Coyote Creek News

News for the Week of January 26th

Coyote Creek Variety Show - Tomorrow - Friday Jan.24th

Tomorrow is the Variety Show at Ranch View Middle School at 6:00 pm. Like last year there will be no cost for admission. These kids have worked incredibly hard and it will be an amazing night. Please come support them if you can.

We kindly ask, out of respect for Ranch View and the performers, that if you bring young children please keep them with you at all times.

We will be serving small concessions for a minimal cost and will also have a donation jar that will go straight back to CCE PTO.

New DCSD Library Guidelines - For your Information

We are working to update our library collection so that all of the books that are housed there have been published in the last 5 years. Currently, only 8% of our library books meet that criterion. The average published date of our books is 2001, and we are overstocked with books. We should have 13 books for every student and currently have 26 per student.

Jane Gregory and her wonderful volunteer, Whitney Huey, have been purging the books to make room for updated materials. The old books are sent to our warehouse and recycled. Gigi gave the library $5,000 this year to purchase new books and we are hoping that with $5,000 each year over the next 5-7 years, we will have an updated library.

Painting with the Grizzlies 2020 February 10, 2020 6:00-8:00

Future Grizzlies, grades K-6, from schools in the ThunderRidge High School feeder area, are invited to join the TRHS National Art Honor Society students to paint a heart-themed masterpiece in the high school art rooms.

Cost of $20.00 includes all supplies and a snack. Please register in My School Bucks by Friday, Feb. 7. For further information, contact or click here

Building Compassionate Learning Communities Conference!!

Check it out!! Coming up at ThunderRidge High School! March 27th & 28th, 2020

A Conference to Foster Thriving and Compassionate Communities

American Red Cross Babysitter's Training - Boys and Girls 11-16yrs


Friday, February 14, 2020 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Babysitting) and

(Optional - add Pediatric First Aid/CPR Mon, February 17 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Renaissance Montessori Academy 16740 Keystone Blvd., Parker 80134


Friday, March 20, 2020 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Babysitting)

Summit View Elementary School - 10200 Piedmont Dr., Highlands Ranch 80126


Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Babysitting)

(Optional - add Pediatric First Aid/CPR on Thursday, March 19 3:30 - 7:30 pm)

Koelbel Library - 5955 S. Holly St., Littleton 80121

sign up online: Click here for more information.

Colorado Mammoth - Feb. 15th

The Colorado Mammoth are hosting our Douglas County School District Community Night here at Pepsi Center on Feb. 15th vs the San Diego Seals. For every ticket purchased, $5 will be donated back to the school of your choosing! Come out for a great family night all while benefiting your community! Click here for more information.Click here for more information.

Here is a link where you can purchase tickets-

Promo Code is MAMDCSD

Thanks and go Mammoth!!

DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT COMMUNITY EVENTS Sponsored by The Foundation for Douglas County Schools

Join us for special performances where a portion of each ticket will be donated to Douglas County Schools. To purchase specially discounted tickets, visit and use promo code DCSDFUND.

GOODNIGHT MOON - Through Feb 16, Tickets $16

SPONGE BOB THE MUSICAL - March 19 - 7:30 pm & March 22 - 2:00 pm ONLY - Tickets $35/$45

MEAN GIRLS - April 9 - 7:30 pm & April 12 - 2:00 pm ONLY - Tickets $35/$45

Click here for more information.

TRHS "Grizzly Gives"

This year ThunderRidge High School will be organizing "Grizzly Gives" the first week in March. We would love to have the support and participation of our feeder school families, staff and friends! Please see the below link for our Pre-Sale T-Shirts.

Coyote Creek CogAT - 2nd Grade Only

This spring all 2nd-grade students will take the CogAT online assessment. Please click here to read the letter about this process.

CMAS Information

Our state mandated testing, CMAS, is scheduled from March 24th through April 10th, 2020. Please mark these dates on your calendar in order to work around them for doctor’s appointments, trips, etc. Information about CMAS, including testing schedules and opt-out information, is on our school website HERE. For questions about testing, please contact Kirsten Sola at

Ranch View Middle School Theatre Presents: School House Rock Jr. Live

School House Rock Jr. Live - In the Ranch View Middle School Common March 5th, 6th and 7th @ 7pm

Tickets Available at the Door - $4 students, $7adults Click here for more information

Douglas County Community Nights with the Colorado Avalanche

Friday, March 13th at 7:00pm vs. Vancouver Canucks
Back Up Game: Saturday, March 21st at 5:00pm vs. Montreal Canadiens

Please see the attached flyer for more information, or for tickets go to:

ThunderRidge High School Parent Partnership Seminar

Monday, January 27, 2020

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, TRHS Library

Topic: How to be a successful student

Who: Parents and students of all ages

Presenters: Jessica McGague, RTI Specialist; Joe Cohen, Spanish and School Success teacher and Casey Paul, Administrative Dean and former math teacher.

This presentation will focus on exposing students and parents to strategies to more effectively navigate their daily lives as students. Topics to be covered include note taking strategies, organizational skills, time management ideas, among others. Students and parents will leave the evening with actionable strategies to improve academic performance.

Mad Science Enrichment Program

Mad Science is taking registration for classes starting on Thursday, January 23rd from 3:30-4:30 for Kindergarten thru 5th grade. Click here for more information.


Coyote Creek Registration is starting for The Production: Moana, classes start Monday, Feb. 10th. Click here for more information and how to register with Kidstage!

Chess Club

PALS chess students won first place in the K-3 and K-6 team divisions and All lessons written by 4-time Champion, Lapid Lior

Our Critical thinking: planning ahead, pattern recognition and problem-solving Character-building: sportsmanship, teamwork, and learning from mistakeskid-approved and life lessons are friendly and lots of FUN!

Mondays after school from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Library Grades K-5; no experience required. Students paired by age and level.

Featuring new lessons for returning students, PALS makes “The Royal Game” more fun than ever! We use stories, humor and “chessercizes” to teach key strategies, tactics and even valuable life lessons such as sportsmanship, learning from mistakes and improving from losses. Optional regional scholastic tourneys are held monthly on Saturdays, including the CO Scholastic State Championship (February 15-16) in which PALS students and teams often excel. Whether playing in competitions or just for fun, your child will LOVE learning chess with us!

$105 per session or $180 for both sessions (14 weeks) at a $30 discount. $20 sibling discount! Register online from

Click here for more information about Chess club!

CCE Spirt 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!

A Look Ahead:

A Look Ahead this school year:

  • January 24th - PTO Talent Show - @ RVMS

  • January 28th - PTO Meeting 6-7pm

  • February 5th - Spring/Class Pictures

  • February 6th - Parry's Pizza Restaurant Night -All day

  • February 14 - NO SCHOOL - District Professional Development

  • February 17th - NO SCHOOL - President's Day observed

  • February 25th - PTO Meeting/SAC Meeting

  • March 16-20 - No School - Spring Break

  • April 17 - No School - District compensation day for evening conferences

  • April 20 - No School - District Professional Development Day

  • May 1st - HEX- 6th Grade

  • May 8th - Field Day - Kdg.-5th Grade

  • May 11th - Night of the Arts - Choir & Art Show -5:30-7:30pm

  • May 1`4th - Rain Day -Field Day

  • May 18th - Yearbook Signing Party

  • May 19th - 6th Gr. Field day

  • May 22 - Last Day of School!


The Douglas County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, genetic information, or physical characteristics, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment of, or employment in educational programs or activities. The School District’s Compliance Officer is Ted Knight, Assistant Superintendent, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado,, 303-387-0067. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public.