Vacation Bible School

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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!

Cost: $20/child

REGISTER HERE

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!

Summer School!

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!

May Updates

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!
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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!

Open House 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!

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Popcorn Fundraiser

Everyone’s eaten their Girl Scout Cookies, so they need a new delicious snack…  and purchasing this one supports The Creek Preschool’s security gate fundraiser!

We’re selling popcorn from The Popcorn Palace – and it’s DELICIOUS!  {Order forms went home in buckets last week}

Our goal is for each student to sell $50 in popcorn, and if we do so, we’ll have enough to purchase the last security gate!

The sale starts today and orders are due back April 1.

Please make checks out to “The Creek Preschool”.

If we meet our sales goal, EVERYONE in the school will enjoy a popcorn party to celebrate! Thank you for your support!

Palm Sunday Service with River47

March 20 River 47 is holding their Palm Sunday service at Hart Park (located in Old Towne Orange) at 10am. You’re envited to join our home church as we celebrate the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and prepare for Easter.

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March News

Open House: Come visit us on Wednesday March 30 5:30-7:00pm and find out what top secret projects we’ve been working on! Come visit some of the other rooms too – check out the kindergarten, our pre-k classes, and see what the preschoolers have been up to… see Mrs. Karen’s music class and also get dinner and dessert from the ‘food truck’!  April 1 is the last day to get the $50 registration discount for the next school… so make sure you’re signed up!

Kids Club – Three Saturdays in March!   Kid’s club runs from 5-9pm and includes dinner, games, crafts, and more… for just $20/child! It’s for children ages preschool through 5th grade too!

March 5: Wilderness Explorers!  (Adventure is out there!)

March 12: Rainbow Ruckus and Kite Kraziness!

March 19: Leapin’ Leprechaun Adventures!

Sign up at the clipboard at the school office for the days you’re coming by the Thursday before the event so that there are enough materials, food, and staffing!

Library Visits – The Orange Public Library is sending its children’s librarian to come visit us and hold storytime here at the Creek!
Storytime for MWF and Green: March 14 9:30am
Storytime for T/Th and Blue: March 15 9:30am

Chancy and Bruce Kindergarten Readiness Testing:  March 31 and April 1 on campus
For children entering TK, K, or 1st grade in the fall, this is an excellent developmental screening that gives a snapshot of your child’s developmental age in multiple disciplines.  Pre-K and K teachers (and the office) have forms and info sheets for this optional screening day.

Kindergarten to Planetarium – our Kindergarten class is off to the Santa Ana College Planetarium on Fri March 18 to learn about Outer Space! Come check out their classroom on Open House to see what they’ve learned about our solar system!

Palm Sunday with River47 at Hart Park –March 20 –  our home church is inviting everyone to join them at 10am at Hart Park for an outdoor service on this special Holy Day!  There will be a picnic social to follow.

Easter Chapel and Parties:  Wed. March 23 MWF Classes \ Thurs. March 24 for T/Th & 5 Day Classes. Come join us as we learn about the “Sad Day” and the “Happy Day” that is the great sacrifice and miracle Jesus made for us!  Chapel starts at 11:15am and is led by the Orange Room on Wednesday and the Green Room on Thursday.  Parties will follow the chapel time.

Good Friday: No School Friday March 25.  River47 is holding service at 7pm if you would like to join them.

Easter: Sunday March 27 10am service at River47

No School: Spring Break April 4-8.

Spring Break Camp is available from 8am-3pm – for children ages 2.5 through 6 years old. Advance sign up required to guarantee staffing.  Download a sign up form here.

Food Reminder – Our snack requirement is TWO food groups. We want to not only encourage healthy choices for snack (not candy or junk) but to make sure that the children have enough to refuel.    Please help us stay in compliance with state law by sending two food groups for each meal on campus – this includes lunch bunch. Thanks.

 

Classes for 2016-17 School Year

Registration for Fall 2016 Opens Feb. 1
to our currently enrolled families!

 (Registration opens to the public March 1)

 Kindergarten
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.

Transitional Kindergarten
 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

| Download Registration Form |

 | Download Returning Student Packet  | Download New Student Packet |

Speech, Language, & Hearing Screenings

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

Download the complete information here
Download a sign up flyer here