Cottonwood Creek Elementary PTO: Latest Happenings

Happy first day
Submit Your First Day of School Photos
Published: Mon, Aug 22, 2016, 08:34PM CDT

Help us capture CCE memories from the first day of school. Please take a moment and submit your best first day of school photos for consideration in the school yearbook, social media outreach for the school, and/or the CCE website. Click on the appropriate link or links below.

We’re using Dropbox File Request. You do not need to have a Dropbox account to submit photos through this secure service. Simply click on the link, enter your child’s first and last name and your email address. Then select “choose from computer”. This will allow you to upload photos fast from your phone or your computer.

Click here to submit your kindergarten photos
Click here to submit your 1st grade photos
Click here to submit your 2nd grade photos
Click here to submit your 3rd grade photos
Click here to submit your 4th grade photos
Click here to submit your 5th grade photos
Click here to submit first day of school photos with multiple grades included

If you have any questions about photo submissions or the yearbook please contact Stacey Tarkington.

Colt happenings
What's Happening this Week?
Published: Sun, Aug 21, 2016, 11:17AM CDT
  • Lunch Menu for this week
  • Boohoo Yahoo Breakfast – Monday, August 22nd
Back to school
First Day of School!
Published: Sun, Aug 21, 2016, 11:17AM CDT

The first day of school is Monday, August 22nd at 7:50 a.m.

Boohoo
Boohoo Yahoo Breakfast
Published: Sun, Aug 21, 2016, 11:17AM CDT

You are invited to our annual Boohoo Yahoo breakfast on the first day of school! After you drop your children off in their classrooms please stop by the library for coffee and snacks and catch up with old friends or meet some new friends!! Hope to see you there!

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Boo-Hoo/Yahoo Breakfast Sign Up
Published: Sun, Aug 21, 2016, 11:17AM CDT

Please sign up to bring in a breakfast item, then bring it in with you and meet us in the library to grab a coffee, snack and catch up with all the parents. If you are not able to join us, feel free to send in an item with your child who can drop it off in the front office on their way to class!

Please click here to sign up.

Safety first
From Your Crossing Guards...
Published: Sun, Aug 21, 2016, 11:17AM CDT

Your child’s safety is our highest priority. Please help us by:

  • staying stopped until the Crossing Guard is back on the sidewalk, has lowered the stop sign, and has blown the whistle
  • not blocking the double crosswalks at Gibson and Minyard
  • obeying all speed and stop signs
  • not talking on your cell phones while in the school zone

Thank you for helping us ensure all children are safe on their way to and from school!

School bus
Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
Published: Sun, Aug 21, 2016, 11:17AM CDT

As we strive to keep our students safe upon arrival and dismissal, please observe the following procedures Arrival and Dismissal. Thanks so much for your support!

Important sign
Please Make Your Car Loop Sign and Display!
Published: Sun, Aug 21, 2016, 11:17AM CDT

Parents, please follow the instructions below and print out AND display your car loop sign when picking up your children.

HOW TO MAKE A PARENT LOOP SIGN

  • Go to the Parent Loop Sign for an example
  • Make your own based on the above example
  • If you are using a carpool name, please put the Carpool Name in both places
  • Print and/or Save to your computer
  • Put the sign in your windshield for dismissal every day
  • If you need someone else to pick up your child, please make them a sign or forward them the link to do so.
Fruitsveggies
Salad Bar Volunteers Needed!
Published: Sun, Aug 21, 2016, 11:17AM CDT

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. Jennifer 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 Jennifer MacLean if you have any questions.

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

Background check
Background Check for Volunteers is On-line
Published: Sun, Aug 21, 2016, 11:17AM CDT

We would love to have you volunteer at CCE this school year! Remember, if you’re planning to volunteer in the building or chaperone field trips (including the upcoming 5th grade Allaso Ranch trip), it is required that you fill out a background check every year. Do it now and you’ll be all set once school starts!

Click here for the website.

Please submit your request at least two weeks prior to the volunteer event.

 
Spirit Wear
Published: Sun, Aug 21, 2016, 11:17AM CDT

Purchase your CCE Spirit wear today! Your order will be delivered to your child’s teacher. Order now! https://ccepto.revtrak.net/tek9.asp

Please Note: Buy CCE t-shirts online! The CCE office won’t have shirts in stock for a few months.

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CCE on Facebook
Published: Sun, Aug 21, 2016, 11:17AM CDT

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

Teacher
Meet the Teacher
Published: Mon, Aug 15, 2016, 11:01PM CDT

Please join us for Meet the Teacher on August 18th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Meet the Teacher After Party!
Published: Mon, Aug 15, 2016, 11:01PM CDT

Mr. Snowie, a gourmet snow cone truck, will be on campus during Meet the Teacher night, Thursday, August 18th. After you meet your new teacher, hang out on the playground with your classmates and cool off with a yummy frozen treat. 20% of the proceeds will be donated back to CCE PTO to put toward a 20th anniversary gift to the school!

Coffee
Boo-Hoo/Yahoo Breakfast
Published: Mon, Aug 15, 2016, 11:01PM CDT

Parents! Please join us starting at 7:45 a.m. on the first day of school, August 22nd for the Boo-Hoo/Yahoo Breakfast. We’ll meet in the cafe once the students have headed off to their classrooms.

ALL CCE parents are welcome to celebrate or commiserate the start of the school year and get to know other parents in our school community.

School bus
Bus Pass Info
Published: Mon, Aug 15, 2016, 11:01PM CDT

Summer Bus Pass Registration will be August 8 – August 19, 2016. Please click on the link below for more information:

2016 – 2017 Bus Pass

For Further Information: http://www.coppellisd.com/bus

Schoolhouse
Residency Day - August 11th!
Published: Thu, Aug 11, 2016, 07:54AM CDT

CISD policy requires “Proof of Residency” for all returning and newly registered elementary students.

ALL RETURNING students (including already registered Kindergarten students) must provide:

  • One current (July or August) utility bill (Electric, Water, or Gas) listing name and address. Originals only please.
  • Updated Lease (if prior lease expires before August 22, 2016).

Schedule for Thursday, August 11th:

Proof of Residency/School Supply Sale

  • 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (last names A-L)
  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (last names M-Z)
    5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. is open for those not able to attend the morning session

At the session, you will also have an opportunity to:

  • Verify your student’s immunizations are current
  • Purchase school supplies (CASH or CHECK only)
  • Purchase spirit wear (CASH or CHECK only)
  • Deposit lunch money (CASH or CHECK only)
  • Be sure you are signed up for PTO Connect (Our online PTO/School Newsletter)

Teacher assignments will NOT be released without a current July/August Utility Bill

If you will be out of town on August 11th, you must email the following to Daena Walther at dwalther@coppellisd.com as soon as possible:

  • Scanned copy of Original Utility Bill
  • Updated Lease (if prior lease expires before August 22, 2016).

This MUST be completed before your child can attend school on August 22nd.

Mark your calendar! Meet the Teacher Night is Thursday, August 18th, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 
Look for NEW Spirit Wear available at Residency Day!
Published: Thu, Aug 11, 2016, 07:54AM CDT

Check out the new spirit wear that includes a youth cut trendy shirt and a Dri-Fit option! The traditional CCE shirts will be available too. Please note that only cash and checks will be accepted at Residency Day. Go Colts!

New Designs for 2016-2017:

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Save the Dates!
Published: Sun, Aug 7, 2016, 09:43AM CDT

The new school year is quickly approaching! Below are dates for upcoming events:

  • Residency Day – Thursday, August 11th
  • Meet the Teacher – Thursday, August 18th
  • First Day of School – Monday, August 22nd
Closedforsummer
Early Release Today at 12:50 p.m
Published: Thu, Jun 2, 2016, 09:59AM CDT

Just a reminder that we have EARLY RELEASE today at 12:50 p.m.

Have a GREAT summer!! School resumes Monday, August 22nd!

Yearbook 2015 2016
Yearbook Signing Day & Final Day To Purchase a Yearbook
Published: Wed, Jun 1, 2016, 06:07AM CDT

Don’t forget to pack your child’s yearbook in their bag today for yearbook signing. Didn’t purchase a yearbook yet? Not to worry. You’re not too late.

Today (Wednesday, 6/1) is your last chance to purchase a 2015-2016 yearbook. We ordered some extras because we didn’t want any kiddos or teachers to be left out. Please bring to the office between 7:30-8 a.m. a $23 check made out to “CCE PTO” or provide exact change. These extra yearbooks are available on a first come, first serve basis. We hope everyone enjoys this special keepsake for years to come!

Closedforsummer
Last Day of School - Release 12:50 p.m.
Published: Wed, Jun 1, 2016, 06:07AM CDT

Schedule for the Last Day of School, Thursday, June 2nd

K-4th Grade Awards Assembly – 8:30 a.m.
5th Grade Awards Assembly – 10 a.m.
Final 5th Grade Walk – 12:30 p.m.

EARLY RELEASE – 12:50 p.m.

Have a GREAT summer!! School resumes Monday, August 22nd!

Talentshow
Talent Show
Published: Wed, Jun 1, 2016, 06:07AM CDT

The 5th Grade talent show will be held today at 1:30 p.m. in the cafe.

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Memorial Day
Published: Sun, May 29, 2016, 11:30AM CDT

There will be no school on Monday, May 30th, in observance of Memorial Day.

Yearbook 2015 2016
Last Call To Purchase a Yearbook ~ Just In Time for Yearbook Signing Day
Published: Sun, May 29, 2016, 11:30AM CDT

All the kids are looking forward to yearbook signing day this week. Did you forget to order a yearbook? Don’t worry. It is not too late. We ordered some extras because we didn’t want kiddos or teachers to be left out.

This is the last call to purchase a 2015-2016 yearbook. On Tuesday (5/31) and Wednesday (6/1) extra yearbooks will be on sale in the office from 7:30-8 a.m. Please bring a $23 check made out to “CCE PTO” or provide exact change. These extra yearbooks are available on a first come, first serve basis.

We hope everyone enjoys this special keepsake for years to come! And if any parents are interested in helping with the yearbook next year please email cceyearbook@yahoo.com.

Library
Summer Reading
Published: Sun, May 29, 2016, 11:30AM CDT

Please click on the link below for Summer Reading information from our Librarian, Mrs. Alaniz!

https://www.smore.com/vn8mp

Calendar date
Mark Your Calendar!
Published: Sun, May 29, 2016, 11:30AM CDT

Mark your calendar! Residency Day is Thursday, August 11th. Please click here for more information!

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2016-2017 School Supplies
Published: Sun, May 29, 2016, 11:30AM CDT

It’s time to order School Supplies for the 2016-17 school year!

  • Order online at discounted prices anytime starting now through July 31st! Prices will increase in August so order now!
  • Supply Packs will be delivered directly to the classroom at the start of school in August 2016.

Simply click on the link below and it will bring you directly to the CCE PTO Web Store. http://ccepto.revtrak.net

  • If you have any questions about school supplies please contact: June Beach

For more detailed instructions, please click on this link: CCE School Supplies.

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The PTO needs YOU!
Published: Sun, May 29, 2016, 11:30AM CDT

The following PTO Board positions are open for the coming school year:

Parliamentarian
Membership Coordinator
Sustainability Coordinator
Hospitality Committee
Fundraising Committee
Yearbook Committee

Descriptions of each of the positions can be found in the PTO Bylaws by clicking here.

If you have any further questions or would like to volunteer for one of the open positions, please email Carissa Sierra at cdsierra@gmail.com.

We would love to have you!

Lost found
Lost and Found
Published: Sun, May 29, 2016, 11:30AM CDT

Please come check out the “Lost and Found”. It is overflowing. On the last day of school, items will be packed up and sent to a homeless shelter!