Eagle Blast 1/24/2017


Creekside Eagle Blast

 January 24, 2017

Science Week is HERE!!!!
Be sure to ask your student about the daily presentations!!
There are over 100 Science Projects on display in the Media Center!!
(more info below)

Early Release on Wednesday, January 25
Car Riders and Walkers dismissed at 12pm
Bus Riders dismissed at 12:15pm

Spirit Night at Brixx Woodfired Pizza Tomorrow,
Wednesday, January 25

(more info below)

Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart kicks off 1/25
(more info below)

The Great Kindness Challenge at Creekside 1/30-2/3
(more info below)

The remaining make up dates for snow days
are as follows:

January 10 – March 27
January 11 – April 17

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 24 – End of grading period
January 24-27 – SCIENCE WEEK!!!
January 25 – Early Release
January 25 – Brixx Spirit Night
January 25 – Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart Kicks Off
January 26 – Science Night

January 30 – February 3 – The Great Kindness Challenge (more info below)
February 6 – Report Cards Distributed

Science Night at Creekside is THIS Thursday,
January 26th from 6-8pm!

Bring your friends and family to explore robots, biology, fossils, exercise, chemistry, mechanics, physics, forestry, genetics, astronomy and much more.

Admission is FREE and food will be available for purchase.  Hope to see you there!

Science Week Events:
Over 100 Student Science Projects displayed in the Media Center all week
Daytime science presentations to students during specials
American Heart Association Heart Health assembly

Science Night on Thursday, 1/26 from 6-8p at Creekside

Spirit Night at Brixx Wood Fired Pizza
Meadowmont Location
Wednesday, January 25 from 11am – 9pm.
 Brixx will generously donate $3 per 10″ pizza and $1 per kids’
pizza to Creekside PTA.
Please hold on to the flyer that was sent home with your student(s) and bring it with you to the Meadowmont Brixx location in Chapel Hill!
Hope to see you there!
Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart
Kicks off on Thursday, January 25
Creekside’s annual Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart events start this week!  As part of Science Week, all students will hear presentations from the American Heart Association on January 25;  these special assemblies will serve as a Kickoff/Pep Rally to signify the start of our annual fundraising efforts for the American Heart Association.
Paperwork for Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart will be sent home on Jan. 25 or shortly thereafter, so please be on the lookout for this information!  Families can get a head start on registering and raising funds online by visiting heart.org/jump – If you register online, please be sure to choose the Creekside Elementary in Durham, NC (there are other “Creekside Elementary” schools in other states, so pay attention to which one you choose!).  Students who raise funds online before Jan. 25 will be recognized at the Kickoff event and will also be eligible for special prizes (not available otherwise).  Students in grades K-2 can only register for Jump Rope for Heart while students in grades 3-5 have the option of Jump Rope or Hoops.  More information will be given to students in upcoming PE classes but the main message is this:  Register and get donations early and you’ll be rewarded!
Register online at: heart.org/jump
Our goal is to raise $10,000 and every little bit helps.
Creekside Elementary will be participating in
“The Great Kindness Challenge”!! 

During the week of January 30th to February 3rd , our Little Eagles (and Big Eagles too!) will express acts of kindness to one another.
Each student will be given a checklist of 50 kind deeds to do for the week (and beyond).  Kindergarten students will receive a Junior edition with 12 kind deeds to do.
Please see the calendar for the daily themes and activities.
Our Eagles have very caring hearts so let’s encourage them to be kind to everyone they see!
More details are included in the parent letters and calendar that have been sent in your student’s Monday Folder.
If you have any questions please contact
Tonya Jackson Graham or Wanda Matthews.
Thank you for helping our Eagles SOAR!!
Save the Date – International Night is March 16th from 6-8 p.m.


Crayola Color Cycle Program at Creekside Continues – We are excited to report that we are going to continue the marker recycling program started last year in conjunction with Crayola. It’s called CrayolaColorCycle – an amazing program devised to turn used markers into energy!  Last year Creekside recycled 2,148 markers.  Let’s see if we can beat that number this year!!
All around Creekside Elementary students and teachers will be collecting used markers (all brands of plastic markers, not just Crayola markers, that includes dry erase markers and highlighters),  that are ready to be discarded. The markers will then be sent to a facility where they will be converted into clean fuel. This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals and more!
Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house. Drop-off boxes will be located in each classroom for your child to deposit the markers.  These boxes will remain in the classrooms throughout the year for continued marker recycling.
Thank you in advance for participating! With the help of parents like you across the country, the Crayola ColorCycle program can keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year.

  Volunteer Opportunities:

The Auction and Raffle Committee
still needs your help!!!

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

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.

*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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s