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January 2021

Net Smartz Assembly

Submitted by bethany.clark on Fri, 01/29/2021 - 11:18
Net Smartz

Cole from Net Smartz joined our classes via Zoom to teach us all about Internet Safety.  Ask your student what they learned today!  We were given great tips about how to keep ourselves safe! #croc4life

MeriLynn Metcalf-Classified Teacher of the Year

Submitted by bethany.clark on Tue, 01/26/2021 - 12:48
Horace Mann

Our very own MeriLynn Metcalf was nominated by her peers as the Classified teacher of the year at Cherry Creek Elementary.  MeriLynn is loved by all.  She works as a preschool technician and is amazing with the kids.  We are so grateful for the love and service she gives to our school.

White Ribbon Week!!

Submitted by bethany.clark on Tue, 01/26/2021 - 12:19
Tammy Harlow

Dear Parents, White Ribbon Week is January 25th-29th. This year we are using the program “Let’s Get Real” which helps students become more aware of their digital time and give priority to real life. They learn to use technology in positive ways. They also learn they can turn it off.  Parents are an important part in learning digital safety so we would like you to know what the students will be learning and we are including follow up questions and activities you can do with your child each day. As in past years we will also attach a copy of “Are you a trusted adult?” and “Our healthy media pledge” for your use.   Week at a Glance Monday: Power Boost: I will use technology to show kindness and respect. Follow-up questions: - Why is showing kindness and respect important?- How can our words affect other people?- What can you do if someone says something unkind or hurtful to you? - Can you think of other ways to use technology to show kindness?  Take-home challenge: Send a positive message using technology.  Tuesday: Power Boost: I will give priority to real life relationships. Follow-up questions: - What does “priority” mean?- What is your favorite activity to do with friends/family?- How do you know you’ve spent too much time on the phone or TV? - What do you enjoy most about real-life activities?- Why is it important to talk face-to-face with someone?  Take-home challenge: Create a tech-free zone or time at home.  Wednesday: Power Boost: I will choose healthy activities to handle stress and boredom. Follow-up questions: - What is an activity you enjoy doing when you are bored?- What are healthy ways to deal with stress?- How could you help a friend when they are feeling stressed?- When you feel upset, who is someone you could turn to for help?  Take-home challenge: Do a fun tech-free activity.  Thursday: Power Boost: I will choose to balance my day. Follow up questions: - What does it mean to balance your day?- What does it feel like if you watch TV for a long, long time? - Have you ever spent much more time on media than you planned before you realized it?- How do you know when you have spent too much time online or playing video games?- What is a new activity you would like to try?- When do you think you could make time for that activity? - What will help you balance the activities in your day?  Take-home challenge: Fill in the circle graph and talk about it.  Friday: Power Boost: I will remember that not everything online is real. Follow-up questions: - Have you ever been fooled by something online?- Have you ever clicked on something that was a trick? What happened?- What does “Tic-Tac-Toe” stand for?- Who is a “trusted adult?”- Why does it help to talk to a trusted adult?  Take-home challenge: Have your child teach you about Tic-Tac-Toe. If they didn’t design the prize they come home with, they could design them with a sharpie.   Thanks for taking the time to reinforce what your child learns during White Ribbon Week!

Our food drive was a HUGE success!! Thank you!

Submitted by bethany.clark on Tue, 01/26/2021 - 12:06

Thank you to our Cherry Creek family for your generous donations to our food drive this year.  We were so excited to give the Food and Care Coalition in Provo over 4,700 pound of food, which is equivalent to $7,800.00!!! Your love and kindness will provide meals for many months to come.  #croc4life


Preschool Information

Submitted by bethany.clark on Tue, 01/19/2021 - 14:54
Mrs. Darrington

Hello CC Parents,

Please find below the NEW & IMPROVED LINK  for those wanting to sign up for a preschool screening.  Please use this link from now on.  

This page should answer any & all questions you might have - more detailed info about who qualifies, what you need to bring to the appointment, etc. - as well as lists of local community preschools so you can have a backup since Title 1 spots are limited.

Thank you! 

Mrs. Darrington

Hard at Work and Play!

Submitted by bethany.clark on Tue, 01/05/2021 - 13:39

We are so glad to be back together after a long break.  The students have been working so hard in their individual classes and playing hard at recess.  Soccer, wallball, playground and 4-square are definitely a few of the favorite games played by our Croc students! #croc4life

Remote and At-School Learning Changes

Submitted by bethany.clark on Mon, 01/04/2021 - 10:33

Welcome Back Cherry Creek Families!  We hope you had an enjoyable Christmas Break and got to spend it with those you love.  

This is a friendly reminder that you have until the end of the day on January 5, 2021 to change between Remote and At-School learning. If you would like to make a change and haven’t already done so, click on THIS SURVEY to submit your decision.

If you would like to stay with your current choice, please do not fill out the survey.  

Thank you!

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