Author Archives: Deborah Topping

Homework Changes for Elementary Students

Starting Jan. 2, 2018, elementary students will be assigned less homework. Kindergartners could get up to 10 minutes of homework, while first-graders could get 10 to 20 minutes. From there, the scale goes up 10 minutes per grade level. Second-graders … Continue reading

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Rezoning Timeline Updated: Dec. Input Session Added- rezoning will impact Creekside

The Suffolk School Board invites public input on the Rezoning Plan options for upcoming school year 2018-19. City-wide rezoning is being explored as the division opens the new Florence Bowser Elementary School and the new Col. Fred Cherry Middle School. … Continue reading

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Superintendent’s 2-Minute Drill

Check out the latest Superintendent’s 2-Minute Drill to hear about our high school football programs,  art students painting windows, volunteering and more! 2-Minute Drill  

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Breakfast and lunch menus are now available online!

Breakfast and lunch menus for all schools are available by clicking the link below. Menus

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Elf on the Shelf Family Reading Night

Come out to Creekside’s Elf on the Shelf Family Reading Night! December 19, 2017 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Listen to a story with the Elf on the Shelf, learn reading strategies for home, read with your family & take … Continue reading

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December and January Important Dates

 Dec. 1-20             March of Dimes holiday ornament sale begins Dec. 6-12        Book Fair Dec. 12-18      PTA Penguin Patch- holiday shopping for students Dec. 12        PTA Meeting- Kindergarten performance- 6:00 Dec. 13           Interim Reports issued Dec. 15      … Continue reading

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Superintendent’s 2- Minute Drill

Check out the link below to hear all about the State of the Schools event, homework reduction in our elementary schools and rezoning. 2-Minute Drill

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Fall Picture Re-take Day- Wednesday, November 29

Absences:  If your child was absent on October 26, he/she will have a picture taken on November 29.  If you would like to order pictures, return the order form with payment on November 29.  If you need a new order … Continue reading

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The Nansemond River Marching Band is coming to Creekside!

As a fundraiser for the March of Dimes, the NRHS Marching Band will perform at Creekside on Tuesday, November 21st!  Students who contribute $3.00 by November 20th will get to see this exciting performance!

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Creekside supports the United Way!

From October 24- November 3, CES students had fun while supporting the United Way. A Gator Competition raised $742.00 and Spirit Week activities, including Storybook Character Dress-up Day, Hat Day, Crazy Hair Day and Pajama Day, brought in $1,172.00 for … Continue reading

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Math Jump Start Program

On November  8-9, Creekside 4th and 5th graders were treated to the Math Jump Start Program put on by the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.  They were guided through stations such as Fractin Reaction, Geometry Twister, Place Value Dash and … Continue reading

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Bag of Tricks- Family Night at Creekside

Come on out to Family Night at Creekside on November 28 at 6:00 p.m. in the gym. Parents will receive a bag of materials provided by the teachers to create a “bag of tricks” for reading and math.  Students will … Continue reading

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Announcing School Bus Tracker!

School Bus Tracker monitors the location of school buses as they travel their routes across the city. By connecting to the Parent Portal, you can see how close the bus is to the bus stop. The Parent Portal is available … Continue reading

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Superintendent’s 2-Minute Drill

Check out the newest Superintendent’s 2-Minute Drill. Click the link below for information about technology in the classroom, our High School Specialty Programs, the upcoming rezoning input meeting, and more! Superintendent’s 2-Minute Drill

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November and December Dates to Remember

November       Native American Heritage Month Nov. 1              Hat Day, $1.00- for United Way Nov. 2              Crazy Hair Day, $1.00- for United Way Nov. 3              … Continue reading

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Unity Day at Creekside

During Unity week, Creekside students, grades K-5, produced a Hands On pledge to prevent bullying.  Art teacher Angela Thompson, Principal Tara Moore and Dean of Students Henry Brent posed with a few of the participants.

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Bus Tracker coming soon- track your student’s bus in real time!

Bus Tracker will soon be rolling into Suffolk Public Schools’ transportation department! Using this new technology, Suffolk parents will be able to track their student’s bus in real time to determine pick-up and drop-off times. Click here for a video about Bus … Continue reading

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Spirit Week for United Way- Tuesday, Oct. 31, through Friday, Nov. 3

Have fun and help the United Way!  Tuesday, October 31- Storybook Character Dress-Up Day- Students who donate a dollar may dress up as a school-appropriate storybook character- no masks or costume accessories. Wednesday, November 1- Hat Day- Students who donate … Continue reading

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Bus Driver Appreciation Week!

Creekside showed our appreciation for our bus drivers during School Bus Safety Week and Bus Driver Appreciation Day!  They received goodies every day! Monday- coffee and donut cookies from KeiserKreations Tuesday- personalized cups Wednesday- Chick-Fil-A biscuits and CES sunglasses Thursday- Giant … Continue reading

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CHKD Community Outreach Program presents to 1st grade

Sam Fabian, Community Outreach Program Manager for the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD), presented to 1st grade students on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Ms. Fabian showed a short video clip to students, sharing how hospitals are “safe” places for students … Continue reading

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