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NOMINATE A DCE Staff Member to be a Red & Black Superstar!
Published: Fri, Dec 2, 2016, 08:56AM CST

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 is FRIDAY, December 9th!!

  • 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 December 9th deadline.
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You Are Invited to the November PTO Meeting TOMORROW Evening
Published: Wed, Nov 16, 2016, 09:31PM CST

The DCE PTO Meetings are held on Thursdays and alternate between morning, afternoon and evening meetings in an attempt to give all parents an opportunity to attend. All DCE parents are invited to attend!

Thursday, November 17th Evening Meeting 6:00PM in the DCE Library
Thursday, January 12th at 9:15AM
Thursday, February 9th at 1:45PM
March – no PTO meeting
Thursday, April 6th at 9:15AM

We hope to see you there!
DCE PTO

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Reminder: CISD Family Feast Drive THIS FRIDAY!
Published: Wed, Nov 16, 2016, 09:31PM CST

Help Fill the Holiday Table!
Please bring non-perishable food items or donations on Friday, Nov 18th for the canned drive benefitting the North Texas Food Bank.
includes canned green beans, dried beans, canned corn, whole grain rice or pasta & canned fruit

Prefer to make donation on line? Just click here.

Your purchases will help ensure that those less fortunate have an opportunity to have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Coppell Education Foundation Red & Black Fundraising Campaign ENDS FRIDAY!!
Published: Wed, Nov 16, 2016, 09:31PM CST

The Coppell Education Foundation’s 2016 Annual Red & Black fundraising campaign is underway, running October 24th through November 18th.

*Did you know that over $983,000 in grants have been awarded to CISD schools and educators since the Foundation began?

*DCE Teachers submitted multiple grant requests totaling over $10,000 this Fall!

*This support for outstanding, motivating, innovative projects that benefit all CISD students and schools is only possible with contributions by our community’s families!

*Give $25 or more and we will place a Red & Black sign in your yard as thanks!

Click here to donate.

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CONGRATULATIONS Urban Air Raffle Winners!!
Published: Sun, Nov 6, 2016, 10:33PM CST

The Write-A-Check Raffle Winners:
Kinder : Victor Uribe
1st grade : Niam Patel
2nd grade : Akhilesh Rao
3rd grade : Natalie Fredrisen
4th grade : Erin Donovan
5th grade : Prateek Malkoti

Thank You for your Support!
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Did you Forget to Participate?? -- It's Not Too Late!
Published: Sun, Nov 6, 2016, 10:33PM CST

If you forgot to contribute to Write A Check please know that you can contribute any time throughout the year.

  • To contribute now click here through the School Webstore
  • To contribute by check, just send the check in an envelope to school. Make the check payable to DCE PTO
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NOVEMBER Box Top Challenge
Published: Sun, Nov 6, 2016, 10:33PM CST

November’s Prize is a SPECIAL TREAT for the GRADE with the most Box Tops – DEADLINE NOV 30!

We are still counting October Box Tops and will announce winners soon.

Look for products with Box Tops like the following:
Chex, Betty Crocker, Gold Medal, Avery Labels, Bisquick, Reynolds, Ziploc, and Pillsbury.

Simply send Box Tops to school with your student in a Ziploc bag with their name and class section and they will turn it into the collection box in the office.

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All School and PTO Events are found on the DCE Website
Published: Sun, Nov 6, 2016, 10:33PM CST

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

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Grade Level Shirt - - Limited Quantities Available!!!
Published: Thu, Nov 3, 2016, 03:06PM CDT

Did you forget to order a grade level shirt? Good news! We have a few in stock!!

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!

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 purchase this shirt for yourself if you plan on volunteering for Field Trips, Field Day or other school events.

To purchase today just click here and select the applicable grade level shirt button.

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Black Grade Level Shirts Delivered 2 WEEKS AGO
Published: Thu, Nov 3, 2016, 03:06PM CDT

If you ordered a black shirt it was sent home with your child two weeks ago.

If you ordered a black shirt but did not receive it, please contact your child’s teacher today.

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CONGRATS Coppell Education Foundation Red & Black Superstar TEACHERS & STUDENTS!
Published: Thu, Nov 3, 2016, 03:06PM CDT

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

Ms. Margarita Garcia (Kindergarten) and Ms. Maricela Leon (5th Grade) are the DCE teachers recognized with this award this quarter!!

Kinder: Alexa Mendoza
1st Grade: Chloe Smith
2nd Grade: Jack Patton
3rd Grade: Georgia Reynolds
4th Grade: Aneesh Mootha
5th Grade: Brooke Raney

Congratulations and Great Job!!!

The next nomination deadline is December 9th. To submit a nomination, please follow this Nomination link or use website http://www.coppellisdef.com/r-b-super-star

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DCE Celebrated Red Ribbon Week Last Week
Published: Thu, Nov 3, 2016, 03:06PM CDT

Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention reaching millions of Americans during the last week of October every year. A Big DCE THANK YOU to PTO members Sandra Meekins, Patti Huang and Hericka Riojas for all of their hard work in helping put this event together. The winners of the door decorating contest are:

Most Creative- K1, K2, K3, K4
Best Team Effort- 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D
Best Student Participation- 2C/2D
Most colorful- 4D/4E
Best Drug Free Theme- 5A
Honorable Mention- 5C
Most Original- 5B
Runner Up Most Creative- SL

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October Box Top Challenge - DEADLINE OCT. 31
Published: Sun, Oct 30, 2016, 06:06PM CDT

DEADLINE EXTENDED to end of school day Monday October 31st – October’s challenge is MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS with MS. EDWARDS for the top contributor in each grade!

Look for products with Box Tops like the following:
Chex, Betty Crocker, Gold Medal, Avery Labels, Bisquick, Reynolds, Ziploc, and Pillsbury.*

Simply send Box Tops to school with your student in a Ziploc bag with their name and class section and they will turn it into the collection box in the office.

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Spirit Wear Hooded Sweatshirts - ORDER DEADLINE WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 1st
Published: Sun, Oct 30, 2016, 06:06PM CDT

DCE Sweatshirts AVAILABLE ONLY A FEW MORE DAYS!

  • Just go to the School Webstore
  • Select Spirit Wear
  • Select and purchase your student’s choices

Limited sizes in some styles!

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THANK YOU to our Fall Social Organizers & Volunteers!
Published: Sun, Oct 30, 2016, 06:06PM CDT

A BIG DCE Thank You goes out to Yadira Rivera and Tanya Martinez who organized our Fall Social.

We had a great turnout and the students really enjoyed all the fun games.

Thank you to these fabulous women and the many Volunteers who assisted them!

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Robotics Camp - Registration opens Wednesday
Published: Sun, Oct 30, 2016, 06:06PM CDT

The Coppell Ed Foundation is excited to partner again with Verizon to offer the Red & Black Robotics Camp.

This program is designed for 5th and 6th graders to build and program their very own Parallax Boe-Bot Robot to perform a variety of tasks.

Two-hour classes will be held on Wednesday nights over 8 weeks from January 11th – March 4th, 2017 at Coppell Middle School West. (Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm and Saturday March 4th 10am-12pm)

Cost = $375 per student plus $20 registration fee

REGISTRATION OPENS November 2nd at 8:00 am.

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Coppell Stars Youth Wrestling
Published: Sun, Oct 30, 2016, 06:06PM CDT

The 2016-2017 Coppell Stars Youth Wrestling season started on Monday, October 24th.

For more information, go to Coppellwrestling.com OR email the Coppell High School Coach, Chip Lowery at clowery@coppellisd.com

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Thank You Parents for Your Support of the Write a Check Campaign
Published: Fri, Oct 21, 2016, 11:59AM CDT

The DCE “Write A Check” Campaign has concluded with a GRAND TOTAL of $12,744 earned for Denton Creek Elementary!

Thank you to all of our supporters!

The Raffle winners will be announced soon both at the school and through the DCE PTO newsletter. Winners will receive their Urban Air passes during the next week.

We will also be planning a special cookie party for the kiddos for having exceeded the $10,000 mark – Great job!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
(Kitty Surve and Claudia Hermann)
2016 WAC Coordinators

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What did we raise the WAC funds for this year?
Published: Fri, Oct 21, 2016, 11:59AM CDT
The funds raised this year during the WAC campaign will be used to build one of these or a combination of:

• STEM LAB
• SCIENCE LAB
• ROBOTICS LAB

Your generous contributions will help make this happen. Read upcoming newsletters for updates!!!

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We have made it to the 71% Mark with $4,235 Needed to Meet our Goal!!
Published: Thu, Oct 20, 2016, 08:51AM CDT

School district money does NOT pay for most school activities!

Write a check campaign pays for:

  • Field Day
  • Field Trip Buses
  • Educational and Cultural Programs for DCE
  • Classroom Materials
  • Teacher’s Classroom Gifts to facilitate learners improve their skills
  • Fall and Spring Socials
  • Events like Donuts with Dad and Muffins with Mom and several other family related events throughout the year.

We can’t offer these student activities without your support!

More than half of our families have contributed.

Thank you to each and every DCE family that has contributed so far and if every family takes action today we can reach our goal of $15,000!

To contribute now click here through the School Webstore or copy this link into your browser https://dcepto.revtrak.net
- Select Back to School button
- Select your child’s grade
- Select Individual Items
- Select Write A Check Campaign

To contribute by check, just send the check in an envelope to school. Make the check payable to DCEPTO

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What are we raising WAC funds for this year?
Published: Thu, Oct 20, 2016, 08:51AM CDT
The funds raised this year during the WAC campaign will be used to build one of these or a combination of:

• STEM LAB
• SCIENCE LAB
• ROBOTICS LAB

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

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PRIZES AND RAFFLES
Published: Thu, Oct 20, 2016, 08:51AM CDT

Learners can look forward to yummy treats throughout the campaign and a few raffle grand prizes !!!

If we raise:
$ 10,000 - the entire school gets COOKIES
$ 15,000 - the treat gets yummier - the entire school gets DONUTS
$ 20,000 - we all get a PIZZA PARTY

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

Raffle Grand Prize: Family pass to URBAN AIR (1 per grade)

  • Early participation (before Oct 18th & all trail pass purchasers) = 2 entries into the Raffle draw
  • Participation during the event (Oct 18th -20th) = 1 entry into the Raffle draw

Maximum Raffle entry per student = 3

(One Grand Prize winner per grade only)

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Fall Social is TONIGHT (Thursday, October 20th)
Published: Thu, Oct 20, 2016, 08:51AM CDT

The DCE PTO has an exciting all school social planned for our DCE students!

Come join us for this year’s Fall Social TONIGHT from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

There will be game trucks, train rides, an inflatable obstacle course, games, a pizza truck and KONA ICE.

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Fall Social Volunteers Needed
Published: Thu, Oct 20, 2016, 08:51AM CDT

The DCE PTO still has a few volunteer positions left to fill for the School’s Fall Social TONIGHT.

Volunteers PLEASE sign up to HELP by clicking here
or pasting this link in your browser
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040b4caeaf23a46-dcefall

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DCE Write-a-Check campaign: Oct 18-20
Published: Tue, Oct 18, 2016, 01:33PM CDT

WORKING TOGETHER, GROWING TOGETHER!!!

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What is Write-a-Check (WAC)
Published: Tue, Oct 18, 2016, 01:33PM CDT

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.

CONTRIBUTE EARLY, CONTRIBUTE TODAY

Our goal this year is 100% participation. We can raise at least $15,000 during this campaign!!!!!!

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Why Write a Check?
Published: Tue, Oct 18, 2016, 01:33PM 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 the Fall and Spring Socials, Donuts with Dads, Muffins with Mom and so many such wonderful events throughout the school year.
• The FABULOUS outdoor learning center is a gift to DCE from the PTO and was totally funded by the DCE families that have contributed generously over the last few years.

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How can we contribute/participate?
Published: Tue, Oct 18, 2016, 01:33PM 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 Back to School button
- Select your child’s grade
- Select Individual Items
- Select Write A Check Campaign

ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTABLE

Thank you for supporting the DCE WAC campaign

Working Together, Growing Together

Kitty Surve (parijatsv@yahoo.com) and Claudia Herman (claudiaherman08@gmail.com): Campaign Coordinators
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School Directory
Published: Sat, Oct 15, 2016, 11:06PM CDT

Did you miss out on ordering a School Directory this year?

DEADLINE TO ORDER THIS COMING Friday, October 21st

To order today just click here or copy this link to your browser https://dcepto.revtrak.net
- Select Back to School button
- Select your child’s grade
- Select Individual Items
- Select DCE 2016-17 School Directory & Membership

DON’T FORGET … if you ordered a TrailPass Bundle, a school directory is already included in your order

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Faculty Monthly Meeting Snacks SIGN UP
Published: Wed, Oct 12, 2016, 10:51PM CDT

We are looking for Sign-Ups to be in charge of 1 Faculty Meeting

If you are interested, you would bring a small snack or treat for 60 staff members and set it up in the library by 3:00 for the faculty meeting. Some ideas of what to bring: chips and dip, a veggie tray, a big sub-sandwich cut into small pieces, a cheese and cracker tray, etc.

You can also do individual treats and put your child’s name on them, or make a cute sign and say, treats provided today from the _________ family. The kids LOVE hearing “thank you” from the teachers and the teachers LOVE these little treats.

Please click here to sign up or copy this link into your browser http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4ca4ad23aaf49-faculty