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Final Box Tops & Labels Collection

One Last Collection Day to win an End of Year Ice Cream Party for your Classroom

Turn in pink Box Tops coupons and orange Labels for Education coupons to YOUR CLASSROOM by Tuesday, April 29!

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Support our Fund-A-Need: a new COW

Please support our Fund-A-Need that was started at our Live Event: purchasing a new Computer On Wheels (COW).  A COW is a mobile cart and charging station containing 30 laptops that a classroom can use at one time and can be shared among several classrooms throughout the year.

  • Our school has more than doubled in population in 5 years.  At a cost of $30,000 we have added only 1 COW since then
  • Half the laptops in use today are nearing their end of life... they need to be replaced
  • Laptops and computers are a learning necessity in the 21st century 


We are nearly half-way to our Fund-A-Need goal! Can you help us cross the finish line?


To make a $250, $100 or $50 donation towards our Fund-A-Need, RAISE your VIRTUAL PADDLE by clicking here.

Posted by: Kathy Dimalanta
Published: 4/6/14

***Creekside families donate thousands at our Live Auction Saturday***

Dear Creekside Families:

This past Saturday evening I had the opportunity to participate in the Comet Fund annual gala auction with about 200 Creekside families. If you had the opportunity to be there, you too saw firsthand the generosity that exists in our school community. As I type this, I am sitting at home on Sunday morning struggling to describe just how amazing last night was for Creekside. I have never come across a group of people that are as generous as Creekside families! The dollar amount that families are willing to donate to our school is incredibly impressive. These donations really go above and beyond what we receive from the state per pupil and allow us to provide a well-rounded balanced education for our students. Even without any fundraising numbers in from the event, I have a feeling that the auction was so successful that our Comet Ed Foundation goals plus many others are easily achievable. The Creekside students are going to reap the benefits for yet another year because of your continued generosity. You are truly an amazing community!

I also want to take this opportunity to thank some amazing volunteers that helped make this happen for our school. I would like to thank the Auction Committee headed by Rita McDonald who did an amazing job coordinating the entire event! This includes in alpha order Kelly Baylies, Nicole Brophy, Monika Caltagirone, Debbie Carbone, Kathy Dimalanta, Amity Karim, Kristine Kennedy, Karen Neff, Rita Paleja, Dana Patterson, Lauren Roth, Cristin Sanchez, Melissa Silva, Lynette Simmons, and Beth Westerhouse. I also would like to thank these generous donors for supporting our school (click to see this amazing list of donors). Its also important to thank the Comet Fund Board for their leadership helping determine and managing our budget as well as countless other volunteers for all of their work organizing the auction! Without volunteers so committed to Creekside, we would NOT have been able to pull off this huge and very important Creekside fundraiser. The amount of time volunteers spent coordinating and organizing this event is extraordinary. I am in awe of how much these people care about our students and our school. Their work as well as the donors directly impacts students at Creekside and we are so very lucky to have such talented and generous people supporting our school!

As I mentioned before, donations allow us to provide a well-rounded education for our students.  In case you don’t already know, these funds are used for things like paraeducator classroom support, art teachers, a vocal music teacher, technology teachers/support, library coordination, books, reading specialists, Soul Shoppe, student technology (like IXL math, AR, iPads, and MacBooks in COWS), supplies, and teacher stipends! And the list goes on and on! Click here to learn more about how our Comet Fund budget is allocated. 

Didn't get to attend the Live Auction but you still want to support our fundraising goal, our school, and your Comet, don't forget to check out the Online Auction that is going on this week (ends Thursday, 4/3 @ 9pm). 

Thank you for all of your donations! You make Creekside even more successful at educating each one of our students with each dollar you invest!

Aaron Tarzian, Principal 

Posted by: Aaron Tarzian
Published: 3/31/14

October Parent Meeting

The programs supported by your donations were outlined at the Annual Fall Comet Fund Parent meeting on Oct. 24. Several items were covered; including some new funding that will benefit YOUR CHILD.  See the presentation below as it reviews fund raised last year and target program funding for this year.

Posted by: Kathy Dimalanta
Published: 10/25/13

Comet Chase Winners

Thank you to our parents, their friends and family for supporting the Comet Chase!  The students had a wonderful time doing their best to run for 30 minutes around the track and cheering on their friends.  The event raised a record-breaking $33,000!  Half of the funds will be allocated directly to classroom teachers to be used to transition materials to Common Core Standards and for creative ways to teach our students. The rest will support the our commitments for staff and resources that make Creekside a great place to learn.

Here are some of our notable Creeksiders:

Top Fundraisers:

  1. Jacob Birkby    $670 
  2. Morgan Hubbard    $650 
  3. Taylor Hubbard    $650 

Top Runners:


  •     Zach Jones    28
  •     Alastair Patterson    28
  •     Juan Lucas Veras    28
  •     William  Pierotti    28


  •     Olivia Kim    24
  •     Katie Ferbet    24
  •     Kristin  Michel    24
  •     Claudia Russell    24
  •     Maia Lee    24
  •     Marie Shvakel    24

A FULL LIST of winners is available on the Fundraising Events page.

Posted by: Kathy Dimalanta
Published: 10/16/13


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Fundraising Goal and Progress for 2013-2014

As reported at February 20, 2014 Board Meeting.  Includes net proceeds from Registration, Matching Funds received to date, and Comet Chase.  79% to goal with Online and Live Auction remaining.


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