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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December 1, 2017

Dear Mustangs,


The excitement of the holidays is in the air! Please support our children for quality learning by maintaining bed, reading, and homework times. We want the best learning opportunities for all students!


Please note that Wednesday, December 6, is Collaborative Planning. School will be dismissed at 11:40 a.m. and both breakfast and lunch will be served. If your child is going home in a different way or needs MES care until regular dismissal time, please write your child's teacher a note.


School Report Cards were released by the SC Department of Education. Here is the link to Midway's report card. I am so very proud of our students', teachers', and parents' hard work! It takes a village to raise a child! Thank you all!


https://ed.sc.gov/data/report-cards/state-report-cards/2017/view/?y=2017&t=E&d=3201&s=055


Enjoy the weekend and, yes, read, read, read!!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary

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The Giving Tree

With the December holiday season approaching, we realize that times may be tough for some of our Mustang families. The Midway Care Team organizes a giving tree to help families in need. If you are interested in this program, please call one of the school counselors for more information at 821-0300. The deadline will be December 4th.

Health Room Needs:

The health room is in need of saltine crackers.

Tacky Day Wednesday Dec 6th! $1 donation to Relay for Life!

Relay For Life Tacky Day December 6th for a $1 donation to Relay For Life.

Police ride to school

Thanks to Lexington County Police Department, Tanner Owen received a police escort to school! Tanner won the Silent Auction bidding for a police ride-along. Mrs. McLane's class greeted the entourage as they arrived at Midway with donuts in hand! Thank you so much to Lexington County Police Department and the Owens family for their support of our awesome school!
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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!

Fourth grade students observed their shadow throughout the day to watch how it changes as the Sun appears to move across the sky.

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Do you have broken holiday lights? click to see how you can recycle at Midway!

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

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Order your MES Yearbook online through Tuesday January 31, 2017

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New PTO Midway Spirit Wear

Please click on the button tab below to view our new long sleeve T shirts, hats and Midway Ornaments. You may print and send your order in or pick up an order form in the main office.
Midway Elementary PTO Facebook

click to go to MES PTO FB page

Midway Elementary SIC Facebook

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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.