Upcoming Dates to Know:
March 20 - Art Fair, 6:30 PM (POSTPONED - see info about online art!)
March 24 - Spring Picture Day (POSTPONED)
March 26, 28, 29 - Ashland Play (POSTPONED)
March 30 - Dino’s Mediterranean Fresh - All Day!
April 3 - Reading Rivalry (WILL UPDATE AS INFO COMES IN)
Ashland Play: The Grunch
In the wake of Governor Walz's order to close schools until at least March 27, Ashland is suspending performances of THE GRUNCH until further notice. When school activities resume, they will work withschools to reschedule performances and will communicate these changes widely via email, their website and social media.
If you currently hold tickets to our GRUNCH performance, we ask for your patience as we look to reschedule those performances. An Ashland representative will be in touch regarding your tickets, though potentially not until after the scheduled performance date. In the unlikely event that they are unable to reschedule performances, they will refund all ticket holders.
Middleton Day with the Minnesota Twins!
As of right now this event will still happen, but we do not know the actual date. Once we hear from the Twins, we will let you know of a makeup date and issue refunds for those that are unable to make the new date.
There’s still time to get your tickets to join us at Target Field to watch the Minnesota Twins and our very own Middleton Choir perform during the seventh inning stretch! We’ll all be sitting together, so it’s a great chance to hear our choir sing and visit with other students & families from Middleton.
Tickets are $16 each; transportation is NOT provided, and all students must be accompanied by an adult. Should the game rainout, the Twins will notify us of the make-up date.
Option 1 – paper: complete the form your child will be bringing home; return it and your payment to your child’s teacher.
Option 2 – electronic: NEW! Purchase tickets online! Click here to order and pay for your tickets. Please include your child’s grade (for seating) and teacher’s name so we can send tickets home with your child.
• Tickets will be sent home the week before the game. Please check your child's backpack!
• Seating will be grouped by grade level. If you have more than one student attending the game, please decide which grade level you’d prefer to be seated with and put that student’s name on the order form.
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! Teams and coaches have been assigned, and will begin meeting soon! The competition will be on April 3rd this year.
The Reading Rivalry books are those selected annually for the Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award. This year there are 10 books; 9 are appropriate levels for grades 3-5. After reading the books, the participants vote to select the Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award Winner!
Reading Rivalry is open to students in grades 3-5. There are separate competitions for each grade.
Parents are welcome to come watch their readers!
3rd Grade: 11:30 - 12:15
5th Grade: 12:40 - 1:40
4th Grade: 1:45 - 2:30
For study guides and more information on the books, check out the Reading Rivalry page.
Art Fair - POSTPONED, ***Going Online Friday, March 20***
At this time, our event Friday, March 20 is canceled. BUT! We will be displaying an online gallery starting that day to display all of the artwork that Middleton students created. Students K - 5 can enter with any artwork they’ve created in the past year, including projects they’ve worked on at school or at home. Art can come in any shape or form - drawing, painting, sculpture, or mixed media. Please take a photo of their creation and send it to Marea Anderson by Thursday, March 19.
Middleton PTO Needs You! The majority of our PTO board positions will be vacating at the end of the school year. Are you interested in helping to lead, co-lead or organize any PTO events?
Board positions do not require a “full time” commitment, we truly want as many voices on the board (and at the PTO meetings) as possible, to ensure that we are serving parents, students and teachers in the best way.
Please reach out to chat if you have any interest in learning more – we are happy to find a way for you to contribute in a meaningful way. (A conversation is not a commitment!) Thanks for helping to make the Middleton community thrive. Don’t want to be on the board but still want to help? We have plenty of opportunities for parents to volunteer throughout the school year.
Events that need chairs, co-chairs, or parent volunteers include:
Middleton 2019-20 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.
Visit the link you received from your teacher at assessments, 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.
Whenever you shop at Kowalski’s, ask for a second receipt and place it in the labeled box for Middleton at the front of the store (Starbucks receipts count!!). There is no minimum purchase. It is based on the number of receipts submitted!
2019-20 PTO Board Members
The Middleton PTO Board would like to welcome you to the new school year! The PTO is made up of wonderful parents and teachers working together to make Middleton the best it can be. You can be a part of the PTO in many ways, in as large or small capacity as you are able, and we invite you to reach out anytime. For more information about the board, click here.
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