Creekwood PTA

January/February Newsletter

PTA Updates

We hope everyone had a restful Winter Break and are back in the swing of things as January ends. Thank you to all who volunteered at the Winter Parties. The students had a great time. Also thank you for those who were able to volunteer at the Holiday Shop this past December. The students love shopping for friends and family and of course for themselves. A huge thank you to all that attended the January Spirit Night at McDonald's! We raised over $800! Mrs. McCabe class had the most students attend and won the Happy Meal party.

With the recent state level budget cuts to education and with the looming additional cuts, concern on direct impact to the BAPS district is high. After attending a meeting where Dr. Mendenhall addressed these concerns, we would like to share the information that he discussed. Current cuts will take $1 million dollars from the BAPS district. Smart fiscal planning on the administration's part has a surplus of dollars which will help to bridge this budget gap for the 2016-2017 year. At this time there will be no staff cuts or student program cuts in the district. Administration is working on their plan for additional budget cuts that could occur and for long term budget plans for the next 5 years. Construction and remodel plans will continue forward since funding for these projects stems from bond votes and not from state funding so you will continue to see progress in the BAPS district. Creekwood PTA will try and keep our parents up to date with this type of information. By joining Creekwood PTA, a portion of your $5 dues goes to the Oklahoma PTA. These funds are used for lobbying at the state level for increase funding to education for our students. By supporting our local PTA, we are helping our students locally and state wide. Thank you for being a PTA member.

Upcoming School and PTA Events

2/1-2/5: Winter Book Fair

2/2: Sonic spirit Night

2/4: PTA Monthly Meeting 6:00 in the Media Center. Board Positions and Chair Positions will be discussed for next year. Please attend if you are interested in learning more about getting more involved in making Creekwood great.

2/12: Valentine Class Party at 2:30

2/8: 5th Grade Musical

2/15: No school

2/18: Santa Fe spirit Night

2/29-3/4: Jump Rope for Heart

3/3: Talent Show

March we will have our final fundraiser - the Read-A-Thon.... Funds from this fundraiser will be used for Super Kids Day for the last day of school. More information soon!