October News & Events

October is a busy month with lots of fall fun happening!

We will have Preschool & Pre-K adjustment conferences, a visit from Big John the Firetruck, our Pumpkin Patch on-site field trip, and our Halloween Parade & Parties in addition to chapels, music class, a bake sale and the continuation of all our special afternoon classes!

Adjustment Conferences: Preschool & Pre-K students : Oct. 2-6
Adjustment conferences can be scheduled before or after school with your child’s teacher. Sign-up in your classroom. (TK/K conferences in November)

Tk/K to Fire Station: Fri. Oct. 6 our Green room is heading off campus to the fire station to learn about the life of a Fire Fighter and how they live and work!

Chapels: Join us at 11:40 in the sanctuary.
Oct. 5 & 6: The Orange Room will be teaching us about “The Man who was Too Little” and how even though we may be small we’re still important to God!
Oct. 25 & 26: The Red Room will be teaching us about “Joshua and the Big Wall” and how if we trust in God’s power, we can do impossible, mighty things!

Vision Screening: Oct. 9 & 10: The Elks Club will be on site for free vision screenings on these days. You must sign up in advance for your child to be screened. Download a screening form.

Music Classes: Oct. 11 & 12 & 25 & 26 with Mrs. Karen!

Big John The Fire Truck: Oct. 16 & 17
We’re getting a visit from a real firefighter and a special talking fire truck! Parents are welcomed for this special program on fire safety.

Pumpkin Patch: Final Date TBD – watch for an update
We’re bringing in small pumpkins for our own on-site pumpkin patch and pumpkin story time with “Farmer Stefanie” where we will learn how we can let our light shine for God!

Bake Sale: Oct. 27: Support Ms. Cherry’s yellow room by purchasing goodies from the bake sale! YUM!

Halloween Parade & Parties
Oct. 30 for MWF classes
Oct. 31 for T/Th, Green, Orange

Costume Parade starts at 11:15am in Fellowship Hall followed by class parties.
No witches, ghosts, goblins, devils, undead/zombies or other evils allowed.

Martial Arts (Thursdays), Dance (Fridays) and Sports (Mondays & Tuesdays) continue all month and we have a new round of Cooking class on Wednesdays that starts Oct. 4. It’s not too late to join our extracurricular programs – stop by the office for more information or visit the extracurricular classes page for details and sign up forms.

Book Fair!

Book Fair Opens Sept. 14!

Grand Opening days are Thurs and Fri Sept. 14 & 15 with Grandparents Day!
The Book Fair runs through Sept. 22 before/after school in our library.

You’ll find great books for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and even a few for adults too! There’s a Christian book section and some chapter books for the big kids… as well as lots of great preschool age books!

And remember, books make great gifts too… so stock up for the holidays and birthday parties!

A peek inside the book fair…

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You can also shop online!

Online purchases ship to the school for easy pick up… and they count towards our fundraiser credits too! There’s more titles for older kids as well as adults online too!  Shop Online Here.

Thank you for supporting our school and our goal of brining more audio book kits to our classrooms through our book fair credits!

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September Events

Extracurricular Classes

Sports, Cooking, Martial Arts and Dance started this week! If you child would like to jump in, you can still sign up!

Class Schedules and Sign Up Forms Here

Grandparents Day

Sept. 14/15 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).


Book Fair

Sept. 14-22 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.

Last year we raised enough money to buy the headphone sets we needed for the listening centers as well as two big audio book kits. Our goal this year is enough money raised for two more BIG book kits which will double our audio book library!

River47 “Staycation” Movie Night

Saturday Sept. 16 at 6pm

Come celebrate the end of summer with us for a free movie night with firepits and marshmallow roasting! We’re showing Pete’s Dragon, and there will also be a dinner cookout with main dish and drinks provided.

Bring some outdoor chairs or blankets, and a side dish or desert to share!

Popcorn Fundraiser

Our popcorn fundraiser starts Sept. 18 – order forms will go home starting Sept. 18 and are due back Oct. 3. It’s delicious and makes a great gift.
We also receive 50% of the sales and all proceeds go to our building fund for the new floors.

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Picture Day!

T/Th Classes: Thurs. Sept. 21

MWF, Orange, Green: Fri. Sept. 22

Children will be photographed individually and with their class! The background for the solo photos is the fall set shown and will feature 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)


Bounce U Playdate Fundraiser

Our fun bounce house event is Sept. 26 from 3-5pm at the Orange location.
Feel free to invite friends and bring siblings… it’s a great opportunity to meet the other kids and parents in your child’s class as we raise some funds for our school.

Make sure you bring your socks to bounce!

Bake Sale!

Come get some treats before/after school on Sept. 28 & 29 and support our Tk/Kindergarten class! Mrs. Jennifer has some special goodies that she wants to purchase and your donations will go directly to her classroom.

Extracurricular Classes

Classes Start at 1pm

Payment for these special classes is made directly to the providers. Download their forms and bring them to the office with payment to sign up!


Monday & Tuesday: Sports with Andrews Athletics

Join Coach Joel for Soccer and Basketball where the emphasis is on teamwork and fun!

 Download a Sports Form


Wednesday: Cooking with Mrs. Jennifer

Apple Muffins, Ham & Cheese Roll Ups, Applesauce &  Breakfast “Sushi” are on the menu!

 Download a Cooking Form


Thursday: OC Martial Arts

Self-control, fitness, confidence and more through martial arts with Mr. Kris!

Download a OCMA form 


Friday: Storybook Dance

Discover a love of dance with this music and movement class that builds dance foundations!

Download a dance form

School Starts Soon!

Summer is almost over, and The Creek is starting back soon! Please mark your calendars with all the upcoming important dates. We look forward to a great school year with you!

Enrollment Packets Due August 14

In order for your child to start school with us, all forms must be filled out and returned to the school office. This includes the physician’s report (new students) and an up to date copy of immunizations (TK/K class!). Returning Students have forms due too!
Download a returning student packet | Download a new student packet

First Tuition EFT Withdrawal: August 15

Your child’s yearly tuition is broken down into 10 equal payments. The first payment will be withdrawn from your EFT account on August 15. The last payment will be taken on May 15. As a reminder the monthly tuition payment is not directly related to days in class; it is the year’s tuition in ten equal payments. If you are planning to pay the year in full for a 5% discount it is due by Sept. 1.

Meet your Teacher: Fri. August 25 from 10am-12pm

Class lists will be posted by 10am on Friday. Come drop by the school and check out the classroom and meet your child’s teacher. Teachers are working in their classrooms getting ready for the start of the new school year and would love to get a chance to meet you and your child!

Orientation Day:

MWF & Five Day Classes: Mon. August 28 from 10:00-11:30am
T-Th Classes: Tues. August 29 from 10:00-11:30am

A shortened first day of school, this is a great way to ease into the new school year! While your child goes to their class, you go to yours: parents have their start of year meeting in the sanctuary during this time. We will be going over school policies, curriculum (including a crash course in Zoo Phonics!) and getting us adults oriented for the new school year.

For this day you will not need to pack snack. If your child is not potty trained please bring diapers/wipes to stock their at school kit.

First Regular Day of School:

Five Day Classes: Tues. Aug 29, Academic Day Schedule 8:30/9am-noon only (bring snack!)
MWF Classes: Wed. August 30
T-Th Classes: Thurs. August 31

Extended Day 8am-3pm Starts Wed. August 30

We’re on regular school schedule, with Early Birds, Lunch Bunch, and Extended Day available!

Summer Hours

We are on summer schedule through August 18th.  Find out more about summer school here.

Summer Office Hours:

Monday 8:30-1:30pm

Wednesday 8:30-1:30pm

Friday 8:30-1:30pm


The best way to reach us in the summer are by email at info@thecreekpreschool.org or  our after hours voicemail (714) 497-0581 – please leave a message in order to receive a reply as your voicemail is emailed to us. These accounts are monitored during the off-hours.

Summer Events

We’re down to the last few weeks of school and wanted to let you know about some fun happenings this summer to help you plan your vacation time!

Summer School

Don’t forget to sign up for Summer School! Our fun program for kids ages 2-6 starts June 12 – limited spots available…

Summer School runs Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am-1pm – we are looking at the possibility of extended hours so if you are planning on coming to summer school please let us know if you need additional care hours – either email us or complete the short survey here.

Movie Nights

Come join us for a free movie and snacks with River47 church this summer!

June 10th 7pm: “Up”
July 29 7pm: “Monsters Inc”
August 12 7pm: “Despicable Me”

Vacation Bible School

45f4992b3113164593324265daece588River47 Church is hosting VBS the week of August 7th for children ages 3 (and potty trained) through entering 5th grade.

The theme is “Fun Maker Factory” and we’ll be exploring the themes of “God Made Us”, “God Loves Us” and “God Made us for a Purpose”! This quirky fun science style VBS also features Mrs. Stefanie’s new ‘famous’ worship band “The Donettes” who are stopping by on their summer tour!

VBS is a 3 day event from 9:30am-noon August 7, 9 & 11.
Learn more and sign up here.

PS – Don’t forget!

Last Days of School, Promotion Ceremony & Promotion Parties: June 7 & 8 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.

ORANGE and BLUE have their Promotion on THURSDAY June 8!
There is no school Friday June 9.

May News & Reminders

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 1-5 We have a few special activities this week to help encourage our teachers and show them some love…   check your teacher appreciation email that went out earlier today or click here.

Mommy & Me TeaMay 11 & 12  at 11:15am –We will be celebrating our Mommies on this special day. Please come join us for a special celebration in the classroom and art activity together.

Bike-a-Thon Update: We had a great time last 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 $1,400 towards or $3,000 goal.

It’s not too late to donate! Money is due by May 15… our special Character Party for those who raise $100 or more is happening with Batman & Belle on Wed May 24.  Prizes and party invites will start going out next week!

Tk/K Class to the Fire Station: May 25 our TK/K students are going off-site to the Fire Station to tour where fire fighters live and work!

Chapel: May 25 & 26 at  11:40am – It’s our last time to gather for chapel together as the Blue Room leads us in learning about “The Great Commission” – that because we have Jesus’ love, we are tasked with sharing His love with others!

Last Days of School, Promotion Ceremony & Promotion Parties: June  7 & 8 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.

ORANGE and BLUE have their Promotion on THURSDAY June 8!
There is no school Friday June 9.

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 12. For more information about Summer School, click here.

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!

Teacher Appreciation Week

We Love Our Teachers & Staff!

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week and we wanted to give you some easy ways to celebrate with us. There’s a couple of fun themed days that you can participate in to show school spirit and how much we love our teachers!



We’re having a special lunch for our teachers, provided by River47 church! We also gave our teachers an ‘extra payday’ today :)

Students put handprints on banners today and we’ll be making a handprint walkway to enjoy all week!


We’ll be doing handprints for the handprint walk with Tues/Thurs students.
And we’ll be making a staff Starbucks run to help them kick start their week!

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Wednesday & Thursday

FLOWER POWER! We’ve got empty vases in each classroom, can you bring in a flower or two to create a bouquet? Weeds are welcomed!

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Wednesday we’ll be having chips & dip for our teachers to get a snack during the day!

And on Thursday we’ll have delicious fruits out to snack on.


“Donut Worry, Be Happy” – delicious donuts will be waiting for our staff Friday morning.

Friday is also SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY! Wear your classroom color to show who’s class you’re in!

April News

Flooring Work Day:  Don’t forget, this Saturday is our flooring prep day!

We will be stripping the old floors and preparing them for the contractor on Sat. April 1 from 8am-noon.  There will be childcare available on the playground with Mrs. Stefanie!

No special skills needed just a desire to do some physical labor!    Please let us know what hour we can have you and if you will need child care to help us plan. THANK YOU for all you do to help us here at The Creek!

Spring Break:

There will be no school April 3-6.  See you back the week after!

 Palm Sunday:

River47 church will be having their Palm Sunday service out on the lawn on April 9 at 10am if you’d like to join us!

Easter Chapel and Parties:

Wed & Thurs. April 12 & 13 at 11:15 am. (Blue and Orange on Wed.)

We will be having a special chapel celebrating the miracle of Easter, followed by parties in the classrooms. We hope you can join us for the chapel too! Sign ups for the parties will be posted in the classrooms.

We are Closed on Good Friday, April 14.  River47 will have service at 7pm.

Easter Sunday!

Come celebrate with River47 church at 10am April 16!

Preschool Class Conferences:

Purple and Yellow Room classes have their conference week April 17 through 21.  Please check with your child’s teacher for their conference availability and to sign up.

Tk & K Class to Tanaka Farm!

April 24 – they’re heading off campus to visit the strawberry farm!



Our Bike-a-Thon Fundraiser Event returns!  April 27 & 28

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. Please turn in all pledge money into the school office at the end of the event.

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.

A separate email with more details about the Bike-a-Thon has also gone out today.