November 15, 2022

"Where it's always a great day to be a Bison!"

A Note from Ms. marlatt

As we approach Thanksgiving week and an extended break for all staff and students, we want to thank you again for the gift of passing 5B. We also want to thank you for the small (and big) ways you encourage and uplift us. Thank you for your donations of food and for volunteering to help in your child's classroom. Thank you for making the extra effort in order to get your students to school on time. We know when we make investments in our kids now, we are ultimately investing in their future.

Please take a few minutes to read the information below - specially the information on checking in for classroom parties.

We wish you and your family a wonderful holiday. We hope you are surrounded by family and good food!

We will see all Bison back on November 29th!

Thank you for sharing your children with us!

Ana Marlatt


P.S. - The next BisoNews will come out on December 6th.

This Week at Second Creek

Pre-Check for Classroom Parties

In order to maintain safety and be inclusive, we want all parents to pre-check for classroom partiers. Just like with our Halloween party, we are offering families an opportunity to come in with their IDs and pre-check for parties. ONLY PARENTS WHO PRE-CHECK WILL BE ALLOWED INSIDE THE CLASSROOMS. We will not check families in on the day of the parties.

When you pre-check for our December classroom parties, we will also print out a badge for our Valentine parties in February. This way you only need to do this once.

The deadline for pre-checks is the day before each party.

December deadline: December 22.

February deadline: February 10.

This communication will also be sent home by your classroom teacher soon.

Thanksgiving Lunch would be a great day to pre-check for parties!

Thanksgiving Dinner - 11/17/22

Join us for Thanksgiving dinner in the lunchroom. Start times are below:

  • First Grade - 10:45am
  • Kindergarten - 11:15am
  • Second Grade - 11:45am
  • Third Grade -12:15pm
  • Fourth Grade - 12:45p
  • Fifth Grade -1:15pm

If you are going to the lunchroom only, you do not have to check in at the office.

Cost: $5 per adult.

We recommend you prepay by adding funds to your child's account!

Picture Retakes

Not happy with your child's current picture? Missed Picture Day?

Retakes are happening on November 17th. Please call our office if you need more information on Picture Retakes.

Students who would like a retake must bring their original portrait packet to school and return it to the photographer.

Congratulations to our Student Council Officers!

Student Council voted for our officer positions. Here are the winners.

  • Treasurer: Brooklyn Chea
  • Secretary: Neela Rivera
  • Vice President: Kitzia Diaz
  • President: Adrian Cross!

Thank you to all of the candidates for the fabulous speeches and congratulations to the winners!

Music Performances coming up!

3rd Grade Parents: Our amazing 3rd graders will be performing "Crazy Christmas" on Thursday, December 15th at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. in the Second Creek gym.

What to wear? Students can wear red and/or green to show their holiday spirit, or they can choose to dress like an elf or a reindeer, (please no jingles on the clothing though, it's too loud!).

Attendance: There are vocal solos, speaking parts and kind of a lot going on in this show and every student is important! If you know ahead of time that your child won't be able to attend either the afternoon or evening performance, please let me know. It's hard to make adjustments at the last minute as adults, imagine what it's like for 3rd graders who have to line up differently, stand next to someone else, or be asked to speak or sing a new part right before the show starts.

The 3rd graders have been working hard on our songs and are excited to perform for you...see you in December!


Our Second Creek Choir will perform Thursday, December 22nd at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. in the gym. The afternoon performance is for students only. Parents, join us at 6:30pm!

What to wear? Red, green, or any color that represents the holiday season. It can be fancy or not, whatever’s comfortable. Please, no jingle bells on hats or clothing though…too noisy!

Please email or call if you have a question or concern.

Ms. McCown


Spirit Week - this week! sponsored by our student council

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We continue to ask that all families make their best effort to have kids to school on time and every day. One thing we noticed is that many families take their students out early on Friday. It might not feel like much, but the times your student is missing the learning adds up. I left the chart below here one more time so you can see the affects of missing minutes every week... over the long haul of your child's educational journey. We are a 4-day school week, and every minute matter!
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Important Dates - all in one place!

11/15 and 11/17 - Hearing and Vision Screening

11/17 - Thanksgiving Lunch in the lunchroom

11/17 - Picture Retakes

11/19 - 11/28 - Thanksgiving Break

Traffic Reminders

If you are a returning family to Second Creek, you know our parking lot is small and needs special care during morning drop off and afternoon pick up. Thank you for contributing to the overall safety of our staff and students!

If you are a new family to Second Creek, please read the information below carefully. Staff (and sometimes Commerce City police) are out during morning drop off and afternoon dismissal to make sure everyone is safe.

Parents, it is very important that we do not park on the bus lane before or after school. Blocking the bus causes delays that go beyond our school.

Here are a few reminders about our drop off and pick up procedures. You know that Commerce City police pops in once in a while and issue tickets to vehicles that are not following our safety rules... so please make sure you are doing what you can do keep our students and staff safe!

  • No parked cars in the "no parking zone" - which is by the sidewalk from the beginning of the parking lot all the way to the front doors. This is a fire lane and also a bus lane. There is NO PARKING anytime. Only drop off or pick up. We have noticed many cars parked waiting for the school to open in the morning, blocking the bus and causing lines of cars that go all the way outside the parking lot. Please drop off your student and go - no parking.
  • Same rules apply for pick up after school.
  • Students can be dropped off at 7:30am for breakfast eaters and 7:35am for non breakfast eaters. We do not have supervision for students who are dropped off before these times.
  • Students must be picked up at 3:30pm every day. We do not have staff to supervise students after school.
  • Let us know if you need information about our before and after-school program.
  • Please only use the handicap parking if you have a handicap license.
  • The Staff of the Month parking is for staff only at all times.

We appreciate your cooperation!

A shout out to our sponsors!

The following businesses continue to sponsor Second Creek in wonderful and amazing ways!

The Landing Place Church


The Landin Place Church has donated brand new playground equipment to our student. They have donated our blue safety vests that staff wears. They gave also donated goodies and burritos to feed all of our staff.

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Eng Orthodontics

Eng Orthodontics

Eng has donated our communication folders.

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Coldstone Creamery in Brighton

Coldstone has donated ice cream certificates. They have also made a huge donation towards a future community event coming up second semester.
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5280 Realty

5280 has donated towards t-shirts for our staff, and recently, they have also made a huge donation towards a future community event coming up second semester.

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