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 9 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.
Outdoor Movie Night
Looking ahead, our first outdoor movie night will begin with an October 6th vespers starting at 7:00pm. The movie will begin at 8:00pm where Home and School will serve popcorn. Bring blnakets, lawn chairs and invite a friend for a fun evening with friends and family!
Seniors will be selling concessions (cash only).
Trash Bag Sales
Once again, we are offering the familiar blue, yellow, and white trash bags for sale this year. Sales packets were sent home with students on Friday, September 14 and money/orders need to be turned in by Monday, September 24. Bag orders will be ready for pick-up on Wednesday, October 3 at school dismissal time.
A pizza party will be given for the class who sells the most most bags per student!. For more information contact Rhonda Mazlumian via email.
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
New in 2018-2019:
- Vespers & Outdoor Movie Night
- Fall Festival
- Family Fun Nights
- Health Awareness Week
- Canned Food Drive
- Room Parent/Ambassador program for elementary classrooms
Two prayer walks were held at Midland during August 2018 - the first was for Midland's staff, while the second was sponsored by Home & School with an attendance of over 100 parents, students, staff, and friends of Midland.
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.