Save The Date

May 1                             ISF Dining for Kids – Tutta Bella
May 3                             Bank Day
May 3                             ISF luncheon @ Meydenbauer Center
May 6                             Staff Appreciation Week Begins
May 9                             Art Walk, 5:30 - 7:30PM
May 11                           Seattle Sounders Game Night
May 14                           ISF Breakfast @ Eastridge Church Issaquah
May 16                           Creekside’s Lion King, 6PM
May 17                           Creekside’s Lion King, 6PM
May 18                           Creekside's Lion King, 2PM and 6PM
May 21                           PTSA General Membership meeting @ 7:00pm

May Dining for Kids at Tutta Bella
Enjoy a great meal for a great cause! The Issaquah Schools Foundation invites you to Dining for Kids to raise funds for our Feeding Student Success program, which provides food aid in schools. Join us anytime Wednesday, May 1 at Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeriain Issaquah. Tutta Bella will generously donate a portion of your bill to the Foundation.  

Bank Days
A penny saved is a penny earned!! The next Bank Day will be Friday, May 3rd. I 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 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!!

Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week is scheduled for May 6 -10, and we are looking forward to making this a great week for our teachers/staff.  The week will culminate with a festive potluck lunch on Friday, May 10. We would appreciate it if parents could sign up to bring an item!  Here's the SignUpGenius:

Issaquah Schools Foundation
Nourish Every Mind
Save the date(s)!
Friday, May 3, 2019 – luncheon at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue (note the different day as NEM has historically been on Thursday)
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – breakfast at Eastridge Church in Issaquah

It’s never too soon to think about who you can invite to these fun events

Creekside Art Walk
We are busy planning and prepping our Art Walk scheduled for Thursday, May 9th from 5:30-7:30.  We are looking for volunteers to take on a station.  We will have all materials, and instructions available for you making your time as easy as possible!  Bring your teenagers along for service hours, or a friend/spouse to join you.

We look forward to seeing you!
Kari and Katy

PTSA Open Positions 2019/2020  

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

If you are interested in any of these programs and want to see them return next year please contact Ghada Hamdi at for more information.

Co-VP Volunteers
Our incoming VP Volunteers (Colleen Mahon) is looking for a co-VP for next year.  This position recruits and provides support for chairs to help them run their events or programs smoothly.  Great role for someone who enjoys working with people and a strong communicator. 

Staff Appreciation/ Room Parent Coordinator
Every month the PTSA recognizes teachers and staff with fun activities and treats.  The chair would be responsible for organizing events throughout the year.  Chair will also oversee room parent coordinators selected by teachers to distribute important PTSA news to parents.   

Sponsorship Chair – NEW!
Looking for a volunteer who can reach out to local businesses to raise money during our main fundraiser of the year.  


Geography Club Chair
Geography is a fundamental discipline at all levels of education.  Elementary students are naturally curious about the world around them.  Our Geography Club seeks to build on this natural curiosity and excitement for learning new things.  One or two parent volunteers are needed to run this club.

Math Club Chair
Current 4th and 5th grade students have the opportunity to form teams for the Creekside Math Club.  The Creekside Math Club will help prepare kids for the “Online Math Olympiad” and and at least one off site competition.  

The Lion King

Director’s Note-​ Lindsay Quinn

I first fell in love with Disney’s “The Lion King” as a feature length animated movie that hit theaters when I was the age of our cast members. When “The Lion King” opened on Broadway in 1997, it captivated audiences with it’s use of puppetry, magical sets, and the timeless music of Elton John. Under the direction of Julie Taymor, audiences were treated to a show unlike anything they had ever encountered.

I have been involved in the theater since I was 8 years old, both in acting and production. I deeply wanted to connect with the students at Creekside through the process of our first ever, full scale musical. Once I started to dream about what the production could be- I thought of “The Lion King” immediately.

This is a very special production. The puppets, sets, costumes and props are 95% created from recycled materials in our continued commitment to being a Level 4 Green School. The students and families across all grade levels have been working since January to create a production that nods to Julie Taymor’s original vison, but also is completely our own. This production is bigger than the show itself. I have been humbled by the energy, commitment and hard work of every person involved in this beautiful story.

With my deepest thanks to Creekside’s PTSA for their generosity in supporting every aspect of this production since the beginning. Understand that what you are seeing on stage is so very much more than the story of a lion and his journey to becoming who he was meant to be. This is the story of a school community, taking a journey to display the beauty of life, learning and celebration of our own village.

Come watch the show and be enthralled and delighted by this beautiful production that has swept up the community of Creekside!

Show times

Thursday May 16              6pm

Friday     May 17               6pm

Saturday May 18               2pm & 6pm

Please visit our website for more information on cast and crew:

Tickets for the free show can be obtained here.

Video Recording - Call out for help! 
Any keen amateur video production people out there??The Lion King Production Crew is looking for a parent to video the lion king show on May 15th, this is so we can provide kids and parents with a permanent record of this wonderful show and achievement! 

Anyone interested please contact Sue McBreen

Spring Popcorn- volunteers needed
Signup is here! Please signup at

Save the Date and Get Your Tickets Online!
Creekside and Seattle Sounders Game Night
May 11th, 7pm start time 
Please join your Creekside family and friends to cheer on our Seattle Sounders with group seating!  Creekside students attending will receive a free Sounders Prize to keep from your PTSA!  Come and enjoy the game!  Looking forward to seeing you there!  Tickets can be purchased online at:

For any questions please contact Hailey Chamberlain at and look for the official flyer coming home this week!  Go Sounders! 

Yearbook – Order Today
*** Calling all TALENT SHOW PHOTOS!!!!  Singing, Dancing, Making Music, Having Fun!  Send in pics of those talented Otters!!!  **** 

We are in the home stretch of putting the yearbook together and we need your help!     

We have lots of available class pages but no candid photos of your kids and their friends.  We'd love to change that! If you have photos you've taken of your kiddos that you haven't sent to us yet, we'd love to have them for the yearbook.  If you’ve gotten photos in newsletters or from your room parent, don’t assume we’ve gotten those.   Send those to us too!!  

You can submit them via the website: , or through the Entourage LINK app on iPhone or Android devices. We need all of the photos by May 8th please to ensure they get in.  Contact Jill Lantz ( with any questions. 

5th Grade DI Team is Going to Globals!
Congratulations to our 5th Grade Destination Imagination Team of Jax R, Alex R, Henry D, Noah C, Samuel R, Abby R, and Deepa S  for placing 2nd in State and earning a spot in Globals with students from 17 other countries.  They will go to compete in Kansas City May 22-25th, and will be fundraising to help off-set some of the cost.

The team had a successful Bake Sale at the Talent Show and thank you for your support!  They will be helping to sell empanadas with Rocky's Empanadaon May 14th and a portion of money raised goes to the DI Global Trip!  Thank you for your support in sending this team to Global Finals in Kansas City May 22.  For information on how to help

A special thank you to Jason Rajtar for managing this team and Wendy Wu for chairing Destination Imagination for our school.  If you have questions or want to look for ways to support DI through sponsorship or donations please contact and visit the team at 

Treasurer Update
Thank you to funds from our Hawkathon we have a new Gaga Pit that has been installed with the help of Eagle Scouts on our playground!  This is an interactive game that kids can play.  The classes will review rules with their teachers and go over safety before using the pit at recess!  We are happy to announce the playground Spinner has broke ground with prep and removal to begin the process of installation.  Thank you Tera and our school district for trying to get this in before summer.  

We have Sounders Tickets still on sale for the Creekside Game Day!  This is for May 11th 7pm and Creekside will have group seating!  
All students attending receive a Sounders prize from your PTSA! If you have any questions please email 

We are selling Creekside Otterwear Socks still, they are $12 each and a great way to sport your Otter Pride!  Please email if you would like to purchase any.  

We will be voting in our proposed budget for 2019-2020 school year at the General Membership meeting on May 21st.  Thank you!

News from Pine Lake Middle School
The Pine Lake Middle School PTSA needs volunteers for next school year (2019-2020). Positions are available for all levels of involvement. If you want to be involved but have limited time, we have positions that need an hour or two a month. If you are available, but only at a particular time of the year, we need help with several once-a-year events. If you want to help, but don’t want to carry a position on your own, find a friend to co-chair with you. If you want more involvement and the ability to vote on district and state level issues, as well as how PTSA funds should be used locally for our school, several board positions are available.  If you are interested in being involved at the middle school, in any capacity, and want additional information, please contact Carrie Tran ( or Kathie Arnesen ( for more information on what position would best fit your time constraints and interests. Thank you!