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 15, 2019
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!
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
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
Tuesday April 2~Spring Music Festival 6:30 PM
Friday April 12~Field Day
Spring Break! April 15-19th, school resumes Monday April 22
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
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
Thank You for an Awesome PTO STEM Family Fun Night!
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
Midway Artist of the Month
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!
Art of the Picture Book: Continuous Line Drawing~Lexington County Public Library 3/28 at 6:30 pm
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.
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!
MARCO'S PIZZA SCHOOL CHALLENGE!
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.