Picture Day is Tues Sept. 25 for T/Th students and Wed. Sept. 26 for MWF students as well as Orange and Green.
Don’t forget your smiles!
I’m so excited for the new school year! September is a very busy month, so make sure to mark your calendars for everything that’s happening!
If you didn’t get your paperwork packet on Orientation Day, please stop at the school office for copies.
Sports, Cooking, Martial Arts and Dance start next week! Forms went out in buckets today (Wednesday) and will go out tomorrow (Thursday) or download them here.
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT – GREEN ROOM ONLY – Sept. 6 at 6pm
Our Tk/K Class has Back to School Night with Mrs. Jennifer in the Green Room!
KIDS’ NIGHT OUT – SEPT 8 from 5-9pm (Pirate Party!) & SEPT 28 from 5-9pm (Fall Fun!)
Designed for ages 3-10, each event has a theme and the evening features art, games, and play activities with a hands-on STEAM focus the kids love. The cost is $20 per child (3rd child is free) and also includes dinner for the kids! To sign up: Turn in your sign-up sheet in to the office. Each session maxes at 20 kids.
VISION SCREENING – SEPT. 10 & 11 – the Elks Club is providing a free vision screening for our students. To sign your child up, turn in the permission form to the office by Sept. 7.
GRANDPARENTS DAY: Sept. 13/14 at 11:15am
We will have a special chapel and treat to celebrate with our grandparents!
Please sign up in the classrooms with an RSVP list so the teachers can prepare for our special guests! (Aunts/uncles/special friends are welcome to substitute if grandparents are unavailable). (Green & Orange on the 14th)
BOOK FAIR: SEPT. 10-14 BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL
Come to the school library during your drop off and pick up time to shop our selection of books for preschoolers and kindergarteners! Books make great gifts for the holidays too, so stock up on great reading material while supporting our school.
We receive ‘Scholastic Dollars’ which we are planning to redeem for more audio book kits: kits come with the book and the audio book on CD! The kids love being able to listen and follow along independently in the classroom listening centers, and our teachers love using the books for circle time activities as well.
TK/K FIELD TRIP TO OC MARTIAL ARTS – Sept. 17
Green Room is walking to the OC Martial Arts studio for a lesson in self-defense and stranger danger skills.
MUSIC CLASS STARTS! Set. 17 & 18 – It’s our first music class of the school year! We will be rocking out with Mr. Michael from Jule’s Music
POPCORN FUNDRAISER: Sept. 24-OCT. 8
Order forms will go home starting Sept. 24 and are due back Oct. 8. It’s delicious and makes a great gift. We also receive 50% of the sales and all proceeds go to our school improvements fund.
PICTURE DAY! T/Th Classes: Tues. Sept. 25 MWF, Orange, Green: Wed. Sept. 26
Children will be photographed individually & for a class composite! There will be several pose variations to pick from after you see your photos. (If your child has a ‘no pro photos’ opt out on file your child will not be photographed as per your wishes)
BAKE SALE! SEPT 27 & 28
Come get some treats before/after school and support Mrs. Alissa’s Orange Room!
You may have seen the Kiki Challenge sweeping the internet… but did you know there’s a preschool version? Yep, combining the hottest preschool song of the summer with the Kiki Challenge results in… the Baby Shark-ke Challenge! And we took it!
If you’re on Facebook, please click through and give us a like and a share… or just enjoy our director being a bit silly.
PS – our whole staff is taking the challenge in just a few weeks, so your support for this teaser will boost their confidence to jump in!
The Creek Preschool is answering the #kikichallenge .. preschool style!
The Baby Shark-ke Challenge
Want to see our whole staff take the challenge??!! Like, comment and share to let them know they need to “jump in” too!
#doodoodoodoodoodoo #babyshark #inmyfeelingschallenge
PS – Disclaimer: We don’t own the rights to the music…. wish we did though
Posted by The Creek Preschool & Kindergarten on Friday, August 10, 2018
Back to School Prep at The Creek
It’s still summer but with all the back to school sales being advertised you may have started thinking and preparing for fall already… and if you haven’t yet, that’s okay too!
Here’s what you need for school start this fall:
What you DON’T need: paper, pencils, glue, crayons, or other school supplies – we buy it all for you!
Meet Your Teacher Day
Class lists will be posted by 10am Friday August 24 and we will be open for you to drop in and peek at the classroom and meet your child’s teacher from 10am-noon that day as well!
Mon. August. 27 for MWF/5 Day students from 10:00-11:30am
This is both a parent orientation day (even if you’re returning) and a student orientation day!
* Parents will meet with Mrs. Stefanie in the church sanctuary after dropping off in class to go over school year rules, routines, and get a crash course in the Zoo Phonics program!
First Days of School
Tues. August 28 for students in five day classes (Tk/K & 5 Day PreK) will have academic day only on Tuesday. Green Room 8:30-noon, Orange Room 9am-noon. These students will need snack, but there is no lunch bunch, early birds or extended day.
Wed. August 29 for MWF students & Thurs. August. 30 for T/Th studentsRegular Schedule starts today! We’re now open 8am-3pm. Don’t forget snack & lunch (if you’re staying past noon)!
Snack & Lunch Rules
All children must bring a snack to school each day that consists of at least two different food groups. We are required by the state to have two healthy food groups represented per meal: Grains, vegetables, fruits, protein, dairy.
100% juice counts as a food group, anything less is an ‘extra’ that doesn’t count towards the two minimum. Other ‘extras’ include water, chips, cookies, and candy.
We recommend ice packs to help keep perishable foods cool. There is no microwave available for snacks/lunch items.
If your child is also staying for lunch, please pack the lunch in a separate bag. This helps with portion control at snack time Lunch must also meet the state mandated 2 food groups rules above.
But Wait… Summer!
We still have 2 more weeks of summer school coming if you want to jump in… it’s a great way to ease back into the school routine! Just sign up for the days you want to come! Learn more here.
Can you believe the year is almost over? It’s flown by, and these last few weeks will be disappearing fast, so make sure to mark your calendars for these important dates!
Last Days of School, Promotion Ceremony & Promotion Parties: June 6 & 7 at 10:30am – Join us in the sanctuary at 10:30 where every class will showcase a special song, receive their promotion medallions, and then head back to class for our goodbye parties.
ORANGE and GREEN have their Promotion on THURSDAY June 7!
Summer School: Don’t forget to sign up for the summer program at The Creek! We do not guarantee space for walk-ins, so reserve your days early. Summer Classes start June 11. For more information about Summer School, click here.
Summer Music Classes at The Creek: Mrs. Karen will be having babies/toddlers and Preschool classes this summer and one location is at The Creek! Scroll down to the Orange listing on her summer schedule here.
Summer Tutoring: Mrs. Jennifer is offering one on one skills work in small motor/writing, math and language arts. For preschool, prek and K to first!
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!
We’ll be celebrating with some very ‘punny’ treat surprises from the school office (stay tuned to Facebook to see them as they’re released so it stays a surprise for the staff) And here’s some fun ways you can join in too!
Starting Monday we’ll have a vase and a starter flower in each classroom and throughout the week you can bring in a flower or two (even pretty weed flowers!) to create a classroom bouquet!
Show your Class Spirit on Monday (for MWF, Green & Orange) and Tuesday for T/Th students by dressing in as much of your classroom’s color as you own!
Mix up those socks and shoes, wear something backwards, stay in your PJs, style your hair crazy… the sky’s the limit!
Thursday for T-Th students and Friday for MWF, Green & Orange. Your teacher is pretty SUPER so wear your hero gear for one big team-up comic book extravaganza!
Friday is also “National Eat What You Want Day” so Thursday or Friday would be a great day to bring your teacher a sweet treat or a power snack!
Thursday April 19 for Red, Purple and 5 day students in Orange and Green.
Friday April 20 for Red, Purple, and Yellow as well as MWF only Orange & Green students.
Actual picture day background is shown.
Green Room students will be photographed with cap and gown as well as the main spring set.
After picture day information for online proofing and ordering will be sent home.
April 26 for T/Th Classes
April 27 for MWF, Orange & Green
It’s time to ride for the school as we turn the parking lot into a race track!
Get sponsors, and come prepared to ride, ride, ride, for this school fundraiser!
Bike-A-Thon is a fundraiser in which the children ride around our track as many laps as they can in a fifteen minute time limit. They can either be sponsored per lap or a flat donation.
After their ride time has ended, and their laps have been counted, the riders are invited to pick up their participation trophies and a popsicle.
This is a fun event, as our children love bringing their very own bikes/scooters/trikes (and safety gear!) from home to ride. In order to participate, your child’s permission slip must be turned in the morning before their ride and they must have a “pit crew” adult with them.
Children who do not have a pit crew adult will participate in other activities during the event.
Thursday, April 26
Friday, April 27
How Can We Prepare?
First, please take the sponsor sheet to friends, neighbors and relatives and ask them to support our school by sponsoring your child in the Bike-A-Thon. We are raising money for our playground!
Sponsors can pledge an amount per lap, or they can donate a set amount.
Second, decide who will be in your child’s “Pit Crew” – an adult is required to be on site supervising the ride. Additional pit crew members and cheering
Students who raise $100 or more win admission to the “Princess & the SuperHero” party! (An incredibly awesome character event full of games and laughter – details on which characters will be revealed next week!)
Students who raise $50 or more earn a Creek pennant!
And the class that raises the most money earns an ice cream party!
The Day of the Bike-a-Thon
Bring the bike/scooter and helmet to school either at morning drop off (we’ll have bike parking in the basketball court) or right before your child’s ride time. Make sure you have turned your permission slip into the school office.
When it is time for your child to ride, make sure you sign your child out of the class, and then head out to have some fun!
Out on the track (we’ve blocked off part of the parking lot) we’ll have the kids line up at the start zone and get ready for their endurance race. We give the children 15 minutes to ride at their own pace before announcing the end of the ride time.
After the ride, we’ll have a cold Popsicle treat on the lawn, and all children who ride can pick up their trophy too!
How do we collect the money?
If the sponsor is pledging money per lap completed, you’ll need to check in with them after the event, so they know how many laps your child did and how much they owe.
If the sponsor is pledging a flat donation for participation, you can collect the money before the event.
All checks should be made out to “The Creek Preschool.” Money and pledge sheets are turned into the school office.
Donations are due by May 15 in order to count towards the party!