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WEEKLY MESSAGE

1/9/2023

Greetings Cardinal Families,

I hope you had a great weekend. This is Y. Williams with the updates and announcements for the week of January 9th. Students will be taking various assessments this week. All K5 students will be taking their iReady math diagnostic. K3 will be taking their middle of the year reading assessment in mClass. Grades 4-5 will take their iReady Reading diagnostic. These assessments allow us to monitor student growth from the beginning to the middle of the year. Please encourage your child to do their best. The assessments do not count against them, however provides valuable information that enables us to better meet their academic needs.

Our character trait for the month is determination. Students are encouraged be determined and never give up. This week K2 students will receive their PBIS treat based on the Cardinal Rules and their accumulated dojo points.

 

Please make sure bus riders are at their bus stop when the bus arrives.  Drivers are not allowed to blow the horn or wait for students that are not ready. Thank you for your support.

 

Our American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge event is kicking off tomorrow.

Information packets will be sent home. We need your help to accomplish our goal of having 100% of our families knowing Hands-Only CPR, spotting the signs of a stroke and more. You can help us by registering your child and spreading the word on social media, text or email.

 

Mark your calendars for some important upcoming events:

There will be no school on Monday, January 16th due to the Martin Luther King holiday.

The grading period ends on January 20th

There is no school for students on January 23rd due the teacher workday.

Report cards will be distributed on January 31st and we will have a parent meeting focused on ways to build math skills at 630 pm.

We will have our 2nd marking period awards assembly on Feb.3rd. (More information will be sent home)

 

Thank you for partnering with us for students success. Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. We look forward to finishing this year strong.

 

Have a great evening.


1/2/2023

Greetings Cardinal Families,
This is Y. Williams with this week's updates and announcements. Happy New Year! We made it to 2023. I hope everyone had a relaxing and refreshing holiday break. The staff and I look forward to reuniting with all of our Cardinals on Wednesday, January 4th. The doors will open at 7:30 with breakfast served each day in the cafeteria, with the tardy bell ringing at 7:55. Please do not drop students off prior to 7:30, unless they are in the SGA, chorus or Art club. There is no supervision available before 7:30 and we want to ensure that all students are safe.
Be reminded that students who live in Augusta Trails will continue to ride bus 245 instead of 427. Other students that rode 427 will continue to ride 453. This is a temporary change and families will be notified when 427 is operating again.
Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.
Remember, we fly together, we try together, WE ARE CARDINALS! Have a great evening.


December 11, 2022

Greetings Cardinal Families,
This is Y. Williams with this week's updates and announcements.
Thank you to all of the staff, students and families that supported the Cardinals at the Winterville Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The Chorus did an outstanding job as they were led by Ms. Alford. One of our Cardinals did a phenomenal job performing with L'Academie de Danse. Way to go, Leah!
We are continuing to collect socks, hats and gloves for our fuzzy tree. All donations will go to the Crossroads Community Center.
Congratulations
 
to all of the K2 students that earned a treat from the PBIS cart last Friday. Students are encouraged to be respectful, responsible, prepared and a learner in the classroom, in the halls, in the cafeteria, in the restroom and on the bus.
Staff and students are welcomed to participate in wearing festive attire all week. On Monday, wear your favorite holiday socks and/or headgear. On Tuesday, wear your holiday red and/or green. On Wednesday, rock your ugly Christmas sweater, t-shirt or sweatshirt. On Thursday, get mad about plaid. Bust out your flannel and plaid. Friday is shiny and bright day. Wear your favorite light necklaces or anything bright.
On Thursday, December 15th, we will have our Christmas performance at 6:30 pm in the gym featuring the orchestra, chorus and the fifth grade class. Please enter and sign in the front of the building.
Thanks again for all of your support of Creekside. Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

December 4, 2022

Greetings Cardinal Families,

This is Y. Williams with this week's updates and announcements.

Congratulations

to all of the students that were nominated and recognized for exemplifying responsibility for the month on November. Congratulations

to all of the 3-5 students that earned their 80% on Dojo and received a treat from the PBIS cart. We are encouraging students to continue to be respectful, responsible, prepared and learner daily.

Last week, 3-5 students completed NC Check-in assessments in ELA, Math and Science. We will have make assessments this week for ELA and Math for any student that was absent.

We would like to welcome Officer White to Creekside. She is serving as our new full time School Resource Officer.

Mark your calendars for the following upcoming events:

December 6th- Progress reports will be distributed.

December 12th through December 21st-  We will have our holiday spirit days. Information will be sent home and posted on Facebook.

December 15th- We will have our holiday concert at 6:30 pm featuring the orchestra, chorus and 5th grade class.

December 21st- Early Release Day

Thank you for all of your support. Feel fee to reach out with any questions or concerns.

 

 


 

November 27, 2022

Greetings Cardinals,

This is Y. Williams from Creekside. I hope you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving break. Thank you to everyone that donated food items for the local food bank. Creekside donated 1,492 pounds of food, which equates to 1,170 meals for those in need. Creekside was mentioned in the newspaper for our contributions in supporting food insecurities.

Thank you to all of the students, staff and families that sacrificed time on Thanksgiving Day, to participate in the Turkey Trot 5K sponsored by Beau's Buddies, in support of pediatric cancer research. Cardinals represented well and finished their race. I would like to honor Mr. Bowen for his unwavering commitment and dedication to promoting health and wellness. He trained the Running Club members well. He also finished first place in his age bracket.

Again, thank you for partnering with us as we promote community service at Creekside.

This week, 3-5 students will be participating in their NC Check-in assessments. 5th graders will take Science on Tuesday, all students will take Reading on Wednesday and Math on Thursday. Please ensure that students arrive to school on time and  encourage them to do their best, as these assessments will provide valuable information for teachers about standards that may need to strengthened.

Students that sold a specific amount of Candyman items will participate in the Main Event on Dec. 1st.

Mark your calendars for the following upcoming events:

December 6th- Progress reports will be distributed.

December 15th- We will have our holiday concert at 6:30 pm.

Thank you for all of your support. Feel fee to reach out with any questions or concerns.

 

 


 

November 20, 2022

Greetings Cardinal  Families,

This is Y. Williams with this week's updates and announcements. Thank you to all of the families that came out to support our first awards day for the 22-23 school year.  I am very proud of all of the students' achievements in their academics, encore classes and for exemplifying respect and kindness.

Thank you for supporting our Candyman sale. Materials are ready for pick up in the front office, if you have not done so.

There will be no school on Wednesday, November 23rd through Friday November 25th. The Running Club will practice on Tuesday, November 22nd to prepare for the Turkey Trot 5K race on Thanksgiving morning. All proceeds will support breast cancer and pediatric cancer.

The SGA will be distributing nonperishable food items to the local food bank on tomorrow. Thank you for all of your support.

This concludes our updates and announcements for the week of November 21st.

Have a great evening. I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving.

 

 


 

November 16, 2022

Greetings Cardinal Families,

This is Y. Williams with the updates for the week of November 14th. Thank you to everyone that supported the Spirit Night at Marabellas, it was a huge success. The Candyman items will be distributed on Tuesday, November 15th, from 3-530 pm. Please park in the back parking lot and enter through the doors near the gym. We cannot send their items home on the bus. Items may also be picked up in the front office during the day from 7:00 am-3:00 pm from November 16th-18th.

3-5 students will be going to the ECU basketball game on Wednesday, November 16th. School fees must be paid.

On November 18th, we will be having awards day for 3-5 students. Students will be recognized earning the Principal's List, the Honor Roll, Encore awards and others.

On Friday, we will be having our spirit day and students are encouraged to dress to impress.

We are collecting canned foods for the local Food bank until Friday, Nov. 18th. Thank you for helping us support our community needs.

Report cards were distributed last Tuesday, please reach out to teachers to set up parent conferences via Zoom, phone or face to face.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming events:

School will be closed November 23rd-November 25th for Thanksgiving break.

The Running Club will be participating in the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning.

This concludes our updates and announcements. Have a great evening.

 

 


 

October 23, 2022

Greetings Cardinal Families,

This is Y. Williams. I hope you enjoyed this beautiful weekend. Thank you to the staff, students and families that supported our first 5K for this year. The students did a phenomenal job. They are all winners because they finished their race. I am so proud of their determination, will power, and persistence. Thank you for supporting breast cancer awareness and fundraising.  See you at the next race. Keep moving!

Congratulations to all of the students that received a positive office referral. The Admin team is honored to call parents to inform them of how their child exemplifies the Cardinal Rules. They are getting caught being respectful, responsible, prepared and a learner.

Thank you for donating candy to support the PTA, as they provide treat bags to every student. Feel free to send candy to front office this week. The last day to donate is Thursday, October 27th. Volunteers are needed to help bag up the treats on Thursday from 5-7 at Creekside. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Quick reminders- Please keep sick children home. The tardy bell rings at 755. Late students are missing out on valuable instructional time.

 

 


 

October 9, 2022

Greetings Cardinals,

This is Y. Williams with the updates for the week of 10/10. We will have an early dismissal and students will be dismissed at 1137 on Thursday, October 13th. There is no school on Friday, October 14th due to the Teacher Workday.

Thank you for supporting our book fair last week. It was a huge success. Congratulations

to Ms. Blount's class for winning the pretzel decorating party for having the most participation at our family night.

Thank you for supporting our Candyman fundraiser. All money is due by tomorrow. The online site will close on October 10th.

Students should not be dropped off in the morning unless they are attending SGA meetings or Chorus on Wednesdays or Art club on Thursdays. We do not provide supervision prior to 730 each day and all students must be supervised at all times.

Parents are allowed to park in the grass and must escort students up the sidewalks  to the first set of pillars to maintain safety.

This month our character trait is Respect. Thank you for encouraging students to demonstrate respect in their actions and speech each day. Thank you for partnering with us for student success.

 

 


 

Greetings Cardinals,

This is Y. Williams with our weekly updates. The Running Club will begin this week for those who have submitted their completed applications and paid the fee. The $50 fee includes multiple shirts and registration for two events. Students will practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:37-4. Students should be picked up promptly at 4 in the front of the building.We are looking forward to a fun time promoting health and wellness. Let's get running!!!!

Progress reports will be sent home on Tuesday. Please reach out to teachers with questions or concerns. It is not too late to get connected to Class Dojo, in order to stay up to date with class and school events.

We will have our first spirit day on Friday, Sept. 30th. Students are allowed to dress up like a rockstar if they would like.

The book fair will begin next Monday, October 3rd. We will host our family night on October 4th from 5-7. Families will be able to purchase books that evening and attend our Title 1 informational session at 6, focused on Self Esteem, Student Achievement and Internet Safety.

We are continuing to emphasize our Cardinal Rules each day. Thank you for partnering with us as we teach our students to Be Respectful, to Be Responsible, to Be Prepared and to Be a Learner every day. Students are encouraged to keep their hands to themselves and to say kind things to and about one another at school and on the bus. All toy weapons are prohibited at school and on the bus. Thank you for checking book bags to ensure that they are not brought to school.

Thank you for supporting our Candy man fundraiser. Incentives still include participating in the Main Event and/or Gaming Room, with top sellers being able to spin for cash.

The tardy bell rings at 7:55 each morning. It is important that students arrive on time in order to reduce losing instructional time. Breakfast is available and begins in the cafeteria at 7:30. Please complete the lunch applications, in order to qualify for free or reduced lunch if you have not done so.

Thank you to everyone who has paid their school fees. It is not too late. Fees may be paid online or given to the teacher. Classes with 100% participation will receive a treat.

Thank you again for partnering with us for student success. Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

 

 


 

 



Sept. 11, 2022

Greetings Cardinal Families,

This is Y. Williams from Creekside with a few announcements and reminders. This month our character trait is Kindness. We are focused on showing kindness in our speech and actions. Students will be taking various Beginning of the Year assessments and are encouraged to do their best. Assessments include iReady diagnostics, mClass reading in K3, the BOG and the CogAt. School fees are $10 and can be paid online. The homeroom with 100% participation will receive a treat. We will be having our Title 1 Curriculum night on Thursday, September 15th beginning at 6 pm. Come out to gain information about what your child will be learning this school year. Participants will receive a free book. Students will be taking Fall pictures on this Tuesday, September 13th. Let's get moving!! Running Club applications will be available starting on Monday for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. We will be preparing for races in October and November. See Coach Bowen for an application.

The tardy bell rings at 7:55 each day. Tardy students must be signed in by parents.

Students are not allowed to be checked out after 215 as we are transitioning to get ready for our whole school dismissal.

Please have students ready to go when dropping off in the Kiss and Go car lines so that we can expedite the process.

Please be patient when dropping off students in the back. We want to ensure that our Pre K students and students with disabilities are safe.

If you have parent concerns or issues regarding bus transportation, please contact Administration or a teacher. Impeding the movement of a bus, by trespassing is a class 1 misdemeanor.

Sick students should remain home. Parents will be called to pick them up.

Thanks again for partnering with us to promote student success. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

 

 


 

 

 

Aug. 28, 2022

Greetings Cardinals,

This is Y. Williams from Creekside. Thank you for attending our Open House for the 22-23 school year. It was great seeing all of the students and families. The first day of school is Monday, August 29th. Students will be allowed to enter the building beginning at 7:30, with the tardy bell ringing at 7:55. Numerous staff will be in halls to direct students to class. Breakfast will be provided in the cafeteria. Kindergarten students with the last name beginning with A through L will report on Monday and students lasts name beginning with M through Z will report on Tuesday. School will dismiss at 2:37.

Parents and guardians must be at the bus stop to retrieve students. If no one is home, the student will be brought back to school. We want to ensure that students are safe and picked up at their correct stop.

Thank you for picking car tags for dismissal. Car tags with student names and grade should be visible for dismissal. We are asking all family members to remain in their vehicles to promote safety. Mark your calendars for our upcoming Annual Title 1/PTA informational meeting and Curriculum Night on September 15th beginning at 6 pm. Light refreshments will be provided and participants will receive a free book. Thank you to everyone that joined the PTA. We are excited to be collaborating with you.

We look forward to partnering with you this year for students success. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out. Remember, we fly together, we try together, We are Cardinals! Have a great evening.- Mrs. Y. Williams