2021 Kindergarten Playdates - CONFIRMED!
Calling all 2021-22 INCOMING kindergarteners (& families)!! Canyon Creek PTA would like to welcome your family to our school community! Our mission (displayed at the top of the website) is to serve our school and community by supporting a positive and inclusive learning environment. We do this by providing after school enrichment programs, bringing art to every classroom through are Art Docent program, hosting fun evening events and more! One specific program that is aimed directly at incoming kindergarteners and their families is our Kindergarten Playdates ! We arrange a number of play dates over the summer intended to get kindergarteners to meet each ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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6/12/2021-8/18/2021

*** 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 you moved to the area, joining EAP program, or entering Kindergarten, we are excited to meet you and welcome you to our community. Canyon Creek Elementary hosted a welcome webinar for new families! View recorded webinar. 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 ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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6/5/2021-10/31/2021

Meet Your 2021-22 PTA Board of Directors!
2021-2022 School Year Meet the Board PTA Board of Directors Here are the 2021-2022 PTA Board of Directors: President : Karen Mitchell Smith VP Programs: Melanie McKenzie VP Communications: Jennifer Snyder Secretary:   *OPEN* (find info about this role here ) Treasurer:  Priya Patel Assistant Treasurer: Mumtaz Zimbalist Membership: Nancy Tangen & Megan Madsen Advocacy:   *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 ... read full article
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Nicole Trimble 
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6/18/2021-8/31/2021
2021 Kindergarten Playdates - CONFIRMED!Nicole Trimble6/12/20218/18/2021
2021 Kindergarten Playdates - CONFIRMED!
Calling all 2021-22 INCOMING kindergarteners (& families)!! Canyon Creek PTA would like to welcome your family to our school community! Our mission (displayed at the top of the website) is to serve our school and community by supporting a positive and inclusive learning environment. We do this by providing after school enrichment programs, bringing art to every classroom through are Art Docent program, hosting fun evening events and more! One specific program that is aimed directly at incoming kindergarteners and their families is our Kindergarten Playdates ! We arrange a number of play dates over the summer intended to get kindergarteners to meet each ... read full article
Want to Get Involved? NEED: Secretary & Advocacy ChairNicole Trimble3/28/20216/30/2021
Want to Get Involved? NEED: Secretary & Advocacy Chair
Volunteers Needed for 2021-22 School Year! It's hard to believe we are already planning for the 2021-22 school year, especially when we don't know what fall will look like. We are going to do our best to plan for options that might happen (just like last year)!  Make sure to read our Volunteer FAQ page  to help answer questions about PTA volunteering!! From our FAQ page: What happens if you don't fill a position (event or program chair)? Our Canyon Creek PTA Executive Board has agreed that the right thing to do for our PTA is to set deadlines by which volunteers are needed for programs/events ... read full article
*** WELCOME NEW FAMILIES!! ***Nicole Trimble6/5/202110/31/2021
*** 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 you moved to the area, joining EAP program, or entering Kindergarten, we are excited to meet you and welcome you to our community. Canyon Creek Elementary hosted a welcome webinar for new families! View recorded webinar. 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 ... read full article
UPDATE: Spirit Wear (Inspiration) Design Contest!!Nicole Trimble4/28/20216/18/2021
UPDATE: Spirit Wear (Inspiration) Design Contest!!
Spirit Wear Design (Inspiration) Contest!! This year, Canyon Creek PTA is sponsoring a Spirit Wear Design (Inspiration) Contest. We are encouraging and challenging our Canyon Creek students, families, and staff to create a NEW design that we can use for our Spirit Wear for the fall of 2021. We received several submissions and as wonderful as they are, we are concerned with the print quality. Therefore, we have extended our deadline and will use submissions as an inspiration contest. We will take the ideas submitted and use them to have a design created that will work for printing and sale. Rules As with any competition, there ... read full article
"Fun in the Sun" Scavenger Hunt Wrap-Up!Nicole Trimble7/17/20217/31/2021
"Fun in the Sun" Scavenger Hunt Wrap-Up!
Many thanks to all the families that participated in our scavenger hunt!    Here are some fun facts: 5 teams participated 2 teams completed every mission:  Penguin & Sachev The 2 winners will be receiving $10.00 Dairy Queen gift cards. Congrats to the top 2 teams: Penguin & Sachev, and all the participants!     Find info on our other scavenger hunts!     ... read full article
Scavenger Hunt #3 for students & families!Nicole Trimble6/19/20217/11/2021
Scavenger Hunt #3 for students & families!
"Canyon Creek PTA - Fun in the Sun" Scavenger Hunt!   Summer is HERE!! Explore and enjoy summer with Canyon Creek PTA Fun in the Sun Virtual Scavenger Hunt. Complete as many missions as you can and make sure to follow the instructions- most missions need a video or a photo.       How Do I Participate? Download the GooseChase app and look for our game (find directions in the section below). The game is set to start Sunday, June 27th at 8am and will end Sunday, July 11th at 8pm . Complete as many missions as you can and try and get ... read full article
Meet Your 2021-22 PTA Board of Directors!Nicole Trimble6/18/20218/31/2021
Meet Your 2021-22 PTA Board of Directors!
2021-2022 School Year Meet the Board PTA Board of Directors Here are the 2021-2022 PTA Board of Directors: President : Karen Mitchell Smith VP Programs: Melanie McKenzie VP Communications: Jennifer Snyder Secretary:   *OPEN* (find info about this role here ) Treasurer:  Priya Patel Assistant Treasurer: Mumtaz Zimbalist Membership: Nancy Tangen & Megan Madsen Advocacy:   *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 ... read full article
Thanks to you...here's what we did this year!Nicole Trimble6/17/20216/30/2021
Thanks to you...here's what we did this year!
What Did We Do This Year? 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 not able to meet in person at all, so many events could not happen. However, we worked to come up different new ways to continue existing programs, and find new things to try to engage our wonderful Canyon Creek community. Art Docent Program - art lessons for ALL students Spelling Bee - open for all 3rd-5th grade students Food Drive benefiting our local Woodinville ... read full article
DEI Windows & Mirrors Book Drive - *NEW* June FocusNicole Trimble5/28/20216/30/2021
DEI Windows & Mirrors Book Drive - *NEW* June Focus
Canyon Creek PTA Windows & Mirrors Book Drive Benefiting Canyon Creek Elementary Canyon Creek PTA's 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 using NSD-recommended sites  and encompasses multicultural and social justice books, books covering neurodiversity, the many beautiful forms of ... read full article
Column Art Project - extended deadline!Nicole Trimble5/25/20217/31/2021
Column Art Project - extended deadline!
Column Art Project! **** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 31st! **** We want our school to be a welcoming , inclusive space for our students and families. Canyon Creek PTA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee is partnering with Canyon Creek Elementary to start a Column Art Project! The first part of the Column Art Project will start with the idea of “ welcome ” in mind.  How many ways can we say WELCOME in other languages?  That is what we are seeking.  We want our Canyon Creek families to create artwork with the word WELCOME in another language. DEADLINE for all ... read full article
Scavenger Hunts!Nicole Trimble5/1/20216/1/2021
Scavenger Hunts!
Canyon Creek PTA 2020-21 Scavenger Hunts Canyon Creek PTA is delighted to offer a fun, engaging family and friend virtual scavenger hunt game that challenges you to complete missions.   #1: "Spring is in the Air" Scavenger Hunt (ended) May 1st through May 23rd ( hunt information | wrap-up )  #2:  "Signs of Summer" Scavenger Hunt  (ended) May 30th through June 13th ( hunt information | wrap-up ) #3: "Fun in the Sun" Scavenger Hunt  (ended) June 27th through July 11th ( hunt information | wrap-up )   If you do not have the "GooseChase" app, follow the steps in ... read full article
Student Directory is Available!!Nicole Trimble4/15/20216/30/2021
Student Directory is Available!!
Better late than never! Our 2020-21 PTA directory for all PTA members is here!!    The PDF directory is different than prior years. Students are organized by grade only, not teacher.  With all the changes this year, it was too confusing to separate by teacher at this point.   Only student families who granted permission to share contact information are included.    If you are not a PTA member and want access to this directory, it is not too late to become a PTA member!  https://canyoncreekpta.org/Page/Membership/JoinToday   Learn how to access the directory! ... read full article