Creekside Eagle Blast September 27, 2016

Creekside Eagle Blast

September 27, 2016

Our Boosterthon Fun Run Fundraiser is well under way and we are currently 60% to our $27,000 goal!!!  With only 3 days of fundraising remaining, we really need your help! If you have not done so already, please register your student at, create a student star video with your child’s photo and share it with friends and family.

I know we can reach our fundraising goal!!! 

Go Eagles!!

If you have not signed up to be a member of the Creekside PTA, you can easily join online by clicking:

Be sure to read this Blast all the way through… the format is the same but the information changes weekly.

Please feel free to pass this newsletter along to any incoming Creekside Families and encourage them to sign up using the following link:

September and October Dates to Remember:

September 21-30 – Boosterthon Fun Run Fundraising

September 27 – Science Olympiad Interest Meeting (more info below)

September 30 – FUN RUN!!! (Run times below)

September 1-30 – PTA Membership Drive (more info below)

October 19 – Early Release Day

October 20 – PTA Meeting, 6pm Media Center

October 28 – End of Quarter 1

October 31 – No School, Teacher Workday

Boosterthon Fun Run

Over the past week, Creekside students have had a BLAST participating in the Eagles Fun Run Fundraiser. We’ve asked our families to support Creekside PTA by getting pledges and raising funds to help support grade-level Field Trips as well as purchasing books to boost classroom libraries. The Boosterthon team has been on campus each day, championing fitness and teaching daily character lessons.

The PTA is very excited to announce that we decided to purchase a Creekside Fun Run T-shirt for EVERY student this year!!!  Your student will receive their shirt on Friday before their big run and it will be theirs to take home and wear on future Friday Spirit Days!!  Go Eagles!!

Here are some fun stats about our fundraising efforts so far…

We have pledges from 38 states and 4 Countries (US, Canada, Japan and Australia)

Our Participation rate is 38% and we have received a total of 687 individual pledges!

Our top Grades are:

1st place – First Grade

2nd place – Kindergarten

3rd place – Third Grade


Families are invited to come out and cheer on your student at this

Friday’s Fun Run!!

Fun Run – Friday, September 30

K &1st 8:15-9:15

2nd & 3rd 9:25-10:25

4th & 5th 10:35-11:35

Thank you for your support!

For more information about Boosterthon, please visit their website at

Volunteer Opportunities:

Boosterthon Water Helpers Needed!  Please view our Sign-up Genius for available times and sign up to give us a hand hydrating our runners!!

(It would be really helpful if you were able to help out a grade that is not one of your students so their parents can focus on cheering their runners on!)

The Creekside Media Center needs volunteers to shelve books! If you have a little spare time, please email Sally Winstead at or just show up and she will happily be put to work!

Classroom Needs: Sticky Notes (used for labeling books as well as bookmarks)

Science Specialist, Mr. Slavin is seeking the assistance of science-minded individuals to serve as guest speakers for this years science curriculum. If you or someone you know is interested in serving in this role, please contact Mr. Slavin at  He is also seeking donations to build his classroom. If you have connections or the means to donate items for the science room, please let him know.

Classroom Needs: Lysol Wipes

Science Olympiad

Interest Meeting – Tuesday, September 27 at 3:15pm in the Media Center

NC Science Olympiad (NCSO) is a nonprofit organization with the mission to attract and retain K-12 students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) degrees and careers.  NCSO hosts tournaments across the state which are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions.  More information can be found at


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