News Around The Creek
September 22, 2014
September 8-24: The Giving Garden Soil Drive
September 22: Reflections Art Contest Kickoff Week
September 23: Book Fair Family Night, 5-7:30pm
September 25: The Giving Garden Work Day, 6:30pm
October 2: Book Fair Family Night, 5-7:30pm
October 7: Grounds Day, weeding, planting, prepping
October 10: BoxTops Contest #1 ends
October 15: Science Olympiad Introductory session
October 18: Grounds Day, mulching
October 31: Reflections Arts deadline for entries
The Garden Club is still hosting its soil drive. Please drop off bags of soil, peat moss or KOW at the garden gate off of the 3-5 playground. This area can be easily accessed using the service entrance to the school off of West Lake Road. There will be a Garden Club meeting on Wednesday, September 24th at 3:30 in Ms. Cancro's room. A Garden club work night will be held on thursday, September 24th at 6:30pm. Children and their families are welcome to come help out in the garden. The children will receive a homework pass for the night.
MCES Grounds Day will be held on Tuesday, October 7th in the morning for weeding, planting and prepping. Another grounds day will be held Saturday, October 18th, for mulching.
HELP! We need volunteers for Book Fair Family Nights:
Hi Middle Creek Families,
We're so excited to present this year's Book Fair to you next week! There is only one area of concern for us at the moment. We are very short on parent volunteers for our Family Nights.
We mainly need volunteers to help in the Media Center with the cash registers (a training video is available - it is extremely easy to learn), line management and book bagging.
Tracks 3&4: Tuesday, September 23: 5:00-7:30pm
Tracks 1&2: Thursday, October 2: 5:00-7:30pm
If you are able to work a volunteer shift, please sign up via our Sign Up Genius here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054ba8a92c7-book1
Thanks so much,
Beth Lewis and Emily Gardner
Book Fair: September 22 - October 3
2014 Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the Media Center this fall!
Theme: Sir Read-A-Lot's Castle: Enter the Kingdom of Books!
Dates: September 22 - 26 for Tracks 3&4
September 29 - October 3 for Tracks 1&2
Family Nights: 5:00-7:30pm on Tuesday, September 23 for Tracks 3&4
5:00-7:30pm on Thursday, October 2 for Tracks 1&2
You will be receiving a packet of information in the Tuesday folder prior to your Book Fair week, so please keep an eye out for it. Track 1 families: your Book Fair information packet will come home in the Tuesday folder prior to your track out in September.
Each class will attend the book fair during the school day between Monday and Wednesday to make out their individual wish lists. The kids will bring their wish lists home for you to preview. If you'd like to make a purchase, you can do so in one of four ways:
1. Come in person to the Media Center between 8:00am-3:00pm. We accept cash, checks (made out to MCE PTA) and credit/debit cards!
2. Send cash or check (made out to MCE PTA) for the total amount** to school with your child along with their wish list. Each class will have an opportunity to attend the book fair again on Thursday or Friday for the children who are planning to make purchases. If you'd like to circle the books on the wishlist that you allow them to purchase, that is extremely helpful to our volunteers.
3. Attend one of the family nights and make your purchase in person. You are welcome to attend either family night - the content will be identical - as your family schedule allows.
4. Purchase books online between September 19 - October 10 via our Book Fair website: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/mces All books ordered online will be delivered to the school and distributed to your child's teacher the week after the online sale ends.
**no sales tax (example: if the book price is $4.99, then the sale total is $4.99)
Book Fair App
Scholastic has designed a free Book Fair app that you can download to your smart phone to assist you as you shop the Book Fair. Finding the right books at the Fair is fun and easy with the Book Fair App. Check out the latest features and download today!
We will need lots of help during the book fair - if you would like to work a shift either during the day or at family night, please sign up on our Sign Up Genius here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054ba8a92c7-book1
Classroom Wish Lists
At Middle Creek, each classroom has a classroom library. Your teachers are in need of books to fill up their classroom libraries. Please make sure to stop by the Classroom Wish List poster board - located in the Media Center - to purchase a book for your child's classroom library. Please also do not forget to purchase books for our specialists, CCR teachers and AU team to fill up their classroom libraries. This is a great way to show your appreciation for the outstanding staff at Middle Creek Elementary!
All For Books and Penny Wars
Throughout each book fair week, the penny wars begin! Each week, the grade levels are pitted against each other to compete to see which grade level can come up with the most loose pocket change. Pennies count towards your grade level's total and silver coins count against the total. (So bring in lots of quarters, dimes and nickels and fill up your sibling's grade level jar.) :-) The winning grade level gets bragging rights for the year and great community service satisfaction that they have bought a lot of books for kids who would otherwise not be able to purchase a book for themselves. The money remains here at MCE and is used to purchase a book for each child involved in the Holiday Helpers program run by Mrs. Fillard. Any leftover funds are used to purchase an additional book for their Holiday presents.
We appreciate all the support that our Middle Creek families give during the Book Fair!
Empty Water Bottles Needed:
A box labeled for the donated bottles will be in the hallway leading to the Kindergarten.
The Giving Garden:
The Giving Garden (Middle Creek Elementary Schools Garden) is having a “SOIL DRIVE” September 8-24. The garden is in need of soil for its boxes. Please drop off 1 bag of garden soil, peat moss or Black Kow near the garden gate. The Giving Garden is located at the BACK of the school and can be accessed by using the SERVICE ENTRANCE to MCES off of West Lake Rd.
On Thursday September 25 at 6:30 pm, we will be having a garden work day. Please come and bring your kids! If MCES kids work IN the garden on that day, they will be given a GIVING GARDEN HOMEWORK PASS !!! Bring a shovel and rake, as well as gardening gloves.
“LIKE” us on Facebook! Search “Middle Creek Elementary School Garden”. New pictures and information on the garden are posted there.
We also have a blog at middlecreekpta.weebly.com
2014-15 Reflections Art Contest & Show
Any student in grades 3-5 can join Science Olympiad and take advantage of this great
opportunity to learn about science and prepare for upcoming science requirements. Please join us for one or more Introductory Sessions where students can explore different topics.
Introductory Sessions (after school 3:15-4:15):
September : Wed., 9/17
October : Wed., 10/15
November : Wed., 11/12
Tournament : 3/28/2015
Mark your calendar! In order for your child to stay for any of these events (1) Please sign and return the registration form sent home with your student. (2) Email their teacher that they will be staying after school.
In order to hold these sessions we need some parents to be there to assist with monitoring the kids. Please email Tina Gibson at email@example.com to sign up!
Want To Win A Pizza Party?!!:
Top classes at this time:
Track 1--Howard, Spina and Huml
Track 2--Poirier, Duhamel and Stein
Track 3--Slozak, Ebner and Harward
Track 4 - TBA
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