May 18

Creekside thanks David Mitnick, Suffolk School Board Member

Many thanks to David Mitnick, Suffolk School Board member, for his dedication to volunteering at Creekside this year!  Mr. Mitnick helped weekly in the library and also volunteered during special events like the United Way Pie Throwing, Field Day and picture day.  CES Talented Art students presented him with a painting in appreciation of the many hours spent volunteering this year.

Mr. Mitnick, we appreciate you!

May 12

Little Feet Meet goes on, despite the weather!

Even though the Little Feet Meet at KFHS had to be cancelled due to rain, our Creekside students participated in their very own Little Feet Meet here in the gym!  All the athletes had a fantastic time!

May 09

SOL Testing Schedule

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Standards of Learning State Assessments (SOL’s) will begin on Monday, May 15, 2017-June 13, 2017.  During this period of time, the following reminders or procedures should be noted during the testing administration.

~  No volunteers will be permitted to work in classrooms grades K-5 or other designated areas during the course of the testing day.

~  If possible, schedule doctor’s appointments around your child’s testing schedule. If a student has to leave in the middle of a test, he or she will have to submit their test and the VDOE will score their assessment based on what the student has completed.

~  Students should be in attendance regularly and on time. We strongly recommend a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast at school or home.

~  Students may practice at home using the Virginia Department of Education website: ( →Standard of Learning (on left side) →Practice Items (on the right hand side at the bottom)→ Released Test & Item set.  You may choose the appropriate grade level.  These items may be completed using paper/pencil.

Click the link below for the testing calendar for grades 3-5.

I would like to thank each of you for all of your hard work, dedication and support during this school year.  If you have any questions regarding testing, you may contact your child’s teacher.

Creekside SOL Testing Calendar


May 09

CES Gardeners on the Run

For the last few weeks, the Gardeners on the Run club has worked hard planting our 5th annual Creekside Garden!  Club sponsor Natalie Street started the Gardeners on the Run program in partnership with Healthy Suffolk to help students build their understanding of a healthy lifestyle. Students exercise through the program and tend to the school garden. The garden is growing lettuce, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes and lots of herbs this spring!

May 09

Yearbooks still available

Yearbooks-  $27.00

We still have yearbooks for sale!

Purchase your yearbook by Tuesday, June 6, and you will be able to attend the Yearbook Signing on Wednesday, June 7!

There is a limited number available, so please send your order to D. Topping in the office as soon as possible.

May 05

STEM Family Night

The future of the economy is in STEM,” says James Brown, the executive director of the STEM Education Coalition in Washington, D.C. “That’s where the jobs of tomorrow will be.” Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) support that assertion. Employment in occupations related to STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—is projected to grow to more than 9 million between 2012 and 2022. That’s an increase of about 1 million jobs over 2012 employment levels.

Come on out to learn more about STEM!

Join us on Tuesday, May 16, from 6:00-7:30 pm.!

Parents and students will participate in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) activities.   

Students will receive free book and a homework pass.

May 03

CES Wednesday Walkers Program

What: Gators have the opportunity to walk from home to school and/or walk home from school.

Who: Any Creekside student who lives in a neighborhood off of Bennett’s Creek Park Road.

When: Each Wednesday during the month of May (May 3, 10, 17, 21, 24, and 31) for on-time arrival to school (by 9:35 a.m.) and/or at the official dismissal from school (by 4:00 p.m.).

Where:  Students will be coordinated by zones and escorted by CES staff and volunteers for pick-up and drop-off spots.

Why: To promote healthy habits, enjoy the outdoors, and build community!

Please contact your child’s teacher or the school office if you would like to participate and we will send home the flyer/permission form.


Happy Teacher and Teacher Assistant Appreciation Week!

It takes a big heart to shape little minds!

Thank you for making a difference!


May 03

May and June Important Dates


May 2                      PTA Meeting- 2nd grade performance

May 10                   Kindergarten Registration 8:00-5:00

May 12                  Field Day

May 29                  Memorial Day- schools closed


June 7                         Yearbook signing

June 14-15                  Full days of school for Elementary

June 16                       Last day of school- Early Dismissal

Apr 21

Student Dress Code

Now that warmer weather has arrived, please be reminded of the following student dress code expectations:

The following clothing is prohibited:

Clothes having rips or tears above the knees.

Skirts, dresses and shorts that rise above the fingertips when the arms are stretched downward.

Flip flops/sandals without a secure strap across the back of the foot, slippers, and athletic slides.

Spaghetti strap tops/dresses unless worn with a jacket, sweater or covering.

Tank tops/dresses straps must be at least 2 inches in width.

Thank you for your cooperation!

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