THE GALLOPING GAZETTE
MES Weekly School Newsletter
Friday March 27, 2020
I have tried to leave the lines of communication open for teachers since I sent the initial link for distance learning experiences and special events for this week. We needed for the teachers to develop a norm for their communications with you and your children. Please know that this does not mean that I am not present and open to problem solving or celebrating. Teachers are quickly including the assistant principals and myself in supporting you and our students. I am very aware of how emails can be overwhelming so trying to be mindful of this in helping you and our teachers.
I must celebrate you and our teachers for embracing the ambiguity as we worked through and continue to develop new routines. A HUGE shout out to our entire Midway family and community!!!
What an awesome job of celebrating our children and their uniqueness on Friday and Saturday as we celebrated World Down Syndrome Day on March 21, 2020! I was so proud of the many celebrations of our students!! Teachers and parents reached out with photos and videos via email, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. We definitely had a social media blitz in this celebration!!! Thank YOU for supporting us in this effort!
While we had to cancel school gatherings we are continuing with our celebrations that promote causes! We supported our Student Relay for Life Team by sporting sunglasses on Wednesday. This maintains our awareness of supporting the fight against cancer. Today, Friday, we sported our spirit wear! Felt odd not have a Chick-fil-a Biscuit but I bet many of you had something special such as pancakes or waffles!!!
Please know that we are here for you! If you are stressed by figuring out priorities in this new home schooling situation, just stick to the packet and deep breath. We have become very aware of competing needs of all family members for the family device(s).
Together, we will bring success to all Mustangs, young and old!! Bless each of you as we go through this trying time but know we love and miss you all!! Please, please let us know if there is undo emotional stress as while we are all ready to support, our School Counselors are awesome and ready to support and share resources. We know that this is not easy for all!
Blessings to each of you,
Jan Fickling, Principal
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Monday, March 30 -- Make some music! Our own Spring Chorus Day for ALL! Time for happy music!!
Wednesday, April 1 -- April Fools Day! Play a kind trick on someone that you love!!
Thursday, April 2 -- Wear Super Hero Shirts! Design your own Super Hero Field Day!! Go outside and play, exercise, and have fun!
Friday, April 3 -- Spirit Day!!! Sport your MES wear!
Of course, as you celebrate these days, please take photos and share on Twitter, Facebook, and all of your social media!!!
Monday, April 6 - Monday, April 13-- Spring Break!!! Enjoy family, stay safe, and no required school work!! Read for fun!
Tuesday, April 14 - Students return to homeschooling routines and schedules! Teachers are back in the digital offices!
Important meal service pick-up and delivery schedule change
The Lexington One elementary school librarians are maintaining a list of resources to support teachers, students, and parents during distance learning. The list is updated frequently, so please check back from time to time! Visit https://tinyurl.com/qqtwjm4 to access the list.
World Down Syndrome Day....Rock your socks Midway!
Student Relay for Life Day! Mustangs support the battle against cancer by wearing our most stylish sunglasses!!! We may not be able to collect donations but we can still raise awareness!!!
MUSTANGS EMBRACE HOME SCHOOLING
MIDWAY SPIRIT DAY!
Packet Pick Up....We ❤️ Our Mustangs!!
March Artist of the Month
Mrs. Behrends and Mr. Erd continue to choose a different student each month, Grades K – 5, to be the Artist of the Month.
Student art is on display in the front case for your viewing pleasure. Be sure to check out the art! Congratulations to the following Artists of the Month for March:
Grade 4-K: David Lawson
Grade One: Meera Sodisetti
Grade Two: Eve Rohrscheib
Grade Three: Bates Driskill
Grade Four: Caroline Morgan
Grade Five: Samantha Hollis
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.