Creekside PTSA & School E-News

February 11, 2020

Upcoming Events

  • February 12 - Simon Calcavecchia Author Visit
  • February 17-21 - Mid Winter Break - No School
  • February 9-27 – Box Tops Collection Contest

  • February 10 – Parent Wiser Event
  • March 6 - Bank Day
  • March 12 - Class Photo and Sporing Portrait Day
  • March 26 – Family Science Night
  • April 24 - Talent Show
  • June 5 – End of Year Party

Kindergarten for Fall 2020

Do you have a child that will be 5 on or before August 31, 2020 and you live within the Creekside attendance area?
  • Please visit the ISD New Student Enrollment website to begin enrollment. We ask that you complete this by March 6 for staff planning. The link for registration will be live during this window.
  • Once you have completed your online enrollment, please stop by the office to turn in your supplemental paperwork, photo ID, and to book a 15 minute Pre-K screener appointment.

Additional Kindergarten information from the Issaquah School District is available at this link.

Levy Election Ballots due by 8:00pm Today

If you haven’t yet returned your ballot for the District’s EP&O replacement levy election, now is the time! To be counted, ballots must be put in a ballot drop box by 8:00pm tonight, Tuesday, February 11.


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

Family Science and Engineering Night – March 26

Family Science and Engineering Night will be held on Thursday, March 26, from 5:30 - 7:30pm in the MPR.

Volunteers are needed! No science expertise is required for any of the positions. Sign up on the link if you can help.

Hope you can join us for a fun evening of exploration!

Creekside's Annual Talent Show - Coming soon!

Mark your calendars for Friday, April 24th. Doors open at 5:30pm for the visual arts displays, show starts at 6pm. If your student is interested in participating, please sign up on the PTSA website starting on Wednesday, March 18th.

Students can sing, dance, do a skit, show their yo-yo, hula hoop, stilts, or pogo stick tricks, demonstrate martial arts, play an instrument (or two or three at the same time), quote a poem or read an original poem. Be creative and have fun. Acts need to be 2 minutes or less. Mandatory rehearsal, accompanied by a parent, is on Wednesday, April 22 after school. If you have a Creekside artist in your home, sign him or her up to submit art or writing for the visual arts section that will be on display before and during the show.

For questions, contact Kathy Brandt at

Creekside Summer Celebration

It is only February but we are already planning the Creekside Summer Celebration! Save the date for Friday June 5th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Our wonderful volunteers are already working on games and activities and lining up delicious food options, entertainment and more. If you want to volunteer to help that evening, if you have a middle school to high school age volunteer or just want to help out, please contact Jennifer Nakamura or Hailey Chamberlain

We are also looking for balloon artists who are able to make animals, hats, etc. If you, a family member or friend, is interested in volunteering for this activity, please contact Jennifer.

Bank Day

A penny saved is a penny earned!! The next Bank Day will be on Friday, March 6th. Our Bank Day Chair, Nova, will be available on the 2nd floor library overlook anytime 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!

Box Tops Collection Contest

The Box Tops contest collection is starting this week and it runs through Thursday, February 27th. This is the perfect time to turn in any unexpired Box Top labels you may have around the house. If you would like to see a list of all products with Box Tops labels, please visit their website at

Thanks for your participation!

Yearbook Orders

Don’t put it off any longer! It’s time to get those yearbooks ordered! We will not be ordering extra books to sell in June. You must pre-order a yearbook!

Not sure if you have already ordered? Click “Track my Order" on the Entourage site and enter your email address.

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

News from the Issaquah Schools Foundation

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.

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