Apr 28

Friday Notes for 4/28/2017

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PTSA Corner

4/28/17 Friday Notes

 

 

Upcoming Events
Monthly General Membership Meeting
Monday, May 1st | 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Monday is our next meeting.  C3AC starts at 6 pm, so we will be joining them for our joint meeting at 6:30 pm for updates from the staff and Ms. Livingston.
As our last PTSA meeting of this school year, we will evaluate our progress on our goals and begin drafting our annual report.  We discuss any action items we need to complete for Teacher Appreciation Week and the upcoming silent auction.  Finally, we will start planning for summer meetings and activity in preparation for next school year!  (Time flies when you are having fun!)

HELP US MEET OUR GOAL!!!  We established a goal at the beginning of the year to increase participation in PTSA efforts.  One of our measurable goals is averaging 14 people for our meetings this year.  We started out strong, but this spring has been light.  We need 38 people to come to the PTSA meeting on May 1st in order for us to meet our goal!  Please come and invite all the school families you know and a few neighbors, too!  These meetings are important and your voice at these meetings is critical.  If you have never come to a PTSA meeting before, this is the one to come to!

Teacher Appreciation Week
May 1 – 5th is Teacher Appreciation Week  Please be sure to express your appreciation for our teachers and staff during the week.  PTSA has scheduled a week full of treats for the staff.  We most significantly need help covering the staff so they can enjoy lunch on Wednesday, May 3rd together, especially for the upper grades.  If you are available, please sign up at: http://signup.com/go/Yj7AnS

Save the Date
May 12thTalent Show & PTSA Silent Auction
Our silent auction is approaching quickly and we would love any last-minute donations from parents. Think of your favorite salon, spa, restaurant, coffee shop, bookstore – and ask for a donation.  Please contact Tami Lawson or Joanna Waggoner with questions and information about donations you are able to obtain.

Community Events

9newas

Join us THIS SATURDAY at CCCK8 School:
Invest in your health – for FREE!  Everyone is invited to come out Saturday morning to the Coal Creek Canyon 9Health Fair.  This year it will be held at the CCCK-8 April 29th, from 9:00 am – 1 pm (note delayed start due to weather).   Complimentary screenings include Blood Pressure, Bone Density, Vision, Hearing, Stress Management, Teen Stress, plus basic children’s screenings.  Low cost blood tests available for blood chemistry, cholesterol, glucose, hemoglobin, Vit D, and more.  No fasting required.
New this year:  Vitamin B12 screening!  FREE with the purchase of any other blood screening.
First time participants take advantage of 20% discount on all blood screenings.  Sign up online and use coupon code ‘MyFirst9HF’.
www.9HealthFair.org

pancake

Community Volunteer OpportunityCCCIA Pancake Breakfast is looking for student volunteers to serve the guests at the Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 13th.  Students help by placing table settings, taking food and drink orders, serving food and drink, and bussing dirty dishes.  They will be supervised by an adult supervisor, so parents do not need to stay for the full shift.  To reserve your spot, please sign up at: http://signup.com/go/cq2HHH

PTSA Question of the Week
What do you most appreciate about the teachers and staff at our school?

  • How hard they work to educate our children
  • How they build their relationships with our kids
  • How they give specialize attention to my child’s development
  • How creative they are
  • How they protect the well-being of all students
  • How they help our children be excited about learning
  • How they integrate fun, laughter and joy to each day
  • How they expect the best from each student
  • How they make the most of a not necessarily perfect educational system
  • How they connect families to additional resources for the overall benefit of our kids
  • How they recognize students for good behavior
  • All of the above

Give us your answer to this question at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZZDFF29

Or just comment your answer on our Facebook page: www.fb.com/ccck8ptsa
Feel free to email your answer to ccck8ptsa@gmail.com, if that works better for you.

Help Wanted

Silent Auction

Our annual silent auction as part of the talent show is coming up QUICK as it will be held on Friday, May 12th.  This is a MAJOR fundraiser for us and helps us be able to help pay for the Enrichment programs we hosted and will host, including next year’s bullying program.  Due to the tight timeframe, we are needing as many hands on deck as possible right now.  If you have ½ an hour that you can help us, recruit products to sell and/or prepare for the event, then WE NEED YOU!  If you can help, please contact Jody Dickson, jody@dickson.org, x3568, and let me know what you think you can do.   Thank you for your continued support!

2017 – 2018 Secretary / Membership Chair

We have one open position for our board next year.  The secretary is responsible for taking and preparing meeting notes from PTSA meetings.  Since it is not a huge time commitment, we have combined it with the membership chair.  As membership chair, you manage documentation and reporting related to our annual membership.  It includes some promotion of becoming a member as well as twice annual reports to Colorado PTA.  The commitment is heavier at the beginning of the year, but then tapers out to a few hours a month.  If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Jody Dickson, jody@dickson.org, x3568.

eagle eyes
Eagle Eyes is a program where men are present in the school during school hours, helping the students and staff and keeping watch for good and bad behaviors in and around the school.  You do not need to be a dad to participate: Uncles, Grandfathers, Older Brothers, Cousins, Neighbors, Dads are all welcome!  To claim your spot, go to this Sign Up form: http://signup.com/go/JK9m5F  If you have any questions about the program, please contact Jason Moat, 303-378-4500

APRIL EAGLE EYES CHALLENGE:   Last month!  (And by being last you can take it all!!)  You are up the mighty few 6th grade!!!  May is your month to accept the challenge!  Ask your Dad, Grandpa, Neighbor, Family Friend to come in and be an Eagle Eye for at least one day in April.  Claim your spot today at http://signup.com/go/JK9m5F!  Let’s see how many days we can fill from 6th Grade participants!

 

Summer Camps

soccer brazil

Summer Soccer Camp
The Brazilians and the British are coming back this year!

Coming back for a second year, from June 12-16 will be hosting the Tetra Brazil Soccer Academy for our 10-16 year old soccer players.  This program focuses on technical development, and is led by Brazilian coaches that bring an authentic taste of the flair, passion and creativity of Brazilian soccer.

Our fifth summer of British Soccer Camp will be hosted by the Coal Creek Canyon Park & Recreation District (CCCP&RD) at the Coal Creek Canyon K-8 Turf Field from July 10-14.  This week of soccer fun is led by British soccer coaches, and programs are available for kids from ages 3 -16.

Kids can sign up for one or both weeks of camp. Register now to get the free jersey at www.challengersports.com.

weecree

Wee Creekers is gearing up for another summer of fun! If your child, aged 5 – 12 years, needs some structure to their day, some friends to hang out with, adventurous sites to explore, and some great new info to learn, then Wee Creekers is the program for you! We believe in a whole-child approach. We feed the mind, as well as the body, heart, and soul because we believe in LIFE lessons! We give kids a “mostly outdoors, hands-on, kind-to-the Earth, generous to one another, safety first, where should we go next?” kind of summer. We have a 15 passenger van, a Highly Experienced Teacher and an energetic teenager waiting to explore the world around us with eager school-agers. We go swimming, hiking, boating, to museums, to fishing holes, to the library. We climb, catch, kick, read, dig, create, calculate, get dirty, explore. We do it all, and we do it with amazing teacher:child ratios. That Y camp? 20 kids to 1 college kid. Us? 13 kids to 2 teachers for travel and 16 kids to 2 teachers for sticking around. Can you beat that? I know you can’t! Our ratios mean your child’s ideas are heard and very likely incorporated into the day. Small groups mean less chaos, less bullying, more connection, and more guaranteed fun. Our rates are between $40-$55/day, depending on enrollment schedule. We are 100% GMO free and our fruits, veggies and milk are always organic. Please call Linda at (303) 642-2223 for more info and to get signed up today. Space is limited!!

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Stay tuned on our website http://www.ccck8ptsa.org or on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/CCCK8PTSA for more information on upcoming programs. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Jody Dickson, President          jody@dickson.org           303-642-3568

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Thank you to our Business Sponsors:

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canyon point ortho goldenvision
ACE Logo sigdentistry
coffee MountainMessenger

 

Apr 21

Friday Notes for 4/21/17

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PTSA Corner

4/21/17 Friday Notes

 

 

PTSA Question of the Week
What one change would you most like to see to improve the health and wellness environment at our school?

  1. Different food served at lunch
  2. PE class every day
  3. Integration of health and wellness practices into daily classroom activities
  4. Established rules about food as rewards
  5. Established rules about food at events
  6. Meditation and/or yoga training for staff and students
  7. Empathy / emotional intelligence training for students
  8. Other, please specify

Give us your answer to this question at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3RGV2GN
Or just comment your answer on our Facebook page: www.fb.com/ccck8ptsa
Feel free to email your answer to ccck8ptsa@gmail.com, if that works better for you.

Upcoming Events
Save the Date
April 29th9News Health Fair (basic health screenings)
May 1st – C3AC / PTSA Monthly Meeting 6:30 pm
May 1 – 5th – Teacher Appreciation Week, including May 3rd Luncheon
May 12thTalent Show & PTSA Silent Auction

Help Wanted
9News Health Fair Event Volunteers
The 9Health Fair is coming to CCCK-8 on Saturday, April 29th 7am-noon.  All are welcome to attend.  This community event offers low-cost blood tests (cholesterol, glucose, B12, etc) plus many free health screenings (including hearing, bone density, stress).  New this year – free basic screenings for children.  No registration necessary, but to skip the line sign up at www.9Health.org

Volunteers Needed!  If you are willing to help out at the health fair, non-medical volunteers are urgently needed to help with registration, traffic flow, and station assistance.  No experience necessary.  Volunteers receive a discount on any blood work done at the fair.   If interested, contact Michele Page (303)642-3122

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
To show the teachers our appreciation, this year we are throwing them a luncheon on Wed. May 3rd. Please sign up at http://signup.com/go/Yj7AnS to cover their class in recess/lunch for an hour, or to bring them a yummy dish! Thank you!

Silent Auction
Our annual silent auction as part of the talent show is coming up QUICK as it will be held on Friday, May 12th.  This is a MAJOR fundraiser for us and helps us be able to help pay for the Enrichment programs we hosted and will host, including next year’s bullying program.  Due to the tight timeframe, we are needing as many hands on deck as possible right now.  If you have ½ an hour that you can help us, recruit products to sell and/or prepare for the event, then WE NEED YOU!  If you can help, please contact Jody Dickson, jody@dickson.org, x3568, and let me know what you think you can do.   Thank you for your continued support!

2017 – 2018 Secretary / Membership Chair
We have one open position for our board next year.  The secretary is responsible for taking and preparing meeting notes from PTSA meetings.  Since it is not a huge time commitment, we have combined it with the membership chair.  As membership chair, you manage documentation and reporting related to our annual membership.  It includes some promotion of becoming a member as well as twice annual reports to Colorado PTA.  The commitment is heavier at the beginning of the year, but then tapers out to a few hours a month.  If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Jody Dickson, jody@dickson.org, x3568.

eagle eyes
Eagle Eyes is a program where men are present in the school during school hours, helping the students and staff and keeping watch for good and bad behaviors in and around the school.  You do not need to be a dad to participate: Uncles, Grandfathers, Older Brothers, Cousins, Neighbors, Dads are all welcome!  To claim your spot, go to this Sign Up form: http://signup.com/go/JK9m5F  If you have any questions about the program, please contact Jason Moat, 303-378-4500

APRIL EAGLE EYES CHALLENGE: You are up 2nd grade!!!  April is your month to accept the challenge!  Ask your Dad, Grandpa, Neighbor, Family Friend to come in and be an Eagle Eye for at least one day in April.  Claim your spot today at http://signup.com/go/JK9m5F!  Let’s see how many days we can fill from 2nd Grade participants!

Community Events

pancake

Community Volunteer OpportunityCCCIA Pancake Breakfast is looking for student volunteers to serve the guests at the Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 13th.  Students help by placing table settings, taking food and drink orders, serving food and drink, and bussing dirty dishes.  They will be supervised by an adult supervisor, so parents do not need to stay for the full shift.  To reserve your spot, please sign up at: http://signup.com/go/cq2HHH

 

Summer Camps

soccer brazil

Summer Soccer Camp
The Brazilians and the British are coming back this year!

Coming back for a second year, from June 12-16 will be hosting the Tetra Brazil Soccer Academy for our 10-16 year old soccer players.  This program focuses on technical development, and is led by Brazilian coaches that bring an authentic taste of the flair, passion and creativity of Brazilian soccer.

Our fifth summer of British Soccer Camp will be hosted by the Coal Creek Canyon Park & Recreation District (CCCP&RD) at the Coal Creek Canyon K-8 Turf Field from July 10-14.  This week of soccer fun is led by British soccer coaches, and programs are available for kids from ages 3 -16.

Kids can sign up for one or both weeks of camp. Register now to get the free jersey at www.challengersports.com.

weecree

Wee Creekers is gearing up for another summer of fun! If your child, aged 5 – 12 years, needs some structure to their day, some friends to hang out with, adventurous sites to explore, and some great new info to learn, then Wee Creekers is the program for you! We believe in a whole-child approach. We feed the mind, as well as the body, heart, and soul because we believe in LIFE lessons! We give kids a “mostly outdoors, hands-on, kind-to-the Earth, generous to one another, safety first, where should we go next?” kind of summer. We have a 15 passenger van, a Highly Experienced Teacher and an energetic teenager waiting to explore the world around us with eager school-agers. We go swimming, hiking, boating, to museums, to fishing holes, to the library. We climb, catch, kick, read, dig, create, calculate, get dirty, explore. We do it all, and we do it with amazing teacher:child ratios. That Y camp? 20 kids to 1 college kid. Us? 13 kids to 2 teachers for travel and 16 kids to 2 teachers for sticking around. Can you beat that? I know you can’t! Our ratios mean your child’s ideas are heard and very likely incorporated into the day. Small groups mean less chaos, less bullying, more connection, and more guaranteed fun. Our rates are between $40-$55/day, depending on enrollment schedule. We are 100% GMO free and our fruits, veggies and milk are always organic. Please call Linda at (303) 642-2223 for more info and to get signed up today. Space is limited!!

***********************************************************************************************************

Stay tuned on our website http://www.ccck8ptsa.org or on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/CCCK8PTSA for more information on upcoming programs. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Jody Dickson, President          jody@dickson.org           303-642-3568

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Thank you to our Business Sponsors:

up

canyon point ortho goldenvision
ACE Logo sigdentistry
coffee MountainMessenger

 

Apr 14

Friday Notes for 4/14/17

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PTSA Corner

4/7/17 Friday Notes

 

 

PTSA Question of the Week

Loaded (pardon the pun) question this week: What is your general reaction to school fundraisers?

  1. Necessary evil
  2. It is what it is
  3. It is okay when I know specifically what the funds are going toward
  4. I enjoy the fundraising events, but don’t like to buy things
  5. I’m glad there is a way for me to support our school that doesn’t involve doing something
  6. I’m excited for the opportunity to help our school
  7. Other, please specify

Give us your answer to this question at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MYFPWYW

Or just comment your answer on our Facebook page: www.fb.com/ccck8ptsa
Feel free to email your answer to ccck8ptsa@gmail.com, if that works better for you.

Upcoming Events
Save the Date
April 29th9News Health Fair (basic health screenings)
May 1 – 5th – Teacher Appreciation Week
May 12thTalent Show & PTSA Silent Auction

Help Wanted
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
To show the teachers our appreciation, this year we are throwing them a luncheon on Wed. May 3rd. Please sign up at http://signup.com/go/Yj7AnS to cover their class in recess/lunch for an hour, or to bring them a yummy dish! Thank you!

Silent Auction
Our annual silent auction as part of the talent show is coming up QUICK as it will be held on Friday, May 12th.  This is a MAJOR fundraiser for us and helps us be able to help pay for the Enrichment programs we hosted and will host, including next year’s bullying program.  Due to the tight timeframe, we are needing as many hands on deck as possible right now.  If you have ½ an hour that you can help us, recruit products to sell and/or prepare for the event, then WE NEED YOU!  If you can help, please contact Jody Dickson, jody@dickson.org, x3568, and let me know what you think you can do.   Thank you for your continued support!

2017 – 2018 Secretary / Membership Chair
We have one open position for our board next year.  The secretary is responsible for taking and preparing meeting notes from PTSA meetings.  Since it is not a huge time commitment, we have combined it with the membership chair.  As membership chair, you manage documentation and reporting related to our annual membership.  It includes some promotion of becoming a member as well as twice annual reports to Colorado PTA.  The commitment is heavier at the beginning of the year, but then tapers out to a few hours a month.  If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Jody Dickson, jody@dickson.org, x3568.

eagle eyes
Eagle Eyes is a program where men are present in the school during school hours, helping the students and staff and keeping watch for good and bad behaviors in and around the school.  You do not need to be a dad to participate: Uncles, Grandfathers, Older Brothers, Cousins, Neighbors, Dads are all welcome!  To claim your spot, go to this Sign Up form: http://signup.com/go/JK9m5F  If you have any questions about the program, please contact Jason Moat, 303-378-4500

APRIL EAGLE EYES CHALLENGE: You are up 2nd grade!!!  April is your month to accept the challenge!  Ask your Dad, Grandpa, Neighbor, Family Friend to come in and be an Eagle Eye for at least one day in April.  Claim your spot today at http://signup.com/go/JK9m5F!  Let’s see how many days we can fill from 2nd Grade participants!

Community Events

pancake

Community Volunteer OpportunityCCCIA Pancake Breakfast is looking for student volunteers to serve the guests at the Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 13th.  Students help by placing table settings, taking food and drink orders, serving food and drink, and bussing dirty dishes.  They will be supervised by an adult supervisor, so parents do not need to stay for the full shift.  To reserve your spot, please sign up at: http://signup.com/go/cq2HHH

 

Summer Camps

soccer brazil

Summer Soccer Camp
The Brazilians and the British are coming back this year!

Coming back for a second year, from June 12-16 will be hosting the Tetra Brazil Soccer Academy for our 10-16 year old soccer players.  This program focuses on technical development, and is led by Brazilian coaches that bring an authentic taste of the flair, passion and creativity of Brazilian soccer.

Our fifth summer of British Soccer Camp will be hosted by the Coal Creek Canyon Park & Recreation District (CCCP&RD) at the Coal Creek Canyon K-8 Turf Field from July 10-14.  This week of soccer fun is led by British soccer coaches, and programs are available for kids from ages 3 -16.

Kids can sign up for one or both weeks of camp. Register now to get the free jersey at www.challengersports.com.

weecree

Wee Creekers is gearing up for another summer of fun! If your child, aged 5 – 12 years, needs some structure to their day, some friends to hang out with, adventurous sites to explore, and some great new info to learn, then Wee Creekers is the program for you! We believe in a whole-child approach. We feed the mind, as well as the body, heart, and soul because we believe in LIFE lessons! We give kids a “mostly outdoors, hands-on, kind-to-the Earth, generous to one another, safety first, where should we go next?” kind of summer. We have a 15 passenger van, a Highly Experienced Teacher and an energetic teenager waiting to explore the world around us with eager school-agers. We go swimming, hiking, boating, to museums, to fishing holes, to the library. We climb, catch, kick, read, dig, create, calculate, get dirty, explore. We do it all, and we do it with amazing teacher:child ratios. That Y camp? 20 kids to 1 college kid. Us? 13 kids to 2 teachers for travel and 16 kids to 2 teachers for sticking around. Can you beat that? I know you can’t! Our ratios mean your child’s ideas are heard and very likely incorporated into the day. Small groups mean less chaos, less bullying, more connection, and more guaranteed fun. Our rates are between $40-$55/day, depending on enrollment schedule. We are 100% GMO free and our fruits, veggies and milk are always organic. Please call Linda at (303) 642-2223 for more info and to get signed up today. Space is limited!!

***********************************************************************************************************

Stay tuned on our website http://www.ccck8ptsa.org or on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/CCCK8PTSA for more information on upcoming programs. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Jody Dickson, President          jody@dickson.org           303-642-3568

***********************************************************************************************************

Thank you to our Business Sponsors:

up

canyon point ortho goldenvision
ACE Logo sigdentistry
coffee MountainMessenger

 

Apr 07

Friday Notes for 4/7/17

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PTSA Corner

4/7/17 Friday Notes

 

JOIN US TONIGHT

 beet

TONIGHT: Health & Wellness Night & Beet Cook-Off
Friday, April 7th
6 – 7:30 pm
Our food theme this year is BEETS!  There will be a cook-off with prizes for the top beet dish in each category: sides, main & desserts.  Feel free to get creative!  We’ll also have lots of activities that encourage health, wellness and happiness!  Activities include gardening, physical activities, an art station and mindfulness room.

And to make your feet happy, we’ll be selling our SOAR Socks tonight.  Larger sizes are running low, so be sure to get yours today!  $10 a pair

soarsocks

 

Save the Date
April 29th9News Health Fair (basic health screenings)
May 1 – 5th – Teacher Appreciation Week
May 12thTalent Show & PTSA Silent Auction

 

PTSA Question of the Week
Since this is one of our primary communication tools, we were curious about how timely it is.  So the question for this week is:  When do you normally read these Friday Notes?

  • As soon as I receive them in my email
  • Later in the day on the Friday they are sent
  • Sometime over the weekend
  • Monday morning before school
  • Sometime over the following week
  • I don’t always get to them
  • Never

Give us your answer to this question at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SR6VK5T

Or just comment your answer on our Facebook page: www.fb.com/ccck8ptsa
Feel free to email your answer to ccck8ptsa@gmail.com, if that works better for you.

Help Wanted
Silent Auction
Our annual silent auction as part of the talent show is coming up QUICK as it will be held on Friday, May 12th.  This is a MAJOR fundraiser for us and helps us be able to help pay for the Enrichment programs we hosted and will host, including next year’s bullying program.  Due to the tight timeframe, we are needing as many hands on deck as possible right now.  If you have ½ an hour that you can help us, recruit products to sell and/or prepare for the event, then WE NEED YOU!  If you can help, please contact Jody Dickson, jody@dickson.org, x3568, and let me know what you think you can do.   Thank you for your continued support!

2017 – 2018 Secretary / Membership Chair
We have one open position for our board next year.  The secretary is responsible for taking and preparing meeting notes from PTSA meetings.  Since it is not a huge time commitment, we have combined it with the membership chair.  As membership chair, you manage documentation and reporting related to our annual membership.  It includes some promotion of becoming a member as well as twice annual reports to Colorado PTA.  The commitment is heavier at the beginning of the year, but then tapers out to a few hours a month.  If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Jody Dickson, jody@dickson.org, x3568.

eagle eyes
Eagle Eyes is a program where men are present in the school during school hours, helping the students and staff and keeping watch for good and bad behaviors in and around the school.  You do not need to be a dad to participate: Uncles, Grandfathers, Older Brothers, Cousins, Neighbors, Dads are all welcome!  To claim your spot, go to this Sign Up form: http://signup.com/go/JK9m5F  If you have any questions about the program, please contact Jason Moat, 303-378-4500

MARCH EAGLE EYES CHALLENGE:  Last few days of 7th Grade!!  March is your month to accept the challenge!  Claim your spot today!  Let’s see how many days we can fill from 7th grade participants!

Community Events

easter

girlscout

Summer Camps

soccer brazil

Summer Soccer Camp
The Brazilians and the British are coming back this year!

Coming back for a second year, from June 12-16 will be hosting the Tetra Brazil Soccer Academy for our 10-16 year old soccer players.  This program focuses on technical development, and is led by Brazilian coaches that bring an authentic taste of the flair, passion and creativity of Brazilian soccer.

Our fifth summer of British Soccer Camp will be hosted by the Coal Creek Canyon Park & Recreation District (CCCP&RD) at the Coal Creek Canyon K-8 Turf Field from July 10-14.  This week of soccer fun is led by British soccer coaches, and programs are available for kids from ages 3 -16.

Kids can sign up for one or both weeks of camp. Register now to get the free jersey at www.challengersports.com.

weecree

Wee Creekers is gearing up for another summer of fun! If your child, aged 5 – 12 years, needs some structure to their day, some friends to hang out with, adventurous sites to explore, and some great new info to learn, then Wee Creekers is the program for you! We believe in a whole-child approach. We feed the mind, as well as the body, heart, and soul because we believe in LIFE lessons! We give kids a “mostly outdoors, hands-on, kind-to-the Earth, generous to one another, safety first, where should we go next?” kind of summer. We have a 15 passenger van, a Highly Experienced Teacher and an energetic teenager waiting to explore the world around us with eager school-agers. We go swimming, hiking, boating, to museums, to fishing holes, to the library. We climb, catch, kick, read, dig, create, calculate, get dirty, explore. We do it all, and we do it with amazing teacher:child ratios. That Y camp? 20 kids to 1 college kid. Us? 13 kids to 2 teachers for travel and 16 kids to 2 teachers for sticking around. Can you beat that? I know you can’t! Our ratios mean your child’s ideas are heard and very likely incorporated into the day. Small groups mean less chaos, less bullying, more connection, and more guaranteed fun. Our rates are between $40-$55/day, depending on enrollment schedule. We are 100% GMO free and our fruits, veggies and milk are always organic. Please call Linda at (303) 642-2223 for more info and to get signed up today. Space is limited!!

***********************************************************************************************************

Stay tuned on our website http://www.ccck8ptsa.org or on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/CCCK8PTSA for more information on upcoming programs. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Jody Dickson, President          jody@dickson.org           303-642-3568

***********************************************************************************************************

Thank you to our Business Sponsors:

up

canyon point ortho goldenvision
ACE Logo sigdentistry
coffee MountainMessenger

 

Apr 02

General Membership Meeting Monday

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We hope you are enjoying the last day of spring break!  This post is a reminder of the General Membership Meeting on Monday night, April 3rd in the school library starting at 6:30 pm.

In this meeting, we will concentrate our effort putting the finishing touches on Health & Wellness Night (April 7th) and planning the silent auction (May 12th). We will finalize action items around our annual goals, and start recruiting for board and committee positions for the 2017 – 2018 school year.

For the full agenda, please click below.
April Agenda

We will also be approving the meeting notes from the March meeting. Please click the link below to review them.
March Notes

Participating in these meetings is a great way for you to make a difference in our school by helping us make decisions about what we can and should be doing for our school to make it the best learning environment it can be. We need your voice, so please join in! We also need your neighbor’s voice, so bring them along!

As always, if you have any thoughts, comments, suggestions, please send them our way at ccck8ptsa@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you Monday night!

Mar 24

Friday Notes for 3/24/17

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PTSA Corner

3/24/17 Friday Notes

 

We hope everyone has a FANTASTIC Spring Break!  We’ll see you back at school on April 3rd!

 

Upcoming Events
Monthly General Membership Meeting
Monday, April 3rd
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Our regularly scheduled PTSA meeting will be the Monday we come back to school after Spring Break, so be sure to put this meeting on your family calendar as a reminder.  In April, we will concentrate our effort on planning Health & Wellness Night (April 7th) and the silent auction (May 12th).  We will finalize action items around our annual goals, and start recruiting for board and committee positions for the 2017 – 2018 school year.  Participating in these meetings is a great way for you to make a difference in our school by helping us make decisions about what we can and should be doing for our school to make it the best learning environment it can be.  We need your voice, so please join in!

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Health & Wellness Night & Beet Cook-Off
Friday, April 7th
6 – 7:30 pm
Our food theme this year is BEETS!  There will be a cook-off with prizes for the top beet dish in each category: sides, main & desserts.  Feel free to get creative!  We’ll also have lots of activities that encourage health, wellness and happiness!

Save the Date
April 29th9News Health Fair (basic health screenings)
May 1 – 5th – Teacher Appreciation Week
May 12thTalent Show & PTSA Silent Auction

Help Wanted
School Supplies Project Manager
Tis the season for planning for next year!  We’d like to sell school supplies again for this upcoming year as a service to our school families… which means more time to enjoy summer break!  The project manager will get next year’s school supplies lists from the staff, then work with the provider to organize the sale.  Typically orders are all online, so we only need to promote it!  If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Jody Dickson, jody@dickson.org, x3568.   Thank you for your continued support!

eagle eyes
Eagle Eyes is a program where men are present in the school during school hours, helping the students and staff and keeping watch for good and bad behaviors in and around the school.  You do not need to be a dad to participate: Uncles, Grandfathers, Older Brothers, Cousins, Neighbors, Dads are all welcome!  To claim your spot, go to this Sign Up form: http://signup.com/go/JK9m5F  If you have any questions about the program, please contact Jason Moat, 303-378-4500

MARCH EAGLE EYES CHALLENGE:  Last few days of 7th Grade!!  March is your month to accept the challenge!  Claim your spot today!  Let’s see how many days we can fill from 7th grade participants!

PTSA Question of the Week
Open-ended question: What are you most looking forward to during spring break?

Give us your answer to this question at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SFPDRHM
Or just comment your answer on our Facebook page: www.fb.com/ccck8ptsa
Feel free to email your answer to ccck8ptsa@gmail.com, if that works better for you.

 

Community Events

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Summer Camps

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Summer Soccer Camp

The British are coming back this year!

Our fifth summer of British Soccer Camp will be hosted by the Coal Creek Canyon Park & Recreation District (CCCP&RD) at the Coal Creek Canyon K-8 Turf Field from July 10-14.  This week of soccer fun is led by British soccer coaches, and programs are available for kids from ages 3 -16.

Kids can sign up for one or both weeks of camp. Register now to get the free jersey at www.challengersports.com.

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Wee Creekers is gearing up for another summer of fun! If your child, aged 5 – 12 years, needs some structure to their day, some friends to hang out with, adventurous sites to explore, and some great new info to learn, then Wee Creekers is the program for you! We believe in a whole-child approach. We feed the mind, as well as the body, heart, and soul because we believe in LIFE lessons! We give kids a “mostly outdoors, hands-on, kind-to-the Earth, generous to one another, safety first, where should we go next?” kind of summer. We have a 15 passenger van, a Highly Experienced Teacher and an energetic teenager waiting to explore the world around us with eager school-agers. We go swimming, hiking, boating, to museums, to fishing holes, to the library. We climb, catch, kick, read, dig, create, calculate, get dirty, explore. We do it all, and we do it with amazing teacher:child ratios. That Y camp? 20 kids to 1 college kid. Us? 13 kids to 2 teachers for travel and 16 kids to 2 teachers for sticking around. Can you beat that? I know you can’t! Our ratios mean your child’s ideas are heard and very likely incorporated into the day. Small groups mean less chaos, less bullying, more connection, and more guaranteed fun. Our rates are between $40-$55/day, depending on enrollment schedule. We are 100% GMO free and our fruits, veggies and milk are always organic. Please call Linda at (303) 642-2223 for more info and to get signed up today. Space is limited!!

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Stay tuned on our website http://www.ccck8ptsa.org or on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/CCCK8PTSA for more information on upcoming programs. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Jody Dickson, President          jody@dickson.org           303-642-3568

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Thank you to our Business Sponsors:

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Mar 17

Friday Notes for 3/17/17

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PTSA Corner

3/17/17 Friday Notes

 

 

SOAR SOCKS ROCK!!!

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SOAR socks are in!  Swing by the Library during the Book Fair and Conferences to get a pair of CCCK-8 custom socks for only $10!
We have sizes for the whole family!
XS — 1-3 (Kids)
S —  4-6 (Men’s)  5-8 (Women’s)
M —  7-9.5 (Men’s)  8.5-10 (Women’s)
L —  10-12 (Men’s)  11-13 (Women’s)

Limited numbers in each size, so get them early!

 

Community Events
Seminar: Introduction to Front Range Forest Health: Why is that tree painted blue?
Sunday, March 19th – 3 pm – CCCIA Hall
In this Saws & Slaws hosted event, we will learn about the types of forest in the Coal Creek Canyon area, the ‘bugs n crud’, wildlife, and how to identify key indicators of forest health. We’ll start to learn about different treatments, and when and where to use them.  Kids are welcome!

Parenting Workshop
Wee Creekers is hosting a FREE Love & Logic Parenting Classes on the 3rd Wednesday of the month for six months.  If you are interested, please contact Linda at Wee Creekers.

Upcoming Events
Save the Date
March 22ndTeacher Appreciation Dinner during Parent Teacher Conferences (see below)
April 3rdPTSA General Membership Meeting – 6:30 pm
April 7thHealth & Wellness Night
April 29th9News Health Fair (basic health screenings)
May 12thTalent Show & PTSA Silent Auction

PTSA Question of the Week
As next week is parent-teacher conference week, we’d like to know more about your goals with your meetings with the teachers.
My goals for our parent-teacher conferences are: (Check all that apply)

  • Develop a relationship with my child’s teacher
  • Gain insight from my child’s teacher about my child’s performance in school
  • Gain insight from my child’s teacher or school staff about available resources to support my child’s education
  • Gain insight from my child’s teacher about my child’s behavior or experience at school
  • Gain insight from my child’s teacher about how I can support my child’s learning or the teacher’s efforts from home
  • Provide insight to my child’s teacher about my child, his/her learning process, or his/her behavior
  • Ask questions concerning my child
  • Address specific concerns I have or my child has raised
  • Develop an action plan with the teacher to help my child’s performance or behavior
  • Establish a new communication plan with the teacher related to progress on our shared priorities / action plan.
  • Other (please specify)

Give us your answer to this question at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3N77QX8
Or just comment your answer on our Facebook page: www.fb.com/ccck8ptsa
Feel free to email your answer to ccck8ptsa@gmail.com, if that works better for you.

Help Wanted
Teacher Appreciation Dinner March 22 5pm
As part of the Parent Teacher Conference week, we host a dinner for the teachers in appreciation for them staying late and offering evening conference times for us!  If you are able to contribute a dish to this event, please sign up at http://signup.com/go/aZ7mBc

eagle eyes
Eagle Eyes is a program where men are present in the school during school hours, helping the students and staff and keeping watch for good and bad behaviors in and around the school.  You do not need to be a dad to participate: Uncles, Grandfathers, Older Brothers, Cousins, Neighbors, Dads are all welcome!  To claim your spot, go to this Sign Up form: http://signup.com/go/JK9m5F  If you have any questions about the program, please contact Jason Moat, 303-378-4500

MARCH EAGLE EYES CHALLENGE:  Last few days of 7th Grade!!  Marchis your month to accept the challenge!  Claim your spot today!  Let’s see how many days we can fill from 7th grade participants!

 

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Stay tuned on our website http://www.ccck8ptsa.org or on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/CCCK8PTSA for more information on upcoming programs. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Jody Dickson, President          jody@dickson.org           303-642-3568

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Thank you to our Business Sponsors:

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canyon point ortho goldenvision
ACE Logo sigdentistry
coffee MountainMessenger

 

Mar 10

Friday Notes for 3/10/17

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PTSA Corner

3/10/17 Friday Notes

 

 

PTSA Question of the Week
Open-ended question for this week:
What do you believe is your role at home to support our children’s education?

Give us your answer to this question at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BZXQZ88
Or just comment your answer on our Facebook page: www.fb.com/ccck8ptsa
Feel free to email your answer to ccck8ptsa@gmail.com, if that works better for you.

Upcoming Events
Save the Date
April 7 – Health & Wellness Night
April 29th – 9News Health Fair (basic health screenings)
May 12 – Talent Show & PTSA Silent Auction

Community Events
Wee Creekers is hosting a FREE Love & Logic Parenting classes on the 3rd Wednesday of the month for six months.  If you are interested, please contact Linda at Wee Creekers.

Help Wanted
Teacher Appreciation Dinner March 22 5pm
As part of the Parent Teacher Conference week, we host a dinner for the teachers in appreciation for them staying late and offering evening conference times for us!  If you are able to contribute a dish to this event, please sign up at http://signup.com/go/aZ7mBc

eagle eyes
Eagle Eyes is a program where men are present in the school during school hours, helping the students and staff and keeping watch for good and bad behaviors in and around the school.  You do not need to be a dad to participate: Uncles, Grandfathers, Older Brothers, Cousins, Neighbors, Dads are all welcome!  To claim your spot, go to this Sign Up form: http://signup.com/go/JK9m5F  If you have any questions about the program, please contact Jason Moat, 303-378-4500

MARCH EAGLE EYES CHALLENGE:  Last few days of 7th Grade!!  Marchis your month to accept the challenge!  Claim your spot today!  Let’s see how many days we can fill from 7th grade participants!

 

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Stay tuned on our website http://www.ccck8ptsa.org or on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/CCCK8PTSA for more information on upcoming programs. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Jody Dickson, President          jody@dickson.org           303-642-3568

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Thank you to our Business Sponsors:

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canyon point ortho goldenvision
ACE Logo sigdentistry
coffee MountainMessenger

 

Mar 05

March Membership Meeting Monday!

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We will be hosting our General Membership Meeting on Monday night, March 6th in the school library.  C3AC starts at 6 pm, so we will be joining them for our joint meeting at 6:30 pm for a teacher update from Ms. Logan and an update from Ms. Livingston about next year’s budget, 5 – 8 classroom combination options, and an update about the new baseball field turf.

For the PTSA meeting, we will evaluate our progress on our goals and figure out what we have left to do to achieve them. Also, we will get deeper into the planning for the silent auction. It is also time to start talking about next year’s PTSA Board and Committee Chairs. These are very important roles, so if you are interested or know someone who should be, just let us know!

For the full agenda, please click below.
March Agenda

We will also be approving the meeting notes from the February meeting. Please click the link below to review them.
February Notes

Participating in these meetings is a great way for you to make a difference in our school by helping us make decisions about what we can and should be doing for our school to make it the best learning environment it can be. We need your voice, so please join in! We also need your neighbor’s voice, so bring them along!

As always, if you have any thoughts, comments, suggestions, please send them our way at ccck8ptsa@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you Monday night!

Mar 03

Friday Notes for 3/3/17

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PTSA Corner

3/3/17 Friday Notes

 

 

 

Upcoming Events
Monthly General Membership Meeting
Monday, March 6th
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Monday is our next meeting.  C3AC starts at 6 pm, so we will be joining them for our joint meeting at 6:30 pm for a teacher update from Ms. Logan and an update from Ms. Livingston about next year’s budget, 5 – 8 classroom combination options, and an update about the new baseball field turf.
For the PTSA meeting, we will evaluate our progress on our goals and figure out what we have left to do to achieve them.  Also, we will get deeper into the planning for the silent auction.  It is also time to start talking about next year’s PTSA Board and Committee Chairs.  These are very important roles, so if you are interested or know someone who  should be, just let us know!
Participating in these meetings is a great way for you to make a difference in our school by helping us make decisions about what we can and should be doing for our school to make it the best learning environment it can be.  We need your voice, so please join in!  We also need your neighbor’s voice, so bring them along!

Save the Date
May 12 – Talent Show & PTSA Silent Auction

PTSA Question of the Week
My child’s teacher and the school give me useful information about how to improve my child’s progress.

  1. Always
  2. Almost Always
  3. Sometimes
  4. Rarely
  5. Never

Give us your answer to this question at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CHKLZPW
Or just comment your answer on our Facebook page: www.fb.com/ccck8ptsa
Feel free to email your answer to ccck8ptsa@gmail.com, if that works better for you.

Help Wanted

Silent Auction Classroom Art Facilitator

We will be hosting our annual silent auction as part of the talent show Friday, May 12th.  This is a MAJOR fundraiser for us.  Historically, artwork made by the children does very well at this fundraiser.  We were thinking we could host after-school workshops where kids could make something that could be sold as part of the silent auction.  See Pinterest “Kid Art for Silent Auction” for ideas.  We could use a few people to help organize these workshops and classroom activities.  If you are interested, please contact Jody Dickson at jody@dickson.org or x3568.

eagle eyes
Eagle Eyes is a program where men are present in the school during school hours, helping the students and staff and keeping watch for good and bad behaviors in and around the school.  You do not need to be a dad to participate: Uncles, Grandfathers, Older Brothers, Cousins, Neighbors, Dads are all welcome!  To claim your spot, go to this Sign Up form: http://signup.com/go/JK9m5F  If you have any questions about the program, please contact Jason Moat, 303-378-4500

MARCH EAGLE EYES CHALLENGE:  Last few days of 7th Grade!!  Marchis your month to accept the challenge!  Claim your spot today!  Let’s see how many days we can fill from 7th grade participants!

 

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Stay tuned on our website http://www.ccck8ptsa.org or on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/CCCK8PTSA for more information on upcoming programs. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Jody Dickson, President          jody@dickson.org           303-642-3568

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Thank you to our Business Sponsors:

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canyon point ortho goldenvision
ACE Logo sigdentistry
coffee MountainMessenger

 

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