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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December 7, 2018

Hello, Mustangs!


Our Midway Chorus made us so proud Wednesday evening as they performed with the Lexington Community Band and two other school choruses. They were truly shining with smiles, musical talent, and holiday spirit! Many thanks to our music teachers, Mrs. Rogers and Ms. Trent! Many thanks to our students for their courage and passion for singing! And, yes, thank you, parents, for your support and encouragement!!!


NOW, mark your calendars for Thursday evening, Dec. 13, at 6:30, as our Chorus showers us with holiday spirit in our annual Sing-a-long. This is such a wonderful event that puts you in the holiday spirit!!!


Please remember that safety is a priority so as you join your child for events during the school day you need to sign in with your driver's license. If you are bringing another adult as a guest, this adult will also need his/her driver's license.


Our lost and found has really grown! Please encourage your child to check it for lost items. You can help your child be accountable for his or her winter wear by writing names on labels. We do check for the owner. At the end of each month, we donate non-claimed items to local community organizations supporting those in need.


Have a wonderful weekend sharing a great book with your child! Looks like exercise and workouts will be indoors for most of the weekend as the forecast looks wet and cold. Brrrrr!!!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling, Principal

Congratulations to Jason Trice, MES Cafeteria Manager and Midway Cafe!

Midway Cafe has been awarded a Recycling Education Grant from DHEC.Our Green Team leader,Mrs.Richenda Batson, has led our sustainability efforts from our share table in the Cafeteria to the Grant application process. We are excited to use these funds to help educate our Mustangs to protect our environment.

PTO Online Auction Next Week!

Dear Midway families,


Back by parent request, we are so excited to offer our traditional big ticket auction items in an online auction event NEXT WEEK! Many thanks to our Midway parents for sharing your feedback so that we could make this possible.

The following will be up for auction:


Two Principals of the Day

Two Police Rides to School

A Great Wolf Lodge Package

Two Co-Anchors of the Morning News Show

A Parking Spot in the Front Parking Lot of Midway


We will send out the link to the auction early Monday morning which will include more details on these special items. Bidding will open at 7 a.m. on December 10 and run through midnight, 12:00 a.m., on December 14. This will be the only auction of the year. At the close of the auction, please note that we will only accept cash or check (we are not accepting PayPal or CC to avoid transaction fees).


As always, thank you for your continued support of MES School Administrators, Staff, and students! Please feel free to contact MES PTO with any questions at midwaypto1994@gmail.com with any questions.


Thanks,

Midway PTO

Midway Chorus joined The Lexington Community Band December 5th at Lexington High School

The Midway Chorus joined the choruses of New Providence and Red Bank Elementary Schools to sing "Polar Express" with the Lexington Community Band Wednesday evening, December 5th. Directors Miss Courtney Trent and Mrs. Lee Anne Rogers prepared and led the 75 voice chorus of 4th and 5th grade students. It was an experience of a lifetime.

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Columbia Marionette Theatre presents The Tortoise and the Hare for Midway

Thank you to the Columbia Marionette Theatre for a wonderful performance!



"The race is on! The speedy Hare is confident that he can beat the slowly Tortoise in a race across the forest. But as this classic Aesop's Fable has taught us for thousands of years... "Slow and Steady wins the race". The Tortoise has a few tricks up his shell, and he won't give up so easily! Columbia Marionette Theatre uses short-strung marionettes, and a wide variety of creative rod puppets to bring this wonderful story to life."

4th Grade Pajama Drive~Collecting Monday Dec. 3rd- 10th

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Thank you Midway families for your generous donations to our Pajama Drive. We have collected 187 pajamas and need your help to reach our goal of 400 pajamas. Remember that pajamas need to be a new pair of pajamas with a top and bottom or an appropriate nightgown. The pajamas can be sizes newborn through adult. Also, for each pair of pajamas we donate, Scholastic donates a book to child in need. This is a great program and a great way to give back! The drive ends Monday, December 10th. Thank you so much for your support!

Whoville Day Wednesday December 5th!

Our Mustangs raised 180.00 for Whoville Day!

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Join Us For Midway's Annual Holiday Sing-Alongs

It's that most wonderful time of the year! Midway's annual Winter Holiday Sing-Alongs will be Thursday, December 13th. The Midway Chorus along with our District and State Honor Honor Choir students and the After-School guitar classes will lead audiences in singing Midway's favorite songs of the Winter Holidays.


Everyone is invited to any of the three Sing-Alongs.


  • 8:00 a.m. assembly for 4K, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade audience
  • 9:00 a.m. assembly for 5K, 1st, and 4th grade audience
  • 6:30 p.m. evening sing-along

PTO Morning Chick-fil-A biscuit sales and Midway Spirit Day Friday December 14th!

Midway PTO will be selling Chick-fil-A biscuits next Friday, December 14th at our morning carpool drop off in the front of the school. Wear your favorite MES shirt or teal and black for Midway Spirit Day!

December Artist of the Month

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Artist of the Month


Our newly selected artists for the month of December are as follows:


K4 - Aryaman Raj

1st - Myla Sprankle

2nd - Bailey Swain

3rd - Bryson Hall

4th - Fernando Castro

5th - Maddie Freeland



Congratulations to these wonderful artists!

Art is on display in the front showcase.

TIME TO ORDER YOUR MIDWAY YEARBOOK!

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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.