Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer OpportunityDate/TimeSignupQuestions
2018-2019 PTA Chair Positions 2018-2019 School Year Volunteer
Interest Form
Melanie McKenzie
Vision & Hearing Screenings Tuesday October 9th
8:45-1:30pm
Signup Nurse Susan
Art Docent once a month Email Coordinators Courtney Carr,
Karen DeMercer,
Elesha Ostrander &
Melissa Kline
Library Brigade (Assistants) every week or every other week Signup Online Laryssa Schwartz
Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) 1 school day, as often as you want Email Coordinator Michael Richards
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Early Release
Early Release

Date:
Wednesday, September 19
11:59p After School Program Registration Closes
After School Program Registration Closes

Date:
Thursday, September 20
Time:
11:59p

School Apex Fun Run
School Apex Fun Run

Date:
Friday, September 21
Where:
Canyon Creek

On Friday (September 21st) ALL students will participate in the Apex Fun Run! The school is still looking for a few more volunteers to help with the Fun Run - or just come cheer on your students!

More information (including times each grade run)
PTA Popcorn Friday
PTA Popcorn Friday

Date:
Friday, September 21
Where:
Lunch Recess

Lunch recess popcorn treat!
Spiritwear Order Deadline!
Spiritwear Order Deadline!

Date:
Friday, September 21

There are 2 ways to order:

- order online
- order forms will come home with students on the first day of school - return to school with check

Order deadline is Friday, 9/21.

More information
8:30a Meet & Greet with Dr. Reid, NSD Superintendent
Meet & Greet with Dr. Reid, NSD Superintendent

Date:
Friday, September 21
Time:
8:30a - 9:00a
Where:
Cafeteria

MEET & GREET our district superintendent, Dr. Michelle Reid, on Friday, September 21, from 8:30-9:00am in the Canyon Creek cafeteria. PTA members and parents are invited to come and chat with Dr. Reid during this informal morning visit. Playground supervision will be available for students whose parents are attending.

3:00p Math Challenge Kick off!!
Math Challenge Kick off!!

Date:
Friday, September 21
Time:
3:00p

The first math challenge releases today at 3pm on the Math Challenge website (http://www.mathinaction.org/canyon-creek-elementary.html).

6:00p PTA Watch D.O.G.S. Kick-off
PTA Watch D.O.G.S. Kick-off

Date:
Friday, September 21
Time:
6:00p - 7:00p
Where:
Canyon Creek Cafeteria
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3:35p Chorus Begins! (4th & 5th Grade)
Chorus Begins! (4th & 5th Grade)

Date:
Monday, September 24
Time:
3:35p - 4:45p


3:35p Cross Country Begins! (3rd, 4th & 5th Grade)
Cross Country Begins! (3rd, 4th & 5th Grade)

Date:
Monday, September 24
Time:
3:35p - 4:15p


7:00p PTA Board Meeting
PTA Board Meeting

Date:
Monday, September 24
Time:
7:00p - 8:30p
Where:
Canyon Creek Library
Reflections Program Kickoff!!
Reflections Program Kickoff!!

Date:
Tuesday, September 25

6:00p Kindergarten Curriculum Night
Kindergarten Curriculum Night

Date:
Tuesday, September 25
Time:
6:00p - 6:45p
Where:
Gym/Classroom

Start in the gym for a quick presentation from Mr. Denton & Ms. Airhart! Then head to classrooms for presentation by your student's teacher!

*PTA representatives will be available prior to the gym presentation - answering questions and accepting membership forms! We take credit cards now via Square!

6:00p Social/Emotional Curriculum Night
Social/Emotional Curriculum Night

Date:
Tuesday, September 25
Time:
6:00p - 6:45p
Where:
Gym/Classroom

Start in the gym for a quick presentation from Mr. Denton & Ms. Airhart! Then head to classrooms for presentation by your student's teacher!

*PTA representatives will be available prior to the gym presentation - answering questions and accepting membership forms! We take credit cards now via Square!

7:15p 4th Grade Curriculum Night
4th Grade Curriculum Night

Date:
Tuesday, September 25
Time:
7:15p - 8:00p
Where:
Gym/Classroom

Start in the gym for a quick presentation from Mr. Denton & Ms. Airhart! Then head to classrooms for presentation by your student's teacher!

*PTA representatives will be available prior to the gym presentation - answering questions and accepting membership forms! We take credit cards now via Square!
Early Release
Early Release

Date:
Wednesday, September 26
9:00a Arena Sports Package Deal - Benefit PTA
Arena Sports Package Deal - Benefit PTA

Date:
Wednesday, September 26
Time:
9:00a - 8:00p
Where:
Arena Sports - Mill Creek

Have fun at Arena Sports with this deal and 20% of the purchase of the deal will go to Canyon Creek PTA!!!!

Learn more
9:00a PTA Art Docent Training
PTA Art Docent Training

Date:
Thursday, September 27
Time:
9:00a - 10:30a
Where:
Canyon Creek Cafeteria
School Picture Day!
School Picture Day!

Date:
Friday, September 28
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What is PTA Staff Appreciation all about?
Here is an introduction from our Staff Appreciation Committee: We wanted to introduce ourselves and explain the Staff Appreciation Committee to those who don’t know what we do. We are two PTA members/moms who want to show our Canyon Creek Staff how much we appreciate all that they do with our kids each day by being a part of this committee. My name is Megan Madsen, I have a 2nd grade son and a 5th grade son at Canyon Creek, an 8th grade daughter at Skyview and a Sophomore daughter at North Creek High School. And my name is Nancy Tangen, ... read full article

Canyon Creek PTA Celebrates our MEMBERS!!
THANK YOU to all of you who have joined Canyon Creek PTA!!! We are so grateful to you for helping us Reach for the Stars in 2018-19! To celebrate our members, we have decorated our PTA bulletin board (just down the hall from the Main Office) with STARS! Each star features the name of a member family (and the teal stars represent our amazing Canyon Creek teachers and staff who have joined!). We invite you to check it out and...  FIND your star,   TAKE a pic,   POST it on social media with the hashtag #CCReachForTheStars to show that you are a ... read full article

Legislative Survey - We NEED your opinions!
WHAT ISSUES ARE MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU?   Take the WA State PTA  online survey  to help Canyon Creek PTA delegates vote on the TOP 5 issues that are most important to your school. The issues supporting the “Health, Education & Welfare” of our students cover a wide spectrum of legislative policies  from school meals and closing the gaps to pre-school, recess, SEL, teacher shortages, gun safety and more. Take the survey to find out what’s on the proposed agenda and share your priorities with your PTA. Your voice matters, please take a few moments and let us know what’s ... read full article

Multi-Cultural Night - SAVE THE DATE!
Save the Date for our New Event: Muti-Cultural Night ! We are excited to announce our first Multi-Cultural night will be on Friday, November 9th, 6-8pm . Mark your calendars!! A sign up form will be coming in early October, but in the meantime, consider if you would like to participate and what you might want to share! This event is open to EVERY family at our school to either participate and share - OR come and learn about other cultures! We will have the presentation area in the cafeteria with tables setup for our families' displays! Also, we will have a ... read full article

*NEW* Fall PTA Membership Drive - Incentive Program!
Our PTA is REACHING for a membership goal of 100% Participation! We chose this lofty goal because we want to have every family's voice represented in our PTA. We have confidential scholarships for anyone who requests one. Please consider becoming a part of our completely volunteer, non-profit organization focused on our KIDS! NO MEETINGS OR VOLUNTEERING IS NECESSARY TO BE A MEMBER!  Incentive Program! To encourage memberships, we are implementing an incentive program for our Fall Membership Drive! How does it work? We will have three drawings. Every 2018-19 Canyon Creek PTA member will be included in each drawing. To allow for ... read full article

Join Our Library Brigade!
Become a Part of the Library Brigade! O ur PTA coordinates a group of volunteers who assistant the Librarians at Canyon Creek. We call this group of Library Assistants, our "Library Brigade"! The goal is for EVERY   class at the school to have a Library Assistant EVERY week, which allows the Librarians to spend more time with the children, reading to the class, helping each child to pick out just the right book for them, or helping them with the computers (older grades).  The Library Assistants will help with: checking class books in and out student check-out & inquiries distributing & placing holds ... read full article

Art Docent Program: Sign Up Today!!
Did you know that our schools don’t provide art teachers due to budget constraints?  To ensure there is still art in our school, our PTA provides monthly art lessons in every classroom through the Art Docent program! Isn't that amazing!?!  We rely on MANY volunteers to keep the program running. Volunteering to teach art is a great way to get into the classroom and support art in our schools.  What is an Art Docent: An Art Docent is a volunteer who takes art into a classroom at Canyon Creek Elementary. The Art Docents can be one person, two people or a team working together for ... read full article

Watch DOGS 2018-19 Kickoff Pizza Party! RSVP Today!
Canyon Creek Elementary and the Canyon Creek PTA work together to run this great program to bring more male role models into the school during the school day! The Watch D.O.G.S. are dads, grandpas, step-dads, or other father figures who spend a day at the school, in a couple classrooms, at recess running activities, eating lunch with their student, and more! Learn more on our Watch D.O.G.S. program page .   Are you interested? Save the date for our kickoff PIZZA PARTY on Friday, September 21st, 6-7pm .  RSVP HERE!   (so we can play food appropriately!)   If you can't ... read full article

Arena Sports: Mill Creek - Package Deal benefiting our PTA!!
  Arena Sports - Mill Creek: Join us for this exciting deal at Arena Sports - Mill Creek! Head on in to the counter with the flyer linked below anytime between 9am and 8pm on Wednesday, September 26th , to support our PTA. Purchase a package deal including: 2 hrs unlimited arcade games* and your choice of: --- one game of laser tag --- one game of bowling --- unlimited play in the Inflatable Funzone all for $24.95 plus tax per person when flyer is presented .  *Some exclusions apply. 20% of package deal purchases will be donated to Canyon ... read full article

After School Programs - UPDATED
Canyon Creek PTA After School Programs Fall 2018 UPDATE as of 9/16: WOW, Canyon Creek Families!! We knew you wanted more choices for after school programs, however, we are blown away by the response. Sponge - Spanish (K-5th; full year) FULL (waitlisted*) Play Well TEKnologies - Intro STEM (K-2nd; fall) FULL 1 scholarship spot reserved for student with PTA Chaperone Play Well TEKnologies - STEM Challenge (3rd-5th; fall)  FULL 1 scholarship spot reserved for student with PTA Chaperone Smart with Art - Total Art Experience (K-5th; fall) FULL (waitlisted*) 1 scholarship spot reserved for student with  PTA Chaperone Computing Kids - Scratch 101 (2nd-5th; fall) FULL After School ... read full article

2018-19 Spiritwear - Order Online Now!
2018-19 Spiritwear is now available for preorder!! We updated our logo this year-- based on our logo from 2 years ago (designed by Jodie McClure). We are printing the reversed color logo on a black shirt, which cuts down on the amount of ink.  This helps the logo feel less thick and stiff.  Styles Available We have: Short Sleeve T-Shirts (youth $8, ladies cut & adult $10) Long Sleeve T-Shirts  (youth $12, ladies cut & adult $15) Full Zip Hoodies  (youth $20, ladies cut & adult $25) All available in youth, ladies cut and adult sizes. Please contact Dawn at spiritwear@canyoncreekpta.org  if your size is not ... read full article

Seeking PTA Sponsors
We are looking for great businesses to sponsor our PTA and help us fund the wonderful events and programs we offer and support throughout the school year. If you know of a business owner who might be interested in this opportunity, please share this information with them! Sponsorship Opportunities Sponsorships will be used by Canyon Creek PTA to support many school programs such as welcome back to school event, art docent program, STEM Fair, Math Challenge, Multi-Cultural Night, Family Fun events and much, much more! There are various levels of sponsorship available. Size and placement of logos on the banners and website are based on ... read full article

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Canyon Creek Cross Country - starts 9/24!
Cross Country for 3rd, 4th & 5th Graders Canyon Creek Cross Country is starting on Monday, September 24th ! This is open to all 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students. Cross Country will be on Mondays & Tuesdays from Monday, 9/24 thru Monday, 10/29. All Tuesdays (except the first one) are Meets and will require parent transportation to Meet location & parent attendance. Canyon Creek is host for TWO of the meets, so we will need adult volunteers. Students will meet up with coaches on practice days in the GYM right after school. Practice is from 3:30-4:15pm. Pickup students promptly ... read full article

Vision & Hearing Screenings - October 9th
Volunteers Needed to Help with Screening Day!   Every year the school nurse and school district helpers - along with parent volunteers - conduct vision and hearing screenings for all the grade levels except for the 4th graders.  It is very important to get all the kiddos screened because good vision and hearing are essential to learning!     The screening day is set for Tuesday, October 9th from 9:00am - 1:30pm at the school.   If you can help out, please sign up .    Questions? Please contact the school nurse, Nurse Susan.   Susan Monette-Czarnecki, RN, BSN Canyon Creek Elementary School ... read full article

Meet & Greet with Dr. Reid, NSD Superintendent!
MEET & GREET our district superintendent, Dr. Michelle Reid, on Friday, September 21, from 8:30-9:00am in the Canyon Creek cafeteria. PTA members and parents are invited to come and chat with Dr. Reid during this informal morning visit. Playground supervision will be available for students whose parents are attending. ... read full article

Apex Fun Run on Friday - Join the FUN!
School Fundraiser Fun Run on Friday! Last week at school students participated in lessons about being Selfless, Trustworthy, and Refueling their mind & body. More fun lessons to come this week! Beside to ask your child about the lessons.  On Friday (September 21st)  ALL students will participate in the Apex Fun Run! The school is still looking for a few more volunteers to help with the Fun Run ( sign up here ) - or just come cheer on your students! Schedule: Kindergarten & 1st Grade: 9:30-10:15am 2nd & 3rd Grades: 10:30-11:15am 4th Grade: 11:30am-12:15am 5th Grade: 2-2:45pm ... read full article

Canyon Creek Chorus (4th & 5th Grades) - Starts 9/24!
4th & 5th Grade Chorus Chorus begins for 4th & 5th graders on  Mondays and Thursday, starting September 24 ! Rehearsals will be held in the gym on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:35-4:45 p.m. Chorus forms will come home in Monday envelopes and music teachers will have extras. Forms are due this Friday, September 21st .  The chorus will have various performance opportunities and field trips.  Please bring a snack to eat from 3:30-3:45. We will sing from 3:45-4:45 in the gym. Parents should pick up students in the parent pickup area promptly at 4:45.  There is no audition or application ... read full article

Advocacy: September 2018
  Upcoming Key Advocacy Dates: 9/25     National Voter Registration Day 10/8     Last day to register to vote online or by mail 10/20   Day 1 WSPTA Legislative Assembly in Auburn, WA 10/21   Day 2 WSPTA Legislative Assembly in Auburn, WA 10/29   Last day to register to vote in person 11/6     General Election   Upcoming School Board Meetings: 9/11    4:00 - 5:30 pm 9/24    7:00 - 8:30 pm 10/8    4:00 - 5:30 pm 10/22  7:00 - 8:30 pm Meetings are usually held in the Dr. G.E. Ricketts Board Room in Northshore's Administrative Center, 3330 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell, 98021.   PTA Advocates ... read full article

2018-19 Early Release / Dismissals - Canyon Creek
In Northshore school district, we have early release Wednesdays. These are days when students are released 1 1/2 hours early to allow for teacher planning, collaboration & meetings. Most Wednesdays of the school year are early release days, except usually the 1st Wednesday of the school year and the last two (2) Wednesdays of the school year.   The other exceptions to the normal release time are for elementary conferences - there are 5 days in November (noted with an " e" on the school district one-page calendar ) where elementary schools have early dismissal for conferences. These early dismissal for ... read full article

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