Eagle Blast 1/3/2017

January 3, 2017

Welcome Back!!!
We hope you had a fabulous Winter break!!

Science Week is Coming!!!  1/24 – 1/27
(more info below)

January PTA Meeting is 1/19 at 6pm in the Media Center

Odyssey of the Mind Teams are in need of Judges
(more info below)

The PTA Auction and Raffle Committee Needs YOU!!!
(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:

January 16 – MLK Holiday – No School
January 17-19 – Case 21 Testing (Mid-year Reading, Math & Science Assessment)
January 19 – PTA Meeting
January 20 – End of Grading Period
January 23 – No School
January 24-27 – Science Week
January 26 – Science Night
January 30 – Report Cards Distributed

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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!

The Creekside Odyssey of the Mind teams are looking for volunteers to become trained judges.  If you are interested in learning about Odyssey of the Mind, this is a wonderful opportunity to see how it works and to see if it would be a good fit for your child in the coming years!
There is a judges training on February 18 and the competition is March 4.
Please contact Jess Hammond (jessica.hammond@dpsnc.net) for more information.
  Volunteer Opportunities:

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Do you like to sell? Are you results driven? Do you have
connections in the community? If so we want you!
The Auction and Raffle is held in May in conjunction with the Spring Carnival.  Funds raised help offset the cost of this fun family and community event.
We need volunteers to visit stores, meet people, email and mail letters to vendors, pick up raffle and auction items.
You’ll have the freedom to do this on your own schedule!!
Interested? Email us at Creeksideraffle@gmail.com

Girls on the Run is in need of Spring Session Coaches!!!  The Creekside Girls on the Run team needs coaches for the spring session. We have had several wonderful teachers coach in the past 2 years but they are no longer able to volunteer. We need at least 2 coaches to sign up. GOTR meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:45 pm, and is open to 3rd-5th graders. Coaches can be parents or siblings of students as well as volunteers unrelated to Creekside. All coaches will have a background check and training. For more information, please contact ahobeik@gmail.com. **Without coaches Creekside will no longer have a GOTR team! GOTR has served a large number of students in the past and we would love for it to continue at Creekside.**

*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

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*** 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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