Weekly Update - May 5

May 5, 2017

Olde Creek Weekly Update

Teacher Appreciation Week

We would like to thank our entire community for making this week such a wonderful one for our teachers and staff. Your kindness and generosity truly made our awesome teachers feel special and appreciated. A big thank you also goes to the PTA and our amazing parent volunteers for all of the support we received this week. 

Perseverance Week at Olde Creek!

Olde Creek is excited to be celebrating Perseverance Week! It will take place each day next week.  This will be a time for the students to reflect on the school year and celebrate all of the accomplishments and successes they have had!  It will also help our students get ready to finish the year strong! There will be school-wide celebrations as well as daily activities in our classrooms.  Additionally, each day will be a different type of Perseverance Spirit Day. Please see the schedule below as well as the flyer that went home in Friday Folders.


Monday is “Team Work Day” - Wear your grade level color.

6 – Teal, 5 - Purple, 4 - Blue, 3 - Green, 2-Yellow, 1 - Orange, K - Red

Tuesday is “Never Give Up Day” - Dress up as your favorite hero.

Wednesday is “Take a Risk Day” - Dress wacky for Wednesday.

Thursday is “Finish Strong Day” - Dress in your favorite sports clothes.

Friday is “OC Spirt Day” – Show your Olde Creek pride!


Parent Input Form for Class Placement

We would like to ask for your input as we work to determine the appropriate educational environment for your child in the 2017-2018 school year. Using the link below, we invite you to share information about your child. Please know that it is optional for you to complete this form.


You may consider listing your child’s strengths, areas for growth, and motivators as well as the characteristics of the classroom structure that you feel will best meet your child’s needs.

We will work diligently to consider all aspects of your child when thinking about class placement. Please know that we cannot honor requests for specific teachers.

The deadline for submissions will be June 2, 2017. Submissions of parent input from current families after this time will not be considered during the class placement process.


Netflix Series: 13 Reasons Why

We are hearing from some parents that they are concerned about a new Netflix series released on March 31, 2017, that is attracting the attention of many young people.  The series is called 13 Reasons Why, and focuses on the suicide of a teenage girl.    

Each episode is based on one of 13 tapes the girl recorded before she died.  Each tape reveals how someone mistreated her.  The series includes topics, which may be upsetting to many middle and high school students, as well as graphic content involving sexual assault and the suicide.  There are no messages before or after each episode about how to find help, which we believe is critical to any responsible media depiction of suicide.  A number of articles have been written (pro and con) about the series.

The decision to watch this series, and whether to allow your teen to watch, will be a personal one for your family.  However, as this has become very popular with the youth and may negatively impact some individuals, we wanted to make you aware of the series.

Information about the series:  https://700childrens.nationwidechildrens.org/13-reasons-parents-concerned-netflix-series/

Some ideas to guide your discussion with your child: https://www.save.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/13RW-Talking-Points-Final_v5.pdf.

Please also share with your child that he or she can reach confidential help 24 hours a day, if needed, by texting NEEDHELP to 85511, or calling the Crisis Hotline at 703-527-4077.   If you wish to discuss this further or have a specific question, please contact our school counselors, school psychologist, or school social worker.


Upcoming Events:

Strings Concert—May 8

Bike to School Day—May 10

Drama Club Performance—May 12

2 Hour Early Release—May 26

Memorial Day Holiday—May 29