The Stallion Scoop: 16May19

The Stallion Scoop: 16May19
Posted on 05/16/2019
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I'm GoodWatch the staff and students of CTE dance to The Mowgli's song I'm Good.
Read the full story here.

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q4 epicrly celebration of our students who exhibit EPIC behaviors on a consistent basis as nominated by their classroom and specials teachers. Read the full story here.

WHAT'S NEW AT CTE PPD clapoutOn Wednesday, May 15th, the students and staff of CTE had the opportunity to thank our amazing Parker Police department in our first annual Clap Out! Read the full story here.

kickballThe annual staff v. kickball game!


Restaurant Night: Mark your calendars for the next Restaurant Day/Night at Papa John's, Monday, May 20th from 11:00am - 10:00pm. This is good for delivery or takeout. Let them know you are supporting CTE when you order. Enjoy a night off from cooking as we wrap up the school year! School Supply Kits: It's time to start thinking about next school year! If you'd like to save some time this summer you can order a school supply kit that will arrive in the classroom prior to the first day of school. Click on the link and enter in our school code, 83115. Please take note of any items that will not be included in the kit in the notes section. The last day to order will be May 31st. Online orders only!
FROM THE OFFICE Summer office hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8am-1pm Extra yearbooks - are available at the office for $17, cash or check (while supplies last).
Nutrition Services is excited to start our Free Summer Lunch Program on May 28th. Please see the flyers, in English and in Spanish.
Calling all books home to the Library! All books are due into the Library by Thursday, May 16th. PLEASE see Mrs. Nottingham if you have a lost book! Lost book fees: $15 per hardcover

$10 per paperback

Our Summer Reading Program is here – The Great Summer Reading Road Trip! We are coordinating our program with the Douglas County Libraries. Register now online! The sign up prize will include a voucher for a CO Rapids game and an as-yet-undetermined prize. The Kickoff Party is Saturday, June 1st. There will be free books for all, bouncy houses, a DJ, giant games and free food for everyone who registers. Pick up a Reading Adventure Passport and win prizes! The midway prize  for kids is a mini Frisbee. Completion prize for kids is a beach ball and voucher for a trip to a pumpkin patch. One elementary school will receive $250 for having the highest percentage of students signed up - let's make it CTE!

MAY COUNSELOR'S CORNER - JANE STEINER Parents are you ready for the summer? Here are 5 tips for transitioning kids from school to summer vacation: 1. Make a summer vacation wish list. Get your family together and have everyone come up with a list of activities they want to do during vacation. If you are able to schedule everything everyone wants to do, great. If not, you can have family members vote or do a random drawing to select what activities make the itinerary. Make your planning session fun. Maybe have family members act out what they want to do while others try and guess the activity. Adding an element of fun to the planning process will spur your child’s excitement. 2. Maintain a routine. Summer vacation doesn’t need to be as structured as the school year. After all, vacation is a time for fun. With that being said, maintaining a lite version of your child’s school routine can help make the transition from school to summer vacation easier. It’s a routine they are already familiar with and they won’t have to adapt to a whole new way of doing things. Keeping a version of your school routine will also make it easier for your child to snap back into school mode once vacation is over. 3. Create a daily schedule. Make a daily schedule and hang it in an area where it can be easily seen. Having a schedule in place will help your child know what to expect, which will ease their anxiety. Try and make your schedule as simple as possible. My family’s summer vacation schedule typically includes meal times, the activity for the day, and bed time. 4. Balance activities with down time. Even though going places and doing different activities are fun, some kids dread summer vacation because they are overwhelmed with all they have to do. Work to find a balance between having your child participate in activities and them having time to unwind. You don’t want your child to be bored, but you also don’t want them to feel fatigued from being over-scheduled. 5. Keep children connected with classmates. Kids don’t always live in the same neighborhoods as their classmates and the end of the school year can mean a loss of contact with their close friends. You can remedy this by getting your child’s friends’ contact information so you can plan a play date over the summer. You could even coordinate with some parents from your child’s class to go on an outing together. This will help your child maintain their relationships with friends into the upcoming school year. Transitions definitely aren’t easy, However, if you take the time to plan ahead, it can go a whole lot smoother than when you don’t.


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Parents and students,

We are excited to inform you Infinite Campus has two new and improved mobile apps: Campus Student (for students) and Campus Parent (for parents). Download your free app for real-time access to grades, assignments, attendance, schedules, announcements and more. Student: Parent: Download: Apple | Google

If you are using the old Infinite Campus app, please download the new app. The old app will be removed from the app store June 2019.

SAVE YOUR POP TABS! Please send in any and all aluminum pop tabs to support Ronald McDonald House and Children's Hospital (info about the campaign). Students can drop off tabs at the office, in their classroom, or directly in the black mailbox outside Ms. Ranieri's class door.

GARDENING PARTY - LIZ CROW We need your help removing rock from our future garden space. If you have a shovel, wheelbarrow or just need a reason to enjoy some time outside, WE NEED YOU! TUESDAY MAY 21 @ 1:00 - 3:15 (flyer).
Open to Grades 3 - 6 - SIGN UP HERE! now open to 3rd grade as well! Start your morning with some mindfulness and see your life change (flyer). Tuesday and Thursday Mornings - 8:10 - 8:30 AM 
In Mrs. Dunker’s 4th Grade Classroom
Thanks for your support in celebrating our local police force! Safety at CTE I know this is a repeat from last week, but I want to be sure all parents are aware of all of our efforts on behalf of student safety. The District requires us to have very well thought out plans for emergencies. We have a developed reunification plan, can mobilize medications in seconds, and routinely review our practices and protocols to better meet the needs of all involved. Drills - By law we are required to practice safety protocols throughout the school year. In an effort to create a calm environment, before our first drills of the year, I went to each classroom and explained the why and how for each drill. This gave students an opportunity to ask questions and understand there is reason for each drill. We do our best to make these drills learning experiences, rather than fearful encounters. That being said, protocols are in place for safety reasons. Keeping quiet is a necessity for all students so everyone can hear directions in case of an emergency. These are the drills required by law:

Evacuation - once a month

Lockout - once per semester

Shelter in Place - once per semester

Lockdown - once per semester Social Emotional Learning (SEL) - Our school has adopted Second Step for social emotional learning. Each classroom learns weekly lessons about how to support emotional well being. As part of second step, there are bully proofing lessons in the curriculum. Teachers teach these lessons as well. Second Step is a wonderful program which offers strategies for one’s on well-being and strategies to help others. Follow this link if you would like more information regarding this program. We also use various other strategies to support social emotional health. Teachers use these resources based on the needs of their students: Restorative Practices, Zones of Regulation, Mindfulness, Steps to Respect, and many other strategies. Support Staff - We are very thankful to our voters for passing 5A and 5B in November. These monies have provided funds to support a full time counselor in our building. Jane Steiner is our school counselor and our school psychologists are Sara HeimSmit and Susan Quatrocelli. These staff members have take such good care of our student’s and families' emotional needs. Our mental health team works diligently to stay current with strategies and practices. Even as I’m typing this Mrs. Steiner is at a conference for social emotional learning and Mrs. HeimSmit will be attending tomorrow. We consider ourselves fortunate to have such qualified staff. Douglas County School District also partners with our local police force. Parker police routinely walk through our building for visibility and to promote a safe climate and culture. As you can see, we take physical and emotional safety very seriously. Your child’s safety and the safety of our staff are our first priority. Please don’t hesitate to visit with either Mr. Miller or me should you have any questions.

What's Happening at CTE (calendar)  
16 MAY 8:10 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
2:45 - 3:15pm EPIC Assembly CTE
3:30 - 4:15pm Film Club - Library
3:45 - 4:45pm TGA Tennis - Blacktop
17 MAY All day Field Day
20 MAY 11am - 9pm PSP Restaurant Night - Papa Johns
3 - 3:30pm Chap Senior Clap out
21 MAY 8:10 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
1 - 3:15pm CTE Garden Construction Party
22 MAY 11am - 2:30pm 4th Grade to Challenger Park
23 MAY 9 - 10am Kindergarten Graduation
11am - 1pm Third Grade EOY Party at Jolla Park
12:30 - 2pm Kindergarten PM Graduation
3 - 3:30pm Team Blow Out Party
3:30 - 4:15pm Film Club - Library
5 - 6pm Academic Excellence Program and Reception
All day Sixth Grade Graduation
10 - 10:30am 6th Grade Clap Out

The Principal Chronicles continue ... This past Sunday was Mother's Day and we really lucked out with such a great weather day. Our day began with me having to get our two girls up. Tough to serve breakfast in bed to my significant other at 9:00 AM. On the menu which our girls created were: blue cornmeal waffles, bacon, quiche, and smoothies. It is always interesting when you let your 11 and 13 year-olds cook. Actually, it wasn't too bad or too big of a mess. My oldest went through about 6 eggs in order to actually separate the yolk from the whites. She stuck with it though and everything turned out great. Our next stop was to do what is called the Crabapple Route near downtown Littleton. When my significant other looked up the route it seemed pretty doable and we would be able to see lots of crabapple trees in bloom. With the lovely weather, we thought it was a great idea. Well as it turns out, the route is about 8 miles and we weren't prepped to walk that far. We did see a dead snake which was the highlight according to my two daughters. After all of that, we headed over to Toast for our second breakfast. Now most of you know I am extremely strict on what food I ingest but on rare occasions I just let things rip. Being at Toast on Mother's Day was one of those times. I had a Chorizo Omelet (which quadrupled my salt and fat intake for the day), berry pancakes with fruit compote and whipped cream on top (which took my sugar intake for the day into the stratosphere - I couldn't think of anything larger than quadrupled), and topped it off with a few bites of avocado toast. Needless to say, it tasted really good but once it passed my esophagus it was all downhill from there. I was ready for a nap, that is for sure ... but we weren't done yet. Our last stop (post gorging ourselves) was a place called ArtSpark. It's a small little house that the owner turned into an art studio. We had signed up for open art time so we could just make what ever we wanted for the two hours we were there. It was amazing how creative my girls were and how absolutely not creative I was during this time. I ended up making some strange landscape picture that I added WAY too many elements to because I couldn't just land the plane on my painting. Everyone else's stuff came back really cool, and if you are ever in need of someplace to exercise your creative juices, I would highly recommend it. Well that is it for this week's edition, stay tuned next week when we will have our final episode for the school year. Can't believe another year has passed. See you next time when the Principal Chronicles continue ...

  • CHAP Summer Camp Brochure 
  • Momentum Athletic Center in Parker - flyer
  • SMS STEM Camp - Are you interested in creating robots or video games? Two different STEM Camps are being offered at Sierra Middle School this summer for kids ages 9 and up. Check out for more information.
  • Rosie's Ranch - Summer Horseback Riding -flyer 
  • 2019 Chaparral Volleyball Summer Camps - flyer
  • Chap Youth Basketball Camps - flyer (NEW with changes)
  • Hi there, it's that time of year again to let you know about the 6th annual 2019 Rock Canyon Film Camp this summer for the aspiring filmmakers incoming grades 6th-9th in the upcoming 2019-20 school year.  To register click the School Bucks link on the site above (flyer). This year's summer camp will run all day from June 10-13th (Monday-Thursday) and for boys and girls entering the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grade next year.  Camp runs from 9am-3:30pm each day and campers will break for lunch from 11:30-12:15pm (campers will need to bring a sack lunch each day). Registration will be from 8:15-9am Monday morning June 10th in the 4000 Rock Canyon Technology Center.  Thursday afternoon we invite your family and friends to join us in viewing the film screenings, highlights, and awards ceremony in the RCHS auditorium from 2:30-3:30pm. The camp will entail many techniques involved in filmmaking as students will produce various short films throughout the week. Film teachers Scott Melanson (Cimarron Middle School), Jim McClurg (HRHS) and others will be working alongside experienced high school and college film students as mentors throughout the week. All campers will receive a camp t-shirt and shared access to download and or stream all video projects produced at camp.

  • Chaparral Wrestling Club - flyer 
  • Drawing Classes from Young Rembrandts - flyer
  • Engineering for Kids Class - flyer 
  • Douglas County Parenting Coalition - free programs flyer 
  • Strategic Kids Chess at CTE 
  • Strategic Kids LEGO at CTE 
  • after school Spanish at CTE

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