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

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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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March 1, 2019

Good afternoon, Mustangs!


What a wonderful week this has been with Grits for Grands and the Book Fair! We totally enjoyed seeing our smiling guests. It was so sweet to hear children telling their Nana's and Papa's thank you along with hugs and kisses goodbye! What wonderful memories for the young and older! Thank you for inviting your special guests to these events!


Many thanks to our readers today! This was a "read-a-delicious" way to end our Book Fair Week with Dr. Seuss's Birthday and Read Across America Day!! We are creating life long readers!! What fun we have doing this!


Please mark your calendars for Collaborative Planning Day on Wednesday, March 6. Dismissal will be 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, please send a note to your child's teacher. Priority is the safety of our children and no confusion for them.


Have a wonderful weekend! Do enjoy reading those new books!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling

Principal of Midway Elementary School

Upcoming Calendar Reminders

Friday March 1- Read Across America

Tuesday March 5- Rhythm of the Night 6:30 PM

Wednesday March 6- Collaborative Planning Day~students dismiss at 11:40 AM

Relay For Life Wear Your Sunglasses Day~Wednesday March 6th~$1 donation

Wednesday is Sunglasses Day for a $1 donation to Relay For Life. This is our last fundraiser of the year. MES has already raised $3500 for Relay!

MES Celebrates Read Across America

Read Across America is celebrated every year around Dr.Seuss' birthday on March 2. We were excited to have Central Service staff, Lexington One School Board, and first responders from the Lexington Sheriff Dept and Fire Dept read to us all day. We heard stories with rhymes, stories with animals, and stories with lessons. We appreciate the time and dedication of our readers to our fabulous Midway students.
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Student-Led Conferences

This spring we are happy to announce that Midway students will be participating in Student-Led Conferences. This is a school-wide expectation for all our students to show and explain their growth throughout the year to their parent/guardian and build their leadership skills. Please be on the lookout for an email from your child’s classroom teacher providing additional details including how to sign up for conference appointments online that will be held from

8-9am.


Kindergarten: Monday, March 11th and Tuesday, March 12th

1st Grade: Wednesday, March 13th and Thursday, March 14th

2nd Grade: Monday, March 18th and Tuesday, March 19th

3rd Grade: Thursday, March 7th and Friday, March 8th

4th Grade: Wednesday, March 20th and Thursday, March 21st

5th Grade: Tuesday, March 26th, Thursday, March 28th, and Friday, March 29th

LEARNING COMMONS:

We had a great week at the Book Fair! Thank you for supporting our library program and celebrating reading with our students! Enjoy those new books!
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Mark your Calendar for Rhythm of the Night Performance~ March 5th at 6:30 PM

Rhythm of the Night

4th & 5th Grade Black Light routine

March 5th at 6:30 PM

MES Cafetera

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Join Us For STEM Family Fun Night~March 8, 6-8pm!

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STEM Night Donation Sign Up

Our first family STEM night is fast approaching! Come on out and join us Friday March 8 from 6-8 pm. We have so many fun and exciting activities planned for our students and their families. We are asking for help with the supplies needed for our STEM night! Please consider picking up a few items from our supply list. We ask that you bring them to the office no later than Tuesday March 5 so we can get everything organized for this super cool event!! Thank you so much for your willingness to help, we look forward to seeing you there! MES PTO
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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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ART NEWS:

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Midway Artist of the Month

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February Artist of the Month


Mrs. Behrends and Mr. Erd continue to choose a different student each month, Grades K – 5, to be the Artist of the Month.


Student art is on display in the front case for your viewing pleasure. Be sure to check out the art! Congratulations to the following Artists of the Month for February:


Grade K: Joseph Merck

Grade One: Emilie Morgan

Grade Two: Veer Srinivasulu

Grade Three: Luke Smith

Grade Four: Bruce Bruton

Grade Five: Reece Stacherski



Congratulations to these wonderful artists!

Art is on display in the front showcase.

Fun Recess Time with MES SRO Officer Moore!

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TIME TO ORDER YOUR MIDWAY YEARBOOK!

Current Price now $30 individual and $34 with personalization for MES Yearbook!

Monday the yearbook price will go up to $30 a person, $34 with personalization. Go online to order yours now!

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Midway Cafeteria

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MARCO'S PIZZA SCHOOL CHALLENGE!

See below to learn how to earn prizes, pizza and money by competing in the Marcos.com School Challenge! Order pizza from Marco's Pizza online now through May 15th and earn "Pizza Points" for Midway Elementary!
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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.