Check It Out!

Wow!  What a great week!  Thank you to all who attended this week’s events and thank you to our wonderful volunteers.  Please use the following links for access to this weeks communication:

Cultural Connections Annual Family Holiday Potluck – December 5th

  • What: How do you and your family celebrate your favorite holiday? The holiday season is upon us and we want to celebrate those traditions that are special to you, whether it is Christmas, Hanukkah, Chinese New Year, Diwali, Eid, Día de los Muertos, just to name a few.
  • When: Thursday,  December 5th from 6PM -8PM
  • How: Join us in the gym on Thursday, Dec 5th from 6 to 8 pm for food, crafts and performances. Sign up below to bring a dish or volunteer for a craft that you feel is representative of the holiday!
  • Sign-Up:

Arts and Crafts Sign Up

Holiday Dish Sign Up

The Rock Shop Is Coming Soon!

  • What: The Rock Shop is returning to Cottonwood to support the 5th grade High Trails trip!  Shop for incredible minerals, fossils and great gifts for the whole family!
  • When: Shopping Days are December 11th – 13th
  • More Information: See flyer for details here.

Cougar Care Scholarship Fund

As we approach the season of Thanks and Giving we would like to remind everyone about the Cougar Care Scholarship Fund.  The purpose of the scholarship fund is to help some of our own Cougar families who may not have the resources to participate in various opportunities offered to our students throughout the year. The scholarship fund provides financial assistance for school and/or PTO sponsored events such as field trips, community events, and fundraisers to those who would like to attend, but might not have the financial resources to do so. Parents, community members and staff are welcome to contribute to the scholarship fund.

If most families contributed $5, we will be able to make a significant impact on those who may need assistance within our community. Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity. It is genuinely appreciated as Cottonwood expands our efforts to give back to our Cougar community. Please click here to learn more.


Chic-Fil-A Restaurant Night – November 20th

Where: 9331 East Arapahoe Road (in the Home Depot parking lot

When: Wednesday, November 20th from 4pm – 8pm

Please present this  flyer when ordering inside or at the drive through.  You can show it on your phone.  Thank you!

Future Bruins Night – Thursday, November 21st

Boodle Box Service Project – This Week!


In partnership with West Point and Army Moms, the students and teachers of Cottonwood Creek invite you to participate in our fall service project – Boodle Boxes.  (Ms. Thompson/Art has a son who graduated from WP and is now in the Army and a member of this group.)

  • What: The students and teachers will assemble and ship 40 boxes to active military across the world!
  • WhenWe will be collecting these items through Friday, November 22ndDuring the Monday and Tuesday of Thanksgiving week, our incredible specials team will be working with our kiddos writing cards, filling, assembling and decorating the boxes.
  • HowAttached you will find a supply list of requested items (which also includes donating monies for shipping charges).

Thank you in advance for your participation, donation and involvement in this worthwhile venture.​


Barnes & Noble Shopping Day This Saturday – November 23rd

Get a jump start on your holiday shopping and support Cottonwood at the same time!

  • Where: The Lone Tree Barnes & Noble.  Besides books, this location has a vast toy department along with journals, candles, DVDs, records and greeting cards!
  • When: All DAY Saturday, November 23rd!
  • Give Back: A percentage of ALL PURCHASES (excluding NOOK products) will be donated back to Cottonwood.  Educator discounts AND Barnes and Noble  Membership Cards can still be used in conjunction with this promotion!

Just mention “Cottonwood” or show  this flyerwhen checking out.  Don’t forget to tell all of your friends and family!  Happy Shopping!


Shopping Give Back

Amazon and King Soopers

Did you know that by selecting Cottonwood Creek Elementary School as your charitable organization our school will receive a percentage back from every purchase?  This is SO EASY and can make SUCH A DIFFERENCE!

  1. Sign In \ My Account \ Account Summary \ Community Rewards
  2. Name: Cottonwood Creek PTO

Organization Number: VD201 

P.I.N. Meeting

Join other parents at the upcoming Parent Information Network (P.I.N.) presentation:

  • What: The next P.I.N. presentation will be Cultivating Mindfulness, Resilience & Wellness.
  • When: December 3rd at 9:15 AM
  • Where: 14603 E Freemont Avenue. Centennial, CO 80112

Friday Frenzy, December 6th

  • What:  Friday Frenzy is an afternoon of supervised entertainment and fun in the comfort of Cottonwood’s gym.  We will be watching  TOY STORY 4, rated G.  Cottonwood 5th graders will supervise the younger students and provide them with snacks and a drink.
  • Who:  All Cottonwood Creek Students K-4
  • When: Friday, December 6th  from 2:45 PM to 4:45 PM
  • Why: 5th Grade Fundraising for Continuation expenses
  • Cost: $6.00 per student. Please note: THERE IS NO PAYMENT AT THE DOOR.
  • Sign Up:  Parents can pay via either CheddarUp ( or by filling out the permission slip attached  here and returning it to your child’s teacher no later than December 4. ​

Thank You!


Wow! What an incredible week. Thank you!

Veterans Day

Thank you to Ms. Berner and Mr. Pedregon for planning the special Veterans Day Program we had at Cottonwood!  Thank you to Boy Scout Pack 351 for kicking off the assembly, thank you to all of the amazing student speakers and thank you to Mike and Jean Duggan with Remax Professionals for lining our school and walkway with beautiful flags!  A most special thank you to all of the Veterans who attended our program, we thank you everyday for your service!

Music Program

Thank you to Winnie Chang and Susan Mui, our music chairs, for their tireless efforts coordinating and all of their work on the fabulous 3rd Grade Music Performance!  What a great job done by Mr. Pedregon and all of the 3rd graders!  Thank you to Katie Korejwo, Susie McCarthy, Carrie Miller, Ashley Mull, Natalie Papazian, Julie Passo, Danielle Rasmussen and Sarah White for helping with the beautiful set, amazing costumes and all of the props!

PTO Meeting

Thank you to Jeff Silverman of Silverman Family Counseling for presenting at our PTO Meeting on Friday.  What a great turnout, thank you to all who attended!

Dudes and Daughter Dance

Thank you to Amy Neustadt and Amy Stein for planning the wildly successful Dudes and Daughter Dance!  Thank you to the rock star crew of volunteers who helped the evening of the dace – Claudia Contreras, Romina Zajd, Sara Miller, Sarah Bohrer, Amy Shineman, Annie HarmonDarcy Kessler, and Nicole Kaiser.  What a wonderful evening had by all!  Thank you to Annie Harmon for designing the marketing materials.  Thank you to Total Orthodontics for sponsoring the dance!

Ladies and Sons Monster Golf

Thank you to Lindsey Bye and Lauren Kauffman for organizing the Ladies and Sons Monster Golf Event.  It was a great turnout and a fun time had by all!

Put This On Your Calendar!

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

11/20: Chick-Fil-A Restaurant Night

11/22: Boodle Box Donation Deadline

11/23: Barnes & Noble Shopping Day

11/25 & 11/26: Boodle Box Project

11/27: Thanksgiving Break Begins

12/3: P.I.N. Meeting

12/5: Cultural Connections Holliday Potluck – 6PM Cottonwood Gym

12/6: Friday Frenzy