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Message From the Principal

Welcome to the 2023-24 School Year! 

Midway is a place that is full of dedicated staff and amazing students, and we are so grateful for the involved and supportive community surrounding us. Serving your students is the most rewarding experience I could ever ask for, and it is a true honor to enter the fifth year as your building principal. My main goal as your school administrator is to provide students the environment, skills, and opportunities to learn as much as they can. 

We know your children spend a significant amount of time with us at school. During that time, our school approach is to engage, educate, and empower each student. We want to engage them in school with supportive and caring relationships with staff and peers, and with content that excites their minds. We educate them by focusing on the most essential learning standards for  English Language Arts, math, and social skills for learning, and providing extra support or extra challenge as needed along the way. We empower them by celebrating their unique strengths, interests, and abilities, and building upon them so we can make the very most out of their school experience. By the time students leave us, we want them to feel like they belong at school, to have the skills they need to be successful at the next level of schooling, and to have uncovered a passion or two along the way. 

We know that parents and families are our children’s first teachers, and rely on your partnership to help them succeed. There are many ways to get involved at our school, including our PTO, volunteering, or simply encouraging learning at home. Our incredible Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) meets monthly and supports a long list of activities and programs that enhance our students' elementary experiences. Please join us the first Thursday of each month at 3:30pm to hear what’s new and share ideas of your own! Also, Midway welcomes volunteers. Your child’s teacher will share with you the different needs they may have in classrooms. If your schedule doesn’t allow you to volunteer, know that the single greatest way for you to support your child’s learning is to read to them at home and make it part of your daily routine. From kindergarten to fifth grade, children love the opportunity to connect with their caring adult and enjoy a book together. Couple this with good routines around bedtime and homework, and your child will be set up for success. 

I would love to chat with you about your hopes for your child this year. Feel free to catch me outside at arrival and dismissal, or set an appointment with our administrative assistant Mrs. Wellman to talk more. Thank you for sharing your incredible kids with us. We look forward to partnering with you. 

Christine Spinnell

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