Eagle Blast 09/12/2017

Creekside Eagle Blast 
September 12, 2017


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.

Stay tuned for information about our Membership Drive!

The next PTA meeting will be on
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
in the Creekside Media Center.

The Boosterthon Fundraiser kick-off is only a week away!
We are so excited to bring this fun character building event to our school and have some heart-healthy fun at the same time!
Keep reading for more information.

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 19 – Boosterthon Pep Rally
September 19 – Science Olympiad Interest Meeting (5:30)
September 20 – Early Release
September 27 – General PTA Meeting
September 28 – Boosterthon Fun Run!!!

The Creekside Eagles Fun Run is COMING SOON!

This is the Creekside PTA’s ONLY big fall fundraiser this year, so we hope you’ll help encourage your Eagle(s) to get excited about working with friends and family to support our great school.

The Eagles Fun Run is a 9-day program that kicks off with a Pep Rally during the school day on Tuesday, September 19th. Then families will have time to collect pledges for the laps (usually 30-35) your student will run on the Fun Run track at Creekside on Thursday, September 28th.

Why Booserthon?

Regardless of financial participation, every student is invited to participate in the entire Fun Run program and will receive a Creekside Eagles Fun Run t-shirt (thanks to our sponsor, Jersey Mike’s).

Every student will experience Boosterthon’s newest character theme, CASTLE QUEST – a castle theme all about being brave and living with character.

Using Boosterthon, Creekside has profited $109,400 over our 6-year partnership. And this year, our goals is to profit over $25,000. This will go to support upgrading acoustics in the gym to improve student assemblies, international night and 5th grade graduation to name a few!


And don’t forget… all families are invited to come out and celebrate with our Eagles at the Fun Run on September 28th. Keep an eye out for more detailed information to come home soon with your student, and thank you for your support!

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

Other Announcements: 

Teacher Grant Committee Needed!!  Calling any PTA member with interest in granting Teacher’s wishes 🙂  We have $15,000 in PTA funds to distribute to teachers who apply for the PTA Grant.  Please contact Brooke Dever at lbdever@gmail.com if you are interested.

Membership Drive Committee Needs a few helping hands! Please contact Courtney Mills at courtney.mills01@gmail.com if you are interested in helping the committee design and create a bulletin board to show PTA participation by grade or class.

Box Top Collection EVERY 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.

Social Media Wellness Information Session: How to Help Children and Adults Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World, Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Jordan High School auditorium.  GMS PTA has partnered with Jordan High School PTSA to bring in Ana Homayoun a noted teen and millennial expert, author, speaker and educator. With empathy, compassion, and humor, Ana Homayoun discusses some of the modern parenting dilemmas in the age of the smartphone and speaks about her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World.” Ana’s work, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students, offers practical solutions for students, parents, and educators as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy child and teen development.


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

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  Students may bring in Box Tops 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 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 ***


One thought on “Eagle Blast 09/12/2017

  1. Dear whoever it may concern,

    I just received what seems like last weeks blast? Is it possible this is a week behind?



    Sent from my iPhone


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