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

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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, October 25

Hello, Mustangs!


Many thanks to all who purchased Chick-fil-a Biscuits this morning! This is not just a tasty start to our day but it also supports our PTO budget in meeting the needs of our students and school. Thank you ALL!


Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 30, as this is a Collaborative Planning Day with dismissal at 11:40 a.m. Both breakfast and lunch will be served. If your child is going home in a different manner or needs MES Care until 2:25 p.m., please write a note to your child's teacher.


Thursday, October 31, is Halloween. If you participate in the Halloween activities, please practice safety at all times and have an adult with your child or children while Trick or Treating. Please do not send candy or treats to school unless you are sharing with the entire class. This is not an event for which we have class celebrations and we don't wear costumes as we have children who are afraid of costumes and children who do not celebrate this occasion. We teach respect for all during such an occasion.


Get ready for FUN!! Mustang Fest is in two weeks!! Best family fun in town on Friday, Nov. 8!!!


Have a great weekend!


Jan Fickling

Principal of Midway Elementary

Calendar of Events


Wednesday, October 30-Collaborative Planning Day Students dismiss at 11:40 am

PTO Restaurant Night at UNO's

Thursday, October 31 -Halloween


Looking Ahead......

Friday, November 1 -FIC meeting 8:00 am

Sunday, November 3 -Fall Back 1 hour~daylight savings time ends

Friday, November 8 -MUSTANG FEST!!!!

Monday, November 11-Veterans Day Program and Parade

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"MES administrators are actively collaborating on this fabulous Friday."

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Mrs.Shealy, Davis and Drayton Collins rocks their Midway Spirit Wear! Go Mustangs!

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MES 5th grader, Zuri Wooten and Principal Fickling retiring our colors at the end of day.

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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.

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MES School Counseling

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

PTO Restaurant Night All Day Long Wednesday, October 30 at UNO Pizzeria & Grill

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Mustang Fest

Hello Parents! Our school carnival is fast approaching! Mustang Fest is a fun, family friendly event that the PTO puts on with help and support of Sponsorships from local business owners. Our teachers will work all of the games, inflatables, and booths so that we can enjoy the event with our families! We still need help behind the scenes. We need volunteers to help with Set up, Clean up, selling hats/bandanas the week of Mustang fest in the mornings, judging the yearbook coloring contest and hanging the pictures up in the school. Please consider volunteering! We need your help to make this event happen!

Please sign up at the link below.


Thank you, Stacy Eubanks - Midway PTO, Mustang Fest chair

Save the Date Mustang Fest Friday November 8th!

Mustang Fest wristband order forms were sent home with each student. If you need additional forms you may pick them up in the main office.
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Thank You to our 2019 Mustang Fest Sponsors!

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PRE-ORDER YOUR 2019 WINTER MERCHANDISE NOW!

Download the form below to pre-order your 2019 winter merchandise.
Midway online school store

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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.

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Midway Elementary PTO Facebook

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Midway Elementary FIC Facebook

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Midway Elementary SIC 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.