Cottonwood Creek Elementary PTO: Latest Happenings

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What's Happening this Week?
Published: Sun, Sep 25, 2016, 10:35AM CDT
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Remember to Submit your Special Friends Day Photos
Published: Sun, Sep 25, 2016, 10:35AM CDT

We hope you had a wonderful time at Special Friends Day. Did you take any photos? Please help us capture CCE memories by submitting your best photos for consideration in the school yearbook, social media outreach for the school, and/or the CCE website.

There are now specific Dropbox folders for each class and one folder for photos with kids in multiple grades together. Click Submit CCE Photos and then click on the appropriate link or links to submit your pictures. You do not have to have a Dropbox account to submit photos and it takes seconds to do. Thank you in advance for doing your part to contribute photos. Together we’re capturing memories that will last a lifetime.

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

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CHS Homecoming Parade Reminders
Published: Sun, Sep 25, 2016, 10:35AM CDT

The CCE parking lot will be used as a gathering place for the CHS Homecoming Parade participants beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28th. Portions of our neighborhood streets will be closed for the parade. The parade begins at 6:30 p.m.

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No School October 7th and October 10th
Published: Sun, Sep 25, 2016, 10:35AM CDT

There will be no school on Friday, October 7th due to a Staff Development Day. There will also be no school on Monday, October 10th for Columbus Day. Enjoy the extra long weekend!

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Destination Imagination
Published: Sun, Sep 25, 2016, 10:35AM CDT

Interested in helping with Destination Imagination (DI) at CCE? An informational meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4th at 6 p.m. in the Cottonwood Creek Cafeteria. Please click on the link below for more information.

Destination Imagination

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Salad Bar Volunteers Needed!
Published: Sun, Sep 25, 2016, 10:35AM 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!

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Reminder: No Dogs on School Property
Published: Sun, Sep 25, 2016, 10:35AM CDT

Please remember that there are NO dogs allowed on school property at any time. This policy is in place for the safety of all CCE students. Thank you!

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Box Tops
Published: Sun, Sep 25, 2016, 10:35AM CDT

Please start sending in your Box Tops to your teacher so we can submit them for reimbursement!

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Background Check for Volunteers is On-line
Published: Sun, Sep 25, 2016, 10:35AM 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.

Click here for the website.

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

 
Drug Trends and Awareness Presentation
Published: Sun, Sep 25, 2016, 10:35AM CDT
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CCE on Facebook
Published: Sun, Sep 25, 2016, 10:35AM CDT

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

 
Spirit Wear
Published: Sun, Sep 25, 2016, 10:35AM 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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Special Friends Day Friday
Published: Thu, Sep 22, 2016, 08:51PM CDT

This special day gives friends and family the opportunity to enjoy a fall picnic
lunch on the lawn with their Cottonwood Creek Colt(s)! Bring your picnic baskets, blankets, lawn chairs, and share in the fun!

Special Friends lunch times and locations:

  • Kindergarten 10:30 a.m. Grassy area outside of A Hall
  • First Grade 11:00 a.m. Big Kids’ Playground
  • Second Grade 11:30 a.m. Grassy area outside of A Hall
  • Third Grade 12:00 p.m. Front of school area
  • Fourth Grade 12:30 p.m. Big Kids’ Playground
  • Fifth Grade 1:00 p.m. Track

Please “check in” at the entrances of the school!

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Submit Your Special Friends Day Photos
Published: Thu, Sep 22, 2016, 08:51PM CDT

Help us capture CCE memories from Special Friends Day. Parents and teachers are encouraged to please take a moment today and submit your best photos for consideration in the school yearbook, social media outreach for the school, and/or the CCE website.

There are now specific Dropbox folders for each class and one folder for photos with kids in multiple grades together. Click Submit CCE Photos 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.

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

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Book Fair
Published: Thu, Sep 22, 2016, 08:51PM CDT

The bookfair will remain open on Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 1:40 p.m. during Special Friends Day. Special friends are invited to tour the book fair following lunch with their learners.

Please be sure to check out your teacher’s wish box. These are books they have selected and hope to make a permanent part of their classroom library.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2016 Fall Book Fair!

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LUNCH UPDATE for this week:
Published: Thu, Sep 22, 2016, 08:51PM CDT

Lunch this Thursday and Friday will be swapped.

  • Thursday lunch will be Penne Pasta with meat sauce
  • Friday lunch will be corn dogs or chicken wings
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Fall Book Fair is coming!
Published: Sun, Sep 18, 2016, 09:31AM CDT

The book fair will be open for sales Monday, September 19th – Friday, September 23rd from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (special hours on Tuesday and Friday).

  • On Tuesday we will have our Breakfast Books and Buddies event. The library will open at 7:00 a.m. for parents and learners to do some early morning shopping together while enjoying donuts, coffee, or orange juice! All learners must have a guardian present in order to attend this early morning event.
  • The bookfair will remain open on Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 1:40 p.m. during Special Friends Day. Special friends are invited to tour the book fair following lunch with their learners.

Please be sure to check out your teacher’s wish box. These are books they have selected and hope to make a permanent part of their classroom library.

Most importantly, please volunteer to help with this event if you are able! Please see the next article for more information!

We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2016 Fall Book Fair!

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Book fair Volunteers Needed!
Published: Sun, Sep 18, 2016, 09:31AM CDT

Book fair is starting this week! We are still in desperate need of volunteers for Breakfast, Books, and Buddies—if you are able to volunteer for that early morning shift (6:45 a.m.- 8:00 a.m.) please sign up by clicking here. We still have approximately twelve additional slots that need to be filled next week (not including our great need for help on Tuesday morning!!). If you have a younger child, you are welcome to bring them, if they can be trusted to act appropriately in the school library while you are volunteering.

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Walk to School Wednesday!
Published: Sun, Sep 18, 2016, 09:31AM CDT

We would like to encourage all of our students and parents to get out and walk to school Wednesday, September 21st to show support of our Healthy Zone School!

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 7:30 a.m.

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

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Chips & Salsa Bar
Published: Sun, Sep 18, 2016, 09:31AM CDT

Everyone at CCE has worked hard preparing for the 2016/2017 school year! Now that we’re in full swing we’d like to show our appreciation to our outstanding educators & staff members.

The PTO Hospitality Team is organizing a special treat & we need your help. We will be setting up a Chips & Salsa Bar in the teachers lounge on Tuesday, September 27th. Please click here & consider contributing from the list of items.

Thank you!

PTO Hospitality Team
Dawn, Kim, Deby, Sheila, Alli & Cheryl

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Get your t-shirt today!
Published: Sun, Sep 18, 2016, 09:31AM CDT

The Coppell Education Foundation is taking orders for our new 2016 Red & Black Backer t-shirt. By purchasing a t-shirt, you are supporting the Foundation’s annual RED & BLACK fundraising campaign. We are designating every Tuesday as Red & Black day! Wear your shirt proudly!

ALL T-SHIRTS ARE $15 EACH.

Orders will be taken from August 29th – September 21st. Shirts will be delivered to schools the first week of October..

All funds raised by the Coppell Education Foundation are directly given back to the schools and children of CISD.

Click the link below for the Order Form, or order online.

R&B Order Form

Questions? Email us at info@coppellisdef.com.

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Book Fair Volunteers Needed!
Published: Wed, Sep 14, 2016, 07:25AM CDT

We cannot pull off another successful book fair without your help! Please see the sign-up link below to see when you are able to help. There are time slots for everyone—even early morning ones before work! Even volunteering for partial time slots is helpful—just let us know if you need to leave early or arrive late when you sign up.

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Please sign up for one (or more!) as you are able.

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Tappy's Afternoon
Published: Sun, Sep 11, 2016, 03:06PM CDT

Come out to Tappy’s Yogurt on Monday, September 12th from 6pm-9pm. Tappy’s will give CCE 15% of sales!

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Colt Chorale
Published: Sun, Sep 11, 2016, 03:06PM CDT

Colt Chorale is CCE’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade performing show choir. Rehearsals start this Monday from 3:00-4:00pm in the gym. Click here to sign up!

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College Shirt Day
Published: Sun, Sep 11, 2016, 03:06PM CDT

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, October 12th.

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Mr. Bob - Hero for Children!
Published: Sun, Sep 11, 2016, 03:06PM CDT

We would like to congratulate our very own Mr. Bob (Bob Monroe)! Mr. Bob was selected by the State Board of Education (SBOE) as a Hero for Children because of his outstanding volunteer service to learners at Cottonwood Creek Elementary. Fifteen nominated candidates from around the state will be recognized at the September 16th SBOE meeting in Austin, TX.

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Fall Book Fair is coming!
Published: Sun, Sep 11, 2016, 03:06PM CDT

Mark your calendars for Monday, September 19th through Friday, September 23rd! More information coming home next week.

This year Breakfast, Books and Buddies will be September 20th!

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Last Chance! Please Verify Student Info for Directory!
Published: Sun, Sep 11, 2016, 03:06PM CDT

This is your last opportunity to update your information

Please make sure that your student’s information is correct for the 2016-2017 Directory! The directory will be printed from your contact information in PTOconnect, so follow these simple steps to verify that it’s right. It only takes a moment.

  1. Click your family name in the yellow box below.
  2. Verify that the information is accurate. If so, click Accurate.
  3. If not accurate, edit the information under the Members tab. When editing is complete, click Save. Please completely fill out BOTH Student and Parent information.

Please note that PTOConnect is not the same as the CISD parent portal.

If the yellow box below says “Thanks, you’re done!” then you do NOT need to respond again. If you need help with this please contact Janet West.

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UPDATED CAMPUS VISITOR/VOLUNTEER INFO. PLEASE READ
Published: Sun, Sep 11, 2016, 03:06PM CDT
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Save the Date - Special Friends Day
Published: Sun, Sep 11, 2016, 03:06PM CDT

Please mark your calendar for our upcoming “Special Friends Day” on Friday, September 23rd.

This is a day set aside for students to invite a special friend, parent or grandparent to school for lunch. Special Friends may bring their quilts or lawn chairs to enjoy picnics. More information will be coming soon.