Run 4 Fund$: Collect those Pledges! FUN RUN: 8/26 PLEDGES DUE: 9/2


Cottonwood’s LARGEST Fall fundraiser is happening EARLIER this year!

Our Fun Run will be an ALL Student Participation Activity during school hours that will be Fun, Promote Good Fitness and Drive School Spirit.

PLEDGES ARE DUE ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2016.  This year’s goal is $100 in Pledges per Student!  School Goal is $35,000. 

Important Run4Funds details:

Run4Funds Assembly: Friday, August 19th   

Fun Run Date: Friday, August 26th All kiddos will receive a t-shirt from their teacher on Run Day!  Please remember to put your student in tennis shoes!

All Pledges Due: Friday, September 2nd

Celebration Date: Friday, September 9th including Inflatable Events, Human Hamster Ball, Cottonwood Wipe Out, Kona Ice, Limo Rides and other events!  Fun new prizes this year, make sure you check out the flyer sent home today!

Help your child(ren) by sponsoring them for the fun run and putting them in contact with other potential sponsors like Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles, and Family Friends.

Go to to place online pledges.  

Click on the Parent Login tab with the user name and password below to see your student’s online totals and to email family and friends.

User Name: Cwood / Password: Cougars.

We are encouraging all of our students to try and raise $100 in donations through two options.  Flat Donations and/or Pledges per lap.

What to Expect on RUN DAY!!!!

Students will run/walk as many laps as they can around the track in 30 minutes during their specials time.  The track is 1/16 of a mile (16 laps = 1 mile).  Students have averaged about 25 laps with a 50 lap max.

Parents, you are invited to this event. Volunteers are needed throughout the day!  The students will be running during their specials time.  Please sign-up on the sign-up genius below!  Even if the volunteer spaces are full please come out and support your student during the run!

Sign up here to volunteer on Run Day, August 26th.

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Terch

Click below for the Run4Fund$ Parent letter and pledge sheet that was sent home with your student.


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Mom, Dad, Kids & Dogs…Lots of Fun Upcoming Parties!

Cottonwood Parties

Don’t miss out on some great memories at some upcoming parties for parents of Cottonwood for the ladies of Cottonwood and the dudes in their life and for the mothers and sons of Cottonwood.

August 27th Bike Pub Crawl – Grab your sitter and your bike and meet at the Cottonwood parking lot.  Let’s  mix and mingle as we ride through the neighborhood going to local  bars and restaurants for a drink.

bikepubcrawalWho can attend:  Any Cottonwood parents

Price to attend: $10 per person
Time of Event
:  4 pm – until your sitter lasts

How to register:  Click here.

Hosts of the Event:  Kim and Kevin Eggers, Stacy and Brett Johnson, Amy and Mike Lauber, and Lindsey and Mike Talaga


September 11th Doggie Dip and Dive.  Bring your dogs to Cherry Creek Vista Pool to watch them dive into the pool before the pool is winterized for the season.  This event is open to all-sized, nice dogs.  A baby pool available for our little pooches.  Meal deals will be available.

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tend too to watch without an animal.

Price to attend: $10 for one dog and $15 for a household of dogs

Time of Event:  7:15-8:30 pm

How to register:  Click here.


September 16th Dudes and Daughters Dance.  Girls of Cottonwood, grab your favorite Dude and head out to a night Under the Stars at the Annual Dudes and Daughters dance.  A small snack will be served.  Deadline to register is September 7th.

Who can attend:  Any Cottowood girls and their dud

Price to attend: $30 per ticket per couple, and $42 if you want to purchase a ticket and a corsage.  Corsages are provided by Arapahoe florist and will be available at the door.arapahoe floral

Time of Event:  6-8 pm at Cottonwood Elementary

How to register
:  Click here.


September 17th Mother-Son Kickball Game.  Boys of Cottonwood and their moms are invited to join other mom /son teams and play a fun game of kickball.  Deadline to register is September 11th.

kickballWho can attend:  Any Cottonwood boys with their moms

Price to attend: $10 per ticket per couple

Time of Event:  10 AM at Cottonwood Elementary

How to register:  Click here.

Organizer:  Amy Lauber


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Cultural Connections Welcome Breakfast & Kickoff Meeting – August 26th

Get involved! Join your fellow Cottonwood parents on August 26th @ 9am at the Welcome Breakfast & Kickoff Meeting for the Cultural Connections committee. Learn more about the diversity at Cottonwood and help plan activities for the coming year.


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Where Does the PTO Money Go?

you are pto

Together we can make it happen!


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!

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 

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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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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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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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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