Check it Out!

Hello Cougars!  Please see below for links to this week’s important announcements:

Friday Frenzy is Back!

FRIDAY FRENZY IS BACK ON 2/7!

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.

  • What:  We will be watching SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2, rated PG.
  • Who:  All Cottonwood Creek Students K-4
  • When: Friday, February 7th  from 2:45 PM to 4:30 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 return it to your child’s teacher no later than February 5th.​  Please note due to the nature of this event late registrations will not be accepted.

Have a 5th grader who would like to chaperone? Sign them up here by February 5th!

General PTO Meeting 2/14

  • What: Learn about emotional regulation in children from our very own, Kori Shaiman.  We will also discuss the role of the PTO and open positions for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • When: February 14th @ 8 AM in the cafeteria
  • How: RSVP here to reduce the line at the door.

Sock Hop is Coming! February 28th

THE SOCK HOP IS COMING ON 2/28!

Join your fellow Cottonwood Cougars as they flashback to the 1950s for a good ol’ fashioned sock hop. Grab your poodle skirt or your penny loafers and head on over to West Cafeteria at Cherry Creek High School!  DJ & dancing included!!

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

  • What: Mark your calendars for the annual Sock Hop dance!
  • When: February 28th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Cherry Creek High School West Cafeteria.
  • How: Buy Tickets Here or at the door.  Tickets are required for children (age 2 and up) at $10 each. Adults are free.
  • DetailsSee attached flyer for details.

Cherry Creek Schools Foundation Community Nights

Join the Cherry Creek Schools Foundation for the following two events.  See the webiste for more details.

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: The Continuation Ceremony will be Thursday, May 21st at 8:30 AM

Please contact the Continuation Committee with any questions at CottonwoodCreekContinuation@gmail.com

Thank You!

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!
Our Cottonwood Creek Community is built and cultivated through the involvement of our parents. Over the next couple months, you will have the opportunity to learn more about what we do, the roles that are available and how you can help us make an impact for the 2020-2021 school year. Read about our Executive Board Roles or reach out to someone on the Executive Board.

To learn more:

• Attend our PTO Information Meeting on 2/14: We will dedicate time in this meeting to tell you about the PTO, our openings and how to get involved.
• Fill out our Executive Board and Committee Chair Interest Form: This form will be available through April as we determine where we have openings and reach out to those interested in taking on a chair role next year. .
• Nominate Yourself or Someone Else for Executive Board: Ready to jump in? Submit a nomination form through 3/2/2020.
We hope you take the opportunity to get involved in our community and school!

Chipotle Restaurant Night!


CHIPOTLE RESTAURANT NIGHT – THIS WEDNESDAY – JANUARY 22nd

  • Where: 12073 E. Arapahoe Road (Arapahoe & Peoria Location)
  • When: January 22nd  4:00PM – 8:00PM
  • ​Please present this flyer when ordering or mention Cottonwood.  Thank you!

Fifth Grader New Parent Night at Campus Middle School

  • What: Campus Middle School will be hosting their 5th Grade New Parent Night.
  • When: Thursday, February 6th from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.
  • Who: Due to limited space, this evening is for parents/guardians only.  Students will have the opportunity to visit at a later date.
  • Details: Please see the flyer here for more information.

P.E. Challenge Volunteers Needed

COTTONWOOD HEART P.E. CHALLENGE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

  • What: The Kids Heart Challenge Jump Day will be on February 7th.
  • When: Prizes will be distributed from January 13th – February 7th.
  • How: Parents can sign up on the following SignUp Genius for a morning time slot during this timeframe to hand out prizes.

Contact Tammy Damrath (tdamrath@me.com), Thanuja Zupan (thanuja122@gmail.com), or Amanda Jehn (ajehn@cherrycreekschools.org) with questions.

Teacher & Staff Luncheon February 13th

• What: The hospitality committee is asking first grade families to help sponsor this event. The lunch theme is soup and salad.
• When: Thursday, February 13th
• How: Sign up here February 13th Teacher & Staff Luncheon Sign Up
• Donate: If you are unable to provide a food item, you have the option to donate money here.
Please contact Kassie Hurley (kassiehurley@gmail.com) with any questions.

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!

Cottonwood Creek Elementary Annual International Night

COTTONWOOD CREEK ELEMENTARY ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL NIGHT – MARCH 12th

  • What: Cottonwood Creek Elementary School’s Annual International Night is coming soon!

Cultural Connections is looking for kids who are interested in participating in dance/song performances to make this a fun and lively night!

  • When: Thursday March 12, 2020 from 6PM -8PM
  • How: Please email culturalconnectionscot@gmail.com if you are interested in participating or with any questions.  Thank you!

Thank you!

Thank you to Susan MuiWinnie Chang, and Sara White for decorating the stage and making the programs for the 3rd and 4th Grade Choir Winter Performance.  We appreciate the special and thoughtful touches you bring to the stage each time!  Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who has already signed up for an upcoming art room shift or library shift.  We are grateful to you for volunteering your time to help our specials team!

Important Dates!

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

Our new Spring calendar is out! If you need another copy, download it here.

1/20: No School

1/22: Chipotle Restaurant Night

2/6: New Parent Night at Campus Middle School

2/7: Cottonwood Heart Challenge “JUMP” Day

2/7: Friday Frenzy – Secret Life of Pets (Registration deadline 2/5)

2/13: Teacher & Staff Hospitality Luncheon

2/14: PTO General Meeting – RSVP HERE

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

3/2: Executive Board Nomination Form Due

3/12: COT Annual International Night

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