Creekside Elementary E-NEWS

November 15, 2019

Upcoming PTSA & School Events

  • November 18-22 - Caring Through Sharing Gift Drive
  • November 28, 29 - Thanksgiving Holiday Break - No School for Staff and Students
  • December 2 - PTSA Grants Submission Deadline
  • December 3-6 - Scholastic Book Fair
  • December 4, 5 - Parent Teacher Conferences - Details from your child's teacher
  • December 6 - Bank Day
  • December 6 - Yearbook Cover Design Contest Deadline

Parent Teacher Conference Scheduler

Parent/Teachers conferences are now available for you to sign up through your Family Access account. Conferences will be held on December 4th and 5th this year. There is no school for students on these days.

Once you have logged into Family Access you will need to click on the Teacher Conferences tab to sign up for available times you would like to have your conferences. Directions with step-by-step screen shots are here & here in Spanish.

The window for signing up for conferences will be Nov. 12th 8:00am until Dec.2 by 3:30pm. After December 2nd conference time slots will be closed and you will need to coordinate sign- ups or changes through your individual teachers.

Also, know that many teachers run their conferences back to back. Please do NOT schedule back/back conferences if you have more than one student as this does not allow time to get from one classroom to the next.

Rivalry week - Nov 25-27

Canned Food Drive - Bring in non-perishable food items and drop them off in the bun for your favorite team (Huskies or Cougars).

MONDAY, 11/25: Hat and/or Crazy Hair Day

TUESDAY, 11/26: Mismatch Day

WEDNESDAY, 11/27: Full Rivalry Day (UW vs WSU)


We feel the need to give our own 4th grader Annika Kapur a SHOUT OUT! Through the generous donations of Creekside families and the broader Sammamish community, Annika was able to deliver 110 Halloween costumes to Eastside Baby Corner. EBC is looking forward to making this an annual tradition. Thank you to everyone for their support!

Caring Through Sharing

From November 18th - 22nd, our school, through the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank, will be collecting toys/gifts to help local families in need. There will be a collection box by the school’s main office where donations can be dropped off. All gifts should be new and unwrapped. Gifts/toys for children 0-18 years old are suggested and boys/girls 9-18 years old can always use extra attention.

Amazon wish list (in case you prefer to shop online)

This is a great opportunity to reach out to those in need. Please consider donating!

Join us ~

Please join us to see our very own Terra Musica students perform at the Sammamish City Hall & Plaza on December 6th. They are scheduled to perform from 7:10 to 7:40 PM.
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Our school photo provider, Lifetouch, has partnered with Shutterfly to offer our Creekside community some sweet discounts and deals, all the while raising money for Creekside! Please visit: to check out all the cool Thanksgiving and Holiday Cards, as well as fun, personalized frames, cinch bags, calendars and more. They would make holiday shopping easy! Happy Shopping!

Cultural Conversation Invite

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Mark your calendar for this upcoming event!

How does our culture impact how we work and play together? Our school and community are very culturally diverse. Cultural "disconnects" happen at playdates, in the classroom and our daily interactions with our diverse community members. Our children are navigating interactions with different cultures in the classroom and in their homes.

Join us in a community conversation on January 22nd, 7-8:30PM, about how culture and customs impact our students and ourselves. Learn how to talk to your students to help them be more culturally aware, open minded, respectful and tolerant of others.

News from the city of issaquah

The Family Sock Hop is coming up on Friday, November 15, at the Issaquah Community Center. 6:30-9:00pm. For all ages! Join us for our inaugural 50’s themed event, complete with root beer floats! $18/family; $15/for Issaquah residents. Please register by November 8 at 425-837-3300 or
Basketball Courts. Did you know that the Issaquah Community Center always has a basketball court reserved for middle schoolers every day after school? $4 daily drop-in fee. Call Issaquah Parks & Recreation at 425-837-3300 with questions.

Dining for Kids

Join us on 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.

Shop for a Cause

Join the Issaquah Schools Foundation at the Golf Club at Newcastle on Thursday, November 14th and get a jump on your holiday shopping! $3 from each glassybaby and 20% of all Kendra Scott jewelry sales will be donated back to fund programs and resources for Issaquah School District students. Enjoy an evening on the Terrace (indoor) of the Calcutta Grill with friends, neighbors, and colleagues, and rally together to shop for a cause!

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.