We’ll be closing down at 7:00pm so we can attend the River47 Ash Wednesday service… and you’re welcome to join us as we prepare to start the season of Lent and look forward to the time of Easter.
Registration for Fall 2016 Opens Feb. 1
to our currently enrolled families!
(Registration opens to the public March 1)
5 by Sept. 1, 2016 | M-F 8:30am-12pm
This small ratio-k 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 with the ABEKA curriculum. Students in this 5 day class are eligible to promote to 1st grade.
5 between July 1 & Dec. 1, 2016 | MWF 8:30am-12pm or M-F 8:30am-12pm
This small ratio-Jr.K gives older students the opportunity to have a small-ratio, half day transitional kindergarten year and promote to kindergarten in fall 2017 strengthened by this bonus year.
4 Year Old Pre-K
4 by Dec. 1, 2016 | M-F 9am-12pm, MWF 9am-12pm or T/Th 9am-12pm
This class is geared for children who will be entering Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten in 2017. 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.
2.5-3 Year Old Preschool
2.5 by Sept. 1, 2016 through 4 by Dec. 2, 2016| 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 to start building a foundation for Pre-Kindergarten experiences. Potty training is not required in this age group.
A 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.
We will continue to offer enrichment programs 1-2pm after lunch. School hours remain 8am-3pm
Welcome back! We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Break. One of the children’s favorite activities last month was the “Stone Soup” lesson with Ms. Kacie – ask your child about “the magic stone” and if it was really magical… or if the reason the soup was so amazing was that everyone in the village shared something to make it better. The children are excited to make Stone Soup with you too and each child received a recipe. This can be a special time to share as a family and talk about how ‘Sharing is Caring”.
In December, we will be getting to opportunity to experience the “Gifts of the Magi” with Ms. Kacie and learn about frankincense, gold, and myrrh and why the wise men brought those gifts for baby Jesus instead of something like baby toys or an iPhone 6 She will be spending time with each class, and the children will get to touch, see, and smell the gifts and learn more about the birth of God’s son.
Our Creek Christmas Program is Dec. 18 at 6:00pm (doors open at 5:45) – Each class will be participating in this musical story of the birth of Jesus. We hope you can join us. There will also be a cookie social following the program. Please bring cookies to share – you can sign up in any classroom!
Tamales: River47 is selling homemade pork tamales by the dozen to raise funds for the Christmas musical. Its $15/dozen. Orders are due by 12-4 and will be delivered to the Creek on 12-10 & 12-11. See the flyer that went home in buckets (we have more in the office) for details and to order.
Here’s some other events for December to note:
Christmas Chapel: led by the Purple Room – 11:40 am on Dec. 3 and 4. Come join us for this short time of bible story and worship where we’ll be learning about how Jesus is the best gift!
“There’s No Place Like Home” – The River47 Christmas Musical – Sun. Dec. 13 at 6:00 – admission is free. Our home church is putting a twist on the classic “Wizard of Oz” tale with a Christian Christmas theme… come join us as we celebrate Christmas with a creative musical drama.
Christmas Parties: Dec. 17 for T/Th Classes, Dec 18 for MWF Classes. Parties start at 11:15am Signups for the classroom pot luck are in each room.
Christmas Break: Dec. 21-Jan 8 – No School. School resumes Jan 11
“Winter Wonderland” Camp with Coach Joel – Dec. 21-23, Jan 4-8 Download an info form for schedule and pricing. Contact Joel Andrews (714) -728-3237 for more information.
Speech Pathology Associates will be on campus to conduct screenings On Oct. 21 & 22
The speech language pathologist informally evaluates your child’s speech (articulation), language, voice, fluency, and oral motor skills through observation and partial administration of a standardized language test. The audiologist will evaluate your child’s hearing acuity and middle ear function. Following the screening, you will receive an explanation of the results and recommendations for follow-up if needed.
There is a minimum number of children required to be signed up for them to come, so you must sign up by Oct. 16
Our home church (River47) is producing a Christmas musical based on “The Wizard of Oz” story!
You’re invited to join us to see the play on Sat. Dec. 13 at 6pm!
They’re also looking for cast members – preschoolers to be part of the munchkin chorus!
(They’re also looking for children through adults for speaking and singing roles – contact them for more info)
“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!
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.
BIG JOHN THE FIRE TRUCK: Oct. 5 & 6
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
SCHOOL PICTURES: Oct. 7 & 8
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.
ADJUSTMENT CONFERENCES: Week of Oct. 19
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
PUMPKIN PATCH WITH FARMER KACIE: Oct. 21 & 22
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!
HALLOWEEN PARADE AND PARTIES: Oct. 29 & 30 at 11am
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.
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!
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.