Creekside students visited the Squaw Adventure Center on Friday for an enrichment field trip, and had a blast! Jesse and Tracy Desens offered a great day and a full day of fun- THANK YOU! We had over 100 kids in attendance and a great group of parent volunteers- many thank yous! Students worked on orienteering skills, team building, conquering fears, problem solving and just had fun.
This Friday classes will resume at Rideout, with a couple of tweaks. Chess starts this week for 3rd-6th. Lego Robotics Club also starts this week. 4th-6th graders that would like to join the club should come at8:15 if possible, and 3rd graders who would like to join should come at 8:30. If parents would like more info, there is a meeting at school this Tuesday at 2:45 with Heather Maloy, head coach. You can also just let Alicia Doherty know if your student is joining: email@example.com. Also, we have hired Ms. Tara to be our 5th grade aide on Fridays, and we are hoping she will help things move a little more smoothly. She may venture into other classes as needed. As always, we need parent volunteers on Friday- it is imperative to making classes, break and lunch time run successfully. Enrichment Fridays are partly run by parent volunteers and it is a PTO program- please think about coming this Friday to help! You can volunteer online for 1/2 day or full day on the pto website: creeksidepto.org.
There are several spots left for the Sierra Nevada Journeys overnight field trip to Grizzly Creek Ranch in Portola, Oct 2-3. Please check out the PTO website or sierranevadajourneys.org for more info. Forms and payment need to be turned in ASAP to save your spot. It is $70 per student and $35 per chaperone (normally $85 each), which covers meals, lodging and classes. Classes will include pond ecology, forest ecology/hike, nature art (younger kids), cooperative games (younger kids), archery (mid-older kids) and ropes course elements and campfire for all! 11 check in Friday, 5 check out Saturday. Please email Alicia with any questions- firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t wait! They need our numbers early this week in order to reserve enough staff for our group.