Friday, October 31, 2014

Edible Landforms

Mrs. Kessel's 4th grade class has been learning about the three regions of North Carolina and the landforms that are found in each region. They used a variety of foods to illustrate the landforms and regions.

Running Club Success

Creekside Elementary Fall Running Club, coached by PE teacher Jimmy Bowen, recently completed the Sam's Run 5k for St Jude Children's Research Hospital.  More than 90 students, staff, and parents trained after school for 6 weeks and raised over $1300 to help the fight against cancer.  

Check out the awesome pictures below shared by Rob Taylor and David Casasanto. For more Running Club pictures by Rob Taylor, please visit his website:  

Congratulations to all the participants and thank you to Mr. Bowen for all his hard work!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bullying Bulletin Boards

The students at Creekside Elementary have done a fantastic job promoting bullying awareness and encouraging their peers to treat each other with kindness. Several teachers participated in the door/bulletin board decorating contest hosted by the Pitt County Sheriff's Department. A huge shout-out goes to Erin Kessell, Meghann Boyd, Chelsea Jacobson, Mary Beth Wadford, Sarah Ruddock, Tiffany Wiggins, and of course, their amazing students! 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Kessel's Krew

Congratulations to Mrs. Kessel's class for all their work to make connections around the world, learn fire safety, and build community here at Creekside!

Her class is participating in Global Read Aloud and making connections with other classes in Houston, Texas and Alberta, Canada using the story The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo.  They were recognized in The Daily Reflector for this project.

They learned about fire prevention and how to create a Fire Emergency Plan thanks to Fire Marshall, Tony Smart. He did an amazing job teaching the class how quickly a fire can grow and the immediate steps they need to take to protect themselves and everyone in their household.

They have recently posted Free Compliment flyers throughout the school to build positive self-image as well as spread kindness to others.  What a simple and beautiful way to make the world a better place!  Way to go!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Talented Teachers!

Mrs. Ruddock
CONGRATULATIONS…to Sarah Ruddock for being designated as a ‘Bright Ideas Tar Heel Teacher of the Week’ by Pitt & Greene Electric Membership Corporation last week! This award is for her outstanding work in the classroom and as a Bright Ideas education grant winner. She is one of “…26 of the most exceptional teachers from across the state during the 2014-15 school year”.  Awesome job, Mrs. Ruddock!! J

Mr. Blanchard
CONGRATULATIONS…to Whit Blanchard for recently being presented with a “Smile From the Superintendent” for teaching one of Ridgewood’s AIG classes while their AIG teacher is out on Leave!  So glad he was recognized for his the extra time and effort!

Mrs. Boyd
CONGRATULATIONS…to Meghann Boyd for being selected to participate in PCS Teacher Executive Program this year!! This program allows teachers to visit local businesses and industry locations and learn about the variety of jobs available in Pitt County and the skills our students will need to be successful in those jobs.

CREEKSIDE MINIGRANTS…A big shout out to the following Creekside teachers for submitting PCS Education foundation Grant applications recently: PreK-Sandy Wright, K-Casie Creech, K-Mona Downing, K-Gail Little, Kindergarten Team, 2-Lisa Moore, 3rd Grade Team, 5th-Jessica Kirk and Kim Smith, HI-Ashley Guttenburger and Martha Postma, and PE-Jimmy Bowen and Joyce Howard. Thanks for all your time and effort to help good things happen in your classrooms!     

Thursday, October 9, 2014

ARGH! Night

Thank you to everyone who came out for Creekside's First Annual ARGH! Night! Students and families followed a treasure map to all the Encore classes: Art, Music, PE, & Media, where they learned about the special events each program offers throughout the year as well as completed an Encore-area activity.  At the end of the night, students took pictures as pirates, heard special music from Ms. Moore's class and Mr. Quinn, and had popcorn and lemonade to celebrate all the richness the arts, physical education, and media add to the school experience.