THE GALLOPING GAZETTE

MES Weekly School Newsletter

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Jan Fickling, Principal; LaQuana Aldridge, Assistant Principal

Chris Bussell, Assistant Principal;


Phone (803) 821-0300 Fax (803) 821-0303

180 Midway Road
Lexington, SC 29072

Midway Elementary School Website

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Office Hours: Mon-Fri. 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

MIDWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL VISION

Empower each child to design the future


MIDWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MISSION

ALL learners are extraordinary communicators, collaborators, creators and critical thinkers.


#mesHEART #allmeansALL

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Friday, December 13

Greetings, Mustangs!


Yes, 'tis the season of goodwill and best wishes to all!!! Our Sing-a-Long truly brought the spirit of the holiday season to me and hopefully to many of you. Many thanks to our Chorus, Band, Ms. Trent, and Mr. Keane!! Through your hard work and passion for music you have made our hearts "three times" larger. No, Grinches here at Midway! Thank you for an evening of music and joy!


Many thanks to all who supported our Chick-fil-a Biscuit sale this morning. I know the warm biscuits were much appreciated by many!


Do remember that the Holiday Online Auction closes tonight (Friday night). Get your bids in! There are some great opportunities! Remember that principal for the day brings office work, a special lunch, lunch and recess supervision...and, yes, use of keys and walkie! Students even write and publish their own newsletter about their day's adventures. Here is the link in case you need it.



https://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/home.cfm?auctionID=16754&CFID=4995115&CFTOKEN=bd0de4a0ec87d243-5FAE79B8-D1F7-58ED-BB71F3FC4E713731


Next week is another busy week with Winter Celebrations on Wednesday, Dec. 18, for Kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th grades, and on Thursday, Dec. 19, for 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades.

Please remember that school is dismissed at 11:40 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 20. Daycares (including AlphaBest) and buses will be picking up at this time. There will be no MES Care so all students must be picked up by 11:40 via car, bus, or daycare. Both breakfast and lunch will be served. Thank you for your help in planning ahead for this early dismissal.

Have a wonderful weekend! Travel safely, stay warm and dry, and read a GREAT book with your child or children!


Yours truly,

Jan Fickling, Principal

PTO Holiday Online Auction

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Calendar of Events

Monday, December 16-20 - MES Student Council Food Drive

Tuesday, December 17 -School Board Meeting 7:30 pm

Wednesday, December 18 - Winter Celebrations (4K, 5K, 2nd and 4th grades)

Thursday, December 19 - Candlelight Lunch

Winter Celebrations (1st, 3rd, and 5th grades)

Friday, December 20 -Students dismiss at 11:40 am

Monday, December 23 -Monday, January 6 Winter Break!

Monday, January 6 -Staff Returns to School

Tuesday, January 7 -Students Return to School

Student Council Food Drive Dec 16-20th!

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"MES Student Council is sponsoring a food drive December 16th-20th to restock our Lexington One Food Pantry. Please bring your canned goods and non-perishable food items to school next week. Let's see how many items we can collect! Thank you for your generous donations!"

Whoville Day for Children's Cancer Research was a Huge Success!

Lots of Cindy Lou Who and plenty of Grinch for Whoville Day! MES donated a total of $239.80 for Children's Cancer Research! Way to go Mustangs!
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Mark your calendars for this special MES Celebration!

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Free Basketball Camp at White Knoll Middle School 3rd-5th grade students

For more information contact Coach John Paul Sellars at 821-4334 or jpsellars@lexington1.net
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Artist of the Month



December through January 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:Brianna Greenwood

Grade One: Charley Larson

Grade Two: Avery McCown

Grade Three: Aaryn Ezelle

Grade Four: Arwen Qiao

Grade Five: Raylyn Ackerman


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Yearbooks sales open online only

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MES School Counseling

December MES School Counseling Newsletter

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Midway Elementary PTO Facebook

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Midway Elementary FIC Facebook

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Midway Elementary SIC Facebook

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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.