This 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!
We’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.
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.
DOWNLOAD A SIGN UP FORM HERE
This is not a drop off class.
We 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!
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 |
IMPORTANT DATES TO NOTE
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!
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!
August 8-12 from 5:30-7:30 PM
River47 Church is hosting this fun event for children preschool through 5th grade!
You may remember Joseph as the guy with the colorful coat. But there’s more to his story! Join Joseph on his journey from prison to palace. At Egypt VBS, everyone gets to explore firsthand the culture of Joseph’s world. They’ll experience Joseph’s heartbreaking trials, joyous victories, and tear-filled celebrations of this unique Bible hero.
Wednesday Night is a special FAMILY NIGHT with dinner and activities for the whole family to participate in!
PS – Mrs. Stefanie is your worship leader, so come prepared to sing and dance to some great high-energy songs sure to soon become Creek favorites!
Exciting News! The Creek will be offering a Preschool Summer School program starting summer of 2016!
The Creek Preschool’s SUMMER SCHOOL is for children ages 2.5 to 6 years old and will be offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am-1pm. (We are currently taking an interest list for 8am-9am early drop off and 1-3pm late stay needs).
“Animal Antics” Summer School Camp is a special program designed for Preschool children. Each day features both a strong Preschool and Pre-K level curriculum with phonics, writing, art, and kindergarten readiness skills centered on the letter of the day. Coach Joel will be teaching a Sports Component each day!
There is limited space so if you know you’re coming, sign up in advance to insure your child’s spot. Walk ins will only be accepted if there is space available.
We apologize for the late notice, but we only just recently received notice that we are approved and able to run a summer school program.
Children will need to bring a snack and lunch, and come ready to have some fun!
Download a registration form for pricing and scheduling
Students at summer school must have a completed emergency forms packet on file (your regular school year packet counts!):
If you already have a packet on file, you only need this form: the summer admissions agreement.
If you do not have a standard school year packet – Download The Summer Camp Forms Packet Here.
Download the Summer School Parent Handbook Here!
We’ve a lot of special events coming up in May : Make sure to mark your calendars!
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 2-6 :
All week long we will be celebrating our wonderful teachers. Check the Teacher Appreciation Week schedule that we will be sending home in buckets for some easy ways to join in!
Mommy & Me Tea
Thurs. May 5 (T/Th & Blue)
Fri. May 6 (MWF & Green)
Come join us as we celebrate our Mommies! We’re starting out with a special chapel together in the sanctuary, and then heading to the classrooms for a treat and presents!
School Pictures are online!
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, call 714 202-6113 for alternate arrangements. Galleries close May 18.
Bike-a-Thon Fundraiser Event
Thurs. May 12 (T/Th & Blue
Fri. May 13 (MWF & Green)
It’s time to ride for our school with this fun fundraiser! Make sure you’ve got sponsors, a pit crew adult, and your permission slip turned in… and bring your bike or scooter and helmet for this ‘race’ day event!
Children who raise $100 or more get to attend the special celebration party in June!
| Download the Bike-a-Thon Information Sheet| Download the Permission Slip |Download a Sponsor Sheet |
Also, don’t forget about our REFERRAL PROGRAM! You receive a $50 Target gift card for every new family that signs up with us – so make sure that when your friends sign up, they put your name on the ‘referred by’ box on the registration form. We are currently taking registration for Fall 2016!
It’s coming up in less than 2 weeks – our annual showcase night!
March 30 from 5:30-7:00pm here at the Creek we’ll be having our Open House!
Come visit the classrooms, get some dinner, participate in the chilli cook off, visit our music teacher and bid on our silent auction baskets! Don’t forget to register for next year too – the registration discount ends April 1st so don’t miss out.
Also, if you have a family business of any sort and you’d like to set up a ‘booth’ at Open House on the basketball court, let us know so we can have a table ready for you!