Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December/January Calendar

19-Birthday Table
21-A track off
21-Jan.1- Winter Recess (No School)

2-B, C, D tracks on
8-PTA Board Meeting 10:00am
11-JR Achievement Kick-off @ 1pm in Library
16-18-RED RIBBON WEEK (C&D tracks)
17– Dance Festival (C&D tracks)
18-D track off
21-Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School)
22-A track on
23-25-RED RIBBON WEEK (A&B tracks)
30-Birthday Table

Dance Festival

Class Performances
@ Dance Festival

All Midas Creek Elementary students will be performing in an
upcoming dance festival at Herriman High School.  It will be a big event with 2 tracks at a time.  All classes are in need of 2 chaperones that night, along with someone to help with simple costumes.  If you are willing to help, please contact the dance teacher,
Angela Challis:
C/D Tracks: Thursday, January 17th
A/B Tracks: Tuesday, February 26th
Herriman High School

Friday, November 2, 2012


2012 Reflections Winners

Congratulations to this years Reflection Winners.  There were so many great entries.  The judges had a VERY tough time picking winners.  Way to go participants!!


     Literature: Taygen Y, Joshua B, Taylor H, McKensie B, Taylor C
     Dance: Lauren F, Alexa H, Daisy C
     Music: Adrilyn G, Derek B, Sterling L, Ashlynn G
     Film: Audrey W, Lila C
     3D art: Maxwell O, Marley T, Jordan S, Lukas M, Kylee K
     Visual Arts: Evan R, Brooklyn B, Troy D, Stella E, Brooklyn B
     Photography: Colton H, Austun B, Ellie H, Samuel B, McKensie B

 Award of Merit:

    Literature: Ema Luisa T, Makayla B
    Dance: Emery E
    Music: Brigham B, Makayla B
    3D art: Hannah G, Cassidy S, Bryson S, Jocelyn E, Carston S, Aydric B
    Visual Arts: Myah W, Meagan A, Maylee H, Ryan B, Brooklyn M, Andrew C, Makayla B, Lauren W,
                          Sara- Kate W, Elle C, Lydia G
    Photography: Halle P, Michael W, Derek B, Maylee H, Brayden P, Brigham B, Landon C, Matt P

Amazon SchoolRewards

Amazon SchoolRewards
Earn Money for Midas Creek while you shop!
If you shop on Amazon, you can effortlessly earn money for Midas Creek Elementary (MCE). Midas Creek is part of the Amazon SchoolRewards Associates program, a simple and painless way for you to help us fundraise, simply by shopping as you normally do at There is no sign up involved – you just click on our school shopping link to get to Amazon and then shop as you normally do – Amazon does the rest. You don’t have to sign up, and you don’t have to enter any special codes – just link before you shop.

Clicking on this unique SchoolRewards link takes you directly to, where you can browse and shop just as you normally would. Each month, Amazon pays us up to 10% of all purchases made by shoppers who reached Amazon through this special MCE link. That includes products sold at Amazon by other companies, too.

Bookmark And Share Our SchoolRewards Link
Make this the first link you click each time you shop at Amazon. Help us cast a wider net by sharing the link to our blog with friends and family. Anyone, anywhere who uses this link, even non–MCE families, can help us raise funds for the school by clicking our link before they shop at Amazon.
The Nitty Gritty
•   Order matters: You need to link, shop, and check out, in that order. If you don’t click on our link first, go to Amazon in your usual way, put things in your cart, and then remember to click on the link and check out – your sale will not earn us funds. You have to click our link before you put anything in your cart.
•   The clock matters: You have 24 hours from when you link to put an item in your cart; after that you will need to link again. If you link, put something in your cart within 24 hours, but don’t want to buy it right away, that is fine – the purchase will still earn us funds if you finalize it within 90 days: just remember to link before you checkout.
•   One purchase session per link session: Arriving at Amazon through our link is good for 24 hours or until you actually place your order – after that, you need to link again. So if you link, complete a purchase, and then need to make another purchase – you have to link again in order for the purchase to earn us funds.
•   You won’t see anything that identifies you as an MCE shopper. Don’t worry - as long as you used the MCE link and follow the order and clock guidelines, your purchase will count.
•   The amount MCE can earn ranges from 4% to 10%, depending on what you purchase and our total shipped items for the calendar month. The more we shop using the SchoolRewards link, the more we will earn. We will post earnings reports on the PTA blog.
Thank you for your support! This is a great opportunity for people who want to help MCE but don’t have extra time or resources to spare. We appreciate your contribution to our student programs and fundraising efforts.
Happy shopping!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

4th & 5th grade...Day of Dance - November 3rd

Every year “Dance and the Child International” (daCi) sponsors a statewide dance conference for children in Utah.  Their mission is to promote dance for children and excellence in the teaching of dance to children across the United States.

The conference this year is on Saturday, November 3, 2012.  It will be held at BYU from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m..  The conference is a day of dancing, with workshops in all forms of dance for ages 8 and up.  The theme this year is “Stories that Move Us”.  The children that attend will be making books that they will be able to bring home.  The culmination of the conference is a performance given by the individual groups that attend.

Performing at the Day of Dance is a privilege, as they only invite a few groups in the state to perform each year.  Midas Creek has been invited to participate this year.  Our 5th grade classes have been learning a dance that goes along with the conference theme perfectly.  Because of this, we are giving our 5th grade students the opportunity first to sign up for the conference.

In order to perform we need the children to register for the conference.  The cost is $10 per child.  daCi is providing a bus for our students to get there and back.

In order to participate we need a commitment for the following:
1.      Register for the conference on line. (Details below)
2.      Attend 3 before-school rehearsals.  (Details below)
3.      Be available Saturday November 3rd from 7:30 – 4:00.

We hope you will take advantage of this great opportunity.

When you register your child please specify our school in the School/Group name, so I can know who registered. Only students that register will be able to perform.

Extra rehearsals:
Monday Oct 29, Wednesday Oct 31, and Friday November 2nd, from 8:00 – 8:50.  

October-November Calendar

18-19-Fall Recess (no school)
24-October Birthday Table
25-Reflections open house 6:30-8:00pm
30-Hearing Screenings (A&C)
31-Halloween Parade 2:00pm
7-8 –A, B,C,  Parent Teacher Conferences
7-8-Book Fair in gym
8-”SNAP” Safety Assembly
20-Jordan District Town Hall Meeting
22-23-Thanksgiving Recess
28-November Birthday Table
28-29-,D track Parent Teacher Conferences
28-29-Book Fair in gym

Box Tops

As of September 30, 2012, we have earned $1,220 
for our school by collecting and turning in Box Tops!  
We are off to such a good start - let's keep those Box Tops coming in!!  Remember to make sure they are NOT expired and try to attach them to the sheets that have been and will continue to be sent home on a regular basis.  If you are in need of more sheets, please have your student ask their teacher, or pick some up from the office.  Thanks for all of your support in the Box Tops Program!

Friday, October 5, 2012


Our first annual Fun Run was an enormous success!  The results exceeded our expectations!  We would like to thank all of you who participated in this event.  Because of your incredible support, we were able to bring in 75% more profit than our Halloween carnival ever did!  All of the proceeds from our fundraiser will directly benefit each child individually as they participate in field trips, assemblies, reflections, computer programs, etc.  We are looking forward to more successful Fun Runs in the years to come at Midas Creek. 
Also, we would like to thank our great community sponsors who donated auction baskets and items for our swag bags.  What a fantastic community we live in!
Thank you again for your continued commitment and support to the Midas Creek PTA.

Birthday Table

Birthday Table
Lunch with the Principal
& Chick-fil-a cow!

We’re excited for a new birthday tradition this year with Mr. Giles.  Once a month, our Principal, Mr. Giles, will eat lunch with all the kids celebrating their birthday that month.  Parents of the birthday kids will also be invited. Birthday kids will receive their invitation a few days before the  big day. It will normally take place the 4th Wednesday of the month.  We’re also very excited that Chick-fil-a will be sponsoring this event.  The Chick-fil-a cow will eat lunch with the kids & each child will receive a cookie and prize from the cow. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Utah Grizzlies...Come Play With PTA

Utah Grizzlies VS. Colorado Eagles, 
Alaska Aces, Ontario Reign

Friday, Oct 26th. Saturday, Nov 24th.
Friday, Dec 28th.
Game Times: 7:05pm

Great Tickets
as low as $8.00

Come Out for a Cool Night of:
¨ Affordable Family Fun!
¨ Family Friendly Entertainment!
¨ All Seats Lower Bowl (NO NOSEBLEEDS)!
¨ Intense, Passion Fueled, Fast Paced Hockey!

Will Goldman

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Meet the Candidates Night 10/11/12

Meet the Candidates Night
Thursday, October 11, 2012
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Elk Ridge Middle School
3659 West 9800 South South Jordan, UT 84095
(801) 412-2800

Jordan School District Town Hall Meetings 2012-13

Jordan School District
Town Hall Meetings for 2012-13

Jordan School District Board of Education announces our Town Hall Meetings for 2012-13. We are holding seven Town Hall Meetings during this school year in locations around the district. Our meetings will be held on Tuesdays this year to accommodate the School Community Councils scheduled for Thursdays.  Please attend as many as you can.

We will have a half hour presentation on a topic important to quality education in Jordan School District followed by a discussion. You may ask questions on any topic.  The presentations and discussions are excellent and will help you understand education in Jordan School District. Your input has a strong influence policy and procedures in Jordan School District.

                September 18, 2012                                                                                      October 16, 2012
                       7:00-8:30p.m                                                                                                7:00-8:30p.m
South Jordan Middle School media center                                           West Hills Middle School media center
10245 S. 2700 West, South Jordan, UT                                                     8270 Grizzly Road, West Jordan, UT

November 20, 2012                                                                                       January 15, 2013
                     7:00-8:30p.m                                                                                  7:00-8:30p.m
Fort Herriman Middle School media center                                   Oquirrh Hills Middle School media center
14058 South Mirabella Drive, Herriman, UT                                          12949 S. 2700 West, Riverton, UT

     February 19, 2013                                                                                     March 19, 2013
                        7:00-8:30p.m                                                                                             7:00-8:30p.m
Elk Ridge Middle School media center                                                   South Hills Middle School media center
3659 West 9800 South, South Jordan, UT                                                  13508 S. 4000 West, Riverton, UT

                                                                           May 21, 2013
Joel P. Jensen Middle School media center
                                                                  8105 S. 3200 West, West Jordan, UT

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Child Protection Registry
Keep Adult Advertisements Out Of Your Children’s Inboxes

About The Utah Child Protection Registry
The Utah Child Protection Registry is a unique program that empowers families to stop adult advertisements from reaching their children’s e-mail addresses, mobile phone numbers, and instant messenger IDs. The free program is administered by the Division of Consumer Protection and enforced in conjunction with the State Attorney General’s Office.

How To Register You and Your Family
After going to, complete your registrations in three easy steps:

1.      Verify you are a state resident by entering your zip code, and then you may register your parental, family, and children’s contact points.

2.      Designate an administrator for the contact points registered.

3.      Refer friends and family members to the program by instantly sending them Registry sign up information.

Addresses Protected
The contact points protected under the registry comprise of:
-E-mail Addresses
-Mobile Phone Numbers (SMS)
-Instant Messenger IDs
-Fax Numbers

Stopping Adult Product Advertisements
The Utah Child Protection Registry is not a spam filter or a service that “blocks” unwanted messages. Companies and marketers are prohibited from sending messages for products or services that are illegal under Utah law for minors to purchase. These include but are not limited to alcoholic beverages and products, tobacco products, pornographic materials, and/or gambling services.

What If You Are Contacted After You Register
Once an address is registered, senders of messages that advertise certain adult-oriented
products or services are required to remove the address from their lists within 30 days.
If a registered address is contacted with an adult-oriented message, you may submit a report to
the Division of Consumer Protection. The process is user-friendly and ultimately allows the
registry to work at its best. By submitting a report, you are helping the state fight against those
companies and marketers who are not complying with the registry laws.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Walk to School Day!

Walk to School Day! 
August 29th

We want to encourage a healthy lifestyle which includes walking to school.  Meet Mr. Giles at Swensen Farm Park (Swensen Farm Dr., at the parking lot entrance)  & Mrs. Marilyn Smith, & Superintendent Johnson at  Copper Creek  (Grassy park area where Copper Mine Drive & Ticaboo Mine Road intersect, about 11870 South. South side of the road).  Meet at either location @ 8:30am.  Bus riders will also get a chance during the day to spend time walking with the Principal.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Back to School Night
At Midas Creek Elementary

A,B,C Tracks: Thursday, July 26th
D Track: Thursday, August 23rd
We will be holding three 20-minute sessions in each class for grades 2-6.
Sessions are at 6:00, 6:30, & 7:00pm.

Each session repeats the same information to accommodate for families with more than one child at Midas Creek Elementary. 

PTA Needs Volunteers!
If you are willing to volunteer on a regular basis, or just on an "as available" basis.  Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator: Robyn Epley 801-253-9322

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

25-First Day of School
26-Back to school night 6:00-7:30pm(A,B,C tracks)

7-PTA Board meeting 10:30 - vote in budget &bylaws
23-D Track back to school night 6:00-7:30pm
27-B track fun run kick off
29-Walk to School Day
29-August Birthday lunch with Principal
3-Labor Day (No School)
5-7-B track Pledge forms due
7-Room parents meeting 1:15 in the library
10-A,C, D Fun run kick off
17-20-A,C,D Pledge forms due
20-Fun Run!!  5:30-8:00pm at the school
26-September Birthday lunch with Principal
28-Reflections Due for A track
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Business Partnerships
Send Box Tops and Campbells soup labels to school with your student and the PTA will redeem them for $$$ for our school.  Also remember to link up your Smith’s shopper card as well as the Target Debit Card for money back to our school.  Another easy way to help! 

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Birthdays with the Principal
& Chick-fil-a cow!
 We’re excited for a new birthday tradition this year with Mr. Giles.  Once a month, our Principal, Mr. Giles, will eat lunch with all the kids celebrating their birthday that month.  Parents of the birthday kids will also be invited. Birthday kids will receive their invitation a few days before the  big day. It will normally take place the 4th Wednesday of the month.  We’re also very excited that Chick-fil-a will be sponsoring this event.  The Chick-fil-a cow will eat lunch with the kids & each child will receive a cookie and prize from the cow. 

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Attention Room Parents!

Please come to the

Room Parent Meeting held on

September 7th at 1:15

in the library. We still have

several teachers without a room mom.  If you would like to help, please notify your teacher. Thank you!

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Joined PTA?

Please support the PTA by becoming a member.  It is $6 per person, or $12 a family.  Joining PTA does not require any further commitment from you.  It does not mean you must attend meetings, or do anything else on your part. You membership goes to support lots of great programs for the students at Midas Creek.  A few being field trips, birthdays, red ribbon week, book fairs, reflections, and much more.

Help us reach our goal by submitting your $6 membership today! 
You can send it to school with your student or drop it off at the front office.

Thank you!

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So You Think You Can Run?

PTA Fund Raiser


September 20th


Midas Creek Elem. Fields

Kids Fun Run, Dinner

& Auction

-Prizes and goody bags for all “MCE student” runners
-Munchkin Radio will DJ
-Chick-fil-a, pizza & other food available
-Silent auction with lots of fun baskets to bid on

What is the Midas Creek PTA Fun Run Fundraiser?

A week and a half before the big event, students will ask family, friends and neighbors to sponsor them for running and supporting their healthy lifestyle.  We made it simple and will be asking for a fixed amount before the big night so collections will only be necessary once.   There will be some fun incentives and contests to help all our pledge forms return to school before the fun run.  Then, come on the 21st and run, walk or skip for 20 minutes around the track.  Anyone who would like to run with their kids is welcome.  Please support this school & community event to make it a great year for our amazing Midas Creek Elementary students & staff!

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