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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Friday May 17, 2019

Hello, Mustangs!


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!!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling

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

It's that time of year to begin to pick up medications from the health room for your student. I am unable to keep any medications in the health room over the summer so PLEASE pick up your medications by June 5 at 11am. Medications that have not been picked up by that time will be disposed of. Thank you!


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Lindsay Ross, RN BSN

School Nurse

Midway Elementary School

803-821-0323

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!

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Relay For Life of Lexington~ May 17th 6:00 PM at Lexington High School!

What is Relay for Life?


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. "


Sincerely,

Kelly DeShazo

Lexington's Relay for Life Survivor Chair

Third Grade Teacher

Midway Elementary School

Congratulations Mustangs! 5th graders chosen to attend TRI District Arts Consortium

Eight 5th graders were accepted to attend the TRI District Arts Consortium for three weeks in July this summer. To be accepted, students must prepare for an audition. Three judges determine who would be chosen. The following students will be representing Midway:


Creative Writing

  • Macy Brown- Leitzsey
  • Rose Wheeler- Leitzsey

Theatre

  • Hampton Owens- McKinley
Visual Art

  • Abigail Hall- Whitlow (Abigail was also accepted to Vocal.)
  • Zayne Jones- Gallo
  • Tristan Lotter- Dutka
Vocal

  • Morgan Nesmith- Axelsson
  • Lucas Tejada- Leitzsey

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ART NEWS:

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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

PE News:

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

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Treats for our Volunteers~Thurs. May 23 8:00-9:00 AM

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Mustangs, we have a fun opportunity for a family day with the Columbia Fireflies. Game time is at 2:05 p.m. on Sunday, June 2! Hope to see you at the ball field! Tickets may be purchased at link in the attached flyer. $4.00 from each ticket will come back to Midway
Lex 1 Fireflies Tickets Family Spirit Night

click to order tickets with code Lexingtonone

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School Tool Box~

Ordering starts May 13th and runs through June 9th. Scool Tool Box is a great way to purchase prepackaged school supplies for the next school year.
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FIC Restaurant Day at Sandy's~June 4th and 5th

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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.

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Summer Reading

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Lexington One Immersion Summer Camp: Register now, limited space available!

Immersion Summer Camp rising K-5th grade

click to view details and register

Summer Food Service Programs

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Midway Elementary PTO Facebook

click to go to MES PTO FB page

Midway Elementary SIC Facebook

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Midway Elementary FIC Facebook

click to go to MES FIC FB Page

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.