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2017/18 Yearbooks on Sale NOW

Reserve your copy of the 2017/2018 yearbook today! The cost is $20 per book and payable online at http://creeksidepto.org/product/yearbook-2018/. The deadline for ordering is 5/25 and only reserved books will be ordered. If you have photos from the year, please submit by grade/activity at the link HERE.    
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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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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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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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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.
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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!!
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PTO Meeting Agenda – Wednesday, January 27, 2016

PTO Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

5:30 pm

Margs Taco Bistro, Truckee, CA

  GALA Fundraiser - date, place, need for an auction committee!, need for an event committee! Ski enrichment - small enrollment, need parents to pay, this year is Kirsten’s last year=need replacement. Spring enrichment ideas? Marketing - Ideas for families to “market” Creekside/SVP; transitional-K Treasurers Report - Open Discussion: Monthly Happy Hour- to start again in February Weekly classroom bake sale table is a hit!! Keep it going.
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Pizza Program Continues in 2016

The PTO is excited to continue the spectacular Pizza Thursday’s Program. We will be offering a one-time payment for the entire program. This will include 20 Pizza Thursdays. If you sign up online by Wednesday, January 13th – we will include 2 free Thursdays! We can only offer this discount through the PTO website www.creeksidepto.org.  The Program includes 2 slices of regular or gluten-free cheese pizza and fresh Caesar salad, and seconds are usually always available. The price per student is $7 for each Pizza Day. Our goal is to make sure the program is successful by streamlining the ordering and payment process. We have 20 Thursdays in the program until the last day of school, and if you sign up by the deadline you will only pay for 18, and receive 2 free. This is a wonderful value for families!
Purchase the Spring 2016 Pizza Program below:
Please note that the program runs smoothly due to our awesome volunteer parents! We want to thank all of the parents who donate their time to ensure the success of this program! We are looking for more volunteers to help us serve pizza on Thursdays. Please visit the PTO website for a link to the volunteer page (CLICK HERE).  Just a few hours of your time makes a wonderful impact at our school, and it's great to see the student's smiling faces. Also, huge thanks to Fireside Pizza Company for offering us a discount and including paper plates, utensils and napkins