Creekside Elementary PTSA E-NEWS

December 10, 2019

Upcoming PTSA & School Events

  • December 16 - PTSA General Meeting, 7:00 PM in the Creekside Library
  • December 17 - Terra Musica & Marimba Concert 7:00 PM in the MPR
  • December 20 - Last School day before the holiday break, 3:40 PM dismissal
  • January 10 - Bank Day
  • January 17 - Creekside PTSA Spelling
  • January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No school for students and staff
  • January 27 - Teacher Professional Development day - No school for students

General Membership Meeting - Guest Speakers

Our next PTSA general meeting will be held on Monday, December 16 at 7:00 PM in the Creekside library. We will have guest speakers joining us for this meeting.

Dr. Josh Almy, Deputy Superintendent from the Issaquah School District and Dr. Harlan Gallinger, School Board President will be discussing the 2020 EP&O Renewal Levy.

Also, the Kids Coming Together Foundation that provides opportunities for local youth to make friends and connect with their community through service events, will discuss the program and what opportunities are available to get involved.

Hope you can join us!

Fundraising Opportunity

Join us TODAY at Snapdoodle Toys and Games in the Issaquah Highlands for a Creekside Shopping Day! Shop any location or visit the local Issaquah Highlands store and mention Creekside for 10% of your purchases to go to Creekside and our programs. With the holiday season here, it is a great time to stock up on gifts or browse for ideas!

Caring Through Sharing - Thank you!

A BIG thanks to everyone who kindly donated to the Caring Through Sharing Gift Drive!

The Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank was very appreciative with the generosity of our Creekside community.

Family Movie Night – Friday, January 24

Save the date for Creekside's Family Movie Night on Friday, January 24th, in the MPR. This is a FREE family event! Doors open at 5:30pm and movie begins at 6:00pm.

The whole family is invited to come and watch the movie! Kids can wear pajamas and bring blankets and pillows. The PTSA will be selling pizza, popcorn and candy (cash only).

Stay tuned for the movie choice, volunteer options and sign up details!

Popcorn Fridays - Winter Sign Ups Now available

The Popcorn Friday winter schedule is out and we need our 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

Lost & Found

Please continue to label ALL jackets, sweatshirts, hats and gloves with your child’s first and last name. Also, please label ALL lunchboxes and water bottles with a sharpie on the outside of the item. Volunteers are working hard to get these items back to your child if things are labeled. Next charity donation is December 20th, end of the day.

Future charity donation dates: Jan 31, Feb 28, March 27, *Thursday April 30, May 29, June 19.

SHUTTERFLY DISCOUNTS

Create beautiful and memorable holiday cards, ornaments, and gifts at Creekside's storefront at Shutterfly while enjoying some great discounts, AND raising money for Creekside! Please visit: www.Creekside.ShutterflyStorefront.com to check out all the cool Holiday Cards, as well as fun, personalized frames, cinch bags, calendars and more. They would make holiday shopping easy! Happy Shopping!

News from Creekside

News from the Nurse

It’s that time of year where it’s raining and cold. With that in mind I wanted to help our students with nosebleeds decrease or prevent them if possible. The chief cause of anterior nosebleeds is dry air. A dry climate or heated indoor air irritates and dries out nasal membranes, causing crusts that may itch and then bleed when scratched or picked. Common colds also can irritate the lining of the nose, with bleeding following repeated nose-blowing. Since most nosebleeds in kids are caused by nose-picking or irritation from hot dry air, using a few simple tips may help your kids avoid them:

· Keep your child's nails short to prevent injuries.

· Keep the inside of your child's nose moist with saline (saltwater) nasal spray or gel, or dab ointment gently around the opening of the nostrils.

· Run a cool-mist humidifier (or vaporizer) in bedrooms if the air in your home is dry. Keep the machine clean to prevent mildew buildup.

· Make sure your kids wear protective athletic equipment during sports or other activities that could cause a nose injury.

Even with proper precautions, kids can still get a bloody nose occasionally. So if your child gets a nosebleed, try not to panic. They're usually harmless and are almost always easy to stop. If your child gets one please:

· Have your child sit upright in a chair or on your lap, then tilt his or her head slightly forward (chin to chest).

· Do not have your child lean back. This may cause blood to flow down the back of the throat, which tastes bad and may cause gagging, coughing, or vomiting.

· Gently pinch the soft part of the nose (just below the bony ridge) with a tissue or clean washcloth.

· Keep pressure on the nose for about 10 minutes; if you stop too soon, bleeding may start again.

· Have your child relax a while after a nosebleed. Discourage nose-blowing, picking, or rubbing, and any rough play.


Vision and Hearing screenings
will continue through December as some students need to be re-screened or were absent. I will be letting you know if your student needs to be referred to their doctor after Winter Break. If you have concerns about their vision or hearing please know that this is only a screening and that it is best to discuss with their doctor.

News from the district

Highly Capable Testing

Highly capable testing for second grade students will occur at all elementary schools January 14 through January 17 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. Second grade students attending private or home-based schools are invited to participate. Contact your neighborhood school for more information about how to participate. 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.

Annual Community Report for the 2018-2019 School Year


The Issaquah School District invites the community to view our annual report online for the 2018-2019 school year. The report contains an interactive scorecard along with links to take a deeper dive into student performance data on state assessments. Because student achievement is also demonstrated through extra-curricular activities, the arts, community service, leadership, and citizenship, the report connects to our snapshots page celebrating these accomplishments. Information and links are also provided to learn about programs and services designed to assist students in accomplishing the ISD School Board’s Ends for Students. An overview of the District’s finances including revenues and expenditures is reported along with a comprehensive guide to understanding the 2018-2019 budget. For more information regarding the community report, please contact Executive Director of Communications, L. Michelle at michellel@issaquah.wednet.edu or 425-837-7004.

Important Note:

The Issaquah School District is committed to providing access to all individuals visiting our district website, including persons with disabilities. If you cannot access content on our website or this annual report because of a disability, please call L. Michelle at 425-837-7004 or email webmaster@issaquah.wednet.edu and describe the nature of the accessibility needs and your contact information. We will make every effort to provide the information requested in an accessible format and seek to correct any accessibility issues on our website.

Nourish Every Mind 2020 Dates

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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