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

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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September 8, 2017

Dear Mustangs,


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!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling, Principal


PS. Just reminding you that this schedule could change depending on Hurricane Irma. Messages will go out if it does!

Bus Info:

Please note that students are only allowed to ride the bus assigned to their home address. Because the buses are at capacity, students are not allowed to ride alternate buses home with friends. The only case where this is allowable is if a student needs to ride his or her assigned bus but get off at a different stop on the same route. In this case, a written note is required from the parent so that a bus pass can be issued by administration.

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.

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Learning Commons:

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 eblack@lexington1.net to sign up

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Dot Day is coming!

Dot Day is coming! We will celebrate Dot Day on Friday, September 15th. Just us as we wear dots- big dots, little dots. lots of dots! This is day based on the book The Dot by Peter Reynolds and it helps promotes creativity, bravery, and self expression. The theme is Making Your Mark. We will explore ways to make our mark, set new goals, and try new things.

PTO presents Family Movie Night

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PTO Fall Fundraising

PTO Fall Fundraising information and forms are being sent home with your student today. You may also click on the link below to read and print. Thank You for your support.

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

Midway Families,


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.

Run Hard

Run Hard program kicks off on Tuesday, September 12th. All Run Hard participants will need to wear tennis shoes and bring a water bottle to every practice. Run Hard practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays until November 2nd. All participants will need be picked up at the front of school at 3:45pm. If your child is going an alternate route home, please make sure that you let me know via email. Looking forward to a great season with the students and coaches!

-Mrs. Owens

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.

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The 100 Mile Club has changed it's name to Miles of Excellence

The 100 Mile Club has changed it's name to Miles of Excellence. Starting on October 4, Miles to Excellence will meet on Wednesday afternoon from 2:25 - 3:30. Students will come to the gym, drop their book bag and walk out to the track to start their laps. Parents can pick their child up from the front of the school in the car line. We will take Alphabest students to the cafeteria. Alphabest students will sign in at the cafeteria and then come to the gym.
Miles of Excellence

click to sign up

Midway Elementary PTO Box Tops Contest National Box Tops Week Sept 25th – 29th

Box Tops Time!

The Fall contest will be the last week of September (25th - 29th). It's also the first ever National Box Tops week, so hoping to generate some extra excitement to clip and register for bonus box tops online and on the Bonus Box Tops app!
Fall Box Tops Flyer

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Mrs. Livingston's Kindergartners love reading!

Buddy reading with Mrs. Whitlow's 5th grade

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Read to self during workshop time-

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"This is a sight word! I know it!"

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Mrs. Livingston's Kindergarten class learning about the role of the guidance counselor! Mr. Masters makes learning fun!

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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

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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.