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, February 21

Hello, Mustangs!


What wet and cold weather we have had the last few days!!! Brrrrr! Many thanks to all who were able to brave the rainy cold weather last night (Thursday) to join us for Zaxby's Night, ArtFest at Lexington County Library, and Family Night for K, 2, and 4!! You rock!


Family Night was loads of fun! No one knew there was learning happening as we nibbled on moon pies and star gazed with apps. Our mightiest young heroes showcased their super powers as they donned their capes and masks!!! Racing the clock was tough but very successful in minute to win it! I am not there yet with winning at getting the most hearts off the plate with chopsticks. Hmm...this means I must use resiliency and perseverance as my fierce second grade competitors challenge me!!!


Thank you all for coming and many thanks to our student leaders as they taught parents different skills. A huge shoutout to our teachers for making this a special night for our Mustangs!!! Midway is full of #mesHEART as we #loveourpeople!!!


Family Night for 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades will be on Thursday, February 27, 6:00-7:30 p.m. I do hope we have better weather but thankfully weather did not slow us down tonight!


Have a wonderful weekend and read, read, read!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling

Principal

Calendar of Events

Monday, February 24- Friday, February 28- Bedford Falls Bookfair


Tuesday, Feb 25-Grits for Grands (last names A-H) 7-8:00 AM

Wednesday, Feb 26 Grits for Grands (last names I-P) 7-8:00 AM

Thursday, Feb 27-Grits for Grands (last names Q-Z) 7-8:00 AM

~Book Fair Family Night- 4:30-6:30 PM~
~MES Family Night for 1,3, and 5 grade levels

Friday, February 28- MES Spirit Day, PTO Chick-fil-A biscuit sales

Note from the health room

As is expected at this time of year, we are still seeing plenty of cold and flu symptoms. You can help your student stay healthy by encouraging healthy eating, drinking plenty of water, and getting enough sleep. Students can also be reminded to cover their mouths when they sneeze or cough and to wash hands frequently. Reminders to avoid touching their faces are also helpful. Students should not attend school within 24 hours of having a temperature over 100 (without medication) or vomiting. Thank you for helping us take good care of your Mustangs!


--

Lindsay Ross, RN BSN

School Nurse

Midway Elementary School

803-821-0323

FIC meeting reschedule

FIC meeting canceled for Monday, February 10th. Next FIC meeting will be Friday, March 6th 8 am

Learning Commons:

We hope to see you at our Book Fair next week! Our Learning Commons truly appreciates your support, as a percentage of the sales go towards purchasing new library books. Students and teachers in all grade levels and areas benefit from your generosity. Thank you!
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MES Family Night K, 2, and 4 grade fun!

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Local artist and MES mom artwork displayed along side the children's exhibit

The Lexington County Library has featured the art of local artist, Deepmala Choudhury.

Her artwork can be seen on display next to the children's art exhibit. Deepmala's son,

Rik, is a Kindergartren student in Mrs. Thomas' class. Congratulations to our "parent" artist

for having her artwork showcased at the library.

Artfest

The Lexington One elementary art teachers are happy to invite you to join us for Artfest, our annual district elementary art show!


Artfest will feature work from all Lexington One elementary schools and will be on display at the main branch of the Lexington County Library from February 15th until February 26th.

Midway artists enjoyed refreshments as they viewed the Annual Artfest Student Art Exhibit. The show will remain open until February 26th. Stop by and view the artwork if you get a chance.

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The Annual Artfest, Art Exhibit will feature the following Midway works of art

Katie Reid Stratton

Elena Nielson

Livie Huffstetler

Tyler Stroud

Noah Smothers

Caroline Ziegler

Claire Chapman

Sophia Zheng

Johannes Min

Ava Nielson

Skylar Huggins

Candy Wang

Artist of the Month


Artists of the Month have been selected for February. Their artwork is displayed in the case in the school entrance. Stop by and check it out. Congratulations to these amazing artists:


Grade 4K: Ruby Catledge

Grade 1: Rosie Vroon

Grade 2: Sophia Fortino

Grade 3: Avery Weathers

Grade 4: Kendall Blanton

Grade 5: Cade Mason

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Donations needed for STEM Night

MES Family STEM Night~March 6th from 6:30-8:00 PM

Midway Families!! We are looking forward to another amazing Family STEM night, coming up on Friday March 6th, from 6:30-8:00pm. Bring your family for a night of exploration, experimentation, and fun!! We are asking for donations of a few supplies to help make this night possible!! Please consider donating some items. You can drop them off in the front office by Thursday March 5th. As always, we couldn’t do it without your help. Thank you so much!! Midway PTO


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Yearbooks now $30 each

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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.