THE GALLOPING GAZETTE
MES Weekly School Newsletter
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.
Friday May 17, 2019
I am so proud of our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students and our teachers!!! The teachers have worked so hard to teach and prepare our students! Our students have worked so hard at learning and applying the learning! Through resiliency, grit, and sweat, our students have diligently completed their state assessments by doing their best and showing off their learning!! This is all that we can ask of our students! Thank you to our students and teachers!!! Thank you, parents, for supporting both students and teachers in the TEAM EFFORT! Go Team Midway!!!
With this said, we do have a few make up tests to administer so we will continue to keep a quiet and focused environment to support these students next week. They will make us just as proud!!
Next week is a busy week--make up testing, Half Day Field Day for K, 1, and 2, Menchie's Night, Volunteer Appreciation breakfast, and more. Please continue to look at our calendar of events in our school newsletter.
Thank you all for being so supportive and wonderful! You make Midway SHINE!
Have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy a book and fun outdoor activities!!
Principal of Midway Elementary School
Upcoming Calendar Reminders
Friday May 17~Relay for Life-LHS 6:00 PM, Luminary lap 10:00 PM
Monday May 20~Half Day Field Day`K, 1 and 2
Thursday May 23~Volunteer Treats-8-9:00 AM
Monday May 27~ Memorial Day-NO SCHOOL
Tuesday May 28~Hald Day Field Day 3, 4, and 5
Friday May 31~ End of year celebrations grades 1,3,5
Friday May 31~ 5th grade promotion-River Bluff High School 6:00 PM
Monday June 3~ End of year celebrations grades K,2,4
Tuesday June 4~ Half Day for students-11:40AM dismissal
Wednesday June 5~ Half Day for students-11:40AM dismissal-Last Day of school
Wednesday June 5~ 5th grade final walk-8:00 AM
Important Reminder from the Health Room
Lindsay Ross, RN BSN
Midway Elementary School
Important Kindergarten Registration Reminder!
Please tell your friends and neighbors that are zoned for Midway to make sure to register their rising Kindergarten student (turning 5 on or before Sept.1st) as soon as possible. These registration numbers are used to predict how many teachers are needed. If you have any questions you may call our main office 803-821-0300.
Required for Registration:
Parent Driver License
Proof of Residence- SCE&G or Water Utility recent statement
Child's Long Form Birth Certificate
Child's Immunization Record
Child Social Security Card (not mandatory)
Relay for Life Tonight!
Relay For Life of Lexington~ May 17th 6:00 PM at Lexington High School!
Relay for Life is a community-based family event for the American Cancer Society. About 65 teams in Lexington have fundraised throughout the year and gather at Lexington High School on May 17th, at 6:00, to honor our cancer survivors and to remember our loved ones who we have lost to cancer. Everyone in our community is invited to attend this big party for all who have been affected by cancer. Starting at 6:00 all cancer survivors register and go to the Survivor Tent for dinner. They are all given purple shirts so they can be recognized and praised throughout the night. At 7:00, the survivors and their caregivers open the event with their first victory lap as we all cheer them on. Then walking is open for all. There will be entertainment, food, music, a large party for all. At 10:00, luminary bags are lit in remembrance of those who we have lost and in honor of our survivors, as the big lights are turned off. Names will be read off as we silently walk the track and pay respect to all who have had this terrible disease. If you have never stayed to see this powerful part of the service, you are missing the most important part of the evening. It's the reason why we Relay.
Why do I Relay?
My dad first had cancer at the age of 19, melanoma. When I was growing up I lost track of how many times he had skin cancer: basal cell, squamous cell, and finally porocarcinoma (a very rare skin cancer, only .06% of all skin cancers). He went through countless treatments and surgeries throughout his life. The American Cancer Society helped to provide my parents lodging in Charleston's beautiful Hope Lodge while my dad underwent treatment at MUSC in Charleston. 6 years ago my dad lost his battle. I Relay not only for him, but for all of those whose lives have been touched by cancer. Someday there will be a cure and no one will have to suffer the way that he did.
Where does the money go?
The American Cancer society funds and conducts research, shares expert information, supports patients, provides lodging during treatment, and provides transportation to treatment.
Please join me on May 17th and bring your family and friends! Invite all survivors to attend as well! Help us to create a world where no one will ever again have to hear the words, "You have cancer. "
Lexington's Relay for Life Survivor Chair
Third Grade Teacher
Midway Elementary School
Congratulations Mustangs! 5th graders chosen to attend TRI District Arts Consortium
- Macy Brown- Leitzsey
- Rose Wheeler- Leitzsey
- Hampton Owens- McKinley
- Abigail Hall- Whitlow (Abigail was also accepted to Vocal.)
- Zayne Jones- Gallo
- Tristan Lotter- Dutka
- Morgan Nesmith- Axelsson
- Lucas Tejada- Leitzsey
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: Emma Masters
Grade One: Hudson Donley
Grade Two: Avelyn James
Grade Three: Karoline Young
Grade Four: Thomas Quenneville
Grade Five: Camilla Booth
Fitnessgram test scores will be emailed to 5th grade parent/guardians next week. Click on the link below for more information about the Fitnessgram Program.
PTO Restaurant Day~May 22nd
Treats for our Volunteers~Thurs. May 23 8:00-9:00 AM
School Tool Box~
FIC Restaurant Day at Sandy's~June 4th and 5th
COLLECTING OLD SHOES: 5th Grade Spring Service Project
Our 5th-grade spring service project is to collect old shoes. So clean out your closets and start looking under your beds for gently used shoes and turn them in to your child’s teacher or one of our collection boxes in the halls. Every pair you recycle means extra funds for CampMates, less landfill waste and the potential to connect us to a SoleMate! We are collecting shoes through the end of the school year.
Lexington One Immersion Summer Camp: Register now, limited space available!
Summer Food Service Programs
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.