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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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Winter 2018 Enrichment Update

Creekside Enrichment Transforms into Squaw Kids

This program is designed for students to ski on Fridays with Ski Instructors from Squaw Kids, this will be for beginner to advanced skiers. This program is for students ages 5 and older. The program runs from January 19th to March 23rd, in the afternoons from 1:00 to 3:45. Please click on the next link for more information. Please note Creekside students will have a lower rate of $389 not the rate on the website for the program.

http://squawalpine.com/skiing-riding/mountain-camp

If you do decide to enroll your student in the Squaw Kids program, you will need to call Squaw Kids at 530-452-7222 on Wednesdays or Thursdays between 8:30 and 3:30 to sign up over the phone with a credit card. There is limited space so please sign up early. If your student also needs a season pass you will be able to purchase it through Squaw Kids as well at a discounted rate.

If you have any questions about this program please contact. Karen Roske: kroske@Squaw.com

Squaw Kids will coordinate grouping based off of Creekside kids and try to keep them together, it will be based off of age and ability!
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Middle School Enrichment

 
Our middle school enrichment is an experiential learning program themed on outdoor adventureenvironmental stewardship and local community service.  We offer field trips and activities such as rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, yoga, as well as instruction in 3D arts, laboratory and natural science. We have offered focused hands on classes that have covered a range of topics and activities such as Hip Hop Dance, Wilderness First Aid and French Cooking! Each semester's offerings vary depending on availability of programming....
 
Spring 2018 Programming
Next up! June 8th - "The Great Paint" - Final enrichment of the 2017 | 2018 Year. This is free, a community service project & closing party.

April 20th - Tahoe Treetop Adventures - Zip Line, Ropes Course, team building and leadership activities at the Tahoe Vista Location. Just $35 per child
April 27th - Shirley Canyon Hike, yoga and orienteering with the Tahoe Treetop Adventures Staff (meet at Creekside 9:30 am!) $35

May 4th - NO programming
May 11th - Kayaking from Tahoe Vista with Tahoe Adventure Company. $55
May 18th - Whitewater Rafting on the lower Truckee with Truckee Whitewater Adventures. $55
May 25th - No programming
June 1st - Rock Climbing and Wilderness First Aid with Tahoe Mountain School $75
June 8th - Donner Summit Volunteer Painting project with the USFS and Kelly Brothers Painting. FREE and Lunch provided!

Sign Up Here!

     


    What does your enrichment fee cover?  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, professional services, instructor and activity fees.
    For Spring 2018 only, we are offering the option to pay only for the activities you sign up for.   We are partnering with more local companies (adventure and outdoor activity providers) to ensure a more professional and reliable experience.  Hiring professional guides and companies may increase the per-day cost significantly, but you only have to pay for the activities you plan to attend.  All of our vendors are offering us significant discounts to their normal costs to the public. And, if the activity is cancelled due to weather or provider emergency, you will be refunded for that event.

    If you want your child to attend one or more of these enrichment activities but cannot afford the cost of the class or program, please contact Creekside PTO President Melissa Panico to request a scholarship.  A portion of our PTO funds is always used to subsidize PTO sponsored activities for families in need and no child will be turned away due to financial hardship.  We do also offer trades for those who volunteer to lead or chaperone our activities.
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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)