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Welcome back to school
Welcome Back to School!
Published: Sun, Aug 21, 2016, 12:31AM CDT

Welcome to our new and returning DCE families!

The Trailblazer Times is the PTO Newsletter that goes out every Sunday and sometimes Wednesday. Please take a moment each week to read through the newsletter since it includes important information to help keep you informed.

A couple of tips for tomorrow:

  • The doors open at 7:30, school begins promptly at 7:50
  • Please do not park along any red curb, Coppell Police will ticket you.
  • Expect big crowds the first day, plan for extra time to avoid stress and frustration.

We look forward to a wonderful school year!

Claudia Aguirre
PTO President

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BooHoo/YaHoo Breakfast
Published: Sun, Aug 21, 2016, 12:31AM CDT

Join us on the first day of school for the BooHoo/YaHoo Breakfast in the LIBRARY from 7:50 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Come meet new parents and reconnect with others. All grade level parents are welcome! A perfect place to wipe the tears or share those cheers for the first day of school!

Hope to see you there!

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Grade Level Shirt - Same Shirt Color - New Shirt Design
Published: Sun, Aug 21, 2016, 12:31AM CDT

You Can Keep Your Shirt from Last Year or Order a New One if Needed !!

Wear your school spirit with pride with our DCE Grade level shirt which will be worn on Fridays and especially at Field Trips, Quarterly Spirit Rallies and Field Day!

5th Grade will also wear this shirt at Sky Ranch.

Sizing 5th Grade and Pink Teacher shirts have the same sizing as last year. For all others – sizing runs smaller than last year’s shirt. Please size up.

Each grade has a different colored shirt. Shirt colors by grade are the same as last year:
5th – Orange
4th – Red
3rd – Lime Green
2nd – Purple
1st – Sapphire
Kinder – Yellow
Staff/Specials – Black or Pink
Teachers – Pink, Black or the same color as their grade.
Parent – Black or color of child’s grade

Parents – please order this shirt for yourself if you plan on volunteering for Field Trips, Field Day or other school events.

Order deadline is September 1st. Don’t miss out!

Shirts will be delivered in late September.

Did you order a KINDERGARTEN TrailPass? If you did, this shirt was included in with your order. No need to purchase one for your child. A new shirt is NOT included with any other grade’s Trailpass.

To order today just click here and select the spirit rally/field day shirt button.
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Verify your Information for the Student Directory
Published: Sun, Aug 21, 2016, 12:31AM CDT

Welcome back to school families! Save time at teacher assignment day, please take two minutes now to validate and update any information in PTO connect by using the link below.

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Teacher Assignment Day AUGUST 11th from 4:00 to 6:00
Published: Wed, Aug 10, 2016, 11:58PM CDT

Pick up your student’s teacher assignment early by coming into the DCE Cafeteria, tomorrow, Thursday, August 11th

  • All families are encouraged to send required documents to the school in advance and if they come in on the 11th they will be able to pick up their student’s teacher assignment early.
  • The email sent over the weekend from Principal Edwards indicated parents can email their July or August utility bill to dentoncreekregistration@g.coppellisd.com
  • Families can also bring proof of residency info to the school on this day.
  • For anyone who has completed proof of residency requirements, all teacher assignments not picked up will be mailed after this date.
  • Spirit Wear, PTO Membership, Remaining School Supplies will be sold.
  • We look forward to seeing you there!
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Teacher Assignment Day Tomorrow (Thursday, August 11th) - Be Prepared!
Published: Wed, Aug 10, 2016, 11:58PM CDT

The kids can’t wait to find out who their teachers are! To make teacher assignment day go as smooth as possible please read the following:

1. Make sure you have your July or August utility bill or that you have emailed it to the school in advance.
2. Complete infosnap registration requirement before tomorrow!
3. Bring your check book or credit card to make PTO Purchases such as spirit wear, membership and school supplies.
4. Bring any updated immunization records for our school nurse.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

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PLEASE HELP Sponsor a Student's School Supplies - TODAY LAST DAY TO ORDER
Published: Sun, Aug 7, 2016, 10:48AM CDT

School Supply Assistance Needed – LAST DAY TO ORDER

For a few years, Denton Creek Elementary has been identified as a Title 1 school. That means that we have a higher concentration of students from low-income households. We would like to offer assistance to these families by purchasing their school supplies. This will help them get their school year off to the right start! If you would like to help, please click on the link below. Thank you so much!

5th Grade
4th Grade SOLD OUT
3rd Grade SOLD OUT
2nd Grade
1st Grade SOLD OUT
Kinder

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2016-2017 TrailPass and School Supplies - TODAY LAST DAY TO ORDER
Published: Thu, Aug 4, 2016, 04:12AM CDT

LAST DAY TO purchase your student’s supplies for next year

You have two options:
1. The TRAIL PASS Bundle includes all your student’s school needs
2. Individual Supplies also available

Click here to order today!

Supply packs will no longer be on sale after Sunday, August 7th.

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TrailPass Bundles - TODAY LAST DAY TO ORDER
Published: Thu, Aug 4, 2016, 04:12AM CDT
  • TrailPass Bundles are grade specific and include School Supplies, Membership/Directory, Write A Check contribution and the Yearbook

Order your TrailPass Bundle today for all your student’s school needs by clicking here.

  • Just go to the School Webstore
  • Select your student’s grade for NEXT year
  • Select and purchase their TrailPass Bundle
  • Check off your To-Do List anything related to their supplies for next year!

The TrailPass Bundle is the easiest way to take care of your students school items and takes advantage of COST SAVINGS only available through the bundle purchase, including 8.25% of tax savings off all taxable items.

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Sponsor a Student's School Supplies 2016-2017
Published: Thu, Jul 28, 2016, 04:50PM CDT

School Supply Assistance Needed

For a few years, Denton Creek Elementary has been identified as a Title 1 school. That means that we have a higher concentration of students from low-income households. We would like to offer assistance to these families by purchasing their school supplies. This will help them get their school year off to the right start! If you would like to help, please click on the link below. Thank you so much!

Kinder
1st Grade: SOLD OUT
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade

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2016-2017 TrailPass and School Supplies - LIMITED QUANTITIES AVAILABLE
Published: Mon, Jun 27, 2016, 02:23PM CDT

Still not purchased your student’s supplies for next year?

You have two options:
1. The TRAIL PASS Bundle includes all your student’s school needs
2. Individual Supplies also available
3. Please note DCE Planners for fourth and fifth grade are ONLY available if you order by Wednesday June 29th! No planners will be sold after June 29th!

Click here to order today!

Supply packs are not guaranteed to be available for purchase in August.

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2016-2017 TrailPass and School Supplies - Prices Increase Saturday, June 4th!
Published: Fri, Jun 3, 2016, 02:35PM CDT

The month long School Supply and TrailPass sale for next school year is wrapping up soon with the price increasing THIS SATURDAY, June 4th.
Still not purchased your student’s supplies for next year?

You have two options:
1. The TRAIL PASS Bundle today includes all your student’s school needs
2. Individual Supplies also available
3. Please note DCE Planners for fourth and fifth grade are ONLY available if you order by June 3rd! No planners will be sold after June 3rd!

Click here to order today!

Prices increase on June 4th and supply packs are not guaranteed to be available to purchase in August.

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TrailPass Bundle on Sale Now!
Published: Fri, Jun 3, 2016, 02:35PM CDT
  • TrailPass Bundles are grade specific but all include School Supplies, Membership/Directory, Write A Check contribution and the Yearbook
  • For a limited time
  • Price increase on June 6th
  • Several items ON SALE only through the TrailPass
  • Just go to the School Webstore
  • Select your student’s grade for NEXT year
  • Select and purchase their TrailPass Bundle
  • Check off your To-Do List anything related to their supplies for next year!

The TrailPass Bundle is the easiest way to take care of your students school items and takes advantage of COST SAVINGS only available through the bundle purchase, including 8.25% of tax savings off all taxable items.

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Back by Popular Demand--- The TrailPass Payment Plan!
Published: Fri, Jun 3, 2016, 02:35PM CDT

Back by popular demand!! You can pay for a TrailPass in 3 installments.

  • By choosing the Payment Plan, we will deduct $100 from the current amount due.
  • You will then pay the $100 in 2 installments of $50 each (1 payment in July and the final payment in August).
  • An example: Purchase of the first grade trail pass with a price of $116
Payment Date Payment Amount
Initial Charge $16
July Payment $50
August Payment $50
Total Payment $116
  • In order to participate, orders must be placed by June 3rd.

Click here to order today or copy and paste the following link:
https://dcepto.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=backtoschool13

The TrailPass Bundle offers the most efficient and cost effective way to take care of all of your student’s items for next school year.

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Extra Yearbooks - Limited Copies
Published: Wed, Jun 1, 2016, 02:23PM CDT

Did you miss the opportunity to purchase your student’s yearbook this school year?
We have a limited amount of extras available on the School Webstore.

  • Click here to order one of the remaining copies for this school year (2015-2016).

For the best price and a guaranteed copy of next school year’s yearbook, click here to order your student’s TRAIL PASS Bundle.
The TRAIL PASS Bundle is the only way to order your student’s yearbook for next school year before the Spring of 2017. It is also available at the bundle price discount with the additional 8.25% tax savings that the TRAIL PASS offers.
Click here to not miss this opportunity for next school year’s supplies.

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End of Year -- Activities Up At School Almost Every Day!
Published: Tue, May 31, 2016, 03:55PM CDT

We have only 2 more days of school and there are several things you won’t want to miss!

For the most up to date information:
Please click here to view the calendar on the DCE Website.

Please make sure to check the school calendar for a list of all events happening on campus the last week such as 5th grade graduation and the end of school Spirit Rally.

Don’t miss out on the last spirit rally of the year — June 2nd at 8:15am and then the clap out for our fifth graders at 12:45pm on the last day of school!

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Order TrailPass by NOON TOMORROW for a Chance to Win Reserved Parking for the School Year
Published: Tue, May 31, 2016, 03:55PM CDT

The TrailPass saves volunteer time by consolidating many of our sales.

  • As a thank you to those families who purchase a TrailPass, for each TrailPass Bundle ordered your name will be entered into a raffle for one Reserved Parking Spot for the 2016-2017 school year.
  • To be included in the raffle TrailPass orders must be received by noon on June 1st.
  • The raffle winner will be announced at the Spirit Rally on June 2nd.

Click here to order today or copy and paste the following link:
https://dcepto.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=backtoschool13

The TrailPass Bundle offers the most efficient and cost effective way to take care of all of your student’s items for next school year.

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DCE Spotlight: Field Day 2016
Published: Tue, May 24, 2016, 10:53AM CDT

On Friday students had a blast during the school’s annual Field Day!

Planning and coordinating the event is a monumental task…a big SHOUT OUT and THANK YOU to our FABULOUS PTO Field Day Coordinators: Janis Proctor, Rachel Simon, Corey Young and Julie Albright!

Highlights for the day:
1. The day started out great with a successful may pole dance by the fifth grade girls and sword dance by the fifth grade boys.
2. The planning was great, the volunteers and teachers knew exactly what to do!
3. The students loved the activities and rotations.
4. The CHS Football Players and Cheerleaders made the day even more spectacular for our DCE students!
5. Clean up — WOW! I’ve never seen so many parent volunteers working together and so organized. It was spotless by 3pm.

Field Day couldn’t happen without the incredible support of so many parents, teachers, and staff that went the extra mile to make this a fun day for the students.
Thank you to all our Volunteers and Staff!


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NOMINATE A DCE Staff Member to be a Red & Black Superstar!
Published: Tue, May 24, 2016, 10:53AM CDT

Red & Black Super Star is a program started by the Coppell Education Foundation to recognize elementary and middle school students and CISD employees.

NEXT SUBMISSION DEADLINE MAY27th!!

  • Elementary school parents can submit nominations at the end of each 9-week grading period for any CISD staff member on their elementary school campus they feel deserves recognition.
  • This could be for going above and beyond for a student or co-worker, ability to inspire, dedication to their profession and/or commitment to mentoring students or colleagues.
  • At the end of each grading period, at every elementary school, one to two CISD employees will be selected from all the nominations to receive a Red & Black Super Star award.
  • Please click here to submit your nomination by the May 27th deadline.
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Coppell High School Spring Football Game Wednesday, May 25th
Published: Tue, May 24, 2016, 10:53AM CDT

A Fun Event for the Entire Community!

Coppell High School Football will play its annual Spring Game sponsored by Frost Bank on Wednesday, May 25th at Buddy Echols Field on the CHS campus. The game date has changed because of predicted stormy weather on Thursday. The Junior Varsity team will still play at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Varsity at 7:00 p.m. The community is invited to attend to this fun family event.

  • Game admission tickets are $5.00 for adults and students who are in 9th grade and older.
  • Students in 8th grade and younger will get free admission into the game.
  • Dickey’s barbeque meal tickets are $5.00. The barbeque dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and includes a choice of beef or chicken sandwich, two sides and water.
  • Tappy’s will be serving $2 vanilla yogurt cups with assorted toppings starting at 5:00 until they are gone.

Tickets may be purchased online at chs.coppellcowboys.com until May 25th at noon. Game admission and limited food tickets will be available at the gate on game day.
The event will also showcase the award winning CHS Cheerleaders and Lariette Drill Team. The Coppell Youth Football Association 7 on 7 teams will scrimmage between the JV and Varsity games. A bounce house will be on-site for the children as well as a Coppell Fire Department fire truck. There will be something fun for football fans of all ages.

This will be an enjoyable event for the entire community and for football fans who are interested in a sneak peek at the Coppell Cowboys Football teams.
We look forward to seeing you on May 25th. Victory through Unity! Go Cowboys!

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2016 DCE Dash and 5th Grade Relay THIS WEDNESDAY May 18th!
Published: Tue, May 17, 2016, 01:32PM CDT

Come Out and Cheer on the third, fourth and fifth grade runners during the 4th Annual DCE Dash!
The races start at 8:30 a.m. and will be on the track behind the school.
Congratulations to all the Finalists and to the 5th Grade Relay Teams!

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Field Day is THIS Friday, May 20th
Published: Tue, May 17, 2016, 01:32PM CDT

Please make note of the following items needed for EACH student for Field Day.

  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • A sweatshirt or light jacket – it may be chilly this year!
  • Sport or refillable water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Sack lunch or can purchase a sack lunch in cafeteria
  • Small back pack or tote bag to carry belongings between stations and for for wet clothes/towel
  • Please LABEL all your student’s items (towel, sunscreen, containers, etc)
  • 50 – 75 Water Balloons in a disposable or labeled container
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Water Balloons Needed from EACH Student
Published: Tue, May 17, 2016, 01:32PM CDT

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Water Balloons and getting wet are a big part of Field Day. The day will not be as fun if we do not receive your water balloons.

  • EACH STUDENT NEEDS TO BRING 50-75 FILLED WATER BALLOONS to school between 7:30 and 7:50am on Friday, May 20th.
  • Bring balloons in a LABELED basket or ice chest or other disposable container during morning drop off.
  • Parents can drop off balloons in the front loop as early as 6:30AM, if your student rides the bus and doesn’t want to take them on the bus

Tips for balloons:

  • Check out some of the new inventions that allow you to fill many at once and are self sealing — available at Costco, Walmart, Walgreen or CVS
  • Please fill balloons adequately, underfilled water balloons can sting
  • Please do not use regular balloons — they get too big, purchase WATER balloons
  • Let your kids help fill them up— they will have fun with this and it is part of the field day experience.

Thank you for your help!

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What To Wear on Field Day!
Published: Tue, May 17, 2016, 01:32PM CDT

The big day is here, tomorrow, May 22nd!!

Students should wear their Field Day T-Shirt or a shirt that is the same color as their grade.

Girls should wear a bathing suit under their clothes.
Boys should wear bathing suit trunks and their field day shirt.
Everyone should wear water shoes or shoes that are okay to get wet!

Each grade has a different colored shirt. Shirt Colors are the same as last year.
5th – Neon Yellow
4th – Orange
3rd – Red
2nd – Lime Green
1st – Purple
Kinder – Sapphire
Pre-K – Light Blue

Everyone should bring a sweatshirt — it may be cold again this year but the forecast for our rain make up day is even worse!

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Field Day Summary
Published: Tue, May 17, 2016, 01:32PM CDT

For a Summary of all things Field Day, please select the flyer link below:

Included at the bottom of the flyer is an opt-out form for parents that do not want their students to participate on the water slides, inflatables or water games.

Please note that the front(gym) loop will be available for drop off only – NO ONE will be allowed to park in the front(gym) parking lot and the front loop and parking lot will REMAIN CLOSED to all cars throughout the day due to field day activities.

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Field Day Needs More Volunteers!
Published: Tue, May 17, 2016, 01:32PM CDT

Field day is one of our biggest parent volunteer days!

This year it is scheduled for Friday, May 20th.

We need A FEW MORE volunteers to make this event successful! Click here to sign up now or copy this link to your browser http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044eafab2fa13-dcefield

  • We need dad’s to help in the loop from 7:00-7:50am unloading water balloons.
  • We need an additional volunteer in the water balloon area.
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Volunteer Lunches for Field Day
Published: Tue, May 17, 2016, 01:32PM CDT

Thank you so much for volunteering on Field Day! We couldn’t do it without your help.
Lunches are available to order from one of Coppell’s favorite lunch spots: Jersey Mike’s Subs.
Deadline to order is 5:00pm Tuesday, May 17th.
Please select This Link link and click on Field Day Lunches to order.
Thank you for your help!

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Sponsor a Teacher or Staff Member's Lunch For Field Day
Published: Tue, May 17, 2016, 01:32PM CDT

Sponsor a teacher’s or staff member’s lunch from Jersey Mikes on this busy, fun-filled day.
Our teachers and staff members work hard with our parent volunteers to make Field Day a fun event for our students.

  • Click here and select field day lunches to order.

Family sponsor names will be listed on the lunch label for the recipient.
Please note that if the teacher or staff member has already been sponsored, another teacher or staff member will be selected.
Thank you for your help!

Please order by Tuesday, May 17th by 5:00pm.

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2016 DCE Dash and 5th Grade Relay
Published: Thu, May 12, 2016, 05:29PM CDT

Come Out and Cheer on the runners during the 4th Annual DCE Dash!
The races start at 8:30 a.m. and will be on the track behind the school.
Congratulations to all the Finalists and to the 5th Grade Relay Teams!

  • 3rd Grade Girls: Jaqueline Fuerte, Sarah Mirza, Sofia Mohedano, Monica Morales-Martinez, Alana Nixon, Nisha Sagare
  • 3rd Grade Boys: Lane Ladner, Jaxon Lowe, Ethan Macken, Alejandro Orozco, Jorge Sanchez, John Stephens
  • 4th Grade Girls: Scarlett Bliobenes, Sarah Madureira, Anika Mootha, Kate Nelson, Kayra Seike Tanrikulu, Aaliyah Williams
  • 4th Grade Boys: Landon Clark, Michael Clark, Aidan McFarlane, Kyle Mobley, William Rose, Nicholas Wiliams
  • 5th Grade Girls: Lauren Donovan, Reagan Engler, Shreya Jupelly, Amber Li, Saiya Patel, Taylor Young
  • 5th Grade Boys: Owen Albright, Benjamin John, Carson Keyes, Sebastian Perini, Julien Rault, Sean Simpson

5th Grade Relay Teams:

  • Team 1: Owen Albright, Taylor Young, Blake Robbins, Trinity Larson
  • Team 2: Benjamin John, Reagan Engler, Sreenidhi Kurakula, Hannon Graybeal
  • Team 3: Carson Keyes, Lauren Donovan, Thomas O’Hearn, Divya Amin
  • Team 4: Sebastian Perini, Shreya Jupelly, Edgar Cardoso, Apurva Betgar
  • Team 5: Julien Rault, Saiya Patel, Santiago Garcia, Arabelle Warren
  • Team 6: Sean Simpson, Amber Li, James Masengil, Kelly Park

Many thanks to the volunteers that came to the track to time the kids: Padma Amin, Hema Desai, Ruth Holder, Lynn Houm, April Hu, Elaine Lenahan, Scott McFarlane, Leslee Nelson, Mike Simpson, Rosie Stevens, Kitty Surve. The DCE Dash could not take place without volunteers!

Congratulations and we hope all the kids have a great time competing on May 18th!

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What Do DCE Students Wear at Field Day? The Grade Level Shirt!
Published: Tue, May 10, 2016, 08:26AM CDT

Wear your school spirit with pride with our DCE Grade level shirt which will be worn on Fridays and especially at Field Trips, Quarterly Spirit Rallies and Field Day!

Each grade has a different colored shirt. Shirt Colors are the same as last year.
5th – Neon Yellow
4th – Orange
3rd – Red
2nd – Lime Green
1st – Purple
Kinder – Sapphire
Pre-K – Light Blue
Staff/Specials – Black or Pink
Teachers – Pink, Black or the same color as their grade.
Parent – Black or color of child’s grade

We have EXTREMELY limited quantities available — order before supplies run out!

To order today just click here and select the spirit rally/field day shirt button.