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!! We expect lots of CC families to attend this community event. If possible, walking or carpooling is encouraged. Overflow parking is available at the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center.     SCHEDULE: 3:30-4:00pm -- New Family Tours New Family Tours begin in the foyer outside the office at 3:30pm . Check out ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
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6/15/2019-8/28/2019

Art Docent Program - What is it? How can I help?
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 ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
Show from:
8/25/2019-11/22/2019

Watch D.O.G.S. Kick-off: Save the date!!
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 20th, 6-7pm .  RSVP options will be available soon!   If you can't make the kickoff party: ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
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8/23/2019-9/20/2019

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
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
Show from:
8/16/2019-10/9/2019

2019-20 PTA Membership - Join or Renew Today!
Join our team and help us shine, so we can continue to enrich and serve the Canyon Creek Elementary community!  Our membership goal for 2019-20 is 500 members. This goal is about 15% over our membership count last year - let's GROW!! We have confidential "gift of membership" 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 Docent Program (bringing monthly Art education ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
Show from:
8/16/2019-9/30/2019

2019-20 Spiritwear Sale - Preview!
2019-20 Spiritwear Sale We are keeping the same logo for spiritwear as last year-- based on our logo from 3 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, helping the logo feel less thick and stiff.  Purchasing Options Find the Spiritwear table at the Ice Cream Social  on Wednesday, August 28th , for limited quantities of each item available to purchase. Online pre-orders for spiritwear will be available following the Ice Cream Social, from  Thursday, August 29th through Friday, September 20th. Paper order forms will go home with students in ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
Show from:
8/16/2019-8/29/2019

Fall After School Enrichment Classes
Canyon Creek PTA After School Programs Fall 2019 We are excited to announce THREE (3) after school classes offered this fall! 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 Monday, September 16th . Registration opens Monday, September 16th @ 8:00am and closes Friday, September 20th @ 11:59pm. First Come, First Served A PTA chaperone must ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
Show from:
8/16/2019-9/20/2019

Kindergarten Families - Boohoo OR Woohoo?
Kindergarten Families, You are Invited Monday, September 9th* & Tuesday, September 10th* Canyon Creek Cafeteria @ 9:10-10am Please join us in the cafeteria after you drop off your kindergartener for their first day of school. Allow us to comfort your ”boo-hoos” OR celebrate your “woo-hoos” (or both). Our PTA will provide coffee, a little treat and tissues to kick off your school year. This is a wonderful way to connect with other parents, ask questions and become a part of our school community. Younger siblings are welcome. * Each kindergartner will be assigned which day will be their first day ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
Show from:
8/16/2019-9/10/2019

Crayon & Marker Drive Recap!
Crayon & Marker Drive Recap! Our PTA Sustainability Team had a Crayon and Marker Drive during the last couple weeks of school before summer break. We wanted to let you know how much we collected and where it went!   Crayons We sent 40 lbs of the collected crayons to Crazy Crayons to be melted down and reused. We also donated about 15 lbs to Northshore Headstart- these were crayons that were in excellent condition and we wanted to give those to our local community.   Markers We sent 35 lbs of markers to Crayola ColorCycle program to be re-purposed into clean burning fuel.   Thank ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
Show from:
8/15/2019-8/28/2019

Box Tops Program Changes!
New Box Tops Collection Program! Did you know that Canyon Creek PTA collects Box Tops twice a year? In the 2018-19 school year, we earned about $833!  Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earnings online. Check out this YouTube video  about the program changes.  Create an account at BTFE.com - entering Canyon Creek Elementary, then your name and birthday. Then download the Box Tops app and start scanning every receipt! It's ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
Show from:
7/3/2019-8/31/2019
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!! We expect lots of CC families to attend this community event. If possible, walking or carpooling is encouraged. Overflow parking is available at the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center.     SCHEDULE: 3:30-4:00pm -- New Family Tours New Family Tours begin in the foyer outside the office at 3:30pm . Check out ... read full article
Summer Fun Playdates - Incoming Kindergarten FamiliesNicole Trimble6/19/20198/20/2019
Summer Fun Playdates - Incoming Kindergarten Families
Calling all 2019-20 INCOMING kindergarteners & families!! UPDATED 8/12/2019: The final playdate will remain at Stipek Park, at 1:30pm on Tuesday, August 20th.  We checked if we could host it at the school, but the district did not want any events there at all. Hope to see you at the last playdate! AND at the Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, August 28th ( more info ).  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 ... 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
Art Docent Program - What is it? How can I help?Nicole Trimble8/25/201911/22/2019
Art Docent Program - What is it? How can I help?
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 ... read full article
Watch D.O.G.S. Kick-off: Save the date!!Nicole Trimble8/23/20199/20/2019
Watch D.O.G.S. Kick-off: Save the date!!
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 20th, 6-7pm .  RSVP options will be available soon!   If you can't make the kickoff party: ... read full article
Seeking PTA SponsorsNicole Trimble8/16/201910/9/2019
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
2019-20 PTA Membership - Join or Renew Today!Nicole Trimble8/16/20199/30/2019
2019-20 PTA Membership - Join or Renew Today!
Join our team and help us shine, so we can continue to enrich and serve the Canyon Creek Elementary community!  Our membership goal for 2019-20 is 500 members. This goal is about 15% over our membership count last year - let's GROW!! We have confidential "gift of membership" 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 Docent Program (bringing monthly Art education ... read full article
2019-20 Spiritwear Sale - Preview!Nicole Trimble8/16/20198/29/2019
2019-20 Spiritwear Sale - Preview!
2019-20 Spiritwear Sale We are keeping the same logo for spiritwear as last year-- based on our logo from 3 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, helping the logo feel less thick and stiff.  Purchasing Options Find the Spiritwear table at the Ice Cream Social  on Wednesday, August 28th , for limited quantities of each item available to purchase. Online pre-orders for spiritwear will be available following the Ice Cream Social, from  Thursday, August 29th through Friday, September 20th. Paper order forms will go home with students in ... read full article
Fall After School Enrichment ClassesNicole Trimble8/16/20199/20/2019
Fall After School Enrichment Classes
Canyon Creek PTA After School Programs Fall 2019 We are excited to announce THREE (3) after school classes offered this fall! 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 Monday, September 16th . Registration opens Monday, September 16th @ 8:00am and closes Friday, September 20th @ 11:59pm. First Come, First Served A PTA chaperone must ... read full article
Kindergarten Families - Boohoo OR Woohoo?Nicole Trimble8/16/20199/10/2019
Kindergarten Families - Boohoo OR Woohoo?
Kindergarten Families, You are Invited Monday, September 9th* & Tuesday, September 10th* Canyon Creek Cafeteria @ 9:10-10am Please join us in the cafeteria after you drop off your kindergartener for their first day of school. Allow us to comfort your ”boo-hoos” OR celebrate your “woo-hoos” (or both). Our PTA will provide coffee, a little treat and tissues to kick off your school year. This is a wonderful way to connect with other parents, ask questions and become a part of our school community. Younger siblings are welcome. * Each kindergartner will be assigned which day will be their first day ... read full article
Crayon & Marker Drive Recap!Nicole Trimble8/15/20198/28/2019
Crayon & Marker Drive Recap!
Crayon & Marker Drive Recap! Our PTA Sustainability Team had a Crayon and Marker Drive during the last couple weeks of school before summer break. We wanted to let you know how much we collected and where it went!   Crayons We sent 40 lbs of the collected crayons to Crazy Crayons to be melted down and reused. We also donated about 15 lbs to Northshore Headstart- these were crayons that were in excellent condition and we wanted to give those to our local community.   Markers We sent 35 lbs of markers to Crayola ColorCycle program to be re-purposed into clean burning fuel.   Thank ... read full article
Reminders - New School Year!Nicole Trimble7/13/20197/27/2019
Reminders - New School Year!
Canyon Creek PTA Reminders: Changes for the New School Year! As of July 1st, we are officially in a new school year for PTA! We are so excited with the success of this program and how many of our school community have found it useful in our first year offering reminders. We wanted to share with you a couple things about Reminders including: changes in how we are managing our Remind classes due to a change in cost of using Remind for larger groups how to UNSUBSCRIBE if you are no longer interested in Canyon Creek PTA Reminders Remind "Class" Changes Our current Reminder ... read full article
Box Tops Program Changes!Nicole Trimble7/3/20198/31/2019
Box Tops Program Changes!
New Box Tops Collection Program! Did you know that Canyon Creek PTA collects Box Tops twice a year? In the 2018-19 school year, we earned about $833!  Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earnings online. Check out this YouTube video  about the program changes.  Create an account at BTFE.com - entering Canyon Creek Elementary, then your name and birthday. Then download the Box Tops app and start scanning every receipt! It's ... read full article
Popsicle Run AppreciationNicole Trimble6/23/20196/30/2019
Popsicle Run Appreciation
Popsicle Run Appreciation On Friday, June 14th, we celebrated a fantastic year of Running Club with a one-mile run. At the end of the run, every student who wanted one was given a popsicle to enjoy and help them cool off! The kids had fun and each got an extra MILE in on their running club card! Many of the fifth graders were paired up with kindergarten buddies to escort them around the route. THANK YOU to all those 5th graders who spent the run helping kindergarteners be safe and have fun! We would like to thank ALL of the volunteers who helped with ... read full article
Thank you ALL 2018-19 PTA Board Members & Chairs!Nicole Trimble6/23/20197/7/2019
Thank you ALL 2018-19 PTA Board Members & Chairs!
As a completely volunteer organization, all of our Board and Chair positions are so important. We want to thank each and every one of you for your time and effort this year! We will see many of your back again next year - and will miss those of you moving on. Please know your dedication to our PTA has made a difference!!! THANK YOU... Officers & Board Members: President - Melanie McKenzie VP Communications - Nicole Trimble VP Programs (and Awards) - Jennifer Herrman Treasurer - Barby Taheri Secretary - Shea Johnson Membership - Jenn Snyder Advocacy - Jennifer Spataro ... read full article
Howler Hoorays: 2018-19 School Year!Nicole Trimble6/23/20197/7/2019
Howler Hoorays: 2018-19 School Year!
Howler Hoorays: 2018-19 School Year! Wow - we shared so many thank you messages in our Coyote Howler newsletter this school year! We compiled them all so you can see all of the people and companies who helped us have a wonderful year in PTA! We are so thankful for everyone who coordinates/volunteers/participates/etc...it wouldn't be a success without ALL of you! Review all the Howler Hoorays for 2018-19... ... read full article
Look at what WE did!!! Thank you 2018-19 PTA Members!Nicole Trimble6/9/20197/31/2019
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 Trimble6/8/20196/30/2019
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