Upcoming Dates to Know:
Mar 22: Virtual Art Fair (Ongoing)
April 20: PTO Meeting (Virtual, zoom link will be sent out/posted on our private Facebook page)
April 22: Leeann Chin Fundraiser (must present attached flyer) 11 am - 7 pm
May 10: Culvers Night 5 - 7 pm (drive thru encouraged)
Your Middleton PTO is happy to announce an opportunity for our 3rd - 5th graders to compete in Reading Rivalry! Due to Covid restrictions and the need to be flexible, there will be no parent-led discussion groups and the competition portion in May will be done virtually (either in classrooms or at home, depending on our learning model at the time).
Anyone in 3rd - 5th grade is welcome to register by filling out the Google form below. There are 5 wonderful books included in this year's competition - participants have the option of signing up to read 2, 3 or 5 books. After you register, you will be sent more information about the books and competition. Questions can be directed at PTO member Kristin Tranby - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up here : https://forms.gle/eMQ33984BYwb7yZXA
To find study guides and this year’s books, please check out our Reading Rivalry page.
January PTO Meeting
Did you miss our last 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 email@example.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
• Science Fair
• Art Fair
You can catch up on the latest here:
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.
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
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.
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!).
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.
Contact the PTO
Click here to sign up for Middleton Listserv and District Information
THU Apr 22
11 am - 8 pm
Leeann Chin is graciously donating 20% of their sales to the PTO if you show this flyer with carry out order from 11 am - 8 pm.
MON May 10
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.
Next PTO Meeting
TUE Apr 20
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.
This year’s Reading Rivalry competition will be happening soon! Our participating 3-5 graders are reading hard and getting ready to compete. More details coming soon.
Virtual Art Fair
This year’s art fair will be online again this year. Students will be asked to submit their artwork for a virtual photo gallery. We are still accepting submissions, so get those crayons, paints, and even clays fired up!