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    https://contenthub.bvsd.org/Schoolprofiles/Pages/Creekside.aspxhttps://contenthub.bvsd.org/Schoolprofiles/Pages/Creekside.aspx{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}<h1 style="text-align:center;">​​Welcome to Creekside!</h1><p>Creekside is a unique and dynamic school that combines families from South Boulder and an International population.  Creekside has close ties with the University of Colorado.</p><p>Our mission emphasizes strong academics and a caring environment.</p>Dr. Francine Eufemia​Creekside provides individualized, intensive literacy instruction for our students. Title One federal funds assist us in hiring three Master level teachers for our literacy program. Our literacy program is based upon a balanced literacy approach. Our close ties with the University of Colorado allow us the opportunity for partnerships with the Science Department and the Education Department’s teacher training program.<br><br>Creekside is fortunate to receive Amendment 23 funds which enable us to target a lower the class size in kindergarten, first and second grades to about an 18:1 ratio. These small class sizes help us to provide differentiated instruction for all students.<br><br>Because Creekside is a richly international population, we provide extensive English Literacy and Language support services for our students who speak 25 different languages. We have three Master level teachers who work with the classroom teachers and one native language tutor in providing integrated instruction both in the larger classroom and in small group. In addition, we are a Language Enriched School, and we strive to provide English language instruction throughout the entire day, in every setting the student enters.<br><br>Creekside provides two preschool programming options for children in our community. Some of the children attending the preschool have an individual educational plan (IEP) and they often receive specialized therapy.<br><br>School-age children who are identified with an IEP receive special education services from our two special education teachers and many itinerant therapists. We provide both small group instruction and integrated services for children with special needs.<br><h2>Special Programs and Opportunities</h2><h3><br>Talented, Gifted and Enrichment Activities</h3>Junior Great Books, Geography Bee, After School Science Class, Media Club, Chess Club, Math Olympiads, Spelling Bee, and Science Enrichment.<br><h3>After-School Enrichment Activities</h3>(These are available to all students. Scholarships are provided by Family Resource Schools and an activity bus is provided to ensure that all children may participate.)Art House Classes, Gardening Club, Eco Kids, Pottery Class, Jogging Club, Spanish Classes, Science Matters, Biking Club, Yoga for Kids, Student Council, Spanish for English speakers and Spanish for Spanish speakers.<br><h3>Teacher-Supported Activities</h3>(Also available to all students, no charge. Activity bus provided to ensure all children may participate)<br>Physical Education Teacher Activities: Intramurals, Fun Run<br>Music Education Teacher Activities: Talent Show, Instrumental Music, Choir<br>Art Education Teacher Activities: Annual BVSD Art Show, Knitting Club<br>Library/Media Teacher Activities: Techies Club, Before-School Reading Club<br><br>School-age children who are identified with an IEP receive special education services from our two special education teachers and many itinerant therapists. We provide both small group instruction and integrated services for children with special needs.​<br><br>​​At Creekside, we believe all students will learn in a culturally responsive environment of high expectations<br><ul><li>where staff collaborates across grade levels<br></li><li>where effective instructional practices make a difference in learning<br></li><li>where families are valued and are active partners​<br></li></ul><h3>​Academic Foundation</h3><div><br> </div><div>Teachers, parents, and staff will work together to</div><div><ul><li>​provide positive role models that value academic achievement<br></li><li>actively engage students in the learning process<br></li><li>challenge ourselves and our students<br></li><li>consider new educational ideas<br></li><li>measure, monitor, and evaluate policy success<br></li><li>support students at home<br></li><li>teach conceptual, organizational, problem solving, and communication skills<br></li><li>promote awareness of academic opportunities in the local community<br></li></ul><h3>Global Awareness and Local Community</h3></div><div><br> </div><div>Teachers, parents, and staff will work together to</div><div><br> </div><div><ul><li>foster appreciation of diversity<br></li><li>provide positive role models of respect toward and inclusion of other cultures and people<br></li><li>provide opportunities to learn about other cultures<br></li><li>celebrate cultures of our school community<br></li><li>encourage support of the local community<br></li><li>Maximize opportunities to learn<br></li></ul></div><div><br> </div><div>Teachers, parents, and staff will work together to</div><div><br> </div><div>challenge ourselves and our students</div><div>provide instructional strategies, lessons, and methods to achieve progress for each student</div><div>Use teaching methods to span students learning styles, identified using appropriate data and teacher input</div><div>evaluate each student for progress and performance</div><div>measure, monitor, and evaluate program and policy success</div><div>expose students to a broad education in academics, the arts, social studies, and sciences</div><div>integrate the arts (music, PE and art) with academic curricula</div><div>Love of learning</div><div><br> </div><div>Teachers, parents, and staff will work together to</div><div><br> </div><div>stimulate the desire to learn</div><div>provide positive role models to demonstrate lifelong learning</div><div>actively engage students in the learning process</div><div>encourage students to apply their knowledge</div><div>Interpersonal Skills</div><div><br> </div><div>Teachers, parents, and staff will work together to</div><div><br> </div><div>teach strong interpersonal and communication skills</div><div>provide positive role models of respect for other people</div><div>promote acceptance and tolerance of other people and cultures</div><div>support students at home</div><div>promote and instruct conflict resolution strategies</div><div>Value health and safety</div><div><br> </div><div>Teachers, parents, and staff will work together to</div><div><br> </div><div>provide a safe and healthy learning environment</div><div>consistently enforce rules and maintain school safety</div><div>promote physical fitness</div><div>promote the health of every student  </div><h2>​​Creekside LEAPs</h2><div><br> </div><div>We demonstrate</div><div><br> </div><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;padding:0px;border:currentcolor;"><div><strong>Leadership</strong></div><div><strong>Empathy</strong></div><div><strong>Accountability</strong></div><div><strong>Pride</strong></div></blockquote><div><br> </div><div> ​​</div>

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    Curriculumhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/Courses.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/Courses.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Curriculum<span class="s2"><br></span>
    Health Resources for Parents & Studentshttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/health.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/health.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Health Resources for Parents & Students​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Learn about the health room staff and health services provided through our school district.​
    Creekside Picture Page!http://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/Creekside-Picture-Page!.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/Creekside-Picture-Page!.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Creekside Picture Page!
    Bell Schedulehttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/bell.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/bell.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Bell Schedule​​​​​​​​​​​Bell Schedule for Creekside Elementary
    BVSD Resourceshttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/Resources.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/Resources.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}BVSD Resources
    School Calendarhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/calendar.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/calendar.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}School CalendarCreekside Elementary has many exciting and fun events happening throughout the year.  Keep up to date on all events with this Creekside Event Calendar!
    Announcementshttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/Announcements.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/Announcements.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Announcements<p>​​​​​</p>
    Principal's Messagehttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/principal.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/principal.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Principal's Message
    Contact Ushttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/Contact.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/Contact.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Contact Us​​​Creekside Elementary School is nestled in the heart of the Martin Acres Neighborhood. We are a short jaunt from breathtaking scenery, exhilarating outdoor activities, and brain-busting educational opportunities.  Located within easy access from U​S-36, Broadway, Table Mesa Drive, Moorhead Ave, and more bike paths than you can shake a prairie dog at!​​<br><br>
    Lunch Menushttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/lunch.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/lunch.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Lunch Menus​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We believe that all children of Boulder Valley School District will have daily access to fresh flavorful and nutritious food made with wholesome and when possible, local ingredients, so that every child may thrive.​
    Our International Student Populationhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/Our-International-Student-Population.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/Our-International-Student-Population.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Our International Student PopulationCreekside is fortunate to have a close relationship with the University of Colorado. We serve three of the family housing units on the university’s campus. Our school serves as the home school for many of the graduate and doctoral students who come to the university.
    Garden to Table Programhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/Garden-to-Table-Program.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/Garden-to-Table-Program.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Garden to Table Program<p>​</p>
    SAC-School Accountability Committeehttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/SAC-School-Advisory-Council.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/SAC-School-Advisory-Council.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}SAC-School Accountability Committee<p style="text-align:center;">​<span class="ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteForeColor-8">School Accountability Committee</span></p><p><br class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Each school is responsible for establishing a School Accountability Committee (SAC), which should consist of at least the following seven members:</span><br class="ms-rteFontSize-3"></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">The principal of the school or the principal's designee;</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">At least one teacher who provides instruction in the school;</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">At least three parents of students enrolled in the school</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">At least one adult member of an organization of parents, teachers, and students recognized by the school; and</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">At least one person from the community.<br><br> The local school board will determine the actual number of persons on the SAC and the method for selecting members. If the local school board chooses to increase the number of persons on the SAC, it must ensure that the number of parents appointed or elected exceeds the number of representatives from the group with the next highest representation. A person may not be appointed or elected to fill more than one of these required member positions in a single term.<br><br>If the local school board determines that members are to be appointed, the appointing authority must, to the extent practicable, ensure that the parents who are appointed reflect the student populations that are significantly represented within the school. If the local school board determines that the members are to be elected, the school principal must encourage persons who reflect the student populations that are significantly represented within the school to seek election. Such student populations might include, for example, students who are members of non-Caucasian races, students who are eligible for free or reduced-cost lunch, students whose dominant language is not English, students who are migrant children, students who are identified as children with disabilities and students who are identified as gifted children.<br><br>SACs must select one of their parent representatives to serve as chair or co-chair of the committee. If a vacancy arises on a SAC because of a member's resignation or for any other reason, the remaining members of the SAC will fill the vacancy by majority action.<br><br>The members of the governing board of a charter school may serve as members of the SAC. In a district with 500 or fewer enrolled students, members of the local school board may serve on a SAC, and the DAC may serve as a SAC.<br><br>Committee Responsibilities:<br><br>Each SAC is responsible for the following:</span></li></ul><ul><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Recommending to the principal of the school priorities for spending school moneys;</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Making recommendations to the principal of the school and the superintendent concerning preparation of a school Performance or Improvement plan, if either type of plan is required;</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Making recommendations to the local school board concerning preparation of a school Priority Improvement or Turnaround plan, if either type of plan is required; and</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Meeting a least quarterly to discuss whether school leadership, personnel, and infrastructure are advancing or impeding implementation of the public school's Performance, Improvement, Priority Improvement, or Turnaround plan, whichever is applicable, and other progress pertinent to the public school's accreditation contract with the local school board or the institute.<br><br> Note: Generally, a parent who is an employee of the school or who is a spouse, son, daughter, sister, brother, mother or father of a person who is an employee of the school is not eligible to serve on a SAC. However, if, after making good-faith efforts, a principal or organization of parents, teachers and students is unable to find a sufficient number of persons who are willing to serve on the SAC, the principal, with advice from the organization of parents, teachers and students, may establish an alternative membership plan for the SAC that reflects the membership specified above as much as possible. <br> <br><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Excerpt taken from the Colorado Department of Education - District Accountability Handbook, Version 1.4 (Pages 15, 16)</span></span></li></ul>
    About BVSDhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/BVSD.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/BVSD.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}About BVSD​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) stretches from the peaks of the Continental Divide to the suburbs of Denver.
    Safety & Securityhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/safety.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/Pages/safety.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Safety & Security<span>​​​​​​​​BVSD provides a number of resources and programs aimed at protecting student personal safety and preventing children and youth from initiating or engaging in harmful behaviors.</span>

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