Cottonwood Creek Cougar Chronicle

March 2019

Our Cougars sure know how to ROAR!


  • Kindness Club
  • Congratulations to the Cottonwood team who will be representing our school at tonight's Battle of the Books Semi Final competition:

    Kacey Perlman

    Noah Parker

    Becky Gao

    Ron Sanyal

    Sanjit Doshi

Get ready for Cherry Creek Reads

Grab a new book or an old favorite and get ready to read! The Cherry Creek School District will celebrate the joy of reading during the first-ever Cherry Creek Reads Week, coming up March 11-15.

Across the district, students, parents, teachers, staff, friends and family members will try to read for 66 minutes or more during Cherry Creek Reads Week. That represents one minute for every Cherry Creek school. The goal is simple: to create a community of readers and foster a lifelong love of reading.

The theme for the week is “Read Together, Wonder Together,” and is based on the book Out of Wonder, Poems about Poets by Kwame Alexander, a Newberry Award-winning author. He and fellow poets Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth share original poems that pay tribute to twenty famous poets, including Emily Dickinson, Billy Collins and Terrance Hayes.

Here at [insert school name here], we’ll enjoy some special events during Cherry Creek Reads Week, including [list Reads Week activities here].

Parents are also encouraged to read with their children after school and have fun dinner table-discussions about the books each family member is reading.

Happy Reading!

CMAS Testing Window Reminder

All students in 3rd-5th grades will be given the CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success) assessment during the testing window below. Please mark the dates below on your calendar and try to not schedule appointments or vacations for the days of the tests. Watch for a detailed testing schedule, which will come home soon.


Our testing windows are:

3rd Grade: 4/8-4/26

4th Grade: 4/1-4/26

5th Grade: 4/1-4/26

Please see the Kids Club calendar below for non-contact days and Spring Break.

Save the Dates

Below are a few dates to mark on your calendars for the 2019-20 School Year.


  • Tuesday, August 6: Class Assignments will be emailed home at the end of the day


  • Thursday, August 8: PTO Check in, gym 11:00am-4:00pm


  • Thursday, August 8: COT Meet and Greet, In classrooms, 1:00-3:00pm


  • Thursday, August 8: COT Back to School Night


Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th Grade: 5:30-6:15


1st, 3rd, and 5th Grade: 6:30-7:15

Don't forget to complete the CCSD Start Time Survey by March 8th!

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Greetings from STEM

Hello, from the Art room!

The PE Post It

From the Music Room