Monday Morning Reminders
June 17, 2013
June 18 : PTA Volunteer Appreciation Night : 7:00-8:00pm
**No school store on June 25 and June 27**
July 8 : First Day of School : Tracks 1,2&3
July 18 : Open House : Tracks 1,2&3 : Grades 1-5 : 5:00-6:30pm
July 29 : First Day of School : Track 4
August 8 : Open House : Track 4 : Grades 1-5 : 5:00-6:30pm
EVERY FRIDAY IS SPIRIT DAY: Wear MCES spiritwear or blue and gold (our school
BIG HONORS FOR MRS. FILLARD!!
Mrs. Fillard, our very own school counselor, has just been named 2013 WCPSS
Counselor of the Year! We are so proud of her awesome work with our kids. It
is an honor to have her at our school. We are immensely grateful for her
ongoing contributions to the high quality of the social and emotional
environment at Middle Creek!! Congratulations Mrs. Fillard!!!
PTA VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION NIGHT:
Please come to this night of appreciation for our PTA Board of Directors and
PTA Committee Chairs who have served you over the 2012-2013 school year! We
will meet in the Media Center for 30-45 minutes starting at 7:00pm. I will be
giving a small token gift of appreciation to them and explaining their amazing
voluntary contributions to the school. (If you have that nagging question in
your mind "What DOES the PTA do at this school?", then this would be a great
meeting to attend to find out the incredible impact we have on the school -
most are awed by how much we do when they see the entire scope of our reach.)
We will also be having a special treat...think cheesecakes...yummmmm!
Can you believe it's that time already??? Agendas are required for all rising
2nd-5th graders for the 2013-2014 school year. They will be on sale in the
front hall near Mrs. Fillard's office from 8:00-8:30am.
Tracks 2,3&4: June 24-28
Recorders for Mr. Denny's music class will also be on sale at the agenda
table, outside of Mrs. Fillard's office from 8:00-8:30am. The recorders are
optional for all rising 4th graders for the 2013-2014 school year. You can
also choose to purchase your own at any retail store or you are able to use a
(clean and sanitary!) school recorder for free.
Tracks 2,3&4: June 24-28
SCHOOL STORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
**Special calendar note: the school store will close on June 25 and June 27 -
the last week of school**
The school store is looking for 4-5 volunteers to help sell items to the kids
on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:00-8:25am for the 2013-2014 school
year. You would only be signing up for a couple mornings per month - not all
of them! They are specifically short on volunteers from Tracks 1 & 2 - we've
had about 5 of our veteran school store volunteers age out this year. This is
a great way to volunteer if you're a working parent, and available in the
mornings. If you can help out or would like more clarification of the exact
hours she needs, please email Stephanie Petty at email@example.com
CONSUMER PRODUCTS FUNDRAISERS:
Box Tops and Labels for Education:
Track 1 : Ms. Spina
Track 2 : Mrs. Depolo
Track 3 : Mr. Ebner
Track 4 : Mrs. McNeill
Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to everyone who sent in Box
Tops and Labels for Education this year. Our classroom contest will resume in
July for the next school year. Parents, keep collecting through track outs and
teachers, please hold onto any submitted box tops and labels for next year.
Earn DOUBLE points in June for every receipt !! For every receipt that you
upload, you will be awarded twice its normal value.
Shoparoo is a free app for smartphones and tablets that lets you turn pictures
of your shopping receipts into donations to your school. Every grocery receipt
counts regardless of the store or products purchased.
Even trips to your favorite stores that did not include a grocery purchase
count, as long as the store sells groceries. For ex: All Target receipts count
regardless of what you purchased.
Visit http://www.shoparoo.com for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHOOL STORE HOURS:
**Special calendar note: The school store will close on June 25 and June 27 -
the last week of school**
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.
MCE TWITTER ACCOUNT:
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
STEM SHOWCASE FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:
Event: STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities
Date: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, October 16th, 2013
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is proud and excited to be
hosting the upcoming STEM Career Showcase- a conference for students with
disabilities. In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month we
invite you to bring a student with a disability to visit the Museum on October
16th to attend this conference from 10:00 am- 12:00 pm.
The conference will provide young students with disabilities, in grades 3-12,
with the opportunity to interact with college students and working
professionals with a variety of disabilities. Please save the date for this
opportunity to connect your students with disabilities with role models that
are pushing back the boundaries of knowledge, building new innovative
products, and creating the new technologies of the future.
Please note that the intended audience for this conference is academic
students with disabilities in grades 3-12 that are performing at or near grade
level. One-to-one chaperone is required. Please note that this conference is
free of cost but does require pre-registration. For any questions you may
contact Liani Yirka, Curator of Special Populations at the NC Museum of
Natural Sciences, at email@example.com or at 919.707.9887.
Wake PTA Special Education and Inclusion Committee