Comet Express

January 15, 2016

Cedar Creek Elementary School

Cedar Creek Elementary is one of 35 elementary schools in the Olathe Public Schools in Olathe, Kansas. We are a Community building Character and academic Excellence . . . We are CCE!
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It's the "Principal" of the Thing

It's hard to believe it is 2016! My goodness the year is flying by. In an effort to ensure we are bringing you timely and relevant information that is informative and useful, I have decided to try a new format for our school newsletter. The Comet Connection will is now the Comet Express! This new form of communication from Cedar Creek Elementary will be sent via CityWatch on a bi-monthly basis (the 1st and 15th of each month). It will continue to provide information on student learning and and school events as well as relevant information from CCE staff on programs, activities, and events. It is my hope that this new form of communication will be easy to read, more mobile friendly, and provide concise, timely information to help you navigate through school life. Please begin looking for the new Comet Express in place of the previous monthly publication of the Comet Connection beginning January 15th.

Mr. Reves

January 18th - No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

January 22nd - Club/Group Picture Day

Club and group pictures will be taken on Friday, January 22nd. Please remind your student to bring/wear their club t-shirts that day.

January 26th - Mission Trail MS Feeder Site Council Meeting 6:30 PM

The elementary schools that feed into MTMS will have their quarterly site council meeting at MTMS at 6:30 PM in the library media center.

February 5th - No School, Professional Day

Nurses' Note

We are seeing some vomiting and diarrhea going around. Reminder—Students must be 24 hours free of any symptoms (without the aid of medication) prior to returning to school.

Major Saver Fundraiser

The Major Saver card fundraiser, benefitting the Olathe Public Schools Foundation and Cedar Creek, will begin on January 19th and run through February 3rd. Students have the opportunity to sell cards, that list area restaurant discounts offers, and earn prizes. To ensure student safety, please remind students to sell only to people they know - relatives, close neighbors and friends.

Body Venture Coming to Cedar Creek

Body Venture, an interactive health education program, is coming to Cedar Creek on January 28th. Volunteers are needed that day. Please click on the link for more information and to signup:

Math Wings Congratulations

A special congratulations to the following teams who earned medals at the Math Wings Regional competition on Tuesday and will go on to represent CCE at the district competition next week: Carson G., Jake C., and Audrey S. took 3rd place in the 5th grade division. Parker M., Jonathan W., and Keifer Y. took 3rd place in the 4th grade division.

If your student is a walker, please take a few minutes to visit with them about your expectations for behavior when walking home from school. Of particular concern is the safety of students when walking down Clare Rd. Because of the number of students it is important that students walk safely on the sidewalk. We have seen an increase in students running down the sidewalk as well as bike riders weaving in and out of walkers. Please visit with your child(ren) about being safe as they walk home or to the pool. We appreciate your support.

PTO Information

Thank you to all who contributed to our landscaping project last Fall:

Summit Landscape for donating the labor.

Materials were paid for via donations from:

Christin Black State Farm
Kaleb Hale State Farm
Pour Coffeehouse
Loma Vista Nursery

We would also like to thank Mr. Hesse for planning and coordinating the redevelopment of the front berm as well as the fall and winter decorations. The building looks amazing!

Your support of PTO also made it possible to purchase the wonderful new bulletin boards around CCE. They look amazing and will be so much easier to display our kids great work! Parent volunteers, you can retire your hot glue guns and tape rolling training!

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