Eagle Blast 5/2/2017


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.

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

If your family has left Creekside Elementary and you no longer wish to receive this newsletter, please follow the unsubscribe link below.



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!!



We thought perhaps you’d like to know the other ways the Teacher Appreciation Committee is showing our gratitude to our amazing teachers… 
On Monday we decorated the Staff Lounge, Main Office and the staff entrance to school.  We also started the Snack Stand Stocking off with some goodies.
Today we set up a popcorn and soda bar in the main office.
Tomorrow, our teachers will be enjoying a lunch OFF CAMPUS at Trilogy Restaurant in the Silverspot Movie Theater.  Upon their return to campus for their staff development meeting, they will be treated to homemade desserts!
To get their day started off on the right foot, we will be providing a bagged breakfast for teachers on Thursday.
Mrs. DuBose has Friday covered with a visit from the Kona Ice Truck!!!
If you would like to help with next year’s Teacher Appreciation Committee, we need 2-3 parents to join the committee. Please contact Erica Libertore at ericalibertore@gmail.com 
Friday May 19
Rogers-Herr Middle School

Tryouts will be held after school May 2nd and May 4th.
** We still need volunteers to assist with the tryouts!! **

If you are interested in being involved in this fun event, please contact
Kristi Laan by phone or email
kristi.laan2@gmail.com  or 919-632-1889
Spring Carnival Wrap-up

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 – shaycharles@nc.rr.com.
We are looking for at least 10 key people to get involved.


Raffle and Auction Wrap-up
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.

Volunteer Opportunities:

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

Volunteers needed for Field Day – Field Day 2017 is almost here!  Please help your students remember to dress appropriately on Field Day.  Appropriate attire includes clothing that is appropriate for physical activity, running, playing — shorts and t-shirts are great!  Skirts and dresses are not a good choice on Field Day!  In addition, it is VERY important that all students wear tennis shoes on Field Day.  This will allow for safe and full participation in all Field Day events.  Students who are not wearing safe/appropriate shoes on Field Day (ex: sandals, flip flops, dress shoes, deck shoes, boots, high heels, wedge or platform shoes, Crocs, and slip-on shoes like Toms or Vans) will be prohibited from Field Day stations. PLEASE make sure your child wears sneakers! Students will be working on Field Day activities in their next few PE classes, and all students will be assigned a team color: Yellow or Green. If your child is able to wear their team color (yellow or green) on Field Day, please encourage them to do so! If any parents are interested and able to volunteer to help with Field Day, please email Ms. Andrews directly: elizabeth.andrews@dpsnc.net

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!

(Please note this is an image, and not actual links)

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.

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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