November PTA General Membership Meeting RECAP

Our second membership meeting of the 2021-22 school year took place over Zoom on November 16th. It was wonderful to have new members join the meeting as well as returning members.

Membership reported we have reached our goal of 300 members this year and we are just a handful of staff members away from becoming eligible for the WSPTA 100% Staff Membership Award. We are very appreciative of all our members’ support. If you haven’t yet joined this school year, it’s not too late to become a member.

For some exciting news from our Reflections Chair, Foram Shah! She shared that Aria P., a 1st grade student from Canyon Creek, submitted a theme that was was selected to advance to the 2023–2024 Reflection Theme Contest - National PTA level. Way to go Aria! In addition, Canyon Creek PTA has received 29 Reflections artwork submissions and they will be judged in the coming weeks to see which will move on to the Northshore Council level judging. Good luck to everyone!

Spirit Wear:
Karen Smith shared that our Spirit Wear is due to arrive next week. We will be working hard to get it all sorted and sent home. Due to supply chain issues with smaller sizes some items have been delayed. Those affected by the delay have been notified by email and expect delivery in December. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Helping Hands:
The Helping Hands program has returned this year with the help of Melanie McKenzie. Canyon Creek PTA is collecting donations for Thanksgiving Meals for 23 Canyon Creek families as well as planning to provide families with holiday gifts before winter break. Look for more information in our newsletter and website on how you can be a Holiday Hero for families.

Karen Smith thanked our community business sponsors for their support and partnership with Canyon Creek PTA. Thank you to our platinum sponsors Bothell Orthodontics, English Insurance Group, and La Gloria Mexican Bar & Inchin’s Bamboo Garden. And thanks to our gold sponsor Champions. Find logos and links to each sponsor here.

Partnership Programs:
Our next community partnership begins on November 19th and is ongoing until January 9th with Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink. If you mention Canyon Creek PTA when purchasing tickets, $3 for every ticket purchased will be donated to us.

Mr. Denton Update - Canyon Creek Book Fair:
Our Canyon Creek Principal, Mr. Denton, attended our meeting to answer questions from members. He also shared Canyon Creek Elementary is hosting a Barnes and Noble Book Fair starting Sunday, November 28th. Family Night at Barnes and Noble - Woodinville will be on Tuesday, November 30th. Canyon Creek staff will be there for story time. If you are unable to shop in person, online shopping is available.

Executive Board Changes - NEED VOLUNTEERS:  🆘‼️
Karen Smith, Canyon Creek PTA President, shared we have some upcoming changes to our Executive Board due to unforeseen, and unrelated circumstances. We are taking self-nominations for Secretary, Treasurer, and VP of Programs. If you would like to join our team and be a part of the Canyon Creek PTA Executive Board, please learn more and complete a self-nomination form by Monday, November 30th. It is vital to the operation of our PTA (as a non-profit organization) that we fill these positions. For questions or more information, please contact Karen at

Spirit Wear Drawing for Attendees:
OOPS! Somehow we forgot to do our drawing for a spirit wear t-shirt at the meeting. Following the meeting, we used the list of all attendees and did a quick drawing to see who won. Congratulations to Katie Barnes, we will be in contact to determine best way to get that to you!

Next Meeting:
We look forward to seeing you at our next Special General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at 6:30 PM via Zoom to vote on new members of our Executive Board. Please register to receive the Zoom link.

Did you miss a membership meeting and wonder what happened?
Check out our Meeting Dates webpage for links to recaps AND future meeting details.