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.
February 15, 2018
What a wonderful week we have had with our students! I will say that watching our students on Valentine's Day is a very special time! The joy in their smiles and curiosity of what a simple little card may say and show goes beyond words. The creativity the students use in creating their boxes is so precious. Valentine's Day truly showcases the best in our children as we strive to leave no one out on this very special day.
Safety...yes, you may think that I overdo this but safety comes before learning. Please remember that entrance during the school day is only through the front doors and with a drivers license, state ID or passport. Please do not go to a side door and knock for a student or adult to let you in the building. We have worked hard to teach our students not to open doors. You make it very difficult on them if they know you. I do thank you for your help with this.
Please share with neighbors and friends in Lexington School District 1 that now is the time to register for 5 year old kindergarten. Students must be 5 years old by September 1 to register. It is important that we get everyone registered as quickly as possible as this is how the number of teachers needed is determined. So, please, share with your neighbors and friends.
I do hope you have a wonderful 3-day weekend as students do not go to school on Friday, February 16. This is a Professional Development Day for teachers. We will see our Mustangs back on Monday, February 19, as this is being used to makeup for the day we missed earlier this year for the hurricane.
Have a wonderful weekend and take a moment to celebrate the joy your family members bring!
Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary
IMPORTANT! Tri-DAC Art News
All students who are going to participate in Tri-DAC and would like to join Behrends, Gardner and Erd on Thursday the 15th and 22nd, after school, please email Behrends at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to account for all participants.
SC Elementary Honor Choir perform this Saturday morning, February 17th at 10:00 a.m
You are invited to come hear the SC Elementary Honor Choir perform this Saturday morning, February 17th at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church Columbia. Our own 5th graders Eunwoo Choi, Colsen Guy, Onyeka Idiaghe, and Madison Zuniga will be singing with this amazing 230+ honor choir. Admission is free to the public.
Here is a message from Todd Monsell president of SC Music Educators Association:
We are so very excited that for the first time, our talented young 4th-6th grade honor choir singers will be rehearsing and performing at First Baptist Church Columbia. This beautiful space, just a mile from the convention center, is going to be a wonderful place to showcase our young singers. With choir stalls providing great sight lines for parents, no need for risers, and an acoustic no ballroom can provide, our move to FBC is a win-win. Please feel free to drop by rehearsals anytime and watch the inspirational Mr. Henry Leck (recently retired from the Indianapolis Children's Choir) work his magic with our students. The performance--the 20th in the SCEHC'S history--is at 10AM.
Feb. 27, 2018 Primary Elections for House Seat 69 voting moved to Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Box Tops Time Again! Start Clipping!!
Midway Elementary PTO
Box Tops Contest Week
Feb 26th – March 2nd
Dear Midway Families,
Just a reminder that the Spring Box Tops Contest Week is coming up Feb 26th – March 2nd! Start clipping and more information will come home soon!
You can also sign up at www.btfe.com and enter sweepstakes for bonus box tops as well as download the Bonus Box Tops app to earn more for your school! There are some great offers on the app right now!
The PTO collects Box Tops for Education and Tyson Project A+ Labels to earn money for our school improvements and special events. Your family can make a difference just by clipping the Box Tops from the products you use every day.
Midway Elementary School Students and Teachers Rev Up for NEA's Read Across America Day Friday March 2, 2018
We need you to help us keep the reading going! Our goal is to have readers at Midway every 30 minutes!
Can you sign up for a 30-minute time slot to read to 2-3 classes? You can bring your own books or books will be available for you to read. Talk to the students about the importance of reading at your job and for pleasure.
Weather permitting, we will read outside in the bus loop but if necessary, inside at the wi-fi café.
"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child." Dr. Seuss
It’s easy! Go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f48afad2ca5fe3-read1 and find a time that fits in your schedule.
Questions? Call me Dawn Merck at (803) 821-0288, (803)261-3567, or send me an email email@example.com. We appreciate your willingness to help and participate in our students’ education.
Here is some background for Read Across America Day:
It began in 1997 with the idea from an NEA's task to have a pep rally for reading. So the idea of Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday and the joys of reading, was born. Today we expect more than 45 million readers, both young and old, to pick up a book and read.
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****
French Immersion Kindergarten Online Registration opens Wednesday March 7, 2018 at 4:00 P.M.
• Parents will access the online registration link by clicking on“World Languages” under the “Academics” header on the district’s website (www.lexington1.net)or by visiting the World Language Micro-site at www.lexoneworldlanguages.weebly.com .
• At each dual language immersion school site, priority is given to students who are zoned for these schools. • We reserve 10 spaces at each site for students who reside outside of that school’s attendance zone.
• All dual language immersion students must reside in Lexington One and provide proof of residency upon enrolling for 5K kindergarten. • Dual language immersion registration is held one week after 5K kindergarten enrollment closes.
• Please be sure to enroll your child at the school s/he is zoned for prior to registering for dual language immersion.
Want to learn more?
Attend one of the following information sessions held at Central Services at: 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, S.C. 29072 on the following dates:
● February 23, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
● February 26, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
● March 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Each session includes an explanation of how our Dual Language Immersion Program works, and the benefits offered to students.
For more information view:
3rd grade celebrates For the LOVE of Reading!
Sharing love on Valentine's Day!
Calling All 4th and 5th Graders Who Love to Sing!
The Spring Chorus Membership Drive has begun. Students are bringing home the information letter and permission form in their Friday Folders. Miss Trent and Mrs. Rogers are looking forward to a great chorus season with our many talented singers! Click here for an electronic version of the letter and form.
Poster Design Contest Info for LTC's Career Fair
Poster design entry forms went home with your student.
February is Engineering Month
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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