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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February 2, 2018

Hello, Mustangs!


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!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary

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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

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.

Family Bingo Night Fun!

The French Immersion Committee hosted "French Family Bingo" night. The event was open to all families at Midway, and over 100 people came out for the free event. It was a great night!
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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.


Why crêpes?

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.

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100th Day Of School!

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100 day of school photos

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Music:

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.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxvqW4MHysiBbExFeFM1VDA5cHVjWWZSclFhTF9uVXZOazVr/view?usp=sharing

Spring Chorus Permission Forms

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1st and 2nd grade family night fun!

Mustangs and their parents enjoyed a fun night at our 1st and 2nd grade Starry Night and Camp Learn-a-lot Family Night!
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ART:

Recycling Artwork

Art Teachers worked with each of the second-grade classes to create horses in the style of local artist, Kirkland Smith. Horses are made of found objects as well as recycled bottle caps. Wonderful creations by our second grade teams.
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Learning Commons:

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.

Poster Design Contest Info for LTC's Career Fair

Our 2018 Career Festival will be held on March 15 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at LTC. I would like to personally invite each of you to attend to get a glimpse at all we have to offer. As a part of the Career Festival we are once again holding a poster design contest open to all elementary and middle school students. We have had a great response from students in the past and we are excited to offer this again for 2018. This year's winning entries will be printed in a 2018-19 school year calendar that will be given out to the over 800 guests on the night of the LTC Career Festival. ALL entries will also be on display during the event on March 15.

Poster design entry forms went home with your student.


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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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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.