Dear Canyon Creek Families,
Many of the activities that take place at Canyon Creek School would not happen without the genuine help of our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). This group plans out each year's events, organizes them, and carries them out efficiently. Canyon Creek School benefits greatly from the PTO and because of this group we are truly a better place. I personally am very grateful of the emphasis that our PTO gives to kids. They raise donations and spend the funds raised directly on our student body and make such a difference in our students. Recently, they sponsored Missoula Children's Theatre. They also organize the Book Fair and turn the proceeds back to the library to put more books on the shelves. I can't say enough about how much our school appreciates this organization and everything they do for us. Most importantly, the PTO has fun getting involved in our school. I would encourage any parent or community member to join this group and have some fun while doing it. Thanks PTO!
Safety At School
Over the past years, schools have been under attack with violent crimes and horrible acts of violence. This is a serious problem in the United States and no school is immune to the possibilities of something like this happening. I would like to emphasize to all parents and community members that we are always looking for better ways to secure our building and to keep our students safe.
Canyon Creek has been allowed by the Montana Legislature to set some funds aside specifically to be used to increase the safety of our schools. These funds are not significant amounts of money but really have helped Canyon Creek make improvements in the school. I am pleased to let you know that at Canyon Creek School we have used these funds to update our entry systems by adding a buzz-only entry, new doors in the front entrance, security cameras, updates to our communication system, and installed door stoppers that allow for teachers to quickly shut classroom doors and lock up the school efficiently.
In the future we will continue to refine, practice, and emphasize the safety of our school. We cannot predict what or when something tragic could occur at Canyon Creek, but we will prepare the best we can with the attitude that we will be ready if it happens. Keep in mind that you can help us with the safety of our students by letting us know if you see something strange around the community or school. Informing the school is the first step of prevention and we appreciate your eyes and ears in helping us be aware of potential risks.