Dine Out at MOD for Canyon Creek PTA
Dine Out for Canyon Creek PTA! Save the date - and grab lunch OR take a night off from cooking dinner! <YAY> Tuesday, March 30th! 20% of orders (online & in person) will be donated to Canyon Creek PTA.  RSVP:   https://www.groupraise.com/events/182670   (instructions with how to order are included on this page too!) ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
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3/7/2021-3/30/2021

Math Challenge #9 - Wall of Fame!
  MATH CHALLENGE #9 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge.    GREAT JOB!          Math Challenge #9 CLASSES WITH MOST QUALIFYING SUBMISSIONS:  3 Way Tie!! Hilgers (2nd), Liedle (2nd) & Masterson (2nd) These classes had the most submissions by the deadline.  All submissions for Math Challenge 9 (31 submissions) Grade Teacher Student Kindergarten Hart Claire N Adeline M Roland Viaan S 1st Axtell Rashika M Victor B Barton Arjun K Burns Deeya P Lindley John B James H 2nd Goodspeed Eleanor M Griffin T Hilgers Willow T Tvisha R Max M Liedle ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
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3/5/2021-3/18/2021

March Reading Challenge: Read 4 Adventure!
Read 4 Adventure Program! Have you or a friend ever said, ”My child is not motivated to read”. We might have a solution for you! Canyon Creek PTA is partnering with High Trek Adventures to offer a wonderful reading incentive. High Trek Adventures? ?is teaming up with local elementary schools to encourage our youth to develop strong reading habits as well as experience outdoor adventures in the PNW. During the month of March, students who achieve the reading goal of 8 hours of recreational reading will earn their choice of a Ropes Course or Laser Tag Adventure (valued up to $40) ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
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3/1/2021-4/15/2021

Resources from COVID, Kids & Mental Health Presentation
Resources from COVID, Kids & Mental Health Presentation For those who were able to attend the presentation we hope you felt it was useful! If you missed it, these are some resources that our speaker, Melody Murray (LMFT and Child Mental Health Specialist), shared for our families! Safety Planning & Proofing Safety Plan  (presenter suggested making copies so student and parents have it when needed) Self Esteem Journal     Thank You! MUCH APPRECIATION to  Barby Taheri and Skyview PTSA  for bringing COVID, Kids & Mental Health  to our school Wednesday night.    MANY THANKS to  Skyview Middle School staff  for their support and our partners Skyview ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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2/27/2021-3/27/2021

Local PTA - Award Nominations - Due April 9th
2020-2021 School Year Do you know of an outstanding teacher or educator  who goes the extra mile for students?   How about a volunteer who quietly contributes  to Canyon Creek Elementary? Or a volunteer that goes above and beyond?   Take a moment to think about the people who might be good candidates for any of the local PTA awards. Use the form below to confidentially nominate for the awards by   Friday, April 9th .   Awards and Descriptions   Golden Acorn Award: Recognizes an individual volunteer who has given outstanding volunteer service to all children in the school community. This acknowledges ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
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2/27/2021-4/9/2021

Nominating Committee Report 2021 & Self-Declaration Instructions
  Please find the Nominating Committee Report below, along with the notice that the self-declared nomination period is open through Monday, March 8th . We have two positions without nominees , however, you can self nominate for any of the elected positions. (Note, the nominee for Treasurer Assistant position is our current treasurer. She is running for the assistant position to help ease the transition of the Treasurer role since she can't hold the Treasurer position next year due to the 2-year term limit.) Find job descriptions here . Nominating Committee Report - Saturday, February 27th, 2021 The 2021-2022 Canyon Creek PTA nominating ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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2/26/2021-3/10/2021

March General Membership Meeting - March 16th
PTA General Membership Meeting Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 Meeting: 6:30-8pm We are thrilled to invite you to our membership meeting! Come find out what we have been working on - and what's coming up! Also, this is the meeting where we will elect the 2021-22 Executive Board.   Pre-registration is required ! After you register using the link above, you will receive an email with the Zoom link for the meeting!   ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
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2/12/2021-3/16/2021

Spelling Bee Update! Final Results
Canyon Creek PTA Spelling Bee  Update! Wow, Canyon Creek Coyotes have some fabulous spellers.  On February 1st , we had 32 students participate in our virtual Spelling Bee.   All spellers did incredible and deserve a HUGE round of applause . On February 13th , the students that tied for first place had their second round test! Our champion won by only 2 points!! Congratulations to Canyon Creek 2021 Spelling Bee Champion, 5th grade Canyon Creek student, Noorpreet Kaur. Noorpreet is the Canyon Creek Spelling Bee Champion and will represent Canyon Creek on March 21st in the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee of King and Snohomish County. We are ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
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2/6/2021-3/13/2021

"Anchored Families" - 6 Month FREE Program!!
ANCHORED FAMILIES: 5 MUST HAVE TOOLS IN YOUR PARENTING TOOLBOX Presented by Cher Anderton Sometimes it is hard to understand the difficulties we all are facing. We are all under an  enormous amount of stress and it is vital that we ALL find a healthy outlet to support ourselves and our families. Canyon Creek PTA is so proud to be partnering with Cher Anderton, MSW, LSWAIC (our Pandemic Parenting presenter) to offer an amazing online subscription to her course and parent coaching. This program, normally $180 per family, will be FREE for ALL Canyon Creek families and staff ! Note that this program is not exclusive to our school ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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11/7/2020-5/22/2021
Food Drive for Woodinville Storehouse POSTPONED to 1/21!Nicole Trimble11/24/20201/21/2021
Food Drive for Woodinville Storehouse POSTPONED to 1/21!
Canyon Creek Elementary & Canyon Creek PTA are happy to partner again with the Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank on Thursday, January 21st (DELAYED FROM 1/14 DATE DUE TO POWER OUTAGE) . This food bank serves the Bothell, Woodinville & Kenmore communities. What does it mean when 3 out of every 6 people in our community go hungry every day?  It means that there are 3 people in our community who can do something about it! As in years past they would greatly appreciate non-expired, non-perishable items. They have specifically requested: cereal canned beans (black, refried, pinto, etc) pasta sauce hamburger helper pet food Your donations ... read full article
2020-21 Spiritwear Delivery Scheduled!Nicole Trimble8/28/202010/30/2020
2020-21 Spiritwear Delivery Scheduled!
Canyon Creek Spiritwear *NEW* Delivery Update! Coyote spiritwear items that were ordered this fall will be in student’s pick up bags at the Canyon Creek materials pickup event on  Friday, October 30th (see information from school ). We will package each family's spiritwear order in its own bag that will be included in the student's pick up bag.   If you have any questions or concerns, please send us an email at  spiritwear@canyoncreekpta.org .   We hope you love your new shirts, sweatshirts and/or masks.       Purchasing Options Online pre-orders for spiritwear is CLOSED. This will be the only spiritwear sale of the school ... read full article
Helping Hands Program - Sign Up to Receive Support (English & Spanish)Nicole Trimble9/25/202012/31/2020
Helping Hands Program - Sign Up to Receive Support (English & Spanish)
Canyon Creek PTA Helping Hands Program Sign up to Receive Support Canyon Creek PTA has a program called Canyon Creek PTA Helping Hands . This is a completely confidential assistance program for families of Canyon Creek Elementary that is coordinated through Canyon Creek Office Manager, Sue Hanson. The PTA will help fulfill needs, but will have no information about the families who request support.   What kinds of support is offered? Food gift cards during school breaks that are a week or longer School clothes Canyon Creek t-shirt (spiritwear) Holiday Meals (Thanksgiving, winter break) Holiday Wish List (assistance with gifts) PTA ... read full article
Seeking PTA Sponsors -- 10/9 Deadline!Nicole Trimble8/26/202010/9/2020
Seeking PTA Sponsors -- 10/9 Deadline!
We are looking for great businesses to sponsor our PTA and help us fund the wonderful events and programs we offer and support throughout the school year. If you know of a business owner who might be interested in this opportunity, please share this information with them! Sponsorship Opportunities Sponsorships will be used by Canyon Creek PTA to support many school programs such as our art docent program, STEM Fair, Math Challenge, Multi-Cultural Night, Family Fun events and more! There are various levels of sponsorship available. Size and placement of logos on the banners and website are based on sponsorship level. Please see below for ... read full article
After School Enrichment - Winter 2021 ENROLL TODAYNicole Trimble11/23/20201/8/2021
After School Enrichment - Winter 2021 ENROLL TODAY
Canyon Creek PTA After School Enrichment Program Winter 2021  DEADLINE EXTENDED!  The New Year brings new experiences- make sure to sign up your student by Wednesday 1/6 at 11am!! We are excited to announce FOUR (4) online 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.   Registration Register online at 6crickets (Canyon Creek page) . Make sure to ... read full article
Canyon Creek Spelling Bee!! Register Today!!Nicole Trimble11/22/202012/6/2020
Canyon Creek Spelling Bee!! Register Today!!
Canyon Creek PTA Spelling Bee is BACK!!  Open to all 3rd-5th grade students! Canyon Creek PTA is thrilled to offer the Scripps Spelling Bee that will be administered online Monday, February 1st, 2021 .  Students, grades 3rd-5th, will be able to take the School Spelling Bee online on any device with a web browser while at home and the results of the test will determine who advances to the Bee’s next level of competition.    LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE!! ... read full article
Happy Thanksgiving Week - We Are Thankful...Nicole Trimble11/22/202012/2/2020
Happy Thanksgiving Week - We Are Thankful...
Happy Thanksgiving Week - We are Thankful for SO Much... We are thankful for our PTA members ! Without you, our PTA would not exist and a lot of great things wouldn't happen. Membership is key to a PTA and we hope you see the benefit of being members! We are thankful for all the staff at Canyon Creek Elementary --Administrators who partner with us, Teachers who amaze us each and every day with how they teach and support our kids, Staff who support the school, students, teachers, etc...it takes a wonderful team to make it work!! We are thankful for you all. ... read full article
11/16 - Ending the Silence for FamiliesNicole Trimble10/20/202011/16/2020
11/16 - Ending the Silence for Families
Ending the Silence for Families Presented by NAMI Eastside Canyon Creek PTA welcomes NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Eastside for Ending the Silence for Families  presented in English and Spanish. This virtual Zoom event on Monday, November 16th from 6:30-8:00pm is designed for all Canyon Creek Elementary parents and guardians. The goal of this presentation is to support families, raise awareness about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health topics covered will include: Warning signs Facts and statistics Suicide ... read full article
10/22 - Parent Education: Pandemic ParentingNicole Trimble9/25/202010/22/2020
10/22 - Parent Education: Pandemic Parenting
Pandemic Parenting: Supporting Your Child's Mental Health During Uncertain Times Join Cher Anderton, MSW, LSWAIC on Thursday, October 22nd, 6:30-8:00pm for a virtual community event! During this event you will learn three (3) tangible strategies to support your own resilience and mental health as well as the mental health and resilience of your student(s) to minimize the negative impact of our current experience. Canyon Creek PTA is so excited to be co-hosting this event with three (3) other PTAs - Kokanee PTA, Ruby Bridges PTSA & Woodin PTA - and Northshore Council PTSA! **NEW - Spanish Translation Available** We are ... read full article
Dine Out at MOD for Canyon Creek PTANicole Trimble3/7/20213/30/2021
Dine Out at MOD for Canyon Creek PTA
Dine Out for Canyon Creek PTA! Save the date - and grab lunch OR take a night off from cooking dinner! <YAY> Tuesday, March 30th! 20% of orders (online & in person) will be donated to Canyon Creek PTA.  RSVP:   https://www.groupraise.com/events/182670   (instructions with how to order are included on this page too!) ... read full article
Math Challenge #9 - Wall of Fame!Nicole Trimble3/5/20213/18/2021
Math Challenge #9 - Wall of Fame!
  MATH CHALLENGE #9 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge.    GREAT JOB!          Math Challenge #9 CLASSES WITH MOST QUALIFYING SUBMISSIONS:  3 Way Tie!! Hilgers (2nd), Liedle (2nd) & Masterson (2nd) These classes had the most submissions by the deadline.  All submissions for Math Challenge 9 (31 submissions) Grade Teacher Student Kindergarten Hart Claire N Adeline M Roland Viaan S 1st Axtell Rashika M Victor B Barton Arjun K Burns Deeya P Lindley John B James H 2nd Goodspeed Eleanor M Griffin T Hilgers Willow T Tvisha R Max M Liedle ... read full article
March Reading Challenge: Read 4 Adventure!Nicole Trimble3/1/20214/15/2021
March Reading Challenge: Read 4 Adventure!
Read 4 Adventure Program! Have you or a friend ever said, ”My child is not motivated to read”. We might have a solution for you! Canyon Creek PTA is partnering with High Trek Adventures to offer a wonderful reading incentive. High Trek Adventures? ?is teaming up with local elementary schools to encourage our youth to develop strong reading habits as well as experience outdoor adventures in the PNW. During the month of March, students who achieve the reading goal of 8 hours of recreational reading will earn their choice of a Ropes Course or Laser Tag Adventure (valued up to $40) ... read full article
Local PTA - Award Nominations - Due April 9thNicole Trimble2/27/20214/9/2021
Local PTA - Award Nominations - Due April 9th
2020-2021 School Year Do you know of an outstanding teacher or educator  who goes the extra mile for students?   How about a volunteer who quietly contributes  to Canyon Creek Elementary? Or a volunteer that goes above and beyond?   Take a moment to think about the people who might be good candidates for any of the local PTA awards. Use the form below to confidentially nominate for the awards by   Friday, April 9th .   Awards and Descriptions   Golden Acorn Award: Recognizes an individual volunteer who has given outstanding volunteer service to all children in the school community. This acknowledges ... read full article
Resources from COVID, Kids & Mental Health PresentationNicole Trimble2/27/20213/27/2021
Resources from COVID, Kids & Mental Health Presentation
Resources from COVID, Kids & Mental Health Presentation For those who were able to attend the presentation we hope you felt it was useful! If you missed it, these are some resources that our speaker, Melody Murray (LMFT and Child Mental Health Specialist), shared for our families! Safety Planning & Proofing Safety Plan  (presenter suggested making copies so student and parents have it when needed) Self Esteem Journal     Thank You! MUCH APPRECIATION to  Barby Taheri and Skyview PTSA  for bringing COVID, Kids & Mental Health  to our school Wednesday night.    MANY THANKS to  Skyview Middle School staff  for their support and our partners Skyview ... read full article
Nominating Committee Report 2021 & Self-Declaration InstructionsNicole Trimble2/26/20213/10/2021
Nominating Committee Report 2021 & Self-Declaration Instructions
  Please find the Nominating Committee Report below, along with the notice that the self-declared nomination period is open through Monday, March 8th . We have two positions without nominees , however, you can self nominate for any of the elected positions. (Note, the nominee for Treasurer Assistant position is our current treasurer. She is running for the assistant position to help ease the transition of the Treasurer role since she can't hold the Treasurer position next year due to the 2-year term limit.) Find job descriptions here . Nominating Committee Report - Saturday, February 27th, 2021 The 2021-2022 Canyon Creek PTA nominating ... read full article
Reflections 2020-21 -- Virtual Art ShowcaseNicole Trimble2/26/20213/5/2021
Reflections 2020-21 -- Virtual Art Showcase
Northshore Council PTSA's 2020-2021 Reflections Virtual Art Showcase is now open! Come and experience this year's district-qualifying Reflections entries-- including 12 pieces from Canyon Creek artists! Visit the link below to enjoy and marvel at the courage and creativity of our Northshore student artists! All 229 Northshore PTSA Council Qualifier student artworks are on display. State Qualifiers and Judge's Choice Award recipients in each arts category are also noted. The Virtual Art Showcase will be available for viewing through Friday, March 5th . View Northshore Council PTSA Reflections Showcase   Very special congratulations to the following Canyon Creek artists who have received ... read full article
Math Challenge #8 - Wall of Fame!Nicole Trimble2/19/20213/4/2021
Math Challenge #8 - Wall of Fame!
  MATH CHALLENGE #8 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge.    GREAT JOB!          Math Challenge #8 CLASSES WITH MOST QUALIFYING SUBMISSIONS:  4 Way Tie!! Hilgers (2nd), Liedle (2nd), Masterson (2nd) & Burkett (3rd) These classes had the most submissions by the deadline.  All submissions for Math Challenge 8 (32 submissions) Grade Teacher's Name Student's Name Kindergarten Hart Adeline M Claire N Roland Viaan S 1st Grade Axtell Victor B Rashika M Barton Arjun K Burns Dyuthi G Deeya P Lindley John B James H 2nd Grade Goodspeed Eleanor M Griffin T ... read full article
March General Membership Meeting - March 16thNicole Trimble2/12/20213/16/2021
March General Membership Meeting - March 16th
PTA General Membership Meeting Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 Meeting: 6:30-8pm We are thrilled to invite you to our membership meeting! Come find out what we have been working on - and what's coming up! Also, this is the meeting where we will elect the 2021-22 Executive Board.   Pre-registration is required ! After you register using the link above, you will receive an email with the Zoom link for the meeting!   ... read full article
Spelling Bee Update! Final ResultsNicole Trimble2/6/20213/13/2021
Spelling Bee Update! Final Results
Canyon Creek PTA Spelling Bee  Update! Wow, Canyon Creek Coyotes have some fabulous spellers.  On February 1st , we had 32 students participate in our virtual Spelling Bee.   All spellers did incredible and deserve a HUGE round of applause . On February 13th , the students that tied for first place had their second round test! Our champion won by only 2 points!! Congratulations to Canyon Creek 2021 Spelling Bee Champion, 5th grade Canyon Creek student, Noorpreet Kaur. Noorpreet is the Canyon Creek Spelling Bee Champion and will represent Canyon Creek on March 21st in the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee of King and Snohomish County. We are ... read full article
Math Challenge #7 - Wall of Fame!Nicole Trimble2/5/20212/17/2021
Math Challenge #7 - Wall of Fame!
  MATH CHALLENGE #7 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge.    GREAT JOB!          Math Challenge #7 CLASSES WITH MOST QUALIFYING SUBMISSIONS:  3 Way Tie - All Second Grade!! Hilgers (2nd), Liedle (2nd) & Masterson (2nd) These classes had the most submissions by the deadline.  All submissions for Math Challenge 7 (34 submissions) Grade Teacher Student Kindergarten Hart Claire N Adeline M Roland Viaan S 1st Axtell Victor B Barton Arjun K Burns Dyuthi G Deeya P Lindley John B James H 2nd Goodspeed Eleanor M Griffin T Hilgers Tvisha R Willow T ... read full article
Get on Board! Make a difference in your school community!Nicole Trimble1/29/20212/26/2021
Get on Board! Make a difference in your school community!
Get on Board! Make a difference in your school community! Joining the PTA Executive Board not only helps make a difference in your school community and PTA; it’s a great way to connect with other parents and staff. No previous experience is needed. There are many of us on the PTA team willing to help you learn and grow in your role. We would love to have you get on board!  This is a great opportunity for someone new to the school or who has been at Canyon Creek a few years. Want to hear more about the open positions? ... read full article
DEI Windows & Mirrors Book Drive - *NEW* March FocusNicole Trimble1/29/20212/28/2021
DEI Windows & Mirrors Book Drive - *NEW* March Focus
Canyon Creek PTA Windows & Mirrors Book Drive Benefiting Canyon Creek Elementary Despite much progress, our school library and classrooms lack diversity and updated books; funding is the largest barrier. Our PTA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee has organized a new program for Canyon Creek - the Windows & Mirrors Book Drive ! All books will go to Canyon Creek library and classrooms. Each month we will focus on a different theme with intersectionality at the core. The ONE purpose of the Windows & Mirrors Book Drive is to diversify and update Canyon Creek library content! These book lists were curated ... read full article
Coyote Connections! -- Feb 8th!Nicole Trimble1/28/20212/8/2021
Coyote Connections! -- Feb 8th!
Please join us for a virtual and informal chat with Canyon Creek parents and guardians. This is an opportunity to get acquainted and connect with new and returning Canyon Creek families. Our goal is for our Canyon Creek families to still feel connected, engaged, and supported even while our students are learning remotely. Please register in advance and the Zoom link will be emailed to you: Monday, February 8th at 7pm Tuesday, September 29th at 11:30am Tuesday, September 22nd at 7pm You are welcome to bring your dinner, a snack, or favorite dessert to enjoy while we chat. Hosted by Canyon Creek PTA. ... read full article
COVID, Kids & Mental Health Discussion 2/24 @ 7pmNicole Trimble1/27/20212/10/2021
COVID, Kids & Mental Health Discussion 2/24 @ 7pm
COVID, Kids and Mental Health Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST Join Melody Murray, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Children's Mental Health Specialist and Mental Health Evaluator at Seattle Children's ER for an interactive discussion on Covid, Kids and Mental Health . This will be customized based on the answers provided in the survey below, so if you plan to attend, please take a moment to complete the survey! Register Today! Registration is required. ZOOM Link will be sent via email from Eventbrite 2 days before the event. Register HERE   Complete the Survey!  *** BY ... read full article
Introducing: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion CommitteeNicole Trimble1/22/20212/5/2021
Introducing: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
Canyon Creek PTA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee We are a Canyon Creek PTA group that partners with students, families, staff and our community to progress the National PTA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion purpose and to align with the Northshore School District Racial and Educational Justice Department ideas centering around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). If you are unfamiliar with the group, here is how the DEI Committee defined the terms “Diversity,” “Equity,” and “Inclusion.” DIVERSITY - Representation of and respect for people with all backgrounds, unique strengths and diverse abilities. EQUITY - Every member of our community receives the ... read full article
Math Challenge #6 - Wall of Fame!Nicole Trimble1/21/20212/4/2021
Math Challenge #6 - Wall of Fame!
  MATH CHALLENGE #6 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge.    GREAT JOB!          Math Challenge #6 CLASSES WITH MOST QUALIFYING SUBMISSIONS:  5 Way Tie!! Hart (K), Hilgers (2nd), Liedle (2nd), Masterson (2nd) & Burkett (3rd) These classes had the most submissions by the deadline.  All submissions for Math Challenge 5 (35 submissions) Grade Teacher Student Kindergarten Hart Grayson W Adeline M Claire N 1st Axtell Victor B Barton Arjun K Burns Dyuthi G Deeya P Lindley John B James H 2nd Goodspeed Eleanor M Griffin T Hilgers Tvisha R Max M Willow ... read full article
Spring 2021 PTA Membership DriveNicole Trimble1/9/20212/26/2021
Spring 2021 PTA Membership Drive
Spring 2021 PTA Membership Drive It's not too late to join PTA! Even though this is not a typical school year - your membership is still important. Your $10 annual membership dues supports our PTA programs and every member adds strength to the voices already advocating for every child.   What programs has PTA membership  supported so far this year? Parent Education/Support Workshops 6 month Parenting Course including online live parent coaching sessions ($180 value per family - free to Canyon Creek families and staff) Math Challenge Art Docent Supplies Staff Appreciation Coyote Connections: Connecting Parents Virtually Pumpkin Contest Helping ... read full article
January PTA General Membership MeetingNicole Trimble1/9/20211/23/2021
January PTA General Membership Meeting
PTA General Membership Meeting Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 Meeting: 6:30-8pm We are thrilled to invite you to our membership meeting! Come find out what we have been working on - and what's coming up!   Pre-registration is required ! After you register using the link above, you will receive an email with the Zoom link for the social time & meeting!   ... read full article
Math Challenge #5 - Wall of Fame!Nicole Trimble1/6/20211/20/2021
Math Challenge #5 - Wall of Fame!
  MATH CHALLENGE #5 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge.    GREAT JOB!          Math Challenge #5 CLASSES WITH MOST QUALIFYING SUBMISSIONS:  Tied: Lindley (1st Grade) & Burkett (3rd Grade) These classes had the most submissions by the deadline.  All submissions for Math Challenge 5 (40 submissions) Grade Teacher's Name Student's Name Kindergarten Hart Claire N Adeline M 1st Grade Axtell Victor B Rashika M Barton Arjun K Burns Deeya P Dyuthi G Lindley John B James H Neil S Nikhil S 2nd Grade Goodspeed Eleanor M Griffin T Hilgers Tvisha ... read full article
Holiday Helping Hands Appreciation...Nicole Trimble1/3/20211/17/2021
Holiday Helping Hands Appreciation...
We are so happy to share with you that the Helping Hands Holiday Wishlist & Meals program assisted 16 families (69 individuals in total) with a variety of things based on their individual requests. Some received gifts purchased for them, given information about the family members. Some received gift cards to purchase their own gifts. Some got a box of food and/or a grocery store gift card to help with food for the holidays. Some were given wrapping paper and tape to help make the gifting more festive. We donated 19 Spiritwear items to students in 14 of the families. All of the ... read full article
Reflections Update - Nice Job, Canyon Creek Student Artists!!Nicole Trimble1/2/20211/16/2021
Reflections Update - Nice Job, Canyon Creek Student Artists!!
2020-2021 Reflections Program Update Congratulations, Student Artists! We are so proud of our 13 Reflections entries that qualified for district-level judging! Many thanks to all of the amazing student artists who participated. It was wonderful to see the many ways they interpreted this year's theme of "I Matter Because..." Here are our 2020 Canyon Creek Reflections artists: Film Production Kendall K. (5th grade) Literature Anshi S. (4th grade) Mikaela S. (4th grade) Music Composition Jonas A. (3rd grade) Photography Anshi S. (4th grade) Visual Arts Adelyn P. (4th grade) Anuskha T. (3rd grade) Bell J. (5th grade) Carolyn S. (4th grade) Evangeline ... read full article
Learn about Inclusion in the Early YearsNicole Trimble1/1/20211/28/2021
Learn about Inclusion in the Early Years
Inclusion in the Early Years: Why, What, How?    with Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee January 28th, 6:30-8:00 pm   This event already occurred. In case you missed this fantastic presentation, we have a recorded copy of it!! If you are part of Canyon Creek Elementary, please contact our VP-Programs  to request to view the presentation. Here is a document provided by the speaker that might be useful. Talking to Kids - Resources for Parents & Guardians    Do you know what it means to be inclusive in our school and local community? You may ask w hat is inclusion? Simply put, inclusion is the ... read full article
Math Challenge #4 - Wall of Fame!Nicole Trimble12/10/202012/24/2020
Math Challenge #4 - Wall of Fame!
  MATH CHALLENGE #4 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge.    GREAT JOB!          Math Challenge #4 CLASS WITH MOST QUALIFYING SUBMISSIONS:  Burkett (3rd Grade) This class had the most submissions by the deadline.  All submissions for Math Challenge 4 (47 submissions) Grade Teacher Student Kindergarten Hart Claire N Adeline M Grayson W Roland Nihira  1st Axtell Victor B Rashika M Barton Arjun K Burns Deeya P Dyuthi G Lindley John B James H 2nd Goodspeed Eleanor M Griffin T Hilgers Tvisha R Max M Willow T Liedle Ranae Z Thea M ... read full article
Computer Science Education Week!! 12/7-12/13Nicole Trimble12/5/202012/13/2020
Computer Science Education Week!! 12/7-12/13
Help Prepare your Student for our Tech Savvy World! Join CODE.ORG for events  during  Computer Science Education Week!    Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week, which is December 7-13 . Hour of Code is focused on the idea of getting kids interested in coding, not just as a potential career path, but also to develop critical thinking and analytical skills.   During the past few years, many of our Canyon Creek teachers have participated in Hour of Code during the school day, but given the situation this year, many teachers do not have time to incorporate it ... read full article
Helping Hands Thanksgiving Wrap-Up & Thank YouNicole Trimble11/29/202012/13/2020
Helping Hands Thanksgiving Wrap-Up & Thank You
Together, we can do SO MUCH! Canyon Creek PTA Helping Hands Thanksgiving Meals program, in partnership with Canyon Creek Elementary, provided Thanksgiving meals for 16 Canyon Creek families ! Each family received a turkey (or ham), stuffing, potatoes, gravy, seasoning, yams, marshmallows, dinner rolls, cans of beans & peas, cranberry sauce, sparkling apple cider & pumpkin pie! We are so grateful for the remarkable outpouring of support for our Helping Hands program. So much appreciation and gratitude to our school staff, school families, and community for their contribution to our Thanksgiving Food Drive: Maria Allen Roxie Hall Annie Hall Valeria Baker ... read full article
RECAP: Ending the Silence for Families (NAMI Eastside)Nicole Trimble11/22/202012/6/2020
RECAP: Ending the Silence for Families (NAMI Eastside)
  RECAP: Ending the Silence for Families Presented by NAMI Eastside On Monday, November 16th, we hosted a very informative, successful virtual event presented by NAMI Eastside , called  Ending the Silence for Families .     This presentation discussed warning signs of mental health conditions and steps families could take if a loved one is showing warning signs.   If you missed this presentation, there are plenty of resources. Here are a few: Ending the Silence warning signs of mental health conditions:  PDF Crisis Connection- who to contact if you are in crisis:  PDF NAMI Eastside offers many classes/forums/seminars to ... read full article
QR code - Weird Black & White Square - How do I USE that?Nicole Trimble11/22/202012/6/2020
QR code - Weird Black & White Square - How do I USE that?
We wanted to share instructions about how to use a "QR code". It's basically a shortcut to a webpage! You CAN use a QR Reader app on your phone, but you don't have to. Now, your phone's built in camera will just read it. See instructions below!! Open your phone built in camera app Point your device at the  QR code  so the  QR code  appears  on your  screen. Your phone will recognize that it's a  QR code and  a banner will appear  on your  screen to open the webpage. This allows for easier access to websites without having to ... read full article
Helping Hands Program - Fulfill Holiday WishlistsNicole Trimble11/21/202012/18/2020
Helping Hands Program - Fulfill Holiday Wishlists
Canyon Creek PTA Helping Hands Program Holiday Wishlists We can't thank ALL of our donors enough for supporting this program. We are overwhelmed with the generosity of our Canyon Creek  community. Our  Holiday  Elves are currently working on sorting the gifts and putting together food bags & grocery gift cards for the families we are helping this year. We will (of course) still accept donations to this program - the links below will just allow for any amount of donation. We will bring back the fun "sponsorship levels" next year!!  Help Fulfill Holiday Wishlists This is a TOUGH year for a lot of families and ... read full article
Math Challenge #3 - Wall of Fame!Nicole Trimble11/19/202012/3/2020
Math Challenge #3 - Wall of Fame!
  MATH CHALLENGE #3 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge.    GREAT JOB!          Math Challenge #3 CLASS WITH MOST QUALIFYING SUBMISSIONS:  Lindley (1st Grade) & Burkett (3rd Grade) These classes tied with the most submissions by the deadline.  All submissions for Math Challenge 3 (45 submissions) Grade Teacher Student Kindergarten Hart Claire N Adeline M 1st Axtell Rashika M Victor B Barton Arjun K Burns Dyuthi G Deeya P Lindley Nikhil S Neil S John B James H 2nd Goodspeed Griffin T Eleanor M Hilgers Tvisha R Willow T Max M Liedle Stella ... read full article
Canyon Creek PTA -- Why We PTA...Nicole Trimble11/7/202012/31/2020
Canyon Creek PTA -- Why We PTA...
As a way for our community to get to know our PTA and understand more about why someone might join PTA,  we are asking PTA board members, chairs & members to share THEIR WHY! YOU can PTA too!! Join PTA today. Would you share WHY you PTA? Fill out this form ! Jenn Snyder | CC PTA Member Since 2009 | VP-Communications Students: M.S. (4th grade) Why I PTA :  Why I PTA. I PTA for my children. My journey began when I wanted to be informed about my child’s school and education when my oldest started kindergarten. PTA was an avenue for me to ... read full article
Helping Hands Program - Providing Thanksgiving Meals!Nicole Trimble11/7/202011/19/2020
Helping Hands Program - Providing Thanksgiving Meals!
Canyon Creek PTA Helping Hands Program Thanksgiving Meals Our PTA and Canyon Creek Elementary are teaming up again to offer this confidential program for our school families in need. Requests for needs can be confidentially made directly to Sue Hanson, Canyon Creek Elementary Office Manager  (or via the Google Form in  this article ). 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. Help Provide Thanksgiving Meals There are two options for our school community to help with this program and have a part in providing Thanksgiving ... read full article
"Anchored Families" - 6 Month FREE Program!!Nicole Trimble11/7/20205/22/2021
"Anchored Families" - 6 Month FREE Program!!
ANCHORED FAMILIES: 5 MUST HAVE TOOLS IN YOUR PARENTING TOOLBOX Presented by Cher Anderton Sometimes it is hard to understand the difficulties we all are facing. We are all under an  enormous amount of stress and it is vital that we ALL find a healthy outlet to support ourselves and our families. Canyon Creek PTA is so proud to be partnering with Cher Anderton, MSW, LSWAIC (our Pandemic Parenting presenter) to offer an amazing online subscription to her course and parent coaching. This program, normally $180 per family, will be FREE for ALL Canyon Creek families and staff ! Note that this program is not exclusive to our school ... read full article
Help Canyon Creek PTA Find our Next Leaders!Nicole Trimble11/7/202011/21/2020
Help Canyon Creek PTA Find our Next Leaders!
Join our Nominating Committee --  Help Us Find Canyon Creek PTA's Next Leaders!    Canyon Creek PTA is seeking three (3) volunteers to serve on its 2020-21 Nominating Committee.   The Nominating Committee is a special committee that holds the key to a successful PTA. It is responsible for selecting and presenting the best qualified candidates to serve as the elected officers who will lead Canyon Creek PTA in 2021-22 . This group will work with the PTA communications team to reach out to ask our community for recommendations and self nominations. Members of the nominating committee  are  eligible to become ... read full article
Math Challenge #2 - Wall of Fame!Nicole Trimble11/5/202011/19/2020
Math Challenge #2 - Wall of Fame!
  MATH CHALLENGE #2 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge.    GREAT JOB!          Math Challenge #2 CLASS WITH MOST QUALIFYING SUBMISSIONS:  Lindley (1st Grade) This class had the most submissions by the deadline.  All submissions for Math Challenge 2 (47 submissions) Grade Teacher's Name Student's Full Name Kindergarten Hart Claire N Adeline M Grayson W 1st Axtell Victor B Barton Arjun K Burns Deeya P Dyuthi G Lindley Nikhil S Neil S John B James H 2nd Deer Karthik R Goodspeed Eleanor M Griffin T Hilgers Tvisha R Max M Willow T Liedle ... read full article
11/10 - PTA General Membership Meeting - You Are Invited!Nicole Trimble10/29/202011/10/2020
11/10 - PTA General Membership Meeting - You Are Invited!
PTA General Membership Meeting Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 Social: 6-6:30pm Meeting: 6:30-8pm We are thrilled to invite you to our membership meeting! Come find out what we have been working on - and what's coming up!   Pre-registration is required ! After you register using the link above, you will receive an email with the Zoom link for the social time & meeting!   ... read full article
Art Docent Program - What is it? How can I help?Nicole Trimble10/29/202012/31/2020
Art Docent Program - What is it? How can I help?
  *In Case You Were Wondering* Can we provide Art Docent lessons during remote learning? YES!! We can still provide Art Docents during remote learning!! Learning about art is so important. Northshore School District is encouraging schools & PTAs to work together to ensure art is taught to EVERY student. Our Art Docent Coordinators have been working to figure out how to provide students with art supplies, and make sure there are lessons plans for each grade available that are suitable for remote projects.    Did you know that our schools don’t provide art teachers due to budget constraints?  To ensure there is still art in ... read full article
National Principals Month!Nicole Trimble10/23/202010/31/2020
National Principals Month!
Did you know that October is National Principals Month!? We are so lucky to have amazing partners in the Canyon Creek Elementary administration . Mr. Bruce Denton - Principal Ms. Ali Airhart - Assistant Principal Ms. Brandi Doyle - Assistant Principal Thank you all. We are excited to work with you again this year!   Here are a few ideas if you and your student(s) would like to recognize our principals: Write and mail a handwritten thank-you note. Submit an ad or editorial to your local newspaper about your principal. Send a letter to your superintendent supporting your principal. Share ... read full article
October 20th PTA General Membership Meeting RecapNicole Trimble10/23/202011/5/2020
October 20th PTA General Membership Meeting Recap
What a great first meeting for the 2020-21 school year on Tuesday, October 20th ! We started our meeting off with social time before getting down to business. It was a great opportunity to connect with everyone, even if it was just virtually.  To kick the meeting off, we adopted our PTA’s mission and goals for the year  and our standing rules. We also reviewed the financials and approved the 2020-21 budget. Membership is targeting to reach 275 members by the end of October. As of the meeting, we had 231 members - so we NEED YOUR HELP!! As an incentive to ... read full article
Math Challenge #1 - Wall of Fame!Nicole Trimble10/22/202011/5/2020
Math Challenge #1 - Wall of Fame!
  MATH CHALLENGE #1 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge.    GREAT JOB!          Math Challenge #1 CLASS WITH MOST QUALIFYING SUBMISSIONS:  Deer (3rd Grade) This class had the most submissions by the deadline.  All submissions for Math Challenge 1 (58 submissions) Grade Teacher Student Kindergarten Hart Adeline M Claire N Grayson W 1st Grade Axtell Victor B Barton Arjun K Burns Deeya P Dyuthi G Lindley John B Nikhil S Neil S James H 2nd Grade Goodspeed Eleanor M Griffin T Hilgers Tvisha R Max M Willow T Hodgson Shine ... read full article
October General Membership Meeting (10/20/2020)Nicole Trimble10/2/202010/20/2020
October General Membership Meeting (10/20/2020)
PTA General Membership Meeting We are thrilled to welcome all to our first membership meeting of the 2020-21 school year on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM . Hear about what is new and upcoming with our PTA and community. We are excited to have Canyon Creek Principal, Mr. Bruce Denton, attend and answer questions - please submit your questions in advance  here  (form closes Sunday, 10/18). Please join us early from 6-6:30pm for social time. Pre-register for Zoom link .   ... read full article
Pumpkin Decorating Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!Nicole Trimble9/28/202011/7/2020
Pumpkin Decorating Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
Pumpkin Decorating Contest WINNERS ANNOUNCED! We received over 50 submissions of wonderful pumpkins!! We appreciate all the work families put into making these really fun. Kindergarten & 1st Grade 1st Place: The Majestic Tiger by Aarish K. (Ms. Burns' 1st grade class) 2nd Place: Scarecrow Pumpkin by Nikhil S. (Ms. Lindley's 1st grade class) 3rd Place: Spookely Unibrau by Isaac E. (Mr. Rettig's kindergarten class) 2nd & 3rd Grade 1st Place:  Pretty Unicorn Pumpkin by Piper G. (Ms. Hodgson's 2nd grade class) 2nd Place:  Treat...or Trick? by Dhruv M. (Ms. Schaefer's 2nd grade class) 3rd Place:  Go Canyon Creek Coyotes! Ahoooooo! ... read full article
Volunteer Opportunity - Partnership ProgramNicole Trimble9/26/202010/10/2020
Volunteer Opportunity - Partnership Program
Canyon Creek PTA is looking a Partnership Program Chair. This is a volunteer opportunity that can be done from home. Ideally coordinating an event or two a month. Would you be interested in coordinating fundraising events with partners in our community and online? This position develops and promotes PTA fundraising opportunities, including silent fundraising management, special events, and ongoing community partnerships. Includes coordinating Dine-Out events (MOD, Menchies, etc), Fred Meyer Community Rewards, Amazon Smile, and Shutterfly programs. Works with communications to ensure that our community knows about each opportunity. We estimate that this role probably takes 2-4 hours per month, depending on number of events ... read full article
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion CommitteeNicole Trimble9/25/202010/9/2020
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee “Diversity is about all of us and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.” Jacqueline Woodson   Our PTA is forming a new committee! Would you consider being on it? Our new committee is called the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee.   We know that our PTA can only be the strongest when our leaders and members reflect the diversity of our school and community. We are seeking multiple perspectives to help solve tough problems by bringing a variety of solutions to the table.    Meetings for now ... read full article
SURVEY: We need your input! Ends Friday, 10/16Nicole Trimble9/15/202010/16/2020
SURVEY: We need your input! Ends Friday, 10/16
In this very unusual time, we need your help to figure out the best place to direct our efforts to best serve our community!   Please take a few minutes to complete a survey to help us know what is important to YOU, our school community! We want to focus on the things that will make a difference.   This survey will end on Friday, October 16th ! Please help direct our efforts this year.   Share your ideas with us! ... read full article
Math Challenge - Is Here!!!!Nicole Trimble9/15/20209/29/2020
Math Challenge - Is Here!!!!
Back again this year.... Math Challenge Program!   We are so excited to be able to have our Math Challenge program again this year! The first Math Challenge will be released Friday, September 25th at 3pm .   You are invited to sign up to receive  Math Challenge reminder emails on Fridays when a new challenge is posted.   Learn about the Math Challenge Program! ... read full article
PTA Membership Incentive Drawing on 11/3 for PIZZA!Nicole Trimble8/27/202011/7/2020
PTA Membership Incentive Drawing on 11/3 for PIZZA!
Our PTA has set a membership goal of 300 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!   Prizes & Drawing Dates -- Monday, September 14th @ PTA Board Meeting, 7pm via Zoom -- Winner will receive choice of spiritwear item (hoodies not included). WINNER: Mike Tangen -- Tuesday, September 29th @ 7pm -- Winner will receive choice of spiritwear item (hoodies not included). WINNER: Brian ... read full article
Want to make a DIFFERENCE?Nicole Trimble8/25/20209/8/2020
Want to make a DIFFERENCE?
Are YOU our next Advocacy Chair! There are lots of opportunities for making a difference in this role - and this is one of the appointed board positions, so you would have a voice on our PTA board. We are lucky to have a prior Advocacy Chair on our current board, Jennifer Snyder, who would be happy to help you get going! PTA Advocacy 101 What is advocacy? Advocacy for the PTA is supporting and speaking up for children, families, and schools!  Have You Ever... Helped spread the word about something a classroom or school needs? Invited others to an event ... read full article
Meet your 2020-21 PTA Board of Directors!Nicole Trimble7/20/20209/25/2020
Meet your 2020-21 PTA Board of Directors!
2020-2021 School Year PTA Board of Directors Here are the 2020-2021 PTA Board of Directors: President:  Karen Mitchell Smith         VP Programs:  Melanie McKenzie     VP Communication:  Jennifer Snyder     Secretary:  Emily Cross     Treasurer:  Mumtaz Zimbalist     Advocacy:  Adnan  Siddiqui     Membership: *OPEN* (find info about this role here )       Introductions The PTA Board members each wanted to share an introduction - and let you know that you can contact any of them at any time with question / comments / suggestions.  Karen Mitchell Smith (President) My name is Karen Smith. I ... read full article
Thank You 2019-20 PTA Board Members, Chairs & VolunteersNicole Trimble6/14/20208/16/2020
Thank You 2019-20 PTA Board Members, Chairs & Volunteers
Canyon Creek PTA has a long tradition of amazing volunteerism and community leadership. With such dedication from our volunteers, it is possible to fulfill our PTA mission: We serve our school and community by supporting a positive and inclusive learning environment . Thank you to all of our volunteers! Much gratitude to the 2019-2020 PTA Board: Melanie Mckenzie (President), Nicole Trimble (VP Communications), Bethany Jager (VP Programs), Emily Cross (Secretary), Barby Taheri (Treasurer), Mumtaz Zimbalist (Treasurer), Jennifer Snyder (Membership), Jennifer Spataro (Advocacy) and Alyssa Koske (President elect). We had many successes and some challenges this year and everything was handled ... read full article
*** WELCOME NEW FAMILIES!! ***Nicole Trimble5/26/202010/23/2020
*** WELCOME NEW FAMILIES!! ***
Canyon Creek PTA Welcomes New Families to our school! We are so excited to welcome all the new families!! Whether you are coming because of boundary changes, EAP program, or entering Kindergarten, we are excited to meet you and welcome you to our community. Here are some ways to stay informed and get involved:   Newsletter & Reminders We send weekly newsletters throughout the school year and send text reminders to help know when things are happening! Please feel free to fill out this google form  to be setup for our Newsletter and/or Remind (text reminders). *** Add editor@canyoncreekpta.org  to ... read full article