News Around The Creek

November 10, 2014


November 12: Science Olympiad Session

November 18: PTA Meeting, 7-8pm, Media Center

November 20 - Reflections Awards Ceremony in Gym (6:30-8pm)

November 20 - Dec 15 - Reflections Art Show in Media Ctr

December 6: Spelling Bee

January 30 : Father Daughter Dance

President's Message:

Welcome back Track 3!. Hope you enjoyed your track out.

Tuesday, November 11th is a school holiday in honor of Veteran's Day. Enjoy the day off.

Thank You to everyone involved in the food preparation, set up and clean up of the early release day teacher luncheon that was held last Friday. The teachers are so thankful for this treat.

Thank You to Zaxby's in Holly Springs for hosting our 4th and 5th grade Grade Night Out. Hope all of our MCES families who attended enjoyed the night off from cooking.

Science Olympiad:

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.

**Last info session before official registration for Science Olympiad tournament begins**

November : Wed., 11/12 (1,2,3 Blastoff and Trajeggtory)

September : Wed., 9/17

We had fun learning about the upcoming Science Olympiad events as well as trying our hand at a new event: First in Flight
October : Wed., 10/15

Due to weather we changed our program to Science Charades and First in Flight for those who weren’t able to make the first session.

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.

For a general program schedule or to download a registration form click here to go to the PTA website.

Please email Tina Gibson at with questions.


This year's annual Reflections Art Contest is underway. Five outside judges have begun judging 149 original works of art from 108 of MCES students!!! Another wonderful turnout of entries this year! 24 finalists will be announced on Thursday November 20th in the morning at school, whose works will advance to the Wake County level of the competition. A Family & Friends Awards Ceremony will be held that same evening, Th 11/20, from 6:30-7:30pm in the school's Gym with Refreshments to follow. There will be an art exhibit on display from mid November thru mid December in the school's Media Ctr to showcase all these awesome masterpieces! Good Luck to all our budding artists!!!

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Winners!

Mckinley Hammond, Alexandra Gallo, Addy White, Ashlynn Hall, Ryder Steelman, Chase Teter, Caleb Pittsley, Ayush Tripathi, Charlie Kohl, Aaminah Ali, Lauren Robertson, Sebastian LaRoche, Alex Robins, Frankie Gallo, Shahmeer Rehman, Maddie Lehmkuhl, Lila Shere, Julia Sgoupis, Kendall DeLair, Madeline Zarrett, Kailey Cornelison, William (Carter) Kohl, Cooper Monihan, Lauren Timberlake, Cooper Boggs, Tatiana Medina, Lindsay Lopez, Jonas Goodwin, Hannah Beth Davis, Keira Morrissey, Brinley Lydon, Kevin Assante, Connor Mathis

...and our runners-up!
Andrew Case, Reagan Arp, Lilleigh Stevenson, Ryan Wagner, Kennedy Shere, Skylar Konas, Kendall Kabele, Carter Goodwin, Elijaiah Hall, Summer Schwadron, James Knorr, Alyssa Medina, Greyson Land, Porter Alleman, Shivani Handa, Chaz Hunt, Adien Mobley, Anthony Sadaria, James Sgoupis, Paige Cornelius, Andrea Garcia Guerrero, Kyle Kosuda, Layton Kranack, Tehya Shere, Riley Carter, Anna Linehan, Makayla Stamer, Bridget Reeder, Abigail Ruehle, Penny Rhodes, Sophie Wilson, Trevor Morris

The school-wide bee will be held Saturday, December 6. Parents of the Track 1, 2, and 4 students listed above should have received information packets last week; Track 3 parents will receive their packets this week. If your child is listed above and you did not receive a packet, or you have any questions regarding the spelling bee, please contact Erin Timberlake at

Father Daughter Dance:

Attention Parents!

It is that time of the year that we want to start gearing up for the Daddy Daughter Dance which is January 30, 2015.

We are looking for volunteers to help with the planning and work up front to make this the best Daddy Daughter Dance yet! To do this we will need lots of help.

Please send a note to to volunteer. It does not matter if you have one hour or more, we really need your help to make this dance a success.

Please send your name, email address and phone number to so that we begin to arrange some meetings to start planning!

Please also state if you would be willing to chair a sub-committee.

School Store Needs Volunteers:

School Store is looking for a few volunteers from tracks 1 and 2 to run the store on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. if you can help, please contact Stephanie Petty ,

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.


Started your holiday shopping? Don't forget to scan your receipts for a hassle free fundraising for the school. Shoparoo now accepts all receipts for points or sweepstakes entry.

Go to for more information.

Middle Creek Elementary has 74,000 points ($150) with around 24 supporters. Just imagine how much money we could earn for the school if more people signed up!