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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March 8, 2019

Good afternoon, Mustangs!


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!


Yours truly,


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!

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National School Breakfast Week - River Bluff athletes visit MES!

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Relay For Life Wear Your Sunglasses Day

We raised $94.34 for Relay for Life on Sunglasses Day! Way to go Mustangs!

Student-Led Conferences

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

8-9am.


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

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PTO Restaurant Day~March 12th at Moe's!

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Strawbridge Studios Spring Picture Day~Wednesday March 27th

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.

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ART NEWS:

Midway Artist of the Month

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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!

Congratulations to the Midway art students who have art on display at the Lexington County Public Library, Main Branch. The display will close on March 19th. Hope you will get a chance to stop by and check out the amazing Lexington One Elementary Art Exhibit. Here are photos of our students/family who attended the reception:
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Art of the Picture Book: Continuous Line Drawing~Lexington County Public Library 3/28 at 6:30 pm

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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!

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Midway Cafeteria

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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!
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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.