Creekside PTSA NEWS

October 1, 2019

Upcoming PTSA & School Events

  • October 3 - Parent Ed - An Evening with Matt Glover (see News From Creekside, below)
  • October 4 - Deadline for Kindness Club (3rd - 5th Grades)
  • October 4 – 11 – Hawk-a-Thon Fundraiser
  • October 14 - Teacher Work Day - No School for Students
  • October 22 - ParentWiser Event, Skyline High School
  • October 25 – Halloween Bash, 5:30-7:30PM

An Invite from Creekside: AN EVENING WITH MATT GLOVER

Please join us at Creekside on October 3rd - 6:30-7:30PM!

ISD’s Teaching and Learning department is proud to present An Evening with Matt Glover! Come join author and literacy expert, Matt Glover, speak about the stages of writing development and ways to support your child at home with writing. Click here to register.

This event, open to all ISD Elementary parents and guardians, will be held on Thursday, October 3 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Creekside Elementary, 20777 SE 16th St. Sammamish WA 98075. Matt's presentation is intended for parents and guardians only. Matt Glover is a nationally known literacy consultant and author who has been working with teachers in ISD for six years. He presents on topics related to nurturing writers and supporting children’s intellectual growth and development.

PTSA Open Volunteer Positions 2019-2020

We need more parent volunteers to help fill open positions for this school year!

If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Colleen Mahon ( for more information.

Cultural Fair Co-Chair

We need a co-chair for our cultural community event where families get together to learn about our school diversity scheduled for February 6, 2020.

Talent Show Co-Chair
Enjoy planning events and working with students on showing off their talents on stage? We are looking for a co-chair to coordinate our annual Talent Show scheduled for April 24, 2020.

End of Year Party Co-Chair

We are looking for a co-chair who would be interested in planning our year end party for students and their families scheduled for June 5, 2020.

Club chair open positions

Chess Club Chair

Chess Club provides the opportunity for 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. Geography Club seeks to build on this natural curiosity and excitement for learning new things. One or two parent volunteers needed to run this club.

Toastmasters Chair
Provides students the opportunity to practice and improve their public speaking skills. One or two parent volunteers needed to run this club.

Hawk-a-Thon Fundraiser

Are you ready? Our annual Hawk-a-Thon fundraiser kicks off THIS Friday, October 4th. We are looking forward to a fun filled week of meeting our goal of $150 per student raised and $100,000 overall to fund our programs for the year. All funds raised will go back to supporting our school. Get ready to visit from October 4th – 11th to donate online and also share with your family and friends to make a contribution! Company matching is also encouraged. We are also welcoming company sponsorships this year. Please contact or for more details.

A big thanks to our first Hawk-a-Thon sponsor, Roy Towse, a real estate broker with Compass, based in Sammamish. Since 2004, Roy has delivered real estate services to all of his clients by connecting buyers and sellers in a way that meets the needs of all parties concerned. For more information, visit

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Halloween Bash 2019

Save the date! Creekside’s annual Halloween Bash is scheduled for Friday, October 25th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm for Creekside students and their families. More information coming soon.

KIndness Club

Creekside PTSA is sponsoring a new Kindness Club this year! The goal of this club is to ensure that all students have the opportunity to experience kindness at Creekside. 3rd-5th grade students will have the opportunity to participate in this club as Kindness Ambassadors. They will be trained to recognize other students being kind throughout the school day.

Students that are interested in being a Kindness Ambassador must complete the application that will be given through their teacher. Please have your child complete the application and send it back no later than Friday, October 4th.

Popcorn Friday Volunteers Needed

Popcorn Fridays need parent volunteers to keep it going! Sign up to help with Popcorn Friday and include ‘new’ next to your name in the sign-up if this is your first time.

Reflections Program

Reflections is a National PTA arts recognition program that helps students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning. The primary focus of Reflections is a celebration of creativity through positive recognition.

Creekside students are invited to create original works of art in response to this year’s theme, Look Within. Entries from all grades and all abilities are welcome.

Students may submit their completed works in the following 6 categories: Visual Art, Photography, Dance Choreography, Film Production, Music Compositions and Literature. Whether you like to write poems, compose your own songs, make up dance routines, take cool photos, draw and paint or make your own short films, there is something for all students!

Entry packets are available outside the Creekside office and are to be submitted with the work of art by Friday, October 25th. Have questions, need some guidance or want to volunteer? Contact Laura Hassel at

Lost & Found

Please check out our lost and found. Jackets, sweatshirts, lunchboxes and more are piling up! Please have your child label all clothing and lunchboxes. The first charity donation of items will be collected and donated on November 1st.

ParentWiser Event

Is your child normal? Meet and hear Jonathan Mooney on a speaking tour for his new book, Normal Sucks! With humor, knowledge and hope, Mooney speaks on neuro-diversity, how we should stop fixing people and start empowering them. He gives hope for anyone who learns differently, emphasizing the impact of supportive teaching and parenting. Tuesday, October 22 at 7pm at Skyline High School. Register here.

Step Up for Kids

Your partnership with the Issaquah Schools Foundation benefits every student at every school in the district. Donating to the Foundation give students opportunities for academic enrichment as well as support for students who need help with basics like food and school supplies. Step Up for Kids and donate to the Fall campaign at

Fall Dining for Kids Locations

The Issaquah Schools Foundation Dining for Kids restaurant partners generously guarantee a portion of the day's proceeds as a donation to the Foundation that provides multiple forms of support to Issaquah School District students, including food aid. Put these upcoming dates on your calendar!

October 2: Agave Cocina

November 6: Chinoise Sushi Bar & Asian Grill

December 4: Ohana Eastside

More information available here:

Nourish Every Mind 2020 Dates (please note new location for the luncheon)

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.