News Around The Creek

May 16, 2016


May 16-20: Teacher Apprection week (Tracks 3 & 4 only)

May 25: 6PM General PTA Meeting at Middle Creek High School

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

President's Message:

Staff Appreciation Round 2 for Track 3 and 4! Don’t forget to shower your teachers and staff with love and appreciation this week.

Please mark your calendars for our next General PTA meeting! Our next General PTA meeting will be held on May 25, 2016 at 6pm at Middle Creek High School. To help inform you, in regards to the redistricting being done by WCPSS, we are partnering with the West Lake Community -- - Middle Creek High School, West Lake Middle School and West Lake Elementary to hold a Community-wide General Membership Meeting. Also, we will be conducting our PTA Board election and need your help! Due to NCPTA bylaws, we need at least 20 people to hold the vote. Your attendance would be greatly appreciated!

If you’re not able to attend meetings, please know the PTA would love to hear your input, comments or complaints. Feel free to contact me at or our Communications VP, Lynette Zarrett at

Thank you,

Heather Lynch

Teacher Appreciation Week is here for Tracks 3 & 4!

This week is Teacher Appreciation week for Track 3 & 4! See below for more information...
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Garden Club

We had such a fun time during garden club. This is what the children participated in:

  • Made a seashell mobile for the garden
  • Water coloring
  • tasted fresh peas
  • watered the garden- kids got wet, oops:)
  • planted marigolds, peppers, and sunflowers, watermelon, and weeded
  • Planted 2 cherry trees, and 1 fig tree
  • enjoyed looking for peas, strawberries, blueberries, cabbage, lettuce, zinas, butterflies, worms, and much more!

A special thank you to Amy Eury, Emily Jablonski, Matt Boylan, and Emily Cancro for volunteering. A big shout out to Gary Ward for donating the beautiful trees.

Boosterthon Fun Run Update

TRACKS 1-3-4: PLEASE send in all pledge money by THIS WEDNESDAY, MAY 18th!!

Please use the pledge envelopes that came home with your student. **In lieu of an envelope, you may send in a loose check with your student's & teacher's name in the memo**. Sponsors can pay for their pledges ONLINE or send a check payable to "MCES PTA". Students can give pledge money to their teachers.

Thank you again to all the volunteers that made the 2015-2016 FUN RUN a success.

Just a recap that as of today, we have received 86% of the pledge money! If we collect 100% of the pledge money, we will exceed our goal for this year and surpass last years pledge & collection amount.

Triangle Chess Club coming to MCES!

Who: Grades 2-5

What: Chess Lessons from the Triangle Chess Club by professional instructors

When: Thursdays: May 12, May 19, May 26 and June 2

Time: 3:00 - 4:10

Where: Art, Room 238

Fee: $60 (bring check 1st day to class made out to “Triangle Chess Club”)

TO REGISTER: Go online to register your child, so a headcount can be determined (all supplies included)

  • Click on “In School”, upper right of page
  • Click “Join a Team”, on right side
  • Fill out form, and submit (when you get to PayPal page, just exit, since you will be paying with a check 1st day of class)

A great opportunity to get your child exposed to chess for the first time, or to find peers to practice improving their existing skills. Research has proven there is a strong correlation between learning to play chess and academic achievement. Your child will not only build strategic and critical thinking skills, but also confidence and the art of competition…all while having fun and learning to focus.

All levels of students are encouraged to sign up. This 4-week session builds upon each week’s content, so attending the first class is very important. Make up classes are offered at the Triangle Chess Center, 5920 S. Miami Blvd, 27560.

The intention of offering these lessons is to build awareness and interest with the hopes to develop a Middle Creek Chess Club and competitive “Team" sometime during the 2016-17 school year. Parent volunteers are needed at each session to make this program successful and keep it going. You do not need chess experience to volunteer.

If interested about knowing more about volunteering time commitment, please email: Deanna Zolfo at

Let’s keep an after school chess program alive TOGETHER next year for our kids!!

4th & 5th Grade End-of-Year Outing at Jellybeans!!

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. Mark your calendars for the big event!!

A Message from the West Lake Middle School PTSA

Attn: Future 6th Grade West Lake Middle School Parents

We are so excited that you will be joining the Wildcat Family. West Lake Middle has a lot to offer their students and the PTSA is looking for your help in “Making A Difference”.

For those who have not been through Middle School as a parent, there is a lot happening for both the students and parents. These are the years the students start to spread their wings and learn more independence. They begin changing classrooms and classes aren’t with the same friends all day. They become responsible for making more decisions on how to get additional assistance or enrichments with Smart Block time. While there is communication from the teachers, there are far fewer opportunities to be in the classroom. So getting involved with the PTSA is a great way to stay in touch and be involved.

We understand you have a busy schedule and we have several opportunities on the PTSA Board and Committees to fit your availability.

We have an immediate need the following opportunities:

Board Positions

Vice President

Committee Chairs Positions (can be co-chairs)

Reflections Chair

Teacher Appreciation Chair

Communications Chair

We have several additional committees that can use your help. So please, if one of the above committee’s do not fit your interest, time or skills, don’t let that stop you! Contact me today to get involved!

Michelle Edgar




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