Silent Auction benefiting River47 Musical

Tickets to special shows, gift certificates for massages, Gift certificates for hair cuts… and all kinds of fun goodies for gifts are up for auction benefiting the River47 Christmas Musical!

We will have the auction room open from 11:30-12:15 this Thursday and Friday so that you can come and bid… but if you can’t make it then, let us know and we’ll open up just for you!

Here’s just a peek at some of the goodies up for auction!

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October Newsletter

Happy October Everyone!

October is a busy month with lots of fall fun happening!
We will have Preschool & Pre-K adjustment conferences, a visit from Big John the Firetruck, our Chick-Fil- A fundraiser day, our Pumpkin Patch on-site field trip, and our Halloween Parade & Parties!

Adjustment Conferences: Preschool & Pre-K students : Oct. 10-14

Adjustment conferences can be scheduled before or after school with your child’s teacher. Sign-up in your classroom. (TK/K conferences in November)

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Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser: Tues. Oct. 11 All Day

Eat at Chick-Fil-A Orange (or go through the drive through) and let them know you’re there for the Creek fundraiser!


Big John The Fire Truck: Oct. 13 & 14

We’re getting a visit from a real firefighter and a special talking fire truck! Parents are welcomed for this special program on fire safety.

Oct 13 9:15am for T/Th Classes
Oct 14 9:15am for MWF Purple, MWF Yellow, & Blue
Oct 14 10:00am for MWF Red & Orange

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Pumpkin Patch: Oct 17 & 18

We’re bringing in small pumpkins for our own on-site pumpkin patch and pumpkin story time with “Farmer Stefanie” where we will learn how we can let our light shine for God!

Halloween Parade & Parties

Oct. 27 for T/Th classes
Oct. 31 for MWF, Blue, Orange

Costume Parade starts at 11:15am in Fellowship Hall followed by class parties.
No witches, ghosts, goblins, devils, undead/zombies or other evils allowed.

Dance (Thursdays) and Sports (Mondays & Tuesdays) continue all month and we have a new Cooking class on Wednesdays that starts Oct. 5. It’s not too late to join our extracurricular programs – stop by the office for more information.

PS – School Pictures – we are going to have school pictures in October; just finalizing the date with the photography company. We’ll send over a special update email when we have a date!

|Download October Calendar| Download November Calendar|

Social Emotional Learning: An Apple Experiment

This week the children participated in a special Social Emotional Learning lesson about the importance of using kind words. Mrs. Stefanie brought two apples and conducted an experiment with each class:

photo-sep-27-9-30-02-amOne apple was given a special heart sticker, and we took turns saying nice things to it such as “I like you” and “You can play with me.” But the other apple didn’t get a sticker, and instead we said mean things to it like “You’re not my friend,” “I don’t like you” and “go away”.

The apples still looked the same on the outside. Then we cut them open.

Inside the apple we were kind to was delicious fruit.

Inside the apple we were mean to … was a mess.

photo-sep-27-10-18-43-amWe then talked about how the words we use can make others heart’s strong … or hurt their hearts.  Words can hurt, but we don’t see the hurt on the outside.

Ask your child to tell you about the two apples, and explain to you what it means.

Camp Needs Survey

The Creek is CLOSED Nov. 21-25 & Dec. 19-Jan. 6.  We are looking to see if there is a need for preschool camp during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays.

Please let us know what your family’s needs are so that we can arrange staffing.

Student Name*
Are you interested in camps during either the Thanksgiving Holiday or the Christmas Break holidays?*
If you answered YES or MAYBE... What Camp Weeks Do you Need?
What Days and Hours do you need for those weeks?

Bounce U Fundraiser!

bounceuThis THURSDAY from 3:30-5:30pm at Bounce U in Orange is our Creek Fundraiser Play Date!

Our school receives 50% of admission for this bounce (for our building upgrades fund)  and we get a bonus for any birthday parties booked during our event too!

Invite friends and family members to come play with us and thank you for supporting our school!

Book Fair Staffing and Help Needed!

book-fairThe Book Fair is coming!

Sept. 19-23 Before and After School.

We need help setting up, tearing down, and also staffing the book fair.

Set Up: Fri Sept. 16
Tear Down: Mon. Sept. 26
Sales Staff: Mon-Fri at drop off and pick up!

 Thank you to everyone that signed up at Orientation Day! We still have spots to fill: Please Go Here to see what spots still need filling and to add yourself to the list!

Thank you for your support of our school!


September News

joshua-1-9-word-art-copy-webWe’ve had a great first few days of school. It’s been wonderful seeing so many of you back with us, and getting to know all the new friends that are coming this year too. I hope that you enjoyed your ‘crash course’ into Zoo-Phonics at the parent meeting, and that it was helpful to you in supporting your children this year and in future years.

If you didn’t pick up your start week paperwork on Orientation Day, please come into the office as we have a lot of goodies for you!

 A few big highlights for the school start:


Our **POPCORN FUNDRAISER** has started! Orders are due by Sept. 9. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards our building fund for the new flooring and sliding doors.

We have **3 after school enrichment classes** this year: Sports with Coach Joel on Mondays, Cooking with Mrs. Jennifer on Wednesdays, and Dance with Ms. Crystal on Thursdays. Classes take place from 1-2pm.

**Sign-In/Sign Out:** Just a reminder that the state requires LEGIBLE signature – full first and last names – done in your ‘third grade cursive writing style’ as opposed to your real signature. Snack and Lunch: For every meal on campus, the state requires two food groups. This includes snack and lunch. You can always send more choices or ‘extras’ that aren’t actual food group items. We recommend that lunches be packed separately from snacks to help with portion control and ensure that we are in compliance.

Buckets: Unless your student is in TK/K please make sure your student has a bucket instead of a backpack – they are much easier for everyone to get in/out of and helps your student achieve more ‘I can do it’ independence.

PS – ALL students need to keep a change of clothing in their bucket at all times ‘just in case’ and that all share toys need to fit in the bucket.

Dress Code: just a reminder as we come in from summer break that our dress code is “play clothes and closed toed shoes” so it’s time to leave the flip flops at home and put on the tennis shoes.

Please make sure that you’re labeling jackets and sweaters as well so that we can get everything back to you!

 Here’s a look at what’s going on in September:

**Labor Day: No School** Sept. 5

**TK/K Class Only: Back to School Night**: Sept. 8 6pm

**Vision Testing:** Sept. 15 & 16
The Elks Club will be on site for free vision screenings on these days. You must sign up in advance for your child to be screened.

**Music Class:** Sept. 14th & 15, 28 & 29th:
Mrs. Karen will be starting her wonderful music program where each class gets a turn to experience fingerplays, puppets, new songs, and hands-on musical instruments play. Our “Mommy & Me” music class also starts on the 15!

**Bounce U:** Sept. 15 3:30-5:30
Our private bounce fundraiser at Bounce U Orange is a fun chance to play and socialize together as a school. Friends, family, and Creek alumni welcomed. Booking your child’s birthday party during the fundraiser gets us a bonus too!

**Book Fair:** Sept. 19-23
We’re raising funds for listening centers for the classrooms with this fun book sale from Scholastic Books! Shop before and after school for some great preschool stories, easy readers, and Christian books.

Assistance needed with Set up, tear down, and staffing the sale. Please check in at the office if you can help.

**Grandparents Day: 11:15
Sept. 22 for T/Th Classes
Sept. 23 for MWF, Blue, Orange
It’s a fun chapel and treat time to celebrate our grandparents. If grandparents are unavailable another relative or special friend is welcome to come join us.

**Bake Sale: Sept 29 & 30: Come get some goodies from the bake sale table and support Mrs. Alissa’s Orange Room. All donations will be used to purchase special materials for their classroom.


Mommy & Me MUSIC Class!

Sing, dance and play rhythm instruments together!

We’re so excited to start a MOMMY & ME MUSIC CLASS here at The Creek!

Mrs. Karen with Kids Love Music is part of our regular preschool class schedule, but she’s opening up a special class for younger siblings ages 1-2 to get to join her for a 30 minute music class on music days!

Explore making music with drums and specially designed xylophones and glockenspiel – guaranteed to make beautiful music! Your child gains tonal memory, motor skills, cognitive development – and fun with you!

While we call it a “mommy & me” Daddy or Grandparents or other caregivers are welcome as your little one’s music class partner!

Fall Session: 6 classes for $60

30 minute classes Thursdays at 9:10am
Sept. 15, 29, Oct. 11 (Tues), 27, Nov. 10, Dec. 8

Space is limited to 15 toddlers.


This is not a drop off class.


Our Preschool Starts at Age TWO!

Photo Aug 01, 10 15 50 AMWe are excited to announce that we can now accept children starting at 2.0 years of age into our preschool!

If you know anyone who was waiting to start their child because they did not yet meet our cut off age for preschool, please let them know about our new start age!

Fall Start – Important Dates to Remember

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer break!  Summer School has been a lot of fun, and we’ve enjoyed having so many students continuing with us during the summer time.  With fall fast approaching, please make sure you have turned in your paperwork in its entirety so that you child can start with us on Orientation Day!

Download a new students forms packet
| Download a returning student forms packet


First Tuition EFT Withdrawal:  Wed. August 15
Your child’s yearly tuition is broken down into 10 equal payments. The first payment will be withdrawn from your EFT account on August 15. The last payment will be taken on May 15.

Meet your Teacher: Fri. August 26 from 10am-12pm
Class lists will be posted by 10am on Thursday. Come drop by the school on either of these days and check out the classroom and meet your child’s teacher.  Teachers are working in their classrooms getting ready for the start of the new school year and would love to get a chance to meet you and your child!

Orientation Day:
MWF & Five Day Classes: Mon. August 29 from 10:00-11:30am
T-Th Classes:  Tues. August 30 from 10:00-11:30am
A shortened first day of school, this is a great way to ease into the new school year! While your child goes to their class, you go to yours: parents have their start of year meeting in the sanctuary during this time.

First Regular Day of School:
Five Day Classes: Wed. August 31; regular Academic Day
MWF Classes:  Wed. August 31

T-Th Classes:  Thurs. September 1

Extended Day 8am-3pm Starts on Thursday, September 1
We’re on regular school schedule, with Early Birds, Lunch Bunch, and Extended Day available!