Coming this fall - MATH CHALLENGE!!
Math Challenge is coming Fall 2018! We have heard from parents that STEM-related enrichment is high on the wishlist - so the Canyon Creek PTA is introducing a new program to Canyon Creek in the fall called "Math Challenge". What is Math Challenge? The Math Challenge program is a free school-wide math enrichment program for elementary students, consisting of a series of challenging and interesting math problems provided to each school. This program, started at Norman Rockwell Elementary (Redmond, WA) in 2007 with a reach of only 60 elementary students, has expanded to over 40 schools and around 2000 students in 2017-2018. The ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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6/16/2018-8/31/2018

SAVE THE DATE: Back to School Ice Cream Social
Save the Date: Back to School Ice Cream Social We invite you to join us for this opportunity to tour the school, meet your teachers and start the school year with some fun on Wednesday, August 29th.   3:30-4:00pm -- New Family Tours New Family Tours begin at the front office at 3:30. Check out the campus, ask questions, get directions to your students classroom.  3:15-5:30pm -- Office Open The school office will be open to process paperwork and answer questions. 4:00-4:45pm -- Back-to-School Open House Meet your teacher and drop off school supplies. All students are encouraged to drop off school supplies ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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6/6/2018-8/29/2018

Summer Fun Playdates - Incoming Kindergarteners!
Calling all INCOMING kindergarteners!! Join us this summer to meet new friends before school starts in the fall.  Families welcome! Where? Canyon Creek Elementary School Playground (enter playground from 212th St SE). July 2018 Wednesday, July 11th, 10:30am - noon Saturday, July 21st, 10:30am - noon Tuesday, July 31st, 4:30 - 6pm August 2018 Saturday, August 4th, 1:30 - 3:00pm Thursday, August 16th, 4:30 - 6pm Tuesday, August 28th, 10:30 - noon Join our Facebook group Canyon Creek: Summer Fun Playdates  for updates.   In case of inclement weather (heavy rain), the playdate will be cancelled.  Please note we will not have ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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5/13/2018-8/28/2018

Meet your 2018-2019 PTA Board of Directors
As the 2017-2018 school year comes to an end, your new PTA Board of Directors is already working on planning for the 2018-2019 school year! The new directors will officially assume their roles on 7/1/2018. PTA Board of Directors Here are the 2018-2019 PTA Board of Directors:            President: Melanie McKenzie       Treasurer: Barbara (Barby) Taheri   VP Programs: Jennifer Herrman   Legislative/Advocacy:  Jennifer Spataro   VP Communication: Nicole Trimble   Membership:  Jennifer (Jenn) Snyder   Secretary:  Shea Johnson       Pictured (left to right): Melanie McKenzie, Nicole Trimble, Shea Johnson, Jenn Snyder, Barby Taheri, Jennifer Herrman, Jennifer ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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6/17/2018-7/31/2018

Thank you 2017-2018 PTA Board of Directors!
Thank you SO much to our 2017-2018 PTA Board of Directors!             President:  Robin Zaback    Treasurer:  Jennifer Herrman   VP Programs:  Barbara "Barby" Taheri   Legislative/Advocacy:  Jennifer "Jenn" Snyder   VP Communication:  (open)   Membership:  (open)   Secretary:  Angela Hacker       Pictured (left to right): Angela Hacker, Barby Taheri, Robin Zaback, Jenn Snyder, Jennifer Herrman.   “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs   These messages were all written by Jodie McClure and I think they ring true ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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Spring Bazaar - May 5thNicole Trimble4/11/20185/5/2018
Spring Bazaar - May 5th
Join us for our 2nd Annual Spring Bazaar!   Details (When / Where) Saturday, May 5th, 10am-3pm (Drop in any time and stay as long as you want!) In the Canyon Creek Elementary Gym Vendors AF Pottery Avon Beverly's Sewn Items Cake Art Co. Canyon Creek Spirit Wear Cards & Paper Crafts by Kathy Color Street Damsel in Defense Doggie Bling 'N Things Emmy's Homemade Jewelry H2O at Home Inspired by Loyza Jamberry Killian Corn Locket Lady LuLaRoe North Creek Junior Football Association Perfectly Posh Pixie Plates Rodan + Fields Scentsy - "No Wicks Allowed" Snoho Suburb Designs Sue's Quilling ... read full article
2018-2019 Early Release / Dismissals - Canyon CreekNicole Trimble8/1/20186/21/2019
2018-2019 Early Release / Dismissals - Canyon Creek
Normal release time: 3:35 pm Wednesday Early Release time: 2:05 pm   For the 2017-18 school year, all Wednesdays are early release except the following four Wednesdays: September 5th (first day of school for 1st-5th graders) - dismissal at 3:35 pm. November 21st (elementary early dismissal for conferences) - dismissal at 12:15 pm. June 12th - dismissal at 3:35 pm. June 19th - last day of school dismissal at 11:05 am.   Also note the following early dismissal days : November 15th, 16th, 19th, 20th & 21st (elementary early dismissal for conferences) - dismissal at 12:15 pm. February 8th (elementary early dismissal for conferences) - ... read full article
2018 Family Survey ResultsRobin Zaback6/17/20186/30/2018
2018 Family Survey Results
2018 Family Survey Results Summary Results - PTA Canyon Creek PTA is proud to have been able to partner with Canyon Creek Elementary in conducting this year's spring survey. Family and community engagement is a vital part of PTA and we were particularly interested in learning more about how our community feels about community at our school. There were 278 responses to the survey: 123 were submitted online and 155 were paper submissions. In general, the survey indicated that the majority of respondents feel very welcome at school and at PTA events, students feel safe and supported when at school, ... read full article
Coming this fall - MATH CHALLENGE!!Nicole Trimble6/16/20188/31/2018
Coming this fall - MATH CHALLENGE!!
Math Challenge is coming Fall 2018! We have heard from parents that STEM-related enrichment is high on the wishlist - so the Canyon Creek PTA is introducing a new program to Canyon Creek in the fall called "Math Challenge". What is Math Challenge? The Math Challenge program is a free school-wide math enrichment program for elementary students, consisting of a series of challenging and interesting math problems provided to each school. This program, started at Norman Rockwell Elementary (Redmond, WA) in 2007 with a reach of only 60 elementary students, has expanded to over 40 schools and around 2000 students in 2017-2018. The ... read full article
SAVE THE DATE: Back to School Ice Cream SocialNicole Trimble6/6/20188/29/2018
SAVE THE DATE: Back to School Ice Cream Social
Save the Date: Back to School Ice Cream Social We invite you to join us for this opportunity to tour the school, meet your teachers and start the school year with some fun on Wednesday, August 29th.   3:30-4:00pm -- New Family Tours New Family Tours begin at the front office at 3:30. Check out the campus, ask questions, get directions to your students classroom.  3:15-5:30pm -- Office Open The school office will be open to process paperwork and answer questions. 4:00-4:45pm -- Back-to-School Open House Meet your teacher and drop off school supplies. All students are encouraged to drop off school supplies ... read full article
Washington State PTA ConventionNicole Trimble5/26/20186/4/2018
Washington State PTA Convention
Washington State PTA Convention Four of our PTA board members (current & incoming) attended the 104th Annual Washington State PTA Convention took place over the weekend of May 18-20th in Vancouver, WA. Robin Zaback, current President Barby Taheri, current VP-Programs & incoming Treasurer Melanie McKenzie, incoming President Nicole Trimble, incoming VP-Communications Training Classes Between them, our four attendees participated in 18 different training sessions on a variety of topics, including:          -  Adapting Programs for Special Needs   -  Managing Your Nonprofit PTA: The Financial    -  Advanced Strategies for Building Membership          Responsibilities of Board Members   ... read full article
2017-2018 Awards of ExcellenceNicole Trimble5/25/20186/9/2018
2017-2018 Awards of Excellence
Washington State PTA recognizes local PTAs through their annual Awards of Excellence Program. This year, Canyon Creek applied for and received awards in four different categories: Standards of Excellence Award  (PLATINUM) - recognizing the effective use of WSPTA best practices as a guide for local PTAs and community PTAs to be child-focused, responsible to members, knowledgable, fiscally responsible, involved, and well-trained. Outstanding Communications Strategy Award  (GOLD) - recognizing the effective use of multiple communication channels to reach members and community. Outstanding Website Award  (GOLD) - recognizing the effective use of websites as a communication tool. Outstanding E-blast Award  (GOLD) - recognizing ... read full article
Student Letters to PTANicole Trimble5/18/20185/30/2018
Student Letters to PTA
Student Letters to PTA Our PTA was delighted to receive letters from some Canyon Creek students and we would like to share some ideas they proposed in these letters.         Dear PTA, Thank you for making popcorn. I would like to request the PTA to have popcorn every Monday and Friday. One reason is kids LOVE popcorn. It is DELICIOUS. It will save the parents from buying popcorn. Also it makes kids excited and delighted. Can we please get popcorn every Monday and Friday.       Dear PTA, You are a great support to our school, ... read full article
Gift to School Grants AwardedRobin Zaback5/16/20185/30/2018
Gift to School Grants Awarded
Gift to School 2018 Each spring, Canyon Creek PTA awards grants through our Gift to School program to pay for materials, activities or projects that are aligned with our mission statement and goals. This year, our membership voted to allocate up to $18,500 in grants across our school community! Grants awarded this year: RazKids for K-3 and mid-level classrooms iXL for 1st-4th grade and mid-level classrooms Manga High for 5th grade classrooms Paper subscriptions for K-3 classrooms (e.g., Scholastic News, Science Weekly, National Geographic) Alternative seating options (one at each grade level) Noise-cancelling headphones and sensory chew items Early reader ... read full article
PTA Award Winners Announced!Nicole Trimble5/16/20185/30/2018
PTA Award Winners Announced!
Congratulations to our PTA Award Winners! Our last PTA General Meeting of 2017-18 was on Tuesday, May 15th! In addition to electing our 2018-19 PTA President, Melanie McKenzie, we approved a 2018-19 budget AND announced our annual PTA awards. Congratulations to our 2018 PTA award recipients: Outstanding Educator - Elliot Gray  Outstanding Advocate - Suzanne Ducotey Golden Acorn (outstanding volunteer) - Robin Zaback Their dedication and care enrich and brighten our school community in so many ways!!!   Outstanding Educator: Elliot Gray Elliot Gray (on right) with presenter, Barby Taheri.   Outstanding Advocate: Suzanne Ducotey Suzanne Ducotey (on right) with presenter, Mackenzie Romppanen. ... read full article
Art Gala RecapNicole Trimble5/14/20185/26/2018
Art Gala Recap
We hope you enjoyed the Art Gala on Friday, May 11th! It was an inspiring evening with so many great class art collections to view. Created by all of the students at Canyon Creek - as well as some from the talented staff! We also enjoyed listening to our wonderful 5th grade marimba band - always fun to hear their upbeat music offerings. Another exciting happening was the reveal of the 40th Anniversary Cap Mural and it didn't disappoint! We can't wait to see it installed outside the school! Photos: Find many more photos on our Facebook post  about the event!  (Don't forget ... read full article
Summer Fun Playdates - Incoming Kindergarteners!Nicole Trimble5/13/20188/28/2018
Summer Fun Playdates - Incoming Kindergarteners!
Calling all INCOMING kindergarteners!! Join us this summer to meet new friends before school starts in the fall.  Families welcome! Where? Canyon Creek Elementary School Playground (enter playground from 212th St SE). July 2018 Wednesday, July 11th, 10:30am - noon Saturday, July 21st, 10:30am - noon Tuesday, July 31st, 4:30 - 6pm August 2018 Saturday, August 4th, 1:30 - 3:00pm Thursday, August 16th, 4:30 - 6pm Tuesday, August 28th, 10:30 - noon Join our Facebook group Canyon Creek: Summer Fun Playdates  for updates.   In case of inclement weather (heavy rain), the playdate will be cancelled.  Please note we will not have ... read full article
Thank You for Participating in Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week!!Nicole Trimble5/12/20185/19/2018
Thank You for Participating in Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week!!
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week was a SUCCESS!! It was a great week appreciating our awesome teachers and staff and it couldn't have worked without the participation of our wonderful families. The Canyon Creek teachers and staff felt very special and appreciated with all the festivities this week.   Monday: A Cinco de Mayo luncheon was hosted by our Staff Appreciation Committee; all items donated by school families! Tuesday: Students brought in flowers for a special teacher or staff member! Wednesday: Mr. Denton, Ms. Airhart and the PTA provided a coffee cart for teachers and staff to enjoy their favorite drink.   Thursday: ... read full article
Running Club - All School Fun RunNicole Trimble5/2/20186/1/2018
Running Club - All School Fun Run
Volunteers Appreciated for School Wide Running Event On Friday June 1st , Ms. Daniel and our Running Club Committee (Casey Dwyer & Lori Kirsten)  will be coordinating a Running Club Fun Run taking place over lunch-time recesses. Students will be invited to run 1 mile around the school and enjoy a refreshing popsicle after completion! We have a good base of volunteers, but the MORE the MERRIER...join us to help monitor the course, cheer on runners and hand out popsicles! Volunteers are welcome to bring a younger sibling, if needed. Volunteer timing options: whole event (11:30-2:30) 1st shift (setup and first 1/2) - 11:30am to ... read full article
Last PTA General Meeting of the school year!Nicole Trimble4/29/20185/13/2018
Last PTA General Meeting of the school year!
Last PTA General Meeting of the 2017-2018 school year! When: Tuesday, May 15th, 6:30pm Where: Cafeteria   Please join us for this last PTA meeting of this school year. Listen to our amazing 5th grade marimba group perform. Help us recognize and celebrate the recipients of our annual awards! We will also be electing next year's PTA President and approving our annual budget. It is going to be a fun evening full of celebration. All are welcome!   NOTE: for PTA General Meetings, FREE childcare (ages 5+) is provided by Champions, located next to the Cafeteria. ... read full article
Art Gala - Friday, May 11thNicole Trimble4/25/20185/9/2018
Art Gala - Friday, May 11th
Canyon Creek PTA's Annual Art Gala is on Friday, May 11th, 6-8pm Come join us in the gym and enjoy an evening of school community, marimba band and many wonderful art displays! Feature On Friday, May 11th, 6pm to 8pm, in the gym , explore the awesome student art displays!  Our fabulous volunteer Art Docents teach art lessons approximately once a month - across all classrooms - and then present this display of student art projects! Look for two projects from each student. Also find special displays for student Reflections program submissions and staff member art submissions! Schedule of events 5:50-6:20pm - Marimba Band ... read full article
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week: May 7-11Nicole Trimble4/24/20185/11/2018
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week: May 7-11
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week: Monday, May 7th through Friday, May 11th Please help us celebrate our wonderful teachers and staff this week.   Monday - May 7th Staff will enjoy a belated Cinco de Mayo Mexican lunch. Please consider contributing something! Sign up here  (top section of list). Tuesday - May 8th Students : Bring flower to Staff Member(s) who are important to you.  Wednesday - May 9th ‘Thanks a Latte’ Staff will enjoy a coffee beverage from a latte carte provided by Mr. Denton, Ms. Airhart and the PTA.  Thursday - May 10th Students : Write or draw a special ... read full article
Mariners Tickets On Sale Now - June 2nd Game!Nicole Trimble4/18/20185/11/2018
Mariners Tickets On Sale Now - June 2nd Game!
This is your chance to get discounted tickets ($18 each) for the June 2nd Mariners game AND $5 of each ticket will go to our PTA! Deadline to order is May 11th . Fill our form and turn into the school office. Question? Contact our Partnerships Chair, Misty Carter . This is an embedded .pdf. ... read full article
2018-19 Open Chair Positions are Posted!Nicole Trimble4/14/20185/31/2018
2018-19 Open Chair Positions are Posted!
Come Join Us! Help us plan for and make the 2018-2019 school year awesome!!   It's the time of year to fill the open positions for next year's PTA! We have many dedicated volunteers that will continue in their roles and/or take on new ones! However, there are families with children moving on to middle school who won't be involved in our PTA any more. We need your help! Check out the list of open positions  and let us know if you have any questions at all!    There is a good assortment of positions available now: - Single events (ie. Fall ... read full article
Meet your 2018-2019 PTA Board of DirectorsNicole Trimble6/17/20187/31/2018
Meet your 2018-2019 PTA Board of Directors
As the 2017-2018 school year comes to an end, your new PTA Board of Directors is already working on planning for the 2018-2019 school year! The new directors will officially assume their roles on 7/1/2018. PTA Board of Directors Here are the 2018-2019 PTA Board of Directors:            President: Melanie McKenzie       Treasurer: Barbara (Barby) Taheri   VP Programs: Jennifer Herrman   Legislative/Advocacy:  Jennifer Spataro   VP Communication: Nicole Trimble   Membership:  Jennifer (Jenn) Snyder   Secretary:  Shea Johnson       Pictured (left to right): Melanie McKenzie, Nicole Trimble, Shea Johnson, Jenn Snyder, Barby Taheri, Jennifer Herrman, Jennifer ... read full article
Thank you 2017-2018 PTA Board of Directors!Nicole Trimble6/17/20187/31/2018
Thank you 2017-2018 PTA Board of Directors!
Thank you SO much to our 2017-2018 PTA Board of Directors!             President:  Robin Zaback    Treasurer:  Jennifer Herrman   VP Programs:  Barbara "Barby" Taheri   Legislative/Advocacy:  Jennifer "Jenn" Snyder   VP Communication:  (open)   Membership:  (open)   Secretary:  Angela Hacker       Pictured (left to right): Angela Hacker, Barby Taheri, Robin Zaback, Jenn Snyder, Jennifer Herrman.   “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs   These messages were all written by Jodie McClure and I think they ring true ... read full article