MIDWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
THE GALLOPING GAZETTE
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
Office Hours: M-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.
October 6, 2017
Many thanks to all who joined us for the Harlem Wizards Game! We had a LARGE time! Yes, we work hard in teaching and we play hard as well. Laughter and fun is good for the heart! Thank you all, volunteers, staff, students and PTO!
I can honestly say that there is no place like home! While I so enjoyed the professional development with EdLeader21 and the school visit, I truly missed our Midway family. It is important, however, to see what others are doing across the country. Our development of performance tasks is right on target! We will continue to grow the learning targets and to deepen critical thinking.
Next week is filled with more opportunities! We have Family Fitness Night, Passport to Fitness, on Tuesday, Oct. 10. If you were not able to join your child for Bring Your Parent to PE Week then this is another opportunity. We also have Moe's Day on October 11.
Note that there are Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, Oct. 12, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. and also on Friday, Oct. 13, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m (no school for students on this day). Not all parents will fit into this schedule so you may already have had a conference or will have an opportunity to conference shortly after these dates.
I hope you enjoy the weekend! Please read, read, read with our Mustangs!!
Principal of Midway Elementary
Attention 2nd Grade Parents! Upcoming Testing Dates
CoGAT and IOWA Testing will be conducted on the following dates:
Monday, October 23: CogAT Verbal
Tuesday, October 24: CogAT Quantitative
Wednesday, October 25: CogAT Nonverbal
Thursday, October 26: IOWA Reading
Friday, October 27: IOWA Math
Please be sure your child:
-Is present and on time each day
-Eats breakfast prior to 7:40
-Gets a good night's rest
Fun Family Fitness Night October 10th from 6:30 - 7:30
The Fun, Family, Fitness Night is from 6:30 - 7:30. So wear your shorts, tshirts and tennis shoes and be ready to get your "sweat on." We look forward to seeing all of you!!!!
Midway Elementary SchoolPhysical Education Teacher
To kick off National Bullying Prevention month, 4th graders wrote kind and inspirational messages out on the track.
"National School Lunch Week October 9-13, 2017
This year we will be featuring the 2017 Lexington One Cooks Healthy Recipe Contest Winner, Anna Cully, and her Vegilicious Chili. Not only are we featuring Anna's recipe on the menu in every school across the district, we also want to see who can serve the most of it! By leaving your lunch box at home, and eating in the cafeteria, you can help our school win the highest participation for the week. The school with the highest participation for the week will earn a super fun reward!"
Enter to win a cafeteria makeover!
Thank for joining us at The Harlem Wizard's Basketball game vs. Lexington County All Stars (MES & MGES teachers and staff)
Slimtastic Community Event
MGES PTO, MES PTO and sponsored by Allstate~The Smoak Agency
21 days of Reading Challenge
The number one way you can help your child with their learning is to read at home! The research is there. So I challenge each of you this month to embark on this challenge. 21 days of reading with and/or to your child. Life can get so busy, but taking just a few minutes each day to sit next to your child and read a book will show them how important reading is, but also how important they are.
Sign up here: http://www.readaloud.org/21daychallenge.html
And take pictures! I'll be participating in this challenge both at Midway, reading aloud to classes, and at home with my own little person. Use the #21dayReadAloud and #MES21dayReadAloud
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
Claire Joy Stone
Artist of the Month for October
Our newly selected artists for the months
of October are as follows:
· Grade K: Grant Godfrey
· Grade 1: Meana Sarwary
· Grade 2: Ella Willis
· Grade 3: Brynn Hahne
· Grade 4: Evelyn Lawson
· Grade 5: Casey Pauelo
Congratulations to these wonderful artists!
Hope you will get a chance to check out the artwork in the front display case.
Lexington County Fire Dept visits Kindergarten
This past week our Run Hard team at Midway completed their 1 1/2 miles to earn their Run Hard t-shirts. So proud of these students and their commitment to exercise. The Run Hard's team 5K race is on Saturday, November 4th
Miles to Excellence
Save the Date: Friday, November 3rd, 2017
Friday, November 3rd, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Midway’s International Heritage Night
Mini Silent Auction
Order your MES Yearbook online through Tuesday January 31, 2017
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