Coyote Creek News

News for the Week of February 16th

2nd Grade CogAT Testing

On February 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2nd graders will be taking the CogAT test. All schools in DCSD are now giving this assessment to 2nd graders in February. The results of the CogAT, along with a body of evidence, will be used to determine if students qualify for Gifted & Talented services including Advanced Learning Plans (ALPs). Parents of students in any grade level can still request that their child be given the CogAT test in the fall, but the February assessment is only for 2nd grade. If you have any questions about the CogAT assessment, please contact jennifer.bruns@dcsdk12.org.

6th Grade Passion Project

Hello Coyote Creek families, we are three 6th grade students, Jenna, Mia, and Noriana. We are doing passion projects in our enrichment class. The passion project we chose was to send care packages to the U.S troops in Iran. We would like to start a donation drive and are asking you to help us by donating supplies from the list provided. Boxes will be set up in front of the office at school. Kids can also come in with their donations. We’d like to start the drive on Monday, February 17th, and all donations will be due on Monday, February 24th. Feel free to donate at any time during the day. Thank you for your consideration and help! `

The list is below!


  • Shampoo

  • Conditioner

  • Body wash

  • Sunblock

  • Socks

  • Underwear

  • Flip flops

  • Lip balm

  • Snacks: chips, nuts, cookies, beef jerky, non-melting candy, trail mix in packaging that isn’t easily crushed, mints, gum


*Please make all hygiene products (shampoo, conditioner, etc.) travel size*


TRHS "Grizzly Gives"

This year ThunderRidge High School will be organizing "Grizzly Gives" the first week in March. We would love to have the support and participation of our feeder school families, staff and friends!

Please click here to see the flyer about the spirt days that TRHS is having and if you would like your child to join in the fun for the week! Thank you all for your support in the preorders of t-shirts! If you missed the window to order your Grizzly Gives t-shirt online, StuGov will be selling t-shirts before school, during access and lunch periods, the week of February 24, through March 6 or until they're gone at TRHS.

Chick-Fil-A Chicken for Cause!


From open to close on Monday, March 2, mention this flyer at any Douglas County Chick-Fil-A and 10% of your order will go towards the DCSD Perseverance Scholarship Fund!


The DCSD Perseverance Scholarship Fund allows the Douglas County School District to award scholarships to high school students in DouglasCounty who have shown resiliency and persevered through great hardship to graduate. Now, you can help them pursue their dreams.

Find out more at www.dcsdk12.org/Persevereand learn more about these amazing students and how you can help set them up for post-secondary success.

Lucky Duck Bingo

Lucky Duck Bingo

Friday March 6th, From 6:00-7:30pm

In the Coyote Creek Elementary Gym

Free Admission:

10 Games of Bingo

Every Bingo Game Winner Picks a Prize

Buy a Lucky Duck and Raffle Ticket for $1.00

To Get 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 $1.00-$2.00

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.


CMAS Information

Our state mandated testing, CMAS, is scheduled from March 24th through April 10th, 2020. Please mark these dates on your calendar in order to work around them for doctor’s appointments, trips, etc. Information about CMAS, including testing schedules and opt-out information, is on our school website HERE. For questions about testing, please contact Kirsten Sola at kirsten.sola@dcsdk12.org.

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: https://avalanche.teamkse.com/DCSD/

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:

  • February 14th - NO SCHOOL - District Professional Development

  • February 17th - NO SCHOOL - President's Day observed

  • February 25th - PTO Meeting/SAC Meeting

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

  • March 9-13th - Staff Appreciation Week

  • March 9-13th- Conferences

  • March 12th - Donuts with Dad

  • March 16-20 - No School - Spring Break

  • March 24th - PTO Meeting

  • 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 18th - Yearbook Signing Party

  • May 19th - 6th Gr. Field day

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

  • May 22 - Last Day of School!

NONDISCRIMINATION NOTICE:

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, complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org, 303-387-0067. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public.