Welcome to Creekside's Parent Teacher Community Organization!

WELCOME TO CREEKSIDE!

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.

**Are you receiving our occasional email blasts? If you are new to Creekside or didn't opt-in during summer registration, it's not too late! Just send an email to creeksideelemptco@gmail.com with the subject 'Add me'.

Thank You To Our Corporate Sponsors!

PTCO Quick Links

https://sites.google.com/site/crkpto/fundraising/king-soopers
https://www.facebook.com/creeksideptco/
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Creekside News!

School Closure & PTCO Meeting Canceled - January 18th

CCSD will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, January 18th due to weather conditions. All after-school activities have been canceled. The Creekside PTCO meeting has been canceled.


Reminder: PTCO Meeting, January 18th

Please join us Wednesday, January 18th, at 9 am in the school cafeteria for Creekside PTCO's January meeting. Younger siblings are welcome to join. If you have any questions, please contact our PTCO President, Brook Baker, at creeksideptcopres@gmail.com.


School Resumes - January 10th

School Resumes Tuesday, January 10th! We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Creekside! We hope you had a wonderful winter break!



Creekside's 5th Grade Winter Sale - THIS WEEK (December 13th-15th)


This week, your students will have the opportunity to purchase small gifts for family and friends during their lunch periods on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. There is something for everyone and items range in price from $0.50-$6.00.

Kids really love purchasing gifts on their own and this gives them the opportunity to get something for the ones they love.

This will be a cash only sale.

Proceeds from this sale benefit the 5th Grade Continuation Party in May.

If you are a 5th Grade Parent and would like to help out during the sale, feel free to sign up on the link below. Our 5th Graders will also be helping out!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F4AACAD2EA3FA7-winter



Creekside Elementary's Spirit Fundraiser at Chick-fil-A


Join us Tuesday, November 29th, and Wednesday, November 30th, for Creekside Elementary's Spirit Fundraiser at Chick-fil-A!

Location: Chick-fil-A in Southlands

Address: 24400 E Smoky Hill Rd, Aurora, CO 80016

Dates: Tuesday 11/29 and Wednesday 11/30

Time: 6am -10pm (ALL DAY)

- You MUST mention Creekside Elementary or Creekside PTCO when ordering in person or add it in the Special Requests/ Comments section for online/app orders

- Gift card and Door Dash or Uber Eats orders are not eligible


Reminder: No School, November 23rd - 25th

REMINDER! No School November 23rd-25th for Thanksgiving Break! We'll see you back at school on November 28th!


Reminder: PTCO Meeting, November 16th

Please join us Wednesday, November 16th, at 9 am in the school cafeteria for Creekside PTCO's November meeting. Younger siblings are welcome to join. If you have any questions, please contact our PTCO President, Brook Baker, at creeksideptcopres@gmail.com.


Save-the-Date: Creekside's Book Fair


Join us November 8th-10th for Creekside's Fall Book Fair! Students will preview the book fair with their class on November 8th and family night will be held on November 10th!


Volunteers are needed! Sign-up Here!


Register E-Wallet


Give your child a safe, cashless way to shop the Book Fair. This digital payment option can be used at the in-school Book Fair or online. For more information or to set-up your E-wallet, go to:


https://www.scholastic.com/bf/creeksideelementarybookfair



Save-the-Date & RSVP - Creekside Veteran's Day Open House


Creekside Elementary looks forward to continuing our great tradition of honoring our heroes. We would like to invite our Veterans and current Armed Forces members to our Veterans Day Open House on Thursday, November 3, 2022. During this time, Veterans and current Armed Forces members will have an opportunity to tour our “Heroes Hallway” filled with student writing pieces, visit classrooms, and participate in a “Hero Tribute” at the end of our time together.

Our schedule will be:


8:15 - 8:30: Arrive and spend time viewing our Heroes Hallway.

8:30 - 9:00: Visit classrooms. We’d love for you to share elementary-age-appropriate stories about your service and any artifacts such as uniforms, pictures, and medals.

9:00 - 9:15: Enjoy our Hero Tribute. Our students will line the hallways and sing a tribute song as you parade through the school and depart the open house.


We invite all students and staff to wear red, white and blue on this day.


If you have a veteran or current military member attending, please RSVP by October 28. Return the bottom portion of this letter to your student’s teacher or submit the RSVP electronically here.


Lastly, we’d love to have pictures of our Veterans in our Heroes Hallway. If you would like to, please upload a digital photo here by October 28.


Save-The-Date: 1st Annual Creekside Fall Festival


Join us on October 28th from 5-7 PM inside the school, for Creekside's 1st Annual Fall Festival! All Creekside community members are invited and there will be fun activities for all ages! Make sure to bring cash. Costumes are encouraged!!


Fun Activities For All Ages:


Face Painting

Balloon Animals

Temporary Tattoos

Cotton Candy

Fun Games

DJ Dance Party

Pumpkin Decorating

Photo Booth

Halloween Movie

Food Trucks


Come join in on the fun at Creekside's 1st Annual Fall Festival!!


PTCO Monthly Newsletter - September

The September PTCO Newsletter is now available! The newsletter can be found in digital form by clicking here or you can read the hard copy sent home in your student(s) Thursday folder.




Reminder: PTCO Meeting, September 21st


Please join us tomorrow morning, Wednesday, September 21st at 9 am in the school cafeteria for our monthly PTCO meeting. Younger siblings are welcome to join. If you have any questions, please contact our PTCO President, Brook Baker, at creeksideptcopres@gmail.com.

Thank You Creekside Community!


Thank you to our Creekside Community for helping us raise over $50,000 at our Creekside Cougar Fun Run! Your support will help us provide supplemental funding for teaching assistants, teacher grants for student learning, and community events that will help our school immensely. We are grateful for your support and we hope your student(s) had a great time at the fun run!


If you haven't had a chance to donate yet, you can still donate up until Sept. 21st! Go to mybooster.com to donate to Creekside or use your student's personal link.

Creekside Chess Club


This club is for all grade levels and no experience is required. This year the club will meet on Tuesday afternoons, directly after school from 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM. To register, go to www.palschess.com/register, click on Creekside Elementary School, and register TODAY!




No School - September 5th (Labor Day)


Creekside will be closed tomorrow, September 5th, for Labor Day. We will see everyone on Tuesday, September 6th!


Cougar Fun Run - Registration Is Open!


Registration for Creekside's Cougar Fun Run is OPEN! Please register your student via mybooster.com. Every student registered by the end of the day on Wednesday, September 7th, gets to wear a hat to school on Thursday, September 8th!!


The official fundraising kick-off is scheduled for September 7th and the run will take place on September 16th!


September 16th Cougar Fun Run Times:


4th & 5th Grade: 8:10 AM

Kindergarten & 1st Grade: 9:15 AM

2nd & 3rd Grade: 10:15 AM


Goal: Raise $40,000 for supplemental funding for teacher assistants, staff grants for student learning, and community events!


Specials Wish List


Are you looking for a way to support Creekside's Specials Team (Art, Music, P.E. and Empower)? Each Specials teacher has an Amazon Wish List of items needed for their classroom. Start by scanning their specific QR code to see the list. If you choose to donate an item to one of the Specials classes make sure to include your name in the order so that you can be thanked for your generous donation! Your support is appreciated!

Cougar Fun Run - Registration Opens August 24th


Registration for Creekside's Cougar Fun Run opens on August 24th! Please register your student via mybooster.com.

The official fundraising kick-off is scheduled for September 7th and the run will take place on September 16th!

September 16th Cougar Fun Run Times:

  • 4th & 5th Grade: 8:10 AM

  • Kindergarten & 1st Grade: 9:15 AM

  • 2nd & 3rd Grade: 10:20 AM

Goal: Raise $40,000 for supplemental funding for teacher assistants, staff grants for student learning, and community events!

For more information go to our Cougar Fun Run page or to mybooster.com.

Save-The-Date: First PTCO Meeting, August 24th


Please join us for Creekside's first PTCO meeting of the year! It will be held Wednesday, August 24th at 9 AM in the school cafeteria. Coffee and light food will be available. Younger siblings are welcome to join. During the meeting, we will discuss upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, and we will review our 2022-2023 budget. If you have any questions, please contact our PTCO President, Brook Baker, at creeksideptcopres@gmail.com.

Join the Creekside Spanish Club


New Session Begins Sept. 12th at Creekside! For more information or to enroll, go to www.spanishenrichment.com



Join BSA Cub Scout Pack 127 - Boys & Girls Welcome!


BSA Cub Scout Pack 127 wants to invite ALL Boys AND Girls from Kindergarten to Grade 5 to join! Our Pack is over 50 cubs strong and very active. Camping, swimming, rockets, Pinewood Derby, Hot Wheel derby, nights at zoos, aquariums, car shows, firework shows, Boo Bash, archery, wall climbing, service for our Veterans, and much... much more!! If your kid is ready for adventure, then come and check us out Thursday, August 25th from 6:30 PM to 8:00PM in the Creekside Cafeteria. For more information or questions, contact Matt Black 720-505-6500, pack127Aurora@outlook.com!


Save-The-Date: Creekside Picture Day


Creekside Picture Day is scheduled for August 23rd! Make sure to place your photo order online at dorianstudio.com or return the order form to your child's teacher before August 23rd.

(Order forms will be sent home in Thursday folders and some classes may receive them during Meet The Teacher.)


Back-To-School Carnival - August 19th


Save-The-Date for Creekside's Back to School Carnival on August 19th from 4-6 pm.

Kids tickets are $10 (cash only at the door). Entrance into the carnival grants you access to unlimited midway/carnival games, 3 inflatable bounce houses, a dunk tank, a cupcake walk, temporary tattoos, and prizes!

Food will be available from Devil Dog Grill and Kona Ice!

Parents MUST Accompany Children. This is NOT a drop-off event.

Student participation waivers MUST BE COMPLETED at the ticket booth.

Watch Dog


WATCHDOGS ARE BACK!

Dads, Grandads, Mothers and all other Parental People of Creekside...

Our ICARE WatchDOG program is gearing up for a return to Creekside's hallways!

WatchDOG days are a great chance to share your kid's school day world with them and help Creekside stay safe!!! Your kids will be bursting with pride to say, 'My Parent is a WatchDOG!'

Sign up for a full day, a half a day, multiple days, whatever you can do. Signup for date(s) between August and December can be found at https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/409044caea723abf94-creekside2

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Matt Black at creekside-topdogs@googlegroups.com

Kindergarten Kisses & Cheers

Kindergarten Parents - Join Us August 17th

After you bid your child farewell for their first day of school, join us from 8:15 – 8:45 am in the courtyard by the kindergarten entrance. Come meet other kindergarten parents and learn how to get involved with the Creekside PTCO!

Welcome Back To School Starting August 16th!

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Creekside Elementary! This year, students will start on a staggered schedule.

August 15th - First Day of School for 1st and 2nd GRADE ONLY

August 16th - First Day of School for 3rd, 4th, and 5th ONLY

August 17th - First Day of School for ALL Students K - 5, Kindergarten Kisses and Cheers

Meet The Teacher

August 11th

4 - 4:30 PM for new families

4:30 - 6 PM for returning families

Come meet your teacher, drop off school supplies, learn about after-school programs and volunteer opportunities, and grab a popsicle! We are looking forward to seeing each and every one of you!


School Supply List

The school supply list for Creekside is now available for families participating in the in-person learning option for the 2022 -2023. Click here to find the supply list for your child's grade level.

Office Depot/Office Max Give Back to Schools

Have you shopped for your back to school supplies yet? Provide Creekside's School ID when checking out (in store and online) and Creekside will receive 5% back in credits for FREE supplies!

Click here for more information or to enter your recent purchase and credit it to Creekside!

Creekside ID # 70017017

King Soopers Loyalty Card

The King Soopers Loyalty Card program allows you to simply use your registered King Soopers loyalty card to earn funds for Creekside! Enroll your King Soopers Loyalty Card online at www.kingsoopers.com/communityrewards and search for Creekside or our number, UF865. Creekside will earn rewards every time you shop at King Soopers using your enrolled King Soopers Loyalty Card!

Amazon Smile

Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to Creekside when you do your online shopping! Click here to support Creekside Elementary School PTO!