Eagle Blast 6/5/2017


Creekside Eagle Blast

June 5, 2017

There are 3.5 days remaining until Summer Break!!!
*Please remember that Friday is an early release day!*

End of year items…

1. Our final General PTA Meeting of the year will be TOMORROW, Tuesday, June 6 from 5-6 in the Media Center. Koa Ice Truck will be there!!!
(more info below)

2. Order next year’s school supplies ONLINE!!!
Order by 6/15 and your order ships directly to Creekside for FREE!!!!
Check out the flyer below for more information or click this link to get to our online store:
This is not a fundraiser. It is a convenience we are offering to our Creekside parents.

3. The Final Staff Appreciation Luncheon is this Thursday, June 8. Please visit our sign-up and help if you are able. https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signup&urlid=5080A4FACAD2EA46-eoyteacher&useFullSite=true

4. 5th Grade Graduation and Reception is this Thursday – volunteers are needed to help with set up and serving. The 5th Grade team would appreciate any help 4th Grade parents could lend.
(more info below)

5. A few volunteers are needed who would be willing to deliver the Panera Bread donations to Creekside next year (and possibly over the summer).  Volunteers typically volunteer once a month and pick up the donations on a Wednesday night and deliver it to the school Thursday morning.  The teachers really appreciate this service!  Please contact Presley Bright at presleycoursbright@gmail.com or 919-724-0428


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:
June 6 – General PTA Meeting
June 8 – Step-up Day Grades K-4
June 8 – 5th Grade Graduation
June 8 – Staff Appreciation Luncheon
June 9 – Last day of school!!! EARLY RELEASE
June 15 – Last day to order next year’s school supplies for FREE Creekside delivery. 🙂



General PTA Meeting
Tuesday, June 6 from 5-6pm
Creekside Cafeteria

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 Slate of Officers:
President – Erica Libertore
Vice President – Brooke Dever
Secretary – Christie Masinick
Treasurer – Stephanie Wilson

Proposed Change to PTA Membership Dues:
Reducing the individual Membership dues from $10 per person to $8
Adding a “Family Membership” for $12
Staff Membership remains the same at $5

The Kona Ice truck will be there providing a much-deserved, end of year sweet treat!!  We hope to see you there!!!

Order Your Student’s School Supplies For Next Year Online!!!
We’ve taken the guess work out of it… no shopping around for sales, no fighting the crowds at big box stores, no storing your purchases on your dining room table for weeks on end and no lugging a giant bag of supplies in with your student on the first day of school!!!
If you order by June 15 your order ships FREE to Creekside!!!!


A Message to 4th and 5th Grade Parents from the 5th Grade Team… 
Thursday, June 8 is the 5th Grade Graduation Ceremony and Reception.
We could use some help with set up and serving and would appreciate any help 4th Grade parents could lend, on the day of graduation, to help cut cake, pour drinks and serve during the reception.

Time slots include:
Wed, 6/7 = Hang student work in the halls (2:30-3:30)
Th, 6/8 = Final set up in the gym/cafeteria (7:15-8:15)
Th, 6/8 = Cut cake, pour drinks, serve (9:00-10:30) – Would like 4th Grade parents to help at this time, so 5th Grade parents can watch ceremony.

See link, to sign up:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4caea62baa8-graduation

Thank you!
5th Grade Team


If 27 more families apply for this FREE energy kit, our school will receive a $250 reward!!!  

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 to www.MyEnergyKit.org or by calling the hotline at (855) 386 – 9548

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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