News Around The Creek

September 28, 2015

Calendar:

September 28: Family Night at the book fair for Tracks 3 & 4 5:30-7:30PM

September 30: Pastries for Parents at the book fair 7:30-8:20AM

October 15-28: Food Drive

October 16: Early Release & Teacher Luncheon

October 17: Grounds Day 9:00-11:00AM

President's Message

Why Join MCES PTA? I have been asked this question many times. I joined because it keeps our family informed and involved in our children’s education. I like how it brings our community together for one purpose and goal. We all want our children to have the best education possible. Shrinking school budgets, increasing class size and government mandates are taxing to our school. With the help of PTA sponsored events, we are able to relieve MCES of these constraints and add educational benefits to our children’s education. PTA is self-funded, therefore we have to have fundraisers, members, and membership dues to support our programs. The National PTA says more than 85 research studies conducted over the past 30 years prove that kids do better when parents are involved. Grades are higher. Test scores improve. Attendance increases. Parent involvement will give you understanding of the challenges the school faces and you can become part of the solution.


It’s easy to become involved and stay informed in your MCES PTA. The easiest way is to read the News Around the Creek every Monday. It includes a calendar of events, fundraisers, updates on programs and, most importantly, ways to become involved by volunteering. The more folks we have to help, the more we can do for our school community. Check out MCES PTA website at http://middlecreekpta.weebly.com


Our Next General PTA meeting is November 17th at 7pm. Please join us and find out what the PTA has to offer you and your family. I am amazed every day by MCES PTA parent volunteers. They are hard-working, dedicated volunteers and they make wonderful assets to our school community.


I am always available to answer any questions or meet in person regarding MCES PTA. I can be reached at mcespresident@gmail.com


Be a Member, Be Involved!


Thank you,

Heather Lynch

PTA president

MCES Food Drive

Middle Creek is sponsoring our 10th annual Food Drive to benefit the The Holly Springs Food Cupboard from Thursday, October 15th through Wednesday, October 28th. You can drop off food and hygiene items from 8:00a.m to 8:30 a.m to Mrs. Parrish’s office each day of the Food Drive.


(Please no GLASS PRODUCTS or EXPIRED FOODS). Our goal is to fill up Mrs. Parrish's entire office and make our largest donation yet to help our neighbors, friends, and family in the Holly Springs community.


Would you like to help? We need volunteers to receive and stack donations for a short time in Mrs. Parrish's office each morning of the food drive (8:00 to 8:45/9:00AM) and on Friday, Oct. 30th for Donation Pick Up.


Email Erin Harden at eharden@nc.rr.com or sign up at

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090944ADAA283-middle

The Monster Book Fair is here!

Family night for Tracks 3 & 4 is Monday (tonight!) 9/28 from 5:30-7:30pm. Pastries for Parents is Wednesday morning, 9/30, from 7:30am-8:20am. We hope to see you there!

Box Tops Contest #1 ends on 10/10!

Box Tops Contest #1 ends October 10th! Send in your Box Tops for your class to have a chance to win a pizza party! The following classes are leading for their track!

Track 1--Huml

Track 2--Duhamel

Track 3--Harward

Track 4--Friend

Reflections Chair needed

The Reflections Art Program is coming soon, with a theme of 'Let your Imagination Fly.' We need a chair to organize and run this wonderful program. Please contact Lori for more information.

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, stephaniepettyrn@yahoo.com

The MCES PTA is now on Facebook

Check out our new Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/MiddleCreekPTA

Twitter Users:

Follow @MiddleCreekLC to learn about the Learning Commons activities.

Follow @MiddleCreekES for general school information.

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