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, September 27

Good afternoon, Mustangs!

This has been an exciting week! Our Student Relay for Life raised $377 on Crazy Hat Day for cancer research. This is awesome as the students pulled together for a great cause. Thank you for your support of our students! The hats were truly CRAZY!!!

Many thanks to all who were able to attend our Salsarita's Day on Wednesday and to those who purchased Chick-fil-a Biscuits today. Through your support our PTO funds many opportunities for our students including International Night, STEM Night, field studies, and items like our playground shade structures. You are truly kind and and supportive!!!

Next week is promising to be one of the best! We have our Book Fair, Goodies for Grands on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Thursday is also our Family Night at the Book Fair. Then, PTO is making another go for Movie Night on Friday evening. Mark your calendars for these wonderful opportunities.

Have a great weekend sharing books and exercise routines with the whole family!

Yours truly,

Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary

Calendar of Events

Monday, September 30 -Book Fair Begins

Tuesday, October 1 -Book Fair

Goodies for Grands (A-H) 7:00-8:00 am

School Board Meeting - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, October 2 -Book Fair

Goodies for Grands (I-P) 7:00-8:00 am

National Custodian Day!

Thursday, October 3 -Book Fair

Goodies for Grands (Q-Z) 7:00-8:00 am

Family Night at Book Fair 4:30-6:30

Friday, October 4 -Book Fair (closes at 1:00 pm)

Walk to School Day

8:15 am FIC Meeting

PTO Movie Night (Wall-E)

Saturday, October 5 -PTO Karate Parent Night Out

Go Mustangs! MES Spirit Day!

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MES School Counseling


The Midway School Counselors are seeking mentors to serve some of our students. A Midway Mentor serves as a special friend to one student throughout the year. They meet with this student once to twice a week for about 30 minutes. Midway Mentors serve as a special friend or support person to help some of our students who need additional love and encouragement. If you are interested in obtaining additional information please get in touch with Chan Gray or one of our other school counselors.


2019-20 Mustang Ambassadors

Jessica Stinecipher - Axelsson

Ellie Merck - McKinley

Powell Anne Dozier - Scott

Addie MacDougall - McKinley

McKenzie Zuniga - Axelsson

Neha Sodisetti - McKinley

Caitlyn Spangler – Axelsson

Simeon Bell - McKinley

Noach Ackerman - Axelsson

George Nesmith - Suggs

Brady Barrineau - Leitszey

Hudson Brown – Scott

Guidance Contact: Chan Gray

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Learning Commons

Fall Follett Book Fair begins September 30th!

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Thank you for supporting Relay for Life Crazy Hat Day!

Mustangs donated a total of $377.29 for Relay for Life and wore their fun crazy hats!
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The Midway Elementary School Improvement Council serves as an advisory committee to our administration and faculty members. School Improvement Council (SIC) members are asked to commit to serving a two year term.

If interested in serving on the Midway SIC or if you would like to nominate someone to serve on the SIC, please contact Midway's SIC Chair, Ryan Poles at

Duties of a Parent Representative for Midway School Improvement Council are as follows:

· Work on behalf of all MES parents to recommend improvements and advocate for positive changes

· Assist the school administration and staff in ensuring Midway meets the learning needs of all students

· Actively encourage families and community members to be strong partners in our students learning

· Support Midway’s Learning Environment

· Attend SIC meetings on the 3rd Thursday of every school attendance month at 4:30 p.m.

School Board Recognitions

Congratulations to MES teachers, Dorie Bermas and Samantha Hammond recently recognized at our school board meeting for writing grants. Growing Minds: Growing Young Gardeners is a teacher grant Mme Bermas received from WP Rawl and Sons to grow a fall garden with fourth grade. The students will learn how to plant, maintain, and care for a garden, en français. Congratulations to Mme Bermas and our fourth grade students!
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1st Grade Writer's Workshop

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Chorus Membership Info and Forms

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Mrs. Jacobs, GIS Program Manager for the SC National Guard visits Mrs. Howell's 3rd grade class

Mrs. Jacobs, a parent from Mrs. Howell’s class, came to share her career with their grade students. She is a geographer who makes and uses maps as part of her career.
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PTO Rescheduled Movie Night, Friday Oct. 4th Movie starts at 7:30 pm

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MES PTO Parents Night Out Shotokan Karate Center~Friday Oct. 5th

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Box Tops Collection Week - Sept 23 - Sept 27

The PTO collects Box Tops for Education to earn money for our school. Last year, we raised $2000 in cash from Box Tops for Education, which helped pay for school improvements and events. Your family can make a difference just by scanning your receipts from the products you use every day.

The program has gone digital, but there are still some Box Tops clippings that have not expired, so we will collect and send in up to those expiration dates.

We will be collecting Box Tops clippings Monday, September 23rd – Friday, September 27th

There will no longer be a contest as we cannot track the scans, but you can scan your receipts at any time and the school will still get the credit.

Please use the button tab below for directions and more information for collecting and submitting Box Tops.

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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Gator Football helps with MES carpool

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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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