Volume 16, Issue 21                                              February 25, 2015



Dear Parents,

Dear Parents, In an effort to keep all children safe while walking to and from school, I am republishing a few important safety tips from our Guidance Assistant, Hilda Majewski. These were first sent out in August, but are perfect to review now! Remember, you are your child’s first teacher. Please take the time to read and teach your child(ren) how to cross a street safely. I look forward to seeing everyone practice these tips (alert, stop, look, listen) each day.




Resources for Pedestrian Safety The National Center for Safe Routes to School has a few interesting tips for children and adults. www.saferoutesinfo.org/sites/default/files/tips_for_parents.pdf www.saferoutesinfo.org/sites/default/files/resources/TeachingChildrentoWalkSafely-2page.pdf www.saferoutesinfo.org/sites/default/files/TeachingChildrentoWalkSafely.pdf


Yearbook on Sale

Order online at school website: click “Yearbook Sale”. Paper order forms are also available at the front office. $20 per yearbook Price increases on March 14th!


Restaurant Night


Wednesday, February 25th
11 am – 8 pm
at California Pizza Kitchen
in Solana Beach

Enjoy a day off of cooking, while helping earn valuable dollars for our school! Take out counts too!

Our Restaurant Nights are an easy way for us to earn PTA dollars!

Be sure to bring the flyer that will be sent home THAT day in your child’s Wednesday envelope, or print the digital copy.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For questions, contact Tracy Borin at tracyborin@sbsd.net


Carmel Creek Family Safety Night 

Thursday, Feb. 26th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
in the Stage Area
Tracie Arlington of PlayItSafe
will be on campus to give a presentation to the families of Carmel Creek on
“Stranger Awareness and Self-Protection”

Since 2003, Tracie has taught over 50,000 kids the importance of awareness and setting appropriate boundaries. During her presentation, children will learn to recognize inappropriate behavior and to trust their instincts when someone or something doesn’t feel right. After going over safety tips, students learn the importance of reacting quickly, using their voices to attract attention and that escaping a bad situation should be their #1 goal. The presentation is very non-threatening and extremely fun!




March 21, 2015
6:00 P.M.
Arterra – Marriott Del Mar


Dinner   ~   Drinks   ~   Music   ~   Friends

Come join the biggest parent social event of the year!
Tickets on sale soon!

For more information contact Kristen Bulich (Event Chair)
@ 858.922.9852 or bulichs@yahoo.com



HERITAGE DAY 2015 – April 30th, 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Save the date for Heritage Day 2015
April 30th from 4:30-6:30 pm.

Get your recipes together for the potluck! Lots of opportunities for volunteering. Please contact Michele Carson for details (michele.carson.78@gmail.com)


PTA is sponsoring a Mad Science Assembly for all our students on Wednesday, March 4th.


Be sure to ask your children about the Fire and Ice Assembly – Students will discover how hot and cold science can be as they take a journey through the world of Fire & Ice!  Experience the “eggcitement” as we fit an egg into a seemingly impossible space.  Watch a chemical reaction take place as a real dollar bill goes up in flames without burning!  We’ll also create an unforgettable display of power as we demonstrate that not all tornadoes are made of wind. For our finale, audience members will explore the mysteries of dry ice as we create large-scale bubbling potions that fill the room.

 It’s sure to be a fun day!


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Dear Carmel Creek Families,

Thank you for your generous pledge donations and support of the SBSF and the Annual Fun Run!  Thank you also to all the volunteers for helping to make the event possible!!!!

Every dollar you donate pays for our Discovery Lab instructor salaries, provides the materials and supplies necessary for successful Science, Technology, Art and supplemental PE curriculum, and funds new STREAM programs.

At Carmel Creek, we are at 79% of our Annual Fund Drive fundraising goal. If you haven’t donated for this school year, it is never too late to help our school reach 100% of our goal for the Foundation Annual Fund Drive. You can learn more about the programs funded at our school and show your support this week by donating online at the Solana Beach Schools Foundation website http://www.solanabeachkids.org/

 Funds raised stay at Carmel Creek, pay for Discovery Lab classes and programs for THIS school year.  Your donations are tax deductible, and may be eligible for corporate matching.  Please “Donate Now!”

 Thank you for making Discovery in Science, Technology, Art and supplement PE possible for our kids!

Grace Satoda and Afshan Rahmati               
Solana Beach Schools Foundation
Co-Site Presidents, Carmel Creek

Santi Cohen , Fun Run Co-Chair