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Directory Student Dedications - On Sale Now
Published: Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 11:15AM CDT

Support your Denton Creek Student by sending them a special dedication in the 2016-2017 Denton Creek Directory.

The Student Dedication includes:

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

Place your order today! 10/07 is the last day to order!

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 Directory Dedications

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Special Friend's Day is THIS Friday, September 30th
Published: Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 11:15AM CDT

Special Friend’s Day is Coming Up THIS FRIDAY!

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 and teacher. Here are the times by grade, please remind your child’s special friend that parking is a challenge – use the link for a parking map.

Kinder – 10:00-11:30 (check-in starts at 9:30)
1st – 10:35-12:05 (check-in starts at 10:05)
2nd – 11:00-12:30 (check-in starts at 10:30)
3rd – 11:15-12:45 (check-in starts at 10:45)
4th – 11:45-1:15 (check-in starts at 11:15)
5th – 12:15-1:45 (check-in starts at 11:45)

Special Friends can save time by preregistering using this link. The link will be available through Thursday afternoon at 6:00pm.
Click here or copy the following link to your browser http://goo.gl/forms/u6yyS7cWzKIMhijB3

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DCE Needs You for Special Friend's Day Friday, Sept 30th!
Published: Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 11:15AM CDT

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

We have A LOT OF REMAINING OPEN VOLUNTEER SPOTS and NEED YOUR HELP to make sure Special Friend’s day goes well!

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

Click here to volunteer

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Picture Day is Thursday, September 29th
Published: Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 11:15AM CDT

Picture Day at DCE is Thursday, September 29th, and we need your help.
This is a great way to see your child and make sure they’re picture-perfect! Please click here or copy the link below to your browser. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4ba4ae2da20-picture

Questions? Email Erin Storey at ecrawfor123@yahoo.com.

As always, we appreciate your time, and thank you for volunteering!

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600 More Box Tops Needed for DCE Icey Party!
Published: Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 11:15AM CDT

Keep those Box Tops coming! We just need 600 more for every DCE student to have an icey freeze pop!

DEADLINE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th

Regardless of whether we make our GOAL or not, we will award the classroom with the most Box Tops a Krispy Kreme DONUT Party!!!!!

Keep your eyes out 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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DCE PTO Bookaneer Book Fair - THIS WEEK!
Published: Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 11:15AM CDT

The DCE Fall Book Fair is September 26th-30th.

Book Fair Hours:

September 26th & 27th: 7:50am-3:30pm

September 28th: 7:00am-3:30pm

September 29th & 30th: 7:50am-3:30pm

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

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Art Contest Winner for 2016-2017
Published: Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 11:15AM CDT

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

Congratulations to the following students!

  • 1st PLACE – DIRECTORY COVER!
    Audrey Broussard (5D)

    Audrey’s drawing will be the cover of our new school directory.
    The other winners are
  • Kindergarten Winner – Jalina Suarez(K3)
  • 1st Grade Winner – Shaurya Pydisetti (1A)
  • 2nd Grade Winner – Rylie Camp (2C)
  • 3rd Grade Winner – Megan Li (3B)
  • 4th Grade Winner – Jessica Camacho(4B)
  • 5th Grade Winner – Krisha Shah (5B)
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2016 - 2017 DCE School Directory Cover Art Contest - DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY!!
Published: Wed, Sep 21, 2016, 01:00PM CDT

Calling all Artists!
Submissions for the School Directory Cover Art Contest are due Friday, September 23rd by 3:00 p.m.

Details include:

  • Theme: ONE TEAM, ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES
  • Submissions must be turned into the school office or Ms. Chen in Art by the deadline September 23rd @ 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 – ONE TEAM, ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES
3.Include the school name “DCE” or “Denton Creek Elementary”.
4.Include “PTO Directory 2016-2017”
5.Full Name and Class (including section) should be written on BACK

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Book Fair Volunteers Needed - THIS and NEXT WEEK!
Published: Wed, Sep 21, 2016, 01:00PM CDT

Book Fair is quickly approaching and we have plenty of volunteer opportunities!

Volunteers are needed this week (Mon-Fri) to help decorate and set-up books.

Volunteers are needed on Monday Sept 26th to assist Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades with their wish lists.

Volunteers are needed for Wednesday Sept 28th and Friday Sept 30th for running registers, as well as serving donuts/drinks on Wednesday.

Book Fair Dates:
September 26–30th – Book Fair
Wednesday, Sept 28th – Donuts for Dad in the morning
Friday, Sept 30th – Super Friends Day
Monday, October 3rd – Take Down

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

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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Join the DCE PTO & Receive Your Student Directory
Published: Wed, Sep 21, 2016, 01:00PM 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 to join today.
- Select Back to School button
- Select your child’s grade
- Select Individual Items
- Select DCE 2016-2017 School Directory & Membership

Thank you!

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DCE PTO Meetings
Published: Sun, Sep 18, 2016, 10:15PM CDT

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, October 6th at 1:45PM
Thursday, November 17th Evening Meeting 6:00PM
December – No meeting
Thursday, January 12th at 9:15AM
Thursday, February 9th at 1:45PM
March – No meeting
Thursday, April 6th at 9:15AM
May – No meeting

We hope to see you there!
DCE PTO

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Save the Date for Special Friend's Day - Friday, September 30th
Published: Sun, Sep 18, 2016, 10:15PM CDT

Special Friend’s Day is Coming Up in TWO WEEKS!

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 – 10:35-12:05
2nd – 11:00-12:30
3rd – 11:15-12:45
4th – 11:45-1:15
5th – 12:15-1:45

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Bookfair Decoration Help Needed
Published: Sun, Sep 18, 2016, 10:15PM CDT

All hands on deck for the Bookaneer Book Fair where books are the treasure!
The book fair raises funds for DCE and is a fun event that encourages our kids to read and get interested in new books.

Our library needs to be shipshape by Thurs., Sept. 22nd.

Decorating has begun. We will be working every morning from 8-11:30 and also many afternoons until 3:00. If you can wield scissors, tape and a glue stick, please come by to help!

Book set-up will start in the library on Tues. Sept. 20th right after morning drop off, so bring a matey and help out. Dads, we can really use some muscle for this.
We are also looking for some large cardboard boxes.

Please contact Sherilyn Fox at grouchywif@yahoo.com to find out more.

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Spirit Wear is Available on the PTO Web Store
Published: Sun, Sep 18, 2016, 10:14PM CDT

Show your school spirit and buy spirit wear today!

  • 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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DCE Cub Scout Pack 857 - MEETING TOMORROW!
Published: Wed, Sep 14, 2016, 01:28PM CDT

Are you interested in learning more about Cub Scouts?
Come join Denton Creek Elementary’s Cub Scout Pack 857.

When: Thursday, September 15th at 7pm
Where: Denton Creek Cafeteria
Who: Boys grades 1-5

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

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Box Top September ALL SCHOOL Challenge - Freezies for ALL STUDENTS
Published: Wed, Sep 14, 2016, 01:28PM CDT

Don’t forget to send in your Box Tops each month!

Keep your eyes out for products with Box Tops like the following:
Chex, Betty Crocker, Gold Medal, Bisquick, Reynolds, Ziploc, and Pillsbury.

Our FIRST collection due date is Friday, September 30th.

If DCE collects 3,000 box tops every student will beat this heat with Freezies at lunch!

Just a friendly reminder – please put the learner’s full first and last name along with class number on the submissions to ensure the right person gets credit. In addition, expired Box Tops are not eligible for passes or prizes.

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DCE Needs Volunteers!
Published: Wed, Sep 14, 2016, 01:28PM CDT

One of the things that differentiates and makes Denton Creek Elementary a great school is our parent and grandparent volunteers!

  • Our PTO needs your help to provide great school events for your student, such as Book Fair, Special Friends’ Day, Socials, Field Day.

Please take a minute to complete the volunteer interest survey. Taking the survey doesn’t commit you to volunteering! We will contact you with more information and scheduling options.

Thank you!
DCE PTO

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Drug Trends and Awareness Presentation - Thursday, October 20 @ 6pm
Published: Wed, Sep 14, 2016, 01:28PM CDT

Back by popular demand, the Coppell ISD and Coppell Police Department will co-host a Drug Awareness presentation for parents.

Members from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Coppell PD, Coppell ISD administrators and the Dallas District Attorney’s office will be in attendance to answer questions concerning drug use in the local area. This is a free, community event.

Thursday, October 20 @ 6pm at Coppell Middle School North (120 Natches Trace, Coppell TX 75019)

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Calling All Salad Bar Volunteers!
Published: Sun, Sep 11, 2016, 12:14PM CDT

CISD is now offering the salad bar in the lunchroom three days per week.

Volunteers needed to guide our kinder and first grade students as they make their salad bar selections for one hour on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays!

Please click here to sign up or copy this link into your browser http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4ba4ae2da20-salad1

Questions? Email Erin Storey at ecrawfor123@yahoo.com.

This is a great way to help DCE’s youngest students and to spend some time getting to know your child’s classmates!

Thanks!
Erin Storey

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Front Office Volunteers are Needed
Published: Sun, Sep 11, 2016, 12:14PM 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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Library Volunteers Needed
Published: Sun, Sep 11, 2016, 12:14PM CDT

The DCE library needs volunteers to help with library duties which include shelving books, helping check books in/out and helping students locate books.

Volunteers also pull books for class projects, assist in covering new books as they come in, and deliver books to teachers as requested. Our kids LOVE to read and we process hundreds of books in and out of the library every single week! The library is the hub of the school and this is a great way to get to know your student’s class — you are free to volunteer during your student’s class library time or any other times that fit your schedule.

Library Orientation Dates for new library volunteers:
Tues. Sept. 13th from 8-9am
Wed. Sept 14th from 2-3pm
Thurs. Sept 15th from 11am-12pm

If you are interested in volunteering at the DCE library please email our library volunteer coordinator Sherilyn Fox at grouchywif@yahoo.com.

Thank you!
Sherilyn Fox

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Complete Your Volunteer Background Check Today
Published: Sun, Sep 11, 2016, 12:14PM 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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DCE PTO Meeting (September)
Published: Mon, Sep 5, 2016, 10:54PM CDT

The first DCE PTO Meeting of the 2016-2017 School Year will be held on Thursday, September 8th at 9:15am in the Library. All DCE parents are invited to attend!

We hope to see you there!
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Important Dates in September
Published: Mon, Sep 5, 2016, 10:54PM CDT

Mark Your Calendars for These Important Dates In September!

*Sept 8th PTO Meeting 9:15am (Library)
*Sept 26-30th Book Fair
*Sept 28th Donuts with Dad
*Sept 30th Special Friends Day

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Curriculum Night Reminder
Published: Wed, Aug 31, 2016, 10:35PM CDT

DCE Curriculum Night is this week. Please take this opportunity to meet your student’s teacher(s) and learn about curriculum plans for the year.

We hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 1st
K-2nd grades 5:30pm to 6:30pm
3-5th grades 6:30pm to 7:30pm

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Grade Level Shirt - Same Shirt Color - New Shirt Design (LAST DAY TO ORDER!)
Published: Wed, Aug 31, 2016, 10:35PM 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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Important Upcoming Dates in September
Published: Sun, Aug 28, 2016, 08:49PM CDT

Mark Your Calendars for These Important Dates In September!

*Sept 1st Curriculum Night
*Sept 5th No School
*Sept 8th PTO Meeting 9:15am (Library)
*Sept 26-30th Book Fair
*Sept 30th Special Friends Day

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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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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.