News At The Creek

May 1


Visitor ID Checks

Please help us stay vigilant in protecting the safety of our students during our many end of the year events. ALL visitors for every event must go to the front lobby to sign in and show a picture ID. Thank you for your help with this! The first ten people who email Carrie with their favorite field day event will get a treat in their mailbox.

2014-2015 Awards Reminder

As we get close to the end of the year, this is a good time to remind parents and students of our awards. Some have changed since last year, so please make sure you communicate this to your students and parents.

9 Week Awards

Honor Roll (in Grades 2-5 only) = All A’s and B’s in academic subjects. All E’s and / or S’s in special’s classes.

Perfect Attendance = Students must have been present every day during the 9 week grading period.

End of Year Awards

Academic Achievement Award (in Grades 2-5 Only) = All A’s in academic subjects. All E’s and / or S’s in special’s classes for the entire school year (not multiple years).

Perfect Attendance = Students must have been present every day for the entire school year.

Cardinal of the Year (in 5th Grade Only) = Students recognized for outstanding citizenship in each class.

Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8)


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From Patty:

Thank you all for your hard work with Milestone testing!

SPGs and DDAs begin this week. Carrie and Erline will be guarding the testing closet for me as I am out of the building. Please look for next week's testing schedule to be sent this afternoon/evening.

eClass Spring Fever Challenge

I am so excited to say we had 60% of staff complete at least one challenge throughout the week! That is a high number that were able to 'show what they know' through completing the tasks! Thanks for participating! I hope you had fun and learned a little in the process!

Just think of how your students could complete a similar challenge at the beginning of the year....they like homework passes almost as much as teachers like jeans passes!


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Top 5 Foods To Fight Inflammation

1. Foods High In Omega-3s

One cause of inflammation throughout the body is an imbalance in the consumption of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. The average western diet includes up to 10 times more omega-6 fatty acids -- found in nuts, seeds, and vegetable oils -- than omega-3s, so it's a good idea to get more of the anti-inflammatory omega-3s into the diet on a daily basis. Some great sources include salmon, herring, mackerel, sardines, anchovies, trout, flaxseeds and walnuts. You may also consider taking a fish oil supplement, but make sure you choose one that contains omega-3s, and not omega-6s, and comes from a reputable brand.

2. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Olive oil contains a natural anti-inflammatory agent and may be partly responsible for the low levels of heart disease among those following a Mediterranean diet. Use it for cooking instead of butter or vegetable oil.

3. Antioxidant-Rich Foods

These include fruits (non-citrus) and vegetables. The more colors you eat, the better; each color represents the presence of different health-promoting phytochemicals. Some great fruits to start eating regularly are strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, papaya, cantaloupe, apricots, cherries, plums and watermelon. Some antioxidant-rich vegetables include kale, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, squash, pumpkin, bell peppers, sweet potato and turnip greens.

4. Spices

Check your pantry for ginger, garlic, cinnamon and turmeric. These seasonings appear to have anti-inflammatory properties, so they are a great choice to use when cooking. If you have a high-powered blender or juicer, start the day with a green juice by combining fresh ginger, leafy greens like kale or spinach, and any fruits you like. Apple, carrot and ginger make for a great combination as well.

5. Green Tea

Green tea contains certain phytochemicals that appear to help fight inflammation and preserve joints longer. Studies suggest that 3 to 4 cups per day would be needed to see the benefits.


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