Creekside Eagle Blast
May 2, 2017
It’s Teacher Appreciation Week!!!
Our PTA Teacher Appreciation Committee has been having fun spoiling our hard-working teachers… We hope you’re having fun showing them how much you appreciate them too!
*Tomorrow is “Throw Flowers at the Stars” Day*
Bring a flower from your garden, a plant or even a bouquet!
Please remember that today, Wednesday, May 3rd is an early release day!
Car Riders will be released at 12pm
Bus Riders will be released at 12:15pm
There are a LOT of volunteer opportunities listed below… please check them out and help where you can!
Be sure to read this Blast all the way through… the format is the same but the information changes weekly.
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Dates to Remember:
May 1-5 – Teacher Appreciation Week
May 3 – Early Release Day
May 4 – Kindergarten Orientation Night (for rising Kindergartners and their parents)
May 8-9 – Field Day
May 11 – Spring Curriculum Night
May 18 – Volunteer Breakfast
May 19 – Talent Show
May 31-June 2 – End of Grade Testing (Proctors needed!)
June 8 – Step-up Day
June 8 – 5th Grade Graduation
June 9 – Last day of school!!
Rogers-Herr Middle School
Tryouts will be held after school May 2nd and May 4th.
** We still need volunteers to assist with the tryouts!! **
Kristi Laan by phone or email
(firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-632-1889)
Many THANKS to everyone for a great carnival this year! Thank you to the people who bought and sold raffle tickets, donated items and worked a shift at the games and activities. We could not have done it without you! The turnout was great this year so thanks for coming out!
It takes a ton of people to run an event this size so IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HELPING OUT WITH CARNIVAL NEXT YEAR, please send you name and number to Shay Charles – email@example.com.
We are looking for at least 10 key people to get involved.
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the raffle and auction for the Spring Carnival. This was one of our most successful years yet. The Spring auction and raffle combined brought in close to $20,000.
Way to go creekside families!!!
We still have lots of raffle items and a few auction items to pick up in the office. If you haven’t paid for your auction items make sure to go online and do that, or you can write a check when you pick up. Raffle items are in the office and ready to be picked up as well.
Thank you again for all your support and if you have any questions please let us know Brooke and Andrea can be reached at Creeksideraffle@gmail.com.
EOG Proctors Needed!! – End-of-Grade Assessments (EOGs) are just around the corner and we need your help! According to the NC Testing Procedures, each testing room needs a proctor and a test administrator for test administration. In order to do this, we need 40+ volunteers on two of the three testing days. Testing will occur between 7:30am and 11:30am. If you can assist, sign up at http://signup.com/go/JLy2xc!
Wednesday, May 31… 38+ Proctors Needed
Thursday, June 1… 50+ Proctors Needed
Friday, June 2… 14+ Proctors Needed
*Note – all proctors must be trained to proctor EOGs prior to test administration. We will have Proctor training on the following dates:
May 11 (Spring Curriculum NIght)
May 18 at 8am
May 25 at 8am
Field Day dates and times are below:
5th Grade: Monday, May 8 from 8:30 – 9:40
4th Grade: Monday, May 8 from 10:10-11:20
3rd Grade: Monday, May 8 from 12:10-1:20
2nd Grade: Tuesday, May 9 from 12:10-1:20
1st Grade: Tuesday, May 9 from 10:10-11:20
Kindergarten: Tuesday, May 9 from 8:30-9:40
*If there is heavy rain/inclement weather on any of the above dates, the Field Day make-up date will be Wednesday, May 10.
Githens Parent-Staff Meet and Greet, May 15@5:30PM
Come meet Githens parents and staff on May 15th at 5:30PM during a Meet and Greet in the Media Center. Enjoy some snacks and beverages, and find out a little more about Githens. Current parents, teachers, and administrators will be there and will be happy to answer any questions you have. This is also a great time to think about ways to be involved in school activities next year. You are also invited to attend the PTA meeting, immediately following the Meet and Greet. It’s a great chance to see the great things that are happening at Githens.
Hope you can join us, and bring a friend!
Creekside is now using the Remind app as an important way of communicating with our families. Join today!
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.
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