Middleton Weekly

Nov 23 - Dec 4, 2015

Give thanksNo School

Tuesday, November 24 from 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Parent-Teacher Conferences
November 25 - 27
Thanksgiving Break

Musical Concerts

"It's the most wonderful time of the year!" Winter Music Concert time! Please join us for our upcoming Winter Concerts including:

  • 3rd/4th grade show at McCracken on December 10 (students should arrive at 6:30 p.m)
  • 5th grade show at Middleton on December 16 (Students should arrive at 6:30 p.m)
  • 1st grade show at Middleton on December 17 at 9:00 a.m.
  • 2nd grade show at Middleton on December 17 at 10:00 a.m.

We hope to see you there!

Band Concert

The 5th Grade and Concert Band Concert is at 7:00 p.m. on December 2, 2015 at McCracken Middle School.  Students should be at McCracken ready to warm up at 6:30 p.m. 

Report Cards

First trimester report cards will be sent home on Friday, December 4.

Map Testing

Winter Map testing will begin Monday, December 7, through Friday, December 11, for all 2nd - 5th  graders.  Please be sure your child arrives to school well rested and on time. If you know your child will be absent during this time, please contact your child’s teacher as soon as possible to set up an alternate date.

Order Your Middleton Spirit Wear

Included with the Weekly is an order form for purchasing Spirit Wear. Orders are due on Tuesday, December 1. All proceeds go towards funding Cultural Arts Programming at Middleton.

... Spirit Days ...

Friday, December 18
Pajama Day

Outstanding Fees

If a student has any outstanding fees, such as instructional, bus, lunch, library, etc., which are over $6.00, the student will not be allowed to participate in the Athletics/Enrichment/After-School Activities/Swing Choir and any other student paid activities, until these fees are paid.

Lost & Found

Please take a moment to check out the Lost & Found table near the Cafeteria before or after your scheduled conference. All items will be donated to charity during winter break.

Mark Zuckerbeg QuoteFamily Night Of Code

Join us for a Night of Code at McCracken! The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. The goal is for tens of millions of students, globally, to try an Hour of Code during December 7-13, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week! District 73.5 and the PTA are excited to bring this opportunity to our district to engage students and families in problem-solving, math, and science.

  • Who: All interested students and families K-8 (Click on the link below to sign up.)
  • When: December 9, 2015
  • Time: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: McCracken Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)

Look for details in your email, Weekly building newsletter, or a flyer to be sent home with your child.

Sign up or see your child's teacher for paper registration flyers. All registrations are due no later than December 1.

Elp Inquiry Window

Our Extended Learning Program provides honors classes for students in Math and English Language Arts in grades 4-8. Students qualify for these classes based on a variety of measures. Families are notified of this information in June (for class placement for the upcoming school year). Parents may complete a Parent Inquiry if they feel their child may benefit from a more rigorous curriculum. The Parent Inquiry window opens October 1 and remains open until April 1. Parent Inquiry paperwork is available in the main office of Middleton and McCracken, or by contacting your school’s Assistant Principal.


It's time to order your 2015-2016 yearbook! What better way to remember this school year than with a yearbook for you and your child? These are memories you'll want to keep for years to come! The school yearbook costs $20 and is available for pre-order from now until December 18. Yearbooks will be distributed in May.

How to order: You may order online or return payment in the ordering envelope your child received at school. All checks should be made payable to HR Imaging. To order online, please visit book.hrimaging.com and select John Middleton Elem School.

Community Pages

Visit the Community section of our website for links to Community Pages, an archive of "frequent flyer" handouts shared by our community partners for students to take home in their backpacks and folders.

PTA LogoPTA News & Information

The PTA is live on SD735.org! Look up in the bookmark bar for the PTA link and then click it to get to know your PTA, find out how you can get involved, learn about events, download/print PTA flyers, and more.

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