The Cheetah Chat

Ms. In's Inside Scoop

May 29, 2018

Dear Creek View families,

I hope everyone is having an amazing start to their summer. It's hard to believe this will be the last Cheetah Chat newsletter for the year. I spent this past weekend reflecting on our school year. I am beaming with pride at our many accomplishments and celebrations. Students and teachers have owned what it means to have a growth mindset. It has been so wonderful to see students focusing on their growth throughout the year and learning to make goals for themselves. I loved see the students showing GRIT as they worked hard to accomplish their goals, and I also enjoyed seeing them telling the grown-ups to have GRIT, too! It has been wonderful to see students excited about their writing, their problem solving skills in math, growing their love for reading, and being investigative scientists and historians. They have also been creative real-world problem solvers in their PBL units and talented performers in the musical and talent show.

I am most proud of how caring, compassionate, and kind our students are to each other and to their teachers. I am so lucky to serve as the principal of a school that exemplifies these characteristics.

Wherever this summer takes you, whether it's to the beach, to another country, or just around your neighborhood, I wish you all a wonderful summer full of lazy, summer days, laughter, and lots of fun new memories with family and friends!

Thank you to all the parents and families for your partnership with CVES to help us provide the best possible school for our students! Go Cheetahs!

Your proud principal,

Monica In

P.S. We are already excited about 2018-2019 and have begun planning for a great new year! Please access the link below for our Hello Summer video.

Farewell Class of 2025!

I want to wish our rising 6th grade students farewell as they head off to their next adventure known as middle school. They had an exciting and memorable last week of elementary school with their promotion ceremony and carnival. We are going to miss you! Remember, your future is so bright!

AHS Seniors do final walk through CVES

We welcomed former Cheetahs who graduated from AHS last Thursday evening to do a final walk through CVES on Thursday morning. It was so exciting to see the graduating seniors! All the students and staff members cheered them on as they walked through our halls with their cap and gowns and beaming smiles. We are so proud of our former Cheetahs!
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PBIS Assembly with Gutsy the Fox

Our students enjoyed an exciting assembly to celebrate earning their goal of 8,000 PAWS tickets! Students have worked hard to have a positive attitude, accept responsibility, make wise choices, and to act and behave in a way that keeps their safety first. They learned about team work, having courage, and even got to see Gutsy the Fox jump over my head to slam dunk a basketball!

Wonder fundraiser

CVES raised $1,405 to donate to the Holland East School located in Holland, MI. The money was used to purchase copies of the book Wonder for every student at the school. A group of 5th graders had the opportunity to Skype with the principal, Mr. Nick Cassidy, and the students of Holland East. They had a great time asking each other questions and getting to know each other!

Thank you, PTA!

One final THANK YOU to our amazing PTA for everything they do for Creek View's staff and students. So much of the wonderful things that happen at CVES would not be possible with the help and support of PTA. They hosted their final lunch for the staff on Friday and it was beautiful and delicious!
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Project Based Learning (PBL)

We had a great year of Project Based Learning (PBL) units! Our PBL Showcases were fabulous and teachers are already busy planning for next year.

Please visit Creek View's PBL website to see all the wonderful hands-on learning that took place this year:

RFF Days for 2018-2019

Creek View's RFF release days (no school for students) for the 2018-2019 school year will be August 31 and October 9. Mark your calendars!

Cheetah Bus Chronicles

Ms. Wilson and I enjoyed our final bus rides of the year on the Purple Dinosaur and Light Blue Dog buses. Thank you to the students for having us along for their afternoon ride home!
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Summer Camps

If you are looking for a summer camp for your child, please access the following link for information on some great summer programs that are available:

School Governance Council (SGC)

The SGC concluded our final meeting for this school year. A big THANK YOU to Martine Zurinskas, Dawn Duerr, Meg Hardt, Julie Stallard, and Jenny Hamilton for their service on the SGC and for helping to lay the groundwork for a bright and exciting future for Creek View! Also, a big welcome to our newly elected members, Melissa Rose and Tracy Schrantz!

Please access the following link to view our new Strategic Plan 2018-2022:

Summer Office Hours

Monday through Friday - 8:00 - 2:00

New Student Registrations - Tuesdays & Thursdays only - 8:00 - 2:00

Dates to Remember for 2018-2019:

August 3 - Sneak Peek

August 6 - First Day of School / Tissue Tea for new parents

August 22 - Curriculum Night (K - 2nd) 6:00 - 7:00 pm

August 23 - Curriculum Night (3rd - 5th) 6:00 - 7:00 pm

August 31 - RFF Day #1 - No School for students

September 3 - No School - Labor Day holiday

September 6 - Fall pictures

October 5 - No School for students - Teacher Workday

October 8 - No School - Columbus Day Holiday

October 9 - RFF Day #2 - No School for students

October 22 - Nov. 2 - IOWA Assessment for 3rd and 5th graders

November 4 - Daylight Savings (fall back one hour)

November 19 - 23 - Thanksgiving Holiday Break - No School

December 20 - Last day of 1st Semester

December 21 - January 4 - Winter Break - No School

January 7 - First Day of Second Semester

January 21 - No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

February 15 - No School

February 18 - No School - President's Day holiday

March 8 - No School for students - Teacher Workday

March 11 - No School for students - Professional Development Day

March 19 - Spring Pictures

April 1-5 - Spring Break - No School

April 11 - 25 - Georgia Milestones Assessment for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders

May 23 - Last Day of school