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.
March 23, 2018
First, I must thank you for your understanding in the rescheduling of Mustang Fest. Our PTO struggled with this decision but the greater part (bouncy attractions and mechanical rides) of the family day would not have been available with wind or rain. Thank you!
I do want to extend a huge thank you to our parents who have been able to attend our Student Led Conferences (SLCs). Part of our students' learning focuses on presentations to different audiences. SLCs give each child an adult audience in a more formal setting. As I reminded you in my email for our March 2nd newsletter, Student Led Conferences are focused on the student.
Please know that any child who does not have an adult sign up still leads a conference with an administrator or teacher at the school. 100% of our students will lead a conference. What a huge celebration of our students! Our first graders and kindergartners will have their conferences after Spring Break so be sure to watch for their teachers' digital invitation to sign up.
Many thanks to our students and teachers for their hard work in preparing for this special opportunity to present with a very focused purpose about relevant data!!
Please remember if you need to have a parent-teacher conference, you may schedule these with your child's teacher. Our doors are open and it takes the village to raise a child! We are in this together.
This Friday, March 30, will be our Field Day!! This is the most awesome day of the year!! Please consider volunteering or participating with your child. It is an all day event filled with physical activities and games. Once again there is great focus on teamwork in many of the activities. Many thanks to our PE teachers, Laura Gates, and Anna Owens, for coordinating this opportunity!
Have a wonderful weekend! Read a great book with your child and practice self-care with physical workouts. These are all great family time opportunities!
Jan Fickling, Principal Midway Elementary
Wild Wild West Mustang Fest Postponed until April 15th from 2-5pm.
Due to forecast of wind and rainy weather for Sunday, Mustang Fest will be postponed until April 15th from 2-5pm.
We are ordering more hats/bandannas and will sell them again April 12th and April 13th.
Sunglasses and Rock your Socks Day Fun!
Thank you Mustangs for your support to Relay for Life by donating $216.87 and wearing your awesome sunglasses and wearing your crazy, mismatched, fun socks to acknowledge and celebrate our similarities and differences in support of World Down Syndrome Day (in honor of these individuals with a 3rd copy of their 21st chromosome). Way to "Rock Your Socks" and Sunglasses Mustangs!
Rising Kindergarten and new to Midway First Grade Registration Reminder
****Please share this information with any friends or neighbors who may also have rising Kindergarten students****
We Need You! Super Hero Field Day Coming Soon!
4th grade Science of Sound and Music Collaborate
As a cumulative performance task for the fourth grade Science of Sound Unit, the students designed and created instruments using recycled materials. Throughout the unit, the students studied sound concepts related to music and instruments during music classes. Miss Trent and Mrs. Rogers invited the students to bring their instruments to a music lesson. The students categorized their instruments by what part of the instrument starts the vibration. They formed an orchestra and improvised a sound piece. The performance required the students to follow the conductor carefully and play their instruments musically. Enjoy Mrs. Metz's homeroom performance video. While you listen, close your eyes and imagine a movie that has the sound piece as its film score.
Here is the Google link for the video.
Porkchop Productions presents Chicken Little
March Artist of the Month
Mrs. Behrends, Gardner 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 March:
Grade K: Gracen Sprankle
Grade One: Lillian Kammer
Grade Two: Aarav Suthar
Grade Three: Claire Brown
Grade Four: Lilly Sadler
Grade Five: Sienna Woodley
Second grader, Sloane Cary, with Recycled Frame and Horse project.
Former Midway Mustang and current Clemson Tiger, Harrison Howell, reads to Mrs. Howell's crew over his spring break.
Thank you to our Wild Wild West Mustang Fest 2018 Sponsors!
Last Week to Order!! 2017-2018 Midway Yearbook Online Ordering info:
This will be the last week for yearbook sales. They are $30. Please use the web address below to order.
If you do not order online, the yearbooks will be sold first come, first served when they arrive in May for $32.
New Blog from Mrs. Mixon
How can we motivate our writers? Getting to the why of writing for big and small people. Just as in anything else, when you understand why, your motivation is higher.
Let's get reading!
"Everyone is a reader, some just haven't found their favorite book yet."
Melissa Mixon --- Literacy Coach
(803)821-0290 email@example.com Twitter @Mrs_M_Mixon
MES Morning Walk Schedule
Students will be picked up in the hallways at 7:10.
5th Grade – Monday
4th Grade – Tuesday
3rd Grade –Wednesday
1st & 2nd Grade – Thursday
Kindergarten - Friday