Author Archives: Deborah Topping

Suffolk Reading Council Book Drive

The Suffolk Reading Council is hosting a Book Drive from January 31st – February 28th. Please donate new or gently used books, which will go to charities throughout Suffolk! Books may be deposited in the box in the main lobby.

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January 27, 30, 31 and February 1- FULL days of school for Elementary

January 27, 30, 31 and February 1 are FULL days of school for Elementary. These days are Early Dismissal days for Middle and High School ONLY.

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View Report Cards in Home Access Center

Parents/Guardians may view the current report card in Home Access Center (HAC) which is accessible from the Suffolk Public Schools’ and building websites. All guardians have access to academic performance in HAC with an account that was created by the … Continue reading

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Important dates- February and March

January 27, 30, 31 and February 1      FULL days of school for Elementary February     Black History Month School Board Appreciation Month February 6-10             School Counseling Week February 7                  PTA Meeting- 4th grade performance February 7-17     … Continue reading

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Family Tool Kit Night

Title 1 Family Night Tuesday, January 31 6:10-6:55 pm  ~Session 1 7:00-7:45 pm~  Session 2 Teachers will review the SOLs in Reading and Math for the 3rd nine weeks.  Come see how these SOLs are taught and learn some strategies … Continue reading

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Kids’ Closet

Are you…Getting ready for the next season? Cleaning out those closets? Do you have clothes that are just piling up? Creekside Elementary has the solution!  We are now accepting your gently used clothing items for our upcoming Kids’ Closet shopping … Continue reading

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Make-Up Days Set for Feb. 13, Feb. 20 & March 15

The approved schedule below will allow students to make up lost instructional time due to snow days January 9 – 11, 2017.  The approved 2016-17 calendar indicates that President’s Day (Feb. 20) and the March 15th Teacher Work Day, (an … Continue reading

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Through snow, sleet and ice, a school custodian’s job is never done!

While the rest of us were home playing in the snow, drinking hot chocolate or catching up on our shows, our dedicated custodial staff was working to clear our parking lots and walkways for us.  We appreciate you! Custodial Appreciation … Continue reading

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Take these 5 steps to prepare for weather related closings or delays

1) Update your students about where to go when they get off the bus, should schools close early. 2) Remember, when schools are opening under a 1- or 2-hour delay, bus pickups begin 1 or 2 hours later than normal. Before-school care … Continue reading

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Stay Informed about Weather and Changing Events!

The time to prepare is now! Help us keep you informed of regular news and changing events by following our social media channels. Sites are updated regularly, especially when events are rapidly changing. Stay tuned!  Click on the link below … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! Important Dates for January and February

January 3                              Schools reopen January 11                           Custodian Appreciation Day January 16        … Continue reading

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Creekside’s Elf on the Shelf

A real-life Elf on the Shelf delighted students at Creekside Elementary this week, sitting atop the library’s bookshelves. Paraprofessional Mary Keiser plays the role this time each year.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

Creekside 2nd graders were thrilled to be invited to attend a performance of “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, put on by the Drama Department of Nansemond River High School. What a wonderful way to expose our students to the theater! The … Continue reading

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Holiday Window Painting in Downtown Suffolk

Talented Art students from across the city continued the tradition of painting business windows in downtown Suffolk.  The students were asked to plan and design their window themes before the big day.  Our CES 5th grade Talented Art students were … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Creekside’s Teachers of the Year!

Congratulations! Natalie Street- Teacher of the Year Amanda Giarratano- Rookie Teacher of the Year Rachele Hirsch-Brooks- Reading Teacher of the Year

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Marching Warriors at Creekside!

On Tuesday, November 22, the award-winning NRHS Marching Warriors put on a high energy show at Creekside! Students paid $2.00 to attend the show, a fundraiser for the March of Dimes that raised over $1,200! Former Creekside students in the band introduced … Continue reading

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Congratulations to our own Rachele Hirsch-Brooks, who has been selected as the City-wide Reading Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to Rachele Hirsch-Brooks, a second-grade teacher at Creekside Elementary School, who has been selected as the City-Wide Reading Teacher of the Year by the Suffolk Reading Council.  She will now be considered for the Virginia State Reading Association’s Reading … Continue reading

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PTA Winter Bazaar- December 10th

Creekside Elementary PTA is looking for vendors who would like to participate in our second annual Winder Bazaar! Reserve a space for $30.00, or $35.00 if a table is needed. For more information, please email:  ggenamimi@yahoo.com Winter Bazaar vendor flyer

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During the week of October 17-21, the Creekside Media Center was buzzing with lessons in computer science!

Madelyn Kresinske of the Suffolk Public Library taught students the fundamentals of computer programming and computer science with the help of Code.org. Students solved puzzles and created code using computational thinking and problem solving skills. Technology affects all career fields, … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Rachele Hirsch-Brooks, Creekside’s Reading Teacher of the Year

Rachele Hirsch-Brooks is Creekside’s Reading Teacher of the Year!  Suffolk Reading Council members and Creekside Staff believed she exemplified the meaning of a committed reading teacher and that literacy plays an important role in her classroom. She will continue to … Continue reading

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