THE GALLOPING GAZETTE
MES Weekly School Newsletter
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.
April 26, 2019
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!
Jan Fickling, Principal
Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10th!
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!
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.
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!
Let's reach our goal so Principal Fickling will be kissing an animal!!
Relay for Life Luminaries
Midway Artist of the Month
April Artist Of The Month
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:
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?
Oprah Tchuendem Noubissi
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
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.
How can MES help reduce the amount of wasted food?
MARCO'S PIZZA SCHOOL CHALLENGE!
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.