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.
March 9, 2018
It is that wonderful time of the year when we "Spring Forward" one hour on Sunday, March 11! Longer daylight hours after work!!! This is exciting and helps us to get over the loss of the one hour of sleep on Sunday.
Please place March 25 on your calendars!!! This is our "world famous" Mustang Fest! Well, world famous to us! It is filled with lots of family fun! You do not want to miss this family opportunity! The gates open at 2:00 p.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. The week will be filled with Mustang fun. Please use the order form that PTO is sending home to order your wristbands. Adults and 4 years and under are free.
Also, please remember that Field Day was moved to Friday, March 30, as we will be in school for the weather make up day. It is an awesome day!! Please consider volunteering to work a station. More information will be coming.
Do continue to remind neighbors and new community members to register their students for 5-year old kindergarten. The child must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018. The number of registered students determines the number of teachers needed so the sooner we have registrations the more prepared we are with having staff in place. Thank you for your help with this!
Have a wonderful weekend! Read, spend time outside, and exercise with your child or children!
Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary
Rising Kindergarten and new to Midway First Grade Registration Reminder
****Please share this information with any friends or neighbors who may also have rising Kindergarten students****
We Need You! Super Hero Field Day Coming Soon!
South Carolina author, Kate Salley Palmer reads to MES Second Graders
As a part of the Sound Unit in Science,4th grade students made instruments out of recycled materials. The instruments changed pitch and volume.
Delta Dental presents Land of Smiles!
Need your bottles and bottle tops please!
I'm trying to collect 200 water/soda bottles by March 12th for a class incentive project. We will need any size less than a 2-liter. Any color. Any shape. You may drop these off in our front kiosk or send in a disposable bag with your student. Thank you in advance for your help!
Alyssa Langford (STEAM Lab)
Mrs. Howell's crew enjoyed an animated read aloud performed by Mrs. Aldridge!!!
March 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 March:
Grade K: Gracen Sprankle
Grade One: Lillian Kammer
Grade Two: Aarav Suthar
Grade Three: Claire Brown
Grade Four: Lilly Sadler
Grade Five: Sienna Woodley
Winterfest Art Display: Old Mill
Each year, Lexington One, Elementary Art Teachers select art for the Winterfest Exhibit at the Old Mill, in Lexington, SC. The show will be open from Thursday, March 1st, through Wednesday, March 14th for the community to enjoy. Thank you for your support in helping us celebrate Youth Art Month!
The following students' artwork was selected for the show:
Moss Evelyn Wise
Coming Soon.....Wild Wild West Mustang Fest!!!
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