Friday Notes for 3/23/18


PTSA Corner

3/23/18 Friday Notes



Have a GREAT Spring Break!!  We’ll see you back at school on the 2nd!!

 Friends of Rachel Club Quote of the Week:


Shop to Support our School!!

SPECIAL OFFER FOR NEW AMAZON SMILE PURCHASES!!!  Through the end of March, Amazon is tripling the donation amount to 1.5% when customers make their first eligible purchase from March 12 – 31.  If you haven’t used Amazon Smile before or if you know someone who hasn’t done it yet, we encourage you to give it a try while Amazon is giving us this bonus!!

Did you know?!?  You can support our school financially JUST BY DOING YOUR NORMAL SHOPPING?!?  Pick up a King Soopers card in the school office, use it while shopping, refill it often, and a portion of your purchases will go to our school.  Do you shop at Amazon?  Switch to, designate Coal Creek Canyon K-8 PTSA as your organization, and a portion of your purchases will support our school.  (It works exactly the same, including with Prime, but donates a little, too.)  To make it easy, here is the link to tie your Smile account to CCCK-8 PTSA:






Join PTSA Today!!

We continue to have new members trickling in. Thank you for your continued commitment to us, our school and our students! You are helping us as an organization and helping us reach our goals. How about YOU?  Did you forget to join the PTSA this year?  We are significantly behind in our memberships this year, and we need your support!  Your membership makes everything we do possible: supporting our school, supporting our students, providing afterschool and enrichment opportunities and gathering input from our school family community. If you haven’t already joined for this year, please join today at

Upcoming PTSA Events:
4/16 – April General PTSA Membership meeting
4/20 – Silent Auction & Talent Show

Summer Camps

    Summer Soccer Camps

The Brazilians and the British are coming back this year!

Coming back for a second year, from June 11-15 will be hosting the Tetra Brazil Soccer Academy for our 9 – 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 9 – 13.  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

Silent Auction

We will be hosting our annual silent auction as part of the talent show Friday, April 20th.  This is a MAJOR fundraiser for us and helps us cover the costs of the Chromebooks we committed to purchasing for the school this year.  Instead of asking a few people to get a lot of items for the silent auction we are asking everyone to do a little bit!  Each classroom is making or providing something.  Next, we are asking EACH of you to donate one item.  It can be something you make or something you can offer as a service.  It can be something you ask a business to donate.  It can be something you buy and donate.  It doesn’t matter how it comes to you, but we need you to do the work of obtaining it and getting it to us by April 13th.  If you have any questions, please contact Jody Dickson at or 303-588-6639

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: If you have any questions about the program, please contact Jason Moat, 303-378-4500

2018 – 2019 Teacher Appreciation

Our very dear Laura Graves is resigning from her position for next year as teacher appreciation coordinator.  If you are interested in showing all of our appreciation for our teachers and staff how much we appreciate everything they do by organizing four staff meals over the year and preparing occasional gifts and special treats for them, then this is the job for you.  It doesn’t take as much time as the Special Events work, but it still VERY important.

If you or someone you know might be interested in either of these positions, please contact Jody Dickson,  Feel free to contact Laura, too, in order to get more information.


Stay tuned on our website or on our Facebook page for more information on upcoming programs. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Jody Dickson, President           303-642-3568


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