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Class SouperBowl Basket Donations and Tickets

Creekside's 19th annual Souperbowl is Thursday, April 6, 2017
3:30-6:30 at OVL
SouperBowl Tickets $25 per adult. (Students & staff are free) Purchase your tickets online.
Dinner of soup and salad will be provided
Please see the class donation links below to sign up for donations.
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Going for the Gold GALA

2nd Annual Creekside PTO Gala Fundraiser
Tainted Love ”The Best of The 80’s”
Friday, May, 12th

6:30pm – 11:30pm
Silent & Live Auction
 
$55 - Advance Purchase | Eventbrite
$65 - At the Door
 
Special “Open” Bar & Apps | 6:30pm – 7:30pm
 
Thank you to our amazing Sponsors and Supporters: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Rickenbach Dev & Const. Roger and Carol Dreyer Johansen Masonry Kelly Brothers Painting Plumas Bank Tahoe City Lumber Lawrence Realty Michael H. Kerrigan (OMD) Shaffer Paving 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.

Sponsorship please contact Kirsten Clark-Rickenbach Email: kc.rickenbach@msn.com

Auction donations please contact Holly Colpitts Email: hbcolpitts@gmail.com

General questions please contact Jill Milne Email: jillsmilne@yahoo.com

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IT’s SOUPERBOWL TIME! – Thursday, April 6, 2017

Creekside's 19th annual Souperbowl is Thursday, April 6, 2017
3:30-6:30 at OVL
SouperBowl Tickets $25 per adult. (Students & staff are free) Purchase your tickets online.
Dinner of soup and salad will be provided
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!
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Save Mart Shares

SaveMart Shares new partnership with eScrip is a fabulous, improved donation plan - our school can earn up to 3% of qualified purchases with no annual limit! They recently revamped the program, so even if you registered your card last year, PLEASE take a moment to re-register your card or we may not be earning the money.   And, there are two older accounts still listed on the escrip page that may not be directing the money appropriately (legacy from our school's leadership and location changes). Once you have a Save Mart Shares card, you will also need  Escrip and register:  escrip.com/savemart Make sure to select our school's current account -  500138772 (Creekside Charter School PTO).
Anyone can participate if their card is registered to our school.  Enlist grandparents, business partners, friends and neighbors if you can. This is a multistep process - if you can't figure out how to register, please email carahunt.2016@gmail.com with your SaveMart Shares number, your email address, phone number and zip code - and I will register your card for you.
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Fundraising

The Creekside PTO coordinates several fundraising activities throughout the year to help fund enrichment activities, specific school initiatives, and donate the the Creekside CCM general fund as needed. Obviously, major fundraising events such as the Spring Gala! and annual giving campaigns are very important and bring in the bulk of our funds - but there are some simple, ongoing ways to help the school raise funds that do not cost our parents or community sponsors a dime!   April Update!   There are 2 months left in the Classroom Challenge and 1st grade is IN THE LEAD.  1st Grade is in the lead with 1540 points!    Their significant contribution with Truckee Tahoe Propane Receipts has already earned the school over $1,000 !    Please don't toss your propane receipts away, we could still earn another 1K donation from Truckee Tahoe Propane.  Don't use much propane? Ask an employer or local businesses you patronize if they will give you the receipts! (The bulk of those receipts came from a parent who got them from her employer....)   Please read below for new point structure beginning this month and updated ways to earn your child's class even more points! Box Tops - There's an APP for that !     If you use a smart phone - use the "Box Top App for Education!" - improved way to increase the money we can earn from box tops...   Search for Creekside PTO (School ID 958378) PO Box 2891 Olympic Valley, CA 96146.   NEW - Special bonus of 50 points for your child's class if you send in proof that you have downloaded the APP!   You can use your phone to scan the receipt instead of clipping and saving.   Click here for more information on how to Click, Scan and Earn!  Here are the points per class as of April 1st: 1st Grade - 1540 points 6th Grade - 950 points 4th Grade - 800 points 5th Grade - 650 points 3rd Grade - 400 points 2nd Grade - 350 points TK/K - 350 points 7/8th  - 280 points   SaveMart Shares - If you shop at Save Mart, sign up for a Save Mart Rewards Card.  Once you have a rewards card, you need to register your Savemart Shares card with Escrip, designating Creekside PTO as the beneficiary.  It takes a few minutes to set this up - but once you do, every time you shop at Savemart, Creekside will get 3% of the money you are already spending!  Your child's class gets 50 bonus points if you send in proof that your SaveMart Shares card is registered with the new eSCRIP program! Amazon Smile - Click the big amazon logo from our PTO home page or type smile.amazon.com and  designate Creekside PTO Inc. as the beneficiary of qualified Amazon purchases! Use smile.amazon.com EVERY time you shop to make sure we get the credit from the money you are already spending.  Bring proof of SMILE enrollment to school for a 50 point bonus! Used Printer Inkjet and Toner Cartridges - Click here for a list of cartridges that we can recycle for $!  Each qualifying cartridge is worth anywhere from 60 cents to $9.00.  Ask your friends, family and business partners if they use any of these cartridges and help them recycle their empties.  (PLEASE check the list of acceptable cartridges - before sending  them in with your child - almost half of the cartridges turned in do not qualify for the Funding Factory drive.)  The class will get ten points for each QUALIFYING cartridge sent in. AmeriGas or Tahoe Truckee Propane Receipts - Simply send the last page of any propane bill dated August 2016 or sooner (The page has "Community/School Days Receipt" printed on it). Your child knows where to turn it in - and we will do the rest.   You can also collect receipts from any friend, business, or family member that is a customer of Truckee Tahoe Propane!  We get 2 cents per gallon of all receipts turned in up to $2000!  Help us reach that $2,000 goal!   Ten points per receipt!  Box Tops - Click here  for a list of participating products.  Just tear off the box top and send it in with your child!  50 bonus points for proof you have downloaded the app, and one point every clipped box top submitted!!!!   If you have any questions, please email carahunt.2016 at gmail dot com      
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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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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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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.