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.
January 12, 2018
This is our first official school newsletter for 2018! I hope your new year has started with lots of cheer and joy! Thank you for sending smiling children back to us!
I want to remind you that this is the dreaded flu season. Please have remind your children to wash their hands regularly and to sneeze/cough into their elbows and sleeves. This keeps the germs off of their hands that touch many things! Also, children should be fever and diarrhea free for 24 hours before returning to school. Thank you for your help in containing germs and not spreading illnesses.
Monday, January 15, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This holiday recognizes this courageous civil rights leader. Please take a moment to honor this leader as his brave words and peaceful actions made and continues to make a huge difference in the lives of all American citizens.
Friday, January 19, 6:00-7:30 p.m., is our French Bingo Night. It is a great family event and you don't need to speak French or be in our French Immersion program to participate. Yes, the Bingo cards also have pictures for those like me who do not speak the French language. It is a wonderful night of family fun!!
Have a wonderful weekend with your child or children! Read books, play games, do some Tabata moves (your child can show you these), and return on Tuesday with smiles!
Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary
Health Room Needs:
New or gently used younger size pants. (pants only please)
Friday 1-12 11:00 am Early dismissal for students.
Monday 1-15 No School~Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Friday 1-19 Report Cards
French Bingo Night 6:00-7:30 pm.
Wednesday 1-24 Collaborative Planning Day~students dismiss at 11:40 am.
Jump Rope for Heart
MES Red Cross Blood Drive from 1-5 pm.
Friday 1-26 Spirit Day and Chick Fil-A morning sales
Urgent Blood Donations needed please sign up for Midway's Annual Red Cross Blood Drive
Severe Winter Weather Impacts Donations
Blood donations are urgently needed so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments. Please schedule to give now.
Jump Rope for Heart-
****All volunteers must have a Volunteer Profile and Consent Form for the current school year (2017-18) that has been approved by district office on file with our school.
Registration dates for 4K (LES), 5K, and new to Midway 1st grade students for 2018-2019 school year
Registration Dates for 2018-2019 4K program at LES
Spring Run Hard Registration opens February 1st
The link is https://runhard.org/ to register
The Run Hard club is an eight week running club for Elementary that equips students to run a 5K. During the season, students train twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday) from 2:25-3:45 a focus on endurance training. All participants will participate in the Run Hard 5k at the end of the season.
We're using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming Book Fair volunteer opportunities. We would love to have your help during this fun celebration of reading!
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/GLBgJDs.
(You can also scan the QR code to access the SignUp.)
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will not need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Emily Black, School Librarian, at email@example.com.
***This year, the district is asking that all volunteers complete a 'Volunteer Profile and Consent' form prior to volunteering. If you have not already filled out this form, please stop by the MES front office ASAP to do so.
Artist of the Month
Our newly selected artists for the
months of December/January are as follows:
· Grade K: Nola Soellner
· Grade 1: Avery Weathers
· Grade 2: McKynlee Gibson
· Grade 3: Yuran Chen
· Grade 4: Xander Hewett
· Grade 5: Larkin Daley
Congratulations to these wonderful artists!
February is Engineering Month
New Blog from Mrs. Mixon
How can we motivate our writers? Getting to the why of writing for big and small people. Just as in anything else, when you understand why, your motivation is higher.
Let's get reading!
"Everyone is a reader, some just haven't found their favorite book yet."
Melissa Mixon --- Literacy Coach
(803)821-0290 firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter @Mrs_M_Mixon
Order your MES Yearbook online through Tuesday January 31, 2017
MES Morning Walk Schedule
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