Creekside Elementary PTSA E-NEWS

October 29, 2019

Upcoming PTSA & School Events

  • November 4 - Otter Wear Order Deadline
  • November 5 - Picture Retakes and Makeups - For retakes, please return complete package on picture day and let your child's teacher know that you would like a retake.
  • November 8 - Veterans Day Assembly 9:30 - 10:30
  • November 11 - Veterans Day - No School for Staff and Students
  • November 14 - Reflections Reception 7:00 - 8:00PM
  • November 28, 29 - Thanksgiving Holiday Break - No School for Staff and Students
  • December 4, 5 - Parent Teacher Conferences - Details from your child's teacher

Halloween Bash 2019 - Thank you!

We hope you and your families enjoyed this year's Halloween Bash as much as we did. Thank you to all of our volunteers who made this event a success! From the spooktacular haunted house to the DJ, arts and crafts, face painting, toys and games, decor and concessions, we couldn't do it without you.

A special thanks for our committee chairs:

Haunted House: Ali Khatibi

Haunted House Decorations: Margarita Rayburn & Jill Walls

Toys and Donuts: Melissa Haigh

Games + Prizes: Keegan Porter

Decorations: Elisha Logue + Tina Patel

Arts + Crafts: Fiona O’Connor

Face Painting: Staci Gould

Also, a special shout out to our hard-working haunted house crew who helped build and take down the haunted house: Ryan Stewart, Derek Robinson, Mauro Fraga, Ali Khatibi, Justin Arnold and Jared Wood, and to our Creekside custodian Dave Holbrook, and Kitchen Manager Jenni Wilson!

Yearbook Cover Design Contest

We are inviting all Creekside students to submit a drawing in our Yearbook Cover Design Contest! The winning selection will be displayed on the front cover of the 2019-2020 yearbook. Finalists will be displayed in a collage on the back cover. Entries are due by December 6. For more info, click here.

Otter Wear

Missed out on Otter Wear? Creekside Spirit Wear is available to purchase for a limited time. Hurry and get yours, on sale only until Monday, November 4.

Looking for embroidered jackets or vests? Now offering faculty, staff, and adult embroidered items here:

Questions? Contact

Bank Day - Coming Soon!

A penny saved is a penny earned! Bank Day will begin on Friday, December 6th. Stay tuned for more information next week on how to get your child signed up to participate as well as some new guidelines for those of you with accounts that are already set up.

Popcorn Fridays 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.

Popcorn Friday Volunteer Opportunities

Lost & Found

The Lost and Found has been cleared out and donated to a local charity except for a few pieces that were lost in the last week. Please continue to have your child check the lost as jackets, sweatshirts, lunchboxes pile up quickly! Please label all clothing and lunchboxes with your last name, we will try our hardest to get the items back to their rightful owners. . Thank you to our Lost and Found volunteers who sift through and organize the items!


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: to check out all the cool Halloween, Thanksgiving and Holiday Cards, as well as fun, personalized frames, cinch bags, calendars and more. They would make holiday shopping easy! Happy Shopping!

Community Forum on Teen Drug Abuse: Warning SIgns and Resources

The City of Sammamish is hosting a community forum on teen drug abuse on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Central Washington University at 120 228th Ave NE. Sammamish. Speakers include Sammamish Police Department, King County Public Health, Influence the Choice (featuring Hidden in Plain Sight), and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). The event is free and childcare will be provided.

Are You registered to Vote?

Are you registered to vote? A quick way to check and register online for 11/5 Election
Ballots for the November 5 election are being mailed out to registered voters on October 18, 2019! Do you know if you are registered to vote? If you’ve recently moved or changed your name (or just haven’t voted in a while), you probably need to re-register to vote. And, because general elections usually happen only once a year, it’s understandable if you’re not totally clear on your voter status or if you remembered to update your registration after your last big life event. Even if you’re pretty sure you have, there’s no harm in taking a minute to double-check and there is an easy way to find out! Simply follow this link to the VoteWA website and enter your name and birthday. It will verify your status, and offer you the opportunity to update your information if need be. October 28 is the deadline to use the online registration, but you can still register in person up to November 5. All of the details are on the website! You can also find important details about the November 5, 2019 General Election at King County’s Election Website.

From the city of sammamish

City of Sammamish Seeks Community Input on Transportation Master Plan

Do you have transportation issues you care about? Traffic got you down? Let’s talk traffic! Please register to share your voice and learn more about the Transportation Master Plan on Connect Sammamish! Connect Sammamish allows citizens to participate in polls, surveys, and ask questions directly to City staff. The Transportation Master Plan (TMP) is a 20-year strategic framework to help improve how you get around town. Please register to share your thoughts on the TMP! You can ask a question or participate in our mapping feature. You will also find more information about the TMP and learn more about other projects the City is working on.

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!

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.