MIDWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
THE GALLOPING GAZETTE
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
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.
September 8, 2017
It is hard to believe that we started the year with a total solar eclipse and now ending the third week of school watching the track of a category 5 hurricane, Irma. Please listen closely to public announcements and watch for any School Messenger email or call. While we have a calendar of events for a busy week, the weather and emergency needs dictate what we will actually be doing.
Happy Grandparents Day to our wonderful and loyal grandparent supporters! You are awesome and make a huge difference in the lives of our children. I want to give a shoutout to our "stand-in" grandparents! You do make a difference! I hope your special Sunday brings great joy!
This week is our Book Fair! I love the Book Fair!!! Yes, reading is the key to success in real life and in learning (all areas of content). You should have received the flyer to preview and teachers will take students or allow them to go in small groups to preview the book selection. Students may shop each day.
For this special Book Fair week, we have Grits for Grands. This year we will do three (3) mornings so that parking and traffic isn't a nightmare. Breakfast is $1.35 for Students and $2.35 for Adults.
Tuesday, Sept. 12 -- 7:00-7:40 a.m. Grits for Grands/students with last names starting with A-H
Wednesday, Sept. 13 -- 7:00-7:40 a.m. Grits for Grands/students with last names starting with I-P
Thursday, Sept. 14 -- 7:00-7:40 a.m. Grits for Grands/students with last names starting with Q-Z
Of course, we hope that our students and guests will then go shopping for quality reading materials at the Book Fair in the Learning Commons (library)!
Can't wait to see our company next week!!! Have a wonderful weekend and start looking over the book selections!
Jan Fickling, Principal
PS. Just reminding you that this schedule could change depending on Hurricane Irma. Messages will go out if it does!
The menus are also on the Lexington Food Service and Nutrition District One website
On the home page of the district website on the left side select "menus".
It will take you to the page where you will click on MealViewer link....It says "Please click on the MealViewer picture below to access your menu(s)." You may choose any Elementary, Middle, or High School in our district.
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/YVZTEif
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up
Dot Day is coming!
PTO presents Family Movie Night
PTO Fall Fundraising
The French Immersion Committee
Invites you to join us for our Fall fundraiser at AR Workshop Lexington. Please click to view details
SIC nominations 2017-2018
The School Improvement Council is an advisory group of parents, teachers, principal and community members. We need your help electing our new members. Please open the Survey Monkey and vote for the nominees.
Take Your Parent to PE Week~September 25-29th
Mustang Parents join your students on September 25-29 in our gym during their Physical Education Class.
Take Your Parent to PE Week
September 25-29, 2017
Active Schools, a national movement to help schools provide at least 60 minutes a day of physical education (PE) and before, during and after school for physical activity for all students, is sponsoring the first-ever Take Your Parent to PE Week from September 25-29, 2017.
What is the purpose?
To introduce your school’s PE program and teachers to parents so they will engage with PE throughout the year. And, to encourage families to be physically active together at home and in the community.
How can parents participate?
By showing up for your child’s physical education class on one of the days in which the school is participating in Take Your Parent to PE Week.
The 100 Mile Club has changed it's name to Miles of Excellence
Box Tops Time!
Mrs. Livingston's Kindergartners love reading!
Buddy reading with Mrs. Whitlow's 5th grade
Read to self during workshop time-
"This is a sight word! I know it!"
Mrs. Livingston's Kindergarten class learning about the role of the guidance counselor! Mr. Masters makes learning fun!
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