Coyote Creek News

News for the Week of January 19th

Coyote Creek Variety Show

Friday, Jan. 24: Variety Show at Ranch View Middle School, 6-8pm (remember mandatory dress rehearsal for participants on Tues, Jan. 21 from 5-7pm - contact Chrissy Fagerholt with questions.)

2020 RVMS Performing Arts 6th Grade Mini-Camp

Come and discover what it means to be a performer at Ranch View! You will have the opportunity to explore the classrooms, work with current students, and meet the teachers. Better yet, you’ll meet other 6th graders who will be coming to Ranch View next year to join our wolf pack! Choose 2 sessions (band, orchestra, choir, and theatre), or choose the same session twice! The choice is yours! For information click here.

Restaurant Night

Parry’s Pizza (9567 S University Blvd Highlands Ranch, CO 80126) restaurant night is Thursday, February 6th. Coyote Creek can earn credit all day from any sales, 20% back. Just let your server, host or bartender know if it is a take out. No flyer is needed for this event.

News from CCE School Counselor

The book "Unselfie: Why Empathic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World" by Michele Borba is a great book for parents, filled with ideas you can use at home to increase your child's Empathy Advantage. "Unselfie introduces a revolutionary but simple idea that will transform our kids' lives: that empathy -- rather than being a nice 'add on' to our kids' development -- is in fact integral to their current and future success, happiness, and well-being." The author sites research to support this fact, showing overwhelmingly that increased empathy is directly connected to overall social and academic wellbeing of students. I will be using tips from the book in my lessons with CCE students throughout the year!

Parent Resource of the week:

Apps to Watch Out For from Common Sense Media

Be well!

Debbie Edwards

School Counselor Website

Coyote Creek CogAT - 2nd Grade Only

This spring all 2nd-grade students will take the CogAT online assessment. Please click here to read the letter about this process.

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

Shopping at King Soopers Pays Off

From Oct. 1, 2019 through Dec. 31, 2019 the CCE community made $1776 just by shopping at King Soopers! Thank you to everyone who has connected their King Soopers cards to CCE. If you haven't done it yet, It's very easy and takes only seconds to set up:

  • Visit
  • Click on "Savings and Rewards"
  • Then "King Soopers Community Rewards"
  • Search for Coyote Creek PTO either by name or WX862
  • Click Enroll
  • (New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.)

Once you do this, all King Soopers purchases you make when using your card or alternate identification number will benefit CCE!

Bonus idea! Ask other family members, friends, neighbors, etc. to do it too!

Let's see if we can get to $2k for Q1 2020!

Ranch View Middle School Theatre Presents: School House Rock Jr. Live

School House Rock Jr. Live - In the Ranch View Middle School Common March 5th, 6th and 7th @ 7pm

Tickets Available at the Door - $4 students, $7adults Click here for more information

Upcoming Girl Scout Community Events

Family Information sessions: Thursday, January 23rd 6-7pm at the Highlands Ranch Library or Saturday, February 8 2:30-3:30pm at the Lone Tree Library. For all the information please click here.

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:

ThunderRidge Honors Choir

This year the ThunderRidge Honors Choir was selected to perform at CMEA (Colorado Music Educators Association) at the Broadmoor on January 25th. CMEA is the organization that runs all of the All-State festivals and is a premier organization for Music Educators across the country (each state has its own "MEA"). Being selected to showcase at this event is the highest honor that a choir in Colorado can achieve, and the choir has been working tirelessly to assure that we perform up to this honor.

To help us in the final stages, TRHS Honors Choir is going to host a Preview Concert so that all families, friends, community members, and respected colleagues get to enjoy this performance without needing to drive to the Broadmoor or spend the $65 per ticket to enjoy the show (I have a limited amount of comp tickets if you would rather see the real thing also). This will also help us get the jitters out and will allow last minute fine tuning.

The Preview Concert will be held in TR's Commons on January 14th at 7:30pm and will last approximately 30-40mins. Please join us for a great night of music and community!

ThunderRidge High School Parent Partnership Seminar

Monday, January 27, 2020

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, TRHS Library

Topic: How to be a successful student

Who: Parents and students of all ages

Presenters: Jessica McGague, RTI Specialist; Joe Cohen, Spanish and School Success teacher and Casey Paul, Administrative Dean and former math teacher.

This presentation will focus on exposing students and parents to strategies to more effectively navigate their daily lives as students. Topics to be covered include note taking strategies, organizational skills, time management ideas, among others. Students and parents will leave the evening with actionable strategies to improve academic performance.

Mad Science Enrichment Program

Mad Science is taking registration for classes starting on Thursday, January 23rd from 3:30-4:30 for Kindergarten thru 5th grade. Click here for more information.


Coyote Creek Registration is starting for The Production: Moana, classes start Monday, Feb. 10th. Click here for more information and how to register with Kidstage!

Chess Club

PALS chess students won first place in the K-3 and K-6 team divisions and All lessons written by 4-time Champion, Lapid Lior

Our Critical thinking: planning ahead, pattern recognition and problem-solving Character-building: sportsmanship, teamwork, and learning from mistakeskid-approved and life lessons are friendly and lots of FUN!

Mondays after school from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Library Grades K-5; no experience required. Students paired by age and level.

Featuring new lessons for returning students, PALS makes “The Royal Game” more fun than ever! We use stories, humor and “chessercizes” to teach key strategies, tactics and even valuable life lessons such as sportsmanship, learning from mistakes and improving from losses. Optional regional scholastic tourneys are held monthly on Saturdays, including the CO Scholastic State Championship (February 15-16) in which PALS students and teams often excel. Whether playing in competitions or just for fun, your child will LOVE learning chess with us!

$105 per session or $180 for both sessions (14 weeks) at a $30 discount. $20 sibling discount! Register online from

Click here for more information about Chess club!

CCE Spirt 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:

  • January 20th - NO SCHOOL - MLK Holiday

  • January 22nd - 2nd Round Open Enrollment opens

  • January 24th - PTO Talent Show - @ RVMS

  • January 28th - PTO Meeting 6-7pm

  • February 5th - Spring/Class Pictures

  • February 6th - Parry's Pizza Restaurant Night -All day

  • February 14 - NO SCHOOL - District Professional Development

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

  • February 25th - PTO Meeting/SAC Meeting

  • March 16-20 - No School - Spring Break

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

  • April 20 - No School - District Professional Development Day

  • 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 1`4th - Rain Day -Field Day

  • May 18th - Yearbook Signing Party

  • May 19th - 6th Gr. Field day

  • May 22 - Last Day of School!


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