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Melanie McKenzie
May 24
Memorial Day - No School
Memorial Day - No School

Monday, May 25
Canyon Creek Spirit: Pajama Day
Canyon Creek Spirit: Pajama Day

Friday, May 29

Share a photo of your student participating.
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Send photos to canyoncreekpics@gmail.com .
Jun 1
Canyon Creek Spirit: Disney or SuperHero Day
Canyon Creek Spirit: Disney or SuperHero Day

Friday, June 5

These are determined by Canyon Creek's Student Council.

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Important! PTA Event Cancellations
Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to cancel all of our in-person events through the end of the school year. PTA Board Meetings and General Membership Meetings will be held online via zoom - see calendar and website articles for details. The following events have been cancelled: Bingo Night Spring Skate Night STEM Night STEM Fair Popcorn Fridays Art Gala Glow Dance We are working to see what events we might be able to still do in some way, so please check out our PTA Weekly Howler Newsletter  for the latest information.  We hope ... read full article

Celebrating Our Canyon Creek Reflections Artists
Celebrating Our Canyon Creek Reflections Artists 2019-2020 Theme: "Look Within" Usually, Canyon Creek PTA showcases our awesome Reflections artists each year at the Art Gala. Since the gala is not happening this spring, our amazing Reflections Chair, Robin Zaback, decided to create a virtual celebration of our artists by making a video. It is about 10 minutes long and features the artist statements and a clip, excerpt, or photo of each of our Canyon Creek submissions.     You can watch it on YouTube by clicking on the link below: https://youtu.be/TAMsVp1JBi0 Thank you to the amazing student artists for participating in this ... read full article

Canyon Creek PTA Welcomes New Families to our school! We are so excited to welcome all the new families!! Please feel free to fill out this form to be setup for our Newsletter & Remind (text reminders). https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfhI4hSofqvW-RB7rQlADOzKm7eDpjwxqScQGAGkpcybI61aw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1     Learn more about our PTA... PTA Mission & Goals Welcome PTA Checklist ... read full article

2020 Washington State PTA Convention Recap
2020 Washington State PTA Convention Canyon Creek Recap Convention looked very different this year than it has in prior years! The Washington State PTA hosted their convention VIRTUALLY from Monday, May 11th through Thursday, May 21st. Our PTA was well represented at the 2020 Washington State PTA Convention. The following current and future Canyon Creek PTA executive board members attended trainings and meetings: Melanie McKenzie, Nicole Trimble, Emily Cross, Jennifer Snyder, Karen Mitchell Smith & Mumtaz Zimbalist . All executive board members must complete at least one approved training class - and classes taken during this convention will satisfy that requirement for ... read full article

Last PTA Membership Meeting Recap!
Recap: Last PTA General Membership Meeting of 2019-20 We wanted to share with you the "big stuff" that happened at our final PTA General Membership Meeting of the school year.  2020-21 Executive Board Elections We are pleased to announce that at our PTA General Meeting on Tuesday, May 19th, the Canyon Creek PTA membership elected the PTA Board for the 2020-2021 school year.  Here are the 2020-2021 PTA Executive Board Members: President:  Karen Mitchell Smith VP Communications:  Jennifer Snyder VP Programs:  Melanie Mckenzie Secretary:  Emily Cross Treasurer:  Mumtaz Zimbalist   Local PTA Award Announcement Our local PTA award recipients were acknowledged and ... read full article

2019-20 PTA Award Winners Announced!
Congratulations to our PTA Award Winners 2019-20 School Year We announced our 2019-20 Local PTA Award Winners at our last PTA General Membership Meeting of 2019-20 on Tuesday, May 19th! However, because this was an online meeting, we surprised our winners at their homes the day before the meeting, to make it a fun and special moment - with the help of their families! So fun! Congratulations to our 2019-20 PTA award recipients: Golden Acorn (outstanding volunteer) - Courtney Carr & Melanie McKenzie Outstanding Advocate - Jennifer Snyder Outstanding Educator - Molly Goodspeed & Ruth Hansen  Their dedication and care enrich and brighten ... read full article

2020-2021 PTA Executive Board Elected
  We are so pleased to announce that at our PTA General Meeting on Tuesday, May 19th , the Canyon Creek PTA membership elected our PTA Executive Board for the 2020-2021 school year.  Here are the 2020-2021 PTA Board Members: President:  Karen Mitchell Smith VP Communications:  Jennifer Snyder VP Programs:  Melanie Mckenzie Secretary:  Emily Cross Treasurer:  Mumtaz Zimbalist These newly elected officers will start "shadowing" the current board members in the same position - to start learning the ins and outs of their position - and start planning for next year!! The official transition to the new board will happen on  July ... read full article

Meet the Staff: Kindergarten Teachers
We thought it might be fun to introduce different groups of staff at Canyon Creek Elementary. Putting a face to the names helps make a community stronger! Kindergarten Teachers Photographed (left to right): Mr. Rettig, Mrs. Vasatka, Mrs. Roland, Mrs. McGrew, Mrs. Hart, Mrs. Meyer & Mrs. McDonnell.   What is your favorite book that you would recommend all Kindergarten  students  and their families read? To learn a little about these educators, we asked them, "What is your favorite book that you would recommend all Kindergarten students and their families read?" Mr. Rettig - I recommend  The Giving Tree  by Shel Silverstein. Mrs. Vasatka - One of ... read full article

Math Challenge #14 (MC 14) - Wall of Fame!
  MATH CHALLENGE #14 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge.    GREAT JOB!          Math Challenge #14 CLASS WITH MOST SUBMISSIONS:  Masterson (1st grade)  Yay for our class with most participation! Keep up the good work! We will see what class can get the most next week - for the LAST Math Challenge of the school year! All submissions for Math Challenge #14 (26 submissions) Grade Teacher Student K McDonnell John B James H 1 Axtell Tvisha R Barton Ranae Z Max M Lindley Grace N Masterson Thea M Amarissa C ... read full article

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Important! Resources for Families During COVID-19 School Closures
Resources for Families During COVID-19 School Closures Below are resources compiled to assist families during the COVID-19 school closures.  Northshore School District:  COVID-19 resource page,  https://www.nsd.org/covid19     Need Help? Students Meals? Northshore School District is working to provide meals for students during the school closures tied to Novel Coronavirus 2019.  https://www.nsd.org/northshorelearns/meals    Need Childcare? Northshore School District has created space in several schools for our community partners to provide childcare. Thanks to the YMCA and Champions, there has been a space for every student whose family has requested childcare. Scholarships are available for families who would otherwise be unable to afford the ... read full article

Community Volunteer Opportunities
Community Volunteer Opportunities If you are interested in helping families in our community, here are some ideas of things you could volunteer for (provided by Northshore Schools Foundation). Food Delivery:  Volunteers are needed to assist with site delivery of lunches for our families. The biggest need is on Fridays when the district is providing weekend meals as well as daily meals for our families. Sign up for what interests you here . Host a Book Drive: We are working hard to make books available to students who need them in this time when libraries are closed and access to books is ... read full article

Register for 2020-21 School Year Now!
2020-2021 Kindergarten & New Student Registration is OPEN! To help with planning for the 2020-2021 school year, please make sure to register your incoming Kindergarteners. Northshore School District has moved to an  online enrollment process  this year and request registration ASAP. If you have access to the internet we highly recommend using this new  online enrollment  option.  However, if you do not have internet access or would prefer paper copies feel free contact Terri Jaenson by phone at 425-408-5703 or by e-mail at  tjaenson@nsd.org . Please help spread the word and inform any families you know of that may have a 2020-2021 Kindergarten student ... read full article

2020-21 Reflections Theme Announced!
2020-2021 Reflections Theme Announced! The 2020-2021 PTA Reflections Program has been announced and is: "I Matter Because...." . What a perfect theme for this challenging time. All students at Canyon Creek are encouraged to start thinking about and creating their original works of art inspired by the theme and submit in one or all of the following categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts. More details to be announced in the next few months.      ... read full article

Canyon Creek Elementary Spirit - Fridays!
Canyon Creek Elementary Spirit Let's show some Canyon Creek Spirit by participating in some Canyon Creek Spirit Fridays !!! Thank you to the Canyon Creek Student Council for coming up with the themes! Email photos for sharing on school social media pages to canyoncreekpics@gmail.com . Emailing photos to this email address gives permission for photos to be posted!   5/22 - Pet (or Stuffy) Day Snap a pic with your furry sidekick OR a favorite stuffed animal!  5/29 - Pajama Day Let’s be real, a highlight of online learning is getting to have PJ day everyday... well, today it is official! 6/5 - Disney or ... read full article

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