March Madness – Parents Night Out Event/Live Auction

March Madness Parents Night Out/Live Auction

It’s gonna be awesome, baby!

Click here for the official invitation. March Madness Parents Night Out

March 18 2016, 7:30-11:00

Valley Country Club   14601 Country Club Drive P.M. Centennial, CO 80016

Enjoy heavy appetizers, cash bar, cash grill station, sign up for Cottonwood parties, college basketball games on various screens, bracket bets, tail gate games, ping pong tourney and live auction. Show your college pride and wear your colors or favorite college team.


ADMISSION  to EVENT                                                                                                                                                                         $35/person OR $60/couple
Prices increase March 15 to $40 / person online and at door.


To pay by check write the check payable to Cottonwood Creek PTO and indicate names of attendees and drop it off at the front desk of Cottonwood Creek.  RSVP Deadline: March 14



$500 Title Sponsor: Reserved seats with 6 tickets. Name or business logo on materials that night, pre and post event as possible and recognized the night of the event verbally.

$250 Gold Sponsor: Reserved seats with 4 tickets. Name or business logo on materials that night, pre and post event and recognized the night of the event.

$100 Silver Sponsor: 2 tickets and name or business will be recognized the night of the event.

$35 Cottonwood Staff Sponsor: Allows our staff to enjoy the event at no cost. Recognition the night of the event.

Click below for more information about Sponsorships.

Need a Sitter?  KIDS ONLY PARTY      

March 18, 2016 | 6:30-11:00 pm | $30 per child

Drop your kids off at Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club for a night of fun for everyone. They will have a great time swimming, dancing and playing. Dinner will be provided.

OFFERED FOR KIDS AGES 3-13 To register & for more info contact Julie at 303-770-2582 x 287 or Designed by Harmony Design, LLC • • 303-377-3055

Click below for detailed information about the Kids Only Party at Greenwood Athletic Club.

March Madness Kids only party


Questions? Contact Heather Dolan at 303-263-9410 or

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Yearbooks on Sale Now!


Once again, we are selling Yearbooks ONLINE ONLY!  The website is currently open and we will accept orders through February 12.  Yearbooks are available for $20.  Prices will go up if we have to extend the deadline.



  • If you ordered a yearbook last year, your information should automatically be available when you login to Pictavo.


  • If you did not order a yearbook, you will need to create a user ID.  You can use the drop down to identify Cottonwood Creek as your school.  Once you create the user ID, you will receive a confirmation email from Pictavo.  At that point, you can order your yearbook.


  • We are personalizing our yearbooks again this year.  The personalization information is driven by the “who is this for” data that is collected.  If you are ordering a single book for your family, use the first name and last name fields appropriately (i.e., to print Smith Family, make first name “Smith” and last name “Family”)


  • Make sure you select the appropriate classroom / teacher so your yearbook is distributed correctly.


Please contact Caren Berger at if you have any questions.  If you have any awesome photos from the school year that you would like us to consider using in the yearbook, please email them to the same address.   Include names/grades of students in the photos.

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Sock Hop – Friday, February 19th!


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Sock Hop Dance Fundraiser: Friday, February 19th!

Cherry Creek High School, 6-8 PM

Kids dance the night away in their 1950’s looks, and enjoy other activities like face-painting, photo booth, and games.

50’s attire encouraged!

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Welcome To Our New School Nurse


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?
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, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, 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 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 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 account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on 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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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

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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  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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