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

Midway Elementary School Website

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


Empower each child to design the future


ALL learners are extraordinary communicators, collaborators, creators and critical thinkers.

#mesHEART #allmeansALL

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Friday, January 17

Hello, Mustangs!!

I will tell you there should be three tired Principals for the Day this evening! What fun it has been as their eyes popped wide open when they discovered some of the tasks we have or take on to make all run smoothly at school! The best was when they saw the lost and found!

Parents, some of you are going to find that your children are bringing home several lost coats. We have these on display in the Wi-Fi. Our goal was to get warm clothing home to you while also finding owners. We still have many jackets and coats so, if your child is missing something, encourage him or her to check lost and found on Tuesday morning.

Next week we will have a very special event! We officially celebrate our 25 Years of Excellence on Thursday evening, 6:00-7:30 p.m. There will be a program at 6:00 followed by student led tours and a reception. We hope you are able to join us!

Please check out the newsletters from our three Principals for the Day!! There are many photos and their classmates were awesome supporters of the new administrative team!

Take a moment to appreciate our holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through his kindness, wisdom, and leadership, our country has grown and continues to grow in respecting each individual and our differences!

Have a wonderful 3-day weekend and we will see our smiling Mustangs on Tuesday!

Yours truly,

Jan Fickling


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No School Monday~Martin Luther King Jr. Day

PTO Silent Auction Principal for the Day Winners~ Ellie Merck, Malini Morgan and Cort Smith

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Calendar of Events

Monday, January 20 -Martin Luther King Jr. Day~NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, January 21 -School Board Mtg. 7:00 pm

Friday,January 24 -MES Spirit Day and PTO Chick-fil-A biscuit sales

Monday, January 27 - PTO Staff Appreciation Lunch

- 4K, 5K, and new 1st Grade Registration Opens

-8:30-9:30 a.m. or 6:00-7:00 p.m. Immersion Information

Meeting for 5K Parents at Central Services

Thursday, January 30 -100th day of school

Friday, January 31 -Karate Parent Night Out

Save the date~MES International Heritage Night~Friday, Feb.7, 6-8:00 PM

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Heritage Night Postcard Contest

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Midway's International Parade of Nations

The Mustang family invites you to participate in Midway’s International Parade of Nations on Friday, February 7, 2020, 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 walk through the hallways. The parade is open to all of our fabulous students, and we encourage families 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.

Also, remember that later the same evening, February 7, 2020, the amazing Midway PTO is sponsoring International Heritage Night from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. This is an evening you will not want to miss. We hope to see you there!

Health Room Needs and Reminders

The health room is in need of gently used girls leggings and boys sweatpants/joggers. We could also use small boys underwear (to fit grades K-3).

Also, a reminder that we have many hearing, vision, or dental referrals that have not been returned. If you received a referral and went to a doctor or dentist, please let the health room know.


Lindsay Ross, RN BSN

School Nurse

Midway Elementary School


4k Registration Information

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Upcoming Immersion 5K Registration for 2020

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Mark your calendars for this special MES Celebration!

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Artist of the Month

December through January Artists of the Month are being honored in the front display case. Check out the artwork created by these talented young students. Congratulations to the following Artists of the Month:

Grade K:Brianna Greenwood

Grade One: Charley Larson

Grade Two: Avery McCown

Grade Three: Aaryn Ezelle

Grade Four: Arwen Qiao

Grade Five: Raylyn Ackerman

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Yearbooks sales open online only

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MES School Counseling

Free Basketball Camp at White Knoll Middle School 3rd-5th grade students last camp tomorrow Saturday, Jan 18th

For more information contact Coach John Paul Sellars at 821-4334 or
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Midway Elementary PTO Facebook

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Midway Elementary FIC Facebook

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Midway Elementary SIC Facebook

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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