Arts Festival April 24th

COTTONWOOD CREEK/CHERRY CREEK ARTS FESTIVAL MOBILE ART SHOW

Come to see and celebrate the work of our young artists while also viewing works of art from various professional artists at the joint Cottonwood Art Show/Cherry Creek Arts Festival Mobile Art show on Tuesday, April 24 from 4 to 7pm. Please see attached flyer for more details.

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END OF YEAR TEACHER GIFTS!

END OF YEAR TEACHER GIFTS

The end of school is right around the corner and we would like to recognize our SPECIALS staff. Each day, they contribute to the joy of learning in our Cottonwood Community in so many ways. To thank them, we’d like to present each of them with a gift card on Friday, May 11th, at the end of Teacher Appreciation Week. These teachers include Mr. Mundy (PE), Ms. Herbert (Music), Mr. Dennstedt (Technology), Ms. Thompson ( Art) and Ms. Hammershaimb (Library/Tech).

We would also like to thank the numerous staff members who help our amazing school to run smoothly, including our front office staff, kitchen staff, school nurse and teaching Assistants. 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.

Please contribute no later than WEDNESDAY, MAY 2nd.

Follow this link to pay via CheddarUp (credit card/eCheck payment only)**:

https://cottonwood-creek-end-of-year-giving-for-specials-and-staff.cheddarup.com

**If you need to pay by cash, please send to the FRONT OFFICE in an envelope labeled: Kathleen McCrohan**

Also, if you have multiple children at Cottonwood, please feel free to combine your contribution. This gift is optional and only those families choosing to contribute will be listed on the cards. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Kathleen McCrohan ketomasula@hotmail.com at or Carrie Ripes at caripes11@gmail.com.

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The Cottonwood Auction was a HUGE Success!!

WOW!  Thank you to each and every parent and teacher who helped make this year’s online, silent and live auction the most successful in Cottonwood’s history!!  The money raised helps to fund teacher assistants and paraprofessionals in the classroom, school wide enrichment programs, buses for field trips, educational subscriptions and resources for STEM innovation!!  The Auction would not have been successful without a truly amazing team of volunteers that has been working on this for months!  THANK YOU!!

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Did you forget to order a yearbook?

Did you forget to order a yearbook?  While the yearbook has been sent to print, please see the attached flyer if still need to order one! Our schools passcode is 1014637672101413

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Donations for the 5th Grade Community Service Project

5th GRADE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT!

The 5th Grade is hosting a Pet Food Drive for the Dogs and Cats of Seniors in need from April 23rd through 26th.

The 5th graders have teamed up with The Senior Hub, a local non-profit organization that “advances the quality of life for older adults through advocacy and community programs, including Meals on Wheels, Homecare Services, Adult Day Service, and more” to help provide food for their pets.

Please bring:

Name Brand Dog or Cat – Dry or Wet – Pet food.

 

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Spring Shopping Bazaar – April 26th

SPRING SHOPPING BAZAAR 

Join other Cottonwood moms at our 3rd annual Spring Shopping Bazaar to be held on April 26th from 10 to 2pm at the home of Amy Stein.  There will be a fantastic array of items to shop from, including jewelry from Onyx & Blush, skincare from Ever, The Street Boutique, Georgia Lu and Dimple.  Find the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Graduation and Teacher Appreciation week.  A portion of the proceeds with benefit Cottonwood! See flyer for more details.

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Online Auction Ends Wednesday ** Live Auction Friday

AUCTION SPOTLIGHT: ONLINE AUCTION ENDS WEDNESDAY NIGHT!

The online auction ends this Wednesday, April 18th!!! The auction has a staggered close with categories closing from 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm. The category closing times are listed on the bottom of the dashboard. There are 100+ items that have not been bid on yet including some grade level parties.. Look on the auction dashboard to find a list of items without bids, and snag one of these amazing deals! Don’t forget to bid on your Cougar Performance Seats & Teacher Treasures!!!
Parents Night Out tickets are on sale through Thursday, April 19th!!! The live auction Parents Night Out event is Friday, April 20th from 6 to 10 p.m. at Two Penguins. Breeze through check-in at the event by purchasing your tickets in advance at https://cottonwoodcreek.ptapal.com. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the event. 
Need childcare the night of the event?  Send your kids to the Kids Only Party at Greenwood Athletic Club from 6-10:30 PM.  For $35 per child they get a night of swimming, dancing and playing with friends. Contact Danielle at 303-770-2582 X 287or daniellec@greenwoodatc.com to reserve your spot.
HELP! Wine Needed for Wine Toss Game at Auction.  Please help us by donating to the wine toss game for the live auction on Friday April 20th.  Stop by DTC Wine & Spirits (in Belleview Square) to purchase a bottle.  They will hold the wine you purchase for pickup OR if you have a bottle at home you’d like to donate, please contact Cher Serhal, cmserhal@hotmail.com or (310)502-5579 to make arrangements for pickup.  NOTE: Wine cannot be dropped off at school.  See attached flyer for more details. Thank you!

Look for the full catalog of items available in the online, live & silent auctions in your child’s backpack on Monday. Or, you can preview the auction catalog and set up your wish list of items at https://cottonwoodcreek.ptapal.com.

Important dates:

On-Line Auction:  April 11-18

Live auction/ Parent’s Night Out:   April 20, 6:00 p.m., Two Penguins

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Spring Shopping Bazaar April 26th

SPRING SHOPPING BAZAAR 

Join other Cottonwood moms at our 3rd annual Spring Shopping Bazaar to be held on April 26th from 10 to 2pm at the home of Amy Stein.  There will be a fantastic array of items to shop from, including jewelry from Onyx & Blush, skincare from Ever, The Street Boutique, Georgia Lu and Dimple.  Find the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Graduation and Teacher Appreciation week.  A portion of the proceeds with benefit Cottonwood! See flyer for more details.

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Retirement Party for Mr. Waller

YOU ARE INVITED!

As you may have heard, Mr. Waller will be leaving us at the end of the year. You are all invited to see him off in style at a retirement party on Thursday, May 17th from 4 to 6pm in the Cottonwood Gym. He will be missed!

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Multicultural Festival – APRIL 11th

 

MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL

Did you know that Cottonwood students…

  • Speak 17+ languages?
  • Come from at least 25 countries?
  • Celebrate 75+ different holidays?

 

Come celebrate what makes our Cottonwood community so diverse and yet so beautifully similar.

Multicultural Festival

April 11th, 6:00-8:00 pm

Performances ~ Cultural Displays ~ Food ~ Cultural Activities ~ and More!!

Share your talents and your love of all things global! We encourage EVERYONE to celebrate their own heritage or another culture/language they cherish.

Join in the fun! Please sign up online at  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b4ca5a72ea13-multicultural and see the attached flyer for more information.

There will also be two planning meetings on Thursday, March 22nd at 8:00am and Wednesday, April 4th at 8:00am. Everyone is welcome to attend!

 

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Auction Spotlight!

AUCTION SPOTLIGHT: BUY YOUR PARENTS NIGHT OUT TICKETS BEFORE PRICES GO UP!!!

The online auction starts this Wednesday, April 11th and runs through April 18th!!!  We have 400+ amazing items worth over $50,000 up for grabs in the online auction. You’ll find everything from restaurant gift cards, adult & kid activities, staycations & travel, spa & beauty and more. Check out the Cougar Corner for your chance to bid on a parking spot for the year, to put your child’s birthday on the marquee, or for your child to pull the fire alarm at school! And don’t forget to bid on First & Second row seats at all the Cougar performances!!!

Buy your Parents Night Out tickets before prices go up!!! The live auction Parents Night Out event will take place on Friday, April 20th from 6 – 10 p.m. at Two Penguins.  Get your tickets at https://cottonwoodcreek.ptapal.comTickets are available now for $40 per person through April 13th.  Prices increase on April 14th to $45 per person when purchased online or at the door.

Need childcare the night of the event?  Send your kids to the Kids Only Party at Greenwood Athletic Club from 6-10:30 PM.  For $35 per child they get a night of swimming, dancing and playing with friends. Contact Danielle at 303-770-2582 X 287or daniellec@greenwoodatc.com to reserve your spot.

HELP! Wine Needed for Wine Toss Game at Auction.  Please help us by donating to the wine toss game for the live auction on Friday April 20th.  Stop by DTC Wine & Spirits (in Belleview Square) to purchase a bottle.  They will hold the wine you purchase for pickup OR if you have a bottle at home you’d like to donate, please contact Cher Serhal, cmserhal@hotmail.com or (310)502-5579 to make arrangements for pickup.  NOTE: Wine cannot be dropped off at school.  Thank you!

Look for the full catalog of items available in the online, live & silent auctions in your child’s backpack on Monday. Or, you can preview the auction catalog and set up your wish list of items at https://cottonwoodcreek.ptapal.com.

Important dates:

On-Line Auction:  April 11-18

Live auction and parent’s night out:   April 20, 6:00 p.m., Two Penguins

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Friday Frenzy – April 13th!!

FRIDAY FRENZY IS APRIL 13TH! (THIS FRIDAY!!)

Have you signed your kids up yet? Registration is open for Friday Frenzy, to be held on Friday, April 13th from 2:45-4:30p.m. The kids will be watching the amazing movie, Coco! Please sign up on the link below:

https://friday-frenzy-april-13th-2018-2-45-4-30.cheddarup.com

PLEASE NOTE:  DO NOT use the link on the flyer that went out on Friday – it is the OLD cheddar up link…please use the link above. Thank you!!

Please contact Tracy Brunschwig at mysweetloveari@yahoo.com or Diane Degenhart at dianedegenhart@comcast.net for questions!!

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Chick-fil-A Night Tuesday April 10th!

RESTAURANT NIGHT – CHICK FIL’ A – APRIL 10TH

Take a night off from cooking and head to Chick-Fil-A for April’s restaurant night on April 10th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

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PTO Meeting this Friday April 6th 8:00AM

PTO MEETING

Please join us this Friday, April 6th at 8:00 a.m. in the Cafeteria for a special PTO meeting to vote on the 2018-2019 Executive Board officers!
Co-Vice Presidents (will be joining incoming Co-Presidents Paula Hruska & Jennifer Bub):
  • Lyndee Berkley
  • Allison Vap
Co-Ways & Means (will be joining Sandy Biley):
  • Lindsey Bye
Co-Treasurer (will be joining Kimber Foster):
  • Jessica Rothschild
Co-Secretary (will be joining Rachel Schmela):
  • Melisande (Meli) Holohan

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Live Auction April 20th- Tickets on sale now…


AUCTION SPOTLIGHT: DON’T MISS OUT ON THESE EXCITING EXPERIENCES UP FOR GRABS

We have many amazing items available in the online auction that will run from April 11-18th, including:
  • An amazing party with a Pig Roast for up to 50 people from Hickory House Ribs in Parker
  • Private Tour of CBS Channel 4 by Anchor & Cottonwood Mom Karen Leigh
  • Colorado Rapids Broadcasting Booth Game Day Experience with Rapids Announcer & Cottonwood Dad Richard Fleming
  • Private CPR/AED Certification class for up to 6 people from the Arapahoe Sheriff’s Office
  • Front Row Seats to all grade level & choir performances and new this year second row seats too!!!
TICKETS ARE ON-SALE NOW FOR THE PARENTS NIGHT OUT EVENT!!!  Get your tickets at https://cottonwoodcreek.ptapal.com.  The live auction Parents Night Out event is Friday evening, April 20 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Two Penguins.
Some of the exciting items available at the Live & Silent auction include:
  • DTC Date Night Package including Comedy Works Tickets, Dinner at Jing and a one-night stay at the newly renovated Marriott DTC with breakfast for 2
  • Mountain getaways in Frisco & Breckenridge
  • Limo ride to school for up to 10 people & donuts for the winner’s class on the last day of school
  • Parking Spot for 2018/19 school year
  • Broncos Terrell Davis Hall of Fame Inscribed Pro Helmet
TO VIEW THE PREVIEW CATALOG OF AUCTION ITEMS, GO TO:  https://cottonwoodcreek.ptapal.com
Important dates:
On-Line Auction:  April 11-18
Live auction and parent’s night out:   April 20, 6:00 p.m., Two Penguins
Thank you,
Cottonwood Creek Auction Committee
[Hidden image]     HELP! Wine Needed for Wine Toss Game at Auction
Please help us by donating to the wine toss game for the live auction on Friday April 20th.  Stop by DTC Wine & Spirits (in Belleview Plaza) to purchase a bottle.  They will hold the wine you purchase for pickup OR if you have a bottle at home you’d like to donate, please contact Cher Serhal, cmserhal@hotmail.com/310-502-5579 to make arrangements for pickup.  NOTE: Wine cannot be dropped off at school.  Thank you!

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Personalize your year book by April 8th!

PERSONALIZE YOUR YEARBOOK!  DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Have you ordered your yearbook yet? The deadline for creating personalized pages is

APRIL 8TH. Upload pictures of your most memorable moments at Cottonwood this year

and create an amazing keepsake for your kids!  If you haven’t yet ordered a yearbook,

you can do so now by clicking on the following link:

 https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1014637672101413

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Chick-Fil-A Night April 10th!

RESTAURANT NIGHT – CHICK FIL’ A – APRIL 10TH

Take a night off from cooking and head to Chick-Fil-A for April’s restaurant night on April 10th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  See the attached flyer for more details.

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Thank you!

THANK YOU, VOLUNTEERS!

Part of what makes the Cottonwood Community so special is its many dedicated volunteers!  From the classrooms to the art room to the school paths during walk/bike/scoot to school days and all over Cottonwood, you can find our phenomenal group of volunteers!  On behalf of the PTO, we thank all of you for donating your time and energy to our sweet students! Many thanks to Cher Serhal and Andrea Jones for their efforts to keep our kids healthy through the recent sleep challenge!

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AUCTION SPOTLIGHT: DO YOU NEED TO GET AWAY?

AUCTION SPOTLIGHT: DO YOU NEED TO GET AWAY?

Inspirato, a leading luxury hospitality company, has donated a luxury vacation to the Online Auction.  Choose from a list of destinations for a 2-7 night getaway worth up to $5,000!  You can view sample trip options at https://www.inspirato.com/curated-trips/for-friends-of-the-club.  Planning a trip to Disneyland?  We have 4 one-day park hopper tickets!  Looking to explore the beautiful state of Colorado?  We have a 2-night stay at YMCA of the Rockies and passes for the Durango-Silverton Railway, Glenwood Caverns, Mount Princeton Hot Springs, and the Royal Gorge.

ONE LAST REQUEST: LIMO RIDE!  A limo company has offered a round trip limo ride to and from the Taylor swift concert (also to be auctioned off!),  but we (cottonwood parents) need to cover part of the cost. Some generous people have already stepped up but we are looking for about $125 more in donations. If you are willing to contribute, please contact Jenny Emerson at jennyemerson77@gmail.com
TICKETS ARE ON-SALE NOW FOR THE PARENTS NIGHT OUT /LIVE AUCTION!!!  Get your tickets at https://cottonwoodcreek.ptapal.com
The online auction will be WednesdayApril 11 through April 18, and the live auction Parents Night Out event will be Friday evening, April 20 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Two Penguins. Many great items will be available in both auctions so mark your calendars for our upcoming spring Online and Live Auctions!
Please see the attached flyer for more information or to learn about the Kids Only Party at Greenwood Athletic Club. 
THANK YOU!! To all the Cottonwood Creek families that have contributed to the auction by donating to class baskets, sponsoring the event, and of course buying tickets, we want to give a big, heartfelt thanks!  We couldn’t put on such an amazing event without your support!!!

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Cruisers Running Club

COTTONWOOD CRUISERS RUNNING CLUB

Running club is back for the Spring 2018 season (April 2 – May 14, 2018)!  Practices will be from 2:45 to 3:45 pm on Monday afternoons.  Registration costs $15/runner and is capped at 50 runners.  Grades 1-5 are eligible, and Kindergartners may participate if a parent attends all practices.  Parents are required to volunteer one time per runner, no exceptions.  Registration is only via CheddarUp starting at 8:30am on March 21:  https://spring-2018-cottonwood-cruisers.cheddarup.com  Questions?  Please contact jess.rothschild@gmail.com.

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