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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Friday May 1, 2020

Hello, Mustangs!!! We have completed our 2nd distance learning session!!! Thank you to our students, parents, and teachers!!! You are truly doing an awesome job and I am very proud of each and every one of our Mustang family.

For our 3rd distance learning experience I do ask that you step back and relax. Find fun ways to do the learning! This packet goes out on Monday and you should have received my email explaining the pickup process last night. You will find that email below should you need it.

This coming week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Please have your child take a moment to thank their teachers...including you. This 4th nine weeks has truly been the effort of the entire Midway family! Thank you all! Thank you to our Midway teachers and staff!!

Enjoy this beautiful weather! Please take care of each other during this very different and trying time!! Also, please remember to reach out should you or child need support of any kind.

I truly miss you all but I recognize the priority of safety. See you on Monday with smiles and masks!

Yours truly,

Jan Fickling, Principal

Midway Elementary

Distance Learning Experience #3

Midway's 3rd distance learning packet pickup is on Monday, May 4. During this pickup you will also receive your child’s personal items from the classrooms. We know that this will take longer so we have spread the pickup process out in several pickup areas as described below.

  1. Packet Transfer into Car: We ask that you roll a window down by the seat that no one is sitting and the staff member will place the bag through the open window and on the seat. These bags won’t sit on your windshield like before. This way you don’t get touched by our gloved hands. We are all about the safety.
  2. Car Rider Tag or Visible Names: You may use your car rider tag or place in your windshield a paper with your child’s teacher name and your child’s last name.
  3. Here are the packet pickup locations:

Kindergarten: Bus loop

1st Grade: right end facing front of building (car rider pickup area for 1st) on front loop

2nd Grade: middle of building front on the school’s front loop (crosswalk)

3rd Grade: left end facing front of building (car rider pickup area for 3rd) on front loop

4th and 5th Grade: staff parking lot

4. Drop off: There will be a cart at the end of the three loops (Kindergarten loop, 1st/2nd/3rd grade loop, and 4th/5th grade loop) to drop off items, i.e. library books, school books or materials not in use. All school books and items should be returned by May 22, the last day of distance learning. Note that we also have boxes on the bench at the front doors for drop offs during the week.

5. Pick up times on Monday:

7:30-10:30 a.m.

12:30-2:30 p.m.

5:00-6:30 p.m.

5K and New to 1st Grade Registration

Please remember that we are accepting registration for 5-year Kindergarten and new to Midway 1st graders. Please email Kelley Waslewski at and she will send you the registration packet. This is very important to get these students enrolled as this is how the number of teachers is determined. We want to be ready for August! Also, spread the word to your new neighbors!

Fun Run from home...

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Parents, yearbooks will not be here until the end of May. At this time we will notify you of pickup day and times. After we issue the ordered yearbooks, we will design a process to sell the extra yearbooks, first come first served. This process will be shared later.

Learning Commons

Mustangs, the Learning Commons misses you and can't wait to see you again in the fall! For now, please remember to turn in any library books that you have checked out. (Your teacher will be sending your list!) We will have opportunities for you to return books during Packet 3 pick up day as well as during these last few weeks of school. Thanks for getting those books back to our library!
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Mrs Mixon sends love to her students with sidewalk chalk messages ❤️

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Run Hard

The 2020 Spring Run Hard team did not miss a step during this season. All the runners kept up with their training at home! Hats off to all the parents that step into the role as a Run Hard coach and made this season a success!! Thank you for getting out and keeping up with their training. Next week is our Virtual 5K race. All runners will be completing their 5K and getting their Run Hard medal. Way to go Mustangs!!

Mustang distance learning continues....

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Evie Current worked virtually with Mrs Behrends and created this cute dog picture. Awesome job!

Evie went to the Distance Learning Landing Page and watched the “How to Video” to create her dog picture.

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Mrs Sellars celebrates her student’s birthdays!

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Maupin’s crew is so excited to share our weekend plans with each other!

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Tri Dac

Congratulations are in order to the talented Midway Mustangs who were accepted into the 2020 Tri-District Arts Consortium (Tri-Dac! This is a by audition only summer camp for aspiring artists, actors, musicians, dancers, and creative writers sponsored by Lexington 1, Richland 2, and Lexington/ Richland 5. Midway students accepted into Tri-Dac as performers and alternates are:

Visual Arts

Thomas Quenneville

Taryn Keane

Jessica Stinecipher

Caroline Ziegler


Simeon Bell

Annabel Panarello

Keileigh Zeien

Band/ Strings

Anthony Zhou

John-Mark Galatas

Samantha Hollis


Efie Floyd


1) One of our musical mustangs in Mrs. Locklair's homeroom created his own acapella video! Using his technological skills, he sang multiple parts and layered them into one video. Miss Trent is so proud of this student, and would like to challenge you to create your own acapella video!

For Earth Day this week, Miss Trent created her own musical rainbow! Watch the following video to see how she created her rainbow, and then go on your own scavenger hunt to find the right colors to sing along with her.


Dear Mustang Parents, if ever there may be the need of support from School Counselors it may be now. Please do reach out to us!

We do hope this newsletter finds you and your family doing well! Click on the button tab below for our April newsletter.

Susan Goff, School Counselor

Rick Masters, School Counselor

Chan Gray, School Counselor

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