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Jan 24
January 24, 2020

This Week In The Blog:

  • Principal's Message
  • Saying Good-bye is never easy
  • Next Door Eatery CPO Fundraiser
  • FRS Updates
  • Parent-Teacher Conference Dinners


Dear Creekside Families,


Today we said good bye, to our Office Manager, Michele Leffler. Michele has been an integral part of Creekside-she is the glue that holds us all together. We will miss her tremendously and wish her well as she pursues the next phase of her career! Please see her message below:


Warm regards,

Francine


Dear Parents,
It is with mixed emotion that I say good-bye to Creekside Elementary.  I have accepted a new position as the Instructional & Business Technology Coordinator for BVSD.  
My last day at school is today.  I will definitely miss the students, staff and the parents I've had the pleasure to work with at Creekside. 
I have loved my job for the last 14 years, however, it was time for a new challenge.  I believe it's part of being a Life-Long Learner, to continue to challenge oneself and grow.  
~Michele Leffler



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Mark your calendar!!
Monday, February 3rd,  Creekside's  community fundraiser dinner will be at Next Door!! You get out of making dinner, and 25% of proceeds come back to support Creekside kids! Please join in the fun at 1035 Pearl Street, in Boulder, 720-542-8159.
Be sure to let your server know that you are there to support Creekside!


FRS Updates

1.       The winter after-school session is 2/3-3/19. Many classes are full. If you still want to register, please turn your forms in ASAP.

2.       CU Society of Women Engineers is hosting a family engineering night at Creekside on Wednesday 1/29 from 6-7:30. All families are welcome to come build together! Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP to Stephanie by 1/22.

3.       FRS presents an Internet Safety Night with a local police officer. Come learn about how to keep your kids safe online! This is a very important topic- don’t miss this event! Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP to Stephanie by 1/28.

Thank you!

Stephanie MacArthur

720-561-3884

stephanie.macarthur@bvsd.org



Parent-Teacher Conferences:
To show our appreciation for our teachers and staff, we want to provide them with dinner on the parent-teacher conference nights!  
We will be having Taco night (Feb 11th), Potluck night (Feb 12th) and CPO night (Feb 13th). We typically ask for volunteers from the 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade parents in the spring, but all are welcome to volunteer in thanking our amazing teachers and staff. Please click here or use the "helpatschool" link below to sign up.  If you have any questions, contact Mary Ernest at marycernest@gmail.com


Jan 17
Friday, January 17, 2020

This Week In The Blog:

  • Principal's Message
  • From Our Counselor - Authentic Parenting Class
  • From our Counselor- CSF Violence Prevention School Tour
  • Spaghetti Dinner-SAVE THE DATE!


Dear Creekside Families,


The annual Creekside Spelling Bee took place on Wednesday, January 15. Congratulations to all of the students that qualified for the finals! The Intermediate Winner, Simone Menyhart will represent Creekside in the district Spelling Bee this spring. Good Luck Simone!

Primary Finalists

Cooper Higgs

Isaiah Gilman

Wyatt Cumming

Lincoln Carey-Davis

Rye Kimmel

Nollie Dycus

Hamish Mc Millen

Sartchak Acharya

Winners: (pictured below)

1st-Hamish Mc Millen

2nd-Nollie Dycus

3rd-Isaiah Gilman


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Intermediate Finalists

Michael Gerts

Riley Fuller

Ivy Andreula

Finn Chaiyavet

Malac Abdelrahman

Rosebud Pdendergrast

Hope Swanson

Renan Wells

Mackenzie Hall

Annika Persson

Simone Menyhart

TJ (Troy) Forsyth


Winners: (pictured below)

1st     Simone Menyhart
2nd    Anni Persson 
3rd     Malac Abdelrahman


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Dodgeball starts next week! Hope to see you there!




​Authentic Parenting Class​

The Winter session of "Authentic Parenting” - a 5 week parenting education class for parents of sensory sensitive, highly sensitive, gifted, and/or 2E elementary aged kids is now open for registration.  The first class begins Wednesday, January 22 and will run for 5 consecutive Wednesdays, ​ending February 19, 2020. All classes will be held in the conference room at 100 Arapahoe Ave, Suite 12, 2nd floor.  The classes are from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. This class has a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 12 participants. The cost for five weeks is $180 per person or $200 per couple, payable at the first class. To register, please contact Sarah at: sarah@sarahahn.com or 303-562-6328. Class size limited to 12 pp.  Here is a flyer


Colorado Shakespeare Festival (CSF) Violence Prevention School Tour 

We are excited to announce that on Tuesday January 28th, the CSF will present The Tempest to students in grades 3-5 in The Heart.  Following the performance, students will attend a 45 minute workshop.  Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s touring Shakespeare and Violence Prevention program uses live performance and the latest bullying and school violence research – students improve their Shakespeare literacy AND learn intervention strategies they can use effectively when they see mistreatment happening around themYou can learn more here: https://cupresents.org/event/10050/shakespeare/csf-schools/ 



Enjoy the long weekend! 

Warm regards,
Francine


FRS Updates

 

1.       After-School program: Thanks to everyone who has turned in their registration packets. We’ve had a great turnout! Classes are Monday, 2/3 – Thursday, 3/19 from 2:45-4:15pm. We still have a few spots in: Tuesday choir (grades 2-5), Tuesday CU engineering (grades 2-5), Wednesday yoga (grades 3-5), Thursday chess (grades 2-4).

2.       CU Society of Women Engineers is hosting a family engineering night at Creekside on Wednesday 1/29 from 6-7:30. All families are welcome to come build together! Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP to Stephanie by 1/22.

3.       FRS presents an Internet Safety Night with a local police officer. Come learn about how to keep your kids safe online! Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP to Stephanie by 1/28.

 

 

Thank you!

Stephanie MacArthur

720-561-3884

stephanie.macarthur@bvsd.org



Save The Date!
Creekside’s Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction


When: Friday, April 24, 2020

Why It’s Important to Creekside:
This event is a long-standing tradition at Creekside and is an essential fundraiser for the school’s educational programs and benefits every student--from Preschool to Fifth grade.  Money raised by the dinner and silent auction help cover costs of materials for reading, writing, literacy support, math, English as a Second Language (ESL), and enriching field trips like outdoor education, our garden-to-table program & cultural events  that many students might not get to experience otherwise.

Three Easy Ways All Creekside Families Can Help:

  1. Put the date on your calendar and plan to attend the spaghetti dinner with your family and friends (everyone is invited--not just Creekside families!).

  2. Brainstorm silent auction items you may be able to donate (maybe you’re a painter, a chef, a mechanic, a tutor, etc.--we’d love to get more of our school’s parents and family members donating their talents to the auction!). Think of businesses you are associated with and consider asking them to donate to the silent auction. No item is too small--we can combine it with other items!

  3. Save your silent auction items for our Fundraising February campaign--our month-long push to solicit items. We’ll send out more details at the end of January!


Questions? Contact kendrakimmel@gmail.com or menyhart7@gmail.com


Reserva la fecha!

Cena anual de spaghetti y subasta silenciosa de Creekside

 

Cuándo: viernes 24 de abril de 2020

 Por qué es importante para Creekside:

Este evento es una tradición de larga data en Creekside y es un recaudador de fondos esencial para los programas educativos de la escuela y beneficia a todos los estudiantes, desde preescolar hasta quinto grado. El dinero recaudado por la cena y la subasta silenciosa ayudan a cubrir los costos de los materiales para lectura, escritura, apoyo de alfabetización, matemáticas, inglés como segundo idioma (ESL) y enriquecedoras excursiones como educación al aire libre, nuestro programa de jardín a mesa y eventos culturales. que muchos estudiantes no podrían experimentar de otra manera.

 

Tres maneras fáciles en que todas las familias de Creekside pueden ayudar:

1. Ponga la fecha en su calendario y planee asistir a la cena de espagueti con su familia y amigos (todos están invitados, ¡no solo las familias Creekside!).

2. Haga una lluvia de ideas para los artículos de la subasta silenciosa que puede donar (tal vez sea un pintor, un chef, un mecánico, un tutor, etc.). Nos encantaría que más padres y miembros de la familia de nuestra escuela donen sus talentos. a la subasta!). Piense en las empresas con las que está asociado y considere pedirles que donen a la subasta silenciosa. Ningún artículo es demasiado pequeño, ¡podemos combinarlo con otros artículos!

3. Guarde sus artículos de subasta silenciosos para nuestra campaña de recaudación de fondos de febrero: nuestro impulso de un mes para solicitar artículos. ¡Enviaremos más detalles a finales de enero!

Preguntas? Póngase en contacto con kendrakimmel@gmail.com o menyhart7@gmail.com.




Jan 10
Friday, January 10, 2020

This Week In The Blog:

  • Principal's Message
  • Parking Lot Reminder
  • CPO Meeting
  • FRS Updates
  • Talent Show Information


Dear Creekside Families,


Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful Winter Break! It was wonderful to see all of the students on Tuesday and hear about the fun things they did during the holidays.


Winter Weather

Friendly reminder that students go outside for recess unless the temperature dips below 20 degrees. Please be sure your student is dressed appropriately for the weather which may include snow boots and pants, hats, gloves, rain jackets, and sending extra socks in case of wet feet.


SPRING Parent/Teacher Conferences are coming soon (2/11,  2/12, 2/13). Please expect to see the sign-up in your email by the end of January.


Dogs on Campus

I've been asked to pass along the BVSD expectation that dogs not be on school campuses.  In particular, injuries caused by dogs on campus are generally not covered by BVSD.  Here are the district guidelines


CMAS Testing for  grades 3, 4, 5 will take place for three weeks in April. Testing will take place on the following days:

Language Arts: 4/7, 4/8, 4/9

Math: 4/14, 4/15

Grade 4 only

Social Studies: 4/16, 4/21, 4/22

Grade 5 only

Science: 4/16, 4/21, 4/22

A more detailed schedule will be shared with parents of grades 3, 4, 5 at the end of next month.


Enjoy your weekend!

Warm regards,

Francine

Parking Lot Reminder

Please remember that there is no parking in the Hug and Go Lane in the parking lot.  Also, please do not leave your car running and unattended in the parking lot.  



The next CPO (Creekside Parent Organization) meeting is on Tuesday, January 14th from 6 PM to 7 PM. Please come join us!



FRS Updates

1.       The FRS Winter After-School Program will be on 2/3-3/19. Registration packets go home on 1/10 and registration opens Monday 1/13. Get your forms in ASAP to reserve your spot! Double check that you’ve included the right payment and completed both sides of the form- missing information or payment will delay your registration.

2.       Getting Ahead is a 16-week program that helps individuals experiencing poverty to build their resources in order to reach their self-sufficiency goals. Appliations are due February 1st. Classes meet every Wednesday from 2/5-5/20 from 5:30-8pm. If you’re interested in signing up, contact Stephanie (info below) or contact EFAA directly by emailing catherine@efaa.org to request an application. Apps are also available at EFAA’s front desk. Dinner, childcare, and a $20 gift card provided at each class.

3.       Intercambio’s winter term of English classes starts in January. Classes will be on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6-8pm. The cost is $45 for new students and includes 3 months of classes, books, and an app to practice English. Scholarships are available.

 

Thank you!

Stephanie MacArthur

720-561-3884

stephanie.macarthur@bvsd.org


Get Ready to Shine in the Creekside Talent Show

Mark your calendars! The annual Creekside Talent Show will take place on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. in the heart. All students are welcome to participate as performers or audience members.

 

To become a performer, please sign up for an “Audition” time slot using Sign Up Genius: http://bit.ly/k-5-talent.

 

Everyone who signs up for an “Audition” spot and competes the “Audition” and Dress Rehearsal is automatically IN the talent show. The audition process simply allows our Talent Show team to get a better idea of what each act will look like so we can help your student shine as part of the larger event.

 

Talent Show Important Dates

Auditions

  • Tuesday, January 28 from 2:50-5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 29 from 2:50-3:20 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 30 from 2:50-5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 4 from 4:20-5:00 p.m.

Dress Rehearsal

  • Wednesday, March 11

Talent Show

  • Thursday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m.

 

Talent Show Rules and Guidelines

  • Your act should be NO LONGER than 2 minutes long. This allows us to display more talent in the show!
  • Please have all props and costumes ready (or pretty much ready) for your audition, so we can see what your act will look like.
  • Make sure that your act is school appropriate (costume, lyrics, dance moves, etc.).
  • Have your music easily accessible and ready to play when you come to your audition.

 

Please turn in a permission slip at your students “Audition.” We need a permission slip for EACH individual student participating in the talent show. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. McCord (elizabeth.mccord@bvsd.org).



Dec 20
Friday, December 20, 2019


This Week In The Blog:

  • Principal's Message
  • Dodgeball is coming!
  • FRS Update

Dear Creekside Families,

The fifth graders had a wonderful first instrumental concert on Wednesday! Thank you to Fred Jewell, Orchestra Teacher, and Alex Mondragon, Band Teacher for their excellent instruction and dedication to our students.






We wish you the very best this holiday season. May your lives be filled with love, laughter, abundance, good health, and peace. Thank you for being part of our holiday festivities and celebrations this week. Looking forward to an exciting 2020!

Here are some pictures from fifth grade buddies this week:








Warm regards,
Francine

Don’t miss the 9th annual Creekside Elementary Dodgeball event for Kids, Adults, Alumni, and Anyone Else!

Registration forms are coming home in this week's Friday folder.  They need to be returned to your teacher or front office after the winter break by January 17th.  
This is a really fun school fundraiser that everyone can participate in.  The games are a fun format, a great workout and meant to build our school community. 

Event dates: 

 January 21st & 28th - K, 1st, 2nd Graders 

  • Kids games are 3:00-4:30 & Adult/Alumni games are 5:30 - 7:00

January 23rd & 30th
 - 3rd, 4th, 5th Graders 

  • Kids games are 3:00-4:30 & Adult/Alumni games are 5:30 - 7:00

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


FRS Updates

1.       Happy holidays from FRS! The FRS office will be closed from Friday, 12/20 – Friday, 1/3/2020. If you need food, housing, or other assistance during this time, please contact EFAA (Emergency Family Assistance Association) at 303-442-3042.

 

Thank you!

Stephanie MacArthur

720-561-3884

stephanie.macarthur@bvsd.org


Dec 13
Friday, December 13, 2019

This Week In The Blog:

  • Principal's Message
  • International Festival Posters-Last Call
  • Abo's support of our Maker's Space!
  • Sister Carmen Parenting Class
  • Join us for dinner!
  • Donate your used books to Creekside!


Dear Creekside Families,


Today Student Council presented the second LEAP assembly. Today the assembly focused on the Creekside expectation, Accountability. The students outlined what it means to be accountable in school and shared a number of skits, videos, and interviews. They did an outstanding job!

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Don't forget next week is Spirit Week:

Monday-Mismatch/Crazy Outfit  Day

Tuesday-Backwards Day

Wednesday-Hat Day

Thursday-Slippers Day (please bring shoes for recess and PE)

Friday-PJs or holiday outfits


If your student made a poster for the International Festival and you would like it back, please pick it up by Monday, December 16 at 2:40.  After that time, all remaining posters will be disposed of.


Have a nice weekend!


Warm regards,

Francine



Abo's Pizza's Support of Creekside! 
Abo's Pizza South Boulder (in the Table Mesa Shopping Center) has extended its support of Creekside as their monthly Donor's Choose fundraiser recipient! Abo's is collecting donations for Creekside through the end of December. Support Abo's as they help fund a project for our maker space by getting a slice or a pie and rounding up at the register all month long. Thanks so much, Abo's! 


Sister Carmen Parenting Class

10-week course starts mid-January and ends spring break:

Tuesday evenings

Register by calling or emailing Ginny, contact listed on the word doc.


  • Learning to be more empathetic and understanding
  • Changing our lens – seeing challenges as opportunities to teach b/c our child may lack the skills to be successful
  • Responding instead of reacting during emotional times
  • The importance of connecting with you child, especially when you are angry/upset/disappointed
  • Building healthier relationships
  • Co-parenting
  • Understanding the brain and how it works – Looking at Red (fight or flight/needing safety), Blue (emotional/needing connection), Green Brain (go/problem solving)
  • Our own parenting history and how that affects how we parent
  • Creating friendships with other parents/caretakers and decreasing parenting isolation
  • Spanish class is not directly translated, it’s adapted fit the needs/cultural of those in the class
  • Children’s program for 5+ that focus on fun, self-regulation and connecting w/ your caretaker
Please see the attached for more information:

Head on down to Rincon del Sol at 2350 Arapahoe Ave,  12:00pm-9:00pm to support Creekside parent organization! The restaurant is donating 20% of your meal/drink to the cause!

Donate your used books to the Creekside library!
Thanks for all your donations during the book fair! As a reminder, we are now collecting books for the library throughout the school year. Donations will be cataloged in the school library collection or sold to the school community later this winter as part of a book sale/library fundraiser during February conferences. All proceeds will go toward buying books for the library collection, which is funded exclusively through school fundraising events like the book fair.

Please think of Creekside the next time you clear out your bookshelves! Ms. Goetz has placed a box in the library where you can drop any and all books that your household has outgrown. Grown-up books are welcome as well. Thanks to everyone for supporting our school library!


Dec 06
Friday, December 6, 2019

This Week In The Blog:

  • Principal's Message
  • Help Wanted - Transportation & Food Services
  • Pre-School Lottery Now Open
  • Check the Lost and Found!

Dear Creekside Families,

A pillar of Creekside Elementary is the education of the whole child. One of our cornerstones is: 

*All children should be challenged to reach their intellectual and social-emotional potential. (educating the heart and the mind)


Our school counselor, Eric Swan, visits classrooms twice a month to deliver guidance lessons.  Currently these lessons are focusing on bullying and safe ways of responding. This guidance unit follows lessons around inclusivity, diversity, kindness, and honoring versus ridiculing differences across students that were presented in September and October.


To begin, it is important to separate bullying from typical conflict that students will encounter in friendships and working in small groups.  Borrowing from www.stopbullying.gov, “bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.”  Bullying should be contrasted with accidental, one-time, mean or hurtful behavior that can occur as kids interact. Here is a helpful visual regarding various types of bullying. 


In grades K-3 we have used the book One by Kathryn Otoshi to notice bullying behavior in action.  This is a fantastic book by the way, and opens up further discussion about how bullying makes others feel and how one can respond, including as an “upstander.”  There is great value in teaching students how to be assertive and say “stop, I don’t like that” as opposed to responding with further aggression or in passive ways.  In grades K-2, I promoted “Stop, Walk, Talk” as a simple framework.  In grade 3, where we are in the beginning phase, students will learn this strategy and explore another, which is HA, HA, SO. 


In grades 4-5 we are revisiting HA, HA, SO which can be used when we are the target of bullying, and CARES when we observe it.  These are options for students to consider as they navigate the complex social world and decide for themselves what situations call for. In this context we also discuss the difference between “tattling” and “telling.”  I am fond of the expression “Tattling is trying to get someone into trouble, and telling is trying to get someone out of trouble.” When students are concerned about bullying they’ve endured or witnessed, they need others they can tell or seek support from, such as trusted adults at home and at school.  This is a good time to ask your child who they would tell if they were affected by bullying.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Eric or myself through the front office.

Have a great weekend!


Warm regards,

Francine


Student Council presents Spirit Week 

December 16-20

Monday-Mismatch  Day

Tuesday-Backwards Day

Wednesday-Hat Day

Thursday-Slippers Day (please bring shoes for recess and PE)

Friday-PJs or holiday outfits

Please see the following flyers from BVSD's Transportation and Food Services departments.  Consider a job with BVSD - It's a great place to work!

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transporation flyer 12-2019 eng-span.pdf


BVSD 2020'21 PRESCHOOL LOTTERY!
November 1st-January 8th
Click here to go to the Preschool Application.
COMPLETE APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 4PM ON JANUARY 8th.

Contact Creekside’s ECE CL with any questions:
Tangi Lancaster, 720-561-3815 tangi.lancaster@bvsd.org

Please stop in and check the lost and found in the lobby of the school.  We have a huge amount of mittens, gloves, hats, water bottles, sweaters, sweatshirts, and cozy winter coats!  At winter break we will be donating most of these items to charity.  


Nov 29
Friday, November 29, 2019

This Week In The Blog:

  • Principal's Message


Nov 22
Friday, November 22, 2019

This Week In The Blog:

  • Principal's Message
  • FRS Update
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Preschool Lottery
  • Trip Tracker Snafu

Dear Creekside Families,

As Thanksgiving approaches, our students have been hearing and thinking more about kindness and gratitude. The students have been busy writing about being thankful, along with other kindness activities, but does this really make a difference for kids? Research clearly shows that it does. Practicing gratitude increases students’ positive emotions and optimism, decreases their negative emotions and physical symptoms, and makes them feel more connected and satisfied with school and with life in general.

When children practice acts of kindness it strengthens the neural networks in their brain that help them develop compassion and empathy. The more they practice acts of kindness, the easier it becomes for them to recognize when people are in need. Brain research demonstrates that people who practice acts of kindness and compassion are better at recognizing and identifying emotions in others, a key component to the development of empathy. Studies also show that performing one act of kindness a day over just 10 days can measurably increase your happiness. In other words, kindness makes us happier! 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!

Warm regards,

Francine


Do you have a passion for education and enjoy working with kids?

We are currently looking for parents and/or volunteers that are passionate about education and want to support the learning needs of our students by becoming a substitute teacher at your child’s school! Substituting is a rewarding and flexible job that is critical to the continuity of student learning. A 1 - 5 year substitute authorization allows you to work in a Colorado public school as a substitute teacher and all you need is a high school diploma or higher to qualify. Substitute authorizations are issued without grade level or subject endorsement and BVSD will provide the training you need to successfully lead in the classroom.


Benefits:

  • Training and professional development opportunities

  • Flexible schedule that lets you choose when you can work at your child’s school

  • Earn $100 full day (8 hours) / $55.00 half day (4 hours)

  • Earn $140 full day (8 hours) / $70 half day if you sub on Mondays and Fridays

  • Earn $120 full day (8 hours) /$60 half day if you sub at Title I school 

  • Professionalism: You have the opportunity to work with other teaching professionals

  • Great hours: You can sub while your kids are in school


Qualifications:

1-Year substitute authorization

  • Applicants must have a high school diploma.

  • Must provide evidence of successful working experience with children (volunteering).


3-year substitute authorization:

  • Applicants must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree or higher to qualify.

5-year substitute authorization:

  • Must hold or have held a current Colorado teacher license.

  • A bachelor's degree or higher


Cost to the Colorado Department of Education:

  • 1-Year authorization: $60

  • 3-Year or 5-Year authorization: $90


Click her for the CDE Website to apply for a 1, 3, or 5 year substitute license


Click her to  apply online to BVSD and/or email Denise Stilson, our substitute coordinator at (denise.stilson@bvsd.org) for more information.  


Thanks for your patience and understanding with this challenge.  



FRS Updates

1.       Community Cycles’ Annual Kids Holiday Bike Giveaway will be on 12/15/19 from 10am-2pm at 2750 Baseline Road, Boulder CO 80305 (former Wendy’s parking lot next to the Boulder Gas Station on Baseline). To receive a bike for your child, a parent or guardian of a child (2-10 years old) must present one of the following items for each child: most recent report card, a valid photo ID, passport, or birth certificate. If presenting one of those items is not possible, then a bike can still be collected but will be charged a $35 fee per bike. More info here.

2.       Boulder County’s LEAP program is OPEN! LEAP can help pay for part of your utility bills throughout winter. Applications here.

3.       Did you know that Boulder County offers amazing financial workshops and homeownership classes? They have tons of free classes in both English and Spanish. Help for people of all income levels! Calendar of events here.

4.       Are you looking to grow your parenting skills? Do you want to learn new ways to help your child succeed? If so, the Nurturing Parenting class at Sister Carmen Community Center in Lafayette is a great option! They are starting a new session in January. Dinner, childcare, and class are all provided free of charge. This is a fantastic program that supports parents in their parenting goals. Spots do fill up so register soon by emailing: ginny@sistercarmen.org.

Thank you!

Stephanie MacArthur

720-561-3884

stephanie.macarthur@bvsd.org



Are you hoping to learn more about Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)?


According to WebMd, Sensory processing disorder is a condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses.  Some people with sensory processing disorder are oversensitive to things in their environment. Common sounds may be painful or overwhelming. The light touch of a shirt may chafe the skin. Others with sensory processing disorder may:

  • Be uncoordinated

  • Bump into things

  • Be unable to tell where their limbs are in space

  • Be hard to engage in conversation or play

In order to support parents and guardians of students with SPD, a pair of local therapists are offering Parenting Group sessions. Click here to see the flyer and learn more! 


BVSD 2020'21 PRESCHOOL LOTTERY!
November 1st-January 8th
Click here to go to the Preschool Application.
COMPLETE APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 4PM ON JANUARY 8th.

Contact Creekside’s ECE CL with any questions:
Tangi Lancaster, 720-561-3815 tangi.lancaster@bvsd.org


Trip Tracker Snafu Sorted!
Due to some sort of computer error, about 100 Creekside families’ Trip Tracker registrations didn’t roll over to the new school year. We have remedied the situation and you should receive a link this Friday to report your November trips. You will also receive a separate email soon to report your trips for the missed months (September and October). Thanks for walking, biking, and bussing to school!

Nov 15
Friday, November 15, 2019

This Week In The Blog:

  • Principal's Message
  • Preschool Lottery is Open!
  • FRS Update
  • Eat at Abo's Pizza All Month!
  • Follow CPO on Facebook
  • Noodles and Company

Dear Creekside Families,

Elementary Report Cards (Grades 1-5) are viewable in the Parent Portal. See directions here:Elementary Report Card Access in Parent Portal.pdf

Kindergarten Report Cards were sent home today in Friday Folders.


Students and families enjoyed a day at the CU game last Saturday. Thank you, Coach Lealman for organizing this! It was a great day for the Buffs!
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The 4, 5 Music Program and Art Show was held on Thursday. Students put on an outstanding performance, and we were able to view their beautiful and creative art. Thank you specialists team!music p 1.jpg

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Have a nice weekend!

Warm regards,
Francine

FRS Updates

 

1.       Boulder County’s LEAP program is OPEN! LEAP can help pay for part of your utility bills throughout winter. Applications here.

2.       Did you know that Boulder County offers amazing financial workshops and homeownership classes? They have tons of free classes in both English and Spanish. Help for people of all income levels! Calendar of events here.

3.       Are you looking to grow your parenting skills? Do you want to learn new ways to help your child succeed? If so, the Nurturing Parenting class at Sister Carmen Community Center in Lafayette is a great option! They are starting a new session in January. Dinner, childcare, and class are all provided free of charge. This is a fantastic program that supports parents in their parenting goals. Spots do fill up so register soon by emailing: ginny@sistercarmen.org.

4.       Are you looking to gain employment skills and coaching? If so, check out Thrive’s multi-day workshop where members will learn about the practical employment and professional skills such as professional communication, interviewing, and resumes. After completing the workshop, participants will be paired with an employment coach for ongoing support. Thrive also works with over 200 employers who are looking to hire Thrive graduates. For more info visit https://thrivecolorado.org/.

5.       Community Cycles annual Kids Holiday Bike Giveaway will be on 12/15/19 from 10am-2pm at 2750 Baseline Road, Boulder CO 80305 (former Wendy’s parking lot next to the Boulder Gas Station on Baseline). To receive a bike for your child, a parent or guardian of a child (2-10 years old) must present one of the following items for each child: most recent report card, a valid photo ID, passport, or birth certificate. If presenting one of those items is not possible, then a bike can still be collected but will be charged a $35 fee per bike. More info here.

6.       Reminder: After-School classes end on Thursday, November 21st. Our next session will be from 2/3-3/19. Registration forms will go home after winter break.

 

 

Thank you!

Stephanie MacArthur

720-561-3884

stephanie.macarthur@bvsd.org



BVSD 2020'21 PRESCHOOL LOTTERY!
November 1st-January 8th
Click here to go to the Preschool Application.
COMPLETE APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 4PM ON JANUARY 8th.

Contact Creekside’s ECE CL with any questions:
Tangi Lancaster, 720-561-3815 tangi.lancaster@bvsd.org

Did you know? 
Abo's Pizza South Boulder (in the Table Mesa Shopping Center) has selected Creekside as their November Donor's Choose fundraiser recipient! Support Abo's as they help fund a project for our maker space by getting a slice or a pie and rounding up at the register all month long. Thanks so much, Abo's! 

Follow the Creekside Parent Organization on Facebook to keep up on announcements, restaurant night outs, opportunities to volunteer and more!  https://www.facebook.com/CreeksideParentOrganization/


Noodles and company.pngJoin your Creekside friends for a community fundraising dinner at Noodles & Company Thursday, Nov 21st, from 4:00pm-8:00pm! You can get out of making dinner and 25% of proceeds come back to support Creekside kids! Please join in the fun at 2602 Baseline Rd,

Boulder, CO 80305. 
Be sure to mention you are there to support Creekside!
Hope to see you there!


Nov 08
Friday, November 8, 2019

This Week In The Blog:

  • Principal's Message
  • Preschool Lottery is open!
  • Upcoming CPO meeting
  • Noodles & Company dinner

Dear Creekside Families,

Elementary Report Cards (Grades 1-5) will be viewable in the Parent Portal on November 14, 2019. See directions here:Elementary Report Card Access in Parent Portal.pdf

Kindergarten Report Cards will be sent home in Friday Folders on 11/15/19.

Trees

I sent out an email earlier in the week regarding the cottonwood trees in the front of our building. While, it is very sad to say goodbye to these majestic trees, I would like to assure you that the district is looking into replacements and we should see planting take place in spring or summer. I will keep you updated on the process.


Essential Skills Input Session

Please join BVSD to discuss jobs of the future and how to best prepare our students by attending the Essential Skills Input Session on November 13, 2019 at Centarus High School. This is an opportunity to have a voice in the future of our school district and specifically what you would like to see in our future graduates.

Click here to view the flyers: Essential Skills Event 2019-11-13 - English.pdf and in Essential Skills Event 2019-11-13 - Spanish.pdf


Enjoy the long weekend!


Warm regards,

Francine



FRS Updates

 

1.       Boulder County’s LEAP program is OPEN! LEAP can help pay for part of your utility bills throughout winter. Applications here.

2.       Did you know that Boulder County offers amazing financial workshops and homeownership classes? They have tons of free classes in both English and Spanish. Help for people of all income levels! Calendar of events here.

3.       Are you looking to grow your parenting skills? Do you want to learn new ways to help your child succeed? If so, the Nurturing Parenting class at Sister Carmen Community Center in Lafayette is a great option! They are starting a new session in January. Dinner, childcare, and class are all provided free of charge. This is a fantastic program that supports parents in their parenting goals. Spots do fill up so register soon by emailing: ginny@sistercarmen.org.

4.       Are you looking to gain employment skills and coaching? If so, check out Thrive’s multi-day workshop where members will learn about the practical employment and professional skills such as professional communication, interviewing, and resumes. After completing the workshop, participants will be paired with an employment coach for ongoing support. Thrive also works with over 200 employers who are looking to hire Thrive graduates. For more info visit https://thrivecolorado.org/.

5.       Community Cycles annual Kids Holiday Bike Giveaway will be on 12/15/19 from 10am-2pm at 2750 Baseline Road, Boulder CO 80305 (former Wendy’s parking lot next to the Boulder Gas Station on Baseline). To receive a bike for your child, a parent or guardian of a child (2-10 years old) must present one of the following items for each child: most recent report card, a valid photo ID, passport, or birth certificate. If presenting one of those items is not possible, then a bike can still be collected but will be charged a $35 fee per bike. More info here.

6.       Reminder: After-School classes end on Thursday, November 21st. Our next session will be from 2/3-3/19. Registration forms will go home after winter break.

 

Stephanie MacArthur

720-561-3884

stephanie.macarthur@bvsd.org









BVSD 2020'21 PRESCHOOL LOTTERY!
November 1st-January 8th
Click here to go to the Preschool Application.
COMPLETE APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 4PM ON JANUARY 8th.
Contact Creekside’s ECE CL with any questions:
Tangi Lancaster, 720-561-3815 tangi.lancaster@bvsd.org


The next CPO (Creekside Parent Organization) meeting is on Tuesday, November 12th at 6 PM in the heart at Creekside. All Creekside parents and guardians welcome!

Please consider signing up for the CPO mailing list to receive the full agenda, notes from the meeting and important announcements. Send an email to the chair, Brendan Billingsley at creekside.cpo@gmail.com to get signed up


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Join your Creekside friends for a community fundraising dinner at Noodles & Company Thursday, Nov 21st, from 4:00pm-8:00pm! You can get out of making dinner and 25% of proceeds come back to support Creekside kids! Please join in the fun at 2602 Baseline Rd,
Boulder, CO 80305. 
Be sure to mention you are there to support Creekside!
Hope to see you there!



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