Look At What We Did This Year (2021-22)

As we say goodbye to this school year and plan for next year, we would like to take a moment to reflect on what our PTA did in the past 12 months. We were limited with what we could do on the school campus, so many larger events could not happen. However, we still were able to make an impact and we hope you and/or your student felt the impact of some of these.

  • Welcome Events:
    • Summer 2021 Kindergarten Playdates
    • Mini Back to School Welcome Event with New Family Tours (partnered with school)
    • Two Student Designed Spirit Wear Options 
  • Art Programs:
    • Art Docent Program - art lessons for ALL students
    • Art Gala - showcasing student art for entire school to view
    • PTA Day of Service - making cards for a retirement living community
    • Reflections - national art competition - open to all students
  • Community Outreach
    • Helping Hands - benefiting our school families that needed a little extra support this year
      • Thanksgiving meals
      • Winter break food boxes & holiday wishlist gifts
      • Food bags/boxes for mid-winter, spring and summer break
  • School Support/Appreciation
    • Staff Appreciation - showing appreciation to Canyon Creek staff with some wonderful small thank you items as well as food
    • Gathered Volunteers for School Events:
      • APEX Fun Run
      • Vision & Hearing Screenings
      • Picture Days
    • Book Room Coordination to help organize leveled readers for classrooms
    • Library Volunteers (each class has a volunteer to help during their weekly library time)
    • Staff Grants - provided 39 staff members up to $75 each
    • Regular meetings with school administration to share information
  • Enrichment:
    • Math Challenge Program (15 Challenges throughout the Year)
    • Spelling Bee - open for all 3rd-5th grade students
    • WSPTA Essay Contest
    • Book Swap
  • Fun:
    • Popcorn Fridays - twice popcorn sent home for every student (microwave) & twice fresh popped popcorn at school!
    • Pumpkin Contest
    • Earth Day Art Contest
    • Popsicles for Canyon Creek Field Day!
  • Caregiver Resources
    • Caregiver Education
      • Gender Diversity
      • HiCap Speaker
      • Bond & Levy Presentation
    • Student Directory
  • Advocacy & Training:
    • WSPTA Leadership Launch (in August): Training for incoming board members
    • WSPTA Legislative Assembly (in October): Participated as delegates and took training
    • WSPTA Convention (in May): Participated as delegates and took LOTS of training
  • Communication:
    • Howler Newsletter (twice monthly during the school year)
    • Social Media updates
    • Text Reminders via REMIND
    • Website with details about events
  • Our PTA was also honored with these Washington State PTA awards this year:
    • Standards of Excellence (Gold)
    • Outstanding Communication Strategy (Gold)
    • Outstanding Webside (Gold)
    • Outstanding Newsletter (Gold)
    • 100% Staff Membership
    • Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum Membership Growth Awards

As a non-profit, none of this would have been possible without our members, donors & volunteers. We appreciate your support and look forward seeing what we can do next year!