CHICK-FIL-A Family Night



Tuesday October 13, 2015 FROM 5:00pm-8:00pm

Present the flyer below when ordering.

Chick-fil-a (printable version)

Support Cottonwood Elementary PTO
In a hurry? No worries, just present this flyer at the drive-thru window.

9331 E. ARAPAHOE ROAD, 80112
(1/4 mile east of I25, in the Home Depot parking lot)

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Run4Fund$ – Pledges due THIS Friday!



The students did an AMAZING job today during the Fun Run!  We had a BLAST!!!  Thank you to all of the parents that were out there to support the students!  It was so much fun watching the older grades cheering on the younger grades!  For those of you who were unable to make it, we took tons of photos, and will have them displayed at the school soon!

Time to collect pledges from SPONSORS!   Lap cards should have come home with your child today that showed how many laps they ran.  Remember pledges can be a flat donation or a pledge per lap.


This year’s goal is $100 in Pledges per Student!  

Please see Pledge sheet for Family Prize Options!  

This is great for multi-child families!



 1.     Collection Envelopes with Lap Cards were sent home. Please contact all your Sponsors to collect your pledges.

2.     Pledges Due: Friday, October 9th

3.     Collecting the Pledge Money: Our Goal is to have all money donations collected by due date to qualify for the Incentive Program. Please have Checks made payable to Cottonwood Creek PTO.
 Or go to to place online pledges. To check online totals, please click the Parent Login. 
User Name- Cwood, Password- Cougars

4.     Before turning in the money and sponsor envelope, PLEASE make sure it is correctly 
filled out with student’s name.

5.     Turn in completed collection envelopes to your teachers!!!

CELEBRATION DAY: Friday, October 16th including Inflatable Events, Human Hamster Ball, Cottonwood Wipe Out, Kona Ice, Limo Rides and other events!  Fun new prizes this year!


On behalf of everyone at Cottonwood Creek,

Thank You for your Support!!!


For more information, please click here.  Join the Cottonwood event on Facebook to stay updated!



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October P.I.N. Meeting

Parent InfoPin Logordrmation Network (PIN): Save the date! Cherry Creek School District’s next P.I.N. Meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 6th.

Time:  9:15am-11:15 am

Come hear Marianne Neifert, MD, MTS (a.k.a., “Dr. Mom”) speak about how families can reduce stress and enhance their sense of well-being—even in tough times. Dr. Mom will talk about life-changing principles that promote positive emotions, optimism and life-balance. You’ll learn how to experience authentic happiness by using your signature strengths and core virtues in as many life areas as possible, and in service to a noble purpose larger than yourself.

  • Discover why cultivating an “attitude of gratitude” is linked to greater happiness and fulfillment
  • Incorporate happiness-boosting insights, attitudes, and practices into your daily routine to reduce stress, generate positive energy, and stay engaged with life
  • See how your personal example of optimism and satisfaction can serve as a healthy model for your children and others

Dr. Neifert is a mother of five adult children and grandmother of seven. She is a clinical professor of pediatrics at University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, and has authored five child-rearing books and hundreds of magazine articles on children’s
health and behavior. Her empowering message is guaranteed to inform, inspire, entertain, and motivate.

Parents, school administrators and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend PIN’s presentations. No need to RSVP—just come! Presentations are FREE and are held the first Tuesday of each month at:


Location: *Sept-April Presentations held at Student Achievement Resource Center (SARC) 14188 East Briarwood Avenue, Centennial, CO 80112    (South of Arapahoe Rd., between Potomac and Jordan Roads)

Upcoming Presentations. Save the Dates:

Nov 3rd Empowering Girls to Create Change in Their World

Nov 11th, 7:00 p.m. Raising Resilient Girls: Feelings, Failures & Friends


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Peaceful Playgrounds


Moms, Dads, Grandparents

Be a Part of Our Caring Cottonwood Community by…



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.

                 Recess Times:

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 –

Winnie Chang –

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5th Grade Parents – Earn Money Toward High Trails

High Trails

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  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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Welcome Back to Cottonwood!

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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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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