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Middle School Enrichment

 
Our middle school enrichment is an experiential learning program themed on outdoor adventureenvironmental stewardship and local community service.  We offer field trips and activities such as rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, yoga, as well as instruction in 3D arts, laboratory and natural science. We have offered focused hands on classes that have covered a range of topics and activities such as Hip Hop Dance, Wilderness First Aid and French Cooking! Each semester's offerings vary depending on availability of programming....
 
Spring 2018 Programming will include outdoor activities and field trips on the following dates:
 
April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18, May 25th, June 1st

 
We are actively working on setting up the following activities: Whitewater rafting / Watershed Biology, Rock Climbing, wilderness first aid, Hiking, Biking, Ropes Course, Metal Sculpture or Woodshop programming,  and an outdoor Community Service project for the US Forest Service.  If you have skills, professional contacts, or services or want to volunteer and help us shape and enrich our program please contact carahunt.2016@gmail.com. A comprehensive programming list will be posted in mid-March, when the program calendar has been confirmed. 
 

This semester we are offering the option to pay only for the activities you sign up for.   We are partnering with more local companies (adventure and outdoor activity providers) to ensure a more professional and reliable experience.  Hiring professional guides and companies may increase the per-day cost significantly, but you only have to pay for the activities you plan to attend.  All of our vendors are offering us significant discounts as we are a local school. And, if the activity is cancelled due to weather or provider emergency, you will be refunded for that event.

What does your enrichment fee cover?  The PTO does not profit from enrichment fees.  We are  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, professional services, instructor and activity fees and a small percentage for administration and planning.

If you want your child to attend one or more of these enrichment activities but cannot afford the cost of the class or program, please contact Creekside PTO President Melissa Panico to request a scholarship.  A portion of our PTO funds is always used to subsidize PTO sponsored activities for families in need and no child will be turned away due to financial hardship.  We do also offer trades for those who volunteer to lead or chaperone our activities.
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Winter Enrichment

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: Intro Letter Student Waiver Squaw Waiver Nordic Waiver PTO Parent Waiver 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.)
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2016 Enrichment Sierra Nevada Trip

The 2016 Enrichment Sierra Nevada Trip is coming up! We have decided to do a two-night overnight trip with a one-night option for TK/K and 1st grade.
 
The dates are November 4th-6th.  The cost of this trip is $176.00 for kids staying 2 nights and $88.00 for Chaperones and kids staying one night. Please download the packet of information and forms that need to be filled out, below.
Payments and forms need to be back to the PTO by October 6th.
Please feel free to email me at hbcolpitts@gmail.com with any questions.
Chaperone and Teacher Packet: 
 
Family Packet: