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We Will Miss You Graduating 5th Grade DCE Parents!!
Published: Sat, Jun 16, 2018, 10:52PM CDT

THANK YOU and GOODBYE to the graduating 5th grade parents of Denton Creek Elementary

We appreciate all of the countless hours you dedicated to DCE through the years, all of your volunteering, and all of your contributions to fundraisers to help our school.

SPECIAL THANKS to those parents who were part of the PTO BOARD during their tenure at DCE including:

Kitty Surve in her roles as VP/fundraising Chair these past two years, and Write-A-Check Coordinator prior to that, leading the fundraising efforts at DCE.

Padma Amin as Home Room Parent Coordinator and Secretary, helping to coordinate Special Friends Day and Holiday Cookies.

Rachel Durbin as Social Committee Coordinator these past two years, helping put together some great school socials, as well as designing and making the troll headbands we all loved so much.

Tanya Martinez and Yadira Rivera as Field Day Coordinators and Social Committee Coordinators, helping plan fun school socials these past years and this year’s fantastic Field Day.

Susana Landiera as Yearbook Assistant and 3rd/5th Grade Program Coordinator, helping put together the yearbook in past years and overseeing this year’s 5th grade program.

Praba Reddy as Educational Programs Coordinator, scheduling some great educational programs for the school that the kiddos loved.

Kendra Dwyer as Membership Coordinator helping put together the school’s directory.

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2018-2019 TrailPass and School Supplies - TODAY LAST DAY TO PURCHASE!!
Published: Sat, Jun 9, 2018, 08:27AM CDT

Individual School Supplies and TrailPass Bundle on sale for next school year – LAST DAY TO PURCHASE IS TODAY SATURDAY, JUNE 9th.

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

You have two options:
1. The TRAILPASS Bundle includes all your student’s school needs
2. Individual Supplies also available
3. Please Note: the DCE Recorder for Fourth Grade is included in the Trailpass Bundle but NOT in the Individual Supplies. It is sold separately.

*Click here to order today!

SAVE TIME & MONEY ….. We purchase in bulk so school supplies run comparable or less than purchasing on your own.

School supplies NOT guaranteed to be available to purchase in August.

Can you help
Sponsor a Student's School Supplies 2018-2019
Published: Sat, Jun 9, 2018, 08:27AM 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
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade

Field day
Field Day Coolers - PLEASE PICK UP
Published: Thu, May 31, 2018, 07:32AM CDT

We have many coolers left from Field Day that have not yet been picked up, as well as other lost items. Please pick up TODAY for LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, so that they are not discarded.

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TOMORROW: Spirit Rally 7:50am & Early Release 12:15pm
Published: Wed, May 30, 2018, 11:15PM CDT

DON’T FORGET … THURSDAY MAY 31st IS THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!

Parents are invited to attend the spirit rally.

Great job
DCE Spotlight: Field Day 2018
Published: Wed, May 30, 2018, 11:15PM 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 and those involved in the planning: Jennifer Newton, Manisha Kapadia, Kristina Lowe, Kitty Surve, Yadira Rivera, Tanya Martinez and Jennifer Fishman!

A special thanks to Mr. Jost and Mr. Braemer who provided generators. Mr. Vazquez who stayed until the bitter end cleaning up balloons. Ms. Murphy who helped clean up as well. Rachel Durbin and Christina Hamm who set-up and cleaned up the tennis courts.

The students loved the activities and rotations. Everyone had so much FUN!!

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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LAST DAY for the TrailPass Payment Plan - THUR. MAY 31!!
Published: Wed, May 30, 2018, 11:15PM 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 $124
Payment Date Payment Amount
Initial Charge $24
July 1st Payment $50
August 1st Payment $50
Total Payment $124
  • In order to participate, orders must be placed by May 31.

Click here to order today or copy and paste the following link:
https://dcepto.revtrak.net/Back-to-School-4/#/list

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What To Wear TOMORROW
Published: Thu, May 24, 2018, 07:49AM CDT

Students should wear their Grade Level T-Shirt.

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!

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What to Bring TOMORROW
Published: Thu, May 24, 2018, 07:49AM CDT

Please make note of the following items needed for EACH student. Please LABEL all your student’s items.

  • Towel
  • Change of clothes and shoes
  • Sport or refillable water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Sack lunch (unless you pre-ordered from Cafeteria)
  • Small back pack or tote bag to carry wet clothes/towel
  • 50 – 75 Water Balloons in a disposable or labeled container
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Water Balloons Needed from EACH Student
Published: Thu, May 24, 2018, 07:49AM 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 7:00 and 7:50am on Friday, May 25th.
  • Bring balloons in a LABELED basket or ice chest with name and grade, or other disposable container, during morning drop off.
  • Parents can drop off balloons in the front loop as early as 7:00AM, 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. HOWEVER, these need to be double tied if filled the night before because they leak, OR wait to fill the morning of.
  • 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!

Field day rocks
Field Day - 15 VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED
Published: Tue, May 22, 2018, 05:33PM CDT

FIELD DAY is ONLY 3 Days Away………

We still need 15 volunteers to make this event successful! Click here to sign up now or copy this link to your browser https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d4daeac28a75-dcefield1

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VOLUNTEERS - Need a Grade Level Shirt? DEADLINE TO ORDER TOMORROW 5/23
Published: Tue, May 22, 2018, 05:33PM CDT

Do you need a grade level shirt for Field Day? Good news! We have a few in stock that you can use for all your child’s years at DCE!!

Parent – Black (only $5) or color of child’s grade as listed below ($12):
5th – Red; 4th – Lime Green; 3rd – Purple; 2nd – Sapphire; 1st – Yellow; and
Kinder – Orange

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

NOTE: The link to purchase reflects the colored shirt for the grade your student will be in NEXT SCHOOL YEAR, so use the list above to ensure you order the correct color.

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Field Day Summary
Published: Tue, May 22, 2018, 05:33PM CDT

For a Summary of all things Field Day, including WHAT TO WEAR & BRING, 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 return opt-out form to your child’s teacher by May 23rd, if you DO NOT want your child to participate. Hard copies of this form are available at the school’s front office.

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. There will also be an activity at North Middle School, therefore parking will be limited so you may need to park in the adjacent neighborhood, but not on Natches Trail.

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Field Day Coming Up - VOLUNTEER OR STUDENT Need a Grade Level Shirt?
Published: Sat, May 19, 2018, 09:51PM CDT

Do you need a new grade level shirt for Field Day? Good news! We have a few in stock!!

Sizing Sizing runs shorter from past year’s shirts. Consider sizing up.

Each grade has a different colored shirt. Shirt colors by grade are the same as last year:
5th – Red
4th – Lime Green
3rd – Purple
2nd – Sapphire
1st – Yellow
Kinder – Orange
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 consider purchasing this shirt for yourself if you plan on volunteering for Field Day or other school events.

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

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FIELD DAY - MANY VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED!!
Published: Sat, May 19, 2018, 09:51PM CDT

Volunteers Needed!
The DCE PTO is sponsoring the greatest event of the year
on Friday, May 25

Field Day is the highlight of the year for our kids. In order for the day to run smoothly, we require LOTS of volunteers.

Volunteers are NEEDED to staff various stations. Although we are setting up for all-day shifts from 8:30am -2:30pm with a lunch break, we understand that not everyone can commit to the entire day. If you are able to work morning or afternoon only, we welcome that as well. Just include that in your comment section when you sign up!

Volunteers will receive an email with additional station instructions.

This is a GREAT event for BOTH DADs and MOMs to volunteer.

If you are able to help in any way please use the link below to sign up.
We have over 60 slots to fill to make this a successful and safe day for the kids.

Thank you so much for your help!

Field Day Volunteer Sign Up

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Field Day Volunteers Order Your Lunch - DEADLINE MONDAY, MAY 21
Published: Sat, May 19, 2018, 09:51PM CDT

Select this Field Day Lunches link to order.

Or copy paste the link below in your browser

https://dcepto.revtrak.net/Field-Day-Lunches/#/v/Field-Day-Lunch-for-Volunteers-79

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Yearbooks Delivered to Students
Published: Sat, May 19, 2018, 08:37PM CDT

ALL purchased yearbooks were delivered to teachers to distribute to students this past Thursday & Friday!

If you didn’t receive yours please contact Sandra Meekins

We still have a limited amount of extras available for sale that can be delivered in time for the Yearbook Signing Party this Tuesday, May 22nd.

Click Here or copy this link to your browser https://dcepto.revtrak.net/yearbook/#/list

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Yearbook Signing Party - TUESDAY, MAY 22nd from 5:00-6:30pm @ DCE Cafeteria
Published: Sat, May 19, 2018, 08:37PM CDT

All DCE students are invited. Bring your yearbook and your favorite pen!

Teachers will be there to sign yearbooks.

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Extra 2017-2018 Yearbooks - AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
Published: Thu, May 17, 2018, 12:39PM CDT

Did you miss the opportunity to purchase your student’s yearbook this school year? DO YOU WANT TO ENSURE YOUR KIDDO HAS A YEARBOOK FOR THE AFTER SCHOOL YEARBOOK SIGNING ON MAY 22nd?

We have a limited amount of extras available for sale.

Click Here or copy this link to your browser https://dcepto.revtrak.net/yearbook/#/list

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Volunteers Must Complete Background Check - ONE WEEK PROCESSING TIME
Published: Wed, May 16, 2018, 09:34PM CDT

Please take a few minutes to complete your volunteer background check now, if you plan to volunteer for Field Day.

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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Sponsor a Field Day Lunch for Teachers & Staff
Published: Wed, May 16, 2018, 09:34PM CDT

Sponsor a teacher’s or staff member’s lunch 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.

Select this Field Day Lunches link and then choose your teacher or staff member.

Or copy paste the link below in your browser

https://dcepto.revtrak.net/Field-Day-Lunches/#/v/Field-Day-Lunch-Sponsor-Teacher-or-Staff-Member-80

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!

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2018-2019 TrailPass - ON SALE NOW
Published: Mon, May 14, 2018, 09:45PM CDT

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.

Click here to order today!

Prices increase on June 2nd and the Trailpass is NOT guaranteed to be available to purchase in August.

Individual School Supplies go on sale Monday, May 21st.

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Order TrailPass by 2pm on MAY 21st for a Chance to Win Reserved Parking for the School Year
Published: Mon, May 14, 2018, 09:45PM CDT

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 2018-2019 school year.

  • To be included in the raffle TrailPass orders must be received by 2pm on May 21st.
  • The raffle winner will be announced at the Spirit Rally on May 31st.

Click here to order today or copy and paste the following link:
https://dcepto.revtrak.net/Back-to-School-4/#/list

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Back by Popular Demand--- The TrailPass Payment Plan!
Published: Mon, May 14, 2018, 09:45PM 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 $124
Payment Date Payment Amount
Initial Charge $24
July 1st Payment $50
August 1st Payment $50
Total Payment $124
  • In order to participate, orders must be placed by May 31.

Click here to order today or copy and paste the following link:
https://dcepto.revtrak.net/Back-to-School-4/#/list

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ATTENTION DADS - Volunteer for Field Day!
Published: Thu, May 10, 2018, 11:13PM CDT

DCE is forming a Dads’ Club and the first event that you are invited to is Field Day on Friday, May 25th.

Click on the signup genius in this newsletter and come for the whole day (or part of the day). This is one of the best days of the school year, and we want you to be a part of it!

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SAVE THESE DATES - SCHOOL WIDE EVENTS
Published: Wed, May 9, 2018, 09:33PM CDT

Mark Your Calendars for These Important Events in MAY!

May 22 Yearbook Signing Party from 5-6pm
May 25 Field Day (Kick-off Celebration starts 7:50am)
May 25 CISD at the Ballpark
May 28 Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL
May 29 Memorial Day Observance at 7:50am
May 31 Spirit Rally at 7:50am
May 31 Early release at 12:15pm

Thank you
THANK YOU to our Teacher Appreciation and DCE Dash Chairs, Parents & Volunteers
Published: Sun, May 6, 2018, 10:44PM CDT

A Big DCE Thank You goes out to Manisha Kapadia who organized Teacher Appreciation Week.

Thank You parents and students for all the wonderful items you brought our teachers. They felt very much appreciated last week!

Thank You to Meghan Morales for all of her work organizing the DCE Dash preliminaries and finals, as well as the many volunteers who helped out with the event. The kiddos really enjoyed it!

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NOMINATE A DCE Staff Member to be a Red & Black Superstar - DEADLINE MAY 3RD!
Published: Wed, May 2, 2018, 10:56PM 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 IS TOMORROW, THURS. MAY 3rd @ 5PM!

  • Elementary school parents can submit nominations near 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 3rd (5PM) deadline.
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TEACHER APPRECIATION - Volunteer Needed
Published: Wed, May 2, 2018, 10:56PM CDT

The PTO still needs someone to serve as the CIAO BELLA HOST this Friday, May 4th from 10:15am to 1:30pm

Help set up food and replenish as needed. Make sure staff knows what is available.

Please contact Manisha Kapadia if you are able to assist Manisha Kapadia at manishakkapadia@gmail.com

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2018 DCE Dash and 5th Grade Relay RESULTS
Published: Wed, May 2, 2018, 10:56PM CDT

Congratulations to all of the WINNERS of this year’s DCE Dash and 5th Grade Relay!

MANY THANKS to all of the VOLUNTEERS that came to the track to help and support the kids. The DCE Dash could not take place without such great volunteers!

Metals will be distributed at the Spirit Rally on Thursday, May 31st @ 7:50am

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