News Around The Creek

March 28, 2016


April 2: Grounds Day 10:30AM

April 5: West Lake Middle School orientation (Tracks 1 and 2, though any track may attend) from 6:30-8:00PM

April 9: Spring Carnival 4:00 - 8:00PM (rain or shine)

President's Message:

Welcome Back Track 1!

I would like to take a minute to thank our PTA Nominating Committee. Diane Hayes, Leslie Murr and Elizabeth Williams are doing a FANTASTIC job building the MCES PTA Board Members and Committee Members for the 2016-17 year. I am looking forward to working with all the volunteers in the upcoming year. It sounds funny to say, especially since this year is not over yet. With that being said, there are still incredible events to round out the 2015-16 year. If you can, please check out the volunteer opportunities and help out if you can!

Happy Spring,

Heather Lynch

PTA president

Nominating Committee Update:

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Do you know the #1 reason to get involved?

Volunteering makes a big difference!!!!

Research consistently shows that kids whose parents are involved in their schools do better.

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Garden Donations Needed

Hello!! Here are a few things that we would love for you to donate to our Garden!! If you do donate, could you please place them in the garden on the work tables by April 2nd, which is our garden work day! Needed for the Giving Garden:

  • pansies
  • cucumbers, tomato, and pepper plants
  • strawberry plants
  • basil, lavender, parsley
  • butterfly bushes
  • water hose

****Garden work day Saturday, April 2nd, at 7:30!!! Please come out and dig in the dirt with us.

Grounds Day, April 2

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Volunteers needed for Clay Workshop

Calling volunteers! Parents of K, First and Second graders will be needed to help during our annual clay workshop in March. Please take a look at our sign up genius for more information.

Looking for an enrichment opportunity?

Join PAGE at Meridith College on April 9th for Super Saturday and explore robotics, lemurs and artificial hearts! Learn more at:

Spring Carnival

The Spring Carnival is coming up on Saturday, April 9th, from 4 to 8 p.m. RAIN OR SHINE! We hope to see all of our Middle Creek families there!

Here are a few ways YOU can get involved:

1) Donate a treat for the Cake Walk. They need to be store-bought, but any treat will do...cookies, cupcakes, donuts, etc. See the attached flyer for more details.

2) Go to the Sign-Up Genius link here to work a shift at the carnival. We need parent volunteers to set-up, tear-down, and to help run activities during the event. All parent volunteers will receive 2 kids' raffle basket entries for their help!

3) It's not too late to drop off some small items for our raffle baskets in the front office. These are small dollar-store type items, such as candy, matchbox cars, stickers, pencils, bracelets, etc.

A couple reminders:

* We will have our annual Book Swap at the fair. Encourage your child to bring one gently used book, which he/she can trade out for a different book at the fair.

* We will have food for purchase as well as an amazing silent auction, kids' raffle, and our new teacher auction this year, so please bring a little extra money if you are interested in any of these offerings.

Thank you for your support of MCES activities, and we look forward to seeing you at the Carnival!

MIssy Balleydier and Allyson Arp, Carnival Co-Chairs

Boosterthon Fun Run is back!

The fun will begin with a Pep Rally on April 11th for Tracks 1-2-3 and on April 20th for Track 4.

This year your students will be learning about TEAMWORK, CURIOSITY, PRACTICE, HUMILITY, CONFIDENCE, AND ENDURANCE as the Boosterthon Team takes them around the world with this years' theme "Big World Recess". They will be meeting "REAL kid-athletes from around the globe who have REAL character".

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.

Please partner with Middle Creek Elementary by connecting your student with sponsors (family & friends) in raising funds to match WCPSS grant money to renovate the K-2 playground. Be on the lookout for more information coming home with your student about the FUN RUN and volunteer opportunities! Thank you for your support!

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!

Twitter Users:

Follow @MiddleCreekLC to learn about the Learning Commons activities.

Follow @MiddleCreekES for general school information.

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