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.
April 20, 2018
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!
Jan Fickling, Principal
Special Olympics Send Off! Go Mustangs!
Congratulations, Christy Graham! Office of Student Services named Christy as Administrator of the Quarter for 3rd nine weeks!!!
Midway Health Room Needs:
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
Front Row March Madness ELA and Math Question winners
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
Josh Chao with MES Math Coach, Amy Hooker
Outdoor Music Class with Ms. Trent
Relay For Life Luminaries
Lexington One Spirit Day with the Columbia Fireflies this Sunday April 22!
Student Council Food Drive Success!
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:
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.
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
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.
First grade field trip to Clinton Sease Farms
Third Grade State House and Confederate Relic Room Field Trip
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
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
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