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

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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 August 30, 2019

Dear Parents,

What a wonderful 2nd week of school! Thank you all for your smiles and support. Many thanks to PTO for sponsoring the Chick-fil-a Biscuit sale. As I had shared in my previous communications, these do sell out quickly. Please know that any child who did not get one, we send to breakfast in the cafeteria as we don't want hungry children. Thank you all for your support for this event and to our wonderful volunteers!

As we are now on the brink of implementing the use of our security door with video doorbell, I need to remind you that you must walk your student in if arriving after 7:40 a.m. If you don't there is the risk of your child being locked out not knowing what to do and we are unaware. This is the policy as written in the handbook, "All students are expected to be in class at 7:40 a.m. each morning that school is in sessions (180 days a year). Your child will be considered tardy after 7:40 a.m. and must report to the front lobby to obtain a tardy pass. Parents must accompany their child to the lobby." Please practice this policy now to help prevent safety risks in the future. Thank you for your help with this.

This is a three-day weekend as Monday is a holiday for Labor Day! Enjoy this extra day with your family! If you are traveling, please be safe. We look forward to seeing our smiling Mustangs on Tuesday!

Happy weekend! Remember to read a great book or two with our Mustangs!

Yours truly,

Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary

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Mrs. Morris Kindergarten Class shows their Mustang Pride on Spirit Day!

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Calendar of Events

Monday, September 2 - Labor Day! NO SCHOOL for students and staff

Friday, September 6 - FIC Meeting, 8:00 a.m.

Sunday, September 8 - Happy Grandparents Day!

Tuesday, September 10 - School Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Friday, September 13 - Midway Movie Night! Seating opens at 6:45, movie starts 7:30 p.m.

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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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!

Tabata Music

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MES PTO Movie Night! September 13th

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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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School Supply Lists for 2019-2020

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