Coyote Creek News
News for the Week of November 1st to November 5th
Halloween Parade - Friday, October 29th
- When: Tomorrow, Friday, October 29th
- Time: 9:30am
- Where: The parade will take place on the CCE playground field. The students will parade within the soccer field. Parents are welcome to watch the parade on the outside perimeter of the soccer field. Parents should have been notified by their student's teacher whether they are permitted to volunteer in the classroom or not. Please contact your teacher if you have any questions.
- Costumes: We are asking students to come to school dressed in their costumes with clothes underneath so they can change out of their costumes.
Spirit Week - November 8th-12th
There are so many exciting things happening the week of Nov. 8th-12th that we decided to combine them altogether and call it Community Week
We will start the week with One Book DCSD- the teachers will show the author, LeUyen Pham, of "Outside, Inside" reading her book aloud. We will focus on the theme of community and changes. We will continue our celebration throughout the week with Veterans Day and World Kindness Day.
- Tuesday- Students will wear their clothes inside out or backwards
- Wednesday- Community Heroes Day: Students will dress like their favorite community hero
- Thursday- Veterans Day: Wear red, white and blue, the lawn will be decorated with flags
- Friday- World Kindness Day: Wear your favorite Be Kind shirt or dress like a Bee (Bee Kind!)
We will have other celebrations throughout the week (writing letters to community heroes, soldiers and veterans; art projects; kindness challenge)
Celebrating Veteran's Day November 11th
We are so fortunate to have live in such an incredible place as the United States of America. I frequently reflect on how grateful I am to all the men and women who serve and have served defending and protecting our great nation (This includes police officers, first responders, nurses, doctors, and firefighters).
This Veteran's Day, CCE would like to celebrate our Veterans, active military, and our first responders in 3 ways.
1. We will be placing American Flags around our school with the names of men and women who have served in our military and as first responders. If you have or had a family member that has or still does serve in the military or are one of our wonderful community heroes (police officers, first responders), please fill out the following form so we can include your family member in our celebration. Feel free to include moms and dads, grandmas and grampas, and uncles and aunts or anyone you would like us to celebrate.
Click HERE to fill out our Veteran's Day form by November 8th.
2. We will have our students write notes to the many heroes in our community. These letters will go to our community heroes (firefighters, police officers, nurses and doctors), they will be included in our care package- see below and some will be sent to our Veterans at Windcrest Retirement Community.
3. See below for our 'Care Package' information.
Additional Note: After calling the Windcrest Retirement Community Facility about involving them in our Veteran's Day letter writing endeavor, we found out they have over 300 Veterans living at their facility. We thought to reach more Veterans at their facility, we could donate new boardgames (chess, checkers, puzzles, Monopoly, etc), playing cards and anything someone that is retired may enjoy playing. If you are interested in sending us a new game to donate to Windcrest Retirement Community, please bring your item to the front office at CCE.
Help Needed - Sending a Care Package to One of Our Own!
If you would like to donate, here are some things to consider:
drink mixes (hot cocoa, instant coffee, tea bags, shelf stable creamer, lemonade or iced tea)
protein (granola/energy bars, beef jerky, canned tuna or chicken, small packets of peanut butter)
snacks (small packets of crackers or cookies, dried fruit, trail mix, gum, non-chocolate candy)
toiletries (lip balm, sunscreen, toothpaste, toothbrush, wipes, shampoo, conditioner, cough drops, icy hot, Emergen-C, razors)
Anything will be appreciated
Please drop off all items at the CCE front office
Thank you for your support!
We here at CCE have always enjoyed having parents come to our school to celebrate Thanksgiving with their children and partaking in a delicious turkey lunch. As with many things, we are still doing things a little differently. On November 17th, we will be serving a turkey lunch for our students, but parents and family will not be allowed to attend.
We are so sorry that we are unable to welcome our wonderful parents to our Thanksgiving feast, but look forward to the future when we will all be able to enjoy this school event again together.
Thank you for your understanding.
Lost and Found
It is that time again... Lost and Found is piling up. If you think you might be missing some clothing items, water bottles, etc., please stop by our Lost and Found any time.
Please Note: The week before Winter Break, we will donate all remaining items left in Lost and Found to charity.
It might be a good idea to write your child's name somewhere in their jackets and coats so it is easier to identify their clothes.
Parenting in Challenging Times Training
Counseling Corner - Anxiety
DCSD Counselors have teamed with Dr. Scott Cypers to create a video series to help parents understand how to help their children with Anxiety. This series will be ongoing throughout the remainder of the school year and a new video will be released every few weeks. These 20-30 minute video videos are designed to provide parents with an understanding of anxiety and provide some actionable tools to help their children. Dr. Cypers is a nationally recognized expert on child and adolescent anxiety and is the director of stress and anxiety at Johnson Depression Center.
Here is the link to the first video: Understanding Your Brain and How Anxiety Fits Into the Picture
On November 2 at 6:00pm Dr. Cypers will host a live zoom session for any parent that would like to get more information after watching the video. Please log in to get your questions answered in real time and speak with Dr. Cypers.
Here is that link: https://ucdenver.zoom.us/j/97435068166
SEL Theme for November: Gratitude
Why is practicing gratitude a social/emotional skill? Simply focusing for a minute on the experiences in our lives we're grateful for shifts our thinking to a calmer, more content perspective, which can immediately uplift and comfort us. When we make this a regular practice we train our brains to shift to a positive mind-set more efficiently and maintain a healthier, more optimistic perspective long-term (MindUp 2011).
Throughout November students will have opportunities to identify and share expressions of gratitude for people, events, and things in their lives. This sharing at school forges stronger connections and trust among peers. And the same is true for family members who share what they are thankful for at home on a regular basis.
The Backpack Society
Coyote Creek Elementary is excited to partner with The Backpack Society to provide students, their families, and school staff with food for weekends and during school breaks. You can sign up any time.
Please click HERE for more information.
Douglas County Community Resource Page
The POP Tab Recycling Program
The Pop Tab Recycling Program is a fundraising project to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver. The Ronald McDonald Houses in Denver and Aurora serve as a home away from home for many families whose children are seriously ill and are undergoing treatment at a local hospital.
How the program works
Aluminum beverage can tabs are collected and sold for cash. Also tabs from soup, tuna, and fruit etc. cans can be collected.
This project continues to be a success because it makes it possible for any individual or group to make a contribution. It is an easy and fun task for young and old and a great way to lend support to children and their families during a time of crisis.
*Since the 2000-01 school year, the families of Coyote Creek have helped collect over 800 gallons of tabs! Every gallon collected equals one night at the Ronald McDonald House. This has allowed families to stay at the Ronald McDonald House for FREE for 800 nights!
Please collect your tabs and bring them to the main office. Thank you so very much for helping!
Fun Pop Tab Facts
1 inch = 1 pop tab
1 foot = 12 pop tabs
1 meter = 400 pop tabs
1 lb. = 1,267 pop tabs
1 km = 40,000 pop tabs
1 mile = 63,360 pop tabs
Longmont Dairy Milk Caps
Join CCE PTO and King Soopers for "Community Rewards"
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 Spirt Wear
Coyote Creek Spirt Wear!
CCE SPIRIT ROCK
Rent the rock and/or the school’s electronic marquee to recognize a student’s birthday, show school spirit, thank or recognize teachers or staff members, congratulatory events, etc. (Reservations for the marquee need to be made at least one week in advance. Also, marquee is not available on the weekends, during the summer or holidays when the school is closed.) Visit https://coyotecreekpto.org/fundraising/spirit-rock/ for more details!
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 Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, email@example.com, 720-433-1083.
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.