2015-2016 School Year

Creekside Eagles, here are this week’s announcements and upcoming events:

ANNOUNCEMENTS
No school on Monday, 9/7 in honor of Labor Day
Curriculum Night Grades K-2 – Thurs, 9/10 at 6pm
Curriculum Night Grades 3-5 – Tues, 9/15 at 6pm
 
Come out to meet Creekside’s new principal, Ms. Arrica Dubose on Thurs, 9/3 from 6-7pm in the Creekside Gym. 
 
Ms. Daniel’s last day at Creekside will be Friday, 9/4. We thank Ms. Daniels for her time and efforts at Creekside over the past two years!
 
Don’t forget to join the Creekside PTA! A portion of your dues goes to both the National PTA and the North Carolina PTA. Creekside benefits as well from your membership. It’s a way to support your school, stay connected and be an advocate for children and teachers. Memberships are $10 per person. Forms will go home on Friday. We’d love to see 100% membership at Creekside!
Last day to self-nominate for the School Improvement Team (SIT) is TODAY,  9/2 by 3pm. The SIT meets monthly and collaborates with administration and staff on a plan to improve our school and how to implement the plan. The goal is for parent, student and teacher satisfaction. A ballot with all nominees will go home on Friday, Sept 4th.
If you plan to volunteer in the school throughout year, you must be an approved DPS volunteer. Please go online and fill out the application as soon as possible. It takes up to two weeks to get approved. Approved applications are good for two years. Use this link for the online application: https://ec.volunteernow.com/recruiter/index.php?class=VolunteerRegistration&recruiterID=1343
The bell schedules for Durham schools was voted in to change for next year.  The school board voted last week to approve option A as the bell schedule change for next year. Most middle schools stay the same but staggered earlier times for elementary and later times for high schools. You can find the details of option A here: http://www.dpsnc.net/files/_HaB21_/b936d6817c29e51c3745a49013852ec4/BOE_Regular_Meeting_8.27.15doc.pdf
***Please look closely at donation requested below as well as new volunteer opportunities at Creekside!***
 
Duke’s 11th Annual Science Under the Stars is scheduled for Wed 9/23 from 6-8pm at the Duke University French Family Science Center on Duke’s West Campus. This event is FREE, open to the public and presented by our favorite chemistry lab professor, Dr. Ken Lyle (he is at all of Creekside’s science festivals, cue “coolest hands-on experiments”) Plan for your family to attend!
Bull City Running is offering a new program, Kids Run Durham that is a 5-week run-focused training program for kids ages pre-K through 8th grade. It will take place on Sunday afternoons at Northgate Park starting Sept 27-Oct 25. The cost is $45. Proceeds will be divided among local schools based on student participation. The program emphasizes building healthy lifestyle habits and works on self-esteem and character development, goal setting and management and good old-fashioned playing outside! For more information: http://www.bullcityrunning.com/events/kids-run-durham/
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
 
We need YOU to help at Duke’s first home football game on Sat 9/12. Kickoff is 6pm.  By “manning” this concession stand, we earn 10% of the season’s sales and last year it was $14,000+ for Creekside! We really need for parents, friends, family, staff to step up and sign up to work games throughout the year. I have created a sign up genius for the football season. The first game is on Sat, Sept 12th, kickoff at 6pm. Duke plays NCCU and it’s Employee Appreciation game which means it will be a sellout! Come see the new football stadium and hopefully catch some of the game while earning big bucks for Creekside. Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49a4a72faa8-duke4
The school is looking for a parent to change the marque sign out front once a week. If this is something you think you could do, please get in contact with the school office at 919-560-3919.
The Media Center is desperately in need of help getting the media center shelves organized for this year. Last year students checked out more than 40,000 times so you can see what a big job it is keeping information organized. We are working on creating a sign up genus to come in throughout the year to shelve books both in the media center and the book room (which is available to all teachers to use in their classrooms). If you are interested in helping out in the media center, please contact Ms. Maldonado, media specialist at Ivelisse.Maldonado@dpsnc.net or Tiffany Knight at Tiffany.Knight@dpsnc.net.
The media center will hold a media community clean up day on both 9/19 and 10/3 from 10am-1pm to help “clean up” the media center, book room and technology shelving. Please plan to come out to help one of those days as we can get a lot done in a short amount of time as a big group!
Please ask your classroom teachers about being a room parent this year. The duties are small and mostly you are the liaison for the class and the teacher. Consider volunteering this year!
Don’t forget to go online an apply to be a DPS volunteer: https://ec.volunteernow.com/recruiter/index.php?class=VolunteerRegistration&recruiterID=1343
DONATIONS NEEDED
The art room is looking for boxes of tissues and Wet Ones hand wipes.
A teacher is need of 1″ hardback binders for her classroom.
EARN FREE MONEY FOR CREEKSIDE
Link your Target Visa to Creekside Elementary. Target will give 5% back to Creekside on what you spend annually. Log on at www.target.com/tcoe and use code 121367 for Creekside. 
Link your Harris Teeter VIC card to Creekside #5611
Link your Kroger card to Creekside by asking at the Customer Service desk. We earn points for every dollar spent at Kroger toward purchases for our school.
Clip BOX TOPS  and Labels for Education. Students may bring in Box Tops  and labels every Friday to the Box Top store at the front of the school to trade them in for cool prizes. 
 
 
STAY CONNECTED
Like our PTA Facebook pagewww.facebook.com/creeksideelementarypta
New Creekside Elementary School Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Creekside-Elementary-School/1502656103337509
Have a great week Eagles!
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