Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer OpportunityDate/TimeSignupQuestions
PTA Glow Dance Friday, January 18th, 6-8pm Signup Nicole Trimble &
Jodie McClure
Hour of Code Tuesday, January 29th,
3 late afternoon/evening sessions
Signup Dhara Rajagopalan
Art Docent once a month Email Coordinators Courtney Carr,
Karen DeMercer,
Elesha Ostrander &
Melissa Kline
Library Brigade (Assistants) every week or every other week Email Librarian Laryssa Schwartz &
Erin Corsaro
Watch D.O.G.S.
(Dads Of Great Students)
1 school day, as often as you want Email Coordinator Michael Richards
2018-2019 PTA Chair Positions 2018-2019 School Year Volunteer
Interest Form
Melanie McKenzie
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3:35p Spelling Bee Practice - Registered Students Only
Spelling Bee Practice - Registered Students Only

Date:
Monday, January 14
Time:
3:35p - 4:45p
Where:
Cafeteria
6:30p PTA Membership Meeting
PTA Membership Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, January 15
Time:
6:30p - 8:00p
Where:
Canyon Creek Cafeteria

This PTA Membership Meeting will include a "Safe Kids" presentation in addition to the normal PTA Board business.
Early Release
Early Release

Date:
Wednesday, January 16
MC 8 Challenge Available @ 3pm
MC 8 Challenge Available @ 3pm

Date:
Friday, January 18

MC 7 Solutions Available @6pm
MC 7 Solutions Available @6pm

Date:
Friday, January 18

8:45a Running Club
Running Club

Date:
Friday, January 18
Time:
8:45a - 9:00a
Where:
Canyon Creek Playground


6:00p PTA Family Glow Dance
PTA Family Glow Dance

Date:
Friday, January 18
Time:
6:00p - 8:00p
Where:
Canyon Creek Cafeteria & Gym

Check out all of the Glow Dance details

This is a fun event to help with - we would LOVE to have you volunteer!!
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Martin Luther King Day - NO SCHOOL
Martin Luther King Day - NO SCHOOL

Date:
Monday, January 21
MC 7 Grading Results Deadline @ 6pm
MC 7 Grading Results Deadline @ 6pm

Date:
Monday, January 21

Early Release
Early Release

Date:
Wednesday, January 23
Last day of 2nd quarter
Last day of 2nd quarter

Date:
Friday, January 25
Student Council Spirit Day: Crazy Hair/Hat Day
Student Council Spirit Day: Crazy Hair/Hat Day

Date:
Friday, January 25
8:45a Running Club
Running Club

Date:
Friday, January 25
Time:
8:45a - 9:00a
Where:
Canyon Creek Playground

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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. (New position descriptions to be added soon!) We have two new positions available this year, President Elect and Assistant ... read full article

Verizon Wireless Users - REMIND Issue
We were informed today (1/14/2019) about an issue with REMIND for our Verizon Wireless users. Starting January 28th, 2019, the TEXT option for Remind will no longer work for Verizon Wireless users. This does NOT mean you can't get our reminders anymore, it just means you need to update your Remind settings to use either EMAIL or the MOBILE REMIND APP.  Instructions from Remind: download the mobile app or enable email notifications —both of which are free of charge! We will keep you posted if/when we receive updates!!  Here is the email we received: "We’re sorry to write with disappointing news. Recently, ... read full article

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

New PTA Benefit: BOGO The Big Seattle Boat Show!
NEW MEMBER BENEFIT! Washington State PTA has announced a new benefit for Washington State PTA members (and Canyon Creek PTA members): BOGO (Buy One Get One free) for adult admission to The Big S eattle Boat Show,  January 25th - February 2nd, 2019!! Kids 17 and under get in FREE!! This sounds like a great family adventure that (with PTA membership) is very affordable!! About the boat show: Take the day to climb aboard the boats, big and small, on water and on land, at Seattle Boat Show’s two locations, with a free shuttle between the two. And don’t forget ... read full article

Box Top Collection Week - February 4th-8th
Box Tops Drive in early February The next Box Tops drive is the week of February 4th . 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 with your teacher's name! Also, just for perspective, the last drive brought in OVER $600!!! That's a massive amount of money with such a simple thing. Keep collecting all year, ... read full article

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!
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: 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 Multicultural Night Fall ... read full article

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!!
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 29th
Sign your students up to 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 ... read full article

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

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

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Your Voice Has Power!
Your Voice Has POWER! Do you want to voice your opinions but don't know where to start? Are there things you think should change to help kids? Sign up for the Washington State PTA Action Network   and you will receive emails with actionable items regarding specific topics. If you are passionate about a topic, follow up and do the action! If you aren't interested in certain topics - disregard the email! It's an easy way to get involved and share YOUR opinions and voice!    ... read full article

Bike Rack for Canyon Creek: Northshore Schools Foundation & Northshore Gives
Northshore Schools Foundation and Northshore Gives Bike Rack for Canyon Creek Northshore Schools Foundation is using a crown-fund type platform (Northshore Gives) for collecting money to purchase and install bike racks for Canyon Creek Elementary. If you are interested in supporting this and seeing bike racks on our campus, you can donate here .   For some background on this specific project, please check out the Northshore Foundation Blog Article  about helping to fund bike racks for 17 schools in our district.    If you are interested in learning a little more about how Northshore Schools Foundation and Northshore Gives work together, ... read full article

Northshore Schools Foundation Rolls Out Northshore Gives program
*NEW* Northshore Schools Foundation Rolls Out Northshore Gives The Northshore Schools Foundation is proud to announce the rollout of a new crowd sourced fundraising platform for its  Northshore Gives  program. Hosted by FoundationGIVE, this platform was created to help teachers find resources to support unique experiences for students.  The Northshore Schools Foundation has been raising funds to support classroom projects since its inception in 1995.  But, Northshore Gives, provides much more interaction between the community and the educatorsNorthshore Schools Foundation has selected 8 projects to kick off the Northshore Gives platform.  Those projects will be published from now through February 28th ... read full article

Advocacy: January 2019
  Upcoming Key Advocacy Dates: 1/16   Meet & Greet with Superintendent 1/16  Digital Safety 101 at Canyon Park Middle School 1/30  Screenagers at Leota Middle School 2/11  WSPTA Focus Day 2/11 - 2/15  WSPTA Advocacy Week   Upcoming School Board Meetings: 1/14    4-5:30pm 1/28    7-8:30pm 2/11   4:00 - 5:30 2/25   7:00 - 8:30 Meetings are usually held in the Dr G.E. Ricketts Board Room in the Northshore School District Administrative Center, 3330 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell, 98021   Save the Date - Focus Day and Advocacy Week WSPTA  Focus Day  is an opportunity for Washington State PTA members to ... read full article

2020 Boundary Adjustment Proposal - Open Houses
2020 Boundary Adjustment Proposal: Open Houses Please join NSD and the Enrollment Demographics Task Force (EDTF) on January 9th, 6-7pm at Canyon Creek Cafeteria to learn about the boundary adjustments that will take effect in fall of 2020. There will be opportunities to ask questions regarding the adjustments and give feedback. There will also be an online survey that you can take at the open house. There will be no formal presentation, this is an informal open house format.  Here is the schedule of open houses: January 8th, 6-7pm in Fernwood Elementary Cafeteria January 9th, 6-7pm in Canyon Creek Elementary Cafeteria January ... read full article

Invitation to Digital Safety Presentation
Canyon Creek Families -  Skyview PTSA has reached out to us to invite parents to a "Digital Safety" presentation following their PTSA meeting. Due to construction at Skyview, the meeting and presentation will be at Canyon Park Middle School.  This parent education event is being co-sponsored by Skyview Middle School PTSA , Canyon Park Middle School PTSA , Northshore Council PTSA  and beheroes.net . When: Wednesday, January 16th PTSA Meeting at 6:15pm in the Canyon Park Middle School Library Digital Safety Presentation at 7pm in the Canyon Park Middle School Theater (You need NOT attend the PTSA meeting to be ... read full article

Running Club EVERY Friday! - Goal Announced!
Running Club is EVERY Friday! Canyon Creek Elementary and Canyon Creek PTA work together to provide the "Running Club". All Canyon Creek students are invited to participate 8:45-9am every Friday that is a school day. Yes, they do this RAIN OR SHINE!!   Each student has a running club card available in binders located on tables by the softball field. Binders are organized by grade and teacher. Students will run (or walk) with the card and have it scanned for each lap they run. This card will track miles run or walked for the student! Student will earn shoe tokens for miles earned including: 1 ... read full article

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

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