Weekly Otter Bulletin

If you haven’t returned your blue Federal Survey form, please do so this week. 
Character Counts!/Red Ribbon Week begins on  Monday. We will show our spirit by dedicating each day to a character trait and choosing to lead a healthy life.  

MONDAY:  Character Trait – Trustworthiness (Represented by the color blue) 
· Be “true blue” to yourself and show good character by wearing your favorite blue color or denim to school!
· Every student will receive a red ribbon, compliments of PTA, to wear each day!
See the rest of the week’s activities in the email or look out for details on Peachjar. :

TUESDAY : Character Traits – Respect & Responsibility (Represented by the colors yellow and green)           
· You can’t “hide” good character! Dress in all one color or wear camouflage print.
· Show your gratitude by telling at least one person who works at the school, "Thank you for all that you do!" 
· We take responsibility for our planet!  Bring a clean, recyclable item for our Recycle Drive. Collection bins will be at the front gate.

WEDNESDAY: Character Trait – Fairness (Represented by the color orange)
· “Team up for a Healthy Life: Play fair on and off the field. We say no to drugs!” – Show your support by wearing your favorite sports team logo or team colors and sharing high fives with your friends!

THURSDAY: Character Trait – Caring (Represented by the color red) 
· Red Rally Day! – Everyone wears red!  Let’s show how much we care about our community by bringing a pair of new fuzzy socks or a wrapped tasty snack to donate for our Otter Outreach Socks & Snacks Drive for Aurora Hospital!  Collection boxes will be at the front gate.

FRIDAY: Character Trait – Citizenship (Represented by purple) 
· Pillar Friday: “The world is a rainbow of character colors! We won’t forget to use our heads - not drugs!”  Each grade will wear their designated color (see below) and make their hair as crazy as possible
Ø  TK & Kindergarten:  Blue (trustworthiness, as in true blue)
Ø  1st Grade: Yellow (respect, as in the golden rule)
Ø  2nd Grade: Green (responsibility, as in caring for a garden or finances)
Ø  3rd Grade: Orange (fairness, as in dividing an orange into equal sections to share)
Ø  4th Grade: Red (caring, as in a heart)
Ø  5th Grade: Purple (citizenship, as in the Purple Heart or regal purple, representing the state)
 APEX Fun Run
We are so excited that our school will be participating in the Apex Fun Run as our Fall fundraiser! The Apex program will last for 2 weeks and will kick off with a pep rally on Monday, October 28th. Please look for your child’s Apex pledge kit they will receive that day and for emails coming from your teachers throughout the two weeks!
Dine Out Fundraiser 
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Shoal Creek Educational Foundation. Come in to the Chipotle in Carmel Mountain Ranch on Monday, October 21st between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring the attached flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Shoal Creek Educational Foundation.
PLEASE NOTE: Online orders will not be included in the fundraiser total. To ensure your purchase is counted in the fundraiser, be sure to order and pay in-restaurant.
Upcoming Events
14-31 Collection for Holiday Bags
21 Chipotle Dine out
21-25 Red Ribbon/Character Counts Week
25 Fall Festival
28-Nov. 8 Apex on Campus
31 Pro Growth - Minimum Day 11:55 dismissal
     Costume Parade @ 8:20 am on the track.
Thank you for listening, and let’s have an “otterly” terrific week!

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