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 5, 2019

Good afternoon, Mustangs!


What a wonderful Spring Music Festival we had! Our students' musical talents have flourished. Thank you for supporting our 4th and 5th grade students in our music and art programs. Thank you to our students for their resiliency and continued practice in growing their talents! Many thanks to our teachers, Ms. Trent, Ms. Rogers, Ms. Defeo, Mr. Rhodes, and Ms. Miller! Because of your passion and dedication to music, you have passed the torch to these fine young musicians!


Next week is exciting! We have one of the MOST wonderful school days on Friday...FIELD DAY!! Yes, this Super Hero Field Day is AWESOME!! The whole day is field with outside activities. Many thanks to Ms. Gates and Ms. Owens for planning and organizing this day. Many thanks to our many volunteers as we could not do this without you!!


Please note that we will celebrate Military Kids Day on Thursday, April 11, instead of Friday due to Field Day. Wear purple on Thursday as we celebrate these wonderful students!


Have a wonderful weekend and read a great book with your child!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling

Principal of Midway Elementary

Sunny Day Playground Time!

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Upcoming Calendar Reminders

Friday April 5~PTO PAC Night

Friday April 12~Field Day!

Spring Break! April 15-19th

Monday April 22 Weather Make-up day~Regular School Day

Important Health Room Reminder

Process for bringing medications to school:

All medications need to be brought in by an adult to the health room in a current labeled bottle. All medications need a signed permission form to be given at school. Prescriptions also need a doctor's signature. Please make sure OTC medications are labeled appropriate for your child's age/weight. Please note that prescription refills should be brought in the new prescription bottle, and we will switch out the old one with you. We will count in front of you and calendar when refills will be needed. Thank you!

Cafeteria Reminder

Please make sure when paying by check on your student's lunch account, we need your child's name and your phone number on your check. Thank you!

MES PTO PAC PARENTS NIGHT OUT!

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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

Learning Commons

We enjoyed a fabulous visit with children's book author Sarah Weeks on Thursday, April 4th!
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Spring Music Festival

Midway's Spring Music Festival was beautifully performed by our band class, chorus, guitar, and string classes! Thank You to all the wonderful music teachers and students for a beautiful spring music program!
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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.

Purple Up Day for Military Kids Day~April 11th

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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.