Save The Date

April 26                          Creekside Talent Show
May 3                             Bank Days
May 3                             ISF luncheon @ Meydenbauer Center
May 6                             Staff Appreciation Week Begins
May 9                             Art Walk
May 11                           Seattle Sounders Game Night
May 14                           ISF Breakfast @ Eastridge Church Issaquah
May 16                           Creekside’s Lion King
May 17                           Creekside’s Lion King

Talent Show
Creekside's Annual Talent Show is coming soon! 
Mark your calendars for Friday, April 26th.  Doors open at 5:30pm for the visual arts displays, show starts at 6pm

5th Grade DI Team is Going to Globals
Congratulations to our 5th Grade Destination Imagination Team of Jax R, Alex R, Henry D, Noah C, Samuel R, Abby R, and Deepa S  for placing 2nd in State and earning a spot in Globals with students from 17 other countries.  They will go to compete in Kansas City May 22-25th!  The team has a big goal to reach and will be fundraising to get there.  Look for this DI team at the talent show on April 26th from 6-8pm as they sell baked goods and flowers to raise funds for their trip!  Mark your calendar for a special Rocky Empanadas night on May 14th when a portion of sales go to sending this team to Kansas City! Good luck team "We Drew It Out of A Hat"!  

A special thank you to Jason Rajtar for managing this team and Wendy Wu for chairing Destination Imagination for our school.  If you have questions or want to look for ways to support DI through sponsorship or donations please contact and visit the team at 

Bank Days
A penny saved is a penny earned!! The next Bank Day will be Friday, May 3rd. I 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 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!!

Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week is scheduled for May 6 -10, and we are looking forward to making this a great week for our teachers/staff.  The week will culminate with a festive potluck lunch on Friday, May 10. We would appreciate it if parents could sign up to bring an item!  Here's the SignUpGenius:


Issaquah Schools Foundation

Nourish Every Mind
Save the date(s)!

Friday, May 3, 2019 – luncheon at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue (note the different day as NEM has historically been on Thursday)

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – breakfast at Eastridge Church in Issaquah

It’s never too soon to think about who you can invite to these fun events

Creekside Art Walk
We are busy planning and prepping our Art Walk scheduled for Thursday, May 9th from 5:30-7:30.  We are looking for volunteers to take on a station.  We will have all materials, and instructions available for you making your time as easy as possible!  Bring your teenagers along for service hours, or a friend/spouse to join you. We look forward to seeing you!
Kari and Katy 

PTSA Open Positions 2019/2020
We're looking for more parent volunteers to help fill open positions for next year. If you are interested in any of these programs and want to see them return next year, please contact Ghada at for more information.

Co-VP Volunteers
Our incoming VP Volunteers (Colleen Mahon) is looking for a co-VP for next year.  This position recruits and provides support for chairs to help them run their events or programs smoothly.  Great role for someone who enjoys working with people and a strong communicator. 

Sponsorship Chair – NEW!
Looking for a volunteer who can reach out to local businesses to raise money during our main fundraiser of the year.  

Staff Appreciation/ Room Parent Coordinator
Every month the PTSA recognizes teachers and staff with fun activities and treats.  The chair would be responsible for organizing events throughout the year.  Chair will also oversee room parent coordinators selected by teachers to distribute important PTSA news to parents. 

Chess Club Chair
Creekside Chess Club provides the opportunity for the students to play chess with other students. Chess club meets once a week after school. 

Geography Club Chair
Geography is a fundamental discipline at all levels of education.  Elementary students are naturally curious about the world around them.  Our Geography Club seeks to build on this natural curiosity and excitement for learning new things.  One or two parent volunteers are needed to run this club.

Math Club Chair
Current 4th and 5th grade students have the opportunity to form teams for the Creekside Math Club.  The Creekside Math Club will help prepare kids for the “Online Math Olympiad” and and at least one off site competition.  

The Lion King

We are proud to present Disney’s The Lion King

Come watch the show and be enthralled and delighted by this beautiful production that has swept up the community of Creekside!

Show times:

Thursday May 16              6pm

Friday     May 17               6pm

Saturday May 18               2pm & 6pm 

Please visit our website for more information on cast and crew

Tickets for the free show can be obtained here.

Video Recording - Call out for help! 

Any keen amateur video production people out there??The Lion King Production Crew is looking for a parent to video the lion king show on May 15th, this is so we can provide kids and parents with a permanent record of this wonderful show and achievement! 

Anyone interested please contact Sue McBreen

Spring Popcorn- volunteers needed

signup is here! Please signup at

Save the Date and Get Your Tickets Online!

Creekside and Seattle Sounders Game Night

May 11th, 7pm start time 

Please join your Creekside family and friends to cheer on our Seattle Sounders with group seating!  Creekside students attending will receive a free Sounders Prize to keep from your PTSA!  Come and enjoy the game!  Looking forward to seeing you there!  Tickets can be purchased online at:

For any questions please contact Hailey Chamberlain at and look for the official flyer coming home this week!  Go Sounders! 

Yearbook – Order Today
If you haven’t already, order your yearbook TODAY!

At the end of the year, yearbooks will be distributed to your child's classroom.  Your child's teacher will hand them out in class for those who have ordered them.  Students then get time to sign each others' yearbooks.  Please do not let your child miss out on this fun end of the year tradition!   

You can order your child's yearbook at the PTSA website.

Keep those photos coming!  We need candid photos from EVERY CLASS, and phone pictures are perfect, so don't feel like your pictures aren't good enough.   Submit them on line here:   Or get the Entourage Link app on the Apple App Store or Google Play.   Log in, search for Creekside, and upload away!  Need help submitting photos?   Email Jill Lantz (

Treasurer Update
We had a boost in yearbook purchases this month!  Please remember to get your order in so that your child has a yearbook to sign at the end of the year!  Thank you Jill Lantz for chairing this!

We still have Otterwear socks available!!  Thank you to our chair Michelle Tiplin!  Stay tuned for ways to purchase your Otter socks at an event or online for $12 each.  If you would like to purchase please email for details. 

The Creekside Sounders Game day is May 11th 7pm with group seating and a free prize for students!  Grab your tickets now!

We are working on the budget for 2019-2020 and looking forward to another year of PTSA supporting programs and events for all of our Creekside students, families and staff to enjoy!  If you have any questions or suggestions please email   The gaga pit will be the newest addition to the playgournd, funded by your donations and will be installed in 2 more weeks.

The proposed budget for 2019-2020 will be voted on at the next general membership meeting. 

Way to go Mrs. Quinn for all of your hard work on the Lion King.  The PTSA provided grant funds to help put on this production.  A special mention to Mrs. Quinn for her creativity and resourcefulness of these funds and for trying to use recycled materials and options before purchasing.  We can't wait to see the Lion King Mainstage Theater!   

As the year is wrapping up soon, thank you to all the chairs this year that are over the school events throughout the year.  Thank you for remaining in budget and on track!

We still have a few chair positions available for volunteers, if you are interested in finding out more please contact

News from Pine Lake Middle School
The Pine Lake Middle School PTSA needs volunteers for next school year (2019-2020). Positions are available for all levels of involvement. If you want to be involved but have limited time, we have positions that need an hour or two a month. If you are available, but only at a particular time of the year, we need help with several once-a-year events. If you want to help, but don’t want to carry a position on your own, find a friend to co-chair with you. If you want more involvement and the ability to vote on district and state level issues, as well as how PTSA funds should be used locally for our school, several board positions are available.  If you are interested in being involved at the middle school, in any capacity, and want additional information, please contact Carrie Tran ( or Kathie Arnesen ( for more information on what position would best fit your time constraints and interests. Thank you!