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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Friday May 3, 2019

Good afternoon, Mustangs!


This has been a fabulous day! We have had so much fun with our students during Fun Run! Your child should be totally worn out this afternoon and ready for bed! However, I highly recommend a bath or shower! (LOL) We played hard and are a bit sweaty.


Many thanks to you and your efforts as the Boosterthon Fun Run has been a total success! It has been huge! Today, the team announced that you and our students raised a little over $38,000.00. Thank YOU!!! This is amazing!


When we return next week, we begin our state assessments for 3rd-5th grades. Please don't stress your child out about this. You just need to be sure that they go to bed early, eat a balanced breakfast, and arrive on time. The first day is on Wednesday for 3rd and 5th grade students. The teachers and students have worked hard! They are all ready! We just ask that they do their best and to remember that this is just one piece of data.


Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the great outdoors and a great book!


Again, thank you ALL! Our Midway family is the BEST ever!!!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary School

Upcoming Calendar Reminders

Friday May 3~ Boosterthon Fun Run!

Saturday May 4~ Runhard 5K Saluda Shoals Park 8AM race time

Monday May 6-10~ Teacher Appreciation Week

Wednesday May 8~ Nurse's Day

Wednesday May 8-Friday May 17~SC Ready/SCPass Testing grades 3-5

Sunday May 12~ Happy Mother's Day

Monday May 27~ Memorial Day-NO SCHOOL

Friday May 31~ End of year celebrations grades 1,3,5

Friday May 31~ 5th grade promotion-River Bluff High School 6:00 PM


Monday June 3~ End of year celebrations grades K,2,4

Tuesday June 4~ Half Day for students-11:40AM dismissal

Wednesday June 5~ Half Day for students-11:40AM dismissal-Last Day of school

Wednesday June 5~ 5th grade final walk-8:00 AM

Run Hard 5K Sat. May 4th~ 8 AM Race time at Saluda Shoals Park

Tomorrow the Midway Run Hard team will be completing their 5K at Saluda Shoals Park on Saturday morning. The runners have been training for 8 weeks and are ready to tackle the 5K tomorrow!! Good luck runners!!--

MES Loves Our Cafeteria Staff!

Thank you to Mr. Jason, Ms. Melissa, Ms. Mabel and Ms. Annette for cooking and serving our Mustangs nutritious food everyday at Midway!
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Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10th!

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MES Principals kissing animals!!! Way to go Mustangs!

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Awesome Boosterthon Fun Run!

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Duct Tape Challenge!!!

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Important Kindergarten Registration Reminder!

Please tell your friends and neighbors that are zoned for Midway to make sure to register their rising Kindergarten student (turning 5 on or before Sept.1st) as soon as possible. These registration numbers are used to predict how many teachers are needed. If you have any questions you may call our main office 803-821-0300.



Required for Registration:


Parent Driver License

Proof of Residence- SCE&G or Water Utility recent statement

Child's Long Form Birth Certificate

Child's Immunization Record

Child Social Security Card (not mandatory)

Relay for Life Luminaries

Midway's Relay for Life team is taking $10 donations for luminaries. With your donation a bag will be lit for your loved one. The cost is a minimum donation of $10 for a bag you can decorate. We encourage copied pictures and drawings of your loved one along with their written name. Luminary bags will not be returned to you. If you are interested please fill out the form and return to MES by Friday May 10th.
Relay for Life Luminary Form

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ART NEWS:

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May Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month


May Artists of the Month are being honored in the front display case. Check out the artwork created by these talented young students. Congratulations to the following Artists of the Month:



Grade K: Emma Masters

Grade One: Hudson Donley

Grade Two: Avelyn James

Grade Three: Karoline Young

Grade Four: Thomas Quenneville

Grade Five: Camilla Booth

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.