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Middlesex Lion News
Published on Feb 16, 2018 15:06

Hello Families,

According to PERTS, Mindset Kit, modeling a growth mindset means being willing to try hard even when failure is likely because that's how growth happens. For example, parents should try to get excited when their children make mistakes because these mistakes can reveal important conceptual gaps that should be filled. When adults get excited about the learning that mistakes can facilitate, children start to think of mistakes as a natural part of the learning process. This leads to a few important changes in learning behavior:

  1. 1. Children stop avoiding challenging work just because it could mean making more mistakes.
  1. 2. Children become less likely to try to "sweep mistakes under the rug" because they stop thinking of them as something to be ashamed of.
  3. Action Ideas

**Make mistakes in front of your kids, have a positive reaction to those mistakes, and openly reflect on what could be learned from the mistake. Try to show that it's all about learning, not about being right.

**At the dinner table, talk about a time that you struggled with something and how hard it is and how you overcame it. Then ask your kids if there's anything they struggled with, how they overcome it, and what they learned from the experience.

**Get excited when your child makes a mistake and help her think through what could be learned from it. Even mistakes that seem careless can be good learning opportunities. For example, if your child forgot to study enough for an important test, it might be an opportunity to learn about prioritization and to-do-lists.

Thank you to the PTO for organizing such a fun evening for our families and students. A big thank you also goes out to Middlesex Staff for providing gift baskets and prizes and helping out during the FUN evening. Thank you to all of our families that came out to enjoy the evening with us!! Click here to view photos from the evening.

5th grade students at Middlesex worked hard as they researched famous people in history and then put on wonderful performances summarizing their lives.  The gymnasium was transformed with informative backdrops waiting for the "wax statues" to arrive.  Great Job 5th Grade Staff for organizing such an amazing project!! Click here to view our wax statues

Please look for a sign up document to be sent by your child's teacher for conference night. Our conference night at Middlesex will be March 1st from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

2018-19 Middlesex Elementary Kindergarten Registration:

Middlesex Elementary School is looking for kindergarten students for the 2018-19 school year. Students need to turn 5 years old on, or before September 1, 2018. To begin the registration process, go to http://www.cvschools.org/about_us/central_registration/2018-2019_kindergarten_registration. Middlesex Kindergarten Registration will be March 22nd at Middlesex.  If you have any questions, please contact the Middlesex Office or Central Registration at 717-506-3399 or [email protected].


School In Session Now- Snow Make-up Days

February 16th and 20th

NO School

February 19th

Jump Rope for Heart Money Due to School- NO CASH PLEASE

February 21st

Read Across America

February 26th- March 2nd

School Store

February 28th- March 2nd(schedule will be shared closer to the date)

Trimester # 2 Ends


Report Cards Released

February 28th

Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 1st- 4:00-8:00 p.m. (please be sure to sign up with your child’s teacher if needed)

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