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!

Apr 20

Field Day Volunteers Needed

Field Day is scheduled for Friday, May 12.

Volunteers are needed to assist with stations and monitor students.

If you would like to help, please contact Coach Johnson at erikjohnson@spsk12.net or call the school at 923-4251.

Anyone wishing to help must have an approved Volunteer Application.

If you have not completed your Volunteer Application yet, go to http://www.spsk12.net/volunteer-connect/.

Applications take 48 hours to process.

We look forward to seeing you at Field Day!

Apr 19

Boosterthon Fun Run

The Creekside PTA is hosting a Fun Run to help fund student activities and field trips.

Family and friends anywhere in the world can support our school by giving pledges toward the number of laps your student will run on the day of the Fun Run on April 26th. Our 2-week Fun Run program kicks off on April 17th!

Plus, leading up to the Fun Run, students will learn how to make a difference in their world through an unbelievable character theme, Backyard Box Office.

Volunteers are needed during the Fun Run.  Parents must be a registered volunteer to be able to either help or attend this Fun Run.

Fun Run times:
4th and 5th Grade from 10am-11am
2nd and 3rd Grade from 1pm-2pm
K and 1st from 2:15 – 3:15pm


  1. Register on FUNRUN.COM on April 17th.
  2. Connect to sponsors—friends and family who can donate to help our school.
  3. Cheer on your child! (Come to the Fun Run on April 26th)
  4. Collect! Pledge money is due one week after the run. Checks are payable to CES PTA.

Apr 07

SOL Prep Night and Family Toolkit Night

Join us for SOL Prep Night for Grades 3-5 and Family Tool Kit Night for Grades K-2.

When:   Thursday, April 20, 2017

Where:   Creekside Elementary School

Time:   6:00 p.m.

Session 1:   6:10 p.m. – 6:50 p.m.

Session 2:   6:55 p.m. – 7:40 p.m.

K-2 will review 4th Nine Weeks SOLs in Reading & Math

3-5 will review test taking strategies and see sample SOL questions.

Students will receive a free book and a “No Homework” pass.

Apr 05

Spring Picture Re-Take Day- Friday, April 28

Spring picture re-take day:  Friday, April 28

Absences:  We are using a pre-paid system for pictures this year.  If your child was absent on March 23, he/she may have a picture taken on April 28  if you return the order form with payment.  Please contact Mrs. Topping in the office if you need a new order form.

Re-takes:  If you paid for pictures on March 23 and do not like the picture, your child may have another picture taken.  Please send the picture packet back to school on April 28.  You must return the picture packet in order to have a new photograph taken.

Class Pictures:  Lifetouch provides the school with several extra photos of each class.  If you would like to purchase one, please send cash or check (made out to Lifetouch) to Mrs. Topping in the office.

Apr 05

April and May Important Dates


April 3-6                     Spring Book Fair

April 4                         PTA Meeting, 3rd grade performance, 6:00

April 10-14                 Spring Break

April 17                       Fun Run Kickoff

April 18                       4th grade field trip to Jamestown

April 21                     Purple Out for Military Kids

April 24                     Report Cards Distributed

April 23-29               Administrative Professionals Week

April 26                      PTA  Boosterthon Fun Run

April 28                     Spring Picture Re-takes


May 2                      PTA Meeting- 2nd grade performance

May 10                   Kindergarten Registration 8:00-5:00

May 29                  Memorial Day- schools closed

Apr 03

Wear purple on Friday, April 21, to show your support for our CES military kids!

April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. Sponsored by the Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy, the Month of the Military Child is a time to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome.

“Purple Up! For Military Kids” will be celebrated  on Friday, April 21st. This is a day for communities to wear purple to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Purple symbolizes the combined colors of all branches of the military-Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red, and Navy blue.

Let’s turn Creekside Purple!



Mar 29

Congratulations to Natalie Street, Suffolk’s Elementary Teacher of the Year!

Natalie Street, a third-grade teacher at Creekside Elementary, has been named the 2017 Elementary School Teacher of the Year for Suffolk Public Schools.  In the classroom for eight years, she is known for her dedication and optimism, and has been called a natural born leader.

A colleague applauded Street’s high standards for all students in her class, while also creating a positive, family atmosphere in her classroom:  “She doesn’t allow excuses by students for not meeting or exceeding goals.  Her organizational skills, thoroughness, and willingness to collaborate with colleagues makes her the perfect teacher leader.”

In describing her efforts to show that learning can be fun, Street says she’s taught on top of tables, done cartwheels down the hall, spoken in funny accents, “made fun of myself, said I’m sorry a thousand times, and even cried with my students.  I’ve told students my hardships and mistakes, while teaching them how to set goals and overcome mistakes.  My philosophy of teaching is expressed through using a motivating balance of engagement, strong work ethic, and a sense of belonging.”

A parent said that Street “not only taught my son the third grade curriculum, she taught him that learning was fun, and the harder you work the bigger the reward.  She taught him that a great work ethic and mastering the fundamentals will make you a success at anything you do.”

Street has worked hard to rebuild the Suffolk Reading Council, an organization dedicated to the promotion of literacy in schools and the community, and currently serves as its president.  The Council has hosted two Saturday mini-conferences for local teachers and sponsored a division-wide book drive to donate books to homeless shelters, day care centers, and doctors’ offices.

Beyond the classroom, Street sponsors the Gator Gardening Club, helping students learn about plants first-hand as they work in the community garden at their school.

Street earned her bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University, and her master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, Maryland.

Mar 27

Spring BOGO Book Fair- Buy one, get one free!

Scholastic BOGO Book Fair from Friday, March 31 to Thursday, April 6

Come stock up for summer reading!

Hours:  9:00 am to 4:00 pm

At this Book Fair, purchasers can get anything of the same price or less FREE whenever they buy anything from the Book Fair.  It can be a pencil for a pencil, a poster for a pencil, a book for a poster.  As long as the price is the same or LESS, you get one item free when buying an item!

Mar 24

Principal’s List students dine with local sherriff’s deputies and police officers

Congratulations to our 1st semester Principal’s List students, who had the opportunity to dine with local sheriff’s deputies and police officers from March 21-23.

Thanks so very much to the deputies and officers who took their time to have lunch with our students!


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