Creekside PTSA E-news

September 24, 2019

Upcoming PTSA & School Events

  • October 1 – Issaquah Schools Foundation Honk + Wave
  • 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 22 - ParentWiser Event, Skyline High School
  • 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

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 26, 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.

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. 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 at least one off-site competition.

Hawk-a-Thon Fundraiser

“Hawk-A-Thon, Hawk-A-Thon, Go Hawk-A-Thon!” We are getting closer to our kick-off of Creekside’s annual Hawk-A-Thon! Get your spirit wear ready and get ready for some spectacular prizes!

Spirits Days:

October 4 - Full Hawk
October 7 - True Blue Monday
October 8 - Lean Mean Green Tuesday
October 9 - Crazy Hair Wednesday

October 10 - Wolf Gray Thursday

October 11 - Full Hawk Friday

We will do daily prize drawings during lunch from October 4-11th for those that have made donations. We have awesome prizes including sunglasses, vortex footballs, slap bracelets and more! New this year…we have prize drawings for parents! We will draw 2 families that have contributed $150 or more and they will receive 2 tickets each to a Seahawks game! If you have questions or want to help, please email or


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!

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.


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”.

Reflections Program

Reflections is a National PTA/PTSA 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 forms and category information sheets will be available starting this Thursday, September 12th on the Reflections board, located outside the office. Entries are to be submitted by Friday, October 25th to the entry box.

Have questions, need some guidance or want to volunteer? Contact Laura Hassel at

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.



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.

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

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.