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

Midway Twitter

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, November 22

Dear Mustangs,


'Tis the season of thankfulness and appreciation during which I must reflect and express my sincere thanks to each of you! I am truly thankful to be a member of this thoughtful and caring Midway family. Thank you for sharing your children with us and for being so supportive! Midway is the strong community school that it is due to each of you and your kindness!!! I am truly blessed to be a part of this great family!!! I extend a sincere thank you from the bottom of my heart!!


Please remember that during this Thanksgiving Holiday Season and the coming Winter Break that safety continues to be our priority. Please send notes to your child's teacher for any transportation changes. All adults entering the building during the school day must present their driver's license or passport. So, if you are bringing a visiting member of your family or a guest, please be sure to have them bring this with them. Thank you for your understanding and support as we take care of our most valuable treasures...our children!


Enjoy your family, friends, and great food over the holidays! And, yes, read some exciting books with our children while you safely travel!


Best wishes to all,


Jan Fickling, Principal

Midway Elementary

Health Room Reminder

If you have received a hearing, vision, or dental referral from the health room, please return it as soon as you have followed up or communicate with the health room at 821-0323 or 0324.

Calendar of Events

Friday, November 22 MES Spirit Day, PTO Chick-fil-A biscuit sales

Substitute Educator's Day

Wednesday, November 27-November 29 Thanksgiving Break NO SCHOOL

Looking ahead.....

Thursday, December 5- PTO Restaurant Night Marco's Pizza- 10-11:00 pm

Friday, December 6 -FIC Meeting 8:00 am

Monday, December 9-December 13- PTO Holiday Online Auction

PTO Chick-fil-A morning biscuits and MES Spirit Day

Tuesday, December 17 -School Board Meeting 7:30 pm

Wednesday, December 18 - Winter Celebrations (4K, 5K, 2nd and 4th grades)

Thursday, December 19 - Candlelight Lunch

Winter Celebrations (1st, 3rd, and 5th grades)

Friday, December 20 -Students dismissed at 11:40 am

Monday, December 23 -Monday, January 6 Winter Break!

Monday, January 6 -Staff Returns to School

Tuesday, January 7 -Students Return to School

MES Run Hard 5K

Midway's Run Hard Fall team completed their 5K race on Saturday, November 9th. The race was held at Columbiana Mall and there were over 2,000 runners in attendance. Our Midway Mustangs did a great job and showed lots of perseverance throughout the race and encouragement to others at the finish line. Several students placed in their age group for the race. Super proud of all the runners and thankful to all the parent volunteers that helped make this season a successful one!


Overall Winners:


3rd-Allison Kuhn

5th-Corrine Ganjehsani

6th- Abbigail Brown

9th- Caroline Near

10th-Chloe Black


The following placed in the top 10 in their grade level.

2nd Grade

Hampton Smith

Daniel Owens

Caroline Westbrook


3rd Grade

Wyatt Dubose

William Herron

Tobin Sarantopoulos


4th Grade

Jack Dooley

Nieman Reen

Connor D Trivett


5th Grade

Hudson Brown

Powell Anne Dozier



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Dollar Wars Clemson vs. Carolina

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Mustangs continue to donate your dollars towards your favorite team. Who will the winner be? We are collecting dollars for Relay for Life! Donation buckets are in the Wi-Fi area before class each morning.

3rd grade Native American Pow Wow

Elder Chief Caulder, Retired Chief of South Carolina's Pee Dee Tribe, joined the 3rd graders to celebrate the Native American heritage of South Carolina.
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MES loves our Substitutes!!

Midway celebrates our wonderful Substitutes for Substitute Educator's Day with yummy cupcakes and special treat jars! A big Thank You to all of our wonderful substitutes!!
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Yearbooks sales open online only

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November Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month

Our newly selected artists for the month of November are as follows:


Grade K: Alex Gough

Grade 1: Rosie Vroom

Grade 2: Audrey Rohrscheib

Grade 3: Ava Nielson
Grade 4: Ryan Mao

Grade 5: Candy Wang


Congratulations to these wonderful artists!

Hope you will get a chance to check out the artwork in the front display case..

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MES School Counseling

MES School Counseling Newsletter

We hope that you enjoy the information. As you can see we actively seek to raise awareness of bullying and in being proactive in preventing bullying. We are #mesHEART and want each child happy and safe!

MENTORS NEEDED:


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.


cgray@lexington1.net

803-821-0309

Fall Photo Packages, Payments and Unpurchased sheets due Nov.26th

Please use your individual code on your student's insert to purchase online at www.strawbridge.net or you can send cash or check payable to Strawbridge Studios in the envelope provided. Please return all payments or unwanted photos in your package by November 26, 2019.
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Lexington One School Board Recognitions

Congratulations Midway!

The Lexington One school board recognized 7 schools with a Palmetto Silver award for their performance for last school year! Gilbert Elementary, Gilbert High, Midway Elementary, New Providence Elementary, River Bluff High School, and Whiteknoll Elementary! Congratulations!

Congratulations to MES Madelyn Brown for 1st place 3D art at SC State Fair!

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Mark your calendars for this special MES Celebration!

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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.