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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December 15, 2017

Dear Mustang Families,


It is so amazing that we are coming to the end of 2017 and that in just a couple of weeks we will be embracing 2018!!


I want to take this moment to thank you for sharing your children with us!! Your children are your most valued treasures and so your support and trust must be recognized and appreciated. We value and treasure your children and you as our Midway family. Through our relationships we work together in bringing success to each child! Thank you!


The Sing-a-Long was absolutely precious! Our students' musical talents just amaze me! The Chorus, Honor Choir Members, Guitarists, and Strings just make my heart so proud and Midway shine. Thank you to Ms. Rogers, Ms. Trent, and Ms. Miller for the hours of support and time they spend with our students!


Next week will be filled with excitement and the making of memories. Learning continues in the classroom through content and social experiences. Winter Celebrations and selected learning opportunities will highlight the last three days of 2017. These are very valuable days in learning and memory making so please know that your child's attendance is truly appreciated.


Please enjoy the weekend and read a great book with your child! Now is the time to build traditions...pick a favorite book for reading every year!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary

Winter Break~ December 21st-January 3rd~ Students return Thursday January 4th

Winter Break 12-21 through 1-3; students return 1-4.


Friday 1-12 11:00 am Early dismissal for students.

Monday 1-15 No School~Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Friday 1-19 Report Cards

Wednesday 1-24 Collaborative Planning Day~students dismiss at 11:40 am.

Jump Rope for Heart

MES Red Cross Blood Drive from 1-5 pm.

Friday 1-26 Spirit Day and Chick Fil-A morning sales

Registration dates for 4K (LES), 5K, and new to Midway 1st grade students for 2018-2019 school year

January 29th-February 9th from 7:30 am-3:30 pm and late day will be February 1st from 7:00 am-6:00 pm. To enroll your student you will need to have the student's long form birth certificate, immunization record, and current proof of residency. We accept SCE&G or Water bill.

Registration Dates for 2018-2019 4K program at LES

All students enrolling in the 4 year old program must do so at Lexington Elementary School. 116 Azalea Drive Lexington, SC. Their late day being Feb.1 til 6:00pm. You will need a long form birth certificate, immunization record and current proof of residency. Students will be screened in late May/early June. The 40 students most in need of the program will be enrolled. There is a morning session (7:40-10:20) and an afternoon session (11:45-2:20). Every effort is made to place students in the session requested, but it is not always possible. For more information you can contact Mrs. Scircle at: KScircle@lexington1.net
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Thank you for joining our talented musicians at our Midway Sing-a-long!

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Fourth graders studied and created models of moon phases using Oreo cookies.

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Fourth graders enjoyed the outdoors and reviewed for their SS test with peers by playing Quiz, Quiz, Trade.

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Silent Auction Winners enjoyed being Principal of the Day!

Nihal Katta, Alexander Kirylo, and Bela Sengupta were Midway Principals of the day Monday December 11th. Thank you for supporting our school and PTO.
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First grade Grinch Day!

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Grinch Slime!!

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ART:

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Artist of the Month


Our newly selected artists for the

months of December/January are as follows:


· Grade K: Nola Soellner

· Grade 1: Avery Weathers

· Grade 2: McKynlee Gibson

· Grade 3: Yuran Chen

· Grade 4: Xander Hewett

· Grade 5: Larkin Daley


Congratulations to these wonderful artists!

Congratulations Mustangs! 1st place at MSCL Olympiad Chess Tournament

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Anna Zou, Anthony Zou, and George Wang with Principal Fickling


Our first ever true team tournament, the MSCL Olympiad, was our largest tournament thus far! 69 players from all over the state of South Carolina participated, many braving snow to make the trip. ️

15 teams of 3 players (plus alternates) organized by school participated in the Olympiad section.

Here are our champions:

1st Elementary School Team: Midway~Anna Zou, Anthony Zou, and George Wang.

2nd: Harbison West
3rd: Center for Knowledge, Clemson

1st Middle School Team: RC Edwards
2nd: Dent, St. John Neumann, Crayton


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Do you have broken holiday lights? click to see how you can recycle at Midway!

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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Order your MES Yearbook online through Tuesday January 31, 2017

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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.