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PTO Meeting Discussion December 4, 2018

PTO Meeting Minutes

December 4, 2018
Coffeebar, Squaw Valley, CA

In attendance: Liz, Jeff, Kim , Kim , Jen, Danielle, Karin, Melissa
Call to order at 0848

Directors Report:
Apres Creekside-Decemeber 20th at Auld Dubliner after school; PTO sponsored ornament making for kids.
Classroom Reps: Hows it going? Kim (who is a rep for 2nd grade) would like to do more to help. Classroom rep roles discussed. Job description depends on the teachers needs; Jeff to discuss with teacher on how to utilize the classroom reps. PTO Board members to join teachers on Friday 12/14 at 1045 to brainstorm ideas for ways to engage classroom reps. One way that was agreed upon was that the C.R. can be a liaison between the teachers and the PTO meetings.
Met with Placer County re: lot across from fire station for a more permanent location for Creekside= no go. Although Squaw is very motivated to keep Creekside in Squaw but no commitment was made for anything long term.

Presidents Report:
Annual Fundraising Gala date set on May 10th at Alpine Meadows. Theme to be Las Vegas (what happens at the Gala stays at the Gala). Committee meetings to start in January. Casino tables, couches, DJ, dancers for entertainment. Volunteer roles to be set and made more concrete than in years past. Tickets to be sold thru Event Brite, decision needs to be made for pricing, creation of banners, posters (list on poster what the fundraiser is specifically for) etc. Idea thrown out to put large auction items online so all can participate. Check with Spin to see if he has any input on how to do this.

VP Report:
Spring Dance. 6th-8th grades, at OVL in April possibly; OVL. Melissa to figure out dates. Invite other schools. Good music is key!!
Souperbowl- Dates, Place, committees. Camy to spearhead the event. Audra and Danielle as well. Dates: possibly the Thursday right before Ski/Skate week. 3p-5p at OVL.

Treasurers Report:
Checks received and the budget looks good.

Next PTO Open and Board Meetings- Integrate the 2 meetings into 1 meeting. If a closed meeting needs to occur then the Board can meet afterwards or create an alternative meeting. How to make the meetings more Parent-Teacher was discussed and ideas to be implemented. NEXT PTO MEETING TUESDAY JANUARY 8th at Coffeebar after drop off. PTO is buying!…(coffee that is).

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Fall Feast is this Thursday!

Creekside’s Annual Fall Feast is here!

PTO will provide all of the Turkeys for our Feast. Please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert.

Paper plates will be available, but please bring your own plate, cup, and utensils to minimize waste.

If you would like to volunteer to stay for clean up at the end of our event, we will need help!

Public event reminder: Please remember that you are in charge of your child at this event. We ask that you have your child act appropriately during our performances, stand in the food line with you, take appropriate amounts of dessert/ food, and eat at your table with you.

See You at Olympic House on Thursday at 3:00!!!

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Welcome back!

School starts tomorrow! And the kids are excited. The PTO looks forward to another great year supporting academic and extracurricular programs and bringing our community together for our kids. Don’t forget to sign up for Pizza Thursdays and Fall Enrichment through the PTO website. As always, there are limitless opportunities for parents to get involved with the school and the PTO. We are excited to see everyone!

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TheGreatPaint

 




THE GREAT PAINT


Welcome to the first Annual Creekside / Squaw Valley Prep “The Great Paint” Community Service Project!




WHAT

June 8, 2018 from 9am – 1pm – We will be helping the US Forest Service restore the natural beauty of Donner Summit by painting over the graffiti on the EXTERIOR of the train tunnels. (Don’t worry, the impressive interior art is preserved, only the exteriors of the sheds that disturb the natural landscape are removed each year.)



HOW

Just sign your child up! 9am – 1pm on Donner Summit June 8th. PLEASE SIGN UP HERE. Then…. Show up! If you are an an adult and willing to either chaperone kids to help keep us safe up there – OR just bring a snack or beverage to share with the volunteers – please put it in the notes.



WHY?

Our kids and our school benefit greatly from donations and discounts from the parents and professional community around us, as well as the benefits of the incredible natural landscape and environment we use as our playground. The Creekside / Squaw Valley Prep enrichment program gives the kids the opportunity to RECEIVE (education, activity, skills, and entertainment from this community) but also the opportunity to participate and GIVE BACK to the community and environment that takes care of us. It is very difficult to find meaningful, hands-on projects that really make a difference that are appropriate to this age group and we are very lucky to have this opportunity, thanks to the trust of the USFS and the generosity of Kelly Brothers Painting.



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2017/18 Yearbooks on Sale NOW

Reserve your copy of the 2017/2018 yearbook today! The cost is $20 per book and payable online at http://creeksidepto.org/product/yearbook-2018/. The deadline for ordering is 5/25 and only reserved books will be ordered.

If you have photos from the year, please submit by grade/activity at the link HERE.

 

 

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Class SouperBowl Basket Donations and Tickets

Creekside’s 19th annual Souperbowl is Thursday, April 6, 2017
3:30-6:30 at OVL
SouperBowl Tickets $25 per adult. (Students & staff are free) Purchase your tickets online.
Dinner of soup and salad will be provided

Please see the class donation links below to sign up for donations.

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Going for the Gold GALA

2nd Annual Creekside PTO Gala Fundraiser
Tainted Love ”The Best of The 80’s”
Friday, May, 12th

6:30pm – 11:30pm
Silent & Live Auction
 
$55 – Advance Purchase | Eventbrite
$65 – At the Door
 
Special “Open” Bar & Apps | 6:30pm – 7:30pm
 

Thank you to our amazing Sponsors and Supporters:

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
Rickenbach Dev & Const.
Roger and Carol Dreyer
Johansen Masonry
Kelly Brothers Painting
Plumas Bank
Tahoe City Lumber
Lawrence Realty
Michael H. Kerrigan (OMD)
Shaffer Paving
Auld Dubliner Irish Pub

Creekside Charter is a California public school located in Olympic Valley, California. The Creekside Charter PTO is a California 501(c)(3) and donations are tax-deductible (Federal ID number: 83-0376312). Creekside Charter School is committed to nurturing the whole student by cultivating high academic achievement and strong social development 

All Proceeds go directly to the Non-Profit Creekside Charter PTO Learning and Enrichment Programs.

Sponsorship please contact Kirsten Clark-Rickenbach Email: kc.rickenbach@msn.com

Auction donations please contact Holly Colpitts Email: hbcolpitts@gmail.com

General questions please contact Jill Milne Email: jillsmilne@yahoo.com

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IT’s SOUPERBOWL TIME! – Thursday, April 6, 2017

Creekside’s 19th annual Souperbowl is Thursday, April 6, 2017
3:30-6:30 at OVL
SouperBowl Tickets $25 per adult. (Students & staff are free) Purchase your tickets online.
Dinner of soup and salad will be provided

A little history…..The Souper Bowl is a longstanding tradition at Creekside. The founders of Creekside Charter school began this event 19 years ago. The idea was to bring Creekside students and the greater Tahoe community together by sharing soup. To foster environmental stewardship, have the kids actively involved and add some color, the kids painted their own ceramic bowls for use at the event. Not only do Creekside families attend, including student and staff families, but also various members of our greater community. It has also been a great time for perspective families to get an idea of what Creekside is about.

Souperbowl also served as a showcase for the amazing PTO run enrichment program. The kids put on a musical performance practiced in music class and the décor is student artwork created in art class. For added fun, the teachers also surprise us with a musical number! Souperbowl was Creekside’s biggest fundariser in years past. This fundraiser grew over the years, raising less than $10,000 in the first few years, and growing to raise over $25,000 in the last 5 years.

Last year, PTO transitioned to an adult fundraiser and the focus of Souperbowl changed to a community rather than a fundraising event.

Souperbowl 2017 will be held Thursday, April 6 from 3:30 – 6:00.

We are excited to provide a great meal, student performances, teacher performances, beautiful ceramic bowls, kids raffle, family basket raffle, and camaraderie. As always, each student in grades K – 8 will paint a bowl to be picked up at Souperbowl. Please send in a contribution of $10 per bowl for your child you paint. Every child will paint a bowl, but we ask that you please make this contribution to cover bowl and paint expense if you can.

All School bowl painting day is Tuesday, March 7.

Please send in your cash or check, along with this form, or pay online on or before Tuesday. If you have more than one child, please indicate name and amount on the form. Thank you!