Welcome to Creekside's Parent Teacher Community Organization!
KING SOOPERS

AmazonSmile

BOX TOPS

STAFF FAVORITES

WATCH DOGS

https://www.facebook.com/creeksideptco

STORE





Creekside Elementary  
19993 E. Long Avenue
Centennial, CO  80016
720-886-3500 
Our goals are to enrich the learning experience of our children, energize our community, and support the families, teachers, and administrators that make Creekside Elementary School such a great place. We hope you will come here regularly to find out what’s happening in the Creekside community and how you can participate in our volunteer efforts and fun activities.


STAFF FAVORITES
Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to Creekside when you do your holiday shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/84-1245863.


  GRANDVIEW HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR  
Don’t miss the Holiday Craft Fair happening Saturday, December 1st, from 9am-3pm, at Grandview High School. Enjoy some holiday shopping while supporting local vendors and Grandview High School. Find more details here.


  CREEKSIDE SPIRIT NIGHT  
Come out for Creekside's Spirit Night on Wednesday, November 14th, from 4-8pmEnjoy dinner out with your family at the Cornerstar locations of Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers and Panera Bread. Visit one (or both!) restaurants and a portion of sales will be donated back to Creekside! Look for the flyer in your Thursday folder or click here for more details.
 

  GUEST SPEAKER AT NOVEMBER PTCO MEETING 
Join us Wednesday, November 14th at 9am in the cafeteria to hear from Kevin Doherty, principal at Liberty Middle School. Come learn what to expect for your student in middle school and feel free to ask questions. Following Mr Doherty's visit, we will vote on how best to allocate funding for grant requests. 


  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR VETERANS DAY RECEPTION  
Creekside Elementary will welcome our veterans and active-duty servicemen and women at 7:15 a.m. on Monday, November 12th, for "Donuts with Dear Veterans" and a gallery walk through the school to view student artwork and writing. This will be followed by a parade of heroes at 8:15 a.m. and an assembly at 8:35 a.m., which will celebrate our honored guests with songs from our students. We are looking for volunteers to help us with our “Donuts with Dear Veterans.” The Creekside Staff will have everything set up prior to Monday morning. We are in need of volunteers to help greet and serve. Thank you for giving your time! Sign-up here!



  STEAM-A-PALOOZA  
Join us on Saturday, November 10th at Grandview HS, between 10am-3pm for a FREE event filled with innovation, hands-on-learning and fun! This year's theme, Empowered by Learning, reflects the dynamic fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Experience the authentic curiosity, learning, innovation, and problem-solving taking place in Cherry Creek Schools. Click here to learn more and to get your FREE tickets! 


  SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR  
Visit Creekside's Scholastic Book Fair during Parent Teacher conferences! The Enchanted Forest Book Fair will be open November 5th-8th in Creekside's library. Monday through Wednesday, we are open 7:30am-3:30pm and Thursday 7:30am-7:30pm with a special late night for our Once Upon A Time Family Event, 5-7pm. Get all the details on the activities, crafts, and contests happening throughout the week by visiting our Book Fair page here. You can also sign-up to help our students find their next great read by volunteering for a shift. 


  BREAKFAST WITH OUR LEGISLATORS AND CANDIDATES 
Please join us for a breakfast along with members of the Colorado General Assembly as well as candidates representing the schools in the CCSD on Wednesday, October 31, 7-9am at Eaglecrest HS. This is a wonderful opportunity to become better acquainted with members of our delegation in an informal setting as we work together for a successful 2019 legislative session. This event is for all community members, parents, teachers, students, staff, and we hope you will attend! Registration is online at https://legislative-breakfast.cheddarup.com. During the registration process, you will have the opportunity to note questions you would like to see discussed by the Legislative representatives and candidates. 


  PUMPKIN PATCH AND BAKE SALE 
Fall has arrived and that means it is time for Creekside’s Annual Pumpkin Patch & Bake Sale! Students will visit the pumpkin patch with their classes on Thursday, October 25th and we invite parents to join them as they select the perfect pumpkin and find a treat or two. We will have pumpkins, gourds, hay bales, mums, corn stalks and lots of baked goods for sale! Look for the Pumpkin Patch & Bake Sale flyer in Thursday folders or click here for volunteer and baked good donation sign-ups, and class visitation times.



  GUEST SPEAKER AT OCTOBER PTCO MEETING 
Join us Wednesday, October 24th at 9am in the cafeteria to hear from Sarah Grobbel, Executive Director of Career and Innovation for our district. She will share information on the renovation of spaces to support 21st-century learning in elementary and middle schools across the district, thanks to the passage of 3B in the November 2016 election. Creekside’s own innovation spaces are in the works and will be ready for our students next August! You will also hear about the exciting Cherry Creek Innovation Campus scheduled to open next summer for the district's high school students. Come hear how our district is supporting innovation in learning!

**Missed the meeting but want to learn more? View Sarah Grobble's Creekside presentation here to learn about Innovation at Creekside and throughout the district.


  FALL BOX TOPS COLLECTION CONTEST 
Our Fall Collection Contest ends Wednesday, October 24th! Send in your Box Tops in a zip-topped bag marked with your teacher's name. The class with the most Box Tops wins a teacher's-choice party...and Creeksideearns money! Every Box Tops helps, so check your pantry and kitchen drawers and send them in!


  THE CARDBOARD CHALLENGE  
The Cardboard Challenge is a celebration of child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it inspired by the short film, Caine’s Arcade. Kids are challenged to create and build using cardboard, recycled materials and imagination. On October 10th, CCSF will showcase all student entries at Smoky Hill High School from 4:30-7pm. Finalists will be chosen for each grade category and winners of cash prizes will be announced that evening. For details, and to complete the registration form online, visit ccsdfoundation.org.


  ART MASTERPIECE AT CREEKSIDE  
Bring fine art into your child’s classroom with Art Masterpiece! This fun program involves you or a family member teaching a short lesson on a famous artist and then helping students create works of art. Don’t know much about art? No problem! We’ve got all the resources you’ll need. Learn more by visiting our Art Masterpiece page here.


  CREEKSIDE'S BOOSTERTHON FUN RUN 
We kicked off our Creekside Fun Run program yesterday with an awesome Boosterthon 
Pep Rally! Register your student at FunRun.com (they get a prize just for registering!) and spread the word. Receive pledges from friends and family to earn your student more rewards and help us reach our goal of $40,000 to supplement funding for Teacher Assistants and provide school-wide grants at Creekside. And don't forget to join us on the Creekside field on Thursday, Sept 13th to cheer our students as they run their laps in the Creekside Fun Run. Find all the details here. Thanks for your support!


  GRANDPARENTS AND GRANDFRIENDS DAY 
Creekside's Grandfriends Day is designed to be a special event to honor our grandparents and special guests. Creekside would like to invite you to a special reception honoring 
grandfriends along with a chance to visit our classrooms on Friday, September 7th. You are also welcome to stay for recess and enjoy lunch with your student. A schedule of class visitation times can be found here
*Grandfriends, please remember to bring your driver's license to check in at the front lobby. You may bring your lunch or purchase something from our cafeteria. Make sure you know the teacher's name of the child you are visiting. Happy Grandfriends Day!
SIGN UP TO HELP HERE!


  CREEKSIDE'S BOOSTERTHON FUN RUN 
Parents! We are once again partnering with the folks at Boosterthon to power our Annual Creekside Fun Run program, making our fundraising easier, more profitable, and more fun! We'll kick things off with a Pep Rally for the students on Sept 4th and invite you to cheer on your student at the Creekside Fun Run, Sept 13th. This is one of only two fundraisers we do at Creekside and we hope you will support our efforts to raise supplemental funding for Teacher Assistants. With your help, we can make sure we continue to have one Teacher 
Assistant within each grade level. Check out this video to learn how the Boosterthon fundraiser works! https://vimeo.com/177157581


  CARNIVAL & SPIRITGEAR 
The Creekside Carnival is this Friday, August 24th from 4-6:30pm! You don't want to miss this fun, family event. $10 cash at the door will give your child access to our inflatables, cupcake walk, airbrush tattoos, and unlimited midway games where they will earn points for fun prizes! Check out this list of all the wonderful Creekside staff who will be spending time in the Dunk Tank - where $2 will give you 3 chances to try and get them dunked! Food will be available for purchase from Devil Dog Grill and the Kona Ice Truck, so bring the whole family for a great time! **All children MUST have a signed waiver to participate in the activities. Find it here to print and bring to the event.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Friday is also the last day to get your Creekside Spiritgear orders in. Visit www.spiritgeardirect.com/shop to place your order. Your items will be delivered right to your student at Creekside in mid-September.


  2019-2020 SCHOOL CALENDAR  
Although this school year has just begun, be aware that CCSD's Board of Education has just approved next year's calendar (SY2019-20). This is 
significant to Creekside, as we will move off the Transitional calendar we have been following and join all other schools in the District on the Traditional calendar, now simply named the CCSD calendar. As such, Creekside's Fall and Spring breaks will be reduced to one week each and our summer break will be extended. For details, and to start your vacation planning, you can download a pdf copy of the 2019-20 calendar here


  BACK-TO-SCHOOL CARNIVAL  
Creekside's Back-to-School Carnival is coming! Join us for a fun-filled family event on the Creekside field, Friday, August 24th from 4-6:30pm. Child tickets are $10 (cash only) at the door and include unlimited midway games, inflatables, prizes, cupcake walk, popcorn and airbrush tattoos! 
Our teachers and staff will be sitting in the Dunk Tank, waiting for you to help them take the plunge! Food will be available for purchase from Devil Dog Grill and the Kona Ice Truck! Get more details and sign up to volunteer here!


  PTCO WELCOME MEETING  
Creekside's PTCO invites all new and returning families to our Welcome Meeting, Wednesday, August 15th at 9am in the school's cafeteria. We will be discussing upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. Mrs Sommerfeld will give an update on staffing, enrollment and answer your questions. Come join us!


  PICTURE DAY  
Say 'Cheese'! Dorian Studios will be at Creekside on Wednesday, August 15th for student pictures. These pictures will be used in our school yearbook but you may also order keepsake prints to share with family and friends. Place your order using the envelope that went home in Thursday folders. Additional envelopes are available from the Main Office. Parents who help out at the school are also invited to stop in during the day to have your picture taken for your volunteer badge. 


  ORDER YOUR CREEKSIDE SPIRITGEAR  
Order the newest Creekside SpiritGear at www.spiritgeardirect.com/shop! Choose from 6 different options, including red, blue, and tie-dye t-shirts; long sleeve performance tee; a zip hoodie; and the cool all-over-design of the sublimated performance tee. Orders need to be placed by Thursday, August 23rd. Your items will be delivered directly to Creekside to go home with your student, so no shipping charges! Order yours today at 
www.spiritgeardirect.com/shop!
 

  BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT  
Meet your student's teacher, visit their classroom, and hear from our Principal at Creekside's Back to School Night, Thursday, August 9th. The PTCO will have a table set up with information on our upcoming events, ordering spiritgear, and ways you can get involved in your child's school. This event is for parents only and is scheduled as two sessions due to limited space. 
Session 1: Kindergarten, 3rd and 4th grades 6-6:45pm
Session 2: 1st, 2nd and 5th grades 7:15-8pm


  FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL  
Creekside's first day of school for our 1st through 5th graders is Monday, August 6th
Kindergarten will start Tuesday, August 7th. We invite parents of kindergarten students to join the PTCO for refreshments at 'Kisses then Kleenex' after you drop your student off in the gym.


  MEET THE TEACHER and POPSICLE SOCIAL  
Creekside's Meet the Teacher will be Thursday, August 2nd from 2-4pm. New families are invited to come between 2-2:30pm with returning families joining us from 2:30-4pm. Spend time in the classroom, drop off school supplies, and tour the school. The PTCO will have popsicles available for you to enjoy on the playground. We will be set up in the lobby so come by and say hi!