News Around The Creek

April 27, 2015

Calendar:

April 30: Kindergarten Orientation

May 2: Grounds Day, 9-noon

May 4-8: Teacher Appreciation Week, Tracks 1 & 2

May 8: Box Tops Contest #3 ends

May 9: Carnival, 4-8pm

May 18-22: Teacher Appreciation Week, Tracks 3 & 4

May 19: PTA Meeting, 7-8, Volunteer and Election Night!; Door Prizes!!

President's Message:

Congratulations to all the MCES runners who participated in the Boosterthon Fun Run! Look for upcoming information regarding how much money was raised and the unveiling of plans to update the K-2 Playground. This is the PTA's current long term project and proceeds from the Boosterthon Fun Run will go directly to it.

The next General PTA meeting will be on May 19th at 7pm. Make plans to attend. It will be Volunteer Appreciation Night and Election Night for the 2015-2016 school year Board of Directors. We will take a tour of the Giving Garden and a Master Gardener will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. There will also be door prizes.


Bounce U is offering MCES students a Camp discount code. Visit their website at www.bounceutriangle.com and receive 5% off camp fees when you use the code "MCES." Expiration for this deal is 5/31/15.


The front office is in need of clothes to give out to students when there is an accident at school and parents are not able to come in and bring clean clothes. Donations of the following items for both boys and girls would be appreciated and can be dropped off at the front office:

Flip Flops- boys and girls all sizes
Underwear- sizes S, M, L
Elastic Band pants and shorts- S, M, L
T-Shirts- S, M, L

A Special Thank You to....:

Thank You to Doug at DP Designs for crafting the teacher benches that were placed on the front field, field next to the 4th grade cabana and in the garden this past weekend. The Buddy Benches will soon be placed on the K-2 and 3-5 playgrounds as part of the MCES Bullying Prevention Program, but first they will be decorated by the MCES students at carnival. Visit DP Design Facebook page to learn more about this local business https://www.facebook.com/dpdesignsnc?fref=pb&hc_location=profile_browser.

Thank You Amy Berryman for designing this year's Carnival logo, flyers, posters and signs. Visit Amy's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/OwnerPrincipal-Graphic-Designer/182707308410072?pnref=lhc

Thank You to Make an Impression, Inc. for your printing donation of Carnival flyers, posters and signs.
http://www.makeanimpressioninc.com.

Help Welcome MCES 2015-2016 Kindergarten Students to our school

The Kindergarten Team still needs parent volunteers for Kindergarten Orientation to be held this Thursday, April 30th. Click on the following sign up genius is you can volunteer from 12:40-2:15 to help the future MCES Kindergarten students with center type activities while their parents listen to a presentation by the Kindergarten Team. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084cafa82ca7fa7-kindergarten

Boosterthon:

Congratulations MCES families for an AWESOME Boosterthon Fun Run 2015. We EXCEEDED our goal!!! If all pledges are collected MCES will have raised $ 27, 349 .

Collection deadlines for pledges:
- May 5 for Tracks 1, 2, and 3
- May 15 for Track 4


Please send pledges in the envelopes sent home this past Friday. There will be a table in the front hall all week where students can turn in their envelopes:). This is the most important part of our fundraiser! The more pledges that are turned in, the more MCES and our students will benefit. Thank you again for supporting your students as well as the teachers and staff at MCES!


*Pledges can also be paid online at www.funrun.com by logging into
your students dashboard.


PTA Positions 2015-2016:

Nominating Committee Update


We still need a few more volunteers for 2015-16


Click the link to see how you can help.


http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4ca4a723a2ff2-open

Teacher Appreciation Week:

Teacher Appreciation week for Tracks 1 and 2 will be May 4-8. Flyers went home to Tracks 1 and 2 last week with ideas on how to show your appreciation. Teacher Appreciation for Tracks 3 and 4 will be May 18-22.


Please help us show our appreciation to all our teachers and staff and MCE!!

Munchie Monday - bring in your teachers favorite snack or treat.

Tulips to you lift your Tuesday - help make a nice bouquet for your child's teacher; send in a flower for them.

Wish List Wednesday - bring in item off teacher wish list, don't forget your specials teachers!

Thank You Thursday - write a note of appreciation to all your teachers.

Favorite gift cards Friday - bring in a gift card for your teacher

Sqaure 1 Art:

Square 1 Art orders are arriving this week! Thanks to the tremendous support of our Middle Creek Elementary School (MCES) Art teacher Mrs. MacDonald, we had an all time high participation in this fundraiser! You should expect orders to be sent home with your student by the end of next week. Students who are tracked out will receive their orders when they track back in. If you need to make arrangements to pick up your order before that time, please contact Becky Lewis at beckylewis00@yahoo.com.

Thank you again to all the families who participated and helped make this a successful fundraiser for MCES!

Carnival:

The Carnival is two weeks away! Many. many volunteers are still needed. Only a few people have signed up so far Click on the following Sign Up Genius for details. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084cafa82ca7fa7-carnival


Donations for Kid Raffle will be accepted for one more week. We have not received as many donations as in past years. The kids love to try and take home a basket. Please consider donating this week. Any of the following items are needed: Candy, Chocolate, "Girly" things, "Boy" things, assembly kits, figurines, silly bands, Arts and Crafts, anything with a sports team logo on it.


Carnival Book Swap is coming...Look for details in Tuesday folders!


Do you have home business? Are you an independent Sales Consultant?

This year Carnival will feature a section for small businesses and Independent Sales Consultants to sell their products to the attendees. If you are an independent consultant for a home based company, consider "purchasing" a vendor table at the Carnival to sell your products. Tables will be "sold" for a donation to the silent auction or for a flat fee of $20.00. One consultant per company will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. We already have representatives from Thirty-One, Tupperware. Young Living Essential Oils and Roden + Fields. You must provide your own table, set up, and staffing. If you are interested, email AnnMarie Marchese at mcesptacarnival@yahoo.com with the name of your company. Emails will be answered in the order they are received.

Box Tops:

The final Box Tops contest ends Friday May 8th. The class from each track who turns in the most Box Tops will win a popsicle party!


Track 1 Huml, Edmond, Bryant

Track 2 DePolo, Clark/1st Grade, Dreier

Track 3: TBA

Track 4: TBA


EOG Proctors Needed:

****Track 1 EOG Proctors needed!!****If you can help on May 14th and/or 15th please contact Lisa Woodard (lnwoodard@wcpss.net) or Rhonda Grode (rgrode@wcpss.net) for further information.

MCES Volunteers:

The front office is running low on volunteer badges. If you have mistakenly taken one home, please return to the office. Thanks!!

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