Friday Notes for 11/2/18


PTSA Corner

11/2/18 Friday Notes



Thank you to everyone who helped make Trick or Treat Street last Friday such a success!! We couldn’t have done it without all the planners, decorators, donors, volunteers, and attendees! Thank you for helping to make such a fun evening! We really appreciate your support!!


Tuesday is election day! Don’t forget to take your ballot to a drop-box as it is too late to mail! Your voice, your vote matters. There are important measures where we need your voice during this election! Your ballot includes a state-wide education-funding amendment, and for Jeffco residents only there will be a Jeffco Schools bond and mill levy. Be sure to read about what they would mean for our school and our students’ safety, opportunity and achievement. At our last membership meeting, we voted to endorse all three as we believe these measures will help improve the learning environments at our public schools.
For more information about Amendment 73:
For more information about the two ballot initiatives (Jeffco voters only):


School Directory:

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. To be included in the print directory, please submit this form by November 9th (this Friday!) 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!

PTSA Upcoming Events:

11/12 – General PTSA Membership Meeting (NOTE DATE CHANGE due to Thanksgiving break!) – 6:30 pm

Annual Evergreen fundraiser:
CCC K-8 Annual Evergreen fundraiser
*Taking orders in person at the school through 11/16 or
online through 11/20
Support the PTSA while decorating your home this holiday season!
Share the link with far away friends so they can support the school also!
You can order online at:
or contact Tami Lawson at

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.)

Community Event:
Suicide Prevention Workshop
December 14th – 1 – 2:30 pm – Blackhawk Police Station
Learn How to Help Save the Life of a… Child, Student, Friend, Co-worker, or Family Member
If someone you know was considering suicide, would you recognize the warning signs and know how to help? Colorado is consistently ranked as one of the top ten states for suicide rates. At this workshop, you will learn what you can do to help when someone is in suicide crisis and gain the confidence to take action and save a life. To register, sign up at:



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,

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:

 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