Coyote Creek News
News for the Week of May 3rd & May 10th
Teacher Appreciation Week - May 4th - May 8th
Next Tuesday, May 5, is National Teacher Appreciation Day! As you know, our teachers have done an AMAZING job with remote learning, with no training or time to plan - and we hope that you will show them some love on Tuesday!! Click on the links below for the grade level of your children, click on the + sign and add your comments! Please put the teacher's name who you are writing to as these are for all teachers in a grade level. As well, during Tuesday's Care and Connect meetings - it would be great if your kids could make signs to say thank you or something to make them feel special. Thank you for showing your appreciation for our amazing staff!! Gigi
Little Pups https://padlet.com/abehrens/ktoe6vg46elze8t2
Special teachers https://padlet.com/abehrens/3y3n8ve7129qhrz5
Steve, EA's & Office Staff https://padlet.com/abehrens/1bbmqkcw6sm3mfy9
Support staff https://padlet.com/abehrens/37ysauousiycrz1j
News from the CCE PTO
PTO Elections: Nominations are now open for next year’s PTO board positions! Please send your name, or the name of the person you would like to nominate, to PTO President Lisa White at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 8th. Elections will be conducted via a google document from Tuesday, May 12 through 5pm on Friday, May 15. More information about each board position can be found at https://coyotecreekpto.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/PTO-Board-Nominations-for-2020.pdf
The 2020 Lip Sync Video Challenge: In an effort to bring the CCE community together virtually, we're holding a Lip Sync Video Challenge! Grab the family, pick a song, and make a fun video of your family lip syncing! Then, on a specific date and time TBD, pop some popcorn and log onto a Zoom Video chat where we'll all watch the videos together! If you want to participate, email your video to Lisa White by 5pm on Thursday, May 14. Include the names of the family members in it, the song title, and if you grant permission to have it featured on the CCE PTO Facebook page. Not sure how to create or edit a video? There are several video editing apps you can use - iMovie, InShot, etc.
Resubmit Yearbook Photos
If you submitted pictures for the yearbook to parent volunteer Lyndsi Kocher's hotmail account, please resend them to her gmail address or to the CCE yearbook email address. (So sorry about the inconvenience - there has been some difficulty accessing them from the hotmail account.)
Still have some pictures that you haven't yet sent in?! Please submit by this Friday
PE News from Mrs. Hamilton
Dear Coyote Creek Families,
Our first ever online Field Day is just around the corner, MAY 8TH (or what date works best for your family). This is of course an optional activity, but I encourage you to join in and have some family fun while being active. We have a list of 23 fun-filled events your family may choose from to have a family competitive Field Day against one another. Have your students look over them and choose the events they are interested in and start preparing. Below are the links for event stations, video demonstrations of the events, equipment list and an event scorecard. I would love for families to send me pictures so I could put them in a video to share with the school. Please upload photos to my Google Classroom, Code j2mgtym, or send it to my email email@example.com. You can also post them on our Coyote Creek Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/coyotecreekelem/?ref=py_c&eid=ARD0JSQFFfW_7puO0cMLwq5CNv-tV2dRbu_YlhjHH6bdjPUYE-BwSIhqNBTZ_YvOX0FrShU6M6QqIVfw.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me at my email listed above.
Thanks and I wish you all good health during these crazy times.
Coyote Creek Physical Educator
Videos of the Stations:
Equipment List for all Stations (use as needed)
News from our School Counselor
A message to families and caregivers:
You may notice that your children are experiencing some pretty big ups and downs during this time. At one moment they are happy and playing and at the very next they are crying or screaming for what seems like no apparent reason. This can be very trying for us as parents- especially when our stresses/worries are also piled up and we are on edge. These BIG emotions and reactions are to be expected. Kids are processing what is going on at their own developmental level. This may lead to fear and worry which can come out as other emotions such as anger or sadness. As a parent, the best thing you can do during these times is to be a calming presence. Take deep breaths with them, take some quiet time together, give them a hug, say things like "It's okay to be upset- I'm here." Be that calm in your child's storm and teach them healthy coping mechanisms that will benefit them throughout their lives. And remember...you need to take care of yourselves as well, because, “You can’t pour from an empty cup” (Norm Kelly). © 2020 K12Counseling Resources All Rights Reserved
I continue to update my website with resources for students and families. This will soon include all of the lessons I have been posting for students on Google Classroom. Now you and your students will be able to access them anytime! And, as always, if you have questions or concerns for your student or yourself, feel free to contact me!
Debbie Edwards, MA, LPC
In recognition of the one year anniversary of the May 7th tragedy at STEM, the good folks at STEM have put together a really great virtual event. The support groups are intended for current and former students and the other events are open to the community.
STEMShares is our opportunity to bring our community together to give back and share what being #STEMStrong really means. Our community showed an amazing amount of support for STEM School Highlands Ranch in our time of need, and giving back to them the week of May 4-8 is a great way to honor the heroic actions of our students and staff. Click here for the information flyer.
Virtual Y.E.S.S. Parent Academy
We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our first virtual Y.E.S.S. Virtual Parent Academy.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org required to get the zoom link an password.
Top 10 at-home activities to keep kids exploring
To all the teachers, parents and kids out there .. this one's for you. A one-stop shop of fun, educational activities to keep your lesson plans full of great connections. This is a perfect time to capture your child's imagination, explore the far corners of the world and discover the rich tapestry that is life without having to leave home! https://www.usparkpass.com/post/top-10-at-home-activities-to-do-with-kids?mc_cid=b0f7559203&mc_eid=639bd4d62c
ENROLLMENT FOR 2020-21- FOR FAMILIES NOT RETURNING
Hello families!! As we are working on our staffing plan for 20-21, we'd like to know if your kids will not be returning to CCE next year. Some of you may not know this yet, but if you do know that your children WILL NOT be returning, please let us know in this form. Thank you!
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!
Parents - As we navigate this new world of online learning, please understand the following:
These assignments are not mandatory but highly encouraged. Due dates posted for assignments are only meant to give your child some type of structure for the day. Please decide whether or not to hold your child accountable for completing the work listed above. Your child will not be penalized in any way for not doing the work.