Upcoming Dates to Know:
Nov 1 - 30 Read-A-Thon
Nov 18: Chipotle Night 4 - 8 pm (Use code P7XCVX6 for online ordering or click here for flyer)
Dec 8: Noodles Night 4 - 8 pm (Pickup encouraged)
Dec 14: Culver’s Night 5 - 7 pm (Drive-Thru/Takeout encouraged)
The PTO is excited to announce a fun new fundraising event for the month of November, Middleton's Virtual Read-a-thon!
During the month of November, Middleton will be hosting their first virtual Read-a-thon, where students can raise money for all of the hard work they spend reading each day! Students can log minutes that they spend reading at home (any reading done digitally, such as in RAZ Kids, counts too!) on their personal webpage. Families can share their child's personal webpage with family and friends, where supporters can make donations and send personal messages of support to the student.
Teachers will also be logging any minutes where an entire class participates in reading, so all students will have minutes logged in their accounts. The PTO will be providing prizes each week for the Top 5 readers across the school, the Top 5 classes, as well as several randomly drawn prize winners from all Middleton students. Winners will be able to choose a book from the Scholastic website as a prize!
Information was home with students about the Read-a-thon program, how to set up your student's webpage, and more. VLA students will got all of their information during VLA pickup. If you have any questions about the Read-a-thon, please reach out to the PTO at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help!
We want to acknowledge and be sensitive to the added stress our families are feeling this year, given the impacts of Covid. We understand that not everyone is in a place to participate or to give. However, we also want to continue supporting our MES community, even if our efforts are scaled back this year. Our primary goal with fundraising is to support classroom teachers, so all of the funds raised in the Read-a-thon will go directly toward budgets for classroom teacher use (student supplies, books, materials, etc.).
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!
October 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 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:
• How the hybrid model is going for staff and students
• Picture day(s) for hybrid and VLA students
• Upcoming Readathon information
• Student Directory
• Box Tops
• Upcoming restaurant nights
You can catch up on the latest here:
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. Order NOW through October 23rd to lock in the lowest rate of the year - $20! If you choose to add personalization to your book you can get 4 icons free (only through Oct 23rd.) 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Contact the PTO
Click here to sign up for Middleton Listserv and District Information