Thursday, December 10, 2015

Merry Christmas! December Post

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas......everywhere at Creekside!

We have had a very productive 1st semester and I want to thank all of our teachers and students for their hard work.  I also want to thank our parents and our PTO for being so supportive of our school.

 Our last day for this semester will be December 18th (1/2 day) and that is just around the corner.  We will have Christmas parties on Dec 18th @ 9:00 AM.

We have had a GREAT 1st semester @ CES and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Upcoming Dates:

12/10 - Supper w/ Santa (no ticket sales at the door).  Only prepaid please.
12/11 - PTO Christmas Luncheon for CES staff
12/15 - Piano recital @ 6:30 PM in the gym
12/15 - CES drama program @ 6:00 pm in the gym
12/18 - Christmas Parties @ 9:00 AM
12/18 - 1/2 day - dismissal @ 11:10 AM
1/4 - Teacher professional day - No School
1/5 - Teacher work day - No School
1/6 - 1st day back for students

Scenes from around Creekside at Christmas!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Fun Run inside the gym

We will be moving the Fun Run inside the gym.
Here is the new schedule:
8:00-8:40 - 5th grade
9:00-9:40 - 4th grade
10:00-10:40 - 3rd grade
11:30-12:10 - Kindergarten
12:30-1:10 - 1st grade
1:30-2:10 - 2nd grade
Each grade level will walk in and then go sit in the big side of bleachers.  Grade level girls will run first and the boys will cheer the girls on and then swap after 20 minutes.
Parents are welcome to come and sit on the small side of the bleachers.
We will open the gym door for parent sign-in on the south side of campus (gym side).

We are looking forward to a fun day!  Thx MS

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Welcome Back from Fall Break!


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CES family - Welcome back from Fall Break!  I hope everyone had a nice Fall Break.  It's hard to believe we are 9 weeks through our school year and November is creeping up on us.

We have had an outstanding start to the school year.  Thank you so much for all of your support to our school.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year

Welcome back!

I want to welcome everyone back to school!  The 2015-16 school year has started and we have had great days at school so far.

I want to thank our teachers for all of their hard work preparing their classrooms for the new school year.

Our current enrollment:

K = 165
1 = 184
2 = 154
3 = 178
4 = 188
5 = 146
Total: 1015 students
New Staff at CES
Elizabeth Silcox - 4th grade 
Mrs. Silcox comes to us from Johnson Elementary where she taught 2nd grade last year. Mrs. Silcox will be in 4th grade teaching math with the Campbell, Quillen, and Carter group.  Mrs. Silcox actually started her teaching career at CES last year in 1st grade for the 1st 3 weeks of school while Mrs. Alice Johnson recovered from surgery.  Mrs. Silcox will be in Mrs. Brown's old room.

Laine Owens - Kindergarten
We are excited to be able to bring Lanie back to CES this year.  Laine completed her internship with us last year in 1st grade (Wise) & 4th grade (Broussard), filled in for us in SpEd when Mrs. West left and then finished out the year for us in K for Mrs. Brodie when she had her baby.  Ms. Owens will teach K in Mrs. Brodie's old room.
Crystal Brazell - Lunchroom Manager

Crystal comes to us from Tanner High School where she served as lunchroom manager last school year and for summer school.  We are glad to have Ms. Brazell with us at CES.

Ashley Carr - Special Education Teacher

Ashley taught in Lauderdale County last year.  We are excited to have Mrs. Carr on staff at CES.  Ms. Carr will be taking Mrs. McRee's place who left for Johnson Elementary's preschool program.  We are glad to have Mrs. Carr with us at CES.

Mike George - bus driver

Mr. George has been a bus driver for Athens City and has subbed in Limestone.  Mr. George will drive bus 110.  Ms. Nave moved to ELHS.  (Ms. Nave will be our Tech School bus driver on Tuesdays).  We are glad to have Mr. George with us at CES.

Joey Hall - bus driver

Mr. Hall was a sub driver last year for LCS and will be driving bus 96 for us this year.  We are glad to have Mr. Hall with us at CES.

Vivian Mahaley - Lunchroom staff

Mrs. has worked at Discovery Middle School in Madison for the last several years in the lunchroom.  We are glad to have Mrs. Mahaley at CES.
MacBook News
This year our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will all have MacBooks!  Our 3rd grade students will receive their MacBooks on Wednesday, August 12th. 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Open House is tonight! 5:00-6:30

Open House is tonight from 5:00-6:30.  

Come by and visit with your teacher and see your classroom.

Bus information will be in the lunchroom.

Extended Day information will be in the library.

Car line information will be in the library.

PTO information will be in concession area.

Sign-ups for Soccer, Football, Volleyball and Cheerleading will be in the gym.

Sign up for "Creekside Remind" notification system - More info here

Monday, July 20, 2015

2015-16 - K-5 Supply Lists

Class Supply Lists can be found for each grade level by clicking on the links below:


1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

** Remember to sign up for "Remind" notification service (text / email) **

Remind LINK

Thank you,

Matt Scott

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Upcoming Dates: Open House & 1st Days of School

Aug 3rd - Class Lists posted on front doors
Aug 3rd - Limestone County Institute for LCS staff members @ Ardmore - time is TBA
Aug 4th - Teacher work day @ CES
Aug 4th - Open House - 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Aug 5th - 1st Day of School

*** For Kindergarten Students***
Aug 5th & 6th - K Girls only
Aug 7th & 10th - K Boys only
Aug 11th - All K-students come

Sep 7 - Labor Day - NO SCHOOL

Kindergarten Kamp - July 27, 28, 29 from 9:00-11:00

To: New Kindergarten Parents

Subject: Kindergarten Kamp

July 27, 28, 29 from 9:00-11:00 each day

Kindergarten Kamp provides families with the structure of a school setting during the summer and allows students to familiarize themselves with their new school. At K-Kamp parents are able to meet their teacher for the school year and start building their positive relationship during the summer. During K-Kamp, students are able to become more acclimated to their new surroundings and their new classmates.

We will post Kindergarten Class Lists on Friday afternoon (7/24)on the front and south side doors.

There will be a parent meeting on Wednesday, July 29 @ 9:15 in the lunchroom.

Students must have all proper paperwork submitted by July 29th in order to attend K-Kamp.

Paperwork needed:

CES registration forms - Weblink here
Birth Certificate
Blue Card
Proof of Residency (utility bill)

If you have any questions please let me know.

Matt Scott

Monday, May 4, 2015

May Edition


This week is "Teacher Appreciation Week".  Please take the time to thank your child's teachers this week for all of their efforts this school year.  Teachers work long and hard to provide all of our kids a great school year.  There are lots of ways to thank your teachers but feel free to be creative!  You could send your teachers:
  • Gift cards for restaurants, shopping, books, or coffee
  • Handwritten notes describing and thanking them for their hard work
  • Homemade cookies or other treats
  • Candy of any type is always appreciated
  • Personally thanking them for their hard work
  • Send them an email describing a time when they went above and beyond
Regardless of how you decide to thank your teachers, thank you for supporting those who support your children!
Calendar of Events

It's hard to believe we are into the month of May and the final month of school has started.  We have had a great school year and I am looking forward to a fabulous month of May.

No PTO meeting tonight.  Originally we had meeting scheduled for tonight but it has been canceled.

We have a lot of events this month at CES so please click on the Calendar of Events link below:

Calendar of Events - CLICK HERE 


ACT Aspire Update:

We are back on track with our ACT Aspire testing.

Grades 4 & 5 took their ACT math portions last week. 3rd grade math is today.  Part of 5th Reading will be tomorrow.

We are still working on the option to re-test our 3rd, 4th and 5th Reading test whose testing session was interrupted with problems from earlier.  We hope to begin this re-testing session late this week or starting on Monday of next week.  This will probably be only students whose test was interrupted by server issues.


Habit of the Month!

Habit 7 - Sharpen the Saw

  • I eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep (body).
  • I learn in lots of places, not just at school (brain).
  • I spend time with family and friends (heart).
  • I take time to find meaningful ways to help people (soul).
  • I balance all four parts of myself

Monday, April 6, 2015

April Edition

I hope everyone had a Happy Easter weekend.  As you can tell by the "Upcoming Dates" below we have a lot going on at CES!  I hope everyone is enjoying the warmer weather.

PTO Meeting is tonight - Monday, April 6th @ 6:00 pm in the lunchroom
  • Officer Elections
  • Guest Speaker - Mrs. Rita White from Limestone EMA will be here to discuss severe weather safety
  • More info here

Habit of the Month!

Habit 7 - Sharpen the Saw

  • I eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep (body).
  • I learn in lots of places, not just at school (brain).
  • I spend time with family and friends (heart).
  • I take time to find meaningful ways to help people (soul).
  • I balance all four parts of myself 

Friday, April 3, 2015

CES is canceling ALL after school activities for Friday, April 3rd

With the threat of severe weather coming late this afternoon CES is canceling ALL after school activities.
This includes:
Extended day
Art Club
Drama Club
After school tutoring
and anything else.
Thanks MS

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

March Edition

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hello CES parents and community!  It is so nice to have the sun out today!  Coming off 3 straight weeks of snow and rain, the sun is a welcoming sight!

Spring Break is upon us and I truly hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable break.

Spring Break dates: March 21-29

Habit of the Month!

Habit 7 - Sharpen the Saw

  • I eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep (body).
  • I learn in lots of places, not just at school (brain).
  • I spend time with family and friends (heart).
  • I take time to find meaningful ways to help people (soul).
  • I balance all four parts of myself

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Read Across America Week - March 2-6

MARCH 2 - 6
Monday, March 2nd
-Hat Day:  Wear your favorite or silliest hat
-Books: The Cat in the Hat or The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins 
-Habit: Be Proactive

Tuesday, March 3rd
***World Read Aloud Day***
-Tacky Tourist Tuesday: Dress as a tacky tourist
-Books: Oh, the Places You’ll Go or And to Think I Saw it on Mulberry Street
-Habit: Put First Things First, Begin With the End in Mind, Be Proactive

Wednesday, March 4th
-Wacky Wednesday: Wear clothes inside-out, backwards, mismatched, flowery headbands, etc.
-Book: Wacky Wednesday or Daisy-Head  Mayzie 
-Habit: Be Proactive, Think Win-Win

Thursday, March 5th 
-Sunglasses Day: Wear your sunglasses
-Book:  I Can Read with My Eyes Shut
-Habit:  Sharpen the Saw,  Synergize

Friday, March 6th
-Pajama Day: wear your pajamas (Must be school appropriate!)
-Books: The Sleep Book or I Am NOT Going to Get up Today!
-Habit: Sharpen the Saw, Put First Things First, Begin With the End in Mind

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

3 Hours Delayed on Thursday, 2/19/15.

Limestone County Schools will be 3 hours delayed on Thur, 2/19/15.

School hours - 10:35-2:40.

North side car line will start @ 10:05

South side drop off will start @ 10:20.

We will not serve breakfast.

We will serve lunch starting with Kindergarten students.

Thank you and be safe.

Matt Scott, Principal

CES will be closed on Wed, 2/18/15

Limestone County Schools will be closed on Wed, 2/18/15

Thank you and be safe.

Matt Scott, Principal

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

January Issue

Happy New Year!

Welcome back for the 2nd semester!

It's great to be back at school for our 2nd semester.  I hope everyone had a safe and happy Christmas Holiday season.  It was nice to be away from school for a couple of weeks and "Sharpen the Saw".

Leader in Me Habit of the Month:

Habit 5 – Seek first to understand, then be understood.

  • I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings
  • I try to see things from other viewpoints
  • I listen to others without interrupting
  • I listen with my ears, my eyes and my heart
  • I am confident in voicing my ideas
Take a few minutes a day/week and talk to your kids about the 7 Habits and focus in on Habit 5 this month.

There are parent resources on the "Leader in Me" website @


PTO Meeting Information

February 2, 2015 @ 6:00pm in the cafeteria
 PTO Officers:
President: Christi Allen
Vice President: Kaine Story
Treasurer: Lisa Browning
Secretary: Tammy Baker

Box Top info!

Our Box Top drive has been a huge success so far this year, thanks to your help and support. Our goal for the 2014-2015 school year is $2,500 and as of our 1st and 2nd term drives, our grand total is...drum roll please...$3,416.50!!! Please read more about our Box Top Drive here!


Mid-Year Testing

DIBELS testing is this week for grades K, 1, 2.  Here is a link for the updated Benchmark goals:

DIBELS Benchmark Goals

If you have any questions regarding the Benchmark Goals or your child's DIBELS scores please let me know or contact your child's teacher.

All students in grades K-5 will be going through Benchmark testing in Global Scholar.

Global Scholar is a web-based assessment testing students go through 3 times a year at CES.  Since the Global Scholar testing is web-based so our teachers are able to use the data immediately in planning lessons accordingly for students.

Want to learn more about Global Scholar CLICK HERE


CES Building update:

Last week we had a meeting with our Architects and we are about 90% finished with the drawings for the new building.  Here is the current timeline we are working on:

Jan / Feb - Finalizing our plan in the next 2-3 weeks 
Feb - Sending plan to the State Department for approval
Mar - Bidding out the plan with the Board of Education
April - Accepting the bid from a construction company
May - Start construction

Link to Building Plan

I know the construction start date has been pushed out a couple of times but please be positive and patient.

Links of interest:

Creekside Elementary School

East Limestone High School

Limestone County Schools

2014-15 School Calendar

Welcome Letter for new CES parents - CLICK HERE 

Parent Guide to the "Leader in Me"