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, November 8

Good afternoon, Mustangs!!!


At last our big event is here! Yes, the best fun in town is right here at our Wild West Mustang Fest!!! Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. Even the cold can't stop this fun. Do bring family and friends!!


Good luck to our runners in the Run Hard 5K on Saturday! These young people always make us so proud. Many thanks to our PE Teacher, Anna Owens, and the volunteers for sponsoring this opportunity for our students.


Monday, November 11, is a very special day as we celebrate Veterans Day in our parade and program. The parade will start at 8:00 a.m. We invite all veterans, active duty military people, and first responders as want to show our appreciation for keeping us safe and protecting our many freedoms. Thank you, Veterans, Military People and First Responders!!!


Just a quick safety reminder that the far left drive when facing the school is a two-lane exit. We have recently experienced cars coming in the exit and this is not safe. Please help us by following the traffic patterns and enter either the bus loop entrance or the center main entrance drive. Thank you so much for your help with this.


Again, hope to see you this evening at Mustang Fest!!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling

Principal

Health Room Reminder

If you have received a hearing, vision, or dental referral from the health room, please return it as soon as you have followed up or communicate with the health room at 821-0323 or 0324.
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Calendar of Events

Friday, November 8 -MUSTANG FEST!!!!

Monday, November 11-Veterans Day Program and Parade

Thursday, November 14 -Make-Up Pictures

PTO Restaurant Night 11-9:00 pm Moe's Southwest Grill

Tuesday, November 19 PTO Meeting 9:15 am

School Board Meeting 7:00 pm

Friday, November 22 MES Spirit Day, PTO Chick-fil-A biscuit sales

Substitute Educator's Day

Wednesday, November 27-November 29 Thanksgiving Break NO SCHOOL

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Mustang Fest Tonight from 5-8:00 pm!!!




Ticket vouchers for pre purchased ticket sales have been sent home though your child’s teacher and should be in their book bags! If for some reason it is not, don’t panic! We have a master list of all pre purchased tickets and coloring contest winners that will be located at the pre purchased ticket tent! Just stop by and tell them your name!


If you have not pre purchased tickets and want to attend Mustang Fest, there will be a ticket sales tent at the entrance for you to buy them! $15 per student, adults and children under 4 years old are free


Please note: Concession purchases will be CASH sales at Mustang Fest! Pizza, nachos, corn dogs, drinks, coffee and hot chocolate! Pelicans and Brain Freeze (deep fried Oreos, funnel cakes and cotton candy) food trucks will also be on site! Looking forward to a fun night of rides, games, inflatables, and music!


Thank you so much! Stacy Eubanks, Mustang Fest chair

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Thank You to our 2019 Mustang Fest Sponsors!

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Congratulations to our Mustang Fest Coloring Contest Winners!



  • 5K Arihant Karri ~Cox

    Aiden Rankin ~Morrison

  • 1st Ella Barbare~ Sellars

Nalin Shenoy~ Zahm

  • 2nd Grant Godfrey ~Peksenar

Lena Rankin ~Shealy

  • 3rd Kellan Hoey ~DeShazo

Avelyn James~ Whyde

  • 4th Torrin Brown~ Locklair

Joanelise Hyder~ Turbeville

  • 5th Braydon Jeffcoat ~Suggs

Sofia Nielson ~Garren

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Thanks for kicking off Mustang Fest Week Murray the Mustang!!

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Welcome to Midway Veterans! We Thank you for your service! Monday November 11th

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Congratulations to MES housekeeper Ms. Lavern Barton Support Staff of the Year 2019-2020

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LCSD1 Honors and Achievements during the November 19, 2019 Board Meeting

Congratulations Donors Choose.org Funding Recipient, Midway Elementary 4th grade teacher Mrs.Tammy Sharpe

Tammy Sharpe recently had a Donors Choose project fully funded, and her students were so excited to receive their new books. The project was titled, “Let’s Get Series About Reading”, and the funding was used to purchase several sets of series for her classroom library.
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SC State Fair 1st Place winner Madelyn Brown: 3-D Art- Summer Art

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HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS — SCHOOL 2018- 2019 Palmetto Silver Award Recipient~Midway Elementary School

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Congratulations to 2019-20 MES Yearbook Artist Winners!!!



Front Cover Claire Joy Stone 4th grade~ Bermas

Back Cover Joanelise Hyder 4th grade~ Turbeville


5K Arihant Karri~ Willie

1st Ella Barbare~ Sellars

2nd Grant Godfrey~ Peksenar

3rd Kellen Hoey~ DeShazo

4th Kendall Blanton~ Senn

5th Allie Ann Crotwell~ Leitzsey

Yearbooks sales open online only

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Congratulations Mrs. Merck!

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Our very own RTI Interventionist, Dawn Merck has been nominated for FSI Teacher of the Week

Teacher of the Week is back for the 10th Season! Nominate an outstanding teacher in your community, or read the weekly Top 10 nominations and vote for your favorite! All teachers in the weekly Top 10 will get a box full of supplies for their classroom. Then the winner for the week will receive a large bin of more supplies and a carton of paper for their class! Each weekly winner also receives 2 tickets to the December 15th Carolina Panthers game where the Teacher of the Year will be announced. The Teacher of the Year will receive $5,000 towards supplies for their school!
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November Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month

Our newly selected artists for the month of November are as follows:


Grade K: Alex Gough

Grade 1: Rosie Vroom

Grade 2: Audrey Rohrscheib

Grade 3: Ava Nielson
Grade 4: Ryan Mao

Grade 5: Candy Wang


Congratulations to these wonderful artists!

Hope you will get a chance to check out the artwork in the front display case..

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PTO Restaurant Night at Moe's November 14th

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MES School Counseling

MENTORS NEEDED:


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.


cgray@lexington1.net

803-821-0309

Our Midway Winter Merchandise Sale will be closing on Friday November 8th!! The long sleeve shirts and hoodies will make great holiday gifts!

Midway online school store

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Fall Photo Packages came home this week! Payments and Unpurchased sheets due Nov.26th

Please use your individual code on your student's insert to purchase online at www.strawbridge.net or you can send cash or check payable to Strawbridge Studios in the envelope provided. Please return all payments or unwanted photos in your package by November 26, 2019.
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Happy Fall

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