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 9, 2018
As we conclude with our final grade level Family Night I smile with great joy and pride. Our students have worked hard to showcase their learning. Our teachers have collaborated across content areas to include art, music, PE, and more. I am truly proud of their planning and hard work in designing performance tasks that create meaningful learning that our students will surely remember.
Many thanks to our volunteers for making our Book Fair a HUGE success! Thank you and to Ms. Black and Ms. Frazier for hosting this wonderful opportunity. Reading is the root of success! Please keep our Mustangs reading!
Please note that next week will be a 4-day week as teachers have a professional development day on Friday, Feb. 16. Students do go to school on Monday, Feb. 19, as this is a weather makeup day for the hurricane earlier in the year.
Mark your calendars for Bellacino's Night on Tuesday, Feb. 13! As you order please let them know you are from Midway as 10% of all sales will go to our PTO to support our students.
Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy a great book and a workout!
Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary
IMPORTANT! Tri-DAC Art News
All students who are going to participate in Tri-DAC and would like to join Behrends, Gardner and Erd on Thursday the 15th and 22nd, after school, please email Behrends at email@example.com. We want to account for all participants.
Feb. 27, 2018 Primary Elections for House Seat 69 voting moved to Pilgrim Lutheran Church
MES Welcomes Dr. Gregory D. Little, Superintendent Lexington One
PTO Restaurant Night Tuesday Feb. 13th at Bellacino's
Box Tops Time Again! Start Clipping!!
Midway Elementary PTO
Box Tops Contest Week
Feb 26th – March 2nd
Dear Midway Families,
Just a reminder that the Spring Box Tops Contest Week is coming up Feb 26th – March 2nd! Start clipping and more information will come home soon!
You can also sign up at www.btfe.com and enter sweepstakes for bonus box tops as well as download the Bonus Box Tops app to earn more for your school! There are some great offers on the app right now!
The PTO collects Box Tops for Education and Tyson Project A+ Labels to earn money for our school improvements and special events. Your family can make a difference just by clipping the Box Tops from the products you use every day.
Rising Kindergarten and new to Midway First Grade Registration Reminder
****Please share this information with any friends or neighbors who may also have rising Kindergarten students****
French Immersion Kindergarten Online Registration opens Wednesday March 7, 2018 at 4:00 P.M.
• Parents will access the online registration link by clicking on“World Languages” under the “Academics” header on the district’s website (www.lexington1.net)or by visiting the World Language Micro-site at www.lexoneworldlanguages.weebly.com .
• At each dual language immersion school site, priority is given to students who are zoned for these schools. • We reserve 10 spaces at each site for students who reside outside of that school’s attendance zone.
• All dual language immersion students must reside in Lexington One and provide proof of residency upon enrolling for 5K kindergarten. • Dual language immersion registration is held one week after 5K kindergarten enrollment closes.
• Please be sure to enroll your child at the school s/he is zoned for prior to registering for dual language immersion.
Want to learn more?
Attend one of the following information sessions held at Central Services at: 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, S.C. 29072 on the following dates:
● February 23, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
● February 26, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
● March 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Each session includes an explanation of how our Dual Language Immersion Program works, and the benefits offered to students.
For more information view:
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.
5th grade celebrates Roaring Twenties for Family Night!
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
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