Fundraising

The Creekside PTO coordinates several fundraising activities throughout the year to help fund enrichment activities, specific school initiatives, and donate the the Creekside CCM general fund as needed.

Obviously, major fundraising events such as the Spring Gala! and annual giving campaigns are very important and bring in the bulk of our funds – but there are some simple, ongoing ways to help the school raise funds that do not cost our parents or community sponsors a dime!

 

April Update!   There are 2 months left in the Classroom Challenge and 1st grade is IN THE LEAD. 

1st Grade is in the lead with 1540 points!    Their significant contribution with Truckee Tahoe Propane Receipts has already earned the school over $1,000 !    Please don’t toss your propane receipts away, we could still earn another 1K donation from Truckee Tahoe Propane.  Don’t use much propane? Ask an employer or local businesses you patronize if they will give you the receipts! (The bulk of those receipts came from a parent who got them from her employer….)   Please read below for new point structure beginning this month and updated ways to earn your child’s class even more points!

Box Tops – There’s an APP for that !     If you use a smart phone – use the “Box Top App for Education!” – improved way to increase the money we can earn from box tops…   Search for Creekside PTO (School ID 958378) PO Box 2891 Olympic Valley, CA 96146.   NEW – Special bonus of 50 points for your child’s class if you send in proof that you have downloaded the APP!   You can use your phone to scan the receipt instead of clipping and saving.   Click here for more information on how to Click, Scan and Earn! 

Here are the points per class as of April 1st:

1st Grade – 1540 points

6th Grade – 950 points

4th Grade – 800 points

5th Grade – 650 points

3rd Grade – 400 points

2nd Grade – 350 points

TK/K – 350 points

7/8th  – 280 points

 

SaveMart SharesIf you shop at Save Mart, sign up for a Save Mart Rewards Card.  Once you have a rewards card, you need to register your Savemart Shares card with Escrip, designating Creekside PTO as the beneficiary.  It takes a few minutes to set this up – but once you do, every time you shop at Savemart, Creekside will get 3% of the money you are already spending!  Your child’s class gets 50 bonus points if you send in proof that your SaveMart Shares card is registered with the new eSCRIP program!

Amazon Smile – Click the big amazon logo from our PTO home page or type smile.amazon.com and  designate Creekside PTO Inc. as the beneficiary of qualified Amazon purchases! Use smile.amazon.com EVERY time you shop to make sure we get the credit from the money you are already spending.  Bring proof of SMILE enrollment to school for a 50 point bonus!

Used Printer Inkjet and Toner Cartridges – Click here for a list of cartridges that we can recycle for $!  Each qualifying cartridge is worth anywhere from 60 cents to $9.00.  Ask your friends, family and business partners if they use any of these cartridges and help them recycle their empties.  (PLEASE check the list of acceptable cartridges – before sending  them in with your child – almost half of the cartridges turned in do not qualify for the Funding Factory drive.)  The class will get ten points for each QUALIFYING cartridge sent in.

AmeriGas or Tahoe Truckee Propane Receipts – Simply send the last page of any propane bill dated August 2016 or sooner (The page has “Community/School Days Receipt” printed on it). Your child knows where to turn it in – and we will do the rest.   You can also collect receipts from any friend, business, or family member that is a customer of Truckee Tahoe Propane!  We get 2 cents per gallon of all receipts turned in up to $2000!  Help us reach that $2,000 goal!   Ten points per receipt! 

Box Tops – Click here  for a list of participating products.  Just tear off the box top and send it in with your child!  50 bonus points for proof you have downloaded the app, and one point every clipped box top submitted!!!!

 

If you have any questions, please email carahunt.2016 at gmail dot com

 

 

 

Winter Enrichment

The winter season is approaching and we are gearing up for another winter – with that starts our Ski Enrichment program on  January 13th.

The forms will be sent home this week in your child’s backpack, and you can view or download them here:

Intro Letter

Student Waiver

Squaw Waiver

Nordic Waiver

PTO Parent Waiver

The program will be the same as last year: 6 Alpine days at Squaw, 3 Nordic days at the Tahoe Nordic Center, 2 ice skating days at HighCamp. (Ice Skating is new this year)

Important:  We need payment and all four waivers sent back by December 15th in order to participate in the Ski Enrichment program. Please leave a check for $150.00 per child made out to Creekside PTO in the school office along with each of the four waivers found above. There is a box labeled PTO Winter Ski Enrichment in the office!

If you prefer to pay online by credit card: click here!

We are planning on having a quick ski enrichment meeting on Wednesday November 9th at 8:30 after drop off for any new families that have questions or concerns about the program.  Please read the Intro Letter for more information, and if you still have questions and can’t make the meeting – don’t hesitate to contact Kristen or Sarah (Their contact info is located in the Intro Letter.)

2016 Enrichment Sierra Nevada Trip

The 2016 Enrichment Sierra Nevada Trip is coming up! We have decided to do a two-night overnight trip with a one-night option for TK/K and 1st grade.

 

The dates are November 4th-6th.  The cost of this trip is $176.00 for kids staying 2 nights and $88.00 for Chaperones and kids staying one night. Please download the packet of information and forms that need to be filled out, below.
Payments and forms need to be back to the PTO by October 6th.
Please feel free to email me at hbcolpitts@gmail.com with any questions.
Chaperone and Teacher Packet: 
 
Family Packet: 

October 16, 2016 – Volunteer at Truckee River Day

Join Creekside families at Truckee River Day on October 16!

The Truckee River Watershed Counsel is hosting its 21st annual Work Day and Fair and is providing Creekside families with the opportunity to work on the Middle Martis meadow restoration project as a group.

Restoration work is from 9am – 12pm (disregard the 3pm end time noted on the website). Register here.

Select the Middle Martis project and register as a member of the Creekside team. There is also a related River Fair from 1-4pm at Granite Flat Campground. Thank you Katrina for this wonderful opportunity!  If you have any Creekside Logo wear, please wear or share with volunteers.

October 1st, 2016 – Yard Sale Fundraiser

We have been given the use of Mountain Mike’s parking lot this Saturday during the Spartan World Championships.  There will be thousands of people coming in and out of Squaw past our yard sale!   You have two ways to help:

  • Donate quality items to Creekside by contacting Valerie Burman  burman.val@gmail.com or drop your gear with parent volunteers between 7-9 a.m on the day of the Sale.
  • Volunteer to help collect donations and / or staff the sale between 9am and 3pm.

Fall Enrichment and Pizza Update

Creekside Families,

Here are a few bits of info as we are moving into the school year after an amazing first week of school.

-Tomorrow, September 2nd from 11-1, is our Family Gathering at the Truckee Tahoe Airport.  All families are welcome to come.  Bring a picnic blanket and a packed lunch or buy lunch at the Red Truck Cafe.  We will have tours, a plane to touch and feel, face painting, Red Truck cookies, and lots of good company.

– Enrichment starts September 9th for both our Elementary and Middle school kids.  More info on the new Middle School Enrichment will be sent out tomorrow.  The cost of fall Enrichment is $300.00.  Starting next week you can make payments online at creeksidepto.org.  A packet will be going home with your children on monday with wavers and more info.  Click Here for an  Enrichment newsletter which explains more of the program.

-Pizza Thursdays starts next week!  This can be payed for online starting next week.

Best regards,
Holly  Colpitts (hbcolpitts@gmail.com)

PTO Meeting Wednesday, April 20, 2016

PTO Meeting
April 20, 2016
Marg’s Taco Bistro, Truckee, CA

~Spring Enrichment plans. (k-3 @ Rideout; 4-5@ropes course Squaw

~OPEN PTO positions: spring & fall enrichment coordinator, ski enrichment coordinator, and social media coordinator

~Parent volunteer options for 30 hour commitment

~1st Annual Creekside SquawPrep Gala Fundraiser

Saturday May, 7th | 6:30pm – 11:30pm

Tainted Love – “The Best of The 80’s”

Silent & Live Auction – close out at 8:30/8:45p

Band plays from 9pm-11pm

Open Bar 6:30-7:30 pm   | Cash Bar 7:3o-11:30 pm

Squaw Valley Center | OVL

TICKETS: $50 Advance | $65 at the Door   {must be 21 & over}

Roles Available: Auction, Marketing, Apps, Bar, Venue/Decor

Auction Materials

*Auction Donation Tax Letter

*  Auction Donation Form –  print and online options

*  Google Doc – tabs for Auction, Food, Bar, Contacts, SouperBowl

Updates

*  Marketing

* Forward Eventbrite link – cut and paste into Facebook

*  Email blast – Forward to a friend

*   Radio station – give away tickets

*   Posters – NEED help getting posters out

Flyers

Reel Fest 2016 – “Inspiring Greatness In Every Kid”

A film festival celebrating Creekside & Squaw Valley Preparatory Schools

Welcome to the Reel Fest at the SouperBowl!

Have you ever shot a video or taken pictures of your school friends? Of yourself? Do you have a short story to tell about your experiences? We are looking for your best short work. Create a film that shows how you are inspired and as a result, do great things! Your submission will be played on the big screen at the Souper Bowl. Work alone or with a team, you choose!

Make a Movie!
Submissions can be video or slide show
Submissions should be no more than 30 seconds in length
Submissions may be from a single person or a team
One submission per student as an individual or as part of a team
Music and/or narration may be included in the submission
All submissions must follow the guidelines of school appropriate content

Use these popular editors to create your art:
iMovie, smilebox, Prezi, Animoto Video Maker, Movie Maker (windows) and GoPro studio

Upload your submission!
Find the Reel Fest upload link below and begin the upload. Submissions are due Apri 29
ONE winner from each class (7 – 11) and ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from finalists. View your classmates submissions during lunch and cast your votes in class!
Creekside Students are encouraged to submit their films, but will not be eligible for prizes.

Reel Fest Upload

Spring Enrichment 2016

Spring Session of Enrichment Fridays for Creekside starting after spring break!

April 22-June 10, 8 weeks

K-4th grade: Rideout Community Center 9-2:00 (4th til 2:30)

5th-6th grade: Squaw Valley Adventure Center (Ropes Course near OVL), 9-2:30

$200 for 8 weeks, payable to Creekside PTO in classroom PTO envelopes, office PTO mailbox or

ONLINE.

All-School End-of-the-Year Party will be Friday, June 17 from 11:30-2 at Commons Beach

Kindergarten-3rd grade will have:

Lego Engineering with Heather Maloy of Bricks for Brains

Art with Alissa Morganti and Sally Osborn

PE with Denise Parker

Mountain Biking with Kim and John Percy

Improv with Kidscape Productions

4th grade will have more intensive study with two main courses:

Outdoor Ed/Native American studies with Eli Miller (including hiking, field trips, leather work, local history, outdoor experiences)

Acting with Kidscape Productions (Improv, as well as script, scene and character study, with performance at the end of session)

The kids will have a bit of mountain biking and PE as well, but the main focus will be the core two courses

5th and 6th will have Outdoor Ed at Squaw Valley Adventure Center with Jesse Desens and his instructors. They will focus on team building, geology, botany, outdoor ed, environmental studies, survival skills,art, PE and more.

Families with siblings attending the two sites may bring kids earlier or pick up later at Rideout (8:30-9 and 2-2:30 supervised playground time). We would also like to help families to carpool from Squaw or Rideout to help with logistics. This will be such a cool opportunity for the older Creekside students- we hope that this change in location will be a great experience for them and worth any hardship in transportation!

Please sign up by paying at school or via the creeksidepto.org site. Note your students name and grade on check or online when paying.

If you are interested in helping every week, your child can attend the classes for free! We will need help with 5th and 6th grade, esp with heading out into the woods. Having a consistent helper each week is really valuable, if you are able to do commit! As always, we need and love having you come and help out just for a day, half day or even lunch time on any Friday!

Please contact Alicia with any questions or comments, or if you would like to sign up to be a class helper. ahen38@hotmail.com. Also, I am retiring from Enrichment Coordinator after this session! Please contact me or someone on PTO board if you would like to be the next Enrichment Coordinator. Thank you to Jesse Desens and Alyson Schreiber for assisting in creating the new outdoor program for 5th and 6th. Let’s have a great spring session of enrichment classes!– Alicia