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8:00p "Signs of Summer" Scavenger Hunt Ends!
"Signs of Summer" Scavenger Hunt Ends!

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Sunday, June 13
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8:00p

Rainbow Spirit Day (Group A)
Rainbow Spirit Day (Group A)

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Tuesday, June 15

7:00p New Families Webinar - Host By Canyon Creek
New Families Webinar - Host By Canyon Creek

Date:
Tuesday, June 15
Time:
7:00p - 7:45p
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Zoom Webinar

Early Release
Early Release

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Wednesday, June 16
Rainbow Spirit Day (Group B & C)
Rainbow Spirit Day (Group B & C)

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Thursday, June 17

Last Day of School!
Last Day of School!

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Friday, June 18
Last Day of Q4
Last Day of Q4

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Friday, June 18

Last Day of 4th Quarter
"Welcome" Column Art Project Deadline
"Welcome" Column Art Project Deadline

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Friday, June 18

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Emergency Make-up Day
Emergency Make-up Day

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Monday, June 21
Emergency Make-up Day
Emergency Make-up Day

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Tuesday, June 22
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Want to Get Involved? NEED: 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!! ***
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 is hosting a welcome webinar for new families! Tuesday, June 15th, 7-7:45pm Find all the details. 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 ... read full article

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

2021 Kindergarten Playdates - Save the Dates!
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

2020-21 Year End Appreciation
WOW- What A Year! We would like to take this moment to express our gratitude to our extraordinary volunteers who continued to change direction at a moment's notice this past school year. This allowed us to continue operating to our best ability during this pandemic. Our volunteers are truly heroes, each and every one!   Much gratitude to the 2020-2021 PTA Board : Karen Smith (President) Jennifer Snyder (VP Communications) Melanie McKenzie (VP Programs) Emily Cross (Secretary) Mumtaz Zimbalist (Treasurer) Jennifer Snyder (Membership) Adnan Siddiqui (Advocacy). This year proved challenging at times with no in person meetings; however, our executive ... read full article

Math Challenge: 2020-21 Wrap Up!
2020-21 Math Challenge Wrap Up!   The school year is almost over and the last Math Challenge is now complete!   It has been another very challenging and interesting year - however, we are thrilled with the student participation in this program. Over the year, we have had 515 unique submissions from 75 students!   We are excited to wrap up the 3rd year of our Math Challenge program at Canyon Creek, and we would like to recognize all students who have submitted 9 or more challenges.   Here are the students who participated in 9 or more challenges this year! Students who participated in 12 ... read full article

Spring Staff Grants - Results!
Spring 2021 Staff Grants   Recognizing that needs (and great ideas!) can arise throughout the year (especially in challenging years), the general membership voted to offer Canyon Creek Elementary staff grants of up to $75.00 per staff member to support innovative curriculum, ideas, and programs that align with the mission statement of the PTA.  Thanks to our membership vote, we are pleased to have been able to offer grants to our hard working staff. Thanks to donations and sponsorships this year, we were able to fund 28 staff grants totaling $2,027.45 which directly support our students’ learning! Below is a list by grade of ... read full article

WSPTA 2021 Convention - Canyon Creek PTA Attendee Recap
2021 Washington State PTA Convention Canyon Creek PTA Attendee Recap The Washington State PTA hosted their convention VIRTUALLY from Tuesday, May 18th through Sunday, May 23rd. Our PTA was well represented at the 2021 Washington State PTA Convention. The following current and future Canyon Creek PTA executive board members attended trainings and meetings: Melanie McKenzie, Nicole Trimble, Karen Smith, Jennifer Snyder, Nancy Tangen & Priya Patel . All executive board members must complete at least one approved training class - and classes taken during this convention will satisfy that requirement for the 2021-22 school year.  Not only did the attendees ... read full article

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
*NEW* Column Art Project! 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 artwork submissions is Friday, June 18th. ... read full article

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

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NEW FAMILIES WEBINAR - Tuesday, June 15th
New Families Webinar Tuesday, June 15th, 7pm - 7:45pm All families new to Canyon Creek Elementary are invited to attend a webinar hosted by Canyon Creek Elementary. This will be a WELCOME to Canyon Creek and an opportunity to "meet" the school administrators! If you are unable to attend, please know that it will be recorded and available to watch later. (We hope to post the link to the recording here after the event!) https://nsd.zoom.us/s/85768397411   ... read full article

Community Serve Day 2021
Community Serve Day - Sunday, August 22nd Community Serve Day is coming to Canyon Creek on  Sunday, August 22nd, 9:00am - 1:00pm . Come join us as we work to improve our campus through outdoor projects.  This year's Community Serve Day will look a tad different than prior years. In the past, volunteers signed up to go into specific classrooms and help teachers and staff prepare their rooms for the new school year. As of right now, we are not approved for indoor projects . Community Serve Day leaders are hoping that will change before August 22nd. In the meantime, we will be focusing on outdoor projects like: mulch ... read full article

June: Rainbow Spirit Days
Rainbow Spirit Day! Tuesday, June 15th for Group A Thursday, June 17th for Groups B & C Join in the fun and wear as many colors as you can!  Group A is the Mon/Tue In Person Cohort Group B is the Thu/Fri In Person Cohort Group C is the 100% Remote Cohort Upload photos on Canyon Creek Facebook page  to share the fun! ... read full article

School Related Technology Parent2Parent Liaisons
NSD Parent2Parent Network Liaisons The Northshore School District has created a group of parent volunteers to help promote collaboration and two-way communication in assisting parents and guardians with general technology needs. As parents supporting their children with distance learning, Jenn and Andrea understand your needs and are happy to help! Jenn and Andrea can relay information about services and resources to support you with your use of Clever, Schoology and Zoom, as well as making the Tech Department aware of issues and/or problems families are having. They can also work to find resources to answer your questions or connect you ... read full article

Observances, Commemorative Months & International Days
Observances, Commemorative Months & International Days We have a diverse community at Canyon Creek Elementary and we want to provide you with resources that reflect our diversity! We know everyone is busy and we want to make sure we provide you with great resources to bring awareness, education, advocacy and promotion of the US National Observance Months and the UN International Days. These provided resources should compliment what your student is learning and should offer ways your family can learn and grow together.   This collection of information (and Canyon Creek PTA articles linked below) is gathered by our DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) committee.  UN International Days The United Nations (UN) ... read full article

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