Cottonwood Creek Elementary PTO: Latest Happenings

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What's Happening this Week?
Published: Sun, Dec 10, 2017, 09:18AM CST
  • Lunch Menu for this week.
  • College Shirt Day – Wednesday, December 13th
  • Movie & Holiday Luncheons – Thursday, December 14th
  • Early Release – Friday, December 15th at 12:15 p.m.

The Weekly Watch will Return on January 2nd. Have a wonderful Winter Break!

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Early Release
Published: Sun, Dec 10, 2017, 09:18AM CST

There will be early dismissal this Friday, December 15th. Please make arrangements to have your child picked up at 12:15PM

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Holiday Movie and Luncheons
Published: Sun, Dec 10, 2017, 09:18AM CST

On Thursday, December 14th, our school will take a school-wide field trip to Moviehouse and Eatery (Flower Mound) for a showing of Wonder, a movie about compassion, kindness, acceptance, and empathy (4th and 5th Graders) and Coco (Kdg-3rd graders) a movie about friendship, dreaming big, and the importance of family. If you missed the December 8th deadline for the $10.00 (to cover the cost of the ticket and transportation), please turn this in as soon as possible.

At the end of the movie, the children will return to school around 1:00 p.m. and be “guests” at holiday luncheons prepared by our room moms and dads. Since this will be a special day of celebration for each of us, we ask that the children dress in “holiday best.” This day has become a tradition that is enjoyed by everyone in our school community!

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College Shirt Day
Published: Sun, Dec 10, 2017, 09:18AM 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, December 13th.

 
December Early Release Reminder
Published: Sun, Dec 10, 2017, 09:18AM CST

Coppell ISD will have early release for schools prior to the Winter Break. On Thursday, Dec. 14, New Tech High @ Coppell will release at 12:50 p.m. and Coppell High School will release at 1 p.m. On Friday, Dec. 15, Elementary Schools will release at 12:15 pm., Middle Schools will release at 1:45 p.m., and New Tech High @ Coppell will release at 12:50 p.m. and Coppell High School will release at 1 p.m.

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Coppell ISD Winter Break Dec. 18-Jan. 2
Published: Sun, Dec 10, 2017, 09:18AM CST

Coppell ISD will be closed for Winter Break Dec. 18 – Jan. 2. The district will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, Jan. 2, which is a professional development day and no school for students. Students will return to school on Wednesday, Jan. 3.

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School Supplies Coordinator Needed
Published: Sun, Dec 10, 2017, 09:18AM CST

Our Parent Teacher Organization is an integral part of our Cottonwood Creek community and we invite you to join us in supporting our school programs, our teachers, and most importantly, our learners!

We are currently looking for a person to do School Supplies for the 2018-2019 school year (to start in February 2018).

Please contact Radha Sugumaran at cceptopresident@gmail.com if you are interested in the position.

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Missing Photos - Please Help
Published: Sun, Dec 10, 2017, 09:18AM CST

Teachers and Parents, have you taken photos at CCE events over the last couple of months? There have been a number of field trips, performances and many other fun events.

The yearbook cannot be created without your help. In addition to the photos mentioned, we could also use more class photos (with and/or without teachers) as well as all girls and all boys class photos. The holiday party coming up this week is another great photo opportunity!

Can’t remember what photos you have submitted versus not? If that’s the case feel free to upload whatever you’ve got. We’d rather have your photos than not.

Click on Submit Photos 2017-2018 and then click on the appropriate link or links to submit your CCE pictures.

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

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Early Bird Yearbook Pricing Ending
Published: Sun, Dec 10, 2017, 09:18AM CST

We can all appreciate saving money so why wait to purchase your Cottonwood Creek Elementary Yearbook? We hope you’ll take advantage of our early bird price of just $21. Please note after the holidays the price will go up.

As a child, there is nothing better than flipping through the yearbook and finding yourself, your friends and seeing all the fun things that happened throughout the year.

Order your yearbook today by clicking here, using ID code 12599718. Don’t delay. Order today!

 
2018-2019 Calendar Input Requested
Published: Sun, Dec 10, 2017, 09:18AM CST

Your input is important as Coppell ISD considers calendar options for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. Please express your preference between Option 1 and Option 2, by taking the district’s survey by clicking here now through Jan. 5. The CISD Board of Trustees will approve a calendar for 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 at its meeting January 22, 2018. The option selected for 2018-2019 will be duplicated for 2019-2020. Details about the two calendar options, and what makes each different, can be found here. In addition to voting via the survey above, you also may email additional feedback to input@coppellisd.com.

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Take the Strategic Design Questionnaire
Published: Sun, Dec 10, 2017, 09:18AM CST

The next phase of CISD’s Strategic Design Effort is underway. The Strategic Design Questionnaire is now available to complete online. This is your opportunity to share your voice, input and perspectives about the current state of and future desires for the district. The anonymous questionnaire is available here and takes about 15 minutes to complete. If you have multiple roles within the district; we encourage you to take the survey more than once, to represent the roles you fill — such as once as a staff member and/or once as a parent or former student, etc.The questionnaire is available in English, Spanish and Telugu.

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Holiday Shopping on Amazon? Support CCE!
Published: Sun, Dec 10, 2017, 09:18AM CST

Support CCE PTO when you are shopping on Amazon! It’s easy – simply enter the Amazon website through the link below and Amazon will give a percentage of sales back to CCE. Bookmark the link and support CCE every time you shop at Amazon! Please feel free to pass this link along to family and friends so they can use it too!

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CCE Spirit Wear Available Online
Published: Sun, Dec 10, 2017, 09:18AM CST

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

https://ccepto.revtrak.net/Spirit-Wear#/list

Email sara.t.ratliff@gmail.com for all questions regarding spirit wear.

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Salad Bar Volunteers Needed!
Published: Sun, Dec 10, 2017, 09:18AM 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!

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CCE on Facebook
Published: Sun, Dec 10, 2017, 09:18AM 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!

 
Thank you SO Much!
Published: Sun, Dec 10, 2017, 09:18AM CST

A big Thank You to our Sponsors!!

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Walk to School Wednesday!
Published: Sun, Dec 3, 2017, 12:07PM CST

We would like to encourage all of our students and parents to get out and walk to school Wednesday, December 6th 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 Strategic Design Education Summits Dec. 4 and Dec. 6
Published: Sun, Dec 3, 2017, 12:07PM CST

Coppell ISD is embarking on a new district Strategic Design initiative to help CISD create its next set of priorities from which all efforts will be aligned. Since the district is nearing the end of its last strategic plan, Pinnacle 2020, this effort is timely and will give the district a renewed vision for the upcoming years.

Help provide input on this effort by attending one of CISD’s remaining Strategic Design Education Summits:

  • Monday, Dec. 4th
    Coppell’s William T. Cozby Public Library from 12 to 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 6th
    New Tech High @Coppell from 6 to 8 p.m.

Coppell ISD stakeholders, including parents, students, staff and the Coppell community, are invited to attend one of the summits, which will prepare the audience to consider their values and vision for education. Additional phases of the Strategic Design process include an online questionnaire, one-on-one interviews, and district and market research.

Details about the phases of the district’s Strategic Design process can be found by clicking here.

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December Early Release Reminder
Published: Sun, Dec 3, 2017, 12:07PM CST
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Winter Break
Published: Sun, Dec 3, 2017, 12:07PM CST
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ED Foundation Red & Black Superstar Program
Published: Sun, Dec 3, 2017, 12:07PM CST

CISD is full of dedicated and hardworking students, teachers, administrators and support staff who often go above and beyond. We would like to give you the opportunity to shine a spotlight on these students and CISD employees by nominating them to be a Red & Black Super Star. Nominate here.

Who can nominate a student? Any CISD employee (teacher, administrator or support staff) can nominate a student.

Who can nominate a CISD employee (teacher, administrator or support staff)? Any parent, middle school student or CISD employee can nominate a CISD employee.

Next nomination deadline: December 8, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

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Bus Tracking App Now Available
Published: Sun, Dec 3, 2017, 12:07PM CST

CISD’s school bus partner, Durham School Services, is launching a phone and web application that will allow parents and guardians to securely track the location of their child(ren)’s bus in relationship to their assigned bus stop and school.

The app allows parents and guardians to view multiple stops on an assigned route, including the scheduled arrival time for each stop and arrival at school. This service is free and voluntary. To download the app on any of your devices, click here. You will need your child(ren)’s school issued ID number, last name and to select “Coppell, TX” as your location to sign up.

For any additional information, please visit www.coppellisd.com/Page/15154. Also, don’t forget all “Pay to Ride” bus students must have their Pink Spring Bus Pass no later than Tuesday, January 16th in order to continue bus service! Click here for instructions on how to renew.

 
Creative Writing Competition
Published: Sun, Dec 3, 2017, 12:07PM CST
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District Calendar Update & Request for Input
Published: Sun, Nov 26, 2017, 10:03AM 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 input@coppellisd.com by November 28th.

 
Box Tops
Published: Sun, Nov 26, 2017, 10:03AM 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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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

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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!!

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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!

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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.

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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.