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Thursday Pizza Program

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.

 

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Creekside Students Attend Monterey Bay Teen Leadership Summit

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.

 

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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.

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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.
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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)

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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

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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

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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

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ATTN: Souper Bowl

Previous info on the Souper Bowl posted on the website and published on flyers sent home from school contained errors. The Souper Bowl 2016 will be held on May 22, however, there will be a different format from previous years. Please stay tuned for details coming soon.