Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Parade 9:30 am

If you didn't get the information on the Halloween Parade here is the link to the PDF.

Halloween Info Letter 

Here is a break down 

Friday, October 31, 2014 


Students are asked to remove their costumes after their party, or after the parade if there party is later in the day. Parents please make sure your student has regular clothing to wear and a bag for their costumes. 

9:30 am --Parents/Family in their seats

9:40 am --Parade Starts 

10:15 am --Parade Ends**

Classroom Parties will either happen right after the parade or after lunch, please check with your teacher. 

**If you need to leave before the parade ends, please use the exit by the cafeteria, not the main hall, so that you do not disrupt the parade in the main hall. 

PM Kindergarten parade will be held at 12:30 pm 

*Face Paint is fine, but State Risk Management does not allow students to wear masks. Students may NOT bring any real or facsimiles of weapons as part of their costume (NO TOY GUNS OR KNIVES) Also, roller blades, skates, scooters, or bikes are not allowed.


If you have more questions please click on the link at the top and read through the entire letter. 

Happy Halloween 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

It's Time for the Book Fair!

Wednesday and Thursday November 5-6 from 4:15-8:00 pm 

Last year the Book Fair and All for Books coin drive was SO successful that EVERY teacher was able to build their classroom library because of your generous donations. In fact, we were also able to purchase some much needed supplies and books for the school libabry as well (these were purchased with credit we received at the Book Fair- they were not part of your monetary donations).

The All For Books coin fundraiser will take place the week of October 27-Octber 31 for A, B &C Tracks. For those of you who might be new to the school or unaware of the is program, All For Books is a fundraiser where you can send coins each day with your student(s), and all of these donations go directly to your childes teacher so they can purchase books with these donations to help improve/build their classroom libraries. Remember, in order to make this successful again this year, we need YOUR help!

Each day starting Monday, October 27 each teacher will have a a coin can in their classroom and we will be collecting coins. Here is an outline of what to send with your child in a  ziploc bag each day this week.

Monday- Penny
Tuesday - Nickels
Wednesday - Dime
Thursday - Quarter
Friday - Dollar

This will be replacing the teacher wish lists that have been available a the book fair in years past. If you still wish to purchase a book for your child's teacher rather than a monetary donation, you may do that at the Book Fair. You will also be able to make donations at the Book Fair too.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Reflections Award of Excellence Winners

Midas Creek Elementary students were able to showcase their artistic talent today at the Reflections Recognition Night.  Each student received a participation ribbon and various coupons from our sponsors. There was also a drawing for all participates to win multiple prizes. 

A huge thank you to the Reflections Committee, Principal Bona and our wonderful sponsors: 
Maverik, Menchies, Airborne, Arctic Circle

Award of Excellence Winners


Hudson Cenderholm (1st Grade)
Lily Clark (2nd Grade)
Ryan Bird (5th Grade)
Andrew Baker (4th Grade)
Corinne Heiner (6th Grade)

3-Dimenstional Art 

Bethany Hanks (2nd Grade)
Parker Sabin (2nd Grade)
Makenna Pace (4th Grade)
Adalyn Sabin (5th Grade)
Rylee Parkinson (4th Grade)


Luke Payne (1st Grade)
Austin Bennion (Kindergarten)
Jaqueline Willard (5th Grade)
PaytonLocher (5th Grade)
Grace Ray (6th Grade)

Visual Arts

Sophie Rosevear (Kindergarten)
Jake Simmonds (1st Grade)
Marley Elsasser (4th Grade)
Kami Mitchell (5th Grade)
Brooklyn Bowen (6th Grade)

Music Composition 

Austin Bennion (Kindergarten)
Bringham Bennion (3rd Grade)
Derek Bennion (5th Grade) 

Dance Choreography 

Adalee Brown (4th Grade)

Film Production 

Paislee Bawden (3rd Grade)
Aidan Wankier (3rd Grade) 
Lilly Haaga (6th Grade)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Reflections Recognition Night

This year the PTA received over 160 entries to our Midas Creek Reflections Program. 
Come celebrate our students creative talents this Thursday night. 

Just like the Science Fair our winners will have the opportunity to continue on to district, then maybe state and even on to a national level. 

The World Would Be a Better Place if...

Reflections Recognition Night 
Midas Creek Elementary 
Thursday, October 23rd 2014 
6:30-7:30 pm 

Formal announcement of Finalists at 7:00 pm 

Enjoy viewing the 2014 Reflections Entries starting at 6:30 pm. 

All participants will receive a participation ribbon, a bead to go on their lanyards, as well as coupons from the following sponsors: 
Menchies, Arctic Circle, and Boondocks

Finalists will be announced starting at 7:00 pm and all participating students will be entered in our Prize Drawing! 

Refreshments will be served. 

Entries should be taken home at the end of the night (except for finalists). 
If you are unable to attend recognition night, entries may be picked up in the entrance lobby on Friday October 24th before 9:30 am. 

School Pictures for B & D Track

Remember you can pay online for school pictures.
No Packet or Money...just pay online and print a paper for your student to take to school.
You can also create your own packages. Super easy.

Picture Day ID or Portrait ID is       UM064070Q1

use code 10forany and get 10% off your order

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A, B, and C Track Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences

A, B, & C Tracks – November 5th and 6th 2014

On-line scheduling is now open for Parent Teacher Conferences

2.   Choose from the drop down Midas Creek Elementary A, B, C Tracks.  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. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Let's Go Skating

Tonight-- Midas Creek Elementary Skate Night

Free Admission For You And Your Whole Family 
No Flyer or Ticket Needed, you just say you are with Midas Creek! 

Tuesday October 14th 5-8:30 pm
Skating is FREE but Rentals are not...
Bring your Skates, Blades, or Scooters, NO BIKES 

9151 S. 255 W. Sandy Utah 
(801) 568-9781

Skate Rentals -$1 
Blades-$3 and up

Other Activities are just $2 per person/per activity 

Bounce Zone 

(about 8 different inflatable slides/obstacle courses $2 unlimited access) 

Jungle Climb 

(comparable to a McDonald's Playplace $2 unlimited access) 

3D Laser Tag 

($2 is only one game)

Blast Zone 

(Blow Guns and cannons with Balls $2 is only one game)

$3 Dinner Deal Available 

DEAL #1    Nachos and Drink 
DEAL #2    Pizza and Drink 
DEAL #3     Hotdog, Chips and Drink

Hope to see you all THERE! 

Monday, October 13, 2014

National Principal Month is October

Don't tell Principal Bona, but let's nominate her to receive a package from scholastic.

October is National Principals Month!

Scholastic Reading Club   

Who Do You Appreciate?
Nominate Your School Principal
for National Principals Month!
One hundred lucky principals will win a special gift from Scholastic Reading Club
  See Sweepstakes Rules   
Please submit entries by October 20, 2014    ENTER NOW   

You need to know the following--
First Name-- Carolyn
Last Name-- Bona
School -- Midas Creek Elementary
Address --11901 S Park Haven Lane
City-- Riverton

Principal Bona will receive an email on National Principal Day from scholastic if you enter her in the contest.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Walk to School With Me 2014

The walk to school today was awesome.

The Sixth Grade Safety Patrol came early to help. Principal Bona, Vice Principal Dr. Mausbach, the PTA , and parents all showed up to walk with our amazing students today from different check points in the neighborhoods around our school. 

Eight starting points were set up and maps were posted on Facebook. Each group walked with a sign, and had stickers to give to the students that came to walk.

The students then all met and walked to school. 
Huge Thank You to Camille Jensen for putting this together! Awesome Job! 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fun Run Awards Assembly

The Awards Assembly was a HUGE success. Notices went out last week to notify the parents of the top students so they could come be part of this fun day.

It started with announcing that as a school we received at least $1 from ALL 50 states.


Then Principal Bona announced that our school already has a globe in the library so she had to come up with a NEW prize for the students, and she decided to do a ......

-- FREE FAMILY SKATE NIGHT-- WHAT? The kids went crazy.

Classic Skating Fun Center 
9151 S. 255 W.
Sandy UT 

          Tuesday, October 14 from 5-8:30 pm any student and family member from Midas Creek will get to SKATE/SCOOTER for FREE! --Thanks to Principal Bona

Bring your own scooter or skates
 Rental is $1 per skates, $3 per blade and $3 per scooter 
(so bring your own)

--any additional activities are just $2 per child/adult that wants to participate-- 
Bounce Zone
3D Lazer Tag
Jungle Climb
Blast Zone

Then we annouced our TOTAL....OVER $23,500 

We then had to do our FUN RUN dance RU Ready 2 RUN just one last time!

Then we watched a highlight video staring all of our students you can click here to see it on youtube.

The Top Students were medaled for each grade. 

First Grade
(we had a tie for third)
(Our ALL TIME highest donation from The Man there in the center) 
He received a $25 gift card from Larry H Miller Megaplex Theaters 

Second Grade 
(we had a three way tie for 2nd and did not place 3rd) 

Third Grade 
(two way tie for 3rd)

Fourth Grade 

Fifth Grade
(Three way tie for 3rd)

Sixth Grade 

(a big thank you to Copper Mountain Crossfit for letting us use their boxes)

At the end we made sure to thank everyone that helped. A special Thank you went out to Ms. Whitney McKell our Midas Creek Water Bottle Lady. Whittney served the school everyday for 4 weeks counting money and delivering water bottles to students and teachers.
At the assembly Whitney received her own water bottle and candy. 

Here is the video of our sponsors and volunteers. This is not possible without all of these wonderful parents, and community members. This year we had Herriman High Cheerleaders and Cross Country Runners, and Riverton High's Cheerleaders stepping in to help. 

What a wonderful Fun Run! The support from the school and the community was unbelievable. As a PTA we could not be more happy about the outcome.