Happenings Around Dry Creek Elementary
Fun Run Tomorrow!
On October 1st, we will hold the Fun Run as a culminating event to the fall PTCO fundraiser. Below is the schedule for when each Creek will run. The track will be set up in the grass near the baseball field. Families are welcome to come and watch students run.
Please be sure to register for the Fun Run by visiting http://www.getmovinfundhub.com/. Our school identifier is 5d2ca381ea76d. More information is listed under the PTCO update below.
Each Creek will have 30 minutes of running followed by 30 minutes of cool-down and enjoying Kona Ice!
Remember to wear your Creek color from head to toe!
Fun Run Schedule:
Dove and Fox:
Kona Ice: 9:00-9:30am
Bear and Elk:
Kona Ice: 9:30-10:00am
Beaver and Wolf:
Kona Ice: 10:00-10:30am
Spirit Week Next Week!
Monday 10/4 – Decades Day – dress up like you’re from your favorite decade
Tuesday 10/5 – CCHS Spirit Day – Wear your Bruins Gear or Red and Blue - CCHS Spirit Bus will be at Dry Creek around 1:30pm
Wednesday 10/6 – Crazy Sock Day – wear some crazy or mismatched socks
Thursday 10/7 – Career Day – Dress for the career you’d like to have when you grow up
Friday 10/8 – Pajama Day (Please note: shoes are required, no slippers please)
One More Day to Visit the Book Fair!
The Book Fair will be open during the Fun Run on Friday, October 1st from 7:30am-10am. Come check out some new books and support Dry Creek in the process!
You can also shop online anytime by clicking the button below!
Socktober Sock Drive!
Illness at School and Decreasing the Spread: How Can you Help?
Please keep your student/s home from school if they are feeling sick. If your student has symptoms seen with COVID-19 (regardless of their vaccination status), they should not come to school.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include ANY of the following: Feeling feverish, having chills, temperature of 100.4 F or greater, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, loss of taste and smell, sore throat, runny nose or congestion, muscle aches, headache, fatigue, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea.
We encourage anyone with symptoms to reach out to their healthcare provider and seek out COVID testing.
No-cost COVID testing is available to anyone in the Cherry Creek community who needs a test:
· For current Cherry Creek students and staff: https://www.primarybio.com/l/cherry
· For friends, family and community members: https://www.primarybio.com/l/cdphe
The best way to prevent experiencing severe illness due to the COVID-19 virus or the upcoming seasonal flu (influenza) virus, is to get vaccinated.
COVID-19 vaccines are available throughout the Denver-Metro area: https://www.cherrycreekschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=13483
Seasonal Flu vaccines will be available at most sites after October 1st, but many grocery and drug stores have them available all year.
Information on COVID vaccine clinics and flu shot clinics hosted at CCSD schools will be coming out very soon! Be on the lookout for these clinic dates and time!
Below is a link to a general guide for students experiencing symptoms, when they should stay home and when they can return to school. Please note, if your student has been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently experiencing symptoms this leads to an automatic 10-day isolation per (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).
Mask Update as of 8/31/2021
Dear Cherry Creek Schools Community,
On Monday evening, Tri-County Health Department issued a new public health order that requires the wearing of a mask by all people age 2 years and older in all school and child care settings.
Due to this new order, the Cherry Creek School District will now require ALL students and staff inside ALL school buildings to wear a mask. This universal mask requirement is for all students, adults and visitors to school buildings and applies to all grades – PreK, elementary, middle and high school. The order goes into effect Wednesday, Sept. 1.
The following is a statement by Tri-County Health Executive Director Dr. John Douglas regarding the new public health order:
“We have reached a point where transmission has increased significantly and is putting our communities at risk. We must now take the statutory responsibility and authority given to us by the Colorado Legislature to reduce the spread of communicable diseases and keep our communities safe. The new mask order will help to protect those who cannot get vaccinated and allow children to continue in-person learning.”
Thank you for your partnership in following public health requirements that will help keep schools open for In-Person learning. We will continue our focus on supporting the mental health and social-emotional needs of students while providing rigorous learning experiences for all.
I am confident we can continue on a positive path for our students.
Early Dismissal on Wednesdays
Elementary schools will dismiss at 1:45 p.m. every Wednesday. For families who participate in after-school child care, the after-school program will be extended every Wednesday at no additional cost. For families who need care, you can register with our Explorer Club Before and After School Program. Please contact our Director, Julie Cottorone, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Visitors and Volunteers
Volunteering: Our classroom teachers have opportunities for volunteers to support the classrooms in a variety of ways. If you would like to volunteer in your child's class, please make these arrangements directly with the teacher. Volunteers will need to follow the masking protocol while inside the school and must check in at the main office upon arrival. Volunteers are also expected to sign the Dry Creek volunteer agreement prior to beginning helping in classroom settings.
Visitors: We welcome parents and family members to come to eat lunch with your child on special days such as birthdays or other occasions. Parents are encouraged to provide his/her own lunch. There are picnic tables outside of the cafeteria that makes a great place to enjoy lunch with your student at school (weather permitting). All visitors are required to wear masks while inside the school. For questions about volunteering or visiting Dry Creek, please reach out the main office at (720) 554-3300.
Dry Creek Explorers Fun Run
All the money raised will support classroom needs/materials and funding for our awesome TA staff!
We Need All Parents to Complete 3 Easy Steps!
1. Register your student by visiting www.getmovinfundhub.com
It's free, easy, and fast to register! For School Identifier use 5d2ca381ea76d
2. Email and/ or Text your child's student fundraising webpage with 10-15 friends and family. It’s super easy!
3. Post on Facebook or Twitter It's two clicks of a button to post. The average parent has 300 FB friends. You'll be surprised when donations come in from distant relatives/friends from HS/co-workers. Post and see what happens!
* We need 100% student registration please visit www.getmovinfundhub.com today!
* Each student is encouraged to raise $150.00
* Be an Overachiever Superstar by raising $300.00
Our TOTAL SCHOOL GOAL is $30,000.00
· Register your Child today using School Identifier: 5d2ca381ea76d
· Event Date: 10/01/2021 (Schedule Above)
· Final Donation due date: 10/09/2021 11:59 PM
· We prefer online donations through your child’s webpage
Rent the Rock!
Annual Pledge Drive
Fun Fact: If all of our families donated the suggested $150 per student during our fall pledge drive, we wouldn’t have to hold any additional fundraisers. Make your pledge today so you can feel good about ignoring PTCO emails.
During our pledge drive, participating families donate $150 per child attending Dry Creek to help update student classroom technology needs and fully fund our teacher assistants. A $150 donation per enrolled student covers the PTCO’s annual fundraising goals during the school year so you can consider yourself done. A Dry Creek T-shirt will be given for each pledge made. Your pledge drive donations can be made all at once or a little bit at a time with the Paypal subscription options below. The annual pledge drive ends October 1, 2021.
All donations are tax deductible, as Dry Creek Elementary PTCO is registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN 84-1246205).
CCHS Homecoming Carnival
Cherry Creek High School is hosting a Homecoming Carnival on Friday, October 8, from 5-7 pm in the Athletic Courtyard. All feeder students and families are invited to join and enjoy over 40 booths and activities, including several food trucks brought in for the evening. The homecoming football game vs. Grandview will start at 7 pm.
Board of Education Candidate Forums
The Cherry Creek School District will have an election on Nov. 2, 2021, to choose two Board of Education directors. The two directors will be elected to serve four-year terms in Districts D and E.
The district will host six candidate forums to give parents, staff and community members the opportunity to get to know the candidates running for the CCSD Board of Education.
You can view the list of candidates who will be on the ballot on this web page. More information about the candidates will be posted in the coming days as they turn in their informational packets.
The dates for the upcoming forums are below. Please note that masks will be required for all candidates and attendees at these forums. CCSD has a mask requirement in place for all schools in the district, per the public health order from Tri-County Health Department.
- Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the Eaglecrest High School Auditorium.
- Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cherry Creek High School Auditorium.
- Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the Grandview High School Auditorium.
- Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the Smoky Hill High School Auditorium.
- Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cherokee Trail High School Auditorium.
We encourage you to attend a forum and learn about the candidates who are running for Board of Education in the Cherry Creek School District.
Language Translation Resources
Families who need Dry Creek Elementary communication translated, please contact the liaison listed:
Please contact Kati Brinks at email@example.com for support with this resource in your language.
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