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Aug 22

Friday Notes – 08/22/14

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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 Notes or by going online to our NEW website (more info below).  You may turn forms in to the school office or bring it to our pre-Back-to-School night BBQ on August 26that 5 pm. We look forward to seeing you there and at many of our upcoming events!

NEW!!  CCCK-8 PTSA Website!!

We have officially launched a brand new website for the school community: http://www.ccck8ptsa.org  This website will serve as the resource for all things PTSA, including after school programs, volunteer opportunities, and academic resources to help you support your child’s education and our school.  The website is available for you to use wherever and whenever is convenient for you.  Your student’s Friday Folder today will have a handy magnet with the URL, so you can put it on your refrigerator to remind you when you need more information about our opportunities at the school.  There is a lot of great information and resources on the website, so please take some time to check it out.  http://www.ccck8ptsa.org

That said, I hope this is the first and last BIG entry the PTSA puts in the Friday Notes.  From this point forward, we’ll try to keep it to a simple list of the updated information you’ll find on the website.

We also have a Facebook community at: www.facebook.com/CCCK8PTSA, if that is more your style.  Like us on Facebook for updates more of the social variety!

PTSA Upcoming Events:

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Pre-Back to School Night BBQ
Tuesday, August 26th
5:00 – 6:00 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.  If you would like to volunteer for this event or sign up for a particular dish to bring, please sign up on our Volunteer Spot page: http://vols.pt/RZjDDc

Back to School Night Presentations
Tuesday, August 26th
6:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm
CCCK8 Gym, then Classrooms

We’ll kick off the evening with a presentation by the school, transportation staff (with an important update about snow events), 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 three sessions in each classroom for individual grade level presentations.  NEW this year: 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.

Coal Creek Canyon Flood 1st Anniversary/Thank You Event
Saturday, September 13th
12 – 5 p.m.
CCCIA Building

I need not tell you that last year’s flood had a huge impact on our school and community.  This community event is meant to celebrate our resiliency through last year’s flood AND to support those that are still struggling with the impact.  PTSA is a partner organization helping plan this event.  If you are interested in being part of the planning committee, please contact Tami Lawson, tamikrislawson@hotmail.com.

Business Sponsors

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Coal Creek Canyon Improvement Association

Your PTSA has been busy this summer recruiting business sponsors for our initiatives.  We are happy to announce that the CCCIA agreed to sponsor an enrichment program from the Arvada Center around Interactive Storytelling.  After this program is offered at the school, we are going to offer our first annual Oral Interpretation Festival early in 2015.  This is a huge investment, so thank you CCCIA for supporting us in this effort and supporting our community school!

PTSA Help Wanted:

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

Also new this year, we have launched a new centralized Volunteer Spot sign-up webpage: http://vols.pt/7Yrr2V  Instead of us sending you separate forms for each volunteer opportunity that we think you may be interested in, you can now access ALL volunteer opportunities from one page:  http://vols.pt/7Yrr2V  This will help you find opportunities that may be outside of your child’s classroom or when you have last minute availability to volunteer and want to see what is available right now!  We will update this page with new stuff opportunities as they come up, so come back often to find your perfect volunteering opportunity!

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Stay tuned in future Friday Notes, PTSA member emails, and this website 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