Cottonwood Creek Cougar Chronicle
September 11, 2020
A Message from your Principal, Katie Johnson
In the end, thank you! It is our staff, your children and you that make Cottonwood Creek a great place to learn, engage, connect, lead, teach and to be!
Learn More about CCSD Parent Technology Resources
Free Breakfast and Lunch through December 2020!
hours, 5 days a week. If you are interested, please CLICK HERE to apply. This job posting closes at 4:00pm on September 17th.
We are also looking for an additional crossing guard. This position works from 7:40-8:00am and 2:40-3:00pm, 5 days week. Compensation is for 2 hours a day. If you are interested, please CLICK HERE to apply.
Before and After School Care
Before and After School Care is available at Cottonwood Creek Monday thru Friday on regular school days.The before school program is available 6:30am to the start of school and the after school program is available from the end of school until 6:00pm. If you are interested, please visit https://www.cherrycreekschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=2715
CCSD Overdrive Digital Library
EBooks, audiobooks and streaming videos are available from the CCSD Overdrive Digital Library for download to PCs, Macs, Kindles, iPads, smartphones, MP3 players and hundreds of other devices!
Log in to the Overdrive catalog at: my.cherrycreekschools.org
- Select the myLibrary tab at the bottom
- Select the image for Overdrive
- Log in with your school computer username (active directory) and password (active directory). Remember, you set your own active directory password. Library staff have no way of knowing what it is.
Use the Help link on the Overdrive website for detailed checkout instructions and software requirements for Overdrive eBooks and audiobooks.
Checkout periods are 21 days for eBooks or audiobooks, and 5 days for videos. A total of 5 eBooks, audiobooks and videos may be checked out at one time. They will automatically expire at the end of the checkout period.
You may place holds on items that are checked out. A total of 5 eBooks, audiobooks and videos may be placed on your holds list at one time.
Would you like your contact information (parent name, student name, home phone, email, address) to be forwarded to school PTOs/PTCOs for important communications for all students in this household?
I encourage you to visit our PTO Website to learn more.
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COVID-19 Symptom Checker
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Who are the Cougars?
Molly Riley, School Psychologist
Hi Cougar Community!
My name is Molly Riley and I am your new School Psychologist! I am so excited to be a part of this incredible school and to be meeting all of the amazing students, families, and staff here. This is my first year working in Cherry Creek School District. I am originally from New Jersey, where I grew up in a small town in the southern part of the state. I attended the University of South Carolina, Columbia where I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Soon after, I moved to Denver to complete my graduate studies at the University of Denver. There, I earned my Education Specialist Degree in Child, Family, and School Psychology. I was drawn to Colorado because of the lifestyle and all of the outdoor adventures we have! On the weekends you can find me hiking, biking, kayaking, snowboarding, and exploring around the mountain towns. I am very passionate about the work I do with students and believe in the power of teamwork. I can’t wait to continue to work with all of you to make this school year the best that it can be! Go Cougars!
Molly Riley, Ed.S.
Kelly Hronick, Literacy intervention and 3rd Grade ROAR
My name is Kelly Hronick and I am so excited to join the staff and learning community here at Cottonwood Creek! I have been a teacher for 15 years and in the Cherry Creek School district in various roles for 10 years. I will be teaching literacy intervention as well as ROAR. I have lived in Colorado for 20 years and love everything about this beautiful state! My family and I love to be outside hiking, biking, and paddle boarding whenever we can. I also enjoy traveling, reading, yoga, and hanging out with my dog Max. I have loved getting to know the students here at Cottonwood and hope to meet many of the parents during the upcoming year!
Julie Mazenko, Special Education Para Educator
Jason Mondragon, Physical Education
My Name is Jason Mondragon and I have been teaching Physical Education for 8 years in Colorado at the Ricks Center for gifted children at the University of Denver. This will be my first year teaching at Cottonwood Creek Elementary although I did do my student teaching here with Matt Mundy back in 2012. I am a native from Denver Colorado and graduated from Littleton high school in 2005. I went to college at Metro State University and received my degree in human performance and sport also got my k-12 teaching licensure in physical education in 2012.
There are many reasons why I became a PE teacher. Growing up I always had a love for children and I knew at an early age I wanted to be a teacher. My passion for sports was also very evident early on in my life and it became clear my dream job would be to become a P.E. teacher. In addition to teaching, I have been very involved in coaching (volleyball, basketball, soccer, swimming, and baseball.) In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and spending time in the outdoors. I have spent almost 15 years working at various health clubs throughout the area and I love going to the gym. I am so excited to be back at cottonwood and look forward to meeting all of you!
Elli Razani, Para-Educator
Lynn Baer, 4th Grade Teacher
The Titan Family Portal: Cafeteria Meal Accounts
The Titan Family Portal is a secure, online system that allows parents to:
- Make an online payment to thier children's cafeteria meal accounts
- Remotely monitor their children's accounts
- Set up automatic recurring payments
- Set up low balance e-mail message alerts
- Submit an online applicationg for free and/or reduced meals
Support in your Native Language
English:Please contact (name of liaison) at (email) for support with this resource in your language.
Amharic: እነዝህን መረጃዎችን በተመለከተ በቋንቋዎ ዕገዛን ለማግኘት ከፈለጉ እባክዎን ተሊሌን በዝህ እሜይል ያግኙዋትthirpa@cherrycreekschools.org
Korean: 귀하의 언어로 이 자원에 대한 지원을 원하시면 (리아 리) 에게 (email@example.com) 로 문의하십시오.
Russian: Пожалуйста, обращайтесь к Ларисе Бака по адресу: firstname.lastname@example.org для получения поддержки с помощью этого ресурса на своём языке.
Somali: Fadlan la xiriir Omar Nur cinwaanka email@example.com si aad u hesho macluumaad ku qoran luqadaada.
Spanish: Si necesita ayuda con este recurso en su idioma, póngase en contacto con Ilse Chavez Maldonado en firstname.lastname@example.org, Rosa Han en email@example.com, Helena Gognat en firstname.lastname@example.org o Milagro Nuanes en email@example.com
Vietnamese: Vui lòng liên hệ với Thuý Ngọc tại Lchung2@cherrycreekschools.org để được hỗ trợ về tài nguyên này bằng tiếng Việt.