Creekside Elementary PTSA E-NEWS

December 3, 2019

Upcoming PTSA & School Events

  • December 3-6 - Scholastic Book Fair
  • December 4, 5 - Parent Teacher Conferences - No School for Students
  • December 6 - Bank Day Kick Off
  • December 6 - Yearbook Cover Design Contest Deadline
  • December 20 - Last School day before the holiday break, 3:40PM dismissal

Conferences December 4, 5 - NO school for students

Please reach out to your child's teacher if you missed sign ups. When you arrive for your conference, please just proceed to your child's classroom; there is no need to sign in at the office.

Book Fair - MORE Volunteers needed!

The Creekside Scholastic Arctic Adventure Book Fair is this week and we need more volunteers to make this event a success! We have several slots that still need to be filled. Please sign up on the link below if you can help.

Book Fair Volunteer Opportunities

BANK DAY - Starts this Friday

A penny saved is a penny earned! The first Bank Day will be on Friday, December 6th at the 2nd floor library overlook any time from 9:00am-10:00am for kids to make a deposit.

Get your children in the habit of saving money by participating in Creekside’s Bank Day. We have paired up with Washington Federal to create a Save at School program. As an incentive, the bank will give your kids $5.00 once their account is setup. For those of you with accounts already, please send your kiddos in with their deposits (limited to a max of $20 cash, no limit on checks) for a trip to the prize box! For more information or to get your child signed up to participate visit and get your child saving!!

Creekside Spelling Bee - Register by December 20

The Creekside PTSA is hosting a Spelling Bee! This is an optional event for students in grades 2 - 5. We are also seeking volunteers to help administer the bee. Study lists will be provided in advance.

Our Spelling Bee will be held on the following dates:

Wed, Jan 8th, 2pm - Written qualification Class Bee

Fri, Jan 17th, 6pm - School Bee in the MPR

If your 2nd - 5th grade child would like to participate in our spelling bee this year, please sign-up here: Spelling Bee Registration

We also need volunteers for this special event. Please consider helping out by signing up here for the Class Bee and/or the School Bee Volunteer: Volunteer Registration

Last day to register your child is Friday, December 20. Registration will close at 5pm that day.

For more information, please contact the Spelling Bee Chair, Laurie Friedl at

Popcorn Fridays - Winter Sign Ups Now available

The Popcorn Friday winter schedule is out and we need our parent volunteers! Sign up to help with Popcorn Friday and include ‘new’ next to your name in the sign-up if this is your first time.

Popcorn Fridays Winter Schedule

Yearbook Cover Design Contest

Time's almost up to submit your drawing in our first (hopefully annual) Yearbook Cover Design Contest! The winning selection will be displayed on the front cover of our 2019-20 Yearbook. Finalists will be displayed in a collage on the back cover. Entries are due by December 6.

Please note: Hand done drawings on tablets are allowed, provided no clip art or other computer images are used. Entries must be printed on 8.5x11 paper as described in the rules.

Don't forget to order your yearbook and submit photos you take of school events! To purchase books or load photos, please go to the following link: For questions, email Jill Lantz at

Lost & Found

Just a friendly reminder to check the Lost & Found during conferences for jackets, sweatshirts, hats, lunchboxes, and more. Next charity donation will be Friday, December 6th after conferences!

The Lost & Found will be cleared out and donated the last Friday of every month:

  • Dec 20, Jan 31, Feb 28, Mar 27, * Thursday, April 30 , May 29, June 19.


Create beautiful and memorable holiday cards, ornaments, and gifts at Creekside's storefront at Shutterfly while enjoying some great discounts, AND raising money for Creekside! Please visit: to check out all the cool Holiday Cards, as well as fun, personalized frames, cinch bags, calendars and more. They would make holiday shopping easy! Happy Shopping!

Dining for Kids

Join us on Wednesday, December 4th at Ohana in Issaquah. Our Dining for Kids restaurant partners generously guarantee a portion of the day’s proceeds as a donation to the Issaquah Schools Foundation that provides multiple forms of support to Issaquah School District students, including food aid.

Nourish Every Mind 2020 Dates (please note new location for the luncheon)

Luncheon – May 8th at Eastridge Church

Breakfast – May 19th at Eastridge Church

Check our Peachjar community bulletin boards!

Creekside Elementary partners with Peachjar, an online bulletin board system, to help families see all the opportunities happening with community partners in the greater ISD community.