Creekside Elementary PTSA E-News

September 17, 2019

Upcoming Events

  • September 18 – Otterwear Deadline (extended!)
  • September 19 – Picture Day
  • October 1 – Issaquah Schools Foundation Honk + Wave
  • October 4 – 11 – Hawk-a-Thon Fundraiser
  • October 25 – Halloween Bash, 5:30-7:30pm

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 Chair

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

Talent Show Chair

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

End of Year Party

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


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.


Help out our wonderful librarians at Creekside! If you enjoy working with students and have time during the school day to come in and help, we would be excited to have you join us as a library volunteer this school year! You will sign up for an hour long, weekly time slot and come every week for the entire 2019-2020 school year. If you are interested in signing up to volunteer in the library and/or would like to know more information, please contact our volunteer coordinator Nova Featherstone at

The students always enjoy having parent volunteers during their library time each week!

Popcorn Friday Volunteers Needed!

Here is your opportunity to see the kids and bring some sunshine to their day! Sign up to help with Popcorn Friday and include ‘new’ next to your name in the sign-up if this is your first time.

Hawk-a-Thon Fundraiser

Are you ready to rock Creekside? Have your heard about the Hawkathon Rockin’ Recess coming up? If we meet our overall goal during the Hawkathon, we will win an all-school Rockin’ Recess celebration with special surprises, music, treats and more! Mark your calendar for October 4-11 and get ready to rock on October 11th for an all school Rockin’ Recess once we meet our goal of $100,000! The suggested donation is $150 per student and we will make it easy for you to contribute by just going online to and donating through our Hawkathon page! Share with family and friends that week and get rockin’!

Reflections Program

Welcome to Creekside PTSA’s Reflections program for 2019-2020! 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!

Creekside will have 12 finalists, who will have a chance to go on to the Issaquah District round, and a chance to go to State or all the way to the National Finals!

Entering is easy! 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


**LAST CHANCE TO ORDER has been extended to Wednesday, September 18 **

Pre-order your Creekside Otterwear now!

Visit the PTSA website to order:

Sizing and color samples are available near the office. Your items will be distributed to students in class early Fall. Contact Michelle Tiplin with any questions at


NEW THIS YEAR! Yearbooks can be purchased directly through the Entourage website (the company we use to compile and print the yearbooks). When purchasing your yearbook(s), please create an account (do not check out as a guest) so that you can track your order. To purchase, go to the Entourage Link site: OR the PTSA Website and follow the link under “Items to Purchase”.


Label, label, label! Please make sure your student’s items (clothing, water bottles and lunch totes) are clearly marked with your child’s name. Lunch totes and water bottles are already piling up.


Issaquah Schools Foundation Step Up for Kids Honk + Wave

Mark your calendar for the annual ISF Honk + Wave at Creekside on Tuesday, October 1 to raise awareness for their annual Step Up for Kids campaign that benefits all students in the district. Please sign up on the link below if you would like to participate.

Dining for Kids

Wednesday, October 2nd at Agave Cocina in the Issaquah Highlands

Enjoy a great meal for a great cause! The Issaquah Schools Foundation invites you to Dining for Kids to raise funds for the Feeding Student Success program, which provides food aid in schools.

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

Luncheon – May 8th at Eastridge Church

Breakfast – May 19th at Eastridge Church