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

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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May 4, 2018

Hello, Mustangs!!!


This is an exciting time of the year as our 3rd-5th graders begin state testing! Please apply no stress and keep your student well rested and on schedule with bed times. A balanced breakfast helps to keep the brain power flowing. This week will be testing for our 3rd and 5th graders. They will do writing, reading, math, and 5th grade will also do Social Studies.


Please know that I speak with my "teacher hat" on as I truly say this time is a celebration and a showing off of our hard work--that of students, teachers, and parents. Reassurance and encouragement to just do your best with kind reminders to just carefully read, take your time, and do your best. That is all that needs to be done! Pats on the back and smiling support!


I do want to let you know that there are several forums for the candidates running for School Board. Please learn about our candidates and be ready to vote on June 19! The first forum and closest to us will be on Wednesday, May 9, 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria at Lexington High School. Please share with neighbors, friends, and family.


I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Rest, Read, exeRcise!!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary

Midway Teachers Rock! Help Us Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week:

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Final Miles to Excellence May 9th at 2:25 PM at Midway

The Miles to Excellence Club will not meet the next 2 weeks. We are planning for our Final Mile Celebration to be run on May 9th, 2:25 at Midway Elementary. We look forward to seeing our students and celebrating their last mile(s) on that Wednesday.

Thank you for your support!

Laura Gates

Cafeteria Reminder:

Please be sure to pay your students lunch/breakfast cafeteria accounts in full before the end of the school year. Any money left on your students accounts will remain for the 2018-19 school year and does follow your student to any school in the Lexington One school district.

Midway Four-Year-Old Kindergarten Enrollment Information for 2018-2019* **only a few spots left***


We are excited to announce that Midway Elementary School is currently enrolling students for our full-day tuition based four-year-old program. In order to attend, your child must be four years old on or before September 1. There are no performance standards or tests required for admission. Any child living in the Midway Elementary School attendance zone is eligible to attend our program. Parents of students not zoned for MES will be required to sign a waiver requiring them to return back to their home school for regular kindergarten.


Enrollment for students zoned to MES will begin April 17, 2018. We will open the enrollment up to individuals outside of our MES zone beginning May 1, 2018. The class size is capped at 20. Once we have reached capacity, interested individuals will be placed on a waiting list in the event someone drops out of the class.


Tuition for the program is a total of $5,250.00 to be paid in 10 installments. A non-refundable $250.00 deposit is due upon enrollment (which will be deducted from the first month’s tuition). The remainder of the first month’s tuition ($275.00) will be due by the first day of school. The other nine payments will be drafted monthly. All drafts will be made on the 15th of each month. Over three rejected drafts, will cancel the draft privilege. At that time, full payment will need to be submitted by cash, money order or cashier’s check for the remaining tuition balance payable to Lexington School District One. Failure to submit will result in the child’s withdrawal from the 4-K program at MES.


A learning fee of $100 will also be due by the first day of school. This fee will cover supplies, materials, and additional financial support for your child’s academic program. Please be reminded that the state of South Carolina only fully funds five-year-old kindergarten.


What steps should I take to enroll my child?

Enrollment forms are available at Midway Elementary School and will be accepted beginning April 17, 2018 for zoned students, and May1, 2018 for out of zone students.

To enroll, you will need the child’s birth certificate, shot record, and proof of residency.


ONLY 20 SPACES WILL BE AVAILABLE

Your space is guaranteed with your non-refundable $250 deposit.

If you have additional questions, please contact our school at 803-821-0300.


***Parents must provide transportation to and from school. No bus transportation for the 4k program***

Relay For Life Luminaries

We want you to have the opportunity to pay tribute to your loved ones . You do not need to be an actual participant in Relay For Life to take part in this special tribute. With your donation a bag will be lit for your loved one. The cost is a minimum donation of $10 for a bag you can decorate. Please fill out the attached form with your donation and a bag will be sent home with your child to decorate.
Relay For Life Luminary Forms

click to view and print

Spring Portraits Payment and Unwanted Sheets Due May 11th

Your student's spring picture packets went home last Friday. After reviewing, please send unwanted portrait sheets along with a check payable to Strawbridge Studios for any portraits you choose to keep. You may also pay online www.Strawbridge.net using code: 100783.

Mustang Shout Out!

Congratulations to MES students Alan (3rd grade) and Alvin ( Kindergarten) Amalaporvanathan for their 1st place team win in the Midlands Scholastic Chess League VI on April 28th. They competed against other local Elementary teams for the win! Way to go Mustangs!
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Learning Commons:

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Art: May Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month

May Artists of the Month are being honored in the front display case. Check out the artwork created by these talented young students. Congratulations to the following Artists of the Month:

Grade K: Marin Queen

Grade One: Nicholas Cassano

Grade Two: Claire Chapman

Grade Three: Annie McLendon

Grade Four: Morgan Nesmith

Grade Five:Sophia Hernandez

The FRECKLE AWARD winners for the month of April

Freckle Awards for the month of April:


Congrats to...

4th Grade for having the highest average minutes spent per student in April.


Mrs. DeShazo's Class for having the most time spent in ELA with 2,420 minutes for the month of April.


Mrs. Senn's Class for having the most time spent in Math with 3,381 minutes for the month of April.

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Pantasia Steel Band visits Midway!

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PTO offers prepackaged school supplies for next school year through School Tool Box

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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.


http://mixedupinbooks.blogspot.com/


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

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Midway Elementary PTO Facebook

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Midway Elementary SIC Facebook

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Midway Elementary FIC Facebook

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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.