Coyote Creek News

News for the Week of September 27th-October 2nd

RETURN TO FULL DAYS

As I am sure you have heard, the school board unanimously voted to return all elementary students to full in-person learning by a target date of October 19, 2020. The board will review the status of the targeted return at its next regularly scheduled board meeting on October 6th. While this may be exciting news, I am sure that it has brought up many questions as well. We will continue to follow the health and safety measures set forth by the district. The safety of our staff and students will continue to be our top priority and we will be making thorough plans in the coming weeks to ensure a smooth and safe transition back to full in-person learning. We are looking forward to seeing a room of full eyes soon!


Sincerely,

Mrs. Rahne

Fall Conferences

Parent teacher conferences will be virtual and held during the evenings of Tuesday, October 6th and Wednesday, October 7th. Your child's teacher may offer a few other dates for conferences during the week of October 5th. They will be sending more information about how to sign up and the link to access your conference soon.

A note from Mrs. Montano

Dear Coyote Creek Parents & Students


I have added an "Art Bingo" option to my website. There is a sheet for grades K-2 and a different sheet for grades 3-6. Students can use their time at home to work on the activities. There are 24 spaces with different projects and 1 free space where a student can choose a project of their choice. The class with the most complete bingo boards or "blackouts " will earn a classroom party of their choice. Since my time is split between two schools and for the sake of organization, I ask that students submit their completed work in one complete bundle. The bingo boards will be due the last week of school right before Winter Break.


Art submitted after that date will not be accepted as part of the competition. I am available at dmontano2@dcsdk12.org for questions or digital submissions. The boards can be found on my website at https://sites.google.com/site/diannamontanoart.


Mrs. Montano
CCE Visual Arts Teacher

Tips for Tech Device Cleaning and Care

Our Computer Resource Teacher, Mr. Franks, wanted to send reminders on how to properly care for your tech device when working at home and school. Please read through the following tips on how to properly clean and care for your child's device.


  • Never clean your computer with anything except computer wipes. Please have your child ask their teacher for help and they will contact Mr. Franks for the correct wipes to clean their device.
  • Always turn off your computer before wiping it down. Clean the screen first, then the keyboard. You want the least amount of liquid from the wipe around the keyboard, it should feel almost dry.
  • Please wash your hands after you eat and before returning to school work on your device. Crumbs from food and oils on fingers get on the keyboard and the screen. The crumbs can get under the keyboard causing it to fail.


CCE's computers are in limited supply, so we all need to take excellent care of our devices whether we're at home or at school. Thank you!

A Garden Club is Taking Root

In an effort to brighten things up around the building, staff and PTO have partnered to spruce up the CCE garden. We are looking for any parents interested in helping out - from planning and planting to weeding and watering. Any help would be appreciated! Please contact Debbie Edwards if you're interested.


A GREAT BIG THANKS to O'Toole's Garden Center of Littleton for donating the pansies and a few other plants that now adorn the pots at our front door and some of the garden beds. With any luck the temps will remain moderate enough to let us enjoy these happy colors for a while yet!

Free Weekly Meal Bags!

Free meals for ALL kids 18 and under!


USDA has announced that until December 31, 2020, ALL meals served to kids will be FREE. In person school meals will continue to be served at all sites, now for FREE. Remote bags are available at many pickup locations on Fridays from 1-2pm. Meal bags will include five breakfasts and five lunches. Click HERE to find your nearest pickup location.


Limit one breakfast and lunch per kid per day. Kids do NOT need to be enrolled at a DCSD school to pick up meals. Kids do not need to be present to pick up meals. You can go to FAQ: DCSD Nutrition Services Free Meals for more information or visit the DCSD Nutrition Services webpage.

5th & 6th Grade ThunderRidge Basketball

5th and 6th grade boys are welcomed and encouraged to try out for the ThunderRidge Basketball Feeder Program. Tryouts will be held from 6:00pm-7:30pm on Tuesday, September 29th and Thursday, October 1st.


All tryouts will be held at St. Mary's School

6833 S. Prince Street


Please visit trgrizzlies.org and navigate to Boys Basketball for more information. You can also send your questions to joseph.ortiz@dcsdk12.org. Click HERE to read the flyer with all the details and information.

A Look Ahead:

  • October 6 & 7 - Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences (teachers will communicate more information soon).
  • October 12-16 - Fall Break
  • October 19 - Picture Retake Day (A & B Cohorts)
  • October 21 - CCE Restaurant Night - Tokyo Joe's
  • October 27 - Virtual PTO meeting @ 6pm

US Again Clothing Contest

US Again is hosting a National Clothing Contest


This contest runs from September 14th through October 14th.

The ten schools that collect the most pounds of gently used clothes and shoes during the contest period will win one of the following cash prizes!

1st Place Prize: $2,000

2nd Place Prize: $750

3rd Place Prize:$500

4th - 10th Place Prize: $250

Donating is simple! Just bring your gently used clothes and shoes to deposit into the green and white donation bin in the front parking lot of the school building. Friends, families, and our community are welcome to donate too!

VOTE FOR BASE PRE-K: 2020 MACARONI KID AWARD!

CCE's BASE Pre-K Program, Little Pups, is hoping to be nominated and possibly win the Macaroni Kid's GOLD Daisy Awards this year. The award recognizes local family friendly businesses. You, your friends, and family are all able and encouraged to nominate and vote for Little Pups Pre-K!


  • Nominations will be open from September 9th through September 27th. Anyone can nominate. CLICK HERE to access the Macaroni Kid Douglas County GOLD Daisy Awards Nominations Article and Form.
  • Voting will open on October 7th and end on October 25th.
  • Winners will be announced in November.


Those of you who nominate and vote in at least ten categories will automatically be entered to win a $40 gift card to a local business of your choice! Thank you for supporting Coyote Creek's Little Pups!

Pack 872 Cub Scouts

Cub Scouting is a program of the BSA, whose overall mission is to help young people build character, learn citizenship, and develop personal fitness and leadership. Pack 872 serves the Highlands Ranch area and meets at Grace Presbyterian Church for den meetings and usually Ranch View Middle School for pack meetings. Scouts are students in grades K-5th, and they plan many fun adventures, including:


  • Elk Bugling Hikes
  • Service Hikes (Leave No Trace)
  • Pinewood Derby
  • Blue & Gold Celebration Dinner
  • Pack Campout at Chatfield and more!


Click HERE to read the Pack 872 Overview. For more information please email info@pack872.com! They also have a website they are currently updating: www.pack872.com.

Girl Scouts of Colorado

In Girl Scouts, girls’ social and emotional learning and leadership development is the center of all programming. Girls learn to tie together the knowledge, attitude, and skills necessary to help them understand and manage their emotions, set and achieve goals, establish positive relationships, and gain a sense of belonging—which we know our students need right now.


These events are open to all girls in Kindergarten through 3rd grade and their parents/caregivers.


If you're interested in learning more about Girl Scouts and want to know about the multiple Virtual Parties they are offering throughout the next three weeks, you can read more through the links below:

Girl Scouts Robot Building Party


Girl Scouts Animal Dance Party

Stone Canyon Outdoor EdVentures


Stone Canyon Outdoor EdVentures is offering a Fall Break Camp! The theme of the week is the great outdoors! Campers will learn invaluable skills that can be taken on any outdoor trip, from setting up tents, hiking, outdoor cooking, fire building and more! In addition to outdoor skills, campers will be able to climb on our NEW ROPES COURSE, ride the zip line, and participate in over 15 additional activities throughout the week.


Transportation will not be provided for this program. *Parents are responsible for getting their campers to and from Stone Canyon - https://www.stonecanyonedge.org/specialty-programs.

Click HERE to view their flyer!

Coyote Creek Spirit Wear

Show off your school spirit with Coyote Creek spirit wear! Visit the link below to see what's available this year. Make sure to use the coupon code SEP2OW (also listed on their website) to receive 10% the entire month of September! Read this FLYER for help with ordering.


Coyote Creek Spirit Wear!

CCE Spirit Rock

"Rent the Rock" to recognize a student's birthday, show school spirit, thank or recognize teachers or staff members, congratulatory events, etc. It is a great way to spread positive messages and increase excitement in our community! Spots are open to "Rent the Rock" Sign up now to reserve it!

NONDISCRIMINATION NOTICE:

In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law.

Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public.

The School District’s Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Ted Knight, Assistant Superintendent, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org, 303-387-0067.

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.