Aug 26

Friday Notes for 8/26/16

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PTSA Corner

8/26/16 Friday Notes

 

Membership Challenge

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Join the CCCK-8 PTSA and your child’s classroom could win an ice cream party!  The classroom with the highest percentage of memberships by Sept 30 will win!  Your membership makes it possible for us to support classroom enrichment and fund a para-professional to help our teachers.  As a member, you also have a voice in how we prioritize what we are working on and how we spend our funds in a year.  For more information, see the attached flyer or contact Tami Lawson, tamikrislawson@hotmail.com  We appreciate your support!

 

Help Wanted:
Reflections Chair or Co-Chair
Do you love to be creative?  Do you want to inspire our students to make their own creative original works?  National PTA annually sponsors the Reflections program to do just that.  This year, the theme is:

story

Students are encouraged to create their own original work inspired by this theme, and then submit it for competition.  Categories of submission are: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, or Visual Arts.  As Chair or Co-Chair, you would organize our school’s participation in this event, by encouraging student participation, scheduling afterschool workshop time, collecting the submissions, and setting up the judges and evaluation, and sending our school’s winning pieces on to the next level competitions.  For more information and deadlines, please visit the Jeffco website:  http://www.jcpta.org/programs/reflections/reflections-local-chairs/323-2/  This volunteer opportunity is very short term (active in the fall) and for those energized by creativity.  Please contact Jody Dickson, jody@dickson.org, if you are interested.

PTSA Upcoming Events:
Monthly General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, September 6th
6:30 – 8:00 pm
The C3AC and PTSA meetings will be on Tuesday, September 7th.  C3AC will start at 6 pm.  PTSA will join that meeting for a shared time at 6:30 pm when we will get an update from the Principal and staff.  In the PTSA meeting, we will be finalizing our goals for this school year, review a preliminary budget and start planning for upcoming events.  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.

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

 

Aug 19

Friday Notes for 8/19/16

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PTSA Corner

8/19/16 Friday Notes

 
Welcome to another wonderful school year at Coal Creek Canyon K8.  We are excited for this new school year!  If you are not familiar with your PTSA, we are your Parent Teacher Student Association.  We are a group of dedicated individuals who work together to enhance our children’s learning experiences and opportunities at our school.  We do this by:

  • Hosting events, assemblies, field trips and after school programs that complement what our kids are learning in the classroom.
  • Organizing volunteers to support our teachers and school staff.
  • Fundraising and buying equipment and supplies that our teachers need in their classrooms but otherwise wouldn’t have access to.
  • Advocating for our children and their needs.

Participating in the PTSA is a great way to stay connected to what is happening in our school community.  We count on your support.  Join the PTSA by using the form included with this Friday Flyer or by going online to our website at http://www.ccck8ptsa.org  You may turn forms in to the school office or bring it to our pre-Back-to-School night BBQ on August 23rd at 5 pm. We look forward to seeing you there and at many of our upcoming events!

PTSA Upcoming Events:

Pre-Back to School Night BBQ
Tuesday, August 23rd
5:00 – 6:15 pm
Join us at CCCK8 school and enjoy dinner along with your Coal Creek Canyon K8 family.  Please bring your family and a side dish or dessert to share.  PTSA will provide the main dish and beverages.

Back to School Night Presentation
Tuesday, August 23rd
6:00 pm in CCCK8 Gym, then individual Classrooms
We’ll kick off the evening with a presentation by the school and the PTSA.  We’ll be sharing information about what we do, what we can do for you and what we need from you.  After the all-school presentation, there will be two sessions in each classroom for individual grade level presentations.  ALL students will be expected to stay with their parents during the presentations.  We want to make sure that #1.) all the students stay safe during the evening and that #2.) The students hear what their parents hear from their teachers about their expectations.

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

 

Aug 14

Help Welcome our Kindergarten Families

Just a few days left of summer break!  We are quite excited to be back with our school family this Thursday!  For families that are new to our school, we usually open the first day of school with a flag ceremony outside by the front doors.  We will sing the school song, introduce the staff, and get the new school year kicked off with great energy!  Friends and family are welcome.  Students and family may start to arrive no earlier than 8:30 am.

Immediately after the flag ceremony, we will have our Yahoo-Boohoo breakfast in the library for our Kindergarten families.  If you do NOT have a kindergarten student this year, please help us welcome the kindergarten families by volunteering at or donating food to this event.  The sign-up is available online at http://signup.com/go/nKE1qX

See you in a few days!

– Your PTSA Board

Jul 30

Pre-Packaged School Supplies ON SALE NOW

Pre-Packaged School Supplies are available to order now at www.schooltoolbox.com

  • Visit the website: www.schooltoolbox.com
  • Select Shop for Products or Pre-Built Boxes
  • Search for Coal Creek Canyon K-8
  • Select the box you need for your child’s grade (and sometimes last name starting letter).  These boxes have been customized to our school’s specific supply lists.
    • NEW this year: you can customize your order to exclude items you don’t need.
    • Headphones are set up as optional.  Please add them, if you need them.
  • Place your order and you are DONE!

Another difference this year is that the orders will be shipped to your home instead of to school.  There is no deadline, but we recommend that you order by August 2nd or 3rd in order to have in time for the first day of school.

As a bonus, for each box sold, a meal will be provided to a hungry child.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

2016 Parent EM8 - BBQ

May 20

Friday Notes for 5/20/16

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PTSA Corner

5/20/16 Friday Notes

 

PTSA Upcoming Events:

Lakeside Amusement Park Family Fun Night was rescheduled to Monday, May 23rd
Gates Open at 5:30pm
Rides from 6pm to 10pm
Tickets on sale in the office.  $9 in advance.  $10 onsite

 helpwanted

We are building a summer parent resource page on the PTSA website.  These are camps, reading programs, activities that may be of interest to you to continue learning in the summer.  If you have any favorites, please share them with us and we’ll include on the website.  Please send to Joanna Waggoner if you have any you’d like to share.

For example, here are some summer reading programs:

Boulder Public Library
Gilpin Public Library
Jefferson County Public Library Summer Reading

Did you know that kids who don’t read and keep their minds active over the summer can lose up to two months of learning progress by the time school begins in the fall?

Of note, the Jefferson County Public Library is awarding $300 to one school in four categories with the highest percentage of finishers based on school enrollment.  Shall we go for it!?!

 

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

 

CCCK-8 Business Sponsors
We would like to thank our business sponsors for supporting our community school!

Platinum Sponsors

canyon point ortho unitedpower

Gold Sponsors

aquarian BigD GoldenTherapy
KwikMart MountainMessenger MountainView

May 13

Friday Notes for 5/13/16

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PTSA Corner

5/13/16 Friday Notes

 

 

Today we appreciate all the wonderful people that volunteer their time to support our school.  You make a real difference for our little community school.  We, the students and staff are so grateful for all you do to help foster a great learning environment here in Coal Creek K-8!

PTSA Upcoming Events:

Lakeside Amusement Park Family Fun Night is Monday, May 16th.
Gates Open at 5:30pm
Rides from 6pm to 10pm
Tickets on sale in the office.  $9 in advance.  $10 onsite

 book swap

Donate your books to the annual Book Swap!  Clear your book shelves of unwanted, but gently used, books.  There is a collection bin near the entrance of the school.  The bin is for drop off only.  We will sort the books based on reading level and then on Tuesday, May 24th, every student will be able to choose a book from the swap for summer reading!  Bring your books in as soon as possible.

helpwanted

Volunteers are needed for the all-school field trip to Golden on May 23rd.  If you are available to help, please contact your student’s teacher.

Community Opportunity:
This is about a volunteering position in the canyon which will take 5 hours three times a year.
The position involves the pancake breakfast at the CCCIA hall here in the canyon three times a year. The position would require you to set up child volunteers to help service at the breakfast and then be at the breakfast to help supervise them and make sure they stay on task. So it generally takes an hour our less to get two children per time slot ( 7-9 &9-11) to sign up and then 4 hours the day of the breakfast. There are three breakfast per year; the Saturday before Valentine’s, the Saturday before Mother’s Day and one Saturday in September.
If you or anyone you know would be interested in taking over this position please have them email Abbie Koorndyk. Her contact information can be found in the school directory.

 

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

 

CCCK-8 Business Sponsors
We would like to thank our business sponsors for supporting our community school!

Platinum Sponsors

canyon point ortho unitedpower

Gold Sponsors

aquarian BigD GoldenTherapy
KwikMart MountainMessenger MountainView

May 06

Friday Notes for 5/6/16

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PTSA Corner

5/6/16 Friday Notes

 

 

PTSA Upcoming Events:

Save the Date: Lakeside Amusement Park Family Fun Night, Monday, May 16th. Tickets will be on sale soon!

Support our School:

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Do you shop at King Soopers??

If you do, please pick up and use your CCCK8 PTSA King Soopers’ reloadable gift card.  When you use your King Soopers card a portion of your spend gets donated to our CCCK8 PTSA and supports our teacher supplies, school assemblies, and new equipment.  If you don’t have a King Soopers’ card, just pick one up from the office at the school.  Then you load some money on it and do your normal grocery shopping.  It is reusable, too, so you can repeat the process as often as you need to.  It is an easy way to support our school by doing what you need to do anyway!  Feel free to pick one up for your friends and family too!  (Of note, this is different from the King Soopers cards that support Outdoor Lab.  For Outdoor Lab cards, you need to get the application from Sheryl Roberts.)

book swap

Donate your books to the annual Book Swap!  Clear your book shelves of unwanted, but gently used, books.  There is a collection bin near the entrance of the school.  The bin is for drop off only.  We will sort the books based on reading level and then on Tuesday, May 24th, every student will be able to choose a book from the swap for summer reading!  Bring your books in as soon as possible.

helpwanted

 

Volunteers are needed for the all-school field trip to Golden on May 23rd.  If you are available to help, please contact your student’s teacher.

 

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

 

CCCK-8 Business Sponsors
We would like to thank our business sponsors for supporting our community school!

Platinum Sponsors

canyon point ortho unitedpower

Gold Sponsors

aquarian BigD GoldenTherapy
KwikMart MountainMessenger MountainView

Apr 25

April Meeting Notes

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Only one week away until our LAST General Membership Meeting of the 2015 – 2016 school year.  Click here for the proposed April meeting minutes.  Please review the notes so we can approve them at the May meeting (on May 2nd.) If you have any changes or edits, please contact Joanna Waggoner, joanna.c.waggoner@gmail.com

Thank you & Happy Spring!

Jody

Apr 22

Friday Notes for 4/22/16

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PTSA Corner

4/22/16 Friday Notes

 

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

at our Silent Auction & Talent Show

We would like to thank you for your support of our community school at our annual Silent Auction at the Talent Show last week.  It was an excellent event, and the local support for our staff, students and their families is invaluable!  Through coming to the event, or by purchasing an item or by volunteering (planning, donating or gathering items, setting up or cleaning up), you make a difference for our community school.  We THANK YOU!

Upcoming Events:

Save the Date: Lakeside Amusement Park Family Fun Night, Monday, May 16th.

Support our School:

kingsoopers

Do you shop at King Soopers??

If you do, please pick up and use your CCCK8 PTSA King Soopers’ reloadable gift card.  When you use your King Soopers card a portion of your spend gets donated to our CCCK8 PTSA and supports our teacher supplies, school assemblies, and new equipment.  If you don’t have a King Soopers’ card, just pick one up from the office at the school.  Then you load some money on it and do your normal grocery shopping.  It is reusable, too, so you can repeat the process as often as you need to.  It is an easy way to support our school by doing what you need to do anyway!  Feel free to pick one up for your friends and family too!  (Of note, this is different from the King Soopers cards that support Outdoor Lab.  For Outdoor Lab cards, you need to get the application from Sheryl Roberts.)

helpwanted

2016 – 2017 PTSA Committee Chairs

Believe it or not, we are already hard at work planning for next school year!  With the school budget changes, we are expecting that next year will have some different needs than usual.  It’ll be important that we tap into family and community support as much as possible.  Consequently, we need your help.  We have some important positions open for next year, including the classroom volunteer and enrichment chairs, Health & Wellness chair, and fundraising chair.  We have a variety of positions available; one of which will fit your schedule and skills.  If you have any interest in helping us engage the community in our school, provide enrichment opportunities in the classroom, and generally enhance our school environment, then the PTSA is perfect for you!  If you are interested in exploring any of these opportunities, please contact Jody Dickson, 303-642-3568, jody@dickson.org

 

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

 

CCCK-8 Business Sponsors
We would like to thank our business sponsors for supporting our community school!

Platinum Sponsors

canyon point ortho unitedpower

Gold Sponsors

aquarian BigD GoldenTherapy
KwikMart MountainMessenger MountainView

Apr 15

Friday Notes for 4/15/16

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PTSA Corner

4/15/16 Friday Notes

 

 

PTSA Upcoming Events:

Silent Auction & Talent Show  

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Friday April 15th 5:30 pm food & auction, 6:30 pm performances begin

Our community school is hosting our annual Talent Show featuring performances by our students.  Please come and enjoy an evening of delicious food and great entertainment.  Bid at the silent auction to win great prizes, gift certificates and fun activities.  All proceeds will go to the PTSA’s enrichment and technology funds to support alternative learning activities tied to the curriculum at the school.  We hope you can join us at this event that supports our school and showcases our talented students!

Come to the event for great food and the chance to win great prizes!  Bid on awesome prizes like:

  • CCCK8 Dedicated Parking Spot
  • new XBOX
  • Rockies tix for 4
  • Weekend at Marriott West
  • Baskets of goodies, including Broncos stuff
  • Tree Service
  • Handmade Items
  • LOTS of Gift Certificates
  • Foodie Treats
  • Activities with teachers

They all could be yours if you are the highest bidder at the silent auction tonight!  Don’t miss out!!

 

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

 

CCCK-8 Business Sponsors
We would like to thank our business sponsors for supporting our community school!

Platinum Sponsors

canyon point ortho unitedpower

Gold Sponsors

aquarian BigD GoldenTherapy
KwikMart MountainMessenger MountainView

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