News from the Creek

Hippo Nation...Better Together! October 2020

A Note from your CCE Principal

Dear CCES Families--

The leaves are changing in color and our weather is definitely feeling much cooler! We know that this year there have been many changes in the world of education, too! We look forward to continuing to see what our school year brings in terms of student learning and community continued support! Each of our families has been of key importance in ensuring a successful start to the school year and we would like to say how thankful we are that you are part of our CCE family!

The first few weeks of school reopening at CCE has proven to be a positive experience for all of our staff and students! The biggest welcomed change to our campus has definitely been the addition of all the student smiles and their presence in the building.

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

With Hippo Nation in Mind,

Linda Pachicano

Principal, Cottonwood Creek Elementary

Notes and Reminders from....

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TPRI/TEJAS Lee Reading Screeners conducted by teachers until October 16th (K-2)

Instructional Assessments for Math, Reading, Science, Writing conducted by teachers until October 16th (3rd-5th)

October 9- End of the 1st 9 weeks

October 10- Hutto Education Foundation "HEF" Rowdy & Rustic Annual Event

October 12- Student/Staff Holiday No School

October 13- First day of 2nd 9 weeks grading period

October 29th- PTA Sponsored Trunk or Treat Event at CCE "Drive-Thru" Style

October 30- Parent/Teacher Conference Day (No School for Students)

What is the Campus Focusing on this 20-21 School Year?

Click here to read about our Campus Improvement Plan for CCE! We are focused on lots of great strategies to help keep our school moving in the right direction. Thank you for supporting our school!

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Take Away Info from our Counselor, Valerie Kozak:

Classroom Guidance with the School Counselor

For classroom guidance in September, we focused on Identifying our Feelings and Emotional Intelligence. Check out Zones of Regulations for resources to use at home! For October, we will be focusing on Self-regulation & Coping Skills/Conflict Resolution.

Hippo Way Character Trait- Character Education and Social Emotional Learning.

For September, teachers focused on Respect & Courtesy, showing others they are important by what you say and do, during their Community Circle lessons.

For October, teachers will focus on Responsibility, taking ownership of my thoughts, words, and actions during Community Circle lessons.


Is your student a virtual student? We would love to see the amazing things your student is doing during virtual school, and include them in our weekly pictures on social media. If you would like to share any weekly pictures, please email them to

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What's Going on at our CCE Library?

Click here for all the latest updates!

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Wow~ Sign Up to Display your "Trunk" at CCE on 10/29

PTA will host our CCE Trunk or Treat again this school year! We are excited about the drive-through option to keep our families safe and healthy while having fun socially distancing!

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Calling HippoNation! Calling HippoNation! You are invited....

Howdy Hippo Nation!!

We're in the home stretch - OUR 2020 VIRTUAL ROWDY & RUSTIC ANNUAL EVENT is SATURDAY! We'd love for you to participate and join in on the fun!

Attached is a flyer sharing info about our auction that is NOW LIVE on Bidding Owl ( and our Virtual Event that you are invited to join this Saturday, October 10 @ 7:00pm! It's a webinar format - so there's no pressure. It's easy to participate - just kick back, grab a drink and enjoy the show. All the while, you'll learn even more about the Hutto Education Foundation, our programs and our incredible Corporate Sponsors!

Thank you again for everything you do to help us raise money for this incredible district of innovation!