MIDWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

THE GALLOPING GAZETTE

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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September 22, 2017

Hello, Mustangs!


First, I thank you again for your patience and awareness during dismissal! Please know that we purposefully are not moving cars as we have buses and daycares leave our drive first. This is so that cars do not start turning and navigating as buses safely depart. Again, as drivers navigate the turns, please be very cautious. The safety of our children and families is a priority!


Many thanks to our wonderful families and PTO for the delicious lunch on Thursday!!! Yes, I actually stopped to eat and so enjoyed the many delicious foods! This act of great kindness is truly appreciated by me and our Midway staff/faculty. THANK YOU!!!


What busy and exciting times we are having!! This week is our Box Tops for Education Week which is a win-win. You have already purchased the product and so our PTO will collect the labels for submitting for free money!! Also, this is Bring Your Parent to PE Week! Grab those sneakers and join your child for PE. Let's get fit together!!! Fall Pictures are on Wednesday so send your child in something bright and wearing smiles. Finally, we have Spirit Wear Day and Chick-fil-a Biscuit sales on Friday which starts at 7:00 a.m. They do sell out so come early! OOPS...the real "finally"...get your tickets to the Harlem Wizards Game on Sunday, Oct. 1!! This is going to be a real treat and hilarious!!!


We are rocking at Midway!!! I hope you enjoy this newsletter as it is filled with more event details and photos!


Have a wonderful weekend and read, read, read!


Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary

PTO Homeroom Parent Meeting

Homeroom parent meeting is Tuesday, September 26th at 8:15am in the Learning Commons. Light refreshments will be served.

Fall Picture Day! Wednesday September 27th

Crazy Hat Day! Relay for Life $1 donation



September 20th

Relay For Life

Crazy Hat Day

$1.00 donation

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Learning Commons:


Thank you, mustangs, for a WONDERFUL Fall 2017 Book Fair! Enjoy your new books!

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Buy your tickets today for the Harlem Wizards game on Sunday Oct 1st at 2pm. See the Wizards play MES/MGES teachers and staff in what promises to be a fun time for all!

Harlem Wizards Ticket Order Form

click to view and print

Harlem Wizard's Assembley

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PTO presents Family Movie Night Fun!

Thank you to everyone who enjoyed a fun PTO outdoor MES Movie Night.
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Join us this week for Take Your Parent to PE Week~September 25-29th


Mustang Parents join your students on September 25-29 in our gym during their Physical Education Class.

Take Your Parent to PE Week


September 25-29, 2017

Active Schools, a national movement to help schools provide at least 60 minutes a day of physical education (PE) and before, during and after school for physical activity for all students, is sponsoring the first-ever Take Your Parent to PE Week from September 25-29, 2017.


What is the purpose?

To introduce your school’s PE program and teachers to parents so they will engage with PE throughout the year. And, to encourage families to be physically active together at home and in the community.


How can parents participate?


By showing up for your child’s physical education class on one of the days in which the school is participating in Take Your Parent to PE Week.

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Midway Elementary PTO Box Tops Contest National Box Tops Week Sept 25th – 29th

Box Tops Time!

The Fall contest will be the last week of September (25th - 29th). It's also the first ever National Box Tops week, so hoping to generate some extra excitement to clip and register for bonus box tops online and on the Bonus Box Tops app!
Fall Box Tops Flyer

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Thank You for another great PTO restaurant night at Salsarita's!

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Miles to Excellence

Starting on October 4, Miles to Excellence will meet on Wednesday afternoon from 2:25 - 3:30. Students will come to the gym, drop their book bag and walk out to the track to start their laps. Parents can pick their child up from the front of the school in the car line. We will take Alphabest students to the cafeteria. Alphabest students will sign in at the cafeteria and then come to the gym.
Miles to Excellence

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Third graders were given Crepe Myrtle seedlings by MCEC as part of their TREE-mendous program. This program promotes the planting of trees as a way to replenish our state's natural resources.

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River Bluff students shared their constitution children's books with Mrs. Oswalt's class in honor of Constitution Day!

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Thank you again to our RBHS Varsity Football Players for helping with morning carpool!

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Another great PTO Salsarita's restaurant night!

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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

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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.