Coyote Creek News
News for the Week of November 15th to November 19th
Wednesday, November 17th: NEW Turkey Lunch in the cafeteria for students only.
Thursday & Friday, November 18th and November 19th - Preschool Conferences - No Preschool on those days
November 22nd - November 25th - Thanksgiving Break - No School
Tuesday, November 30th - PTO/SAC Meeting 6pm-8pm
Would You Like to Donate to a Veteran?
- The first donation drive: We are sending a "Care Package" to a past student (Max) of Mrs. Rahne's that is actively serving in the military. Our goal is to send a box of items (see below for ideas) to Max and his fellow Navy friends. Feel free to drop off any of the below items to the front office at CCE. We will be sending them next week.
- The second donation drive: We are collecting new games to send to our Veterans at the Wind Crest Retirement Community. Wind Crest has over 300 Veterans that reside in their community and we thought it would be great to send them some fun games to enjoy. If you would like to bring in any new games to donate, please bring them to the front office at CCE.
If you would like to donate to Max (Active Military), here are some things to consider:
drink mixes (hot cocoa, instant coffee, tea bags, shelf stable creamer, lemonade or iced tea)
protein (granola/energy bars, beef jerky, canned tuna or chicken, small packets of peanut butter)
snacks (small packets of crackers or cookies, dried fruit, trail mix, gum, non-chocolate candy)
toiletries (lip balm, sunscreen, toothpaste, toothbrush, wipes, shampoo, conditioner, cough drops, icy hot, Emergen-C, razors)
Anything will be appreciated
Please drop off all items at the CCE front office
Thank you for your support!
State Mandated Testing (Important)
CMAS, our state mandated testing, is given each year in 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. Please take note of this year's testing dates in order to plan around them for trips and appointments:
- 3rd, 4th, & 6th Grade: March 29th-April 7th in the mornings
- 5th Grade: March 29th-April 14th in the mornings
For more information about state mandated testing including information about opting out, please visit our website.
Purchase Your Yearbook
Cost is $20.00
To purchase and customize your yearbook (You must be a parent or student 13 years or older)
- Go to www.treering.com/validate
- Enter your school's passcode: 1014303369244254
Lost and Found
It is that time again... Lost and Found is piling up. If you think you might be missing some clothing items, water bottles, etc., please stop by our Lost and Found any time.
Please Note: The week before Winter Break, we will donate all remaining items left in Lost and Found to charity.
It might be a good idea to write your child's name somewhere in their jackets and coats so it is easier to identify their clothes.
Elementary Literacy: The Importance of Reading Aloud With Your Child
In Partnership With Sky Ridge Medical Center
Wednesday, November 17 | 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Free Online Webinar Register here >>
Join Kathy Tirrill, DCSD Literacy Interventions Coordinator, to discover simple ways you can help your child engage with language. You will learn why reading aloud is important, what kind of questions to ask your child, and how to choose the right books to expand their independent reading. Moreover, you will find ways to strengthen your parent-child relationship through quality time spent reading together.
Equity Advisory Council
The council serves to support and advise the Superintendent (or Superintendent’s designee), and the School Board on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The Equity Advisory Council is scheduled for December 8, 2021. If you are interested in serving on this council, please complete the Equity Advisory Council Membership Application. For membership and other details, see the Equity Advisory Council Bylaws and Addendum 1: Inaugural Year Processes and Procedures. Applications are due Wednesday, November 17. Meetings will occur on the second Wednesday of each month, and the first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 8 from 4:30-6:00 pm. Members will be selected and notified no later than November 30, 2021.
Gratitude, Community & Kindness, OH MY!
Hopefully you have noticed the combined Gratitude and Community focus this week at CCE. This was intentional on the part of our leadership team. We are aware of the fact that educators are only one part of the larger community that it takes to care for, educate and encourage our youth. We are grateful for all the ways our parents and surrounding community support teachers, staff and students at CCE throughout the year. And on a larger scale, our staff and students have been engaged in various activities throughout the week to express our gratitude to all those that serve our community and nation.
With World Kindness Day coming up this Saturday, 11/13, it seemed fitting to incorporate The Great Kindness Challenge into our week as well. It has been fun to see students actively engaged in doing nice things for each other and their teachers. I hope you've noticed increased acts of kindness from your kids at home too. Kindness isn't just a slogan for t-shirts and home decor. It's part of what makes us human; the ability to choose to treat others the way we want to be treated.
The Alliance For A Healthier Generation and Kohl's Healthy at Home share seven ways you can spread kindness in your community. Read more here about how you and your family can put this into action.
The Backpack Society
Coyote Creek Elementary is excited to partner with The Backpack Society to provide students, their families, and school staff with food for weekends and during school breaks. You can sign up any time.
Please click HERE for more information.
Douglas County Community Resource Page
The POP Tab Recycling Program
The Pop Tab Recycling Program is a fundraising project to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver. The Ronald McDonald Houses in Denver and Aurora serve as a home away from home for many families whose children are seriously ill and are undergoing treatment at a local hospital.
How the program works
Aluminum beverage can tabs are collected and sold for cash. Also tabs from soup, tuna, and fruit etc. cans can be collected.
This project continues to be a success because it makes it possible for any individual or group to make a contribution. It is an easy and fun task for young and old and a great way to lend support to children and their families during a time of crisis.
*Since the 2000-01 school year, the families of Coyote Creek have helped collect over 800 gallons of tabs! Every gallon collected equals one night at the Ronald McDonald House. This has allowed families to stay at the Ronald McDonald House for FREE for 800 nights!
Please collect your tabs and bring them to the main office. Thank you so very much for helping!
Fun Pop Tab Facts
1 inch = 1 pop tab
1 foot = 12 pop tabs
1 meter = 400 pop tabs
1 lb. = 1,267 pop tabs
1 km = 40,000 pop tabs
1 mile = 63,360 pop tabs
Longmont Dairy Milk Caps
Join CCE PTO and King Soopers for "Community Rewards"
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 www.kingsoopers.com
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 Spirt Wear
Coyote Creek Spirt Wear!
CCE SPIRIT ROCK
Rent the rock and/or the school’s electronic marquee to recognize a student’s birthday, show school spirit, thank or recognize teachers or staff members, congratulatory events, etc. (Reservations for the marquee need to be made at least one week in advance. Also, marquee is not available on the weekends, during the summer or holidays when the school is closed.) Visit https://coyotecreekpto.org/fundraising/spirit-rock/ for more details!
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 Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, email@example.com, 720-433-1083.
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.