News Around The Creek

February 8, 2016


February 12: Early Release, 12:30PM

March 11: Mother Son Night 7:00-9:00PM

March 15: General PTA Meeting, 7:00PM

President's Message

Big Thank You to Paige Pavlik and the Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Dance volunteers for putting on a fantastic event Friday night! I know many hours of planning and preparations went into the event and the MCES community greatly appreciates all the efforts. The PTA is happy for the community support and the opportunity to sponsor such great events!

Mark your calendars for the next General PTA meeting on March 15th, in the Learning Commons at MCE, at 7pm.

Happy February!

Heather Lynch

PTA president

Early Release Luncheon

Our teacher's and staff do so much for our kids and we're honored to be able to treat them to lunch on Early Release days. February 12th will be our next early release teacher's luncheon and we need your help! To donate items please check out the sign up here or contact Britney Whitmire for more information

WAKE Up and Read!

We need your new and gently used children’s books! During the month of February, WAKE up and Read will collect new and gently-used books for children ages birth-12. The goal is to collect 110,000 books in one month – enough to share 10 books per child at 10 elementary schools, child care facilities, as well as community centers around the Wake County.

There is a collection bin in the front office for your donations.

MCE is looking to partner with local businesses to sponsor our Boosterthon Fun Run t-shirts

On the day of the Fun Run event, each student will receive a customized t-shirt with our school logo on the front, and the students’ laps will be tallied on the back along with each sponsor’s logo! In order to provide all 800+students and teachers with these school spirit shirts at no cost to our families, we are looking to partner with local businesses. If you have a business and would like to contribute, please click here and here for more information.

If you have questions, please send an email to Denise Salisbury at Thank you!

2016 MCES Spring Carnival!

The Spring Carnival is scheduled for April 9th, 4-8 p.m. Our committee is very excited about this year's carnival, and we're sure the students are as well!

In the next several weeks, you will be getting information about different ways you can help. We will be looking for small donations for our raffle baskets and baked goods for our cake walk. We would also love to have parents help with set-up, tear-down, and assistance the day of the carnival. In addition, we are still looking for a couple people to help the silent auction committee find great donated items to auction off at the carnival!

If you are interested in helping with the silent auction OR if you can help the day of the carnival, please contact Missy Balleydier at for more information.

Sales Representatives wanted for the Spring Carnival

The Middle Creek Spring Carnival is quickly approaching!

Do you have a home-based based business? We are looking for several sales representatives to display their products at the carnival on April 9th from 4-8pm. At this time, we have Rodan and Fields, Younique, Origami Owl, Becky Elizabeth Photography and Tupperware reps in place. We are hoping for at least 5 more individual sales consultants to participate. Booths will be secured on a first come, first serve basis.

Interested parties can email Jennifer Keane at or Becky Shimkets at for details. We look forward to making this a wonderful carnival for our students!

The Giving Garden is in need

The Garden is getting ready for Spring and in need of a few items. If you can donate any of the following, please email Thank you!

  • shed large enough for 2 wheel barrels and tools to fit into
  • large water hose
  • two wooden- 8 x 4 garden beds, 9 inches high off the ground, and 1 1/2 inches wide.
  • rolls of chicken wire

Edible Gardens 101

Educators and parents are invited to attend “Dig In” hosted by Advocates for Health in Action in partnership with Marbles Kids Museum on Sat., March 12. Willow Springs Elementary teacher Megan Lewis joins the Edible Gardens 101 panel on how to start gardens, and Cary Elementary parent Carla Delcambre will discuss gardening on the traditional calendar schedule and how to capitalize on the garden’s harvest in the summer for other activities if you wish.

Complete details on the Dig In agenda and registration are online. Registration is $15/person.

West Lake Middle School 6th Grade Orientation Nights

WLMS has scheduled their 6th grade orientation nights as follows:

March 15th (Tracks 3 and 4)

April 5th (Tracks 1 and 2) from 6:30-8:00

(Families from any track can attend either evening.)

Volunteers Needed for the School Store:

We are looking for school store volunteers for the 2015-2016 school year.

Tuesdays: K-2 kids welcome from 8:00-8:25am
Thursdays: 3-5 kids welcome from 8:00-8:25am

The school store sells little pencils, erasers, fun little school items for kids to purchase - prices range from $0.10 - $2.00, so kids can easily afford to buy something even with a little bit of pocket change. It is located at the end of the main hallway, adjacent to the 2nd grade hallway. Please contact Stephanie Petty,

The MCES PTA is now on Facebook

Check out our new Facebook page!

Twitter Users:

Follow @MiddleCreekLC to learn about the Learning Commons activities.

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