School starts tomorrow! And the kids are excited. The PTO looks forward to another great year supporting academic and extracurricular programs and bringing our community together for our kids. Don’t forget to sign up for Pizza Thursdays and Fall Enrichment through the PTO website. As always, there are limitless opportunities for parents to get involved with the school and the PTO. We are excited to see everyone!
THE GREAT PAINT
Welcome to the first Annual Creekside / Squaw Valley Prep “The Great Paint” Community Service Project!
June 8, 2018 from 9am – 1pm – We will be helping the US Forest Service restore the natural beauty of Donner Summit by painting over the graffiti on the EXTERIOR of the train tunnels. (Don’t worry, the impressive interior art is preserved, only the exteriors of the sheds that disturb the natural landscape are removed each year.)
Just sign your child up! 9am – 1pm on Donner Summit June 8th. PLEASE SIGN UP HERE. Then…. Show up! If you are an an adult and willing to either chaperone kids to help keep us safe up there – OR just bring a snack or beverage to share with the volunteers – please put it in the notes.
Our kids and our school benefit greatly from donations and discounts from the parents and professional community around us, as well as the benefits of the incredible natural landscape and environment we use as our playground. The Creekside / Squaw Valley Prep enrichment program gives the kids the opportunity to RECEIVE (education, activity, skills, and entertainment from this community) but also the opportunity to participate and GIVE BACK to the community and environment that takes care of us. It is very difficult to find meaningful, hands-on projects that really make a difference that are appropriate to this age group and we are very lucky to have this opportunity, thanks to the trust of the USFS and the generosity of Kelly Brothers Painting.
Our middle school enrichment is an experiential learning program themed on outdoor adventure, environmental stewardship and local community service. We offer field trips and activities including a day of ropes course and orienteering, rock climbing on the Via Ferrata, kayaking, mountain biking, yoga. Our indoor series will have instruction in 3D arts, hands on science, dance and community service themed classes. Each semester’s offerings vary depending on availability of programming….
IMPORTANT UPDATE October 9th, 2018:
Our outdoor field trips have concluded and we are holding enrichment at the Truckee Veteran’s Hall. If you are a semester subscriber, this part of enrichment is included. If you are not a full semester subscriber, you can pay by check either $280 for the series of 8, or $175 for the final five (November / December). I’m sorry but we are unable to offer individual daily drop-in rates or pro-rate if you don’t plan to attend them all.
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.)