Check Yes! on your CCSD online parent forms

In order to receive PTO email communications for the 2017-20178 school year  you  must  select “yes” to sharing your personal information with the PTO when you complete your CCSD  online parent forms at  https://my.cherrycreekschools.org/. 

All All parents who select “yes” will be uploaded into our system and will receive all PTO emails, including important information about upcoming events and important dates.

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Cottonwood Check-in/Registration Information: In-Person and Online

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW ACTIVE: Avoid the lines and complete your registration ONLINE. Click on the following link to purchase your Cougar Pride package, the Caller, Sprit wear and more: https://cottonwood-creek-elementary-registration-day.cheddarup.com The online form is identical to the form that will be distributed during live check-in.  You will still have the opportunity to view and purchase spirit wear in-person at school at another time.

COTTONWOOD LIVE CHECK-IN/REGISTRATION DAY IS THURSDAY, AUGUST 10TH

​Schedule of events AND other important information:

Cottonwood Live Check-in/Registration:  11am to 5pm in the gym

Teacher Meet & Greet (grades 1-5): 2:30 to 3:30pm

At Check-in/Registration, you will have the opportunity to:
  • Meet with the school nurse, and drop off your child’s medication and immunization record
  • Order your Cottonwood Caller School Directory
  • Purchase Cottonwood Creek Spirit Wear
  • Confirm your School Supply Order
  • Sign up for Fall Cottonwood Parties (formerly called Happenings)
  • Learn about after school clubs and activities
  • Learn more about the PTO and Volunteer Opportunities
* Although credit cards will be accepted, payment by cash or check for all items (spirit wear, caller, etc.) is greatly preferred as it will ease the checkout process.  Thank you.
The Teacher Meet and Greet is a fun opportunity for everyone to come to school, see friends, meet your teacher for this year at your grade-level exterior doors, and learn where your grade-level will line up on the first day of school. Kindie students will meet their teachers during the screening process. We hope to see you all there!
TEACHER ASSIGNMENTS 
Please note: there is a change this year in how teacher assignments will be communicated. We apologize for any previous conflicting information you may have received. 
Due to the coordinated PTO check-in and COT Teacher Meet and Greet, the office will be sending email messages with student placement information by noon on Wednesday, August 9th. Parents may also stop by the main office between 12:00-3:00pm on Wednesday, August 9 for student placement information if you prefer; however, this information is identical to the email information you will receive. Student placement will not be shared via phone to insure privacy. 

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Sign-up for Upcoming Cottonwood Parties!

Sign ups for the following parties are still open! We have some great events coming up for both parents and families. Deadline to sign up is approaching quickly…don’t miss out on the fun!

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT : August 6th @ 7:00pm . See a PG movie (Trolls) under the stars at Cottonwood.   $25 per family.  Hosted by the Shineman and Adler families.

https://family-movie-night.cheddarup.com

PLEASE RSVP BY THURSDAY, AUGUST 3rd FOR THE ABOVE EVENT.

BACK TO SCHOOL PARTY:  Thank you for supporting Cottonwood by attending this back to school party.  Bring one bottle of wine to enter a chance at winning an Instant Wine Cellar or other exciting prizes.  One entry per person.  Drawing will be held at 8:00pm.  August 19th @ 7pm.  Dinner provided.  $50 per couple, $25 per person.  Hosted by the Miller, Mohr and Whitehead families.

https://back-to-school-parent-night.cheddarup.com

BIKE PUB CRAWL:  Aug 26th @ 4:00pm.  Meet at Cottonwood on your bike, trike or unicycle.   We will then proceed to area bars and restaurants for cocktails and food.  $20 per couple, $10 per person. Hosted by the Johnson, Talaga, Lauber and Eggers families.

https://bike-pub-crawl-62071.cheddarup.com

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CCSD Parent Forms Now Available!

This is just a reminder that as of July 1st, CCSD Parent Forms were made available to begin the annual check-in process.  All parents will be required to complete the online forms this summer by the end of the day on August 4th. Parents MUST check their students prior to receiving teacher assignments and students will not be allowed to attend class without completed parent forms.

Also important:  please remember to mark OPT IN on the forms to receive our eTales newsletter and other communications via email for the upcoming school year!

 

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School Supply Orders Due June 22nd

Cottonwood Creek Parents: the last day to order packaged school supplies via the school supply fundraiser is on Thursday, June 22nd.

Save yourself time and money by ordering online…your school supplies will be sent directly to your teacher’s classroom.  So simple and easy…we strongly encourage you to take advantage of it!

Please note we will NOT have any extra packs for purchase during back to school week.

To order, go to:
www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks  and enter school ID COT021
Print or save the online confirmation as your receipt!
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Jessica Rothschild at  jess.rothschild@gmail.com or Sara Beckley at sjbeckley@comcast.net.

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Committee Chairs needed for 2017/2018 School Year

Thinking of getting involved with PTO for the 2017/2018 school year? PTO Committees are a great way to learn about Cottonwood, give back to our community and meet great people.  Many of the positions don’t require a lot of time and can be done from home.  We have the following Committee Chair positions still open. We’d love to have you!

  • Destination Imagination (1)
  • Junior Great Books (1)
  • Publicity Committee (1)
  • Parent Party Chair (1)

Please contact incoming Co-Presidents Marnie Kamensky (marnie@kamensky.com) or Jennifer Feingold (Jennifer@feingoldhorton.com) for more information!

 

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Kindergarten Orientation & Summer Playdates

Do you or someone you know have an incoming Kindie?
There is a parent orientation meeting on Friday, May 19th  from 10-10:45 am at Cottonwood. Information on this meeting should have been included in your registration packet when you registered your child.

Meet other families this summer at three special playdates for you and your kindie. Contact Traci Reiter ( traci.reiter@jackson.com) or Jenny Emerson ( jennyemerson77@gmail.com ) for more info:

All playdates will take place at Orchard Park (behind the CCV Pool)

Wednesday, June 14th, 5:30 to 6:30pm

Sunday, July 23rd, 3:00 to 5:00pm

Tuesday, August 8th, 4:30-5:30pm

In addtion, we’ll be holding a Coffee and Kleenex, immediately after drop-off on the 1st day of kindergarten: Wednesday, August 16th from 8 to 9am.

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Allocations Meeting

 

As a community, we have been working hard all year to raise funds to meet our 2016-17 PTO budget. As a result of our wonderful Cottonwood community’s hard work and generosity this year, we are fortunate to be able to allocate surplus funds, $44,457 to more benefit our students.

We will be voting on allocations (grants) on Thursday, May 18th at 6:30PM in the Library. As members of the Cottonwood Creek PTO, you are invited and encouraged to participate in our May 18th meeting to determine how the funds will be allocated.
In order to vote, you MUST attend this meeting. No absentee or proxy ballots are available.

Permanent link to this article: http://cottonwoodcreekpto.com/2017/05/15/allocations-meeting/

PIN Annual Brunch

PIN’s Annual Brunch Will Feature Dr. Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.

Topic: Instagram is Eating My Daughter & My Son Won’t Stop Playing Grand Theft Auto

What do parents need to know about Twitter, Instagram and other social media tools their kids are using? What are kids really doing online and on their smart phones? How can parents effectively monitor this technology? Which video games are OK and which are not? How much video game time is too much? Dr. Sax will answer these questions and more, and empower parents with effective strategies for addressing these topics at home.

Parents of elementary, middle and high school students are encouraged to attend.

Program @ 9:00 Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church 10150 E. Belleview Ave., Greenwood Village
For childcare, register at www.PINccsd.org by April 28.

Special Evening Presentation

Tuesday, May 2
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
SARC Building
14188 E. Briarwood Ave., Centennial

Suggested donation $10 – $20
Book signings will immediately follow both presentations.

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Teacher Appreciation Week

 

Summer is right around the corner and we would like to thank our Specials Teachers and Cottonwood Staff who contribute so much to the joy of learning in our Cougar Community. These teachers include Mr. Mundy (PE), Mrs. Lavrisha (Music), Mr. Dennstedt (Technology), Ms. Thompson (Art) and Ms. Sianko (Library). Our wonderful grade level support teachers are part of this collection, as well as the teaching assistants, principal, front office staff, building manager, cafeteria staff and our school nurse, Mrs. DeCardona. We are requesting a $5 donation from each child, but any amount is welcome. We will pool the money received to get each of them a token of our appreciation.

Pay online by Wednesday, May 3rd, using your credit card or echeck via the following link:

https://www.cheddarup.com/tabs/cottonwood-creek-end-of-year-gift-collection-for-specials-tea

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Fantastic Auction Week!

What a fantastic evening! We had an amazing turnout and more importantly a ton of fun at our annual live auction event on Friday evening. Thanks to your generosity, we raised over $50,000 for our fabulous school. This money will go DIRECTLY to our budget that supports the salaries of our Teacher’s assistants, field trip transportation, subscription services for our students, chromebooks and much, much more.

Thank you to all of our auction sponsors:

Thank you to the following individuals/families/companies who donated items valued at $100+:

A+ Athletics, AEG Live, Alisa’s Dance Party, A-Team Taekwondo, Autawash, Avid 4 Adventure Day Camp, Bike Path Learning, Brakes Plus, Gold Family, Karen Leight with CBS Channel 4, Chick-Fil-A, Classic Dance Academy, Closet Factory, Clue Room Escape Game, Colorado Athletic Club, Colorado Symphony, Comedy Works, Continuum Search, Core Power Yoga, Corinne’s Pawsome Pals, DCPA, Denver Skin Aesthetics, Designs by LeAnn Sisson, Digital DJ, Dimentions In Sight Distinctive Eyewear, Dr. Gary Radz – Cosmetic Dentistry of Colorado, Dream Big Day Camp, Dynamix Body Solutions, Eco Salon, Ethereal Day Spa, Studio Cheveux, Face Painting by Susan Oxman, Feingold Family, Funko Pop and the Beckley Family, Girardot Orthodontics, Glacier Ice Cream, Granby Ranch, Gold Family, Greenwood Athletic Club, HMart, Holyer Family, InSeason Beauty, Incredible Wine & Spirits, Inspirato, Jackson’s Sports Grill, Jana Kim, Jensen and Webb Families, Johnson Family, JTA Coaching, Kokomo, Lauber Family, Learning RX, Loveland Ski Resort, Lyfe Kitchen, Mats on the Move, Mile High Dance Center, Mile High Stars Athletics Rhythmic Gymnasstics, Mmart, MPM Recreation, Noteable Kids, One Yoga, Orange Theory, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grill Dinner, Ready, Sit Go, Retro Room, Robinson & Henry, PC/Nikki Royer, Schmela Family, Rock Solid Services, Rock’n & Jam’n, Solar Nails, South Valley Drywall & the Vap Family, Sunset World, Taziki’s, Tennis Kids with Diane Daniles, Title Boxing Club, Total Orthodontics, Trice Jewelers, Valley Country Club, VCA Wingate Animal Hospital, Walt Disney World, Waterway, West Metro Pediatric Dentistry Basket, Woody Creek, Young Rembrandts.

 

A tremendous amount of time and energy was put into making this a fantastic auction and we have many dedicated volunteers.  A special thank you goes out to Amy Shineman, Stacy Johnson, Heather Dolan, Jenny Emerson, Sara Smaling, Samantha Webb and everyone else who helped solicit donations, organize and list the items, plan the live auction event and contributed in any way to make this past week run smoothly.  WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR HELP!

Permanent link to this article: http://cottonwoodcreekpto.com/2017/04/10/online-auction-goes-live-wednesday-april-12th/

5th Annual Multicultural Arts Festival

 

 

What a great evening! Thank you to everyone who contributed and those who attended to make this a wonderful event.

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5th Grade News

Lots of fun stuff happening in 5th Grade

 

[Hidden image]  5th GRADE BAKE SALE

It’s time to help our 5th graders raise money for Continuation through a school-wide bake sale!  The bake sale will take place on Monday, March 13th from 3:30pm-4:15pm. Tables will be set up at each grade level door. Items will be $.25 each. We’ll have allergy friendly options clearly marked. If your child has a food allergy, please supervise their selections.

  • In order to make this a huge success, we need 5th Grade volunteers to help with selling baked goods and clean up.

5th GRADER SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER HERE:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0448A9A823AB9-cottonwood12

  • We also need parent help by volunteering with set up, clean up, or monitoring the kids during the bake sale.

PARENT SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER HERE:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0448A9A823AB9-cottonwood

  • If you want to participate, but cannot make the bake sale, PLEASE DONATE BAKED GOODS!  Please make wrapped portions small, since each item will be $0.25.
  • We need ALLERGY FRIENDLY ITEMS.  Nut Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free.  If you decide to bring allergy friendly items, please bring STORE BOUGHT ITEMS ONLY and send in the label with the items.  We will clearly mark them with the appropriate warning.
  • Deliver items to the front office no later than 2:30pm on March 13th

SIGN UP FOR BAKED GOODS HERE:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0448A9A823AB9-cottonwood13

Help make this the best bake sale at Cottonwood Creek!

Questions?  Contact Kathleen McCrohan at ketomasula@hotmail.com

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Evereve Shopping Event

Evereve, a hip women’s boutique in the Vistas at Park Meadows, is helping support Cottonwood.  Visit Evereve on March 16th (one day ONLY) and say you are with Cottonwood Creek)and  portion of the proceeds will benefit Cottonwood!

Spread the word to your friends.  In the evening there will be snacks and wine!

 

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King Soopers and other Roar REWARDS

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Are you using your King Soopers rewards card? This is such a fantastic, simple and easy way to raise money for Cottonwood. When you shop and pay for your purchases using the King Soopers card, Cottonwood Creek Elementary will receives 5% back. Rewards are calculated monthly, and we must reach a goal of $5000 per month in order to receive the awards, so we need EVERYONE’s help! 

Buy a reward cards for friends, college students and members of your extended family! Each card purchased will be linked to Cottonwood.

If you already have one, please use it! If you don’t, you can purchase a pre-loaded reloadable gift card for $5 from Cat Sinclair or Lisa Farr (treasurers@cottonwoodpto.com).  RELOAD (add value to) the card with any amount up to $500 per transaction, BEFORE grocery scanning begins at King Soopers.

In addition to King Soopers, don’t forget about our other rewards programs. A percentage of what we spend comes back to our school. Just mention Cottonwood Creek!

Amazon Smile, Delectable Egg, Crave-It, and Red Robin. See link for more information: http://cottonwoodcreekpto.com/fundraising-giving-back/give-back-to-cottonwood/

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Where Does the PTO Money Go?

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Together we can make it happen!

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Your dollars go directly back to your students.  PTO funds allow for the following:

  • 6 Teacher Assistants
  • Field Trip Transportation
  • In-School Field Trip (aka: School-Wide Enrichment)
  • Subscriptions (ex: Time for Kids, Scholastic News)
  • Chrome Books for the Classroom
  • Audio Systems for the Classroom
  • Smart Boards
  • and much more…


 

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Check YES!

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In order to receive PTO email communications for the 2016-2017 school year  you  must  select “yes” to sharing your personal information with the PTO when you complete your CCSD  online parent forms at  https://my.cherrycreekschools.org/. 

All parents who select “yes” will be uploaded into our system and will receive all PTO emails, including important information about upcoming events and important dates.

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You are PTO!

What?  I aPTO logom 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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Amazon.com Shopper? Try Amazon Smile!

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ABOUT AMAZON SMILE 

What is Amazon Smile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Cottonwood Creek PTO every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Cottonwood Creek PTO.  Family members can also tie their Amazon Smile account to Cottonwood Creek PTO.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device.

How do I select a Cottonwood PTO to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile  you need to select Cottonwood Creek PTO to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon Smile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Cottonwood Creek. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, we may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations. Special terms and restrictions may apply. Please see the relevant promotion for complete details.

How can I learn more about AmazonSmile?
Please see complete AmazonSmile program details.

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5th Grade Parents – Earn Money Toward High Trails

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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 bub_jennifer@msn.com.  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.

Permanent link to this article: http://cottonwoodcreekpto.com/2015/08/19/5th-grade-parents-earn-money-toward-high-trails/

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