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yes12/23/2017
  

Dear Creekside Families,

With the support of district leadership, we are moving forward with our plans to alter our school's calendar to provide staff with an additional day of professional learning centered around making the most of our new building.

On Friday, December, 22, 2017 (the day before winter break) there will be no school for students .

Now that we have spent a few months in these new learning spaces, the time for reflection, refinement and improvement of norms and practices is a critical next step. This work will inform instruction at Creekside moving forward for the rest of the school year and beyond.


This added professional development day will provide us with much needed time to facilitate conversations with teams of teachers who share instructional spaces and students. We plan to discuss the usage of space in the new learning communities and will assist our amazing educators with specific curricular conversations necessary to optimize the use of our new building spaces.

Again, please mark your calendars:

Friday, December 22, 2017 Professional Development for Staff (No school for students, Preschool through 5th grade)


Instructional Minutes

Please know that we have ensured that Creekside Elementary will still meet the required number of hours of instruction for students in K-5, ,satisfying the state requirement for instructional minutes.


Preschool Only: To meet the minimum requirement for instructional time, preschoolers will need to make up this time.  January 26, 2017 will be the make-up day for Preschool and all preschoolers will be in school that day.


Childcare Available

We understand that this additional day off for students may be inconvenient for some families. For this reason, we have worked to ensure that childcare for grades K-5 is available on that day for families that need it. If you plan to utilize this service please contact Amber in our front office by Friday, December 15, 2017. Unfortunately, transportation and lunch will not be available that day, so parents/guardians will need to drop off students at the school and students will need to bring a sack lunch.


Afterschool Programs

The YMCA  program will be available, as normal, on December 22.

On behalf of the staff at Creekside I want to thank you for your understanding and flexibility in providing this day of learning for us.  


11/17/2017 2:45 PM
yes12/11/2017
  

It's time to open enroll into Creekside!!  

  • Monday, December 4, 2017  8:30-10:00 and 1:00-2:30
  • Pre-School Open House December 4, 2017 8:30-10:00 and 1:00-2:30 (one day only)
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017 8:30-10:00 and 1:00-2:30
  • Friday, December 8, 2017 8:30-10:00  and 1:00-2:30
Please call Amber Godard 720-561-3800 to register for the K-5 open house.
Please call Tangi Lancaster 720-561-3815 to register for the Pre-school open house.

Kindergarten OE Night 

  • Wednesday December 6, 2017 6:00pm to 7:00 pm

11/16/2017 10:16 AM
11/30/2017
  
School Supplies.png
Dear Parents,

Teachers have ordered your student's school supplies!  We are requesting a donation that goes towards these supplies.

Based on our last year's supply list, we are requesting a donation of $40.00.

To make this process even easier, you can make your donation with a credit card!  You can use Discover, MasterCard or Visa Credit or debit cards for your donation!!  Our web store accepts payments over the internet 24/7.  BVSD has contracted with RevTrack, a national credit card payment processor, so we are able to provide you a secure site for making payments. 

To access the Creekside Web Store, please click on 
Grades K-5 only
 
The link is also on the front page of the Creekside Website. The new website is so simple and walks you through the process!   (If you would like step-by-step, more detailed instructions for paying with a credit card click on this  Detailed Instruction Letter.pdf

Of course, if you'd rather make your donation with cash or a check, please have your child bring it to the office with their name and 17-18 grade level on the outside of the envelope.  Please make checks out to Creekside Elementary  In the memo section please write "School Supplies".

Not all families are able to pay for their supplies.  If you would like to help other Creekside families you can make a larger payment.  All funds collected will be applied to the school supply costs.

Thank you for your support and we are excited to try this new way of ordering supplies.

Warm Regards,
Francine Eufemia
Principal
 


10/24/2017 2:41 PM
yes11/1/2017
  


Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year and we will be celebrating in the following way:

Students may wear a costume (no masks, weapons or scary items) or pajamas to school and participate in a fall parade at 8:15. The parade route will wind around the school and viewing for parents can be in any of the play areas or near the picnic tables outside the cafe.. 

Students may stay in their pajamas for the rest of the day, but if they wear a costume they must change after the parade and classroom celebrations. There will be an alternative activity provided for students that do not wish to participate or watch the parade.
​ 

Following the parade some grade levels will be holding a breakfast or an afternoon party. All food served at these fall celebrations should be healthy and contain low or no sugar.
​ ​Individual classroom teachers will let you know if they are having a breakfast or party.


We invite parents to stay for the parade and the celebration, however, this is an academic day, and students will be expected to engage in learning after the celebration
​, so we kindly ask that all families  leave campus
​ after the parade
, unless volunteering in a classroom.

We are looking forward to a fun October 31st at Creekside!


10/24/2017 3:27 PM
yes10/23/2017
  

Parent Teacher Conferences are Tuesday, October 17, 2017, Thursday, October 19 and Monday October 23.

Please sign up (the links are below) for one slot per student.  Conferences are 20 minutes long and will be held in your student's learning community.

 

 

9/26/2017 12:14 PM
9/6/2017
  



CREEKSIDE ELEMENTARY BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT OPEN HOUSE

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

5:30-7:00

5:30-6:00                            Welcome– Dr. Eufemia; Creekside Parent Organization

                                             *There will be supervision for your children on the playgrounds during this time

 

6:00                                     2/3 Learning Community Presentation

                                             4/5 Learning Community Presentation

                                            

6:00-7:00                            PK/K/1 Classrooms open for visits

 

6:30                                     4/5 (Encore) Learning Community Presentation

 

 


9/1/2017 11:23 AM
yes8/15/2017
  

​August 7, 2017

Dear Creekside Families,

I am so excited to begin the 2017-2018 school year in our fabulous new building! I can't wait for you to see the beautiful colors, open space, and innovative furniture! Please keep in mind, however, that a completed building in the construction world is not a completed building in the regular world.  The outside of the building remains a work in progress. We anticipate the play areas to be complete, however, the grassy areas may not be accessible for quite some time.  Kindly stay on the sidewalks and concrete areas. Flexibility will be essential in order for us to have a joyful, successful, opening of school.  I thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we learn to navigate, live and learn in our new space.

On the first day of school staff members will be outside to welcome and direct you and your children to their gathering areas (see important information sheet for locations). This year we will have a bell ring at 7:53, indicating that students should report to their gathering area and line up, that will be followed by the usual 7:55 start bell signaling admittance to the building.

I want to wish a very warm welcome to all of our new families. We are thrilled to have you join our community of curious and engaged learners!  We hope that you will consider serving on CPO, our parent organization, or volunteering to help at school.

Classroom assignments will be available in the parent portal on August 15th. If you have not signed up for the parent portal, and are in need of assistance please contact Amber in our front office: (720)-561-3800.

I hope to see many of you at Meet Your Teachers on August 15th from 8:00am-9:00am. This will give you and your child a first look at the new building. We ask, however, that you stay no longer than the hour allocated to allow the teachers to finish preparing for the first day. If your child needs a backpack these will be available at our main entrance on August 15th.

Please join me in welcoming new staff members to the Creekside family:

Markina Barthelemy-Behavior Specialist

Louisa Jones-Literacy

Elizabeth McCord-Music

Julie Parks-English Language Development

Alysa Spicer-ILC Teacher

Molly Stauffer-Pre K Occupational Therapist

Eric Swan-School Counselor

Natalie Zeldin-Speech Pathologist

 Be sure to monitor our website for all of the exciting things happening at Creekside. Should you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you for sending us your children every day. They are precious, and I can't wait to see them!

I look forward to working with all of you to make this an awesome school year!

Warm regards,

Francine Eufemia, Principal


8/8/2017 5:25 PM
yes8/15/2017
  

Creekside Elementary 2.0

 Important Information at a Glance 2017-2018

School Hours: 7:55-2:40

Arrival: If students arrive prior to 7:55am they report to one of the play areas.

School supervision begins at 7:45am

A warning bell will ring at 7:53am and students will report to the following areas:

·       K/1 line up in front of the K/1 Learning Community doors at the front of the building

·       2/3 line up on the sidewalk outside of the Learning Community doors at the back of the building

·       4/5 line up outside the door that opens to the stairwell for their Learning Community. This door is located at the front of the building south of the main entrance.

·       Pre K students are accompanied by their parents to the outside classroom doors.

Students will be welcomed into the building when the 7:55 bell rings.

Inclement weather: All students report to the common area in their Learning Community accessed by the café door (if entering from Martin Park) or the main entrance doors.

 Breakfast: 7:35am-7:55am

Bus Schedules: Transportation (720)-561-5125

Dismissal: Students that walk or bike to school are dismissed at 2:40 each day from the same door they enter through. Bus riders and car riders are dismissed to the bus or car loop. Younger students are always accompanied by a teacher.

o    We thank you for your cooperation in notifying the front office of all transportation changes NO LATER than 2:15 via phone call or written note. The office will then notify the classroom teacher.

o    For the safety of our students, no child will be released to anyone that is not listed on the emergency contact list unless the office is notified by a parent.

Lunch Applications: Can be accessed from your Parent Portal.

Mark your calendar:

o    Meet Your Teachers: August 15, 2017 8:00am-9:00am

o    Back to School  Open House: September date TBD

o    Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: September 14, 2017 6:30pm-8:00pm

o    Fall Picture Day: September 15, 2017

o    International Festival: October 6, 2017

o    Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences: October 17, 19, 23

Phone Numbers:

o    Main  Office 720-    561-3800

o    Attendance 720-561-3802   

o    FAX 720-561-3801                 

o    Dr. Francine Eufemia, Principal 720-561-5510     

Progress Reports: Will now be available in your Parent Portal. Contact the front office if you would like a paper copy.

School Website:Check out the School News Blog every Friday for school news, CPO news, and a message from the principal.

http://cre.bvsd.org/Pages/default.aspx

 


8/9/2017 8:38 AM
8/8/2017
  

Dear Creekside Families,

We are so excited for everyone to see the new building! At this time, interior work is being completed and exterior work is in full swing. The entire school building and grounds is still very much a construction site.  Staff only will be allowed access starting on  August 8, 2017

Families will be welcome at the Meet Your Teachers event from 8:00-9:00 on August 15, 2017. If you need assistance prior to August 15, please contact the front office at 720-561-3800.

We look forward to seeing you on August 15, 2017!

Warm regards,
Francine





8/8/2017 9:25 PM
5/24/2017
  

Dear Creekside Families, 

To help with our transition to the new building, District leadership have decided to adjust the school calendar for our school to give staff three additional non-student contact days. These days will be May 25 and 26. Students will not attend school on these days. The last day of school for students will be May 24.

Students in grades K-5 will still meet the Colorado Department of Education required instructional minutes with the revised calendar. To provide the required instructional minutes for preschool students, three additional days will be added to the preschool calendar:  May 5. Substitute teachers will be in the classrooms to allow the regular classroom teachers to attend the activities previously scheduled for these days.

​PRESCHOOL CALENDAR ADJUSTMENTS


​May 5, 2017
​Students Attend School
​May 24, 2017
​Last Day of School for Students
​May 25, 2017
​No School for Students
​May 26, 2017
​No School For Students
​KINDERGARTEN - 5TH GRADE CALENDAR ADJUSTMENTS
​May 24, 2017
​Last day for Students
​May 25, 2017
​No School for Students
​May 26, 2017
​No School for Students




The additional non-student contact days in the calendar will allow time for professional learning for staff, the move from one school to another, and construction needs.

Our project is still on schedule, and the new building will be ready to welcome students in August. We appreciate your flexibility throughout this process. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Francine Eufemia
Creekside Principal
5/17/2017 11:09 AM
yes5/20/2017
  

Due to Fridays weather forecast, we will have to  cancel the End-of-the Year Picnic. We will however, hold the Goodbye to Creekside 1.0, Open House from 5:00-6:30. Parents and community members are invited to say goodbye to the building by writing on our memory wall and enjoying a piece of cake. The choir will sing at 5:45 in the front lobby, and parents will also be able to pay for school supplies in our computer room and get fingerprinted in the library to become a volunteer for the 2017-2018 school year, if desired.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday as we bid farewell to Creekside 1.0!
5/17/2017 3:08 PM
yes4/22/2017
  
spaghetti.pngCreekside's Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction!

Friday, April 21, Starting at 5:15 pm

Join us for this festive evening, hosted by the 5th-grade class, to raise funds for educational programs. The event includes a sit-down dinner, served by the 5th-grade class, a silent auction, and prize drawings. 

Tickets are $12/adults, $6/kids at door; $10/$5 advance purchase
Items Needed for Gift Baskets

Every year, Creekside families contribute items for some of the gift baskets auctioned off at the Spaghetti Dinner. All the gift baskets have a theme, and the theme is determined by your child(ren)'s grade level. This year, the grade-level themes are as follows:
  • Pre-K - Gardening
  • Kindergarten - Fun in the Sun
  • 1st grade - Arts and Crafts
  • 2nd grade - Movie Night
  • 3rd grade - Fancy Breakfast
  • 4th grade - A Day at the Park
  • 5th grade - Italian Fare
Please give gift basket items to your child's teacher.

Thank you for helping make this event a success. Looking forward to seeing you on April 21st!

4/4/2017 11:48 AM
4/20/2017
  
​PARCC/CMAS testing will be held at Creekside in April. Students in third grade will be taking PARCC Math and Language Arts. The fourth and fifth graders, in addition to PARCC Math and Language Arts (ELA) , take Social Studies in 4th grade and Science in 5th grade. All students will need headphones or earbuds for testing. 

Our students have grown tremendously academically, socially, and emotionally this year. We are all very proud of their efforts, and know they will approach these tests ready to show what they have learned.

Students that opt out of testing will complete quiet, independent activities aligned with the content being assessed.

Thank you for your support of Creekside!

For a detailed Schedule of times and dates, please see Creekside Calendar at this LINK
3/23/2017 1:57 PM
3/24/2017
  

Please Remember that there are no FRS classes (besides Public Achievement on Tuesday and Choir on Wednesday) or after school buses the week before Spring Break (March 20 to March 24)  Our classes and buses will resume their normal schedule when we get back from Spring Break (April 3) . Please contact FRS, Magali Fredrick if you have any questions.

3/14/2017 4:36 PM
yes2/23/2017
  

​It's time to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences!  


Please click on the following links to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences.  You only need to sign up for one slot per student.  Grade levels can be accessed by clicking on the tabs at the top of the window. Sign-ups will "lock" 2 days before each conference.

If you have any questions, please contact Michele Leffler, Principal's Assistant  (michele.leffler@bvsd.org) or 720-561-5511

February 15, 2017

February 21, 2017

February 23, 2017

1/31/2017 8:14 AM
yes2/23/2017
  

SHINE ON! Talent Show and Art Exhibit

Greetings, Parents! Our annual Talent Show, "Shine On!", will be on Thursday, March 16th.  Auditions are required for all performing acts.  Students may sign up for a time on either Wednesday, February 15th, or Thursday, February 23rd after school. The sign-up sheet is electronic this year.  

Please use the following link to sign your student up to audition for the Talent Show portion of SHINE ON!


If your child plans to audition and participate in the show, please also mark your calendar for March 15th, which is a required dress rehearsal after school.

If your child cannot make an audition, an electronic submission via video can be considered instead.  Please direct questions to dbiesecker@comcast.net (Doug Biesecker, Parent Coordinator), or kristen.l.lewis@bvsd.org.

If your student wishes to participate in the Art Exhibit, all art entries must be in to Mrs. Peters by  Thursday, March 9th, 2017
 


2/3/2017 1:09 PM
2/22/2017
  

Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here's what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:

Set the example. Let children see you read.

Have a collection of books in your home. Update this collection routinely to keep pace with changing tastes and reading skills.

Support our school's Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books to read.

 Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It's a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child's reading habits. 

Visit our school's homepage to hear the latest Book Fair news, RSVP for events, sign up to volunteer, and more!


Creekside's Book Fair


Book Fair dates: February 21-24

Shopping hours: 8:00am-4:30pm and until 7:30pm on 2/21 and 2/23

Special activities: Bring a Buddy to Lunch on 2/22 and Battle of the Coins all week.


Grade Level

Book Fair Shopping

Lunch Time

Kindergarten

11:00-11:20

11:20-11:45

First Grade

11:30-11:50

11:50-12:15

Second Grade

11:15-11:35

11:35-12:00

Third Grade

12:00-12:20

12:20-12:45

Fourth Grade

11:50-12:10

12:10-12:35

Fifth Grade

12:15-12:35

12:35-1:00


If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at scholastic.com/fair. Our Online Fair is available from 2/16-2/24

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school. 


2/22/2017 11:40 AM
2/8/2017
  

2017 marks our 7th Annual Dodgeball event!   

Our Dodgeball format is safe, fun and healthy for all ages and abilities.   

Let’s make this year even better by getting everyone involved!  Ask your Creekside kids, your alumni kids, your friends - everyone is welcome!  The funds raised go directly to your kid’s education through the CPO funds that support teachers, field trips, supplies, para’s and more!
2017 Event Schedule:

January 31st:  3:00-4:30 p.m. - Kindergarten/1st/2nd grades
5:30-7:00 p.m. - Alumni/adults/Family Games

February 2nd3:00-4:30 p.m. - 3rd/4th/5th grades
5:30-7:00 p.m. - Alumni/adults/Family Games

February 7th:  3:00-4:30 p.m. - Kindergarten/1st/2nd grades
5:00-7:00 p.m. - Alumni/adults/Family Games

February 8th:  3:00-4:30 p.m. - 3rd/4th/5th grades

This is not an afterschool program, any student that participates must have a parent/guardian present at time of their game.

The Game: We use small FOAM balls and rotate through many types of games.  Games will vary in length from 10-20 minutes and teams are always changing.  Ask your kids about it, they’ve played it in PE class this year!  Bring water, because it’s a workout!

Event Contacts:
Ryan Webb webbr@hotmail.com
David Elphingstone david.elphingstone@gmail.com

Paul Lealman (Coach L) paul.lealman@bvsd.org

1/31/2017 8:13 AM
yes1/10/2017
  

Open Enrollment for the 2017-2018 School Year

Open Enrollment applications are  due to BVSD by

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

at 4:00 pm


1/7/2017 10:05 AM
yes12/16/2016
  

Congratulations to our 2016-2017 Geo Bee Winners!!

First Place:  Lila Nuttle 5th grade - Strine

Second Place:  Levi Baker 4th grade - Kowalczyk

Third Place:  Kieran Schnitzsphn 4th grade - Kowalczyk

12/9/2016 12:48 PM
yes12/8/2016
  

The second and third grade winter concert and art walk is on Thursday, December 8th at 5:45pm in the Creekside gym. We are presenting a program with science connections, and will sing a few holiday tunes as well! Please direct questions to Kristen.l.lewis@bvsd.org

12/9/2016 12:38 PM
11/7/2016
  

The Student Directory is Live!

How to Sign Up-If you haven't already!
  • Click this link to take you to HelpAtSchool.org
  • Scroll down to "I'd like to create an account.
  • Fill in your email address. You'll need to use the same email that you used for Infinite Campus. If you're not sure what that is, contact Amber Godard (720-561-3800) in the Creekside office.
  • Click Send Signup Link.
  • Check your email for a message from HelpAtSchool.org. Click the link in the email to complete your registration.
How to Use the On-line Directory
  • Obtain an account at HelpAtSchool.org as described above.
  • Click on Directory in the menu bar. If you're on a phone, click the 3-bar icon in the upper right corner to see the menu. 
  • Typing in the search field will auto-complete student, parent, or teacher names.  If you're on a phone, try holding your phone in landscape position to see all the table columns.  You can sort by clicking on a column heading.  You can filter for a grade or teacher using the select menus at the top of the columns.
  • Clicking on a parent's name will add them to your ios/android phone's address book.  The contact entry will also include a note with the name and grade of all that parent's children who attend Creekside.
10/27/2016 12:15 PM
yes11/5/2016
  

Come to the Creekside International Festival
Friday, November 4, 2016

6:00 – 7:00pm Potluck Buffet
Bring your family’s favorite traditional dish to share and sample fabulous fare from around the world!

Bring your own dinnerware, cups and eating utensils.

7:00 – 7:30pm International Children’s Parade 
Wear a traditional costume and welcome the audience in a language other than English.

7:30pm Performance
Boulder Taiko Hibiki, an ancient Japanese percussion ensemble

 

Free and open to the Creekside community. Funded by donations to the Creekside Parent OrganizationYou can sign up for the parade https://goo.gl/yU3PCB  OR to volunteer https://helpatschool.org/schools/4/events/80


10/27/2016 1:26 PM
yes10/24/2016
  

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and one of our staff members, Kim Valek, is currently undergoing treatment.

We want to show our support of Kim by having students and staff  participate in a scarf or hat day on Friday, October 21st. Students and staff members may wear a scarf in support of Kim.

We are also collecting donations to offset her expenses. If you would like to contribute, please send your cash donation to the front office by October 21, 2016.

Thank you for your support!

10/17/2016 4:04 PM
yes10/7/2016
  

 Media Coverage Notice 

Children-clip-art-school sm e-mail.jpgThere may be times during the school year when different media groups (newspapers, television, university, school production class, etc.) will cover activities at the various Boulder Valley Schools with articles, video or still photography that may be published locally or nationally. In addition, schools or the district may want to include school-oriented articles, video or photography in their own publications such as yearbooks and/or on their own websites. Parents/Guardians who do not want their student to be included in media coverage must provide the school with written notice to that effect. 

9/15/2016 2:13 PM
yes9/20/2016
  

Monday, September 19 is Assessment day.  

We do not have regularly scheduled classes.  If you have not been contacted by your student's teacher for an appointment, then your child should not come to school.

Have a great Long Weekend!

9/16/2016 2:39 PM
9/16/2016
  

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8/26/2016 9:10 AM
yes9/9/2016
  

Help make the Creekside International Festival Great!!

We need parents to Organize and Volunteer!

For more information, see the 

School News Blog

Sign up to Volunteer at

HelpAtSchool.org

 

8/24/2016 3:12 PM
9/2/2016
  

​Do you have a 3 or 4 year old child at home?

girl on slide.jpg

Please consider joining our Creekside Preschool family! We have openings for the 2016-2017 school year. Free tuition for qualifying families! For more information, please contact Tangi Lancaster, Creekside's ECE Community Liaison, at 720-561-3815 or tangi.lancaster@bvsd.org Applications can be filled out at http://ece.bvsd.org.​​

8/2/2016 8:40 AM
9/2/2016
  

If your children aren’t already registered in the BVSD Trip Tracker program, this is your invitation to sign them up.  Participating students earn Trip Tracker dollars for walking, biking, carpooling or riding the RTD or School Bus to school. Trip Tracker Dollars can be spent like cash at over 50 local businesses like Alfalfa’s Markets, Glacier Ice Cream, Gateway Fun Park and Play It Again Sports. Students can also choose to donate their Trip Tracker dollars in support of one of seven, local, non-profit agencies in Boulder County. The goal of the program is to reduce automobile congestion and pollution in front of participating schools.

You can register for the program by clicking HERE.  If you participated last year, you will not need to re-register for this year. This year we will track and reward for ‘green trips’ from September 1 through November 30 and January 4 through April 28. The September calendar is attached to help you keep track of trips.  You will be able to report each month’s trips on the Trip Tracker website during the first week of the following month. You will receive a monthly email reminding you to do that.

The first Trip Tracker Dollars will be distributed in mid-October.  Dollar distribution happens either in the cafeteria (all middle schools and some elementary schools) or through Friday Folders (many elementary schools).

We hope that you will be able to join us in making our school zones safer for our students.

Peter Hurst, BVSD Transportation

Trip Tracker Calendar - September 

8/24/2016 9:33 AM
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