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

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.


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.


04/17 - Kindergarten Registration for next year

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

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

Monday, March 6, 2017

03/07/17 - PTO Meeting Agenda

Matt Taylor - Welcome

Nancy Groce - read minutes & approve  from last meeting

Jennifer Thallas / Kelly Bradford- financial update

Jill Starnes/ Kelly Hartley-Box tops update

Mrs. Craft- Art Appreciation night

Mrs. Carter-Writing contest for Art Appreciation night

Tim Clark-Field Day

Jennifer Turner-upcoming school dates to remember

Matt Scott - New School update


Friday, February 24, 2017

2017 Read Across America Week @ Creekside!

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Week with these fun days!!

Monday, February 27th
-Career Day:  Dress as your future career
-Book: Oh, the places you’ll go

Tuesday, February 28th
-Grinchy Green Day: Wear as much green as possible!!  

Wednesday, March 1st
-Wacky Wednesday: Wear clothes inside-out, backwards, mismatched, etc.
-Book: Wacky Wednesday

Thursday, March 2nd  
-Sunglasses Day: Wear your sunglasses
-Book:  I Can Read with My Eyes Shut

Friday, March 3rd
-Pajama Day: wear your pajamas (Must be school appropriate!)
-Books: The Sleep Book or I Am NOT Going to Get up Today!

Friday, February 3, 2017

February 2017 Edition

New building update!

Things are rolling along with our new building.  Our projected move in is sometime in early April. We are getting very excited.  We are very thankful to our LCS board of education and to our Superintendent, Dr. Tom Sisk.

**Click on the pictures to enlarge**

Projected move in is early April 2017

Creekside Elementary
front of new building

New flag pole going up today

Front doors

New flag pole going up today 

Front of building looking south

Front of building looking north

Where both schools connect on south side of original building

South end of new building  

Hallway coming out of old building into new.  There is a slight slope down here.

New sidewalk behind new building connecting to old gym and walkway to lunchroom.

Behind new school where gym and building connect

New Gym

New sidewalk to new building from old gym

New classroom

New classroom

New sidewalk in front of new school.  New Flag pole was installed today

Music room


Front desk receptionist

Reception area

Front conference room

New gym

New gym

Concession in new gym 

Mail room for staff



Tile being put down this week

View from south end looking north

Girls bathroom

Boys bathroom

Nurse's office with bathroom

Teacher workroom

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

PTO meeting - 01/10/17

6:00 PM in CES Lunchroom

Mr. Scott- welcome 

Nancy Groce - read minutes & approve from last meeting. 
Discuss Winter Festival / Supper with Santa

Jennifer Thallas- financial update

Amy Bonville- Boosterthon update 

April Bielat- Box top update

Jennifer Turner- spring picture & Book fair dates.  

Officer Sara - Internet Safety information and Q & A

Close meeting

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Coffee w/ Principals

Info about Creekside:


1100 students
50 classroom units

Technology is a focus at CES

Boosterthon - helping fund all our technology needs

Data focus for our school year

Attendance - 95% or higher

Raising Math and Reading scores (currently above state and national avg)

  • Gains from 14-15 to 15-16 but want to keep improving
  • Increase in Math/Science training for teachers
  • Increase in Reading instruction training
  • monitoring scores 3 times per year with testing and ACT Aspire in April/May
  • K-5 Dibels testing and monitoring all school year

New Building Pics

Sign up for Remind messages - from CES

Sign up for Remind bus messages - see Mr. Taylor

Important Dates:

11-23 - Thanksgiving Holidays
12/5 - Book Fair
12/6 - Faculty Meeting (PTO provides food)
12/8 - Book Fair family night
12/9 - Spelling Bee Finals
12/10 - PTO Winter Festival
12/12 - Piano recital
12/13 - Drama Club presentation
12/16 - Christmas party day
12/17 - 1/4 - Christmas Holidays

Monday, November 14, 2016

Coffee w/ the Principals

Come join us @ CES tomorrow morning @ 830 am in the lunchroom for "Coffee w/ the Principals".

When - Tuesday, November 15th @ 8:30 AM

Where - CES Lunchroom

Park on the north side and enter the lunchroom doors.
  • Get a chance to know your Principals
    • Matt Scott - Principal
    • Nona Adams - Assistant Principal
    • Matt Taylor - Assistant Principal
  • Learn info about our school
    • Goals and data collection
    • Upcoming dates and information
    • PTO info
  • Hear about the new school and update on progress
  • Just meet & greet time
  • Open discussion time