Creekside Elementary E-News

January 24, 2020

A REMINDER - There is no school for students on Monday, January 27. It is a Teacher Work Day

Upcoming Dates

  • January 24 - Family Movie Night
  • January 27 – Teacher Professional Development Day – No school for students
  • February 4 - Fall 2020 Kindergarten Parent Info Night
  • February 5 - Issaquah Schools Foundation Dining For Kids at La Casita
  • February 6 - PTSA's Creekside Around the World Cultural Fair

Family Movie Night - TONIGHT! Doors open at 5:30

Creekside's Family Movie Night showing Abominable is THIS Friday! Bring a blanket and cozy up to join us for a night of family fun with a movie, pizza, popcorn, and candy. Please remember to bring cash for concessions and pizza is first come first serve. Doors open at 5:30pm and movie starts at 6pm. No RSVP necessary.

If you would like to donate a bag of individually wrapped candy for the movie night (nut free), please drop off by the PTSA basket in the office by end of day today. We also need volunteers to help make this event a success! Check out our volunteer sign-up to see what opportunities are available.

Questions? Contact or for details.

Kindergarten Information Night Tuesday, February 4th, 5:30-6:30

Do you have a child that will be 5 on or before August 31, 2020 and you live within the Creekside attendance area? If so, we invite you to join us for a parent only Kindergarten Information Night on Tuesday, February 4th from 5:30 - 6:30PM in the Creekside Multi-Purpose Room.
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It is Flu Season!

It is Flu Season!

Here are the tell-tale signs of having the flu, according to the CDC:

· Fever and/or chills

· Cough, sore throat, a runny and/or stuffed nose

· Body aches and headaches

· Fatigue (flu symptoms may present in groups of two or three or all at once). Some flu patients also experience diarrhea and vomiting

Most people who get the flu will have mild illness, will not need medical care or antiviral drugs, and will recover in less than two weeks. Some people, however, are more likely to get flu complications that can result in hospitalization and sometimes death. Pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infections and ear infections are examples of flu-related complications. The flu also can make chronic health problems worse. For example, people with asthma may experience asthma attacks while they have the flu.

The Flu Is Contagious

Most healthy adults may be able to infect other people beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. Children may pass the virus for longer than 7 days. Symptoms start 1 to 4 days after the virus enters the body. That means that you may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. Some people can be infected with the flu virus but have no symptoms. During this time, those persons may still spread the virus to others.

How can we stop the spread of the flu?

· Stay home when you are sick (fever over 100, vomiting or diarrhea)

· Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

· Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue away after use and wash your hands. If a tissue is not available, cover your mouth and nose with your sleeve, not your hands

· Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way

· Frequently touched surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected at home, work and school, especially if someone is ill.

If you suspect that you have the flu it is best to call your physician to get treatment. If you do have the flu please email me at Thanks, Eryn Belles, RN 425-837-5204

Represent Your Country at Creekside Around the World

The Creekside Around the World event will be held on Thursday, February 6 from 5:30pm-7:30pm. This is a PTSA sponsored event where families learn about our school’s diversity. Different countries are represented in booths that display information about their country that includes people, places, traditions, food, sports and culture.

If you would like to represent your country, you would be responsible for:

- Preparing the information that will be displayed (guidance will be available)

- Preparing your booth by decorating it and making it fun for families to see and learn.

- Bringing food or candy to share with families so that everyone could have a taste of the flavors of your country.

- Giving information to the attendees on the day of the event and teaching them about your country.

To sign up to represent your country, please click here. Questions? Contact Marissa at

2020 Issaquah School District EP&O Renewal Levy


The 2020 Renewal Levy Continues Support For:

Career & Technical Education • Mental Health Counselors • Special Education • Safety and Security • Highly Capable Program • Dual Language Program • After School Activities, Athletics and more!

With voter approval of this renewal levy, we can ensure these programs continue benefitting our students for another 2 years. This is not a new tax.

Local Levy Dollars Support Local Kids!

Click here to view a video about this Levy Ballot Measure

Click here to download a fact sheet with details.

ELPA21 Assessment

The annual ELPA21 assessment is an online assessment given between February 3- March 27 to all students who qualify for English language development (ELD) services.The ELPA21 summative assessment measures students' English language proficiency in reading, listening, writing, and speaking. Results from this test determine which students are eligible to continue receiving ELD services.

Please contact your student’s ELL teacher with questions regarding specific dates for testing.

Open Enrollment Begins February 1

Per ISD Regulation 3131 regarding In-District Student Transfers, students and their parent(s)/guardian(s) may apply to transfer to any District school other than their neighborhood school during open enrollment through the month of February for the following school year. For complete information on the open enrollment process, including applications, please click here.

News from the Issaquah Schools Foundation

Dining for Kids

La Casita is the February Dining for Kids partner. Join us Wednesday, February 5th and La Casita 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:

Impact Scholarship Applications due February 21, 2020

The Issaquah Schools Foundation offers scholarships to help juniors and seniors in the Issaquah School District continue their educational journeys. The Impact Scholarship will be awarded to students who submit essays that describe how Issaquah Schools Foundation-funded programs have enriched their education. For more information on the scholarships and how to apply, please visit our Impact Scholarship Page.

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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