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Make a difference and join the PTA! Online sign-up is now available!

Click here for the PTA membership form. Click here to sign up online!   MEMBERSHIP IS $6 PER ADULT. (YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE A CHILD AT CREEKSIDE!) **YOU ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO VOLUNTEER. **

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Security buzzer system now in place at Creekside

On September 18, Creekside began utilizing a buzzer system for our front doors. All visitors must use the door access button located next to the right front door. Simply push the button and our office staff will buzz you in. … Continue reading

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Make a difference and join the PTA!

Click here for the PTA membership form. What does the PTA do? The PTA funds in school and out of school field trips, gator cash award system and student recognition programs. The PTA sponsors Field Day The PTA supports our … Continue reading

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Military and Family Life Counseling Program

The Military and Family Life Counseling Program is offered to the families of active duty, reserve, guard and service members who have retired within the last six months.  Due to the unique challenges faced by military families, the Department of … Continue reading

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2-Minute Drill

Check out our most recent 2-Minute Drill here. Look for regular updates throughout the year to keep you updated on all that’s happening. Let’s make it a great year! Link:  https://youtu.be/LQnLPSPUHUc

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September and October important dates

Sept. 15                       Fall Fundraiser Kick-off October                       Disability Awareness Month Oct. 4                          Interim Reports issued Fall Fundraiser orders due Oct. 9-13                     Grandparents Week School Lunch Week Oct. 10                        PTA … Continue reading

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Returning volunteer? New volunteer?

Did your child move to a new school this year? Do you want to try your hand at something new? You can log into your Volunteer Connect account and edit your profile any time you want.  Change where you want … Continue reading

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Bus Routes Now Available

This year, most students* will receive a letter during Back-to-School Orientation which gives the child’s bus stop and pick-up time. New this year, the letter will also include the afternoon drop-off time. * Students who submitted a transportation form before Aug. … Continue reading

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2-Minute Drill

Check out our first 2-Minute Drill hosted by Dr. Deran R. Whitney. These routine updates are intended to keep you informed and involved in our schools!  Click the link below! 2 Minute Drill

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This week’s Spark video: Use fun in the kitched to sharpen math skills!

Kids lose more math skills than any other subject over summer. Any recipe uses math—from measurements to doubling a recipe—baking tasty treats teaches life and math skills. Click the link below for fun ideas! Math in the kitchen

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This week’s Spark video: Every discovery happens when we’re curious.

Summer is a great time to urge your kids to ask questions. Stop to smell the roses and even discover the parts of a flower. Suffolk is full of natural resources within arm’s reach to make summer learning fun!  Click … Continue reading

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Back to School Central

Click the link below for SPS 2017-18 school supply lists, back-to school orientation dates and times, school year calendars, school hours, student registration information, and more! Back to School Central

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This week’s Spark video: Nature Backpacks at the Suffolk Public Libraries

Sneak in some science, reading and exploring with your child this summer using the Nature Backpacks available at Suffolk Public Libraries. The backpacks are fully equipped with pocket guides, a magnifying glass, dip net and other materials for loads of … Continue reading

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Orientation- Thursday, August 31st

Orientation for grades 1-5, as well as Ms. Johnson and Ms. Rockett’s classes, will be held on Thursday, August 31st from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Students and parents should report to their assigned homeroom class to visit and meet the teacher.  Labeled supplies … Continue reading

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2017-2018 Transportation Form Required

In order for Suffolk Public Schools to adequately plan for the 2017-2018 school year, parents/guardians must fill out the 2017-2018 Transportation Form. If you did not complete this form before school ended,  we are requesting that you submit the attached form … Continue reading

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This week’s Spark video: Movies and books… a perfect pair!

Movies bring books to life and adding this new dimension could help your child get ahead this summer. Kids who read only six books over summer maintain their reading skills. Joining movies and books can encourage your child to read. … Continue reading

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YMCA and Kidzone before- and after-school care at Creekside

To help families who have work hours different than school hours, Suffolk Public Schools has several on-site before- and after-school programs.  These programs are operated independently of Suffolk Public Schools, and charge tuition. The YMCA and Parks and Recreation both offer … Continue reading

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Complementary Early Drop-off program ending- no new enrollments for 2017-18

Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, the complimentary Early Drop-off program will no longer be offered in SPS elementary schools. We realize that many of you have relied on this service; therefore, we will continue the complimentary program this school … Continue reading

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This week’s Spark video: Are you ready for some fruit fractions?

Kids lose more math skills over the summer than any other subject.  Bringing your kids (and math) into the kitchen for fruit fractions is just one way to stay sharp this summer.  Click the link below for some ideas! Are … Continue reading

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Creekside welcomes two new administrators!

Welcome to our new principal, Tara Moore, and assistant principal, Candace Myrick! Tara Moore has been an educator for 26 years, 23 of them with Suffolk Public Schools.  Having earned her bachelor’s degree at Old Dominion University and master’s degree … Continue reading

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