News Around The Creek

July 14, 2014


July 14: Tea & Tissues, Kindergarten parents tracks 1-3 , 8:15-9:15am

July 15: Open House, grades 1-5 , Tracks 1-3, 5-5:30 ; 5:35-6:05

July 28: First Day of School Track 4

July 29 : PTA Meeting 7-8pm, media center

August 1: Kindergarten Open House, Track 4, 4pm

August 4: Tea & Tissues, Kindergarten parents Track 4, 8:15-9:15am

August 5: Open House, grades 1-5, Track 4, 5-5:30; 5:35-6:05

President's Message:

Welcome back to school. Hope the 2014-2015 school year is off to a good start. AnnMarie Marchese and Jennifer Cappacio will be the PTA Co Presidents this year. Please use their email at with questions or concerns.

This first general PTA meeting will be Tuesday, July 29th from 7pm-8pm in the media center. Please join us. We will be talking about our BIG project for the year.

We had a great kick off to the school year with the Tea and Tissue program for kindergarten parents. Thank you Allyson Arp for coordinating the event and Ms Chapman and Ms Fillard for you counseling support.


Name The Garden Contest:

We will be holding a contest to come up with a name for our new school learning garden. There will be a table set up in the hallway outside the cafeteria for EVERYONE to submit your ideas.

Our new School Learning Garden is located on the 3-5 playground right outside the cafeteria doors! Students in grades 3-5 can visit during their recess time and K-2 teachers can take a moment immediately before or after lunch to take their class to go take a peak. The winner will be featured in next years yearbook!!

Have fun visiting the garden and submitting your contest ideas!

PTA Positions 2014-2015:

Do you have an extra 30 minutes a month and a creative flair? The PTA is looking for a volunteer to update our two bulletin boards at the front of the school. All supplies will be provided.

Attention hockey fans! Our Hurricanes fundraiser needs a volunteer the 2014-15 school year. The Hurricane team provides all materials. Time commitment is low.

More information about these jobs and other openings can be found on the PTA website.

School Store: Opens Tuesday July 22, 2014

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.

Corporate Sponsorship:

Attention business owners MCE PTA wants to partner with you to make our school great and grow your business!

Click the link to find out more...

School Supplies Needed:

While you are shopping for your new school supplies for the 2014-2015 school term, please consider buying a few extras for those students who are less fortunate, and may not be able to get their own supplies. We are always in need of the following items:

Book bags/backpacks
Plastic folders with pockets
Three-ring binders
Composition notebooks (marble)
Pencil pouches & pencil boxes
Dry erase markers

Please drop off all items in Mrs. Fillard's office. Thank you!

PTA Nominating Committee:

The Nominating committee is looking for 3-4 volunteers to join our team. We work from January - June to fill the open positions on our PTA board of directors and committee chairs. Time commitment is low, sending emails from home and talking to interested parents.

The Partners in Education committee is hoping to find volunteers with sales and marketing backgrounds to help recruit local business to partner with our school. Most work can be done from home by phone. Time commitment is as much or as little as you can find in your schedule.

More information can be found on the PTA website.