Eagle Blast 09/05/2017

Creekside Eagle Blast 
September 5, 2017

Welcome Back, Eagles!!!
We hope you had a wonderful summer and are settling nicely into your routines for the new school year.

If you have not joined the PTA, you may do so by clicking HERE
$8 – Single Membership
$12 – Family Membership
$5 – Staff Membership

If you select the family membership please add both names to the form
Joining the PTA is a great way to support Creekside, your student, our community, teachers, staff and also a great way to stay informed.

The first PTA Meeting of the year will be on
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
5:30pm in the Creekside Media Center.

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

Dates to Remember:
September 12 – PTA Meeting at 5:30pm
September 16 – Fall Beautification Day
September 19 – Boosterthon Pep Rally
September 19 – Science Olympiad (grades 3-5) Interest Meeting (5:30 in the Media Center)
September 20 – Early Release (12:00 for Car riders, 12:15 for Bus)
September 27 – General PTA Meeting
September 28 – Boosterthon Fun Run!!!

Missed the Odyssey of the Mind Interest Meeting?
It’s not too late to learn more and sign up!

What is OM? By tapping into creativity, and through encouraging imaginative paths to problem-solving, students learn skills that will provide them with the ability to solve problems — great and small — for a lifetime. The Odyssey of the Mind program is an extra-curricular program that takes place outside of school hours. It teaches students how to think divergently by providing open-ended problems that appeal to a wide range of interests. Students learn how to identify challenges and to think creatively to solve those problems.

Interested in learning more? Click HERE to read more about it and to download the flyer handed out at the interest meeting.

If you’d like to sign up, please complete the interest survey at: http://bit.ly/creeksideom17-18 by Friday, September 17.

Questions? Email Mrs. Hammond at jessica.hammond@dpsnc.net

School Beautification Day!

Please come out and help us clean up the Creekside grounds on Saturday, September 16 from 2pm-5pm. We will spread some new mulch, kill weeds, plant some fall flowers and pick up trash.

Bring your own garden tools and gloves.
Pitch forks and shovels would be helpful.

Bring the whole family!

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!


Box Top Collection starts THIS FRIDAY!!! Look for Mrs. Tyrell and her cart full of goodies in the hallway outside the main office.

Science Olympiad (grades 3-5) interest meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 PM in the Creekside Media Center.

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.

OfficeDepot / OfficeMax – When you make a purchase of qualifying school supplies, provide the ID 70208472 at checkout and Creekside will receive 5% back in credits for free supplies!

MightyNest – By shopping at MightyNest.com, up to 15% of your purchases can go to Creekside! Choose from hand-picked household essentials, including kitchen items, lunch gear, toys, baby products, cleaning supplies and personal care products. Search for Creekside Elementary School under zip code 27707.

Amazon Smile Account –  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/84-1644408

Coca-Cola Give – Inside every bottle cap and cardboard case of Coca-Cola products is a special code you can enter to claim money for your school. There are a range of Coke products, including Powerade and Dasani, which offer these points. Each bottle cap is worth $0.05 and 12-packs are worth $0.15 – and you can even enter your own codes so you can see your donations add up! Just look up by Creekside’s zip code of 27707 and scroll until you see Creekside Elementary School – Durham. For more information, visit us.coca-cola.com/give

Kellogg’s Family Rewards – Reward others when you donate your Kellogg’s Family Rewards® points. Through KFR Giving, your points can become a cash donation to any participating K–12 School in the U.S. For more information, visit http://www.kelloggsfamilyrewards.com

Please continue to support the businesses that support our school!

*** If your business would like to be a Creekside Sponsor, please email Erica Libertore at ericalibertore@gmail.com ***


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