The Stallion Scoop: 5Nov20

The Stallion Scoop: 5Nov20
Posted on 11/05/2020
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CTE is selling Butter Braids! All orders are due November 13th and Butter Braids will be delivered to the school for pick up on November 18th, just in time for the holidays. Use this link Butter Braid Online Registration to set up your child's online store.

EPIC'R INFORMATION  (even more info)

Next month's EPIC'R trait: INTEGRITY

  • I am honest.

  • I show empathy to those around me

  • I encourage and support others to do their best

  • I do what is right even when no one is watching and it is not the popular thing to do

It is time for our annual Canned Food Drive and to show our generosity to the Parker Task Force and families right here in our community.  This year, donations will look different due to COVID-19. We are asking that all donations be given online.


For many people, the holidays can be both a joyous and stressful time of year.  Keeping a peaceful home during this time of year can be a daunting task.
Listed below are 10 steps to maintain a peaceful home

1.     Have a family meeting to begin addressing the problem

2.    During and after your family meeting, listen to your children’s needs

3.    Validate the feelings your children express

4.    Let your children know that you love each one in a special way

5.    Trust your role as a parent

6.    Catch your children in the act of working out problems and praise them for doing so

7.    Teach your children empathy

8.    Spend 15-20 minutes a day of uninterrupted time with each child

9.    Think about what behavior adults in your house are modeling

10. Limit your children’s intake of violent TV shows, videos, and computer games

*Information taken from Naomi Drew (March 2006)

Parent Articles:

Taking Care of Yourself


Parent Resources:

AllHealth hosts free weekly parent support group


Backpack Snack Program- CTE partners with the Parker Task Force to provide free weekly food/snacks to families. If you are interested in using this program, please email [email protected].



The Principal Chronicles continue ... It has been a very strange last few weeks with lots of random days off. First, we had a snow day and then a furlough day in the middle of the week. Hopefully, we will get in two full weeks before Thanksgiving break but with another round of storms coming next week, who knows?

I typically don't swim much in the political pools but no matter which side of the aisle your political views sit, I think EVERYONE will be happy that we won't have to watch any more political ads or have our mailboxes flooded. No matter who ends up winning the presidency (as of this writing it is still undecided), I truly hope they can sign the stimulus package that includes school funding. Boy, could we use the money.


On the home front, many of my loyal readers know that we lost our dog George a while back. We still have Larry but since George passed he really hasn't been the same dog and our house hasn't been the same either. So this past week, we decided to adopt a dog from Lola's rescue. It was a fairly lengthy process but we welcomed the newest edition to our family on Sunday evening. Everyone, please meet: Norman. He is a Catahoula Leopard Hound and he is 8 weeks old. Right now he is a total bean pole who is all legs and paws, but I have a sneaking suspicion he is going to be a big boy. As you can see, he scores pretty high on the cute meter.


So in the matter of a few days, we went from having a fairly quiet and peaceful household to an absolute madhouse. Norman and Larry are now BFF's who truly enjoy getting up very very early in the morning, wrestling, and planning covert operations to steal bones from one another. Since Goerge passed away, Larry has gotten a little flabby around the mid-section, if you know what I mean, so we are all happy that Norman is going to put Larry back on the fitness trail. Allegedly, Catahoula Leopard Hounds LOVE to swim, so once we get Norman to the dog park it will be interesting to see if he can get Larry to swim. You would think Larry would love swimming since he looks exactly like a barrel with legs. As I seem to be saying more and more frequently, we shall see. 

The best part about it is we kept getting the dog a secret from our girls. We just decided to see how they would react when they came back from their other households to Norman just hanging out at home. My oldest came back last night and just kept repeating "how did THIS happen?" and of course immediately wanted to share with the world on social media but we had to put the brakes on that since my youngest doesn't come home until tonight. I can't wait to see her face. 

Well that is it for this week's episode, I am sure in the future I will share more experiences of Norman and Larry. I'll do my best to make a video here pretty soon as well. Just prepare yourself as you may explode because he is so darn cute. See you next week when the Principal Chronicles continues....



* Thanksgiving Camp at Stone Canyon (flyer) - Stone Canyon will be offering two different programs over thanksgiving break! Campers can either get creative in the kitchen with our culinary camp or experiment, create, and explore in our science camp. All of our thanksgiving campers will get to participate in our adventure activities like the high ropes, zip line, and archery! Stone Canyon will provide lunch and a snack each day. Transportation to and from camp will not be included. * Strategic Kids: Chess, Lego, Magic, Origami (flyer1) / (flyer2)  * Young Rembrandts On-Demand (flyer) 

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