Happenings Around Dry Creek Elementary
Greetings Dry Creek Families,
As we continue to plan for the 2022-23 school year, I wanted to provide a few updates regarding changes to staff who will be serving students and the community next year:
First, our school psychologist, Mrs. Alisa Glenn, has taken another position within the district. I want to thank Mrs. Glenn for her support of students, families and staff during her time at Dry Creek. She has been an incredible mental health professional for our school and we will miss her. With that, I am excited to announce that we have hired Mrs. Katrina Kass as our new school psychologist. Mrs. Kass comes to Dry Creek with a wealth of experience and expertise in mental health support, wellness and trauma-informed care. Mrs. Glenn and Mrs. Kass will be working closely together to provide a smooth transition of support. Welcome to Dry Creek, Mrs. Kass!
Next, as mentioned in previous communications, Mrs. Kati Brinks, our office manager, is retiring at the end of the year. Mrs. Brinks has spent the last 20 years serving Dry Creek in a variety of roles. I am excited to announce that Mrs. Jill Exley has been hired as our next office manager. Jill has been the registrar, teacher assistant, and library tech in previous years. Welcome back to Dry Creek Jill!
We are excited about our newest staff additions and are also grateful for the service of those moving on.
Volunteers Needed for Field Day!
Field Day Times:
Grades 3, 4, & 5: 8:45-11:00am
Grades K, 1, & 2: 12:15-2:30pm
Parents who are interested in volunteering, please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Please note: If you would like to volunteer when your student will be out participating during field day, please sign up for the correct time of day. If you have any questions please feel free to email Stephanie Hanson at email@example.com. Once you sign up directions will be sent with your student detailing your assigned station.
Spring Book Fair - May 11th-13th
Non-Resident Applications now open!
EduKits orders open soon for next school year
Dry Creek Elementary offers the EduKit program as a convenient option for busy families to order school supplies for the 2022/2023 year. EduKits include the supplies approved by our school.
Go to www.edukitinc.com by June 1, 2022 for best pricing and free shipping.
Your student's order will be on their individual desk by the first day of school.
Extended ordering is available June 2 - July 26 for an additional fee and will be delivered to your home shortly before school begins.
End of the Year Event Dates
Non-Contact Day and Kindergarten Orientation: May 6, 2022
Book Fair: May 11-13, 2022
Field Day: May 13, 2022
PTCO Community Carnival: May 20, 2022
5th Grade Continuation: May 26, 2022
Kindergarten Graduation: May 27, 2022
Last Day of School: May 27, 2022 (11:00 am dismissal)
Power Scholars Summer School Program
The YMCA's Power Scholars Academy is a FREE, FUN, and enriching way for your scholar to learn and engage academically during 4 weeks of summer. Scholars receive a half-day of explicit instruction focused on Math and Literacy using an accredited curriculum from Bellxcel, and taught by certified CCSD teachers!
For your scholar to receive maximum benefit from the program, full participation is required (dates and times below). Please sign up for ONE session, AM or PM at only ONE school site.
Power Scholars Academy is designed specifically for scholars entering grades 1-5 in the fall of 2022, who need additional academic support in Math and Literacy to reach grade level.
Explorer Club Summer Program!
CCSD Summer Sports Packet
Skate City Summer Cards
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.
If you are currently volunteering or plan to volunteer in the future, please complete the online volunteer form. It should only take a few minutes to complete. We want to thank you in advance and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.
New Colorado legislation has prompted a greater need to screen and document volunteers in our schools. Therefore, beginning January 2022, we must ensure that every volunteer completes a brief application to support activities in CCSD schools. This information will be automatically linked to the Raptor System. The good news is they only need to complete this form once per school year, and it will meet the requirement to volunteer in all CCSD buildings.
To access the form, please click on the following link: https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/NzU0OmVuLVVT
- Volunteers are guests who are supporting students, completing tasks, and under the immediate supervision and direction of District licensed personnel.
- Visitors are guests who are solely entering the building to conduct business such as participate in a meeting, eat lunch with their student, or attend a school-sponsored activity.
The safety and security of our students and staff remain our top priority. Every person entering our buildings must have a District ID or a badge printed from the Raptor System.
Thank you again for your continued support.
Community Carnival on May 20th!
Dry Creek Community Carnival: Friday, May 20th from 5-7pm
Bring the whole family and join us for a FREE, fun-filled evening of attractions, games, food trucks and fun.
If you've been waiting for an in-person event to pitch in and meet other parents, here's your chance!
Volunteer Signup: Student Council has been promoting the event in school and we'd love to make their vision come to life. Whether you have a little bit of time or a lot, we have a task for you.
Donation Signup: No time? Please consider donating materials or funds for one of the booths or attractions.
Can't wait to see all of you there!
Open Board Positions for the 2022-23 School Year
The PTCO is currently seeking parents to join the executive board for the 2022-23 school year. The open positions are:
To maintain accurate records and reconcile of all financial transactions (using QuickBooks), to submit monthly financial statements to the board and community for review, write checks/disburse the funds of the organization, as authorized by the executive board, prepare the annual budget in conjunction with the budget committee, file annual taxes and quarterly taxes.
Document fundraising and community PTCO events for future references, Help find volunteers if needed for PTCO events, support PTCO events, find/suggest creative ways for how to promote our current fundraising efforts (promotions), such as King Sooper/ Safeway reloadable cards, spirit wear, etc., present fundraising options to the board, coordinate with Communications Director for flyers, electronic sign, website, or other advertising needs for events, help coordinate dining out events with parents and board
Collect and input all events on PTCO website calendar, perform regular updates to the website, perform administration duties of various content on the website, perform email account setup and administration for all board members, committee chairs, and key volunteers, work with Treasurers for financial report posting on the website and fundraising announcements, work with all aspects of PTCO
If you have interest in any of these positions, please contact Alicia Collyar and Brittani Allen at email@example.com.
Rent the Rock!
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