Creekside Elementary

CARES: Creating Authentic Relationships with Every Student

Parents, Teachers, Students, Community

November 28, 2021

Tomorrow we return from a long Thanksgiving break and begin the countdown to the Christmas holidays! I know the excitement will build during the next 3 weeks. You can help by reminding your child daily that we have lots of things to accomplish at school before the holidays. We want everyone to have fun, but we have some important work to do as well.

  • DIBELS benchmark testing and progress monitoring- DIBELS measures fluency and helps us diagnose errors in reading that may affect comprehension.
  • STAR Reading and Math Assessments- Students take these tests at the beginning, middle, and end of the year. The results help us determine growth and where gaps in learning are so that we can address individual student needs. It is very important that students focus and do their best on these assessments.


5th grade trip to Washington D.C.- Oct.17-22, 2022

Trip ID# 199951 Washington D.C., Jamestown, VA, and Charlottesville, VA will be part of this trip. Contact Mrs. Abbie Broam with any questions at

Square1 Art- ORDER NOW

It's square1 Art time! Last Friday, your student brought home their Square 1 Art catalog featuring their art. Please check out their amazing art and consider ordering a keepsake to enjoy for years to come. Catalog orders should be returned to school by Thursday the 18th, but online ordering will be open until Monday, the 22nd. Thank you for supporting our school through the arts!


Monday, November 22nd will be an e-learning day for all students, teachers, and staff. Teachers will send home more information this week. We are excited that everyone will have more time to relax at home and get ready for Thanksgiving. We will not be distributing devices for this day.
Creekside Veterans Day Parade 2021

Pics and video from our parade

Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Awards Lunch Slides

These pics will be shown at the awards luncheon when we receive our Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Award as a Lighthouse School.

Veterans Day Parade at Creekside

Please turn in information by Nov. 8th.

November 7, 2021

Hello! The days seem to get busier and busier, but we are learning and having fun doing it at Creekside. Here are a few reminders for upcoming events:

  • Nov. 10th- Veterans Day Parade at Creekside at 9:00 a.m. A link to the form with details and information is attached to the red button above.
  • Nov. 12th- Spelling Bee Preliminaries- We always have fierce competition. Good luck to all our participants.
  • Nov. 11th- NO school- Visit a veteran or talk to your children about veterans in your family and community.
  • Nov. 17th- 4th Grade Parents-Meeting Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at 6:30 PM in the Creekside Elementary cafeteria.
  • Nov. 22nd- E-learning Day for students and teachers- Teachers will be sending out more information about assignments the week of the 18th.
  • Nov. 23rd- Nov. 28th- Thanksgiving Holidays
  • Order your yearbook now. Information is linked below.

Have a great week! To all of our Creekside parents who are veterans, thank you for your service to our great nation.


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Gratitude Tree- Thankful for Creekside!

ATTENTION 4th GRADE PARENTS- Trip Plans for 2022 5th Graders- Click on Link Below

November 3, 2021

Hello Parents! I hope this finds you all doing well. We are fortunate to have several organizations that ask if we have students that have needs for the holidays. If you know of any families that are struggling, please let Mrs. Poff or me know so we can try to get families connected with organizations willing to help. We will definitely be discreet. We just want all of our families to have a wonderful holiday season.

My door is always open. Creekside Elementary and Creekside Primary are unique and amazing schools in Limestone County. Mr. Scott, Mrs. Adams, Mrs. Martin, and I try to make decisions to keep our students and staff healthy and safe. The biggest difference between us and other schools (besides our AWESOMENESS) is our size. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call, email, or stop by and see me. I'll be happy to talk to you.

November is a great month to teach our kids about gratitude, being thankful, and the uniqueness of our families. Tell your kids stories about your families.

I am thankful for each of you and our entire Creekside staff.

Much love,

Dana Rhinehart

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October 17, 2021

Welcome back to the 2nd nine weeks of the 2021-2022 school year! We can't wait to see your smiling faces Monday morning!

Mark your calendars. We kick off our Book Fair on Monday, October 25th. We have some fun activities planned in conjunction with the book fair. (See below.)

Picture make-up day is Tuesday, October 26th.

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Creekside Dance Fit

Creekside Families! We had an incredible time during our Dance Fit!

We’re proud of our students, families, teachers, business sponsors, staff, and so many more. It’s been an incredible event, and with your help, we were able to raise $41,000!

Thank you for your help and generosity. Thank you for your sacrifice during this time. Our school is stronger with your donations and amazing support!

*Donating STILL open for anyone to donate until 10/5 for those who would like to continue to share/give.*

Thank you again for your support and care for our school!

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Thursday October 21--Report cards go home.

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The weekend is almost over! ! I hope you enjoyed some much-deserved relaxation this weekend.

Thank you for every share and donation you all have contributed to our fundraiser. We appreciate everyone’s support as we raise funds for Outdoor Classrooms and New Classroom Technology. If you haven’t registered your student, it’s easy to do this weekend.

Then, consider sharing with extended family and friends. And if you are able to, consider making a donation as well. Every share and donation adds up to make a BIG difference for our school.

If your family does get a donation this weekend, you’ll be part of the Weekend Challenge! Any student that gets$2 per minute​or a total of $60 in NEW donations logged on receives a BONUS prize.

Thank you for supporting our school.

Have a great weekend!

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September 19, 2021

Creekside Families!

We’re only 1 day away from our Creekside Dance Fit and we are so excited! We’re looking forward to having fun and building community together.

Donating officially opened on, and you can support our school in 3 steps:

1. REGISTER your student(s) on today. It takes 30 seconds!

2. SHARE with 5 family/friends using the SHARE tools on (Facebook, Text Message or Email). Students can earn rewards just for sharing from

3. GIVE a donation if you are able to give.

Key dates to remember:

⭐️ Donating Opens - TODAY!

Register on MYBOOSTER.COM, Share, & Give!

⭐️ Event Kick Off - 9/20

⭐️ Event Day - 9/28

Every share and donation makes a difference! And, don’t forget…

• All students get to participate in the Event day, regardless of financial participation

• Students will experience an incredible character development program. They’ll be learning about the importance of curiosity, confidence, humility, practice, and endurance by following along with Sports City Worldwide! Check out the trailer here:

Thank you for supporting our school - we are grateful for our amazing school community!


It's exciting to start another year as principal of Creekside Elementary School! 2021 begins my 30th year as an Alabama educator and I still love beginning a new school year.

Please contact us anytime you have a question, a need, or just want to say hello.

CES Remind- Join by texting @chiefs3-5 to the number 81010.

Instagram @creeksidechiefs3_5

September 12, 2021

It is 2021 East Limestone “Homecoming Week”!! Dress-Up Days are listed below! Attire must be within the school dress code. Show your Indian Pride by joining in for these fun themes! #tribepride #ELHSfootball

The Homecoming Parade is on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 6 pm. The parade route will start at Oak Leaf Subdivision and end at the school. The parade will be followed by a community-wide Pep Rally on the football field! Everyone is welcome! #FearTheSpear

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Progress Reports

Progress Reports were sent home Friday. Please look over these with your child. Praise their great work and make plans where needed for improvement. If you have questions, please contact your child's teacher.

September 6, 2021

I hope you have all enjoyed the long Labor Day Weekend. Our teachers needed to rest and recharge. I honestly don't know how they do it. Most have been juggling teaching students in the classroom and working with students who are quarantined through Google Meets and Google Classroom at the same time. There are a few things you can do to help:

  • If you ask a teacher to have make-up work prepared for your child, please pick it up in a timely manner.
  • Make-up work is HARD for everyone involved. Please remember:
  • Teachers will make available any missed work to students in grades K-5 and/or their parents. It should be completed by the student and returned to the teacher by the end of the 5th school day following the absence.
  • Please check the LCS calendars for the 2021 and 2022 school years when planning trips and vacations.
  • Students have three school days to bring in a written excuse for an absence. Please see the LCS Student Handbook at for information on excused absences and chronic absenteeism.

Our lunch menus are subject to change due to shortages and unavailable items. With that being said, this week the cafeteria plans to serve chicken wings or pizza tomorrow and hot dogs or pulled pork sandwiches on Wednesday. Thursday is deli sandwich or hotpocket, and Friday is corn dogs. (full menus provided below)

We still have some families who have not re-enrolled their students through PowerSchool. If you are having trouble, come to the school or call us and we'll be happy to help you.

Flu shots are Thursday for students who returned forms.

Have a GREAT week!

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Flu Shots - September 10th (Check bookbags for info.)


  • Please contact Nurse Lacey if your child is quarantined. This will help us get attendance coded correctly and we can check in to see how your family is doing. Her email is
  • The newest guideline states that if a student or staff member in a class tests positive for COVID-19, then all students in the class will have a letter sent home. It will be left up to parents/guardians to decide to quarantine or not.
  • Masks are still highly recommended but are not required.
  • Masks are required on school buses.
  • Below is a copy of the letter that will be sent home if someone in a class tests positive.
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Car Line and Bus Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Please pay attention to our car line procedures for the safety of all students.

August 22, 2021

I hope this finds everyone well and getting back into school routines.

Phase 2 of our PowerSchool online re-enrollment began Thursday. If you did not receive an email during Phase 1 of re-enrollment, your student should have brought a letter home on Thursday. These letters have a specific link, Snapcode, and online enrollment instructions. For further instructions on how to enroll, visit We need everyone who has not enrolled through PowerSchool to do so as soon as possible. Check those bookbags for letters and other info.

Also, if you have not completed a free/reduced lunch application, please do that too. While everyone gets free breakfast and lunch this year, the information is still needed.


Thank you for a FANTASTIC first full week of school! Thank you for your patience during the car line and with buses.

Please complete the free/reduced lunch application. ALL students will receive free breakfast and lunch this year. Accurate free/reduced lunch percentages are needed for grants and other funding.

Check this newsletter often for updates and information. The red bars you see below contain links to more information. PLEASE PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE CAR LINE INFO.

If you have not signed up for Bus Reminds to get bus updates, please go to to sign up for those. We will try to keep you updated if there are issues with late buses. Also, for our bus riders, we need elementary students to go directly to the buses. Primary teachers walk their classes to the buses so there is no need for anyone to go pick up siblings. They can wait for younger siblings on the bus. Masks are required if your child is riding a school bus.

For car riders: If you have children in elementary and primary, and your primary students are in 1st or 2nd grade, please consider using the elementary car line in the afternoons. If you are making a change to the elementary car line, please let the office and your children's teachers know. Thank you.

Fall Picture Day is Friday, August 27th.

School Times

  • 7:05 - Buses unload and student drop off begins

  • 7:35 - Tardy bell rings and instruction begins

  • 2:40 - End of the school day


  • Masking is highly recommended for all students and employees but not required. Individuals will not need to quarantine if they meet the 3 feet or more social distancing guidance and all individuals are wearing a mask.

Monitoring the health of students

  • Parents are strongly encouraged to monitor their child before sending to school and keep their child home if they show any signs of being sick

  • We will not be taking student temperatures on a daily basis

  • As students show symptoms we will take temperatures and contact parents as needed

  • Students with a fever will be sent home and cannot return to school until 24 hours fever free (per student handbook)

  • Parents should contact the school nurse immediately if their child tests positive for COVID

Cleaning and Sanitizing

  • Creekside staff will be cleaning and sanitizing classrooms and other areas of our school more often and will be using the latest technology in sanitizing.

Field Trips

  • We will be scheduling regular Field Trips as in the past

Extended Day

  • Creekside will not be offering Extended Day or any type of afterschool care this school year


  • If you need information concerning your bus number please let your teacher know or call Creekside @ 256-233-6452 for more information


  • At this time we will not be allowing visitors for lunch or classroom visits

  • We will be evaluating each week and plan to be back to normal operations soon

Check-ins and Check-outs

  • If you arrive after 7:35 you must park and walk your child to the front door of the building

  • Our office staff will be there to assist you

  • If you need to check your child out, please come to the front office and someone will assist you. A

  • Please do not call ahead of time to ask for your child to be waiting on you.

Thank you for all you do as parents to help with the health and safety of our students.

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We will be asking ALL families to complete the free/reduced lunch forms as we still have to keep documentation of this information.

Limestone County Schools 2021-2022 School Calendar

As we move back to a traditional school year, please make every effort to schedule trips and appointments during times when we are not in school.

Limestone County Schools 2022-2023 School Calendar

Limestone County School board approved school calendars for 2 years to help us with planning.

Wow! What a Year!!

It's hard to believe that we're closing out another school year! The last day for students is a half-day on Thursday, May 27th.

This week in the cafeteria, Manager Mrs. Violet says, "Monday will be POT LUCK DAY! We will have a little bit of EVERYTHING! So please come see what the SURPRISE will BE!!!"

Breakfast: Cinni Minis

Tuesday: Breaded Steak Pattie on Sandwich bun, Mashed Potatoes, Fruit, Milk

Breakfast: Muffins

Wednesday: Turkey Roast Sandwich & Turkey Sandwich, Chips, Carrots, Fruit, Milk

Thursday: Ham&Cheese Sandwich, Chips, Carrots, Fruit, Milk

On Wednesday, we will hold our 5th grade promotion ceremonies. Each student received 4 tickets. Please remind guests that they will need their tickets to enter. We will have tables set up for each teacher's class. If you plan on checking your child out, a sign-out sheet will be on the teacher's table. Sign them out before the ceremony.

Summer SOAR program begins June 21st for 3rd graders whose parents registered for this summer reading program.

Thank you for entrusting us with your children this year. It was scary at first and there were lots of unknowns but together we have handled everything the pandemic threw at us.

I love you all! Have a GREAT summer!

SUBJECT: There’s still time to join us in Washington, DC in October!

Wow – we’ve had a tremendous response to our spring educational travel adventure to Washington, D.C., and New York City. The bus is quickly filling up so don’t miss the fun! Please take a moment and register for only $99 and find out if you qualify for any of the FREE $2.5 million that’s available to families with an adjusted gross income of $85,000 or less. If you don’t ask for some of the money, someone else will!

Here is a personalized website about our trip: Creekside's 2021 Washington, DC program. If you’ve already registered, be sure to send this to two friends and remind them to register!

  • Online – at Our Trip ID is 191976
  • By phone – call the WorldStrides Customer Service Team at 1-800-468-5899
  • By mail – use the student invitation you received

Please be sure to purchase the Full Refund Program to protect your account.

Let me know if you have any questions!


Mrs. Broam

Information for February 2021


Have I told you lately how great your kids are?

The story of my first granddaughter's early birth and Creekside's support

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Free Keyboarding Resources for Students

Great practice for students to build keyboarding skills.

Information, Activities, and Resources

March 23, 2020 Updated SMORE with lots of information for families

Information for Nov/Dec 2020

Please read for upcoming events and deadlines.

Library Book Round Up- We NEED over 300 library books returned. Please help locate lost books.

Boxtops for Education

Download the app, scan receipts, and Creekside will profit.

Information for September 8-11, 2020


Hey! This is Dana Rhinehart, principal at Creekside Elementary. I hope you've all had a great Labor Day weekend. Here's some information for the upcoming week at Creekside.

This is homecoming week at East Limestone and to join the fun, students and staff are invited to join in the dress-up days. Tuesday is Twin Day, Wednesday is USA Day, Thursday is Jersey Day, and Friday is Decade Day.

September 9th- Flu shots will be available for students at Creekside. Please send forms in for flu shots if you have not already done so. For virtual students, information on when and where you may get flu shots will be posted on the website and we’ll get the information to the virtual teachers.

Progress reports will go home Friday.

October 7th is make-up day for pictures.

Yearbooks have been delivered. We have a very limited supply of yearbooks to sell. They are $40 and will be sold on a first come basis.

Please keep looking for Creekside library books and return them to the school.

For lunch Tuesday we will have corn dogs and tater tots. Wednesday we'll have cheeseburgers and chips, Thursday we'll have steak nuggets, creamed potatoes, and biscuits, and on Friday we'll have pizza.

Check out the school newsletter of Facebook, Twitter, or Remind for more details.

Have a GREAT week!

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Information for August 17-21, 2020

Picture Day and Menu Info

Back to School 2020

Please click on the red button below for up to date information on the opening of school for the 2020-2021 school year.


Click on the red buttons below for more information.
2020-2021 Enrollment forms for new students

Registration Checklist ⃞ Proof of Residence- (Utility bill, Water bill Mortgage) ▢ Birth Certificate ⃞ Alabama Immunization (Blue card) ▢ Social security number (voluntary) ▢ Parent Identification ▢ Custody Documents (if applicable)

PAYPAMS for Lunch Accounts

Put money on your child's lunch account or apply for free or reduced lunch with this link. Click on PayPams in the top left corner to add money to your child's account.

New Staff- Welcome to Creekside Elementary!

Art, Music, Library, Physical Ed, Science, Social St.

LCS teachers have compiled websites, videos, activities, and many more educational resources to support students during this time away from school. Most resources are for all grade levels and are for enrichment purposes and not required assignments.

May 12, 2020

Hello Creekside Families!

It's hard to believe that we are ending our school year. Please understand that decisions that are made are in an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy. This is not how any of us would like to end the year.

Important information for closing out the school year:

  • May 19-22: Each teacher will come to school on one of these days.

    • Teachers will bag up and label all of your child’s personal belongings.

    • Items will be placed on tables in front of the school.

    • Teachers will notify you when items are ready for pick up.


    • Place books in tubs and close lids.

Limestone County Schools will not be holding awards/graduation ceremonies for 5th grade or kindergarten. We know this will be a big disappointment to some. Again, please understand that decisions were made in consideration of the health and safety of everyone and we had to consider the difficulty that groups of elementary students would have in maintaining social distancing.

Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Beck Martin as Creekside Elementary's new assistant principal. We are beyond excited to add Mrs. Martin to our Creekside Family!

Take care and enjoy the sunshine.

We'll talk to you soon.

May 3, 2020

Hello Creekside Families!

I hope this finds you all doing well. This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Please show our exceptional Creekside teachers some extra love this week. I cannot begin to tell you how much I appreciate each of them and all they have done over the past few weeks to make sure that students are still learning and know that we love them.

Here are a few important reminders for this week:

  • May 8th- Last day of instruction for this school year
  • May 8- 12- Return paper packets IF you have not been sending pics of work to teachers

  • Paper Packets-

    • IF you have been emailing or texting pictures of student work to teachers, you DO NOT need to return the work packet.






  • Gather any textbooks and library books and keep them in a safe place for now so they won’t be lost or damaged.

  • 4th-grade recorders that are home should be washed/sanitized and put in a safe place so they can be used again next year.


Continue to monitor social media and calls for school information.

Have a GREAT week!


April 13, 2020

Hello! I know last week was a little chaotic for most of us as we tried to juggle all the different things going on at home and adding schoolwork into the mix. I hope this week finds us all settling into a new groove so we can successfully finish this school year. Please let us know how we can help you.

Meals are available at Athens Elementary again this week on Monday and Thursday from 10:00-12:00.

Teachers throughout our system are busy creating resources for you to use at home. Each red bar below is a link to a different SMORE newsletter with ideas, activities, and resources to help keep students learning and keep minds sharp. Check them out.

Have a GREAT week! I love and miss you more than you know!

Dana Rhinehart

April 5, 2020

Hello Friends! This is Dana Rhinehart from Creekside Elementary. I hope this finds you all doing well.

With the release of the public health order on April 3rd, there will be no meal service at Limestone County Schools. A drive-thru service is available to anyone 18 and under at Athens Elementary School on Monday and Thursday from 10:00-12:00. A child must be present. Two breakfast and two lunch meals will be given to the student each Monday and Thursday to cover two days of meals. Thank you to our local churches for helping provide these meals. Parents, please let your child's teacher know if you have needs and we will try our best to help you.

Teachers were allowed to return to their classrooms this week for a quick visit to pick up materials. It is still completely overwhelming to have to close our campus. But, Creekside teachers are ROCK STARS! They have been busy preparing packets and finding ways to connect with all of you. On Tuesday, instruction begins. I can't wait to hear how everything goes on this new adventure.

Stay safe and stay healthy! We miss you all!!

March 29, 2020

Hello! This is Dana Rhinehart, principal at Creekside Elementary. It’s been 2 weeks now since we’ve been in school and I sure do miss seeing everyone. This coming week is Spring Break. I hope there will be some sunshine to enjoy while we continue to practice social distancing.

Limestone County Schools district staff and teachers have been working hard on a plan for the remainder of the school year. The details will be ironed out this week. You will receive an important message from your child’s teacher in the next day or two and we would appreciate your quick response.

Please check the school website, FB, or Twitter for up to date information. Check out Creekside Reads on Instagram for some fun stories. If you have not signed up for the school Remind, Text the message @danarh to the number 81010. I think it might be fun to set up a zoom meeting with students and/or parents and I’d send the link on Remind. So again, if you haven’t signed up for the Creekside Elementary parent Remind, text the message @danarh to the number 81010.

Have a GREAT SPRING BREAK! Stay safe and stay healthy!

Dana Rhinehart
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Apple and other Smart watches

Apple and other smart watches may only be used for telling time during school hours. They must be placed in backpacks or given to the teacher during testing.

The 1st time a student is caught playing games or texting the student will be asked to take the watch off and put it in their backpack.

A 2nd offense will result in the teacher taking the watch until the end of the day.

A 3rd offense will result in the watch being taken to the principal and the parent will be called to pick it up at a convenient time for both parties.

We understand that these are expensive devices and great communication tools, but they can also be a distraction. These devices may not be connected to our WiFi using BYOD or guest. With all the devices on our campus, our network will not support extra smart devices. Remember that you may always call the school office if you need to get a message to your child during the day.


PLEASE refer to the Limestone County Schools Calendar when planning trips and vacations. We need students at school every day. It is impossible for teachers to replicate the activities that students are engaged in throughout the school day with make-up work. These make-up assignments require extra planning and grading for teachers which increases their already overwhelming workload.

Plus, we want all our students here. It makes us very happy when classes get their tent on the wall for perfect attendance and teachers know everyone is present for instruction.


As of 8/1/20, we are not offering an extended day at this time

March 1, 2020

It's READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK! This is a fun week to focus on having fun reading. Monday is "Wear Green Day". It's also our SPRING BOOK FAIR! Family night is Tuesday night from 5:00-7:00.

Speaking of the Book Fair, check out the link on the PTO Facebook page to volunteer at the book fair.

Tuesday is Spring Picture Day. We will be taking individual pics, class pics, and club pics. Wear your best SMILE. Tuesday is also "Wear Sunglasses Day", but not for pictures.

Wednesday is "Wear Wacky Clothes Day".

Thursday is "Twin Day". If you don't have a friend to twin with, no worries. Wear your Creekside Fun Run shirt and you'll have lots of twins!

Friday is "Wear your Favorite College Shirt or colors".

Surveys- We need YOU to complete surveys for our Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence visit. Here's the link- Now, all you need to do is dig through that folder or backpack for the letter with the unique code so you can complete the surveys. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Oh, you can warn your kids a little early. During March, my Irish cousins send these little leprechauns to play and cause mischief. I managed to capture 24 of them and got them into the STEM lab where they are now hiding from me. I'm hoping students will help me find them while they're visiting the book fair so I can send them back to their homes.

Tomorrow is the last day to order Autism t-shirts. Please support our special ed department by purchasing one of these shirts. (Details below)

Pre-K registration continues. (Details below)

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February 23, 2020

After another rainy Monday, it looks like we may see SUNSHINE by the end of the week! How exciting! Please join us Monday night at 5:00 for our PTO meeting in the cafeteria.

Another exciting event for us is that Creekside Elementary and Creekside Primary have been chosen to go through the process to become National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence. Parent surveys will come home tomorrow. We would appreciate your help in completing these surveys. If you have a student in each school, please complete a survey for each school. (More info can be found below.)

Pre-K Registration continues. (More info below)

Autism t-shirts are on sale now. (More info below)

Upcoming Dates:

2-24-2020 - Parent surveys for Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence go home.

2-24-2020 - Creekside PTO Meeting- 5:00 p.m.

2-26-2020 - 1/2 day for Students

2-28-2020 4th grade field trip to Montgomery

3/2 - 3/6/2020 - Read Across America

February 9, 2020

It looks like another rainy week, but we won't let that slow us down at Creekside. We've got lots of learning to do. Rainy days are great days for a little extra reading with your child. What were your favorite childhood books? Have you ever shared any of those stories with your children?

Upcoming Dates:

2-10 & 2-11-2020 - Limestone County will continue superintendent interviews at 6:00 p.m. at the Career Tech Center.

2-13-2020 - Creekside Junior Beta Club Induction- 9:00 a.m. We are excited to have so many

deserving students to be inducted into the Beta Club. Please remember that each student may bring only 2 guests due to our limited space.

2-17-2020 - No School- Presidents' Day

2-18-2020 - Limestone County School Board Meeting at Creekside- 6:00- cafeteria

2-21 & 2-28-2020 4th grade field trip to Montgomery

2-24-2020 - Creekside PTO Meeting- 5:00 p.m.

January 26, 2020

We've had a FANTASTIC start to the second semester! We've been busy looking at report card grades, DIBELS scores, STAR reading and math assessments, and attendance data. WOW! Creekside Elementary students are ROCKING this school year! Thank you to our teachers who work hard preparing engaging lessons and to our parents who make sure kids are prepared each day! Keep encouraging students to do their best. Mrs. Rhinehart plans to meet individually with students, starting with 3rd graders this week. Students will have a paper to share with you from our talk.

We've had a few cases of the flu and strep reported. Please let us know if your child is confirmed with strep or flu. Please remind children to practice good hygiene habits. We hope everyone stays healthy.

This is the last week to register to play softball and baseball through ELAA. Register at Registration closes 1/31/2020.

The lunch menu is attached below.

Have a GREAT week!

January 12,2020

We had a GREAT first week back at Creekside! We love seeing the smiling faces fill our halls.

January 28th and 29th- 4th-grade vision screenings- Consent forms will be sent home.

February 12th- Vaccine Clinic- Info will be sent home.

Chorus Rehearsals- 4th and 5th grades

4th & 5th Grade Chorus rehearsals begin on Wednesday, January 15. If your child wishes to join us, please send in money and permission forms before January 15.

-Ms. Hains

Yearbook Sales

Reserve a copy of the 2020 Creekside Elementary School yearbook today!

Blood, sweat, and tears.
Friends, jokes, and successes.

It’s all preserved in the yearbook.


January 5, 2020


We are excited about welcoming everyone back to school Monday morning. We hope everyone is rested and ready for the second semester.

Our continuous improvement goals this year are to increase student proficiency in reading comprehension, math, and to decrease chronic absenteeism.


December 15, 2019

I cannot believe it's the last week before Christmas break!

Here are a few reminders for the week:

  • Be weather aware Monday. All after school activities have been canceled.
  • Junior Beta Service Project - They are collecting canned goods, toiletries, baby items, and other supplies for the New Futures Family Lodge. More info is posted below.
  • Tuesday, December 17th- Drama Club Performance @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 19th- Polar Express Day
  • Friday, December 20th- Christmas Parties @ 9:00; half day for students

LOST AND FOUND- We have lots of sweatshirts, jackets, coats, and other items that need to be claimed before Christmas break. All items not claimed will be donated at the end of the day on Dec. 19th.

Mark your calendars... It's almost time for Creekside 4th & 5th Grade Chorus! We will begin rehearsals after school on Wednesday, January 15. Keep an eye out for chorus permission forms which will go home on January 6. If you love to sing, work hard and have fun, please join us! --Ms. Hains

Keep scrolling for more info and pics from last week!

Merry Christmas!

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December 8, 2019

It's going to be another busy week at Creekside, but we've got some fun planned too.

Supper with Santa Update: Tuesday will be the last day to purchase Supper with Santa tickets online. Tickets are $10 per person. Everyone must have a ticket to enter. The first seating is full. The second seating begins at 6:45 and has about 100 tickets left. Chick-fil-A will be the dinner with your choice of nuggets or a sandwich. The Chick-fil-A cow and Santa will be there. A photographer will be there and you can have an electronic print sent to you for $2. We'll also have cookie decorating, letter writing to Santa, cookie decorating and vendors, including Rita's. Come have fun with Creekside PTO Thursday night.

Upcoming Dates:

Dec. 12th- Alabama author Laura Murray will visit with 4th graders

Dec. 12th- Supper with Santa

Dec. 13th- Spelling Bee Finals

Dec. 17th- Drama Performances (in school for students and 6:30 p.m. for friends and family)

Dec. 20th- 1/2 day for students; Christmas parties at 9:00 a.m.


DIBELS testing- 3rd grade completed testing last week and 4th and 5th grade will continue progress monitoring.

The STAR Reading and Math Assessment window is January 5- February 6. We will not test before Christmas Break.

It's Cool To Be Kind:

Our wall is filling up with snowflakes and snowmen as teachers identify students being kind or doing something nice without being prompted.

December 1, 2019

Can you believe it's December 1st? We have a busy 3 weeks before Christmas break begins.


DIBELS testing begins this week to assess each student's growth in reading fluency.

Students will also take the STAR Reading and STAR Math assessments again before Dec. 20th. Unlike the Scantron testing program that we've used the past several years, the STAR assessments only take about 20-30 minutes for students to take. We use this data at Creekside to analyze the growth of individual students and the system uses the data to monitor progress at schools toward school and system goals for achievement. This will help us make sure we keep the "A" we received on the state report card. I'm still so proud of our students, faculty, and staff for this accomplishment.


Please encourage children to do their best, stay focused, and continue to be leaders with great behavior. Teachers have lots of engaging lessons to teach and fun activities too. It's such an exciting time of year but we also have some work to finish before the holidays.

Lunch for December 2nd is chicken tenders or chicken wings. The December menus will be posted soon.

Upcoming Dates:

Dec. 12th- Alabama author Laura Murray will visit with 4th graders

Dec. 12th- Supper with Santa

Dec. 13th- Spelling Bee Finals

Dec. 17th- Drama Performances (in school for students and 6:30 p.m. for friends and family)

Dec. 20th- 1/2 day for students; Christmas parties at 9:00 a.m.

November 3, 2019

Tuesday is Holiday Picture Day so everyone wear your best smile for holiday pictures.

4th-grade parents listen up: There will be a meeting on Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria to discuss next year’s Washington D.C. trip. This trip is an awesome experience for 5th grade students and we need more participation in order to continue planning it.

Creekside is applying to become a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. As part of this process, we need your help and input. Students will bring home a letter with survey information tomorrow. Please use the unique code in this letter to complete the survey. It’s important that we have a high percentage of survey completion, so please complete the surveys as soon as possible. We will have evaluators on campus Nov. 12th and 13th to see all the wonderful things happening at Creekside.

On Friday, November 8th we will honor our Veterans with breakfast and a special time together. If you need more information, please contact your child’s teacher or Mrs. Nona Adams.

For lunch this week,

Monday we will have spicy or regular chicken sandwiches, taco soup with corn chips, and fresh veggies with dip.

Tuesday we’ll have crispitos with cheese sauce or hot pocket pizza.

Wednesday we will have chicken stew with crackers or deli turkey and ham sandwich, with a half toasted grilled cheese for the stew.

Thursday we’ll have BBQ pork sliders or hamburgers and onion rings,

and on Friday we’ll have a pizza bar or chef salad with baked apples and cookies.

Schools will be closed next Monday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.

Have a GREAT week!

October 27, 2019 Message

It's GREAT to be a Creekside Chief! We received an A on the state report card! We had fun with a successful Boosterthon and now we're celebrating Fall Festival and Red Ribbon Week. With all that's happening, we need to remember that our focus is on Continuous Improvement for Creekside. We want to continue loving students as we also work on improving reading proficiency, math proficiency, and attendance. We want to improve that 91/A and most of all make sure that all of our students are successful.

Boosterthon 2019 was a BLAST and we exceeded our goal of $25,000 in pledges! PLEASE reach out to those who sponsored your child and ask them to fund those pledges. When pledges are collected, we will start making improvements to our outdoor areas.

Fall Festival and the 4th/5th-grade dance are tomorrow (Monday night).

You may enter through the elementary office or the cafeteria entrance.

Bracelets for all access to the Fall Festival will be $10.

We will have a goldfish game where you can win a live goldfish, cake walk, drink toss, inflatables, and many more games. We also have 16 vendors signed up so please come out and have a great time that night.

4th and 5th Grade Dance- The dance is from 6:00- 7:30 and the cost is $10 per student. The costume contest will be at 6:30. No knives, fake guns, or other weapons. They will be taken at the door if brought in. Please, no scary costumes. Parents may stay for the costume contest. The winner will receive a gift card. All parents must come back inside to pick their students up. Please be there by 7:30. No one will be allowed to walk out to the parking lot without a parent. The dance is for 4th and 5th grade students only.

Concessions will be sold.

This week is Red Ribbon Week. Monday is "We are "red-y" to say no to drugs. Wear red.

Tuesday is I'm a "Jean-ious": I'm drug free. Wear something blue jean.

Wednesday is "Drugs can't find me". Wear camo.

Thursday is "Drugs are Scary. Say Boo to drugs." Wear orange and black.

Friday is "Wake up Drug Free." Wear pajamas.

Holiday pictures will be made November 5th.

Our Veteran's Day breakfast for Veterans will be November 8th.

October 10, 2019 Message

Wow! We had a FANTASTIC FIRST NINE WEEKS OF SCHOOL! We blinked and it was over!

We'll jump back in next week and kick-off our Boosterthon Fun Run Fundraiser. October is going to be BUSY, so get your calendars ready.

Tuesday, October 15th

  • Picture Day IF your child was absent for school pictures on August 20th.
  • Boosterthon Pep Rallies Pre-K- 2 @ 1:15, 3-5 @ 2:00
  • 4:30- PTO Meeting featuring Boosterthon info and some special storytellers
  • 5:30- 5th Grade D.C. Trip Mandatory Meeting for all participants

Wednesday, October 16th Wear RED to support Dyslexia Awareness.

October 22nd- Spelling Bee Forms are due

October 23rd- Storytelling Festival- 3rd and 4th Grades


October 25th- Spelling Bee Preliminaries

October 28th- November 1st- Red Ribbon Week

November 8th- Veteran's Day Program

September 23, 2019 Message

We've been having a few technical issues lately with our website and all call service. If you have not signed up for the elementary remind, Text the message @danarh to the number 81010. Also, check the Creekside Elementary Facebook and Twitter for info.

This Wednesday, September 25th is a half-day for students. Creekside will dismiss at 11:10. Remember, we will not have Extended Day on Wednesday either. This is a professional development day for teachers and staff.

We are celebrating homecoming with East Limestone this week with dress-up days. Tuesday is Twinning Tuesday (twins/ dynamic duos). Wednesday is Blind the Eagles Day. (wear neon). Thursday is Jersey Day. Friday is Blackout or East Attire.

Lost and Found- We will be donating items left in lost and found at the end of each nine weeks. Students pass the lost and found rack on the way to and from lunch every day. Please message your child's teacher if they need to stop and look for something. We have a ton of jackets, lunch boxes and a great pair of glasses. All unclaimed items will be donated during fall break.

Tuesday's lunch will be pulled pork sandwich or deli ham and cheese sandwich with coleslaw, baked beans, ice cream cup, and peaches. Wednesday will be a grab and go lunch. Thursday will be a cheeseburger or hamburger with potato chips, pudding, and mandarin oranges. Friday will be a pizza bar or fish sandwich.