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: M-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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March 2, 2018

Hello, Mustangs!

What a wonderful week we have had as we celebrated Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss's birthday today! Our week kicked off with #JustaChicken followed by favorite Storybook Character Dress Day. Our final day included many guest readers and green eggs and ham! What a delightful week! It is all about the reading!

Many thanks to those of you who were able to complete the booklet with addresses of friends and family. These addresses do not go on any mailing lists and is an opportunity for us to obtain free subscriptions to TIME FOR KIDS. This saves us almost $3,000.00. Thank you! Please know that no one must buy any magazines for this to benefit us. If you still have these, you may still send them in on Monday. Again, thank you!

Thank you also for sending in your BoxTops for Education! Even though the contest is over, please continue to save these for our school. This is free money as you have already purchased the product. PTO will clip and mail these in to collect...this is a win-win! Thank you!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Read, exercise and spend quality time with your family.

Yours truly,

Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary

Dr. Little joined Midway for Dr. Seuss’s birthday!

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Midway Celebrates Dr. Seuss all week!

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Thank you to all our guest readers for NEA's Read Across America Day at Midway!!

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.

For more information NEA's Read Across America, visit and and learn of other reading celebrations that are happening from coast to coast.

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Learning Commons:

We loved hearing from Langston Moore and Preston Thorne, former USC football players and authors of #JustAChicken, on Monday to kickoff our Read Across America celebrations! Langston and Preston shared their book and discussed the importance of reading with students in all grade levels. Students loved the interactive story and cheering for reading!
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Relay for Life Storybook Character Day!

Thank you for your donations to Relay for Life! We raised $180.00!
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Mustang Black Light Gymnastic Showcase!

Thank you for joining us for a wonderful night! Our Mustang gymnast were AMAZING!!!
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Rhythm of the Night

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Mark your calendar for PTO Restaurant Night at San Jose Tuesday March 6th

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Need your bottles and bottle tops please!

I'm trying to collect 200 water/soda bottles by March 12th for a class incentive project. We will need any size less than a 2-liter. Any color. Any shape. You may drop these off in our front kiosk or send in a disposable bag with your student. Thank you in advance for your help!


Alyssa Langford (STEAM Lab)

Jump Rope for Heart Donations were outstanding!!

On behalf of the American Heart Association and the millions of Americans we serve, thank you very much for your school's donation of *$11,485.00!

Way to go Mustangs! Thank you to PE teachers Mrs. Gates and Mrs. Owens for a great school Jump Rope for Heart event!

Poster Design Contest Winners for LTC's Career Fair

Congratulations to Fernando Castro in Mme Chartrand's Third grade French Immersion class. His poster was chosen as 1st place in LTC's Career Day Poster Contest Elementary Division and Congratulations to Anantya Pongnana Sakthivel, 2nd place winner, in Mrs. Thomas Kindergarten class. Way to go Mustangs!

Thank you for sending in your Box Tops!

Thank You for all your work on our Springs Box Tops Contest. Together we collected 14,297 box tops and labels!

The winning classrooms will receive a Popcorn Party and the Traveling Trophy.

Kindergarten- Willie

1st Grade- Sellars

2nd Grade- Kroll

3rd Grade- Howell

4th Grade- Turbeville

5th Grade- Scott

Special Areas- Maupin

Congratulations Winners! Thanks again to everyone for working hard to achieve our goal! Keep clipping and collecting for next year!

Rising Kindergarten and new to Midway First Grade Registration Reminder

If you have a child who will turn 5 before Sept.1, 2018 and have not yet registered them for Kindergarten: To enroll your student you will need to have the student's long form birth certificate, immunization record, and current proof of residency. We accept SCE&G or Water bill.

****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.

• Online registration begins on 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 ( 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​.

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:

2018-19_LexOne_Partial_Immersion_Flier_02-2018 (2).pdf


Lexington One Children's Honor Choir Concert will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the LHS Performing Arts Center.
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March Artist of the Month

Mrs. Behrends, Gardner 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 March:

Grade K: Gracen Sprankle

Grade One: Lillian Kammer

Grade Two: Aarav Suthar

Grade Three: Claire Brown

Grade Four: Lilly Sadler

Grade Five: Sienna Woodley

Winterfest Art Display: Old Mill

Each year, Lexington One, Elementary Art Teachers select art for the Winterfest Exhibit at the Old Mill, in Lexington, SC. The show will be open from Thursday, March 1st, through Wednesday, March 14th for the community to enjoy. Thank you for your support in helping us celebrate Youth Art Month!

The following students' artwork was selected for the show:

Caroline Morgan

Miles Hall

Katie Winegardner

Eunwoo Choi

Arwene Qiao

Catherine Cully

Arya Srinivasulu

Moss Evelyn Wise

March 6, 2018 Art Walk at 6:00 PM Lexington Icehouse Amphitheatre

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Recycling Artwork

Art Teachers worked with each of the second-grade classes to create horses in the style of local artist, Kirkland Smith. Horses are made of found objects as well as recycled bottle caps. Wonderful creations by our second grade teams.
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2017-2018 Midway Yearbook Online Ordering info:

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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

Book Time with me!


(803)821-0290 Twitter @Mrs_M_Mixon

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MES Morning Walk Schedule

The schedule below list the grade level, day and time that our students will walk/run/jog on the track in the morning.

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

Lexington County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, genetic information 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 Michael L. Stacey handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title IX, inquiries/complaints regarding Title II with respect to employees and/or public access to buildings and grounds, and inquiries/complaints involving the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Inquiries/complaints regarding IDEA for students K–12 go to the Director of Special Services Wendy Balough, Ed.D. Inquiries/complaints regarding Section 504 for students K–12 go to the Director of School Counseling and Advisement Zan Tracy Pender. Inquiries/complaints regarding Title II implementation go to the Coordinator of NCLB Title II Part A Dianne Steelman. Contact these people if you have questions regarding these issues at 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29072 and telephone number 803-821-1000.