Eagle Blast 12/06/2016

December 6, 2016 

REMINDER: Tomorrow, December 7 is an Early Release Day!
Car Riders will be dismissed at 12pm. Bus Riders will be released at 12:15pm

Our 2nd General PTA Meeting of the year will be on
Thursday, December 8 at 6pm in the Art Room
All are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Boosterthon profits exceeded our expectations!  We need to amend the budget to account for this additional money.  Our classroom libraries will be fully supported and we will raise our contribution to field trips.

The Scholastic Book Fair is HERE!!!
December 5-9
Bedtime Stories at the Book Fair – Thursday, December 8 from 5-7pm
(more info below)

It’s not too late to order Spirit Wear
Visit the online store: https://squareup.com/store/creekside-elementary-pta
(more info below)

Spirit Night – City Barbecue – Wednesday, December 14
(more info below)

SAVE THE DATE – Science Week is 1/24 – 1/27
(more info below)

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

Dates to Remember:
December 5-9 – Scholastic Book Fair
December 7 – Early Release (12pm for car riders, 12:15 for bus riders)
December 8 – General PTA Meeting

December 8 – Pajama Day!!
December 8 – Bedtime Stories at the Book Fair (5-7pm)
December 14 – Spirit Night at City Barbecue
December 15 – December PTA Meeting
December 23-30 – Winter Break – no school


Shopping Days – Monday, December 5 – Friday, December 9
Bagels and Books– Tuesday, December 6th from 7-8am
Bedtime Stories – Thursday, December 8 from 5-7pm

Please sign up to volunteer and make the Book Fair a success!!

Creekside Bookfair Website- Visit to get excited and preview books


Fall Spirit Wear items are still available in limited quantities through the Online Store.
Please visit https://squareup.com/store/creekside-elementary-pta to shop for the perfect holiday gift for your favorite Creekside Eagle!  Order by next Friday, December 16th for delivery before winter break.  Please note in the comments if your order is a surprise for your child so we can arrange for pick-up in the school office.
Square 1 Art orders will be sent home with your children THIS WEEK!  Please be sure to check bags and backpacks. 

If you ordered a tile for our school’s art wall, the tile will not be sent home with your child.  Tiles will be added to the wall in January.
Questions?  Please feel free to contact PTA parent, Carrie Williams at carrieww2@gmail.com or Creekside art teacher, Ms. Hansen.
Are you still interested in ordering artwork?  It’s not too late!  Visit https://www.square1art.com with your child’s art access code, and place an order any time.  Because our school deadline has passed, a delivery fee to your home address will be added to your order, but Creekside will continue to earn a portion of all sales.
This year, Creekside families purchased $6500 worth of student artwork!  Way to go!
Please join us for a Spirit Night at City Barbecue on Wednesday, December 14, 2016
25% of all proceeds will go to Creekside!!
Good all day on Dine In and Carry Out Orders

208 W NC Hwy 54, Durham, NC 27713
(919) 237-9509

A flyer came home in your students Monday Folder
*Flyer must be presented at time of order*

Save the Date!
Creekside Science Week 2017 is January 24-27th 2017
Start thinking about student science projects and please mark your calendar for Science Night at Creekside on Thursday, January 26th from 6-8pm.  Look for more information coming soon in your child’s Monday folder.
 Volunteer Opportunities:

*5th Grade Trailers could use a little holiday spirit – please drop off any holiday decoration donations to Ms. Coley in the carpool line.

All Classrooms (including specials!) are in need of more tissues!!!

Salvation Army Food Drive is going on until December 20th  Friends 4 Change, a 4th grade group of future leaders are accepting non-perishable food items.  Donations can be placed in the barrels located in the front and bus lobbies.

*Creekside is partnering with World Wear Project, whose mission is to provide wearable and affordable shoes to third world countries while benefiting United States’ landfills by reducing refuse by millions of pounds.
To benefit this project, we are collecting clean and wearable shoes (no stains, holes, or overly worn). World Wear Project will accept the following types of shoewear for women, men and children:


  • Athletic shoes (NO cleats)
  • Leather shoes
  • Dress shoes
  • Casual shoes
  • Canvas shoes will NOT be accepted
Be on the lookout for the cardboard bins inside Creekside so you can donate those old shoes you have hanging around that you have been waiting for an opportunity to give away!

It’s NEVER too late to join the Creekside PTA!
Joining is easy… click here: bit.ly/JoinCESPTA
$10 each ($5 for staff)

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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