Check It Out!

We hope that you had a wonderful long weekend! Please see below for links to this week’s important announcements


Auction Spotlight


Each week we will highlight an amazing item that will be featured at our live auction! ​


Bid on one week of camp at Historic Blue Mountain Ranch, family owned and operated since 1946, in Florissant Colorado.

  • What: Colorado Summer Camp for Boys & Girls Age 7-16
  • Where: Blue Mountain Ranch is on 400 acres surrounded by Pikes Peak National Forrest in Florissant, Colorado
  • Activites: Camp activities include horseback riding, rodeo, swimming, crafts, football, tennis, hiking, cheerleading, volleyball, mountain climbing, yoga, track, drama, fishing, ultimate frisbee, capture the flag, bonfires, talent night, dancing and MUCH MUCH MORE!
  • Website:
  • Retail Value: $1400

Sock Hop in Person Ticket Sales Next Week

*Please Note: This is not a drop-off event. Parent supervision required.

  • What: Flashback to the 1950s for a good ol’ fashioned sock hop.  See attached flyer for details.
  • When: February 28th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Cherry Creek High School West Cafeteria.
  • How: Tickets will be available in front of the school and by the Kindie door 2/25 – 2/28 from 2:30 – 3:00 PM.  You can also purchase your TICKETS HERE or at the door.
  • Cost: Tickets are required for children (age 2 and up) at $10 each. Adults are free.

Friday Frenzy on 2/21


Friday Frenzy is an afternoon of supervised entertainment and fun in the comfort of Cottonwood’s gym.  Cottonwood 5th graders will supervise the younger students and provide them with snacks and a drink.  This raises funds for 5th grade continuation.

  • What:  We will be watching SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2, rated PG.
  • When: Friday, February 21st  from 2:45 PM to 4:30 PM
  • How:
    • NEW K-4th graders sign up HERE.
    • NEW 5th Grade HELPERS sign up HERE.
    • K-4 Students already registered confirm attendance with Cher Serhal (
    • REGISTERED 5th grade helpers RECONFIRM HERE 
  • Cost: $6.00 per student. Please note: THERE IS NO PAYMENT AT THE DOOR. 

Cottonwood’s Annual International Night

(formerly Multicultural Festival) Organized by Cultural Connections

MARCH 12 6-8pm

Sign up for any of the following:

  1. Kids Fashion Show:​​ SIGN UP HERE.

Kids dress up in clothes from around the world.

​​2. Performances: SIGN UP HERE

  • We need representation from China, Korea, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Mexico, South America, North America, South Africa and Europe.
  • Kids can sing or dance or act, solo or in a group.

​​3. PresentationsSIGN UP HERE

  • Kids create a presentation about a country using a provided template.

​​4. Pot Luck: SIGN UP HERE

  • Bring your favorite dish or try a new recipe to share!

Please email for more information


Get Involved in the PTO Next Year

Looking to make a difference next year? To become more involved in our community?  Take some time to look into PTO!

Executive Board nominations due on 3/2/2020.  Read about our Executive Board Roles or reach out to someone on the Executive Board.    

We hope you take the opportunity to get involved in our community and school!

Colonna’s Pizza Restaurant Night – February 20th!!


  • Where: 7475 E. Arapahoe Road (Centennial Location)
  • When: February 20th 5:00PM – 8:30PM
  • Please present this flyer when ordering or mention Cottonwood.  Dine in or carry out on-line. Thank you!

Submissions for the CCSD Art Show

Would your child like to submit one of their works of art to be considered for the district art show in March?

  • What: The CCSD art show will showcase 10-12 pieces of art from Cottonwood Creek.
  • How:  Please complete the  attached form AND artwork to the front office. The artwork submissions will be selected by a group of staff and volunteers.
  • When: All submissions due by February 25th.  Please return  attached form AND artwork to the front office.
  • Artwork created at home or at school can be considered for submission.​

Volunteers Needed – SOCK HOP!

Sock Hop needs volunteers.  We have 2 hour time slots available here.  You can sign up for one or both!  In addition, if you are able to volunteer for a different time frame, please email Courtney Taylor at  Courtney will reach out to all volunteers with additional details.  

Cherry Creek School District Career Fair 2/29

Join the Cherry Creek School District for a Career Fair on February 29th.  All day from 8AM- 2PM with on-site interviews.  Read more  here.

February is Preschool Roundup

The month of February is Preschool Roundup in the Cherry Creek School District.

Parents of new preschool students will discover how easy it is to register their

child for high quality, affordable preschool. Please click hereread more information.

Fifth Grade Continuation Information

It is hard to believe, but the 5th Grade Continuation Ceremony is just a few short months away!  The continuation video is always a favorite part of the ceremony.  Please read below for important information regarding how to submit your photos for the video.

  • Who: All 5th Grade Parents
  • What: Submit five photos for the 5th Grade Continuation Video
  • How: Please  click here for information on how to submit your photos and for more information on the type of photos needed.  You should also have received this information via email.
  • When:  Pictures are due by March 8th.  The Continuation Ceremony will be Thursday, May 21st at 8:30 AM

Please contact the Continuation Committee with any questions at

It’s Time for the Yearbook

Order your yearbook today! 
Click Here:

The Yearbook Committee needs photos!
Please follow the simple instructions on the  attached flyerto upload your photos to Tree Ring! Please make sure all photos are at school or during a school function (i.e. field trip, off campus school/PTO event etc.).

Click this link to upload: (If the link does not work, just copy and paste the address into the browser).

More help topics are available: Click

We need volunteers to take photographs.
Please email Berenice at Thank you!

Cottonwood Auction – Donate, Purchase, CELEBRATE!


The rumors are TRUE!! Our beloved Colorado band, THE SAMPLES, will be playing at our live auction on 4/17 @ the View House.  The money raised during auction week helps fund Teacher Assistant salaries, school enrichment programs, subscriptions, teacher grants, buses for field trips, and much, much more!

VISIT our Auction Website to buy tickets, sponsor the event and donate items.

  1. Buy TICKETS HERE and invite your friends!
  2. Become a SPONSOR.  It’s EASY! Sign up HERE .  Sponsorship information available in this  attachment.
  3. DONATE an item by 3/7/20.  Click HERE or reference these attachments Family Letter and  Community Letter.​​
    • Wine Pull: We have partnered with Total Wine across from Park Meadows Mall, who will be giving Cottonwood a 30% discount on one bulk purchase towards this year’s wine pull!! Simply donate at the cheddarup link here, and your donation will go far!
    • Class Baskets – Donations needed by 3/7! We need your help to fill the class baskets. We are putting together great Lego, American Girl and NERF baskets. Click on the cheddarup link here to donate for the wine pull or class baskets

If you have wine or items at home to donate – that is great too! Just email Sarah Duman at to arrange pick-up.


Art and Library Volunteers Needed

All 2020 art room and library sign-ups are available on our website here. Thank you for your continued support of these important programs!

Tax Time

Did you donate to Cottonwood PTO in 2019?  Use your Run4Funds payments, Auction contributions and other donations (less the fair market value) to reduce your taxes!

*For Auction receipts, search your email for “Cottonwood Creek Elementary PTO Receipt” and sender  For Run4Funds, search for “Run4Funds” or sender “” and/or use copies of your checks. 

Thank you for supporting Cottonwood! 

Thank You!

Thank you to Julie Passo and Melissa Mitarotonda for helping with picture day.

Thank you to Kassie Hurley and Marin Hamilton for planning the teacher luncheon on Thursday and to everyone who brought in a dish or treat for our fabulous teachers!

A special thank you to Kori Shaiman and Kristin Reeves for presenting at our PTO Meeting on Friday.  What a great turnout, thank you to all who attended!   We would also like to thank those who called in to listen to the PTO meeting.  We apologize for the technical difficulties and will be continuing this option as a way to include more members of our community.

Thank you to all of our amazing Party Parents and Grade Level Coordinators for the fun Valentine’s Day parties on Friday!  Thank you to all of the volunteers who came in to help make these parties successful!

Important Dates!

Mark your calendars for these important dates (sign up links included below):

Our Spring calendar is available for download here.

2/20: Colonna’s Pizza & Pasta Restaurant Night

2/21: Friday Frenzy

2/28: Sock Hop @ Cherry Creek High School Cafeteria

3/2: Executive Board Nomination Form Due

3/7: Donations for Auction Due

3/12: COT Annual International Night

4/17: Auction @ The View House featuring THE SAMPLES!

Check It Out!

Good Day, Cougars! Please see below for links to this week’s important announcements:

This Week’s Auction Spotlight – Brazilian Amethyst!


Each week we will highlight an amazing item that will be featured at our live auction! ​

#1 Brazilian Amethyst on Stand
This gorgeous 100% natural piece creates a stunning, one of a kind centerpiece in your home, medical, dental, law, real estate and other places of business!​
Highlights:  Read more about Amethyst  here
  • Weight: 69.6 kg/ 153 lbs

  • Height: 51” from floor to top of amethyst geode cluster.

  • Dimensions of Amethyst Geode: 30” wide at widest point narrowing down to 5-7” at the bottom. 29” tall.

  • Grade 16 (Second highest grade used in this particular wholesaler’s grading system. This is high end gallery quality.)

  • Retail Value: $5,700-$7,600.

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