Friday, August 29, 2014

Need Something To Do On September 3

If you are looking for something awesome to do next Wednesday September 3rd we have the perfect thing!!! 
Come to the MCE PTA board meeting at 10:00am - it's sure to be loads of fun and lots of laughs Laughing. Make sure to read the fascinating meeting minutes that were sent out last week so that you are in with what all the cool kids are talking about. 
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Back-to-School Night (D TRACK)—Thursday August 28, 2014 5:30-7:05 PM
2014-15 Theme: Finding Habit Treasures

5:30 PM: Welcome- Mrs. Carolyn Bona, new principal at Midas Creek

5:40 PM: PTA Business

5:50-7:05 PM: Classroom Visits, 20 min in each classroom w/5 min transition to another classroom.
--Meet your student's teacher
Please take time to sign up for any volunteer or committee opportunities with our school and PTA. Volunteering benefits all children at Midas Creek Elementary.

Theres is a HUGE sign in the hallway across from the Kindergarden room to sign up for any activity you would like to be part of here at Midas Creek. 

**You can place your orders for your Midas Creek T-Shirts or Sweatshirts. 
**You can pay your $6 membership dues 

Only 2nd - 6th grade teachers will be there to present. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

What Do You Like At Cafe Zupas?

Cafe Zupas in the District is hosting a Midas Creek Elementary Night This Tuesday from  5-9 pm.

If you show them our school flyer on your phone, or hand them the flyer we sent home with the students 20% of your ENTIRE receipt goes to Midas Creek Elementary.  What a great event to support our local community and in return they support our students.

Please come and enjoy Cafe Zupas, invite friends, and extended family to make this night a success.

**100% of the money raised will benefit Midas Creek Students. We raise money through out the year to cover, field trips, assemblies, reflections, red ribbon week, literacy program incentives, maturation program, field day, and the list goes on.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

We Need Your Help!

Midas Creek is in need of parent volunteers to help with the following important Vision and Hearing Screenings for our students.

August 21st  Vision Screenings: A&B tracks
8:45am - 11:45am
1:00pm - 3:00pm

September 4th  Hearing Screenings: A&B tracks
8:45am - 11:45am
1:00pm - 3:00pm

September 25th  Vision Screenings: C&D tracks
8:45am - 11:45am
1:00pm - 3:00pm

October 22nd  Hearing Screenings: C&D tracks
8:45am - 11:45am
1:00pm - 3:00pm

If you can help on any of the above dates or times please contact Adriane Watson.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

August 13, 2014 PTA Minutes

In attendance:
Adriane Watson, Natalie Searle, Jennifer Johnson, Timette Wankier, Principal Bona, Staci Case, Whitney McKell, Camille Jensen, Tiffany Bowling, Christy Barnson


*Monthly PTA meetings 1st Wednesday of every month at 10:00am

*Discussed back to school night and improvements to be made. Everyone felt it went well and like the first 30 minutes as a school meeting.

*Remind members not to go over budget or they will not be reimbursed. This is National PTA Policy not just Midas Creek Policy

*Moved $50 from room parents budget to teacher appreciation budget, Room parents will not be having a orientation meeting this year and won’t need it.
* Adriane moved.
* Timette seconded.

*Turned the time over to Carolyn Bona to discuss her plans for the school.
-Leader in me program and student leadership team. We will be having leadership breakfast monthly provided by Chick-Fil-A and the 6th Grade Student Council will now be the Student Leadership Team. A lot more responsibility will be given to them to show leadership skills. Mr. Stone and Mrs. Michelsen are the teachers in charge of this.  
-Mrs. Bona asked us to Review what “Night of the Arts” and “Bike rodeo” are. We will do night of the art in conjunction with the Spring Choir Concert again this year
-Talk about Johnson leadership. Money can be used for anything the PTA Board deems as a leadership need. Should be discussed in the PTA meetings.
-She discussed starting the 5th grade ambassadors will do all welcoming of visitors and new students.
- 4th grade students will now be PE Monitors, will help clean the PE closet and organize as needed.
- Also she will start a sixth grade mentor program to help kids struggling with different issues.  
-Indonesia dancers coming on 14 August. Need volunteers that.

*Fun Run is on track and ready to go
    -Kick Off assembly ready to go and get kids excited =)
    - Need lots of parent volunteers to help out
-Bracelets will be given to everyone.
-Star Bead for coming to the Fun Run that night (10 classic skating tokens)
-MCE Water bottle for all $15 or higher.

* Reflections Program still needs a chair and volunteers.
    -Need someone to coordinate set up and judges.
-Entries are due by October 10

* Carolyn Bona is looking into starting a Mountain Lion Award to motivate kids to participate (including in reflections). The award would be earned by completing a certain number of requirements like participating in reflections, attending the fun run, participating in Safety Patrol etc.  

*Secretary will email all contacts to board list

*The historian - give all photos to the Historian so she can keep Facebook, blog and the school's website.

*Discuss the conflict of interest form and what needs to be done with that - passed around for others to sign.

Meeting dismissed until September 3rd @ 10:00 am 

Any PTA Member is welcome to attend 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

August PTA Board Meeting 8/13

WHO: Any Midas Creek Community Member

WHEN: Thursday August 13, 10 am

WHERE: Teacher Lounge --In the Midas Creek Office)


  • 2014-2015 Budget
  • Fun Run
  • Vision and Hearing Screening 
  • Reflections
Meetings will be the first Wednesday of every month. Thank you for being part of our school. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

August 2014 PTA Newsletter

Mountain Lion Pride 
August 2014 PTA Newsletter
(click on the image below to view the newsletter)

Meet Our Great New Principal, Carolyn Bona

Dear Parents,

I am thrilled to be back at Midas Creek Elementary as the new principal.  My name is Carolyn Bona.  I served as the assistant principal here with Kevin Pullan for the 2008-2009 school year.  I loved my year here and I am so excited to return.

I am married with two adult children, Nicole and Andrew.  My husband teaches Spanish at Copper Mountain Middle School.  I have taught elementary for 22 years and I have been in administration for 7 years.  As a family, we spent 5 years in Saudi Arabia teaching at a private school for an oil company. We had a great adventure there and traveled quite a bit in the Middle East and Europe. 

I have been the principal at Copper Canyon Elementary in West Jordan for the past 4 years.  We implemented the Leader in Me program there as well, so I was happy to see that Midas Creek has embraced the 7 + 1 Habits, too.  I want to continue teaching leadership and adding leadership opportunities for the students here at Midas Creek.  I know the 7+1 Habits have impacted my life, and I know they can impact our students’ lives and help them have a productive, happy life.

If I could ask for one favor from the parents in our school, it would be to fully support reading during your children’s years here at Midas Creek.  Read every evening with and to your children.  Visit the public library often and make literacy a focus with your family.  This one thing will do so much to ensure the success of your kids.

I welcome any parent to come into my office to meet me.  I love having parents in the building volunteering and supporting the school.  We have a Facebook page, so feel free to “like” us at Midas Creek Elementary so you can start getting reminders and see our celebrations of the great things happening here.

Thank you for all you do to be partners in your children’s education. Together, we can help them accomplish their dreams.

Carolyn Bona, Principal
Midas Creek Elementary

Friday, August 1, 2014

It's Not Science....It's Art

PTA Reflections 2014-2015

Entries are due on October 3 for A & C Track 

Entries are due on October 10 for B & D Track 

START NOW: You can enter in more than one catagory

3-Dimentional Art Category Has Been Added!

 The Theme for this Year is The World Would Be A Better Place If...

You can find all of the information in your Back To School Packet or on the link below. Ask your child "What Would Make the World a Better Place?" and start there. 

Also click here to see all of the winners in all of the catagories last year on the National Level. This is an amazing program...think Science Fair...But for the Arts.

Contact Adriane Watson for more information as well. 

Back-2-School Night = Success

A Huge THANK YOU to all of our teachers for putting on an amazing back to school night last night for A, B, and C Track.  This event is for 2nd - 6th grades only and the parents that came, their students will each earn a special STAR bead for their Leader in Me Lanyard. (the teacher will hand these out in school on Friday August 1)

The Principal and Vice Principal both introduced themselves, and the PTA President and Fun Run Committee Presented the goals for this year.

If you would like to be a member of the Utah PTA you can still do that by paying $6 to Midas Creek PTA and filling out the envelope in your back to school packet.

ALSO- Midas Creek T-Shirts are for sell! Order sheets for the T-Shrits can be found in your back to school packet as well, and need to be in by the end of September. Every Friday will be Midas Creek Spirit Day, to wear their shirts, or Teal, Black, or Silver (or school colors)

ONE LAST THING- Volunteers, we need parents like you to volunteer at our school. We have found that if we can just get names and emails of people willing to come, we can send just ONE big email and then if it's a time you can volunteer then you reply, if it's not then just delete the email....IT'S THAT EASY....You don't have to be in charge, we just need people here to help. If you would like to get on our ONE big email list please email Jen Johnson our Executive Secretary.

D-Track Back To School Night will be on August 28.