Friday Notes for 4/28/2017


PTSA Corner

4/28/17 Friday Notes



Upcoming Events
Monthly General Membership Meeting
Monday, May 1st | 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Monday is our next meeting.  C3AC starts at 6 pm, so we will be joining them for our joint meeting at 6:30 pm for updates from the staff and Ms. Livingston.
As our last PTSA meeting of this school year, we will evaluate our progress on our goals and begin drafting our annual report.  We discuss any action items we need to complete for Teacher Appreciation Week and the upcoming silent auction.  Finally, we will start planning for summer meetings and activity in preparation for next school year!  (Time flies when you are having fun!)

HELP US MEET OUR GOAL!!!  We established a goal at the beginning of the year to increase participation in PTSA efforts.  One of our measurable goals is averaging 14 people for our meetings this year.  We started out strong, but this spring has been light.  We need 38 people to come to the PTSA meeting on May 1st in order for us to meet our goal!  Please come and invite all the school families you know and a few neighbors, too!  These meetings are important and your voice at these meetings is critical.  If you have never come to a PTSA meeting before, this is the one to come to!

Teacher Appreciation Week
May 1 – 5th is Teacher Appreciation Week  Please be sure to express your appreciation for our teachers and staff during the week.  PTSA has scheduled a week full of treats for the staff.  We most significantly need help covering the staff so they can enjoy lunch on Wednesday, May 3rd together, especially for the upper grades.  If you are available, please sign up at:

Save the Date
May 12thTalent Show & PTSA Silent Auction
Our silent auction is approaching quickly and we would love any last-minute donations from parents. Think of your favorite salon, spa, restaurant, coffee shop, bookstore – and ask for a donation.  Please contact Tami Lawson or Joanna Waggoner with questions and information about donations you are able to obtain.

Community Events


Join us THIS SATURDAY at CCCK8 School:
Invest in your health – for FREE!  Everyone is invited to come out Saturday morning to the Coal Creek Canyon 9Health Fair.  This year it will be held at the CCCK-8 April 29th, from 9:00 am – 1 pm (note delayed start due to weather).   Complimentary screenings include Blood Pressure, Bone Density, Vision, Hearing, Stress Management, Teen Stress, plus basic children’s screenings.  Low cost blood tests available for blood chemistry, cholesterol, glucose, hemoglobin, Vit D, and more.  No fasting required.
New this year:  Vitamin B12 screening!  FREE with the purchase of any other blood screening.
First time participants take advantage of 20% discount on all blood screenings.  Sign up online and use coupon code ‘MyFirst9HF’.


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:

PTSA Question of the Week
What do you most appreciate about the teachers and staff at our school?

  • How hard they work to educate our children
  • How they build their relationships with our kids
  • How they give specialize attention to my child’s development
  • How creative they are
  • How they protect the well-being of all students
  • How they help our children be excited about learning
  • How they integrate fun, laughter and joy to each day
  • How they expect the best from each student
  • How they make the most of a not necessarily perfect educational system
  • How they connect families to additional resources for the overall benefit of our kids
  • How they recognize students for good behavior
  • All of the above

Give us your answer to this question at:

Or just comment your answer on our Facebook page:
Feel free to email your answer to, if that works better for you.

Help Wanted

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

APRIL EAGLE EYES CHALLENGE:   Last month!  (And by being last you can take it all!!)  You are up the mighty few 6th grade!!!  May 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!  Let’s see how many days we can fill from 6th Grade participants!


Summer Camps

soccer brazil

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


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!!


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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