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Fall 2017 Middle School Enrichment

  Our 2017 middle school enrichment is an experiential learning program themed on environmental stewardship and local community service.  We offer field trips and activities such as rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, swimming, yoga, as well as instruction in 3D arts and music. We will be providing opportunities for the kids to volunteer in the local community and explore civics through an introduction to student government. Enrichment will include four outdoor field trips in September, and beginning in October, we will be based out of the Truckee Recreation Center. Activities will be offered each Friday September 8th - November 17th, between 9am - 2pm.* September 22nd Information - Mountain biking led by John and Kim Percy POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER.     Option for enrichment kids to attend a Woodward session from 12 noon until 2pm.  Woodward is giving the creekside PTO a great deal for our class to attend -  but in order to participate - we must have your emergency contact card as well as the Woodward waiver. (Both links are below). Student Emergency Information Woodward Waiver New this year, we will also offer small-group presentations and workshops supporting our theme.  We will kick off a local chapter of Community Heroes - a school based program designed to inspire children to be activists of kindness and service in their community. We are excited to work with local charities such as Project Mana, and the Truckee bike park which will give students hands-on volunteer experience. To ensure your child has a place in Fall Enrichment please submit payment and   SIGN UP HERE BY SEPTEMBER 5TH.   What does your enrichment fee cover?  The PTO is a non-profit organization and your enrichment fees go directly to pay activity expenses.  Although we rely heavily on parent and community volunteers in order to keep costs down, our expenses do include equipment and facility rentals, as well as instructor and activity fees.  To fund this program, we rely on your prompt payment. You can submit a check made out to Creekside PTO for $350  or pay online. * There is no enrichment on November 10th, in observance of Veterans Day.  Some field trip days may have slightly different hours, or have a different drop-off and pickup location. Details will be sent via the Remind text app, emailed, and posted to this website. ** If you are unable to pay in full by September 8th, but want your child to participate in the program - please contact program coordinator, Cara Hunt (carahunt dot 2016 at gmail dot com) to work out a payment plan or sliding scale fee.  A few scholarships are available and we will not turn away any child for an inability to pay.  (We do encourage volunteerism in exchange for reduced payment.) After September 8th, we may be able to accept additional students, if space permits.
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K-5 Spring 2017 Enrichment

Spring Enrichment for TK - 5th Grade begins April 21st Only $175 per child for participation in any or all of the Friday sessions 9am - 2pm at Rideout Community Center. Reserve your space today by paying online or bring a check to school made out to Creekside PTO. Read our flyer for more information about Spring enrichment structure spring 2017 creekside enrichment    
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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.)
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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: 
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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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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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PTO Open Meeting Agenda – Monday, March 14, 2016

PTO Meeting Agenda Monday, March 14, 2016 6pm @ Moes in Tahoe City

~Ski Enrichment Update- (suggestions have been made to exchange a day at Squaw for a Nordic day since 2 Nordic days have been missed…comments?) ~Spring Enrichment Update- Alicia ~Teachers Update ~Volunteer Commitment Form at conferences. ~PTO Board openings – Social Media Coordinator; Ski Enrichment Coordinator (1-2 people); Spring Enrichment Coordinator (1-2 people) ~Going for the Gold GALA Fundraiser- Our main fundraiser! On Saturday May 6th. Auction, décor, planning!!