The PTA is here to enhance the educational experience of all Creekside children as they grow within the school community.

Below are the various programs that we sponsor each year:

  • Science Week
  • International Night
  • Spring Carnival and Raffle
  • Boosterthon
  • Talent Show
  • Spirit Nights at Local Restaurants
  • Staff Appreciation Lunches
  • Grounds and Beautification
  • Teacher Grants for Classroom Improvements
  • Spirit Wear to Show Your Creekside Pride
  • Free Money Rewards for Creekside
  • Parents of African American Children (PAAC)

PTA Committees

The list below indicates committees with the greatest need for volunteers. This document provides a brief description of ALL committees. Please contact us at creeksideelementarypta@gmail.com if you would like more information on volunteering through the PTA.

*Please note that you must be cleared through DPS to volunteer on school grounds, and to participate in field trips.  Please fill out a volunteer application form.

Nuevo! Grupo Para Familias Latinas *new for 2021-2022 school year*

Este es un grupo nuevo que se está formando este año. Damos la bienvenida a familias que quieran conectarse con otras familias Latinas en Creekside. Las reuniones se presentarán en español con interpretación al inglés. Favor de completar este formulario para mostrar su interés:

This is a new group that is forming this year.  We welcome any families who want to make connections with other Latino families at Creekside.  Meetings will be presented in Spanish with English interpretation. Please fill out this form to show your interest. 

Healthy Eagles *new for 2021-2022 school year*

This a Special Committee recently formed by the PTA in an effort to help our students, teachers, staff, and families best adapt to the changing environment of living through the COVID-19 pandemic. Experience in mental or physical health, public health, interpreting Covid science and recommendations, sourcing materials or equipment, and community collaboration are just some of the skills that would be of benefit to this committee as we help Creekside navigate another pandemic school year. 

Standing Rules *new for 2021-2022 school year*

The Standing Rules of a PTA help everyone know how to participate, volunteer, and lead.  This group will review current Creekside PTA practices and propose a revised set of standing rules for adoption by the PTA.  We will work with an equity lens to ensure that we are adopting rules that maximize access and inclusion within PTA.  Prior participation in PTA may be helpful but is not necessary to volunteer. 

Advocacy

This committee helps families learn and speak out on issues that affect our children. During the 2021-2022 school year, the committee will help parents connect as we return to in-person learning, expand Spanish language access to PTA meetings and events, and share information about state and local education policies that impact our school.

Membership

This committee is active throughout the year but most active in the first semester. The committee reaches out to parents to increase PTA membership and collects membership dues.

Parents of African American Children (PAAC)

The mission of The Parents of African American Children (PAAC) committee is to inspire students to achieve academic excellence while expecting higher educational standards from their schools. PAAC aims to be the village and stand in the gap for all African American children and their families without judgement. The core values of PAAC are equitable education, initiatives that eliminate the achievement gap, empowerment of parents of African American children, and student-directed ownership of success.

Click here to download the flyer that explains PAAC in greater detail.

Click here to join the mailing list of the Creekside PAAC PTA sub-committee.

Staff Appreciation

One of Creekside’s most precious assets is our staff! This committee is responsible for planning monthly events and Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week in May.

Science Week

You don’t need to be science-minded to join this committee – only a desire to help our children discover science is needed! This committee organizes speakers for in-class presentations, the Science Festival and the student Science Fair. The Annual Science Week is typically held in March. The committee is active from December through April.

International Night

This committee helps plan our International Night, and provides other opportunities for our students to explore the world. This committee will be active throughout the year.

Spring Carnival and Raffle

Do you want to have some springtime fun? Then join this committee to plan Creekside’s Annual Spring Carnival & Raffle. This committee is active from December through May.

Teacher Grants

This committee researches funding opportunities from local, regional and national sources to fund projects at Creekside. Past projects include the addition of specialist faculty in technology and science, school beautification and specific classroom/lesson plan requests. This committee is active year-round.

Grounds and Beautification

Calling all parents with a green thumb or an eye for ways that we can keep our school bright and beautiful! This committee will be responsible for improving the landscape, play areas, and general appearance of our school. Won’t you lend us a hand (or a shovel!)? This committee is active year-round.