News from the Creek

Hippo Nation...Better Together! May 2020

A Note from your CCE Principal

Dear CCES Families--

For educators, May marks a time for reflection and bitter-sweet closure to a school year. We reflect upon all the learning and growth that students have made this school year and begin to wrap up our year reflecting about our successes with all of our students! During the school year, your children become our children and are part of our family!

What an unforgettable last part of the year we have had! Even though the year is ending "remotely"rather than at the campus, we wanted to share some positive thoughts and facts with our families about this school year!

1) Dual Language Programs added one more grade level (Pk-1st)

2) Enrollment numbers remained strong at 609 students at the end of April

3) Diversity make-up of our campus remains a strength and represents our community

4) Campus received a "makeover" at the beginning of the school year to honor cultures and

languages in support of our theme "Around the World" and all visitors

5) CCE began its first ever club for Baile Folklorico

6) CCE started student council to help promote student leadership at the campus

7) UIL event participants received awards and placed at the district meet in huge numbers

8) PTA fundraisers for this school year topped $18,000 which supported CCE

9) Morning and dismissal process was streamlined for safety and efficiency

10) Staff focused on Capturing Kids Hearts to build relationships with all students and each other

The list goes on and on....BUT....

The best part of our list is that we got to be part of your child's life!

Check out some updates below as we begin to think about the month of May!

May 4th kicks off our Teacher Appreciation Week! Please help us celebrate our teachers!

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As we work through this time together, I can tell you that we will continue to unite as a community and campus! CCE is ready to support our students and families; Juntos we are #BetterTogether!

Cottonwood Creek Elementary has the BEST Staff, Students, and Families! We truly are "Better Together"! Our students are "Legendary" at Cottonwood Creek Elementary!

With our families and HippoNation in Mind,

Linda Pachicano

Principal, Cottonwood Creek Elementary

Love from the Creek....

What about Graduations at CCE for PK? Kinder? and 5th?

Great News!

Our campus teachers for those grade levels have worked in collaboration with our PTA to find a unique way to continue to celebrate our students. This is what the plan is for celebrating in a sweet way!


Campus Provided: Teachers creating and providing a picture slideshow for students; teachers will be sharing/emailing that out to individual families; our campus will be posting the slide shows on our social media sites.

PTA Provided: Celebration Graduation yard signs & a pinwheel for each student. Thank you, CCE PTA!


Campus Provided: Teachers creating and providing a picture slideshow for students; teachers will be sharing/emailing that out to individual families; our campus will be posting the slide shows on our social media sites.

PTA Provided: Celebration Graduation yard signs & 5th Grade Class Shirt for each student. Thank you, CCE PTA!

Items are planned for distribution along with student personal items the week of May 18th!

Thank you!


19-20 CCES Family & Community Survey

Please share your insight about our campus; we strive to continously improve our service to our students and our families!

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What's Happening at the Creek...

5/7/20: PTA General Membership Meeting @ 6 PM (email, if you need an agenda and want to verify membership or need information about participating).

Week of May 18th: Student distribution of personal classroom items. District Info Here

5/18/20: Last Online Assignments/Enrichment Activities posted for students. These are OPTIONAL Assignments and will not be considered for Pass/Fail Credit.

5/28/20: Last official day of school (based on HISD Calendar)

Linda Pachicano, Principal

Our Dual Language Program is Growing!

Hutto ISD is accepting applications for students interested in participating in the dual language program (DALE) during the 2020/2021 school. This program is a fantastic opportunity for your child to become bilingual and biliterate in Spanish and English.

Students must be entering kindergarten during the 2020/2021 school year to be eligible. Applications may be submitted on-line through May 3. Email Anna Moreno at for more information.

Gregory Althoff, Assistant Principal

Chromebook drop off for students will be held on May 27-30 at Hutto High School. It will be a near mirror image of the pick-up process. More details to come.

Valerie Kozak, Counselor

Our district counseling team realizes that this time may be stressful and challenging for many families, we are here to support you in any way that we can.

Check out this resource:

Counseling Information for Parents & District Staff

Campus Mission, Vision, and Staff Belief Statements

CCE Mission:

Fostering Growth, Strengthening Relationships, Inspiring Excellence

CCE Vision:

Cottonwood Creek aspires to be a safe, positive, and innovative learning environment in which each unique individual is accepted, respected, encouraged, challenged and supported.

Cottonwood Creek Elementary Staff Core Belief Statements

  • We believe in creating a diverse school and classroom environment where emotional and physical safety and security is a top priority for all students and staff.

  • We believe that taking into consideration that every students’ educational needs are important, every decision should be made in the best interest of all students and their individual success.

  • We believe parents/guardians and community involvement are vital to the success of our students.

  • We believe character and social/emotional well-being is as important as academic achievement.

  • We believe communication is a two-way process for the school-home learning connection as well as for delivery of information.

  • We believe in enriching academics and the social-emotional environment by providing various innovative learning opportunities to prepare students for their individual pathways towards success.

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