In This Issue of The Cottonwood PTO News:

Hello Cougars!  We wanted to thank everyone who logged in on Friday to the Live Virtual Auction Event!!  It was such a wonderful evening, and we can’t thank you enough for supporting Cottonwood Creek!  With your support, we successfully raised over $60k (and still counting) for our school!  We extend a huge and heartfelt THANK YOU to our amazing auction committee including Becca Cooper Leebove, Val DeGaetani, Clara Carpenter, Lydia Miller, Monica Bogue and Lauren Kauffman for putting together our first-ever Virtual Live Auction Event. The creativity, excitement and Cougar community spirit was felt by all, and we so appreciate your efforts!  Please see below for important information about upcoming events and news.

ORDER & PERSONALIZE PAGES IN THE 2020-21 YEARBOOK BY 4/23!

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Great News – The deadline for Yearbook orders and creating custom pages (and to receive free shipping) for delivery to school before year end has been extended to this Friday, April 23rd!

If you can’t order by 4/23, you can still order the Yearbook! You will just have to pay the additional shipping cost. The yearbook may be shipped to school or directly to your home, depending on timing, see schedule provided below. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you would like custom pages after the 4/23, it is possible, but you must complete those BEFORE placing your order. Contact Jessica McAllister (jessicaleighbee@hotmail.com) if you have any questions.

YEARBOOK DEADLINES:

4/23 or earlier: Before Deadline – All orders placed with free shipping for deliver to school before end of school year
4/24 – 5/14: After Deadline Ship to School – Parent/student will have to pay for shipping and books are shipped to the school.
5/15 and later: After Deadline Ship to Home – Parent/student will have to pay for shipping and books are shipped to their home.

Thank you so much to all of the parents and teachers who provided pictures for the Yearbook!  We have now completed the draft and it would not have been possible without you!  There is still time to CREATE CUSTOM PAGES for your child’s yearbook!!  Please find the FLIER HERE with instructions for creating your custom pages. Custom Pages are due by Friday, April 23rd! 

If you still need to place a yearbook order – CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!  Orders must be received by Friday, April 23rd in order to receive your yearbook before the end of the school year. Place your order today!

AUCTION ITEM PICK-UP & TEACHER TREASURES

If you were a winner of an online or silent auction item, CONGRATULATIONS and Thank You!!  You should have received a confirmation email from Givergy outlining next steps and auction pick-up.  For online/silent auction winners, items will be available for pick-up Thursday and Friday, April 22nd and 23rd, in front of the CCV Pool from 2pm – 4pm.  If you are unable to pick-up your items during these times, please email Becca at bcooperleebove@gmail.com.

If you won a Cougar Corner or Teacher Treasures item, we will provide your child’s name to the school.  As a reminder, all teacher lunches will be held on May 14th, and all class parties will take place the week of May 17th.

Thank you for supporting Cottonwood Creek!!

RESTAURANT NIGHT AT ON THE BORDER – THURSDAY, APRIL 22ND

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Support Cottonwood for Restaurant Night at On The Border Mexical Grill this Thursday, April 22nd for lunch or dinner (11:00am – 10:00 pm).  Dine-in or Carry-out, but don’t forget to mention Cottonwood Creek!

On The Border Mexican Grill is located at 8555 S Quebec St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126.  Thank you!

BIKE, WALK OR SCOOT TO SCHOOL DAY – MON, APRIL 26TH

Bike/ Walk or Scoot to School Day is coming up on Monday, April 26th!!

In celebration of National Bike Month in May, we are excited to announce our spring event on Monday, April 26th (weather permitting!).

Participation will be tallied based on an honor system instead of the hand stamps that we have done in the past. Mr. Mondragon will receive the totals from the classroom teachers, and announce the winning class before the end of the day. The class with the most participants gets an extra recess!

CULTURAL CONNECTIONS – PANDEMIC HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS

Cultural Connections is back with Pandemic Holidays – Spring Celebrations!  Ramadan begins April 13 and ends on Eid May 12.  For those who celebrate, please send us pictures and information.  Send all correspondence to culturalconnectionscot@gmail.com.

Keep adding to our community photo album!  Link to our phenomenal photo album is here:

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FIELD DAY IS COMING!

K-6 Field Day - Madison-Marietta-Nassau Elementary
Mr. Mondragon is working collaboratively with our specials team and Principal Johnson to plan a fun experience for Field Day 2021! Please note we will not able able to have visitors and/or volunteers this year.

Tentative Dates

K, 1, 2: Monday, May 24th

3, 4, 5: Tuesday, May 25th

CHESS WIZARDS – VIRTUAL CHESS CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE

Welcome to Chess Wizards Online! Our mission is to make learning chess fun and exciting for kids, and our classes are now available online. We’ve adapted some of our most popular activities in the physical classroom to fit the digital one. These include puzzles, tournaments, blitz games, and even chess variation games!

Group classes, specially designed themed classes, and private lessons are just a few examples of the great experiences our online classes have to offer. Our class sizes are small, with up to 6 students per class.  Please find the FLIER attached with more details.

Registration is easy! Go to chesswizards.jumbula.com. Pick classes that match your child’s interest and skill level, and our amazing Chess Wizards staff will take care of the rest. 1 Hour, 64 Squares, Infinite Possibilities!

REDUCE YOUR 2020 TAXES WITH YOUR PTO CONTRIBUTIONS

Did you donate to the Cottonwood PTO in 2020?  Use your Campaign for Cottonwood contributions and any other donations (less the fair market value) to reduce your taxes in 2020!

*For Campaign for Cottonwood receipts, search your email for “Campaign for Cottonwood Donation Receipt” or sender “Heather Robbins” and/or use copies of your checks.

As always, thank you for supporting Cottonwood!

SHOP WITH AMAZONSMILE & KING SOOPERS AND SUPPORT COTTONWOOD!

Want to help raise $25,000 for our school, without donating any money? Ask your family, friends, grandparents and neighbors to follow the steps below and SIGN-UP to support Cottonwood Creek Elementary PTO at King Soopers and AmazonSmile!

Here’s how: Add Cottonwood Creek Elementary PTO to your King Soopers and AmazonSmile accounts (absolutely FREE!), and a portion of every dollar you spend supports our school! Signup once, and you’re done.  It’s that easy!!

Follow these simple steps to link your account:

KING SOOPERS: 

  1. Sign In at  www.kingsoopers.com  \ My Account \ Account Summary \ Community Rewards
  2. Name: Cottonwood Creek PTO
  3. Organization Number: VD201

AMAZONSMILE: 

CLICK HERE TO MAKE COTTONWOOD CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL YOUR CHARITY OF CHOICE ON AMAZON SMILE.  

SO EASY!!!  Please share with friends and extended family!!

THIS WEEK’S THANK YOUS

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Thank you again to our AMAZING Auction Team for putting together an unforgettable silent/online and live virtual auction event this year!!  Thank you to Becca Cooper Leebove, Val DeGaetani, Clara Carpenter, Lydia Miller, Monica Bogue, and Lauren Kauffman.  Thanks to your efforts, we once again came together as a community and had lots of fun supporting and raising much needed funds for our school!!

Mark your calendar for these important dates:

4/22:  Restaurant Night at On the Border Mexican Grill, 11am – 10pm

4/22 and 4/23:  Auction Item Pickup at the CCV Pool, 2pm – 4pm

4/23:  Deadline to Personalize Yearbook Pages and to Order Yearbooks for Delivery by end of the School Year

4/26:  Bike, Walk or Scoot to School DAY!!

5/3-5/6:  Teacher Appreciation Week!!

5/7:  NO SCHOOL: K-8 Non-Contact Day

5/24:  K-2ND Field Day Festivities

5/25:  3RD-5TH Field Day Festivities

5/28:  LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!