Volume 16, Issue 28                                           April 22, 2015



Dear Parents,
Over the last few weeks, we’ve been in contact with many agencies regarding child pedestrian safety. Through these contacts I came across Rady Children’s Hospital Child Pedestrian Safety recommendations and thought I should share them with you.

Did you know…
…in the U.S. a child is killed in a pedestrian crash every 90 minutes (U.S. Dept. of Transportation).
…in San Diego County, pedestrian injuries are a leading cause of death in children of all age groups. Children ages 5-9 are the highest risk.
…injuries to older children are more likely due to driver error.
…the number of pedestrian injuries is highest during September and October when kids are returning to school.
…distracted driving is the leading cause of pedestrian injury in school zones.

Children and Bus Stops
What to expect from young children…

  • Children under the age of 10 are not able to make good decisions about their safety. • Children should not cross the street by themselves. • Children do not think before they act, especially when they are playing.
  • If children see a car, they think that the driver sees them. • Children cannot judge speed, direction or distance very well.
  • Children are small. It is harder for them to see traffic and for drivers to see them.

1. Children under 10 should be taught NEVER to enter the street without a grown-up.
2. Always hold a child’s hand when crossing the street.
3. Do not expect older children to watch younger children. A responsible adult needs to be with a young child under 10.
4. Teach your child to always cross in a crosswalk or at an intersection. Do not cross between parked cars.
5. At a light, use signals correctly, walk only on the green “walk” sign.

For more safety tips, contact Rady Children’s Hospital at www.rchsd.org

I hope this has been informational to you and I look forward to seeing EVERY child using the crosswalk holding the hand of an adult!!

Thank you,
Terri Davis, Principal


Restaurant Night

Wednesday, April 22nd
5 – 8 pm
at Chipotle

Be sure to bring the flyer sent home in today’s Wednesday envelope, or print the digital copy.
We look forward to seeing you there!


Restaurant Night

Carmel Creek’s next Restaurant Night is

Wednesday, April 22nd
5 – 8 pm
at Chipotle

Enjoy a night off of cooking, while helping earn valuable dollars for our school!

Our monthly Restaurant Nights are an easy way for us to earn PTA dollars, especially at Chipotle, because they give us an AMAZING 50%!

Join us this month for fantastic burritos, bowls, and more!

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




A HUGE thank you to all of the dedicated volunteers that made our first SPRING FLING eventa HUGE success, raising more than $10,000 for our amazing school. And thanks to all of the parents that came out to support our kids.


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Please come to the Carmel Creek PTA Heritage Day Event on April 30th!

Bring a food item that represents your heritage! Potluck sign up: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0C49A9A828A4F85-potluck/

There will be fun crafts and activities for all Carmel Creek children. Volunteer spots available: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0C49A9A828A4F85-heritage/

Sign up for the performance! It’s the children’s chance to share something special to them! www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0C49A9A828A4F85- performance/

Email michele.carson.78@gmail.com if you have questions or need help signing up.


Staff Appreciation Week
May 4th- 8th

The first week of May we will be rolling out the red carpet to celebrate our star-studded staff! This is a week for us to show our thanks and let the staff know just how much we value everything they do to make Carmel Creek an amazing school for our kids. Please be on the lookout for emails from your room parent for more details about the week!

If you have any questions or if you would like to help, please contact Summer Harriff at summer@san.rr.com.