MIDWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
THE GALLOPING GAZETTE
January 29, 2016
I want to be sure that I send a special invitation to you in joining us for our Counselor's parent workshop, "The Growth Mindset." This is being presented by Erin Fitzgerald, Coordinator of Lexington One's Gifted and Talented Programs. This truly is a wonderful presentation for all parents! It is through the eyes of parents and what we can do to help our children. This workshop will be on Thursday, February 4, at 7:00 p.m. Do join us!
Many thanks to those of you who were able to donate blood Wednesday!!! This is truly a personal and meaningful service project for Midway. Several of our families have experienced needing blood for their children--our Mustangs. Thank you!!!
Next week is also the focus for our American Heart Association drive for support. Jump Rope for Heart will be on Friday so please make sure your child's tennis shoes or sneakers are ready for action on Friday. This is a physical workout for all of our Mustangs! Healthy hearts require exercise and healthy eating habits.
Please do enjoy this last weekend of January as we usher in February on Monday! Enjoy a great book with our children!
Principal of Midway Elementary
Mark your Calendars for Spring testing dates
SC READY: (Grades 3-5)
ELA Session 1 - Writing - Tuesday, April 26
ELA Session 2 - Reading - Wednesday, April 27
Mathematics - - Thursday, April 28
Make-up Testing - Through May 6
SCPASS: (Grades 4-5)
Science - Wednesday, May 11
Social Studies - Thursday, May 12
Make-up Testing - Through May 19
Registration Dates for 4K, 5K and new 1st grade students for 2016-2017
Please spread the word to any friends and neighbors who may have young children. Registration is going on now through February 5th for 4K, 5K and new to Midway 1st grade students.
January 25th-February 5th
7:30 am-3:30 pm
Midway Elementary Office
Thurs.Jan.28 extended Hrs. 7:00 am-6:00 pm
Please bring the following items to complete registration:
- Child's Birth Certificate (long form required)
- Immunization record
- SCE&G current bill
- Parent Driver License
- Student S.S. card (not mandatory)
IMMERSION PARENT INFORMATION MEETINGS WILL BE HELD IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY, 2016 AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE,
100 TARRAR SPRINGS ROAD, LEXINGTON, SC 29072.
JANUARY 25, 6:00 P.M. (ACROSS THE STREET FROM MAIN OFFICE BUILDING)
FEBRUARY 2, 10:00 A.M. (STAFF DEVELOPMENT ROOM)
FEBRUARY 2, 2:00 P.M. (STAFF DEVELOPMENT ROOM)
IMMERSION REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ONLINE ONLY ON
FEBRUARY 8, 2016 AT 4:00 P.M.
- Immersion Registration is held one week after 5K kindergarten enrollment closes. Be sure to enroll your child at the school he/she is currently zoned for prior to registering for Immersion.
Jump in with us!!!
Please help save lives by supporting the American Heart Association. Through the Jump Rope for Heart service learning project, our students are learning about the importance of heart health, as well as what it means to help others. Please join our team by registering on line at www.heart.org/jump to donate.
Donations can also be given in our grade level change buckets in the Wi-Fi cafe every morning this week, (Feb. 1st-5th.)
Thank you so much for your support!
Thank you for all the PattyPack donations!
MES will be collecting travel-sized toiletries for PattyPacks, a non-profit organization designed to assist families dealing with children who require emergency and often extensive hospital stays. www.pattypacks.org
Parent Workshop on Mindset: February 4th at 7pm
Speaker: Erin Fitzgerald Coordinator for Academically & Artistically Gifted & Talented, Lexington School District 1
Parents only please
Music News: Calling All 4th and 5th Graders Who Love To Sing!
Physical education's participation in Spring Arts Festival~5th grade
Spring Arts Festival
Blacklight Creative Movement Routine
5th Grade Students
Spring Creative Movement Routine sign up will start next week. Fifth grade students who want to perform in the Spring Arts Festival need to sign up in the gym. Students will be given a permission slip and information about the requirements. The performance can be 1 to 3 students performing their routine.
Mrs. Howell's 3rd grade class in the MES Learning Commons
Midway SRO Receives Medal of Valor
Rising 6th grade MGMS Orientation
Rising 6th grade MGMS Immersion Orientation
2015-16 Yearbook Information
~Updated Yearbook Information~
Next week will be the last week yearbooks can be purchased at their current price. On February 8, the price goes up to $30, and $32.25 for personalized books.
Personalization can be made throughout the entire ordering window! Online sales will close on March 31. After that, students will have to wait until yearbooks arrive to purchase and these will be sold on a first come, first served basis. We have a limited number and we will sell out.