PTO Meeting Minutes
December 4, 2018
Coffeebar, Squaw Valley, CA
In attendance: Liz, Jeff, Kim , Kim , Jen, Danielle, Karin, Melissa
Call to order at 0848
Apres Creekside-Decemeber 20th at Auld Dubliner after school; PTO sponsored ornament making for kids.
Classroom Reps: Hows it going? Kim (who is a rep for 2nd grade) would like to do more to help. Classroom rep roles discussed. Job description depends on the teachers needs; Jeff to discuss with teacher on how to utilize the classroom reps. PTO Board members to join teachers on Friday 12/14 at 1045 to brainstorm ideas for ways to engage classroom reps. One way that was agreed upon was that the C.R. can be a liaison between the teachers and the PTO meetings.
Met with Placer County re: lot across from fire station for a more permanent location for Creekside= no go. Although Squaw is very motivated to keep Creekside in Squaw but no commitment was made for anything long term.
Annual Fundraising Gala date set on May 10th at Alpine Meadows. Theme to be Las Vegas (what happens at the Gala stays at the Gala). Committee meetings to start in January. Casino tables, couches, DJ, dancers for entertainment. Volunteer roles to be set and made more concrete than in years past. Tickets to be sold thru Event Brite, decision needs to be made for pricing, creation of banners, posters (list on poster what the fundraiser is specifically for) etc. Idea thrown out to put large auction items online so all can participate. Check with Spin to see if he has any input on how to do this.
Spring Dance. 6th-8th grades, at OVL in April possibly; OVL. Melissa to figure out dates. Invite other schools. Good music is key!!
Souperbowl- Dates, Place, committees. Camy to spearhead the event. Audra and Danielle as well. Dates: possibly the Thursday right before Ski/Skate week. 3p-5p at OVL.
Checks received and the budget looks good.
Next PTO Open and Board Meetings- Integrate the 2 meetings into 1 meeting. If a closed meeting needs to occur then the Board can meet afterwards or create an alternative meeting. How to make the meetings more Parent-Teacher was discussed and ideas to be implemented. NEXT PTO MEETING TUESDAY JANUARY 8th at Coffeebar after drop off. PTO is buying!…(coffee that is).
Creekside’s Annual Fall Feast is here!
PTO will provide all of the Turkeys for our Feast. Please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert.
Paper plates will be available, but please bring your own plate, cup, and utensils to minimize waste.
If you would like to volunteer to stay for clean up at the end of our event, we will need help!
Public event reminder: Please remember that you are in charge of your child at this event. We ask that you have your child act appropriately during our performances, stand in the food line with you, take appropriate amounts of dessert/ food, and eat at your table with you.
See You at Olympic House on Thursday at 3:00!!!
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.
Reserve your copy of the 2017/2018 yearbook today! The cost is $20 per book and payable online at http://creeksidepto.org/product/yearbook-2018/. The deadline for ordering is 5/25 and only reserved books will be ordered.
If you have photos from the year, please submit by grade/activity at the link HERE.
Creekside Enrichment Transforms into Squaw Kids
This program is designed for students to ski on Fridays with Ski Instructors from Squaw Kids, this will be for beginner to advanced skiers. This program is for students ages 5 and older. The program runs from January 19th to March 23rd, in the afternoons from 1:00 to 3:45. Please click on the next link for more information. Please note Creekside students will have a lower rate of $389 not the rate on the website for the program.
If you do decide to enroll your student in the Squaw Kids program, you will need to call Squaw Kids at 530-452-7222 on Wednesdays or Thursdays between 8:30 and 3:30 to sign up over the phone with a credit card. There is limited space so please sign up early. If your student also needs a season pass you will be able to purchase it through Squaw Kids as well at a discounted rate.
If you have any questions about this program please contact.
Karen Roske: kroske@Squaw.com
Squaw Kids will coordinate grouping based off of Creekside kids and try to keep them together, it will be based off of age and ability!