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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March 29, 2019

Hello, Mustangs!


It is so amazing that March has literally "blown" away!! Now we are about to enter April so maybe those April showers will bring May flowers while washing away the frost and chill. Spring is such a beautiful time!


Our Student Led Conferences were AWESOME! Many thanks to each parent, guardian, and adult guest. Our students were so proud and courageous. Their leadership skills blossomed as they shared learning targets and their growth in each selected area. Fifth graders wrapped up our month of SLCs as they modeled their readiness for middle school! 100% of our students led a conference with an adult. We are so proud!


Please mark your calendars to join us on Tuesday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m. Our 4th and 5th grade Chorus Members and Band will show off their musical talents! This is always a delightfully melodious evening! See you there!


Have a wonderful weekend enjoying the warmer weather! Get a great book and go outside to read with your child after completing a Tabata workout. Your child can lead you in this workout!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling

Principal of Midway Elementary School

Upcoming Calendar Reminders


Monday March 18-March 29 Student-Led Conferences


Looking Ahead.....

Tuesday April 2~Spring Music Festival 6:30 PM

Wednesday April 3~Report Cards Issued

Thursday April 4~School Librarian Day!

Friday April 10~PTO PAC Night

Friday April 12~Field Day!

Spring Break! April 15-19th

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

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

Yearbook sales will close online March 29!

After that, yearbooks will be sold on a first come first served basis upon arrival. The only way to guarantee you get a book is to order now! Yearbook prices are now $30 each or $34 with personalization. Use the button tab below to go to Jostens to order. USE SCHOOL CODE 154211
MES YEARBOOK ORDER

click to go to Jostens to order your yearbook

Student-Led Conferences

This spring we are happy to announce that Midway students will be participating in Student-Led Conferences. This is a school-wide expectation for all our students to show and explain their growth throughout the year to their parent/guardian and build their leadership skills. Please be on the lookout for an email from your child’s classroom teacher providing additional details including how to sign up for conference appointments online that will be held from

8-9am.



5th Grade: Tuesday, March 26th, Thursday, March 28th, and Friday, March 29th

Fifth Grade Student Led Conferences

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Spring Music Festival

Everyone is invited to Midway's Spring Music Festival. Come and enjoy beautiful music performed by our band class, chorus, guitar classes, and string class.


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

6:30 p.m.

MES Cafeteria


The public is also invited to the Spring Music Festival Assemblies on Wednesday, April 3rd, at 8:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m.

MES PTO PAC PARENTS NIGHT OUT!

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ART NEWS:

Midway Artist of the Month

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March Artist of the Month

Mrs. Behrends and Mr. Erd continue to choose a different student each month, Grades K–5, to be the Artist of the Month.

Student art is on display in the front case for your viewing pleasure. Be sure to check out the art! Congratulations to the following Artists of the Month for March:


Grade K: Amelia Allen

Grade One: Eliza Nation

Grade Two: Jake Owens

Grade Three: Bryson Hall

Grade Four: Madison Peelle

Grade Five: Landon Cunningham

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.