News Around The Creek

May 4, 2015


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

May 5 : Boosterthon Pledges DUE!

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:

Thank You to the parents who volunteered to help the future MCES Kindergarten students with activity centers at Kindergarten Orientation last week. The attendance was huge and thank you for helping to make the students first experience at MCES a memorable one.

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

PTA Volunteer Appreciation Night and Election Night

The next General PTA meeting will be on May 19th at 7pm. Please make plans to attend. We need a quorum to elect the new Board of Directors. 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.

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


Congratulations MCES families for an AWESOME Boosterthon Fun Run 2015.

TOMORROW (Tuesday, May 5th) is the pledge collection deadline for Tracks 1, 2 and 3.

Please send pledges in the envelopes sent home last week. There will be a table in the front hall on Tuesday morning where students can turn in their envelopes:). They may also turn them in to their teachers. 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!

PTA Positions 2015-2016:

Nominating Committee Update

The new PTA Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 school year will be elected into office on May 19th. The 2015-2016 roster of Committee Chairs will also be presented. There are still some open positions to fill. Click on the following sign up genius for a description of open positions.

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

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


MCES Spring CARNIVAL is this weekend, Saturday, Mat 9th. Come and have a great time at this family event. Many, many volunteers are still needed. We have only 23 of the 75 volunteers needed to make this event success. Many of the jobs require only a small time commitment or just a conversational check in with student volunteers and/or vendors to see if they need anything. Please click on the following Sign Up Genius for details.

Vendor tables will be new at the Carnival this year. 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. A few tables have already been reserved as a result of our Facebook announcement last week. You must provide your own table, set up, staffing. If you are interested, email AnnMarie Marchese at with the name of your company. Emails will be answered in the order they are received.

Last year at our Spring Carnival, the Book Swap was a huge success! Our goal for this year is for every child to leave the Carnival with a book. Here is how your child can get a book at Carnival on May 9th:
Bring a gently used book to Carnival to exchange for one that's "new to them." It's that easy! If you have a gently used book your child is ready to part with, please bring it to Carnival and visit us at the book swap table. We will begin with a large selection of donated books, so come anytime during the event to find a great book!

Folding Tables are needed! Big (Clean)Trash cans too. If you have a six or eight foot folding table, and/or a large rubber trash can, and can loan it to the school for the weekend for use at Carnival, please email AnnMarie Marchese at 12-15 tables are needed. The trash cans WILL NOT be used for garbage. They will be used for clean scrap material at the Scrap Exchange Make and Take attraction. Thank You!

Cake Walk Donations!

Thank You to everyone who signed up for cake walk donations. Please bring your item to school Friday (any time) or Saturday before 12. There will be collection in car pool Friday morning and a table set up in front of the office on Saturday 10am -12pm. You will receive a reminder email this week. If you have not signed up, you are still welcome to donate an item.

Pre Sale Bracelets

All bracelets bought at pre-sale should have gone home last week. Please contact AnnMarie Marchese at with your child's name, teacher and number of bracelets purchased if you pre-ordered and your child did not receive the bracelets last week.

Do you have nice penmanship?

The Bullying Prevention Committee needs someone with nice handwriting/penmanship to write a quote on the three new Buddy Benches. If this describes you please contact AnnMarie Marchese at

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 ( or Rhonda Grode ( for further information.

Donations Needed:

MCES also has donation needs. If you have items around the house you need to get rid of, consider donating them to the school.

Clothes- 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

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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