Just a reminder that it is time to place your order for school supplies for next year! The order deadline is June 22nd. Please make you sure you order your kiddos grade level for next year! No late orders will be accepted. Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks Enter the school ID: COT021 Print a receipt, just …View full post
Great parties for parents and specific grade-level parties are now available for sign up. These parties are hosted by parents in their homes or parks with the goal of creating memories, building community and raising funds for the school. Parties are available for a moms night out, parents only, for 1st grade girls, 2nd …View full post
We are so pleased to announce the 2016 Cottonwood Creek Exceptional Volunteer…Kimber Foster. Kimber has a 2nd and 4th grader at Cottonwood. Kimber was nominated by fellow Cougar parents and staff for her exceptional contributions to our school community. She will be honored with fellow Cherry Creek Exceptional Volunteer nominees at a banquet on April 14. …View full post
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Great parties for parents and specific grade-level parties are now available for sign up. These parties are hosted by parents in their homes or parks with the goal of creating memories, building community and raising funds for the school.Parties are available for a moms night out, parents only, for 1st grade girls, 2nd grade girls and their moms, for 4th grade boys and their moms, 4th grade girls and 5th grade boys.Click for Party Information.
To sign up click here.
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We are so pleased to announce the 2016 Cottonwood Creek Exceptional Volunteer…Kimber Foster. Kimber has a 2nd and 4th grader at Cottonwood. Kimber was nominated by fellow Cougar parents and staff for her exceptional contributions to our school community. She will be honored with fellow Cherry Creek Exceptional Volunteer nominees at a banquet on April 14. Through the nomination process, Cougars shared the following about Kimber:
We are continually amazed by the amount of time and energy that Kimber Foster invests at Cottonwood Creek. She is a regular face in the hallways at Cottonwood and exemplifies ‘Dedicated to Excellence’. Kimber supports our Cougar community by:
- creating and managing an online lost and found;
- managing the PTO Class Creations (26 grade-level projects) Team;
- facilitating the PTO Publicity Committee;
- helping to deliver student notes at the end of the day;
- volunteering in the library, in the classrooms, and in the art room;
- and so much more!When something needs to be done at Cottonwood Creek, Kimber steps up and exceeds expectations!
We are so lucky to have Kimber at our school! Please be sure to congratulate Kimber when you soon her around, because we are sure you will!
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Please welcome Mrs. Barbara De Cardona, Cottonwood Creek School Nurse. Barbara comes to Cottonwood with 22 years of experience in nursing—pediatric medical and surgical, emergency, and pediatric oncology. She recently moved to Colorado from Virginia and is excited to join our Cottonwood Creek school community. Her family is also anxious to participate in the outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer. Barbara has been transitioning and training with District staff and Deb Pond, COT School Nurse. Please introduce yourself to Barbara when you see her!
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What is Amazon Smile?
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Moms, Dads, Grandparents…
Be a Part of Our Caring Cottonwood Community by…
HAVING FUN AT RECESS!!!!
WHAT IS PEACEFUL PLAYGROUNDS?
Peaceful Playgrounds (PP) provides organized, purposeful activities for children grades K-5 during recess.
In addition to field games, PP offers foursquare, hopscotch, bean bag toss, and more!
The program is designed to:
- Provide the structure and adult support many kids need to comfortably join a game
- Promote teamwork, tolerance, cooperation and inclusiveness
- Offer opportunities for ALL children to learn and participate in recess games
What do I get to do as a Peaceful Playground Volunteer?
- Attend a 45-minute orientation/training
- Select a minimum of ONE day each month (once a week or twice a month if possible) to be a PP volunteer during lunch recess for one or more grades (shifts are 20-25 minutes).
- Have fun on the playground! We are not there to enforce rules but to teach games, support peer interaction and encourage participation & problem-solving.
KG: 12:15 (Lunch prior to recess at 11:50)
1st: 12:15 (Lunch after recess at 12:40)
2nd: 1:05 (Lunch after recess at 1:25)
3rd: 1:25 (Lunch prior to recess at 1:05)
4th: 11:50 (Lunch prior to recess at 11:25)
5th: 12:40 (Lunch prior to recess at 12:15)
Feel free to join your child for lunch on your Peaceful Playground days!
Peaceful Playgrounds Coordinators
Cher Serhal – firstname.lastname@example.org
Winnie Chang – email@example.com
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Are you the parent of a 5th grader? As you may know the 5th graders go to High Trails on a camp retreat is Florissant, Colorado from May 2 – May 4th. This is a fabulous trip that the kids look forward to all year long. The cost of the trip is approximately $250.00.
As a parent, you can earn money toward your child’s trip fee by shopping at King Soopers. Purchase a High Trails King Soopers Card for $5 (pre-loaded with $5), and use this card when you grocery shop or buy gas at King Soopers. King Soopers will donate 5% of your purchases to your own child’s trip fee!!! You can reload the card as often as you like. In past year, some children have had their entire trip paid for!
To purchase a High Trails King Soopers card, please contact Jennifer Bub at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to purchase multiple card for local relatives or grandparents : )
*Please note: The High Trails King Soopers card is separate from the PTO King Soopers card that you may have purchased on Registration Day. The 5% for the PTO card is donated the the general Cottonwood Creek PTO fund, another great cause.
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Thank you to everyone who came out to Registration Day on Monday the 10th! We hope you found all the information you needed. Please do not hesitate to Contact the PTO if you have any further questions. Our first PTO meeting will be on Friday, August 28th at 8 am in the Library. Kids are welcome.
Thank you for all of the great feedback on the website and the ROAR Reward key cards. We hope you will continue to visit this site as it will be frequently updated with important information. In addition, we appreciate your willingness to learn more about how our ROAR Reward partners work with our PTO. Just a quick reminder that the key card is not a scan card for the restaurants. The card should serve as a reminder of our partners and act as an easy way to reference our website and obtain information about how you can tie into our business partners.
In the next few weeks, you should be receiving information via email regarding how to get involved at Cottonwood. Please be on the lookout!. This email will inform you as to how to sign up for volunteer opportunities throughout our school.
Good luck on Thursday!!!
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What? I am PTO? You mean, you are the PTO.
Yes, I am PTO, but so are YOU! We all are! By nature of having a child attend Cottonwood Creek Elementary, you are a member of the Cottonwood Creek PTO!
What does that mean? Do I have to volunteer everyday? Go to all the meetings? I don’t get it.
What being a member of our PTO means is Your Voice Matters! Your opinions matter! Yes, we would love for you to come to our monthly PTO meetings. But yes, we totally understand that meeting attendance is not possible for everyone based upon personal schedules. We would like to keep you in the know as to what is happening around our school. We hope you can attend a meeting or a few, but if you can not, we hope you will find this website extremely helpful.
This website will be your go to place for much of the information you need to navigate through the school year. We will post PTO meeting minutes here, along with upcoming events, fundraising goals and events as well as volunteer opportunities.
I would like to help out; however, I work during the school day.
There are several ways to help out at Cottonwood. Yes, daytime volunteer hours are an option, but we realize they are not convenient for everyone. On this website, we will explain all of the possible ways to contribute to Cottonwood and the numerous ways you can get involved if you so choose.
Thank you for reading this far. We hope you continue to explore this website now that you realize YOU ARE PTO!
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