October “Kids Club” Saturday Evening Events

Two NEW special events this October!

“Saturday Night Lights” (a drop off event!) for kids ages toddler through 4th grade – with Mrs. Rebecca here at The Creek!

Oct. 3: 5-9pm – A glow stick party with pumpkin bowling!

Oct. 17: 5-9pm – Black Light Party! T-Shirt Painting with Black Light Volleyball!

Cost: $5/hour per child (3rd+ free) and includes dinner, the special events, and a chance for you to get a night out too!

Sign Up at the office clipboard to join or let us know to add your kids to the list so we can make sure to have enough materials for the fun!

October 2015

We had a busy September at the Creek!

Thank you to everyone who supported us at our Book Fair and the Red Room Bake Sale! We hope our special guests had a great time at Grandparent’s Day too!

October is very busy: we have Big John the Fire Truck visiting us, School Pictures, Adjustment Conferences, Kindergarten goes to Tanaka Farm’s Pumpkin Patch while the rest of the school gets to visit an on- Pumpkin Patch, and our Halloween Parade and Parties.

You’re welcome to join us as we learn about fire safety from a real fire-fighter! This is a great day for Creek T-Shirts!
Monday: 9:15 Orange & Green; 10:00 Purple, Yellow & Red
Tuesday: 9:15 Red & Blue; 10:00 Purple & Yellow

Children will be photographed individually and with their classes – unless you’ve opted out of professional portraits on their permission form on file- and then pictures will be online for viewing the next week! You can check out the actual background on the parent board in any classroom or the main bulletin board area by the office.
Wed. Oct 7 : Purple, Yellow, Red, Orange, Green
Thurs Oct. 8 Purple, Yellow, Red, Blue

CHAPEL: Led by the Red Room: Oct. 8 & 9
Come join us at 11:40 as Mrs. Elizabeth and Mrs. Cathy’s classes lead chapel – they’re teaching us about “Daniel and the Lions” and how God will protect us if we trust in Him.

This is a short 15 minute time to ‘check in’ together as we discuss the goals for this school year, and discuss your child’s adjustment this school year. Your child will participate in the extended day or early bird program while you conference. Sign up with your child’s teacher in their classroom for time slots.
*Note* Kindergarten does not conference until November at the end of the first trimester

We’ll be visiting the Creek’s on-site pumpkin patch and learn from “Farmer Kacie” about how we can let God’s light shine from us like Jack-o-Lanterns… and then get to pick a pumpkin to take home!

CHAPEL: Led by the Yellow Room: Oct. 22&23
Come join us at 11:40 as Mrs. Jennifer’s classes lead chapel – they’re teaching us about “Jonah and the Big Fish” where we’re learning how God loves us even when we’re naughty!

BAKE SALE: Oct. 22 & 23
Come support the Yellow Room by purchasing treats (all by donation!) to help Mrs. Jennifer’s classes purchase goodies for the classroom!

We will be celebrating Halloween at the Creek by dressing up and having a party! Our parade starts at 11am in Fellowship Hall (the big glass window building) and then we’ll return to the classrooms for a pot luck lunch! Sign up at the parent board for what you can bring!

On costumes: feel free allow your child wear it to school if he/she can manage the day in it safely (we will be on the playground) and go to the bathroom easily. If the outfit is cumbersome or fragile, you may want to come early around 10:45 and help your child dress for the parade.

Also, we do not allow costumes that celebrate evils: no witches, ghosts, goblins, devils, undead/zombies, etc.


Looking ahead:
Add Tues. Nov. 10 to your calendars for Eat at Chick-Fil-A Orange Fundraiser Day! We’re receiving a portion of sales for every person that SAYS they’re eating for The Creek. Pass the word to friends and family too!

Mid September Updates and Reminders

Can you believe that we’ve been back at school for two weeks already?  September’s been a busy month, and we’ve got some fun special events coming too!

We have a draft of the school directory for you to proof in the classrooms – you can check your child’s entry in any classroom.  If correct, please initial so we know you’ve checked. If you need to make corrections, just write it in!

After School Enrichment Classes: Sports, Cooking, and Dance!

Mondays: Sports with Coach Joel – Basketball and Soccer | Download Sign Up form here

Tuesdays: Cooking with Mrs. Jennifer *4 Children are needed for this class to make tomorrow* | Download Sign up Form here

Thursdays: Dance with StarDreams Download Sign up form here

Kids Night Out Fridays from 5-9pm

Coach Joel runs a fun babysitting night Fridays for just $5/hour per child (but if you have more than 2… you don’t pay more than $10/hour ever) – the kids think this night of games, pizza, and tons of activates is something special just  for them… they don’t realize its your chance to get out too!  For ages 6months and up!

 September 15: Bounce U Fundraiser 3-5pm at Bounce U in Orange!

Come bring the whole family to bounce with us at this fun play place and help raise money for our school!  Our school receives 40% of bounce sales (and if you book a birthday party with them that day we get a bonus too). Make sure you pack your socks!

September 21-September 25: Book Fair!
Our school will host a preschool & kindergarten age specific Scholastic Book fair this week. Stop by before or after school to shop – books are great gifts, and your sales help support our school with this fundraiser.

We also would like some help staffing the book sale – if you have time before or after school this week to help us sell books, please sign up with the school office (during this time your child can do Early Birds/Lunch Bunch on us while you sell books if you’d like).

September 24 & 25: Grandparent’s Day Chapel and Treat 11am

Thurs. Sept. 24: T/Th classes, Blue and Green

Fri. Sept. 25: MWF classes

We will be celebrating our grandparents on this special day.  Meet at the chapel at 11am for a time of chapel together, followed by a treat in the classrooms and a chance for our students to show their grandparents (or substitute family members) their school.

 September 24 & 25: Bake Sale benefiting the Red Room

Mrs. Elizabeth and Mrs. Cathy’s classes are hosting our first bake sale! Come buy some sweet treats and help support their classroom – all proceeds go directly to the classrooms to finance special projects and supplies.


School Starts in Two Weeks… Class Space Update

0812150845Many of our classes are almost full! (We have a 12:1 ratio in preschool and pre-K and max at 15 students in our kindergarten!)

Three Day Pre-K is wait list only, while we’re at our last spots in 2 and 5 day pre-k. Once those fill, we will not be able to accept more four year olds into our programs.

If you’re planning on joining us next year, make sure you’re registered now!

Forms can be mailed in, or you can drop them off between 9am and 3pm Monday-Friday at The Creek.

Learn more about our Fall 2015 school year offerings and download registration forms here. 


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.

Summer Events

VBS Everest WebSummer Camp: Children preschool through 5th grade – Camp is running all summer with Coach Joel from 8am-3pm. Learn more here. 

Vacation Bible School with River47: August 17th to the 21st from 6pm-8pm. Learn more here.

Movie Nights hosted by River47: “Ice Age” on August 22 starting at 7pm


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