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

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Office Hours: Mon-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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April 26, 2019

Hello, Mustangs!


What an exciting kick-off to our Boosterthon Fundraiser! Lightning Lydia and her amazing team have sparked our minds, built our character skills, and energized our bodies with super fun team huddles each morning! Our Mustangs have accepted the challenge of the Boosterthon team, and they cannot wait to reach our school goal as they tease me about which animal I will get to kiss. Oh, my!! What animal will it be? We will find out on Monday.


As always, thank you for supporting this major school fundraiser! Keep those pledges coming!!! We are eagerly anticipating our Fun Run on Friday, May 3. Please note that 4K students will run on a smaller track. Fun Run times are as follows: 4K and 5K students and 1st graders will run at 8:00 AM; 2nd and 3rd graders will run at 9:20 AM; and 4th and 5th graders will have their Color Run at 1:00 PM. Please remember that if you plan to come and support your student at the Fun Run, you must have a valid photo id to sign in at the front kiosk. Go MUSTANGS!


Please remember to keep safety in mind as you are dropping off students in the morning as well as picking them up in the afternoon. Students are to be dropped off in designated areas in the morning where adults are standing to receive them. Otherwise, you must pull into a parking space and walk your child to the sidewalk. In the afternoons, please follow the directions of faculty members in the designated lines. I also want to remind you that you should not cross the double yellow lines on Midway Road to pass traffic. This is a huge safety issue with the potential of head-on collisions. As always, safety is our number one priority at Midway!


The weather is definitely getting warmer, and the days are getting longer so that gives us more time to enjoy being outside. Don't forget to include time for reading a good book as you make your weekend plans. We look forward to seeing the bright smiles of our Mustangs on Monday morning!


Yours truly,

Jan Fickling, Principal

Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10th!

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Upcoming Calendar Reminders

Wednesday April 24~ Boosterthon Kick-Off

Friday April 26~ MES Spirit Day and PTO morning Chick-fil-A biscuits $3 each


Friday May 3~ Boosterthon Fun Run!

Monday May 6-10~ Teacher Appreciation Week

Wednesday May 8~ Nurse's Day

Sunday May 12~ Happy Mother's Day

Monday May 27~ Memorial Day-NO SCHOOL

Friday May 31~ End of year celebrations grades 1,3,5

Friday May 31~ 5th grade promotion-River Bluff High School 6:00 PM


Monday June 3~ End of year celebrations grades K,2,4

Tuesday June 4~ Half Day for students-11:40AM dismissal

Wednesday June 5~ Half Day for students-11:40AM dismissal-Last Day of school

Wednesday June 5~ 5th grade final walk-8:00 AM

Important Kindergarten Registration Reminder!

Please tell your friends and neighbors that are zoned for Midway to make sure to register their rising Kindergarten student (turning 5 on or before Sept.1st) as soon as possible. These registration numbers are used to predict how many teachers are needed. If you have any questions you may call our main office 803-821-0300.



Required for Registration:


Parent Driver License

Proof of Residence- SCE&G or Water Utility recent statement

Child's Long Form Birth Certificate

Child's Immunization Record

Child Social Security Card (not mandatory)

Kid's Day of Lexington this Saturday!

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Boosterthon Fun Run is here!!

This is Midway’s major fundraiser, and our goal is to raise $26,000 for field trips, new technology, and teacher professional development!

The first step to helping your school is to register your student on funrun.com by searching for our school name. Also, look for the Pledgebook and Mindspark Gears that your student is bringing home. The Pledgebook will tell you everything you need to know about the Midway Fun Run.

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MES Fun Run May 3rd!


Come join the fun on Friday as we keep these kids hydrated and decorate the older ones with pretty colors in their color run! Use the link below to sign up to help!

Boosterthon Volunteer Sign Up Genius

click to view and sign up

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We kicked off this week with awesome Boosterthon Pep Rallies. Register your student at FunRun.com and enter all pledges to help our school and earn more rewards. If we reach our goal, Principal Fickling will kiss an animal voted on by the student body.
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Let's reach our goal so Principal Fickling will be kissing an animal!!

Oh what animal will Principal Fickling be kissing....A horse, a goat, a kitten, a pig or a bearded dragon?!
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Relay for Life Luminaries

Midway's Relay for Life team is taking $10 donations for luminaries. 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. We encourage copied pictures and drawings of your loved one along with their written name. Luminary bags will not be returned to you. If you are interested please fill out the form and return to MES by Friday May 10th.
Relay for Life Luminary Form

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Learning Commons:

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ART NEWS:

Midway Artist of the Month

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April Artist Of The Month

Student Artists of the Month for April are being honored in the front display case. Check out the artwork created by these talented artists. Congratulations to the following Artists of the Month for April:



Grade 4-K: Harper Paull

Grade One: Jacob Hucks

Grade Two: Meana Sarwary

Grade Three: Caden Morgan

Grade Four: Pauline Caironi

Grade Five: Kellen Backman


Congratulations to these wonderful artists!

Art is on display in the front showcase.

Congratulations Midway Artists! 2019 Kid’s Day of Lexington Art Exhibit:

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We are happy to announce that the following students have artwork selected for display at the

2019 Kid’s Day of Lexington Art Exhibit:


Berkay Sahin Kemal?

Sophie Payne

Veronica Leon

Gideon Buinicky

John Gallo

Ella Barbare

Delaney Wilson

Tristan Lotter

Nathan Rooks

Piper Temple

Oprah Tchuendem Noubissi

Grace Morgan

Eric Brightbill

Meghan Tucker

Camden Betenbough


The art will be shown in the lobby of Town Hall, Monday – Friday, 8 - 5 pm, during the weeks of April 22 and April 29. Artwork will NOT be on display Saturday, April 27 during the Kid's Day Event. Why? Concerns for possible damage to the art while outside.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the town of Lexington to see the excellent art created by the students of Lexington One Schools.


Saturday, April 27, 2019

Virginia Hylton Park ~ 10 AM-2 PM

For more info on this free event visit

http://www.lexingtonkidsday.com/

COLLECTING OLD SHOES: 5th Grade Spring Service Project

Our 5th-grade spring service project is to collect old shoes. So clean out your closets and start looking under your beds for gently used shoes and turn them in to your child’s teacher or one of our collection boxes in the halls. Every pair you recycle means extra funds for CampMates, less landfill waste and the potential to connect us to a SoleMate! We are collecting shoes through the end of the school year.

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Midway Cafeteria

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How can MES help reduce the amount of wasted food?

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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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MARCO'S PIZZA SCHOOL CHALLENGE!

See below to learn how to earn prizes, pizza and money by competing in the Marcos.com School Challenge! Order pizza from Marco's Pizza online now through May 15th and earn "Pizza Points" for Midway Elementary!
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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.