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

Midway Twitter

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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November 2, 2018

Hello, Mustangs!


What a wonderful Bullying Prevention Week we have had!!! Many thanks to our School Counselors for preparing our many wonderful events and for the learning focused on the prevention of bullying.


Please do remember to "fall back" one hour on Sunday morning! Yes, you get to have one extra hour of sleep!!


Also, please remember we do not have school on Tuesday, November 6, as this is Election Day. I encourage you to take your child or children with you so that you can start training them as active citizens.


Mark your calendars for Friday, Nov. 9, for 8:00 a.m. so that you can join us for our Veterans Day Parade and Program. This is a special program to honor and appreciate our veterans, active duty military, and first responders.


I hope you made your reservations for tonight's Midway PAC Night!! If you don't, call them right away to reserve a spot for your child. What a wonderful opportunity for a date night, parents!


Have a wonderful weekend! Read, read, read...and exercise with your child or children.


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary School

Lost and Found Galore!

Please ask your student to take a look in our huge lost and found for any missing jackets, shirts, lunch boxes, water bottles etc. All items have been searched for names or initials and those that were labeled were given back to their owners. Parents please make sure your students names are written inside their belongings. The lost and found items that aren’t claimed by the end of next week will be donated. Our lost and found is in the cafeteria and parents are welcome to check in the front kiosk to go search for a student’s missing item as well.
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Midway PTO Night at PAC~Tonight!! Friday, November 2nd!

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Bully Prevention Week

This week was Bully Prevention Week. To help prevent Bullying, the School Counselors had Mustangs doing some fun and interesting activities throughout week. Thank you for participating and saying we “CAN” be EmPOWERed to Stop Bullying! Thank you all for the huge donation of pantry items!
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Hooray!! Let’s Play! New Playground is Complete!!

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PTO Restaurant Night

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PLEASE JOIN MIDWAY ON NOVEMBER 9, 2018 FOR A VETERANS DAY PARADE AND CEREMONY!


Students are encouraged to invite a veteran (family member, close family friend, and/or neighbor) as their special guest to participate in this event honoring our local veterans and service individuals. Midway will also create a “Wall of Honor” to display in our school so that our students will have a better understanding of those who serve or have previously served our country (branch of service, rank, main job duties, tours, honors, etc.). We would ask students who have invited a guest to complete the “Wall of Honor” information sheet that is attached. Extra forms will be available in the front office or may be printed from Midway’s newsletter email. Students should return the completed page to the office by Friday, November 2, so that the wall display can be created before our parade and ceremony.

Calling all Boy and Girl Scouts!

Please join us for our Veterans Day Parade; as we honor the brave men and women who proudly served/serve our country. First responders and service individuals are encouraged to participate as well. The parade will be the morning of Friday, November 9th. Scouts should wear their uniform (Dress A) to school. After announcements, all students will be dismissed to participate in the parade with their guest. Ms. Hendrix will meet students near the PE room to assemble.


Please note that all students are encouraged to invite a veteran, first responder, or service individual (family member, close family friend, and/or neighbor) as their special guest to participate in our parade and ceremony.

Veteran's Day Forms and Wall of Honor

Please click to view and print forms

Congratulations to MES Support Staff of the Year Finalists 2018-19

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Mrs. Patty Ayer, MES Kindergarten Instructional Assistant

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Ms. Melissa Casterline, MES Cafeteria Cashier

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Mrs. Iris Dudley, MES Head Custodian

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Mrs. Jessica Gonzalez, MES Health Room Assistant

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Ms. Angie Smith, MES Instructional Assistant

And the winner is.....

Congratulations to Mrs.Jessica Gonzales 2018-19 Support Staff Person of the Year!

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PE November Fitness Calendar

NOVEMBER FITNESS CALENDAR

Students and family are challenged each day to participate in the activities listed on the calendar. For the month of November, the calendar includes some basic exercises and a printout including 50 fitness themed activity ideas to celebrate National Family Week during Thanksgiving break! Each week, the number of repetitions for each fitness exercise increases. This can be adapted for any grade level. Send photos of family's exercising to my email address lgates@lexington1.net


May the FORCE be with you!!!!

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Click on the images below for family fitness ideas

November Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month


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


Grade K: Katherine Hewitt

Grade 1: Alvin Amalorpavanathan

Grade 2: Madison Zier

Grade 3: Sarah Elizabeth Green

Grade 4: Ava-Mia Martin

Grade 5: Elivia Gao


Congratulations to these wonderful artists!

Art is on display in the front showcase.

French Immersion invites all Mustangs

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TIME TO ORDER YOUR MIDWAY YEARBOOK!

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Howdy Parents!


We have another exciting announcement for you – Winter Spirit Wear is here! We have some great new options this winter too, including cozy flannel pajama bottoms and a special ornament that lights up and changes colors (e.g blue, purple, green). Now you can remember this school year, every year, with a 2018 Midway Ornament. You’ll also notice our Winter Wear is our Dri-Fit wear, so for those who have been waiting for the dri-fit options, here is your sale!

Order forms and payment are due November 5, and delivery of your merchandise can be expected by mid-December.


If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Laura Swain (laurasw@usca.edu) or Ferrisa Crocker (thecrocker4@gmail.com).

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!

THANK YOU MUSTANG FEST SPONSORS!

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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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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.