Take the night off from cooking... Restaurant Night is this Thursday , February 29!
11:00am - 9:00 pm
Don't forget to mention Cottonwood Creek Elementary
Calling all wine lovers! We need your help with ensuring that we have a successful auction on April 19th. The Cottonwood Auction: Cottonwood Loves the 80s is our biggest fundraiser of the year and is incredibly important to support our school. The auction proceeds help close the gap between current funding and student needs. The proceeds support school enrichment programs, Teacher Assistant salaries, student subscriptions, teacher grants, buses for field trips, and so much more!
Please consider donating wine for the wine pull at our auction. We are looking for quality bottles of wine that range from $20-$50. If you would like to donate bottles, we will coordinate a porch pick-up. Please sign up here (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D49A9A62AA5FD0-48006074-cottonwood#/) and we will reach out shortly. Thank you for supporting our school!
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Cottonwood Creek Elementary PTO needs YOUR help! We're a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting our local school community, and we're seeking a pro bono tax filer to assist us with our tax preparations.
As a non-profit, we rely on the generosity of volunteers like you to help us navigate the complexities of tax filing. By offering your expertise, you'll be directly contributing to our mission of providing resources and support to students, teachers, and families.
Plus, we'll provide a charitable contribution receipt for the services you render, allowing you to make a meaningful impact while also potentially benefiting from tax deductions.
If you're passionate about giving back to your community and have experience with tax filing, we'd love to hear from you! Please reach out to us via direct message or email [Contact Information] to discuss how you can get involved.
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Our Lost and Found racks are full! While you’re in the school for conferences, please swing by and browse through the coats, sweatshirts, winter gear, lunch boxes and water bottles and claim what’s yours. Please note the racks are temporarily located in the back of the cafeteria, near the exit door.
Any remaining items not claimed by end of day Tuesday, March 12 will be donated to a local non-profit organization. Thank you!
PTO Board 2024/2025 - We Need You!
The Cottonwood Creek PTO is seeking members to serve on the PTO Board for the 2024-25 school year! Please consider nominating yourself or someone else for various positions including Vice President (2 positions), Secretary, Treasurer, and Ways & Means (1 position each).
These are important and exciting roles to help shape the PTO next year and to serve our community. Detailed role descriptions are included in the nomination form HERE. Nominations are open now.
Please reach out to Ben Bear and Peter Marle, current Vice Presidents (VPCottonwoodPTO@gmail.com), for questions or further information.
Upcoming Restaurant Nights
Enjoy a night out and join Cottonwood Creek's Restaurant Nights on the dates below. Don't forget to mention COTTONWOOD CREEK, as a portion of the sales will go back to our school!
February 29, 2024 - Smashburger (11:00am-9:00pm)
*Note this is a location change from previous communication.
March 13, 2024 - Colonna's Pizza (2:00-8:00pm)
. . . Stay tuned for more!
Do you enjoy reading sweet, meaningful stories with your kids?
Would your kiddo love to be a part of a fun book club at school and explore stories about positive character traits? If yes, then Jr. Great Books is for you!! Join us this winter/spring for another round of Jr. Great Books stories and discussions. Registration opens on 2/21/24 and closes on 3/4/24. Click HERE to register.
The Jr. Great Books Read-a-Louds have been rescheduled for the week of February 26th-March 1st. We are still in need of four volunteers to read to classes during the first ten minutes of their library times. Please click HERE to sign up. Feel free to reach out to Summer Sachen with any questions. Thanks for the support!!
Let's Stock the Staff Lounge!
Parent Teacher Conferences are approaching, and we'd love to treat our Teachers and Staff! We would like to stock the Staff Lounge with snacks and drinks for our awesome Educators and Staff. If you are able to sign up to bring an item, please do so below. Please bring your items to the table in the front entrance of Cottonwood during the week of February 26th (or latest by 9:00am on March 4th). We appreciate our Teachers and Staff so much and would love to show our gratitude! Thank you!
Upload Photos to Our Yearbook Website TODAY!
Please also help us by uploading your photos to TreeRing. Thanks for your support!
Uploading Photos to be Shared With the School
Uploading Photos to School Folders on Mobile Devices - Parents and Students
Lost and Found
Our Lost and Found racks are full! While you’re in the school for conferences, please swing by and browse through the coats, sweatshirts, winter gear, lunch boxes and water bottles and claim what’s yours. Please note the racks are temporarily located in the back of the cafeteria, near the exit door. Any remaining items not claimed by end of day Tuesday, March 12 will be donated to a local non-profit organization. Thank you!
Cottonwood Auction on April 19, 2024
The Cottonwood Creek Elementary Annual Auction + Party is set for Friday, April 19th @ the Franciscan Event Center! This adults-only evening event provides an opportunity for parents to socialize while they support our school. The money raised goes toward funding staffing needs in the school, enriching students' experiences, school-wide events, and so much more. We promise you won’t want to miss it!
We’re actively seeking donations! Can you donate or are you able to ask your favorite local businesses for donations? If you have any unused gift cards that you're not going to use, or tickets to an event (Broncos, Rockies, DCPA, etc.) that you no longer want or need (after April 19th), please consider donating them to the auction! We also love vacation homes! If you have a vacation home that you would be willing to donate for a weekend+, please let us know! All contributions will be gratefully acknowledged on our online auction site. Arrangements can be made to pick-up your donation, or you can drop off or mail it to the school. Your participation in and contribution to making this event a success is greatly appreciated. We request that all donations are received by March 1, 2024 to be listed on our auction site. You can submit your donation HERE, drop off for the auction committee in the front office, or send an email to cottonwoodauction2024@gmail.
Host/Co-Host a Sign-up Social!
For the second year, a variety of sign-up socials will be offered at the Cottonwood Auction. These events help build our community, while raising funds for our school. The events are donated by members of our Cottonwood community for a pre-determined number of people to attend. People purchase tickets to these parties through Cottonwood’s online auction for a fixed, per-person price. We hope you will consider hosting a party! Learn more! Party Host Form
We are asking for your help as our community partner. Please consider supporting our school by becoming a sponsor or participating in this year’s signature events. Sponsorships must be received by March 1, 2024 to be listed in our auction program. Thank you to all of our generous sponsors thus far! Purchase a Sponsorship or Sponsor a Staff ticket HERE!
Early bird tickets are on sale now! Don't miss out on these discounted tickets as prices will go up on March 16. Check out the VIP tickets which include a VIP hour of open bar plus drink tickets to the main event PLUS door prizes and more! We can't wait to celebrate our incredible community with you, '80s style! Thank you all for your support of our school, purchase your early bird tickets HERE!
Thank you to our Auction Sponsors!
Do you have a business that would like to be an auction sponsor too? Please reach out to the auction committee for more information at: cottonwoodauction2024@gmail.
Free Book Fair Coming Soon
We are excited to announce that Cottonwood will be having a Free Book Fair in the spring! We need your help: If you have books in good condition that your family is finished with, please consider donating them for the fair. We will be accepting books from pre-k through middle school level, in any genre, fiction or nonfiction. Both picture books and chapter books are welcome. This is the perfect time to clean off your bookshelf and make room for some new reads. Just bring the books to the front office and let them know they're for the book fair. If you have any questions, please email our Library Tech, Julie Passo, at email@example.com
5th Grade Continuation Celebrations
Parents and family of 5th Graders, please Save-the-Date for Thursday, May 23rd for the 5th Grade Continuation and Pool Party. The Continuation ceremonies will be held during school hours, with the traditional pool party being held Thursday evening. A truly special day celebrating the end of elementary school for Cottonwood Creek's Class of 2031.
CONTINUATION CHECKLIST, AT-A-GLANCE:
• See the Save-the-Date flyer for full details and information on Continuation activities.
• Continuation Ceremony: Send pictures of your 5th grader for a special slide show. Upload your child's photos to THIS Google Drive by March 17th. Refer to the email with directions.
• TIME TO PARTY: The Pool Party is the evening of May 23rd at Cherry Creek Vista Pool. It is entirely parent and sponsor funded. Use THIS LINK to see how you can contribute.
Thank you to our sponsors Goldfish Swim School- Centennial East and the Berger, Dalal and Frackman families!
The Cottonwood Creek library needs volunteers to help with: checking out books for students during their weekly class visits, checking books back into the computer system, and re-shelving. You are welcome to sign up for as many shifts as you'd like each day/week/month through the end of the school year.
You can SignUp here. If you'd like to volunteer during your child's allotted time, please read the sign up description for a schedule of each class’ weekly visit.
Are you short on time but would still like to support the library? Please consider ordering items from our library’s Amazon Wishlist
Please contact Rachael Holsted, PTO Library Coordinator, with any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundraising Reminders - Support Cottonwood While You Shop!
Add Cottonwood Creek Elementary PTO to your King Soopers account, and a portion of every dollar you spend supports our school! Click here, go to My Account, Account Summary, Community Rewards. Enter Cottonwood Creek PTO, and the organization number VD201.
Cottonwood Creek Elementary PTO is pleased to announce a new partnership with American Furniture Warehouse. Just mention Cottonwood Creek at checkout or use our school ID (CTNWC5) at check-out, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated back to Cottonwood. It's that simple. Feel free to share this with your family and friends.
Please save your Longmont Dairy milk caps. Our drop-off bin is in the front foyer of school. Longmont Dairy donates funds back to our school once we turn in the milk caps.
Spirit Wear NOW on Sale & Spirit Fridays!
School spirit? Let's hear it! Cottonwood Spirit Wear is now available! A portion of sales will be donated back to our school. https://www.shopbfriendsonlin
Wear Cottonwood Creek spirit wear, or your favorite sports team gear, OR our school colors (blue and green) every Friday to show your Cougar pride!
We want to recognize and thank our countless Parent Volunteers, Committee Chairs, Committee Members, and Executive Board Members who dedicate their time to organizing PTO community events and fundraisers. We sincerely appreciate your endless dedication to our school community. Many thanks to each of you!
- Thursday, February 29
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Cottonwood Business Sponsors
Want to see your business on our webpage? Consider a sponsorship that ensures our school continues to provide the best resources and learning environment for our students.
Contact us for more information!