News Around The Creek

August 4, 2014


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

August 5 : Go, Play, Save book or money due , tracks 1 & 2

August 6: Garden Work Day, 6pm

August 11: Garden Meeting, 4pm, Media Center

August 19 : Go Play Save book or money due, tracks 3 & 4

August 19: PTA Meeting, media center 7-8pm

President's Message:

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.

Go, Play, Save Fundraiser:

Tracks 1 & 2 - The deadline to return money collected for books sold (or unsold books) is Tuesday, August 5th! There is a collection table in the main hallway or books can also be turned into teachers or the front office.
Track 4 - Fundraising kicks off on Tuesday, August 5th. Coupon books along with selling instructions and a collection envelope will be sent home with all students. If you are available to help the Go Play Save committee distribute books to Track 4 classrooms, please sign up here:
Tracks 3 & 4 - The deadline to return money collected for books sold or unsold books is Tuesday, August 19th.
If you have any questions about the Go Play Save fundraiser, please contact Vivine Hill ( or Jade Van Ert (

PTA Membership:

Thank you to the 288 members who have joined the MCE PTA already this year! Membership forms were sent home in Tuesday folders. If you misplaced your form, you can print a new one here: Completed membership forms along with dues ($7 for single and $10 for double membership) can be returned to your child's teacher or dropped off in the front office.

Middle Creek Garden:

Our next scheduled garden work day is Wednesday August 6th after 6pm. Come by and lend us a hand! We'd love to have you. Kids welcome!

The first official garden meeting will be on Monday August 11th at 4:00 in the Media Center.

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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!

Re-Link Grocery Cards:

Look for a bright yellow postcard in your child's Tuesday folder to re-link grocery cards for a fuss free fundraiser!

Hospitality Committee:

The Hospitality Committee organizes teacher luncheons on early release days. If you have not signed up already and are interested in sending in an item to help with these luncheons, please send an email to Brenda Gerken,, with your name, track and phone number. She will add you to a Sign-Up Genius. You do not have to sign up every time.

Science Olympiad:

Are you *thinking* about starting a Science Olympiad team?

Are you a teacher and would like to see what NCSO is all about and ask some questions?

Would you like free admission to Marbles?

Join us at Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh on

Saturday, August 9, 2014,

from 1 to 4 pm

for Family Science Olympiad - for FREE!