Jan 26, Feb 4th, 5th and 15th, the last day of school changes to Thursday, May 27 at 12:00. May 21 is full regular day.
DONKEY BASKETBALL A SUCCESS FOR PATS
Thanks to all who supported the PATS fundraiser Donkey Basketball recently! From those who were brave enough to ride donkeys to those who came or helped with the event! A good time was had by all!
Thanks to Kim Buchholtz for these action shots capturing the fun event!
PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN SIGN-UP FOR 2021-22
The Midland District would like to have information on the number of Preschool and Kindergarten students to be enrolled next fall for the 2021-22 school year. A preschool student must be 4 years old by September 15, 2021 and a kindergarten student must be 5 years old by September 15, 2021 to attend school.
Information will be sent to you regarding Preschool and Kindergarten round-up once the date is set.
Please contact Erika at the Elementary School by calling 563-488-2292, extension 3270 or email the information below to email@example.com.
- Child’s name
- Date of birth
- Parents’ names
- Email address
- Phone number
- Zip code
Midland Elementary Teachers Awarded Teacher Supplement Grants
Ellen Cannon and Diane Gnade, both teachers at Midland Elementary are two of the recipients being awarded an Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation (IALF) grant. There are 142 grants being awarded to schools throughout Iowa to support the integration of agriculture into classroom instruction or after school programs with an academic focus.
The Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher Supplement Grants are designed to help teachers initiate new projects or expand existing projects that promote agriculture literacy in students. Grants can be used to fund innovative lessons, activities, classroom resources, guest speakers, outreach programs, fieldtrips and other projects.
Some of the innovative applicants will be conducting projects this spring including aquaponics, water quality, farm-to-fork projects, dairy field trips, egg hatching, and agricultural history tours. Successful applicants will use these agricultural experiences to teach language arts, social studies and a variety of other concepts already taught in their classrooms.
The grants are a special project of IALF and made possible through support from the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation with additional support from the Iowa Egg Council.
Nice job ladies! Keep up the good work!
ELEMENTARY STUDENTS PRESENTED WITH BOOK ANGEL BOOKS
A big thank you to the Friends of the Wyoming Public Library, Citizens State Bank, Ohnward Bank, and PATS. They held their annual Book Angel program and got over 300 books donated to distribute to the elementary students at school this week.
Pictured here is Don Green, a representative of Ohnward Bank, presenting their collection to Wyoming Librarian Lucy Johnson. Thanks to all who donated to this worthy project and made our students’ holiday season a little brighter while encouraging reading.
MIDLAND ELEMENTARY AWARDED THEISENS GRANT
Thank you to Mrs. Martens who applied for and was awarded a $1,000 Theisens Grant. These funds will help support our elementary snack fund this year. Midland was one of more than 381 applicants. Thanks to Theisens for making these funds available to help us feed our kids this year!
Mrs. Martens receiving the check from Phil Marzen of Theisens
ALL STUDENTS RECEIVING A FREE BREAKFAST AND FREE LUNCH ALL YEAR
The USDA has extended the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) until the end of 2020-2021 school year. Students may receive up to 2 FREE school meals each day – 1 FREE breakfast and 1 FREE lunch.
Ala carte items can still be purchased at full price. Students need to have money in their account to make those purchases. Parents please discuss those purchases and your expectations with your child.
This program is for ALL children ages 1 – 18 living in the Midland district.
Please contact Erika Tubbs with any questions @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 563-488-2292 ext. 3270
SCHOOL SUPPLY NOTICE FOR 20-21
Midland’s PATS organization will be purchasing all school supplies for our elementary kids this summer. The only thing that each child will need to provide is a backpack.
A BIG THANK YOU to PATS for this very generous contribution to help our families during these uncertain times! Much appreciated!
PATS – Parents And Teachers for Students – NEWS
All Midland parents are invited to participate in PATS (Parents And Teachers for Students). Contact the elementary building for date, time and location of the next meeting. Please join us if you are interested in helping students!
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.