Home and School (H & S) provides an opportunity for parents to become involved with Midland. The goal is to strengthen the relationship between home and school by organizing and supporting social activities for our families.
H & S is made up of seven individuals, representing the constituent churches who are familiar with the school and want to get involved. The members of the committee meet the 2nd Monday of every month at 6:30 pm.
To be successful, H & S relies heavily on the involvement of parents. We need every parent to help us make the year a success. Please see this link for opportunities to volunteer.
H & S will continue to organize and support a number of school-related events as follows:
- Prayer Walk
- Back-to-School Night
- Elementary Chapels
- Trash Bag Sales
- Parent/Teacher Lunches for Staff
- Alumni Weekend Lunch
- Teacher Appreciation Week
- Scrip Sales
- Refreshments for Concerts
- Prayer Walk - August 24
- Donuts with Dad - October 22
- Parent/Teacher Lunches for Staff - November 5
- Fall Festival - November 23
- Refreshments for Concerts - December 5 & 10
- Snacks for HS Finals - December 19 & 20
- K-8 Family Fun Night - February 1
- Parent/Teacher Lunches for Staff - March 26
- Muffins with Mom - April 7
- K-8 Family Potluck - April 11
- Teacher Appreciation Week - April (TBD)
You’re invited to Midland’s Fall Festival on Saturday, November 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a night of fun for the whole family. Try your hand at paintball, a free throw shootout, the box maze, and much more. Get artsy with crazy hair, face paint, and slime! Little ones can enjoy the play area for children under five, and you won’t want to miss the raffle for a free family photo shoot! Chili, hot dogs, popcorn, ice cream sundaes, and drinks available for purchase.
Kids whose parents are active in school have higher grades and better attendance. How to get involved?
Attend your school's open house and introduce yourself to the principal and Home and School leaders. Let them know you want to participate.
Offer to help out in your child's class. Even if you work full-time, you can prepare materials, plan class activities, or make phone calls.
Join the Home and School association and help raise funds and meet other parents.
Help the school set up a parent center, where parents can get information, hold meetings, and plan activities.
Share your talents: perform at a school event, speak to classes, or help build bookshelves.
One of the items in the article below suggests "Pick up something extra while at the store". The teachers at Midland were recently polled as to what supplies would be most useful, and here's the Official List. So help a teacher, help the students!
Dry Erase markers
Large Sharpie markers
Good sharp scissors
Playground rubber balls
Bibles (other than NIV)
Empty plastic bottles
(2 liter, 1 liter, 20-oz)
Sport-top water bottles
Ziploc Freezer bags
White Board wipes
How Can You Help Out?
Have you ever wondered how you can help at Midland when your free time is limited? Here are a couple of suggestions that our students and faculty would really appreciate:
Collect Box Tops for Education - It's amazing how many items have these little rectangles on them. Toilet paper, paper plates, cleaning supplies, snack items - they are everywhere. The school get 10¢ for each one. Midland uses these to purchase equipment and supplies that are used in many classrooms. Just clip the label and drop them off at Mrs. Fairchild's office. We'll take care of it from there.
Send a note of appreciation - Notes of encouragement go a long way. Our staff gets a real lift when they hear good things about the job they do. And not only teachers appreciate a kind word - don't forget the people who do their work behind the scenes, like the finance office, maintanance, and secretary.
Pick up something extra while at the store - It doesn't have to be expensive. Teachers are always needing Post-it notes, pens, pencils and erasers for their classroom. The younger classrooms use small goodies to reward the students for doing a good job. Stop at the $1 section and pick up one or two items to help keep the teacher's goodie bags filled up.
Use Your Target card to earn cash for Midland - When you use your Target Card, Target donates 1% of your purchase to the school. This may not sound like a lot, but every penny helps! We are eligible to receive a check once a year. Visit Target.com/tcoe or call 1-800-316-6142 to designate our school to receive the donations.
Attend special programs and events - One of the easiest ways you can support the teachers and students is by attending the special programs that they present at the churches and school. Just by being there you show them that they are important and that you care about what they are doing and learning.