Coyote Creek News

News for the Week of Apr 5th - Apr 9th

A Look Ahead: April

  • Friday, April 2nd: Last day to order group class picture (see below)
  • Friday, April 16th: No School. (Enjoy your four day weekend)
  • Monday, April 19th: No School
  • Tuesday, April 27th: PTO Meeting

A Look Ahead: May

Please check back each week for any changes (new dates will be in bold type and underlined)

Tuesday, May 25th: Last Day of School... Wahoo!

CMAS Testing

Just a friendly reminder that CMAS make-up testing will take place from April 5th until April 16th.

Thank you!

Group Picture Order

Friday, April 2nd is the last day to order your student's class group picture. If you would like to order a group picture online using a credit card, go to and click on "Before Picture Day" and enter our school code: 30023414.

Parking Lot Safety

Getting to school on time is super important, but your child's safety is number one on our list. When you have a moment, please go over these rules with your students. With two close calls last week, we are hoping that by going over these rules in-class and at home we can help keep our students safe.

1) Do not run through the parking lot or the bus loop to get to a car. Wait for the car to come around or wait for an adult to walk you across the bus loop. And also to walk on the sidewalk and not in the street.

2) Wait for an adult in a vest with a sign to help you across the street. Always use the crosswalk.

3) As the weather gets nicer and more students are riding their wheels (bikes, scooters, skateboards, etc), you need to make sure that you are always careful and always watching out. Also, please get off your wheels on school grounds.

Thanks for your help with these matters!

Water Bottles

Don't forget to send a water bottle to school with your student each day. If they forget, your student can purchase a water bottle from the cafeteria before school (after breakfast is served) or during their lunch time. The water bottles are $ .75 and your students can use their MySchoolBucks account or cash to purchase one.

Thank you!


The end of school is quickly approaching and with that comes Field Day. Due to our current Covid guidelines Field Day will look a little different this year.

  • Field Day will be taking place for three consecutive days during your student's PE 'Specials' time. This means that each class will have their own separate time on the field.
  • 6th grade students will not be able to help work the stations, but I will choose a few students to help set up and clean equipment between classes.
  • The dates and schedule for Field Day will be posted in a future Parent Newsletter.
  • Since the Field Day will take place outside, parents will be invited to come and watch.

I know it's a bummer to not have our normal fun Field Day, but help me be excited and encouraging to our students for what we have planned. Thanks so much for your support!

Thank you

Ms Hamilton

Coyote Creek Fun Run

Dear Coyote Creek families!

We are excited to kick off our Coyote Creek Scurry Fun Run fundraiser in 3 weeks on Thursday, 4/15. This year, fundraising is more critical than ever to provide learning resources and fund our school budget. We’ve asked our friends at Booster to power our fundraiser to make it more profitable, fun, and easy for everyone.

Heres what all students can get excited about:

  • Fun, engaging character development lesson
  • A high-energy event to give our school a much needed boost of fun!

If your family feels its not in the position to financially support the school, thats ok. Families can actually support our school by also SHARING about our fundraiser with friends and family online. Sharing IS supporting.

Key dates to remember:

Registration & Donating Opens - 4/1

Register on FUNRUN.COM, SHARE, & GIVE!

Fundraiser Virtual Kick Off - 4/15

Event Day - 4/29

Thank you for supporting Coyote Creek through the Coyote Creek Scurry Fun Run.

Lost and Found

It has been less than two weeks since we have been back from Spring Break. Before we left we donated quite a few jackets, sweatshirts and gloves the day we left for Spring Break. Guess what... the 'Lost and Found' bin is starting to fill up again with some pretty nice items.

Please remind your student to check out the 'Lost and Found' and make sure they haven't left anything behind!

CCE Community Garden Club

The CCE Community Garden Club is ready to gear up for Spring clean up and planting! If you're interested in helping out in any way (weeding, watering, starting seeds at home, planting later, coordinating the summer tending schedule, etc.) please let me know! I'm excited to report that the bulbs, which some of our families planted a year and a half ago, are up and this year we'll get to enjoy them blooming as well!!


Camp Backcountry

Camp Backcountry, is a wonderful camp during the summer where kids' true nature is found. Campers (ages 7-17) get filled with fresh air, useful skills, and adventures at our Nature, Horse, Art, Expedition, High Adventure, and Leader-in-Training camps. Our week-long, full-day camp offers kids a daily dose of dirt, environmental education, and exploration of our 13-square-mile wildlife habitat conservation property to spark a love of all things wild!

The Backcountry Wilderness Area is an 8,200-acre wildlife conservation property located in Highlands Ranch. We offer all sorts of educational and public programs from horse trail rides, nature education programs, archery, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Please click HERE for more information.


Shiloh House is thrilled to continue Parent Education classes and Support groups!

Enrolling in our parenting classes or support groups has never

been easier! We are still offering the classes in a virtual format, but we are looking forward to the possibility of seeing you soon.

If you are a county or referring partner, please email your referral/funding authorization to

Classes available this quarter (April-June 2021):

Let's Connect: Let's Connect is a parenting workshop that strengthens relationships between children and the adults who care for them. Caregivers will have opportunities to practice new skills with their children and receive in session coaching and support. (This class is also offered in Spanish.)

Please click HERE to access the class schedule.

 How to manage stress related to parenting
 How to talk with your child about feelings in a way they can understand
 How to set healthy limits and respond to challenging behaviors
 How to talk about important family topics and changes with children and teens
 How to develop simple and joyful ways to connect with your child everyday
 How to identify and share feelings and needs with caregivers
 How to express feelings safely and respectfully
 How to make good choices when experiencing strong feelings.

Parenting the Challenging Teen: Understanding the teen brain, learning to effectively respond to anger, power struggles, and control issues.

Parenting with Confidence: Learn skills for effective parenting. Topics will include; nurture vs. nature, communication, parenting styles, discipline vs punishment, emotional needs and self esteem.

No Drama Discipline: A compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears without causing a scene. This course focuses on effective strategies that help parents identify their own discipline philosophy and master the best methods to communicate the lessons they are trying to impart. We will also look at brain development and discuss what kind of discipline is most appropriate and constructive at various ages and stages. **This course requires the purchase of a book which will need to be picked at the Families First Building**

Support Groups available this quarter

Circle of Parents: (Offered in both English and Spanish) Join other parents and caregivers in our community to share support, tips and advice or just talk. This is a safe space to vent, cry, laugh, joke and find out how other parents are navigating this new world.

To register for these classes please call 303-695-7996 or email

Full time Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022

Coyote Creek offers FREE full time kindergarten for all students. We no longer have part time kindergarten, and the state funds Full time kindergarten for all Colorado kids!! Registration for the 2021-2022 school year will be ongoing. Registration packets are now available on the CCE website. If you don't have printing capabilities packets will also be available at the front office prior to registration. Please share this information with any neighbors who do not yet have students in school.

Please email Julie Lederfine at with any questions.

Little Pups Enrollment

Enrollment for Little Pups 21-22 school year is now open. Please view the Little Pups website for registration information. If you have any questions, please contact Yvonne Pugh at (303)387-6218 or

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

Yearbook Photos Needed

Please email any pictures you have to be considered for the 2020-2021 yearbook! Thank you for helping us fill our yearbook with memories of this school year!

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 Spirit Wear

Need a few items to spruce up your wardrobe? We think you'd look great in something with the CCE logo on it! Visit the link below to see what's available this year. Click HERE for you 10% coupon.

Coyote Creek Spirit Wear!

CCE Spirit 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!


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 Ted Knight, Assistant Superintendent, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado,, 303-387-0067.

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.