Cottonwood Creek Elementary PTO: Latest Happenings

TechKnow Night Tonight!
Published: Tue, Nov 14, 2017, 08:26AM CST

CCE Parents…

How do digital learning strategies contribute to CCE’s culture of learning?

Please join us for parent TechKnow Night, Tuesday, November 14th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., to get the answer to this question and learn more about technology use at CCE. Childcare will be provided for learners in grades K-5.

Please peruse the course catalog by clicking on 2017 CCE TechKnow Night for courses of interest. Each session will be repeated four times during the evening.

We look forward to sharing with you on Tuesday night.

Andra Penny and the CCE Staff

What's Happening This Week?
Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 09:56AM CST
  • Lunch Menu for this week.
  • Spirit Night at Ole’s – Monday, November 13th
  • Parent TechKnow Night – Tuesday, November 14th
  • Walk to School – Wednesday, November 15th
  • Family Feast Drive – Friday, November 17th

Thanksgiving Break is November 20th thru November 24th. The Weekly Watch will return on November 26th. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Restaurant Night at Olé's
Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 09:56AM CST

Olé’s will be hosting a fundraiser for Cottonwood Creek Elementary on Monday, November 13th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Take hungry family and friends to Olé’s at 600 East Sandy Lake Road! Be sure to mention CCE!

Walk to School Wednesday!
Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 09:56AM CST

We would like to encourage all of our students and parents to get out and walk to school Wednesday, November 15th to show support of our Healthy Zone School! Walk to School Wednesday is the first and third Wednesday of every month.

Staff members will be meeting student walkers at the following locations:

  • Corner of Sandy Lake and Winding Hollow
  • Corner of Sandy Lake and Old Coppell Road
  • Corner of Parkway and Graham

You are welcome to drop students off to join the teachers at these locations as we walk to school at 7:20 a.m.

Leaving cars at home saves gas, saves money, improves our air quality, and provides exercise!

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CISD Family Feast Drive
Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 09:56AM CST

For 14 years, CISD has collected food for families in need around Thanksgiving. Mark your calendars to donate canned foods or non-perishable foods to school campuses on Friday, November 17th, for the CISD Family Feast Drive! You also may make an online donation by clicking here. Last year, CISD collected 12,397 pounds of food and $13,708 for a total of 51,454 nutritious meals for those in need in North Texas.

Shorts Needed
Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 09:56AM CST

The School Clinic is in need of gently used shorts of all sizes for kids who need a change of clothes.

Thanksgiving Break
Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 09:56AM CST

Thanksgiving Break is November 20th – November 24th.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

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Lost and Found
Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 09:56AM CST

Please check the Lost & Found for jackets/coats/water bottles and any lost items.

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Don’t Miss Out on Ordering a Yearbook
Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 09:56AM CST

Your child’s school portrait has been taken. Now have you ordered your yearbook?

You don’t want your child to miss out. The 5th graders have a special yearbook breakfast and the entire school participates in yearbook signing days where all the kids take their yearbooks around to have friends and teachers sign them.

Make sure you take advantage of early bird pricing and save while you can. Don’t delay any longer. Order a yearbook today by clicking here, using ID code 12599718.

Salad Bar Volunteers Needed!
Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 09:56AM CST

Grades K-2: every Tuesday
Grades 3-5: every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Students will be offered the salad bar as part of the regular lunch. There is no extra cost for this option. If your child brings a lunch from home, she or he can purchase a side Salad Bar for $1.50. Either way, your student will be able to go back to the Salad Bar as many times as they would like!

Mr. Bob and Ms. Esha will be heading up the volunteer crew at the Salad Bar. They will need some additional volunteers if you can spare some time or just want to spend lunchtime with your child. All volunteers enjoy a free Salad Bar lunch just for helping out!

Please click here, if you would like to volunteer at the CCE Salad Bar.

Please contact Bob Monroe or Esha Hirani if you have any questions.

Thank you so much for supporting this healthy lunch option for our students!

CCE Spirit Wear Available Online
Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 09:56AM CST

Did you know you can purchase CCE Spirit shirts at anytime online? Check out our designs and show your COLT Pride!

Email for all questions regarding spirit wear.

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Red & Black Fundraising Campaign
Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 09:56AM CST

The Coppell Education Foundation’s 2017 annual Red & Black annual fundraising campaign will run for only one more week – wrapping up November 17th. Each year, the Foundation gives tens of thousands of dollars to CISD schools in the form of teacher requested grants for use in their classroom. Help us to build on our legacy of supporting educational excellence to benefit all our students and campuses by donating today!


District Calendar Update & Request for Input
Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 09:56AM CST

At its recent meeting, the District Education Improvement Council (DEIC) designated a calendar subcommittee to make recommendations for the district’s next two-year calendar (2018-2019 and 2019-2020.) The calendar subcommittee is set to meet twice before presenting options to the DEIC. The DEIC then will send two calendar options, which will be posted on the Coppell ISD website, to the Board of Trustees for consideration. Don’t forget we welcome your input on the district’s two-year calendar by emailing by November 28th.

Creative Writing Competition
Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 09:56AM CST
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Thank you SO Much!
Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 09:56AM CST

A big Thank You to our Sponsors!!

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Box Tops
Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 09:56AM CST

Send in your Box Tops! Please remember to check the Expiration Date and trim the Box Tops so they are ready to go!

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CCE on Facebook
Published: Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 09:56AM CST

Be sure to connect with CCE on Facebook for all of the latest information by clicking here. Don’t forget to “Like” the page!

Reminder: Veterans Day Ceremony Friday
Published: Wed, Nov 8, 2017, 08:08PM CST

CCE will be observing Veteran’s Day on Friday November 10th with a ceremony starting at 8:30 a.m. Please join us for our annual ceremony as we honor all veterans. You are welcome to invite family, friends and neighbors who have served or are currently serving in the military.

Students and their families are also welcome to bring photos of service men and women who are unable to attend.

After the ceremony our veterans and their guests will be taken to the cafeteria for photos, then to the library where our PTO will provide coffee and refreshments.

Please use this link to invite and sign up your veteran.

Veteran’s Day Coffee and Refreshments
Published: Wed, Nov 8, 2017, 08:08PM CST

After our ceremony, the PTO will be serving coffee and refreshments to our veterans. Please click the link below and consider signing up to send in an item to help make this breakfast for our veterans a success. Please send in your item with your child or you can drop it off in the front office before 8 a.m. Thank you for helping make this an event to remember for our Veterans.


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What's Happening this Week?
Published: Sun, Nov 5, 2017, 01:10PM CST
  • Lunch Menu for this week.
  • PTO Meeting – Tuesday, November 7th
  • College Shirt Day – Wednesday, November 8th
  • Veterans Day Ceremony – Friday, November 10th
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PTO Meeting
Published: Sun, Nov 5, 2017, 01:10PM CST

Please attend the PTO meeting on Tuesday, November 7th at 6:30 p.m. in the CCE Library. We will be discussing many issues that affect your student, and we would love to have your input and involvement. All parents are welcome!

Any questions or comments about the PTO? Please contact

Colt Stacker Practice Rescheduled
Published: Sun, Nov 5, 2017, 01:10PM CST

Due to the Gym being used for Voting, Colt Stacker Practice on Tuesday, November 7th is rescheduled for Thursday, November 9th from 3-4pm.

College Shirt Day
Published: Sun, Nov 5, 2017, 01:10PM CST

In celebration of higher learning, all students are encouraged to wear their favorite college shirt on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. So don’t forget to wear your favorite this Wednesday, November 8th.

Absences - What to do if your child will be absent
Published: Sun, Nov 5, 2017, 01:10PM CST

Please inform the front office if your child will be absent from school. You can do this either by:

  • Calling the front office at 214-496-8300 (you can even leave a message the night before)
  • E-mail Tamara Steiger, the Office Aide, at (or copy her on an email to the teacher)

When your child returns to school, please send in a signed note or doctor’s note within 3 days of your child’s return. An e-mail cannot be used to excuse an absence.

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Red & Black Fundraising Campaign
Published: Sun, Nov 5, 2017, 01:10PM CST

Did you know that over $1,025,000 in classroom grants have been awarded to all CISD schools and educators since the Coppell Education Foundation began in 2000?

The Coppell Education Foundation’s annual Red & Black fundraising campaign is underway now, running October 23rd through November 17th. Only with contributions from our community’s citizens, families, and businesses can we continue to support motivating, innovative education for all Coppell students!


Creative Writing Workshop
Published: Sun, Nov 5, 2017, 01:10PM CST
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Deadline for Ordering Pictures - November 1st
Published: Mon, Oct 30, 2017, 02:35PM CDT

If you have not ordered your pictures from Picture Day today, you have until the end of the day on Wednesday, November 1st.

Please order online by clicking here, and then enter the Picture Day ID# DO317169Q0.

Please note that the office is not able to accept the paper order forms.

Thank you!

Picture Day
Published: Sun, Oct 29, 2017, 11:16AM CDT

Mark your calendars. Picture Day will be Monday, October 30th. Pictures taken this day will appear in the yearbook and can be purchased.

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Thank You!
Published: Sun, Oct 29, 2017, 11:16AM CDT

A big THANK YOU to all of our families, volunteers, sponsors, In-N-Out Burger, Kona Ice, TCBY, Texas Angel Cakes, Legacy ER and Urgent Care, and our amazing Fundraising Committee headed by Christi Shortino and Stancy Hagans for a fantastic and memorable evening!

Thank you!!!

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Don’t Forget to Submit Your Color Run & Red Ribbon Week Photos
Published: Sun, Oct 29, 2017, 11:16AM CDT

Just a reminder to please take a moment and submit your best photos of the Colt Stampede Color Run and any photos you might have captured during Red Ribbon week for consideration in the school yearbook.

Click here and then click on the appropriate link or links to Submit Your CCE Photos.

Thank you in advance for doing your part to contribute photos. Together we’re capturing memories that will last a lifetime.