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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March 22, 2019

Hello Mustangs!


It has been a wonderful week at Midway! We want to thank all the parents for your support with our student-led conferences. Our fifth graders will be participating next week. We are so proud of our students as they become advocates for their learning by being able to discuss their own strengths, goals, and processes of learning. It is so powerful to see students talk about what strategy they use to solve a math problem or read a difficult text. Sharing student data notebooks encourages higher order and creative thinking as well as motivation, personal pride, and a sense of accomplishment. We have definitely seen those smiles from our Mustangs. At Midway, we are working on educating the whole child with academics, fine arts, and character skills.


Thank you to all of our parents that brought in items for our teachers for the Staff Appreciation Luncheon. We are so lucky to have such supportive families. Your generosity is greatly appreciated to help make this event successful and enjoyed by all.


I hope you have a wonderful weekend! If you haven't planned anything, reading a book with your child is always a great option.


Yours truly,

Christy Graham, Assistant Principal of Midway Elementary

Upcoming Calendar Reminders


Monday March 18-March 29 Student-Led Conferences

Wednesday March 27~Spring School Picture Day!

Friday March 29~Spirit Day and PTO Chick-fil-A morning biscuit sale

Looking Ahead.....

Tuesday April 2~Spring Music Festival 6:30 PM

Friday April 12~Field Day

Spring Break! April 15-19th, school resumes Monday April 22

We need you!

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SUPERHERO FIELD DAY IS COMING!!

Super Hero Field Day is fast approaching, Friday, April 12th. As we plan for the event, we need volunteers to me to make it an awesome field day for our students. Below you will find a sign-up link. We need at least 40 volunteers for each three hour time slot. Lunch will be provided for those who volunteer. Please do note that if you haven't filled out the volunteer form, you need to fill out a form that can be picked up from Pansy Suddeth in the Main Office. Thank you so much for helping to make our Super Hero Field Day a successful and fun-filled day for our students.


Sign-Up Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E45A9AE28A7F49-super


Thank you,

Laura Gates and Anna Owens, Midway Physical Education Teachers

Yearbook sales will close online March 29!

After that, yearbooks will be sold on a first come first served basis upon arrival. The only way to guarantee you get a book is to order now! Yearbook prices are now $30 each or $34 with personalization. Use the button tab below to go to Jostens to order. USE SCHOOL CODE 154211
MES YEARBOOK ORDER

click to go to Jostens to order your yearbook

Student-Led Conferences

This spring we are happy to announce that Midway students will be participating in Student-Led Conferences. This is a school-wide expectation for all our students to show and explain their growth throughout the year to their parent/guardian and build their leadership skills. Please be on the lookout for an email from your child’s classroom teacher providing additional details including how to sign up for conference appointments online that will be held from

8-9am.



2nd Grade: Monday, March 18th and Tuesday, March 19th

3rd Grade: Thursday, March 7th and Friday, March 8th

4th Grade: Wednesday, March 20th and Thursday, March 21st

5th Grade: Tuesday, March 26th, Thursday, March 28th, and Friday, March 29th

Student Led Conferences

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FUN FACT!!


Why Socks? Well, because chromosomes look like socks and people with down syndrome have an extra chromosome! "Lots of Socks" is acknowledged around the world as being associated with down syndrome.

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Strawbridge Studios Spring Picture Day~Wednesday March 27th

Spring Classroom and Individual Portraits will be made on Wednesday March 27th. Please send in the Classroom Picture Payment of $12.00 before Picture Day to order a classroom photo. The payment envelope and Individual Portrait Pricing Flyer was sent home with your student. In a few weeks the Portrait Packages will be sent home for you to select the photos you wish to purchase. Return payments and any remaining pictures to your child's teacher at that time.

MES Spirit Day and PTO Chick-fil-A morning biscuits $3 each~Friday March 29!

ART NEWS:

Midway Artist of the Month

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March Artist of the Month

Mrs. Behrends and Mr. Erd continue to choose a different student each month, Grades K–5, to be the Artist of the Month.

Student art is on display in the front case for your viewing pleasure. Be sure to check out the art! Congratulations to the following Artists of the Month for March:


Grade K: Amelia Allen

Grade One: Eliza Nation

Grade Two: Jake Owens

Grade Three: Bryson Hall

Grade Four: Madison Peelle

Grade Five: Landon Cunningham

Art of the Picture Book: Continuous Line Drawing~Lexington County Public Library 3/28 at 6:30 pm

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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.