THE GALLOPING GAZETTE
MES Weekly School Newsletter
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.
March 2, 2018
What a wonderful week we have had as we celebrated Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss's birthday today! Our week kicked off with #JustaChicken followed by favorite Storybook Character Dress Day. Our final day included many guest readers and green eggs and ham! What a delightful week! It is all about the reading!
Many thanks to those of you who were able to complete the booklet with addresses of friends and family. These addresses do not go on any mailing lists and is an opportunity for us to obtain free subscriptions to TIME FOR KIDS. This saves us almost $3,000.00. Thank you! Please know that no one must buy any magazines for this to benefit us. If you still have these, you may still send them in on Monday. Again, thank you!
Thank you also for sending in your BoxTops for Education! Even though the contest is over, please continue to save these for our school. This is free money as you have already purchased the product. PTO will clip and mail these in to collect...this is a win-win! Thank you!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Read, exercise and spend quality time with your family.
Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary
Dr. Little joined Midway for Dr. Seuss’s birthday!
Midway Celebrates Dr. Seuss all week!
Thank you to all our guest readers for NEA's Read Across America Day at Midway!!
Here is some background for Read Across America Day:
It began in 1997 with the idea from an NEA's task to have a pep rally for reading. So the idea of Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday and the joys of reading, was born. Today we expect more than 45 million readers, both young and old, to pick up a book and read.
Mustang Black Light Gymnastic Showcase!
Mark your calendar for PTO Restaurant Night at San Jose Tuesday March 6th
Need your bottles and bottle tops please!
I'm trying to collect 200 water/soda bottles by March 12th for a class incentive project. We will need any size less than a 2-liter. Any color. Any shape. You may drop these off in our front kiosk or send in a disposable bag with your student. Thank you in advance for your help!
Alyssa Langford (STEAM Lab)
Jump Rope for Heart Donations were outstanding!!
Way to go Mustangs! Thank you to PE teachers Mrs. Gates and Mrs. Owens for a great school Jump Rope for Heart event!
Poster Design Contest Winners for LTC's Career Fair
Thank you for sending in your Box Tops!
Thank You for all your work on our Springs Box Tops Contest. Together we collected 14,297 box tops and labels!
The winning classrooms will receive a Popcorn Party and the Traveling Trophy.
1st Grade- Sellars
2nd Grade- Kroll
3rd Grade- Howell
4th Grade- Turbeville
5th Grade- Scott
Special Areas- Maupin
Congratulations Winners! Thanks again to everyone for working hard to achieve our goal! Keep clipping and collecting for next year!
Rising Kindergarten and new to Midway First Grade Registration Reminder
****Please share this information with any friends or neighbors who may also have rising Kindergarten students****
French Immersion Kindergarten Online Registration opens Wednesday March 7, 2018 at 4:00 P.M.
• Parents will access the online registration link by clicking on“World Languages” under the “Academics” header on the district’s website (www.lexington1.net)or by visiting the World Language Micro-site at www.lexoneworldlanguages.weebly.com .
• At each dual language immersion school site, priority is given to students who are zoned for these schools. • We reserve 10 spaces at each site for students who reside outside of that school’s attendance zone.
• All dual language immersion students must reside in Lexington One and provide proof of residency upon enrolling for 5K kindergarten. • Dual language immersion registration is held one week after 5K kindergarten enrollment closes.
• Please be sure to enroll your child at the school s/he is zoned for prior to registering for dual language immersion.
Want to learn more?
Attend one of the following information sessions held at Central Services at: 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, S.C. 29072 on the following dates:
● February 23, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
● February 26, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
● March 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Each session includes an explanation of how our Dual Language Immersion Program works, and the benefits offered to students.
For more information view:
March Artist of the Month
Mrs. Behrends, Gardner 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 K: Gracen Sprankle
Grade One: Lillian Kammer
Grade Two: Aarav Suthar
Grade Three: Claire Brown
Grade Four: Lilly Sadler
Grade Five: Sienna Woodley
Winterfest Art Display: Old Mill
Each year, Lexington One, Elementary Art Teachers select art for the Winterfest Exhibit at the Old Mill, in Lexington, SC. The show will be open from Thursday, March 1st, through Wednesday, March 14th for the community to enjoy. Thank you for your support in helping us celebrate Youth Art Month!
The following students' artwork was selected for the show:
Moss Evelyn Wise
March 6, 2018 Art Walk at 6:00 PM Lexington Icehouse Amphitheatre
New Blog from Mrs. Mixon
How can we motivate our writers? Getting to the why of writing for big and small people. Just as in anything else, when you understand why, your motivation is higher.
Let's get reading!
"Everyone is a reader, some just haven't found their favorite book yet."
Melissa Mixon --- Literacy Coach
(803)821-0290 firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter @Mrs_M_Mixon
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