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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

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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

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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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