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Message from the Principal

Welcome to our school! 

 

Midway is a place full of dedicated staff and amazing students nestled inside an involved and supportive community, and it is my true honor to enter my second 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. This year, I will be paying particular attention to their physical and emotional safety. Some of you will return to us face to face this year, and some will access Continuous Learning 2.0 to learn remotely, but each student remains an important part of our Midway community. 


We will all spend a lot of time with your students this year, whether face to face or virtually. We will be celebrating their growth, developing strong relationships, and supporting them should they need any additional help along the way. I believe each child has unique strengths and abilities, which we will uncover as we strive to meet each student’s individual needs. Elementary school is a time of incredible academic and social growth for our children. By working together to build upon your child’s strengths, we can make the very most out of their school experience.

 

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, though your support may look very different this year as we respond to safety protocols designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Our incredible Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) meets monthly and supports a long list of activities and programs that enhance our students' elementary experiences. Also, Midway loves volunteers! Your child’s teacher will share with you the different needs they may have in classrooms for you to support learning off-site or remotely. 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. 

 

Those of you who were with us in the spring recall an overnight move to remote learning, which presented families and teachers with a huge learning curve in using digital tools and staying connected while being physically apart. It was a time of stress and hardship, as well as innovation and grace. We have learned a ton together since then, and will carry the lessons of compassion, collaboration, and on-going improvement into the coming year as we take on the unique challenges the 2020-21 school year is sure to present.


Thank you for sharing your incredible kids with us. We look forward to partnering with you this year. 


Christine Spinnell

Principal

christine.spinnell@mead354.org