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Fall Carnival Save the Date!

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by Morgan Black

Cherry Creek PTA is so excited to announce our School Carnival and Fundraiser! This is our biggest carnival yet and believe me you do not want to miss it!!!

 Friday, September 22nd from 5:00-8:00 PM

 Please come, have dinner, treats and enjoy a fun evening out with your family.  

 We have an amazing Magic Show that starts @ 5:30 PM.  We also have over 25 activities for kids including: bounce house/slides, obstacle course, balloon animals, prizes, drawings and tons of carnival games as well. Prices and details are on the attached flier.  

 We will also be debuting our Student Art Show that evening so be sure to come by and check out all the the talent we have at our school. We are still accepting entries so please encourage your children to participate and turn in their piece by September 19th. 

 Money from this fundraiser is used by the PTA to provide activities for the students throughout the school year. They truly depend on your support. We will also be needing some volunteers. If you are able to help that evening please sign up here. 

 http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d44aea72fa2fb6-cherry

Guided Math Centers

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by Amy Braithwaite

Guided math is in full swing in Mrs. Braithwaite's first grade!  They have been working on this goal since day one and they finally reached their goal of doing all 4 rotations.  These first graders in her class are pros at subitizing, tally marks, math apps on the ipads, and recognizing numbers and counting to 20.  First grade rocks and so do these smart firsties!

Regrouping in Third Grade

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by Starr David

Ms. David's third grade students have been learning about addition and regrouping this week. They learned a song and came up with their own hand gestures to help them remember the steps of completing a regrouping problem. Later, they will learn other parts of the song to help with other regrouping problems. Check out the video of the song on our facebook page Cherry Creek Elementary. Way to make learning fun, Ms. David!

Student Art Show Coming Up

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by Morgan Black

We are so excited to announce Cherry Creek's 1st Annual Student Art Show! This event is sponsored by the Cherry Creek Elementary PTA and will be taking place of Reflections. The theme for this year is "Under the BIG Top".  Art pieces can be turned in from the following categories: Photography, Poetry, 2-D/3-D Visual Art (items no bigger than a shoe box please), Drawing, Painting, and Collage.  Art needs to be turned in to the office by Tuesday, September 19th. All of the artwork will be displayed at this year's school carnival which will be taking place on September 22, from 5:00-8:00 PM. More details on the carnival will come but mark your calendars now! We can not wait to see all of the talent and imagination that will be showcased this year!

Wildly Important Goals

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by Janelle Barrett

Yesterday's WIG assembly featured several teachers strutting down the red carpet wearing hilarious wigs. But this assembly was really about introducing this year's wildly important goals for the whole school. The first WIG is for the entire school to collectively move up 1,800 reading levels. The second WIG is for all students to be in their classroom by 9:00 90% of the time. This will take extra help from parents to make sure that kids get out the door on time. The rewards for reaching the reading WIG is that the kids will have a water party at the end of the year. If a class also reaches their attendance WIG, then the teachers have to get wet too!

We can't wait to see the kids' progress!

 

Synergy Bracelets

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by Annie Call

Students in Mrs. Call's class made synergy bracelets to learn about Habit #6: Synergize. Students picked two colors for their bracelet--one to represent themselves, and one to represent everyone else. They learned to weave the two colors together to remind them that we're "better together."

Mrs. Gast's Reading Cafe

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by Michelle Gast

Mrs. Gast's students entered the Reading Cafe last week. Students enjoyed mood lighting, silver platters filled with snacks and a variety of reading material. Students ate snacks while looking through multiple genres of books and discussed books that they already love! We LOVE reading!!

Think BIG

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by Janelle Barrett

What does it mean to be "BIG" at Cherry Creek? That's the question Mr. Duncan asked when he came to visit every classroom this week. He read the book "Think BIG" to every class and talked about what this means for the kids. 

Being BIG means being your best self, being responsible, being helpful and kind. You don't get an award for being BIG, but you get a good feeling inside. When Mr. Duncan asked the students what it means to be BIG at Cherry Creek, some said:

"Helping friends at recess."

"Eating healthy things."

"Being nice."

"Helping someone little reach something up high."

"Listening to your teacher."

Every new day is a gift. It's an opportunity to be your best self--to be BIG!

Back to School Night

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by Janelle Barrett

Thank you for coming to our Back to School Night! The teachers put in so much time preparing to greet the new faces coming into their classrooms. We hope you felt welcome and comfortable. The faculty and staff at Cherry Creek truly feel that this is a wonderful place to be, and we hope you do too. See you tomorrow for day one!

Mini Society

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Fifth grade students have worked hard to set up shop at this years "mini society". Some stores were selling time to play video games, face painting, candy, toys, pokemon cards, and so much more! Once the stores close, the fifth graders will have an auction using the money they've earned. 

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