Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for 2022-23 Volunteers (looking for new ideas too)! Learn more.

Secretary
Join our board of directors with this position. Keep the minutes during our monthly board meetings and the 4-5 membership meetings we have during the year!

Fundraising
Come up with fundraising ideas, and help drive them to make them happen! Great for a group to plan together. This is critical to be able to fund our events and ongoing programs.

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8:00a After School Enrichment Registration Starts!
After School Enrichment Registration Starts!

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Monday, October 3
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8:00a
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6crickets.com

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11:59p After School Enrichment Registration Ends!
After School Enrichment Registration Ends!

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Friday, October 7
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11:59p
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6crickets.com

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7:00p PTA Board Meeting
PTA Board Meeting

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Tuesday, October 11
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7:00p - 8:30p
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Zoom
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Popcorn Friday
Popcorn Friday

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Friday, October 14
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Canyon Creek Elementary

FREE popcorn for ALL students at recess!!
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Registration Deadline Childcare for 10/18 PTA Mtg
Registration Deadline Childcare for 10/18 PTA Mtg

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Friday, October 14

We are having an in person meeting for our first PTA Membership meeting of the year on Tuesday, October 18! Social time 6:30-7pm, meeting starts at 7pm. Welcome children ages 5-12.

Find all the details about how to RESERVE YOUR CHILD'S SPOT.
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WSPTA Legislative Assembly
WSPTA Legislative Assembly

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Saturday, October 15
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Important! Election at October Membership Meeting
Election at October Membership Meeting Tuesday, October 18, 7pm Meeting Canyon Creek MultiPurpose Room (in Building F) We will try to fill the open positions on our board at the October 18, 2022 Membership meeting. We will accept nominations from the floor for President, Secretary* VP-Communications.  All nominees MUST be: 18 years of age or older and a PTA member for at least 15 days prior to the election. We currently have an appointed President (Nicole Trimble) and an appointed VP-Communications (Stephanie Lund) - so we can keep our work of the PTA moving. They will likely self-nominate for those ... read full article

Important! After School Enrichment - Enrollment Starts 10/3 8am
After School Enrichment - Fall 2022 We are excited to announce FOUR (4) after school classes offered this fall! 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. Register online at 6crickets (Canyon Creek page) . Make sure to pre-register before Monday, October 3 . Registration opens Monday, October 3 @ 8:00am and closes Friday, October 7 @ 11:59pm. First Come, First Served. All classes ... read full article

PTA Membership Meeting October 18th - Child Care Available!
PTA Membership Meeting - Tuesday, October 18 Tuesday, October 18 Social Time starts at 6:30pm Meeting starts at 7pm Join us for our first PTA meeting of the new school year! We will be in room F230 (Multi-Purpose room in Building F) at Canyon Creek Elementary. Come a little early and say HI and have a treat. Topics on the agenda include: Programs & Events updates Review potential budget updates, mission & goals, standing rules, and more. Discussion of fundraising need...volutneers needed - or may need to cancel events/programs.  Review of financials (since last membership meeting in May), Year End Financial ... read full article

Fallin' in Fun - Community Event - Sign up to Share and/or RSVP!
Fallin' in Fun The Fall Community Event Friday, October 21 6 pm to 7:30 pm Canyon Creek Gym YOU ARE INVITED!! All Canyon Creek Community! Canyon Creek Families! You are ALL invited to c ome enjoy an evening filled with fun  interactive stations related to fall activities  around the world, created and presented by our own community. These may include art,  crafts, music, board games, traditions, sports, costumes, and more. Come learn about other countries, community, things our Canyon Creek Coyotes are interested in, etc!! Also, planning to have FOOD TRUCKS!  It would be SUPER helpful for planning, for us ... read full article

*NEW* Math Challenge Tournament
Math Challenge Tournament Canyon Creek PTA is excited to announce that we are hosting our first-ever Math Challenge Tournament (MCT) this year! Registration link: https://ellipsisacademy.as.me/schedule.php?appointmentType=37312815 The registration is open now until Monday November 28, 2022 . School code: 318 To be filled in the School Giveback Program filed on the registration form Location: Online Date: Saturday December 3, 2022 Time: Anytime between 10am - 5pm PST (Pacific Time Zone) Duration: 1 hour Fee: $25 per student NON REFUNDABLE - 15% of the tournament fee will be donated to Canyon Creek PTA through MCT School Giveback Program. For more information, including ... read full article

Watch DOGS Save the Date
Watch D.O.G.S. Kickoff Event Save the Date T uesday, November 1st 6:30pm - 7:30pm Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is hosting a kickoff event for anyone interested in the Watch DOGS program. Pizza will be provided.  Dads and students welcome! More details and an RSVP will be coming out soon.   ... read full article

Lunch Buffet for Staff - Donations Requested!
Help Feed our Staff and Show Appreciation! Our PTA Staff Appreciation committee is working to provide a Chili Cook-Off lunch for our wonderful Canyon Creek staff! The lunch is Wednesday, October 19 . Please sign up to bring something for our teachers and staff to enjoy for lunch - with a chili theme. Take a look at the signup for some ideas! SIGN UP TODAY!  Please plan to drop of all contributions by 9:30am on day of event. If food should stay warm, please provide a crock pot or instant pot.  Bring the ingredients (or recipe) for your donations for ... read full article

Staff Appreciation Committee Introduction
Meet our Staff Appreciation Committee! We wanted to introduce ourselves and explain the Staff Appreciation Committee to those who don’t know what we do. We are two PTA members/moms who want to ensure the Canyon Creek Staff knows how much our community appreciates all that they do for and with our kids each day. We are:  Alyssa Koske , I have two boys at Canyon Creek, a 5th grader and a 3rd grader.  Lisa Murray , I have two girls at Canyon Creek, a 1st grader and a 3rd grader. One of the best ways to our staff’s hearts is ... read full article

Reflections 2022 Submission Form Available
Show your voice! Reflections 2022 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  2022-23  theme: "Show Your Voice..." Submission deadline is Monday, November 7th, 2022. Download and submit this entry form to participate Learn more on our Reflections page ... read full article

Help Us Find Sponsors for our PTA!
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 student focused events & programs such as our art docent program, STEM Fair, Math Challenge, Literacy Night, Multicultural Night, Community Nights, after school enrichment, and more! There are various levels of sponsorship available. Size and placement of logos on the banners and website are based ... read full article

Seeking Library Volunteers
Become a Library Volunteer! Sign Up Today   As of Saturday, October 1:  We are almost there!! Only 4 volunteers still needed! 2nd Grade - Brinson (Mondays 11:50-12:35) 3rd Grade - Munoz (Mondays 3:00-3:45) 4th Grade - S. Hart (Tuesdays 10:15-11:00) 5th Grade - Henderson (Thursdays 10:15-11:00) Our PTA coordinates a group of volunteers who assist the librarians at Canyon Creek. The goal is for EVERY   class at the school to have a Library Volunteer EVERY week, which allows the librarians to spend more time with the children, reading to the class, helping each child to pick out just the right book for ... read full article

2022-23 PTA President Appointed
Canyon Creek PTA President Appointed Canyon Creek PTA ended the 2021-22 school year without an incoming PTA President. This is a critical position for our non-profit organization. Our newly elected VP-Communications, Nicole Trimble, decided to throw her hat into the (empty) ring for the president position. On July 6th, 2022 , the new executive board appointed Nicole Trimble as the President. Nicole has been a Canyon Creek PTA Member since 2014 and has been helping with PTA communications (website, newsletter, VP-Communications) and other events/programs since 2016. She will act as president until the October General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, October ... read full article

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Hearing and Vision Screening - Volunteers Needed
Hearing & Vision Screening Days Friday October 7th & Monday, October 10th   Every year the school nurse(s) and school district helpers - along with parent volunteers - conduct vision and hearing screenings for all the elementary grade levels except for the 4th graders. It is very important to get all the kiddos screened because good vision and hearing are essential to learning!   The screening days are set for Friday October 7th & Monday, October 10th at Canyon Creek Elementary.   Sign up today!   About the Screenings It is important to understand that these are basic screenings , ... read full article

School Spirit Fridays
School Spirit Fridays - Starts This Friday, 9/16   Every Friday is Coyote Colors Day!  If your student wants to participate, they can wear black and turquoise clothes or Canyon Creek Spirit Wear on Fridays.  We have special Canyon Creek bracelets for every student and to kick off our first School Spirit Day this Friday.  ... read full article

Want to Volunteer at School? Become an Approved NSD Volunteer!
Per district guidelines, all Northshore School District (NSD) volunteers must have cleared a background check and must be fully vaccinated to volunteer. This process might take as long as 2-3 weeks once submitted, please do ASAP . NSD volunteer approval is valid for ONE year. You will need to renew your volunteer status each year. Watch for a reminder about a month before it expires. The email will come from "Safe Hiring Solutions" ( info@safevisitorsolutions.com ).  If you are already an NSD approved volunteer, you will have received a volunteer "badge" that you might want to have with you (on your phone or printed). ... read full article

National PTA - Notes from the Backpack
A Podcast for Parents, by Parents National PTA is working to ensure our public schools provide a high-quality and equitable education for every child to reach their full potential. Notes from the Backpack is a PTA podcast designed for millions of parents and the decisionmakers they influence. Through the unique combination of expert, parent and educator guests, each episode features engaging conversations that offer real-life advice and ideas on how to support children’s learning and development—all in parent-friendly language. Real Experts. Real Parents. Real Conversations. There are so many great topics to explore!! Examples: Do My Child's Test Scores Really ... read full article

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