Spirit Gear

school-spirit-clip-art1There’s still time to get your CCES Spirit Gear! Get ready for the warm weather with our flip-top water bottles or straw tumblers, show your CCES pride on the road with a Coyote car magnet, or rock your CCES t-shirts at all of our school events! Click here for your order form. Thanks Spirit Committee!

PTO General Meeting

General Meeting January 20th, 6:30pm, CCES Library

Join us for this exciting night of BIG change at CCES! We will be voting on the following:

  • Dissolving our PTA
  • Final Budget numbers for our PTA, including moving several
    of the expense line items to our PTO budget for costs that have yet to incur
  • Budget for our PTO
  • Electronic Sign/Marquee request for our school gift from PTA funds

The meeting will last approximately one hour. In addition to being involved in the process of the changes above, you will hear from our teacher representatives about what they are planning for this third quarter, and hear from Mr. Shappee on his report for the remaining of the school year. If you have ideas for our school gift from out PTO funds in April, bring those ideas along with you.

Both our PTA and PTO financials will be available to view on our website as well as a copy of each in the lobby.

Please consider joining us. Meetings are informal, informative, and open to all our families to attend. If you cannot attend but have questions or input please feel free to email.

Dona Whitney

Variety Show

varietyIt’s that time a year again for our students in 4th through 6th grades to show off their talents! We are proud to announce the annual Copper Canyon Elementary Variety Show coming in February 2015 (Friday, February 6th)! Come and be a part of our exciting show this year, all talent is welcome, in fact, we encourage VARIETY! Auditions for the show will be held on Tuesday, January 13th from 12:20pm-5pm. Click Variety Show Auditions2015 here to sign up for auditions.
For all our talented students, you must be able to attend the mandatory dress rehearsal on Thursday, January 29th from 12:15pm-2:45pm in the MPR, and both shows which will be on Friday, February 6, 2015 (there will be a morning assembly at 8:30am and an evening performance at 6:30pm).

Young Authors

The PTO Young Author Visit will be on February 3. Brooke Bessesen, award winning author-illustrator, will visit CCES to help us celebrate the purpose, power, and playfulness of words!

Books ordered during our pre-order sale will be autographed by the author. Pre-orders must be returned no later than January 23. Click here for your order form and more information.

Mall Gift Cards

Gift cards are now available for purchase from the Paradise Valley Mall Guest Services. In addition, there is a gift with purchase offer now through December 7 to receive a $15 Mall Visa Gift Card when you purchase $150 or more of selected gift cards.

Mall Visa Gift Cards earn points for the dollar value of the card (including the $3 purchase fee) plus 1,000 bonus points per card. There is a limit of 50,000 points per school, per month. All other gift cards sold at Guest Services are fee free (full list here), and your school earns points for the dollar value of the gift card, but no additional bonus points per card. There is no points limit for purchasing these gift cards.


Support Copper Canyon by shopping at your favorite online stores through eScrip! Here’s how:

1. Go to www.escrip.com
2. Click on ‘Sign up’ and complete the information to register.
3. Select Copper Canyon Elementary School
4. Enter information to link either your Safeway Rewards card or other card as listed in the options.
5. Once registered, click on the Online Mall logo in the upper right hand corner of www.escrip.com
6. Shop at your favorite brand name stores (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Best Buy, Old Navy, Toys R Us, etc.) and automatically donate to Copper Canyon PTO!

**Don’t forget to bookmark www.escrip.com for easy access to the Online Mall for future online shopping!

Contact Gita Kshatriya with any questions.


Spring 2015 CoyoteFest planning is underway…. HERE WE GO!

Thank you Katherine Pipes for chairing this awesome event, we know it is going to rock! At our last meeting, we started the planning process, so Spring 2015 CoyoteFest planning is underway.

What is CoyoteFest? It’s Copper Canyon’s annual festival with carnival-type attractions and over-the-top fun! Climb a rock wall, bounce away in the cool inflatables, and enjoy delicious food while shaking your groove thang to some rockin’ tunes. That’s just a sneak-peek, there is so much more! Watch your email for a save-the-date as we change direction of CoyoteFest this year from our traditional Fall Festival to a Spring Fling.

The 2014-2015 CoyoteFest Planning Committee is seeking your time, talent, and treasure toward making this Spring’s CoyoteFest the best yet! Whether you are a first time Copper Canyon parent, like myself, or a seasoned parent who has experienced this annual community driven family-friendly event in the past, we need your support more than ever this year.

Do you have?:
• fundraising and/or volunteer experience
• an event planning background
• an eye for detail and logistics
• a personal connection to community partners that would be interested in hearing more about a sponsorship or in-kind opportunity
• an overall willingness to see this event succeed
I can’t wait to see the looks on the faces of our kids as they walk-up to one of the best events to-date and I would be honored if you would consider serving as a member of this year’s CoyoteFest Planning Committee. Contact Katherine Pipes for more details.

With great appreciation,
McKenzie Simmons
First-time Kinder mom
CoyoteFest Planning Committee Member

2015 Variety Show

Save the Date! It’s that time a year again for our students in 4th through 6th grades to show off their talents! We are proud to announce the annual Copper Canyon Elementary Variety Show coming Friday, February 6th! Come and be a part of our exciting show this year, all talent is welcome, in fact, we encourage VARIETY! Auditions for the show will be held on Tuesday, January 13th from 1-5pm. Look for a SignUp genius link to sign up for your audition time!

Spirit Gear

Have you checked out the new CCES Spirit Gear? Coyotes of all ages will beam with CCES pride in these awesome new styles! With Spirit Week right around the corner, there’s no better time to stock up on your new CCES threads! Click here to download the order form.


A few minutes of your time can mean hundreds of dollars for Copper Canyon PTO!
Please take a moment to renew or signup your Safeway Club Card to contribute to CC PTO.
Visit www.escrip.com Click on “YES RENEW” to renew or “1 – Sign Up” to signup.
Present your Club Card every time you shop and CC PTO earn!
TAKE CHARGE of EDUCATION and reward Copper Canyon! Here’s how:
1. Visit Target.com/redcard or stop in a Target store to apply.
2. Visit Target.com/tcoe or call 1-800-316-6142 to designate Copper Canyon Elementary
3. Use your REDcard (Target Credit Card, Target Debit Card or Target Visa Credit Card) whenever you shop at Target or Target.com and Target will donate up to 1% of your purchases to Copper Canyon. (1/2% if you shop with your REDcard anywhere else).


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