Registration Day – Tuesday, August 9th

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Welcome Back Cougars!

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, August 9th for Registration Day.  Registration will take place in the gym from 11am-5pm. Please plan on attending.  You will confirm school supply orders, check out Spirit Wear, gather important information and find out your children’s teachers.

Tuesday, August 9th – REGISTRATION DAY –  11am – 5pm

11am-1pm -Last names beginning with A-G

1pm-3pm – Last names beginning with H-O

3pm-5pm – Last names beginning with P-Z

Payment by check preferred.  Thank you in advance!

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New Family Welcome Breakfast, Friday, August 12th!

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Welcome New Families to Cottonwood Creek!

We are excited to have you as part of our school and are sure you will love being a Cougar!

Please join us on Friday, August 12th for a welcome breakfast from 9-10:30 AM in the cafeteria! We would love to help you get more acquainted with our school.

Click here for some useful information that will help you get acquainted with Cottonwood.

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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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Congratulations Kimber Foster – Exceptional Volunteer of the Year!

1volunteerWe 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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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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Peaceful Playgrounds

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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.

                 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 – cmserhal@hotmail.com

Winnie Chang – winnieychang@gmail.com

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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.

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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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