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.
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
Rickenbach Dev & Const.
Roger and Carol Dreyer
Kelly Brothers Painting
Tahoe City Lumber
Michael H. Kerrigan (OMD)
Auld Dubliner Irish Pub
Creekside Charter is a California public school located in Olympic Valley, California. The Creekside Charter PTO is a California 501(c)(3) and donations are tax-deductible (Federal ID number: 83-0376312). Creekside Charter School is committed to nurturing the whole student by cultivating high academic achievement and strong social development
All Proceeds go directly to the Non-Profit Creekside Charter PTO Learning and Enrichment Programs.
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.)
Three teams (ten students, pictured above) from Squaw Valley’s Creekside Charter School were selected to participate in the Monterey Bay Aquarium Teen Leadership Summit October 22-23rd, 2016. This conference educates, inspires, and empowers students to become conservation leaders in their own communities. The children from Creekside were one of only two middle school groups selected to participate. Most of the attendees were from high schools across California.
The students attended sessions including project management, planning and goal setting, as well as completing hands-on projects, and collaborating with other student teams from as far away as Texas.
Inspirational keynote speakers included 25-year old eco-activist Erin Schrode, Co-founder of Turning Green, and David Dennis, Co-Founder of Ventana Surfboards & Supplies – an ecologically sound company transforming trash into functional art, such as hand crafted surf-boards and accessories.
After this training, the students are expected to plan and execute a conservation project within their own communities during the academic year, and present their results back to the conference organizers using social media.
It is no surprise so many young conservation leaders would come from Creekside Charter school, physically located on the grounds of Squaw Valley Ski Resort, an internationally renowned outdoor recreation area. Not only does the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows resort support many local non-profits, including our own Creekside Cooperative Charter School, they were the first major resort community to ban the sale of single-use plastic bottles and install free electric car changing stations. (You can learn more about Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows commendable history of community giving and environmental stewardship on their website.)
Along with all the other teams at the summit, our Creekside teams are now tasked with planning and executing their own measurable conservation project and we can’t wait to see what they launch in our community.
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.