Eagle Blast 10/11/206

October 11, 2016

There are a lot of great things happening this
week at the Creek… and all month long!   

We had our first collection count day today and we are thrilled to announce we have collected over 80% of the pledges your student(s) earned!  That is a GREAT start!!  Thank you to everyone that submitted their payment!   Please make every effort to submit the remainder of your pledges by Wednesday, October 19.  
(The PTA is covering the $2 convenience fee ordinarily charged when making an on-line payment, so it’s FREE to pay online!!! ) 

We are extending our Membership Drive!!! If you have not signed up to be a member of the Creekside PTA, you can easily join online by clicking: bit.ly/JoinCESPTA
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 Creekside Families you think might like to “be in the know” and encourage them to sign up using the following link: http://eepurl.com/cdKE-b

October Dates to Remember:
October 12 – Bring your Parent to Lunch
October 12 – Spirit Night at Brusters (info below)
October 14 – Picture Day

October 19 – Early Release Day
October 20 – PTA Meeting, 6pm Media Center
October 20 – 3rd Grade Read to Achieve Information Parent Information Session, 5:30pm
October 21 – Fall Treats for Teachers and Staff (sign up below)
October 28 – End of Quarter 1
October 28 – Donuts with DuBose, 7:45am
October 28 – Kindergarten Book Character Parade (more info coming home soon)
October 31 – No School, Teacher Workday
Creekside Spirit Night
Volunteer Opportunities:

Fall Treats for our Teachers and Staff – The Teacher Appreciation Committee is organizing a day of Tasty Fall Treats on Friday, October 21. Sweet or Savory… it’s up to you!  Please visit our sign-up for more information. Please be sure to indicate what Fall Treat you’ll be bringing!

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

Open PTA Postions…
Yearbook Committee – Looking for a few people who can work with our current committee to help put the Creekside Yearbook together towards the end of the year. Please email Brooke Dever at lbdever@gmail.com

Shoe Box Program CoordinatorWe have partnered with the World Wear Project and are collecting wearable shoes for repurposing and as a green effort to keep them out of landfills. We need someone to be a point person for this project which would entail occasionally checking on the contents of the Shoe Box and letting the World Wear Project know when the box is full and ready for pickup (prepaid labels provided). The commitment would be very minimal (10-15 minutes each month) www.worldwearproject.com
If you are interested in leading this project, please contact Erica Libertore atericalibertore@gmail.com

Tech-Savvy Individuals Needed  The PTA would like to be as paperless as possible. We need individuals who can assist in creating Google Docs, maintaining our website, and general tech-y tasks. The commitment would be minimal and could be done via text or email. This might be a perfect position for a working parent who otherwise may not have time to volunteer. Please contact Erica Libertore at ericalibertore@gmail.com if interested.

Creekside Elementary Spirit Wear 

Fall Spirit Wear Sale Starts NOW! 
Please check out the new Creekside Online Store at: 

Order deadline is Monday, October 24th.

NEW items available for purchase this year:
  • Zip Hoodies
  • Baseball Tees
  • Ladies V-neck Tees
  • Short Sleeve T-shirts in new colors (and kids’ size XS!)
  • As well as standard tees, pocket hoodies and Long Sleeve tees
Get your updated Eagles spirit gear and show off your Creekside Pride!
Items will be delivered to your child’s classroom before Thanksgiving break.  
Please email Stephanie Wilson (stephbroka@me.com) with questions or problems with the Online Store.
PTA Membership Drive


There’s still time to earn your student’s classroom a gift card to the Book Fair! Sign up Today!!!

Sign-up online!!!  bit.ly/JoinCESPTA

Our Current Class Standings:
Kindergarten–Wilson, Carson, Shinn
2nd–Guerrero, Williams
4th–Normann, Lewis
5th–Bodleander, Jones

You may be interested in…

Join us for a discussion about what it is like to live with dyslexia, common misperceptions, stories and personal experiences, and ID tools to help a dyslexic adapt and thrive. Find out that you are not alone…around one in five people have dyslexia.

Where: Durham Main Library Auditorium 1st Floor
300 North Roxboro St., Durham
When: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Oct 27th
Phone: 919-560-0100
Who: some guest speakers include:

  • Dr. Ken Benedict, Founder and Co-Director of the Center for Psychology & Education, Chapel Hill Ms. Elizabeth Perry, Tutor Support for Augustine Literacy Project Local career professionals who have dyslexia
This workshop is for the community and is a leadership project to help a local Boy Scout who is dyslexic to pay it forward to others and help him achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.
Please continue to support the businesses that support our school!

Jersey Mike’s Subs  – i9Sports  – The Mad Popper

*** If your business would like to be a Creekside Sponsor, please email
Erica Libertore at
ericalibertore@gmail.com ***
Earn FREE Money for Creekside PTA
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.
Amazon Smile Account  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/84-1644408

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