Eagle Blast 10/18/2016

October 18, 2016


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

The October PTA meeting is this Thursday, 10/20 at 6pm in the Media Center.  All PTA members are welcome to attend.  Hope to see you there!!

Boosterthon pledge collection is coming to a close… Please make every effort to submit your outstanding pledges by
Wednesday, October 19.
We have collected around 90% of the pledges to date. Not too much further to go… let’s aim for 100%!!!

(The PTA is covering the $2 convenience fee ordinarily charged when making an on-line payment, so it’s FREE to pay online!!! ) 

Please be sure to review the flyer below about the
Hurricane Matthew Relief Drive!  
Let’s show Eastern North Carolina just how much Creekside Cares!!!

Be sure to order your spirit wear by Monday, October 24!!!
more info below…

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 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 Elementary Spirit Wear 
Creekside Spirit Wear Orders Due NEXT MONDAY,
October 24th!
Visit the Creekside Online Store at:
Please place your Creekside spirit wear orders through the Online Store by NEXT MONDAY, October 24th.  That is less than a week away! Paper forms are available in the school office.
Sweatshirts, baseball and long-sleeved tees are ONLY available for pre-order…we aren’t able to keep these items in stock for sale after this, so get yours now before the cold weather hits!  Short-sleeved tees in navy, teal and grey will be available for purchase through the Online Store and at school events throughout the school year, but order now for the limited-time-only new colors and ladies v-neck tees.
Vendor order will be placed on October 25th and delivered to your student’s classroom by mid-November.
Thanks for supporting the PTA and showing your Creekside pride!
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!   
5th Grade Trailer Beautification – Ms. Coley, a dedicated Creekside Volunteer, is looking for volunteers to help power wash the outside of the trailers. She is also seeking donations of mums, wheat straw bales and other fall decorations. Donations can be left by the trailers or in front of the school.Please contact Ms. Coley at lcoley1708@yahoo.com if you are able to help with the power washing.
Mr. Slavin, Creekside Science Specialist is in need of the items below for experiments next month. Please email him at alan.slavin@dpsnc.net if you have any questions. 
Gallon Zip Loc Bags
Quart size Zip Loc Freezer Bags (150 total)
50 Medium Size Styrofoam Balls
Boxes of Cornstarch (any kind) 
Standing Lamp with a single bulb
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…
Carnival Auction Committee Members Needed please contact Brooke Dever at lbdever@gmail.com if you are interested in helping with this committee.
Yearbook CommitteeLooking 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

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, Shinn
4th–Normann, Lewis

You may be interested in…
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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