News Around The Creek

October 3, 2016


September 26-October 5: Bookaneer Book Fair

October 3: Science Olympiad Information Session, 3:00-4:30

October 7: Box Tops contest ends

October 18-20, 25-27: MCES Food Drive

October 28: Reflections Entries due

President's Message:

Big Kudos to Emily Gardner, Heidi Pellegrino and Book Fair Committee on another Arggggmazing Book Fair! If you had the opportunity to attend the Family Night, you will know what an incredible job they are doing! Thank you, Thank you Book Fair Committee and Volunteers for all your hard work!

We held our first General PTA meeting on September 29th. I appreciate those who were able to attend and thank you for your input and attendance. We did meet quorum and voted in the 2016-17 budget. If you ever have questions, comments, concerns please don't hesitate to contact me at MCES PTA is here for our students, staff and community. It is important all voices are heard.

Heather Lynch

Science Olympiad is coming!

Middle Creek Elementary School has a long history with the North Carolina Science Olympiad Organization. In fact, MCES has won many team trophies and individual medals throughout the years. As we launch the 2017 MCES-SO Program, we invite all 3rd-5th graders to sign-up and go for the GOLD!

There is an informational meeting today after school, at 3:00PM, in room 509.

For more information, click here.

MCES Food Drive:

Middle Creek is sponsoring our 11th annual Food Drive to benefit the The Holly Springs Food Cupboard from Tuesday, October 18th through Thursday, October 20th and then Tuesday, October 25th through Thursday, October 27th . You can drop off food and hygiene items from 8:00a.m to 8:30 a.m to the principal’s office each day of the Food Drive. (Please no GLASS PRODUCTS or EXPIRED FOODS). Our goal is to fill up the entire office and make our largest donation yet to help our neighbors, friends, and family in the Holly Springs community.

Would you like to help? We need volunteers to receive and stack donations for a short time in the principal’s office each morning of the food drive (8:00 to 8:45/9:00AM) and on Friday, November 4th for Donation Pick Up.

Email Erin Harden at or sign up at

Garden Donations needed:

The Giving Garden needs soil!

If you can donate Black Cow soil or cow manure or compost for the garden beds, we'd appreciate it! Please drop off in garden:)

Book Fair Volunteers Still Needed:

There is still plenty of time to volunteer for this year's Bookaneer Book Fair! Follow the link and sign up to enjoy the fun.!/showSignUp/20F054BA8A92C7-bookaneer

Thank you for your support!!!

Emily Gardner, Heidi Pellegrino, Christine Nowicki

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Box Top Contest!

The beginning of the year has been full of excitement and counting for our Box Top volunteers. We are busy counting and cutting your Box Tops submissions and looking forward to announcing a winner of our first contest that ends Friday, October 7th! Who will be the top class on your track??? The winning class from each track gets a pizza party! So far, the leaders are:

Track 1 – Atcheson

Track 2 – Duhamel

Track 3 – Slozak

Track 4 – Boylan

Remember – there’s still time! Turn in your Box Tops by Friday, October 7th!

Don’t forget, to upload your receipts to the Shoparoo app ( and we also collect Campbell’s Labels for Education and Tyson A+ Project labels. Every bit helps raise money for our kids and teachers!

The Silent Partner Program

Mrs. Fillard, the school counselor, and Mrs. Lesniak, the school social worker, are asking for volunteers for a new program.

The Silent Partner Program has been successful at many other schools, and we would like to start this program at MCES. The purpose of the program is to help any MCES families who are experiencing a school-related need. This program may be used to secured funds for field trip money or other school items, or to gather donations of clothing, shoes, etc. By becoming a silent partner, you may help as much or as little as you wish. Mrs. Fillard will send an email to all "silent partners" when there is a need, and you can choose if you would like to donate at that time. If you would like to be part of the Silent Partner program, please email Mrs. Fillard with your name and the best email address for contact. Thank you!

Calling all Landscapers

MCES PTA is in need of a Grounds Committee Chair. This position helps MCES and Wake County beatify the school. Once or twice a year, we are slated for a refresh of mulch to be delivered and we need someone to help coordinate getting it in all the right spaces. If you love working outside and have an interest in volunteering at school with a LOW commitment, this might be for you.

Please contact Leslie Murr @

Middle Creek Chess Club

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Donations needed

  • Mrs. Fillard has pressing needs for students. If you can help, please send individual snacks, plastic folders and marble composition notebooks to her office. Thank you!
  • The Giving Garden is in need of some chicken wire. If you have any you can spare, please drop off to the garden. Thank you!
  • Mr. Ebner needs empty paper towel and toilet paper rolls for a science activity. Please drop in the bin outside his classroom.
  • Mrs. MacDonald needs empty egg cartons. Please bring to her classroom.

The MCES PTA is now on Facebook

Check out our new Facebook page!

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