News Around The Creek

July 28, 2014 , Welcome back to a New School Year, track 4!


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

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

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

President's Message:

Welcome back to school. Hope the 2014-2015 school year is off to a good start.

Tuesday, July 29th from 7-8 in the media center is the first general PTA meeting. We will be approving the budget, swearing in SIP representative and discussing the PTA's Project for the Year. Please consider attending. We hope to make this a great year.

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!

Tea & Tissues : A Special Event for Kindergarten Parents (track 4)

Tea and Tissues - Track 4

The PTA will be hosting a new and special event for Kindergarten parents on Monday, August 4th for Track 4. Parents will enjoy a light breakfast in the Media Center and have the opportunity to meet new parents and learn about MCES and the PTA. Please sign up for an item you can donate to help us make this event a success! All food/drink items will need to be dropped off by 8am on August 4th because the event starts at 8:15am after parents drop off their child in the classroom.

If you are interested in volunteering at the event or have any questions, please contact Allyson Arp ( or LisBeth Fillard (

Go Play Save Fundraiser:

The 2015 Go Play Save fundraiser kicked off on 7/23 for Tracks 1, 2 and 3. Coupon books along with selling instructions and a collection envelope were sent home with all students. The fundraising deadline for Tracks 1 and 2 is Tuesday, August 5th. Please return all money collected for books sold or unsold books in the collection envelope by August 5th. Track 4 students will kick off the fundraiser on Tuesday, August 5th with coupon books and collection envelopes sent home. The fundraising deadline for Tracks 3 and 4 is August 19th. If you have any questions about the Go Play Save fundraiser, please contact Vivine Hill ( or Jade Van Ert (

Agenda and Recorder Sales:

Track 4, you can purchase Agendas ($5) and Recorders($3) July 28-August 1 from 8-8:30am in the main hallway. Agendas are required for rising 2nd-5th graders. Recorders are recommended for rising 4th graders. Please make checks out to MCES.

** Please note, the PTA will NOT be selling school supply kits next year **

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!

PTA Membership:

Thank you to all who have joined the MCE PTA already this year! Track 4 membership forms will be in Tuesday folders this week. 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.

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 : Marbles Museum

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!