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PTO UPDATES

Upcoming Dates to Know:​​​​​​​​

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  • Feb 3: Dino’s Mediterranean Fresh 10 am - 8 pm (20% back to school!) (Takeout encouraged)

  • Feb 8: Culver’s Night 5 - 7 pm (Drive-Thru/Takeout encouraged)

  • Mar 3: Culver’s Night 5 - 7 pm (Drive-Thru/Takeout encouraged)

  • Mar 22: Virtual Art Fair

  • April 13: PTO Meeting (Virtual, zoom link will be sent out/posted on our private Facebook page)

Read-A-Thon

The PTO is excited to announce that our new fundraising event for the month, Middleton's Virtual Read-a-thon, raised $6,140!

 

We want to take this time to thank you for your support as we move forward with our 2020 fundraising efforts. We are so thankful for our Middleton community!

January PTO Meeting

Did you miss this month's PTO Zoom meeting?

 

We welcome anyone from the Middleton community to join the Zoom conversation in real time - it’s a great place to get your questions answered, “meet" other parents, hear from our administration (and sometimes teachers pop in as special guest stars!). If after watching this replay you still have questions that need to be answered, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the PTO at yourmiddletonpto@gmail.com or as always, on our private Facebook group.

Thank you to those that attended! Even if you were just observing with your camera and mic off, we appreciate you spending a part of your evening with us.

Topics covered this month included:

 

• The upcoming shift back into full time learning

• Non-school days for January and February

• Budget updates

• Readathon results

Reading Rivalry

• Science Fair

• Art Fair

You can catch up on the latest here:

 

Science Fair Update

We regret to announce that this year’s science fair has been cancelled as we navigate through the pandemic.  The PTO feels that it would be difficult for the majority of our families to encourage any further independent study projects during an already stressful time.  We look forward to holding the science fair in the 2021-22 school year, whether in person or virtually.  

Yearbook Orders

This year we are using Jotsen's for school photos and yearbooks. One huge difference with Jotsen's is earlier deadlines and the increasing price of the yearbook throughout the year. So don't delay - order your book now! Visit jostensyearbooks.com to order. See more information on the attached flyer.

PTO Budget & Donations

Historically, the PTO has requested donations from families during its sale of student planners, spirit wear, and binders during school assessments. Unfortunately, parents (including the PTO board) are not allowed in the building, due to the new Covid-19 safety protocols.  

 

The PTO budget and sponsored events will be modified as we figure out new ways to support our teachers and students. We know that the PTO will have expenses associated with technology, software licenses, supplies, winter gear, and other miscellaneous needs throughout the year. We ask that you consider donating via this secure site to ensure that we have the funds to support our Middleton community during this upcoming school year.  To donate, please click here.

Reading Rivalry

Reading Rivalry is an optional, PTO-sponsored event.  Teams form a reading club, read a variety of books, and participate in a competition about those books. The intent is to foster a love of reading, introduce the students to books they may not otherwise choose, provide opportunities to work as a team, and to have fun!  The competition will be reformatted this year, so stay tuned for more information!

For study guides and more information on the books, check out the Reading Rivalry page.

Help Wanted

If you’d like to help the Middleton community, there are plenty of opportunities for parents to volunteer throughout the school year.  You can give as little or as much of your time as you would like, and many items can be done from your own couch.  Events that need chairs, co-chairs, or parent volunteers include:

 

Boo Bash          Carnival          Art Fair          Science Fair          Sports Outings

Website             Walktathon     School Play    5K (Spring)          Book Fair

Picture Day       Reading Rivalry         Restaurant Nights

For full details, check out our volunteering page. Please reach out to us at yourmiddletonpto@gmail.com if you’d like to learn more.

Middleton 2020-21 Student Directory

FREE – provided by the Middleton PTO

This year we will have a new option for a student directory.  Enjoy the directory all year long to help plan birthday parties, playdates, or meet other Middleton families.  As a reminder, teachers are not allowed to give out contact information for students.  Please sign up as soon as possible so all can enjoy the benefits of the directory.  You can add as much or as little as you want for contact information.

To join:

  • Visit the link you will receive soon or on our Facebook page 

  • Click on “Register Login”

  • Scroll down to “Create Account”

  • Create your personal account

  • After confirming your email, register your information in “Family Information”

  • Add your child in “Add Student” and remember to save all updates.

  • To add additional children, select “I have another Student”

  • Select “Yes” to confirm you’d like your information in the Directory and Save.

That’s it! To access the Directory, select Directory from the drop-down Menu.  Now you can….

  • Download the Membership Toolkit app to have access from your phone.

  • Update your information anytime.

  • Filter by grade, teacher or your starred favorites

Nickelodeon Universe Wristbands 

Nickelodeon Universe wristbands are for sale in the office at a discounted rate, with a portion of the sales coming right back to the PTO! Wristbands are $27 each (a discount of $10!), and subject to change. (At this time, wristband sales are suspended, but we hope to get those back out there soon!).

Amazon Smile

Did you know you can raise money for the PTO just by shopping on Amazon? AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization (like our PTO!) every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases right back to the PTO.

Meet the 2020-21 PTO Board

We have some new faces on the PTO board this year! We are looking forward to engaging with our community and serving our Middleton families and staff.  Learn more about our board members here.

Co-Presidents:

Stephanie Kraft

Deanna Swanson

Co-Vice Presidents:

Mary Jenniges

Kristin Tranby

Secretary:

Betsy McNeill

 

Treasurer:

Natasha Roux

Community Engagement:

Marea Anderson

Contact the PTO

Facebook: YourMiddletonPTO

Email: yourmiddletonpto@gmail.com

Twitter: @833MiddletonPTO
Web: www.yourmiddltonpto.org

Middleton PTO Meeting October 2020
Want to DONATE to the PTO general fund? 
 

QUICK LINKS

Click here to sign up for Middleton Listserv and District Information

UPCOMING EVENTS

WED Feb 3

10 am - 8 pm

Dinos’s will be giving 20% of their profits for the entire day back to our PTO!  Must say MIDDLETON at time of order.  We are encouraging drive thru or takeout only to encourage social distancing.

Culvers Nights

MON Feb 8

5 - 7 pm

Culver’s generously donates 10% of their profits from these nights right back to our PTO.  For our first few Culver’s nights this year, we are encouraging drive thru or takeout only to encourage social distancing.

MON Mar 3

5 - 7 pm

Culver’s generously donates 10% of their profits from these nights right back to our PTO.  For our first few Culver’s nights this year, we are encouraging drive thru or takeout only to encourage social distancing.

Virtual Art Fair

Kickoff:

MON Mar 22

This year’s art fair will be online again this year.  Students will be asked to submit their artwork for a virtual photo gallery.  Details will come in February, so get those crayons, paints, and even clays fired up!

Next PTO Meeting

TUE Apr 13

6:30 pm

Join us on Zoom for our next PTO meeting.  April’s agenda will include administrative updates from Mr. Williams and Mrs. Downs, moving forward for 2021 events and volunteering needs, and approving next year’s budget. Zoom link will be provided the week of the meeting via email or on our private Facebook page. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask their questions live during the meeting.

 
 
 

Dinos Day/Night

Middleton Elementary

9105 Lake Road, Woodbury, MN 55125

Office: 651-425-4900

School Hours: 8:40 am - 3:10 pm

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