Canyon Creek PTA Helping Hands Program
Canyon Creek PTA Helping Hands Program Our PTA and school are teaming up to offer this confidential program for our school families in need. Requests for needs were confidentially made directly to Sue Hanson, our school Office Manager. This is a year long program and we are hoping to provide holiday meals & grocery gift cards, fulfill wish lists for the winter break holidays, and more. If your family could use some assistance, please check out this article  with more information about how we hope to help, and how to directly contact Sue Hanson for confidential signup! The flyer in the linked article is ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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11/1/2019-12/20/2019

STEM Night! January 14th, 6-7:30pm
Canyon Creek PTA STEM NIGHT Save the date! WHEN: Tuesday, January 14th, 6-7:30pm WHERE: Canyon Creek Cafeteria Enjoy a fun evening event filled with interactive, educational stations focused on STEM related activities for the whole family! The Interactive Stations These are the planned ideas for stations: Fun with Electronics Is it Real? VR and AR Entertainment Food Biology-You Are What You Eat Artificial Intelligent in Our Lives Why is the Sly Blue and Sunset Red? Learn Physics with Popsicle Sticks Cabbage Chemistry-Learn about pH   Volunteers Make Events Possible! This event is made possible by volunteers! Please consider volunteering to ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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12/9/2019-1/14/2020

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 SUBMISSIONS:  Archuleta (3rd grade) <photo coming soon....> Mr. Archuleta's class will enjoy the Math Bear in their classroom until the next challenge results are posted - when the Math Bear will move to the classroom with the most qualifying submissions for that challenge!    All submissions for Math Challenge 4 (87 submissions) Grade Teacher Student K Hart Anvi S McDonnell James H John B Carolynn H McGrew Moaaz D Meyer Christian N Rettig Samvir B ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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12/8/2019-12/21/2019

Reflections: Congratulations & Save the Date
Congratulations! Congratulations to the 31 Canyon Creek students who participated in this year's Reflections program! It was wonderful to see the many ways they were inspired by this year's theme of "Look Within." We are so proud of all our amazing & talented students who submitted entries!!!                        Dance Choreography - Primary: Caroline A.* Film Production - Intermediate: Kendall K.* Katie P.* Sam S. Literature - Intermediate: Noelle P.* Anoushka H.* Zade K.* Steven G.* Benjamin P. Destiny W. Music Compostition - Primary: Thea M.* Intermediate Photography- Intermediate: Colton C.* ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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11/30/2019-12/14/2019

Winter After School Enrichment - Enrollment starts 12/16
Canyon Creek PTA After School Programs Winter 2020  We are excited to announce SIX (6) 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 Monday, December 16th . Registration opens Monday, December 16th @ 8:00am and closes Friday, December 20th @ 11:59pm. First Come, First Served A PTA chaperone must be present ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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11/30/2019-12/28/2019

Running Club 2019-20!
Join us for 2019-20 Running Club! Canyon Creek Elementary and Canyon Creek PTA work together to provide the "Running Club". A fun way to get energy out before the start of the school day! Every Friday, from   8:55-9:10am 1st-5th Graders : Friday, October 25th Kindergarteners : Friday, November 8th   Yes, they do this  RAIN OR SHINE !!   BONUS LAP: On SPECIAL Spirit Days (usually once a month), students who participate will get an extra scan (free lap) of their running club card!! Check the school's newsletter (Crier) and the PTA newsletter (Howler) for information about the SPECIAL Spirit ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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10/24/2019-12/20/2019

2019-20 Spelling Bee
Canyon Creek PTA is sponsoring a Spelling Bee Competition!   Key Dates: Registration Deadline - Wednesday, November 20th Practice Spelling Bee -  Monday, December 16th, 3:45-4:45pm Spelling Bee -  Friday, February 3rd at 5pm   Find all the details  about the Canyon Creek PTA Spelling Bee!  ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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10/20/2019-2/3/2020

PTA Membership Incentive Program: Drawing #2 Winner!!
Our PTA has set a membership goal of 500 members! 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! We have confidential scholarships available to join Canyon Creek PTA. Please contact our Membership Chair  to request one.   Incentive Drawings!   Drawing Dates & Prizes -- Tuesday, October 15th - PTA General Meeting  @ 6:30pm in the Library -- Reserved Parking Spot for PTA Events (outside of school hours) ** WINNER: Allison Carter ** -- Tuesday, November 12th - PTA General Meeting  @ 6:30pm in ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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9/14/2019-1/7/2020
McTeacher's NightNicole Trimble10/4/201910/22/2019
McTeacher's Night
Announcing McTeacher's Night! Need a night off from cooking? Join us for McTeacher's Night on Tuesday, October 22nd ,  5-7pm  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.    Spread the word with friends, family, coworkers! A percentage of all purchases between 5-7pm on October 22nd  will go to Canyon Creek PTA! No need to mention ... read full article
Box Tops Collection Week (10/7-10/11)Nicole Trimble9/29/201910/11/2019
Box Tops Collection Week (10/7-10/11)
Box Tops Collection Week Is October 7th-11th! The first label contest of the 2019-2020 school year, sponsored by the Canyon Creek PTA, is October 7th-11th! From October 7th-11th, bring your Box Tops to school in a Ziploc bag with the teacher’s name on the outside. The class with the most labels will have a class party! Check out the list of participating products !   **Please remember to trim the Box Tops - we do not need the entire packaging or wrapper included. **Box Tops must include the expiration date. EXPIRED Box Tops CANNOT be submitted.   Note that the Box Tops program is transitioning to ... 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!! 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
Canyon Creek PTA Helping Hands Program Nicole Trimble11/1/201912/20/2019
Canyon Creek PTA Helping Hands Program
Canyon Creek PTA Helping Hands Program Our PTA and school are teaming up to offer this confidential program for our school families in need. Requests for needs were confidentially made directly to Sue Hanson, our school Office Manager. This is a year long program and we are hoping to provide holiday meals & grocery gift cards, fulfill wish lists for the winter break holidays, and more. If your family could use some assistance, please check out this article  with more information about how we hope to help, and how to directly contact Sue Hanson for confidential signup! The flyer in the linked article is ... read full article
Veterans Day Reception - Seeking ContributionsNicole Trimble10/18/201911/7/2019
Veterans Day Reception - Seeking Contributions
The school will be having their annual Veterans Day celebration on Friday, November 8th, 2019. This year however, with the gym construction, the event will look a little different - details will come from the school. We are happy to continue our PTA tradition of hosting a breakfast/reception for our visiting veterans. We would love to show them our appreciation by putting together a little spread of snacks and goodies! If you can bring something or contribute,  sign up  today! Please plan to deliver snacks and goodies to the cafeteria by 9am on Friday, November 8th . Sign Up Today!   Questions?  Please contact Barby ... read full article
Dine Out: Chipotle Mexican GrillNicole Trimble10/11/201910/26/2019
Dine Out: Chipotle Mexican Grill
Dine Out: Chipotle Mexican Grill in Woodinville Take a break from cooking on Saturday, October 26th from 4-8pm  and have dinner at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Woodinville (13780 NE 175th St., Suite 104, Woodinville). Bring the flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re there to support Canyon Creek PTA. 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Canyon Creek PTA! Printable flyer: http://canyoncreekpta.org/Doc/2019-2020/ChipotlePrintableflyer20191026.pdf   This is an embedded .pdf.   ... read full article
Taste of Canyon Creek - Come & Enjoy!!!!Nicole Trimble10/5/201911/15/2019
Taste of Canyon Creek - Come & Enjoy!!!!
Taste of Canyon Creek Through Food and Literacy!   EVERYONE IS WELCOME!!!! Join us for food and literacy as we take a trip around the world and discover the many different cultures and countries that represent our students, family, and faculty at Canyon Creek Elementary. Event details November 15th, 6-8pm 6-7pm, cafeteria Food sampling provided by our school community (everyone is welcome to bring something to share). Selections will include whatever family favorite someone chooses to share - should be a fun and delicious event!  7-8pm, library and select classrooms Listen to our school and community leaders as they read aloud ... read full article
Skate Night is Tuesday, October 8th!Nicole Trimble10/1/201910/8/2019
Skate Night is Tuesday, October 8th!
Fall Skate Night at the Everett Skate Deck 9700 19 th Ave SE, Everett Tuesday, October 8th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.   Join us for a night of skating, door prizes, and FUN while supporting your PTA!! Cost is $7 per skater at the door. {Non skaters enter for free.} Note: Children must be accompanied by an adult who will remain on premises at all times. Questions?  Please contact Megan King at skateparty@canyoncreekpta.org .   NOTE: This event does tend to be a little noisy and pretty busy, look for the Canyon Creek PTA Care, Comfort & Coping Box  (CCC Box) at the event!! ... read full article
Parent Workshop: Savvy Parents Safe KidsNicole Trimble9/28/201911/19/2019
Parent Workshop: Savvy Parents Safe Kids
Parent Workshop: Savvy Parents Safe Kids   Check out this Seattle Times article  from November 13, 2019 about the owner & speaker for this event, Christy Keating!!    Our PTA and Canyon Creek Elementary are partnering to bring Savvy Parents Safe Kids to Canyon Creek Elementary for this informative parent workshop.  YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS EVENT! When : Tuesday, November 19th Time : 6:30pm sharp ( please arrive by 6:15pm ) - 8:00pm Where : Canyon Creek Cafeteria Who : All Canyon Creek families*. Spanish translator available. *Free childcare (ages 5+) provided by Champions next to the cafeteria. Christy ... read full article
Food Drive - Ends Tuesday, October 22nd!Nicole Trimble9/28/201910/22/2019
Food Drive - Ends Tuesday, October 22nd!
Our Annual Food Drive Is Coming!! The PTA will be coordinating our annual food drive Wednesday, October 16th through Tuesday, October 22nd benefiting the Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank. The food bank, which serves 200+ families in Bothell, Kenmore, Woodinville, Kirkland & Redmond, is in need of the following items: cereals (hot & cold) peanut butter canned meats (tuna/chicken) canned fruits boxed meals/rice/beans/lentils condiments baking supplies - (flour, sugar, cooking oil) travel size toiletries rice/soy/almond milk pasta/pasta sauces To keep things fun, the class with the most items donated will earn a PTA Popsicle party, or equivalent! Donations may be delivered to ... read full article
2019-20 Spiritwear Sale!!Nicole Trimble8/16/20199/20/2019
2019-20 Spiritwear Sale!!
2019-20 Spiritwear Sale Our awesome Spiritwear Chair, Dawn Draheim, reported that all ordered spiritwear was delivered to students in their classrooms on Friday, October 11th ! If you have not seen your ordered spiritwear, please check with your student and teacher first - and if you cannot find it, email our Spiritwear Chair .  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 ... 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
STEM Night! January 14th, 6-7:30pmNicole Trimble12/9/20191/14/2020
STEM Night! January 14th, 6-7:30pm
Canyon Creek PTA STEM NIGHT Save the date! WHEN: Tuesday, January 14th, 6-7:30pm WHERE: Canyon Creek Cafeteria Enjoy a fun evening event filled with interactive, educational stations focused on STEM related activities for the whole family! The Interactive Stations These are the planned ideas for stations: Fun with Electronics Is it Real? VR and AR Entertainment Food Biology-You Are What You Eat Artificial Intelligent in Our Lives Why is the Sly Blue and Sunset Red? Learn Physics with Popsicle Sticks Cabbage Chemistry-Learn about pH   Volunteers Make Events Possible! This event is made possible by volunteers! Please consider volunteering to ... read full article
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 4)Nicole Trimble12/8/201912/21/2019
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 SUBMISSIONS:  Archuleta (3rd grade) <photo coming soon....> Mr. Archuleta's class will enjoy the Math Bear in their classroom until the next challenge results are posted - when the Math Bear will move to the classroom with the most qualifying submissions for that challenge!    All submissions for Math Challenge 4 (87 submissions) Grade Teacher Student K Hart Anvi S McDonnell James H John B Carolynn H McGrew Moaaz D Meyer Christian N Rettig Samvir B ... read full article
Reflections: Congratulations & Save the DateNicole Trimble11/30/201912/14/2019
Reflections: Congratulations & Save the Date
Congratulations! Congratulations to the 31 Canyon Creek students who participated in this year's Reflections program! It was wonderful to see the many ways they were inspired by this year's theme of "Look Within." We are so proud of all our amazing & talented students who submitted entries!!!                        Dance Choreography - Primary: Caroline A.* Film Production - Intermediate: Kendall K.* Katie P.* Sam S. Literature - Intermediate: Noelle P.* Anoushka H.* Zade K.* Steven G.* Benjamin P. Destiny W. Music Compostition - Primary: Thea M.* Intermediate Photography- Intermediate: Colton C.* ... read full article
Winter After School Enrichment - Enrollment starts 12/16Nicole Trimble11/30/201912/28/2019
Winter After School Enrichment - Enrollment starts 12/16
Canyon Creek PTA After School Programs Winter 2020  We are excited to announce SIX (6) 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 Monday, December 16th . Registration opens Monday, December 16th @ 8:00am and closes Friday, December 20th @ 11:59pm. First Come, First Served A PTA chaperone must be present ... read full article
Hour of Code Night (3 sessions) - Tuesday, December 10thNicole Trimble11/24/201912/10/2019
Hour of Code Night (3 sessions) - Tuesday, December 10th
Students learn the basics of coding!    Tuesday, December 10th 5:00 pm | 6:15 pm | 7:30 pm 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.   Register Students "Hour of Code" will be held in the  Canyon Creek Library on Tuesday, December 10th . We have scheduled three time slots for this evening event.  Students can join us for ONE (1) session to ensure ... read full article
Pastries & Principals - Friday, December 6thNicole Trimble11/24/201912/6/2019
Pastries & Principals - Friday, December 6th
Mark Your Calendar for our 2nd Pastries & Principals! Canyon Creek PTA is excited to host the 2nd of our Pastries & Principals events on Friday, December 6th, 9:10-10am in the Cafeteria! Mr. Denton & Ms. Airhart will join us to chat and answer questions. This is an informal event with no presentation or agenda. Come enjoy a pastry and a cup of coffee (or bring your own, if you prefer)! This is a great opportunity to socialize with other parents, ask us (PTA) questions or chat with our principals. ** Please make sure to sign in at the office and get a visiter ... read full article
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 3)Nicole Trimble11/21/201912/5/2019
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 SUBMISSIONS:  Vagt (2nd) Mrs. Vagt's class will enjoy the Math Bear in their classroom until the next challenge results are posted - when the Math Bear will move to the classroom with the most qualifying submissions for that challenge!    All submissions for Math Challenge 3 (92 submissions) Grade Teacher's Name Student's Name Kindergarten Hart Anvi S McDonnell John B Carolynn H James H Samarth R Aisha B Rettig Samvir B Laila Z Teddy K ... read full article
Taste of Canyon Creek - How It Went & Thank You!Nicole Trimble11/17/201912/1/2019
Taste of Canyon Creek - How It Went & Thank You!
Taste of Canyon Creek: How It Went & Thank You! The Taste of Canyon Creek was on Friday, November 15th. We are very excited about how the Food & Literacy event went. We had a great turn out for both the FOOD and the LITERACY portions of the evening!  FOOD We started the evening with  food ! We had a wonderful assortment of tasty items from all around the world - with around 20 different volunteers providing samples! We had the cafeteria setup with tables around the outside - with table cloths on them and flags across the front of ... read full article
11/12 PTA General Membership Meeting - SummaryNicole Trimble11/16/201911/28/2019
11/12 PTA General Membership Meeting - Summary
Our 2nd PTA General Membership meeting was last Tuesday. Here are a few highlights from the meeting: Chorus Performance: We had a FULL HOUSE because of the exciting performance we had from the 4th & 5th grade chorus, lead by Ms. McLain! They did an awesome job and we all very much enjoyed the break from business as usual. We have a few exciting events coming up: Taste of Canyon Creek  is Friday, November 15th, 6-8pm Savvy Parents Safe Kids  is Tuesday, November 19th, 6:30-8pm Spelling Bee  - Registration is ending on Wednesday, November 20th - word lists will be distributed to ... read full article
General Membership Meeting - Tue 11/12 with Chorus Performance!!Nicole Trimble11/8/201911/12/2019
General Membership Meeting - Tue 11/12 with Chorus Performance!!
Join Us for our November General Membership Meeting! Please join us for our 2nd PTA General Membership meeting of the school year! 6pm - Social Time! Come chat, meet other parents, talk to PTA leaders or ask questions! 6:30pm - Meeting will begin Along with the normal PTA meeting business, we have the privilege of listening to a performance from the  Canyon Creek 4th & 5th Grade Chorus !  Also during this meeting we will be having the  2nd PTA Membership Incentive Drawing  for our Bingo Night Reserved Table & Family Package -- make sure you are a PTA member to be ... read full article
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 2)Nicole Trimble11/7/201911/15/2019
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 SUBMISSIONS:  Hodgson (2nd) Mrs. Hodgson's class will enjoy the Math Bear in their classroom until the next challenge results are posted - when the Math Bear will move to the classroom with the most qualifying submissions for that challenge!    All submissions for Math Challenge 2 (88 submissions) Grade Teacher's Name Student's Name Kindergarten McDonnell James H Samarth R Ethan W Aisha B McGrew Moaaz D Meyer Fiona W Rettig Samvir B Laila ... read full article
Food Drive Recap!Nicole Trimble10/27/201911/13/2019
Food Drive Recap!
Food Drive Recap! Thanks to all of our Coyote families - we collected 1,428 items and $16 for the Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank! That's amazing! And...the moment you are all waiting for... the class with the greatest number of donated items is.... Mrs. Sprague's 1st grade class . They brought in 130 items!!! Way to go!! MUCH APPRECIATION to our PTA Food Drive Chair, Courtney Pansini,  for coordinating our Food Drive benefitting Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank. THANK YOU  Canyon Creek Coyotes , for an impressive total of 1,428 items and $16 collected!  SPECIAL SHOUT OUT to Watch Dogs: Ken Jager & Christian Willams , as ... read full article
Math Challenge: Wall of Fame! (MC 1)Nicole Trimble10/24/201911/5/2019
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 CLASSES WITH MOST QUALIFYING SUBMISSIONS:  Roland (K), Sprague (1st), and Hodgson (2nd) These classes had the most submissions by the deadline. The teachers will work out how to share the Math Bear in their classrooms 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 (80 submissions) Grade Teacher's Name Student's Name ... read full article
Running Club 2019-20!Nicole Trimble10/24/201912/20/2019
Running Club 2019-20!
Join us for 2019-20 Running Club! Canyon Creek Elementary and Canyon Creek PTA work together to provide the "Running Club". A fun way to get energy out before the start of the school day! Every Friday, from   8:55-9:10am 1st-5th Graders : Friday, October 25th Kindergarteners : Friday, November 8th   Yes, they do this  RAIN OR SHINE !!   BONUS LAP: On SPECIAL Spirit Days (usually once a month), students who participate will get an extra scan (free lap) of their running club card!! Check the school's newsletter (Crier) and the PTA newsletter (Howler) for information about the SPECIAL Spirit ... read full article
10/15 PTA General Membership Meeting - AnnouncementsNicole Trimble10/20/201911/1/2019
10/15 PTA General Membership Meeting - Announcements
We had our first PTA General Membership meeting last Tuesday and were pleased to see some new faces join us and ask lots of questions! We also enjoyed a nice social time before our meeting to chat with new and returning members. Here are just a few highlights from the meeting: PTA Treasurer Changes: We have a new Canyon Creek PTA Treasurer! Barby Taheri resigned as Treasurer to be able to focus on being President of Skyview Middle School's PTSA. We are lucky enough to have a new parent, Mumtaz Zimbalist, as our new 2019-20 PTA Treasurer. Thanks to both Barby and Mumtaz ... read full article
2019-20 Spelling BeeNicole Trimble10/20/20192/3/2020
2019-20 Spelling Bee
Canyon Creek PTA is sponsoring a Spelling Bee Competition!   Key Dates: Registration Deadline - Wednesday, November 20th Practice Spelling Bee -  Monday, December 16th, 3:45-4:45pm Spelling Bee -  Friday, February 3rd at 5pm   Find all the details  about the Canyon Creek PTA Spelling Bee!  ... read full article
What is Legislative Assembly?Nicole Trimble10/20/201911/3/2019
What is Legislative Assembly?
Washington State PTA hosts their Legislative Assembly on October 26 & 27th at Bellevue College. Here's an quick summary of what happens at Legislative Assembly: Hear from inspiring speakers and learn about the legislative accomplishments WSPTA had last year. Add your PTA’s voice to our legislative platform for the coming year. Attend education sessions to learn about the proposed issues and resolutions and about advocacy at all levels – state, district, and local. (more info: During the WSPTA Legislative Assembly, delegates will have the opportunity to debate, amend, and vote on short-term platform issues, long-term resolutions, and principles that were brought forth ... read full article
Helping Hands Program - Sign Up to Receive HelpNicole Trimble10/19/201911/30/2019
Helping Hands Program - Sign Up to Receive Help
Helping Hands Program Canyon Creek PTA has a new program called Canyon Creek PTA Helping Hands . This is a completely confidential assistance program for families of Canyon Creek that is coordinated through Canyon Creek Office Manager, Sue Hanson. The PTA will help fulfill needs, but will have no information about who the families are. If you have questions or would like to know more, contact Sue Hanson at 425-408-5701 or email her at shanson@nsd.org .   Find the forms here ( ENGLISH  or SPANISH ) or below - or sent home with students via kidmail.   This is an embedded .pdf. ... read full article
Staff Appreciation - October Event Signup Open!!Nicole Trimble9/29/201910/15/2019
Staff Appreciation - October Event Signup Open!!
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 ensure the Canyon Creek Staff knows how much parents appreciate all that they do with our kids each day. We are:  Alyssa Koske, I have a Kindergarten son and a 2nd grade son at Canyon Creek. Stephanie Dunning, I have a 1st grade daughter and 2nd grade daughter at Canyon Creek, a 6th grade son at Skyview Middle School and my oldest daughter is a senior at ... read full article
Sustainability Corner: OctoberNicole Trimble9/26/201910/31/2019
Sustainability Corner: October
We are a Green School!! What does that mean?! Canyon Creek is a Level 1 Green School as assessed by the King County Green Schools Program. This is a big accomplishment for our school and in order to maintain our level (and hopefully improve it in the future), we’d like to share with you opportunities you can help us be green on campus! In the Classroom, for example, you’ll see this sign (pictured below) posted near the recycling bin, usually near the door of the classroom. It is important to help students understand the proper place for all materials - ... read full article
*NEW* Care, Comfort & Coping BoxNicole Trimble9/26/201910/10/2019
*NEW* Care, Comfort & Coping Box
Canyon Creek PTA has a new resource for families– a Care, Comfort & Coping Box (CCC box). This box is filled with items that will help provide relief for sensory or comfort needs at PTA sponsored events. The CCC box contains the following: 3 noise cancelling headphones 5 pairs of child size sunglasses 1 box disposable ear plugs for adults 1 box disposable ear plugs for children short books coloring activities and crayons fidget bracelet busy bottles weighted lap blanket You will be able to find the the CCC box located at the PTA welcome or sign in table. Please look for our ... read full article
Reflections Program - "Look Within" - DUE Friday, 11/8!Nicole Trimble9/21/201911/8/2019
Reflections Program - "Look Within" - DUE Friday, 11/8!
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 2019-20 theme: "Look Within"   Find details about the 2019-20 Reflections program on our Reflections Program page  - including rules, categories, and printable entry forms. Note that printed entry forms are available in the Canyon Creek Main Office.  Submissions are due Friday, November 8th, 2019. Contact our Reflections Chair, Robin Zaback ... read full article
Success! Boohoo - Woohoo Event for Kindergarten FamiliesNicole Trimble9/15/20199/26/2019
Success! Boohoo - Woohoo Event for Kindergarten Families
Boohoo Woohoo Event for Kindergarten Families We hosted a new event for our kindergarten families last week - on the first two days of drop off for kindergarteners. We asked if they were WOOHOO! or BOOHOO! about the first day of Kindergarten. The turn out was great and we met a lot of new parents - and some returning parents with kindergarteners too. Most families seemed pretty good with the drop-off and their students were READY TO GO! Lots of mixed feelings with first child to go to kindergarten, last of the littles to go, only kiddo off to school...but hopefully ... read full article
PTA Membership Incentive Program: Drawing #2 Winner!!Nicole Trimble9/14/20191/7/2020
PTA Membership Incentive Program: Drawing #2 Winner!!
Our PTA has set a membership goal of 500 members! 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! We have confidential scholarships available to join Canyon Creek PTA. Please contact our Membership Chair  to request one.   Incentive Drawings!   Drawing Dates & Prizes -- Tuesday, October 15th - PTA General Meeting  @ 6:30pm in the Library -- Reserved Parking Spot for PTA Events (outside of school hours) ** WINNER: Allison Carter ** -- Tuesday, November 12th - PTA General Meeting  @ 6:30pm in ... read full article
Introducing: Pastries & Principals!!Nicole Trimble9/11/20199/27/2019
Introducing: Pastries & Principals!!
New Event! Mark Your Calendar! Canyon Creek PTA is excited to bring you a fun new morning event with coffee and pastries - and our principals! Mr. Denton & Ms. Airhart will join us to chat and answer questions. This is an informal event with no presentation or agenda. Come enjoy a pastry and a cup of coffee (or bring your own, if you prefer)! We have scheduled two "Pastries & Principals" events for this year, so far. Mark your calendars!! Friday, September 27th, 9:10-10am Friday, December 6th, 9:10-10am This is a great opportunity to socialize with other parents, ask us (PTA) questions ... read full article
Join our Library Brigade!Nicole Trimble9/1/20199/28/2019
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
Ice Cream Social - Thank you!!!Nicole Trimble9/1/20199/15/2019
Ice Cream Social - Thank you!!!
Thank you to EVERYONE who helped with the 2019-20 Back to School Ice Cream Social THANKS to all our Canyon Creek families who attended the event! We hope you were able to meet your student's teacher, see friends, get some good information, and enjoy an ice cream sundae! HUGE APPRECIATION to all the teachers for working so hard to be ready to welcome families into classrooms! CHEERS to all of the volunteers who helped with setup, new family tours, sundaes & cleanup. Amber McAfee Emily and Roman Cross Parker Draheim Barby Taheri Hannah, Connor and Wyatt Hurey Pratyush Pattanayak Amin Taheri ... read full article
Staff Appreciation - Welcome Back BreakfastNicole Trimble8/31/20199/14/2019
Staff Appreciation - Welcome Back Breakfast
Our PTA Staff Appreciation team, Stephanie Dunning & Alyssa Koske, have already been busy this school year! They put together a Welcome Back Breakfast for the staff on their first official day back to school, for their kick-off meeting with Mr. Denton & Ms. Airhart.  The breakfast theme was "Walk of Fame" and included the teacher/staff names on stars! They munched on bagels with cream cheese and a selection of fruit, along with coffee and water.  Thank you so much, Starbucks, for the donations provided by Starbucks - Canyon Park Place and Starbucks - Bothell Everett Hwy & 220th . ... read full article
Art Docent Program - What is it? How can I help?Nicole Trimble8/25/201910/19/2019
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 forms will be coming home with students soon - OR - ... 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 **** Update as of  Saturday , September 21st: Spanish registration has been EXTENDED until Friday, September 27th @ 11:59pm. Ukulele & Chess classes are both full with waitlists. We are working with both vendors to get extra teachers to be able to add students.  ****       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 ... 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.  Please make sure to sign in at the main office prior to coming ... read full article
2019-20 PTA Membership - Join or Renew Today!Nicole Trimble8/16/20199/14/2019
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!  Incentive Program Announced! PTA provides: support to Canyon Creek through our Library Brigade program (coordinating volunteers to help during every class' library time), Art Docent Program (bringing ... read full article
Crayon & Marker Drive Recap!Nicole Trimble8/15/20198/27/2019
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 Trimble7/3/201910/1/2019
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!  The 2019-20 Box Tops Drives will be: October 7th - 11th February 3rd - 7th 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. They are also still accepting new Box Tops while you can find them!!  Check out this YouTube video  about the program ... 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
Math Challenge 2019-20Nicole Trimble9/6/201910/1/2019
Math Challenge 2019-20
Canyon Creek PTA Math Challenge 2019-20! What is Math Challenge? Find details on the Math Challenge Program page .    How Can My Student Participate? Math Challenge is a free enrichment program for Canyon Creek Elementary students. How to participate in the Math Challenge Program: Access the current challenge from the MathInAction website . Print it, view it online and work on separate paper, whatever works best for you. You will have until the next challenge date to complete it. The challenge solutions will be posted along with the FOLLOWING challenge. A Google Form will be used to track participation . Parents ... 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