MIDWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
THE GALLOPING GAZETTE
Jan Fickling, Principal; Christy Mays, Assistant Principal;
LaQuana Aldridge, Assistant Principal
Phone (803) 821-0300 Fax (803) 821-0303
180 Midway Road
Lexington, SC 29072
School Hours: 7:40 a.m.-2:25 p.m.
Office Hours: M-F 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
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.
Our year has really started with a bang! I am all about books so am delighted that our grandparents and/or stand-ins enjoyed breakfast and the Book Fair as well as our families at Family Night. The Book Fair has been busy with shoppers of all ages so this is exciting! The key to success in all content areas is reading. So, I always recommend to read, read, read...read together, read out loud, read by yourself, read silently...read all kinds of ways and with all kinds of materials. Modeling reading has a huge impact! Thank you for this awesome support!
I do want to draw special attention to next week. We have our first Collaborative Planning Day for teachers with dismissal of students at 11:40 a.m. on Wednesday, September 21. If your child is going home a different way, please send a note to your teacher right away. If your child needs Midway Cares after school care until the normal pick up time, please send a note for this as well. We want to avoid all confusion. As this is our first CP Day, we want no confusion and all little ones to be confident with day. We will serve breakfast and lunch on these days.
Again, early dismissal is on Wednesday at 11:40 a.m. Send a note to your child's teacher if transportation will be different. And, yes--read, read, read!
Top 2 priorities in my communication this week!
Have a great weekend!
Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary
100 Mile Club begins October 12th
The 100 Mile Club® was started 25 years ago by Kara Lubin, a teacher in the Corona-Norco Unified School District. 100 Mile Club® is now a non-profit organization whose sole mission is to provide to all individuals the opportunity to experience fitness and TRUE personal success by Accepting the Challenge of running (or walking) 100 miles at school during a single school year.
We have Accepted the Challenge, and we are so excited! Mustang participants will go to the gym, line-up, and walk/jog out on the track. The miles and love for running begin to build almost instantly! Through the journey toward 100 miles, your child will practice personal goal setting, team spirit, perseverance, poise, confidence, and honest self-evaluation. As your child reaches special “mile”stones, we all celebrate together. When your child reaches 100 miles, he or she will be celebrated at our Year-End Ceremony where every participant will receive a special certificate celebrating their total miles run.
Children who are interested in being a part of The 100 Mile Club should sign up using the link below. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to participate! Mrs. Gates, physical education teacher, will be the Midway 100 Mile Club coach. There is no cost to participate. Forms are available in the office for those without Internet.
Please join us for Midway Moments~September 20th at 7 A.M.
We need you.......mark your calendar for our 3rd annual MES Vehicle/Career Day!
We are really excited to expose our students to the wonderful world of work!
Do you or someone you know have an interesting vehicle you'd like to share with our Mustangs?
Do you love your job? Do you want to help inspire the next generation?
For more information and to sign up go to http://bit.ly/2cy8x9n or click the button below.
The Mustang family invites you to participate in Midway’s International Parade of Nations on Friday, September 23, 2016, following the morning announcements. We want to celebrate the diversity and cultural heritage of our wonderful students and their families. Students may wear traditional clothing from their country and/or bring a country flag to wave as they parade through the hallways. The parade is open to all of our fabulous students, and we encourage you to join in the celebration. We will also be singing “Hello to All the Children of the World” as we greet one another.
For those who wish to join in the festivities, please meet in the cafeteria at 7:45 a.m.
4th Annual International Heritage Night~Friday, September 23rd from 6-8:00 P.M.
Ms. Maupin enjoys a special guest reader, Mrs. Haggard
It is time for the 4th Annual Global Cardboard Challenge!
The event this year will take place on Saturday, October 1st, from 9-11 a.m. at LTC. Students can bring their creations to LTC and display it for all district schools and the whole Lexington One community to see. During the awards ceremony, we will give trophies to the school with the most participants at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Student's individual projects will be judged and awards will be given. We also plan to raffle gift certificates from area businesses.
This event can be related to almost any subject area. In the past, we've had catapults, pinball machines, airplanes, foosball tables, a giraffe, a cardboard Operation game, furniture that supports 200+ lbs., Godzilla and downtown Manhattan, the Titanic, medieval costumes, rube goldberg machines, vending machines, Plinko, and much, much more.
The only rule is that projects must be made from primarily cardboard and other recycled materials. Only binding materials may be purchased.
More information about the Global Cardboard Challenge, Caine's Arcade, and the Imagination Foundation can be found at...