News Around The Creek
February 10, 2014
February 14 : Bring a Book Day
February 14 : Box Tops/Labels for Education contest ends
February 18 : PTA meeting 7-8pm, media center
February 27 : Grade Night Out, Chipotle 5-8PM , hosted by 4th grade
March 7 : Mother Son Event, 6-8PM
April 26 : Carnival , 4-8pm
Bring a Book Day 2/14
Show your teacher some love on Valentine's Day! Please bring a gently used (or new) grade-level book for your classroom on February 14. Teachers are in need of fiction and non-fiction chapter books. If you would like to donate an elementary school level book that is for a younger or older audience, please drop it off in the lobby on Valentine's Day and the PTA will disburse the books to the corresponding grade. If you are interested in volunteering to collect, sort and distrubute books, please contact Dawn Matta (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Grade Night Out:
Thank you to all of you that helped support 3rd Grade Night Out at Red Robin. We had a very successful night! We made a total of $654.19 with sales from Red Robin and donations at the Plinko board. That is our biggest total yet this year at Grade Night Out. We also wanted to congratulate Mrs. Huml and Anna from Ms. Shropshire class. They both won our drawing and got a gift card from Red Robin.
We would like to thank you for your past and continued support of our Grade Night Out Events. Because of you, the events have become more and more successful each year. The proceeds earned from your support of this year's six events is used for special programs for our children.
Our next Grade Night Out:
Date/Time: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Location: Kildaire Farm Rd & Wrenn Drive
Hosted by: 4th Grade
As always, we will have a game board for the children to enjoy. 100% of the proceeds from this activity come right back to the school!
1) Save the date for the next Grade Night Out Event!
Join us on March 27, 2014 at Panera
2) BRING THE RESTAURANT VOUCHER!
Most restaurants require us to bring a voucher to receive credit. If you do not bring the voucher, we do not receive credit. You can print a copy of the voucher from http://mcesptaforms.weebly.com/uploads/2/2/0/7/22076046/chipotle.pdf. Most often we cannot provide vouchers at the location; however, you may ask at the game board before placing your order.
So, tell your family, tell your friends, and bring your appetite to the participating restaurant on the designated date. We look forward to seeing you there!
Carrie Ward and Amanda Tisdale
MCES Grade Night Out Coordinators
REFLECTIONS ART CONTEST & ART SHOW - UPDATE
What a great turnout we had last Friday morning from both students and parents for the Reflections Award Ceremony. The final numbers are in and we had 87 students who participated, and the total # of entries was 115!!1 What a great year MCES students had creating original works of visual art, photography and literature works around this year's theme: BELIEVE, DREAM, INSPIRE. If you or your child were not able to make it, no worries! You can come to visit the show through the end of February which is set up in the library. Students who were not present, will receive their ribbons when we return their art work at the end of the month.
A special thank you to the following PTA volunteers & MCES staff who provided support, encouragement, communication, time, ideas, and their talents: Mrs. Parrish, Mr. Denny, Ms. Holland, Ms. Howell, Ms. Cancro, Ms. Lopes, Mr. Mims, LeAnne Hiel, Sharon Brown, Dawn Matta, Becky Lewis, April Marlier, Lisa Sgoupis, and Lynnette Zarrett. Ms. Cancro's 2nd grade class will be receiving an ice-cream party for the class having the most participation this year!
Congratulations to all 87 of our budding artists! In addition to ALL participants receiving a ribbon from Mrs. Parrish, here is the list of students who received honorary awards:
K - 2nd gr Literature category:
1st place - Kendall DeLair, 2nd gr, Ms. Cancro
2nd place - Patrick Queen, 2nd gr, Ms. Cancro
3rd Place - Emma Brush, 1st gr, Ms. Taylor
Honorable Mentions: Arianna Karbassian & Jackson Streger
K - 2nd gr Photography category:
1st place - Kati Craghead, Kindergarten, Ms. Harward
K - 2nd gr Visual Arts category:
1st place - Maeve Jaeger-Sandruck, 1st gr, Ms. Nicely
2nd place - Kyra Lewis, Kindergarten, Ms. Ebner
3rd place - Brenden Petrillo, 1st gr, Ms. DePolo
Honorable Mentions: Reegan Carr, Seth Conklin & Rylie Cornelius
3rd - 5th gr Literature category:
1st place - Makayla Stamer, 4th gr, Ms. Edmund
2nd place - Emily Cancro, 4th gr, Ms. McNeill
3rd - 5th gr Photography category:
1st place - Julia Coley, 3rd gr, Ms. Shropshire
2nd place - Charlie Riesett, 5th gr, Ms. Diecke
3rd place - Camdyn Carr, 3rd gr, Ms. Dreyer
Honorable Mention: Ana Krstanovic
3rd - 5th gr Visual Arts category:
1st place - Regan DeLair, 5th gr, Ms. Diecke
2nd place - Hannah Jury, 5th gr, Ms. Bryant
3rd place - Grace Jaeger-Sandruck, 4th gr, Ms. Bowser
Honorable Mentions: Kate Kozak, Georgia Murphy, Lindsay Lopez
MCES Judge's Merit Award:
Jacob Crawford, Ryan Guzman-Perez, Walter Hare, Mohammad Irfan Ismail Kulsam,
Roman Knier, Dario Mesa, Marcus O’Loughlin, Miles Velazquez & Braden Weber
Wake County Judge's Merit Award:
Hannah Jury, 5th gr, for her impressionistic painting "A Night in Paris"
Have a great day!
Mother Son Event:
Mother Son Event March 7th 6-8
"Friday Night Lights" is back!
We have a fun night planned for mothers and their little men! Don't miss out on the action!
Please RSVP to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084CAFAA2DA2FA7-friday
The committee is disparately in need of DAD volunteers the night of the event to help the activities run smooth so the moms can enjoy some time with their guys! If you think know a dad that would give 2 hours of his time that night, please contact Kara at email@example.com.
PTA Positions for 2014-2015
Track 1 : Huml, Clark, Nicely
Track 2 : Duhamel, Giannone-Poirier, Stein
Track 3 : Harward, Slozak, Digiacomo
Track 4 : Taylor, McNeill, Diecke
School Store Prize Winner:
Track 1 : Mackenna Riley (Howard)
Track 3 : Aiden Mobley (Slozak)
Track 4 : Greyson Land (Taylor)
Please send in Labels for Education for points for the Books for Bonanza.
For those that are participating in the smartphone app to raise money, there is a new feature. Some receipts may show a green barcode next to the total. Click on the receipt and any item with a green bar code next to it can earn extra points. Scan the items barcode and earn 5 additional points.
Any questions, please contact Sharon Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospitality: Teacher Luncheon 2/14: Desserts!
If anyone is interested in helping with the luncheon on this coming Friday (2/14), please send in their best dessert - homemade or store bought. Please send in with your child in the morning, Teachers will eat when their class has lunchtime.
To be added to the hospitality signup genius, please email Brenda Gerken.
thanks a bunch,
SIP would like to find a Spanish speaking Liaison that would be willing to be a contact for our Spanish speaking families. This individual would be available by phone or email to answer any questions or help translate for the families. Ideally, there would be one person for each track, but for now 1 would be great!
SIP would like to find an individual that would be willing to translate the newsletter into Spanish. If not all the newsletter, at least the most important dates and announcements.
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.
Win $30,000 for a new playground:
Enter daily for a chance to win, http://www.togethercounts.com/at-school/win-for-your-school/sweepstakes
The makeover would go to our K-2 playground.
Ink Cartridge Recycling:
WCPSS Community Input Sessions:
Community input sought
Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) Superintendent James Merrill is inviting WCPSS employees, parents, and the public to share their thoughts, concerns, and priorities for WCPSS in a series of community input events entitled Superintendent's Direct Line. The first session is slated for Thursday, January 23, at East Wake High.
"This is an especially important at this time of year," said Dr. Merrill, "as we work on the budget and plans of action for the 2014-2015 school year."
Dr. Merrill has reserved the first hour-and-a-half of each event specifically for teachers and other WCPSS employees. The last hour-and-a-half is open to parents and the public. Interested speakers may begin signing up on-site at 4:00 p.m. each day in the lobby of the school auditorium. Each speaker is allotted three minutes and one appearance at the Superintendent's Direct Line events.
Speakers are reminded that the Superintendent's Direct Line is a public event; therefore, personnel issues should not be voiced during this time. Caution should be exercised before sharing private student matters.
Dr. Merrill welcomes the opportunity to hear what's on the minds of Wake's citizens. "I encourage everyone who cares about Wake schools to join us. This is a time to listen and let our community do the talking."
Superintendent's Direct Line Schedule
All events will be held in the school auditorium.
• January 27 - Broughton High
• January 29 - Panther Creek High
• February 3 - Southeast Raleigh High
• February 17 - Wakefield High
Afternoon and evening schedule at each site:
4:00 p.m. Speakers for Employee and Parents & Public events may begin signing up in the lobby of the auditorium
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Superintendent's Direct Line for Employees
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. (Break) Speaker signup continues until all slots are full or 6:45 p.m.
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Superintendent's Direct Line for Parents and the Public
West Lake Middle Needs Our help:
West Lake Middle School needs your help! Middle Creek Elementary, West Lake Elementary and Oak Grove Elementary votes are needed. Many of your students will benefit from the $35K Technology Grant / Win at WLM in the near future. West Lake Middle is the only public school in the county who has made it into Round 2; see below.
The Top 10 Finalist
15 or Less Category:
NCCAA (NC Community Action Association)
PineCone-Piedmont Council of Traditional Music
16 or More Category:
CASA (Community Alternatives for Supportive Abodes)
Haven House Inc.
Ronald McDonald House of Durham
TROSA (Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers)
West Lake Middle School PTSA
If you can, please support your students future school by getting the word out about voting within your school community. Please read below and let your staff, PTSA , etc. know that this is going on. The link to the Milner page: http://www.milner.com/jumpstart/jumpstart-raleigh
Thank you for any support that you can provide.
Best Regards ~
(PTSA: Student Recognitions)
From: WLMS PTSA [mailto:email@example.com]
Thanks to all of you, we have moved on to Round 2 of the Milner Jumpstart technology grant competition. Now is the time that we REALLY need you all!
Starting tomorrow, Feb. 3rd, Round 2 voting begins. If each one of you votes every day and can get someone else somewhere else to vote we will be able to get 1000 votes a day easy. You can only vote once per IP address every 24 hours.
So, be sure to vote every day at the same time. And, if you vote from your mobile device once, turn off your wifi feature and vote again using your 3G or 4gLTE network.
Spread the word via email, facebook, twitter, text message..any way you can. Anyone can vote from anywhere as long as they have internet access. There are no forms to fill out, no spam, no solicitations at all...you just vote.
This is truly an opportunity that we CANNOT LET PASS US BY! West Lake MS needs the technology that this grant can provide. It is so crucial to our children's education that we are able to get our school's computers replaced and updated. So, please, vote every day and please get at least one friend or family member to vote every day too.
Thank you all for your continued support.