THE GALLOPING GAZETTE
MES Weekly School Newsletter
Friday, October 4
Oh, my! This has been one of my favorite weeks!!! Yes, we had Book Fair, Family Night at Book Fair, and three days of Goodies for Grands. Love books! Love smiling grandparents and special guests! This is a true family-feel time! Many thanks to all who were able to join us for this busy week!
I do hope that you are able to join us tonight at our Movie Night! This is free and more family time! We will see the movie, WALL E. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for the ground. Popcorn is free! Movie will start around 7:30 p.m. once it is dark enough to see on the screen.
Also, please note that our Shotokan Karate Night was moved to Saturday, Oct. 5, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Next week is a big week for us as we have Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, Oct. 10, 3:00-6:30 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 11, 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (No school for students on Friday, Oct. 11.) Please know that our teachers can't possibly conference with every single parent during this time so you may receive other possible conference times. I know some teachers have already started and some will continue to conference after Oct. 11. Our goal is to conference with 100% of our parents. Thank you to all for working together in bringing success to our students as "it takes a village"!
I hope you enjoy the cooler weather that is predicted for this weekend along with one of those new books from the Book Fair!
Principal of Midway Elementary
Join us for MES Outdoor Family Movie Night Tonight at 7:30pm
Calendar of Events
Friday, October 4 -Book Fair (closes at 1:00 pm)
Walk to School Day
8:15 am FIC Meeting
PTO Movie Night (Wall-E) Movie starts at 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 5 -PTO Shotokan Karate Parent Night Out 6:00-10:00 pm
Monday, October 7 -Physical Therapists Appreciation Week
Tuesday, October 8 -Strawbridge Picture Day!!
Thursday, October 10 -Parent /Teacher Conferences3-6:00 pm
Friday, October 11 -NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
Parent/Teacher Conferences 7:30-12:00 pm
Monday, October 14 -Columbus Day
National School Lunch Week
Tuesday, October 15 -School Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Friday, October 18- PTO PAC Parent Night Out
Monday, October 21 -National School Bus Safety Week
Tuesday, October 22 -PTO Board Meeting 9:15 am
Wednesday, October 23-Thursday, October 31 National Red Ribbon Week
Friday, October 25 -Report Cards Issued
MES Spirit Day and PTO Chick-fi-A biscuit morning sales ($3 each)
Saturday, October 26 -FIC Crepes & Croissants Restaurant Day
Wednesday, October 30-Collaborative Planning Day Students dismiss at 11:40 am
PTO Restaurant Night at UNO's
Thursday, October 31 -Halloween
Thank you Mustangs for a great Book Fair and Goodies for Grands!
MES PTO Parents Night Out at Shotokan Karate Center Sat. Oct. 5th!
MES participates in International Walk to School Day!
October Artist of the Month
Artist of the Month
Our newly selected artists for the month
of October are as follows:
§ Grade K: McKenna Hooker
§ Grade 1: Evangelia Crocker
§ Grade 2: Tanner Forrest
§ Grade 3: Tinsley Askew
§ Grade 4: Arwene Qiao
§ Grade 5: Brewer Godfrey
Congratulations to these wonderful artists!
Hope you will get a chance to check out the artwork in the front display case.
INFORMATION - LEXINGTON COMMUNITY BAND
PARENTS! The Lexington Community Band is looking for you!!
The Lexington Community Band is a non-profit organization sponsored by the Town of Lexington and Lexington School District One! This group enhances our town and school community by providing adults and students in the Lexington area with an outlet to share and expand their musical skills. We provide entertainment and cultural programs in Lexington and surrounding communities through regular public performances.
The Lexington Community Band started in October 2014 with 35 members at the first
rehearsal. This is now our sixth year, and the band has over 70 regular members. We rehearse weekly during the fall and spring in the beautiful band room at River Bluff High School, thanks to the generous spirit of Dr. Luke Clamp, principal of River Bluff High School, and band directors, Mr. Aaron Railey, Mr. Josh Hinkel and Mr. Kevin Hebert. We perform our concerts at the River Bluff High School Performing Arts Center, the Lexington One Performing Arts Center at Lexington High School, and the lceHouse Amphitheater.
We are reaching out to parents or school alumni who may have played an instrument in high school or college and might be interested in trying to play it again! You may have been a good player, involved in your school concert band or marching band program, or Region Band too!
Do you think that you would be up for the fun challenge of performing again? Are you interested in meeting new people in our community and having some fun? Do you own an instrument or have access to one?
We rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 - 9:30 in the band room at River Bluff High School. Our first rehearsal is on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. We would love to have you join us!
Please come and join us this fall!! We hope to see you there!
MES School Counseling
The Midway School Counselors are seeking mentors to serve some of our students. A Midway Mentor serves as a special friend to one student throughout the year. They meet with this student once to twice a week for about 30 minutes. Midway Mentors serve as a special friend or support person to help some of our students who need additional love and encouragement. If you are interested in obtaining additional information please get in touch with Chan Gray or one of our other school counselors.
2019-20 Mustang Ambassadors
Jessica Stinecipher - Axelsson
Ellie Merck - McKinley
Powell Anne Dozier - Scott
Addie MacDougall - McKinley
McKenzie Zuniga - Axelsson
Neha Sodisetti - McKinley
Caitlyn Spangler – Axelsson
Simeon Bell - McKinley
Noach Ackerman - Axelsson
George Nesmith - Suggs
Brady Barrineau - Leitszey
Hudson Brown – Scott
Guidance Contact: Chan Gray
MIDWAY SIC NOMINATIONS
The Midway Elementary School Improvement Council serves as an advisory committee to our administration and faculty members. School Improvement Council (SIC) members are asked to commit to serving a two year term.
If interested in serving on the Midway SIC or if you would like to nominate someone to serve on the SIC, please contact Midway's SIC Chair, Ryan Poles at email@example.com
Duties of a Parent Representative for Midway School Improvement Council are as follows:
· Work on behalf of all MES parents to recommend improvements and advocate for positive changes
· Assist the school administration and staff in ensuring Midway meets the learning needs of all students
· Actively encourage families and community members to be strong partners in our students learning
· Support Midway’s Learning Environment
· Attend SIC meetings on the 3rd Thursday of every school attendance month at 4:30 p.m.
Mustang Shout Out! Bucket Slip Winner! Great Job Eli!
SoleMates Shoe Recycling
Way to go, Midway! Last year, the school-wide service project led by fifth grade raised $183 for CampMates, a summer day camp for children and teens ages 4-21 that is provided by the Autism Academy of SC. The camp program is designed for children with social skills deficits, Asperger’s, Autism, ADHD, social anxiety and learning disabilities.
Lexington County School District One is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all students, parents/legal guardians, staff, visitors, personnel and community members who participate or seek to participate in its programs or activities. Therefore, the district does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or any related medical conditions), color, disability, age, genetic information, national origin, or any other applicable status protected by local, state, or federal law. The district will use the grievance procedures set forth in policy to process complaints based on alleged violations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; the Equal Pay Act of 1963; the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008; and Titles I and II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The district designates specific individuals to handle inquiries or complaints. To find out who to contact and how to contact them, please go to our website at http://www.lexington1.net/contact-us.