We are in need of committee chairs for our second major fundraiser - the Spring Carnival & Silent Auction.  Below is a list of positions and descriptions of the committee chairs that we need.  If you are interested in chairing a committee, please contact Diana Wood at 

  • Games - Oversee the repair/construction and set up of games.
  • Prizes - Acquire (hopefully through donations) and distribute prizes to the various games. This chair usually has a small sub-committee.
  • Food - Arrange for meals/treats for sale.
  • Tickets - Ticket presales and sales.
  • Volunteer Coordinator - Coordinate with the teachers to make sure volunteers are in place for every aspect of each event.
  • Publicity - Oversee the creation of flyers, Poster Contest, sandwich boards, social media etc.
  • Decorations - Decor for the event including the foyer and main hallway, Library Commons (ticket sales) and the cafeteria.
  • Auction - Oversee the Live and Silent Auction; A sub-committee will be needed to help with donation solicitations, class baskets, class artwork, teacher time, etc.

Attention Mothers & Sons!

The annual Mother/ Son event will be held at Dart Warz on Friday, November 13, 6 - 8 pm. Please print the flyer found below and return it and your payment to the office by November 6th.
Questions? Please contact Laura Curry at

Our next Restaurant Night will be at Mici Italian on Tuesday, November 10th located at 9245 S. Broadway. From 4:30 - 7:30 pm, mention Coyote Creek Elementary and we will receive a portion of the proceeds!  

We are pleased to announce that we are currently running the Original Works Program at Coyote Creek. Through the Original Works program, each child will have the opportunity to have their very own artwork reproduced onto a variety of high quality products. The products range from magnets, mugs and mouse pads, to ceramic tiles, t-shirts, note cards and nearly two dozen other products. Each child is eligible to participate in this wonderful program. Once the artwork is created, parents and children will have the opportunity to select which product or products they would like to feature their artwork. The program is designed to encourage creativity and student self-esteem. The resulting products make unique gifts that are practical for any season or occasion.

The deadline for turning in artwork has been extended to December 7th.  For more information on Original Works please visit their website at or contact Paige McGlaughlin, 

We are partnering with TreeRing this year to produce our yearbook.  Now you can easily upload photos and make the book your own.  Yearbooks are still only $18 but if you order before September 30th you will receive a 15% discount!! Also, for every yearbook ordered, TreeRing will plant a tree. Please follow this link to get started.  For questions or concerns, please contact Dustee Bence at

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DreamBox - High quality, research-based K-8 math lessons that empower students to master key math concepts. DreamBox individually tailors every math lesson and ensures that students work in their optimal learning zone.

Lexia Reading Core5 - Lexia Reading Core5 expands upon the scope of award-winning Lexia Reading and covers the six areas of reading for students of all abilities in grades pre-K-6.  Any students with a Core5 license in grades 6 and above have access to Lexia's Strategies for Older Students.  


 Raz Kids - Raz-Kids delivers hundreds of interactive, leveled eBooks spanning 27 levels.  This tool is used mostly in K- 3. There is even an iPad App, so that kid's can access on multiple devices. 

BrainPOP and BrainPOPJr. - BrainPOPJr. creates animated, curricular content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement for (K-3). These are only available during school hours (until 5pm) on weekdays.


*User names and Passwords can be found in your student's planner. 




noun: acronym; plural noun: acronyms

1. an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word (e.g., ASCII, NASA).

DCSD - Douglas County School District

CCE - Coyote Creek Elementary

PTO - Parent Teacher Organization

SAC - School Accountability Committee

TCAP - Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (formerly CSAP)

CSAP - Colorado Student Assessment Program

PARCC - Partnerships for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

DRA - Developmental Reading Assessment

COgAT - Cognitive Abilities Test


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Tuesday, December 15th
6:00-6:45 PTO Meeting
6:45-7:15 Principal's Update
7:15-8:00 SAC Meeting
Meetings will be held in the Learning Commons & FREE childcare will be provided

* The Fifth Grade will present Habit 2 - Begin with the End in Mind

What is Lexia Reading Core5?

An essential component of every reading curriculum!

Lexia Reading Core5 provides explicit, systematic, personalized learning in the six areas of reading instruction, and delivers norm-referenced performance data and analysis without interrupting the flow of instruction to administer a test.  Designed specifically to meet the Common Core and the most rigorous state standards, this research-proven, technology-based approach accelerates reading skills development, predicts students’ year-end performance and provides teachers data-driven action plans to help differentiate instruction.

Lexia Reading Core5 expands upon the scope of award-winning Lexia Reading and covers the six areas of reading for students of all abilities in grades pre-K–5. Any students with a Core5 license in grades 6 and above have access to Lexia's Strategies for Older Students. 

Lexia Reading Core5 provides students immediate corrective feedback, multiple levels of scaffolding, and explicit instruction both online and through direct instruction with the teacher.

Students work independently to develop reading skills in a structured, sequential manner with a focus on:

  • Foundational skills to develop automaticity and fluency
  • Listening and reading comprehension with complex text
  • Academic and domain-specific vocabulary to improve comprehension

Each student follows a personalized learning path, with adaptive placement and pacing in activities designed specifically for the Common Core and the most rigorous state standards.

Teachers are provided data-driven action plans—unique to each student—that are simple to interpret and drive differentiated instruction.

Within the first month of use, teachers will know each student's probability of meeting end-of-year, grade-level benchmarks, and will receive the recommended resources and intensity of instruction necessary to change the trajectory for at-risk students.

Teachers can focus on instruction—without having to stop to administer a test—by using the program's norm-referenced, embedded assessment and Common Core progress monitoring.

2014/2015 Student Directory
New this year, as a service provided at no charge, the PTO has made a change from a printed directory to an online, password protected document.  Please see the main office if you have not received the password.  Find the link at the bottom of this page to access the directory.
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