Congratulations to all the MCES runners who participated in the Boosterthon Fun Run! Look for upcoming information regarding how much money was raised and the unveiling of plans to update the K-2 Playground. This is the PTA's current long term project and proceeds from the Boosterthon Fun Run will go directly to it.
The next General PTA meeting will be on May 19th at 7pm. Make plans to attend. It will be Volunteer Appreciation Night and Election Night for the 2015-2016 school year Board of Directors. We will take a tour of the Giving Garden and a Master Gardener will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. There will also be door prizes.
Thank You to Doug at DP Designs for crafting the teacher benches that were placed on the front field, field next to the 4th grade cabana and in the garden this past weekend. The Buddy Benches will soon be placed on the K-2 and 3-5 playgrounds as part of the MCES Bullying Prevention Program, but first they will be decorated by the MCES students at carnival. Visit DP Design Facebook page to learn more about this local business https://www.facebook.com/dpdesignsnc?fref=pb&hc_location=profile_browser.
Thank You Amy Berryman for designing this year's Carnival logo, flyers, posters and signs. Visit Amy's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/OwnerPrincipal-Graphic-Designer/182707308410072?pnref=lhc
Thank You to Make an Impression, Inc. for your printing donation of Carnival flyers, posters and signs.
The Junior Science Olympiad will be held May 16th from 1pm-3pm.
Teacher Appreciation week for Tracks 1 and 2 will be the week of May 2nd. Flyers went home to those tracks last week with ideas on how to show your appreciation.
Bounce U is offering MCES students a Camp discount code. Visit their website at www.bounceutriangle.com and receive 5% off camp fees when you use the code "MCES." Expiration for this deal is 5/31/15.
The Kindergarten Team still needs parent volunteers for Kindergarten Orientation to be held this Thursday, April 30th. Click on the following sign up genius is you can volunteer from 12:40-2:15 to help the future MCES Kindergarten students with center type activities while their parents listen to a presentation by the Kindergarten Team. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084cafa82ca7fa7-kindergarten
The Carnival still needs many, many volunteers Please click on the following Sign Up Genius for details.
May 14th and/or 15th- EOG Proctors are needed for Track 1. Please contact Ms. Woodard at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Grode at email@example.com
MCES also has donation needs. If you have items around the house you need to get rid of, consider donating them to the school.
Clothes- The front office is in need of clothes to give out to students when there is an accident at school and parents are not able to come in and bring clean clothes. Donations of the following items for both boys and girls would be appreciated and can be dropped off at the front office:
Flip Flops- boys and girls all sizes
Underwear- sizes S, M, L
Elastic Band pants and shorts- S, M, L
T-Shirts- S, M, L
Learning Commons Area- The Learning Commons Area is looking for donations of unwanted games, Legos, and building blocks.
Carnival- Donations for Kid Raffle are still being accepted until May 1st.
Kindergarten - Sweet Treats any candy, pack of gum, lifesavers, lollipops, NERDS, taffy, etc. or will accept bags of the small candy items. Note- 3 rd grade has chocolate!
1 st Grade- Girl Things nail polish, hair ties, socks, Squinkies, bracelets, silly bands, or other jewelry, key chains, etc.
2 nd Grade – Boy Things matchbox cars, baseball cards, keychains, mini –lego sets, silly bands, etc.
3 rd Grade – Chocolate Lovers anything chocolate, kisses, mini Hersheys, M & M’s, regular size candy bars, etc. or will except bags of the small chocolate bars. 4 th Grade – School/Arts and Crafts pencils, pens, fun erasers, box of crayons, mini markers, sticky notes, scissors, stickers, stencils, beads, etc.
5 th Grade Collection – Sport Team Craze – (favorite college or pro team items – pencils, key chains, stickers, magnets, or anything small that you can find with a sport-team logo on it.)
Vendor tables will be new at the Carnival this year. If you are an independent consultant for a home based company, consider "purchasing" a vendor table at the Carnival to sell your products. Tables will be "sold" for a donation to the silent auction or for a flat fee of $20.00. One consultant per company will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. A few tables have already been reserved as a result of our Facebook announcement last week. You must provide your own table, set up, staffing. If you are interested, email AnnMarie Marchese at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your company. Emails will be answered in the order they are received.
Lastly, the new PTA Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 school year will be elected into office on May 19th. The 2015-2016 roster of Committee Chairs will also be presented. There are still some open positions to fill. Click on the following sign up genius for a description of open positions.
Carnival Book Swap is coming...
Last year at our Spring Carnival, the Book Swap was a huge success! Our goal for this year is for every child to leave the Carnival with a book. Here is how your child can get a book at Carnival on May 9th:
Bring a gently used book to Carnival to exchange for one that's "new to them." It's that easy!
If you have a gently used book your child is ready to part with, please bring it to Carnival and visit us at the book swap table. We will begin with a large selection of donated books, so come anytime during the event to find a great book!