Creekside Elementary E-NEWS

November 27, 2019

There is no school tomorrow and friday for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

The staff at Creekside wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We are thankful to work in such a supportive and kind community. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving break!

Conferences December 4, 5

Parent-Teacher conferences will take place December 4 and 5. There is no school for students during these two days. The conference scheduler is now closed. Please contact your child's teacher directly if you missed the sign up window.

Preparing for winter weather

We hope that everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday! We have been watching the weather predictions and want to remind everyone to take precautions for winter weather coming throughout the season. Please make sure your family and child care givers are signed up for snow day closure and delay texts or emails from our Transportation Department through FlashAlert. (Only families with verified mobile numbers in Family Access will receive texts from the District.) The District and school websites will post information by 6:30 a.m. Please take a moment to locate your Emergency Transportation Bulletin (ETB) that was mailed out in October or access the ETB online. Also take a moment to use SNOW E-Link to find your emergency snow route and make sure you check the chart below to become familiar with program changes due to delays and closures. For further information on school delays and closures, please click here

2nd grade 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.

FLASH PRESENTATIONS FOR 5TH GRADE PARENTS - DECEMBER 11 AND 14

The upcoming presentations for the Family Life and Sexual Health (FLASH) Curriculum for the parents of Apollo, Cascade Ridge, Challenger, Creekside, Discovery, and Issaquah Valley Elementary Schools will be held on:

Wednesday, December 11, 6:00 PM

or

Saturday, December 14, 9:00 AM


Each year we offer to parents/guardians of fifth grade students a district presentation of the Family Life and Sexual Health (F.L.A.S.H.) curriculum prior to teaching the unit.


The presentation includes information about:

· Laws and district procedures

· How curriculum is presented in our classrooms

· Options for exempting students


The upcoming dates for these presentations are:

Wednesday, December 11, 6:00 PM

Saturday, December 14, 9:00 AM


All presentations are held at the Issaquah Administration Center:

5150 220th Ave. SE

Issaquah, WA 98029


Please know that the presentation begins on time and lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

It is only mandatory to attend a presentation if a parent/guardian wants to exempt their student from the HIV/AIDS lessons.


Additional information about F.L.A.S.H. is available on our ISD website or by contacting Kris Coleman (425-837-7123)

Curriculum Adoption - Reading skills Parent survey

The ISD Teaching and Learning Department will review instructional reading materials for teaching foundational reading skills beginning in December 2019. During this literacy adoption, a district committee will review evidence-based practices and instructional materials to make recommendations. As partners in your child’s education, we invite you to follow this link to complete a survey

Caring Through Sharing - Deadline Extended

From November 18th – December 2, 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!

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!
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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