Some Upcoming Important Events!
August 7 – Kindergarten Popsicle Playdate on Creekside Playground (10:00-11:00am)
August 9 – 10 – Front Office Closed for Maintenance
August 16 – Kindergarten and New Family Orientation (5:30 – 6:30pm)
August 23 – Meet the Teacher Grades 1 – 3 (12:30pm – 2:00pm)
August 23 – Meet the Teacher Grades 4-5 (2:15pm – 3:45pm)
August 27 – FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL GRADES 1-5 – WELCOME BACK!!
August 27 & 28 – Kindergarten Assessment Days
August 29 – Kindergarten Meet the Teacher (4:30pm – 5:30pm)
August 30 & 31 – Kindergarten Staggered Start
September 3 – NO SCHOOL (LABOR DAY)
September 4 – First full day of school for Kindergarten
September 6 – SIT Meeting (5:30pm – 6:30pm)
September 13 – Curriculum Night (5:00pm – 7:00pm)
September 19 – Early Release (12:00pm)
Creekside’s PTA board voted and approved a new committee for the 2018-2019 school year!
Please welcome the Parents of African American Children (PAAC) committee to Creekside!
This committee was formed to address the achievement gap among students of color who were not passing the EOG assessments.
The mission will be to inspire students to achieve academic excellence while expecting higher educational standards from their schools. PAAC will aim to be the village and stand in the gap for all African American Children and their families without judgement. The core values of PAAC will be equitable education; Initiatives that eliminate the achievement gap; Empowerment of parents of African American children; and student directed ownership of success.
To learn more about the Creekside PAAC please join our mailing list: https://goo.gl/forms/3uNHpvmSAZAaEduX2 . We will notify you about meetings, initiatives, events and more.
Please email questions and suggestions to the Creekside PTA PAAC Committee Chair, Chéza Hinds at email@example.com
Click here to download the flyer that explains PAAC in greater detail.
ANOTHER NEW PROGRAM COMING TO CREEKSIDE!
Did you know Durham’s landfill has been full for years and that Durham has been shipping our garbage to Sampson county 98 miles away?! Creekside wants to do more to decrease the waste going to the landfill. Starting this fall, we’re hoping to improve recycling at Creekside and start recycling and composting in the cafeteria. We would also like to start working with Terracycle to recycle several items Durham is unable to recycle which will also bring money to Creekside!
If you are interested in getting involved or serving on the planning committee over the summer to prepare for this fall, please contact Jenn Hodgkinson at 919-698-6159 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. She has been working with other DPS schools to reduce waste and is glad to bring that knowledge to Creekside, but she needs volunteers!
To learn more, click here to watch a 1 minute video about Durham’s Waste problem.
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EASY WAYS TO DONATE TO CREEKSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!
Did you know that there are a number of reward programs that you can redeem that gives money to Creekside?
Don’t forget to ask friends and family if they can help, too!
Box Tops for Education®: With more than 250 participating products, collecting Box Tops is an easy way to help fund our school. Each Box Top is worth $0.10! Box Tops do have expirations, so don’t forget to clip and send them in with your student every Friday during the school year!
Check out the new app that lets you earn bonus Box Tops in combination with the on-pack Box Tops clip and any other coupon, discount, store program or promotion! The app, which is available for iPhone and Android, lets you scan your receipts to get bonus Box Tops. Visit boxtops4education.com/offers to see the latest offers!
Click here to see all the brands, like Yoplait, Hefty, Kleenex, and more!
Box Tops usually has a number of sweepstakes for extra money for schools that you can enter for free through your Box Tops account online! Enter daily by visiting their Sweepstakes page.
Coca-Cola Give: Inside every bottle cap and cardboard case of Coca-Cola products is a special code you can enter to claim money for your school. There are a range of Coke products, including Powerade and Dasani, which offer these points. Each bottle cap is worth $0.05 and 12-packs are worth $0.15 – and you can even enter your own codes so you can see your donations add up! Creekside Elementary’s profile can be found by clicking here, or visit the Coca-Cola Give site for more information by visiting us.coca-cola.com/give.
Amazon Smile Account: AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. Our account is under: PTA North Carolina Congress Creekside Elementary School
Harris Teeter VIC Card: Link your card to Creekside #5611 every year to earn Creekside money based on your spending. Linking your VIC card does not cost you a thing. Schools earn funds from August through May of each school year. You can link online by clicking here, or letting any cashier know that you want your VIC card to link to #5611. Ask your friends and family that shop in any Harris Teeter (even out of state!) to link to Creekside! Don’t forget – All VIC cards must be linked yearly.
Kroger: Earn money for Creekside Elementary every time you shop for groceries and scans your card! Register your card at Kroger.com/communityrewards, by clicking on Enroll. You can find us by either “Creekside” or our organization number 86797 (note there’s another Creekside in Virginia, so be sure to find us!). Individual purchases will begin counting towards our organization within 7-10 days of registering your Kroger Plus Cards online, so don’t delay! You’ll need to re-enroll your Kroger Plus Card each August.
Kellogg’s Family Rewards®: Reward others when you donate your Kellogg’s Family Rewards® points. Through KFR Giving, your points can become a cash donation to any participating K–12 School in the U.S. For more information, visit kelloggsfamilyrewards.com.
Important Note: We have been alerted that KFR Giving is finding a new company to arrange donations to schools, so while the site is not currently offering donations, this feature will be active again soon. If interested in donating in the future, please collect points in the meantime.
OfficeDepot / OfficeMax: When you make a purchase of qualifying school supplies, provide the ID 70208472 at checkout in store or online and Creekside will receive 5% back in credits for free supplies!
Tyson Project A+: Clip and collect Tyson Project A+ labels from Tyson packages. For each label you submit, Creekside gets $0.24! Send them in on Friday’s with the Box Tops. For more information on products and where to find the labels, visit projectaplus.tyson.com.
MightyNest: By shopping at MightyNest.com, up to 15% of your purchases can go to Creekside! Choose from hand-picked household essentials, including kitchen items, lunch gear, toys, baby products, cleaning supplies and personal care products.
For any questions, please reach out to our PTA “Free Money” Coordinator at email@example.com. It really does add up, so please sign up today, and encourage your friends and family to do the same!
2017 Creekside Corporate Sponsors!
*** If your business would like to be a Creekside Sponsor, please email Stephanie Seeds Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org ***