Creekside Elementary E-news

September 9, 2019

Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, September 11th: 1st-5th Curriculum Night (this is a parent ONLY event)
    • Grades 3—5 @ 6 to 6:30 pm
    • Parent Meeting with PTSA and the Principal @ 6:35 to 6:55 pm
    • Grades 1—2 @ 7 to 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, September 19th: Student Picture Day! More info coming from LifeTouch Photography Studio
  • Thursday, September 19th: First Day for School Bus Passes
  • October 4th - 11th: PTSA's HAWK-A-THON Fundraiser (more details from PTSA to follow)

Update on Bus Routes from the ISD Transportation Department

The ISD is working hard to address bus overloads and adjust schedules based on actual ridership as we move into our first full week of school. Please have patience while we continue to make the necessary adjustments to the routes. Thank you!

Attendance calls Update

We are using a new system to send out attendance calls to families when a student is absent from class. This year, both a phone call and an email will be sent according to the primary contact information in Family Access. Phone calls will simply alert families of an unexcused absence. The emails will contain information regarding class periods missed for students in secondary grade levels.

Highly Capable Referral Window Now Open

The Highly Capable Program Referral Window is Open September 1st through September 15th

Referrals of students to determine possible eligibility for the Highly Capable Program will be accepted online beginning September 1 through September 15.

*Please note, all kindergarten students will be screened this fall to determine eligibility for further testing for possible selection into the Highly Capable program.

The District’s referral procedure may include screening procedures as allowed by state statute. Please go to the Highly Capable website for further information and to access the online referral questionnaire and referral form. Individuals making a referral must use the District provided online referral form. The following exceptions will apply:

  1. Referrals will not be accepted for students who were tested for the Highly Capable Program in the previous school year.
  2. Referrals for second grade students will not be accepted as testing for these students will occur mid-year.
  3. Referrals for students new to the district who enroll after September 15 will be accepted for ten (10) school days from the enrollment date.
  4. Students new to the district enrolling after the Highly Capable fall testing window who meet the screening criteria will be assessed prior to the beginning of the next school year.

Students may be referred by individuals including teachers, other staff, parents, and members of the community.

Calling all pool noodles

We are looking for pool noodle donations for an upcoming event. They need to be the kind with a hole down the center, not the solid ones. Please drop off noodles at school, or at Katie Heady's place (1459 227th Ave SE). Thanks!

Family Access Help Event

Family Access provides parents information about your child’s progress at school and class information. Come learn how to use it and support your child’s learning. Help session will include support on how to check your child’s grades in middle and high school, maintain contact through school communications via Skyward, access teacher websites and assignments, check attendance, lunch balance, report cards and test scores. For more information, please click here to visit the ISD website.

Interpreters will be available in Spanish and Mandarin. If you need an interpreter in another language, please contact Lorna Gilmour at by September 19. Snacks and Children’s corner available.
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.

ISF News

Issaquah Schools Foundation Step Up for Kids Honk + Wave

Mark your calendar for the annual ISF Honk + Wave 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