Seeking Nominations for Open PTA Board Positions
🆘 ‼️ We REALLY need to fill the Secretary and Treasurer positions to be able to continue to operate as a PTA and support Canyon Creek Elementary. Do you want to help? Do you know someone who might be interested?  Find out more below, including link to position descriptions, etc. Want to nominate yourself? Complete this self-nomination form! Please reach out if you have any questions. PTA President, Karen Smith   Self-Declared Board Nomination Period Open Canyon Creek PTA Members and Canyon Creek Community, Due to unforeseen circumstances, three of our board members have had to step down from their positions. ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
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11/12/2021-12/7/2021

Helping Hands - Be a Holiday Hero!
Helping Hands: "Be a Holiday Hero" As we approach the winter break, we are working to help families in our school community that could use a little help with gifting. This has been a HUGE success the last two years and we are thrilled to be able to do it again this year.  There are few ways you can help: Select one individual or multiple individuals in the SignupGenius link. Purchasing options: Children (ages 0-18) : we kindly ask you to spend roughly $35.00-$40.00 per individual child Adults : purchase $25 physical gift card per adult (note on gift cards ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
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11/19/2021-12/13/2021

Helping Hands - Thanksgiving Meals: THANK YOU!
Tremendous gratitude to our giving Canyon Creek school community that provided 24 Thanksgiving Meals to our school families.   A million THANKS to these following amazing individuals and their families for providing food items or donating to our Helping Hands funds:    Alyssa Koske  Heather Araki  Megan Madsen  Annie Hall  Heather Douangpanya  Melissa Karpen  Arlene Alba  Jenn Snyder  Mumtaz Zimbalist  Barb Miller  Jennifer Herbison  Nancy Tangen  Bela Bhatt  Jim Powers  Nicole Trimble  Beth Baeskens  Jordan Holley  Patricia Black  Bethany Valint  Karen Smith  Rachel Nielsen  Brandi Doyle  Kari Lucas  Radhika Bhartia  Christy Deer  Katie Scott  Ranee Axtell  Crystal Fry  Kay Robinson  Rochelle ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
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11/22/2021-12/6/2021

SAVE THE DATES: Parent Education in February
Save the Date! We are excited to announce a superbly amazing presentation by Gender Diversity (genderdiversity.org) coming in February! Save the dates for our TWO PART SERIES Webinar: Laying the Groundwork for a More Supportive and Aware Community Around Gender Diversity. Mark your calendars for Wednesdays - February 2nd and February 9th , both sessions starting at 6pm.   Registration and details coming after the holidays!   This Parent Education series is brought to you by Northshore Council PTSA, along with many of the Northshore School District PTA/PTSA organizations (including Canyon Creek PTA).    If you have any questions, please feel free ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
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11/22/2021-2/9/2022

Math Challenge #3 - Wall of Fame
  MATH CHALLENGE #3 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge. GREAT JOB!        CLASSES WITH MOST PARTICIPATION:  Rettig (K), Deer (3rd), Nuss (3rd), Vancour (4th) & Larson (5th) These classes tied with the most submissions by the deadline. GRADE WITH MOST PARTICIPATION:  3rd Grade!!   All submissions for Math Challenge #3 (32 students) Grade Teacher Student Kindergarten Larsen Jaysen C Rettig Sage T Samantha B Sky M 1st Grade Axtell Viaan S Barton Aarush B Aarya G Caeton Jayapradha S Lindley Adeline M 2nd Grade Hodgson John B NVP*- 2nd Grade Sia ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
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11/19/2021-12/3/2021

November General Membership Meeting - RECAP
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: 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 . Reflections: For some exciting ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
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11/18/2021-12/1/2021

Special PTA General Membership Meeting
Special PTA General Membership Meeting Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 Meeting: 6:30-7:30pm Special meeting to elect new PTA executive board members.  Learn more about the nomination process and open positions.     Zoom pre-registration is required ! After you register using the link above, you will receive an email with the Zoom link for the meeting! Looking forward to seeing you! ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
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11/16/2021-12/7/2021

Spelling Bee 2021-22 Registration is OPEN!
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 this year! The online test will be administered online Saturday, February 5th, 2022 .    Register by Wednesday, December 15th! 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
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
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10/27/2021-12/15/2021

Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink - Fundraiser!
Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink - FUNdraising Opportunity  Start or continue an annual tradition of ice skating at the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink! If you visit during the timeframe and mention Canyon Creek, $3 of each ticket purchased will go to Canyon Creek PTA!! When: November 19th, 2021 through January 9th, 2022 Where: Bellevue Downtown Park 100 100th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004 (South of Bellevue Square) More information: Visit bellevueicerink.com  for skating hours, promotions and special events.     This is an embedded .pdf. ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
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10/23/2021-1/9/2022

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 (or food box) during school breaks that are a week or longer School clothes Yearbook Canyon Creek t-shirt (spiritwear) Holiday Meal (Thanksgiving) and/or Food Box (Winter Break) ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
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10/15/2021-12/31/2021

Art Docent Program - What is it? How can I help?
  Our Art Docent Chair would love to have someone else (or a couple people) to help coordinate this program. If you are interested in talking about it, please contact Foram at art@canyoncreekpta.org .  As an art docent, you will help students gain an appreciation for art. We will help to train you and there is a pre-planned curriculum at your disposal. You do not have to be an art scholar or renowned artist; anyone can do this!  We're still figuring out how to best run art docent lessons for our classrooms. This district has put together a strong and more ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
Show from:
9/1/2021-12/31/2021
Seeking Nominations for Open PTA Board PositionsNicole Trimble11/12/202112/7/2021
Seeking Nominations for Open PTA Board Positions
🆘 ‼️ We REALLY need to fill the Secretary and Treasurer positions to be able to continue to operate as a PTA and support Canyon Creek Elementary. Do you want to help? Do you know someone who might be interested?  Find out more below, including link to position descriptions, etc. Want to nominate yourself? Complete this self-nomination form! Please reach out if you have any questions. PTA President, Karen Smith   Self-Declared Board Nomination Period Open Canyon Creek PTA Members and Canyon Creek Community, Due to unforeseen circumstances, three of our board members have had to step down from their positions. ... read full article
Chipotle Dine Out Event - CANCELLEDNicole Trimble10/1/202111/15/2021
Chipotle Dine Out Event - CANCELLED
CANCELLED: Dine Out: Chipotle Mexican Grill in Bothell!   Sadly, we have decided to cancel this event due to worker shortages and supply chain issues. Our neighborhood Chipotle has been closing on Mondays, which is when we were scheduled.  We hope you will still support all of the local businesses and we plan to reschedule this event in the future!   Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Canyon Creek PTA. Come in to the Chipotle at 21135 Bothell Everett HWY in Bothell on Monday, November 15th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm . ... read full article
Red Robin Dine Out Event - SAVE THE DATE!Nicole Trimble10/1/202110/21/2021
Red Robin Dine Out Event - SAVE THE DATE!
Dine Out: Red Robin in Bothell! Red Robin will give 20% of food sales back to Canyon Creek PTA! Come in to the Red Robin at 21215 Bothell Everett HWY in Bothell on Thursday, October 21st between 5:00pm and 9:00pm . Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell your server you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 20% of food sales will be donated to Canyon Creek PTA. How to participate: Order in restaurant. Bring the flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell your server you’re there to support Canyon Creek PTA. Order online ... read full article
November General Membership Meeting - November 16thNicole Trimble10/21/202111/16/2021
November General Membership Meeting - November 16th
PTA General Membership Meeting Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 Meeting: 6:30-8pm Come find out what we have been working on - and what's coming up! AND... All attendees will be entered in a drawing to win an adult short sleeve spirit wear tee shirt!   Zoom pre-registration is required ! After you register using the link above, you will receive an email with the Zoom link for the meeting! Looking forward to seeing you! ... read full article
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: VP-Programs, Advocacy Chair & OTHERS!Nicole Trimble3/28/20216/30/2021
Want to Get Involved? NEED: VP-Programs, Advocacy Chair & OTHERS!
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
Helping Hands - Be a Holiday Hero!Nicole Trimble11/19/202112/13/2021
Helping Hands - Be a Holiday Hero!
Helping Hands: "Be a Holiday Hero" As we approach the winter break, we are working to help families in our school community that could use a little help with gifting. This has been a HUGE success the last two years and we are thrilled to be able to do it again this year.  There are few ways you can help: Select one individual or multiple individuals in the SignupGenius link. Purchasing options: Children (ages 0-18) : we kindly ask you to spend roughly $35.00-$40.00 per individual child Adults : purchase $25 physical gift card per adult (note on gift cards ... read full article
2021-22 PTA Membership - Join Today for $10!Nicole Trimble8/14/20219/30/2021
2021-22 PTA Membership - Join Today for $10!
We are kicking off our fall PTA membership campaign for the 2021-22 school year! Please take a moment to join our Canyon Creek PTA. Your membership shows your support for our non-profit organization and all we do for Canyon Creek Elementary! There is NO obligation or expectation to volunteer or attend meetings. (But we do LOVE to meet members and find fun opportunities for those who want to help!) Anyone can become a member...parents, caregivers, relatives, students, friends, neighbors, coworkers, etc! Our membership goal this year is conservative at 300 members. Please help us reach (and pass) that goal! The membership ... read full article
*** WELCOME NEW FAMILIES!! ***Nicole Trimble6/5/202110/10/2021
*** 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
Election of PTA Executive Board MembersNicole Trimble12/2/202112/7/2021
Election of PTA Executive Board Members
Election of PTA Executive Board Members We want to thank everyone who reached out and asked questions about the open positions. We are thrilled to announce that we have nominees for all three of our open executive board positions. Nominees & Statements Please find the nominees for each position as well as their statements as submitted in their self-nomination. For Treasurer Radhika Bhartia - "I am a mom to a first grader in Ms. Barton's class. Really amazed at the wonderful work by the Canyon Creek PTA and want to help out and be part of the PTA. I chose ... read full article
Helping Hands - Thanksgiving Meals: THANK YOU!Nicole Trimble11/22/202112/6/2021
Helping Hands - Thanksgiving Meals: THANK YOU!
Tremendous gratitude to our giving Canyon Creek school community that provided 24 Thanksgiving Meals to our school families.   A million THANKS to these following amazing individuals and their families for providing food items or donating to our Helping Hands funds:    Alyssa Koske  Heather Araki  Megan Madsen  Annie Hall  Heather Douangpanya  Melissa Karpen  Arlene Alba  Jenn Snyder  Mumtaz Zimbalist  Barb Miller  Jennifer Herbison  Nancy Tangen  Bela Bhatt  Jim Powers  Nicole Trimble  Beth Baeskens  Jordan Holley  Patricia Black  Bethany Valint  Karen Smith  Rachel Nielsen  Brandi Doyle  Kari Lucas  Radhika Bhartia  Christy Deer  Katie Scott  Ranee Axtell  Crystal Fry  Kay Robinson  Rochelle ... read full article
SAVE THE DATES: Parent Education in FebruaryNicole Trimble11/22/20212/9/2022
SAVE THE DATES: Parent Education in February
Save the Date! We are excited to announce a superbly amazing presentation by Gender Diversity (genderdiversity.org) coming in February! Save the dates for our TWO PART SERIES Webinar: Laying the Groundwork for a More Supportive and Aware Community Around Gender Diversity. Mark your calendars for Wednesdays - February 2nd and February 9th , both sessions starting at 6pm.   Registration and details coming after the holidays!   This Parent Education series is brought to you by Northshore Council PTSA, along with many of the Northshore School District PTA/PTSA organizations (including Canyon Creek PTA).    If you have any questions, please feel free ... read full article
Math Challenge #3 - Wall of FameNicole Trimble11/19/202112/3/2021
Math Challenge #3 - Wall of Fame
  MATH CHALLENGE #3 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge. GREAT JOB!        CLASSES WITH MOST PARTICIPATION:  Rettig (K), Deer (3rd), Nuss (3rd), Vancour (4th) & Larson (5th) These classes tied with the most submissions by the deadline. GRADE WITH MOST PARTICIPATION:  3rd Grade!!   All submissions for Math Challenge #3 (32 students) Grade Teacher Student Kindergarten Larsen Jaysen C Rettig Sage T Samantha B Sky M 1st Grade Axtell Viaan S Barton Aarush B Aarya G Caeton Jayapradha S Lindley Adeline M 2nd Grade Hodgson John B NVP*- 2nd Grade Sia ... read full article
November General Membership Meeting - RECAPNicole Trimble11/18/202112/1/2021
November General Membership Meeting - RECAP
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: 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 . Reflections: For some exciting ... read full article
Special PTA General Membership MeetingNicole Trimble11/16/202112/7/2021
Special PTA General Membership Meeting
Special PTA General Membership Meeting Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 Meeting: 6:30-7:30pm Special meeting to elect new PTA executive board members.  Learn more about the nomination process and open positions.     Zoom pre-registration is required ! After you register using the link above, you will receive an email with the Zoom link for the meeting! Looking forward to seeing you! ... read full article
Math Challenge #2 - Wall of FameNicole Trimble11/5/202111/19/2021
Math Challenge #2 - Wall of Fame
  MATH CHALLENGE #2 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge.    GREAT JOB!        CLASSES WITH MOST PARTICIPATION:  Rettig, Mahoney & Nuss These classes tied with the most submissions by the deadline.  GRADE WITH MOST PARTICIPATION:  3rd Grade!!   All submissions for Math Challenge #2 (33 students) Grade Teacher Student Kindergarten Larsen Jaysen C Carly P Rettig Sage T Samantha B Sky M 1st Grade Axtell Viaan S Caeton Miqail O Lindley Adeline M 2nd Grade Forsman Deeya P Hodgson John B NVP* - 2nd Grade Dyuthi G Vagt Pranav B ... read full article
Helping Hands Program - Providing Thanksgiving Meals!Nicole Trimble11/3/202111/22/2021
Helping Hands Program - Providing Thanksgiving Meals!
Canyon Creek PTA Helping Hands Program Thanksgiving Meals Thanks to all our generous donors, we were able to provide 23 Canyon Creek Elementary families with Thanksgiving dinners! Check out our Thank You a rticle !   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 ... read full article
Pumpkin Decorating Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!Nicole Trimble10/28/202111/6/2021
Pumpkin Decorating Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
Pumpkin Decorating Contest! We had 30 submissions for our pumpkin decorating contest this year! Kindergarten & 1st Grade 1st Place: Scared Chicken by Shrvya S. (Ms. Burns' 1st grade class) 2nd Place: Cinderella's Cart by Jahnavi M. (Ms. Axtell's 1st grade class) 3rd Place: Mr. Silly Willy by Gleb V. (Ms. Barton's 1st grade class) 2nd & 3rd Grade 1st Place:  Ribbon the Unicorn Pumpkin by Elsie U. (Ms. Rodgers's 2nd grade class) 2nd Place:  May the BOO be with you by Stella M. (Ms. Nuss' 3rd grade class) 3rd Place:  kitty meow by Sohana K. (Ms. Valint's 2nd grade class) ... read full article
Spelling Bee 2021-22 Registration is OPEN!Nicole Trimble10/27/202112/15/2021
Spelling Bee 2021-22 Registration is OPEN!
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 this year! The online test will be administered online Saturday, February 5th, 2022 .    Register by Wednesday, December 15th! 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
Math Challenge #1 - Wall of FameNicole Trimble10/23/202111/5/2021
Math Challenge #1 - Wall of Fame
  MATH CHALLENGE #1 WALL OF FAME!   We applaud all students who participated in this Math Challenge.    GREAT JOB!        CLASSES WITH MOST PARTICIPATION:  Rodgers, Mahoney, Nuss, Clithero & Larson These classes tied with the most submissions by the deadline.  GRADE WITH MOST PARTICIPATION:  3rd Grade!!   All submissions for Math Challenge #1 (51 students) Grade Teacher Student Kindergarten Hart Smayan G Larsen Siya G McDonnell Aashay R Rettig Sage T Samantha B Sky M Roland Joshua R 1st Grade Axtell Shaina J Viaan S Barton Aarush B Burns Jia L Caeton Jayapradha S Miqail Lindley Adeline M Aria P ... read full article
Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink - Fundraiser!Nicole Trimble10/23/20211/9/2022
Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink - Fundraiser!
Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink - FUNdraising Opportunity  Start or continue an annual tradition of ice skating at the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink! If you visit during the timeframe and mention Canyon Creek, $3 of each ticket purchased will go to Canyon Creek PTA!! When: November 19th, 2021 through January 9th, 2022 Where: Bellevue Downtown Park 100 100th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004 (South of Bellevue Square) More information: Visit bellevueicerink.com  for skating hours, promotions and special events.     This is an embedded .pdf. ... read full article
October PTA Membership Meeting - RECAPNicole Trimble10/21/202111/4/2021
October PTA Membership Meeting - RECAP
October PTA General Membership Meeting RECAP We kicked off our first meeting of the 2021-22 school year virtually. It was wonderful to have some new members join the meeting as well as returning members. At the start of the meeting, we adopted our PTA’s mission and goals for the year and our standing rules. We also reviewed the monthly financial reports and approved the 2021-22 budget. Membership reported they are on their way to reaching their goal of 300 members for the year. As an incentive to join PTA, the membership committee is having a drawing! Everyone who becomes a ... read full article
Helping Hands Program - Sign Up to Receive Support (English & Spanish)Nicole Trimble10/15/202112/31/2021
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 (or food box) during school breaks that are a week or longer School clothes Yearbook Canyon Creek t-shirt (spiritwear) Holiday Meal (Thanksgiving) and/or Food Box (Winter Break) ... read full article
Membership Drawing! All Members Eligible!Nicole Trimble10/10/202111/1/2021
Membership Drawing! All Members Eligible!
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 OR just fill out our  Scholarship Request Form (google form).    Incentive Drawing!   Prizes & Drawing Date -- Monday, November 1st -- Winner will receive a basket of goodies for a Family Fun Pizza & Treats Night!           How does it work? To encourage PTA ... read full article
2021-22 PTA General Membership Meeting! JOIN US!Nicole Trimble10/5/202110/19/2021
2021-22 PTA General Membership Meeting! JOIN US!
PTA General Membership Meeting Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 Meeting: 6:30-8pm We are thrilled to invite you to our 1st membership meeting of the 2021-22 school year! Come find out what we have been working on - and what's coming up! 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, 10/17).     Zoom pre-registration is required ! After you register using the link above, you will receive an email with the Zoom link for the meeting! Looking forward to seeing you! ... read full article
2021-22 Math Challenge Program!Nicole Trimble9/8/20219/30/2021
2021-22 Math Challenge Program!
Back again this year.... Math Challenge Program! We are so excited to provide our Math Challenge program again this year! The first Math Challenge will be released Friday, September 24th.   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
Reflections Program - DEADLINE EXTENDED!!Nicole Trimble9/8/202111/8/2021
Reflections Program - DEADLINE EXTENDED!!
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8th. The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works. Students of all ages and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2021-22  theme: "I Will Change the World By..."   Find details about the 2021-22 Reflections program on our Reflections Program page  - including rules, categories, and printable entry forms. Contact our Reflections Chair, Foram Shah  with questions.  ... read full article
Seeking Library VolunteersNicole Trimble9/6/202110/31/2021
Seeking Library Volunteers
Become a Library Volunteer! UPDATE (as of November 29th, 2021): We have THREE (3) classes that still need a volunteer to help out in the library! Along with THREE (3) 5th grade music groups.  Kindergarten Vasatka, Thursdays, 12:35-1:20 pm Larsen, Thursdays, 12:35-1:20 pm 3rd Grade Wishart/Silva: Tuesdays, 9:25-10:10 am 5th Grade - based on music class they are in (Band/Orchestra/General) and when they have their specialist (students should be able to tell you the day and if they are dismissed for the day from library). Orchestra 2: Thursdays, 3:00-3:45 pm General Music 1: Fridays, 2:15-3:00 pm General Music 2: Fridays, ... read full article
Art Docent Program - What is it? How can I help?Nicole Trimble9/1/202112/31/2021
Art Docent Program - What is it? How can I help?
  Our Art Docent Chair would love to have someone else (or a couple people) to help coordinate this program. If you are interested in talking about it, please contact Foram at art@canyoncreekpta.org .  As an art docent, you will help students gain an appreciation for art. We will help to train you and there is a pre-planned curriculum at your disposal. You do not have to be an art scholar or renowned artist; anyone can do this!  We're still figuring out how to best run art docent lessons for our classrooms. This district has put together a strong and more ... read full article
PTA Members Get Free Ice Cream! Learn how!Nicole Trimble8/29/20219/1/2021
PTA Members Get Free Ice Cream! Learn how!
CANYON CREEK PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE Wednesday, September 1st, 4-7pm   Join us at Park Ridge Church Community Market to celebrate the First Day of School!   ALL 2021-2022 Canyon Creek PTA members (joined since 7/1/2021) who attend will receive a ticket for free ice cream from the Kool Kidz Ice Cream Truck. Ticket valid only on Wednesday, September 1st, 4pm and 7pm.   Join online and pick up your ticket from our membership committee between 4pm - 7pm at Park Ridge Community Market on Maltby. Membership is open to all. Students, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and community members. No meeting or volunteer requirements!   ... read full article
Welcome From Our PTA PresidentNicole Trimble8/29/20219/7/2021
Welcome From Our PTA President
Dear Canyon Creek Parents, Teachers, and Students!                                                                                 August 2021 I am Karen Mitchell Smith, the president of Canyon Creek PTA. I am delighted and honored by the trust shown in me by the PTA and look forward to serving you and the students at Canyon Creek. The previous school year was full of challenges we never anticipated. Despite the pandemic, ... read full article
2021-22 Canyon Creek Spiritwear - Pre-Ordering is OPEN!Nicole Trimble8/24/202110/16/2021
2021-22 Canyon Creek Spiritwear - Pre-Ordering is OPEN!
   We are so excited to offer TWO (2) student created designs for spirit wear options this year! Purchasing Opportunities Online pre-orders for spirit wear are available NOW! Deadline to order online is Saturday, October 16th . Delivery will likely occur is early November - but we will communicate updates on our website and in our newsletter! To order, click button below OR click here . This will be the only spirit wear sale of the school year , so make sure to place your order! All sales are final.   Style Options (and Pricing) All items are black with design printed on them. Design ... read full article
Canyon Creek Open House/Meet & Greet (PTA TOO!)Nicole Trimble8/22/20218/26/2021
Canyon Creek Open House/Meet & Greet (PTA TOO!)
Canyon Creek Elementary Open House/Meet & Greet & New Family Tours Thursday, August 26th, 2021 3PM to 4PM  From School Admin: Please come to school on August 26th for Canyon Creek Elementary’s Open House/Meet & Greet from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. This is a great opportunity to find your student's classroom and for students  to enter classrooms, drop off supplies, and meet their teachers. For those new to Canyon Creek, New Family Tours will be held 3PM to 3:30PM .   Please have your child visit the classroom/teacher at the time that corresponds with the first letter of their last name. In order to ... read full article
Spirit Wear Design Contest - Winners Announced!Nicole Trimble8/22/20219/5/2021
Spirit Wear Design Contest - Winners Announced!
Spirit Wear Design (Inspiration) Contest Winners Announced! Last spring, Canyon Creek PTA sponsored a Spirit Wear Design (Inspiration) Contest. We received so many great submissions. The Canyon Creek PTA Board and Canyon Creek Elementary Administration voted on the winners... We are so excited to announce we have TWO (2) new spirit wear options for 2021-22 school year!   Option 1 is the HOWLING COYOTE with Canyon Creek Elementary wording created by 2019-20 5th grader, Aayush Gupta . Nice work Aayush!      Option 2 is the KIND COYOTE created by sisters,  Bianca (entering 1st grade) and  Olivia Mosescu  (entering 3rd grade).  We are so ... read full article
Still Time to Become a PTA Sponsor for 2021-22 School Year!!Nicole Trimble8/4/202110/29/2021
Still Time to Become a PTA Sponsor for 2021-22 School Year!!
There is still time to become a PTA sponsor, however, it is too late to be included on the banners (and Welcome & Event banner). All other recognition will still occur. 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! *** Special thanks to the companies who have already signed up to be Sponsors!! Check them out. Sponsorship Opportunities Sponsorships will be used by Canyon Creek ... 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 Trimble6/18/20219/7/2021
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 Vice President: Programs -  Melanie McKenzie Vice President: Communications -  Jennifer Snyder Secretary -  Parveen Kaur (goes by Kaur) **appointed by PTA President and will be put to a vote at October Membership Meeting. 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 ... 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