News from the Creek

Hippo Nation...Better Together! November 2020

A Note from your CCE Principal

Dear CCES Families--

CCE has had a blast this school year already! We have been able to successfully provide opportunities for our students to participate in school events such as our First Responders Day Parade, Dia de Los Muertos, and our PTA sponsored Trunk or Treat event! We have to say, that our CCE community always supports us in a BIG way! We appreciate all of our families that came out to support our event that evening! We apologize to our families that waited in line to participate in the event, our trunks ran out of candy that evening. Our community support and participation were BIG, thank you for supporting CCE! Everyone was in great spirits and the smiles behind all the student masks and costumes were amazing!

Thank you as well for participating in our virtual in-kind donation fundraiser, too! If you haven't yet made a donation and are interested, please look for that email from our campus this week or click on this link for more information. There is still time to support our student activity fund! All the proceeds go directly to supporting our students in many ways! If you have already donated, know that you are making a difference at our school! Thank you!

In the spirit of November, we want to say that each of our families has been of key importance in ensuring a successful start to the school year and we would like to say how THANKFUL we are that you are part of our CCE family!

Cottonwood Creek Elementary has the BEST Staff, Students, and Families! We truly are "Better Together"! Our students are "Legendary" at Cottonwood Creek Elementary!

With Hippo Nation in Mind,

Linda Pachicano

Principal, Cottonwood Creek Elementary

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Scholastic Virtual Book Fair Continues!

Afterschool Clubs & UIL Officially Begin!

11/2- Hutto Chamber of Commerce Blood Drive 9 AM- 3 PM

Location: 122 East St., Hutto, TX

11/3- Election Day, Your vote Counts!

11/6- Hutto Veterans Day Fly-Over @ 1:45 PM

All Students encouraged to wear patriotic colors!

Hutto Football vs. Vista Ridge (Home Game)

11/11- Student/Staff Holiday; No School (Veterans Day Holiday)

11/12- ECSE/PK Virtual Parent Night 5 PM - 6 PM (Spanish & English Sessions)

Flyer coming out this week with more information! Goodie Bags for all families participating!

District-Wide: NETSMART Virtual Parent Meeting 6 PM

More information below

11/19- CCE Staff & Student Thanksgiving Luncheon (Sorry, not open to visitors)

PTA General Meeting 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

All are welcome! Check out our CCE PTA Facebook Page for Info/Links

Hutto ISD Virtual School Board Meeting 7-10 PM


11/23-11/27- Student/Staff Holiday; No School (Thanksgiving Holiday) Enjoy your families and stay safe! CCE is Thankful for all our students and families!

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You should be able to see the fly-over from any location in Hutto!

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Cottonwood Creek Library's Virtual Book Fair begins Monday October 26th!

Check it out

All orders ship directly to your home. And every purchase helps to get more books for our library!

Since the fair is online, it will last for 2 weeks. 10/23 - 11/8

What is the Campus Focusing on this 20-21 School Year?

Click here to read about our Campus Improvement Plan for CCE! We are focused on lots of great strategies to help keep our school moving in the right direction. Thank you for supporting our school!

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Parent Autism Training Opportunity from Texas A&M University


If you are a parent or caregiver of a child up to age 22 with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and would like to learn how to improve their communication skills, Texas A&M University is offering training at not cost. The training includes a 1-hour self paced webinar that teaches behavioral strategies to increase communication use in children with ASD. Please see the attached materials in both English and Spanish for more information. If you have any questions or need more information, feel free to contact


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PTA Supports CCE!!

PTA has given back to CCE!

We have been blessed with:

  • Hand Sanitizing Stands at every campus entry
  • Birthday Pencils & Bookmarks for Students for the year
  • Pumpkins for Classroom Carving & Learning Projects
  • Goodie Bags for Staff Appreciation
  • Playscape Enhancements (Coming in October)
  • Support with Virtual Events such as Trunk or Treat, etc.
  • Time Donation to create a beautiful fence display to welcome our community
  • Thanksgiving Table Covers for all our students and staff to enjoy!
  • Bus Driver Appreciation Gifts!
  • Monthly Staff Treats!
  • HippoTickets Prizes for Students!

CCE knows that it's PTA supports our campus! We appreciate you, PTA!

If you haven't already joined PTA, it's only $10 to join for the year. If you would like to be part of a PTA committee and help making GREAT things happen at CCE, reach out to We always need support! Thank you!

Check out what is happening at the Creek!

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CCE K-2 Social Committee Winners: Halloween Team Dress-Up~ 1st Grade Team "THE MINIONS"

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CCES 3rd-5th Social Committee Winners: Halloween Dress-Up ~ 4th Grade Team "Bad 80s Yearbook Photo"

CCE Library Storybook Pumpkin Winners