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WRITE A CHECK - LAST DAY WED. OCT. 18th
Published: Tue, Oct 17, 2017, 10:02PM CDT
Traditionally PTO uses fundraising funds each year for:

• $2,500 for Field Trip buses for all grades (K-5)
• $7,500 in Educational Programs for all students (K-5)
• $4,000 for Classroom set-up expenses for all classrooms (K-5)
• Approximately $20,000 in Fall Gifts to DCE (These were the items requested by the school and teachers for purchase and utilization by students during this School Year)
• Field day is totally funded by PTO
• PTO funds events like Special Friends Day, the Fall and Spring Socials, Donuts with Dads, Muffins with Mom and so many such wonderful events throughout the school year.
• Last year the funds raised were used to build our awesome STEAM LAB and the year before for the OUTDOOR LEARNING CENTER.

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How can we contribute/participate?
Published: Tue, Oct 17, 2017, 10:02PM CDT

DCE families that wish to participate can do so

• By check: payable to DCE PTO – simply send a check to school in an envelope labeled DCE PTO WRITE A CHECK
• To contribute now click here through the School Webstore or copy this link into your browser https://dcepto.revtrak.net
- Select Write A Check Campaign

ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTABLE

Thank you for supporting the DCE WAC campaign

Support our Children: Build their Future

Hema Desai (hemakshidesai@yahoo.com), Tomas Gantt (tomasgantt@gmail.com)
(Campaign Coordinators)
Kitty Surve (parijatsv@yahoo.com), VP & Fund Raising Lead

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RAFFLE DRAWINGS AND SURPRISE TREATS
Published: Tue, Oct 17, 2017, 10:02PM CDT

Learners can look forward to the raffle grand prize and also a surprise treat !!!

1) If we reach the goal of $10,000, a SURPRISE TREAT for all the learners

2) Raffle Drawing: Assorted selection of GIFT CARDS

EVERY LEARNER WHO PARTICIPATES GETS A CHANCE AT WINNING THE RAFFLE GRAND PRIZE

Early participation (before Oct 16st) = 2 entries into the raffle drawing. (includes the Trail pass contributors)
Participation during the event (Oct 16th-18th) = 1entry into the raffle drawing.

Maximum Raffle entry per student = 3

(One Grand Prize winner per grade only)

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TCBY Fundraiser - THU OCT 19th from 3-10pm
Published: Tue, Oct 17, 2017, 10:02PM CDT

The TCBY at 230 N. Denton Tap Road will donate 20% of its sales to DCE for all orders placed from 3-10pm on Thursday, October 19th.

Come and enjoy a delicious yogurt while at the same time raising funds for our school!

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Write-a-Check: Support your school, make a difference
Published: Mon, Oct 16, 2017, 10:49PM CDT

Support our Children: Build their Future!!!

WAC is one of the biggest fundraisers organized by the DCE PTO. Every year parents of DCE raise over $50,000 for the school and a significant amount is collected during the Write-a-Check campaign.

This fundraiser is important to our school because 100% of the WAC donations raised from DCE families is used for the benefit of the students throughout the school year.

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What are we raising WAC funds for this year?
Published: Mon, Oct 16, 2017, 10:49PM CDT

The funds raised this year during the WAC campaign will be used for:

Educational Programs offered throughout the school year to all the learners

1) Rhythm Path for Drumming ((http://rhythmpath.com)
2) Spark point Innovations Orbit Earth (http://sparkpointinnovations.com/orbit-earth-expo/texas-orbit-earth-expo-program)
3) Visit by either an author and storyteller at the DCE library
4) High Touch High Tech – hands on science program for every classroom. (https://sciencemadefun.net)

Field Trip buses for all the grades for their various outdoor trips to places like museums, arboretum, ranch, etc.

A contribution of $40 or more per student can help us raise enough funds to make a difference.

Please ask your kids and follow the upcoming newsletter to see more details and information about these events.

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INVESTING IN OUR KIDS
Published: Mon, Oct 16, 2017, 10:49PM CDT
Traditionally PTO uses fundraising funds each year for:

• $2500 for Field Trip buses for all grades (K-5)
• $7,500 in Educational Programs for all students (K-5)
• $4000 for Classroom set-up expenses for all classrooms (K-5)
• Approximately $20,000 in Fall Gifts to DCE (These were the items requested by the school and teachers for purchase and utilization by students during this School Year)
• Field day is totally funded by PTO
• PTO funds events like Special Friends Day, the Fall and Spring Socials, Donuts with Dads, Muffins with Mom and so many such wonderful events throughout the school year.
• Last year the funds raised were used to build our awesome STEAM LAB and the year before for the OUTDOOR LEARNING CENTER.

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Grade Level Shirts Delivered THIS WEEK
Published: Thu, Oct 12, 2017, 09:40PM CDT

If you ordered a grade level shirt it was sent home with your child this week.

If you ordered a shirt but did not receive it, please contact Michelle Sneed at teh.shell@gmail.com.

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Write-a-Check: Oct 16-18 NEXT WEEK
Published: Thu, Oct 12, 2017, 09:40PM CDT

Support our Children: Build their Future!!!

WAC is one of the biggest fundraisers organized by the DCE PTO. Every year parents of DCE raise over $50,000 for the school and a significant amount is collected during the Write-a-Check campaign.

This fundraiser is important to our school because 100% of the WAC donations raised from DCE families is used for the benefit of the students throughout the school year.

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Front Office Volunteers are Needed
Published: Thu, Oct 12, 2017, 09:40PM CDT

This year we are looking for front office coverage in two shifts from 9-11 am and 11-1 pm EVERY SCHOOL DAY.

The commitment is for whatever day you sign up for every other week throughout the school year. Duties include greeting visitors, answering phones and light clerical assistance.

We are also looking for volunteers interested in helping with laminating for the teachers.

If you are interested in either of these volunteer opportunities please click the link to contact Michelle Sneed at teh.shell@gmail.com.

Thanks for your help!
Michelle Sneed

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Directory Dedications - DEADLINE EXTENDED to TODAY MONDAY OCT 9th!
Published: Mon, Oct 9, 2017, 12:36PM CDT

We apologize for the glitch over the weekend. It has been corrected and the dedication deadline has been extended through today.

Support your Denton Creek Student by sending them a special dedication in the 2017-2018 Denton Creek Directory.

The Student Dedication includes:

  • a note of encouragement or congratulations
  • and a snapshot of your choice

Place your order today! TODAY MONDAY OCT 9th is the last day to order!

To order today just click here or copy this link to your browser https://dcepto.revtrak.net/PTO-Membership#/v/Directory-Dedications-4

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Join the DCE PTO & Receive Your Student Directory
Published: Sun, Oct 8, 2017, 12:44PM CDT

Please support your school’s PTO and Join today!
Denton Creek’s Parent Teacher Organization’s Membership drive starts today!

Membership with a School Directory included is $10.

Member Benefits include:

  • A School Directory that provides you with a full year calendar and a full list of school staff and parent contact information (comes in handy when students come home asking to meet up with friends and birthday party lists!)
  • Voting rights @ school meetings
  • Membership supports the organization that supports the school.

If you purchased your student’s TRAIL PASS Bundle you have already joined the PTO through your Directory purchase – Thank you for your support!

Please Show your Support for your School PTO and click here or copy this link to your browser https://dcepto.revtrak.net/PTO-Membership#/v/DCE-2017-18-School-Directory-Membership-2 to join today.

Thank you!

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DATE RESCHEDULED for Fall Social @ ALTITUDE
Published: Sun, Oct 8, 2017, 12:44PM CDT

DCE’s Annual Fall Social has been rescheduled to THURSDAY, NOV 2nd 5:30 to 7:30pm @ Altitude. The original date had been for this Thursday.

MORE DETAILS TO COME VERY SOON.

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Thank you to our Volunteer Teams - Book Fair and Special Friends Day
Published: Wed, Oct 4, 2017, 01:27AM CDT

A HUGE thank you to all of our amazing parent volunteers that made last week such a memorable one for our students and their special friends.

Sherilyn Fox, Kendra Kilpatrick, Lisa Lucas, Wendi McClendon and Michelle Sneed did an amazing job decorating, organizing and working the book fair. Thank you also to the cast of parent volunteers who dedicated their time to decorate, run cashiers, assist shoppers, serve donuts and coffee. It was a wonderful book fair enjoyed by all the students and their guests.

Padma Amin, Christina Hamm, and Brian James hosted a memorable Special Friend’s Day that was enjoyed by all our DCE students and their special guests. This is such a big job that requires hours of advanced planning and organizing. Thank you also to our host of room moms and parent volunteers who manned the sign in table and picture spots, and served cookies and lemonade. It was a great success!

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Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Directory Cover Art Contest Winners
Published: Wed, Oct 4, 2017, 01:27AM CDT

The winners were chosen last week and all artwork was on display for Special Friends Day.

Grand prize winner: Megan Li from 4A. Megan’s drawing will be the cover of our new school directory.

Runner ups:
5th grade: Shayla Desai (5C)
4th grade : Georgia Reynolds (4D)
3rd grade: Sri Somu (3A)
2nd grade: Jiya Desai (2C)
1st grade: Dooie Kim (1D)
Kinder: Mary Alice May (K3)

Cover winner 2017 2018

WINNER: Megan Li (4A)

Fifth grade cover

5th grade: Shayla Desai (5C)

Fourth grade cover

4th grade: Georgia Reynolds (4D)

Third grade cover

3rd grade: Sri Somu (3A)

Second grade cover

2nd grade: Jiya Desai (2C)

First grade cover

1st grade: Dooie Kim (1D)

Kindergarten cover

Kinder: Mary Alice May (K3)

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PLEASE VOLUNTEER TO HELP on Special Friends' Day THIS Friday, Sept 29th
Published: Wed, Sep 27, 2017, 11:14PM CDT

We have an exciting event happening at school THIS FRIDAY! Make sure it is a memorable experience for your student and their Special Friend.

We still have A LOT OF UNFILLED VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES and NEED YOUR HELP to make sure Special Friends’ day goes well!

These volunteer opportunities allow you to be part of this Special Day.

Click here to volunteer

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SADDLE UP - Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade Volunteers Needed for TOMORROW Mon. Sep 25
Published: Sun, Sep 24, 2017, 09:25PM CDT

Volunteers needed to help these grades with writing/completing their Wish Lists during their classroom’s preview.

Volunteers sign up to help by clicking here
or pasting this link in your browser
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aaaab22a57-book1

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PLEASE HELP: Volunteers Still Needed for TOMORROW (Fri. Sep 22)
Published: Thu, Sep 21, 2017, 10:35AM CDT

DCE PTO is sponsoring a “Day of Drumming”program with Rhythm Path for our learners K-5 this Friday, September 22nd.

We need several parent volunteers to come in to help move and set up the drums in the morning (8:30am-9:15am) and to help load up the drums to the truck in the afternoon (3:15pm).

Please help by signing up through the following Signup Genius link:

click here or copy the link below to your browser
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aaaaa2aa31-dayofdrumming

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DCE Volunteers Must Complete Volunteer Background Check
Published: Wed, Sep 20, 2017, 11:08PM CDT

Please take a few minutes to complete your volunteer background check now, if you plan to volunteer this year.

CISD requires ALL school volunteers in any capacity to complete the volunteer background check EACH YEAR and at least one week before volunteering.

Click here to complete the on line application or copy this link to your web browser http://www.coppellisd.com/volunteer

If you are having trouble completing, please click the link to contact Janet Briel at JBriel@coppellisd.com or call 214-496-6062

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Save the Date for Special Friend's Day - Friday, September 29th
Published: Wed, Sep 20, 2017, 11:08PM CDT

Special Friend’s Day is Coming NEXT WEEK!

Special friend’s day is an opportunity for your child to invite an adult guest to visit their classroom and then have lunch with them during the school day. It can be anyone, a friend, coach, neighbor, a parent or a grandparent. We do ask due to extreme crowds on this day that parents not attend with the special friend (unless they are of course their child’s special friend!) Also, please no other children that day.

Please look for invitations and volunteer requests from your child’s room mom. Here are the times by grade if you would like to help your child’s special friend plan ahead.

Kinder – 10:00-11:30
1st – 10:30-12:00
2nd – 11:00-12:30
3rd – 11:30-1:00
4th – 12:00-1:30
5th – 12:30-2:00

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SAVE THESE DATES in September
Published: Sun, Sep 17, 2017, 09:50AM CDT

Mark Your Calendars for These Important Dates In September!

Sept 25-29th Book Fair
Sept 27th Donuts with Dad (7:00-7:40am)
Sept 30th Special Friends Day (each grade’s times to be provided soon)

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Spirit Wear is Available on the PTO Web Store
Published: Sun, Sep 17, 2017, 09:50AM CDT

If you haven’t ordered DCE Spiritwear, this is the time. Or order another shirt so you have a back-up since we know the kids love wearing these shirts!

Show your school spirit and buy spirit wear today!

  • Just go to the School Webstore
  • Select the desired shirt(s) on the left hand column and purchase
  • Limited sizes in some styles
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2017 - 2018 DCE School Directory Cover Art Contest - DEADLINE this Fri. Sept. 22nd
Published: Sun, Sep 17, 2017, 09:50AM CDT

Calling all Artists!
Submissions for the School Directory Cover Art Contest are due Friday, September 22nd by 3:00 p.m.

Details include:

  • Theme: eXcellence marks the spot
  • Submissions must be turned into the tray outside Ms. Chen’s Art room C104 by the deadline Friday, September 22nd @ 3:00 p.m.
  • Grade level winners along with 1st & 2nd place will be selected. All winners will be featured in the School Directory.

1.Entry must be on a half sheet (5.5”w x 8.5”h) . Design must be vertical on the paper (up and down).
2.Create your cover art with the theme – eXcellence marks the spot
3.Include the school name “DCE” or “Denton Creek Elementary”.
4.Include “PTO Directory 2017-2018”
5.Must use color pencil or markets ONLY (NO CRAYONS)
6.Full Name and Class (including section) must be written on BACK

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SADDLE UP - Book Fair Volunteers Needed this Monday Sep 18 - Oct 02!
Published: Sun, Sep 17, 2017, 09:50AM CDT

Book Fair is quickly approaching and we have plenty of volunteer opportunities starting next week through Oct 02!

Help promote a love of reading and raise money for our school at the DCE Book Fair.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN FOR THE KIDS!

  • Set up and take down: Scholastic drops off the books and picks them up, but the PTO makes it all happen inside the library.
  • Decorating: if you know how to use tape and glue, you can help!
  • Previews: The younger kids need help writing/completing their Wish Lists.
  • Donuts With Dad: Helpers are needed to help set out donuts, coffee, and juice.
  • Special Friends Day: Helpers are needed to run registers, distribute posters, and help shoppers find the items on their Wish Lists.

Volunteers sign up to help by clicking here
or pasting this link in your browser
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aaaab22a57-book1

Volunteers please take a few minutes to complete your required volunteer background check now.
Click here to complete the on line application or copy this link to your web browser http://www.coppellisd.com/volunteer

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Complete Your Volunteer Background Check - ONE WEEK PROCESSING TIME
Published: Fri, Sep 15, 2017, 09:20AM CDT

Please take a few minutes to complete your volunteer background check now.

CISD requires ALL school volunteers in any capacity to complete the volunteer background check, at least one week before volunteering.

Click here to complete the on line application or copy this link to your web browser http://www.coppellisd.com/volunteer

If you are having trouble completing, please click the link to contact Janet Briel at JBriel@coppellisd.com or call 214-496-6062

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THANK YOU : PTO Parents Holly Hickson-Broussard, Meghan Morales and Kitty Surve; plus Teachers Maricela Leon and Jane Oaks
Published: Wed, Sep 13, 2017, 10:18PM CDT

A HUGE Shout Out to the parent and teacher volunteers who worked endless hours on our STEAM Lab. THANK YOU….

Meghan and Kitty for kicking off the process by organizing and preparing the room before school ended.

Holly for agreeing to order the new STEAM equipment over the summer, even though her student graduated from DCE this past year.

Ms. Leon and Oakes for coming in over the summer to set-up the new equipment in the Lab in preparation for Meet the Teacher.

And a BIG THANK YOU to all DCE Parents for your contributions during last year’s Write A Check, including the STOREY family, to make the STEAM LAB a reality.

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Mad Science at DCE - Registration OPEN
Published: Wed, Sep 13, 2017, 10:18PM CDT

AFTERSCHOOL Learning Labs to be held at DCE’s new STEAM LAB

Date/Time: Start Monday, September 25th at 3:10pm

Duration: 8 week sessions; 1 hour each week

Cost: $140, installment option available

Class size limited to 20 students.

SIGN UP NOW to secure your spot.

To Enroll your Student call 972.241.0475 OR click here OR copy the following link to your browser: https://register.madscience.org/dfw/afterschool-register.aspx?action=search&startDate=9/25/2017&city=Coppell

More detailed information on attached flyer.

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Coding with Kids at DCE - Registration OPEN
Published: Wed, Sep 13, 2017, 10:18PM CDT

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND CODING CLASSES after school at Denton Creek Elementary School from Coding with Kids – classes start the last week of September

LITTLE CODERS
Grades K-2
Tuesday from 3:15 PM-4:15 PM
Denton Creek Elementary School STEAM Lab
Classes begin Sep 26 and end Nov 14
$159 / 8-week session

Jump start your child’s STEAM education with Coding with Kids’ Little Coders class! Students will develop their computational thinking skills and build their own creative programs. Our curriculum combines a blend of fun activities – both “on-screen” and “off-screen” – to keep students engaged and excited about coding. This class will give students a strong foundation on coding basics, such as loops and conditionals, that can be built upon in our other classes. Kids will be introduced to these programming fundamentals in a variety of ways appropriate for this age group, from coding puzzles and board games to hands-on programming using online drag-and-drop tools, such as Scratch (scratch.mit.edu).

REGISTRATIONS: click here OR copy the following link to your browser: https://www.codingwithkids.com/session/4366

THE GAME DEVELOPMENT / BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE (Grades 3-5) after school class is FULL.

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DCE Cub Scout - Monthly Meeting TOMORROW Thur. Sep. 14th @ 7PM
Published: Wed, Sep 13, 2017, 10:18PM CDT

Please join us for the Cub Scout Pack 857 Monthly Meeting

Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at 7pm
DCE Cafeteria
Theme: Popcorn Kickoff and Camping

New scouts are always welcome, boys grades 1-5*

For more information, please contact Cubmaster Amit Kaistha at amit_kaistha@hotmail.com

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Most Spirited Coppell Elementary School - REVISED LINK!!
Published: Wed, Sep 13, 2017, 10:18PM CDT

PLEASE SIGN UP WITH COPPELL BUBBLELIFE TO VOTE …. Just enter your email address at the link below to be able to vote for the most spirited elementary school in Coppell. We are currently in LAST place.

DEADLINE TO VOTE Thursday, September 14th

click here or copy the link below to your browser https://coppell.bubblelife.com/community/coppell_discussions