Friday, December 12, 2014

Reflection Council Award of Excellence Winners from Midas Creek

These three students will move on to the next level in Reflections. This is a National PTA Program.
Congratulations Students

Makenna Pace (4th Grade)---3D Visual Art  
Parker Sabin (2nd Grade) -- 3D Visual Art
Paislee Bawden (3rd Grade) --Flim 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

December PTA Minutes

Approval of last month’s meeting minutes
            Christy Barnson Moved
            Tiffany Bowling 2nd

Staci Case Treasurers report:
  • Started with 40,130.18
  • Income: 9,203.44
  • Expenses 3,180.42
  • End 46,153.20

Mrs. Bona:

Thanks to the PTA for all they do and all their hard work. The school would not be the same without the parents

Choir and Orchestra Concert December 10th at 6:00pm all parents are invited

December 23rd afternoon kindergarten will go early and the school will have a sing a long. This is for students and teachers NOT PARENTS. There is not room in the gym for parents to come watch.

The School got 30 new air mac computers last month that will be put to use by teachers.

The security wall in the front of the school has been measured for and will be done sometime this year. We do not have dates for it yet though.

Nominating Committee:
Staci Case
Timette Wankier
Rebecca Christianson
Alternate: Brittany Seale
Alternate: Ardis Bird

Zupas Night is coming again on December 16 and February 17th – mark your calendars and plan to attend.

Meeting dismissed until January 7th @ 10:00 am

Monday, December 1, 2014

Everyone that READS has a chance to WIN BIG

This year the literacy program is called ROAD TO SUCCESS.

The Prizes this year are GREAT and well worth reading more minutes to try to WIN.  Students get one ticket for every 100 minutes they read and two tickets for reading over 140 minutes during a one week period.  Teachers will be tracking students' minutes and totals will be posted on a large banner outside the lunch room. 

(Parents you do not need to log in minutes for your student, teachers do this from the minutes you return each week or month with your student) 

Our first two drawings have happened and we have the winners for our October Reading. 
B & C Track Winners (announced on November 7) 

Abby (Menzel's Class)
Aidan (Peterson's Class) 

Soccer Ball 
Lexi (Honoker's Class) 
Lilyan (Taylor's Class) 

Jensen (Forman's Class)
Austin (Hake's Class) 

 Logan (LeBeau's Class)
Nathan (Greenwood's Class)
Tanner (Benson's Class) 
Michael (Frostel's Class) 
Sabine (Mine's Class) 
Nate (Hanna's Class) 

Can of Sprite
Damien (Hakes's Class)
Riley (Benson's Class) 
Ashlyn (Peterson's Class) 
Mathson (Taylor's Class) 
Andrew (Hake's Class) 
Sarah (Frostel's Class) 
Carsten (Taylor's Class) 
Ashlyn (Benson's Class) 

A&D Track Winners (announced on November 25)* 

Gabe (Flink's Class) 
Rylee (Flink's Class) 

Adison (McMullin's Class) 

Soccer Ball 
Aiden (Hansen's Class) 

Caleb (Mickelson's Class 
Ragen (Checket's Class) 
Luke (Pugsley's Class) 

Snow Sled 
Danille (Nagli's Class) 
Abby (Joyner's Class) 
Rylee (Nagli's Class) 
McKay (Barron's Class) 
Max (McMullin's Class) 
Makenna (Flink's Class) 
Adam (Joyner's Class) 

Scrabble Flash 
Conner (Linford's Class) 

Kate (Hansen's Class) 
Bronte (Pugsley's Class) 

Brodi (Joyner's Class) 
Ellie (Barron's Class) 
Reagan (Checket's Class) 

Wyatt (McMullin's Class)
Cassandra (Barron's Class)
Madison (Hansen's Class)
Mia (Mickelson's Class)
Jake (Joyner's Class)
Peyton (Flink's Class) 
Addalee (Flink's Class) 
Kaitlyn (Flink's Class) 
Kirsten (Checket's Class) 
Christian (Linford's Class)
Josh (Mickelson's Class) 
Taylor (Barron's Class) 
Whitney (Joyner's Class) 
Peyton (Checkets's Class) 
Pablo (Nageli's Class) 

The next drawings will be on Jan 13 and Jan 27. Keep Reading for more chances to win. 

*we are missing A Track winners and will add them as soon as we get the list. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

PTA Board Lunch December 3

Join us for a Jingle and Mingle lunch. invited you to

Midas Creek PTA Board Christmas Luncheon

Wed, Dec 03, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Midas Creek Elementary
Come celebrate a great first half of the year!

Choir Information-Concert December 10 6:00 pm

Dear Parents,
We are getting close to our upcoming performance. Please note the following additions to our practice days.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs. Greenwood

Practice on:
 NOV. 26TH at 7:55 am
 Dec. 2nd at 7:55 am
 Dec. 3rd at 7:55 am
 Dec. 9th at 7:55 am (Dress Rehearsal)
 Dec. 10th at 7:55 am (Dress Rehearsal)

All Choir members in attendance 30 minutes before start time, in uniforms
  (LONG BLACK Pants and PLAIN red, green or white Shirt)

Performance Times:
Tuesday   December 9th   2:30 – 3:30
Wednesday December 10th  9:30 – 10:30
                    December 10th  6:00 – 7:30 pm

Please note that some students may have prop assignments. Please check with them to see what they are. They are all due by Dec. 3rd practice.

     K-2 students will need to make one, hand size, village building. We are creating a village around a Christmas tree for one of our songs so the buildings need to be large enough for the audience to see but small enough to fit under a tree, (about the size of an adult hand). Some students may chose to make other items that one may see in a village (bushes, trees, light poles, etc.) instead of a house.

3-4 Students will need to have a pair of christmas/winter themed socks, the longer the better.  They can either wear them on their feet, OR they can turn them into a sock hand puppet. Having one for each hand would be best. (If they do both, that would also be an option)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Last Chance For Retakes!

Tuesday November 18th will be the last day for Make-Up Pictures.

If your student has not taken pictures yet you can order online at

Our Picture Day ID:  UM06070Q2

Save 10% by using the code 10FORANY

If you have already taken pictures but want a Re-do then have your student bring their packet with pictures to school Tuesday for Re-Takes.

Please contact Midas Creek if you have any other questions  801-254-7407

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November PTA Board Meeting Minutes

In Attendance:
Adriane Watson
Jen Johnson
Camille Jensen
Natalie Searle
Mrs. Parkes
Staci Case
Leslie Smith

Approval of last month’s meeting minutes
            Staci Case Moved
            Nicole Parkinson 2nd

Staci Case Treasurers report:
  • Started with 40,130.18
  • Income: 1183.40
  • Expenses 9,071.57
  • End 32,242.01
  • Teacher had suggested opening bookfair during day for kindergarten. Board agreed that would not be an effective use of volunteer hours.
  • All For Books – needs Facebook reminder or blog post to keep parents in the loop of what is going on.
  • Board decided that all money donated will stay within the class it is donated to.

Christmas Luncheon coming next month
  • We will reserve gym and email out invites.

Road to Success
  • First drawing this Friday
  • Drawings will be done by B &C Tracks and then A& D to try and divide out prizes evenly

One more reminder to pay your PTA dues if you have not yet done so! ALL Board members need to be paying PTA members

Jen will email out a volunteer hours reminder – ALL hours need to be logged even hours worked at home. This can be done when signing into the system it will give you the choice to enter hours previously worked.

Reflections went great – thanks to everyone that helped and participated.

Meeting dismissed until December 3rd @ 11:00 am

Saturday, November 8, 2014

D-Track Parent-Teacher Conferences Appointments Online

Parent-Teacher Conferences

D Tracks – November 19 and 20, 2014

On-line scheduling is now open for Parent Teacher Conferences

2.   Choose from the drop down Midas Creek Elementary D Track.  The school Password is “midas”.

3.     Enter your Student’s ID or Lookup their Student ID by entering the First Name, Last Name and Birthdate.

4.     Find your student’s teacher and select the time slot that works best for you.

If you need additional help please contact the school at 801-254-7407.

Also remember we always have a Scholastic Book Fair and the proceeds go to support the school. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Get to Know Your 2014-2015 PTA Executive Board Members

Adriane Watson  President
I'm a busy mom of 5 kids, ages 5-12. who likes to be involved whenever and wherever possible.  Besides taxiing kids all over, I enjoy, running, reading, singing, and eating popcorn and chocolate while watching good movies!   How did I end up as PTA President?  By making the following comment in March of 2013, "Since I'm going to have four kids attending this school [Midas Creek], I might as well be PTA President."  So lesson learned, be careful what you say and who you say it to.   Before that time, a year and a half ago, I had little participation in the PTA.  This year has definitely been a year of much learning!  Although it's been challenging, it has also been very rewarding knowing that everything I'm doing is benefiting the kids and the school. So grateful for the awesome PTA Board I get to serve with! This year will be unforgettable! 

Natalie Searle  President Elect
I was born and raised here in Utah, and I grew up in Millcreek on the East bench. We have lived in Riverton for 6-years now. We love spending time together, as a family, riding bikes, gardening, hiking, traveling, and watching movies. I have 3 children in 3rd grade, 1st grade, and Preschool. We love Midas Creek Elementary and I am excited that all 3 of our kids will be at the school next year, which is why I volunteered to be President Elect!

Staci Case  Treasurer

I am married to an amazing husband and we have two great kids.  I graduated from Utah State with a degree in music therapy.  I love sports, music, gardening, and camping.  I work at the school as a PLC aide.  Working with the students of Midas Creek is so rewarding!  I chose to serve on the PTA because I felt it was a season in my life that I could do my part to help out and support this wonderful school!

Jennifer Johnson  Secretary

I love serving at Midas Creek Elementary School. I have been involved with the schools Community Council and PTA since the school opened in 2007. I have 5 kids ages 12, 9,9, 7, and 3. I have served as the Community Council Chairperson and the PTA President and love having the opportunity to work with all the amazing kids and parents that are part of the Midas Creek Elementary family. I truly believe that the people are what make Midas Creek such a great school! Go Mountain Lions!!

Whitney Mckell  Legislative Commissioner

I have two children, one in kindergarten and one in third grade.  I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Casey, for 11 years. I am also a Cosmetologist. I love to swim, run, travel and spend time with my family. And I love spending time at the school with my kids, while teaching and learning with all of the students.