SAVE THE DATE: 2019-20 Back to School Ice Cream Social
Save the Date: 2019-20 Back to School Ice Cream Social Wednesday, August 28th Canyon Creek Elementary and Canyon Creek PTA invite you to join us for this opportunity to tour the school, meet your student's teacher, enjoy an ice cream treat, visit with friends, and start the school year with some fun!!     SCHEDULE: 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 ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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6/15/2019-8/28/2019

Look at what WE did!!! Thank you 2018-19 PTA Members!
Looks at what WE did!! As the year starts wrapping up, we would like to take a moment to reflect on what our PTA did this year... AND thank every one of our Canyon Creek PTA 2018-19 members , who make all of this possible! Photo of updated PTA Bulletin Board in the hallway outside the main office. NOTE: not all events/programs had photographs available.   Ice Cream Social New Family Tours (with school) S.T.E.M. Fair Reflections Art Program Can Do 5k Team Fall Food Drive Hour of Code Bingo Night S.T.E.M. Night Student Directory McTeacher Night Family Glow Dance Math ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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6/9/2019-6/30/2019

Math Challenge: 2018-19 Wrap Up!
2018-19 Math Challenge Wrap Up!   The school year is almost over and the last Math Challenge is now complete!   It has been a wonderful year, with great participation. Over the year, we have had 587 unique submissions from 125 students.   Since this is the first year of the Math Challenge program at Canyon Creek, we would like to recognize all students who have submitted 9 or more challenges (instead of the initial requirement of 12 submissions).   Here are the students who participated in 9 or more challenges this year!   Kindergarten Name Teacher # of entries Grace ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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6/8/2019-6/22/2019

Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 15)
  MATH CHALLENGE #15 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge.    GREAT JOB!          Math Challenge #15 CLASS WITH MOST SUBMISSIONS:   Congratulations to Mrs.  Reid's 4th Grade Class (again!) - with the most participation this challenge!   All submissions for Math Challenge 15 (20 submissions) Grade Teacher's Name Student's Full Name Kindergarten Ms. McDonnell Griffin T Jett C Ms. Meyer Georgina T Ms. Vasatka Sathvik M Ms. Meyer Grace N Grade 1 Ms. Andrick Aubrie H Serena Z Ms. Barton Elizabeth H Ms. Sprague Gouri S Grade 2 Ms. ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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6/2/2019-6/24/2019

Old/Used Crayon & Marker Collection
Calling all Canyon Creek families!   Summer is almost here and it is time to clean  out backpacks, junk drawer, etc!   Have extra crayons and/or markers? We have a solution for YOU! We are recycling all crayons and markers. Collection starts  Monday, June 10 th   until the  end of school. Look for a bin in the office for any type of crayons (broken/dull/half  used) and any type of markers (dried up is fine, must have lid).    Canyon Creek PTA Sustainability Chairs will then  box them up and send the  markers  to  Crayola for their recycling program (they turn them into ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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6/1/2019-6/24/2019

Menchie's Fundraising Day - June 18th
Join us for Canyon Creek PTA's Fundraising Day at Menchie's!     When: Tuesday, June 18th, 4-8pm  Where: 21225 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Ste. 102 (Next to Red Robin)   Come have some delicious fro-yo and Menchie’s will donate a portion of all proceeds to Canyon Creek PTA!   Spread the word and bring your friends, no flyer needed! All purchases count!   ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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6/1/2019-6/15/2019
Bingo - Reserve Your Spot & Pre-Order!!Nicole Trimble2/9/20193/8/2019
Bingo - Reserve Your Spot & Pre-Order!!
Reserve Your Spot and Pre-Order Items   Event Info: Friday, March 8th Doors open at 6pm (5:30pm for PTA members), Bingo from 6:30-8:30pm North Creek High School Commons (3613 191st Place SE, Bothell) You Are Invited! Canyon Creek PTA is proud to invite you to our annual family bingo night! It’s a great time with friends, food, bingo and a chance to win fun prizes! Also, bring cash or checkbook to purchase raffle tickets - all proceeds will go to Canyon Creek PTA!   Registration / Pre-Order Form is Due by Friday, March 6th!! NOTE that pre-registration is NOT required - however it will ... read full article
Box Top Collection - Extended again - DUE Tuesday, 2/26Nicole Trimble1/11/20192/14/2019
Box Top Collection - Extended again - DUE Tuesday, 2/26
Box Tops Drive in early February The Box Tops drive deadline has been extended AGAIN (!) to Tuesday, February 26th - due to the winter weather and mid-winter break! The next Box Tops drive is the week of February 4th (and is extended to Thursday, February 14th) . Keep clipping and saving any BoxTops you find. Ask friends and family if they have any to give you (or to start collecting for you for next time)! There will be a competition - class with the most collected wins a class party - so make sure to label your bag of Box Tops ... read full article
Nominations Open for 2019-20 PTA Board - Due Friday 2/1Nicole Trimble12/30/20182/1/2019
Nominations Open for 2019-20 PTA Board - Due Friday 2/1
Nominations Open for 2019-20 PTA Board Build your leadership skills and support your school by serving on the 2019-20 Canyon Creek Elementary PTA Board! If you are looking to become more involved, the Nominating Committee would love to hear from you! Canyon Creek PTA is now accepting nominations for the following Executive Officer positions for the 2019-2020 school year: President *NEW* President Elect Vice President: Programs Vice President: Communications Secretary Treasurer *NEW* Assistant Treasurer Review  job descriptions  for each of these positions. We have two new positions available this year, President Elect and Assistant Treasurer. We are hoping that these ... read full article
PTA Food DriveNicole Trimble10/18/201810/26/2018
PTA Food Drive
Annual Fall PTA Food Drive Starting Monday, October 22nd , send in your non-perishable food donations for the Fall Food Drive. We will be accepting donations until first thing the morning of Friday, October 26th . Volunteers will be collecting food from classrooms starting soon after school starts on Friday. The class with the MOST donations will earn a PTA Popsicle party! Donations will benefit Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank serving 200+ families in Bothell, Kenmore, Woodinville, Kirkland & Redmond. Items most needed & requested include: cereal peanut butter canned fruit chili/chef boyardee hamberger helper pasta sauce/canned tomatoes non refrigerated milks - ... read full article
Multicultural Night - ALL ARE WELCOME! Registration extended!Nicole Trimble10/7/201810/26/2018
Multicultural Night - ALL ARE WELCOME! Registration extended!
  Please read  more recent article , with more details about the event!   1st Annual Multicultural Night! We are excited to announce that our first Multicultural night will be on Friday, November 9th, 6-8pm . Mark your calendars!! Everyone is Welcome! Whether you decide to participate or not, we invite you and welcome you to come learn about the vast array of cultures represented at our school. The night will include presentation areas for school families to share - as well as a fashion walk to spotlight the clothing of different cultures! Should be a fun and informative evening! How to Participate ... read full article
SAVE THE DATE: Back to School Ice Cream SocialNicole Trimble6/6/20188/26/2018
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.   SCHEDULE: 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!! Drop off school supplies - however, please read your teacher’s welcome letter to know if ... read full article
Seeking 2019-20 Volunteers!Nicole Trimble5/21/20196/4/2019
Seeking 2019-20 Volunteers!
Canyon Creek PTA Is Seeking Volunteers for 2019-2020 School Year! Canyon Creek PTA needs YOU ! Our organization is entirely volunteer-based. Please consider volunteering and helping us to meet our mission of supporting programs that serve every student, building community, and celebrating the diversity of our school. Not sure about volunteering, read our Volunteer FAQ page  to help answer questions!! Check out the list of positions and descriptions as well as HOW to volunteer HERE .   View Open Positions OR Voice an Interest!! ... read full article
LEGO Collection Through End of May!Nicole Trimble5/14/20195/31/2019
LEGO Collection Through End of May!
LEGO Collection Drive Sick of stepping on legos? Ready to get rid of some? Gather them together and drop them in the office in the bin marked "LEGOs"!! We are happy to collect DUPLO as well as standard LEGOs! Donated LEGOs will benefit all of Canyon Creek Elementary's Kindergarten and Social/Emotional classrooms. We are collecting LEGOs through the end of May. Find a bin in the school office labeled "LEGOs"! Questions? Ask away ! ... read full article
Last PTA General Membership Meeting!Nicole Trimble5/2/20195/14/2019
Last PTA General Membership Meeting!
Last PTA General Membership Meeting of the 2018-2019 school year! When: Tuesday, May 14th, 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 amazing recipients of our annual awards! We will also present our 2019-20 budget for membership approval. Hear from Dawn Mark, Skyview Principal, and Skyview PTA representatives - offering a welcome and answering questions about Skyview for our 5th grade families moving to Skyview next year! It is going to be a fun evening full of celebration. All are ... read full article
Spring Enrichment Classes - Registration IS OPEN!Nicole Trimble2/28/20193/12/2019
Spring Enrichment Classes - Registration IS OPEN!
Canyon Creek PTA After School Programs Spring 2018-19 We are excited to announce FOUR (4) after school classes offered this spring! Make sure to read the details below - and check out the classes offered. We are using a PORTAL called 6crickets to book and manage all after school programs - so you will want to get setup for that prior to registration opening, to ensure quick booking. Register online at 6crickets (Canyon Creek page) . Make sure to pre-register before March 7th . Registration opens Thursday, March 7th @ 8:00am and closes Tuesday, March 12th @ 11:59pm. First Come, First Served A PTA ... read full article
General Membership Mtg with Emergency Prep SpeakerNicole Trimble2/10/20193/12/2019
General Membership Mtg with Emergency Prep Speaker
Join us for our March General Membership Meeting & Parent Education! Are you prepared for a true emergency? Do you have a plan for your family?  Please join us for our PTA General Membership meeting on Tuesday, March 12th, 6:30-8:00pm  in the school cafeteria.   Parent Education Our guest speaker, Robin McKenzie, is locally and nationally trained in emergency management, CERT, Stop the Bleed, active shooter trainer and so much more.  He is also the chair for Emergency Preparedness and Safety for Northshore Council PTSA.  Discussion topics include (number of topics covered will depend on amount of discussion for each): Why do ... read full article
Staff Appreciation - Sign up to bring a lunch! New Date: Tuesday, 3/5Nicole Trimble1/24/20193/5/2019
Staff Appreciation - Sign up to bring a lunch! New Date: Tuesday, 3/5
Say THANK YOU to our amazing Canyon Creek Staff! NOTE - this event has been moved to Tuesday, March 5th due to winter weather... Please make someone's day by signing up to bring one (or more!) lunches to a staff member on Tuesday, March 5th ! Another option is to have Panera deliver a lunch to the school - if you want to pre-order a lunch for a staff member!! Suggested items to include are:    - sandwich, salads, or soup   - chips   - fruit   - drink   - dessert/treat Plan to deliver your lunches  by 9:45am , in a nicely ... read full article
Family Game Night - Friday, May 17th!!!Nicole Trimble1/23/20195/17/2019
Family Game Night - Friday, May 17th!!!
FAMILY GAME NIGHT!   Save the Date: Friday, May 17th, 6-8pm This super fun FREE, PTA-sponsored event is open to all Canyon Creek students, their families & friends, and all staff!    How does it work? In the Gym Tables will be setup with games - there will be multiples of the same games. There will be extra EMPTY tables, in case people want to bring their own games to play & share! In the Cafeteria Free popcorn and water will be available. (Please no outside food or drink.) Door Prizes There will be door prizes including board games and ... read full article
Glow DanceNicole Trimble12/30/20181/18/2019
Glow Dance
PTA Annual GLOW DANCE Friday, January 18th, 6-8pm! This super fun, PTA-sponsored, FREE event is open to all Canyon Creek students, their families and all staff!    How does it work? In the Gym DJ will be playing family friendly music. Lights will be out - so GLOW will show! Glow items will be available for purchase. Glow sticks - 4 for $1 Glow rings - 2 for $1 Finger lights - 2 for $1 In the Cafeteria Photo wall with props will be available for personal photos. Free snack (popcorn) and water will be available -- one each per ... read full article
November PTA Membership Meeting - Chorus & Parent Education!Nicole Trimble10/25/201811/13/2018
November PTA Membership Meeting - Chorus & Parent Education!
November PTA Membership Meeting   Do you see any of these symptoms in yourself, your child, a family member or a friend? Anxiety Anger Impulsivity Worry Difficulty Sleeping Depression These are all things one would rather not struggle with, but if one does, mindfulness may be a tool that can help.     We are so pleased to welcome mindfulness coach, Linda Yee, MSW to Canyon Creek Elementary for a 30 minute parent education. Even if you don't think it applies to you now, this talk may provide some tools that could come in handy down the road.   Please join us on Tuesday, November ... read full article
McTeacher's Night - UPDATED WITH SCHEDULE!!Nicole Trimble10/20/201811/14/2018
McTeacher's Night - UPDATED WITH SCHEDULE!!
Announcing McTeacher's Night! Need a night off from cooking? Join us for McTeacher's Night on Tuesday, November 14th ,  5-8pm  at the Canyon Park McDonald's (22110 17th Ave SE, Bothell).  Come support your favorite Canyon Creek teachers and staff as they put on aprons and work at McDonald's greeting guests, taking orders, manning the drive-thru window, and selling cookies -- all to help raise funds for the PTA, to benefit the school and every student.  Volunteer Schedule: 5-6pm Mrs. Andrick Mrs. Barton Mrs. Clarkson Mrs. Fiser Mrs. Hanson Mrs. Jaenson Mrs. Lindley Mr. Mayberry Ms. McLain Mrs. Memon Ms. Nuss ... read full article
Reflections Program - "Heroes Around Me"Nicole Trimble10/14/201811/13/2018
Reflections Program - "Heroes Around Me"
The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works. Students of all ages and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2018-19  theme: "Heroes Around Me" Compete in: DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY, FILM PRODUCTION, LITERATURE, MUSIC COMPOSITIONS, PHOTOGRAPHY &/or VISUAL ARTS. Submissions are due Tuesday, November 13th, 2018. Entry forms will be available in the Canyon Creek office starting Tuesday, 9/25 - along with as well as information and competition guidelines. You can ... read full article
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
SAVE THE DATE: 2019-20 Back to School Ice Cream SocialNicole Trimble6/15/20198/28/2019
SAVE THE DATE: 2019-20 Back to School Ice Cream Social
Save the Date: 2019-20 Back to School Ice Cream Social Wednesday, August 28th Canyon Creek Elementary and Canyon Creek PTA invite you to join us for this opportunity to tour the school, meet your student's teacher, enjoy an ice cream treat, visit with friends, and start the school year with some fun!!     SCHEDULE: 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 ... read full article
Look at what WE did!!! Thank you 2018-19 PTA Members!Nicole Trimble6/9/20196/30/2019
Look at what WE did!!! Thank you 2018-19 PTA Members!
Looks at what WE did!! As the year starts wrapping up, we would like to take a moment to reflect on what our PTA did this year... AND thank every one of our Canyon Creek PTA 2018-19 members , who make all of this possible! Photo of updated PTA Bulletin Board in the hallway outside the main office. NOTE: not all events/programs had photographs available.   Ice Cream Social New Family Tours (with school) S.T.E.M. Fair Reflections Art Program Can Do 5k Team Fall Food Drive Hour of Code Bingo Night S.T.E.M. Night Student Directory McTeacher Night Family Glow Dance Math ... read full article
Math Challenge: 2018-19 Wrap Up!Nicole Trimble6/8/20196/22/2019
Math Challenge: 2018-19 Wrap Up!
2018-19 Math Challenge Wrap Up!   The school year is almost over and the last Math Challenge is now complete!   It has been a wonderful year, with great participation. Over the year, we have had 587 unique submissions from 125 students.   Since this is the first year of the Math Challenge program at Canyon Creek, we would like to recognize all students who have submitted 9 or more challenges (instead of the initial requirement of 12 submissions).   Here are the students who participated in 9 or more challenges this year!   Kindergarten Name Teacher # of entries Grace ... read full article
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 15)Nicole Trimble6/2/20196/24/2019
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 15)
  MATH CHALLENGE #15 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge.    GREAT JOB!          Math Challenge #15 CLASS WITH MOST SUBMISSIONS:   Congratulations to Mrs.  Reid's 4th Grade Class (again!) - with the most participation this challenge!   All submissions for Math Challenge 15 (20 submissions) Grade Teacher's Name Student's Full Name Kindergarten Ms. McDonnell Griffin T Jett C Ms. Meyer Georgina T Ms. Vasatka Sathvik M Ms. Meyer Grace N Grade 1 Ms. Andrick Aubrie H Serena Z Ms. Barton Elizabeth H Ms. Sprague Gouri S Grade 2 Ms. ... read full article
Old/Used Crayon & Marker CollectionNicole Trimble6/1/20196/24/2019
Old/Used Crayon & Marker Collection
Calling all Canyon Creek families!   Summer is almost here and it is time to clean  out backpacks, junk drawer, etc!   Have extra crayons and/or markers? We have a solution for YOU! We are recycling all crayons and markers. Collection starts  Monday, June 10 th   until the  end of school. Look for a bin in the office for any type of crayons (broken/dull/half  used) and any type of markers (dried up is fine, must have lid).    Canyon Creek PTA Sustainability Chairs will then  box them up and send the  markers  to  Crayola for their recycling program (they turn them into ... read full article
Menchie's Fundraising Day - June 18thNicole Trimble6/1/20196/15/2019
Menchie's Fundraising Day - June 18th
Join us for Canyon Creek PTA's Fundraising Day at Menchie's!     When: Tuesday, June 18th, 4-8pm  Where: 21225 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Ste. 102 (Next to Red Robin)   Come have some delicious fro-yo and Menchie’s will donate a portion of all proceeds to Canyon Creek PTA!   Spread the word and bring your friends, no flyer needed! All purchases count!   ... read full article
Popsicle RunNicole Trimble5/19/20196/14/2019
Popsicle Run
Popsicle Run Running Club will be hosting a 1 mile run on Friday, June 14th during lunch recesses (11:25am - 1:15pm) and would LOVE to have lots of volunteers to help out! Participation in Running Club has been a HUGE success this year and we would like to celebrate with running, music & popsicles. This event is optional and open to ALL students!!   Please help make this event a success! Sign up to volunteer !     NOTE - the Running Club is brought to Canyon Creek students by  Ms. Daniel, PE teacher, in partnership with the PTA Running Club committee.  ... read full article
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 14)Nicole Trimble5/17/20195/31/2019
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 14)
  MATH CHALLENGE #14 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge.    GREAT JOB!          Math Challenge #14 CLASS WITH MOST SUBMISSIONS:   Congratulations to Mrs.  Reid's 4th Grade Class - with the most participation this challenge!   All submissions for Math Challenge 14 (20 submissions) Grade Teacher Student Kindergarten Ms. McDonnell Griffin T Jett C Ms. Meyer Georgina T Sathvik M  Ms. Vasatka Grace N Grade 1 Ms. Andrick Aubrie H Serena Z Ms. Barton Elizabeth H Ms. Sprague Gouri S Grade 2 Ms. Goodspeed Hayden M Ms. Hodgson Liam ... read full article
2018-19 PTA Award Winners Announced!Nicole Trimble5/16/20195/31/2019
2018-19 PTA Award Winners Announced!
Congratulations to our PTA Award Winners 2018-19 School Year Our last PTA General Membership Meeting of 2018-19 was on Tuesday, May 14th! We reviewed and approved our 2019-20 PTA budget AND announced our annual PTA awards (among other business items on the agenda). Congratulations to our 2018-19 PTA award recipients: Golden Acorn (outstanding volunteer) - Barby Taheri Outstanding Advocate - Karen Rogers Outstanding Educator - Dylan D'entremont (aka Mr. D)  Honorary Lifetime Membership - Melissa Kline Their dedication and care enrich and brighten our school community in so many ways!!! We have to thank... Mr. Gray and the 5th grade marimba band for helping us celebrate ... read full article
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week - Thank You!!Nicole Trimble5/11/20195/24/2019
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week - Thank You!!
Thank you for your support during Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week!!  We successfully appreciated our Teachers & Staff this week with three events! Monday: "Candy Bar" So many fun goodies showing how our teachers & staff are "so sweet" to our kids!         Wednesday: "Breakfast in the Break Room" A delightful breakfast to start everyone's day right!      Friday: "Catered Lunch from Inchin's Bamboo Garden" Yummy meal to end of wonderful week of appreciation.                        Thank you...  APPRECIATION to all those who brought in items for these events! Andrea Wojcik Anna Baker Bree Ross ... read full article
2019 Art Gala RecapNicole Trimble5/5/20195/19/2019
2019 Art Gala Recap
We hope you enjoyed the Art Gala on Friday, May 3rd! 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 got to view the Reflections submissions from our Canyon Creek artists, hopefully inspiring more students to participate in the program next year! NOTE: Next year's theme is "Look Within"! We also enjoyed listening to our wonderful 5th grade marimba band - always fun to hear their upbeat music offerings. Photos:       Thank you... There are so many who helped ... read full article
2019 Washington State PTA Convention RecapNicole Trimble5/4/20195/16/2019
2019 Washington State PTA Convention Recap
2019 Washington State PTA Convention Canyon Creek Recap Our PTA was well represented at the 2019 Washington State PTA Convention over the weekend of April 26-28th. The following past, current and future Canyon Creek PTA executive board members were in attendance for at least one of the three days: Melanie McKenzie, Nicole Trimble, Emily Cross, Barby Taheri, Jennifer Snyder, Jennifer Herrman & Robin Zaback . All executive board members must complete at least one approved training class - and classes taken during this convention will satisfy that requirement for the 2019-20 school year.  Not only did the attendees take classes ... read full article
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 13)Nicole Trimble5/2/20195/17/2019
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 13)
  MATH CHALLENGE #13 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge.    GREAT JOB!          Math Challenge #13 CLASS WITH MOST SUBMISSIONS:   Congratulations to Mrs.  Reid's 4th Grade Class - with the most participation this challenge!   All submissions for Math Challenge 13 (19 submissions) Grade Teacher Student Kindergarten Ms. McDonnell Griffin T Jett C Ms. Meyer Grace N Georgina T Grade 1 Ms. Andrick Serena Z Aubrie H Ms. Barton Elizabeth H Grade 2 Ms. Goodspeed Hayden M Ms. Hodgson Liam M Mohammed S Grade 3 Ms. Burkett Robert ... read full article
Staff Appreciation Week: May 6th-10thNicole Trimble4/25/20195/10/2019
Staff Appreciation Week: May 6th-10th
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week: May 6th - 10th Teacher/Staff Appreciation week is Monday, May 6th - Friday, May 10th !! This week we encourage families/students to show their appreciation for their teachers & Canyon Creek staff members for all they do for our kids!  Here are some ideas for your kids (or you) to show appreciation for anyone at school during this special week: Send flowers Make drawings/art Write notes Send special treats (remember the "Staff Favorites" sheets are available)   PTA Planned Events - Donations Welcome!! The PTA Staff Appreciation Team has planned fun events for the week and are requesting ... read full article
Special After School Classes - Safe Kids/Home Alone & Super SitterNicole Trimble4/21/20195/5/2019
Special After School Classes - Safe Kids/Home Alone & Super Sitter
*New* After School 2-Day Classes Canyon Creek PTA is excited to bring two 2-day classes to Canyon Creek (and Skyview) students focused on safety when staying home alone and babysitting basics. Flyers are coming home soon!  Registration for both classes will start on Friday, May 3rd at 8am.    Register here!   Safe Kids -- Ages 9 and up Please join Super Sitters LLC in a Safe Kids/Home Alone 101 training for Canyon Creek students ages 9 and above .  This vital training will help prepare your child to feel confident and secure in staying home and to learn what that means and what ... read full article
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 12)Nicole Trimble4/21/20195/3/2019
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 12)
  MATH CHALLENGE #12 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge.    GREAT JOB!          Math Challenge #12 CLASS WITH MOST SUBMISSIONS:   We have a FIVE-way tie between  Meyer (Kindergarten), Andrick (1st), Hodgson (2nd),  Reid (4th) and Vaughan (5th)!   All submissions for Math Challenge 12 (19 submissions) Grade Teacher Student Kindergarten Ms. Baumgartner Hannah L Ms. McDonnell Griffin T Ms. Meyer Grace N Georgina T Grade 1 Ms. Andrick Serena Z Aubrie H Ms. Barton Elizabeth H Grade 2 Ms. Goodspeed Hayden M Ms. Hodgson Liam M Mohammed S Grade 3 ... read full article
Art Gala - Friday, May 3rd, 6-8pmNicole Trimble3/30/20195/3/2019
Art Gala - Friday, May 3rd, 6-8pm
Canyon Creek PTA's Annual Art Gala is on Friday, May 3rd, 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 3rd, 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! Marimba Band Performances! We are thrilled ... read full article
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 11)Nicole Trimble3/30/20194/13/2019
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 11)
  MATH CHALLENGE #11 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge.    GREAT JOB!          Math Challenge #11 CLASS WITH MOST SUBMISSIONS:    It's a tie  AGAIN, between  McDonnell (Kindergarten) & Reid (4th) <photo to come>    All submissions for Math Challenge 11 (22 submissions) Grade Teacher Student Kindergarten Ms. McDonnell Griffin T Erin O Jett C Ms. Meyer Grace N Georgina T Grade 1 Ms. Andrick Aubrie H Serena Z Ms. Barton Elizabeth H Ms. Lindley Corbin G Grade 2 Ms. Goodpspeed Hayden M Ms. Hodgson Liam M Mohammed R Grade 3 Ms. ... read full article
Canyon Creek PTA 2018-2019 Survey Nicole Trimble3/30/20194/26/2019
Canyon Creek PTA 2018-2019 Survey
We want to hear from you! Canyon Creek PTA would love to learn about how families are feeling about PTA programs, so we can adjust planning for next year, if it looks like we should! Share your thoughts with us so we can work to improve our events & programs. Paper copies of the survey are heading home with students this week (or print a copy here ), or it is also available online below (or via this  link ). Your feedback and support are appreciated!   This is an embedded link to a google form. ... read full article
Kindergarten Families - WELCOME!!Nicole Trimble3/21/20194/3/2019
Kindergarten Families - WELCOME!!
Calling all 2019-20 INCOMING kindergarteners & families!! Canyon Creek PTA would like to welcome your family to our school community! Our mission (displayed at the top of the website) is to help provide an environment of community, learning and fun - through after school enrichment programs, bringing art to every classroom through are Art Docent program, fun evening events and more! One specific event that is aimed directly at incoming kindergarteners and their families is our Summer Fun Kindergarten Playdates ! We arrange a number of play dates over the summer intended to get new kindergarteners to meet each other, ... read full article
2019-2020 Board Election at PTA General MeetingRenuka Balakrishnan3/17/20194/13/2019
2019-2020 Board Election at PTA General Meeting
We are pleased to announce that at our PTA General Meeting on Tuesday, March 12th, the Canyon Creek PTA membership elected six (6) of the seven (7) PTA Board positions for the 2019-2020 school year.  Here are the 2019-2020 PTA Board Members (so far): President - Melanie McKenzie President Elect - Alyssa Koske VP: Communications - Nicole Trimble VP: Programs - Bethany Jager Secretary - Emily Cross Treasurer - Barby Taheri Assistant Treasurer - OPEN These newly elected officers will start "shadowing" the current board members in the same position - to start learning the ins and outs of their position - and ... read full article
Emergency Preparedness Parent Education - Information!Nicole Trimble3/17/20193/31/2019
Emergency Preparedness Parent Education - Information!
We learned so much on Tuesday, March 12th from our PTA General Membership Meeting Guest Speaker, Robin McKenzie . We would like to thank him for sharing his knowledge about emergency preparedness.  For those who are interested in learning more about some of the things he presented, here are some resources: 2 Weeks Ready: https://mil.wa.gov/preparedness Map Your Neighborhood: https://mil.wa.gov/emergency-manage…/…/map-your-neighborhood Snohomish County Fire District Preparedness Training: http://www.snofire7.org/preparedness_education/index.cfm Northshore Council PTSA E-Prep resource pages: http://www.northshorecouncilptsa.org/emergency-preparedness… ... read full article
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 10)Nicole Trimble3/17/20193/29/2019
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 10)
  MATH CHALLENGE #10 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge.    GREAT JOB!          Math Challenge #10 CLASS WITH MOST SUBMISSIONS:    It's a tie   between THREE classes: McDonnell (Kindergarten), Hodgson (2nd) & Reid (4th) Who will win the battle for Math Bear!??   (Photographed - left to right: Mrs. McDonnell, Mrs. Hodgson, Mrs. Reid)   All submissions for Math Challenge 10 (28 submissions) Grade Teacher Student Kindergarten Ms. Hart Hannah L Ms. McDonnell Griffin T Jett C Erin O Ms. Meyer Georgina T Grace N Ms. Vasatka Sathvik M Grade 1 Ms. Andrick Serena ... read full article
Local PTA Award Nominations Open!Nicole Trimble3/15/20193/27/2019
Local PTA Award Nominations Open!
Is there an outstanding teacher or educator  who goes the extra mile for students?   Do you know a volunteer who quietly contributes  to Canyon Creek Elementary?   Take a moment to think about the people who might be good candidates for any of the local PTA awards. Use the form below to confidentially nominate for the awards by  Friday, April 5th .   - Awards and Descriptions -   Golden Acorn Award: Recognizes an individual volunteer who has given outstanding volunteer service to all children in the school community. This acknowledges service by an individual "above and beyond" a ... read full article
STEM Fair - TUESDAY, 4/23!Nicole Trimble3/13/20194/23/2019
STEM Fair - TUESDAY, 4/23!
Canyon Creek PTA 2019 STEM Fair    Canyon Creek PTA is hosting a STEM Fair on  Tuesday, April 23rd, 6-7:30 PM  in the Canyon Creek Gym. All Canyon Creek Families Invited! This event is open to ALL families to attend, even if they do not present anything at the fair. Come explore, see what friends have put together, learn, and most importantly-- have fun!!   Present at the Fair Registration deadline has passed (April 16th). This is an opportunity for ANY Canyon Creek student to complete a STEM-related project, display it and discuss their findings with their peers, parents and teachers. Let’s ... read full article
Family Bingo Night: Wrap Up & Thank YouNicole Trimble3/10/20193/23/2019
Family Bingo Night: Wrap Up & Thank You
Family Bingo Night - Thank you!!! Bingo is such a great event!! It takes many hands to make it all happen and WOW did we have a lot of hands. This year was AMAZING!! We had over 700 people in attendance. It wouldn't have been possible without the generous donations from our Canyon Creek families, local Bothell businesses and community organizations. Thank you to Jessica Malm, Shea Johnson, Alyssa Koske, Karen DeMercer, Andrea Bruns, Pat Sheihk-Taheri, and Sheryl Valentine for collecting donations and creating and wrapping our amazing prize baskets. Many thanks to our set up staff and everyone that made our Bingo night run as smooth ... read full article
Mariners Game - 6/1 Game (if you purchased tickets)Nicole Trimble3/9/20196/1/2019
Mariners Game - 6/1 Game (if you purchased tickets)
Take Me Out to the Ball Game!!! ** Ticket Sale Deadline has passed. ** This is your chance to get discounted tickets ($20 each) for the June 1st Mariners game (at 4:15pm)  AND $6 of each ticket will go to our PTA! Deadline to order is Tuesday, May 7th . Flyer will be coming home soon. Fill out form and return to classroom teacher or school office with payment. Questions? Contact our Partnerships Chair, Misty Carter . ( link to flyer) This is an embedded .pdf. ... read full article
Thank you - Staff Appreciation Bring a Lunch!Nicole Trimble3/9/20193/16/2019
Thank you - Staff Appreciation Bring a Lunch!
Heart-felt Thanks! Thank you SO much to all the amazing families who provided a personalized lunch to all 85 staff members at Canyon Creek on Tuesday, March 5. The teachers and staff were thrilled to get their special lunches and absolutely look forward to this day every year. We obviously can’t do this event without a ton of help from the Canyon Creek community.   We want to give an extra thank you to Alyssa Koske and Nicole Trimble who ran to Panera to pick up all the online orders, and who stayed all day to help us ensure each ... read full article
Spring Skate Night - Tuesday, April 2ndNicole Trimble3/9/20194/2/2019
Spring Skate Night - Tuesday, April 2nd
Come Join the Fun!! Join us for the PTA sponsored Spring Skate Night! When: Tuesday, April 2nd, 6:30-8:30pm Where: Everett Skate Deck (9700 19th Ave SE, Everett)  Skaters are $7 each, non-skaters are free. Children must be accompanied by an adult, no exceptions. Don't forget to enter for the door prize drawings!! Questions? Contact Megan King . ... read full article
Bingo Night - Survey!Nicole Trimble3/9/20193/22/2019
Bingo Night - Survey!
How was Bingo Night? We would love to hear from those families who attended our Family Bingo Night last Friday!  We want to hear your feedback so we can keep improving our logistics and content. Please complete this quick survey  and let us know your thoughts (your answers will be anonymous). Survey will close on Friday, March 22nd -- please share your feedback today.    ... read full article
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 9)Nicole Trimble3/3/20193/15/2019
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 9)
  MATH CHALLENGE #9 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge.    GREAT JOB!          Math Challenge #9 CLASS WITH MOST SUBMISSIONS:    It's a tie   between two classes: McDonnell (Kindergarten) & Reid (Grade 4) Who will win the battle for Math Bear!??   They peacefully agreed that Mrs. McDonnell's kindergarten class should have a turn!    (Photographed - left to right: Mrs. McDonnell, Mrs. Reid)   All submissions for Math Challenge 9 ( 34  submissions) Grade Teacher Student Kindergarten Ms. Hart Hannah L Ms. McDonnell Avery K Griffin T Jett C Krishna ... read full article
School-Wide Collaborative Art Project - Art Docent Program!Nicole Trimble3/3/20193/17/2019
School-Wide Collaborative Art Project - Art Docent Program!
"Lift others with your kindness!" To kick off our PTA Art Docent program in the fall, the first docent lesson was a school-wide collaborative art project. Every student created a heart using a different technique depending on their grade level. Last week our Art Docent team installed the final project in the cafeteria-- and it looks AMAZING!!! Many thanks to all of our Art Docents for the time they spend each month working with students and helping them to experience art in the classroom!!! Make sure you take a look next time you are on campus (make sure you check in ... read full article
Nominating Committee Report 2019Nicole Trimble2/15/20193/12/2019
Nominating Committee Report 2019
Below please find the report from the Nominating Committee, listing the nominees for each of the officer positions for the 2019-2020 Canyon Creek PTA board. The election for these positions will take place at the next PTA General Membership Meeting on  Tuesday, March 12th, 6:30-8 p.m.  in the Canyon Creek Cafeteria. Note: one position for next year's board does not have a nominee. We are still seeking individuals who may be interested in serving as Assistant Treasurer. If you would like to know more, please contact the Nominating Committee for more information:  nomcom@canyoncreekpta.org .     2019 Nominating Committee Report ... read full article
Join our team for the Can Do 5K!Nicole Trimble2/10/20194/27/2019
Join our team for the Can Do 5K!
Can Do 5K - Sign Up Today! Looking for a fun, family-friendly event  to get everyone moving? Would you like to support those with special needs  in our school and community?    My Village Northwest and the Northshore YMCA are holding their 11th annual Can Do 5K race in Bothell the morning of  Saturday, April 27th --  and Canyon Creek PTA is putting together a team! This is a family event and a wonderful celebration of inclusion, as well as a professionally timed 5K for avid runners, right in our community! There will be the 5k, a one mile walk, along with ... read full article
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 8)Nicole Trimble2/10/20192/28/2019
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 8)
  MATH CHALLENGE #8 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge.    GREAT JOB!          Math Challenge #8 CLASS WITH MOST SUBMISSIONS:  Reid (Grade 4) Ms. Reid's class has won the honor of having the Math Bear in their classroom until the next challenge results are posted! This is the first time a 2nd grade class has not won!   All submissions for Math Challenge 8 (40 submissions) Grade Teacher Student Kindergarten Ms. Hart Hannah L Olivia M Ms. McDonnell Griffin T Krishna B Ms. Meyer Georgina T Grace N Grade 1 Ms. Andrick Aubrie H ... read full article
Spelling Bee Recap & Winner Announced!Nicole Trimble2/3/20192/17/2019
Spelling Bee Recap & Winner Announced!
Spelling Bee Recap & Winner Announced!   Our 1st annual Scripps Spelling Bee was Friday night and we have a winner-- please congratulate our 1st place winner, 3rd grader, Shreya Battula . Shreya won in 10 rounds with the word "asseveration". Our runner up, Navkiran Kaur , a 4th grader, did a stellar job as well. Shreya will represent Canyon Creek at the Regional Spelling Bee on March 2nd in Bellevue.      Please express congratulations to Shreya, Navkiran and to all our talented and brave Bees.  We had nearly 60 participants (3rd, 4th and 5th graders) and every student displayed courage ... read full article
Canyon Creek PTA Spring Bazaar: CANCELLEDNicole Trimble1/28/20193/5/2019
Canyon Creek PTA Spring Bazaar: CANCELLED
This event has been cancelled.  Vendor Applications Welcome! Would you like to be a vendor at our upcoming Spring Bazaar on Saturday, April 6th, 10am - 1pm . We are accepting only one vendor for each company, so get your applications in early! Fees: There is a fee of $50 per booth space (booth spaces are 8’x8’ and include 1 table and 2 chairs). Vendors are required to donate an item to be raffled off during the event. Timing of event: Set up for the bazaar begins at 8:00am. Breakdown begins at 1:00pm, no earlier. Spaces must be completely cleaned ... read full article
Spring Bazaar - CANCELLEDNicole Trimble1/28/20193/6/2019
Spring Bazaar - CANCELLED
Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled.  We are excited to announce the 3rd annual Canyon Creek PTA Spring Bazaar on Saturday, April 6th, 10am - 1pm in the Canyon Creek Elementary Gym. We will be hosting 30+ vendors. Raffle tickets will be available at the door.  Come shop and enjoy visiting with friends and community members.  If you are interested in being a vendor at our Spring Bazaar, check out out our Spring Bazaar Vendor article  and return the application by the Monday, March 25th deadline! ... read full article
Verizon Wireless Users - REMIND Issue :: UPDATEDNicole Trimble1/25/20192/1/2019
Verizon Wireless Users - REMIND Issue :: UPDATED
UPDATE : We found out today (1/25/2019) that this issue has been resolved. There will be NO interruption in the Remind service for Verizon Wireless users.  Email from today: "We’re thrilled to share the news: Thanks to you, Verizon has informed us that they will #ReverseTheFee. As a result, we can continue to offer text notifications as part of the Remind service. There will be no service disruption for Verizon Wireless customers. We’re grateful to Verizon for making a commitment to support accessible communication for all Remind users. You can read more here: https://www.remind.com/blog/verizon-update . Thank you so much for ... read full article
Fundraising Development Committee - Ideas Needed!Nicole Trimble1/24/20192/7/2019
Fundraising Development Committee - Ideas Needed!
Fundraising Development Committee Canyon Creek Elementary held a fundraiser earlier this school year (Apex Fun Run) which has provided funding for programs that benefit all of our students and the school in general - mostly for things that the PTA raised money for in prior years. Due to a policy change at the the district level, Canyon Creek Elementary has been informed that they can not hold a fundraiser during the school day. In order to ensure the students and school continue to benefit from and enjoy these (and any other) programs, our PTA would like to come up with ... read full article
Family Bingo Night - Save the Date & Donate to Prizes!!Nicole Trimble1/23/20193/8/2019
Family Bingo Night - Save the Date & Donate to Prizes!!
Save The Date Our ever popular annual Bingo Night will be on Friday, March 8th, 6-8:30pm  at North Creek High School! Canyon Creek PTA members will get early entry at 5:30pm. If you aren't a member already, join today ! Mark your calendars for this fun Canyon Creek PTA sponsored event. Watch for the Reservation/Pre-Order form in mid-February!   Donations for Bingo Prize Baskets and Raffle Baskets Awesome prizes are a big part of the Bingo fun! Help us create bingo prize baskets (and raffle baskets) by making a donation. The more families who donate, the bigger (and better) the baskets will be. The ... read full article
What is Bingo Night?Nicole Trimble1/23/20193/8/2019
What is Bingo Night?
Bingo Night Run Down!   DATE: Friday, March 8th TIME:   Doors open 6:00pm (5:30pm for PTA Members), Bingo & Raffle 6:30-8:30pm LOCATION: North Creek High School Commons   New to our school? Haven't made it to Bingo Night before? Here's a brief summary of what to expect.  Before Bingo Night:   Collection of items for the Bingo Prize Baskets & Raffle A prize is given for every bingo game - makes it very exciting and fun to play! Also, there will be a collection of raffle baskets you can enter to win! Help fill these baskets by donating items in the bin ... read full article
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 7)Nicole Trimble1/23/20192/8/2019
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 7)
  MATH CHALLENGE #7 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge.    GREAT JOB!          Math Challenge #7 CLASS WITH MOST SUBMISSIONS:  Hodgson (Grade 2) Ms. Hodgson's class has won the honor (yet again) of having the Math Bear in their classroom until the next challenge results are posted! Left to right: Ms. Hodgson, Math Bear, and student teacher, Ms. Phillips.  All submissions for Math Challenge 7 (30 submissions) Grade Teacher Student  Kindergarten Ms. Hart Hannah L Ms. McDonnell Jett C Krishna B Ms. Meyer Grace N Grade 1 Ms. Andrick Serena Z Aubrie H Ms. ... read full article
Glow Dance - Thank you and photos!Nicole Trimble1/20/20191/30/2019
Glow Dance - Thank you and photos!
GLOW DANCE SUCCESS!! Wow, what a turn out for the PTA Glow Dance on Friday, January 18th! We are so pleased that so many families made it out to join us for this fun community event! Our DJ was playing fun family friendly dance music - and accepting requests!! There was also a free snack of popcorn and water in the cafeteria - along with a photo booth for fun pics with friends! We increased our supply of glow items and STILL sold out of rings (double what we had last year) and finger lights (new this year) in the first 30-45 ... read full article
Spelling Bee on Friday, February 1st!Nicole Trimble1/17/20192/1/2019
Spelling Bee on Friday, February 1st!
Spelling Bee at Canyon Creek! Come watch Canyon Creek students compete in a Spelling Bee on Friday, February 1st, 5-7pm  in the Canyon Creek Elementary gym. Canyon Creek families are welcome to attend and observe. Registered students have been studying since around Thanksgiving and had a practice session last week! This event is hosted by Canyon Creek PTA with support from Canyon Creek teachers: Mrs. Larson, Mrs. Lindley & Mr. Henderson! ... read full article
Membership Update: January 2019Nicole Trimble1/11/20191/25/2019
Membership Update: January 2019
Membership Update: January 2019 Thank you to our wonderful 419 members!!  We have surpassed our last year member count by 44 members! We hope to continue to grow our membership number even more in order to give our PTA and Washington State PTA a stronger voice to advocate for our kids. Focus Day and Advocacy week are coming up - and YOUR membership strengthens our voice when PTA leaders from all over the state go to Olympia. Here are the TOP Five Legislative Priorities: Social Emotional Learning School Construction and Simple Majority for Bonds Prevent Gun Violence Strategies to Address the Teacher Shortage ... read full article
Dine Out - Inchin's Bamboo GardenNicole Trimble1/11/20192/2/2019
Dine Out - Inchin's Bamboo Garden
Dine Out at Inchin's Bamboo Garden! Need an excuse to go out? Plan to visit Inchin's Bamboo Garden on Saturday, February 2nd, noon-10:00pm  and 25% of the sales will be donated to Canyon Creek PTA. Inchin's Bamboo Garden is located at 22010 17th Ave SE, Bothell (next to Starbucks and McDonald's). Flyer coming home with students soon. ... read full article
Together We Shine - PTA Bulletin Board Refresh!Nicole Trimble1/11/20191/25/2019
Together We Shine - PTA Bulletin Board Refresh!
Together We SHINE We wanted to share with you our refreshed PTA Bulletin Board! Together We Shine! We want to thank all of our members for not only showing your support for the programs and events that we provide, but for strengthening our collective voice for advocating for kids in our state! Programs & Events As a refresher, here are the excellent programs & events we have provided or supported this year: Kindergarten Summer Playdates Ice Cream Social Art Docent program - bringing art to every classroom at Canyon Creek Math Challenge Afterschool Enrichment Programs S.T.E.M. Night with Pacific Science Center ... read full article
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 6)Nicole Trimble1/10/20191/23/2019
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 6)
  MATH CHALLENGE #6 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge.    GREAT JOB!          Math Challenge #6 CLASS WITH MOST QUALIFYING SUBMISSIONS:  Hodgson (Grade 2) Ms. Hodgson's class has won the honor (again) of having the Math Bear in their classroom until the next challenge results are posted! All submissions for Math Challenge 6 (42 submissions) Grade Teacher Name Student Name Kindergarten Ms. Hart Ellie P Hannah L Ms. McDonnell Krishna B Jett C Ms. McGrew Serek K Ms. Meyer Willow T Avraham A Grace N Ms. Vasatka Sathvik M Grade 1 Ms. Andrick Aubrie ... read full article
Stock the Fridge - THANK YOU!!Nicole Trimble1/10/20191/19/2019
Stock the Fridge - THANK YOU!!
FILL-A-FRIDGE was a SUCCESS!! A huge thank you to EVERYONE who helped the Staff Appreciation team to stock the fridge in the staff room on Tuesday! Sounds like it was very well received by teachers & staff.  They loved having the assortment of beverages, snacks and treats!! Thank you to the following donors: Andrea Wojcik   Kellye Moses Bethany Jager   Leela Gogeneni Bree Ross   Lindsy Alanis Cary-Ann Anderson   Loan Mosescu Debra Page   Maria Allen Elesha Ostrander   Megan Madsen Emily Cross   Megan Mullins Jason Moon   Melanie McKenzie Jenn Snyder   Melissa Kline Jennifer Herbison   ... read full article
Hour of Code Night (3 sessions) - Tuesday, January 29thNicole Trimble1/4/20191/29/2019
Hour of Code Night (3 sessions) - Tuesday, January 29th
Students learn the basics of coding!   The "Hour of Code" workshop provides guided programming exercises designed to teach the basic tools of coding - if/then, loops, etc. This is a FREE event for any Canyon Creek student - all grades welcome, however, some students may need a little more help reading the directions on the computer. "Hour of Code" will be held in the  Canyon Creek Library on January 29th . We have scheduled three time slots for this evening event.  Students can join us for ONE (1) session to ensure there is space for as many individual students as possible. Time slots :  4:45-5:45pm ... read full article
Winter Break!Nicole Trimble12/16/20181/2/2019
Winter Break!
Canyon Creek PTA hopes you enjoy a safe and happy winter break!     We will see you back at school on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019! ... read full article
Help us Fill-A-Fridge for Canyon Creek StaffNicole Trimble12/15/201812/29/2018
Help us Fill-A-Fridge for Canyon Creek Staff
FILL-A-FRIDGE Our Staff Appreciation Committee has come up with a fun way to show our appreciation to our Canyon Creek Staff! They are asking for donations to help "Fill-A-Fridge" in the staff lounge. The refrigerators will be emptied out prior to the 2 week winter break, and we would love to fill one of them with snack, treats, drinks, etc.  Items can be dropped off in the Staff Lounge on Tuesday, January 8th between 8:30 and 10am .    Sign Up Here   Questions? Contact our Staff Appreciation Team, Nancy Tangen & Megan Madsen . ... read full article
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 5)Nicole Trimble12/15/20181/9/2019
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 5)
  MATH CHALLENGE #5 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge.    GREAT JOB!          Math Challenge #5 CLASS WITH MOST QUALIFYING SUBMISSIONS:  Hodgson (Grade 2) Ms. Hodgson's class has won honor of having the Math Bear in their classroom until the next challenge results are posted! All submissions for Math Challenge 5 (46 submissions) Grade Teacher's Name Student's Name Kindergarten Ms. Hart Hannah L Ellie P Olivia M Ms. McDonnell Krishna B Jett C Ms. McGrew Derek K Ms. Meyer Grace N Willow T Ms. Vasatka Sathvik M Grade 1 Ms. Clarkson Rishi I ... read full article
January PTA General Membership MeetingNicole Trimble12/9/20181/15/2019
January PTA General Membership Meeting
January PTA General Membership Meeting We hope you will join us for our January PTA General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, January 15th, 6:30-8pm  in the Cafeteria. Our  Guest Presenter, Cindy Tucker, owner of Super Sitters, LLC , will be discussing when your child should be left home alone and what skills/training your child needs. In this meeting, she will share information about the Safe Kids/Home Alone training program that we will be offering in May 2019 for upper elementary Canyon Creek students. Don’t miss out on this important and informative meeting! Free childcare (ages 5+) provided by Champions. ... read full article
2018-19 Student Directory is Available!Nicole Trimble12/8/201812/22/2018
2018-19 Student Directory is Available!
2018-19 Student Directory is Now Available! One of the many perks of PTA membership is that you get access to the student directory! Find it on our website, left menu, "Directory"! (Or click here .) To access the directory online, you do need to be a current 2018-19 Canyon Creek PTA member and you need to have an account on our website (so we can limit access to those who are PTA members).  Please review the information on the directory page  for details about how to get access to the directory!     ... read full article
STEM Night - Recap & Thank you!!Nicole Trimble12/7/201812/16/2018
STEM Night - Recap & Thank you!!
PTA STEM Night was a success!! We hope everyone who attended our STEM Night on Tuesday learned a little something and HAD FUN! The show seemed to be a big hit - focused on electricity - with many questions and contributions from the student audience! Thank you so much for all of the participation--makes for a really fun and engaging evening.  Here is a glimpse of what the evening looked like:        Thank you to... Tremendous THANK YOU's to Abhishek Mehta, Dhara Rajagopalan, and Pragati Mathur  for all the brainstorming, planning, and implementation for a successful S.T.E.M. Night.  ... read full article
PTA Board Training UpdateNicole Trimble12/2/201812/14/2018
PTA Board Training Update
Are you aware that all PTA leaders are required to take at least one training class? Did you know that WSPTA (Washington State PTA) and local PTA councils host leadership training for all PTA leaders?  All of the volunteers in our Canyon Creek PTA leadership positions have satisfied this requirement! By participating in leadership trainings, our PTA Board is ensuring they are up to date with best practice, constantly networking and learning to improve our PTA. We are so thankful that our entire Canyon Creek PTA Board has taken advantage of various types of training. Melanie McKenzie (President)- WSPTA Convention, WSPTA Legislative ... read full article
Not a PTA Member Yet? Three reason you should join...Nicole Trimble12/1/201812/19/2018
Not a PTA Member Yet? Three reason you should join...
Not a PTA member yet? Here are three reasons why you should join! #1: The  primary reason to join the PTA is to support your school and your student . Our PTA is dedicated to making Canyon Creek the best environment for educating your students that it can be. By joining our PTA, you are supporting all our great work.                 #2: Studies show that involved parents tend to have higher achieving students . Being a PTA member is one way to be an involved parent. You'll also be given opportunities for involvement throughout the year - but there ... read full article
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 4)Nicole Trimble11/28/201812/14/2018
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 4)
  MATH CHALLENGE #4 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge.    GREAT JOB!          Math Challenge #4 CLASS WITH MOST QUALIFYING SUBMISSIONS:  Hodgson (Grade 2) Ms. Hodgson's class has won honor of having the Math Bear in their classroom until the next challenge results are posted! All submissions for Math Challenge 4 (52 submissions) Grade Teacher Student Kindergarten Ms. Hart Hannah L Ellie P Ms. McDonnell Jett C Krishna Griffin T Ms. Mcgrew Derek K Ms. Meyer Grace N Ms. Vasatka Sathvik M Grade 1 Ms. Andrick Aubrie H Karthik R Serena Z Ms. ... read full article
MOD Pizza Canyon Park - Dine Out!Nicole Trimble11/24/201812/8/2018
MOD Pizza Canyon Park - Dine Out!
MOD Pizza Dine Out! On Tuesday, December 11th (all day) - mention Canyon Creek PTA or show the flyer below at MOD Pizza in Canyon Park and 20% of your bill will support Canyon Creek PTA!  This is an embedded .pdf. ... read full article
Staff FavoritesNicole Trimble11/21/201812/18/2018
Staff Favorites
    Do you want to know your teacher or a staff member's birthday?  Are you curious about about their favorite treat? Do you want to learn a little about them?   Check out the Staff Favorites page  for links to forms they filled out! You can also find the page any time on the left menu / "Our School" / "Staff Favorites". (We will add new Favorites forms as we get them, so check back!)   Thank you to our PTA Staff Appreciation Team, Nancy Tangen & Megan Madsen, for coordinating this effort! ... read full article
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 3)Nicole Trimble11/17/201811/28/2018
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 3)
  MATH CHALLENGE #3 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge.    GREAT JOB!          Math Challenge #3 CLASS WITH MOST QUALIFYING SUBMISSIONS:  Goodspeed (Grade 2) Ms. Goodspeed's class will ( yet again ) keep the Math Bear in their classroom until the next challenge results are posted! All submissions for Math Challenge 3 (63 submissions) Grade Teacher Student Kindergarten Ms. Hart Hannah L Ellie P Ms. Farner Adam A Ms. McDonnell Jett C Griffin T Krishna Ms. McGrew Derek K Ms. Meyer Grace N Willow T Ms. Vasatka Sathvik M Emalyn ... read full article
After School Programs - Announcing Winter ClassesNicole Trimble11/17/20181/3/2019
After School Programs - Announcing Winter Classes
Canyon Creek PTA After School Programs Winter 2018-19 We are excited to announce FIVE (5) after school classes offered this winter! Make sure to read the details below - and check out the classes offered. We are using a PORTAL called 6crickets to book and manage all after school programs - so you will want to get setup for that prior to registration opening, to ensure quick booking. Register online at 6crickets (Canyon Creek page) . Make sure to pre-register before 12/12. Registration opens Wednesday, 12/12 @ 8:00am and closes Monday, 12/17 @ 11:59pm. ** Registration extended to Thursday, 1/3, 8am. First Come, First Served ... read full article
Membership Incentive - Final Drawing (#3) Winner!Nicole Trimble11/16/201811/23/2018
Membership Incentive - Final Drawing (#3) Winner!
Final Incentive Prize: We Have A Winner!!!! We are excited to announce the winner of the FINAL 2018-19 PTA Memberships Fall Drive Incentive Program!  This drawing took place at the PTA General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, November 13th.  Our PTA Membership Chair confirmed that the winner accepted the prize and  will have a special reserved table at the Bingo Night, along with a VIP Family Package!   WINNER: Jason Moon PRIZE: The prize for this drawing was a Reserved Table & Family Package  at the Bingo Night on March 8th, 2019!    More details about the program and the next drawing dates . ... read full article
STEM Night - December 4thNicole Trimble11/15/201811/29/2018
STEM Night - December 4th
Join Canyon Creek PTA as we welcome Pacific Science Center into our school to share the marvels of Physics! When:  Tuesday, December 4th Schedule: 5-8pm: Exhibits in the cafeteria 6-6:45pm: Live show in the gym Interested in helping? Do you love science and want to help this event be the best is can be? We could use a few helpers to keep the hands-on exhibits running smoothly. Signup here to help !   Questions? Please don't hesitate to ask questions!  Contact our STEM Chairs:  Abhishek Mehta, Dhara Rajagopalan & Pragati Mathur This is an embedded .pdf. ... read full article
Smart with Art Holiday Workshop - December 12thNicole Trimble11/11/201812/12/2018
Smart with Art Holiday Workshop - December 12th
Smart with Art Holiday Workshop Create artful gifts for the Winter Holidays!   Workshop Date: Wednesday, 12/12/18, 2:00p-4:00p Location: Canyon Creek Cafeteria Registration: Registration will be open from Thursday, November 29th at 8:00am - Thursday, December 4th at 11:59pm at  6crickets.com ! Cost: $40/student Join us for a special two-hour workshop, as we create two handmade, fine art gifts that are sure to become keepsakes. Kids will have fun getting creative while enjoying the gift-giving spirit! Each project will be gift wrapped and ready for giving. Gifts are always special when handmade!   Questions?   office@smartwithart.net ... read full article
Spelling Bee Registration Ends Friday!Nicole Trimble11/11/201811/25/2018
Spelling Bee Registration Ends Friday!
Canyon Creek PTA is sponsoring a Spelling Bee Competition! Deadline for registration is Friday, November 16th. Find all of the details here  -- also accessible via the left menu under Programs > Spelling Bee 2018-19 . ... read full article
Multicultural Night - SummaryNicole Trimble11/10/201811/23/2018
Multicultural Night - Summary
1st Annual Multicultural Night - Summary We are so excited about the number of participants and diversity of presentations - for our first Multicultural Night! It was well attended by families coming to learn and explore as well, which is awesome. As a summary for those who didn't make it, we had tables setup in the cafeteria and gym. Many participants brought food, providing a large variety of delicious tastings offered. Some families brought crafts/activities. There was TONS of information about different countries and cultures displayed on presentation boards and posters, as well as many artifacts. Some the countries/cultures that were represented included: India, Iran, America, ... read full article
Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink: FUNdraising OpportunityNicole Trimble11/9/201811/23/2018
Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink: FUNdraising Opportunity
Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink - FUNdraising Opportunity  Start or continue an annual tradition of ice skating at the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink! If you visit during the timeframe and mention Canyon Creek, $3 of each ticket purchased will go to Canyon Creek PTA!! When: November 23rd through December 21st January 1st through January 13th Where: Bellevue Downtown Park 100 100th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004 (South of Bellevue Square) Cost: Admission $15  Ages 8 & under $10 (includes skate rental)  More information: Visit bellevueicerink.com  for skating hours, promotions and special events.     This is an embedded .pdf. ... read full article
See "Instant Family" movie and our PTA benefits!Nicole Trimble11/3/201812/2/2018
See "Instant Family" movie and our PTA benefits!
Go to a movie and benefit Canyon Creek PTA! When you use the link below, $1 for each ticket purchased for the movie Instant Family will go to Canyon Creek PTA - for showings between Friday, November 16th and Sunday, December 2nd . Go to www.filmraiser.com Click "Buy Tickets: Instant Family" Type in "Canyon Creek" -- select the option for "Canyon Creek Elementary -- PTA -- (Bothell, WA)" Click "Buy on Fandango" button Proceed to purchase tickets on Fandango! NOTE: You will not see any other mention of Canyon Creek PTA, but if you go through the link to purchase, we ... read full article
Box Tops Results!Nicole Trimble11/3/201811/17/2018
Box Tops Results!
Our PTA Box Tops Chair, Jenny Herbison, has collected all the Box Tops from the drive (10/15-19) and tallied the results! The final total for Box Tops is 6,494 , which means Canyon Creek PTA will get a check for $649 !! Mrs. Burkett's class won the party with 600, exactly. Keep clipping - another drive will happen in February.   Thank you to  Jenny Herbison  for coordinating, clipping, counting and submitting our collected Box Tops! Thank you to all the families and staff who collected and turned in Box Tops in our Fall Box Tops Drive. Special shout out to Jenny's "clipping ... read full article
*New* Special Education Representative ChairNicole Trimble10/28/201811/11/2018
*New* Special Education Representative Chair
New PTA Chair - Special Education Representative We have a new chair position in our PTA this year, Special Education Representative , and we are lucky to have it filled by Bethany Jager . She has personal experience with IEPs, etc. and has generously offered her knowledge to anyone with questions or concerns about IEPs and would like help navigating. If this might help you, please contact Bethany ! specialeducationrep@canyoncreekpta.org   ... read full article
PTA Food Drive Results! Nicole Trimble10/27/201811/10/2018
PTA Food Drive Results!
PTA Food Drive Results From Courtney Pansini, PTA Food Drive Chair: Thank you Canyon Creek Coyotes!! A total of 1,407 food items were collected for our food drive, benefiting Woodinville Store House Food Bank! Special shout out to Anders Hagen, Dan Dwyer , Melanie McKenzie, Nicole Trimble and Bob Graff for your help with collecting the donations - THANK YOU!!!  I had the pleasure of delivering some of our donations to the food bank located in the basement of the Woodinville United Methodist Church. The volunteers who 'work' here create a grocery store for their clients to shop during specified hours - organizing items ... read full article
Multicultural Night - ALL ARE WELCOME!Nicole Trimble10/27/201811/9/2018
Multicultural Night - ALL ARE WELCOME!
1st Annual Multicultural Night! We are excited to announce that our first Multicultural night will be on Friday, November 9th, 6-8pm . Mark your calendars!! Everyone is Welcome! Whether you decided to participate or not, we invite you and welcome you to come learn about the vast array of cultures represented at our school. The night will include presentation areas for school families to share - as well as a fashion walk to spotlight the clothing of different cultures! Should be a fun and informative evening. Schedule of Activities Here is the schedule for the evening: Time Activity Location 6:00-6:45pm Explore Presentation ... read full article
October PTA Membership Meeting RecapNicole Trimble10/25/201811/3/2018
October PTA Membership Meeting Recap
10/16 PTA Membership Meeting Recap On October 16 th , 2018, we had our first PTA General Meeting of the school year. Thank you to everyone who joined us! Captain Beck from the Bothell Police Department discussed two (2) public safety measures for Bothell residents.  If you are a voting resident for City of Bothell, you can learn more about the measures  here . The meeting was very informative and we thank the City of Bothell and Bothell Police Department for arranging this informative discussion.   Our updated  Mission & Goals  were approved, along with revised  Standing Rules . All can be ... read full article
Membership Incentive - Drawing #2 Winners!Nicole Trimble10/25/201811/8/2018
Membership Incentive - Drawing #2 Winners!
We Have 4 Winners!!!! We are excited to announce the winners of the 2nd  2018-19 PTA Membership Fall Drive Incentive Program!  This drawing took place at the PTA Board Meeting on Tuesday, October 16th. The goal was to end up with four students to enjoy breakfast with Mr. Denton & Ms. Airhart. We drew 2 winners and checked the number of students each winner had at our school, then were able to draw 2 more throughout the meeting, finding a total of 4 students. Our PTA Membership Chair confirmed that the winners accepted the prize and are planning to send their students ... read full article
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 2)Nicole Trimble10/24/201811/8/2018
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 2)
  MATH CHALLENGE #2 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge.    GREAT JOB!        Math Challenge #2 CLASS WITH MOST QUALIFYING SUBMISSIONS:  Goodspeed (Grade 2) Ms. Goodspeed's class will (again) get to keep the Math Bear in their classroom until the next challenge results are posted - and the Math Bear will move to the classroom with the most qualifying submissions for that challenge!   All submissions for Math Challenge 2 (74 submissions) Grade Teacher Student Kindergarten Ms. Andrick Sathvik M Ms. Hart  Hannah L Adam A Ellie P Ranae Z ... read full article
NEW Partnership: Shutterfly & tinyprintsNicole Trimble10/24/201811/7/2018
NEW Partnership: Shutterfly & tinyprints
We are super excited about this partnership with Shutterfly & tinyprints!  Ordering birthday invitations or cards for any holiday? Making a photo book to document a trip or your family's life last year? Need a personalized mug, blanket, plaque or other gift? Simply click through the logo above (or this link ) and order through Shutterfly or tinyprints and they will donate 13% of your purchase to our PTA! It's that easy!   Shop Shutterfly or tinyprints today!   Feel free to bookmark this page for quick access when ordering:  http://canyoncreekpta.shutterflystorefront.com .    NOTE: Discounts will all still work and the donation to Canyon ... read full article
Arena Sports: Mill Creek - LAST OPPORTUNITY!Nicole Trimble10/21/201811/7/2018
Arena Sports: Mill Creek - LAST OPPORTUNITY!
  Arena Sports - Mill Creek: Join us for this exciting deal at Arena Sports - Mill Creek! Head on in to the counter and mention the "Canyon Creek PTA Back to School Event"  anytime between 9am and 8pm on any/all of our three scheduled event dates to support our PTA:   Wednesday, September 26th ( flyer ) Monday, October 22nd ( flyer ) Wednesday, November 7th ( flyer )   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 ... read full article
Box Tops Collection Week!!Nicole Trimble10/16/201810/19/2018
Box Tops Collection Week!!
It's Box Tops collection week!   Every Box Top is worth 10 cents...or 10 Box Tops are worth $1! Doesn't sound like much, but it adds up quickly! During last year's fall Box Tops drive, Canyon Creek collected  7,968 Box Tops -  earning $796.80!! Help us beat that number! Check your pantry for items that have Box Tops - here's the most recent  list .  We will have another Box Tops drive the week of February 4th, so please keep clipping and saving Box Tops.   Questions about this program? Please email our Box Tops Chair, Jenny Herbison at  BoxTops@canyoncreekpta.org ... read full article
Thank you, Canyon Creek PTA Sponsors!Nicole Trimble10/15/201810/29/2018
Thank you, Canyon Creek PTA Sponsors!
Thank you to our 2018-19 PTA Sponsors! We are proud to announce our 2018-19 PTA Sponsors whose  donations will help fund our programs and events this year.   Platinum Sponsors Bothell Orthodontics Bruchal Orthodontics Richard Chan Orthodontics   Gold Sponsors Allegro Pediatrics Fey & Grey Orthodontics   Coyote Sponsors Allocent Bothell Gymnastics Club Bothell Pediatric Dentistry Crystal Springs Dental - Dr. Candace L. Chinn Orange Theory Fitness - Bothell Uncle Peteza's Pizzeria We appreciate our sponsors' support and hope you will join us in thanking them.   Check out our Sponsor Page  and find each sponsor's website linked to the logo! ... read full article
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 1)Nicole Trimble10/14/201810/23/2018
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 1)
  MATH CHALLENGE #1 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge.    GREAT JOB!        Math Challenge #1 CLASS WITH MOST QUALIFYING SUBMISSIONS:  Goodspeed (Grade 2) Ms. Goodspeed's class will get to keep the Math Bear in their classroom until the next challenge results are posted - and the Math Bear will move to the classroom with the most qualifying submissions for that challenge!   All submissions for Math Challenge 1 (85 submissions) Grade Teacher's Name Student's Name Kindergarten Ms. Meyer Grace N Avraham A Willow T Jaanvi L Arthee K Ms. ... read full article
McDonald's Reading ChallengeNicole Trimble10/7/20182/1/2019
McDonald's Reading Challenge
McDonald's Reading Challenge Our PTA has coordinated with McDonald's to offer this reading incentive program to help encourage ALL students to get their reading time in. When your child reads 10 books, they earn a FREE Happy Meal from McDonalds! Print the form below (or here ) and list the read books on it. Independent reading as well as being read to count as books read! Turn the completed form in to your student's teacher . The teacher will return a certificate good for a McDonald's Happy Meal! Happy reading!!    This is an embedded .pdf. ... read full article
Staff Appreciation Tailgate Lunch --- thank you families!!Nicole Trimble10/7/201810/12/2018
Staff Appreciation Tailgate Lunch --- thank you families!!
We would love to thank the following Canyon Creek parents for donating to our Tailgate Lunch for the teachers and staff last Friday! The feedback from the teachers and staff was amazing and all of the food contributions were so greatly appreciated! Lindsay Alanis Teagan Hagen Patricia McCormick Nancy Tangen Maria Allen Jennifer Herbison Melanie McKenzie Lian Taylor Anna Baker Katie Hunter Elesha Ostrander Nicole Trimble Erin Corsaro Bethany Jäger Debra Page Andrea Wojcik Karen DeMercer Jill James Christina Po Liz Wright Casey Dwyer Melissa Kline Bree Ross   Samira Emami Alyssa Koske Diane Smith   Jennifer Golden Megan Madsen Jenn Snyder   ... read full article
PTA General Meeting - 1st of the school year!Nicole Trimble10/6/201810/16/2018
PTA General Meeting - 1st of the school year!
You are invited to our first PTA membership meeting of 2018-2019! Tuesday, October 16th @ Canyon Creek Library Come and meet the Board at 6:00pm. Meeting starts at 6:30pm. Guest Presenter: Come and listen to Captain Beck from Bothell Police Department discuss two public safety ballot measures. This session is strictly informative, with no opinion or persuasion. For more information on the ballot measures, please visit http://www.bothellwa.gov/1285/Public-Safety-Ballot-Measures     We hope to see you there! Free childcare (ages 5+) provided by Champions next to the cafeteria. ... read full article
Staff Appreciation Tailgate Lunch! Sign Up Today!Nicole Trimble9/29/201810/5/2018
Staff Appreciation Tailgate Lunch! Sign Up Today!
Our PTA Staff Appreciation committee is working to provide a TAILGATE lunch for our wonderful teachers and staff! The lunch is THIS FRIDAY, October 5th .  Please sign up to bring something for our teachers and staff to enjoy for lunch - with a tailgate theme. Take a look at the signup for some ideas! SIGN UP TODAY!  Please plan to drop of all contributions by 9:30am on Friday. If food should stay warm, please provide a crock pot or instant pot.  Bring the ingredients (or recipe) for your donations for reference for those with dietary restrictions. Not sure what ... read full article
Membership Incentive Program - WINNER ANNOUNCEDNicole Trimble9/26/201810/9/2018
Membership Incentive Program - WINNER ANNOUNCED
We Have A Winner!!!! We are excited to announce the winner of the FIRST 2018-19 PTA Memberships Fall Drive Incentive Program!  This drawing took place at the PTA Board Meeting on Monday, September 24th.  Our PTA Membership Chair confirmed that the winner accepted the prize and a special parking pass has been delivered to the winner.    WINNER: Lital Ten-Ami , student is in Mrs. Reid's 4th grade class PRIZE: The prize for this drawing was a Reserved Parking Spot for PTA events during this school year.    More details about the program and the next drawing dates . ... read full article
Math Challenge!Nicole Trimble9/22/201810/23/2018
Math Challenge!
Canyon Creek PTA Math Challenge 2018-19! What is Math Challenge? Find details on the Math Challenge Program page .    How Can My Student Participate? Our school has its own page on the mathinaction.org website where instructions are listed:  http://www.mathinaction.org/canyon-creek-elementary.html     Shortcuts:  Instructions  for the whole Math Challenge process.  Challenge & Solution  schedule  - including links to each  student results submission form !! (also included below) Current CHALLENGE and the previous week’s SOLUTIONS  (see the "buttons" for each challenge & their solutions)   Math Challenge "Wall of Fame" Check out the participation results for each Math Challenge and the cumulative results on our Math ... read full article
What is PTA Staff Appreciation all about?Nicole Trimble9/19/201810/5/2018
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!!Nicole Trimble9/17/201810/1/2018
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
Multicultural Night - SAVE THE DATE!Nicole Trimble9/16/201810/6/2018
Multicultural Night - SAVE THE DATE!
Save the Date for our New Event: Multicultural Night ! We are excited to announce our first Multicultural 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
Fall PTA Membership Drive - Incentive Program!Nicole Trimble9/9/201811/17/2018
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!Nicole Trimble9/9/201812/2/2018
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!!Nicole Trimble9/8/201810/9/2018
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!Nicole Trimble9/6/20189/20/2018
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
Back-to-School Ice Cream Social - THIS WEDNESDAY!Nicole Trimble8/27/20188/29/2018
Back-to-School Ice Cream Social - THIS WEDNESDAY!
Back to School Ice Cream Social THIS WEDNESDAY!! 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.   SCHEDULE: 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!! Drop off school supplies - however, please read your teacher’s welcome letter to know if your ... read full article
After School Programs - UPDATEDNicole Trimble8/18/20189/20/2018
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 PTA Membership is OPEN - Join or Renew TodayNicole Trimble8/18/20189/15/2018
2018-19 PTA Membership is OPEN - Join or Renew Today
Join our team and help us reach for the stars so we can continue to enrich and serve the Canyon Creek Elementary community!  Our membership goal for 2018-19 is  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!  PTA provides: support to Canyon Creek through our Library Brigade program (coordinating volunteers to help during every class' library time), Art ... read full article
2018-19 Spiritwear - Order Online Now!Nicole Trimble8/17/20189/21/2018
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 SponsorsNicole Trimble8/17/201810/10/2018
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
New School Year PTA ChecklistNicole Trimble8/9/20189/15/2018
New School Year PTA Checklist
We are approaching the start of a new school year and we wanted to let you know about all the ways you can stay informed for the upcoming school year - and how you can get involved! We will not only have information about PTA events and programs!  Check out our  New School Year PTA Checklist ! ... read full article
*NEW* Canyon Creek PTA RemindersNicole Trimble7/31/20188/14/2018
*NEW* Canyon Creek PTA Reminders
Canyon Creek PTA is excited to provide another method of receiving information about PTA events and programs. We have started using REMIND (used by some of Canyon Creek's teachers) to send reminders! We plan to send a reminder the day before and day of events - probably around 9:30am each day. We might also send an occasional "SAVE THE DATE" reminder about big events like the Back to School Ice Cream Social, Bingo Night, etc. And for sure any cancellations of events!! We have also setup a group for getting Volunteer Opportunities texted to you - so check that out ... 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 Trimble6/16/20189/14/2018
Coming this fall - MATH CHALLENGE!!
Math Challenge is coming Fall 2018! We have heard from you 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 purpose ... 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