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

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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 March 6, 2020

Hello, Mustangs!


Tonight (Friday, March 6) is our MES STEM Night hosted by PTO! We hope to see you for the fun family learning in our cafeteria from 6:30-8:00 p.m!



Many thanks to our parents and volunteers who joined our 5th and 4th grade students for their Student Led Conferences (SLCs) this week! The smiles and pride observed on both the faces of students and parents were validation of the importance of this student leadership opportunity. We are so proud of our students! Thank you for being their audience in this presentation and reflection on their learning!


Next week we will host SLCs for our 3rd grade students and part of 2nd grade. We look forward to continuing the celebration of student learning!


We hope you are able to join us for our Mellow Mushroom Day on Tuesday, March 10, 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. This is a fun and delicious way to meet up with friends!


Please note that next week is a 3-day week as we don't have school on Thursday, March 12, and Friday, March 13. March 12 is the second weather makeup day which was not used, and March 13 was a scheduled day for teachers and students not to be in school. Please enjoy this 4-day weekend!


Don't forget to move your clocks forward one hour Sunday morning. Spring forward! It will be great to have more light in the evenings as our weather begins to warm up (hopefully)!


Have a wonderful weekend! Read, spend time outside, and enjoy your family!


Yours truly,


Jan Fickling

Principal

Calendar of Events

Friday March 6- 4th grade SLC's 8-9:30 AM

FIC Meeting 8:00 AM

PTO Family STEM Night 6:30-8:00 PM

Sunday March 8- Spring Forward 1 hour

Monday March 9 -3rd grade Student Led Conferences 8-9:30 AM

Tuesday March 10-3rd grade Student Led Conferences 8-9:30 AM

PTO Restaurant Night at Mellow Mushroom 11-10:00 PM

Wednesday March 11- 2nd grade Student Led Conferences 8-9:30 AM

Thursday March 12- 2nd Weather Make-Up Day- NO School

Friday March 13-No School for Students and Staff

Tuesday March 17- PTO Meeting 9:15 AM

St. Patrick's Day

School Board Meeting 7:00 PM District Office

Wednesday March 18- South Carolina Day

Thursday March 19- First Day of Spring

Friday March 20-PTO Parents Night Out at PAC

Wednesday March 25- 11:40 AM Student Dismissal- Collaborative Planning Day

Thursday March 26- Spring Picture Day

Friday March 27- MES Spirit Day, PTO Chick-fil-A AM biscuit sale

Tuesday March 31- Spring Chorus 6:30 PM

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

Midway Families!! We are looking forward to another amazing Family STEM night, Friday March 6th, from 6:30-8:00pm. Bring your family for a night of exploration, experimentation, and fun!!

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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!


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Lindsay Ross, RN BSN

School Nurse

Midway Elementary School

803-821-0323

Midway Special Guests to Celebrate Read Across America~

Monday, March 2nd, kicked off Read Across America Week as we celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday. Read Across America Day was inaugurated by the National Education Association. It is held on the school day that is nearest to March 2nd which is Dr. Seuss's birthday. Our Mustangs enjoyed many great books read aloud by many special guests, including Superintendent Dr. Little, many school board members, parents and teachers. Thank you all our readers!
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March 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 March:


Grade 4-K: David Lawson

Grade One: Meera Sodisetti

Grade Two: Eve Rohrscheib

Grade Three: Bates Driskill

Grade Four: Caroline Morgan

Grade Five: Samantha Hollis

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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.