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

Midway Twitter

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 25, 2019


It has been brought to my attention several times since returning from Winter Break about drivers hurrying and not being cautious. Please know that one little accident can be devastating. With this said, I need to ask that you move slowly through our parking lots and drives. Watch carefully and do not use your cell phone while driving in our car rider lines. Passing on the left side of the car line generates two lanes of traffic so caution is a must. If you park to drop off children, please wait for a clear break in traffic before backing out.

Concerns on Midway Road have also been shared. Please do not cross the double yellow lines as you may meet a bus or car leaving the school which creates a head-on disaster. I did notice that the Sheriff's Department has been monitoring Midway Road this week. If you are witnessing reckless behavior on the highway, please do report to the Sheriff's or SC Highway Department. Last year the ticket for crossing the double yellow lines was well over $235.00.

Safety is a priority! Thank you for your help with this!!

Please note that we have early dismissal at 11:40 a.m. on Wednesday, January 30. This is a Collaborative Planning Day with both breakfast and lunch being served. If your child is going home in a different manner, please write a note to your child's teacher.

Have a wonderful weekend! Read, read, read, along with some great fitness activities!

Yours truly,

Jan Fickling, Principal

Midway Elementary School

Health Room Needs:

MES Health Room is still in need of Saltine Crackers and New Boys Underwear size small and medium. You may drop off donations in the front kiosk or send them in with your student. Thank you!

Upcoming Calendar Reminders

Wednesday January 30: Collaborative Planning Day~ 11:40 AM dismissal

February Looking Ahead....

Friday February 8: International Heritage Night~ 6-8:00 PM

Friday 15: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS Teacher Workday

Monday February 18: Weather make-up day School in session

Friday February 22: MES Spirit Day and PTO Chick-fil-A morning breakfast sale

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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)

Lexington District One Beechwood Middle zoning process meetings:

Beechwood Middle, located on 1340 Highway 378 on a 34.57-acre site, will open in August of 2019 for the 2019–2020 school year. The district will hold three public meetings so that the public can hear a formal presentation of the proposed attendance lines and review maps of the proposed attendance lines. That formal presentation takes place at 6:30 p.m. Lexington District One staff, however, will stay until 7:30 p.m. to answer questions.

The proposed attendance zone for Beechwood Middle School alters the attendance lines of Lexington Middle, Meadow Glen Middle and Pleasant Hill Middle schools. In other words, some children who attend these schools this year may attend a different school after the new attendance lines go into effect.

Parents can come to any of these meetings and do not have to come to the one at their child’s school, as the district will provide the same information at all three meetings.

The zoning meetings will take place on:

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, in Lexington Middle School’s theater

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Pleasant Hill Middle School’s theater

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Meadow Glen Middle School’s theater


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Midway is doing a different fundraiser this year in physical education. We have done Jump Rope for Heart for many years but our national organization, SHAPE America, dropped the program because of lack of financial responsibility.

We have decided to donate all money to a local organization Palmetto Children's Hospital. We have a student Kellen Hoey who has "rung the bell" and will officially be cancer free in 2020.

I have a attached fundraising information and a video of the Hoey family. We named our fundraising event Jump 4 Kids. We will have our jumping day on Jan. 30th.

Thank You for your help!

Click to view Hoey Family Video below

MES PTO Restaurant Day at Mellow Mushroom Jan. 31st!

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Midway’s International Parade of Nations on Friday, February 8, 2019

The Mustang family invites you to participate in Midway’s International Parade of Nations on Friday, February 8, 2019, 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 you 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 8, 2019, the amazing Midway PTO is sponsoring International Heritage Night from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. We hope to see you there.

Please return the attached form to participate in the parade

Parade of Nations Form

click to view and print

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Use the tab below to view and print participation form for MES International Night

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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How to Enter

Submitting entries for your students is now easier than ever! Using the copied entry forms, you may submit multiple entries at one time on behalf of your students - either online or through the mail.

Just follow these steps:

Make copies of the entry form in this kit, or download the form at .

On the entry form, have students create their doodles using any material they want, write their 50-word descriptive statement, and have your student's parent or guardian sign their form.

Students can draw the Doodle on another sheet of paper, take a digital photo, or scan the Doodle and tape it to the official entry form.Just be sure that the tape is clear and the Doodle is below the information on the bottom of the entry form.

Digital Entries: We've updated our online entry portal so you can upload multiple entries at once as a .jpg or .png file. Simply go to doodle4google .com to get started.

Mail Entries: Entry forms can also be submitted by mail. Mailed submissions must be postmarked by March 18, 2019 and received seven days from the postmark deadline at one of the below addresses :

Regular Mail: Doodle 4 Google Contest (US)

P.O. Box 391840

Mountain View, CA 94309-9899

Overnight Mail: Doodle 4 Google Contest (US) 1600 Amphitheater Parkway

Mountain View, CA 94043


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Midway Cafeteria

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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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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