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Library Volunteer (for each class)
30-45 min Weekly Signup Today! Erica Hebert
Art Docents (for each class) Monthly Art Lessons (and prep) Signup Today! Art Docent Team
2021-22 Chairs/Volunteers 2021-22 School Year Volunteer Interest Form Karen Mitchell Smith
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Self-Nomination Deadline for Open Board Positions
Self-Nomination Deadline for Open Board Positions

Date:
Tuesday, November 30

2:15p Wedesday Early Release
Wedesday Early Release

Date:
Wednesday, December 1
Time:
2:15p

Most Wednesdays are "Early Release" days - CC students will be dismissed from school at 2:15pm.
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6:30p PTA Special Membership Meeting
PTA Special Membership Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, December 7
Time:
6:30p - 7:30p
Where:
Zoom

We have three open positions on the board - and need to find people to fill these roles so we can continue to work with Canyon Creek Elementary!

Register for meeting - and learn more about WHY we need this meeting...
2:15p Wednesday Early Release
Wednesday Early Release

Date:
Wednesday, December 8
Time:
2:15p

Most Wednesdays are "Early Release" days - CC students will be dismissed from school at 2:15pm.
Math Challenge #6 Available
Math Challenge #6 Available

Date:
Friday, December 10

Math Challenge #6 is available! Complete this challenge by January 7th.
Math Challenge #5 solutions are available today.

Learn about how to participate in the Math Challenge Program
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Important! 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

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

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 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 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 - 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 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

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

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

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

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

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Canyon Creek Book Fair - Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble Book Fair Benefiting Canyon Creek Elementary Sunday, November 28th - Sunday, December 5th Woodinville Barnes & Noble 18025 Garden Way NE Woodinville, WA 98072 Book Fair Schedule: Sunday, 11/28 - Tuesday, 11/30:  In Store Shopping, Woodinville B&N Tuesday, 11/30:  "Family Night", 5:00-8:00pm, Woodinville B&N Featuring:  5:15pm - Mrs. Beavo Reading 5:30pm - Mr. Denton Reading 5:45pm - Mrs. Fiser Reading 6:15pm - Mrs. Doyle Reading (Note that the Chorus performance was cancelled for the book fair) Wednesday, 12/1 - Sunday, 12/5:  Online Shopping Shop for family and friends for the holidays!  Teacher wish lists are available - ... read full article

2021-22 Canyon Creek Arrival/Dismissal Times
Canyon Creek Elementary  Arrival & Dismissal Times In Northshore school district, we have early release Wednesdays. These are days when students are released 1 1/2 hours early to allow for teacher planning, collaboration & meetings. Most Wednesdays of the school year are early release days.  The other exceptions to the normal release time are for elementary conferences - there are 5 days in November and one day in February (noted with an "e" on the school district one-page calendar ) where elementary schools have early dismissal for conferences. These early dismissal for conferences are ONLY for elementary school. Middle school ... 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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