Creekside School & PTSA E-News

February 26, 2020

Upcoming Events

  • February 9-27 – Box Tops Collection Contest

  • March 6 - Bank Day
  • March 12 - Class Photo and Spring Portrait Day
  • March 16 - 5th Graders to visit PLMS
  • March 26 – Family Science Night

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.

THANK YOU SIMON CALCAVECCHIA & PTSA

Our Creekside Otters and Staff would like to thank our Creekside PTSA for sponsoring the student assemblies, writing workshops and evening family event presented by Simon Calcavecchia, author and disability awareness advocate.

Students and teachers found his messages on positive attitude, thinking about “What You Can Do, not What You Can’t Do”, “Find Your Passion” and “Including All- no matter their circumstances” so inspiring!

Don’t forget, Frank and Mustard have their own Youtube channel! We can’t wait for their next book to be published in the next few months. Thank you PTSA!

COVID-19 Guidance from CDC

While the immediate risk to the general public in Washington and the United States is still considered to be low, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all travelers from China, including school students, staff, and volunteers arriving in the U.S. AFTER February 2, 2020 at 2 pm stay at home away from others and monitor their health for 14 days. If you get a fever or develop a cough or difficulty breathing during this 14-day period, avoid contact with others. Call your doctor or healthcare provider to tell them about your symptoms and your recent travel.


There is no recommendation for people showing no symptoms arriving before this time to restrict their activities. All travelers from China who arrived BEFORE February 2, 2020 at 2pm can continue to attend school.


The normal precautions during cold and flu season to prevent the spread of germs apply.

  • Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds; use alcohol-based sanitizer if no water is available Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact (within 6 feet) with those who are sick
  • Stay home if sick
  • Cover cough or sneeze with tissue, throw tissue in trash, wash hands immediately
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched object and surfaces


You can find more about COVID-19 at the links below or call the Washington State Department of Health at 1-800-525-0127 and press the # key.

Levy Election - Updated Results

Thank you to our community for voting and renewing our two-year Educational Programs and Operations Levy! Your support for ISD schools ensures local kids will continue to receive a high quality education in a safe learning environment. The levy passed with 63.6% of voters approving the measure. To pass, levies in Washington State must be approved by a simple majority (50% +) of voters.

Science Technology Magnet Programs Info 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.

From the City of Issaquah

Calling all 3rd through 5th graders! The Science Symposium hosted by the Issaquah Youth Advisory is coming up on Friday, February 28, 6:00-8:00pm, at the Issaquah Community Center. Join us for a fun evening of science experiments! Baking soda volcanoes, elephant toothpaste, lemon light bulbs, robotic building and more! $18; $15 for Issaquah Residents. Pre-registration is required at 425-837-3300 or www.issaquahwa.gov/register

News from the Issaquah Schools Foundation

Dining for Kids: March

Next month's Dining for Kids partner is Big Fish Grill. Join us on Wednesday, March 4th from 11AM-10PM and Big Fish Grill 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: http://isfdn.org/dining-for-kids/


Parent Wiser Event: Help! My Teen is Dating. Real Solutions to Tough Conversations.

When: Monday Feb 27th, 7-8:00 pm
Where: Issaquah High School theater
The Issaquah Schools Foundation is providing funding for a parent education seminar around dating safety. Gain essential skills and strategies for addressing awkward and yet vitally important discussions with your child.
This interactive seminar is changing the way parents and their children are approaching, discussing, and handling decision-making regarding dating, intimacy, parties, and safety. In one hour, parents will discover essential steps for helping their sons and daughters with making safer choices. (Parents Only)


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: http://isfdn.org/nourish-every-mind/

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.

School and District News

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