Jan Fickling, Principal; Christy Mays, Assistant Principal; Mike Hornacek, Assistant Principal Phone (803) 821-0300 Fax (803) 821-0303 180 Midway Road Lexington, SC 29072
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February 11, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day, Mustangs!

Yes, on this special day you share your love and appreciation for the people in your life. By now, even our newest Mustang family members know how much I love my MES family! I truly enjoy your children and appreciate your sharing them with me each day! They bring true joy with their hugs, smiles, greetings, and excitement in learning!! Do take time to share this special day with your child or children. Make those warm and fuzzy memories with them as they grow up so fast. I can attest to this!

When we return to school on Tuesday, February 16, our Counselors will host another All Pro Dads gathering for dads or dad-like figures to join their student at 7:00 a.m. in the cafeteria. Please do join us for this special opportunity!

Many thanks to our families who have been able to attend and support our restaurant nights. Our San Jose night was a wonderful success filled with smiles and great food! On Friday evening, February 12, 6-10:00 p.m., you have the opportunity to support PTO again at the MES PTO PAC Night. This is lots of fun for your children and the adults get to enjoy themselves! Win-win for all!

Enjoy the 4-day weekend and a great book with your child or children! Stay warm and we look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday!

Yours truly,

Jan Fickling

Principal of Midway Elementary

February Calendar

click to view MES February Calendar

Mark your Calendars for Spring testing dates

SC READY: (Grades 3-5)

ELA Session 1 - Writing - Tuesday, April 26

ELA Session 2 - Reading - Wednesday, April 27

Mathematics - - Thursday, April 28

Make-up Testing - Through May 6

SCPASS: (Grades 4-5)

Science - Wednesday, May 11

Social Studies - Thursday, May 12

Make-up Testing - Through May 19

3rd Grade for the Love of Reading!

February Artist of the Month

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FIC meeting rescheuled for February 18th at 8 am

Due to a conflict, our regularly scheduled FIC meeting is being moved to NEXT Thursday, February 18.

Please make plans to join us in the yellow hall conference room at 8:00 a.m.

We will be finalizing plans for French Bingo Night (2/26) and discussing teacher requests.

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Thank you Mustangs for a Great Jump Rope for Heart Day!

Thank you to all of our students, parents, and teachers, for supporting Midway's Jump Rope for Heart, service learning project. We raised $2,488.66 for the American Heart Association. Way to go Midway!

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Guidance News:

All Pro Dads Breakfast~Tuesday February 16th at 7 a.m.

Attention Dads and Dad-figures! We will be having our February All Pro Dads meeting on Tuesday, February 16th at 7am in the cafeteria. Come and bring your student, enjoy a light breakfast and spend some time with your student.

RSVP HERE: http://apdd.allprodad.com/chapter-page/rsvp-to-meeting/?meeting=23944&chapter=3864

Vehicle/Career Day

We also need individuals for Vehicle/Career Day. The link that's in the attached image is as follows: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D49AEAF2CA4F94-vehiclecareer

PattyPacks Bracelet Sale

The Student Council chose to raise funds for PattyPacks with a Valentine bracelet sale. Students sold bracelets for $2 with proceeds going to PattyPacks to help them supply more gamebooks, travel games and notebooks for the packs. Please visit www.pattypacks.org for more information.

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Music News: Calling All 4th and 5th Graders Who Love To Sing!

Spring Chorus will begin before-school rehearsals on Friday, February 19th. Information letters and permission forms will be handed out to interested students during music class starting February 5th, and E-copies will be available in homeroom newsletters.

Fourth and Fifth Grade Spring Chorus Membership Drive Has Begun!

Our membership drive begins today. For your convenience, Mrs. Rogers has included a pdf of the information letter and the permission form in this newsletter. We can't wait until our first rehearsal on Friday, February 19th!

Thank you for another great PTO Restaurant Night at San Jose'

Save the date for our Superhero Field Day, Friday, March 25th. We will need lots of Volunteers!

The 2016 MES Field Day will be all day with tons of fun superhero games and activities! Be on the lookout for more information and the sign up link to Volunteer.

Friday, March 25th!

Physical education's participation in Spring Arts Festival~5th grade

Spring Arts Festival

Blacklight Creative Movement Routine

5th Grade Students

Spring Creative Movement Routine sign up will start next week. Fifth grade students who want to perform in the Spring Arts Festival need to sign up in the gym. Students will be given a permission slip and information about the requirements. The performance can be 1 to 3 students performing their routine.

Laura Gates

Physical Education Teacher


2015-16 Yearbook Information

~Updated Yearbook Information~

Yearbook prices $30, and $32.25 for personalized books.

Personalization can be made throughout the entire ordering window! Online sales will close on March 31. After that, students will have to wait until yearbooks arrive to purchase and these will be sold on a first come, first served basis. We have a limited number and we will sell out.

This year parents have the opportunity to submit pictures that may be included in the yearbook.

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ESOL family opportunities

Beginning February 25th parents and their school-aged children can come to White Knoll Elementary from 2:30-5:30 p.m. for English classes centered around resources within the community and how they can take part. Parents will take the classes while their school-age children get help with homework, have computer time to work on First in Math, Lexia, Achieve 3000, RAZ Kids and other resources and other activities.

Box Tops and Labels Contest Feb.16th-19th!

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Lexington County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability 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 handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title IX. Inquiries/complaints regarding Section 504 for elementary students go to the Coordinator of ESOL/RtI and for secondary students to the Director of Counseling and Advisement. The Mathematics Coordinator handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title II. Contact these people if you have questions regarding these issues at 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29072 and telephone number (803) 821-1000.