Monday Morning Reminders

September 16, 2013


September 17: PTA Meeting 7:00pm

September 18: Science Olympiad (4th & 5th Grade) 3:15-4:15pm

September 25: Science Olympiad (2nd & 3rd Grade) 3:15-4:15pm

September 25 : Picture Day tracks 3 & 4

September 25: Grade Night Out, McDonald's, Millpond Village 5-8pm

President's Message:

Please join us for the PTA meeting on Tuesday, September 17 at 7pm. We will have a guest from the Speakers Bureau for the Friends of Wake County give us more information about the School Bond Referendum. Don't miss this opportunity to become more informed before you vote on October 8.

Boosterthon FunRun

Boosterthon Collection Due Date:

September 20th

We have had an exciting two weeks during Boosterthon! Thanks for all your support and enthusiasm! The students, faculty, volunteers and parents have done a fantastic job and we hope everyone has had a BLAST at Camp High Five! Way to go Middle Creek!!!

In addition to raising money for our school the Boosterthon team has taught our kids many positive character lessons such as; Don’t Bully, Respect Others, Shout Out Strengths, Stick Together and Show Sportsmanship. These traits were taught in the team huddles in fun and exciting ways through dancing, singing and teamwork. Hopefully, our kids will remember them long after Boosterthon is over!

Our next, very important step is to collect those pledges! Please have your student collect their pledges and return them in the Boosterthon collection envelope by Friday, September 20th. The PTA will have a collections table set up near the entrance of the school. Sponsors may also choose to pay online with a credit card (service fee applies). Please note that you can continue to collect pledges and receive prizes through September 20th in order to give track 2 time to collect pledges.


We are asking for additional volunteers to help collect pledges each morning for the two weeks following this week's Fun Runs. Please take a look at the link below and sign up to help out.


10% of all class funds collected by September 20 go straight to your child’s teacher, so please get those pledges in so your class can enjoy those rewards!

Give With Target Promotion:

Middle Creek has already won over $200! Let's keep it going!

Voting ends on 9/21/13 at 11:59:59 p.m. CT or when $5 million has been awarded, whichever comes first.

Middle Creek Garden Finalist! : Vote for Middle Creek to win a $500 Garden Grant

Middle Creek has been selected as a finalist in the Moe’s & Poe Garden Contest! We will begin finalist voting Tuesday, September 10. You will be featured on Moe’s Triangle Facebook page for voting from September 10-24.!/MoesTriangle

The school with the highest votes in each category (new garden and existing garden) will win $500 for their garden and a nutrition program from the Poe Center! (This grant opportunity has been approved by the Board of Education)

Check out the Moe’s & Poe On-The-Go programs at a different Moe’s location each Tuesday from 5-7pm. Poe Center Health Educators visit Moe’s locations with information about healthy, fresh ingredients and fun prizes!

· September 10—Moe’s at Crabtree Valley Mall

· September 17—Moe’s at Cary Arboretum

· September 24—Moe’s at Patterson Place in Durham

· October 1—Moe’s at North Hills

Science Olympiad:

The first meeting for Science Olympiad for 4th and 5th graders ONLY will be held this Wednesday, September 18. Students should come to the Media Center after school. Students MUST be pre-registered in order to attend. A few more parent helpers are needed for this meeting-please email if you are able to help.

Next Wednesday, September 25, will be the first meeting for 2nd and 3rd graders ONLY.

For more information on Science Olympiad, contact Karen Robins at

Grade Night Out:

We would like to thank you for your past and continued support of our Grade Night Out Events. Because of you, the events have become more and more successful each year. The proceeds earned from your support of this year's six events is used for special programs for our children.

Our next Grade Night Out:

Date/Time: September 25, 2013 5-8pm

Restaurant: McDonald's

Location: Millpond Village

Hosted by: 1st Grade

As always, we will have a game board for the children to enjoy. 100% of the proceeds from this activity come right back to the school!

So, tell your family, tell your friends, and bring your appetite to the participating restaurant on the designated date. We look forward to seeing you there!


Essay Contest:

Book Fair Needs Co-Chair:

The Scholastic Book Fair is looking for a second co-chair to assist Beth Lewis with the event this year. The dates of the Book Fair are November 4 - November 18. Please let me know if you are interested in helping out with the book fair this year at

Spelling Bee:

Two documents went home last week to grades 1-5--the Scripps spelling words and a flyer. Please note 1 change this year: all students received the complete list of words which includes grades 1 through 8. Parents should mark off the appropriate study range for their child. See the yellow flyer for details. Of course, students can study for higher levels if they would like! Class bees will take place in October.
For the latest bee news, go to

2013-14 Reflections Art Contest:

This year's theme is: 'DREAM, BELIEVE, INSPIRE'. We will have an official kickoff of the program at our school in a few more weeks. Students pre-K thru 5th grade (including our AU kids!) are awarded prizes/ribbons for their participation by submitting original works of art in any of the following 6 art categories: Visual Arts, Photography, Literature, Dance Choreography, Video Production, Music Composition. More details will come home in student folders in September about this national arts education program sponsored by the NC PTA. There is information currently available online at the NC PTA website . ?'s contact Deanna Zolfo, or Becky Lewis,

Consumer Products:

Bonus Box Tops at Harris Teeter: 40 Bonus Box Tops 9/11 - 9/17

August Prize Winners:

Track 1: Ethan C, Ms. Bowser 4th grade

Track 2: TBA

Track 3: Ella Coleman, Ms. Slozak 2nd grade

Track 4: Jack Cerr, Ms. Taylor 1st grade


Shoparoo supporters, have you been looking for the surveys that were on the main page of the app? They are now under the "offers" tab. Surveys are an easy way to earn points.

Here is the latest promotion from Shoparoo:

*Can Middle Creek Elementary get 25 NEW participants to upload a receipt in September? If so, you will be automatically entered into the September Sweepstakes! We will randomly select 3 schools to receive $2,000, $1,000 and $500.

If you would like to start helping, please click on my invite for you to join Shoparoo and start earning money for Middle Creek Elementary :
?'s contact Sharon Brown

School Counselor Update:

Parent Volunteers Needed for Bullying Prevention Program!

The following teachers still need volunteers for this very important and rewarding program (remember, if your child's class is already taken, you may volunteer for another class):

Kindergarten: Mrs. Poirier, Mrs. LaBranche, Mrs. Harward, Mrs. Stiehl, Ms. Cyrus
First Grade: Ms. Nicely, Mrs. DePolo, Mrs. Martinez, Mr. Ebner, Mrs. Ebner
Second Grade: Mrs. Clark, Mrs. Howard, Ms. Duhamel, Ms. Slozak
Third Grade: Mrs. Tetterton, Mrs. Digiacomo, Ms. Shropshire
Fourth Grade: Ms. Edmond, Ms. Bowser, Ms. Sedler, Mrs. Coyne, Mrs. McNeil
Fifth Grade: Mrs. Young, Ms. Stein, Mrs. Craghead

PTA Membership:

See our current members at the following link. Please consider joining. A strong PTA is a strong school, and your money STAYS IN OUR SCHOOL! Get a membership form and see current members here:

PTA Positions Available:

Book Fair Co-Chair
Healthy Kids Committee Co-Chair
Carnival Committee (2 Co-Chairs)

Please contact AnnMarie Marchese if you are interested in any of the above positions,

If you would like to volunteer for one or more PTA functions like Spelling Bee, Battle of the Books, Carnival, Field Day, etc. please fill out this form:

Advance State Fair Tickets:

Here's an excellent way for you to get your advance gate tickets to the NC State Fair (Oct. 17-27) and help Middle Creek Elementary raise money.

For every $7.00 adult advance ticket sold, two dollars will be returned to the school. For every children's advance ticket ($3.00), one dollar will be returned to the school. Please feel free to forward this email to relatives, neighbors, and friends. The more tickets sold from MCES supporters, the more money is returned to the school. To be sure the money goes back to us, you will need to enter our school code number, which is 494 and is also available from the advance ticket online site:

Don't wait too late: Once the fair starts, the ticket price increases, and no money comes back to us.

The school has made a MCES Twitter account to get word out about events, etc. Parents can follow us @MiddleCreekES . For parents who DO NOT have a Twitter account, they can still follow us by doing the following:
to follow us text 'followMiddleCreekES' to 40404
to unfollow us text 'leaveMiddleCreekES' to 40404

EVERY FRIDAY IS SPIRIT DAY: Wear MCES spiritwear or blue and gold (our school colors)!