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

Midway Elementary School Website

Midway Twitter

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.

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October 6, 2017

Hello, Mustangs!


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!!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling

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

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Fun Family Fitness Night October 10th from 6:30 - 7:30

Come join us on Tuesday October 10 for an evening of fitness and fun with your family. We will have limbo, jump ropes, obstacle course, fitness stations, parachute and many other activities.

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!!!!


Laura Gates

Anna Owens



Laura Gates

Midway Elementary School

Physical Education Teacher


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Family Fitness Night Video

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Take your Parent to PE Week Photos

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To kick off National Bullying Prevention month, 4th graders wrote kind and inspirational messages out on the track.

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Kindness in Chalk

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"National School Lunch Week October 9-13, 2017

Mark your calendar for National School Lunch Week! The #NSLW17 theme is "School Lunch: Recipes for Success," which was designed to help Lexington County School District One Food Service tell their school lunch story, including the 'secret ingredients' to their success!





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!

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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

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Learning Commons

Calling all football fans! Read Your Way to the Big Game is here! Information about the program and a reading log will be sent home with students.

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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

Book Time with me!

MES LSCD1

(803)821-0290 mhmixon@lexington1.net Twitter @Mrs_M_Mixon

Art

The following students won an Honorable Mention in the South Carolina State Fair. These winners are invited to a Student Art Award Reception on Sunday, October 8th, 2:00 to 4:00. We do hope everyone will get a chance to see the artwork on display in the Cantey Building when they visit the Fair.



Award Winners:

Evie Godfrey

Caroline Near

Jonathan Roquemore

Claire Joy Stone

Emily Crowson

Kane Smith

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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

Kindergarten enjoyed visits from the Lexington County Fire Department this week.We enjoyed learning about fire safety.
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Run Hard


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

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Miles to Excellence

Starting on October 4, Miles to Excellence will meet on Wednesday afternoon from 2:25 - 3:30. Students will come to the gym, drop their book bag and walk out to the track to start their laps. Parents can pick their child up from the front of the school in the car line. We will take Alphabest students to the cafeteria. Alphabest students will sign in at the cafeteria and then come to the gym.
Miles to Excellence

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Midway Elementary PTO Facebook

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International Night and Mini Silent and Live Auction

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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

MES Restaurant Night at Moe's Wednesday, October 11, 2017


12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

914 N Lake Dr, Ste A, Lexington

803-996-9200


Don’t forget to mention that you are with Midway Elementary! A portion of MES sales will be donated back to our school. Thank you for your continued support!!

Midway Elementary SIC Facebook

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Order your MES Yearbook online through Tuesday January 31, 2017

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MES Morning Walk Schedule

The schedule below list the grade level, day and time that our students will walk/run/jog on the track in the morning.


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

Lexington County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, genetic information or age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries or complaints. The Chief Human Resources Officer Michael L. Stacey handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title IX, inquiries/complaints regarding Title II with respect to employees and/or public access to buildings and grounds, and inquiries/complaints involving the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Inquiries/complaints regarding IDEA for students K–12 go to the Director of Special Services Wendy Balough, Ed.D. Inquiries/complaints regarding Section 504 for students K–12 go to the Director of School Counseling and Advisement Zan Tracy Pender. Inquiries/complaints regarding Title II implementation go to the Coordinator of NCLB Title II Part A Dianne Steelman. Contact these people if you have questions regarding these issues at 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29072 and telephone number 803-821-1000.