Cottonwood Creek Cougar Chronicle
March 26, 2021
A Message from your Principal, Katie Johnson
Field Day 2021
K, 1, 2: Monday, May 24th
3, 4, 5: Tuesday, May 25th
- Cottonwood Creek Spring PTO Online Auction: The Online Auction will open on Friday, April 9th and conclude during the Live VIRTUAL Auction Event on Friday, April 16th. "Attending" the auction this year is FREE and easy! All you have to do is dress up in your favorite Roaring 20's costume and log-in to the Zoom link to participate! There will be door prizes, special shout-outs, and a short live auction. The zoom link will be shared Auction Week.
CULTURAL CONNECTIONS - PANDEMIC HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS: We are next planning to celebrate Holi, the Indian Festival of Color on March 28th. If you have a special occasion you want represented please email us at email@example.com.
- Virtual General PTO Meeting: Please join us at our next General PTO Meeting (held virtually) on Friday, April 9th from 8:30-9:30am. Everyone is encouraged to attend. In addition to the slated candidates, nominations will be accepted from the floor for our PTO Executive Board. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may ask someone to nominate you from the floor, with your consent. RSVP HERE to let us know that you plan to attend. Please join the meeting using the Zoom link HERE.
Class Placement Input Reminder
We are working hard in our preparations for the 2021-22 school year. While we have many decisions to make around scheduling, staffing, and professional learning, generating class lists is one of the most important things we do to create the foundation for continued success in the upcoming school year.
The process of generating class lists is collaborative in nature and involves input from staff members from all aspects of our school. The integrity and professionalism of our staff is the foundation of our wonderful school. We feel that we know each of our students well. We know their learning styles, relationships with peers, academic strengths and challenges. Our intention is to create groups of children who reflect heterogeneity and cohesiveness. Student placement is based upon many considerations. Some of the influencing factors in this process include:
Balance of male and female students
A heterogeneous range of reading, writing, and math in each room
Consideration of emotional needs, giftedness, and other special needs
Separation of social conflicts
Balance of students with strong leadership qualities
Balance of students with good study habits
You may notice that I did not mention the older siblings’ teacher as a factor to consider. I understand the value of relationships and the consistency that this offers. However, this factor does not supersede the overall goal of creating groups of children who reflect heterogeneity and cohesiveness.
Due to the complexity of the class placement process, we are not able to honor specific requests for a classroom teacher. Requests for specific teachers will not be granted and should not be part of the information you share. If you would like to add to our knowledge of your child’s social, emotional, or academic needs, you may do so via email to me no later than Monday, April 12th. Please title the email 2021-22 Student Placement. This is an opportunity for you to have a voice. The needs you share will be treated as part of the process in making assignments for next year. We ask for this information in advance so that we can consider it throughout the process of creating our lists. A lot of work goes into this process during the Spring, so I do encourage you to email me before Monday, April 12th versus waiting until the Fall.
Thank you in advance for respecting the integrity of this process. I am excited about next year and look forward to your partnership as we work together for the success of your child.
Support in your Native Language
English:Please contact (name of liaison) at (email) for support with this resource in your language.
Amharic: እነዝህን መረጃዎችን በተመለከተ በቋንቋዎ ዕገዛን ለማግኘት ከፈለጉ እባክዎን ተሊሌን በዝህ እሜይል ያግኙዋትthirpa@cherrycreekschools.org
Korean: 귀하의 언어로 이 자원에 대한 지원을 원하시면 (리아 리) 에게 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 로 문의하십시오.
Russian: Пожалуйста, обращайтесь к Ларисе Бака по адресу: email@example.com для получения поддержки с помощью этого ресурса на своём языке.
Somali: Fadlan la xiriir Omar Nur cinwaanka firstname.lastname@example.org si aad u hesho macluumaad ku qoran luqadaada.
Spanish: Si necesita ayuda con este recurso en su idioma, póngase en contacto con Ilse Chavez Maldonado en email@example.com, Rosa Han en firstname.lastname@example.org, Helena Gognat en email@example.com o Milagro Nuanes en firstname.lastname@example.org
Vietnamese: Vui lòng liên hệ với Thuý Ngọc tại Lchung2@cherrycreekschools.org để được hỗ trợ về tài nguyên này bằng tiếng Việt.