MES Weekly School Newsletter

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Jan Fickling, Principal; Christy M. Graham, Assistant Principal;

LaQuana Aldridge, Assistant Principal

Phone (803) 821-0300 Fax (803) 821-0303

180 Midway Road
Lexington, SC 29072

Midway Elementary School Website

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Office Hours: Mon-Fri. 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.


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.


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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February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day, Mustangs!!!

What a special day this is with young children! Enjoy these experiences as our kids grow up very quickly! We have received so many sweet Valentine's Day cards and notes. Administration and office staff truly feel valued and loved! Thank you to our Mustangs for sharing the love with us!

Many thanks to all who joined us for Zaxby's Day! I arrived late due to an appointment but the staff at Zaxby's was overjoyed with the turnout. Restaurant nights/days are such a fun opportunity to not just eat but to socialize with great Mustangs. Thank you for this support!

Now, on a much more serious note. It has been shared with me that a parent or driver was in the front first-grade morning drop off and passed the cars on the curb. The driver stopped in that left lane and allowed a student to get out of the car and cross in front of the cars on the curb. The parents unloading on the curb were about to pull off when one parent realized a child was crossing in front of her vehicle. As you can imagine, this parent was terrified. Please only unload on the curbs during morning drop-off. One accident, whether small or large, will be devastating. Thank you for your help with taking care of our children!

Have a wonderful 3-day weekend! Enjoy a great book and the wonderful outdoors!

Yours truly,

Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary School

Many Thanks for joining Midway at our 2019 International Heritage Night!

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Upcoming Calendar Reminders

Friday 15: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS Teacher Workday

Monday February 18: Weather make-up day School in session

Friday February 22: MES Spirit Day and PTO Chick-fil-A morning breakfast sale

Monday February 25 - Friday March 1st: Bedford Book Fair

Monday February 25 - Friday March 1st: Box Tops Contest Week

PTO Chick-fil-A Morning Biscuit Sale and Spirit Day next Friday Feb. 22

Mark your Calendar! Midway Elementary PTO Box Tops Contest Week February 25th – March 1st

Keep Clipping, Contest starts 2/25! More info. to come!

Important Registration Information:

2019-2020 Registration Dates continue for 4K, 5K and New to Midway Grade 1

Spread the word to neighbors and friends that have rising Kindergarten and new to MES first grade students that it's time to register. We use these pre-registration numbers to determine the number of classroom teachers needed.

Required for Registration:

Parent Driver License

Proof of Residence- SCE&G or Water Utility recent statement

Child's Long Form Birth Certificate

Child's Immunization Record

Child Social Security Card (not mandatory)

Immersion Registration begins online Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 4:00 PM!

  • Parents will access the online registration link by clicking on "World Languages" under the "Academics" header on the district's website or by visiting the World Language Micro-site at
  • 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. ***

3rd Grade "For the Love of Reading"

Third graders enjoyed some special reading time with their loved ones. Parents brought favorite picture books to share, and students shared their published informational books they wrote during Writer's Workshop time at school. What a fun day to share our love of reading and writing!
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3rd grade Crew learns about soil classification from Mr. John Oxner from the Lexington County Soil and Water Conservation District

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Silent Auction Winners "Ride to school with a Police Officer"

Clare Brown, in Mrs. Leitzsey’s and Mme Scott’s class, won a police ride along in the annual silent auction. On Wednesday, we greeted her as she arrived to school with some of our local officers and donuts for the whole class! We appreciate the Lexington Police Department for this fun opportunity!
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Ian Crocker in Mme Peksenar's class and Evan Crocker in Mrs. Willie's class, won a police ride along Midway's annual silent auction. Our classroom greeted them in the front of the school as Lexington Police Officers dropped them off in their patrol car! Thank You Lexington Police Department!
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Learning Commons:

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We would love to have your help during the fair! If you would like to sign up for a time to volunteer, please use the button tab below

***A current year 2018-2019 Volunteer Profile and Consent Form is required for a background check. If you do not have one on file, you may see Ms. Pansy in the MES main office to complete and submit to our Lexington School District One Central Service Office.***

Midway Artist of the Month

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February 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 February:

Grade K: Joseph Merck

Grade One: Emilie Morgan

Grade Two: Veer Srinivasulu

Grade Three: Luke Smith

Grade Four: Bruce Bruton

Grade Five: Reece Stacherski

Congratulations to these wonderful artists!

Art is on display in the front showcase.



Dear Parents of Fifth Graders:

If your child is interested in the Tri-DAC Summer Institute and has been nominated, please visit the sites below. Josh Keiper, the

Tri-DAC Visual Art Director, made two short audition videos which give valuable information for Portfolio and Audition expectations.

Please review!



Mrs. Behrends and Mr. Erd will open their art rooms after school on the following Wednesdays: February 13, 20, 27.

If your child would like to bring in their artwork and use this work time, we will be available. We are not allowed to help with assignments but can offer supplies and a work space. If your child is going to attend any or all of the work sessions, please contact Cindy Behrends via email: or Grant and let us know which days you will attend. The room will be open from 2:15, right after school, until 3:30.

Parents, please park out front, sign in and walk to the art room to pick up your child. Do not be late! If you have any questions, please contact Behrends or Erd.


Cindy Behrends
Art Teacher
Midway Elementary School
(803) 821-0252


Current Price now $30 individual and $34 with personalization for MES Yearbook!

Monday the yearbook price will go up to $30 a person, $34 with personalization. Go online to order yours now!

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Midway Cafeteria

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See below to learn how to earn prizes, pizza and money by competing in the School Challenge! Order pizza from Marco's Pizza online now through May 15th and earn "Pizza Points" for Midway Elementary!
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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