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.
February 2, 2018
We have two big week-long events. First, it is National School Counselors Week! Many thanks to our School Counselors, Rick Masters, Brandy Ludlam, and Susan Goff, for all that they do for our students and staff!! This counselor team ROCKS!!
Our second week-long event is our Book Fair. This is an exciting time!!! We love books!! Our goal is to build lifelong lovers of reading!!! The Book Fair will be open in the Learning Commons each day with Grits for Grands on Tuesday (last names beginning with A-H), Wednesday (I-P), and Thursday (Q-Z). We will host Family Night at the Book Fair on Thursday evening, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!
Our fifth graders will also have their Family Night on Thursday, February 8. I know that they have a huge amount of learning and planning invested in this wonderful evening! I look forward to seeing them shine!
Please enjoy the weekend, a great book, and outside fun with your child!
Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary
Pajama Day Monday!
Your student council is proud to announce that we will be having a Pajama Day for the entire school next Monday February 5th! Student Council took this proposal to Mrs. Fickling and she has been kind enough to give us this treat for all of our hard work in class and on our state assessments as shown on our school report card. Way to go, Mustangs, for doing your personal best and showing off your learning!!
Please remember to wear your school appropriate, winter pajamas on Monday for our Pajama Day!
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.
Family Bingo Night Fun!
French Immersion Crêpe Day
The French Immersion Committee celebrated La fête de la Chandeleur today. Immersion students had the opportunity to try a traditional French crêpe.
In short, it was a good way to use up the extra wheat ahead of the new harvest. And symbolically, crêpes look like a sun, so it is a reason to rejoice as the days started to get longer.
And, of course, there is the traditional coin ritual: if you can flip a crêpe while holding a coin in your other hand, you and your family will not have to worry about financial problems.
100th Day Of School!
Calling All 4th and 5th Graders Who Love to Sing!
The Spring Chorus Membership Drive has begun. Students are bringing home the information letter and permission form in their Friday Folders. Miss Trent and Mrs. Rogers are looking forward to a great chorus season with our many talented singers! Click here for an electronic version of the letter and form.
1st and 2nd grade family night fun!
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.
Poster Design Contest Info for LTC's Career Fair
Poster design entry forms went home with your student.
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