Coyote Creek News

News for the Week of October 18th to October 29


October 18th - October 22nd: Fall Break (No School)

Tuesday, October 26th: Fall Picture Retake Day

Tuesday, October 26h: PTO meeting CANCELED

Friday, October 29th: Halloween Parade (9:30am if whether permits) See below for more information

A Look Ahead - NOVEMBER

Monday, November 1st - Professional Development for teachers - No School

Thursday & Friday, November 18th and November 19th - Preschool Conferences - No Preschool on those days

November 22nd - November 25th - Thanksgiving Break - No School

Tuesday, November 30th - PTO/SAC Meeting 6pm-8pm

Attendance Line

If you need to report your student's absence or your student will be late (ex: doctor's appointment), please call the CCE Attendance Line at (303) 387-6177 or you can report an absence using your Coyote Creek App which is available for download at Google Play or the App Store.

Spirit Wear Wednesdays

Please join us in 'Spirit Wear Wednesdays"

October 27th - College T-shirt Day - Wear your favorite college t-shirt or their school colors

November 3rd - CCE Spirit Wear Day (6th Graders can wear their 'Originals' T-shirt)

November 10th - Wear you favorite music or concert t-shirt

November 17th - CCE Spirit Wear Day

Dressing Up and Parade For Halloween

Hello Parents-

As we are nearing the end of October it is time to start thinking about Halloween plans.

  • We will be celebrating on Friday, October 29th in the morning.

  • Your teacher will be contacting you about how they plan to celebrate in their classroom.

  • We are asking students to come to school dressed in their costumes with clothes underneath so they can change out of their costumes.

  • Whether we do a parade or not will be fully dependent on the weather. If the weather is nice, we will come outside to parade around the field starting about 9:30 AM.

  • We will not move the parade inside if the weather is crummy.

  • Parents are definitely welcome to join us if the weather is nice and we get to parade outside.

We look forward to celebrating with our classmates!

Amy Rahne

CCE Principal


Yearbooks are now available for purchase. Purchase your student's yearbook by October 31st to get 5% off.

Click HERE for more information.

Please note that yearbooks are purchased through TreeRing and not through your MySchoolBucks account.

Retake Picture Day!

Retake Picture Day - Tuesday, October 26th

Van Gogh Photographers will be taking individual retake photos for those children who were not present on picture day (August 19th) or whose photos did not meet your standards.

  • To prepay for pictures go to:

The code above is only available for those who would like to prepay for retake pictures and not to reorder your student's original pictures.

The code above will not be available after picture day. After picture day, you will receive your student's photo packet. There will be a code within the packet to purchase pictures if you did not order them before picture day.

Paper ordering packets are available in the front office.

Please Note: Not every child will automatically take a retake picture. We will pull children to take a retake picture if they are new or were not present during picture day. If you would like your child to take a new picture because you were not satisfied with their original picture, please have your child tell their teacher they would like to take a new picture. You can also email me at and let me know to have your child pulled out for a picture.

Thank you

Counseling Corner

Dear Coyote Creek Family,

School Counseling is a service that is provided to all students at Coyote Creek.

Building a Comprehensive School Counseling Program is a continual process, and school counselors strive to deliver a school counseling program in collaboration with students, families, school staff and community stakeholders. Your input is essential to help me support your needs and meet the needs of our students!

Please complete this brief survey to help us improve our programming!

Check out these incredible links from our Counseling Corner.

DCSD Virtual Calming Corner - Click HERE (If you click on Nature and Animals you will be able to access live web cams of different animals at the San Diego zoo.

DCSD Comprehensive SEL Guide - Click HERE

Healthy School Resources - Click HERE

ThunderRidge Youth Wrestling Club

ThunderRidge youth wrestling is back in action. We are looking to create an environment where kids learn the sport, meet new teammates, exercise in a safe and fun club. We are excited to offer a season of wrestling to ALL kids in grades K – 8th.

Click HERE for more information

Trick or Treat Street

Trick or Treat Street at ThunderRidge High School

When: October 26th


Click HERE for more information.

Important: Coyote Creek App Update

*Important information for those who use or want to use the CCE App - please read.*

The Coyote Creek App has been updated. This update will fix current issues with the app, such as receiving push notifications. Please follow the instructions below to update your app:

Android Users

Android users can install the new app here:

iOS (Apple) Users

Apple users will need to follow 4 steps to update their app. Please note that you can not simply go to the app store and click on the cloud to update it; you will have to follow the private app link and instructions in the document below.

When you open the new version of the app, it will ask you if you would like to enable push notification. Click “Yes” if you want to receive notifications from CCE for events such as lightning dismissals.

Thank you for your understanding! We want to make sure this app is user friendly and working as intended.

2021 Macaroni Douglas County Gold Daisy Awards Voting Ballot

Macaroni KID Douglas County Gold Daisy Awards
Recognizing the most loved local businesses for kids and families!

Here is the Google link to go vote.

BASE is Hiring

The DCSD Before and After School Enterprise (BASE) is hiring!

Many BASE programs offer morning and afternoon positions as well as full day Pre-K positions.

Find a site near you, and apply today at


Michele Stewart
BASE Area Manager

Douglas County School District

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

Please click HERE for the DC Community Resource page. You can find anything from information about local resources during Covid 19, Government resources, food assistance and much much more!


Crisis Support is available 24/7/365

Call 1-844-493-TALK (8255)

Text "TALK" to 38255

Visit or

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

Thank you to the CCE families who are also Longmont Dairy customers who continue to donate their milk caps (CCE receives money from the Dairy when we turn them in.) Please give your caps to your kids to give to their teachers or hand them to any staff member at drop off or pick up.

Join CCE PTO and King Soopers for "Community Rewards"

Coyote Creek Elementary benefits from the King Soopers' Community Rewards Program. It's free, easy to sign up, and all your King Soopers purchases benefits our school!

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

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

Need a few items to spruce up your wardrobe? We think you'd look great in something with the CCE logo on it! Click HERE for the Spirit Wear Link.

Coyote Creek Spirt Wear!


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 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,, 720-433-1083.

Outside Agencies

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.