District News and Announcements
Pinkerton’s Narda Holguin Receives State Champion Award
Narda Holguin, who teaches Spanish and is a Language Acquisition Specialist at Pinkerton Elementary...
Message from the Superintendent: Durham Bus Driver
CISD received notification that a Durham Transportation Services bus driver was arrested by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office yesterday (May 22, 2023).
Early Release on Last Day of School May 26
Friday, May 26, is the last day of school and a CISD early dismissal day.
CCE Dad's Club
Our CCE Dad's Club is a group of Dads, and granddads, who come together to help out around the school for various reasons.
Safety: Web Searches & Filtering
See how CISD is proactively creating digital citizens.
WFAA Walk to School Wednesday Story
Please enjoy the news story from WFAA about Walk to School Wednesdays at Cottonwood Creek!
WFAA Flexible Seating Story
What a wonderful story about the benefits of flexible seating! Thank you, WFAA, for showcasing our school!
Friday mornings at Cottonwood Creek Elementary (CCE) are anything but what you might think a typical morning of school would look like. However, the learners at Cottonwood Creek Elementary are anything but typical. The learners at CCE are leaders and on Friday mornings, these leaders are given one hour to explore their passions – free from the constraints of only working with their grade level, working within a core subject, or completing work their educator has given them. More>>
Campus of Leadership
As a school community, we provide each learner with a high-quality, challenging education designed to maximize his/her potential as a learning leader. Our environment is a shared, caring community where there is mutual respect between the educators and the learners. Innovation, creativity, awareness, inquiry, and critical thinking are an integral part of our learning environment. Our learners are provided limitless opportunities to reach their personal best and empowered to be leaders of their own learning. MORE>>
Cottonwood Creek Elementary’s
Zero by Kathryn Otoshi
Otoshi, Kathryn. Zero. Los Angeles: Ko Kids Books, 2010.
Zero is envious of all the other numbers, wishing she could look like them and do what they do. She tries to imitate them, forcing herself to take their shape and personality, but it always ends up being wrong. When she is at her lowest, the number Seven reminds her that every number is important and that all she needs to do is look within herself to find her gift. These words of wisdom cause Zero to see herself with a renewed outlook, realizing that when paired with her, the other numbers have more value. Jubilantly, Zero and the other numbers explore the greatness possible when they all work together. With bright colors used sparingly on a black/white background, this picture book inspires young readers to find their own unique gifts and to help others find their own talents as well.
Leadership Quote of the Week
“The time is always right to do what is right” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Andra Penny