Eagle Blast 5/16/2017


Creekside Eagle Blast

May 16, 2017

There are 18 school days remaining until Summer Break!!!

A couple of end of year items…
1. Please return any library books you may still have lying around to Ms. Winstead as soon as possible.
2. Box Tops will be collected through Friday, June 2nd.  Please remember to clip and save them over the summer as well!!!
3. We still need End of Grade (EOG) Proctors… please visit the sign up HERE or see the flyer below and consider volunteering.
4. Our May PTA Meeting will be this Thursday, May 18 at 6pm in the Media Center.  We will be selecting a date for our final General PTA meeting of the year where we will elect next year’s officers so if you’re interested in throwing your name in the hat… let us know!
5. PLEASE start thinking about how you would like to be involved at Creekside next year. We would LOVE more parent involvement in our PTA and welcome any and all suggestions!  We will be meeting over the summer to begin planning for the 2017-2018 school year… now is the time to get your suggestions in for consideration and budgeting!  Come to Thursdays meeting or email us at creeksideelementarypta@gmail.com


This week is Spirit Week, sponsored by our
5th grade students!

Wednesday – Wacky Tacky day! Wear your wackiest, tackiest clothing combination.
Thursday – Throw Back Thursday! Wear something from the past
(and yes parents, the 2000’s are now considered throwback ha!)
Friday is School Spirit Day!.


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 17 – Talent Show Rehearsal
May 18 – Volunteer Breakfast
May 18 – EOG Proctor Training,m 8am
May 19 – Talent Show
May 19 – 5th Grade Picnic

May 24 – Spirit Night at Penn Station AND Brusters!!!
May 25 – All Pro Dad’s
May 25 – EOG Proctor Training, 8am
May 26-June 9 – End of Grade Testing for grades 3-5 (Proctors needed!)
June 8 – Step-up Day Grades K-4
June 8 – 5th Grade Graduation
June 9 – Last day of school!!!



Congratulations to the following students for making it into the show.  We can’t wait to see them shine!

Aiden Liu, Angela Li, Emerson Moeller, Elysia Hanson, Wyatt Hanson, Elijah Hanson, Chase Aiken, William Bourn, Nathan Ginsberg, Marcus Needham, Danica Laan, Josie Bortz, Joseph Ruth, Callie Maupin, Blair Mitchell, Nate Midkiff, Vera Ruth, Samantha Perez, Gina Mathews, Darci Villani, Phoenix Roberts, Kingston Roberts, Riley Winkler, Connor Tyrrel, Reese Blue, Janice Sequeira, Zoe Potts, Avery Perkins, Kendall Rudd,E mma Monroe, Ella Santel

Mrs. Luke’s class:  Mrs. Luke, Tea’cus Sumper, Makaih Webb, Lionel Juarez, Nathan Moeller, Arianna Geyer, Peyton Kozink, Ava Nettesheim, Aaron Libertore, Ellie Hall, Kayla MacDonald, Madison Weeks, Michelle Guerero, Alexandra Abrego

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
Spirit Night “Twofer”… 
We are teaming up with Penn Station East Coast Subs Durham to hold a fundraiser day for Creekside Elementary School on Wednesday, May 24.
Visit for lunch or dinner on May 24 and present this flyer or show it on your phone when you pay and Penn Station Durham will donate 25% of your bill to our school!
What could be better than Penn Station – offering the best-tasting grilled and baked subs, fresh-cut fries and fresh-squeezed lemonade, all with heartfelt service while supporting our community!
Group:      Creekside Elementary School
Date:         Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Location:  Penn Station East Coast Subs – Southpoint
8200 Renaissance Parkway (next to Target)
Durham, NC  27713
Thursday, May 25, 2017
5:45 P.M. – 6:45 P.M.

Speaker: CB McGrath – Head Coach, UNC Wilmington Men’s Basketball and “All Pro Dad” to 3 Creekside Students!!

Dinner Provided!!!

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



Book Swap for Summer Reading – Gently used books or magazines (appropriate for elementary school age students – please, no board books) can be dropped off with Mrs. Winstead in the Media Center.  There is a special need for Spanish titles, non-fiction, and popular series but anything is appreciated!!  Donations are needed by May 26. Thank you!!

Please visit the Creekside Online Spirit Wear

Store for new gear!


We’ve added new car magnets ($3.00 or 2 for $5.00) and cinch sack backpacks (only $5.00!) and we have short-sleeved Creekside t-shirts available in all youth and adult sizes, even kids’ x-small!  Spirit wear items purchased through the online store will be delivered to your child’s classroom, and we’ll have the same items available for purchase at several of the upcoming school events.

Stock up and show your Creekside Pride!




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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