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



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.)

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: 

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)

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


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

Creekside Enrichment Begins!

Hi Creekside Families,

We had a fun day at the all-school beach day last week- thanks to all of you who made it!
This Friday, Sept 11, is our first day of Enrichment Classes at Rideout Community Center in Tahoe City.  The address is 740 Timberland Drive.  Classes are held from 9-2:30 this week (please note attached class schedule), with K-2nd ending at 2:00, but optional, supervised playground time til 2:30.  If you need to pick up your child later than 2:30, RAP (Rideout Afterschool Program) is available- please check in with TCPUD to set that up.  Starting next week, 3rd-6th graders who would like to participate in the First Lego Robotics League teams will meet early on Fridays- 8:15-8:30, as well as other day(s).  Info coming home first week of classes about commitment and club times.
Fall classes run for 12 weeks and it is $300 for the session.  This is a great deal- works out to $25 per day!  We have a great line up of teachers and classes.  Make checks to Creekside PTO or pay online at creeksidepto.org.  You may set up a payment plan or discuss scholarship program with Melissa Panico, PTO Treasurer.  There are PTO envelopes in each classroom, a box in the office, you may pay Friday at Rideout or online on the website- creeksidepto.org.
Lego Robotics Club information will come home the first week of classes, and is offered to 3rd-6th graders.  4th-6th will be mixed grade teams.  Kids will need to meet on other days besides Fridays (probably Tues and Wed afternoon, as well as competition date(s), as well as do some fundraising.  This is a really neat opportunity to experience a competition revolving around engineering, robotics, team work and good sportsmanship.  Students will have responsibilities that focus on areas of science mixing with business, including research, problem solving, economics, marketing, outreach and engineering- all while having fun building with Legos and robotics.  Check out the program atlegofirst.org and look for info coming home this Friday.
Please make sure to be on time each week, as it helps classes to run smoothly.  If you would like to come before 8:45, please supervise your child.  If you have a child in Lego Club or a sibling of a child in Lego Club, you may drop kids off earlier on those days.  This starts Sept 25.  It is too hard for us to supervise kids outside or in gym while setting up for the school day otherwise.
Please remember to bring snack, lunch, water bottle and apply sunscreen.  Also make sure your child has a PTO emergency card on file (attached, same as last years, if you already filled one out), as well as a release of liability for the PE class- attached SnowFit forms.  If your child has any allergies or medical conditions we should know about, please discuss with us.
You do not need to sign in each morning, but you will need to sign out.  Please note on roll sheet in morning in your child’s first classroom if someone else is picking them up after school, including A+ or RAP.  You can also email me: ahen38@hotmail.com.  You don’t need to let me know if you are missing a week of classes.
Volunteers are so helpful in making the Friday program a success!  It is a great way to fulfill volunteer hours, spend time checking out what your kids are learning, and help run a PTO program.  Lunch and recess time are especially valuable! You may sign up to help with classes online- creeksidepto.org, and also on Friday at the PTO table.  The time slots we try to fill on Fridays are 9-12 and 12-2:30, for each grade.  You may also discuss volunteering with Kim Kerrigan, PTO Volunteer Coordinator.
Attached are forms (release of liability) for the Squaw Ropes Course field trip, Friday Sept 18, 9-4.  This will be a great day. Thanks to the Desens Family who owns Squaw Adventure Center for a great deal- $20 per student!   K-2 does ropes course, climbing wall and trampoline bungee.  3-6 grades do orienteering course in Shirley Canyon and Ropes course.  We still need volunteers in some grades- please sign up Friday if you are interested- we are heavier in some grades and light in others.
Attached also are forms for the overnight trip to Sierra Nevada Journeys, Grizzly Creek, Portola on Friday, Oct 2-Saturday, Oct 3.  Such a fun trip when we went before!  K-6 kids are welcome, and we need a couple more chaperons of older children/for older groups. No non-elementary siblings please.  Please fill out attached forms to chaperon and sign up this Friday at Rideout.  Students are only $70 (usually price would be $85, but PTO is picking up a portion) and Chaperons are $35 (again, PTO is picking up part of the tab).   Fees cover classes, lodging and food.  We arrive at 11 am Friday and leave 5 pm Saturday.  Classes: All kids will participate in Pond Ecology, Forest Hike/Science, Team Building/Ropes Course elements and Campfire Activities at night.  Younger campers will also have Nature Art and Cooperative Games.  Older kids will also have Archery and Geodesic Domes.  Check out their website for more info: sierranevadajourneys.org.  Don’t miss this special Creekside event!
If you are interested in helping to plan spring enrichment classes or being the Enrichment Coordinator, please contact Alicia Doherty.  Feel free to call with questions, concerns, comments anytime- 308-0234.  Please note that cell service isn’t good at Rideout- you may want to call the front desk when trying to reach someone on a Friday– 583-3440  .  There is free wifi at Rideout.
Thanks for staying informed, and we hope to see you Friday and at the upcoming field trips!
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