Cottonwood Creek Cougar Chronicle

September 3, 2021

At Cottonwood Creek, we value...

  • Differences. We recognize and celebrate each individual for their diversity.

  • Authentic and relevant learning experiences that promote independence, curiosity, creativity and critical thinking for ALL.

  • Perseverance, patience and relationships built around empathy and kindness.

  • Collaborative learning for both staff and students.
  • Physical and psychological safety.
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Attendance Line and Student Absences

If your child is going to be absent from school, please call our attendance line (720-554-3295) prior to 7:45am. In the event that your child is unable to attend school, remote and/or online learning will not be provided. When your child is absent from school, make-up work may be provided and can be picked up at the end of the school day.
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Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who joined us last Friday for the Back to School Bash. It was so wonderful to see our community come together and celebrate the start to the school year. I huge shout out to our PTO E Board for making this event happen.

Extended Child Services- "Kids Club"

  • As some of you may be aware, the Extended Child Services Department has an unprecedented number of employee vacancies due to the nationwide childcare employee shortage. This shortage has led to our Kids Club program enrollment to be capped in order to meet state licensing requirements. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. If you are interesting in working at our Extended Child Service Program (aka "Kids Club"), please CLICK HERE to learn more and to apply.
  • In addition, please join me in thanking Mrs. Lori Matsumoto, who has graciously accepted the role of our Interim Director of Kids Club. Mrs. Matsumoto has been a para-educator and Before and After Care Leader in our program for over 10 years. I am very grateful for her leadership and commitment to our program during the absence of our Director, Karen Spears.


Throughout my principalship at Cottonwood Creek, I have worked closely with our District Security Coordinator, Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office and the Traffic Engineer from Arapahoe County to brainstorm possible solutions for our arrival and dismissal procedures. This past year, one of the recommendations was to funnel all "foot traffic" through the intersection of E. Orchard Road and S. Lansing Court and the intersection of E. Orchard Road and S. Kingston Way where there are permanent stop signs. We implemented that strategy the first week of school, and like anything, we monitor and adjust. As I monitored this strategy the past couple of weeks, I found many people were continuing to utilize the crosswalk without a crossing guard and/or crossing further east up Orchard Road. This is concerning. The physical safety of our students, staff and families is a priority for me. Therefore, we must adjust. We have posted a Crossing Guard Position for the crosswalk near the pool. If you are invested in this position, please CLICK HERE to learn more and to apply.

Masks are required for ALL students and staff inside ALL CCSD school buildings.

By now you have hopefully received and read the important update email from our Superintendent, Chris Smith. If not, you can access the more recent update HERE.

Our students are doing a great job of wearing their masks at school. To help us, we ask you send your child to school with a mask that works for your child. For students who forget to bring a mask to school, we do provide them prior to building entry.

Thank you for helping keep our students, staff, and community safe.

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A Message from our PTO

Students attended a virtual assembly today and got to hear lots of information about the Run4Fund$ and all the prizes they can earn! Your child will bring home a Parent letter and Pledge sheet today with more details about the Run4Fund$. Please help your student(s) to find sponsors and donors right away so they can reach their individual and class prize goals! We have an online donation form so anyone can easily donate!

Start sending out informational emails from our website to potential donors!

Our school goal is $40,000 and we will all enjoy a Foam Party when we reach it! There are several individual and class prizes that your student can earn as well; we hope that you will help and encourage your students to reach their fundraising goals.

You can check on your student’s donations (use password cougar21) and keep track of your class progress on your website -

Don't forget to find out what your class has planning for its spirit theme on Run Day. The class with the best Spirit on run day wins a Glow Party!

Thank you for your support!

Any questions?

Please contact Summer Sachen at (303) 720-8843 or Julie Ellman at (847) 702-1634

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Google Translate


Please note that due to the high demand for specific email communication from schools and teachers, we will be unable to translate all documents using human translation. Many documents may come home with translations provided using Google translate and may not be 100% accurate. Thank you for your understanding. If you would like more information about how you can translate emails and documents yourself using Google translate, go here: English


እባክዎን ልብ ይበሉ ከት / ቤቶች እና ከመምህራን ከፍተኛ የጽሁፍ የትርጉም አገልግሎት ፍላጎት የተነሳ ሁሉንም ሰነዶችን ሰዎችን በመጠቀም በጽሑፍ መተርጎም አንችልም: ብዙ ሰነዶች የማሽን ተርጓሚ በሆነው "Google translate " በመጠቀም የተተረጎሙ ሰነዶች ወደቤትዎ ልላኩ ይችላሉ እናም 100% ትክክል ላይሆኑ ይችላሉ ። ስለ መረዳትዎ እነመሰግናለን። "Google translate" የምባለዉን የማሽን አስተርጓሚን በመጠቀም ኢሜሎችን እና ሰነዶችን እራስዎ እንዴት መተርጎም እንደሚችሉ ለማወቅ ተጨማሪ መረጃ ከፈለጉ እባክዎትን ይህን ልንክ ይመልከቱ ። Amharic


يرجى ملاحظة أنه نظرًا لارتفاع الطلب على اتصالات البريد الإلكتروني من المدارس والمعلمين ، لن نتمكن من ترجمة جميع المستندات باستخدام الترجمة البشرية. قد تصلك العديد من المستندات إلى المنزل مع ترجمات مقدمة باستخدام ترجمة Google وقد لا تكون دقيقة بنسبة 100٪. شكرا لتفهمك. إذا كنت تريد المزيد من المعلومات حول كيفية ترجمة رسائل البريد الإلكتروني والمستندات بنفسك باستخدام ترجمة Google ، فانتقل هنا: Arabic


请注意,由于学校和教师对特定电子邮件通信的需求很高,我们将无法使用人力翻译来翻译所有的文档。许多文档可能带有使用 Google translate(谷歌翻译)提供的翻译,并且可能并非 100% 的准确。感谢您的谅解。如果您想了解有关如何使用 《谷歌翻译》以翻译电子邮件和文档的更多信息,请转到此处:Chinese


학교와 교사의 특정 이메일 통신에 대한 수요가 높기 때문에 사람이 모든 문서를 번역 할 수는 없습니다. 학교에서 보내는 많은 문서들을 Google 번역기를 사용하여 번역본과 함께 제공 될 수 있으며 100 % 정확하지 않을 수 있습니다. 이해해 주셔서 감사합니다. Google 번역을 사용하여 이메일과 문서를 직접 번역하는 방법에 대한 자세한 내용을 보려면 여기로 이동하십시오 : Korean


Пожалуйста, обратите внимание, что из-за высокого спроса на конкретные электронные сообщения со стороны школ и учителей мы не сможем перевести все документы с помощью человеческого перевода. Многие документы могут прийти домой с переводами, представленными с помощью перевода Google (Google translate), и не могут быть на 100% точными. Спасибо за Ваше понимание. Если Вы желаете получить дополнительную информацию о том, как самостоятельно перевести электронные письма и документы с помощью Google translate, перейдите по ссылке: Russian


Fadlan la soco sababta oo ah baahida weyn ee loo qabo isgaarsiinta emaylka gaarka ah ee dugsiyada iyo macallimiinta, ma awoodi doonno inaannu turjunno dhamaan dukumiintiyada anagoo isticmaalaya tarjumaadda qof ah. Dukumiintiyo badan ayaa guriga ku imaan kara iyagoo wata turjubaanno la lagu soo turjumay iyadoo la adeegsanayo tarjumaada xaga Google oo laga yaabo inaysan 100% sax ahayn. Waad ku mahadsantahay fahamkaaga. Haddii aad jeclaan lahayd macluumaad dheeri ah oo ku saabsan sida aad ugu tarjumi lahayd emaylka iyo dukumiintiyada naftaada adoo adeegsanaya tarjumaada Google, halkan ka fiiri: Somali


Por favor, tenga en cuenta que, debido a la gran demanda de comunicaciones específicas por correo electrónico de parte de las escuelas y los maestros, no podremos traducir todos los documentos mediante la traducción humana. Muchos documentos van a llegar a casa con las traducciones proporcionadas usando el traductor de Google y pueden no ser 100% precisas. Gracias por su comprensión. Si desea obtener más información acerca de cómo puede traducir correos electrónicos y documentos usted mismo usando el traductor de Google, vaya aquí: Spanish


Xin lưu ý rằng vì nhu cầu cao về vấn đề email và tài liệu do trường học và giáo viên gửi đến cho phụ huynh, chúng tôi sẽ không thể cung cấp cho bạn tất cả các tài liệu do thông dịch viên dịch. Bạn sẽ nhận được nhiều tài liệu được dịch bằng Phiên Dịch của Google, nội dung có thể không chính xác 100%. Cảm ơn bạn hiểu cho điều này. Nếu bạn muốn biết thêm về cách để bạn có thể tự dịch email và tài liệu bằng Phiên Dịch của Google, vui lòng truy cập vào đây: Vietnamese