The Stallion Scoop: 5Mar20

The Stallion Scoop: 5Mar20
Posted on 03/05/2020
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PSP NEWS Yearbook Orders: It's time to order a yearbook if you haven't already! Fill out the yearbook order form and send in payment by March 6th. If you believe you ordered a yearbook at the beginning of the year but you aren't sure, send us an e-mail with your name and your student's name and we can check. Yearbooks will be delivered in May.
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES - ANNA HYLTON CONFERENCES - 9-13MAR20 - visit this link to sign up for parent/teacher conferences. 1. no log-in required! 2. just click on the teacher's name - use the Register for Multiple Conferences link if you want to find a common time for all of your students 3. chose the date of conference 4. chose the time of conference - click Sign Up 5. fill in the required information 6. click Sign Up for your Conference at the bottom optional - use the Add to my Personal Calendar link Please contact Anna Hylton with any questions.
Please submit any/all photos of CTE events for the 2019-20 yearbook (class parties, assemblies, field trips, etc.)

The deadline for submissions is 13Mar20 that's next week! Here are the classrooms for which we have NO pictures so far: K: briese, zavadil 1: scott 2: dreith 3: reynolds, scofield 4: dunker, major, putman 5: ranieri, tyler 6: bartuska, browne, duncan here are 3 easy ways to submit photos: 1. use the HerfJones portal (from your computer or from the app) go to the website: * use the school code: cteyearbook * complete the form and start submitting! * for iPhone and Droid users, the eShare App! (search: "Herff Jones eShare") 2. email photos to Anna Hylton 3. send a flash drive to school with your student (labeled drives will be returned)

I am looking forward to beginning a series of lessons on bullying in 3rd grade classes this month. The lessons will focus on providing information about bullying and role-playing responses to various scenarios. I also plan on including literature to reinforce situations through story characters. 
In 6th grade, we are in our final Second Step unit “Serious Peer Conflicts”. Our lessons are focused on understanding different perspectives, handling peer conflict, making amends, and gratitude. Media Tips for Parents: 
* Did you know that college admissions officers use kids’ social media feeds to judge student applications? Read this article * What age is it appropriate for children to be exposed to internet media? Read this article * Is public shaming an effective parenting technique? Read this article

What's Happening at CTE (calendar)
5 MAR 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
9 MAR All day P/T Conferences CTE
10 MAR All day P/T Conferences CTE
7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades) 
9 - 9:45am EPIC Assembly
4 - 7pm Conferences Night CTE-Staff Calendar
11 MAR All day P/T Conferences CTE-Staff Calendar
12 MAR All day P/T Conferences CTE-Staff Calendar
7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades) 
4 - 7pm Conference Night CTE-Staff Calendar
13 MAR All day P/T Conferences CTE-Staff Calendar
16 MAR All day NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
17 MAR All day NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
18 MAR All day NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
19 MAR All day NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
20 MAR All day NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
24 MAR 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades) 
5:30 - 9pm Chap Percussion - Gym
25 MAR 7:45 - 8:30am StuCo Meeting
26 MAR 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades) 
10am - 2pm Audiology Checks - Conference Rm.
2:45 - 3:15pm Chap Wish Week Assembly

 - JOSH MILLER The Principal Chronicles continue ... Normally this time of year I like to share stories from the Apple Awards. This year the Apple Award winners were Mrs. Whittingham and Mrs. O. Both have been at CTE forever and both are extremely deserving of the honor. They were both very excited to attend the party and even were able to bring along their families. As for me, I typically really like going to the event as it is a great opportunity to recognize people from around the district. Plus it was at the Vehicle Vault in Parker which is a pretty cool location. So Saturday came along, and since my significant other is out of town, it was up to me to pick up my oldest from tennis practice and bring her to her Dad's house. My oldest has decided to try out for the Green Mountain High School tennis team so she has been doing a tennis camp in this gigantic indoor bubble by downtown Littleton. The camp is from 5:00 - 7:00 which made it a bit difficult to get to Parker on time since the Apple Awards also started at 7:00. So my plan was to pick my oldest up, fly over to her Dad's house (which is by Green Mountain), then fly down to Parker in time to see the announcements of the awards. So there I was at 7:00, my oldest was really good about getting out on time and into the car and away we went. I dropped her off precisely at 7:23 and figured I could make it to Parker by 8:15 depending on construction on C-470. Luckily her Dad doesn't live too far from the highway. Of course, I was trying to make up some time so I was going Mach 1 on the highway trying to get to Parker. So fast in fact that I failed to see the State Patrol officer sitting on the side of the road just past University Blvd. What I did notice, however, was when he flipped on his lights to pull me over. Super. So there I was, pulled over on the highway with all of his spotlights on me. I was officially going 82 in a 55. The officer was very nice and politely told me that traveling at that rate of speed wasn't safe and how many people I was endangering by traveling so fast and nothing is that important to get to. Of course, he was exactly right and I felt completely stupid and embarrassed. So much so, that once he pulled away it was almost nine and I was in no mood to go to a party. So with my tail between my legs and my wallet about to be $150 lighter, I drove back home and went to bed. I figured the day was pretty rough and I just wanted to get it over. The good news was that both Mrs. O and Mrs. Whittingham had a wonderful time which made my odyssey not so bad. Well, that is it for this week, maybe next week I'll learn my lesson. See you next time when the Principal Chronicles continue ...

* Chap Baseball Fundraiser - Chick-Fil-A 12Mar20 (flyer)
* Future Wolverines & baseball fans – we’d love for you to stop by and cheer us on! Here is our VARSITY HOME game schedule (flyer)

* Strategic Kids LEGO (flyer) * Young Rembrandts - Cartoon Drawing class (flyer) Learn how to play tennis and golf or improve your skills at your school with TGA Premier Youth Sports and its fun and innovative programs. Golf Class is on Mondays starting on 2/3 right after school at 3:45 PM; Tennis Class is on Thursdays starting 2/6. Classes conducted on the blacktop if the weather is nice otherwise in the gym. Click HERE to register. Scholarships are available for kids on free/reduced lunch. Contact Anastassiya (flyer). * Stragetic Kids: Skywalker LEGO (flyer)
* Milk Caps for Moola - flyer
Join Mrs. Dunker on Tuesday and Thursday mornings to learn how to be more mindful in your life.  It's a wonderful, peaceful way to start your school day. Mindful Mornings is open to students in grades 3rd - 6th.  See below for information about how to sign up and be part of this joyful journey into mindfulness. You can sign up at Mindful Mornings Sign-up

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