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

Midway Elementary School Website

Midway Twitter

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.

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Hello, Mustangs!


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

~Homeroom Parent Meeting~

Our HR Parent meeting is Next Tuesday, September 20th at 8:15 in the cafeteria. We will be discussing class party guidelines, Silent Auction class baskets, and staff appreciation week.
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Relay for Life crazy hat day! Wednesday September 21st!

Donate $1 and wear your crazy hat next Wednesday September, 21st.
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100 Mile Club begins October 12th

We are excited to start our second year of our 100 Mile Club, open to all students. The club will meet each Wednesday, beginning October 12, from 2:30 – 3:30 P.M.



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.

100 Mile Club Sign-Up

click to sign up for 100 Mile Club

Health room needs:

The Health room is in need of Ginger Ale and Saltine crackers please.

Cafeteria reminder:

Parents in need of free or reduced lunch for your student please go to http://www.lunchapplication.com/

Guidance News:

Please join us for Midway Moments~September 20th at 7 A.M.

Midway moments will replace All Pro Dads and is a time for moms, dads, guardians and other awesome adults and their students. Come join us for a light breakfast and an opportunity to spend time with your student through guided discussion and activities.
RSVP for MIDWAY MOMENTS

click to view and reserve your spot!

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We need you.......mark your calendar for our 3rd annual MES Vehicle/Career Day!

Midway Elementary's Third Annual Vehicle/Career Day is October 14th.


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.

Vehicle/Career Day Sign Up

click to view and sign-up

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Learning Commons:

We had a great Book Fair week in the Learning Commons! Thank you, Mustangs!

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Parade of Nations and 4th Annual International Heritage Night

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.

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4th Annual International Heritage Night~Friday, September 23rd from 6-8:00 P.M.

Midway's PTO is hosting a world showcase featuring international food, music, games, crafts and exhibits from around the world. Fun for everyone! Please join us from 6-8:30 P.M. on Friday, September 23rd!
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Music:

Please use the button tab link below to view information for the 5th grade Band and Strings.

Ms. Maupin enjoys a special guest reader, Mrs. Haggard

Ms. Maupin's class invited Jean Haggard, Lexington One School Board Member, to read aloud to their class. It was an honor for her to come and share about her 47 years of experience in education as a Teacher, Guidance Counselor, Assistant Principal, Principal, and now serves as one of our hardworking, committed board members!
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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...


http://imagination.is/our-projects/cardboard-challenge/

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Join us Mustangs for our Morning Walking Club before school

Morning Walking Club from 7:10-7:25 A.M.


Monday- 4th and 5th grade


Tuesday-2nd and 3rd grade


Wednesday-4th and 5th grade


Thursday-2nd and 3rd grade


Friday- Kindergarten and 1st grade

Lexington County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries or complaints. The Chief Human Resources Officer handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title IX. Inquiries/complaints regarding Section 504 for elementary students go to the Coordinator of ESOL/RtI and for secondary students to the Director of Counseling and Advisement. The Mathematics Coordinator handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title II. Contact these people if you have questions regarding these issues at 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29072 and telephone number (803) 821-1000.