MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Check in day is set for Thursday August 9th!

Cottonwood check-in will take place on Thursday, August 9th from 12:00pm to 4:30. Please note: The Popsicle Meet & Greet with your teachers will take place on the SAME DAY, from 2:30 to 3:30pm. 

Please follow the below schedule for your check-in time:

Last names beginning with A-H 12:00-1:30pm

Last names beginning with I-Q 1:30-3:00pm

Last names beginning with R-Z 3:00-4:30pm

At check-in, you will have the opportunity to:

* Receive your child’s teacher assignment

* Meet with the school nurse, and drop off your child’s medication and immunization record

* Order your Cottonwood Caller School Directory

* Purchase Cottonwood Creek Spirit Wear

* Confirm your School Supply Order

* Sign up for Fall Cottonwood Parties

* Learn about Cottonwood Clubs

* Learn more about the PTO and Volunteer Opportunities

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If you have an incoming Kindergartner, please mark your calendar and spread the word about Popsicles in the Park!  Come play, eat some treats and meet new friends in the Cottonwood Community! Lindsey Talaga and Erin Tobkin, Kindergarten Volunteer Coordinators, will be at Silo Park on Sunday, July 26th at 4:00 p.m. Siblings are welcome.

Also, take a night off and mingle with other moms with an incoming Kindie on August 7th, 6:00 p.m. at Jing.  Please see July 22nd eTales for more information and flyer.

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KINDIE Parents- Don’t miss a thing! Upcoming PTO events mark you calendars…

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Kindie Popsicles in the Park – JULY 26th! 4PM at Silo Park

Kindie Mom’s Night Out – August 7th! 6PM at Jing

Kindie Back to School Night-August 9th – at 6PM

Kindie Parent Koffee and Kleenex- August 15th at 8AM – Cottonwood Cafeteria

Check out the eTales from 7/22 for more information!

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May 25th Last Day-1st thru 4th Grade – 11AM Dismissal!!


Have a wonderful Summer!

Looking forward to seeing you in the FALL at our Back to School Check-in August 9th 12-4:30PM

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Thank you Cottonwood Community!!

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Thank you to the members of the Cottonwood community who came to the funds allocation meeting to vote on the various requests from our teachers, staff, and parents this past week.    In case you missed it, we are excited to announce the following items that will be allocated to Cottonwood Creek on behalf of the 2017-18 PTO.

  • Furniture to furnish 2 new Stem Labs
  • Lightspeed sound systems for 3rd thru 5th grade classrooms (PTO purchased K thru 2nd last year)
  • Science and Social Studies Book sets for each kindergarten classroom so all students can have access. Kindergarten uses the Lucy Calkins reading curriculum with amazing results!
  • A Carvey-Digital Manufacturing Tool for a Makerspace to be used in stem and innovation space.  It creates hands-on project-based learning opportunities for all grades.
  • Equipment for the new Greenscreen/Recording studio including tripod, mic, adaptors, etc.
  • Sphero Robots. The sphero education kits will be used in all grades in stem and innovation labs. They teach robotics and fundamentals of programming. The kits can also be checked out by students.
  • Dash Robots Classroom Pack. The robotic kits will be used in grades K-5 in the stem and innovation labs. Dash is a real robot that responds to voice and can be coded using blockly.
  • Vex IQ Classroom Bundle Robotic Kit. The Vex Robotics classroom set will be used with 3rd thru 5th graders in stem and innovation labs.  Hands-on learning that encompasses robotics and coding.
  • Makerbot replicator and desktop 3D printer. It will be used in stem and innovation space supporting K – 5 projects.
  • New Ice Machine in nurse’s office
  • Funding for the Cherry Creek Arts Mobile Gallery
  • And last but certainly not least….a new Cougar Mascot Costume!  Look for him in the fall!

This list is AMAZING!

What an incredible community!  Again, thank you for your support and generosity throughout the entire school year.  Our amazing parents are the cornerstone of Cottonwood.  You, along with our hard-working teachers and staff are what sets Cottonwood apart from other schools.

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A Message from the 2017-2018 PTO Presidents


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!

Special thanks to our awesome group of committee chairs who have been working hard all year!  Thank you to Nicole Terch and Molly Lamar for their awesome work chairing the Hospitality Committee, to Andrea Davoll for the countless hours she spent on the Groupvine/PEX administration system this year (no small feat), to Sue Wang for her time as Cottonwood’s School Board Representative, to Sarah Beckley and Jessica Rothschild for their efforts coordinating school supplies for this year AND next year!  A huge thank you to Jennifer Stern for managing the school wide enrichment program to Amy Shineman for chairing Spirit Wear this year, to Annette Weiner for managing Story Parents, to Susan Mui and Winnie Chang for serving as the Technology Coordinators, to Colleen Chan and Jen Abrams for so graciously spearheading the Welcoming Committee, to Caren Berger and Sara Smaling for chairing our awesome Yearbook Committee!!  A special HUGE thank you to all of this year’s Room Parents and Party Parents and especially to Carrie Ripes and Kathleen McCrohan for their time, dedication, and hard work servings as Volunteer Coordinators!!

And last, but certainly not least – there are not enough ways to express our thanks to this year’s amazing Executive Board who worked tirelessly all year to ensure that our school was supported from top to bottom!  To Jenn Bub and Paula Hruska, Co Vice-Presidents, there is no one faster than you two in terms of updating our PTO website and Facebook page – thank you for all your support this year – next year will no doubt be amazing under your leadership!  To Stacy Johnson and Sandy Biley, Ways & Means Chairs, you ladies were nothing short of phenomenal this year with your team in helping to raise the most money Cottonwood has ever raised!   Thank you for all your efforts in helping to fund our school the way we did this year!  To Lisa Farr and Kimber Foster, Co-Treasurers, thank you for your thoughtfulness and meticulous keeping of our books this year!  Your work on enhancing and improving the budget will be a benefit to Cottonwood for years to come!  To Darcy Kinnersley and Rachel Schmela, Co-Secretaries, thank you for your attention to detail in keeping our minutes, our calendar and ensuring our gratitude was shared to all who volunteered this year!

It has been our honor and pleasure serving the Cottonwood Community and working with you all this year!  THANK YOU!

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Thank you to all the volunteers who have spent their time volunteering in the art room this year!  Please join us for a cup of coffee and treat Tuesday, May 22nd from 8:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

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4th Grade Boys Pool Party – sign up today!!

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ALL 4thGrade BOYS are invited to celebrate an end-of-the-year Pool Party!

Please follow the Cheddar Up link to sign up!

When: June 5, 2018 from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Where: Valley Country Club

              14601 Country Club Dr.

              Centennial, CO 80016

Pizza, fries, drinks, and cupcakes will be served.

Cost: $25.00

 Please contact Andrea Davoll, or Lisa Farr lisafarr74@gmail.comwith questions.

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Order your school supplies online through 6/24


Order school supplies now! Your child’s school supplies will be sent and delivered directly to their classroom. So simple and easy! We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this convenient service. Please note we will NOT have any extra packs for purchase during back to school week, and the deadline for ordering is June 24, 2018 with no exceptions.

To order, go to: and enter school ID COT021

Select the grade your child will enter in August 2018.

Print or save the online confirmation as your receipt!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Jessica Rothschild at or Sara Beckley at

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Mr. Waller’s Retirement Party – Thursday 5/17


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! See attached flyer for more details

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Special thanks to our awesome group of committee chairs who have been working hard all year!  Thank you to Erin Tobkin for managing Junior Great Books, to Nikki Royer for being our Legislative Representative, and to Holly Flaxbeard for her hard work throughout the year making sure the library was fully staffed with volunteers. Also a huge thank you to Susan Mui and Winnie Chang for managing volunteers and coordinating design for the music programs, and to Janet Gamelin for making sure our marquee was constantly updated.  Thanks to Cher Serhal and Andrea Jones for planning the final bike, walk and scoot to school day last week as well as all the other Health & Wellness activities, and to Melissa Adler for her great work organizing restaurant and other shopping nights throughout the year. Finally, a huge thank you to the Goettsche Family/Greenwood Village Chick-Fil-A for donating lunch to our entire Cottonwood Staff for Teacher Appreciation! They truly went above and beyond and made the staff feel so appreciated.  Amazing job, everyone!

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Popsicles in the Park for In-coming Kindie Families


As the current school year ends, it’s time to look ahead to the next school year.  Please see the attached flyer for any families that have incoming (2018-2019) Kindergartners and help us spread the word!  We have arranged summer dates for the Kindies to meet at playgrounds as well as a Mom’s Night Out.  We look forward to seeing you in the summer!

Kind Regards, Lindsey (Talaga) and Erin (Tobkin), 2018-2019 Kindie Coordinators

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Allocations Request Due – Friday May 11th at 2:45


As a community, we have been working hard all year to raise funds to meet our 2017-18 PTO budget.  Our member approved budget includes expenses for key programs and items that benefit all of our children, including the expense for Teacher’s Assistants, curriculum integrated subscriptions (i.e., Raz Kids, Story Works, Time for Kids), school wide enrichment experiences (assemblies and guest speakers), and a portion of field trip expenses.  The budget also includes funds to assist our amazing committees in their efforts to provide enriching experiences for our children, school, and community.

As a result of our wonderful Cottonwood community’s hard work and generosity this year, we are fortunate to be able to allocate surplus funds to benefit our students.

Parents, Teachers and Staff (all members of the Cottonwood community) are invited to request funds for an item to benefit the children and school.  If you would like to request funds​ please complete the attached PTO Spring Funds Allocation Request Form and return it to the front office no later than  FRIDAY, MAY 11  at 2:45PM.   Please also email Marnie and Jen at  to let us know you’ve submitted a request.  Your PTO Executive Board looks forward to receiving your requests.

We will be voting on allocations (grants) at the May PTO meeting on  Thursday, May  17th  at  6:00 PM  in the library.  As members of the Cottonwood Creek PTO, you are invited and encouraged to participate in our May 17th  meeting to determine how the funds will be allocated.   In order to vote, you must attend this meeting.   No absentee or proxy ballots are available.

We are still finalizing our financial statements and will have a detailed report of our results at the PTO meeting on May 17th.

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Thank You Volunteers!!


Special thanks to our awesome group of committee chairs who have been working hard all year!  Thank you to Shayna Citron for being Cottonwood’s Accountability Representative, to Amanda Prager who has run and helped manage the art room all year, to Andrea Davoll for being our Campus Middle School liaison, to Deb Botton and Catherine Puttmann for chairing the amazing continuation committee, to Monica Bogue and Nicky Flemming for planning awesome parties this year, to Amy Stein for being our Destination Imagination liaison and to Jen Davis for handling the King Soopers high trails cards this year for the 5th grade!

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Mabel’s Labels!


It’s almost time for summer fun, summer camp, outings to the park…  You need labels!  Order now from Mabel’s Labels, and keep track of your kids’ stuff.

Visit, select Cottonwood Creek PTO from the dropdown menu, and start shopping. Mabel’s Labels supports Cottonwood Creek!

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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!  A special thanks to Amy Stein for hosting the spring shopping bazaar and to Stacy Johnson for hosting the 3rd grade girls movie party last week!

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Kendra Scott Shopping -May 3rd


Join us for a little shopping, sipping and bling on May 3rd from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Kendra Scott in Park Meadows. A portion of the proceeds will go to Cottonwood!

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Thank you to our amazing Parent’s Night Out Sponsors! 
Alpine Bank / Fletcher Family    
Lokal Homes / Lantz Family 
Pinnacle Real Estate Advisors / Ritter Family 
Tim Clune at the Mortgage Company 
Epic Web Results / Reiter Family 
Feingold Horton / Feingold Family
Jennifer Bub – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 
Mike & Jean Duggan- RE/MAX Professionals  
Antohe Family 
Iritani Orthodontics & Patra Watana Pediatric Dentistry 
Total Orthodontics 
Staff Sponsors:
The Biley, Hruska, Kauffman, Kohn, Lamar, Liu, McGinnis, Miller, Papazian, Peterson, Rothschild, Sater, Serhal, and Shineman families

We are so grateful for your support!

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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)**:

**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 at or Carrie Ripes at

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Arts Festival April 24th


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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