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.
February 23, 2018
Feb. 27, 2018 Primary Elections for House Seat 69 voting moved to Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Mustang Black Light Gymnastic Showcase!
Box Tops Time Again! Start Clipping!!
Midway Elementary PTO
Box Tops Contest Week
Feb 26th – March 2nd
Dear Midway Families,
Just a reminder that the Spring Box Tops Contest Week is coming up Feb 26th – March 2nd! Start clipping and more information will come home soon!
You can also sign up at www.btfe.com and enter sweepstakes for bonus box tops as well as download the Bonus Box Tops app to earn more for your school! There are some great offers on the app right now!
The PTO collects Box Tops for Education and Tyson Project A+ Labels to earn money for our school improvements and special events. Your family can make a difference just by clipping the Box Tops from the products you use every day.
Midway Elementary School Students and Teachers Rev Up for NEA's Read Across America Day Friday March 2, 2018
We need you to help us keep the reading going! Our goal is to have readers at Midway every 30 minutes!
Can you sign up for a 30-minute time slot to read to 2-3 classes? You can bring your own books or books will be available for you to read. Talk to the students about the importance of reading at your job and for pleasure.
Weather permitting, we will read outside in the bus loop but if necessary, inside at the wi-fi café.
"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child." Dr. Seuss
It’s easy! Go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f48afad2ca5fe3-read1 and find a time that fits in your schedule.
Questions? Call me Dawn Merck at (803) 821-0288, (803)261-3567, or send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your willingness to help and participate in our students’ education.
Here is some background for Read Across America Day:
It began in 1997 with the idea from an NEA's task to have a pep rally for reading. So the idea of Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday and the joys of reading, was born. Today we expect more than 45 million readers, both young and old, to pick up a book and read.
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****
French Immersion Kindergarten Online Registration opens Wednesday March 7, 2018 at 4:00 P.M.
• Parents will access the online registration link by clicking on“World Languages” under the “Academics” header on the district’s website (www.lexington1.net)or by visiting the World Language Micro-site at www.lexoneworldlanguages.weebly.com .
• At each dual language immersion school site, priority is given to students who are zoned for these schools. • We reserve 10 spaces at each site for students who reside outside of that school’s attendance zone.
• All dual language immersion students must reside in Lexington One and provide proof of residency upon enrolling for 5K kindergarten. • Dual language immersion registration is held one week after 5K kindergarten enrollment closes.
• Please be sure to enroll your child at the school s/he is zoned for prior to registering for dual language immersion.
Want to learn more?
Attend one of the following information sessions held at Central Services at: 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, S.C. 29072 on the following dates:
● February 23, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
● February 26, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
● March 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Each session includes an explanation of how our Dual Language Immersion Program works, and the benefits offered to students.
For more information view:
Third Grade visits Columbia Art Museum for the Richard Samuel Roberts field study
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
Black History Month/The Connections
As part of their social studies unit, 4th graders graders in Mrs. Shepherd's class researched influential people that took a stand on the slavery issue in the 1800s. After sharing their technology projects, the students enjoyed reading the book - Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad. They discovered Henry Brown's risky and ingenious plan to reach freedom.
Poster Design Contest Info for LTC's Career Fair
Poster design entry forms went home with your student.
February is Engineering Month
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 email@example.com 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