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.
March 8, 2019
Our 3rd graders kicked off our Student Led Conferences this week. We continue the excitement of student leadership with our Kindergarten and 1st-grade students next week as they lead their conferences. This is truly a powerful event as our youngest Mustangs lead the discussions of their learning!!! Thank you to our parents and guardians for taking the time to participate.
Rhythm of the Night was a huge success on Tuesday and Wednesday. Yes, another opportunity for student leadership and creativity! Students choreographed their own performance! Congratulations to our 4th and 5th graders for doing a wonderful job!! Thank you to Laura Gates and Anna Owens for making this opportunity possible!!
Please continue to ask your children to check lost and found. We have a ton of items that need to be claimed.
Thank you for your continued support as we work together in bringing success to each and every student!
Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary
Upcoming Calendar Reminders
Friday March 8~ PTO Family STEM Night 6-8:00 p.m.
Sunday March 10~Spring Forward! Daylight Savings Time
Friday March 15~Weather make up day~Regular School Day
Wednesday March 27~Spring School Picture Day!
Join Us Tonight! STEM Family Fun Night~March 8, 6-8pm!
National School Breakfast Week - River Bluff athletes visit MES!
This spring we are happy to announce that Midway students will be participating in Student-Led Conferences. This is a school-wide expectation for all our students to show and explain their growth throughout the year to their parent/guardian and build their leadership skills. Please be on the lookout for an email from your child’s classroom teacher providing additional details including how to sign up for conference appointments online that will be held from
Kindergarten: Monday, March 11th and Tuesday, March 12th
1st Grade: Wednesday, March 13th and Thursday, March 14th
2nd Grade: Monday, March 18th and Tuesday, March 19th
3rd Grade: Thursday, March 7th and Friday, March 8th
4th Grade: Wednesday, March 20th and Thursday, March 21st
5th Grade: Tuesday, March 26th, Thursday, March 28th, and Friday, March 29th
PTO Restaurant Day~March 12th at Moe's!
COLLECTING OLD SHOES: 5th Grade Spring Service Project
Our 5th-grade spring service project is to collect old shoes. So clean out your closets and start looking under your beds for gently used shoes and turn them in to your child’s teacher or one of our collection boxes in the halls. Every pair you recycle means extra funds for CampMates, less landfill waste and the potential to connect us to a SoleMate! We are collecting shoes through the end of the school year.
Midway Artist of the Month
March Artist of the Month
Mrs. Behrends and Mr. Erd continue to choose a different student each month, Grades K–5, to be the Artist of the Month.
Student art is on display in the front case for your viewing pleasure. Be sure to check out the art! Congratulations to the following Artists of the Month for March:
Grade K: Amelia Allen
Grade One: Eliza Nation
Grade Two: Jake Owens
Grade Three: Bryson Hall
Grade Four: Madison Peelle
Grade Five: Landon Cunningham
Congratulations Midway Artists!
Art of the Picture Book: Continuous Line Drawing~Lexington County Public Library 3/28 at 6:30 pm
TIME TO ORDER YOUR MIDWAY YEARBOOK!
Current Price now $30 individual and $34 with personalization for MES Yearbook!
Monday the yearbook price will go up to $30 a person, $34 with personalization. Go online to order yours now!
MARCO'S PIZZA SCHOOL CHALLENGE!
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.