Coyote Creek News

News for the Week of Jan 25th - Jan 29th

A Look Ahead:

  • Tuesday, January 26th:- CCE PTO Meeting (6pm-7pm) / SAC Meeting (7pm)
  • Thursday, February 11th: CCE Restaurant Night - Modern Market (5pm-8pm)
  • Friday, February 12th: No School
  • Monday, February 15th: No School
  • Tuesday, February 23rd: - CCE PTO Meeting (6pm-7pm)

Please Take Care of Your Computer

Parents-

Can you please remind your students that they need to be taking extra special care of their devices? We have seen an increase in damage to those devices and we are running out of Chromebooks to replace them with. Students will get a device in 2nd grade and it is theirs to use through sixth grade so they need to take really good care of it. We appreciate your help! We know they have gotten more use this year with remote and hybrid learning so just a friendly reminder to help us out.


Thanks- Patrick Franks and Amy Rahne

Yearbook Cover Contest and Category Page!

It's that time of year again for the annual Yearbook Cover and Category Page Contest.


K-3rd grade will create artwork for the inside of the yearbook.

Click HERE for information for K, 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders.


4th- 6th grade will compete to get their artwork on this year's yearbook cover.

Click HERE for information for 4th, 5th and 6th graders.


The deadline to turn in cover and category page artwork in Feb 28th!

It's time to use your artistic talents!

Calling All Library Books!

Please take a minute to check around your house, car, or under the beds for any library books. Hundreds of books were checked out before winter break, and many of them have not been returned. There will be no fines due at this time for any of the overdue books.

Thank you!

Counseling Corner

Mindfulness

Part of our school-wide focus on Social Emotional Learning includes the practice of mindfulness. Simply defined, mindfulness is being aware of our thoughts and feelings in the present moment. And because thoughts and feelings impact choices and behaviors, this is something educators and parents are growing passionate about! Incorporating simple practices like mindful breathing is the starting point for helping children with such things as:


  • improve self-control and self-regulation skills
  • strengthen their resilience and decision making
  • increase academic success and boost their enthusiasm for learning
  • reduce peer conflict and increase things like empathy, compassion, patience, and generosity.


As part of our continued school wide SEL work, classroom teachers and I will model and teach various mindfulness practices that students can use in school and at home to help them calm big emotions and make wise choices.


To give parents a better picture of how mindfulness can help kids, The Child Mind Institute has put together information on how it works, how it can be used at home and in school, and the role mindfulness can play in treating a variety of mental health issues. Check it out! And please contact Mrs. Edwards if you have any questions about Mindfulness at CCE.


Debbie Edwards

School Counselor

(303) 387-6193

CCE School Counseling Website

Supporting Your Teen Through a Pandemic

Mesa Middle School is hosting a virtual night event with Nick Thompson on Feb. 4th from 6:30pm-8:00pm and they are opening this up to any parent (or student) that would like to attend! Please see this link for the details and share with your families.

Little Pups Enrollment

Enrollment for Little Pups 21-22 school year is now open. Please view the Little Pups website for registration information. If you have any questions, please contact Yvonne Pugh at (303)387-6218 or ypugh@dcsdk12.org

https://sites.google.com/dcsdk12.org/littlepupsprek/home

Bridge Program - Development Pathways

The 18-21 Bridge Program will host a parent engagement session with Developmental Pathways February 23, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. on planning for guardianship for students with disabilities. Please click here to access this flyer.

Free Ski Program for 5th and 6th Graders

Check out the free ski program for 5th and 6th graders from Colorado Ski Country USA.

Click the link below for more information!


https://www.coloradoski.com/passport

Don't Forget Your ID

We have a few new faces in the front office at Coyote Creek and we may need some time to recognize our wonderful CCE parents. If you are picking up your student(s) or are having someone on your Infinite Campus Emergency Contacts pick them up, please bring your ID with you.

Thank you

PLEASE Sign Up for the Coyote Creek Elementary App

We are asking parents to download the Coyote Creek Phone App and accept notifications. By downloading this App, it allows us to send you a quick message about things going on in our school. Typically, we do not send information this way very often, but we do find it helpful to get a message out quick.


  • If you already have our App but did not accept notifications, you may need to delete it from your phone and download it again accepting notifications.
  • If you have never downloaded the App, please go to 'Google Play' or the 'App Store' and search Coyote Creek Elementary . You should see the App with the paw. (See our logo to the right) the App and accept notifications.
Feel to call and or email us here at CCE if you have any questions or concerns.


Again, we promise not to bombard you with notifications!

Thank you

Free Meal Bags

Free meals for all kids 18 and under


Click HERE for more information and locations

Thank you

Register for our FREE early learning series: Supporting Young Children and Families in a Pandemic


Let's shine a light on the important work of early learning providers during an extraordinary time in our world. We will discuss how to identify red flags, build resilience, and seek support despite the limitations this pandemic has created. Concrete resources and activities will be provided during these interactive virtual trainings.

February 9, 2021, 6-7:30

Social Emotional Development-Looking for Red Flags and Supporting Growth

What is social-emotional development and why is it important? How can we support children returning to early childhood programs in the midst of a pandemic? This workshop will help providers recognize social emotional concerns in young children, create activities to help this growth, and consider community support resources. This interactive training is designed to give you practical information you can use.

March 9, 2021, 6-7:30

Building Resilience in Young Children

Resilience describes the handling of stress, trauma, and adversity. We all experience varying levels of challenges in our lives and the way we bounce back from them demonstrates how resilient we can be. We will explore why resilience is important, activities that promote resilience, and how caregivers can build their own capacity for resilience during difficult times.

Click here to register for our event



Click here learn more about this early learning series

The Colorado State Mandated Assessments (CMAS and CoAlt)

The Colorado State Mandated Assessments, CMAS and CoAlt, which were canceled in the spring of 2020, are scheduled to take place between March 29th, 2021, and April 23rd, 2021. These assessments are given to 3rd through 12th grade students in Colorado. To view the testing schedule, please visit this link. You can find additional information about state mandated testing, including information about opting out, on our school website. We ask that you please try to work around your child's testing schedule as you schedule appointments during the testing dates. If you have any questions about state mandated assessments, please contact Kirsten Sola at kirsten.sola@dcsdk12.org.

Full time Kindergarten Registration for 2020-2021

Coyote Creek offers FREE full time kindergarten for all students. We no longer have part time kindergarten, and the state funds Full time kindergarten for all Colorado kids!! Registration for the 2021-2022 school year will be ongoing. Registration packets are now available on the CCE website. If you don't have printing capabilities packets will also be available at the front office prior to registration. Please share this information with any neighbors who do not yet have students in school.


Please email Julie Lederfine at jalederfine@dcsdk12.org with any questions.

CRISIS SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE 24/7/365

Crisis Support is available 24/7/365

Call 1-844-493-TALK (8255)

Text "TALK" to 38255

Visit www.ColoradoCrisisServices.org or Safe2Tell.org

Yearbook Photos Needed

Please email any pictures you have to be considered for the 2020-2021 yearbook! Thank you for helping us fill our yearbook with memories of this school year!

Longmont Dairy Milk Caps

Thank you to the CCE families who are also Longmont Dairy customers who continue to donate their milk caps (CCE receives money from the Dairy when we turn them in.) Please give your caps to your kids to give to their teachers or hand them to any staff member at drop off or pick up.

Join CCE PTO and King Soopers for "Community Rewards"

Coyote Creek Elementary benefits from the King Soopers' Community Rewards Program. It's free, easy to sign up, and all your King Soopers purchases benefits our school!


When you enroll online to participate (it's free and easy) all King Soopers purchases you make when using your card or alternate identifications number will benefit CCE! Encourage family members to also participate!


Step 1 - Visit www.kingsoopers.com

Step 2 - Click on "Savings"

Step 3 - Click on "King Soopers Community Rewards"

Step 4 - Search for "Coyote Creek PTO" as the organization name, or you can enter our organization number "WX862"


Click ENROLL and you're all set to shop!

Coyote Creek Spirit Wear

Need a few items to spruce up your wardrobe? We think you'd look great in something with the CCE logo on it! Visit the link below to see what's available this year.


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.