Creekside School and PTSA E-News

January 16, 2020

Upcoming Dates

  • January 17 - Creekside Spelling Bee
  • January 17 - Highly Capable Testing begins for 2nd graders
  • January 20 – Martin Luther King Jr DayNo school for students and staff
  • January 22 - Parent Wiser Event
  • January 24 - Family Movie Night
  • January 27 – Teacher Professional Development Day – No school for students
  • February 5 - Issaquah Schools Foundation Dining For Kids at La Casita
  • February 6 - PTSA's Creekside Around the World Cultural Fair

School and District News

Buses will be on snow routs this afternoon. All after school events will continue as planned today unless we notify you later today.

Snow Days

Please continue to monitor the weather as we come out of this Arctic chill, and make sure your family and child care givers are signed up for snow day closure and delay texts or emails from our Transportation Department through FlashAlert. (Only families with verified mobile numbers in Family Access will receive texts from the District.) The District and school websites will post information by 6:30 a.m. Please take a moment to locate your Emergency Transportation Bulletin (ETB) that was mailed out in October or access the ETB online. Also take a moment to use SNOW E-Link to find your emergency snow route and make sure you check the chart below to become familiar with program changes due to delays and closures. For more information, including how programs such as field trips and athletics are affected during school closures, please click here

2ND Grade Highly Capable Testing

Highly capable testing for second grade students will occur at all elementary schools January 17, 22, 23, 24. and continue March 10 through March 13. Students who are identified as “most highly capable” will be invited to enter either SAGE or MERLIN in the 2020-21 school year. Please ensure your second grader is at school on testing days, well rested, and on time. More information about the Issaquah School District Highly Capable Program and testing for second grade students is available on the Highly Capable Issaquah School District webpage

Creekside PTSA News

Creekside PTSA Spelling Bee – This Friday!

The Creekside Spelling Bee will take place on Friday, Jan 17 from 6pm to 8 pm in the MPR. Spellers who advanced from last week's written rounds will compete against each other. The winner will advance to the Regional Spelling Bee of King/Snohomish County. All Creekside families are welcome to attend.

Family Movie Night

Creekside's Family Movie Night showing Abominable is coming up on Friday, January 24! Bring a blanket and cozy up to join us for a night of family fun with a movie, pizza, popcorn, and candy. Please remember to bring cash for concessions and pizza is first come first serve. Doors open at 5:30pm and movie starts at 6pm. No RSVP necessary.

If you would like to donate a bag of individually wrapped candy for the movie night (nut free), please drop off by the PTSA basket in the office January 14-21. We also need volunteers to help make this event a success! Check out our volunteer sign-up to see what opportunities are available.

Questions? Contact or for details.

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Represent Your Country at Creekside Around the World

The Creekside Around the World event will be held on Thursday, February 6 from 5:30pm-7:30pm. This is a PTSA sponsored event where families learn about our school’s diversity. Different countries are represented in booths that display information about their country that includes people, places, traditions, food, sports and culture.

If you would like to represent your country, you would be responsible for:

- Preparing the information that will be displayed (guidance will be available)

- Preparing your booth by decorating it and making it fun for families to see and learn.

- Bringing food or candy to share with families so that everyone could have a taste of the flavors of your country.

- Giving information to the attendees on the day of the event and teaching them about your country.

To sign up to represent your country, please click here. Questions? Contact Marissa at

Popcorn Fridays - Winter Sign-Ups

The Popcorn Friday schedule still needs 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


Thank you for all of your wonderful entries for the Cover Art Contest! We received 63 entries and will announce the finalists and winners in a few weeks! It's exciting to have so many talented artists at Creekside.

Don't forget to submit photos and order your yearbooks at, or follow the link on the Creekside PTSA website under Items to Purchase. Questions? Contact Jill Lantz (

Lost and Found

Thank you for your continued support in labeling all of your children’s winter clothing and lunchboxes. Please continue to have your children check the lost and found if they have forgotten anything at lunch or recess time. Next charity donation date is Friday, January 31st.

2020 Issaquah School District EP&O Renewal Levy


The 2020 Renewal Levy Continues Support For:

Career & Technical Education • Mental Health Counselors • Special Education • Safety and Security • Highly Capable Program • Dual Language Program • After School Activities, Athletics and more!

With voter approval of this renewal levy, we can ensure these programs continue benefitting our students for another 2 years. This is not a new tax.

Local Levy Dollars Support Local Kids!

Click here to view a video about this Levy Ballot Measure

Click here to download a fact sheet with details

Parent Wiser Event

Are your kids exposed to racially or culturally-charged comments? Parent Wiser hosts Dr. Caprice Hollins for a paradigm-shifting talk to help parents engage in courageous conversations with our children and learn How to be a Culturally Competent Family in 2020, Jan 22nd at 7-8:30pm at Liberty High. Participants will increase their understanding of equity vs equality, privilege, and implicit bias to develop a community where everyone benefits through inclusivity and the honoring of differences. For parents of K-12. Register at

Issaquah Schools Foundation News

Dining for Kids

La Casita is the February Dining for Kids partner. Join us Wednesday, February 5th and La Casita will donate a portion of your bill to Issaquah Schools Foundation. These funds go to programs and resources for Issaquah School District students, including food & snack support during the school day. More info:

Nourish Every Mind

Mark your calendars for Issaquah Schools Foundation’s Annual Fundraiser and Celebration: Nourish Every Mind 2020.

Luncheon - Friday, May 8th

Breakfast - Tuesday, May 19th

Both Events Held at Eastridge Church, Issaquah

Online Auction – April 24-May 4, 2020

More info:

Impact Scholarship Applications due February 21, 2020

The Issaquah Schools Foundation offers scholarships to help juniors and seniors in the Issaquah School District continue their educational journeys. The Impact Scholarship will be awarded to students who submit essays that describe how Issaquah Schools Foundation-funded programs have enriched their education. For more information on the scholarships and how to apply, please visit our Impact Scholarship Page.

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.