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

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

PTO Meeting. Tue, Nov 1st @ 6:00 pm

PTO meeting

Tuesday, Nov 1st

6:00 PM

Creekside Lunchroom


Nancy Groce will Read Minutes and approve from last meeting

Jennifer Thallus will give a financial update

Jennifer Turner will give box tops update, turn in dates, prizes awarded, etc.

Nancy Groce will discuss Winter Festival

Amy Bonville will discuss Boosterthon

Melina Chasteen will go over dates of Holiday pictures, December Book Fair, and Discuss officer elections.

Kelly Hartley will read her bio for Vice President.

Melina Chasteen will pass out ballots for the Officer Elections

Matt Scott - Building construction update - pics

New Building Pics - 11/01/16

Front of school

Looking down main hallway

Inside a classroom

Door facings are in - Love the school colors!

Hallways and rooms have 1 coat of paint

Front office (SRO office window)

Front office looking into main hallway

Front office - reception area

Gym from hall doors

Gym looking back towards hallway

Brick is going up on backside of school

Main hallway looking back into old Creekside

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

09/13/16 - PTO Meeting



Nancy Groce - approve minutes from last meeting
Jennifer Thallus - financial update
Jennifer Turner/April Bielat - box tops update/turn in dates
Amy Bonville - Boosterthon

Boosterthon Video

Melina Chasteen:

  • picture days
  • December Book Fair
  • Winter Festival (moving from Spring) - Dec 10th

Matt Taylor - Attendance Data

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

08.09.2016 - PTO Meeting Agenda

Introduce Officers
Read Minutes & approve from last meeting
Financial update
Picture Day dates/info
Box tops info
Boosterthon Dates/info
Volunteer sheets/signup
Construction Update
Traffic Update and reminders
ACT Aspire Results
CES Goals for 2016-17

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Upcoming Dates

OPEN HOUSE on August 2nd @ 5:00-6:30!

New Parent Orientation @ 6:30 PM in the lunchroom.

Come for a meet and greet with your child's teacher.  

This is come and go night.
  • PTO info - Lunchroom
  • Bus info - Lunchroom
  • Car rider info - Library
  • Extended Day info - Library
  • ELAA Sports info - Gym
***New Parent Orientation @ 6:30 PM in the lunchroom (approx 20-30 min)***

Upcoming dates:

July 29 - Class Lists posted on Lunchroom Doors (North Parking Lot) @ 5:00 PM

Aug 2 - OPEN HOUSE @ 5:00-6:30.  This is a come and go meet/greet with your teacher.

Aug 2 - New Parent Orientation @ 6:30 in the lunchroom.
  • This will be an orientation for new CES parents to help you better understand school procedures and help you make an easier transition.  (approx 30 minutes)
Aug 3 - First day of school!

Sep 5 - Labor Day - NO SCHOOL

Sep 7 - 1/2 day for students (professional development 1/2 day for teachers)

Sep 28 - NO SCHOOL (professional development day for teachers)

Oct 1-9 - FALL BREAK

Oct 26 - 1/2 day for students (professional development 1/2 day for teachers)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Field Day 2016!

Start Time - 8:15 AM

End Time - 2:15 PM

We are monitoring the weather but hopefully we will have a sunny day!

** Park on the North Side ** - south parking lot is CLOSED


8:15 - This is where each group will be starting

K - soccer fields for station games
1 - soccer fields for station games
2 - soccer fields for station games

3 - inflatables on soccer fields
4 - kickball games on soccer fields
5 - tug of war on  soccer fields

**** An information table will be set up in the area of the front parking lot.

LUNCH - lunch will be same as normal schedule in the lunchroom.

K-1-2 schedule

3-4-5 schedule

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Teacher Appreciation Week! May 2-6

Our theme is "Super Hero"

Monday, May 2 - Super side kick Monday: Say a SUPER BIG THANK YOU to the side kicks around you! 
(coaches,art,music,librarians,special education,custodians,bus drivers, ETC.)

Tuesday, May 3 - My future is SUPER SHARP Tuesday:  Bring pens,pencils,markers,or sharpies for your teacher

Wednesday, May 4 -  No school Recharge Wednesday:  Take a well deserved day to recharge your battery!

Thursday, May 5 -  Super duper flower power Thursday: Bring your teacher a bloom from your yard or flowers

Friday, May 6 -  Fuel up Friday: Bring your teacher a tasty treat (gum,candy,drinks,etc.)

Thank you for supporting our school and honoring our faculty and staff!!

Monday, April 11, 2016

April 2016 Post


***Principal's Podcast for 4-11-16 can be found here - LINK

We are in full swing at CES since coming back from Spring Break.  This has been a great school year and we are looking forward to the remainder of our year.

Join me in Celebrating Assistant Principals week, April 11-15!

Mrs. Nona Adams and Mr. Matt Taylor are our 2 assistant principals at Creekside and they play a vital role in the success we have at CES.

Please take the time this week to thank Mrs. Adams and Mr. Taylor for their contributions they make to CES on a daily basis!


NEW PTO officers for 2016-17 school year!

President - Melina Chasteen
Vice Pres - Jennifer Turner
Secretary - Nancy Groce
Treasurer - Jennifer Thallas
Assist Tres - Kelly Bradford

Morning Drop-off Reminders:

7:05 - North side car line starts

7:05-7:20 - South side buses only

7:20 - South side car line starts

7:35 - Tardy Bell

During morning car line time the front office entrance is only for special needs students, deliveries and office visits.

***Car lines are running great on the North and South sides.  We are not very crowded in the first several groups we are unloading.  Please do you best to be here on time.  Start your child's day off in a positive way and come early!  :)

Afternoon pickup reminders:

2:40 - First dismissal bell rings

Buses only on the South side.

North side car line - Please stay in your car:  The past few weeks we have had problems with parents getting out of their car & walking on the sidewalk.  Parents - Stay in your car.  If your child needs help opening the car door we have staff members outside who will assist your child.  Parents please pass this information to whomever picks up your child (grandparent, aunt, uncle, friend or sitter).


Habit of the Month

Habit 6 - Synergize!

Together Is Better: I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone. I am humble.

Leader in Me - Parent information link


Upcoming Dates for Creekside - ** click link for upcoming dates **

Please follow the above link to review the upcoming dates @ CES.  We have a lot of events coming up the last several weeks of school.  Save this link as we will update it from time to time.  Thanks


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Field Day - May 13th!

Please join us for Field Day on May 13.  It is an all day event for each grade level.  Coach Donnie Story is planning Field Day again this year and we are looking forward to a great day!  Rain date is May 16.


PTO Spring Arts Festival - April 23 - info link

Saturday, April 23 is our 2nd annual Spring Arts Festival.  We are looking forward to another great year.  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

CES Chorus presents @ 10:30 AM
CES Drama presents @ 10:45 AM


Kindergarten Registration - Monday, April 18th - info link


Construction Update - LINK

Construction process at CES continues to move in a positive direction.  Follow our construction process at this LINK.


As always if we can be of any service to you at CES please do not hesitate to call on us.


Matt Scott

Monday, April 4, 2016

PTO meeting today @ CES @ 4:00 pm

PTO meeting today!

4:00 pm in the Lunchroom

Agenda items:

Habit Leaders

Spring Arts Festival

Field Day - info from Donnie Story

Elect new officers

Link to information on officers

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

January Post

Construction has started!

Audio podcast from Mr. Scott on 01/12/16 - CLICK TO LISTEN

Update video from Mr. Scott on 01/12/16 - click to watch

We are very proud that 1st Team Construction from Auburn, AL have started construction at Creekside!

The construction fence is up and the construction company has started to mobilize their team and soon we will start to see more and more action on campus.

I want to say "THANK YOU" to our Limestone County Board of Education and Dr. Tom Sisk for all of their efforts in this process.

When we finish we will have a 22 classroom addition, music room, front office suite and a new gymnasium.


New car line procedures are working great!

Thank you for your patience during our time of construction!

South Side

2 lines - pull in 1 at a time with left side filling first and then right.  Also, left line pulls away first and then right.

Please stay in line when you come into the parking lot.

Car line tips:

  • Stay in your lane - do not pull around and pass.
  • Pull all the way up and put your car in park.
  • Wait until all cars are stopped before unloading.
  • Have your child ready to get out and unload when the staff member gives the signal.
  • If possible, please have your child sitting on the right side of the car so they can unload safely.
  • Parents - stay in your car.  
  • If needed, school staff can assist with getting your child out.  
  • No walking between cars - use Front / Back cross walk
  • Please drop off all of your students in the same location - do not drop off on North and then come to the South to drop off another child.

North Side change - not closing at 7:30.

We are going to extend the time for the North Car Line to help ease the traffic congestion.

Both South and North will run until 7:35.

Hopefully with this change we can accommodate more cars during morning drop-off.

Thanks for all of your patience during our time of construction.

Thank you,

Matt Scott

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