THE GALLOPING GAZETTE
MES Weekly School Newsletter
Thursday, October 18
It is so difficult that we are now bringing our first nine weeks to a close! Brrr....it brought on some much cooler weather!! I know some of you are enjoying this!
I do so hope you have Mustang Fest on your calendar!!! This big event is in just three weeks on November 8, 2019!!! It is a root'n, toot'n GREAT evening filled with family fun! BEST FUN in town!!!
Another very special time that we invite you to join us is our Veterans Day Program on Monday, November 11, 2019. We will host our veterans, active duty military service people, and our first responders for a light breakfast. Then at 8:00 a.m. we will have our guests and their students lead our Veterans Day Parade and then join us for our program. This is a very special event for Midway. Please do start check with your veterans, military service people, and first responders about joining us on this day.
Have a great weekend and stay warm! Read, read, read...the weather is right for a good book after getting that exercise outside (or inside for some of us)!!
Principal of Midway Elementary School
Calendar of Events
Friday, October 18- PTO PAC Parent Night Out
Monday, October 21 -National School Bus Safety Week
Tuesday, October 22 -PTO Board Meeting 9:15 am
Wednesday, October 23-Thursday, October 31 National Red Ribbon Week
Friday, October 25 -Report Cards Issued
MES Spirit Day and PTO Chick-fi-A biscuit morning sales ($3 each)
Saturday, October 26 -FIC Crepes & Croissants Restaurant Day
Wednesday, October 30-Collaborative Planning Day Students dismiss at 11:40 am
PTO Restaurant Night at UNO's
Thursday, October 31 -Halloween
We have some of the cutest pumpkins in the patch!
October Artist of the Month
Artist of the Month
Our newly selected artists for the month
of October are as follows:
§ Grade K: McKenna Hooker
§ Grade 1: Evangelia Crocker
§ Grade 2: Tanner Forrest
§ Grade 3: Tinsley Askew
§ Grade 4: Arwene Qiao
§ Grade 5: Brewer Godfrey
Congratulations to these wonderful artists!
Hope you will get a chance to check out the artwork in the front display case.
SC STATE FAIR
We have a total of 10 Ribbon Winners this year. The following students won a ribbon in the Fair:
Madelyn Brown: 1st place 3-D Art- Summer Art Teacher: Mrs. Villobos
Kaylin Mixon: 3rd place 3-D Art
The following students have art on display:
Claire Brown- Summer Art Teacher: Mrs. Villobos
Art will be on display in the Cantey Building, from October 9th – 20th.
We hope you will get a chance to view the show.
Art teachers will pick up the art on the 22nd and return to students at a later date. Some pieces may be held for other exhibits.
Way to go MES Artists!
Sophia in Mrs. Morris' Kindergarten, shows her "magic cats" face art from the SC State Fair!
National School Lunch Week: October 14th - 18th
Mark your calendar for National School Lunch Week!
Former Mustangs and RBHS Football Players joined MES teachers and students for National School Lunch Week!
MES School Counseling
The Midway School Counselors are seeking mentors to serve some of our students. A Midway Mentor serves as a special friend to one student throughout the year. They meet with this student once to twice a week for about 30 minutes. Midway Mentors serve as a special friend or support person to help some of our students who need additional love and encouragement. If you are interested in obtaining additional information please get in touch with Chan Gray or one of our other school counselors.
Save the Date Mustang Fest Friday November 8th!
Midway sends our very own, Mrs. Dawn Merck to her last treatment and to Ring the Bell!
PRE-ORDER YOUR 2019 WINTER MERCHANDISE NOW!
MES Coding Team Info
MIDWAY SIC NOMINATIONS
The Midway Elementary School Improvement Council serves as an advisory committee to our administration and faculty members. School Improvement Council (SIC) members are asked to commit to serving a two year term.
If interested in serving on the Midway SIC or if you would like to nominate someone to serve on the SIC, please contact Midway's SIC Chair, Ryan Poles at firstname.lastname@example.org
Duties of a Parent Representative for Midway School Improvement Council are as follows:
· Work on behalf of all MES parents to recommend improvements and advocate for positive changes
· Assist the school administration and staff in ensuring Midway meets the learning needs of all students
· Actively encourage families and community members to be strong partners in our students learning
· Support Midway’s Learning Environment
· Attend SIC meetings on the 3rd Thursday of every school attendance month at 4:30 p.m.
SoleMates Shoe Recycling
Way to go, Midway! Last year, the school-wide service project led by fifth grade raised $183 for CampMates, a summer day camp for children and teens ages 4-21 that is provided by the Autism Academy of SC. The camp program is designed for children with social skills deficits, Asperger’s, Autism, ADHD, social anxiety and learning disabilities.
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.