THE GALLOPING GAZETTE

MES Weekly School Newsletter

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Jan Fickling, Principal; LaQuana Aldridge, Assistant Principal

Chris Bussell, Assistant Principal;


Phone (803) 821-0300 Fax (803) 821-0303

180 Midway Road
Lexington, SC 29072

Midway Elementary School Website

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Office Hours: Mon-Fri. 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

MIDWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL VISION

Empower each child to design the future


MIDWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MISSION

ALL learners are extraordinary communicators, collaborators, creators and critical thinkers.


#mesHEART #allmeansALL

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Friday, February 28

Hello, Mustangs!


Thank you so much for supporting our Book Fair!!! Through your support our School Librarian, Emily Black, purchases new books to inspire the love of reading for our students. I, too, did my share of buying as a Grammie!! Love buying books! Thank you ALL!!!


The warm Chick-fil-a Biscuits hit the spot on this cold morning. Thank you to those who bought biscuits! It was a super tasty and delicious way to support our students!


Family Night for 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade students was a blast! Learning was showcased through art, writing, digital projects, evacuation plans, and more!!! Way to go Mustangs!!! First Grade sponsored their Starry Night, 3rd Grade sponsored problem based learning focused on Emergency Planning, and Fifth Grade hosted a Retro Red Carpet Evening! It was a FABULOUS night and we so appreciate the work of our students and teachers as well as the support of our parents!! It takes the whole team to bring success to our students and you did it!


It is amazing that we begin the month of March next week! March brings our Student Led Conferences (SLCs). These are conferences in which your child takes ownership of learning and leads the parent through the setting of goals and how growth has been made. Please remember that these are about the students and is not a parent-teacher conference. We sponsored school-wide parent-teacher conferences in October and encourage parents to schedule conferences with teachers throughout the year as needed. Our doors are always open to support our students.


Enjoy the weekend and please read a great book with your child or children while also remembering to go outside for some family exercise.


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling

Principal of Midway Elementary

Calendar of Events

Monday March 2- Read Across America/Dr. Seuss's Birthday

March 2-6th Spring Box Tops Collection

Tuesday March 3- 5th grade Student Led Conferences (SLC's) 8-9:30 AM

School Board Meeting 7:00 PM District Office

Wednesday March 4- 5th grade SLC's 8-9:30 AM

Thursday March 5- 4th grade SLC's 8-9:30 AM

Friday March 6- 4th grade SLC's 8-9:30 AM

FIC Meeting 8:00 AM

PTO Family STEM Night 6:30-8:00 PM

Sunday March 8- Spring Forward 1 hour

Tuesday March 10-PTO Restaurant Night at Mellow Mushroom 11-10:00 PM

Thursday March 12- 2nd Weather Make-Up Day- NO School

Friday March 13-No School for Students and Staff

Note from the health room

As is expected at this time of year, we are still seeing plenty of cold and flu symptoms. You can help your student stay healthy by encouraging healthy eating, drinking plenty of water, and getting enough sleep. Students can also be reminded to cover their mouths when they sneeze or cough and to wash hands frequently. Reminders to avoid touching their faces are also helpful. Students should not attend school within 24 hours of having a temperature over 100 (without medication) or vomiting. Thank you for helping us take good care of your Mustangs!


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Lindsay Ross, RN BSN

School Nurse

Midway Elementary School

803-821-0323

Family STEM Night March 6th from 6:30-8:00 PM

Midway Families!! We are looking forward to another amazing Family STEM night, coming up on Friday March 6th, from 6:30-8:00pm. Bring your family for a night of exploration, experimentation, and fun!!

We are asking for donations of a few supplies to help make this night possible!! Please consider donating some items. You can drop them off in the front office by Thursday March 5th. As always, we couldn’t do it without your help. Thank you so much!! Midway PTO


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Springs Box Tops~ March 2nd-March 6th

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Spring Box Tops Flyer

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Learning Commons:

Thanks to all of our Midway families for making this week's Book Fair a great success! We enjoyed seeing all of our smiling mustangs! Enjoy those new books!


Our Learning Commons truly appreciates your support, as we receive a percentage of the sales from Book Fair. We use this funding to purchase new library books. Students and teachers in all grade levels and areas benefit from your generosity. Thank you

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MES Family Fun Night 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade FUN!

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MES Family Night K, 2nd, and 4th grade FUN!

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Mustang Shout Out!

Cooper Halloran swam in the SC State Swimming Championships Friday through Sunday in Greenville. He made the podium twice. He is super excited...


He is the 3rd fastest 10 & under Swimmer for the state in the 500 freestyle and 200 Individual Medley (see podium pictures attached); 6th fastest in 200 freestyle; 7th fastest in 100 breaststroke; and 8th fastest in 50 breaststroke.

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Artist of the Month


Artists of the Month have been selected for February. Their artwork is displayed in the case in the school entrance. Stop by and check it out. Congratulations to these amazing artists:


Grade 4K: Ruby Catledge

Grade 1: Rosie Vroon

Grade 2: Sophia Fortino

Grade 3: Avery Weathers

Grade 4: Kendall Blanton

Grade 5: Cade Mason

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Leap Year Birthday! MES 1st grader John Call!

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Yearbooks now $30 each

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Midway Elementary PTO Facebook

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Midway Elementary FIC Facebook

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Midway Elementary SIC Facebook

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