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, September 20

Hello, Mustangs!!!

The implementation of the additional layer of security with locking the front door and use of camera/door buzzer has gone well. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we implemented. Just a very important reminder: IF your child is arriving after our start time of 7:40 a.m., you must accompany your child for entering and signing in for the school day. Thank you for your help with this!

Please mark your calendars for early dismissal on Wednesday, September 25, at 11:40 a.m. Both breakfast and lunch will be served. If your child is going home in a different manner, please send a note to your child's teacher. If you need MES Care until 2:25, please send a note for this as well.

Also, please note that Wednesday is Salsarita's Day, 12:00-8:00 p.m. We do hope you will be able to enjoy us for this fabulous food and fun!

Have a great weekend and enjoy this beautiful weather!

Yours truly,

Jan Fickling, Principal

Midway Elementary

P.S. Check out the GREAT outdoor furniture at the front of our school!!!

Calendar of Events

Sunday, September 22 First Day of Fall!

Wednesday, September 25 Collaborative Planning Day 11:40 a.m. dismissal

PTO Restaurant Night 12-8:00 p.m. Salsarita's

Friday, September 27 -MES Spirit Day and PTO Chick-fil-A morning biscuit sale

Monday, September 30 -Book Fair Begins

MES School Counseling


The Midway School Counselors are seeking mentors to serve some of our students. A Midway Mentor serves as a special friend to one student throughout the year. They meet with this student once to twice a week for about 30 minutes. Midway Mentors serve as a special friend or support person to help some of our students who need additional love and encouragement. If you are interested in obtaining additional information please get in touch with Chan Gray or one of our other school counselors.


MES Celebrates International Dot Day!

Mustangs wore our dots-.... big dots, little dots. lots of dots!

This is day based on the book The Dot by Peter Reynolds and it helps promotes creativity, bravery, and self expression. We will explore ways to make our mark, set new goals, and try new things.

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Relay for Life Crazy Hat Day Wed. Sept. 25th $1 donation!

Wear your favorite crazy hat and donate $1 to Relay for Life!


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Chorus Membership Info and Forms

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MES Chick-Fil-A Biscuits and MES Spirit Day Friday September 27th

MES PTO will be selling Chick-fil-A biscuits at morning drop off on Friday September 27 for $3 each.

PTO Rescheduled Movie Night, Friday Oct. 4th Movie starts at 7:30 pm

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Box Tops Collection Week - Sept 23 - Sept 27

The PTO collects Box Tops for Education to earn money for our school. Last year, we raised $2000 in cash from Box Tops for Education, which helped pay for school improvements and events. Your family can make a difference just by scanning your receipts from the products you use every day.

The program has gone digital, but there are still some Box Tops clippings that have not expired, so we will collect and send in up to those expiration dates.

We will be collecting Box Tops clippings Monday, September 23rd – Friday, September 27th

There will no longer be a contest as we cannot track the scans, but you can scan your receipts at any time and the school will still get the credit.

Please use the button tab below for directions and more information for collecting and submitting Box Tops.

SoleMates Shoe Recycling

Way to go, Midway! Last year, the school-wide service project led by fifth grade raised $183 for CampMates, a summer day camp for children and teens ages 4-21 that is provided by the Autism Academy of SC. The camp program is designed for children with social skills deficits, Asperger’s, Autism, ADHD, social anxiety and learning disabilities.

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Artist of the Month June-September

Artist of the Month

Our June-September 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: (Rising 1st Grader)

Grade One: Lena Rankin (Rising 2nd Grader)

Grade Two: (Rising 3rd Grader)

Grade Two: Caitlyn Miller (Rising 3rd Grader)

Grade Three: Chethan Brahmapuram (Rising 4th Grader)

Grade Four: (Rising 5th Grader)

Grade Five: (Rising 6th Grader)


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Learning Commons

Fall Follett Book Fair begins September 30th!

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Create your own Tabata!

Midway Elementary Physical Education classes have been performing Tabatas for the last 5 years. Tabata training is one of the most popular forms of high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Our Tabata exercises last only 4 minutes, but it's likely to be one of the longest 4 minutes you've endured. The structure of the program is as follows:

  • Work out hard for 20 seconds
  • Rest for 10 and get in the next body position
  • Complete 8 rounds

You push yourself as hard as you can for 20 seconds and rest for 10 seconds. This is one set. You'll complete eight sets of each exercise.

You can do pretty much any exercise you wish. You can do squats, push-ups, burpees or any other exercise that works your large muscle groups. Have your child create a Tabata and choose 8 exercises and then play the Tabata music in the link below.

We made the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s 2018 list of America’s Healthiest Schools!

Midway School Gear!

Missed us on Welcome Back Night? Here is another chance to order your 'Beginning of the School Year Gear', including our 25th Anniversary merchandise! We will bag your items and send them home with your child. If you order within the next week, you will receive your items in time for our first Spirit Day.

Thank you for supporting our school!

Midway PTO

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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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