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 POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER. Option for enrichment kids to attend a Woodward session from 12 noon until 2pm. Woodward is giving the creekside PTO a great deal for our class to attend - but in order to participate - we must have your emergency contact card as well as the Woodward waiver. (Both links are below).
Student Emergency InformationWoodward Waiver
New this year, we will also offer small-group presentations and workshops supporting our theme. 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.
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 LetterStudent WaiverSquaw WaiverNordic WaiverPTO 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.)
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.