Eagle Blast 12/13/2016

December 13, 2016 

SPIRIT NIGHT – City Barbecue – Wednesday, December 14
(more info below)

DECEMBER PTA MEETING – Thursday, December 15. 6pm, Media Center

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

WINTER BREAK – December 23-30 – No School


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 14 – Spirit Night at City Barbecue
December 15 – December PTA Meeting – 6pm 

December 23-30 – Winter Break – no school
January 24-27 – Science Week
January 26 – Science Night


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 *

Click to access fundraiser-flier-creekside-elem.pdf




Creekside Science Week 2017 is January 24-27th
Mark your calendar and encourage your Eagle(s) to get excited about exploring all things science at Creekside
Science Week Events:
  • Student Science Projects displayed in the Media Center all week (see links for registration forms)
  • Daytime science presentations to students during specials
  • American Heart Association Heart Health assembly
  • Science Night event on Thursday, 1/26 from 6-8p at Creekside
Please start thinking about student science projects…winter break may be a great time to get started!  Student projects are due on Tuesday, January 24th and will be displayed in the Media Center throughout the week.  Please fill out a registration form and return it to school to let us know if your student plans to submit a project.  Every project will be entered in a gift card prize drawing at the end of Science Week.

Student project registration forms:
English – https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9FNmUVlVC1FbWdDdHE3X2x4ekE/view?usp=sharing
Spanish – https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9FNmUVlVC1FSkN5b1B3WEtlOG8/view?usp=sharing

And please plan to join us at Creekside Science Night on Thursday, January 26th from 6-8pm for a family-friendly, hands-on, multi-disciplinary celebration of science!  We have lots of fantastic presenters lined up to show you what kinds of great science is happening right here in our community.  Come explore robots, biology, fossils, exercise, chemistry, mechanics, physics, forestry, astronomy and more!

  Volunteer Opportunities:

Science Week/Night Committee would love to add more presenters to science week and/or night.  Do you or someone you know work in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) related field?  Please contact Stephanie Wilson at stephbroka@me.com if you can help in this capacity or would like to help with Science week in general.  

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

*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!
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: 
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!

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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