Elementary Science Olympiad Registration is OPEN!
  Elementary Science Olympiad Registration OPEN!   Elementary Science Olympiad encourages students to apply classroom science learning to fun and exciting hands-on projects. Projects can be built entirely from commonly available household materials.   Registration Form:    https://forms.gle/HKNauYV9AbQV7gt7A   Information Session:  Wednesday, November 18th & Friday, November 20th 6:30-7:30pm   All details about this program - including info on projects, workshops, and the competition will be communicated through our Information Sessions. Information Sessions will be held virtually on  Nov 18th and Nov 20th from 6:30-7:30.  Please make sure to attend the Information Sessions if you are interested in this program. You ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
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11/13/2020-11/27/2020

Canyon Creek Scholastic Book Fair
Canyon Creek Elementary  Book Fair is Going Virtual! The Scholastic Book Fair is back!  Canyon Creek Librarians are working hard to keep kids reading and raise critical funds for our school with our Scholastic Online Book Fair from  Monday, November 16th - Sunday, November 29th . The fair will connect your kids to notable books and inspiring characters, helping them become lifelong readers. While the Book Fair will be exclusively held online this year, we still plan on making it a fun and joyous experience for our kids. Features include: Canyon Creek’s own online store, with a large selection of titles, ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
Show from:
11/11/2020-11/29/2020

Advocacy: November 2020 & WSPTA Legislative Assembly RECAP
  RECAP: WSPTA Legislative Assembly   Delegates from across the state virtually attended the 42nd Annual WSPTA Legislative Assembly on October 24th and 25th to learn, collaborate, debate, and ultimately vote on a variety of legislative principles, issues, and resolutions. During the Assembly, the delegates voted and selected the  2020-2021 Legislative Platform . It was a highly educational, productive and successful weekend. Thank you to  Carson Sanderson, Karen Smith, Adnan Siddiqui, Melanie McKenzie, Nicole Trimble, Mumtaz Zimbalist * & Emily Cross * for attending and using their PTA powers to make WSPTA a stronger and more powerful voice. (*denotes attendees, not voting delegates) 2020-2021 ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
Show from:
11/7/2020-11/30/2020

November is National Native American Heritage Month
  In 1990, Congress authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation designating the month of November 1990 as “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Since then, our current and past Presidents have issued annual proclamations which designate November as National American Indian Heritage Month , and since 2009, as National Native American Heritage Month . These proclamations celebrate the contributions of the American Indians and urge the peoples of the United States to learn more about the American Indian cultures.   In honor of all our native families, we hope you take extra time this month for yourself and your family to develop a deeper ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
Show from:
11/1/2020-11/30/2020

4th & 5th Grade Families! Get "Every Kid Outdoors" pass too!!
Every Kid Outdoors - 4th Graders!! AND (NEW) 5th GRADERS TOO!! Calling all 4th graders! (And 5th graders...due to COVID-19) Did you know you can earn a free pass to explore thousands of America’s federal lands and waters with your family and friends? What is it? Learn about your heritage and connect with nature while exploring millions of acres of federal lands and waters—for free!   Visit Canyons of the Ancients , the Frederick Douglass home , Land Between the Lakes , Channel Islands , and other amazing places. Discover prehistoric dinosaur tracks, paddle down a pristine river, walk in the footsteps ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
Show from:
9/11/2020-1/31/2021

Resources for Families During COVID-19 School Closures
Resources for Families During COVID-19 School Closures Below are resources compiled to assist families during the COVID-19 school closures.  Northshore School District:  COVID-19 resource page,  https://www.nsd.org/covid19     Need Help? Students Meals? NSD is working on the plan for meals during this difficult time. Check here for updates as school approaches . Need Childcare? NSD is working on resources for childcare for when school starts. Find more info . Food Bank Resources? Find information on Northshore Nourishing Network website  http://www.nourishingnetworks.net/networks/northshore/     Scroll down to Current Food Bank/Community Meal information for details on closures and changes in programs. Accessing Learning Resources Online ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Trimble 
Show from:
3/15/2020-2/28/2021
Virtual Conversation with the SuperintendentNicole Trimble9/22/20209/30/2020
Virtual Conversation with the Superintendent
Virtual Conversation with the Superintendent Each school year Dr. Michelle Reid hosts five Coffee with the Superintendent events around the Northshore community. While we are in a virtual setting, she still wants to connect with families and community members. To that end, families and community members are invited to join Superintendent Reid for an open chat. Please come with questions, comments, discussion topics and ideas. Please RSVP to receive the login information and updates. Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Location: Virtual Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. RSVP to get access to the virtual conversation! ... read full article
What ISSUES are most important to YOU?? -- Ends 10/9Nicole Trimble9/18/202010/9/2020
What ISSUES are most important to YOU?? -- Ends 10/9
What issues are most important to you? Member voice matters — please take a few minutes and complete our Canyon Creek PTA e-survey . There’s a wide range of advocacy issues and we need your voice to help our PTA delegates vote on the Top 5 issues that are most important to our PTA members. The survey also includes other proposed positions that delegates will vote on to develop the WSPTA platform. The issues all support the health, education, and welfare of children and youth but the proposed platform covers a wide spectrum of advocacy positions and legislative policies from increasing ... read full article
Elementary Science Olympiad Registration is OPEN!Nicole Trimble11/13/202011/27/2020
Elementary Science Olympiad Registration is OPEN!
  Elementary Science Olympiad Registration OPEN!   Elementary Science Olympiad encourages students to apply classroom science learning to fun and exciting hands-on projects. Projects can be built entirely from commonly available household materials.   Registration Form:    https://forms.gle/HKNauYV9AbQV7gt7A   Information Session:  Wednesday, November 18th & Friday, November 20th 6:30-7:30pm   All details about this program - including info on projects, workshops, and the competition will be communicated through our Information Sessions. Information Sessions will be held virtually on  Nov 18th and Nov 20th from 6:30-7:30.  Please make sure to attend the Information Sessions if you are interested in this program. You ... read full article
Canyon Creek Scholastic Book FairNicole Trimble11/11/202011/29/2020
Canyon Creek Scholastic Book Fair
Canyon Creek Elementary  Book Fair is Going Virtual! The Scholastic Book Fair is back!  Canyon Creek Librarians are working hard to keep kids reading and raise critical funds for our school with our Scholastic Online Book Fair from  Monday, November 16th - Sunday, November 29th . The fair will connect your kids to notable books and inspiring characters, helping them become lifelong readers. While the Book Fair will be exclusively held online this year, we still plan on making it a fun and joyous experience for our kids. Features include: Canyon Creek’s own online store, with a large selection of titles, ... read full article
Advocacy: November 2020 & WSPTA Legislative Assembly RECAPNicole Trimble11/7/202011/30/2020
Advocacy: November 2020 & WSPTA Legislative Assembly RECAP
  RECAP: WSPTA Legislative Assembly   Delegates from across the state virtually attended the 42nd Annual WSPTA Legislative Assembly on October 24th and 25th to learn, collaborate, debate, and ultimately vote on a variety of legislative principles, issues, and resolutions. During the Assembly, the delegates voted and selected the  2020-2021 Legislative Platform . It was a highly educational, productive and successful weekend. Thank you to  Carson Sanderson, Karen Smith, Adnan Siddiqui, Melanie McKenzie, Nicole Trimble, Mumtaz Zimbalist * & Emily Cross * for attending and using their PTA powers to make WSPTA a stronger and more powerful voice. (*denotes attendees, not voting delegates) 2020-2021 ... read full article
November is National Native American Heritage MonthNicole Trimble11/1/202011/30/2020
November is National Native American Heritage Month
  In 1990, Congress authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation designating the month of November 1990 as “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Since then, our current and past Presidents have issued annual proclamations which designate November as National American Indian Heritage Month , and since 2009, as National Native American Heritage Month . These proclamations celebrate the contributions of the American Indians and urge the peoples of the United States to learn more about the American Indian cultures.   In honor of all our native families, we hope you take extra time this month for yourself and your family to develop a deeper ... read full article
Veterans Day Assembly - Tuesday, November 10th - Share YOUR Veterans!Nicole Trimble10/31/202011/10/2020
Veterans Day Assembly - Tuesday, November 10th - Share YOUR Veterans!
Calling All Canyon Creek Community Veterans!   Canyon Creek Elementary is inviting all Veterans in our Canyon Creek Community to participate in our Virtual Veteran's Day Assembly on Tuesday, November 10th . (Reminder that Wednesday, November 11th, there is NO SCHOOL because of Veterans Day)   If you are a veteran or know a veteran who would like to participate, please go to  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe4acYN1lC04SXosTYfGWZ6F_Vr-l8dGy8yewKypkMCP7hf3w/viewform   Veterans can sign up to visit classroom zooms of the Canyon Creek student they are related to. Deadline to submit information is Friday, November 6th .   Questions? Email Laurie powers, Dean of Students, Canyon Creek ... read full article
Canyon Creek Elementary - Family Survey!Nicole Trimble10/31/202011/14/2020
Canyon Creek Elementary - Family Survey!
Canyon Creek Elementary:  Family Survey - Fall 2020 Please take the survey and share how you think Canyon Creek Elementary is doing!! What are they doing well and what could be better? Survey results will be used to improve the school’s efforts in strengthening partnerships with families. Please take survey here:  http://bit.ly/CCFamilySurvey NOTE: Survey ends on  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13th !   ... read full article
The Great Washington Shake Out (October 15th)Nicole Trimble10/8/202010/22/2020
The Great Washington Shake Out (October 15th)
The Great Washington Shake Out Thursday, October 15th @ 10:15   The Great Washington Shake Out is the state’s largest earthquake and tsunami drill. This is a perfect opportunity to make sure your home and family are prepared for an earthquake by discussing disaster preparedness at home. Disasters can happen at any time and place, even at home, in the middle of the night- or during your commute. Learn more about ways your family can prepare by going here: NSD Website: Great Shake Out The Great Washington Shake Out   ... read full article
Emergency Preparedness Workshop - FREENicole Trimble10/8/202010/22/2020
Emergency Preparedness Workshop - FREE
FREE Emergency Preparedness Workshop Limited Space Available! Join Northshore Emergency Management Coalition in this wonderful opportunity on Thursday, November 5th (7-9pm) and Saturday, 7th (9-10am) . A few things discussed are: Creating a plan for you and your family Building an emergency kit Locating and shutting off utilities Safe use of Fire Extinguisher Space is limited and this will FILL UP!!! Email  clunak@northshorefire.com  or call 425-354-1744 to reserve your spot.   ... read full article
Science Olympiad Interest SurveyNicole Trimble10/3/202010/17/2020
Science Olympiad Interest Survey
Science Science Science- WE LOVE SCIENCE!!! Do you have a 4th or 5th grader that is interested in the Science Olympiad? Do you know what the Science Olympiad is? If you or your student is interested and want to know more information, please fill out this survey:  https://bit.ly/2GuhAuY . ... read full article
Racial Equity in Education - Recording of Event Available!Nicole Trimble10/2/202010/16/2020
Racial Equity in Education - Recording of Event Available!
  ** Recording of the event was provided for our community by League of Education Voters Foundation!   Here is the link to the event recording, which is closed-caption enabled through YouTube: https://youtu.be/3R9BHIFZxsY Read a recap of remarks by Dr. Ben Danielson and Brooke Brown: https://educationvoters.org/2020/10/09/the-time-for-action-on-racial-equity-is-now/    From League of Education Voters ( https://educationvoters.org/get-involved/events/ ): It’s the issue of our time –Building Equity in Our Education System. And we want YOU in the virtual room! COVID-19 has illuminated many areas of inequity in our educational system. Not every student has the same access online. Not every family has the support ... read full article
WA Superintendent of Public Instruction Candidate ForumNicole Trimble10/2/202010/8/2020
WA Superintendent of Public Instruction Candidate Forum
Thursday, October 8th, 2020 - 6-7pm The Washington Leadership Network (WALeN) and Washington Family Engagement invite you to the WA Superintendent of Public Instruction Candidate Forum.  Join us for a Q&A led by youth and adult leaders as we hear from candidates, Chris Reykdal (Incumbent, Nonpartisan) and Maia Espinoza (Nonpartisan), on a broad range of key issues relating to our education system.  This forum is organized and led by graduates of the Parent and Children's Leadership Training Institute , a program of Washington Family Engagement whose work centers on civic and leadership development, capacity building, community collaboration and public policy ... read full article
Band & Orchestra -- Current 5th GradersNicole Trimble9/24/202010/19/2020
Band & Orchestra -- Current 5th Graders
2020-2021 Band & Orchestra For the 2020-21 school year, NSD is offering a free, comprehensive Elementary Band and String Orchestra music program for students in 5th grade . First week of class starts Monday, October 19th . Find more information (including schedules, teachers, etc) as well as the link to REGISTER your student on NSD website:  https://www.nsd.org/schools/enrichment-activities/elementary-band-orchestra ... read full article
Conversaciones Con La Mesa DirectivaNicole Trimble9/22/202010/19/2020
Conversaciones Con La Mesa Directiva
Conversaciones Con La Mesa Directiva Invitamos a nuestras familias de habla hispana a una conversación virtual con nuestra La Mesa Directiva. Por favor venga con preguntas, comentarios, temas de discusión e ideas. Confirme su asistencia para recibir la información de inicio de sesión. Fecha Y Hora: lun., 19 de oct. de 2020, 18:00 PDT Ubicación: Evento en línea Registrar   Conversations with the Board for Spanish-speaking Families We invite our Spanish-speaking families to a virtual conversation with our School Board. The School Board members will have some prepared questions relating to the strategic plan but please come with questions, comments, discussion topics ... read full article
Drive-Through Flu Shots Available!Nicole Trimble9/21/202010/9/2020
Drive-Through Flu Shots Available!
All NSD families and staff can sign up for a drive-through flu shot clinic happening Monday, October 5th through Friday, October 9th , at the NSD Administration Building.    Find more information - and sign up here:  https://www.nsd.org/n/~board/district-news/post/drive-through-flu-shot-clinic     ... read full article
YMCA Suicide Prevention WebinarNicole Trimble9/15/20209/30/2020
YMCA Suicide Prevention Webinar
*NEW* Suicide Prevention Webinar Series (via seattleYMCA.org) While all of these topics/seminars may not seem to be directly applicable to elementary students, many of us have older children or we might just want to learn about these things and signs to look out for. Join the YMCA throughout the month of September for their Suicide Prevention Webinar Series and learn how to see the warning signs, how to find help, and how to support people as they move toward hope, recovery and survival. Each webinar has a different topic.  https://www.seattleymca.org/blog/suicide-prevention-webinar-series   What Causes Depression & Anxiety (9/15 6-7:30pm) Suicide Prevention Training (9/17 7-8:30pm) ... read full article
#ParentStrong: A National Town Hall on Distance LearningNicole Trimble9/15/20209/29/2020
#ParentStrong: A National Town Hall on Distance Learning
#ParentStrong: A National Town Hall on Distance Learning Thurs., Sep 17, 2020, 2:30pm PDT/5:30pm EDT https://globalmeet.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1362135&tp_key=1455b28032   Calling all Pre-K – 8 parents! Worried about the challenges presented by distance learning or hybrid school models? Get expert advice and practical tips on how to keep your children motivated, emotionally strong, and on track academically. Learn how to support your children's wellbeing, academic success, and build routines for the months ahead. You can do this, and you're not alone. ¡Hacemos un llamado a todos los padres de familia de pre-K al grado 8! ¿Te preocupan los retos de la educación a ... read full article
4th & 5th Grade Families! Get "Every Kid Outdoors" pass too!!Nicole Trimble9/11/20201/31/2021
4th & 5th Grade Families! Get "Every Kid Outdoors" pass too!!
Every Kid Outdoors - 4th Graders!! AND (NEW) 5th GRADERS TOO!! Calling all 4th graders! (And 5th graders...due to COVID-19) Did you know you can earn a free pass to explore thousands of America’s federal lands and waters with your family and friends? What is it? Learn about your heritage and connect with nature while exploring millions of acres of federal lands and waters—for free!   Visit Canyons of the Ancients , the Frederick Douglass home , Land Between the Lakes , Channel Islands , and other amazing places. Discover prehistoric dinosaur tracks, paddle down a pristine river, walk in the footsteps ... read full article
Emergency School Lunch Program - Apply by 9/11/2020Nicole Trimble9/4/20209/11/2020
Emergency School Lunch Program - Apply by 9/11/2020
Pandemic EBT Benefits (Emergency School Lunch Program) Due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT): Emergency School Lunch Program, or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in Washington buy food when school is closed. When is the deadline to apply for P-EBT? The deadline to apply has been extended to  Friday, September 11, 2020 at 5pm ! Apply online at the  WashingtonConnection  website or by calling DSHS at 877-501-2233). *NOTE - the flyers list the OLD deadline. Who can ... read full article
Special Ed Webinar for PTA MembersNicole Trimble9/4/20209/18/2020
Special Ed Webinar for PTA Members
Special Education Webinar for PTA Members Engaging Students with Disabilities for Success Tuesday, September 22nd, 7:00 pm   Would you like more information about how to best support students with disabilities and their families during distance learning? Join Washington State PTA and OSPI for a special event for all PTA members! Glenna Gallo, Assistant Superintendent of Special Education Services at OSPI, will dig into OSPI’s guidance for student engagement and parent and family support in times of COVID-19, and discuss how to best support students with disabilities to be successful with distance and hybrid learning reopening plans. This webinar is scheduled ... read full article
Parent Education - Supporting Parents Through Distance LearningNicole Trimble8/28/20209/11/2020
Parent Education - Supporting Parents Through Distance Learning
Family Life Education Department of Edmonds College is hosting a 8 week program for parents to offer support and resources to help make distance learning as successful as possible. Fee is $85.00 and need to register. For more details and to register, email FLED@edcc.edu . This is an embedded .pdf. ... read full article
NSD Northshore Learns 3.0 TrainingNicole Trimble8/25/20209/8/2020
NSD Northshore Learns 3.0 Training
Make sure you check out the NSD training sessions for Northshore Learns 3.0. Multiple languages are available - and session will be recorded and posted. https://www.nsd.org/northshore-learns/support/families   ... read full article
Advocacy: September 2020Nicole Trimble8/25/20209/30/2020
Advocacy: September 2020
  Upcoming Key Advocacy Dates Saturday, 10/24 - WSPTA Legislative Assembly, Day 1, Virtual Sunday, 10/25 - WSPTA Legislative Assembly, Day 2, Virtual Monday, 10/26 - Deadline to register online to vote (find more details at below) Tuesday, 11/3 - Election Day   School Board Meetings All residents are welcome to attend regular board meetings. The board provides a public comment period at the beginning of each meeting. During public comments, individuals may address the school board. Those interested in speaking should sign up prior to the meeting on a sheet available at the back of the board room. Meetings are usually ... read full article
Canyon Creek EAP Families - Zoom Meetings for Students & ParentsNicole Trimble8/7/20208/20/2020
Canyon Creek EAP Families - Zoom Meetings for Students & Parents
Welcome to Canyon Creek, EAP families!   We know that you are anxious to help your students find friends among their new classmates, especially if you are new to Canyon Creek. To help facilitate this, we have scheduled the following meetings for Canyon Creek EAP families: 2nd grade students: Monday, August 17th, 10 am 3rd grade students: Tuesday, August 18th, 10 am Parent meeting: Tuesday, August 18th, 7 pm 4th grade students: Wednesday, August 19th, 10 am 5th grade students: Thursday, August 20th, 10 am We are going to have 40-minute Zoom meetings for now. If it seems that more ... read full article
NSD Fall 2020 PlanNicole Trimble7/26/20208/9/2020
NSD Fall 2020 Plan
NSD Fall 2020 Plan We are closely following the NSD communications for the opening in the fall of 2020. Please find links to important information about the plan. Most current communications:  8/4/2020 -  Message to Families: Northshore Learns 3.0 7/21/2020 -  Message to Families: Northshore Fall Reopening Plan Catch up on the  latest 'Northshore Learns News" shared by Superintendent Reid  (video recordings) Useful Information: Northshore Learns 3.0 - Care and Well Being Looking for support with Meals  and/or  Childcare ? Take a look at what they are working on. Also information about Heathly & Safety plans, and access to the ... read full article
Summer Learning Activities!Nicole Trimble6/23/20208/16/2020
Summer Learning Activities!
NEVER STOP learning Canyon Creek! Summer Slide is a real thing!! (read this to learn more: https://www.nwea.org/…/summer-learning-loss-what-we-know-w…/ ) Northshore Learns has many great activities that your student can do over the summer and will be updating throughout the summer - check it out https://www.nsd.org/covid19/northshore-learns . ... read full article
Summer Meals ProgramNicole Trimble6/22/20207/31/2020
Summer Meals Program
SUMMER MEALS PROGRAM Info at nsd.org/meals . Ordering window is Sundays 8am - 10pm for Thursday pick up for a week's worth of supplemental food (breakfast and lunch). You can subscribe to get a reminder by email or text. ALL children ages 1-18 are eligible for a food pack. First PU is Wednesday, July 1 due to the holiday. ... read full article
Resources for Families During COVID-19 School ClosuresNicole Trimble3/15/20202/28/2021
Resources for Families During COVID-19 School Closures
Resources for Families During COVID-19 School Closures Below are resources compiled to assist families during the COVID-19 school closures.  Northshore School District:  COVID-19 resource page,  https://www.nsd.org/covid19     Need Help? Students Meals? NSD is working on the plan for meals during this difficult time. Check here for updates as school approaches . Need Childcare? NSD is working on resources for childcare for when school starts. Find more info . Food Bank Resources? Find information on Northshore Nourishing Network website  http://www.nourishingnetworks.net/networks/northshore/     Scroll down to Current Food Bank/Community Meal information for details on closures and changes in programs. Accessing Learning Resources Online ... read full article