News from the Creek

Hippo Nation...Better Together! Oct 2019

A Note from your CCE Principal

Dear CCES Families--

Fall is officially here! With the changing of the seasons, it is important to keep healthy as flu season is around the corner. Our campus will be offering flu shots on October 9th to students. The last day to turn in consent forms for your student is October 4th. Please reach out to your student's teacher or our campus nurse if you have any questions about the forms. Along the same lines, this month students will be practicing bus safety during their day as we partner with our fabulous transportation department to provide information about safety protocols on our buses.

This month will also be filled with many opportunities for families as our PTA will be hosting a variety of events. Please see below for opportunities to support our PTA and our school and reach out to our PTA if you are interested in supporting in any way. Direct contact via is available for your convenience. Other events such as our Hutto High School "Pink Out" game is this Friday. Our HHS will host Georgetown ISD, please support the district and show up in your "Pink" at the game on Friday. Remember that all elementary students must be accompanied by an adult to all games for their safety. In addition, October is also Bully Prevention Week and our campus will welcome a performance later this month by "The Morris Brothers".

Reading is always in the "air" and this month we will also host a Scholastic Book Fair at our campus the last week of October. Keep an eye out for more information from our librarians, Mrs. Dodd and Mrs. Johnson.

Students will also be participating in academic screeners this month that will provide teachers with important data to help them drive their instruction and support student learning and growth. Students will participate in literacy and math screeners, teachers will share these results with parents during Parent Teacher Conferences on November 1st. The end of the 9 weeks grading period is October 18th and report cards will be available for view through the parent portal shortly after that. Thank you for supporting our campus!

Cottonwood Creek Elementary has the BEST Staff, Students, and Families! We truly are "Better Together"! Our students are "Legendary" at Cottonwood Creek Elementary!

With Hippo Nation in Mind,

Linda Pachicano

Principal, Cottonwood Creek Elementary

Notes and Reminders from....

Linda Pachicano, Principal

CCES Families,

Thank you for supporting our campus recently during our Title 1/Parent Night! We had almost 200 total guests that evening and look forward to welcoming even more families to all of our events!

CCE welcomes families! Here is some information to be aware of when visiting our campus:

  • Please check in at the front office & check out at the front office; exit through the front doors when leaving the building; return your badge upon exiting
  • Office Hours are from 7:10 AM - 4:00 PM
  • School Hours are from 7:40 AM - 3:00 PM; Please pick up students on time each day
  • Instructional Day begins at 7:40 AM; Visitors to classrooms are discouraged to protect student learning during instructional times. Teachers are available to conference with parents during their conference times.
  • Transportation changes need to be made by 2:00 PM to allow our office staff enough time to notify teachers and staff of any changes. Please call the school office, send an email to our front office staff & teacher, or in person.
  • Families are welcomed to join their students during lunch. We have parent tables available for your convenience.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Gregory Althoff, Assistant Principal

CCES Families and Staff~ Thank you for your support with dismissal these last couple of weeks. I want you to know how much we appreciate your feedback! Our systems will only improve if we communicate and work together. Feedback is essential to improve the process. We welcome your communication!

Valerie Kozak, Counselor

It was such a pleasure visiting so many classes already and getting to know all the students at CCE! This month our teachers Hippo Way character trait lessons will focus on Responsibility. Counselor guidance visits and school-wide activities will responsibility and focus on bullying, gossiping, and tattling.

Please be on the lookout for our Red Ribbon Week and Bully Prevention Week Flyer in our email blast. Thank you for supporting our campus!

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What's Happening at the Creek...

October 8th- Last day to Order School Photos

October 9th- Student Flu Clinic at CCE

October 10th- Open Gym Night @ 6:30 PM

October 11th- Student Holiday/No School (Teacher Workday)

October 18th- PTA Sponsored "Trunk or Treat" @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

School Dance @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

October 21st- SEPAC Meeting in Library @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (SPED Families & All Families


Bully Prevention Week Begins

October 23rd- CCE McTeacher Night @ Hutto McDonalds 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

October 24th- Student Picture Retakes Day

School Board Meeting at Central Office Building 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

October 25th- Hutto High School Homecoming Game Night

October 28th- Scholastic Book Fair Week Begins

Red Ribbon Week Begins

October 30th- 1st 9 weeks Awards Assemblies

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Cottonwood Creek Elementary has Spirit! Yes, we do!

Every Friday students are encouraged to show their Campus Spirit along with Staff! Wear your favorite Hutto or Cottonwood Creek T-Shirt! If you are interested in purchasing a campus shirt, please check out the PTA Store Here. Thanks!

Campus Mission, Vision, and Staff Belief Statements

CCE Mission:

Fostering Growth, Strengthening Relationships, Inspiring Excellence

CCE Vision:

Cottonwood Creek aspires to be a safe, positive, and innovative learning environment in which each unique individual is accepted, respected, encouraged, challenged and supported.

Cottonwood Creek Elementary Staff Core Belief Statements

  • We believe in creating a diverse school and classroom environment where emotional and physical safety and security is a top priority for all students and staff.

  • We believe that taking into consideration that every students’ educational needs are important, every decision should be made in the best interest of all students and their individual success.

  • We believe parents/guardians and community involvement are vital to the success of our students.

  • We believe character and social/emotional well-being is as important as academic achievement.

  • We believe communication is a two-way process for the school-home learning connection as well as for delivery of information.

  • We believe in enriching academics and the social-emotional environment by providing various innovative learning opportunities to prepare students for their individual pathways towards success.

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