Welcome to the first Annual Creekside / Squaw Valley Prep "The Great Paint" Community Service Project!
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.)
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.
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.
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.
Thank you to our amazing Sponsors and Supporters:
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
Rickenbach Dev & Const.
Roger and Carol Dreyer
Kelly Brothers Painting
Tahoe City Lumber
Michael H. Kerrigan (OMD)
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.
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!
FIRST SPRING PIZZA DAY STARTS THURSDAY, January 19th, 2017
Please bring your check for $140 made out to Creekside PTO to school for Thursdays beginning 01/19/2017 !
Pay Online HERE
Fireside Pizza Company @Squaw provides the PTO an awesome discount for the Creekside school students and staff! Includes: Fresh Hot Cheese Pizza & Caesar Salad (GF available)
Spring Semester $140 (All school Thursdays from January 19th through the first week of June)
Special Thank you to Kim Kerrigan for making this program possible – and to Jen Ellis for leading this program forward.
Three teams (ten students, pictured above) from Squaw Valley’s Creekside Charter School were selected to participate in the Monterey Bay Aquarium Teen Leadership Summit October 22-23rd, 2016. This conference educates, inspires, and empowers students to become conservation leaders in their own communities. The children from Creekside were one of only two middle school groups selected to participate. Most of the attendees were from high schools across California.
The students attended sessions including project management, planning and goal setting, as well as completing hands-on projects, and collaborating with other student teams from as far away as Texas.
Inspirational keynote speakers included 25-year old eco-activist Erin Schrode, Co-founder of Turning Green, and David Dennis, Co-Founder of Ventana Surfboards & Supplies - an ecologically sound company transforming trash into functional art, such as hand crafted surf-boards and accessories.
After this training, the students are expected to plan and execute a conservation project within their own communities during the academic year, and present their results back to the conference organizers using social media.
It is no surprise so many young conservation leaders would come from Creekside Charter school, physically located on the grounds of Squaw Valley Ski Resort, an internationally renowned outdoor recreation area. Not only does the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows resort support many local non-profits, including our own Creekside Cooperative Charter School, they were the first major resort community to ban the sale of single-use plastic bottles and install free electric car changing stations. (You can learn more about Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows commendable history of community giving and environmental stewardship on their website.)
Along with all the other teams at the summit, our Creekside teams are now tasked with planning and executing their own measurable conservation project and we can't wait to see what they launch in our community.
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.
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 email@example.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.