NEWS

23 JAN 2020 

IN THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER:
  • STALLION SPOTLIGHT
  • PSP NEWS
  • JANUARY COUNSELOR'S CORNER
  • FROM THE AP
  • WHAT'S HAPPENING AT CTE - CALENDAR
  • FROM MR. MILLER
  • FLYERS (NEW & ARCHIVED)


STALLION SPOTLIGHT

system structures

In 5th grade, we have started exploring the internal and external structures of all living organisms; plants, animals, and humans alike!  Read the full story here.







PSP NEWS King Soopers Loyalty Program: Thank you to everyone who has linked their loyalty card to so that CTE will receive a percentage of your purchases! We have raised approximately $2000 from this program this school year! These are funds that can be used to fulfill PSP grants. If you'd like to link your card, please take the following steps: 1. Go to KingSoopers.com 2. Sign-in or create an account if you don't have one already. 3. Under "My Account" find Community Rewards.  4. Search for Cherokee Trail Elementary PSP or enter the code DW799. 5. Contact us with any questions. 

JANUARY COUNSELOR'S CORNER - JANE STEINER Happy New Year! I can’t believe we are now in the second half of the school year!  The students at CTE have been learning a lot about themselves and others through our Social-Emotional curriculums.  The students are learning how to regulate their emotions as well as how their actions impact others. In Kindergarten, I will be implementing the Safer, Smarter Kids curriculum to teach students how to identify unsafe situations and tools to use in them. Fourth grade students are continuing to learn about mindfulness, now focusing on mindful movement through the Mind Up curriculum. Fifth grade students have broadened their perspective and knowledge about the world and others by learning about Human Rights through a series of lessons. In sixth grade, we are starting a new unit from the Second Step Program on thoughts, emotions, and decisions.  Students have really enjoyed learning about the adolescent brain and how it relates to their emotions and behaviors.  We are also expecting a visit from the counselors at Sierra Middle School this month to present information about middle school and electives.
FROM THE AP - ROBIN HUNT
Candy Grams for Sale! Student Council is selling Valentine Candy Grams - $2 for one and $5 for three. Your handwritten note and a full-sized candy bar will be delivered to your child's classroom on Valentine's Day. Candy Grams may be purchased at the school dance Friday evening, January 24th. One hundred percent of our proceeds from the Candy Grams will go to our Make-A-Wish student who will be revealed during Wish Week.

What's Happening at CTE (calendar)
23 JAN 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
24 JAN 6 - 8pm All School Dance
28 JAN 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
5 - 6pm Academic Excellence Event CTE-Staff Calendar
30 JAN 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
6:30 - 7:30pm Chap Area Choir Concert - SMS
4 FEB 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
6 FEB 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
7 FEB All day Go RED Day


FROM THE PRINCIPAL
 - JOSH MILLER

So the sickness that has been going around has finally hit me. It's kind of strange really. I take pretty good care of myself and very rarely get sick. In fact, I don't even have a primary doctor. Last year when I turned 45, I decided I should probably find a doctor and get a physical every year. So funny enough, I find a doctor and schedule an appointment to get some bloodwork done and literally a few days before my appointment, my youngest comes home with a super-cough. Now for those of you who have never met my youngest, when she gets sick, she has the unique ability to pass it along to me. It might be her blasting her cough all over the place without covering her mouth or it might be her habit of leaving her used kleenexes all over the house. Either way, I came down with a stuffed up nose the day before my doctor appointment. So on Monday, I went to the doctor and had to go through the eight billion page questionnaire about whether or not I have had a plethora of different diseases none of which I have had and most of which I have never even heard of. After the questionnaire, I had to sit in the waiting room which seemed to me to be the epicenter of infectious diseases. I tried not to touch anything. From there it was pretty quick and after my blood draw, I was good to go. So this was about 11 am on Monday. The next morning while I was driving myself into school, I got an unknown number call on my personal cell phone. Those of you who know me, know that I NEVER answer my phone if I don't know the number. I figured if it is important then they can leave a message. So a message was left so my interest was piqued but I decided to wait until I got to school to listen to it. It was the doctor calling about something in my blood work that was critical and that I needed to call her immediately. Glad I waited until I got to school, as that message freaked me out. No one wants to get that phone call from their doctor. When I called her back she asked how I was feeling and if I felt dizzy or drowsy. I said that my nose was stuffed up but otherwise felt just fine. She then told me my blood glucose level was 27 where the bottom end of the normal range starts at 65. She then told me if this number was truly correct I would either be in or very close to a diabetic coma (super). She thought (and I do stress the words 'she thought') that the test might not be accurate (duh!) and that I would need to go back to the doctor later that day to give another blood sample. From there I had no less than 7 communications with the doctor's office making sure I scheduled and came in that very day. At least they were concerned. Needless to say, it really moved my cheese and I struggled to focus on really anything the remainder of the day. After hearing back from the doctor this morning, it turns out that the number wasn't accurate (shocker) but my glucose was still pretty low. Not sure what that means yet but I am fairly happy that I won't be headed into a diabetic coma anytime soon. That is it for this week's medical episode. Stay tuned next week when the Principal Chronicles continues...


NEW
FLYERS
* Stragetic Kids: Skywalker LEGO (flyer)
ARCHIVED FLYERS (ALL)

Tennis and Golf will be offered after school at CTE starting in February. CLICK HERE to view more info and to register. * We conduct after-school tennis and golf classes at elementary schools in Douglas County and will be having winter classes that will be open to students of other schools. We want kids to stay active and play sports throughout the winter and we would love to see your students in our classes. (flyer) * Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes, new session - (flyer)
* StrategicKids LEGO - flyer * StrategicKids Chess - flyer * order school picture packages online via Lifetouch.com
* 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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