Principal's Page

Dear Cougar Run Families,

Thank you for a great first 10 weeks of school.  We have been so excited to see and celebrate student growth and achievement while also focusing on creating a culture of caring and compassion for others.  We sincerely appreciate your partnership and that the collective efficacy of our Learning Community's focus is on our students. 

Fall Break is October 14-18.  We wish you and your family a wonderful break and hope that you have quality time with family and friends.  Classes will resume on Monday, October 21st.

News and Notes for the Cougar Run Learning Community:

Library News

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is off to a great start! We have close to 100 kids & staff participating and everyone is having a great time! Encourage your kiddos who are battling to finish reading their expert books and begin another. We also encourage participants to study all of the titles and authors. When returning from break, we will be battling on each entire book. You can visit the Battle of the Books webpage HERE for Summary of books, author pronunciations and BOTB schedule!

Scholastic Book Fair is Coming Soon!

Gather your holiday lists and come shopping at CRUN’s Fall Book Fair! It is going to be “Snow” much fun with “Snow” many books! Books are great gifts!

Volunteer opportunities will be coming out after fall break! Reminder all books are due after fall break.

Mark your calendars now:

November 18-22

8:00am-5:30pm (late night shopping - Nov 20th until 6:30pm



There are still spots open for Chess Club on Thursday mornings so SIGN UP NOW!

There will be 4 sessions this year.
 The cost for each session is $50.

LOCATION:  Mrs. Barlow’s Art Room

SCHEDULE:  Thursday mornings-7:30-8:25 

Session 1:  September 12 - November 7 (7 weeks, No Class 10/10)

Session 2:  November 14 - January 16 (7 weeks)

Session 3:  January 23 - March 12 (7 weeks, No Class 2/13)

Session 4:  March 26 - May 14 (7 weeks, No class 4/9)

Please use this LINK to access the sign up sheet and return with payment to the office. Let me know if you have any questions!

Lindsay Barlow (


PTA Health and Wellness Committee

The Cougar Run PTA has formed a Health and Wellness committee, the purpose of which is to engage with parents and caregivers about the health and well-being, both physical and mental, of our CRUN students.  As such, the committee plans to provide learning opportunities for parents and caregivers on a range of topics related to childhood health and wellness.  The following survey aims to gather information about the current knowledge and interests of the CRUN community to better match potential learning opportunities with community interests.  Please click here to take the survey. 



Tickets are on sale now for our exciting annual fundraiser - the CRUN Auction! Don’t miss out on the chance to bid on or win some awesome prizes! But most of all come to see our very own and BEST Auctioneer in town...Mr. G!!

“Parent’s Night Out”

Saturday, November 9th

6pm-10pm @ Bowlero (Lone Tree)

Tickets:  $25/person presale or $35/person at the door

**Tickets are available for purchase by cash or check in the Auction Envelopes to the CRUN Office (Made out to CRUN PTA) or online on Handbid. Please use this Handbid Link to purchase tickets online.

Please contact Lindsay Barlow with any questions or donations!!



If you have cute photos that you would love to see in the yearbook, send them my way! I will take anything from:

  • Class Parties/Spirit Days
  • Restaurant Nights
  • Candid Moments
  • Field Trips
  • Classroom Time
  • Recess
  • Anything else!!

Please send them via email or text below. Thanks!!

Lindsay Barlow


News from Green Team

The weather is changing. Are you finding your child has outgrown their fall and winter clothes? Don’t throw them in the trash, drop them off at the UsAgain Green Recycling Bin located by the parking lot in front of our mobiles. This will help our environment and others in need. You can donate clothes, shoes, and household textiles (towels, sheets etc.) Thanks! Cougar Run Green Team


Volunteer of the Month Drawing

The winner of the September Volunteer of the Month Drawing was Beckie McEachen! She won a great smelling, luxe fall spice candle. Every time you come to volunteer at Cougar Run enter your name to win the monthly drawing.  The entry cards are at the table by the front office and October's price id a stainless steel water bottle by Swell!


Discovery Program News

DCSD is now accepting applications for the Discovery Program. Please see the links below for more information.

Discovery Program Flyer

Discovery Program Application and Process


Halloween Parade/Party Information 

Parade and Party on October 31st, 9:00am - 10:15am

Participating students will come to school dressed in costumes and should bring a change of clothing.  No face paint or facsimile of weapons.

Parade will begin at 9:00am - Classes will line up on their fire drill lines on the upper playground and 6th grade will lead classes counterclockwise around CRUN Park on the path. (Little Cougars and Kindy will modify parade path).

If there is inclement weather, parade will occur inside. Families can view the parade in the gym.

Classes will return to rooms for parties to begin at 9:20am and will end at 10:10am.  Students will change following parties. Alternative activity will be held in the Learning Commons for students not participating.


Have a wonderful break!



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