Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer OpportunityDate/TimeSignupQuestions
Helping Hands: Winter Break Drop off by Tuesday, December 17th Signup Melanie McKenzie
Hour of Code - Helpers Tuesday, December 10th - 3 sessions Signup Abhishek Mehta
Library Brigade once a week OR every other week
** 1-2 volunteers wanted per class **
Signup Megan King
Art Docents Monthly art lesson
** at least 2 volunteers wanted per class**
Email team Courtney Carr,
Karen DeMercer &
Elesha Ostrander
2019-2020 PTA Chair Positions 2019-2020 School Year Volunteer
Interest Form
Melanie McKenzie
Watch D.O.G.S.
(Dads Of Great Students)
1 school day, as often as you want Schedule Your Day! Michael Richards
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Book Fair - Family Night
Book Fair - Family Night

Date:
Tuesday, December 3
Where:
Library

This is a school event (in the evening) - families are welcome to come browse and purchase books.

School Book Fair Information
2:10p Early Release Wednesday
Early Release Wednesday

Date:
Wednesday, December 4
Time:
2:10p
8:55a Running Club
Running Club

Date:
Friday, December 6
Time:
8:55a - 9:10a
Where:
Canyon Creek Field


9:10a PTA Pastries & Principals
PTA Pastries & Principals

Date:
Friday, December 6
Time:
9:10a - 10:00a
Where:
Cafeteria

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Hour of Code (three sessions)
Hour of Code (three sessions)

Date:
Tuesday, December 10
Where:
Library

2:10p Early Release Wednesday
Early Release Wednesday

Date:
Wednesday, December 11
Time:
2:10p
8:55a Running Club
Running Club

Date:
Friday, December 13
Time:
8:55a - 9:10a
Where:
Canyon Creek Field


3:00p Math Challenge (MC6) Available
Math Challenge (MC6) Available

Date:
Friday, December 13
Time:
3:00p
Where:
Online!


6:00p Math Challenge (MC5) Solutions Available
Math Challenge (MC5) Solutions Available

Date:
Friday, December 13
Time:
6:00p
Where:
Online!

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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

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 12/16
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 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

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

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

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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Advocacy: December 2019
  Upcoming Key Advocacy Dates Monday, 12/2 -- Conversations with the Board 7pm, Kenmore Middle School  Tuesday, 12/3 -- Facing Student Anxiety, Stress and Challenges 7pm, Woodinville High School Sunday, 12/8 -- Stop the Bleed and Hands Only CPR + AED, Northshore Fire Department Monday, 12/9 -- Navigating Special Ed Procedural Safeguards 7pm, Northshore Middle School   Upcoming School Board Meetings All residents are welcome to attend regular board meetings. The board provides a public comment period at the beginning of each meeting. During public comments, individuals may address the school board. Those interested in speaking should sign up prior ... read full article

Sustainability Corner: Thanksgiving - RECYCLE vs COMPOST
Sustainability Corner: Recycle vs Composting As we prepare for Thanksgiving, you may find yourself cleaning out your fridge, perhaps tossing out leftovers, extra ingredients, spices, etc.  Here are some recycling & composting do’s and don’ts thanks to our friends at Waste Management.  RECYCLING: (blue bin) - Glass, plastic bottles, tubs, & tin cans are all recyclable - simply remove lids, caps & wrappers. Please give containers a quick rinse too.  - Clean paper & cardboard are also recyclable (mail, newspaper, flat cardboard, catalogs, etc) - All recycle items should be loose in the blue bin. - Plastic bags are NOT ... read full article

Amazon Smile - You Shop, Amazon Gives!
Amazon Smile - You Shop. Amazon Gives. Interested in helping out the PTA while you shop for the holidays? AmazonSmile is a great way to do this. Here are instructions to make some holiday magic for us this year: 1) If shopping from a laptop or desktop, go to  https://smile.amazon.com/  and bookmark it for future access. You’ll need to first select the desired charity – to support our PTA, choose Canyon Creek Elementary PTA. 2) To shop from an iPhone or iPad, do the following once on each device; it’s very quick and gives a nearly identical experience to the app. (Other smart ... read full article

Washington State Car Seat Laws are Changing!
Important information about the car seat laws going into effect on January 1st, 2020!  The revised car seat law will require the following: Children up to age 2 must be properly secured in a rear-facing car seat. Children ages 2-4 must be properly secured in a car seat with a harness (rear or forward facing). Children 4 and older and less than four feet nine inches tall must be secured in a booster seat with seat belt (or continue in harness seat). Children over height four feet nine inches must be secured by a properly fitted seat belt (typically starting at ... read full article

2019-20 Canyon Creek Arrival & Dismissal Times
Canyon Creek Elementary  Arrival & Dismissal Times 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 and one day in February (noted with an " e" on the school district one-page calendar ) where ... read full article

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