March News and Events!

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We’ve been having a lot of fun getting ready for spring!

March is full of many special things, so please make sure to mark your calendars!

Registration for Fall is Open to the Public!  We are getting ready for next year already, so if you know you’re returning, please make sure you fill out and turn in your registration form for next year so that we can guarantee your child a spot. Several classes are already half (or more) full!   Early registration discount ends March 27.

Noah’s Ark Chapel: March 5 & 6 – 11:40am – The Purple Room leads chapel and will be telling us the story of “Noah and the Big Boat” so come learn about how much God loves us (and the animals)!
March 12 & 13 – The Petting Zoo visits!  All God’s Creatures will be on campus to give us a hands-on experience with some of the farm animals that God made. You’re invited to join us!

Thursday March 12
10:30 – Yellow
10:50 – Purple
11:10 – Red
11:30 – Blue
Friday March 13
10:30 – Yellow
10:50 – Purple
11:10 – Red
11:30 – Orange

Kindergarten to the Tide pools! Our Kindergarten class will be going on an off-site field trip on March 16 to Newport Beach to learn about the tide pools and how we can care for our beaches.

Chancy  & Bruce Kindergarten Readiness Screening
For our Pre-K and Kindergarten students, Chancy Bruce Educational Resources will be on campus March 19 & 20 for Kindergarten/First Grade assessment testing.  This is a non-academic screening for school readiness – you can learn more about their testing program here: http://www.chancyandbruce.com/  Sign ups are due by March March 16. If you need a sign-up form, please stop in at the office. The cost for this screening is $50.

The parent meeting to talk about the results and process will be held April 8 at 6:30pm here on campus. Those with younger preschool age children who are eligible for screening next year are invited to attend the meeting as well, as it is full of information from these experts about the kindergarten readiness developmental process and skill sets.

Please note that the parent meeting is adults only and child care will not be provided. The meeting runs about an hour.

Easter Chapels:  11:40am on March 19 & 20 – on Thursday the Blue Room will be leading chapel and on Friday the Orange Room will lead!  We will be learning about  “The Sad Day and the Happy Day” and what Jesus did for each one of us.  No bunnies, just God’s love!

Open House: March 25 from 6-7:30pm
The classrooms will be open for visiting and seeing all your child’s hard work and we will have dinner available for purchase as part of our security gate fundraiser!

You may not see as much artwork going home this month, and it may seem like your child is keeping some secrets from you about what’s going on in the classroom… but that’s because Open House is such a BIG DEAL that we like to have some surprises for you!

On this night we will also be having a raffle for some great prizes – each classroom is putting together a prize basket that goes with their Open House theme. That night, at closing ceremonies, we will draw the winners!  All proceeds go to the security gates fundraiser.   See your child’s teacher for details on how you can help make the raffle baskets awesome!

March 26 & 27 – Easter Parties 11:15am  – Come join us as we celebrate that “He is Risen Indeed” with a potluck party in the classrooms. See your child’s teacher to sign up.

Spring Break and Spring Fever Camp:  March 30 through April 3 the Creek will be closed, but Coach Joel will have camp! See the Spring Break flyer for details and to sign up.

Easter and Holy Week Events:

Seder Dinner – Wednesday April 1
What is a Seder?  It is a ceremonial meal that commemorates the Jews’ Exodus from Egypt and includes readings of the Haggadah and eating of symbolic foods, observed in Jewish homes on the first nights of Passover.  We are invited to Join River47 and Orange County Christian Fellowship for a Seder dinner.  The cost is $5 for adults (pay at the door) and children are free.

Maundy Thursday Service – Thursday April 2 at 7pm
Maundy Thursday is the Christian Holy Day, falling on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.

Easter Sunday – April 5 at 10am
River47 will be having a special Easter Service and the children’s program (with Egg Hunt!) will be led by the Creek’s very own Kacie Andrews!

Mid February Updates

We had a wonderful Daddy N Me evening here at the Creek! It was wonderful to see all the fun and creativity as our teams created special projects for Mommy!

We also thank River 47 church for hosting our Daddy N Me Dinner that evening! It was a great time for the dads to meet one another as well as have some additional one on one time with their children.

River47 regularly meets for Wednesday dinner starting at 6pm followed by Adults, Teen, and Children’s study groups from 7-8pm. Your family is invited to drop in and join our church family as often as you like for “Deeper”!

Ash Wednesday Service – River47 church will be holding an Ash Wednesday service on the 18th at 7pm. Nursery care will be available.  (“Deeper” will not meet for dinner on this night).

Chapel – Feb 19 & 20 – Led by the Red Room – 11:40am
We’ll be learning about how if we trust in God to help us, we can do BIG things! Come learn about David and the Biggest Man with us!

Preschool & PreK Conferences – Feb 23-27 by Appointment
Sign up with your child’s teacher for a progress report in preparation for registration for fall for Kindergarten/First grade opening up at your local schools.

Bake Sale – Purple Room – Mrs. Christine’s and Ms. Rebecca’s classes will host our bake sale on the 26 and 27 so stop on by for some delicious treats!

 

Looking ahead to March…

Download updated Year Calendar & March At-a-Glance Calendar

March 12 & 13 – The Petting Zoo visits!  All God’s Creatures will be on campus to give us a hands-on experience with some of the farm animals that God made. You’re invited to join us!

Thursday March 12

10:30 – Yellow

10:50 – Purple

11:10 – Red

11:30 – Blue

Friday March 13

10:30 – Yellow

10:50 – Purple

11:10 – Red

11:30 – Orange

 

Chancy  & Bruce Kindergarten Readiness Screening
For our Pre-K and Kindergarten students, Chancy Bruce Educational Resources will be on campus March 19 & 20 for Kindergarten/First Grade assessment testing.  This is a non-academic screening for school readiness – you can learn more about their testing program here: http://www.chancyandbruce.com/

The parent meeting to talk about the results and process will be held April 8 at 6:30pm here on campus. Those with younger preschool age children who are eligible for screening next year are invited to attend the meeting as well, as it is full of information from these experts about the kindergarten readiness developmental process and skill sets.

Please note that the parent meeting is adults only and child care will not be provided. The meeting runs about an hour.

Easter Chapel – March 19 (led by Blue) and 20 (led by Orange) at 11:40 am

Come join us as we learn about the sad day (Good Friday) and the Happy Day (Easter Sunday) and why we need the sad day to have the happy day.

Open House – March 25 from 6-7:30pm

Our Annual Showcase Night is coming up! Classrooms will be open so you can see what the children have been working on with such great secrecy for you.  We’ll also have dinner available for purchase as part of our security gates fundraiser, a raffle, and a lot of fun! We hope you can make it!

Easter Parties – We’re Celebrating that “He is Risen indeed!” March 26 & 27 at 11:15 am before closing for Spring Break the next week.  Sign up for the party potluck in the classrooms.

Spring Fever Camp – Coach Joel is running camp the week we’re off from 8am-3pm. Download a camp info and sign up form here.

Valentine’s Day Kids Night Out!

While the school is closed Feb 13 and 16th for the President’s Day Holiday weekend, there will be Kids Night out on Friday Feb 13!!

 

A Special Valentine’s Kids Night Out!

 At The Creek

Friday February 13 from 5pm-9pm

For Kids Ages 6 months through 6th grade
Games, Pizza Dinner, and Lots of Fun…They won’t even realize its babysitting night for you!

It’s just $5/hour per child

(but you never pay more than $10/hour)
Sign up at the clipboard by the school office

Or call/text Coach Joel 714 728-3237

Registration for 2015-16 School Year

In-House Registration – for currently enrolled families – Opens Feb 1
Open Registration begins March 1
Our early registration discount ends March 25

|Download a Registration Form

 Classes for the 2015-2016 School Year

 

Kindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten:
 5 by Dec. 1, 2015 | M-F 8:30am-12pm

This small ratio-kindergarten 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.  Kindergarten students use the ABEKA curriculum.

 

5 Day, 3 Day & 2 Day Pre-K:
 4 by Dec. 1, 2015 | M-F 9am-12pm, MWF 9am-12pm or T-Th 9am-12pm

This class is geared for children who will be entering Kindergarten in 2016. 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, 2015 | 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.  In addition, they are introduced to our Zoo Phonics animal friends and 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.

 

 Extended Day and Extra Curricular Options

We will continue to offer enrichment programs 1-2pm after lunch.
School hours remain 8am-3pm.

 

January 2015 News

Welcome back from your Christmas holidays! We  hope you had a wonderful time celebrating with friends and family and enjoyed the time off. It was great seeing everyone come back this week – everyone’s grown up so much while we were gone!

Here’s a few highlights of what’s going on this month;

Jan 19 – No School – Holiday

BIG JOHN THE FIRE TRUCK – Jan 20 & 21st

We’re having the talking fire truck come visit us to learn about fire safety! Parents are invited to join us for this on-campus field trip.

Tues. Jan 20th   Wed. Jan 21st
9:30-10:15 Red, Blue 9:30-10:15 Red, Orange
10:15-11:00 Purple, Yellow 10:15-11:00 Purple, Yellow

 

Chapel: Jan 22 & 23 11:40am – Come learn about how God loves us even when we’re naughty in “The Boy Who Went Away” led by the Blue Room on Thursday and the Orange Room on Friday.

Jan 29 & 30 – Bake Sale benefiting the Blue Room!
Our bake sales return – stop by the office patio to pick up a sweet treat before or after school and support Ms. Diane’s kindergarten class!

Looking ahead…

Don’t forget Daddy N Me Night from 6-7 pm on Wed. Feb 11 – We’re having a “drop in” project evening to work on a top secret Valentine’s Day project for Mommy!  Pajamas welcomed! (Daddy unavailable? A grandpa, uncle, or special friend is welcome to substitute!)

 Download January Calendar | Download February Calendar

Big John the Fire Truck is Coming!

Big John The Fire Truck  Is Coming to teach us about fire safety!

Tuesday, January 20th (T-Th Classes & Blue)
Wednesday January 21st  (MWF & Orange)

Parents welcome

Schedule

Tues. Jan 20th   Wed. Jan 21st
9:30-10:15 Red, Blue 9:30-10:15 Red, Orange
10:15-11:00 Purple, Yellow 10:15-11:00 Purple, Yellow

 

Christmas Program

Don’t Forget!

The All-School Christmas Program is next Wednesday Dec. 17 at 6:00pm!

Doors open at 5:45; the program will be followed by a cookies and milk social.

Nursery care for the babies and toddlers is being provided by River 47 church volunteers. If you have a little one too young to enjoy the program, they can have a fun time of play in our spacious and well-stocked nursery!

And if you would like to donate cookies for our after party, they can be delivered to the school office by 3pm or you can deliver them on your way in that evening to our cookie team.  Please sign up in any classroom so we can get an idea of how many cookies we will have.

The children have been working very hard on their songs for the program; it is a wonderful time of fellowship and celebration of Jesus’ birthday together. We hope you can make it!

 

 

Also, you’re invited to the second half of the River47 production of Annie! Dec. 21 at 6:00 – the cast is made up of River 47 children and teens, as well as some Creek students!

November News

We had a very busy October, with a whole lot of fun!

Not only did we have our Halloween Parade and Parties, but our classes got to visit ‘Farmer Kacie’ at the pumpkin patch and learn about how we can let God’s light shine out of us, like a Jack-o-Lantern!   Our Kindergarten class also went off campus to Tanaka Farms where they got to have a wagon ride and learn about where food is grown.

In addition, we had our Costume Party fundraiser event, and raised almost $400 towards our security gates!  We are now $700 towards our $3200 goal.

We are tracking our fundraising progress online at http://www.gofundme.com/dxamrc and on-site on the school bulletin boards in the patio area.

If every family here brought in $30, we’d have enough money to start the project over Thanksgiving break….
For every $10 donated, we will enter your name in a thank you drawing for premium reserved seats at our Christmas program! We have 4 blocks of seats to give out!  We will be drawing names Oct. 21.

Also, School Pictures are online at www.stefaniecarlson.com/ClientProofing – Our school receives a percentage of sales.  Galleries close Nov. 14

A Look at November…

Download November at a Glance Calendar | Download December at a Glance Calendar
Veteran’s Day Holiday – No School TUES Nov. 11

Kindergarten Class Conferences
Before/After School Nov. 10-14
End of Kindergarten Trimester Nov. 14

Chapel
“The Man Who Said Thank You” at 11:40am
Nov. 13 – led by Blue
Nov. 14 – led by Orange

Thanksgiving Parties
Nov. 20 & 21 at 11:15am
Sign up in the Classrooms for this fun potluck celebration!

No School Nov. 24-28
Happy Thanksgiving!
“Turkey Camp” with Andrews Athletics available Mon, Tues, Wed
See Coach Joel for Info

Looking ahead to December…
Wed. Dec. 17 is our all-school Christmas Program – it starts at 6pm.  All classes will be performing. And we will have a cookies and milk afterwards for all!  Make sure to mark your calendars!

Costume Party Carnival & Raffle Fundraiser

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 Purchase your tickets, add your name (and phone#) to the back, and place them in the boxes with prizes that you want to win!

The Drawing will take place at the end of the Costume Party. You do not need to be present to win!

All proceeds from the raffles go to our Security Gates Fundraiser!

(MORE Raffle Items are coming! We’ll update as they come in!)

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YELLOW TICKET Items ($5 raffle tickets)

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BLUE TICKET Items ($1 raffle tickets)

  • AJ Angsley’s Alphabet Books Gift Pack –$25 Value
    • AJ writes a sequential series of books focusing on letters of the alphabet through silly critters to evoke our little reader’s development, imagination, and values. This gift set features books A, B, & C!
    • ajangsley.com
  • Avon Kids Pack courtesy of Independent Consultant Monica Pearce – $15 Value
    • www.youravon.com/monicapearce
  • BeautiControl Home Spa Pack courtesy of Brandy Sanford$50  Value
  • Bounce U Adventure Pack – $45 Value
  • Cork Napkin Holder with Christmas Candles - Courtesy of Kathy’s Corks (714 856-8225)
  • Family Fun Pack courtesy of the Deschenes Family – $55 Value
    • 4 Passes to the Santa Ana Zoo, 2 Train rides at Zoo, 3 games of bowling at Concourse
  • Hair Clip from Lila Rose courtesy of Kim Lim –$13 Value
  • Lemon Essentials Oil from dōTERRA courtesy of Kim Lim- $13 value
  • The Rinks Ice Passes courtesy of the Ferry Family –$60 Value
    • Includes Skate Rental and Skate for 4
  • Rodan & Fields – 5 Mini Facials and $25 Credit – Courtesy of Kacie Andrews, Rodan & Fields Independent Consultant – $50 Value
  • Santa Ana Zoo Admission for 4 – Courtesy of the Deschenes Family$40 value

 

 

October News & Updates

 

| Download updated Oct. Calendar |

 ScholasticBooks

Book Fair: This is the last week of the book fair in the school office. Make sure you stop in before or after school to pick out your books before they’re all gone!

You can also shop online at http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/default.aspx?f=3407264 for more books and books for all ages!

Chapel: 

Oct 16 & 17 11:40 am our Purple Room classes will be teaching us about “Jonah and the Big Fish” and how God loves us, even when we make bad choices!

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October 15 (red, yellow, blue, purple)
October 16 (red, yellow, purple)
October 17 (orange)

A portion of sales will come back to the Creek towards our security gate fundraisers.

No pre-sale – all you need to do is come ready for individuals and class pictures. Afterwards, photos will be online for viewing and purchase.

This is the actual background and set for picture day! 

Silent Auction/Raffle Items needed:

Starting Oct. 20 we will have several special ‘baskets’ of goodies up for auction for our security gates fundraiser! Details on these awesome prize packages to come, but we do need some more items/services.

Do you or someone you know have items/services to donate? How about your favorite stores, shops and restaurants? Would  you approach at least one place on our behalf?

Items needed by Oct. 17 – we will gladly provide a letter of donation, and encourage our benefactors to have additional marketing materials available for those interested to take home.

Email info@thecreekpreschool.org for details.

 

 

Halloween Parade and Parties

T-TH Classes: Oct. 30 at 11am
MWF and 5 Day Classes Oct. 31 at 11am

Costume Parade starts at 11am on the basketball court, followed by class parties. *No witches, ghosts, goblins, devils, undead/zombies or other evils allowed.

Children can come to school in costume (but remember, we have a regular preschool day before the party, and will be on the playground too!) or you can come before 11am and help them dress.   Sign up for the party pot luck in your child’s classroom!

 

School Directory:

This week we will have drafts of the school directory in all the classrooms for you to proof your entry. Please initial if correct, or make changes if needed.

Also, if your family has a business and you would like it listed, please email us the information or add it to one of the proof print outs!