Eagle Blast 6/5/2017

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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:
https://www.write-stuff.com/storefront/school/creekside 
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.
 http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4caea62baa8-graduation
(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

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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. 🙂

 

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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!!!

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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!!!!

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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

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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!

https://squareup.com/store/creekside-elementary-pta

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!

 

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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)
Announcements:
  crayola

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

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*** 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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Eagle Blast 5/30/2017

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Creekside Eagle Blast

 May 30, 2017

There are 7.5 school days remaining until Summer Break!!!

End of year items…
1. We still need End of Grade (EOG) Proctors… please visit the sign up HERE or see the volunteer information below and consider volunteering.
2. Please return any library books you may still have lying around to Ms. Winstead as soon as possible.
3. Box Tops will be collected through Friday, June 2nd.  Please remember to clip and save them over the summer as well!!!
4. PLEASE be 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!  Email us at creeksideelementarypta@gmail.com
5. Our final General PTA Meeting of the year will be on Tuesday, June 6 from 5-6 in the Cafeteria. (more info below)
6. Order next year’s school supplies ONLINE!!! Order by 6/15 and your order ships directly to Creekside for FREE!!!!  We’ve taken the guess work out of it… no shopping around for sales, no fighting the crowds at Target, no storing your purchases on your dining room table for weeks on end, no lugging a giant bag of supplies in with your student on the first day of school!!! Check out the flyer below for more information or click this link: https://www.write-stuff.com/storefront/school/creekside to get to our store.
This is not a fundraiser, simply a convenience we are offering to our Creekside parents.

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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 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
June 15 – Last day to order next year’s school supplies for FREE Creekside delivery. 🙂
June 9 – Last day of school!!! EARLY RELEASE

 

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

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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.

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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!!

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!

https://squareup.com/store/creekside-elementary-pta

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!

 

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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)
Announcements:
  crayola

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

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*** 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

Eagle Blast 5/20/2017

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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 creeksideelementarypta@gmail.com
5. Our final General PTA Meeting of the year will be on Tuesday, June 6 from 5-6 in the Cafeteria. (more info below)

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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 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

 

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Wrap UP…

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

A Special Thank You to:
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!!
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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!!!

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

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

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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!

https://squareup.com/store/creekside-elementary-pta

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!

 

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**************

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)
Announcements:
  crayola

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

jersey-mike-logoi9_logo_hi_res_vec_final_1cmad-popper-logo-vector
*** 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

Eagle Blast 5/16/2017

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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

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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!.

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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!!!

 

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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
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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

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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!

https://squareup.com/store/creekside-elementary-pta

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!

 

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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)
Announcements:
  crayola

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

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*** 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

Eagle Blast 5/10/2017

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Creekside Eagle Blast

 May 10, 2017

There are 22 school days remaining until Summer Break!!!

We would like to extend a giant, THANK YOU to all the families that participated in last week’s Teacher Appreciation activities!  We were able to give away over 75 gift cards to our teachers during the daily drawings!!  We saw lots of really great snacks for the lounge, flowers, notes and sweet tokens of appreciation! I know our teachers felt the love!

There are still several auction items and a number of raffle items at the school to be picked up. We are happy to send these Home with your students. Keep a lookout in folders as We will start sending  raffle items home on Friday and they will either be in the Friday or Monday folders. Thanks so much and as always please let us know if you have any questions. You can reach Brooke and Andrea at Creeksideraffle@gmail.com

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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.

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Dates to Remember:

May 11 – Spring Curriculum Night
May 18 – Volunteer Breakfast
May 19 – Talent Show
May 25 – All Pro Dad’s
May 31-June 2 – End of Grade Testing (Proctors needed!)
June 8 – Step-up Day
June 8 – 5th Grade Graduation
June 9 – Last day of school!!!

* K-2 Field Day Reschedule Date TBD *

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Spring Family Curriculum Night
Thursday, May 11
5:30 – 7:00 P.M.

Join us for our Spring Family Curriculum Night to finish the 2016-17 School Year in-the-know and prepare for the 2017-18 School Year!

From 5:30-5:55PM, Grades 1-5* will spend time in their current classroom hearing about the end of the year plans—from testing to celebrations, and everything in between.

Then, at 6PM, our Kindergarten Families can join us and all families can choose the session(s) that best meets their needs. Identical sessions will be held from 6-6:25 and then again from 6:30-6:55 allowing families to choose up to 2 sessions to attend from the following:

– Each grade level will host a “Step Up” session sharing details and helpful hints to prepare you for next year. This is a great opportunity to learn about what to expect in the next grade up.
– Willing to be a huge help by volunteering to proctor during EOG’s? Get proctor training out of the way early!
– Share with us your thoughts on ways parents can connect at Creekside! Our session on parent involvement will give you a chance to share your thoughts and ideas!

Friday May 19, 2017 at 6:00 P.M.
Rogers-Herr Middle School Auditorium

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
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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!!!

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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

Volunteers needed for Field Day – Field Day 2017 is almost here!  Please help your students remember to dress appropriately on Field Day.  Appropriate attire includes clothing that is appropriate for physical activity, running, playing — shorts and t-shirts are great!  Skirts and dresses are not a good choice on Field Day!  In addition, it is VERY important that all students wear tennis shoes on Field Day.  This will allow for safe and full participation in all Field Day events.  Students who are not wearing safe/appropriate shoes on Field Day (ex: sandals, flip flops, dress shoes, deck shoes, boots, high heels, wedge or platform shoes, Crocs, and slip-on shoes like Toms or Vans) will be prohibited from Field Day stations. PLEASE make sure your child wears sneakers! Students will be working on Field Day activities in their next few PE classes, and all students will be assigned a team color: Yellow or Green. If your child is able to wear their team color (yellow or green) on Field Day, please encourage them to do so! If any parents are interested and able to volunteer to help with Field Day, please email Ms. Andrews directly: elizabeth.andrews@dpsnc.net

Field Day dates and times are below:

5th Grade:  Monday, May 8 from 8:30 – 9:40

4th Grade:  Monday, May 8 from 10:10-11:20

3rd Grade: Monday, May 8 from 12:10-1:20

2nd Grade: Tuesday, May 9 from 12:10-1:20

1st Grade: Tuesday, May 9 from 10:10-11:20

Kindergarten: Tuesday, May 9 from 8:30-9:40

*If there is heavy rain/inclement weather on any of the above dates, the Field Day make-up date will be Wednesday, May 10.

 

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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!

Announcements:

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Githens Parent-Staff Meet and Greet, May 15@5:30PM

Come meet Githens parents and staff on May 15th at 5:30PM during a Meet and Greet in the Media Center.  Enjoy some snacks and beverages, and find out a little more about Githens.  Current parents,  teachers, and administrators will be there and will be happy to answer any questions you have.  This is also a great time to think about ways to be involved in school activities next year.  You are also invited to attend the PTA meeting, immediately following the Meet and Greet.  It’s a great chance to see the great things that are happening at Githens.
Hope you can join us, and bring a friend!

 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)
Announcements:
  crayola

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

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*** 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

Eagle Blast 5/2/2017

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Creekside Eagle Blast

May 2, 2017

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week!!!
Our PTA Teacher Appreciation Committee has been having fun spoiling our hard-working teachers… We hope you’re having fun showing them how much you appreciate them too!

*Tomorrow is “Throw Flowers at the Stars” Day*
Bring a flower from your garden, a plant or even a bouquet! 

Please remember that today, Wednesday, May 3rd is an early release day!
Car Riders will be released at 12pm
Bus Riders will be released at 12:15pm

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There are a LOT of volunteer opportunities listed below… please check them out and help where you can!

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.

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Dates to Remember:

May 1-5 – Teacher Appreciation Week
May 3 – Early Release Day
May 4 – Kindergarten Orientation Night (for rising Kindergartners and their parents)
May 8-9 – Field Day
May 11 – Spring Curriculum Night
May 18 – Volunteer Breakfast
May 19 – Talent Show
May 31-June 2 – End of Grade Testing (Proctors needed!)
June 8 – Step-up Day
June 8 – 5th Grade Graduation
June 9 – Last day of school!!

 

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We thought perhaps you’d like to know the other ways the Teacher Appreciation Committee is showing our gratitude to our amazing teachers… 
On Monday we decorated the Staff Lounge, Main Office and the staff entrance to school.  We also started the Snack Stand Stocking off with some goodies.
Today we set up a popcorn and soda bar in the main office.
Tomorrow, our teachers will be enjoying a lunch OFF CAMPUS at Trilogy Restaurant in the Silverspot Movie Theater.  Upon their return to campus for their staff development meeting, they will be treated to homemade desserts!
To get their day started off on the right foot, we will be providing a bagged breakfast for teachers on Thursday.
Mrs. DuBose has Friday covered with a visit from the Kona Ice Truck!!!
If you would like to help with next year’s Teacher Appreciation Committee, we need 2-3 parents to join the committee. Please contact Erica Libertore at ericalibertore@gmail.com 
Friday May 19
Rogers-Herr Middle School

Tryouts will be held after school May 2nd and May 4th.
** We still need volunteers to assist with the tryouts!! **

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
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Spring Carnival Wrap-up

Many THANKS to everyone for a great carnival this year! Thank you to the people who bought and sold raffle tickets, donated items and worked a shift at the games and activities. We could not have done it without you! The turnout was great this year so thanks for coming out!

It takes a ton of people to run an event this size so IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HELPING OUT WITH CARNIVAL NEXT YEAR, please send you name and number to Shay Charles – shaycharles@nc.rr.com.
We are looking for at least 10 key people to get involved.

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Raffle and Auction Wrap-up
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the raffle and auction for the Spring Carnival. This was one of our most successful years yet. The Spring auction and raffle combined brought in close to $20,000.
Way to go creekside families!!!

We still have lots of raffle items and a few auction items to pick up in the office. If you haven’t paid for your auction items make sure to go online and do that, or you can write a check when you pick up. Raffle items are in the office and ready to be picked up as well.

Thank you again for all your support and if you have any questions please let us know Brooke and Andrea can be reached at Creeksideraffle@gmail.com.

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

Volunteers needed for Field Day – Field Day 2017 is almost here!  Please help your students remember to dress appropriately on Field Day.  Appropriate attire includes clothing that is appropriate for physical activity, running, playing — shorts and t-shirts are great!  Skirts and dresses are not a good choice on Field Day!  In addition, it is VERY important that all students wear tennis shoes on Field Day.  This will allow for safe and full participation in all Field Day events.  Students who are not wearing safe/appropriate shoes on Field Day (ex: sandals, flip flops, dress shoes, deck shoes, boots, high heels, wedge or platform shoes, Crocs, and slip-on shoes like Toms or Vans) will be prohibited from Field Day stations. PLEASE make sure your child wears sneakers! Students will be working on Field Day activities in their next few PE classes, and all students will be assigned a team color: Yellow or Green. If your child is able to wear their team color (yellow or green) on Field Day, please encourage them to do so! If any parents are interested and able to volunteer to help with Field Day, please email Ms. Andrews directly: elizabeth.andrews@dpsnc.net

Field Day dates and times are below:

5th Grade:  Monday, May 8 from 8:30 – 9:40

4th Grade:  Monday, May 8 from 10:10-11:20

3rd Grade: Monday, May 8 from 12:10-1:20

2nd Grade: Tuesday, May 9 from 12:10-1:20

1st Grade: Tuesday, May 9 from 10:10-11:20

Kindergarten: Tuesday, May 9 from 8:30-9:40

*If there is heavy rain/inclement weather on any of the above dates, the Field Day make-up date will be Wednesday, May 10.

 

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Announcements:

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Githens Parent-Staff Meet and Greet, May 15@5:30PM

Come meet Githens parents and staff on May 15th at 5:30PM during a Meet and Greet in the Media Center.  Enjoy some snacks and beverages, and find out a little more about Githens.  Current parents,  teachers, and administrators will be there and will be happy to answer any questions you have.  This is also a great time to think about ways to be involved in school activities next year.  You are also invited to attend the PTA meeting, immediately following the Meet and Greet.  It’s a great chance to see the great things that are happening at Githens.
Hope you can join us, and bring a friend!

 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)
Announcements:
  crayola

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

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*** 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

Eagle Blast 4/25/2017

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Creekside Eagle Blast

April 25, 2017

There is a LOT of information in this week’s blast!!  We are winding down the school year and have so many exciting things going on!!  If you scroll down you will find information about the Next Week’s Teacher Appreciation Activities, Our First Annual Talent Show, Kindergarten Orientation, Several Volunteer Opportunities (including EOG Proctoring!), Spirit Wear Sales and more!! 

Here are the highlights for this week…

Community Building Event for our Hispanic Population and their Supporters
TOMORROW, April 26 from 5pm-6:30
*PTA Parents Needed  to engage in small group discussions and show support*
(more info below)

Administrative Professionals Day!
TOMORROW, April 26
These are the folks behind the scenes that answer our desperate phone calls to change our child’s transportation, they enroll our kindergartners, they are the gate keepers of our school, they keep us informed, they keep things running smoothly, they kiss boo boo’s, they organize… coordinate… assist… communicate… they wear a thousand hats and tomorrow we have the chance to say, THANK YOU!!

Spring Carnival!!!
Friday, April 28
Volunteers Needed!!  More info below


Teacher Appreciation Week is NEXT WEEK!!!
May 1-5
Gift Cards are needed for daily drawings… information below!Teacher Appreciation Week!!!

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:
April 26 – Administrative Professionals Day
April 26 – Community Building Event
April 26 – Deadline for Talent Show Permission Slips
April 28 – Spring Carnival 

May 1-5 – Teacher Appreciation Week
May 3 – Early Release Day
May 8-9 – Field Day
May 11 – Spring Curriculum Night
May 18 – Volunteer Breakfast
May 19 – Talent Show
May 31-June 2 – End of Grade Testing (Proctors needed!)
June 8 – Step-up Day
June 8 – 5th Grade Graduation
June 9 – Last day of school!!!

 
It’s time to get ready for the 2017 Creekside Spring Carnival!

This year we have new games and activities for the kids…Carolina Hurricanes Slap Shot Booth, New Inflatable rides, New Minute to Win It games, Giant Jenga, Baseball and Frisbee Throw, Giant Wheel of Fortune, Plinko, Balloon Darts and more! Over 25 games and activities.

Sell 30 raffle tickets and earn a “free play” wristband to use at the carnival which covers the rides and most of the games. We do have a few “cash only” booths such as Silly String wars (cans of string $2) and Pie Throw (whip cream pies $5 ea). So far Ms. Dubose, Mr. Chambee and Ms. Williams are signed up as targets. Food booths may also be cash only.

We will have punch cards available at the carnival for those not selling raffle tickets. 20 punches for $15 or 10 punches for $8. Ticket tables will be set up as you enter.

Food trucks include Only Burger, Banditos, Flirting with Fire pizza truck, Locopops and Kona Ice. Chick-fil-A sandwich combo (chips, drink + sandwich) will be available at the Mad Popper Popcorn stand along with delicious popcorn. Come hungry!

In order to make the evening a success, we need your help with volunteering at games booths and rides. Shifts are 1 hr and we cannot do it without your help. Middle and High Schoolers may also volunteer. Please use the sign up genius if you can help out:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49a4a72faa8-creekside5

Donations: We are looking for donations of soft drinks (cans, 2 liters and 22 oz) to use at the pop drop game. All varieties of sodas are fine. We would also like donation of individual baked good items (can be store bought or homemade) for the Cake Walk.  Lastly, we need un-iced cupcakes (2 dz) for the Cupcake Creations booth. Sign up for these is on the sign up genius.
Donations can be dropped off next week in carpool lane or brought to the carnival. Thanks for your help!

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday, April 28th for an evening of great fun!

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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to everyone who participated in the Creekside Online Auction and Raffle Ticket Sales… it was a SOARING success!!  We will report totals as they are tallied up but it is safe to say…  this was the best year yet!  

Please begin picking up the auction items you won tomorrow.

Drawings for the Raffle will take place tomorrow, 4/26 and winners will be announced on Thursday. There will be a posting at school as well as on FaceBook and the PTA website.
The individual and classroom ticket sale winners will also be revealed tomorrow… check FaceBook!

Thank you again for your support!!

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We want to hear the voice of our
Creekside Hispanic community

Please join us for a Creekside Community Building Event
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017, 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Creekside Media center

Free tamales! Free childcare! Translation will be provided.

We will have conversation around the following questions:
●     In what ways do you feel like a part of the school community? What more can be done?
●     How is the current climate impacting my child/my family?
●     What can Creekside and Durham Public Schools do to help me address my child’s needs at home?

Guest speakers will address efforts to make Durham Public Schools a safe and inclusive environment for all students and will respond to questions and comments from the Creekside community. There will also be time for small group discussion.

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** In addition to the events below, please help show your appreciation by sending in Gift Cards for ANY amount ($3, $5, $10…) to ANY store (Target, Starbucks, Jersey Mikes…) by Friday, April 28.  You can drop them off in the main office or send them in with your student in an envelope labeled “teacher appreciation week”. We will be doing daily drawings for these gift cards  – our hope is to have enough for each teacher to be a winner!! **

Friday May 19
Rogers-Herr Middle School

Now open to all grades!!!

The deadline for permission slips is TOMORROW, Wednesday April 26th.

On April 28th parents will receive an email with a link to sign up for tryouts.

Tryouts will be held after school May 2nd and May 4th.

** We need volunteers to assist with the tryouts next week!! **

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

Volunteer Opportunities:

Science Olympiad – Creekside students will be completing in the district Science Olympiad competition on Saturday, April 29th.  We need volunteers to help run the competition.  Volunteers help setup/take down events, guide teams to competition and more.  Anytime you can between the hours of 7:00-2:00 on Saturday would be greatly appreciated.  Competition will be held at Southern High School. Please contact Tya Tyrrell if interested in volunteering for Science Olympiad.

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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

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Additional Teacher Appreciation Opportunity –  Second Chance Academy is a Durham Public Schools program that helps 3rd-8th graders who are serving a short term suspension (1-10 days) from their regular DPS school.  The 6 staff (principal, teachers, and behavioral specialist) work every day to support students who are keeping up with schoolwork while on suspension.  They provide academic support as well as group and one-on-one conversations about decision making, approaching conflicts, and other relevant topics, so that students can return to school ready to learn.
Although most of us are unlikely to meet these teachers, the work they do makes all Durham Public Schools more safe and productive, and strengthens the community by offering a positive alternative to suspension.   Because the Second Chance staff serves an ever-changing group of students, they do not have PTA support. 
Would you join a small group of parents to help provide them with a lunch and goodie bag this year for Teacher Appreciation Week?  Gifts of time, money, food, or gift cards would all be helpful.
Contact Amy Rublein for more information.  (amy.rublein@gmail.com919-215-3487).

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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!

https://squareup.com/store/creekside-elementary-pta

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!

 

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Survey: Homework and Internet Availability 
Nationally, 7 in 10 teachers assign homework that requires internet access. But an estimated five million households with school-age children do not have internet access at home. Students that fall into this “homework gap”—households where internet access is limited or unavailable—lag behind in education and are less competitive in the workforce.

But if you’re a parent with children in North Carolina’s K-12 schools you already know what happens when your children and/or their classmates can’t meaningfully access the internet.

Many of you spend hours each week driving your children to a nearby McDonalds or Starbucks to use their Wi-Fi because internet is not available to your house or it’s too expensive. Or trek to the local library multiple times a week so your kids can use the computers because your digital device is broken, being used by one of your other children, or you don’t have one at home because buying one doesn’t fit in your budget.

The State of North Carolina wants to help ensure no child in the K-12 schools falls into the homework gap. But to do so, the State needs to know how widespread the homework gap is and potential challenges students face in accessing digital resources.

To identify this data, our partners, the Broadband Infrastructure Office and the FridayInstitute, are conducting a survey of North Carolina households with K-12 students. We would like to encourage you to take the survey so policy makers and education stakeholders can design solutions to this issue.

The anonymous, short survey is available in English and Spanish and can be found here K-12 Internet Access at Home Survey (Encuesta de Accesso a Internet K-12 en el Hogar)(or at below link).
It remains open until April 30, 2017.

Should you have any questions, concerns, or feedback, you can reach out to the Broadband Infrastructure Office directly at: broadband@nc.gov or (919) 754-6695.

Survey Link: http://bit.ly/k12hwgap

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)
Announcements:
  crayola

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

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*** 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

Special Edition Eagle Blast 4/23/2017

Eagle Blast
April 23, 2017

Countdown to Carnival 2017!

We are getting ready for our biggest event of the year and need your help! Parents, please volunteer to help man a game booth. We also welcome grandparents, middle and high schoolers. Use the sign up if you can help:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49a4a72faa8-creekside5

Our raffle and auction will be coming to an end this week! Online auction ends tomorrow 4/24 at 9pm. Get in those last minute bids!
http://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/home.cfm?auctionID=4175

Our spring raffle drawing will take place Wed 4/26. All tickets must be in by Tues 4/25 to be included in the drawing. Over 200 prizes to win! Don’t forget kids that sell 30 raffle tickets will get a “free play” wristband to use at the carnival for most of the games and rides (exceptions are pie throw, silly string and face paint). Need more raffle tickets? Ask your teacher!

We are in need of a few donations for the carnival:

  • •All size/kind soda (cans, 20oz, 2 liters)
  • •Pre-packaged or homemade desserts for cake walk
  • •Un-iced cupcakes for the cupcake creations booth.
  • Please drop off in carpool or with teachers THIS Wednesday April 26th, Thursday April 27th or Friday April 28th in the morning.
Carnival ticket Information:
Free play wristbands and game punch cards will be available for purchase at our ticket booths.
This year we are offering electronic payment for wristbands and game punch cards at ticket booth #1
Free Play Wristbands $30
Game Punch Card:
20 punch card $15
10 punch card $8
games are either 1 or 2 punches
Cash may be required at Silly String, Pie Throw, Face Painting and at food vendors.

Don’t miss the Pie Throw Booth at the Carnival! Kids will get to “cream” their favorite teachers. Whipped cream pies $5 a piece and we promise no punishment for hitting the staff! Here is the night’s lineup:
Ms. Dubose 6-6:20 (principal)
Ms. Sass 6:30-6:50 (vice principal)
Ms. Williams 7-7:20 (4th grade)
Mr. Chamblee 7:30-7:50 (after school)
Mr. Jones 8-8:20 (5th grade)

Some of this year’s games and activities include:
•3 Giant inflatable rides/climbing structures
•Carolina Hurricanes Slap Shot booth
•Gaming Truck
•Pie Throw
•Silly String Wars
•Minute to Win It games
•Baseball, Football, Frisbee throws
•Cornhole, Bowling, Limbo
•Cake walk, Pop Drop, Wheel of Fortune
•DJ, Balloon man & Face Painting
•Giant Jenga & sidewalk chalk
•Over 25 games and activities!

 

Come to the carnival HUNGRY! This year’s food vendors include:
•Only Burger truck
•Flirting with Fire pizza truck
•Banditos mexican food truck
•Chick-fil-A sandwich combo meal
•Mad Popper popcorn
•Locopops
•Kona Ice

Eagle Blast 4/18/2017

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Creekside Eagle Blast

 April 18 2017

 

Sell those Raffle Tickets!!! 
Over 215 Items to Raffle off!!! Don’t miss out!
(more tickets can be obtained from your child’s teacher) 
$1 per Ticket – $10 for a book of 10
*If you sell 30 tickets you get a free play wristband for the carnival games and rides!*
(more info below)

Community Building Event 
Wednesday, April 26
(more info below)

Spring Carnival!!!
Friday, April 28
Volunteers Needed!!  More info below

Teacher Appreciation Week!!!
May 1 – May 5

Gift Cards needed for daily drawing… see sign up below

Creekside Talent Show!!!
*Date Change*
Friday, May 19 from 6-8pm
(more info below)

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Our Art Specialist, Ms. Hansen is in need of Clorox Wipes
for her classroom
Please send some in with your student if you are able

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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:

April 17 – Online Auction Bidding Begins
April 19 – Spirit Night at Chipotle
April 24 – Online Auction Bidding Ends (9pm)

April 26 – Administrative Professionals Day
April 26 – Community Building Event
April 28 – Spring Carnival
May 1-5 – Teacher Appreciation Week

Wednesday, April 19 from 5pm – 9pm
3219 Watkins Rd. Suite 100 – Durham
Bring the flyer that came home this week, show them the flyer on your smart phone or tell the cashier you’re supporting Creekside Elementary PTA and we will receive 50% of the proceeds!!!!

Keep Selling Tickets for the 2017 Spring Carnival Raffle!!!
$1 per Ticket – $10 for a book of 10

***Our goal is for EVERY Student to sell at least 10 Tickets***
(more tickets are available from your students teacher – just ask!)

  • Top Raffle Ticket Seller (entire school) wins a $100 Target gift card
  • 2nd Place Top Seller (entire school) wins a $50 Target gift card
  • Top Class per Grade with the most students selling 10 or more tickets wins and ICE CREAM PARTY
  • Top Overall Class (most tickets sold) for the school wins a PIZZA PARTY!

Selling 30 Tickets = Free Play Wristband for Carnival
Games and Rides!!!

*Raffle ticket stubs and money due no later than Tuesday, April 25th at 10:00am*

Here are the standings as of Tuesday (4/18/2017) for Raffle Ticket Sales: 
Highest selling student: Elysia Hanson (Hines)
Second Highest Selling Studnet: Acosta Ludin (Bungard)

Highest Selling Class of the School: Ms. Hines

Highest Class with the most participation: Ms. Poston

Right now first grade has the most participation from all classes.
Grade Level Highest Participation classes:
Kindergarten: Hathcock
1st – Poston
2nd – Tie between Scofield and Thompson
3rd – Barnes
4th – Tie between D’Auria and Normann
5th – Shulse

**If you do not plan to sell your tickets, please return them to your teacher so they can be redistributed to students who need more**

Bidding for the online Auction is LIVE!!!  Please check it out as new items have been added!  Bidding ends 4/24 at 9pm

http://www.biddingOwl.com/creeksideauction2017

 
It’s time to get ready for the 2017 Creekside Spring Carnival!

 This year we have new games and activities for the kids…Carolina Hurricanes Slap Shot Booth, New Inflatable rides, New Minute to Win It games, Giant Jenga, Baseball and Frisbee Throw, Giant Wheel of Fortune, Plinko, Balloon Darts and more! Over 25 games and activities.

Sell 30 raffle tickets and earn a “free play” wristband to use at the carnival which covers the rides and most of the games. We do have a few “cash only” booths such as Silly String wars (cans of string $2) and Pie Throw (whip cream pies $5 ea). So far Ms. Dubose, Mr. Chambee and Ms. Williams are signed up as targets. Food booths may also be cash only.

We will have punch cards available at the carnival for those not selling raffle tickets. 20 punches for $15 or 10 punches for $8. Ticket tables will be set up as you enter.

Food trucks include Only Burger, Banditos, Flirting with Fire pizza truck, Locopops and Kona Ice. Chick-fil-A sandwich combo (chips, drink + sandwich) will be available at the Mad Popper Popcorn stand along with delicious popcorn. Come hungry!

In order to make the evening a success, we need your help with volunteering at games booths and rides. Shifts are 1 hr and we cannot do it without your help. Middle and High Schoolers may also volunteer. Please use the sign up genius if you can help out:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49a4a72faa8-creekside5

Donations: We are looking for donations of soft drinks (cans, 2 liters and 22 oz) to use at the pop drop game. All varieties of sodas are fine. We would also like donation of individual baked good items (can be store bought or homemade) for the Cake Walk.  Lastly, we need un-iced cupcakes (2 dz) for the Cupcake Creations booth. Sign up for these is on the sign up genius.
Donations can be dropped off next week in carpool lane or brought to the carnival. Thanks for your help!

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday, April 28th for an evening of great fun!

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We want to hear the voice of our
Creekside Hispanic community

Please join us for a Creekside Community Building Event
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017, 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Creekside Media center

Free tamales! Free childcare! Translation will be provided.

We will have conversation around the following questions:
●     In what ways do you feel like a part of the school community? What more can be done?
●     How is the current climate impacting my child/my family?
●     What can Creekside and Durham Public Schools do to help me address my child’s needs at home?

Guest speakers will address efforts to make Durham Public Schools a safe and inclusive environment for all students and will respond to questions and comments from the Creekside community. There will also be time for small group discussion.

Please visit the Creekside Online Spirit Wear
Store for new gear!

https://squareup.com/store/creekside-elementary-pta

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!

May 1-5th

We have some exciting things planned to show our teachers how much we appreciate them.  We will include a finalized schedule of events in next week’s Eagle Blast.  For now, we need your help with supplying Gift Cards (in any amount and to anywhere) for daily drawings.  Please drop them off in the main office or send them in with your student in an envelope labeled,
“Teacher Appreciation Week”.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D44AFA92DA3F49-teacher

**Friday May 19**
Rogers-Herr Middle School
Keep a look out for a Flyer with more details in your student’s folder!  Have your student as their teacher for a talent show application and permission slip!Since Creekside has so many talented students, this will only be open to grades 3rd through 5th and there will be try outs.
Try outs will be April 25th and April 26th after school so get your creativity flowing and talents ready!
We will be looking for a variety of talent and group acts are welcomed.

The talent show committee will meet after the next PTA meeting.

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
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Survey: Homework and Internet Availability 
Nationally, 7 in 10 teachers assign homework that requires internet access. But an estimated five million households with school-age children do not have internet access at home. Students that fall into this “homework gap”—households where internet access is limited or unavailable—lag behind in education and are less competitive in the workforce.

But if you’re a parent with children in North Carolina’s K-12 schools you already know what happens when your children and/or their classmates can’t meaningfully access the internet.

Many of you spend hours each week driving your children to a nearby McDonalds or Starbucks to use their Wi-Fi because internet is not available to your house or it’s too expensive. Or trek to the local library multiple times a week so your kids can use the computers because your digital device is broken, being used by one of your other children, or you don’t have one at home because buying one doesn’t fit in your budget.

The State of North Carolina wants to help ensure no child in the K-12 schools falls into the homework gap. But to do so, the State needs to know how widespread the homework gap is and potential challenges students face in accessing digital resources.

To identify this data, our partners, the Broadband Infrastructure Office and the FridayInstitute, are conducting a survey of North Carolina households with K-12 students. We would like to encourage you to take the survey so policy makers and education stakeholders can design solutions to this issue.

The anonymous, short survey is available in English and Spanish and can be found here K-12 Internet Access at Home Survey (Encuesta de Accesso a Internet K-12 en el Hogar)(or at below link).
It remains open until April 30, 2017.

Should you have any questions, concerns, or feedback, you can reach out to the Broadband Infrastructure Office directly at: broadband@nc.gov or (919) 754-6695.

Survey Link: http://bit.ly/k12hwgap

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)
Announcements:
  crayola

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.

So far, Creekside Elementary School has requested 66 Energy Kits
and has saved 13,200 kWh of energy!!!

If we request 100 Kits, our school earns $$$$$

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

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

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*** 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

Eagle Blast 4/4/2017

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Creekside Eagle Blast

 April 4, 2017

Sell those Raffle Tickets!!! 
(more can be obtained from your child’s teacher)
The goal is for EVERY student to sell at least 10 tickets
$1 per Ticket – $10 for a book of 10
*If you sell 30 tickets you get a free play wristband for the carnival games and rides!*
(more info below)

BOGO Book Fair – THIS Week!!!
April 4-7
(more info below)

Spring Break is Next Week!!!
We hope you have a fun week away from school and that you come back rested and ready to learn!

Creekside Talent Show!!!
*Date Change*
Friday, May 19 from 6-8pm
(more info below)

 

Our Art Specialist, Ms. Hansen is in need of Clorox Wipes
for her classroom
Please send some in with your student if you are able

The final make up date for snow day:
January 11 – April 17

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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:

April 3-7 – Spring Book Fair
April 7 – School Spirit Day – Wear your Green and Yellow!

April 10-14 – Spring Break
April 17 – Make up Snow Day
April 19 – Spirit Night at Chipotle
April 17 – Online Auction Bidding Begins
April 26 – Administrative Professionals Day
April 28 – Spring Carnival

It’s Time for the 2017 Spring Carnival Raffle!!!
$1 per Ticket – $10 for a book of 10

***Our goal is for EVERY Student to sell at least 10 Tickets***
(more tickets are available from your students teacher – just ask!)

  • Top Raffle Ticket Seller (entire school) wins a $100 Target gift card
  • 2nd Place Top Seller (entire school) wins a $50 Target gift card
  • Top Class per Grade with the most students selling 10 or more tickets wins and ICE CREAM PARTY
  • Top Overall Class (most tickets sold) for the school wins a PIZZA PARTY!

Selling 30 Tickets = Free Play Wristband for Carnival
Games and Rides!!!

*Raffle ticket stubs and money due no later than Tuesday, April 25th at 10:00am*

Stay tuned for our Online Auction!!  Bidding Starts April 17!
http://www.biddingOwl.com/creeksideauction2017

April 4-7 in the Media Center

Join us for these special Book Fair Events:
Pastries for Parents- Tuesday, April 4th from 7-7:45am

B.L.T. Books and Lunch Together- Thursday, April 6th during your child’s lunch time

If you’re interested in volunteering at the Book Fair, please visit
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090A4FADA92EA6FE3-creekside1 

Wednesday, April 19 from 5pm – 9pm
3219 Watkins Rd. Suite 100 – Durham
Bring the flyer that came home this week, show them the flyer on your smart phone or tell the cashier you’re supporting Creekside Elementary PTA and we will receive 50% of the proceeds!!!!

**Friday May 19**
Rogers-Herr Middle School
Keep a look out for a Flyer with more details in your student’s folder!  Have your student as their teacher for a talent show application and permission slip!

Since Creekside has so many talented students, this will only be open to grades 3rd through 5th and there will be try outs.
Try outs will be April 25th and April 26th after school so get your creativity flowing and talents ready!
We will be looking for a variety of talent and group acts are welcomed.

The talent show committee will meet after the next PTA meeting.

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
Volunteer Opportunities:
Spring BOGO Book Fair
Volunteers are needed to staff the Spring Book Fair!!  Please visit this signup genius link and help out where you can!
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090A4FADA92EA6FE3-creekside1
Creekside is partnering with World Wear Project, whose mission is to provide wearable and affordable shoes to third world countries while benefiting United States’ landfills by reducing refuse by millions of pounds.
To benefit this project, we are collecting clean and wearable shoes (no stains, holes, or overly worn). World Wear Project will accept the following types of shoe wear for women, men and children:
  • Athletic shoes (NO cleats)
  • Leather shoes
  • Dress shoes
  • Casual shoes
  • Canvas shoes will NOT be accepted
Be on the lookout for the cardboard bins inside Creekside so you can donate those old shoes you have hanging around that you have been waiting for an opportunity to give away!

Survey: Homework and Internet Availability 
Nationally, 7 in 10 teachers assign homework that requires internet access. But an estimated five million households with school-age children do not have internet access at home. Students that fall into this “homework gap”—households where internet access is limited or unavailable—lag behind in education and are less competitive in the workforce.

But if you’re a parent with children in North Carolina’s K-12 schools you already know what happens when your children and/or their classmates can’t meaningfully access the internet.

Many of you spend hours each week driving your children to a nearby McDonalds or Starbucks to use their Wi-Fi because internet is not available to your house or it’s too expensive. Or trek to the local library multiple times a week so your kids can use the computers because your digital device is broken, being used by one of your other children, or you don’t have one at home because buying one doesn’t fit in your budget.

The State of North Carolina wants to help ensure no child in the K-12 schools falls into the homework gap. But to do so, the State needs to know how widespread the homework gap is and potential challenges students face in accessing digital resources.

To identify this data, our partners, the Broadband Infrastructure Office and the Friday Institute, are conducting a survey of North Carolina households with K-12 students. We would like to encourage you to take the survey so policy makers and education stakeholders can design solutions to this issue.

The anonymous, short survey is available in English and Spanish and can be found here K-12 Internet Access at Home Survey (Encuesta de Accesso a Internet K-12 en el Hogar) (or at below link).
It remains open until April 30, 2017.

Should you have any questions, concerns, or feedback, you can reach out to the Broadband Infrastructure Office directly at: broadband@nc.gov or (919) 754-6695.

Survey Link: http://bit.ly/k12hwgap

Creekside is now using the Remind app as an important way of communicating with our families. Join today!
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Announcements:
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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.

So far, Creekside Elementary School has requested 66 Energy Kits
and has saved 13,200 kWh of energy!!!

If we request 100 Kits, our school earns $$$$$  

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

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

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Erica Libertore at
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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