Explorer Express

Happenings Around Dry Creek Elementary

Dry Creek Parents and Family,

Welcome back from Fall Break. I hope that you enjoyed the break last week. As we return to in-person learning, please review the upcoming events detailed below. As a Dry Creek parent and community member, we value your support and feedback. In the coming weeks, there will be several opportunities to connect with our staff beginning this evening with the first Accountability Committee meeting and then parent/teacher conferences the week of November 2nd. I hope that you have a great week! Go Explorers!

Mr. Kevin Watanabe

Principal, Dry Creek Elementary

Dry Creek Accountability Committee Meeting - Tonight at 6:00pm

Dry Creek's School Accountability Committee Meeting will be held this evening, Wednesday October 21st from 6:00-7:00pm. The Dry Creek Elementary School Accountability Committee reviews accountability goals for excellence and equity, promotes safe and caring environments, and serves as an avenue for partnership between parents, students, and community members in the education process.

This evening's agenda will include:

  • Overview of the school plans for the 2020-21 school year
  • District Accountability Update
  • Parent Feedback Opportunities (Q&A)

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held the week of November 2nd. Teachers will be sending out class-specific sign-ups on Friday 10/23 at 3:00 pm. Please check your e-mail inbox for the link to sign up for your student's conference time.

  • All conferences will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams
  • Teachers will provide parents with a link to access the conference
  • Conferences will be scheduled for 20-minute per student

If you have questions regarding parent/teacher conferences, please reach out to your student's classroom teacher or the main office for support. We look forward to connecting with you and your families during conference week!

As a reminder, there is no school for students on Friday November 6th.

Spirit Week Next Week

Dry Creek will host a Spirit Week the week of October 26th. We will not be hosting any Halloween parades or parties this year. Instead, each Creek has contributed to the daily themes that students and staff can choose to participate in each day of the week.

Fall Spirit Week 2020-21 Theme Days:

Monday October 26 - Hat Day

Tuesday October 27 - Sports Day

Wednesday October 28 - Pajama Day (No Slippers Please)

Thursday October 29 - Twin Day (Match Clothes with a Friend)

Friday October 30 - Different Decade Day - Pick a decade (60's, 70's, 80's, 90's) and dress like that decade

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PTCO Event: Fit-A-Thon

A Message from the PTCO:

Please join us for our biggest fundraiser of the year! With the fit-a-thon, your kids can earn pledges by tracking daily fitness minutes through various daily activities. This can include sports practices, dance classes, bike rides, and even running around at recess! The money raised will go towards classroom needs/materials and funding for our awesome TA staff!

Please see the registration info below and check your inbox for emails! We have lots of incentives for the kids, including a Dry Creek wristband just for registering!!

Parent Registration: https://www.getmovinfundhub.com/register?school_uuid=5d2ca381ea76d

Dry Creek's School Site: https://www.getmovinfundhub.com/event-webpage/5f6ce4396df75

Picture Retakes - Tuesday October 27th

Picture retakes will take place next Tuesday, October 27th. If your student was absent, or you would like your student to have his/her photo retaken, please return the original picture packet on Tuesday and use the attached PDF to order retake photos. If you have any questions, please contact the front office at 720-554-3300.

COVID Symptom Checker

To assist with students entering the school as they arrive in the morning, please conduct the short symptom check using the Cherry Creek Schools COVID Symptom Checker. There are three ways to access the Symptom Checker:

1. Sign into your my.cherrycreekschools.org account and select the COVID Symptom Check tile

2. Using a QR code scanner on your smartphone, scan the image above

3. Visit this link: https://bit.ly/ccsd-health

Staff will ask students upon arrival if he or she has been checked at home and be able to refer to a health services staff member if there is a concern of illness.

Language Translation Resources

Families who need Dry Creek Elementary communication translated, please contact the liaison listed:


Please contact Jill Exley at jexley@cherrycreekschools.org for support with this resource in your language.


እነዝህን መረጃዎችን በተመለከተ በቋንቋዎ ዕገዛን ለማግኘት ከፈለጉ እባክዎን ተሊሌን በዝህ እሜይል ያግኙዋት thirpa@cherrycreekschools.org


يرجى الاتصال بـ (جميعة صباحي أو جاودة العلمي) على (jsebbahi@cherrycreekschools.org أو

jdajanialami@cherrycreekschools.org للحصول على الدعم مع هذا المورد باللغة العربية.




귀하의 언어로 이 자원에 대한 지원을 원하시면 (리아 리) 에게 (llee6@cherrycreekschools.org) 로 문의하십시오.


Пожалуйста, обращайтесь к Ларисе Бака по адресу: lbaca3@cherrycreekschools.org для получения поддержки с помощью этого ресурса на своём языке.


Fadlan la xiriir Omar Nur cinwaanka emaylka-onur2@cherrycreekschools.org si aad u hesho macluumaad ku qoran luqadaada.


Si necesita ayuda con este recurso en su idioma, póngase en contacto con Ilse Chavez Maldonado en ichavezmaldonado@cherrycreekschools.org, Rosa Han en rhan4@cherrycreekschools.org, Helena Gognat en hgognat@cherrycreekschools.org o Milagro Nuanes en mnuanes@cherrycreekschools.org


Vui lòng liên hệ với Thuý Ngọc tại Lchung2@cherrycreekschools.org để được hỗ trợ về tài nguyên này bằng tiếng Việt.