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: Mon-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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September 28, 2018

Hello, Mustangs!


What a wonderful week we have had! Thank you to all who attended our Book Fair, Grits for Grands, and Bring Your Parent to PE Week! We totally enjoyed our time with you! The grandparents, parents, and family joining us for breakfast and the Book Fair just warms your heart as our young Mustangs host this event. As promised, parents were sweating and I have even heard several say they were sore! Love it! Books, company, and working out! Can't ask for a better week!!


Start polishing those smiles! Student Fall Pictures are on Thursday, October 4. Precious memories are savored through browsing school pictures!


Please make note that there is NO school for students on Friday, October 12. Teachers are and will be scheduling parent conferences for the evening of Thursday, Oct. 11, and the morning of Friday, Oct. 12. Please note that teachers are not able to meet with every parent during this Thursday and Friday time so there will be additional times for conferences. Also, always remember that if you have questions, worries, or celebrations to contact your child's teacher immediately via phone, email or ask for a conference. We are here to work with you in bringing success to your child.


I do need to celebrate several completed District renovations:

  • New Stage Curtains
  • Replaced Ceiling on Kindergarten Playground Porch
  • New Windows
  • Final Four New Classroom HVAC Systems
  • New Blacktopped Drives and Parking with Lines
  • Additional Security Cameras
  • New Classroom Door Locks

District renovations in the works include:

  • New Playground Equipment on Kindergarten and Big Playgrounds
  • Kiosk Office and Secured Entrance
  • Install of New Stoves in Cafeteria

PTO school improvements through your support and fundraising:

  • Shade Structures on both Kindergarten and Big Playgrounds

Teamwork brings great things! Thank you, PTO, Parents, Community and District!


Wishing you the best weekend ever! Read one of those new books and work out with your child/children!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary School

Midway Elementary PTO and sponsors Purnell Orthodontics and Kumon Presents a FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT


Midway Elementary Soccer Field

seats open at 6:45 PM

movie starts at 7:30 PM

101 Dalmatians (with Glenn Close, Rated G)


Amazing Prizes to be raffled off!! $1 a raffle ticket! Free Popcorn while supplies last!


Drinks and LED light up item for purchase* Bring your sleeping bags/blankets to sit on.

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Health Room Needs

The MES health room needs Saltine crackers and Ginger Ale please.

October 4th Fall Picture Day!

Have your best Mustang Smile!

Friendly Reminder: School District One Volunteer Requirement

If you plan to volunteer at Midway with classrooms, chaperone field trips, help teachers with making copies, after school activities with students etc. you must complete a new Lexington County School District One Volunteer Profile and Consent Form including your Social Security Number for a background check and attach a copy of your Diver's License or State Identification Card.

*** A new form must be completed each year.***

You may pick this form up in our Main Office.

Please make the following corrections in your Student Handbook and Calendar for October:



October 24, 2018 -- 11:40 a.m. Early Dismissal (not on October 17)

October 26, 2018 -- Report Cards Issued (not on October 25)


We apologize that these corrections did not make it to printer of calendars on time.

Congratulations to the following Midway ESOL graduates!

Nihal Katta, Fernando Castro, Niyati Ghadiya, Rithin Venkatesan, Veronica Leon, Kaitlyn Steynberg, Joshua Chao, Andrew Quia, and Chloe Lin.

MES ESOL Teacher Mrs. Katina Foote-Roeder

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Calling all 4th and 5th grade students who love to sing!


The Midway Chorus Membership Drive begins today Friday, September 28th. Miss Trent and Mrs. Rogers will accept the first 75 signed permission forms that are turned into the yellow and white box in the middle of the WI-FI Cafe. Hard copies of the letter and permission form were sent home this afternoon in Friday Folders.

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ART

Artist of the Month


Our newly selected artists for the month

of October are as follows:


· Grade K: Rilee Rose Wolf

· Grade 1: Sasha Gelfond

· Grade 2: Lizzy Winegardner

· Grade 3: Heath Dantzler

· Grade 4: Levi Gibbons

· Grade 5: Camilla Booth

1. Awesome Artist Award: Aarav Suthar


Congratulations to these wonderful artists!

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

PE:

Midway's 2nd Annual Take Your Parent to PE Week was a huge success!

2nd Annual Take your Parent to PE Week was an awesome event at Midway for our students, parents and teachers. We had a great time watching our students teach their parents some of the fitness stations and beach volleyball was taken to a whole new level. Our k-2 did and awesome job helping their parents with our Tabatas and cleaning their yard.


Thank you parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brother and sisters for coming out and supporting our physical education program. We had 580 adults work out with us this week. We downloaded pictures to the link below. We had lots of fun!!! Stay active!!!


Laura and Anna

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America's Healthiest Schools- MES Bronze Level

Our Health Team worked very hard last year and Midway was awarded one of America's Healthiest Schools by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. There are 1239 schools in South Carolina and we are 1 of 25 that received this honor. Only 461 schools in the United States received this award.

Thank you for your support and continuing to make Midway Elementary one of America’s Healthiest Schools!

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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!
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First published writing for Mrs Senn's class! Way to go Mustangs!

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MES PTO Fall Box Tops Contest Winners

Thank you for all your box tops and labels! Together we collected 12, 614! The following classes will receive a Popcorn Party and Traveling Trophy.


Kindergarten- Morris- 488

1st grade- Sellars- 317

2nd grade- Cuthbertson- 670

3rd grade- Chartrand- 910

4th grade- Sharpe- 384

5th grade- McKinley- 627

Special Areas- Maupin- 217


Congratulations to all of our winners and thanks again to everyone for working hard to achieve our goal! Time to start collecting for Spring!

Guidance:


We Are So Excited

to

Have Male Mentors


We have a group of men that are willing to come once a week and read, help with projects, throw the football, shoot hoops, have lunch, play board games, etc. with our male students. Several of these programs exist throughout the district and other neighboring districts and are very successful.


If you are interested complete the information below and return to school. For more information you can contact Mrs. Gray, one of our school counselors. We are excited and can’t wait to watch these amazing relationships form.




Chan Gray

School Counselor

Midway Elementary

cgray@lexington1.net

803-821-0309

Mentor form

click to view and print

Midway Elementary PTO Facebook

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Midway Elementary SIC Facebook

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Midway Elementary FIC Facebook

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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.

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