Creekside Elementary PTSA E-NEWS

October 8, 2019

Upcoming PTSA & School Events

  • October 4 – 11 – Hawk-a-Thon Fundraiser
  • October 14 - Teacher Work Day - No School for Students
  • October 16 - Destination Imagination Parent Info Meeting
  • October 18 - Math Club Registration Deadline
  • October 22 - ParentWiser Event, Skyline High School
  • October 25 – Halloween Bash, 5:30-7:30PM


Congratulations Creekside Otters! We have had an AWESOME kick-off to our Hawk-a-thon week. Friday's assembly was a blast for our students with special guests Blue Thunder, Blitz, Ollie the Otter, Sean Locklear, Mr. Seahawk, and our awesome volunteers!

Please be sure to go online and visit our PTSA website to check out all of the details on daily spirit days, prize giveaways, and how you can donate and help us reach our goal! On our website, you will find a “donate” button that you or your family and friends can use to make a donation. Please share the website link with others and let's reach our goal! We will post the Top 15 classes each day and where your classes stand as we aim to reach our overall goal of $100,000. Checks and cash can be accepted through the front office if needed. There are white envelopes on top of the black lock box and you can place your donation inside the black lock box (you can enter this online for tracking purposes too through the donate button).

We are almost halfway to our goal and with your help we will get there! All of your donations will go right back to our students and our school through curriculum-based programs, support, events and clubs throughout the year!

We will end our week on Friday, October 11th with a Top 15 Teacher Showdown Assembly and will be announcing our prizes for classes and our Seahawks tickets drawing winners for the game on October 20th! All classes will get to participate in the Cotton Candy Rockin' Recess celebration to reward them for achieving our goal! We will have special Seahawk guests at the event plus cotton candy, popcorn, music, giant themed fun, bubbles and more!

Remember our Spirit Days:

Mean Green Tuesday, Crazy Hair Wednesday, Wolf Grey Thursday, and Full Hawk Friday!

If you have any questions or comments for Hawk-a-thon, you can email and

A big thank you to our hawk-a-thon sponsors!

Hunnex & Shoemaker - a Retirement Plan Consulting and Plan Administration firm, family owned and continuously operated since 1977 out of downtown Seattle. For more information, visit

Nurture Kids Dentistry - Sammamish-based pediatric dentist who uses advanced technology, a gentle approach, and laughter to safeguard your family's health. Visit for more information.

POMS Cheer - an after-school enrichment program designed by a professional cheerleader to teach all cheer fundamentals and encourages leadership and showmanship development and growth! Visit for more details.

Roy Towse - a real estate broker with Compass, based in Sammamish. Since 2004, Roy has delivered real estate services to all of his clients by connecting buyers and sellers in a way that meets the needs of all parties concerned. For more information, visit

halloween bash 2019

Our annual Halloween Bash is scheduled for Friday, October 25th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

We need volunteers to make this event a success!

Please click on the link below to see what shifts are available. In addition to parent volunteers, middle and high school students can get volunteer hours as well.

Halloween Bash Volunteer Opportunities – Sign up here!

destination imagination parent info meeting

Join us on Wednesday, October 16th at 7pm in the Multi-Purpose Room for a DI Parent Information and Sign-up Meeting. You will learn all about the exciting and enriching DI program being offered by the Creekside PTSA!

Destination Imagination (DI) is an international problem solving competition for students. DI is an extracurricular program that fosters creativity and team-based problem solving incorporating STEM, the Arts, and Service Learning. It is led and run by parent volunteers. The goal of DI is to cultivate the creative problem solving process and make it a part of each student's everyday life.

Check out the PTSA website under "Programs and Events" to read more about DI at Creekside Elementary. We hope to see you on October 16th!

math club - registration now open

Creekside’s Math Club is for 4th and 5th graders looking to have some fun with math and hone their math skills through preparing for and participating in various competitions. Students will practice math as individuals as well as teams, and have math games and other activities. The Math Club will meet once per week after school on Mondays, starting on Monday, October 21. Sign-up deadline is Friday, October 18. Space available on a first come first basis. Register here.

Popcorn Fridays volunteers needed

Popcorn Fridays need parent volunteers to keep it going! 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 Friday Volunteer Opportunities

Reflections Program

Creekside PTSA’s Reflections program is a National PTA­­ arts recognition program that helps students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning. The primary focus of Reflections is a celebration of creativity through positive recognition.

Creekside students are invited to create original works of art in response to this year’s 2019/2020 theme, Look Within. Entries from all grades and all abilities are welcome!

Students may submit their original completed works in the following 6 categories: Visual Art, Photography, Dance Choreography, Film Production, Music Compositions and Literature. Whether you like to write poems, compose your own songs, make up dance routines, take cool photos, draw and paint or make your own short films, there is something for all students!

Creekside will have 12 finalists, who will have a chance to go on to the Issaquah School District round, and a chance to go to State or all the way to the National Finals!

Entering is easy! Follow the packet for the category you wish to enter. Each packet includes the official rules, guidelines for each category and the entry form. Printed packets are available on the Reflections board, located outside the Creekside office OR you can view and print online. Entry forms and the completed works are to be submitted between as early as Tuesday, October 15 and no later than Friday, October 25. An entry box will be available on the Reflections table, located outside the Creekside office.

Have questions, need some guidance or want to volunteer? Contact Laura Hassel at

Lost & Found

Please check out our lost and found. Jackets, sweatshirts, lunchboxes and more are piling up! Please have your child label all clothing and lunchboxes. The first charity donation of items will be collected and donated on November 1st.


We need YOUR photos for this year’s yearbook! If you have taken any photos in the classroom, the playground or any school events, we'd love to have them for the yearbook! Submit them online here: You can also download the Entourage Link app in the Apple App Store or Google Play. Log in, search for Creekside, and upload those photos! It's easy and your kids will think you're awesome and we will too!

And don't forget to order your yearbook! To purchase books, please go to the following link: or follow the link on the PTSA Website under "Items for Sale".

Need help submitting photos or ordering yearbooks? Email Jill Lantz at

ParentWiser Event – Normal Sucks!

Is your child normal? Meet and hear Jonathan Mooney on a speaking tour for his new book, Normal Sucks! With humor, knowledge and hope, Mooney speaks on neuro-diversity, how we should stop fixing people and start empowering them. He gives hope for anyone who learns differently, emphasizing the impact of supportive teaching and parenting. Tuesday, October 22 at 7pm at Skyline High School. Register here.


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 Halloween, Thanksgiving and Holiday Cards, as well as fun, personalized frames, cinch bags, calendars and more. They would make holiday shopping easy!

Happy Shopping!


ISD Transportation Department Weather Emergency Notification Bulletin - Be Ready for Winter Weather

Watch your mailbox starting October 2 for the ISD 2019-2020 school year Emergency Transportation Bulletin. This mailer includes information on snow routes and stops, as well as program cancellations and schedule changes due to inclement weather. The bulletin also includes information on how to find out about school delays or closure. For more information, including a link to the electronic version of the bulletin, please click here.

Step Up for Kids

Your partnership with the Issaquah Schools Foundation benefits every student at every school in the district. Donating to the Foundation give students opportunities for academic enrichment as well as support for students who need help with basics like food and school supplies. Step Up for Kids and donate to the Fall campaign at

Fall Dining for Kids Locations

The Issaquah Schools Foundation Dining for Kids restaurant partners generously guarantee a portion of the day's proceeds as a donation to the Foundation that provides multiple forms of support to Issaquah School District students, including food aid. Put these upcoming dates on your calendar!

November 6: Chinoise Sushi Bar & Asian Grill

December 4: Ohana Eastside

More information available here:

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.