The 4th Annual Creekside Gala is the school’s biggest event of the year. The Gala helps support school improvement projects and development of the Arts programs. This year the Gala will be held in Squaw Valley at Olympic Valley Lodge on Friday May 10, 2019, at 6:00pm.
Join us for a night full of Adult Gaming, DJ, Silent Auction, Food, Drinks, Fun!
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).
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.
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!
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.