Home and School (H & S) strives to enrich the lives of students, families, and teachers at Midland. We hope to build a sense of community and strengthen the relationship between home and school by:
- Providing opportunities for parents to be involved with Midland
- Organizing social activities for students and families
- Showing appreciation to teachers
- Promoting communication between home and school
- Enriching the lives of students at school
The H & S committee is comprised of parents representing the constituent churches and community who volunteer their time to benefit Midland as a whole. We rely heavily on the involvement of families to help make the year a success and would love for you to share your ideas and talents while connecting with other parents at Midland.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our Home & School chair, Angie Wilkins.
H & S will continue to organize and support a number of school-related events as follows:
August - Prayer Walk, Back to School Night
September - Pastries with Parents
October - Fall Festival
November - Lunches for P/T Conferences
December - Christmas Programs Refreshments, Snacks for High School Finals
January - Family Fun Night
March - Career Fair, Lunches for P/T Conferences
April - Mustang Rush 5K
May - Teacher Appreciation Week, Snacks for High School Finals
Trash Bag Sales
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, maintenance, 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.