News Around The Creek

April 11, 2016


April 19: Boosterthon Fun Run, Track 3 only, 8:45-9:45.

April 26: Boosterthon Fun Run, Tracks 1, 2, 4. Grades 3-5 at 8:45-945 and K-2 at 9:55-10:55.

May 11 & 12: All-Grades Eat-Out Fundraiser at Ruckus Pizza

June 4: 4th & 5th Grade Outing to Jellybeans Skating Center

President's Message:

Our PTA partners in crime, Allyson Arp and Missy Balleydier, pulled off a FABULOUS MCES Carnival! Thanks to all the volunteers that stepped up to help. We couldn't have done it without you all!

Congrats to all the raffle, cake walk and silent auction winners! We hope y'all had a great time!

Whew.... We are keeping out volunteers busy this month! Next up is Boosterthon! We hope all the kiddos are collecting pledges and getting ready for the big day!

Thanks again to all our volunteers! Without you, our PTA could not pull off what we do!


Heather Lynch

PTA President

Nominating Committee Update

The nominating committee is winding down for the year.

We still need volunteers to fill a few spots

Chairs needed or event will not happen in 2016-17

Math Club

English Second Language - Advocacy

Literacy Intervention - Advocacy

Membership Coordinator

Year Book Photographer

Grounds Day

Teacher Appreciation - Formally Hospitality

Co Chair Positions

All have chairs, but need co chair to assist


Grade Night out

Cultural Arts

School Store

Spelling Bee

Square One

Want to get involved or want more information? Contact

Thank you again to all who have volunteered!
Diane Hayes, Leslie Murr and Elizabeth Williams


Please go ONLINE to and use your account from last year OR create a new one and use

CODE 827-147 to register your child for this year. This account is where you will go to see your child's pledges and follow their progress. It also provides useful tools, such as a link to send to family & friends via email or post on Facebook & Twitter!

THE PEP RALLY for Tracks 1-2-3 is on APRIL 11th and for Track 4 on APRIL 20th. Please mark your calendars now for the FUN RUN DATES so you can come cheer on your student! All grades in Track 3 will run on APRIL 19th from 8:45-9:45.

Tracks 1-2-4 will run on APRIL 26th; grades 3-5 at 8:45-945 and K-2 at 9:55-10:55.

We are looking for some energetic VOLUNTEERS who would be willing to keep our kids hydrated and moving by handing out water during each race. It is FUN & EASY!! See below for the links to sign up! Thank you in advance for your support!!

Track 3 - FUN RUN VOLUNTEER SIGN UP - Water Helpers

Track 1, 2, 4 - FUN RUN VOLUNTEER SIGN UP - Water Helpers

Science Olympiad Update

Congratulations to the 2016 Science Olympiad Team. Our Varsity and Junior Varsity teams each brought home a 3rd place trophy. This is a great accomplishment as the regional tournament was far more competitive than previous years. We brought home 2 gold medals, 12 silver medals, and 7 bronze medals. In addition, two of our teachers, Jessica Peterson and Kelly Cancro, took first place in the Duck Tape Challenge!

We extend a huge thank you to our coaches who motivated, inspired, and educating our scientists all the way to victory:

Jessica Peterson

Amy Hallacher

Angela McNeill

Lisa Woodard

Jesse Ditillo

Laura Fountain

Adel Kozak

Steven Saunders

Jason Weinstein

Jeanette Knorr

Kelly Cancro/Donna Howard

Madeline Downs

Bethany Rutherford

Michele Wilson

Diane Heurtin

Karen Robins

Courtney MacDonald _

Beth Connaughton

Kim Gervase

Karen Digiacomo

Leslie Hairston

Debra Hall (Super Volunteer)

Jill Schwadron (Super Volunteer)

As head coaches we are extremely proud of our kids, parents, and coaches for their commitment to the Science Olympiad Program. Thanks for allowing us to be part the learning and fun!

Rob Sandruck & Audrey Jaeger

Head Coaches

Spring Carnival Wrap-up

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Spring Carnival a huge success!

We would especially like to thank Ms. Parrish and Ms. Wendland for being so

supportive of this event, as well as our wonderful custodian, Mr. Wilson, for lending

a much needed helping hand.

We had a rock star committee this year, so a BIG SHOUT OUT to:

Stephanie Nedock, Paige Ricciardi, Amber Eaton, Amy Barfield, Debbie Flanigan, Tessa Bonnett, Lynn Bernstein, Caroline Bird, Beth Lewis, Jenn Keane, Becky Shimkets, Julie Kennedy, Nicola Wentworth, Amy Shaw, Stacy Parr, Laura Simmons, and Glenn Covington. A big thank you also to Lynette Zarrett for helping us get the word out as well as Heather Lynch and Brandee Chandler for their tremendous support. We could not have done it without our many parent and staff volunteers as well as local middle- and high school student volunteers.

Thank you to our vendors and those who donated items for our silent auction, kids’ raffle

baskets, cake walk, and book swap. We also saw great success with our new Teacher Raffle, so thank you to the staff members who are volunteering their time to share a fun experience with some very lucky students. Finally thank you to everyone who attended the carnival this year. We hope you had as much fun as we did!

Allyson Arp & Missy Balleydier

2016 Spring Carnival Co-Chairs

McDonald's McTeacher Night Fundraiser Success!

The results are in! We raised $360 in just 3 hours from our McTeacher Night at McDonald's. A HUGE Thanks to all of the teachers who volunteered AND all of the students and their families who attended. The money raised will go toward our goal of getting a new K-2 playground!

Mark your calendars for fun outings in May & June!

On May 11 & 12, we will be having an ALL-Grades Eat-Out at Ruckus Pizza on Tryon & Kildaire Farm Rd. The best news is that the TWO classes with the best attendance will win a Pizza Party for the whole class!

On Saturday, June 4th, 1:00-5:00pm, we will have our first 4th and 5th Grade End-of-Year Outing at Jellybeans Skating Center. Come celebrate the end of school AND help raise money for Middle Creek. With every $7 admission, $1 will be donated to our school.

Snack Support

The snack cupboard is beginning to run a little bare. If you are able to donate snacks, they would be much appreciated. These snacks are distributed by Mrs. Fillard, school counselor, to students that cannot regularly afford to supply their own daily snack. Thank you in advance!

Volunteers Needed for the School Store:

We are looking for school store volunteers for the 2015-2016 school year.

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. Please contact Stephanie Petty,

The MCES PTA is now on Facebook

Check out our new Facebook page!

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