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, January 31

Hello, Mustangs!

This has been another wonderful week filled with amazing learning, fun, and collaboration! Many thanks to each of you for the fabulous Staff Appreciation Lunch on Monday! It was DELICIOUS!!! Thank you so much!

Our young students celebrated the 100th Day of School on Thursday! What fun we had as our youngest Mustangs became our oldest as they turned 100 years old overnight!! What precious elderly people they made!!!

Please remember to share with new neighbors that we are now accepting registrations for 4K, 5K, and new to Midway 1st Graders! We will have an extended registration day, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., on Thursday, February 6. It is very important to get students registered as the number of students determines the number of teachers. We want to have the right number of teachers in place for 2020-2021. Thank you for your help with this!

Another huge event will be on Friday, February 7, as this is our International Heritage Night!! This is the best ever free cultural event! Please mark your calendars to join us!!!

Have a wonderful weekend and remember to read, read, read!

Yours truly,

Jan Fickling


Calendar of Events

Monday, January 27 -Friday, February, 7, 2020

- 4K, 5K, and new 1st Grade Registration Opens 7:30 am-3:30 pm

Thursday, January 30 -100th day of school

Friday, January 31 -Karate Parent Night Out Shotokan Karate

Looking Ahead......

February 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Centerville Elementary/Zoning Community Meeting
in Gilbert Elementary’s cafeteria at 6 p.m.

Thursday February 6- Extended day Registration 4k,5k, New to LSD1 7am-6:00 pm

Friday, February 14. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Teacher Workday/Professional Development Day/

Collaborative Planning Day
No School for Students

Monday, February 17-Severe Weather Makeup Day

Students and Staff Report to School

FIC meeting reschedule

FIC meeting canceled for Monday, February 10th. Next FIC meeting will be Friday, March 6th 8 am

MES PTO Parent's Night Out Tonight at Shotokan Karate~6-10pm

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Congratulations Midway French Immersion

The Label FrancEducation is an official international accreditation granted to schools offering a French bilingual program. MES is the only school in South Carolina (and one out of nine schools in the southeast) to receive this award.
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4K, 5K, and new to district one first grade registration dates for next year

Lexington County School District One will hold a two-week-long early registration period for children entering Lexington District One for the first time in the 2020–2021 school year as either a 4-year-old kindergartner, 5-year-old kindergartner or first-grader.

From Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, through Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, parents can go to the elementary school in their attendance area to register their child from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Schools will offer longer hours, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 6 only.

To determine your child’s school, go to our website at, hover over the “Schools” tab, choose the “School Locator” link and fill out your information.

Please note that the new lines from Gilbert Elementary School and Centerville Elementary School have not been determined yet. If you are zoned for Gilbert Primary School now, please register there. The district will let you know whether your child will go to Gilbert Elementary or Centerville Elementary after it finalizes the attendance zones.

To enroll your child, bring your child’s birth certificate, a completed South Carolina Certificate of Immunization and proof of residency.

For proof of residency, bring a current electric bill/statement or other utility bill showing your name and home address within the district, and your South Carolina driver’s license or other state or federal photograph identification.

If you are unable to produce any of the documents listed above, please contact the school or the Office of Student Services at 803-821-1029 to discuss alternative documentation that may be acceptable.

4k Registration Information

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Upcoming Immersion 5K Registration for 2020

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MES Celebrates 100 days of school!

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Save the date~MES International Heritage Night~Friday, Feb.7, 6-8:00 PM

International Heritage Postcard Contest Winners, Congratulations Mustangs!

Ronnan (Mrs. Morrison’s class)
Cali Medin (Willie)

1st grade
Elèna Nielson) Park)
Elliot Areheart (Zahm)

2nd grade
Tanner Forrest (Cuthbertson)
Sophie Carignan (Peksenar)

3rd grade
Louie Green (Whyde)
Ava Nielson (Howell)

4th grade
Mitch (Locklair)
Charlotte Sadler (Metz)

5th grade
Sofia Nielson (Garren)
Taryn Kean (Garren)

Midway's International Parade of Nations

The Mustang family invites you to participate in Midway’s International Parade of Nations on Friday, February 7, 2020, following the morning announcements. We want to celebrate the diversity and cultural heritage of our wonderful students and their families. Students may wear traditional clothing from their country and/or bring a country flag to wave as they walk through the hallways. The parade is open to all of our fabulous students, and we encourage families to join in the celebration. We will also be singing “Hello to All the Children of the World” as we greet one another. For those who wish to join in the festivities, please meet in the cafeteria at 7:45 a.m.

Also, remember that later the same evening, February 7, 2020, the amazing Midway PTO is sponsoring International Heritage Night from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. This is an evening you will not want to miss. We hope to see you there!

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French Immersion enjoy Crepes for La Chandeleur

Though la Chandeleur is often associated with the Catholic holiday of Candlemas, it actually stems from pagan traditions. While some say Chandeleur celebrates the return of sunny days (crêpes symbolize the sun), others say that making crêpes using flour left over from the harvest ensures prosperity in the coming year. Midway FIC made delicious crepes for all to enjoy!
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FIC Strawberry Sale

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FIC Strawberry Sale Order Form

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Artist of the Month

Artists of the Month have been selected for February. Their artwork is displayed in the case in the school entrance. Stop by and check it out. Congratulations to these amazing artists:

Grade 4K: Ruby Catledge

Grade 1: Rosie Vroon

Grade 2: Sophia Fortino

Grade 3: Avery Weathers

Grade 4: Kendall Blanton

Grade 5: Cade Mason

last call for yearbooks at the $28 price Starting Feb 8, the price increases to $30.

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MES School Counseling

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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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Lexington County School District One is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all students, parents/legal guardians, staff, visitors, personnel and community members who participate or seek to participate in its programs or activities. Therefore, the district does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or any related medical conditions), color, disability, age, genetic information, national origin, or any other applicable status protected by local, state, or federal law. The district will use the grievance procedures set forth in policy to process complaints based on alleged violations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; the Equal Pay Act of 1963; the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008; and Titles I and II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The district designates specific individuals to handle inquiries or complaints. To find out who to contact and how to contact them, please go to our website at