THE GALLOPING GAZETTE

MES Weekly School Newsletter

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Jan Fickling, Principal; Christy M. Graham, Assistant Principal;

LaQuana Aldridge, Assistant Principal

Phone (803) 821-0300 Fax (803) 821-0303

180 Midway Road
Lexington, SC 29072

Midway Elementary School Website

Midway Twitter

Office Hours: M-Fri. 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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.

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January 26, 2018

Hello, Mustangs!


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!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary

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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

PE Teachers

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Thank you for your time and your life saving donations at our Red Cross Blood Drive!

We collected 30 units! This will go to help save many lives! Thank you so much for each and every donation!
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Reminder from MES Cafeteria

Please make sure you write your phone numbers on your check that you send in for your student's cafeteria payments.


****Also, please make sure you are keeping your student's account current or your child will be served an alternate lunch choice****


Jason Trice

MES Cafeteria Manager

821-0325

Registration dates for 4K (LES), 5K, and new to Midway 1st grade students for 2018-2019 school year

January 29th-February 9th from 7:30 am-3:30 pm and late day will be February 1st from 7:00 am-6:00 pm. To enroll your student you will need to have the student's long form birth certificate, immunization record, and current proof of residency. We accept SCE&G or Water bill.

Registration Dates for 2018-2019 4K program at LES

All students enrolling in the 4 year old program must do so at Lexington Elementary School. 116 Azalea Drive Lexington, SC. Their late day being Feb.1 til 6:00pm. You will need a long form birth certificate, immunization record and current proof of residency. Students will be screened in late May/early June. The 40 students most in need of the program will be enrolled. There is a morning session (7:40-10:20) and an afternoon session (11:45-2:20). Every effort is made to place students in the session requested, but it is not always possible. For more information you can contact Mrs. Scircle at: KScircle@lexington1.net

Spring Run Hard Registration opens February 1st

The Spring Run Hard team sign ups will take place beginning 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

Please see following flyers for times!
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Learning Commons:

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Book Fair!

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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 eblack@lexington1.net.


***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.

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ART:

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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

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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.


http://mixedupinbooks.blogspot.com/


Let's get reading!

"Everyone is a reader, some just haven't found their favorite book yet."


Melissa Mixon --- Literacy Coach

Book Time with me!

MES LSCD1

(803)821-0290 mhmixon@lexington1.net Twitter @Mrs_M_Mixon

Order your MES Yearbook online through Tuesday January 31, 2017

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Midway Elementary PTO Facebook

click to go to MES PTO FB page

Midway Elementary SIC Facebook

click to go to MES SIC FB Page

Midway Elementary FIC Facebook

click to go to MES FIC FB Page

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MES Morning Walk Schedule

The schedule below list the grade level, day and time that our students will walk/run/jog on the track in the morning.


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

Lexington County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, genetic information or age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries or complaints. The Chief Human Resources Officer Michael L. Stacey handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title IX, inquiries/complaints regarding Title II with respect to employees and/or public access to buildings and grounds, and inquiries/complaints involving the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Inquiries/complaints regarding IDEA for students K–12 go to the Director of Special Services Wendy Balough, Ed.D. Inquiries/complaints regarding Section 504 for students K–12 go to the Director of School Counseling and Advisement Zan Tracy Pender. Inquiries/complaints regarding Title II implementation go to the Coordinator of NCLB Title II Part A Dianne Steelman. Contact these people if you have questions regarding these issues at 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29072 and telephone number 803-821-1000.