OOL Family Packet 2016
OOL Chaperone & Teacher Packet 2016
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 9:30am to 1:30 pm starting and ending at the Donner Picnic Ground on HWY 89. If you haven’t received the email with detailed information, please contact Cara Hunt (carahunt dot 2016 at gmail dot com).
New this year, we will also offer small-group presentations and workshops supporting our theme. We will coach the students how to implement their own community structure -a Student Council, and 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.
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
Please see the class donation links below to sign up for donations.
Thank you to our amazing Sponsors and Supporters:
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
Rickenbach Dev & Const.
Roger and Carol Dreyer
Kelly Brothers Painting
Tahoe City Lumber
Michael H. Kerrigan (OMD)
Auld Dubliner Irish Pub
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 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.
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:
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.)
Three teams (ten students, pictured above) from Squaw Valley’s Creekside Charter School were selected to participate in the Monterey Bay Aquarium Teen Leadership Summit October 22-23rd, 2016. This conference educates, inspires, and empowers students to become conservation leaders in their own communities. The children from Creekside were one of only two middle school groups selected to participate. Most of the attendees were from high schools across California.
The students attended sessions including project management, planning and goal setting, as well as completing hands-on projects, and collaborating with other student teams from as far away as Texas.
Inspirational keynote speakers included 25-year old eco-activist Erin Schrode, Co-founder of Turning Green, and David Dennis, Co-Founder of Ventana Surfboards & Supplies – an ecologically sound company transforming trash into functional art, such as hand crafted surf-boards and accessories.
After this training, the students are expected to plan and execute a conservation project within their own communities during the academic year, and present their results back to the conference organizers using social media.
It is no surprise so many young conservation leaders would come from Creekside Charter school, physically located on the grounds of Squaw Valley Ski Resort, an internationally renowned outdoor recreation area. Not only does the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows resort support many local non-profits, including our own Creekside Cooperative Charter School, they were the first major resort community to ban the sale of single-use plastic bottles and install free electric car changing stations. (You can learn more about Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows commendable history of community giving and environmental stewardship on their website.)
Along with all the other teams at the summit, our Creekside teams are now tasked with planning and executing their own measurable conservation project and we can’t wait to see what they launch in our community.