THE GALLOPING GAZETTE
MES Weekly School Newsletter
MIDWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL VISION
The vision of Midway Elementary School is for students to become self-directed, life-long learners who are responsible thinkers, collaborative workers, and productive citizens for the 21st century.
MIDWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MISSION
The mission of Midway Elementary School is to create a safe and nurturing learning environment, in collaboration with our community, which fosters the total development of every child.
January 26, 2018
Earlier today you should have received the emailed letter providing information on how to reduce the risk of spreading flu. Please remind your children to cough and sneeze into their sleeves at the elbow and to wash hands. Also, remember the 24-hour expectation to be fever/diarrhea free for 24 hours without the help of fever reducing medication such as Tylenol, Motrin, Advil etc. Together we will help keep our children healthy!
I do want to thank you for your support of the American Heart Association service project and our Red Cross blood drive. Through our team work we are making a difference in our community. Thank you so much!
This is a shout out to our PTO and our families who supported Zaxby's Day and our Chick-fil-a Biscuit sale. Proceeds from these opportunities go to support our students and their activities. PAC Night for our students will be on Friday, February 2, 6:30-10:00 p.m. Thank you all!
Monday kicks off the registration of next year's kindergarten and first grade students. Please share this information with neighbors who have children who will be ready for school. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by September 1, 2018. We will have an extended registration day on Thursday, February 1.
Also, take note that on Thursday, February 1, we will have our Family Night for 1st and 2nd grade students. The fun begins at 6:00 p.m.!
Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy a great book with your child!
Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary
WOW! Jump Rope for Heart at Midway Elementary was a HUGE success!
Our goal was $5,000 and we raised over $10,000!! The money goes directly to the American Heart Association and we appreciate all the donations that came in these past 2 weeks!! The rest of the prizes will be coming in March. Thank you again for supporting this program and we hope that all students enjoyed this fun and HEALTHY event!!
Mrs. Owens and Mrs. Gates
Thank you for your time and your life saving donations at our Red Cross Blood Drive!
Reminder from MES Cafeteria
****Also, please make sure you are keeping your student's account current or your child will be served an alternate lunch choice****
MES Cafeteria Manager
Registration dates for 4K (LES), 5K, and new to Midway 1st grade students for 2018-2019 school year
Registration Dates for 2018-2019 4K program at LES
Spring Run Hard Registration opens February 1st
The link is https://runhard.org/ to register
The Run Hard club is an eight week running club for Elementary that equips students to run a 5K. During the season, students train twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday) from 2:25-3:45 a focus on endurance training. All participants will participate in the Run Hard 5k at the end of the season.
Join us for 1st and 2nd grade family night
We're using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming Book Fair volunteer opportunities. We would love to have your help during this fun celebration of reading!
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/GLBgJDs.
(You can also scan the QR code to access the SignUp.)
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will not need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Emily Black, School Librarian, at email@example.com.
***This year, the district is asking that all volunteers complete a 'Volunteer Profile and Consent' form prior to volunteering. If you have not already filled out this form, please stop by the MES front office ASAP to do so.
Artist of the Month
Our newly selected artists for the
months of December/January are as follows:
· Grade K: Nola Soellner
· Grade 1: Avery Weathers
· Grade 2: McKynlee Gibson
· Grade 3: Yuran Chen
· Grade 4: Xander Hewett
· Grade 5: Larkin Daley
Congratulations to these wonderful artists!
February is Engineering Month
New Blog from Mrs. Mixon
How can we motivate our writers? Getting to the why of writing for big and small people. Just as in anything else, when you understand why, your motivation is higher.
Let's get reading!
"Everyone is a reader, some just haven't found their favorite book yet."
Melissa Mixon --- Literacy Coach
(803)821-0290 firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter @Mrs_M_Mixon
Order your MES Yearbook online through Tuesday January 31, 2017
MES Morning Walk Schedule
Students will be picked up in the hallways at 7:10.
5th Grade – Monday
4th Grade – Tuesday
3rd Grade –Wednesday
1st & 2nd Grade – Thursday
Kindergarten - Friday