Creekside School & PTSA E-News

March 3, 2020

Upcoming Events

  • March 2-6 - Read Across America Week
  • March 4 - Dining for Kids at Big Fish Grill, Issaquah Highlands
  • March 6 - Bank Day
  • March 12 - Class Photo and Spring Portrait Day
  • March 16 - 5th Graders to visit PLMS
  • March 26 – Family Science Night
  • March 30 PTSA General Membership Meeting
  • April 6-10 - Pennies for Patients
  • April 24 - Talent Show
  • June 5 - Summer Celebration End of Year Party

Destination Imagination Update – 4 Teams Headed to State!

Congratulations to all of the Creekside Destination Imagination teams and their tireless volunteer team managers that participated in the Washington State Tournament on February 29th.

A total of 8 teams competed in Technical, Fine Arts, Service Learning, Engineering, Improvisational and Instant Critical Thinking Challenges throughout the day.

The 3 Rising Star Teams, LeaderShip, RockStars and Otterrific (Kindergarten-2nd Grade) successfully completed their first Destination Imagination Early Learning Challenge and hopefully, will return next year to compete.

Team Sweet Tarts showcased their imagination, time management and teamwork to win the Instant Challenge Award.

Team Cosmic Pickles, Bee-mazing, Imaginers, and The Rusty Pirates all advanced to compete at the State level on March 28th! A truly fantastic performance by our Creekside Otters. Well done!

Creekside's Annual Talent Show – Registration Opens on March 18

Creekside PTSA’s Talent Show is Friday, April 24th. Doors open at 5:30pm for the visual arts displays, show starts at 6pm. If your student is interested in participating, please sign up on the PTSA website starting on Wednesday, March 18th.

Students can sing, dance, do a skit, show their yo-yo, hula hoop, stilts, or pogo stick tricks, demonstrate martial arts, play an instrument (or two or three at the same time), quote a poem or read an original poem. Be creative and have fun.

Acts need to be 2 minutes or less. Mandatory rehearsal, accompanied by a parent, is on Wednesday, April 22 after school. If you have a Creekside artist in your home, sign him or her up to submit art or writing for the visual arts section that will be on display before and during the show. For questions, contact Kathy Brandt

PTSA General Membership Meeting – Special guest speaker

The next PTSA general meeting will be held on Monday, March 30 at 7pm in the Creekside Library. We will have a special guest speaker, Henrieke Timmer, who will talk to us about their Mindfulness program and see if we are interested in bringing it to the school.

Family Science and Engineering Night – Volunteers needed

Family Science and Engineering Night will be held on Thursday, March 26, from 5:30 - 7:30pm in the MPR.

Volunteers are needed! No science expertise is required for any of the positions. Sign up on the link if you can help.

Hope you can join us for a fun evening of exploration!

Summer Celebration – Save the Date!

It’s the beginning of March and our volunteers are already underway preparing to have great food, field games, prizes, our amazing DJ, balloon artist and more. Please SAVE THE DATE for our end of the year party being held on Friday, June 5th from 5:30-7:30pm. If you have a middle or high schooler who would like to volunteer to get their hours in, please contact Jen Nakamura or Hailey Chamberlain.

Bank Day

A penny saved is a penny earned!! The next Bank Day will be THIS Friday, March 6th. Our Bank Day Chair, Nova, 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 (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 and get your child saving!


Keep your photos coming! Send in photos from class parties, concerts and events so we have plenty of candids of all of the kids for this year’s yearbook! Submit photos at

While you’re there, don’t forget to order your yearbook! This year’s yearbook will feature student artwork for the cover, plus at least 88 pages of full color photos of our Creekside kiddos… Yearbooks are distributed in class in June so kids have the opportunity to sign each other’s yearbooks before the summer. Order your yearbook at, or follow the link on the Creekside PTSA website under Items to Purchase.

If you would like to check to see if you’ve already ordered, go to, and click “track your order” on the left side. Just enter your email address and it will find orders for you.

Questions? Contact Jill Lantz

Popcorn Fridays Sign-Ups

The Popcorn Friday schedule still needs 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 Schedule

Lost & Found

Thank you for your continued support labeling all of your child’s belongings. We are still finding a lot of water bottles and lunchboxes that are not labeled. These unfortunately get thrown away due to mold and bacteria. Please don’t forget to label all belongings with your child’s first and last name.

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:

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:

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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