Pizza Ranch

The 8th graders will be hosting a fundraiser dinner night at Pizza Ranch on Monday, January 29th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm! 

20% of the profit from your meal will go towards helping our 8th graders with their 8th grade trip!

Remember to let the front counter know that you are there to support Canyon Creek School, so that the 8th graders get the profit.

This is an easy and yummy way to help support our 8th graders!

Thank you so much!

New Features For Our Student Pictures!

We are excited to announce that Interstate-Studio has released a new feature for parents to use for ordering student pictures! Now if you forget to send an order form on picture day or would like to wait to order photos until you see a proof, you can get them directly sent to your email! A proof of your child's picture and a convenient and easy link to order pictures will be sent directly to your right after picture day! We are very excited about this new feature, but in order for us to get it working we need your help!

Please click here for the information form that has to be turned in to the office. 

PE & Health News

It was so great to meet many of you during parent/teacher conferences this fall, and I look forward to meeting more of you as the year goes on. The excitement of accepting my first teaching position at Canyon Creek has not yet begun to fade, I am truly enjoying the school and community.

In the last few years, I'm sure you've noticed changes in the world of education, especially in reference to standards and assessments. Health and physical education has not been left out of these changes! I'd like to give you all a small glimpse of what is sometimes referred to as the "New PE:"

Across the country, physical education programs have been shifting from competition based activities to individual fitness and "lifetime sports." The reasoning is that in adulthood, your student are more likely to regularly participate in yoga or ride a bike for exercise than play flag football or hockey. Moving away from competitive group activities allows more students to get involved in exercise, which show academic benefits as well as stress relief. This individual approach lets students track their own success which aligns with the current emphasis on assessment and tracking results that we're seeing in the midst of education reform. This type of assessment is working its way into PE with the overall goal of lifelong health.

As a sport and competition enthusiast, I definitely think there is a place for competitiveness, however, I believe in leveling the playing field with modifications to move away from a PE where the skilled students dominate the game and those not as skilled stand on the sidelines hoping to go unnoticed. I am enthusiastically ready to indulge myself in this innovative shift in physical education. I hope to expose your students to as many activities as I can so that they can be confident to stay physically active when they leave Canyon Creek.

Always feel free to email Ms. Allen with any questions or concerns: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Guidance Lesson Update from Mrs. Tennant...

Mrs. Monforton has facilitated lessons in my absence and will continue through the month of January. Thank you to Mrs. Monforton for all your hard work!

Coming up in February when I return, k-8 will be covering personal safety. The students will learn the "No, Go, Tell" model to use in situations where they do not feel safe. Students are encouraged to Say No, Get Away, Tell Someone, and to Keep Telling until someone believes them. Students are also encouraged to recognize good and bad secrets. Bad secrets are those that give you an uneasy feeling. If you have an "uh-oh" feeling, it is a good indication that something is not right and you should tell an adult immediately. 

Parents of 8th Graders

West High is coming to pre-register students for High School on February 2nd and will return to finalize registration and class selections on February 21st. Please keep an eye out for a transition letter in the mail that gives more information on this subject.

The West High parent PAC meeting will be on February 7th, at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria at West High. This transition meeting will discuss all the information you as parents will need to know to send a child to West High. They will be covering courses offered, graduation requirements, registration, clubs and activities, as well as answering any other questions you as a parents might have about high school. Please plan to attend this meeting if your child is going to West High next year. This is the only parent meeting offered by West High for all new incoming students.

Save the date: West High Freshman Open House on April 24th at 6:00 pm in the auditorium!