Monday, February 5, 2018

February Post

Welcome to February!


January was a fast month and a crazy month for school.  We missed several days due to weather issues but we are in full swing now for the 2nd semester.


Sickness absences: we are starting to have a lot of absences at school.  Cold and Flu season has hit us hard.  Please read over the information below concerning staying healthy during this time.


Cold and Flu Season Reminders


***Please read over these reminders and tips for staying healthy during cold and flu season***


Sick students stay home
  • ***** Fever free for 24 hours is our rule ******
  • We are having an issue with parents sending their sick child to school
  • Students who have a fever, feel nauseated, are vomiting, or have diarrhea should stay home
  • Don’t come back too soon.  Please make sure your child is ready to come back to school.
  • ***** Fever free for 24 hours is our rule ******
Promoting hand washing
  • Washing hands well and often will protect students from getting infected by and spreading bacteria and viruses
Important times to wash hands:
  • after using the bathroom
  • before eating lunch or snacks
  • after outdoor activities
  • when hands get dirty from classroom activities
Teaching and modeling hygienic coughing, sneezing, and nose-blowing
  • Respiratory infections can spread from student to student in airborne droplets from coughs and sneezes.
  • Please model how to cough or sneeze into a tissue or an elbow — not into hands.
  • Nose-blowing can also spread germs  
  • Make sure students are blowing their nose and throwing the tissue in trash immediately
Clean and Wash!
  • Parents please take the time to clean / wash / wipedown items like:
    • Jackets
    • Backpacks
    • Shoes
    • Binders
    • Lunchboxes
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Creekside Yearbooks are on sale!
We will only have 1 yearbook for all of Creekside (Primary and Elementary)
To buy a yearbook click HERE and put in the code 19069
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Next PTO meeting
***Feb 27th @ 6:00 pm***

2017-18 PTO Officers
  • President - Jennifer Turner
  • Vice President - Kelly Hartley
  • Secretary - Lori Carter
  • Treasurer - Michelle Coker
  • Assistant Treasurer - Jennifer Thallas

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Spring Arts Night
  • April 19th - 5:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Art Show
  • Creekside Chorus performance
  • East Band performance
  • Silent Auction fundraiser in the Library
  • Art fundraiser for Fully Tummy - more info here → LINK

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Remind information
Our Remind program is a great way to get information out to parents through a text messaging service or email service.
Examples:

  • School closures
  • Weather info
  • School calendar reminders
  • School announcements
  • and other info as needed

Join Creekside Primary “Remind” notification system → LINK
Also,
Join Bus Remind notifications - follow your child's bus on "Remind" 

  • info on bus delays
  • info on time changes
  • and other info as needed
Sign up here - LINK

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Attendance Data
Having high attendance is a school goal for us and we want to celebrate our attendance data.  So far our attendance data looks good for the year.  Great job everyone!
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Instagram - Twitter - Facebook - They are open for anyone to "Follow"  
Facebook - Creekside Primary
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Upcoming Dates:


Feb 19 - No school - President’s Day


Feb 27 - PTO meeting @ 6:00 pm


Feb 28 - ½ day for students.  Professional Development for teachers


March 17-25 - SPRING BREAK


April 19 - Spring Arts Night 5:00-8:00


May 11 - Field Day


May 18 - Field Day make-up


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Communication

Please communicate with us at Creekside anytime you have questions or concerns.  Your child's teacher is always available to discuss any question you may have.  
Please email, call or come by to see me at any time.  The front door at Creekside is open @ 7:00 AM and usually does not close until 4:00.  You are welcome to come by any time during the day to see us.


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***Subscribe on iTunes to the Principal's Podcast @ iTunes LINK

Monday, December 11, 2017

Dec News

 

AUDIO PODCAST VERSION HERE -->> Principal's Podcast LINK

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas @ CPS!



Thanks goes out to our super star custodians who put up our trees recently!  Love seeing the trees go up!

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Holiday Cards for Heroes

Creekside joined up with the American Red Cross and Athens State University to send Holiday cards to our Heroes.  Students across Creekside made cards to send to our soldiers who are stationed across the globe. We hope the Christmas cards bring joy to those who are serving and are not able to be home for Christmas.




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 Supper w/ Santa INFO
December 14
Times 5:30 & 6:45

Sign-up LINK

Creekside PTO would like to invite students and families for Supper with Santa on December 14th, from 5:30 - 6:30 or 6:45 - 7:45, in the cafeteria. 

Admission will include dinner (pizza, salad, cookie, and drink), craft, and a letter to Santa. Everything will be set up and brought to each family at their table. Santa will be available for pictures during and after dinner.

The cost is $8 per person, school age and above. All children preschool age and below are free, but will still need a ticket, so please select the Preschool ticket.


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Christmas Art!

It's a great time of year to be a student in Mrs. Craft's Art class.  I love seeing all of the Christmas Art hanging around our school and sometimes even joining in on her class!












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More Creekside Christmas projects can be seen @ this LINK


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Our SpEd department and our K teachers recently celebrated Epilepsy Awareness month in honor of our sweet K student in Mrs. Durham's class, Charlotte.  It was a great day!  Great job CPS!



Mrs. Trockenbrot and several teachers conducted Dyslexia Awareness Night @ Creekside a couple of weeks ago and it was a huge success!  We had a library full of students, parents and activities!  Great job Mrs. T and staff!


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Communication
 
Please communicate with us at Creekside anytime you have questions or concerns.  Your child's teacher is always available to discuss any question you may have.  

Please email, call or come by to see me at any time.  The front door at Creekside is open @ 7:00 AM and usually does not close until 4:00.  You are welcome to come by any time during the day to see us.


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Please encourage your child to have high attendance.  So far our attendance data looks good for the year.  Great job everyone!

Attendance Data

Kindergarten

1st grade

2nd grade

CPS totals

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Instagram

I have started using Instagram to post pictures and information for CPS and from me (Principal Matt Scott - not a personal account).  Twitter has been my main social media output for a while but I have noticed that not a lot of our parents are on Twitter.  At the principals conference I attended a couple of weeks ago, "using social media" was a big topic in a session I attended.  Several of schools are now using Instagram as their main social media forum to get information out and share school happenings with their parents.

I have created 2 accounts - Creekside Primary and Principal Matt Scott.

They are both open for anyone to "Follow". 

Here are the 2 accounts:

Creekside Primary - LINK

Principal Matt Scott - LINK

2 hashtags you will start to see:

#CreeksideLEADS

#ilovecreekside 

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CPS Remind for Creekside parents


Our Remind program is a great way to get information out to parents through a text messaging service or email service.
Examples:
  • School closures
  • Weather info
  • School calendar reminders
  • School announcements
  • and other info as needed
LINK

CPS Bus Remind notifications - follow your child's bus on "Remind" 
  • info on bus delays
  • info on time changes
  • and other info as needed
Sign up here - LINK


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Upcoming dates:

12/14 - Supper with Santa - 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm (2 sessions)

SIGN UP LINK

12/14 - East Band to perform Christmas shows for students
  • 9:00-9:30 - K, 1, 2
  • 9:45-10:15 - 3, 4, 5
  • Each show will be in the new gym 
12/19 - Creekside Drama Club presents.......

  • 9:00-9:30 - K, 1, 2
  • 9:45-10:15 - 3, 4, 5
  • Each show will be in the old gym
12/19 - Creekside Drama @ 6:00 pm in the old gym

12/20 - Last day of this semester (1/2 day)
  • Christmas parties @ 9:00
  • Dismiss  11:10
  • Staff lunch @ 11:45
  • Retired staff will join us on this day for lunch
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Have a great next few days as we close down this semester.....

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Subscribe on iTunes to the Principal's Podcast @ iTunes LINK

Monday, November 13, 2017

November News 11/13/17

Principal Podcast LINK - info concerning tonight and Thursday night 

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American Education Week info:

Monday - Am Ed Night @ Athens Events Center @ 5:15

** Come visit our table **

Thank you to Ms. Black, Mrs. Thompson, Ms. McCaig, Mrs. Brister, Mrs. Craft and Mrs. Palmer for all of your hard work setting things up today and planning this event!

Events for this week:

Monday    11/13/17  -  Celebration at the Event Center in Athens 4:30.  Kids perform @ 5:30
Tuesday    11/14/17  -  Parents' Day - Parents are invited to read or share an activity in classrooms
Wednesday  11/15/17 -  Support Personnel Breakfast
Thursday   11/16/17 - Educator for a Day - special activities across Creekside
Friday  11/17/17 - Substitute Educators' Day - lunch provided honoring our hard working subs!

American Education Night - info here
November 13  -  Celebration at the Event Center in Athens 4:30 P.M.

All Limestone County Schools will be showcased on this night.   Schools will have showcase tables set up and each school will have a short performance.  Please see the recent info sent home by Mrs. Brister (our music teacher) if you would like your child to participate in the musical performance.

Please come by and visit our table tonight & see our students perform @ 5:30. ____  

Dyslexia Awareness Night will be Thursday, November 16th at 5:00 p.m. in the Creekside Primary library!  All parents and students are welcome to join us for a night of information and fun. 

This will be a hands-on experience to learn simple multi-sensory activities you can do at home to help your child read and spell words.  Theses strategies will benefit all students, not just the children with dyslexia or dyslexic tendencies.

Invitation HERE! We hope to see you there.
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Continuous Improvement Plan for Creekside Primary
Each year @ Creekside we collect data, have leadership team meetings and complete a plan with goals and activities.
You can view a short version of our plan HERE  ____ 
PTO email Did you know we have a new email address for Creekside PTO? 
Email us at:  Ptocreekside@gmail.com ____ 
Creekside Primary Facebook page
Like us on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/CreeksidePS/ ____
Twitter
Follow us on Twitter @CreeksidePS ____ 



Instagram

Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/creeksideprimary/

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Remind
Stay up to date with info from Creekside Primary on Remind
Follow us @ remind.com/join/cpsremind  ____ 
So Many Activities - So Little Time - Report to parents - LINK
  • provided by National Association of Elementary School Principals 
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Upcoming CPS Dates:

Nov 13 - American Ed Night @ Athens Events Center - info here
Nov 16 - Dyslexia Awareness Night - info here
Nov 23-26 - Thanksgiving Holidays
Dec 14 - Supper with Santa - more info here
Dec 20 - Christmas Parties - 1/2 day of school
Dec 21-Jan 2 - Christmas Holidays
Jan 4 - 1st day of Spring Semester
Jan 23 - PTO meeting @ 6:00 pm
April 12 - Spring Arts Festival & PTO meeting

Thursday, November 2, 2017

November News

AUDIO PODCAST Version - CLICK HERE
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Mrs. Nona Adams - District 1 Elementary Assistant Principal of the Year!



Congrats to Mrs. Nona Adams! Mrs. Adams has been named the District 1 Elementary AP of the Year!  Mrs. Adams will now move on to the state level AP of the year as our District 1 representative.  Great job Mrs. Adams!!
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Attendance Awards
Thank you Chick-Fil-A for sponsoring our Attendance Awards!  Students who have perfect attendance each month will be receiving a certificate and a gift card from our Athens Chick-Fil-A for a cookie or ice cream.  Thanks to Mr. Matthew Kyle and Chick-Fil-A of Athens!

Some pics of September winners - link 
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Here are a few upcoming dates and reminders:

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Holiday Pics!
On Tuesday, November 7th, we will have Holiday Pics for students.  Santa will be visiting and making pics with our kids in grades K & 1.  2nd grade will just have the Holiday background.
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Veterans Day Programs
On Thursday, November 9th, Creekside will honor our Veterans with a short coffee and breakfast brunch in the Primary library.  After the brunch, our honored Veterans will be going into classrooms across Creekside to be guest speakers for our students.

Be sure to visit our "Wall of Heroes" next week @ Creekside!

Great job by Mrs. Nona Adams, our Assistant Principal, for working on this project and this great day!
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Thanksgiving Lunch - INFO LINK
We will be serving traditional Thanksgiving lunch at Creekside on Thursday, November 9th.  Lunch will be during normal lunch times. Please come and join us at Creekside on this day.  Visit our front office to purchase prepaid tickets.  (You do not have to purchase tickets.  You can just pay on the day of the meal.)
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NOV 10TH - NO SCHOOL - VETERANS DAY
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American Education Night - info here
November 13  -  Celebration at the Event Center in Athens 4:30 P.M.

All Limestone County Schools will be showcased on this night.   Schools will have showcase tables set up and each school will have a short performance.  Please see the recent info sent home by Mrs. Brister (our music teacher) if you would like your child to participate in the musical performance.
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Dyslexia Awareness Night will be Thursday, November 16th at 5:00 p.m. in the Creekside Primary library!  All parents and students are welcome to join us for a night of information and fun. 

This will be a hands-on experience to learn simple multi-sensory activities you can do at home to help your child read and spell words.  Theses strategies will benefit all students, not just the children with dyslexia or dyslexic tendencies.

Invitation HERE! We hope to see you there.
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Continuous Improvement Plan for Creekside Primary

Each year @ Creekside we collect data, have leadership team meetings and complete a plan with goals and activities.

You can view a short version of our plan HERE 
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PTO email
Did you know we have a new email address for Creekside PTO? 

Email us at:  Ptocreekside@gmail.com
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Creekside Primary Facebook page

Like us on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/CreeksidePS/
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Twitter

Follow us on Twitter @CreeksidePS
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Remind

Stay up to date with info from Creekside Primary on Remind

Follow us @ remind.com/join/cpsremind 
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So Many Activities - So Little Time - Report to parents - LINK
  • provided by National Association of Elementary School Principals 
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Upcoming CPS Dates:

Nov 7 - Tuesday - Holiday Pics
Nov 9 - Thursday - Veterans Day programs in classrooms
Nov 9 - Thursday - Thanksgiving Lunch @ Creekside - come join us!
Nov 10 - NO SCHOOL - Veterans Day
Nov 13 - American Ed Night @ Athens Events Center - info here
Nov 16 - Dyslexia Awareness Night - info here
Nov 23-26 - Thanksgiving Holidays
Dec 14 - Supper with Santa - more info here
Dec 20 - Christmas Parties - 1/2 day of school
Dec 21-Jan 2 - Christmas Holidays
Jan 4 - 1st day of Spring Semester
Jan 23 - PTO meeting @ 6:00 pm
April 12 - Spring Arts Festival & PTO meeting

AUDIO PODCAST Version - CLICK HERE