Creekside Elementary School E-News

February 7, 2020

Upcoming Dates

  • February 10-14 - Kindness Week
  • February 12 - Simon Calcavecchia Author Visit
  • February 13 - STEMposium
  • February 17 - 21 - Mid-Winter Break
  • March 12 - Class Photo and Spring Portraits Day

Kindness Week - Feb 10-14

Kindness Week is next week February 10-14th. This year Kindness Week is sponsored by our Kindness Club. Creekside’s Kindness Ambassadors will be giving out kindness slips to students all week long! All Creekside students can participate in Kindness Week by showing acts of kindness throughout the week. Each day will have a different act of kindness that students can focus on:

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Families can encourage their student/s to participate in Kindness Week by asking: “What is something kind you did at school today?”

All Creekside students will also have the opportunity to sign our Kindness Week poster. By signing the poster students are pledging to showing kindness at Creekside!

If you have any questions about Kindness Week please contact Lauren Hopp, Thank you for your support and encouragement at home!


Creekside’s Kindness Club

Family Author Night Event - rescheduled!

Simon Calcavecchia

Family Author Night Event - rescheduled!

Come and hear what kept our Otters enthralled during Simon’s assemblies!

Wednesday, February 12th, 6:00-7:00 pm Creekside Multipurpose Room

Children’s author, Simon Calcavecchia, will discuss the power of positivity & the Growth Mindset. His message promotes ideals of inclusion, which mirrors a key focus of the Issaquah School district. Join us for this inspirational night as we continue to build a school environment where all feel welcome and celebrated. The stories of Frank and Mustard are based on his personal experiences.

ADULTS AND STUDENTS encouraged to attend!

RSVP at:

Books can be purchased in advance for signing at

Kindergarten Fall 2020 - Registration now OPEN

Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year Begins Online Starting February 3.

Students who are turning 5 years old by August 31, 2020, are eligible for enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year.

Please visit the ISD New Student Enrollment website to begin enrollment. Once the online portion is complete, you will be required to visit your neighborhood school to pick up additional forms that must be completed in order to finish the enrollment process.

Additional Kindergarten information available at this link.

Science Technology Magnet Program

Science Technology Magnet Program Informational Meetings February 27, March 5, and March 9

Families of current third grade students: Are you interested in enrolling your student in ISD’s Science Technology Magnet Program? The Issaquah School District offers this program at three elementary school sites serving 4th and 5th grade students. Each magnet serves 50+ students in a two-year program. Each program covers all standard 4/5 district adopted curriculum with an added emphasis on science and technology. Grade specific math instruction is provided.

Families interested in participating in the enrollment lottery must attend a mandatory informational meeting, unless they have had a student previously enrolled in the program. Informational meetings will be held at Cascade Ridge on Thursday, February 27th, at Briarwood on Thursday, March 5th and at Clark on Monday March 9th. All meetings are scheduled for 6:00 to 7:00 PM.


Have you heard? STEMposium is coming February 13! Students and families throughout the district are invited to attend.

Sponsored by the Issaquah Schools Foundation, STEMposium brings together students from across the district to share through interactive booths and demonstrations howthey learn STEM skills and knowledge during classroom projects, afterschool clubs, and student competitions. In addition to teacher/student booths, there will be various STEM related industries sharing their work in the area of STEM.

Please join us for the 3rd annual STEMposium.

February 13, 2020 - 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Issaquah High School Commons

More information and event program can be found here.

ISD Levy Renewal - Remember to vote and return your ballot

We’ve got just a few days left to vote in the 2020 levy election. Return your ballot by mail or in a ballot drop box by next Tuesday, February 11.

To see what’s funded by this levy, check out this short video that highlights some of the many important programs and services funded by levies, including mental health counselors, school security, extra-curricular activities and many more. While you’re at it, you can check out all of our videos about the important things funded by the levy.

Musical "Notes"

Mark your calendars for these Spring Concert Dates. All concerts occur in the MPR (Cafeteria) and start at 7:00PM unless noted.

  • April 7 - 4th Grade Recorder Concert
  • May 5 - 1st Grade Music Program
  • May 19 - Kindergarten Music Program
  • June 11 - 5th Grade Rock Concert
  • 2nd and 3rd Grade Concerts Dates TBD

Waste Free Wednesdays

Waste Free Lunches

Join us in helping Creekside become a waste free school by packing a waste free lunch for your child everyday. Here a few tools you will need to get started:

Tools for packing a waste free lunch:

- Reusable lunchbox

- Reusable food containers and water bottle

- Reusable fork and spoon

- Cloth napkin

Thank you from the Creekside Green Team

Can you be a VOICE Mentor

Did you know that our school has a waitlist for VOICE Mentors?

Currently 5 Creekside students are waiting for mentors. I’m hoping you might be able to help me fill those slots by referring local friends and Skyline High School students to the VOICE Mentor Program.

VOICE is an in-school mentoring program that matches caring community members with students who need a little extra social, emotional, or academic support. Last year, the program supported 466 students at all grade levels and at all schools in the District. Currently there are over 300 mentors with 162 students on a waitlist. As of 2019, VOICE is now part of Issaquah School District and is a Tier 2 intervention so we expect those numbers to increase.

For more information and a link to the VOICE application:

Our local VOICE Mentor Program Specialist is Creekside parent, Tanya Campbell (, and she is happy to speak with you if you have any questions.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Coronavirus, Cold and Flu - When to Keep Your Child Home

You have likely seen in the news or on social media that Washington State has had one confirmed case of coronavirus. We know this kind of news is worrisome to families. The District has an emergency response plan and protocols in place for health risks that we will enact if needed. The Washington State Health Department is generally the lead agency in health crisis situations and they provide direction to school districts. While it is a serious illness, at this time the Washington State Health Department considers it a low risk to the public.

Cold and Flu season is here! We respectfully ask that if your child is sick, please keep them at home. If you're not sure whether or not to keep your child home, please check your child’s symptoms with this handy chart. Ways to protect yourself, your family, and others from colds and flu are to get a flu shot, wash hands thoroughly, drink plenty of fluids, get plenty of rest, and stay home when ill. We have information in multiple languages about how to stop the spread of germs and the flu on our website.

Open Enrollment Begins February 1

Per ISD Regulation 3131 regarding In-District Student Transfers, students and their parent(s)/guardian(s) may apply to transfer to any District school other than their neighborhood school during open enrollment through the month of February for the following school year. For complete information on the open enrollment process, including applications, please click here.
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