We had a very busy September at the Creek! Not only did we get to learn about fire safety when the fire truck visited us for our very first on-site field trip, gathered together to play and socialize at Chuck E. Cheese, and we started music classes, sports and dance classes, and had our very first chapel; plus we celebrated our grandparents!October is also a very busy month; we’re continuing music, chapels, sports and dance, plus its Picture Day, the Book Fair, and our Halloween parade and parties!
Here are the details on all this and more:
Book Fair: You may have seen the mini bookstore from Scholastic on campus last week during our special preview days… the Book Fair will be open before and after school from Sept. 30 through Oct. 11. (Please note that the hours may vary a bit as the store is staffed by a parent volunteer).
This is a great way to get books for your children at home… but also for gifts for the holidays! Each teacher also has a ‘wish list’ at the book fair of books they’d love to have for their own classroom. The Creek also receives a percentage of book fair sales, which will go towards the next phase of our school security improvements plan. So stop in and go shopping with your children!
- Oct. 10 & 11 – 11:40am – the Red Room leads us in the story of “Joshua and the Big Wall” where we’ll be learning about how e can trust God to help us do big things.
- Oct. 24 & 25 – 11:40am – the Purple Room leads Thursday, and the Green Room on Friday, as we learn about how God loves us, even when we’re naughty, through the story of “Jonah and the Big Fish.”
Halloween Parade and Parties: At the Creek, we love to dress up and pretend, and Halloween is a fun time for us to get to do so as we celebrate this fun fall holiday.
The parade starts promptly at 11am on the basketball court; each class will get to travel about showing off their costumes to the rest of the school.Your child can come dressed in costume to school (make sure it’s bathroom self-care safe!) or you can come a bit early and help them dress.
*Costume Rules: no witches, ghosts, goblins, devils, undead or other evils allowed*
After the parade, we’ll be heading back to the classrooms for our pot-luck party! Sign up in your child’s classroom for what you can bring to share.
– Oct. 1 starting at 9:10 out on the patio. Come join us for a time of socializing and getting to know one another!
School Pictures – This is the time to come with your sad face… no, wait, your smiley happy face, for school portraits!
T-Th (Red, Yellow, Purple) will be photographed on Oct. 3; MWF (Red, Yellow, Green) and 5 Day classes (Orange & Blue) will be photographed on Oct. 4.
Individual and class portraits will be taken. Images will be online for viewing approximately one week after picture day. Details on how to access your child’s gallery will follow. The background for portraits is the one shown on the class boards.
Adjustment Conferences – We’ve been in school for about a month now, and it’s a good time to check in for a semi-formal sit-down conference with your child’s teacher. These short 15 minute (before or after) school meetings are a way to connect with the teacher, talk about goals for the year, and share any special goals or concerns you may have. We want to make sure we’re partnering with you for the best school experience for your child!
During the conference time, your child will attend lunch bunch or early bird. Please check with the teachers for their exact schedule for conferencing.
Bake Sale: Mrs. Nicole’s Orange Room class raised over $100 towards special goodies for their classroom in last month’s bake sale. This month we support Mrs. Elizabeth and Mrs. Cathy’s Red Room classes, so stop by on Oct. 24 & 25 to get some treats!
Date Change: Please make a note on your calendars that due to a scheduling conflict we’ve moved the Christmas Program (for all classes) to Thurs. Dec.12! You can download an updated school year calendar at the link above.