Creekside Eagle Blast
May 20, 2017
There are 11.5 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Our final General PTA Meeting of the year will be on Tuesday, June 6 from 5-6 in the Cafeteria. (more info below)
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 24 – Spirit Night at Penn Station AND Brusters!!!
May 25 – All Pro Dad’s
May 25 – EOG Proctor Training, 8am
May 29 – No School
May 31-June 9 – End of Grade Testing for grades 3-5 (Proctors needed!)
June 6 – General PTA Meeting
June 8 – Step-up Day Grades K-4
June 8 – 5th Grade Graduation
June 9 – Last day of school!!! EARLY RELEASE
Congratulations to the following students (and Mrs. Luke) for performing in the first annual Creekside Talent Show!!!
You were all Amazing!!!
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
Rogers-Herr Middle School for allowing us to use their Auditorium
Q Focus Live DJ – http://www.qfocuslive.com
BP Studios for the programs – http://www.bpstudios.com
Ryan Monroe our Videographer
The Talent Show Committee… Kristi Laan, Kari Lovetinsky, Kendra Powell, Kristi Robison, Emme O’Neill, Jan Boxill, Judy Maupin, Amy Hobeika, Erica Libertore, Jennifer Quinn and the Creekside Administrative Staff!!
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
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!!
General PTA Meeting
Tuesday, June 6 from 5-6pm
We will be voting on next years PTA Officers and the new proposed PTA Membership Fee. We will be showcasing all the great work we’ve done this year as well as holding a Committee Fair with information on how to get involved.
The Kona Ice truck will be there providing a much-deserved, end of year sweet treat!! We hope to see you there!!!
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
Stock up and show your Creekside Pride!
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 email@example.com ***
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