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!

Creekside Field Day - May 12th

Creekside’s Field Day is tomorrow, May 12, 2022. Field Day aims for our school to get together for an enjoyable day of activities and for students, parents, and teachers to interact cooperatively and have FUN! Your child will participate in a full day of activity. This includes Field Day games, collaborative games, tug-of-war, a gym dance party, and more! A more detailed schedule of the day will be sent out next week.

Students will be outside a lot during the day, so we encourage your child to apply sunscreen before school, wear a hat, and bring a water bottle to school. Some activities will include water, so please remind your child to wear comfortable running shoes and clothing appropriate for physical activity. All students are encouraged to pack a sack lunch since they will be eating in designated spots throughout the school.

Students may wear the assigned grade-level colors to show their school spirit (Optional).

Kindergarten: Red

First Grade: Orange

Second Grade: Yellow

Third Grade: Green

Fourth Grade: Blue

Fifth Grade: Purple

We are looking forward to a wonderful day of fun, play, and many laughs!


Creekside Spirit Day with Colorado Rapids - May 14th

Join us on Saturday, May 14th, at 1:30 PM for a Creekside Spirit Day at the Colorado Rapids vs. Los Angelos FC soccer game! $5 from every ticket sold will go to Creekside Elementary.

To purchase your tickets scan the QR code below or go to:

https://Rapids.KSETickets.com/CreeksideElementaryFundraiser


Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all of the wonderful mothers in our Creekside Community! We hope you have a wonderful day!



Thank You Creekside Teachers & Staff

The Creekside PTCO would like to extend a big THANK YOU to the Creekside Teachers & Staff for their relentless efforts and determination to make this school year the best that it could be. This year was challenging, even more so than last. The Creekside Teachers & Staff showed tremendous grace, rising above every challenge, to create an innovative, safe, and educational experience for all!

No School/No Contact - May 6th

Don't Forget! Tomorrow, Friday, May 6th there is NO SCHOOL! We'll see you again on Monday, May 9th!

Creekside Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A, May 3rd & 4th

Join us for a Creekside Elementary Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A!


Location: Chick-fil-A in Southlands

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

Dates: Tuesday 5/3 and Wednesday 5/4

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

Creekside Teacher & Staff Appreciation - May 2nd - 5th


Help us celebrate the Creekside staff and show our appreciation for everything they have done this year!

Monday, May 2nd - Students wear your favorite baseball team hats to school

Wednesday, May 4th - Students share notes of appreciation with Creekside staff & teachers


Creekside Spirit Night at Freddy's - April 12th

Join us for a Creekside Elementary Spirit Night at Freddy's on April 12th!Locations: Freddy's in Cornerstar Shopping CenterAddress: 15705 E. Briarwood Cir., Aurora, CO 80016 (at the corner of Arapahoe and Parker Road)Date: April 12thTime: 4-8 PM

Creekside Spirit Day with Colorado Rapids - May 14th

Join us on Saturday, May 14th, at 1:30 PM for a Creekside Spirit Day at the Colorado Rapids vs. Los Angelos FC soccer game! $5 from every ticket sold will go to Creekside Elementary.

To purchase your tickets scan the QR code below or go to:

https://Rapids.KSETickets.com/CreeksideElementaryFundraiser


Gently Used Children's Book Donations Needed For May Book Swap

Deadline To Donate: May 13th

Creekside's PTCO would greatly appreciate donations of gently used children's books for our spring book swap. If you get the chance to clean out your children's bookshelves, please consider donating any unwanted children's books to Creekside's PTCO. A donation drop-off container is located in the front entrance of the school by the PTCO bulletin board.

Scholastic Book Fair - Family Night, Tuesday, March 1st


TOMORROW night, Tuesday, March 1st, is Family Night at Creekside's Scholastic Book Fair. Please join us for a fun night of games and crafts while you select new books for your home library!


Family Night: 5 - 7 PM in the Media Hub


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

YearBook Ordering Deadline - March 4th


If you haven't ordered your child's 2021-2022 school yearbook, you are running out of time! Orders are due March 4th! To place your order, go to: https://cherrycreek.revtrak.net/



Scholastic Book Fair - THIS WEEK!


Creekside Elementary Scholastic Book Fair

Feb. 28th - March 3rd

The Scholastic Book Fair is back! Our Creekside Book Fair will be held in person this year from February 28th - March 3rd. Plan to join us for a special Family Night event on Tuesday, March 1st! An online ordering option will be available for those unable to attend the event.

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



Volunteers Needed For Scholastic Book Fair


Volunteers are needed to help with our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair that will be held from February 28th - March 3rd!

For more information and to sign-up, please go to:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4da5a92fa64-book


Creekside Gala Donor - Steve & Kate's Camp

Thank you to Steve & Kate's Camp for donating 5 camp days to our Gala auction! This amazing camp put kids in charge of their own learning experience. The camp is designed to give child the ability and space to learn in their own way, to learn to trust their judgement, and to give them confidence to tackle challenges in their own creative way. For more information on this wonderful camp, go to https://steveandkatescamp.com/denver/

Creekside Gala Donor - Let's Roam & Adventure Book

Thank you to Let's Roam for donating to the Creekside Gala Auction! Let's Roam has a team of "explorers" that curate exciting adventures for you and your family in over 400 cities across the globe. They've created digitally guided Scavenger Hunts, Bar Hunts, Ghost Tours and more! "Each adventure is designed to help you explore, laugh, discover, and connect. Memory making at its funnest." Take a minute to check out this awesome company at https://www.letsroam.com as well as their sister company https://www.adventurebook.com !

Gala Wine Pull Donations


ATTENTION WINE LOVERS!


Looking for a way to help us get ready for our big event? Consider donating a bottle of wine* for a wine pull at our gala event. We kindly ask that you donate a bottle with a $15 minimum retail price. Contact Robin Penne or Heather Melrose to drop off a bottle . . . or two!

Drop-Off:


Robin Penne - 720-951-5026

6995 S Chapparal Cir West


Heather Melrose - 303-909-1464

7139 S Riviera St

(South Saddle Rock)


*Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on school grounds.

Watch Dog Volunteers


Parents and Guardians of Creekside Cougars!

Come spend a day at Creekside and be your child's hero!

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

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. See the link below to signup for date(s) between January and May.

https://m.signupgenius.com/...

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


PTCO January Monthly Meeting Via Zoom


Join us via Zoom on Tuesday, January 18th at 9am for our monthly PTCO meeting. Please check your e-mail for the zoom meeting code and password. If you did not receive it, please contact creeksideptcopres@gmail.com

Don't forget that the Gala is on Saturday, February 26th at Parker Villa. More information will be sent out soon. If you have any donations, please contact Brook Baker & Sarah McLean at creeksideelementarygala@gmail.com.




Creekside Chess Club Winter/Spring Session Kicks Off January 20th


Creekside Elementary Chess Club, hosted by PALS Chess Academy, will kick off their winter/spring session on January 20th! For more information, see their flyer here or go to www.palschess.com/register and click on Creekside Elementary.



Welcome Back To School - January 4th


We can't wait to welcome all of our students back from their wonderful winter break! We look forward to seeing everyone on TUESDAY, January 4th!



Happy New Years!


Happy New Year to the Creekside Community! We wish you and yours an amazing 2022!



Book Swap Donations


Gently Used Children's Book Donations Needed!

Creekside's PTCO would greatly appreciate donations of gently used children's books for our spring book swap. If you get the chance to clean out your children's bookshelves over winter break, please consider donating any unwanted children's books to Creekside's PTCO.

A drop-off container will be located in the front entrance of the school by the PTCO bulletin board for donation drop-offs starting January 4th!



Gold Fish Swim School Partnering With Creekside PTCO


LOOKING FOR LAST-MINUTE HOLIDAY GIFTS? GIVE THE GIFT OF SWIMMING AND GIVE BACK TO CREEKSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!!!

What better gift for your kiddo this holiday season than the gift of swim lessons… especially lessons in a warm, tropical, safe environment! Goldfish Swim School is now open in Centennial East and is proud to partner with Creekside Elementary School's PTCO to support our school! Follow these steps in December, January and February to give back to Creekside's PTCO:

Signup for swim lessons at https://www.goldfishswimschool.com/centennial-east/ or call 720-445-8385.

At check out, enter the promotion code: creekside2021

Goldfish will donate your entire registration fee directly back to Creekside's PTCO!

About Goldfish: Goldfish Swim School is the country’s premier learn-to-swim program aimed at helping kids be safe in and around the water. The tropical facility has a 90-degree, shiver-free pool to keep kiddos happy and warm. And small class sizes (only 4-people) keep kids highly engaged and safe. Goldfish Swim School is located on Parker and Arapahoe, near Regis High School.



Creekside Elementary 2022 Gala


Save-The-Date for Creekside Elementary's Havana Nights 2022 Gala!

Date: February 26th

Location: Villa Parker

Join us in celebrating Creekside and enjoy an evening of great food, music, and the chance to bid on fabulous auction items. The gala will be held at the beautiful Villa Parker from 6 PM - 11 PM and will be a fun adults-only evening for both Creekside parents and staff!

Money raised from this event will ensure Creekside's PTCO will be able to continue to provide supplemental funding for teacher's assistants, fulfill grant requests, and help enrich our students' education experience. We are grateful for your support and hope you will join us for this fun night out!

Be on the lookout for more details to come in 2022!


Have A Wonderful Winter Break!


We hope you enjoy your Winter Break! We look forward to seeing everyone when school resumes on TUESDAY, January 4th, 2022!


Scholastic Book Fair - This WEEK!


The Scholastic Book Fair is back! Our Creekside Book Fair will be held in person this year from November 8th - 11th. Plan to join us for a special Family Night event on Thursday, November 11th from 5 - 7 pm! An online ordering option will be available for those unable to attend the event. Remember every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly. We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair!


Veterans Day Open House - Volunteers Needed


On November 10th, please encourage your student to wear red, white, and blue. Additionally, if you or a family member are attending, please give yourself extra time to sign in at the front office per new district policy.

If you would like to help greet and escort guests, please sign-up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4aacad2ea3fa7-veterans


Classroom Visit and Tour Times:

8:15 - 8:45 am Kindergarten and Fourth Grade Classroom Visits and Tours

9:00 - 9:30 am First and Third Grade Classroom Visits and Tours

9:45 - 10:15 am Second and Fifth Grade Classroom Tours


Creekside Book Fair - Volunteers Needed


Volunteers NEEDED! Our book fair can only be successful with volunteers...we need YOU! Volunteering at the Book Fair is the perfect way to stay connected to your child at school and help students find the books they can't wait to read.

We need people to help with selling during the week and during our family night event. Monday volunteers are especially needed and a perfect day for grandparents to come and help students fill out their wish lists.

Volunteer Sign-Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4aacad2ea3fa7-creekside5

Creekside Elementary PTCO October Newsletter


Please check your e-mail for our Creekside Elementary PTCO October Newsletter! If you didn't receive it, please e-mail us at creeksideelemptco@gmail.com or check out our newsletter section.

Creekside Elementary Volunteer of the Year - Brook Baker


A big 'Thank You' and 'Congratulations' goes out to Creekside Elementary's Volunteer of the Year, Brook Baker! Brook has spent countless hours coordinating and running the annual Gala for PTCO and soliciting donations for the live and silent auction. Additionally, she has volunteered in all of her children's classrooms. Her hard work and dedication have had an amazing impact at Creekside. Congratulations on the well deserved recognition!

Save The Date For Scholastic Book Fair


Scholastic Book Fair Dates:

November 8th-11th, 2021

The Scholastic Book Fair is back! Our Creekside Book Fair will be held in person this year from November 8th - 11th. Plan to join us for a special Family Night event on Thursday, November 11th from 5 - 7 pm! An online ordering option will be available for those unable to attend the event. Remember every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly. We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair!

Volunteer Sign-Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4aacad2ea3fa7-creekside5

Veterans Day


On November 10th, please encourage your student to wear red, white, and blue. Additionally, if you or a family member are attending, please give yourself extra time to sign in at the front office per new district policy. If you would like to help greet and escort guests, please sign-up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4aacad2ea3fa7-veterans

Classroom Visit and Tour Times:

8:15 - 8:45 am Kindergarten and Fourth Grade Classroom Visits and Tours

9:00 - 9:30 am First and Third Grade Classroom Visits and Tours

9:45 - 10:15 am Second and Fifth Grade Classroom Tours

Volunteers Needed - Creekside Annual Pumpkin Patch


We have several volunteer opportunities for this event. Everything from helping unload pumpkins the day before, helping sell pumpkins, and clean up duty. Click on the sign-up genius link below to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks so much for all your help in making this one of the most fun events at Creekside!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0949ada62eaaff2-pumpkin


PTCO October Meeting - Rescheduled for October 26th


The October PTCO Monthly Meeting has been moved to October 26th. It will be held at 9 am in the Creekside Cafeteria. Mask are required. At this meeting we will be discussing curriculum grants, so please plan to join us if you can!


Creekside Elementary PTCO September Newsletter


Please check your e-mail for our Creekside Elementary PTCO September Newsletter! If you didn't receive it, please e-mail us at creeksideelemptco@gmail.com or check out our newsletter section.


Creekside's Boosterthon Fun Run - Total Raised $45,000+


Thank you to our amazing Creekside Community! With your help, we blew past our goal and raised over $45,000! The money raised will provide supplemental funding for teaching assistants, teacher grants for student learning, and community events! Thank you again!



PTCO September Meeting - September 21st


Just a reminder that Creekside's September PTCO meeting is tomorrow morning at 9am in the cafeteria. Don't forget that you must wear a mask to attend. We look forward to seeing you!



Creekside Cougar's Spirit Wear Store


Creekside Cougar's Spirit Wear Store is officially open! This year the district paired with Sideline Store. They are offering a 25% grand opening discount from now until Friday 9/24.



Registration Is OPEN for Creekside's Boosterthon Fun Run!


Registration for Creekside's Boosterthon Fun Run Fundraiser is officially open!! Go to MyBooster.com and search for "Creekside Cougar Fun Run" to register your student!


Our goal is for 60% of our families to be registered prior to kick-off. This will help us meet our goal of raising $35,000 for supplemental funding for teacher assistants, staff grants for student learning, and community events


Kick-off: September 8th


Fun Run: September 17th


Fun Run Times:

  • 4th & 5th Grade: 8:10am

  • Kindergarten & 1st Grade: 9:15am

  • 2nd & 3rd Grade: 10:20am


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. See the link below to signup for date(s) between August and December.

https://www.signupgenius.com/.../409044CAEA723ABF94...

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

Creekside Picture Day - August 25th!


Creekside Picture Day is scheduled for August 25th! Make sure to place your photo order online at dorianstudio.com or return the order form to your child's teacher before August 25th.

(Order forms were sent home in Thursday folders and some classes may have received them during Meet The Teacher.)

PTCO August Meeting - August 24th


Join us August 24th at 9 am for our first PTCO meeting of the 2021- 2022 school year. The meeting will be held in the Creekside cafeteria. We will have some light food and coffee. Remember, you are welcome to bring your younger children with you to the meeting

Save-The-Date for Boosterthon Fun Run!


Save-The-Date! Creekside's Boosterthon Fun Run Fundraising kicks-off is scheduled for September 8th and the Fun Run will take place on September 17th. We will be posting additional information as the event gets closer.


September 17th Boosterthon Fun Run Times:


* 4th & 5th Grade: 8:10am


* Kindergarten & 1st Grade: 9:15am


* 2nd & 3rd Grade: 10:20am


Goal: Raise $35,000 for supplemental funding for teacher assistants, staff grants for student learning, and community events

Kona Ice Taking Pre-Orders for Carnival


Pre-Order Your Kona Ice Treat For Carnival!

Kona Ice is taking pre-orders from now until August 26th. This will allow their line to move faster during the event. To pre-order your Kona Ice treat, go to kona-ice.com/pay and enter code F002644.


Welcome Back Creekside Cougars!


Welcome Back Creekside Cougars! We can't wait to kick off our first day of school with you!


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


August 17th - First Day of School for 1st and 2nd Grade ONLY, Kindergarten Assessment Day


August 18th - First Day of School for ALL Students K - 5, Kindergarten Kisses and Cheers

Back-To-School Carnival


Save-The-Date for Creekside's Back to School Carnival!

August 27th 4-6pm

Kids tickets are $10 (cash only at the door). Entrance into the carnival grants you access to unlimited midway games, inflatables, a cupcake walk, temporary tattoos, and prizes! Additionally, this year we are excited to receive a visit from the Colorado Rockies Mascot, Dinger from 4:45 - 5:15 PM!

Food will be available from Devil Dog Grill and Kona Ice. Kona Ice is taking pre-orders from now until August 26th. This will allow their line to move faster during the event. To pre-order your Kona Ice treat, go to kona-ice.com/pay and enter code F002644.

All students must have a signed waiver to attend the carnival.

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

Kindergarten Kisses & Cheers

Kindergarten Parents - Join Us August 18th

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

August 17th - First Day of School for 1st and 2nd Grade ONLY, Kindergarten Assessment Day

August 18th - First Day of School for ALL Students K - 5, Kindergarten Kisses and Cheers

Meet The Teacher

August 12th

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 2021 -2022. 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!

Box Tops Have Gone Digital

Box Tops has officially gone digital! Instead of clipping from packages, Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. For more information on the Box Top App click here for details.