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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December 14, 2018

Dear Mustangs,


What a wonderful week this has been as we celebrated the coming holidays with the musical talents of our School Chorus and Guitar Students!! What a joyous time we have had at our Sing-a-longs as we are now in the spirit of the holidays! Many thanks to our students for their commitment to singing and music as well as to our teachers, Mrs. Rogers and Ms. Trent!


Next week promises to be very busy with Winter Celebrations on Wednesday and Thursday. I ask that all guests to please remember you must sign in at the kiosk with your driver's license.


Please remember that Friday, Dec. 21, is an early dismissal day at 11:40 a.m. Both breakfast and lunch will be served. If your child is going home in a different manner, please send a note to your child's teacher. Thank you for your help with this.


Please ask your child to check lost and found. We look a bit like Wal-Mart! We will box up the lost and found at the end of this week after checking for names. We truly don't want students to not have their coats for the holidays...so, yes...check, check, check our lost and found this week.


I am truly amazed that the coming week is the last school week of 2018!!! Time has literally flown by! Please know that we are so appreciative and celebrate that you share your children with us. Let's make this week a special week filled with memorable learning!


Have a safe and wonderful weekend! Share a good book and do that workout with your child!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling, Principal

Overflowing Lost and Found

Is your student missing a coat, jacket, hat, gloves, or a lunch box? Our lost and found is overflowing. Please ask your student to stop by the bus loop and find their missing items. Parents, you're welcome to check in the front kiosk and look through these items too.

**** Please make sure your student's items are labeled so they can be returned to their owners if found. ****

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Mark your Calendar: 2019-2020 Registration Dates for 4K, 5K and New to Midway Grade 1 Registration


The registration dates for 4K, 5K and Grade 1 are January 28 through February 8, 2019 with daily registration hours from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The extended registration date is Thursday, February 7, 2019. The hours for this day are 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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)


4th Grade Pajama Drive A Huge Success!

Fourth grade is excited to announce that we collected over 420 brand new pajamas for our Pajama Drive. For each pair of pajamas donated, Scholastic will also donate a new book to a child in need. We celebrated on December 12th with a school-wide Pajama Day. Thank you Midway families for making this a tremendous success!

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Pajama Day Photos

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1st Grade Celebrates Grinch Day!


1st graders read Grinchy stories, completed Grinchy story maps, and even solved Grinchy story problems in math to celebrate Mr. Grinch.

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Grinch Day Photos

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December Artist of the Month

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Artist of the Month


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


K4 - Aryaman Raj

1st - Myla Sprankle

2nd - Bailey Swain

3rd - Bryson Hall

4th - Fernando Castro

5th - Maddie Freeland



Congratulations to these wonderful artists!

Art is on display in the front showcase.


Special recognition goes to the following after school art students:


Lila Willie, Karoline Young, Aylin Turk, Nathan Rooks, Merritt Wham, Kera Brown and Cherrish Dudley. These students used the Elements of Art to create amazing cows on canvases. Congratulations to these fine artists!

Save the date for French Bingo! January 11th 6:30-8:00 PM

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TIME TO ORDER YOUR MIDWAY YEARBOOK!

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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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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.