Fall 2015 Start Dates

Looking Ahead — Dates to Remember!!

Mark your calendars now with these important “Back-to-School” dates.


August 2015

01                    Registration Packets Due

15                    First tuition payment due

27 & 28           Class lists posted & Meet Your Teacher, stop by anytime between 10am-12pm

31                    Orientation Day MWF & 5-Day Classes 10-11:30am


September 2015

1                      Orientation Day T-Th Classes 10-11:30am

5 Day Classes – first full academic day

2                      MWF Classes – first full academic day

Extended Day Programs Start

3                      T-Th Classes – first full academic day

7                      No School – Labor Day

2.5-3 Years Special Promotion!

0610151547-squareKnow someone with a little one aged 2.5-3 years by Sept. 1 that’s ready to start preschool at The Creek? They may qualify for our special promotion: $100 off their August tuition payment just for registering before July 1…

Have them call 714 633-0402 or email info@thecreekpreschool.org to set up a tour…. Registration forms can be downloaded here and dropped off or mailed in.

{Fine print: Child must be between 2.5 and 3.5 years of age by Sept. 1 and start school with us by Sept. 1 to qualify for this promotion. Potty training not required. Registration form and fee due at sign up. All paperwork must be in by August 1 or promotional discount is void.}


Registration for Fall 2015


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 0610151547-squareKindergarten/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.

 *Registration Update: MWF and 5 Day schedules are nearly at capacity. Register NOW to claim the last spots!*

 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.


 0610151547aA 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.

Summer Camp Water Day!

With the weather next week starting to look like summer… we’re going to get to have a Summer Camp Water Day after all! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

MONDAY: for MWF, Orange, Blue and TUESDAY for T-Th classes Coach Joel will be set up for summer camp water slide fun! So come in your swimsuit, wear sunscreen, pack your towel, and a change of clothes… we’re going to get wet!
Learn more about camp here


May & June News

We’re in the last full month of the school year, and it’s FULL of special happenings!

Download May Calendar | Download June Calendar

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 4-8
We have a few special activities this week to help encourage our teachers and show them some love…

  • Monday and Tuesday, stop by the office patio to make a handprint for a banner for your teacher.
  • Wednesday is “Favorite Color Day” so wear your teacher’s favorite color from head to toe!
  • Thursday is “Flower Power” for 5 day classes – bring a single flower in for a group bouquet while T-Th Classes have “Snack Day” where you bring in a small snack item for your teacher.
  • Friday is “Snack Day” for all classes – bring in your teacher’s favorite something!

Download the Schedule and the “Favorites” list here!

Mommy & Me TeaMay 14 & 15 at 11am –We will be celebrating our Mommies on this special day. Please come join us for a special chapel service followed by a ‘tea’ treat in the classrooms!  (Thurs. Blue, Fri. Orange)

Bike-a-Thon Update: We had a great time this week riding for our school and we want to thank everyone who came out and supported us in this fundraiser.  To date, we have received $1,500 towards or $3,000 goal.  Money is due by May 15… our special Character Party for those who raise $100 or more is happening with Cinderella and Captain America on Tues May 19.  Prizes and party invites will start going out this coming week!

Summer Camp Sneak Peak:  Thurs. May 21, Fri. May 22   *weather permitting*
Send your child to school in a bathing suit, wearing sunscreen, and with a towel… ‘cause we’re going to play like it’s a summer camp day!  Coach Joel will be setting up his water slides, pools, and more for us to get way and have fun in the sun. It’s a chance for kids to experience a taste of summer camp, which starts June 8.
*Blue on Thurs, Orange on Fri.

Chapel: Thurs and Fri May 28 & 29 11:40am – It’s our last time to gather for chapel together as the Yellow Room leads us in the story of “The Man who was Too Little.”  They’ll be teaching us that even though we’re small, Jesus still sees us and loves us!

Last Days of School, Promotion Ceremony & Promotion Parties: Wed June 3 and Thurs June 4 10:30am
Join us in the sanctuary at 10:30 where each class will showcase a special song, receive their promotion medallions, and then head back to class for our goodbye parties.

There is no school Friday June 5.

Summer Camp Starts June 8 – Ages preschool through 5th grade – check out our summer camp info here on our web site.

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!  Click here for registration forms and information. 

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, please call 714 202-6113 for alternate arrangements. Galleries close May 8.

Ordered images will be given final adjustments for composition, color balance, and contrast.  Scratches and little boo-boos removed by request at no additional charge.

Didn’t like your pictures or missed picture day?  We are putting an interest list together for a make-up day. The backdrop will be the same.  Let the office know if you would like your child added to the make-up list.

Any questions call Stefanie Carlson 714 202-6113, email stefanie@stefaniecarlson.com, or check in with Stefanie in the school office.

Kids Guardian Workshop

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Time: 6:00pm – 7:15pm
Location: The Creek Preschool - 250 S. Prospect St., Orange, CA 92869

Parents will learn how to:

  • Make sure your children never spend even one moment in the care of strangers(or anyone you wouldn’t want) if anything happens to you.
  • Avoid the expenses and delays of a long, drawn-out court process that would make life difficult for your loved ones if you were in an accident.
  • Protect your children’s inheritance from creditors, lawsuits, and failed marriages.
  • Make sure your hard-earned money is immediately and privately available to your chosen guardians.
  • Leave behind more than just your money.

Parents will be shown an easy-three step process for deciding on guardians, and can complete legal documents naming permanent guardians for their kids for free—a $500 value!

Special Guest Speakers:
Joshua and Laura Meier, Meier Law Firm
Trust and Estate Attorneys Focusing on Families With Young Children

REGISTER ONLINE HERE or sign up at the school office

Bike-a-Thon 2015

Don’t forget: our Bike-A-Thon is April 29 & 30!

This is a fun event, as our children love bringing their very own bikes/scooters (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 their helmet, bike or scooter, and their adult ‘pit crew’ on site.

We are raising money for for Playground upgrades!

Students who raise $100 or more win admission to the “Avenger and the Princess” party! (An incredibly awesome character event full of games and laughter)
Students who raise $50 or more earn a Creek pennant!
And the class that raises the most money earns an ice cream party!

March News and Events!


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!