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

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Office Hours: Mon-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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October 26, 2018

Hello, Mustangs!


Many thanks to our PTO, Staff/Teachers, parent volunteers and River Bluff High School students for your outstanding work and time in making this a very special Wild West Mustang Fest! Thank you all for joining us this past Friday evening! Truly a WONDERFUL time was had by all!!! A special shout out to Stacy Eubanks, mom and PTO chair of the event! This was her very first Mustang Fest and she organized all of us in making it a success!!! YEEHAW!!! Thank you for a rootin', tootin' time!!!


As the daylight time shortens, I need to remind everyone to watch carefully in our parking lots during arrival. One small accident would be a disaster. Drive slowly, stay off of cell phones, and keep those eyes looking out for children! I do appreciate this help in the safety of our children and adults!


Next week is Halloween! Please know that not all of our Midway Mustangs celebrate this event. Keep all of that yummy candy at home. If you do send in some type of treat, please coordinate with your child's teacher and maintain a "fall" focus. Also, please be aware of food allergies when do you send in food items. Together--we will grow respect for each other and our differences!


We will celebrate Bully Prevention Week next week! Our calendar is filled with opportunities to grow an understanding of what is bullying as well as an awareness of prevention. Thank you to our wonderful School Counselors, Rick Masters, Susan Goff, and Chan Gray, for planning this awesome week!!!


Have a great weekend! Stay warm and dry...such perfect weather today for reading a good book!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling

Principal of Midway Elementary

Bully Prevention Week

Next week is Bully Prevention Week. To help prevent Bullying, the School Counselors are going to be doing some fun and interesting activities throughout week. We kick off our week with Boot Out Bullying. Please encourage your kids to wear boots and keep a look out for a blue flyer showing the rest of the week's activities. A special thanks goes out to one of our own 5th graders for coming up with Monday's theme. We hope to see you Monday with your boots!


MES School Counselors


* Food Pantry Items will be collected all week*

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Wednesday Oct. 31st Wear Wacky Clothing Day for $1 donation to Relay for Life!

Wild Wild West Mustang Fest Fun!

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PLEASE JOIN MIDWAY ON NOVEMBER 9, 2018 FOR A VETERANS DAY PARADE AND CEREMONY!


Students are encouraged to invite a veteran (family member, close family friend, and/or neighbor) as their special guest to participate in this event honoring our local veterans and service individuals. Midway will also create a “Wall of Honor” to display in our school so that our students will have a better understanding of those who serve or have previously served our country (branch of service, rank, main job duties, tours, honors, etc.). We would ask students who have invited a guest to complete the “Wall of Honor” information sheet that is attached. Extra forms will be available in the front office or may be printed from Midway’s newsletter email. Students should return the completed page to the office by Friday, November 2, so that the wall display can be created before our parade and ceremony.

Calling all Boy and Girl Scouts!

Please join us for our Veterans Day Parade; as we honor the brave men and women who proudly served/serve our country. First responders and service individuals are encouraged to participate as well. The parade will be the morning of Friday, November 9th. Scouts should wear their uniform (Dress A) to school. After announcements, all students will be dismissed to participate in the parade with their guest. Ms. Hendrix will meet students near the PE room to assemble.


Please note that all students are encouraged to invite a veteran, first responder, or service individual (family member, close family friend, and/or neighbor) as their special guest to participate in our parade and ceremony.

Veteran's Day Forms and Wall of Honor

Please click to view and print forms

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Artist of the Month


Our newly selected artists for the month

of October are as follows:


· Grade K: Rilee Rose Wolf

· Grade 1: Sasha Gelfond

· Grade 2: Lizzy Winegardner

· Grade 3: Heath Dantzler

· Grade 4: Levi Gibbons

· Grade 5: Camilla Booth

1. Awesome Artist Award: Aarav Suthar


Congratulations to these wonderful artists!

Hope you will get a chance to check out the artwork in the front display case.

Calling all Midway Artist, Submit your Yearbook Cover Art by November 2nd!

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TIME TO ORDER YOUR MIDWAY YEARBOOK!

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While waiting.......

Mrs. Sellar's first grade student, Shania Hutchinson, finds a nice cozy spot to read. Being engaged in a good book can happen in all kinds of places (in a comfy chair or even under a table in the front office), and that is something worth celebrating!
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Midway PTO Night at PAC~ Friday, November 2nd!

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Howdy Parents!


We have another exciting announcement for you – Winter Spirit Wear is here! We have some great new options this winter too, including cozy flannel pajama bottoms and a special ornament that lights up and changes colors (e.g blue, purple, green). Now you can remember this school year, every year, with a 2018 Midway Ornament. You’ll also notice our Winter Wear is our Dri-Fit wear, so for those who have been waiting for the dri-fit options, here is your sale!

Order forms and payment are due November 5, and delivery of your merchandise can be expected by mid-December.


If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Laura Swain (laurasw@usca.edu) or Ferrisa Crocker (thecrocker4@gmail.com).

MARCO'S PIZZA SCHOOL CHALLENGE!

See below to learn how to earn prizes, pizza and money by competing in the Marcos.com School Challenge! Order pizza from Marco's Pizza online now through May 15th and earn "Pizza Points" for Midway Elementary!

THANK YOU MUSTANG FEST SPONSORS!

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Lexington County School District One is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all students, parents/legal guardians, staff, visitors, personnel and community members who participate or seek to participate in its programs or activities. Therefore, the district does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or any related medical conditions), color, disability, age, genetic information, national origin, or any other applicable status protected by local, state, or federal law. The district will use the grievance procedures set forth in policy to process complaints based on alleged violations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; the Equal Pay Act of 1963; the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008; and Titles I and II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The district designates specific individuals to handle inquiries or complaints. To find out who to contact and how to contact them, please go to our website at http://www.lexington1.net/contact-us.