Coyote Creek News

News for the Week of March 8th

Lucky Duck Bingo isTomorrow!!!

Enjoy an evening of family fun at the annual Lucky Duck Bingo tomorrow, Friday, March 6 from 6-7:30 in the CCE gym.

  • Free Admission
  • 10 Games of Bingo
  • Prize for Every Bingo Game Winner
  • Buy a Lucky Duck and Raffle Ticket for $1 for a Chance to Win the Grand Prize of
  • Amazon Echo Dot!
  • Bring a Bag of Used Clothing to Donate for an additional Raffle Ticket
  • Snacks and Water Available for Purchase for $1-$2

Volunteers needed! Please sign up for a shift here.

Get all the details here! Questions? Contact committee chair Lyndsi Kocher.

CMAS Testing Window is March -24th - April 10th 2020

Please click here to see the Coyote Creek Assessment Schedule testing times for 3rd - 6th Graders.

Counseling Corner

There are many things we as parents and teachers can do to help children learn, grow and thrive, including getting enough sleep, healthy eating, limited screen time and PLAY! But play isn’t all fun and games — it’s also an important teaching tool! Through play, kids learn how to interact with others and develop critical lifelong skills. These 6 benefits of play have an important role in raising well-rounded children.

And what about SCREENS and SLEEP? If you haven't had a chance to watch the documentary "Screenagers: Next Chapter" there are still screenings in our area including one more in Highlands Ranch on March 23rd. You can also review the research and resources here from both Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age and Screenagers: Next Chapter. Start by reviewing these suggested rules for screens and sleep from other parents. It's never too early (or too late) to start creating healthy screen and sleep habits with your family.

Debbie Edwards, MA, LPC

School Counselor

Coyote Creek Elementary School

(303) 387-6193

CCE School Counseling Website-

Help Celebrate our Amazing Teachers and Staff - March 9th-13th

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is March 9-13th help show them love and appreciation by signing up to bring in a treat or, if it's easier, you can simply provide a gift card for our amazing Committee Chair Katie Crocker to purchase some items for them to enjoy!

Please sign up here.

Please label each package with "Teacher/Staff Appreciation" and drop off at the Office or leave on the back table in the Teacher's Lounge. Gift cards should be labeled with "Katie Crocker & Teacher/Staff Appreciation" and left in the office with Julie or Debbi.

Questions? Contact Katie. Thanks so much!

Community Wellness Night - March 9th - 7-9pm - MVHS

We hope you can join us for our FIRST ANNUAL Wellness Night! This event is open to parents, families and students in the Mountain Vista feeder schools and greater community. We will begin the evening together in the auditorium, and then have the opportunity to choose two breakout sessions. There are many breakouts to choose from with topics such as:

*Coping with Anxiety
*Coping with Grief
*Create Your Own Calming Tools (IE stress ball or calming jar)
*Signs of Suicide
*Supporting Students with Type 1 Diabetes
*Teenagers and Vaping
*Teen Problems: Who Owns the Problem
*Teens and Tech (by Douglas County Sheriff's Office)
*The Epidemic of Teenage Sleep Deprivation
*The Teenage Brain
*What Happy People Know

This informative evening will end with a community resource fair to learn more about what is available to us in our area!

We would love individuals/ families to RSVP so we know how many people to expect, but please know all are welcome! Hope to see you there! For more information please click here.

Donuts with Dad - Thursday, March 12th, 7:30am-8:30am - Cafeteria

Mark your calendars - the annual Donuts with Dad is coming up on Thursday, March 12 from 7:30-8:30am in the CCE Cafeteria.

Students can invite any special person in their lives (dad, grandpa, uncle, mom, aunt, grandma, etc.) to join them for a donut and juice before school.

Moms - we need your help to run this event! Please sign up for a shift here.

Questions? Contact CCE parent and Committee Chair Lisa Schenck.

Painting with the Grizzlies Spring Edition, 2020 6-7:30pm

Future Grizzlies, grades K-6, from schools in the ThunderRidge High School feeder area, are invited to join the TRHS National Art Honor Society students to create a masterpiece in the TRHS art rooms! Cost of $20.00 includes all supplies and a snack. Please register in My School Bucks by Friday, March 27. For further information, contact

SAVE THE DATE: May 11, 2020

Please save the date for our music and art show on May 11, 2020 from 5:30-7:30 pm. The choir will also be performing from 6:00-6:45. Student framed art will be available for sale from Artome again this year! We hope to see you all there!

Douglas County Community Nights with the Colorado Avalanche

Friday, March 13th at 7:00pm vs. Vancouver Canucks
Back Up Game: Saturday, March 21st at 5:00pm vs. Montreal Canadiens

Please see the attached flyer for more information, or for tickets go to:

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!

A Look Ahead:

A Look Ahead this school year:

  • March 6th - Lucky Duck Bingo 6-7:30pm

  • March 9-13th - Staff Appreciation Week

  • March 9-13th- Conferences

  • March 12th - Donuts with Dad

  • March 13th - Parent Get Together at Max Taps Co. (6-9pm)

  • March 16-20 - No School - Spring Break

  • March 24th - PTO Meeting- SAC TBD

  • April 17th - No School - District compensation day for evening conferences

  • April 20th - No School - District Professional Development Day

  • April 22th - Restaurant Night - MOD Market 5-8pm

  • April 28th - PTO & SAC Meeting

  • May 1st - HEX- 6th Grade

  • May 8th - Field Day - Kdg.-5th Grade

  • May 11th - Night of the Arts - Choir & Art Show -5:30-7:30pm

  • May 14th - Rain Day -Field Day

  • May 15th - Little Pups Graduation - TBD

  • May 18th - Yearbook Signing Party

  • May 19th - 6th Gr. Field day

  • May 22nd - 6th Gr Continuation - 11:00am

  • May 22 - Last Day of School!


The Douglas County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, genetic information, or physical characteristics, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment of, or employment in educational programs or activities. The School District’s Compliance Officer is Ted Knight, Assistant Superintendent, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado,, 303-387-0067. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public.