2015-2016 School Year


Week of October 5th:
Another big THANK YOU to all the staff and parents that helped out at the Duke game this weekend. I know everyone is tired of hearing about it but we do need to staff the 10/31 and the 11/14 games. We are hoping the 10/31 is a DAY game. Please, we need to try to fulfill our commitment to do this this year. Here’s the sign up if you can help out:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49a4a72faa8-duke4. I’ll post game times as soon as I have them.
We will staff the basketball games as well. They are much faster and not as long a shift. AND we don’t need nearly as many people to work games. Here is the sign up for basketball season. I’d like to the get the 10/17 Blue/White game filled as soon as possible: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49a4a72faa8-duke5
PTA Board Meeting – Mon, 10/5 7pm in the media center
Chorus practice for 5th grade – Tues 10/6 8am
Chorus practice for 4th grade – Thurs 10/8 8am
Family Bingo Night – Thurs, 10/8 dinner starting at 6:15pm in the cafeteria. Bingo to follow in English and Spanish. PTA General Membership Meeting starting at 6pm prior to bingo. We need to vote on the proposed 2015-2016 budget. Please, if you are a PTA member, come out at 6pm to vote on the budget. We need at least 20 members voting in order to pass it.
EVERY Friday – Creekside Spirit Day! Wear your favorite Creekside spirit wear!
Coming up:
Oct 14th National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day – parents, join us in the cafeteria for lunch with your child and an opportunity to offer feedback about our school lunches.
Oct 16th individual picture day
Nov 7th Magnet School Fair
There is still time to join the Creekside PTA! Currently we have about 135 members, down 100 from last year! Please consider joining today. Membership is not going to take up any of your time, you will simply be supporting our large organization! 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. Form is attached at the bottom. We’d love to see 100% membership at Creekside!
4th Grade is selling Go Play Save Coupon Books to earn money toward field trips. Coupons include Moe’s, Kroger, PDQ, Great Wolf Lodge and more! It pays for itself after a couple of coupon uses. Books are $25 and orders due by Oct 5th. See any 4th grader or 4th grade teacher if you’d like one.
School field trips will start soon! If you plan to be a chaperone or plan to volunteer in the school this year, you MUST BE AN APPROVED DPS VOLUNTEER. Approval lasts 2 years. You may apply online at: https://ec.volunteernow.com/recruiter/index.php?class=VolunteerRegistration&recruiterID=1343. It takes up to 2 weeks to get approval so please don’t wait to apply.Do it today!
The Media Center is having a poetry contest! Our Media Center will be hosting a fundraiser throughout the day during educator’s week. We are encouraging all students to submit their poetry to their teacher as soon as possible.Every grade level will be picking 2 students to present their poem at the Barnes and Noble, Southpoint Mall location. The deadline to submit the poem to their teacher is on Thursday, October 8th. Please submit your entry as soon as possible!
Love science? We need your help with the annual Science Week which will take place late winter/early spring. There will be an interest meeting for parents on Monday, 10/5 at 6:30pm in the media center just before the PTA board meeting. Come out to learn more about our Science Week and how you might help.
Congratulations to all the students who made the Battle of the Books team! They will meet the following days from 8-9am: 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 12/4, 12/18, 1/8, 1/22
Book Character Day will be Oct 30th. Students may dress up for school like their favorite book character.
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Hi Parents!  This year’s main PTA fundraiser, the Creekside Eagles Fun Run, is coming soon!  It’ll be a 9-day program kicked off with a Pep Rally at school on Wednesday, October 28th.  Your family will have time in the coming weeks to collect pledges for every lap your student runs, and then we’ll celebrate at the Fun Run on Friday, November 6th.  Our big goal this year is to raise funds for Creekside playground improvements, so we once again partnered with the Fun Run experts at Boosterthon to power our event and make it more profitable, easier, and fun.  In preparation for the Fun Run in November, students will experience an amazing character theme, Big World Recess!  It’s a global fitness theme all about playing with character.  Donations will go toward playground upgrades and equipment and to the entire 9-day experience.  So keep an eye out for more information, and please help our school by reaching out to sponsors.  And don’t forget to Save the Date…families are encouraged to come out and cheer on our Creekside Eagles at the Fun Run on November 6th!  Thank you for your support.
We need LOTS of help with the Duke football games this season at the Creekside concession stand.  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. Duke has four consecutive games at home at the beginning of the season. The next game is Sat 10/31 against Miami.  Come see the new football stadium and hopefully catch some of the game while earning big bucks for Creekside.
***NOTE…This year we are raffling off 3 x $100 gift cards at the end of football season for all the people that have volunteered to work games. Your name will be entered in each time you work a game. ****
Duke’s will kickoff it’s basketball season on Sat, 10/17 with the Blue & White game. Countdown to Craziness starts at . If you would like to work this event, please go to the basketball sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49a4a72faa8-duke5  Remember, students 14+ are also able to work! The basketball stand is much smaller and a shorter shift. Please consider working!
The media center community clean up day has been rescheduled for Oct 17th 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! If you are interested, please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49a4a72faa8-community
Don’t forget to go online an apply to be a DPS volunteer: https://ec.volunteernow.com/recruiter/index.php?class=VolunteerRegistration&recruiterID=1343
Ms. Zwickle-Cheek needs composition notebooks & 3-pronged folders. She has many new students in need of these items. If you have extras, please send them in with your child labeled to go to the office for Ms. Zwickle-Cheek. Thank you!
If anyone has soda pop tabs that Miss Kelley’s class (room 126) is collecting them for the Ronald McDonald House! We have a collection started in our room and are trying to get as many as possible to donate. Thank you!
Ms. Judd,  the Technology Facilitator, is asking if parents can donate (new or used) iPad2 chargers for teacher iPads. These are the LARGE, 30 PIN CHARGERS. There is a shortage in inventory.  iPads are essential pieces to our teachers as they use them for mClass as well as opportunities for student use. It would be greatly appreciated!
The school is in need of larger sized clothing items for deserving children in case of emergencies. Sizes needed for the clothes closet are: 10-12, 14-16, & 18-20. Donations may be dropped off at the front office.
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.
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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