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

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Office Hours: M-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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April 20, 2018

Hello, Mustangs!


We are having a most wonderful time with our Boosterthon Team!! Lightning Lydia and her team have spent each day with us. They are spending time with students at lunch, reading in classes, and hosting mini-dance sessions!! It is truly energizing to bring these young people to our school at this time of year. The character program that they are sharing also totally complements our soft skills and "focus" on learning and accomplishing goals. Thank you, PTO, for bringing this energizing team to Midway!


I am so EXCITED to share with you that Central Services (District) is going to provide new playground equipment this summer!! HOORAY!! With this construction, the PTO and I have stalled the building of the shade structure over this area. We don't want it damaged or have to pay extra to have it taken down and then put back up. Plus we can adjust height/size based on the new equipment. Our students will have new equipment and shade as we begin the next school year !!! Thank you, School Board, Dr. Little, Mr. Salters, and PTO!!!


Please continue to support your child's learning at this busy time of year by maintaining homework and bed times. Rest is very important!


Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy some time with a great book as well as outside!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling, Principal

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Special Olympics Send Off! Go Mustangs!

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Special Olympics 2018

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Congratulations, Christy Graham! Office of Student Services named Christy as Administrator of the Quarter for 3rd nine weeks!!!

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Midway Health Room Needs:

Health room is in need of Kleenex. Thanks

Midway Four-Year-Old Kindergarten Enrollment Information for 2018-2019


We are excited to announce that Midway Elementary School is currently enrolling students for our full-day tuition based four-year-old program. In order to attend, your child must be four years old on or before September 1. There are no performance standards or tests required for admission. Any child living in the Midway Elementary School attendance zone is eligible to attend our program. Parents of students not zoned for MES will be required to sign a waiver requiring them to return back to their home school for regular kindergarten.


Enrollment for students zoned to MES will begin April 17, 2018. We will open the enrollment up to individuals outside of our MES zone beginning May 1, 2018. The class size is capped at 20. Once we have reached capacity, interested individuals will be placed on a waiting list in the event someone drops out of the class.


Tuition for the program is a total of $5,250.00 to be paid in 10 installments. A non-refundable $250.00 deposit is due upon enrollment (which will be deducted from the first month’s tuition). The remainder of the first month’s tuition ($275.00) will be due by the first day of school. The other nine payments will be drafted monthly. All drafts will be made on the 15th of each month. Over three rejected drafts, will cancel the draft privilege. At that time, full payment will need to be submitted by cash, money order or cashier’s check for the remaining tuition balance payable to Lexington School District One. Failure to submit will result in the child’s withdrawal from the 4-K program at MES.


A learning fee of $100 will also be due by the first day of school. This fee will cover supplies, materials, and additional financial support for your child’s academic program. Please be reminded that the state of South Carolina only fully funds five-year-old kindergarten.


What steps should I take to enroll my child?

Enrollment forms are available at Midway Elementary School and will be accepted beginning April 17, 2018 for zoned students, and May1, 2018 for out of zone students.

To enroll, you will need the child’s birth certificate, shot record, and proof of residency.


ONLY 20 SPACES WILL BE AVAILABLE

Your space is guaranteed with your non-refundable $250 deposit.

If you have additional questions, please contact our school at 803-821-0300.


***Parents must provide transportation to and from school. No bus transportation for the 4k program***

Thank you for attending Midway's Spring Arts Festival

Thank you to our talented Mustangs for their wonderful performance at our Spring Arts Festival.
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Front Row March Madness ELA and Math Question winners

Congratulations to 4th grader, Lauren Kim, ELA most questions answered and Josh Chao, Math most questions answered. Also, Congratulations to MES Third grade who the last 30 days had the most average time spent per student at 57.3 minutes! A trophy will be displayed in their honor! Congratulations to the following grade level classrooms for had the most time on Front Row:


Kindergarten~Mrs. Morrison

1st grade~Mme Zahm

2nd grade~Mrs. Wood

3rd grade~Mrs. DeShazo

4th grade~Mrs. Senn

5th grade~Mme Scott


Thank you everyone for working so hard and keep it up!!

Lauren Kim with MES Literacy Coach, Melissa Mixon

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Josh Chao with MES Math Coach, Amy Hooker

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Outdoor Music Class with Ms. Trent

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Relay For Life Luminaries

We want you to have the opportunity to pay tribute to your loved ones . You do not need to be an actual participant in Relay For Life to take part in this special tribute. 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. Please fill out the attached form with your donation and a bag will be sent home with your child to decorate.
Relay For Life Luminary Forms

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Lexington One Spirit Day with the Columbia Fireflies this Sunday April 22!

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Learning Commons:

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Student Council Food Drive Success!

The MES food drive sponsored by student council collect 551 non-perishable items. These items will be picked up later this week and used to help families all across Lexington County. Special thanks to those student council members who counted out our items.
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MES Kid's Day Art Participants

We are excited to announce the Kid's Day of Lexington Art Participants. The following students had their art selected for the annual exhibit:


Griffin Lenrow

Levi Gibbons

Ethan Pearce

Claire Chapman

Nathan Rooks

Nicholas Cassano

Aarav Suthar

Tanvi Lal

Andrew Houck

Sloane Cary

Caroline Willis

Samantha Khalil

Evan Gamble

Zoe Woody

Kosuzu Tomita

Parker Robertson

Lila Willie



Art will be displayed in the Lexington Town Hall, April 23 – April 30, Monday – Friday, Town Hall hours. Art will also be open for viewing on the Kid's Day Saturday free event, April 28, 2018.

ART:

April Artist of the Month

Mrs. Behrends, Gardner 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 April.


Grade K: Breanne Solomon

Grade One: Parker Robertson

Grade Two: Cooper Halloran

Grade Three: Ellie Merck

Grade Four: Barry (Mac) Raines

Grade Five: Eunwoo Choi

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MES School Counseling

Parents, the MES School Counseling Team is in the process of making plans for the 2018-2019 school year. We would like to find out if you are interested in having your student participate in a mentor program. Mentors would be adult community members that have gone through a background check and will be interviewed by one of the counselors. The survey does not obligate you to participate nor does it guarantee that your student will be placed with a mentor.


https://goo.gl/forms/3f1qZamXL4KRdVw53

First grade field trip to Clinton Sease Farms

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Third Grade State House and Confederate Relic Room Field Trip

Mrs. DeShazo, Mrs. Oswalt and Mme Chartrand visits the SC State House and Confederate Relic Room.
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MGMS PTO Meet & Greet May 4th 2018 for rising 6th grade parents

Meadow Glen Middle School PTO would like to invite all rising 6th grade parents/guardians to a PTO meet and greet and board meeting on Friday, May 4th at 8:15am. This will give you an opportunity to learn more about the PTO and how you can get involved!

Please RSVP MGMS PTO Meet & Greet - May 4th 2018

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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.


http://mixedupinbooks.blogspot.com/


Let's get reading!

"Everyone is a reader, some just haven't found their favorite book yet."


Melissa Mixon --- Literacy Coach

Book Time with me!

MES LSCD1

(803)821-0290 mhmixon@lexington1.net Twitter @Mrs_M_Mixon

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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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MES Morning Walk Schedule

The schedule below list the grade level, day and time that our students will walk/run/jog on the track in the morning.


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

Lexington County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, genetic information or age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries or complaints. The Chief Human Resources Officer Michael L. Stacey handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title IX, inquiries/complaints regarding Title II with respect to employees and/or public access to buildings and grounds, and inquiries/complaints involving the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Inquiries/complaints regarding IDEA for students K–12 go to the Director of Special Services Wendy Balough, Ed.D. Inquiries/complaints regarding Section 504 for students K–12 go to the Director of School Counseling and Advisement Zan Tracy Pender. Inquiries/complaints regarding Title II implementation go to the Coordinator of NCLB Title II Part A Dianne Steelman. Contact these people if you have questions regarding these issues at 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29072 and telephone number 803-821-1000.