Coyote Creek News

News for the Week of Feb 8th - Feb 12th

A Look Ahead:

  • Monday, February 8th: Hearing and Vision at CCE
  • Thursday, February 11th: Valentine Day Celebrations
  • CCE Restaurant Night - Modern Market (5pm-8pm)
  • Friday, February 12th: No School
  • Monday, February 15th: No School
  • Tuesday, February 23rd: - CCE PTO Meeting (6pm-7pm)

Adopt A Senior Program - Thunder Ridge High School

Thunder Ridge High School is promoting a program called "Adopt a Senior". This program is where families in our community adopt a senior at Thunder Ridge High School. Each month you would send your 'Senior' a special note or small gift from now until May. In May, Thunder Ridge will have yard signs available (TRHS Senior Class of 2021!), and we're encouraging everyone to decorate their Senior's yard. TRHS's goal is to make sure these students feel special and not forgotten about during these challenging times. Click the link below to 'Adopt a Senior'.

https://forms.gle/zSGkUX35YanETmkH6

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

Vision and Hearing Screening

Each year Douglas County Schools conduct vision and hearing screening for all students in the state-mandated grade levels


  • Who: Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 9, new students to the District and special education students in other grades.
  • When: February 8th during school hours
  • By Whom: The screenings are overseen by the school nurse consultants and conducted by the District Vision and Hearing Screening Team.

Click HERE to access more information


Click HERE to access more information (Elearner)


Please Note: If you would like to have your student 'opt out', you will need to do so in writing prior to the start of the screening. Please email your 'opt out' letter to jalederfine@dcsdk12.org or bring a physical letter to the CCE front office.

Thank you.

Ranch View Middle School - Coffee Talk for Incoming 6th Grade Parents

  1. Our final Coffee Talk on Feb 9 - 6th Grade Parents Only - Join the last Coffee Talk with Ranch View Middle school and find out more information for the upcoming school year for your 6th grader. Click on this link to get more information: Coffee Talk Flyer.

Counseling Corner

Click the links below for some great articles from Let Grow related to raising Confident and Competent Kids. Happy Reading!

Are you raising kids in captivity then expecting them to survive in the wild?

How to let your kids grow more self-sufficient


Mrs. Edwards, School Counselor

CCE School Counseling Website

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 ypugh@dcsdk12.org

https://sites.google.com/dcsdk12.org/littlepupsprek/home

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 jalederfine@dcsdk12.org with any questions.

Register for our FREE early learning series: Supporting Young Children and Families in a Pandemic


Let's shine a light on the important work of early learning providers during an extraordinary time in our world. We will discuss how to identify red flags, build resilience, and seek support despite the limitations this pandemic has created. Concrete resources and activities will be provided during these interactive virtual trainings.

February 9, 2021, 6-7:30

Social Emotional Development-Looking for Red Flags and Supporting Growth

What is social-emotional development and why is it important? How can we support children returning to early childhood programs in the midst of a pandemic? This workshop will help providers recognize social emotional concerns in young children, create activities to help this growth, and consider community support resources. This interactive training is designed to give you practical information you can use.

March 9, 2021, 6-7:30

Building Resilience in Young Children

Resilience describes the handling of stress, trauma, and adversity. We all experience varying levels of challenges in our lives and the way we bounce back from them demonstrates how resilient we can be. We will explore why resilience is important, activities that promote resilience, and how caregivers can build their own capacity for resilience during difficult times.

Click here to register for our event



Click here learn more about this early learning series

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.

4th and 5th Graders -Every Kid Outdoors

Check out this national program called Every Kid Outdoors. This great program provides free passes for 4th graders to any federal public land, water, or park (including national parks). This year, 5th grade is also eligible through August.


Here are a couple of links about it, if you think it would be worth passing it on to other families.


https://everykidoutdoors.gov/index.htm

https://www.nationalparks.org/our-work/campaigns-initiatives/every-kid-outdoors

Free Ski Program for 5th and 6th Graders

Check out the free ski program for 5th and 6th graders from Colorado Ski Country USA.

Click the link below for more information!


https://www.coloradoski.com/passport

CRISIS SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE 24/7/365

Crisis Support is available 24/7/365

Call 1-844-493-TALK (8255)

Text "TALK" to 38255

Visit www.ColoradoCrisisServices.org or Safe2Tell.org

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 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 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!

NONDISCRIMINATION NOTICE:

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, complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org, 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.