News Around The Creek

February 1, 2016


February 5: Daddy/Daughter Dance 7:00-9:00PM

President's Message

Thanks to all the PTA members who have been planning and working hard on the Daddy Daughter Dance, Carnival and Boosterthon. It’s a busy time of year for PTA.

There are plenty of ways to volunteer and to be involved. If you have any questions regarding PTA or want to become involved, please feel free to contact me at

Happy February!

Heather Lynch

PTA president

Daddy’s Little Sweetheart Ball

Attention all Moms:

What: MCES Daddy Daughter

When: Friday Feb. 5, 2016 @ 7-9 pm

Where: MCES Gym

Necklaces will be available for purchase for $5 each.

Ice cream will be available for purchase

Water and snacks will be provided.

There is no fee to go to the dance.

All girls are welcome to go, even if Daddy can't. Mommies are allowed also. Just Daughters are also allowed.

RSVP’s encouraged but not required. Please send email to and put rsvp in the subject line.

Please have your daughter's Sweetheart have memory and battery full for the dance as there will be many photo opportunity stations to capture the moment

We are also in need of volunteers. If you can donate items or time, please sign up:

food and drink donations:

volunteer time:

ESL Proctors needed

Our ESL teacher is looking for proctors for federally mandated testing at our school. Proctors are required to administer the tests, so any time you can offer would be greatly appreciated!

Testing will take place during the first 2 weeks of February, every afternoon from around 11:45 to 2:45.

To volunteer, please contact Sherry Poole, The commitment could be anything from one session (1-1/2 hours) or for the afternoon.

There is a website for training but that will only take about 30 minutes to review.

Box Tops Contest ends 2/5

Get those Box Tops in! The winning classes will win some new recess toys and games! The contest ends 2/5, and the current leaders are as follows:

Track 1 Howard
Track 2 Hammond
Track 3 Slozak
Track 4 Ebner

Early Release Luncheon

Our teacher's and staff do so much for our kids and we're honored to be able to treat them to lunch on Early Release days. February 12th will be our next early release teacher's luncheon and we need your help! To donate items please check out the sign up here or contact Britney Whitmire for more information

MCE is looking to partner with local businesses to sponsor our Boosterthon Fun Run t-shirts

On the day of the Fun Run event, each student will receive a customized t-shirt with our school logo on the front, and the students’ laps will be tallied on the back along with each sponsor’s logo! In order to provide all 800+students and teachers with these school spirit shirts at no cost to our families, we are looking to partner with local businesses. If you have a business and would like to contribute, please click here and here for more information.

If you have questions, please send an email to Denise Salisbury at Thank you!

2016 MCES Spring Carnival!

The Spring Carnival is scheduled for April 9th, 4-8 p.m. Our committee is very excited about this year's carnival, and we're sure the students are as well!

In the next several weeks, you will be getting information about different ways you can help. We will be looking for small donations for our raffle baskets and baked goods for our cake walk. We would also love to have parents help with set-up, tear-down, and assistance the day of the carnival. In addition, we are still looking for a couple people to help the silent auction committee find great donated items to auction off at the carnival!

If you are interested in helping with the silent auction OR if you can help the day of the carnival, please contact Missy Balleydier at for more information.

Sales Representatives wanted for the Spring Carnival

The Middle Creek Spring Carnival is quickly approaching!

Do you have a home-based based business? We are looking for several sales representatives to display their products at the carnival on April 9th from 4-8pm. At this time, we have Rodan and Fields, Younique, Origami Owl, Becky Elizabeth Photography and Tupperware reps in place. We are hoping for at least 5 more individual sales consultants to participate. Booths will be secured on a first come, first serve basis.

Interested parties can email Jennifer Keane at or Becky Shimkets at for details. We look forward to making this a wonderful carnival for our students!

The Giving Garden is in need

The Garden is getting ready for Spring and in need of a few items. If you can donate any of the following, please email Thank you!

  • shed large enough for 2 wheel barrels and tools to fit into
  • large water hose
  • two wooden- 8 x 4 garden beds, 9 inches high off the ground, and 1 1/2 inches wide.
  • rolls of chicken wire

West Lake Middle School 6th Grade Orientation Nights

WLMS has scheduled their 6th grade orientation nights as follows:

March 15th (Tracks 3 and 4)

April 5th (Tracks 1 and 2) from 6:30-8:00

(Families from any track can attend either evening.)

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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