MIDWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
THE GALLOPING GAZETTE
January 15, 2016
Many thanks to those of you who were able to join us for Sonic Night! Your support of our PTO restaurant nights does make a difference and we do so appreciate this! Many thanks to our PTO for providing opportunities for our MES family to join in food, fun and fellowship! We...are...fam-i-ly! I can hear the lyrics!
I do want to share with you that our faculty has now begun the journey of implementing pieces from our EL Education professional development. They were already doing protocols such as Pair-Share, Graffiti Walls, and more. You will now find Crew Meetings (which resemble Morning Meetings) with an established purpose stated in a learning target. You will also find that teachers are preparing student friendly learning targets in content areas and unpacking them with our students. It is so powerful to hear students articulate their learning by saying "we are subtracting 2-digit numbers" instead of "we are doing this workbook page." The students own their learning! Truly amazing--and the vocabulary they are building with synonyms as well as the strategies to decode for meaning are tops with application. Yes, I am a very proud educator!
Please do enjoy the 3-day weekend! Enjoy a great book and community programs as we appreciate the work of our fallen civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr., in seeking equality for all mankind.
Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary
Mark your Calendars for Spring testing dates
SC READY: (Grades 3-5)
ELA Session 1 - Writing - Tuesday, April 26
ELA Session 2 - Reading - Wednesday, April 27
Mathematics - - Thursday, April 28
Make-up Testing - Through May 6
SCPASS: (Grades 4-5)
Science - Wednesday, May 11
Social Studies - Thursday, May 12
Make-up Testing - Through May 19
"Reading with the Gamecocks"
Guest speaker Benjamin Franklin visits 4th and 5th graders
Registration Dates for 4K, 5K and new 1st grade students for 2016-2017
January 25th-February 5th
7:30 am-3:30 pm
Midway Elementary Office
Thurs.Jan.28 extended Hrs. 7:00 am-6:00 pm
Please bring the following items to complete registration:
- Child's Birth Certificate (long form required)
- Immunization record
- SCE&G current bill
- Parent Driver License
- Student S.S. card (not mandatory)
IMMERSION PARENT INFORMATION MEETINGS WILL BE HELD IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY, 2016 AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE,
100 TARRAR SPRINGS ROAD, LEXINGTON, SC 29072.
JANUARY 25, 6:00 P.M. (ACROSS THE STREET FROM MAIN OFFICE BUILDING)
FEBRUARY 2, 10:00 A.M. (STAFF DEVELOPMENT ROOM)
FEBRUARY 2, 2:00 P.M. (STAFF DEVELOPMENT ROOM)
IMMERSION REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ONLINE ONLY ON
FEBRUARY 8, 2016 AT 4:00 P.M.
Coming Soon! Jump Rope For Heart!
Midway's Red Cross Blood Drive January 27th 1-6 pm!
Please Schedule your appointment now!
Winter weather and seasonal illnesses can greatly affect blood donations through the American Red Cross, but hospital patients still need transfusions. Midway is hosting our annual Red Cross Blood Drive this month.
Healthy, eligible donors are urged to make an appointment to give on January 27th from 1-6:00 pm by visiting redcrossblood.org using our school sponsor code: Midwayelem to schedule or by calling Alicia Weed at 821-0300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All students who recruit a donor will receive a gift from Red Cross. Thank you so much for your life saving donation!
On the day of the blood drive (must complete on the day of drive) please use RapidPass, a new tool that allows blood donors to help save lives in less time. RapidPass allows donors to complete their pre-reading and donation questions online from the comfort and privacy of their home or office; reducing the time they spend at the blood drive by up to 15 minutes.
. It's simple and will save you time!
- Visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass
- Read the information
- Answer the questions
- Print the pass or email it to yourself to show on your mobile device.
2) PattyPack Drive: January 25th - 29th:
MES will be collecting travel-sized toiletries for PattyPacks, a non-profit organization designed to assist families dealing with children who require emergency and often extensive hospital stays. www.pattypacks.org
3) Parent Workshop on Mindset: February 4th at 7pm
Speaker: Erin Fitzgerald Coordinator for Academically & Artistically Gifted & Talented, Lexington School District 1
Parents only please
2015-16 Yearbook Information
This year parents have the opportunity to submit pictures that may be included in the yearbook.
Part of digital citizenship is keeping ourselves and students physically and psychologically well in our digital world. Sometimes that can mean limiting screen time. How can you do this?
- Establish Tech Free Zones
- No devices at the dinner table
- No devices an hour before bed
- Quiet Your Devices
- Put your device on airplane mode
- Put it on vibrate
- Put Phones Away When Driving
Remember we are our kids’ biggest role model.