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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January 12, 2018

Hello, Mustangs!

This is our first official school newsletter for 2018! I hope your new year has started with lots of cheer and joy! Thank you for sending smiling children back to us!

I want to remind you that this is the dreaded flu season. Please have remind your children to wash their hands regularly and to sneeze/cough into their elbows and sleeves. This keeps the germs off of their hands that touch many things! Also, children should be fever and diarrhea free for 24 hours before returning to school. Thank you for your help in containing germs and not spreading illnesses.

Monday, January 15, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This holiday recognizes this courageous civil rights leader. Please take a moment to honor this leader as his brave words and peaceful actions made and continues to make a huge difference in the lives of all American citizens.

Friday, January 19, 6:00-7:30 p.m., is our French Bingo Night. It is a great family event and you don't need to speak French or be in our French Immersion program to participate. Yes, the Bingo cards also have pictures for those like me who do not speak the French language. It is a wonderful night of family fun!!

Have a wonderful weekend with your child or children! Read books, play games, do some Tabata moves (your child can show you these), and return on Tuesday with smiles!

Yours truly,

Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary

Health Room Needs:

Saltine crackers

New or gently used younger size pants. (pants only please)

Friday 1-12 11:00 am Early dismissal for students.

Monday 1-15 No School~Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Friday 1-19 Report Cards

French Bingo Night 6:00-7:30 pm.

Wednesday 1-24 Collaborative Planning Day~students dismiss at 11:40 am.

Jump Rope for Heart

MES Red Cross Blood Drive from 1-5 pm.

Friday 1-26 Spirit Day and Chick Fil-A morning sales

Bingo Night!

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Urgent Blood Donations needed please sign up for Midway's Annual Red Cross Blood Drive

Severe Winter Weather Impacts Donations

Blood donations are urgently needed so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments. Please schedule to give now.

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Jump Rope for Heart-

Our annual Jump Rope for Heart event will be held on Wednesday, January 24th, collaborative planning day. All funds raised will go to the American Heart Association. The event will take place in the cafeteria and if you are willing to volunteer please email Anna Owens-

****All volunteers must have a Volunteer Profile and Consent Form for the current school year (2017-18) that has been approved by district office on file with our school.

Registration dates for 4K (LES), 5K, and new to Midway 1st grade students for 2018-2019 school year

January 29th-February 9th from 7:30 am-3:30 pm and late day will be February 1st from 7:00 am-6:00 pm. 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.

Registration Dates for 2018-2019 4K program at LES

All students enrolling in the 4 year old program must do so at Lexington Elementary School. 116 Azalea Drive Lexington, SC. Their late day being Feb.1 til 6:00pm. You will need a long form birth certificate, immunization record and current proof of residency. Students will be screened in late May/early June. The 40 students most in need of the program will be enrolled. There is a morning session (7:40-10:20) and an afternoon session (11:45-2:20). Every effort is made to place students in the session requested, but it is not always possible. For more information you can contact Mrs. Scircle at:

Spring Run Hard Registration opens February 1st

The Spring Run Hard team sign ups will take place beginning February 1st.

The link is to register

The Run Hard club is an eight week running club for Elementary that equips students to run a 5K. During the season, students train twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday) from 2:25-3:45 a focus on endurance training. All participants will participate in the Run Hard 5k at the end of the season.

Learning Commons:

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We're using to organize our upcoming Book Fair volunteer opportunities. We would love to have your help during this fun celebration of reading!

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on

(You can also scan the QR code to access the SignUp.)

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will not need to register an account or keep a password on

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Emily Black, School Librarian, at

***This year, the district is asking that all volunteers complete a 'Volunteer Profile and Consent' form prior to volunteering. If you have not already filled out this form, please stop by the MES front office ASAP to do so.

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Artist of the Month

Our newly selected artists for the

months of December/January are as follows:

· Grade K: Nola Soellner

· Grade 1: Avery Weathers

· Grade 2: McKynlee Gibson

· Grade 3: Yuran Chen

· Grade 4: Xander Hewett

· Grade 5: Larkin Daley

Congratulations to these wonderful artists!

February is Engineering Month

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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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Order your MES Yearbook online through Tuesday January 31, 2017

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Midway Elementary PTO Facebook

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Midway Elementary SIC Facebook

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Midway Elementary FIC Facebook

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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.