Friday Notes for 10/12/18


PTSA Corner

10/5/18 Friday Notes



Classroom Enrichment Support Fund

Please check your child’s Friday folder for information about our Classroom Enrichment Support Fund.  In recent years, the PTSA has provided a classroom enrichment fund in order to provide financial resources for field trips, guest speakers, and other ways of learning at the classroom level.  This year we are providing $300 per classroom.  Enrichment opportunities often cost between $50 – $300, so we welcome you to contribute to this fund to help the teachers provide these unique learning opportunities.  Any funds you donate will be applied to your student(s)’ classroom fund and will help expand what the teachers are able to do.  You may contribute online at:  or send a check with the form provided in the Friday Folder.  In order to maximize the planning time to utilize these resources, please make your donation by October 15th.  Of course, any donation at any time is welcome!

Candy Drive:

We need LOTS of candy for our Trick or Treat Street and Haunted Halls, so PTSA is teaming up with Student council and for a candy drive.   Each classroom will be collecting bags of candy, the the class with the most pounds of candy donated will get a Pizza Party! Donations will be collected until 10/23.

PTSA Upcoming Events:

PTSA General Membership Meeting
Monday October 15 | 6:30 – 7:30 pm | CCCK8 Library
We have a very important meeting scheduled for Monday.  If you want to have impact on our priorities for the year, be sure to attend!  We will be voting on some proposed changes to our bylaws, and we will be voting to see if we support Amendment 73 and the two Jeffco Bond measures.  We will also be discussing budget approvals & goals, then planning Trick or Treat Street.

For more information about the Bylaw changes, please see our website:

For more information about Amendment 73:

For more information about the two ballot initiatives (Jeffco voters only):

Reflections Original Works
PTA Reflections is a program where students are encouraged to create their own original work inspired by the theme “Heroes Around Me,” and then submit it for competition. Categories of submission are: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, or Visual Arts.
We are hosting after-school workshops to support our students’ participation. Please join us!

Final submissions are due October 19th!

Save the Date:
Trick or Treat Street Friday, October 26th

Dinner tickets $5/person Activity wristband $5/person

*Includes trick or treating, games, storytelling and haunted halls (if you dare!)

Costumes are encouraged and please bring a bag or container to collect your candy!

To sign up to help or donate food, go to:



This year, the school will not be publishing a school directory due to privacy rules they need to follow.  We realize that is an important resource for so many, so we are building one of our own. If you wish to be included in the directory, please  go to and input your information.  We will print a copy of the directory for all PTSA members.  Instructions for access to the online directory will follow in a more secure manner!

Shop to Support our School!!


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.)




Teacher Appreciation

UPDATE: I have one person who would like to SHARE this position.  If you were hesitant to take on the whole thing, but are willing to do it with someone else, please contact Jody (contact info below.)  Remember: Many hands make light work… and it is always fun to volunteer with a friend!

Do you like to treat others with gifts or other special treats?  We are seeking a Teacher Appreciation Coordinator.  The position is responsible for organizing two staff dinners, two staff lunches and other teacher and staff appreciation treats throughout the year.  The school staff works hard for our community kids, so we want to show them all the love they deserve!  If you are interested in helping us demonstrate to all our teachers and staff how much we appreciate everything they do, then this is the job for you.  It doesn’t take much time, but it still VERY important.  This position works well as a job-sharing opportunity, if you don’t want to do it by yourself, and community members are welcome to apply!  If you or someone you know might be interested this position, please contact Jody Dickson,

 Thank you to our Business Sponsors :




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           303-588-6639