Creekside High School
The SHIELD
Weekly E-Newsletter

November 18, 2019
** Dates and times are subject to change. **
RE-ASSESSMENT NEWS
Please note that we will not hold morning testing sessions on Tuesday, 11/26 or the week of midterm exams.

Students need to arrange with their teacher prior to any morning re-assessment since only particular teachers utilize it.

Thank you.
SCHOOL COUNSELOR NEWS
School Counselors will be in the small café this week assisting students with a “Thankfulness” activity to show their thanks to Creekside staff.  
SENIOR CLASS INFORMATION

We encourage you to check our senior website http://www-chs.stjohns.k12.fl.us/seniors/ frequently for updated information regarding important dates and information. 

Seniors: Want Bright Futures to get your community service hours on time???
Service hours get updated when we send transcripts to be evaluated in January.

Community Service Hours should be turned in frequently or as earned
to Ms. Hemmer in Guidance.

ATHLETIC AWESOMENESS

Three Creekside softball seniors signed their National Letters of Intent to play college softball on scholarship. 

  • Mallorie Sykes signed with Flagler College

  • Devin Hammonds signed with The University of Tampa

  • Ally Bratek signed with Jacksonville University

CONGRATULATIONS!!
OTHER KUDOS
PTSO NEWS & NEEDS
Dear parents, please help your PTSO provide a memorable Holiday Luncheon for Creekside's Faculty and Staff catered by Metro Diner. We would like your help in providing gift cards for the teachers. We would need 170 $10 gift cards as part of the celebration festivities. See sign up below.

THANK YOU!!
NEWS FROM ST. JOHNS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
The Gifted Parent Advisory Council meets four times per year to inform the school district about ways in which we can improve our efforts in serving our gifted students. Parents of K-12 gifted students from throughout the district are encouraged to come to all of the meetings.

Please join us at our next meeting which will take place at 6:30 pm on Thursday, November 21 at Pacetti Bay Middle School (245 Meadowlark Lane, St. Augustine, FL 32092). We will meet in the PE Multi-Purpose Room. Hope to see you there!

St. Johns County School District
ESE Department
ATHLETICS NEWS
We now have Pixellot HD cameras at the stadium and gymnasium! Watch Knights Soccer, Basketball, Wrestling, Lacrosse, Track, Football, and Volleyball live and/or on demand!

You can also watch the Knights (or any team) across the nation wherever cameras are available including Bartram, Nease, Episcopal, Bolles.

(Hint) Subscriptions make great Christmas presents for out of state friends and family!

Subscribe here:
ONLINE APPAREL INFORMATION
CLUB & CAMPUS ACTIVITIES


Make crocheting cool again!

"Crochet for a Cause"
meeting will be in Mrs Hancock's room 575 Tuesday after school. Anyone interested in joining can get an application from Mrs. Hancock.

Please bring your crochet hook.
Hugs Across the County
would like to say thank you to everyone who attended last week's PowderPuff game and the sponsors of Junior and Senior Ladies: Ms. Oborne, Ms. Childers, and Ms. Howard-Condon.
With your support, Hugs Across the County received over 300 cans of food donations that go directly to support homeless and/or food insecure students right here in St. Johns County. Thank you again for your generosity! 

Hi Creekside Community!

I wanted to share information about the 3 rd Annual Christmas Toy Drive honoring our daughter, Ellie. Ellie passed away last year at the start of the school year due to rejection of her transplanted heart. We have always wanted to support the ICU she spent her first 8 months of life on, but after she passed away our passion to support the children in the ICU grew even more. One way we now honor Ellie’s life is through the gift giving. Last year we were able to bring an entire Uhaul truck full of toys and other items to Gainesville for the heart warriors in the Pediatric ICU! I would love to be able to do that again, as Ellie’s Christmas Toy Drive is now the only organization providing gifts for the children for the heart kiddos at Shands. Without all of your help last year, it truly would not have been possible.

If you would like to donate, your student is always welcome to bring toys to my classroom, Portable 11. Donation may be dropped off in the front office with a note stating Ellie's Toy Drive - Mrs. Hanson. If you have a club or event you would like involve in the toy drive, that would be great and I would be happy to help in any way I can. Please note the drive will run through December 13th, toys will be delivered Dec 14th.

Thank you for your support,
Mrs. Hanson

Creekside is a donation drop-off location for No More Hungry Holidays! There are donation bins located outside the front office. Your food donations will help the Hugs club prepare bags of food for St. Johns County youth who need food over the winter break. Last year, we prepared more than 600 bags to support local youth. Thanks in advance!   
SAVE THE DATE

 Winter Choral Concert
December 3, 2019, Creekside HS Auditorium, 7:00 PM

Our annual Barnes & Noble Bookfair will be on Saturday, December 14 at the San Jose location. Please support our media center by mentioning Creekside at the register. Volunteers are needed as well.
Provided is the Sign Up Genius link below:





  • 1/9/20: Academy Showcase (World Golf Village) - Details are forthcoming

  • 1/28/20: CHS Academy Night - TBA
Join us for a Knight of Dinner, Dancing, Live and Silent Auction! 
Only 10 tables left!  

Tickets to Concerts , Sporting Events , Theme Parks and even Broadway shows like Hamilton will be up for grabs!
NEWS FROM YOUR SCHOOL COUNSELORS

College Visits

Please sign up in Guidance BEFORE the day of the visit.
STUDENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 2019
Annual Food Drive, November 16th
Volunteers needed to: place grocery bags and explanatory notes on mailboxes in designated neighborhoods on the 13th & 14th, collect food donations on the morning of the 16th, inventory and box the food donations at our two collection sites for pick up by 3 local Food Pantries. 
Volunteer to help others in St. Johns County so they may have needed food for their families. To volunteer, use the registration link under Food Drive on the www.stjohnscares.org Home Page.
 
4th Annual Turkey Trot Race, Thanksgiving Morning in Nocatee
Volunteers needed to help: set-up and clean-up, hand out water to the racers, direct racers along the course, wear the turkey costume while greeting bystanders and encouraging racers. 
Come join this family-friendly event and earn service hour certificates.
To volunteer, use the registration link under Turkey Trot Race on the www . stjohnscares.org Home Page or at https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/FL/PonteVedra/PEC Turkey Trot. 
 
Annual Giving Tree Initiative
Volunteers need to help: distribute paper ornaments with wishes from non-profit organizations serving Elderly, Veterans, Homeless, Abused, Children and Animals in St. Johns County to donation host sites in mid-November. During the 2nd week of December, volunteers needed to: collect donations from the host sites, deliver to sorting location, inventory, sort and box donations for the individual non-profit organizations.
  • This is a great way to share the joy of the holidays with others.
  • Service hour certificates will be available. 
  • Volunteer registration will open at the end of October at the link under Giving Tree on the www.stjohnscares.org Home Page.
 
Please direct any questions or concerns to president@stjohnscares.org or call 904-507-7740
IN THE KNOW
Did you know

Community Service Hours are entered in Guidance and uploaded to Bright Futures shortly after the New Year. Don't hesitate getting your hours in. Students can drop off their forms at Ms. Hemmer's desk in Guidance.
Now, you are IN THE KNOW!