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.