Creekside Elementary PTSA E-NEWS

November 19, 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 - Sign ups are now closed. Reach out to your child's teacher if you missed sign ups, or you will miss conference days.
  • December 6 - Bank Day
  • December 6 - Yearbook Cover Design Contest Deadline

Reflection Art Program

Thank you to all students who entered the PTSA Reflections program this year. We had 55 incredible entries and our judges were impressed with the creativity and hard work. We had a great reception night, admiring and honoring our Creekside artists.

Congratulations to our 12 Creekside Elementary finalists moving onto the Issaquah District level competition:

Jaanya T, Visual Arts,Kindergarten;

Olivia C, Music Composition, 1st Grade;

Brindha N, Visual Arts, 2nd Grade;

Mehwish M, Visual Arts, 2nd Grade;

Emma N, Literature, 2nd Grade;

Saarthak B, Visual Arts, 3rd Grade;

Ray Z, Visual Arts, 4th Grade;

Arjun P, Visual Arts, 4th Grade;

Arnav J, Literature, 4th Grade;

Luke C, Photography, 4th Grade;

Mateo P, Visual Arts, 5th Grade;

Kruthi S, Visual Arts, 5th Grade.

Best of luck to you at District!

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!

Book Fair - Volunteers needed!

The Creekside Scholastic Arctic Adventure Book Fair is scheduled for December 3-6. We need volunteers to make this event a success! Please sign up on the link below if you can help.

Book Fair Volunteer Opportunities

BANK DAY - Coming Soon!

A penny saved is a penny earned! The first Bank Day will be on Friday, December 6th at the 2nd floor library overlook any time 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 http://creeksideptsa.ourschoolpages.com/Program and get your child saving!!

Creekside Spelling Bee - Registration Open

The Creekside PTSA will be hosting a spelling bee. The purpose of our spelling bee is to help students improve spelling, increase vocabulary and learn public speaking skills in a supportive environment. This is an optional event for students in grades 2nd - 5th. We are also seeking volunteers to help administer the bee. Study lists will be provided in advance.

Our spelling bee will be held on the following dates:

Wednesday, Jan 8th, 2pm - Written qualification class bee

Fri, January 17th, 6pm - School bee in the MPR

Sign your student up (and/or sign up to volunteer) using the link below:

http://creeksideptsa.ourschoolpages.com/Page/Pta/Spelling%20Bee%202019

2019-2020 Digital Student Directory

The 2019-20 Digital Student Directory is now available to all PTSA members on our PTSA website. Just click on “Directory” in the menu of the left. If you aren’t yet a member, we invite you to…become a PTSA member! It's not too late to join the PTSA. Your membership supports our school and all of our students. You will also receive access to the directory. Join today!

Yearbook Cover Design Contest

Did you take photos at the Halloween Bash or the Hawk-a-Thon? We'd love to have them for the yearbook! Submit them online here: https://link.entourageyearbooks.com. 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!

Also, we are inviting all Creekside students to submit a drawing in our first (hopefully annual) Yearbook Cover Design Contest!!!! The winning selection will be displayed on the front cover of our 2019-20 Yearbook. Finalists will be displayed in a collage on the back cover. Entries are due by December 6.

Please note: Hand done drawings on tablets are allowed, provided no clip art or other computer images are used. Entries must be printed on 8.5x11 paper as described in the rules.

And last but not least…don't forget to order your yearbook! To purchase books, please go to the following link: https://link.entourageyearbooks.com or follow the link on the PTSA Website under "Items for Sale". For questions, email Jill Lantz at jill.lantz@gmail.com.

Popcorn Friday 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

Lost & Found - Policy Changes

To improve the chances that lost items are returned to your child, please LABEL the tags of sweatshirts, t-shirts and jackets, lunch boxes and water bottles with your student's name.

Students will be notified via email (to their teacher) that they have an item for collection in the lost and found. No more "concierge service" with classroom deliveries!

Next charity donation will be Friday, December 6, following Parent-Teacher Conference. Please note that due to bacteria and mold reasons, lunch boxes and water bottles will be thrown out instead of being donated.

Going forward, the Lost & Found will be cleared out and donated the last Friday of every month:

  • Dec 20, Jan 31, Feb 28, Mar 27, * Thursday, April 30 , May 29, June 19.

SHUTTERFLY DISCOUNTS

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: www.Creekside.ShutterflyStorefront.com 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!

Grant Applications

Grant applications to the Foundation close next Tuesday, November 26th at midnight. For more info, visit http://isfdn.org/our-purpose/promoting-professional-development/grants/.

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.

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