Referral Program

We appreciate that you send your friends and families to us!
As a thank you, we’re rolling out an ongoing referral rewards program!

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Immunization Law & The Creek

On June 30, Senate Bill  (SB) 277 passed, which changes the immunization requirements for children entering both public and private schools, eliminating the ability for parents to choose to opt out of immunizations with a personal beliefs exemption.

 This goes into effect for all children who enter school after January 1, 2016.

The Creek Preschool currently ALLOWS FOR PERSONAL BELIEFS IMMUNIZATION EXEMPTIONS, and WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO FOR CHILDREN ENROLLED IN OUR PROGRAM UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2015.   As of January 1, 2016 we will require that all children enrolled in the program have full immunizations in compliance with state law.

HOWEVER… if you are enrolled with us before January 1, 2016 you WILL NOT HAVE TO UPDATE YOUR IMMUNIZATIONS AS LONG AS YOU REMAIN AT THE CREEK!  The law allows for those who are enrolled by the Jan. 1 deadline to be ‘grandfathered in’ with the old requirements until they change schools.

You can read the entire Department of Public Health’s notice on SB277 here, which goes into more details.

As the time approaches for the law to go into effect, we will update here as more details on enforcement and possible adjustments occur so that you can remain informed.

Fall 2015 Start Dates

Looking Ahead — Dates to Remember!!

Mark your calendars now with these important “Back-to-School” dates.

 

August 2015

01                    Registration Packets Due

15                    First tuition payment due

27 & 28           Class lists posted & Meet Your Teacher, stop by anytime between 10am-12pm

31                    Orientation Day MWF & 5-Day Classes 10-11:30am

 

September 2015

1                      Orientation Day T-Th Classes 10-11:30am

5 Day Classes – first full academic day

2                      MWF Classes – first full academic day

Extended Day Programs Start

3                      T-Th Classes – first full academic day

7                      No School – Labor Day

2.5-3 Years Special Promotion!

0610151547-squareKnow someone with a little one aged 2.5-3 years by Sept. 1 that’s ready to start preschool at The Creek? They may qualify for our special promotion: $100 off their August tuition payment just for registering before August 10…

Have them call 714 633-0402 or email info@thecreekpreschool.org to set up a tour…. Registration forms can be downloaded here and dropped off or mailed in.

{Fine print: Child must be between 2.5 and 3.5 years of age by Sept. 1 and start school with us by Sept. 1 to qualify for this promotion. Potty training not required. Registration form and fee due at sign up. All paperwork must be in by August 10 or promotional discount is void.}

 

Registration for Fall 2015

 CLASSES FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR

|Download a Registration Form |

 0610151547-squareKindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten:

5 by Dec. 1, 2015 | M-F 8:30am-12pm

This small ratio-kindergarten class, 15:1, is a complete Kindergarten experience at The Creek! Our class meets all the state standards of academic achievement but has a wonderful Bible foundation woven in.  Kindergarten students use the ABEKA curriculum.

 5 Day, 3 Day & 2 Day Pre-K

4 by Dec. 1, 2015 | M-F 9am-12pm, MWF 9am-12pm or T-Th 9am-12pm

This class is geared for children who will be entering Kindergarten in 2016. This kindergarten prep program utilizes our Zoo Phonics curriculum, and is an excellent introduction to the school experience as well as laying the academic foundation for Kindergarten.

 *Registration Update: MWF and 5 Day schedules are nearly at capacity. Register NOW to claim the last spots!*

 2.5-3 Year Old Preschool:  

2.5 by Sept. 1, 2015 | M-F 9am-12pm, MWF 9am-12pm or T-Th 9am-12pm

This class is an excellent introduction to the school experience. Our preschool curriculum is an engaging 5-senses exploration of their world and an introduction to letters, colors, shapes & numbers.  In addition, they are introduced to our Zoo Phonics animal friends and start building a foundation for Pre-Kindergarten experiences.  Potty training is not required in this age group.

 

 0610151547aA Reminder About Teacher Requests

As we build classes for the coming school year, we do not finalize any staff placements until the current school year comes to a close. We know you’re eager to find out who your child’s teacher will be next year, but please be patient as we juggle registration needs and staff schedules for next year.

 

Extended Day and Extra Curricular Options

We will continue to offer enrichment programs 1-2pm after lunch.
School hours remain 8am-3pm.

Summer Camp Water Day!

With the weather next week starting to look like summer… we’re going to get to have a Summer Camp Water Day after all! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

MONDAY: for MWF, Orange, Blue and TUESDAY for T-Th classes Coach Joel will be set up for summer camp water slide fun! So come in your swimsuit, wear sunscreen, pack your towel, and a change of clothes… we’re going to get wet!
Learn more about camp here

 

May & June News

We’re in the last full month of the school year, and it’s FULL of special happenings!

Download May Calendar | Download June Calendar

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 4-8
We have a few special activities this week to help encourage our teachers and show them some love…

  • Monday and Tuesday, stop by the office patio to make a handprint for a banner for your teacher.
  • Wednesday is “Favorite Color Day” so wear your teacher’s favorite color from head to toe!
  • Thursday is “Flower Power” for 5 day classes – bring a single flower in for a group bouquet while T-Th Classes have “Snack Day” where you bring in a small snack item for your teacher.
  • Friday is “Snack Day” for all classes – bring in your teacher’s favorite something!

Download the Schedule and the “Favorites” list here!

Mommy & Me TeaMay 14 & 15 at 11am –We will be celebrating our Mommies on this special day. Please come join us for a special chapel service followed by a ‘tea’ treat in the classrooms!  (Thurs. Blue, Fri. Orange)

Bike-a-Thon Update: We had a great time this week riding for our school and we want to thank everyone who came out and supported us in this fundraiser.  To date, we have received $1,500 towards or $3,000 goal.  Money is due by May 15… our special Character Party for those who raise $100 or more is happening with Cinderella and Captain America on Tues May 19.  Prizes and party invites will start going out this coming week!

Summer Camp Sneak Peak:  Thurs. May 21, Fri. May 22   *weather permitting*
Send your child to school in a bathing suit, wearing sunscreen, and with a towel… ‘cause we’re going to play like it’s a summer camp day!  Coach Joel will be setting up his water slides, pools, and more for us to get way and have fun in the sun. It’s a chance for kids to experience a taste of summer camp, which starts June 8.
*Blue on Thurs, Orange on Fri.

Chapel: Thurs and Fri May 28 & 29 11:40am – It’s our last time to gather for chapel together as the Yellow Room leads us in the story of “The Man who was Too Little.”  They’ll be teaching us that even though we’re small, Jesus still sees us and loves us!

Last Days of School, Promotion Ceremony & Promotion Parties: Wed June 3 and Thurs June 4 10:30am
Join us in the sanctuary at 10:30 where each class will showcase a special song, receive their promotion medallions, and then head back to class for our goodbye parties.

There is no school Friday June 5.

Summer Camp Starts June 8 – Ages preschool through 5th grade – check out our summer camp info here on our web site.

Registration for Fall: If you’re not yet registered for fall (or know someone who is planning on coming but hasn’t signed up yet) do it now! Several of our classes are nearly full!  Click here for registration forms and information. 

School Pictures are online!

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You can view, order, and pay for pictures on the web site. Checks and cash can be dropped off with the school office; Stefanie can also take credit cards at the school if needed.  If you don’t have web access or are having technical issues, please call 714 202-6113 for alternate arrangements. Galleries close May 8.

Ordered images will be given final adjustments for composition, color balance, and contrast.  Scratches and little boo-boos removed by request at no additional charge.

Didn’t like your pictures or missed picture day?  We are putting an interest list together for a make-up day. The backdrop will be the same.  Let the office know if you would like your child added to the make-up list.

Any questions call Stefanie Carlson 714 202-6113, email stefanie@stefaniecarlson.com, or check in with Stefanie in the school office.

Kids Guardian Workshop

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Time: 6:00pm – 7:15pm
Location: The Creek Preschool - 250 S. Prospect St., Orange, CA 92869

Parents will learn how to:

  • Make sure your children never spend even one moment in the care of strangers(or anyone you wouldn’t want) if anything happens to you.
  • Avoid the expenses and delays of a long, drawn-out court process that would make life difficult for your loved ones if you were in an accident.
  • Protect your children’s inheritance from creditors, lawsuits, and failed marriages.
  • Make sure your hard-earned money is immediately and privately available to your chosen guardians.
  • Leave behind more than just your money.

Parents will be shown an easy-three step process for deciding on guardians, and can complete legal documents naming permanent guardians for their kids for free—a $500 value!

Special Guest Speakers:
Joshua and Laura Meier, Meier Law Firm
Trust and Estate Attorneys Focusing on Families With Young Children

REGISTER ONLINE HERE or sign up at the school office