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 ____ 



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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 




Tuesday, October 24, 2017

PTO Meeting - Oct 24, 2017

Mr. Scott - Welcome

Lori Carter- Read minutes & approve from last meeting

Amy Bonville- Boosterthon update & 4th & 5th grade Halloween Dance

Lori Carter- Supper with Santa

Jennifer Turner- Box Tops update & upcoming dates

Mr. Scott - CPS - Continuous Improvement Plan 2017-18


Mrs. Rhinehart - CES - Continuous Improvement Plan 2017-18

Mrs. Rhinehart - Closing remarks

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Boosterthon Pledges



Tuesday, August 29, 2017

PTO Meeting, Tue, Aug 29, 2017

Agenda for tonight:

Mr. Scott/Mrs. Rhinehart- Welcome


Mrs. Rhinehart  
  • Welcome
  • Ribbon Cutting - Sept 12th @ 10:00 AM 
Mr. Scott
  • School Improvement Goals
  • Attendance
  • Reading 
  • Math 
  • Leader in Me

Lori Carter-read minutes & approve from last meeting
 
Michelle Coker- financial update

 
Kelly Hartley- box tops update

 
Jennifer Turner- Boosterthon Glow Run & Upcoming dates

 
Officer Sarah- internet safety


Closing - Mrs. Rhinehart / Mr. Scott

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Back to School!

School will be back in session very soon!  Here are some important dates!

2017-18 School Calendar - LINK

Aug 3rd @ 5:00 - Class Lists will be posted on the front doors.  
  • K, 1, 2 posted on the front doors of Creekside Primary
  • 3, 4, 5 posted on front doors of Creekside Elementary
Aug 3rd - Teacher PD day

Aug 4th - Teacher workday

Aug 7th - Teacher workday

Aug 7th - Open House - @ 5:00-6:30 for all grades 

Aug 8th - 1st day of school!!


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Welcome to Creekside Primary School!

My name is Matt Scott and I am very excited to be the principal @ CPS!

This is my 14th year to be @ Creekside and my 22nd year in education overall.

I am looking forward to a great year @ Creekside Primary!

Thanks!

Matt Scott
Principal
Creekside Primary
16049 Sanderson Rd
Harvest, AL 35749






Sunday, April 16, 2017

April Edition

It's going to be a busy next few weeks at Creekside!  Thank you very much for all of your support as parents during the 2016-17 school year.  We still have several weeks of school left and we are looking forward to finishing the year on a positive note.

New School Update

As we near the completion of the new building for our campus we are becoming more and more excited.

The new building will become "Creekside Elementary" and will house grades 3, 4, and 5.

The old building will become "Creekside Primary" and will be the PreK, K, 1, and 2 building.

We hope to finish with the inside of the school in mid to late April or early May.

We are planning on moving in when everything is finished.  We will start moving all portable classrooms in first.

PICS - click link

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Creekside Primary School & Creekside Elementary School

Until July 1, 2017, I will remain as Principal over Creekside.

As of July 1, 2017, the original building will become Creekside Primary School (K-2) and the new building will become Creekside Elementary School (grades 3-5).

At our last LCS board of education meeting, I was named Principal of Creekside Primary School and Mrs. Dana Rhinehart was named Principal of Creekside Elementary School.

Congrats goes out to Mrs. Dana Rhinehart!  Mrs. Rhinehart will be "Principal in waiting" until July 1, 2017.  At that time she will become the new principal in the new building.  Mrs. Rhinehart is currently the Assistant Principal @ Tanner.


Kindergarten Registration - starts this week!

This week we will have Kindergarten Registration for next year.  All incoming Kindergarten students can register starting on April 17 @ 8:00-2:00 & 6:00-7:30pm.  We are encouraging parents to bring their kindergarten student with them.  We are using a screener process this year to give us an understanding of our students ability level and help us divide out classes.

More info here

ACT Aspire Testing

ACT Aspire testing went great the last 2 weeks.  Thank you for efforts and patience over the last couple of weeks.  Our students, teachers and staff did a great job of preparing for and administering the exams.  Thank you to all of our parents who provided snacks and drinks for our students.  THANK YOU!

PTO Meeting - Thursday, April 20th @ 5:30 PM

We will have our last PTO meeting of the year this week on Thursday.  We will be electing officers for next year.  More information will be posted later this week on our website.

Art Appreciation Night - Thursday, April 20th @ 5:00-7:00 pm

Come out and see our student's art displayed all over the school, see & hear our Drama Team & Chorus perform, and enjoy our East Limestone Band perform on Thursday night!

Schedule:

5:00 - Drama Performance - gym
5:30 - PTO Meeting - lunchroom
6:30 - Chorus Performance - gym
7:00 - East Limestone Beginner Band Performance - gym


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Upcoming dates:

April 17 - Kindergarten Registration (8:00-2:00 & 6:00-7:30pm) - more info here

April 20 - PTO Meeting (6:00 pm & Art Appreciation Night 5:00-7:00) - more info here

April 26th - 1/2 day - Professional Development day for staff

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

March 2017 Edition

Welcome back from Spring Break!

It's hard to believe we only have 9 more weeks of school.  We have had a fabulous school year and we are very excited as we enter the final chapter of the 2016-17 school year.

New School Update

As we near the completion of the new building for our campus we are becoming more and more excited.

The new building will become "Creekside Elementary" and will house grades 3, 4, and 5.

The old building will become "Creekside Primary" and will be the PreK, K, 1, and 2 building.

We hope to finish with the inside of the school in mid to late April.  The gym will not be finished until sometime in May.

We are planning on moving in when the classrooms are finished.  We will start moving all portable classrooms in first.

PICS - click link

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Principal in the old building & new principal for the new building 

I will stay as the principal in the old Creekside building and LCS Board of Education will be hiring a new principal for the new building in the near future.

This new principal will serve as "Principal in waiting" until July 1, 2017.  At that time they will become the new principal in the new building and I will remain principal in the original CES building, which will become the "Creekside Primary" portion of campus.

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ACT Aspire Testing starts April 4th

Schedule for testing:

04/04 - 3rd grade reading
04/05 - 5th grade science
04/06 - 5th grade reading
04/07 - 5th grade math
04/10 - 4th grade reading
04/11 - 3rd grade math
04/12 - 4th grade math

Testing will start @ 8:00 AM each morning and should be finished by 10:00 each day.

Please do your best to schedule all appointments around testing schedule.  Please be on time each day.

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04/17 - Kindergarten Registration for next year

8:00 am - 2:00 pm and 6:00-7:30 pm

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Upcoming Dates:

04/04 - ACT Aspire testing starts
04/17 - Kindergarten Registration
04/20 - PTO meeting @ 6:00 pm
04/26 - 1/2 day for students.  PD for teachers
05/01 - 05/05 - Teacher Appreciation Week!
05/12 - Field Day
05/15 - Field Day (rain date)
05/25 - Last day of school