Creekside Eagle Blast
February 28, 2017
Thank you to everyone that came out to join us at Math and BINGO night last week! We hope you had fun
The Creekside Auction and Raffle is approaching… if you or someone you know has an auction item, an experience or service that they would like to donate, please contact our Auction/Raffle Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited to help you help us… with over 850 students and their families, this is a great promotional opportunity!!!
This week and next we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’s Birthday with Read Across America Week at Creekside! Please see the flyer below for fun ways to participate in this week of activities!
5th Grade Student/Staff Basketball Game
THIS Thursday at 6pm, Creekside Gym
(more info below)
Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart is wrapping up this week – It’s not too late to submit those final donations!!!
(more info below)
An Evening of Entertainment
THIS Friday, March 3 at 7pm – DPAC
(more info below)
Creekside Talent Show!!!
Friday, May 19 from 6-8pm
(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:
March 2-9 – Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss’s Birthday
March 2 – 5th Grade Student/Staff Basketball Fundraiser
March 3 – Evening of Entertainment at DPAC
March 16 – International Night
March 18 – Grounds Beautification Day
March 20-24 – Literacy Week
March 27 – Makeup Snow Day
Read Across America Week at Creekside!!
Please join us in celebrating Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’s Birthday! Students are invited to dress according to each day’s theme that corresponds with a Dr. Seuss book. We will read excerpts from the book of the day over the intercom each morning. Be creative and have fun!
Thursday, March 2 – Fox in Socks – Wear Wacky Socks!
Friday, March 3 – Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! – Hooray Creekside! Wear school colors!
Monday, March 6 – The Lorax – Wear Orange, yellow or even a mustache!
Tuesday, March 7 – Cat and the Hat – Find a friend and dress up as twins!
Wednesday, March 8 – The Sleep Book – Wear your pajamas!
Thursday, March 9 – Oh, the Places You’ll Go! – Dress for success or wear a college shirt!
Our Student/Staff Basketball Game is
THIS THURSDAY, March 2!!!
6pm-7:30pm in the Creekside Gym
This is a huge fundraiser for 5th grade. Tickets are $2, and will include admission to the game where Creekside teachers and students will battle it out on the ball court!
We will also be selling pizza and other concessions during the game, as well as some souvenirs.
The whole school is invited to attend the game and support our students.
An Evening of Entertainment
March 3 at 7pm
An Evening of Entertainment will be held on March 3 at 7pm at the DPAC. EOE is a benefit concert to showcase DPS’s talented students while raising funds for the DPS Scholarship Foundation. This musical gala features auditioned choral students from all our middle and high schools, plus participating elementary schools. Ms. Haas has been teaching and chaperoning our group of 4th and 5th graders that were selected to participate. The group spends a few hours a week practicing for this performance.
We would love to see you there!
Tickets are available at the DPAC box office or online at www.dpacnc.com
**Friday May 19**
Rogers-Herr Middle School
Since Creekside has so many talented students, this will only be open to grades 3rd through 5th and there will be try outs.
Try outs will be April 25th and April 26th after school so get your creativity flowing and talents ready!
We will be looking for a variety of talent and group acts are welcomed.
The talent show committee will meet after the next PTA meeting.
Jump Rope for Heart Update: Creekside Families– The last day to turn in donations for Jump Rope for Heart is Friday, March 3. Please make contributions online at heart.org/jump or turn in your collection envelopes when you come to PE class this week.
Again, last day for Jump Rope for Heart donations is Friday, March 3. The lions/lanyards will be available (for any $5 donation made) at lunch time on Thursday, March 2.
We’ve raised over $7,500 and really hope to make it to our $10,000 goal — please help us get there!
You’re truly “Heart Heroes!!”
Our goal is to raise $10,000 and every little bit helps.
Our Auction and Raffle will be held in April prior to the Spring Carnival (Friday, April 28th). Funds raised help offset the cost of the Carnival, a 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.
Also, if you or someone you know has a business or service and would like to donate to our PTA’s Spring Carnival Raffle and Auction, please contact us at email@example.com. The business will be advertised to the families of over 850 students at Creekside. This is a great way to market your business AND support our school!
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 shoe wear for women, men and children:
- Athletic shoes (NO cleats)
- Leather shoes
- Dress shoes
- Casual shoes
- Canvas shoes will NOT be accepted
We are excited to announce that thanks to the Boosterthon fundraising efforts by all of our Creekside families, the PTA was able to provide $12,000 worth of new books for our classrooms!!!
We look forward to hearing about the experience of our 3 Division I (Grades 3-5) Odyssey teams when they compete on March 4!
Special thanks to Creekside grandparent, Warren Wehmann, for adding 45 new Square 1 Art tiles to our school’s tile wall this week. If you ordered tiles for your children, feel free to check out their fine work on display down the 1st grade hallway (where there are two tile walls, one on each end of the hall).
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.
The Conservation Caper and Energy Agents, in-school programs from Duke Energy, have a goal to save 10 million kilowatt-hours of energy during the 2016-17 school year. To reach this goal, families at participating schools can request a FREE Energy Kit to save energy in their homes. Every unique request for the FREE Energy Kit helps your school win cash rewards ranging from $250-$2,500, and gives each family a chance to win $1,000.
Creekside Families and Staff can request FREE Energy Kits and credit for Creekside Elementary through the “My Energy Kit Challenge” by going online toMyEnergyKit.org or by calling the hotline at (855) 386 – 9548
Joining is easy… click here: bit.ly/JoinCESPTA
$10 each ($5 for staff)
Please continue to support the businesses that support our school!
Erica Libertore at firstname.lastname@example.org ***
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