News Around The Creek

November 17, 2014


November 18: PTA Meeting, 7-8pm, Media Center

November 20 - Reflections Awards Ceremony in Gym (6:30-8pm)

November 20 - Dec 15 - Reflections Art Show in Media Ctr

December 6: Spelling Bee

January 30 : Father Daughter Dance

President's Message:

There will be a General PTA Meeting on Tuesday, November 18th at 7pm in the Media Center. Please join us.

The Reflections Awards Ceremony will be held in the multi purpose room on Thursday, November 20th from 6:00-7:30. The PTA is asking for refreshment donations for this event. If you would like to contribute, sign up on the following Sign up genius: Thank You for your generosity.

The MCE PTA has won the Blue Key award from NCPTA for meeting membership goals. A special thank you goes out to Jade Van Ert for her dedication and hard work in getting our teachers and parents to join the PTA.

It is MCES Spring Carnival Planning time again. If you have some ideas on how to make this family fun event even better, please get involved on the Carnival Committee. Contact AnnMarie Marchese at

Fuquay transportation, the company that provides some of the MCES bus service is hosting a bus driver appreciation breakfast on Tuesday, November 18th at Fuquay High School at 9:00am. Donations of muffins, biscuits, bagels, and quick breads are being requested. If you are able to donate, please bring items to FVHS by 9:00am on the 18th.


This year's annual Reflections Art Contest is underway. Five outside judges have begun judging 149 original works of art from 108 of MCES students!!! Another wonderful turnout of entries this year! 24 finalists will be announced on Thursday November 20th in the morning at school, whose works will advance to the Wake County level of the competition. A Family & Friends Awards Ceremony will be held that same evening, Th 11/20, from 6:30-7:30pm in the school's Gym with Refreshments to follow. There will be an art exhibit on display from mid November thru mid December in the school's Media Ctr to showcase all these awesome masterpieces! Good Luck to all our budding artists!!!

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Winners!

Mckinley Hammond, Alexandra Gallo, Addy White, Ashlynn Hall, Ryder Steelman, Chase Teter, Caleb Pittsley, Ayush Tripathi, Charlie Kohl, Aaminah Ali, Lauren Robertson, Sebastian LaRoche, Alex Robins, Frankie Gallo, Shahmeer Rehman, Maddie Lehmkuhl, Lila Shere, Julia Sgoupis, Kendall DeLair, Madeline Zarrett, Kailey Cornelison, William (Carter) Kohl, Cooper Monihan, Lauren Timberlake, Cooper Boggs, Tatiana Medina, Lindsay Lopez, Jonas Goodwin, Hannah Beth Davis, Keira Morrissey, Brinley Lydon, Kevin Assante, Connor Mathis

...and our runners-up!
Andrew Case, Reagan Arp, Lilleigh Stevenson, Ryan Wagner, Kennedy Shere, Skylar Konas, Kendall Kabele, Carter Goodwin, Elijaiah Hall, Summer Schwadron, James Knorr, Alyssa Medina, Greyson Land, Porter Alleman, Shivani Handa, Chaz Hunt, Adien Mobley, Anthony Sadaria, James Sgoupis, Paige Cornelius, Andrea Garcia Guerrero, Kyle Kosuda, Layton Kranack, Tehya Shere, Riley Carter, Anna Linehan, Makayla Stamer, Bridget Reeder, Abigail Ruehle, Penny Rhodes, Sophie Wilson, Trevor Morris

The school-wide bee will be held Saturday, December 6. Parents of the Track 1, 2, and 4 students listed above should have received information packets last week; Track 3 parents will receive their packets this week. If your child is listed above and you did not receive a packet, or you have any questions regarding the spelling bee, please contact Erin Timberlake at

Father Daughter Dance:

Attention Parents!

It is that time of the year that we want to start gearing up for the Daddy Daughter Dance which is January 30, 2015.

We are looking for volunteers to help with the planning and work up front to make this the best Daddy Daughter Dance yet! To do this we will need lots of help.

Please send a note to to volunteer. It does not matter if you have one hour or more, we really need your help to make this dance a success.

Please send your name, email address and phone number to so that we begin to arrange some meetings to start planning!

Please also state if you would be willing to chair a sub-committee.

School Store Needs Volunteers:

School Store is looking for a few volunteers from tracks 1 and 2 to run the store on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. if you can help, please contact Stephanie Petty ,

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.


Started your holiday shopping? Don't forget to scan your receipts for a hassle free fundraising for the school. Shoparoo now accepts all receipts for points or sweepstakes entry.

Go to for more information.

Middle Creek Elementary has 80,000 points ($150) with around 25 supporters. Just imagine how much money we could earn for the school if more people signed up!