Newsletter 1: Events, CFA & Reminders

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Now that school is back in session, we’ll send a newsletter every two weeks, on Thursday. Other, single-topic emails will arrive in between newsletters.


Family Workshop: Supporting Learning at Home, Round 2

Join us on Wednesday, October 7, at 6:00 p.m., for a second family workshop about supporting your child during remote learning. Register here.

Watch the first workshop on YouTube.

Student Devices

Next week, we’ll be distributing iPads to preschool- through 2nd-grade families, as well as Chromebook laptops to 7th- and 8th-grade families that don’t already have a laptop from Creative Minds.

Find all the details in our email from yesterday.

We don’t yet know when Chromebook tablets for 3rd- through 6th-grade students will arrive, but we’re tracking the order and will keep you posted. Please email Andy Charrier at with any questions.

Watch Orientations on YouTube

Find recordings of our orientations, for lower school and middle school families, on the Creative Minds YouTube channel.


FARM Applications

If you believe your family qualifies for free and reduced-price meals, but you haven’t yet applied for 2020–21, please submit an application in English, Spanish, or Amharic to

Sign Up for Text Messaging

If you’d like to receive text messages from Creative Minds, text Y or Yes to 67587. We’ll be sending brief reminders via text (but not too frequently).

Connect with the CFA

Visit the Creative Families Association website to learn more about how this organization supports our school and to find information on connecting with the CFA, including instructions for joining the family listserv.

Buddy Program: Are you a returning family member who would like to share the ins and outs of Creative Minds with families that are new to our school? The CFA invites both new families and returning families to participate in its buddy program.

On the Calendar

October 7
Family-Teacher Conferences • No School for Students

October 12
Indigenous Peoples’ Day • No School for Students & Staff

For more events, see our Academic Calendar and the calendar on our website.