THE GALLOPING GAZETTE

MES Weekly School Newsletter

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Jan Fickling, Principal; Christy M. Graham, Assistant Principal;

LaQuana Aldridge, Assistant Principal

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

180 Midway Road
Lexington, SC 29072

Midway Elementary School Website

Midway Twitter

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

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.

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May 11, 2018


Hello, Mustangs!


What a beautiful week this has been! The teacher appreciations were absolutely the best treats ever! From the smiling hugs to those precious flowers (including Dandelions) to those delicious meals...your appreciation was truly felt by all. Thank you for making this one very awesome week!!!


This week will bring testing to our 4th graders, Monday through Thursday with make up testing for all grade levels on Friday. We thank you for helping our students maintain a regular bedtime, balanced breakfast, and low stress. This is a time for our students to show off their learning and their hard work with confidence. Thank you!


Please remember that Menchie's Day is on Wednesday and that we also have our Lexington Relay for Life on Friday evening. Please join us for both events!


Enjoy the weekend! Read and document your child's reading on the Blowfish Reading Log! Our night at the ballgame is June 5!


Best wishes,


Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary

Congratulations MES Run Hard Team!

The Midway Run Hard team had their final 5K race this past Saturday, May 5th, at Saluda Shoals park. The team ran well with lots of PR's and smiles! We are super proud of all the students for completing their 5K and very thankful to all the volunteer coaches this season.
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Garden Planting!

Mrs. Batson helps Mrs. Turbeville’s class plant a vegetable and herb garden for MES students as a part of Every Kid Healthy Week.
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PTO restaurant day at Menchies's

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Savanna River Ecology Lab Animals visit 2nd grade

2nd graders had a special treat this week when Mr. Poppy from the Savanna River Ecology Lab visited Midway with some amazing animals guests. The guests included reptiles, amphibians, a great horned owl, and even a coyote! This "traveling field trip" added so much to their unit of study on animals.
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Miles to Excellence celebrated their year with their Final Mile!

We had our Miles to Excellence Celebration this week. Our students have worked hard all year to earn their miles. They ran their last mile, played games, Kona Ice delivered cool treats and Publix donated water and chips to help hydrate and nourish our bodies after they ran their last mile. Thank you to the parents who came out to assist us during the year. A gigantic thank you to Mrs. Adams, Mrs. Farrell, Mrs. Holder, Mrs. Ayers and Mrs. Owens who helped us deliver an awesome program that kept our children moving after school.

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Cafeteria Reminder:

Please be sure to pay your students lunch/breakfast cafeteria accounts in full before the end of the school year. Any money left on your students accounts will remain for the 2018-19 school year and does follow your student to any school in the Lexington One school district.

Relay For Life, Please join us!


Friday May 18th

Lexington High School

6:00 pm-midnight

Survivor lap 6:45

Luminaries at 10:00

Relay For Life Luminary Forms

click to view and print

Spring Portraits Payment and Unwanted Sheets Due Now

Your student's spring picture packets went home 2 weeks ago. After reviewing, please send unwanted portrait sheets along with a check payable to Strawbridge Studios for any portraits you choose to keep. You may also pay online www.Strawbridge.net using code: 100783.

Career Cafe

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Learning Commons:

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Art: May Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month

May Artists of the Month are being honored in the front display case. Check out the artwork created by these talented young students. Congratulations to the following Artists of the Month:

Grade K: Marin Queen

Grade One: Nicholas Cassano

Grade Two: Claire Chapman

Grade Three: Annie McLendon

Grade Four: Morgan Nesmith

Grade Five:Sophia Hernandez

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PTO offers prepackaged school supplies for next school year through School Tool Box

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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.


http://mixedupinbooks.blogspot.com/


Let's get reading!

"Everyone is a reader, some just haven't found their favorite book yet."


Melissa Mixon --- Literacy Coach

Book Time with me!

MES LSCD1

(803)821-0290 mhmixon@lexington1.net Twitter @Mrs_M_Mixon

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Midway Elementary PTO Facebook

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Midway Elementary SIC Facebook

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Midway Elementary FIC Facebook

click to go to MES FIC FB Page

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MES Morning Walk Schedule

The schedule below list the grade level, day and time that our students will walk/run/jog on the track in the morning.


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

Lexington County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, genetic information or age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries or complaints. The Chief Human Resources Officer Michael L. Stacey handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title IX, inquiries/complaints regarding Title II with respect to employees and/or public access to buildings and grounds, and inquiries/complaints involving the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Inquiries/complaints regarding IDEA for students K–12 go to the Director of Special Services Wendy Balough, Ed.D. Inquiries/complaints regarding Section 504 for students K–12 go to the Director of School Counseling and Advisement Zan Tracy Pender. Inquiries/complaints regarding Title II implementation go to the Coordinator of NCLB Title II Part A Dianne Steelman. Contact these people if you have questions regarding these issues at 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29072 and telephone number 803-821-1000.