Online Auction in Full Swing

Online auction is in full swing!  There are many items available that have not yet received bids – hurry, as auction closes between 9 & 10 pm on Wednesday, April 19th.

We are SO excited about the amazing variety of auction items we have this year! There are over 60 restaurant gift cards and awesome kid activities- Dream Big Camp, Glacier Ice Cream Party, Avid4Adventure Camp and MORE. Other items include Front Row seats at grade level programs, Health Club memberships & packages, and a variety of professional services. This (together with live auction) is one of our largest fundraisers of the year. We look forward to your participation!

Check it all out at:

A tremendous amount of time and energy was put into making this a fantastic auction and we have many dedicated volunteers.  A special thank you goes out to Amy Shineman, Stacy Johnson, Jenny Emerson, Sara Smaling and everyone else who helped solicit donations, organize and list the items, and contributed in any way to make this auction run smoothly.  WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR HELP!

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5th Annual Multicultural Arts Festival

April 19th, 6:00-8:00 pm

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

Join in the fun! Please sign up by clicking the signup genious links below to participate through:

For PERFORMANCE (dance, poetry reading, music):

For CULINARY ARTS (cultural food)


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

Music ~ Art Displays ~ Dance ~ Food ~ Cultural Activities ~ and More!

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Cottonwood Book Drive

The Cottonwood Community Service Committee is collecting for our last drive of the year!

The drive will be held from March 20-24, 2017.

We would love to support this wonderful organization by each student donating at least one gently used book for infants to young adults and $1 (or more). Thank you in advance for your donations! We know the children will greatly appreciate the books! Please read more about this organization and book donating guidelines on the attached flyer.

Book Drive

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PTO Executive Board Open Positions


Volunteers needed for the Cottonwood Creek PTO Board: Nominations Due Friday, March 17th.

We need your time and talents! PTO Executive Board elections are under way.  Individuals are highly encouraged to self-nominate. Nominations for one person by another, however, are always accepted. Each position will serve 2 years on the Executive Board.

We will need to fill the following positions

•  Vice Presidents (2 people) – this serves 1 yr as VP, 1 yr as President

•  Treasurer

•  Ways and Means

•  Secretary

A completed nomination form must be submitted to the front office in hard copy or by email to by Friday, March 17, 2017 to be eligible for a position.

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5th Grade News

Lots of fun stuff happening in 5th Grade


[Hidden image]  5th GRADE BAKE SALE

It’s time to help our 5th graders raise money for Continuation through a school-wide bake sale!  The bake sale will take place on Monday, March 13th from 3:30pm-4:15pm. Tables will be set up at each grade level door. Items will be $.25 each. We’ll have allergy friendly options clearly marked. If your child has a food allergy, please supervise their selections.

  • In order to make this a huge success, we need 5th Grade volunteers to help with selling baked goods and clean up.


  • We also need parent help by volunteering with set up, clean up, or monitoring the kids during the bake sale.


  • If you want to participate, but cannot make the bake sale, PLEASE DONATE BAKED GOODS!  Please make wrapped portions small, since each item will be $0.25.
  • We need ALLERGY FRIENDLY ITEMS.  Nut Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free.  If you decide to bring allergy friendly items, please bring STORE BOUGHT ITEMS ONLY and send in the label with the items.  We will clearly mark them with the appropriate warning.
  • Deliver items to the front office no later than 2:30pm on March 13th


Help make this the best bake sale at Cottonwood Creek!

Questions?  Contact Kathleen McCrohan at

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Parent’s Night Out – Live Auction


Please join us for out Annual Parent’s Night Out

Friday, April 21st, 6:30-11 PM

Burger Buffet Dinner, Cash Var, Bid on Amazing Items and Sign Up for Cottonwood Parties.

Attire is CASUAL!  (Feel free to support your team, College, or even dust off your Greek Letters)

2 Penguins

13065 E Briarwood Ave.

Centennial, CO  80112

REGISTER here by April 14th.


Parent’s Night Out Flyer

Sponsorship Form

2016-2017 Cottonwood Creek Auction Letter to Families

Donation Form


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Evereve Shopping Event

Evereve, a hip women’s boutique in the Vistas at Park Meadows, is helping support Cottonwood.  Visit Evereve on March 16th (one day ONLY) and say you are with Cottonwood Creek)and  portion of the proceeds will benefit Cottonwood!

Spread the word to your friends.  In the evening there will be snacks and wine!


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King Soopers and other Roar REWARDS


Are you using your King Soopers rewards card? This is such a fantastic, simple and easy way to raise money for Cottonwood. When you shop and pay for your purchases using the King Soopers card, Cottonwood Creek Elementary will receives 5% back. Rewards are calculated monthly, and we must reach a goal of $5000 per month in order to receive the awards, so we need EVERYONE’s help! 

Buy a reward cards for friends, college students and members of your extended family! Each card purchased will be linked to Cottonwood.

If you already have one, please use it! If you don’t, you can purchase a pre-loaded reloadable gift card for $5 from Cat Sinclair or Lisa Farr (  RELOAD (add value to) the card with any amount up to $500 per transaction, BEFORE grocery scanning begins at King Soopers.

In addition to King Soopers, don’t forget about our other rewards programs. A percentage of what we spend comes back to our school. Just mention Cottonwood Creek!

Amazon Smile, Delectable Egg, Crave-It, and Red Robin. See link for more information:

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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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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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