Check It Out!

The First Day of Fall is just one week away on Monday, September 23rd (also known as the Autumnal Equinox). Happy Fall!!

Please use the following links for access to this weeks communication:



We will be accepting donations through Monday, 9/16! You can donate online or bring the sponsorship envelopes to the front office.  Our school goal is a minimum of $100 per student!

Go to to place online pledges.  Click on the “Check my students Donations Tab” with the password Cougar to see your student’s online totals and to email to family and friends.

The individual and class prizes are listed below:

Friday, September 20th is PRIZE DAY!  Make sure your child’s waiver is turned in by 9/18/19 to participate in the celebration You can download the waiver here.  

*See attached flyer for more details on Run4Fund$.

Story Parents Needed

Want to see your child’s face light up while you read to their class but forgot to volunteer at the start of the year? Please use the links posted on the PTO Website here to sign up for a date to be the Story Parent!

Art Room Help Needed

If you are interested in signing up for volunteering in the art room – below are the links for grade level specials time slot by teacher. Please note that Kindergarten will not have art room volunteers on a regular basis. There will be a call out for help for Kindergartners on a project basis. Please let Amy Shineman know if you have any questions.

The Cottonwood Caller!

The Cottonwood Caller School and Student Directory includes all essential school information, class lists, staff/teacher contact info, lunch/recess times, specials schedules, PTO & committee contacts, room/party parents, plus community sponsors!

  • Purchase yours today for $12 via CheddarUp HERE.

Purchasing a sponsorship space in The Caller is a targeted and dynamic way to support the school and community while promoting your business!  Sponsorships start at $75.  

  • Sponsorship Opportunities available via CheddarUp HERE

For more information reference our flyer here or contact Marla Katz or Lella Lantz at today!

Yearbook in the Works

Order your yearbook now and save 15%.  This discount is available through September. Save Money! Capture the memories!
Check off your To-Do List!

Click Here:

See the yearbook flyer for more information.

Volunteers needed to take photographs. Please email Berenice at if you are able to help. Thank you!

Carnival is Friday, October 4th!

SAVE THE DATE! Carnival is just around the corner!  Carnival will take place on Friday, October 4th from 3pm to 6pm. 

Family sponsors needed for the carnival games and booths!  Help us reach our sponsorship goal, we only need 16 more families to sponsor the carnival!  There are different sponsorship levels being offered: $100, $50 or $25! To sponsor, click on the following link:

2019 Carnival Sponsorship

Also, we need parent volunteers!  Sign up for this fun, outdoor volunteer activity with fellow Cottonwood parents!  If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Lauren Kimball at or Amy Schneider at

Taste of Cottonwood

Join Cultural Connections on October 4 at the Taste of Cottonwood Food Booth! We would love to sample foods from all over the world so bring your favorite dish (homemade or store-bought) from anywhere around the world. This could be representative of your heritage or just a fun recipe you want to try out. Sign up using the link HERE!

For any questions please send us an email!


Upcoming Events

Moms Night Out at Bad Daddy Burger & Upstairs Circus DTC

  • Date: Thursday, October 10th @ 6:00 p.m.
  • Details: Upstairs Circus is a bar-meets-shop-class concept where friends can gather together to create unique leather working, woodworking, jewelry making, D.I.Y., art & design projects while enjoying craft cocktails, beer & wine. For a full description of the available projects, check out their website
  • Cost: Each person will pay individually the night of the event. Costs will vary depending on the project chosen and beverages ordered. Project costs are typically between $38-$42 per person.
  • RSVP HERE no later than Tuesday, October 8th, space is limited!
  • Flyer here

Thank You!

Thank you to Corinne Gearhart and her team at Cherry Creek Pampered Pets for an awesome Doggie Dip n’ Dive event. Thank you to the Bike Pub Crawl sponsors, The Talaga, Eggers, Johnson and Lauber Families. We are so appreciative to our Cottonwood Community of volunteers.

Thank you to all of the fifth grade families who filled our first teacher luncheon on Thursday, September 19th! Thank you again for your support!

Finally, thank you to everyone who came to our first PTO meeting of the year!  What a strong turnout!  We are especially thankful to our own Katie Johnson, Alison Berner, SRO officer Robert Bratsch and Security Coordinator, Steve Wallish, for their insightful security remarks.  As a reminder minutes from the PTO meeting can be found on our website.

Mark Your Calendar For These Important Dates

10/4: Fall Carnival – 3:00 p.m., Cottonwood Lawn

10/10: Restaurant Night – Bad Daddy’s Burgers

10/10: Moms Night Out – Upstairs Circus

10/14: Fall Break Starts

11/15: Dudes and Daughters Dance!