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.
November 17, 2017
I must take a moment to share my thankfulness to you for sharing your precious children with us! Each morning as our children arrive, their smiles and hugs remind me of the importance of our work and just how joyful being an educator is. Thank you so much! Your trust and patience as we celebrate or problem solve together are genuinely appreciated! Midway is the most wonderful family!
As we approach the holidays children get excited so please continue to help us focus on the safety of our children.
- If you are coming to join for lunch or for a class event, please remember to bring our driver's license for checking into the school. This also goes for your guests and family members.
- If you are changing transportation, please send a note to your child's teacher.
- Please continue to carefully watch for children during arrival and dismissal.
- Drive slowly and please do not use your cell phone while moving through car rider.
Together we will keep our young ones safe! Thank you!
Travel safely over the holidays! Read great books with our children and exercise with them to work off that extra slice of sweet potato pie!
Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary
There are a “minion” reasons to be thankful!
The Giving Tree
With the December holiday season approaching, we realize that times may be tough for some of our Mustang families. The Midway Care Team organizes a giving tree to help families in need. If you are interested in this program, please call one of the school counselors for more information at 821-0300. The deadline will be December 4th.
Career week scavenger hunt winners
Artist of the Month
Our newly selected artists for the month of November are as follows:
Grade K: Hampton Smith
Grade 1: William Shenoy
Grade 2: Andrew Houck
Grade 3: Anna Kate McCown
Grade 4: Tanvi Lal
Grade 5: Oksana Young
Congratulations to these wonderful artists!
Art is on display in the front showcase.
Budding Midway artists sell first piece of art after State Fair exhibit!
Helen Hall of Columbia made a visit to MES on Thursday to purchase two students' works of art that she saw on display at the SC State Fair.
Namiah Luke sold her cat artwork and Caroline Ziegler kept her original cat and gifted a second piece to Mrs. Hall.
Mrs. Hall was very excited about her purchases and brought gifts to the two girls to show her appreciation.
This was an exciting day for Namiah and Caroline. Congratulations to these two fine artists as we celebrate their talents and good fortune.
Cindy Behrends and Grant Erd, MES Art Teachers
ATTENTION 2ND GRADE PARENTS!
The Art Team at Midway is doing a collaborative art project and we need
your help! We are studying the artist Kirkland Smith and her found object
mosaics.She is a local artist known for creating mosaic portraits of highly
influential historical figures, and in these mosaics she uses primarily plastic
objects such as old toys, bottle caps, and utensils.
What we need our 2nd graders to do:
● Fill a zipper freezer bag with small plastic objects. We will be using mostly
bottle caps, but they can also include items such as old toys and utensils.
Please make sure they are clean!
● They should have their name and their homeroom teacher’s name written on
● These bags will stay at home until we need them. We will need them when
we return from Thanksgiving break on November 27th.
Pictured below is an example.
Thank You Officer Lint!
Congratulations to MES Teacher of the Year and Staff Person of the Year 2017-2018
Lexington County School District One November Board Meeting Recognizes
Hailee E. Thomas won first place ribbon at the SC State Fair!
Special Olympics South Carolina Unified Champion School
MES received $450 that can be used for transportation or sports equipment, merchandise credit for T-shirts or uniforms, and school resources to assist with advocacy efforts. Congratulations Stephanie!
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
Fun times with Mrs. Shepherd!
Brotherly Love, welcome new Mustangs!
Midway Spirit Day!
Order your MES Yearbook online through Tuesday January 31, 2017
New PTO Midway Spirit Wear
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