Welcome back to school! Hope you all had fun in the snow. As of last WCPSS posting, this coming Friday, March 6th, will not be an early release day. It will be a full day of school to make up for some of the snow days. Stay tuned to wcpss.net for details regarding all make up days.
Mother Son Extreme Night of Fun is scheduled for Friday, March 6th at 6pm. Remember to drop your cakes off at school if you singed up to donate.
The Teacher Luncheon scheduled for March 6th has been moved to March 27th due to the change to a full day of school on March 6th.
The MCES Spring Carnival will be held on Saturday, May 9th from 4pm-8pm. Like our Facebook page and receive updated information on the fun filled activities planned for the day. https://www.facebook.com/middlecreekcarnival2015 As part of the Carnival, MCES PTA holds a Silent Auction to help raise money for our next Big Project-renovation of the K-2 playground. If you have a business or connections with a local business and would like to donate an item to the Silent Auction, please contact AnnMarie Marchese at email@example.com. The PTA can provide you with a letter of our tax exempt status.
Thank You to everyone who donated books to the Wake Up and Read Program. On March 2nd, to celebrate "Read Across America Day," and to mark the close of the Wake Up and Read book drive, all four Barnes and Noble stores in Wake county will host special events starting at 5:30pm. Visit Barnes and Noble on March 2nd starting at 5:30 for fun activities for children, special performances, story times with guest readers and more. If you make a purchase while you are there, mention the book drive and a portion of the proceeds will go to support the book drive.
We can't run our fabulous PTA programs without parent help. There is a lot you can do with even a little bit of time. Not everything on the PTA is a huge time commitment! We need help taking pictures for the year book, calling back interested companies who want to donate money or chairing Mother Son Event.
Below are listed a few open positions for the 2015-16 school year.
Corporate Sponsorship~ job can be done from home. We have companies who want to donate, we just need someone to call them back and explain the next steps
Co-Chair Bookfair ~ our September Bookfair needs a Co-Chair. This is a four week commitment. Ideal candidate would be track 2,3,4 (during track 1 track-out) Our Bookfair raises lots of needed funds for our library!
Science Olympiad ~ two openings for a chair and co chair. Run the established Science Olympiad at the school. Lots of help from PTA, NCSO, past chairs and parents! Would be great for parent who's children participate in the science Olympiad.
Spelling Bee Chair (2) run our schools spelling bee in the fall. Fun event at the school every fall. All children have a chance to participate. Program is run through PAGE of Wake County.
For a complete list, please check the signup genius at:
Thank you so much for thoughtfully considering giving your time and talent!
MCES is now on the Digital Leaning Day map and will participate in Digital Learning Day on March 13th. Visit the Digital Learning Day website for more information.
Now that the PTA has completed its work with Mrs. Parrish, Ms. Holland, and Ms. Fountain to help create the Learning Commons Area and equalize the distribution of computers in the classrooms, the PTA is ready to move forward with its next "Big Project." A few years back, the PTA matched WCPSS grant money to build a new playground for the 3-5 graders. The intention was always to address the K-2 playground needs, but technology needs took priority for the past few years. The PTA is now in a position to raise funds to again match WCPSS grant money to renovate the K-2 playground. Wake County has already be contacted regarding approved vendors. A playground committee needs to be formed to listen to the proposals of the various vendors, narrow down options, and decide on a company to use. Kendra Kelley, Beth Lewis, Jill Schwadron and Leigh Canulli have taken the lead on this so far, but need more parents to listen to the vendor presentations and provide input to help decide who to use. If you are interested in helping with this project, please contact Kendra Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mrs. Fillard need a parent from Tracks 2, 3, and 4 to volunteers to pack the snack bags for needy children. This volunteer opportunity would be for about an hour every two weeks. Please contact Mrs. Fillard for details email@example.com.
The March General PTA Meeting will be Tuesday, March 24th at 7pm. Please join us in the Media Center.
The Durham Bulls "Bully Busters" Program was cancelled last week due to school being out. The assembly for Monday March 16th is still scheduled. The Durham Bulls have been contacted to reschedule the cancelled assembly. Details regarding the program can be found at