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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March 15, 2019

Hello, Mustangs!


Many thanks to Ms. Sandy Perkins for her wonderful time with us! We so enjoyed getting to know her and appreciate her commitment to our children. Our door will always be open to her! One of our students did not know her name so he called her the "sweet administrator"! So true! Her smile and voice is always kind and sweet!! Thank you, Ms. Perkins!!


Welcome back to our charming and talented Assistant Principal, Ms. LaQuana Aldridge!! We are thrilled to have her return to our Midway family. While we know she will miss her new little family member, she is eager to greet and get back into her work and fun with our young Mustangs. We will see her on Monday morning!!


Our young Mustangs continue to make us proud! Both of our Kindergarten and First Grade students have held their Student Led Conferences this week. It truly amazes me to see our youngest lead discussions about their learning with adults!! I know our parents are just as proud as I am. Congratulations to these Mustangs! Our Second and Fourth Graders will host conferences next week.


Please do add to your calendars two big Midway events. We will have our Spring Music Festival on Tuesday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m., and Field Day on Friday, April 12. Field Day is a day in which we will need many volunteers so I wanted to get this on your calendars as quickly as possible. It takes a village for this day to be successful.


Have a wonderful weekend! Read a great book with your child and ask him/her to lead you in a physical workout like they do in our Tabatas!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling

Principal of Midway Elementary School

MES will miss you Mrs. Perkins!

Hello to All the Amazing Midway Mustangs!


Thank you for welcoming me to MES and allowing me to be an honorary Mustang for a few days! It has been a wonderful experience to meet such a professional, caring, patient, kind, collaborative faculty and staff! You all are what it is all about - the children! Thanks for reminding me why I started teaching in 1968! Loved being here, and love YOU! The positive impact you have on the whole community is worthy of our utmost respect!

However...there is a lot to be said for the wonderful retirement you are all working so hard to earn!

There's Grandchildren, Travel, and Puppies...Oh, my! I will miss all of you, but life is grand, and there is so much to do and see! Oh, The Places You Will Go!


Have a smooth ending to this school year! Love ya, Sandy Perkins

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Upcoming Calendar Reminders

Sunday March 17~Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Monday March 18-March 29 Student-Led Conferences

Thursday March 21~Rock your Socks for World Down Syndrome Day

Wednesday March 27~Spring School Picture Day!

Friday March 29~Spirit Day and PTO Chick-fil-A morning biscuit sale

Looking Ahead.....

Tuesday April 2~Spring Music Festival 6:30 PM

Friday April 12~Field Day

Spring Break! April 15-19th, school resumes Monday April 22

Student-Led Conferences

This spring we are happy to announce that Midway students will be participating in Student-Led Conferences. This is a school-wide expectation for all our students to show and explain their growth throughout the year to their parent/guardian and build their leadership skills. Please be on the lookout for an email from your child’s classroom teacher providing additional details including how to sign up for conference appointments online that will be held from

8-9am.



2nd Grade: Monday, March 18th and Tuesday, March 19th

3rd Grade: Thursday, March 7th and Friday, March 8th

4th Grade: Wednesday, March 20th and Thursday, March 21st

5th Grade: Tuesday, March 26th, Thursday, March 28th, and Friday, March 29th

Student Led Conferences

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Thank You for an Awesome PTO STEM Family Fun Night!

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FUN FACT!!


Why Socks? Well, because chromosomes look like socks and people with down syndrome have an extra chromosome! "Lots of Socks" is acknowledged around the world as being associated with down syndrome.

Strawbridge Studios Spring Picture Day~Wednesday March 27th

Spring Classroom and Individual Portraits will be made on Wednesday March 27th. Please send in the Classroom Picture Payment of $12.00 before Picture Day to order a classroom photo. The payment envelope and Individual Portrait Pricing Flyer was sent home with your student. In a few weeks the Portrait Packages will be sent home for you to select the photos you wish to purchase. Return payments and any remaining pictures to your child's teacher at that time.

ART NEWS:

Midway Artist of the Month

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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 K: Amelia Allen

Grade One: Eliza Nation

Grade Two: Jake Owens

Grade Three: Bryson Hall

Grade Four: Madison Peelle

Grade Five: Landon Cunningham

Congratulations Midway Artists!

Congratulations to the Midway art students who have art on display at the Lexington County Public Library, Main Branch. The display will close on March 19th. Hope you will get a chance to stop by and check out the amazing Lexington One Elementary Art Exhibit. Here are photos of our students/family who attended the reception:
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Art of the Picture Book: Continuous Line Drawing~Lexington County Public Library 3/28 at 6:30 pm

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COLLECTING OLD SHOES: 5th Grade Spring Service Project

Our 5th-grade spring service project is to collect old shoes. So clean out your closets and start looking under your beds for gently used shoes and turn them in to your child’s teacher or one of our collection boxes in the halls. Every pair you recycle means extra funds for CampMates, less landfill waste and the potential to connect us to a SoleMate! We are collecting shoes through the end of the school year.

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TIME TO ORDER YOUR MIDWAY YEARBOOK!

Current Price now $30 individual and $34 with personalization for MES Yearbook!

Monday the yearbook price will go up to $30 a person, $34 with personalization. Go online to order yours now!

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Midway Cafeteria

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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.