Coyote Creek News

News for the Week of Feb 15th - Feb 19th

A Look Ahead:

  • Friday, February 12th: No School
  • Monday, February 15th: No School
  • Tuesday, February 23rd: - CCE PTO Meeting (6pm-7pm)

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on March 9th and March 11th (previously I wrote the 12th, but the conferences are on Tuesday and Thursday. Sorry about the typo.) Look out for an email from your student's teacher by February 26th containing links to sign up for a conference spot.

Thank you!

Help Us Support Grizzly Gives Week

Hi CCE Families!

Grizzly Gives week (formerly known as Wish Week) is an amazing event at Thunder Ridge High School in which we fundraise for a spectacular family that is in need. The foundation that we have partnered with is called, The Caruso Family Charity, and they help families that have children that have been diagnosed with terminal illnesses. This year our fundraising efforts have been somewhat halted due to Covid restrictions. Yet, we would still like to help a family by selling Grizzly Gives t-shirts to our CCE community. If you would like to help the Grizzly Gives Family, please click on this LINK to purchase your t-shirt. We appreciate any support you can give. Please read all about the Thompson Family and click HERE to watch the video.

Here is some information about the family that TR is "sponsoring" this year.

ThunderRidge’s 2021 Family

The Thompson Family – Lucas is 6 years old and was diagnosed with Acute High Risk Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Lucas has 4 siblings, Kaedyn (12), Braelynn (9), Luna (3) and Autumn (1). Caring for 5 kids is a task in and of itself but 5 kids and 1 with High Risk Leukemia is a whole other ball game. Lucas’s mother, Michaela has to spend 24 hours caring for Lucas and is unable to work. Lucas’s father, Andrew, works but has had to take a significant amount of time off to care for Lucas and his other 4 siblings. Things have gotten even harder for this family now that they have to home school all of their children. The Thompsons know they have some very significant medical expenses coming up and they do not have enough to pay for it all. They reached out to Caruso Family Charities for some help and together with ThunderRidge’s help we want to make a significant impact in this families life.

March 10th Virtual Event with Best Selling Author Amy Morin.

Join DCSD in a virtual event, "13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do in a Pandemic". At this event you will learn how to give children the skills to deal with challenges by becoming a mental strength trainer yourself. Click HERE to access more information and to register for this event.

Ranch View NJHS is Offering Free Tutoring

Ranchview National Junior Honor Society is offering free virtual tutoring for PreK to 6th Grade

  • The first day of tutoring will start on February, Monday 15th
  • We will be holding tutoring through zoom on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:30-4:45 (your kids can join at any point)
  • We will focus on mainly language arts, math, social studies, and science
  • There will be breakout rooms based on each subject
  • You can join however many tutoring sessions you'd like, there's no requirement

If you are interesting in you child receiving free tutoring, please click on the link HERE and fill out the form provided.

Thank you

Ranchview National Junior Honor Society

The Video Game Dilemma

As a parent, I find that my relationship to my son's video game interest is usually an adversarial one. I'm primarily focused on limiting his time and the types of games he plays to what I think is best for him. My intentions are good; they are based on the fact that I can see how his mood changes after too much screen time and because research has been showing us for a long time how excessive video gaming and screen time affect brain development. However, my firm stance on gaming often ends in arguments and sometimes tears. I know that my family is not unique in this dilemma.

What if we started to be more curious about WHY our children play particular video games? Certainly, as a counselor and parent I still advocate for limits on screen time and content, especially for our youngest students. But I was given a fresh perspective on the subject after listening to psychotherapist Nick Thompson's recent podcast: A Helpful Way To Talk About Video Games With Your Child. Nick, who specializes in working with children and their parents, covers this and many other topics related to parenting children and teens in his weekly podcast. Check it out at

Debbie Edwards

School Counselor

(303) 387-6193

CCE School Counseling Website

Hats, Heelys, Smart Watches and Water Bottles

Hats: According to the 'Student Code of Conduct' for DCSD, students are not allowed to wear hats inside the school. They may wear them outside at recess.

Heelys: We understand how much fun it is to have wheels on your shoes, but Heelys or any type of shoes that have wheels attached are prohibited at school.

Smart Watches: Smart Watches are definitely a convenient way to keep in contact with your child during the day. Yet, Smart Watches are also a very big distraction during class and like cell phones will need to be kept in your student's backpack. Your child will not be able to access their Smart Watches during class. If your student is experiencing an issue during school hours, please encourage them to inform their teacher or come to the front office. We are happy to help.

Water Bottles: Please remind your student to bring their water bottles to school. We do have a place for students to refill their water bottles, but we do not have water bottles to hand out to students.

Thank you for your support

Box Tops

The Box Tops for Education program is changing the way we can earn cash for our school by going digital! CCE earned $600 last year by collecting Box Tops and has brought in over $21,000 in lifetime earnings. Going forward, Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt.


  • Go to the app store on your mobile device and download the new app.
  • Create a sign-in and link it to COYOTE CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
  • Scan the receipt using the app within 14 days of purchase and the funds are automatically added to our school account.

Please continue to clip traditional Box Tops at home and send them to school. We will still earn cash for all clipped Box Tops until they expire. Better yet, we can "double dip" during the transition by clipping traditional Box Tops AND scanning your store receipt containing participating products.

Thanks for helping our school! Questions? Please contact CCE parent and Box Top Chairperson Amy Haines. Thanks!

DCSEAC Shining Star Nominations

Each school year the Douglas County Special Education Advisory Committee (DCSEAC) accepts nominations for its Shining Star program. This award celebrates DCSD staff members who provide outstanding service and care for students that receive special education services. Click this link to submit your nominations for the DCSEAC Shining Star award. Nominations will be accepted through 2/28/21.

Thank you!

Yearbook Cover Contest and Category Page!

It's that time of year again for the annual Yearbook Cover and Category Page Contest.

K-3rd grade will create artwork for the inside of the yearbook.

Click HERE for information for K, 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders.

4th- 6th grade will compete to get their artwork on this year's yearbook cover.

Click HERE for information for 4th, 5th and 6th graders.

The deadline to turn in cover and category page artwork in Feb 28th!

It's time to use your artistic talents!

Don't Forget Your ID

We have a few new faces in the front office at Coyote Creek and we may need some time to recognize our wonderful CCE parents. If you are picking up your student(s) or are having someone on your Infinite Campus Emergency Contacts pick them up, please bring your ID with you.

Thank you

Free Meal Bags

Free meals for all kids 18 and under

Click HERE for more information and locations

Thank you

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

Full time Kindergarten Registration for 2020-2021

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.

Bridge Program - Development Pathways

The 18-21 Bridge Program will host a parent engagement session with Developmental Pathways February 23, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. on planning for guardianship for students with disabilities. Please click here to access this flyer.


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.

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.