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: Mon-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 11, 2019

Hello, Mustangs!

I am so glad we had sunshine this week!! It was wonderful and I even had an opportunity play with students on the playground. LOVE IT!!

The new shade structure is up on the kindergarten playground. Once the poles for the big playground shade structure are here, the installer will have it up in no time. Thank you to all of our parents and PTO for making this dream come true at last!! These structures truly complement the new equipment that the district had installed and students will enjoy the shade on those very hot days. Parents, please do take your children to our playground over a weekend and try out the new stuff. It is really cool!

Today was the big "Principal for the Day" event for Nathan Barnette and Sam Smith!! We had a BLAST! Thank you to our parents for supporting the on-line auction. This fundraiser directly benefits our children! What an exciting day this is!!!

Please remember that tonight at 6:30 is our French Bingo in the cafeteria. You do not have to be in immersion to join us, and you don't have to speak French. There are pictures...for people like me!! This evening is free and filled with fun and fellowship! Do come join us!!

Enjoy the weekend! Stay warm, dry, and enjoy a good book with your children!

Yours truly,

Jan Fickling, Principal of Midway Elementary

Join us tonight for a Family Fun Night of French Bingo!

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Staff Appreciation Luncheon Donations Needed January 17th

Just a reminder, the Staff Appreciation Luncheon is next Thursday, January 17th. To those that have signed up to bring in items, thank you very much! There are still slots available if you would like to contribute to the luncheon. Please know our teachers and staff enjoy these lunches! Below is the link and thank you!

Mark your Calendar: 2019-2020 Registration Dates for 4K, 5K and New to Midway Grade 1 Registration

The registration dates for 4K, 5K and Grade 1 are January 28 through February 8, 2019 with daily registration hours from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The extended registration date is Thursday, February 7, 2019. The hours for this day are 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Required for Registration:

Parent Driver License

Proof of Residence- SCE&G or Water Utility recent statement

Child's Long Form Birth Certificate

Child's Immunization Record

Child Social Security Card (not mandatory)

Silent Auction Winners for Principal of the Day!

Two MES fifth graders won the Silent Auction bids to be the Principal of the Day! Sam Smith in Mr.Dutka's class and Nathan Barnette in Mrs. McKinley's class spent the entire day today tagging along with Principal Fickling! Enjoy the many photos and the Principal of the day newsletter editions from Principal Barnette and Principal Smith to come Monday.
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Thank you Officer Moore and Happy National Law Enforcement's Day 2019!

Mrs. Locklair's classroom made cards for Officer Moore to celebrate National Law Enforcement Day!
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Midway Artist of the Month

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Artist of the Month

Our newly selected artists for the month of December and January are as follows:

K4 - Aryaman Raj

1st - Myla Sprankle

2nd - Bailey Swain

3rd - Bryson Hall

4th - Fernando Castro

5th - Maddie Freeland

Congratulations to these wonderful artists!

Art is on display in the front showcase.

Special recognition goes to the following after school art students:

Lila Willie, Karoline Young, Aylin Turk, Nathan Rooks, Merritt Wham, Kera Brown and Cherrish Dudley. These students used the Elements of Art to create amazing cows on canvases. Congratulations to these fine artists!


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See below to learn how to earn prizes, pizza and money by competing in the School Challenge! Order pizza from Marco's Pizza online now through May 15th and earn "Pizza Points" for Midway Elementary!
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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