MIDWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
THE GALLOPING GAZETTE
February 5, 2016
I want to thank our parents and guests who were able to join us for the parent workshop on "Growth Mindset" which is based on the book, MINDSET, THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY OF SUCCESS by Carol S. Dweck. This is truly a book that benefits all--parents, business people, educators, spiritual leaders--literally everyone. I know we all learned a great deal! Thank you to our Counselors, Brandy Ludlum and Rick Masters, for bringing this opportunity! Thank you to Erin Fitzgerald for presenting!
It is hard to believe that Mustang Fest is quickly approaching! It is on March 11! If you would like to volunteer and help with this most extraordinary family evening, please contact the office or one of our PTO members. You can't have too much help with this wonderful event. Please, volunteer today!!
Also, please adjust your school calendars. Field Day will be on Friday, March 25. This is the Friday before Spring Break and is one of the make up days for students. As we shared earlier...we do have school on March 25. Field Day is one of my FAVORITE days of the school year! If you are available to volunteer on this day, please do let our PE teachers know as they prepare for this day.
Do enjoy the weekend...and read, read, read...as great book with your child!
Principal of Midway Elementary
Mark your Calendars for Spring testing dates
SC READY: (Grades 3-5)
ELA Session 1 - Writing - Tuesday, April 26
ELA Session 2 - Reading - Wednesday, April 27
Mathematics - - Thursday, April 28
Make-up Testing - Through May 6
SCPASS: (Grades 4-5)
Science - Wednesday, May 11
Social Studies - Thursday, May 12
Make-up Testing - Through May 19
February Artist of the Month
French Immersion Crêpes Day
After long, cold and dark winter days the French (and other Europeans) have marked the beginning of February with light-hearted celebrations, accompanied by delicious treats. There are many superstitions surrounding Chandeleur, nearly all to do with the weather. These date back to when France was primarily an agricultural land and the weather played a vital part in everybody's prosperity and welfare. It's also at the time of the year that the winter seed-time started. The surplus flour was then used without too much risk of shortage and crêpes were made as a symbol of prosperity for the coming year.
Midway French Immersion students enjoyed delicious Crêpes with fruit jelly, chocolate and whip cream! Thank you FIC!
Game Truck Day for Innisbrook top sellers!
Thank you Mustangs for a great Jump Rope for Heart Day!
Please help save lives by supporting the American Heart Association. Through the Jump Rope for Heart service learning project, our students are learning about the importance of heart health, as well as what it means to help others. Please join our team by registering on line at www.heart.org/jump to donate.
Thank you so much for your support! Great Job Mustangs! Donation totals and lots of pictures to come next week!
Thank you for all the PattyPack donations!
The 5th Grade Character Club members were hard at work today packing PattyPacks. We are pleased to say that they packed 97 PattyPacks. These packs will be heading to a hospital Saturday and will be enough to supply the hospital for three months!
Thank you all for promoting the PattyPack drive and a special thanks to related arts teachers for letting us borrow the students today.
MES collected travel-sized toiletries for PattyPacks, a non-profit organization designed to assist families dealing with children who require emergency and often extensive hospital stays. Please visit www.pattypacks.org for more information.
Parent Workshop on Mindset: February 4th at 7pm
Thank you all for attending the Counselor's Parent Workshop with guest speaker, Erin Fitzgerald, Coordinator for Academically & Artistically Gifted & Talented, Lexington School District 1.
Music News: Calling All 4th and 5th Graders Who Love To Sing!
Fourth and Fifth Grade Spring Chorus Membership Drive Has Begun!
Our membership drive begins today. For your convenience, Mrs. Rogers has included a pdf of the information letter and the permission form in this newsletter. We can't wait until our first rehearsal on Friday, February 19th!
Physical education's participation in Spring Arts Festival~5th grade
Spring Arts Festival
Blacklight Creative Movement Routine
5th Grade Students
Spring Creative Movement Routine sign up will start next week. Fifth grade students who want to perform in the Spring Arts Festival need to sign up in the gym. Students will be given a permission slip and information about the requirements. The performance can be 1 to 3 students performing their routine.
2015-16 Yearbook Information
~Updated Yearbook Information~
Next week will be the last week yearbooks can be purchased at their current price. On February 8, the price goes up to $30, and $32.25 for personalized books.
Personalization can be made throughout the entire ordering window! Online sales will close on March 31. After that, students will have to wait until yearbooks arrive to purchase and these will be sold on a first come, first served basis. We have a limited number and we will sell out.