NEWS

23 MAY 2019

IN THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER:

  • STALLION SPOTLIGHT
  • PSP NEWS
  • FROM THE OFFICE - EPRs
  • FREE SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM
  • SUMMER READING PROGRAM
  • MAY COUNSELOR'S CORNER
  • SAVE YOUR POP TABS
  • FROM THE AP
  • FROM THE PRINCIPAL 
  • NEW FLYERS - including SUMMER ACTIVITIES
  • GIFTED & TALENTED NEWS


STALLION SPOTLIGHT

I'm GoodWatch the staff and students of CTE dance to The Mowgli's song I'm Good.
Read the full story here.

The quarte
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.

PSP
NEWS
Thank you! Thank you to our PSP Board for all their hard work & dedication to our school! Thank you to all of our event chairs for coordinating every PSP sponsored event and providing our community with ways to support our school and have fun! Lastly, thank you to everyone who supported our school by participating in a fundraiser! Because of your generosity we were able to provide the following this school year:

iReady Instructional Component

New Rug for Kindergarten

Shirts for the CTE Choir

Smart Software for a classroom SmartBoard

BOTB Books

Items for the Fall & Spring Book Fairs

6th Grade Language Arts & Math Curriculum

K-6 Science & Social Studies Curriculum

CTE Staff Holiday Celebrations

Professional Development for our staff

Field Trip Scholarships

Tribal Instincts & Harnessing Life's Instincts Resources for 5th Grade

Popsicles at Field Day

6th Grade Art Installations

Buffalo Bill Presentation for 4th Grade

Teacher Appreciation Week Gifts Ongoing Fundraisers: Remember that throughout the summer you can support PSP by registering your King Soopers loyalty card to support CTE PSP. You can also keep clipping Box Tops! The Box Tops program is changing this summer, so look for more information on that at the start of next school year. Volunteer Needs: Would you like to help our school continue to put on fun events and help raise funds? Please see the list below and e-mail us if you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities and would like more information. Thank you!

Back-to-School Night - August

Box Tops - Ongoing

Teacher Conference Dinners - Fall & Winter

Teacher Appreciation Week - May

School Supply Kits - Spring

Yearbook Distribution - May


FROM THE OFFICE Elementary Progress Reports will be available via the Parent Portal starting: 29May19 - paper report cards will not be sent home - please print off any you would like to keep for your records before 30Jun19, after this date. Trouble accessing the Parent Portal? Visit our Parent Portal FAQs. Summer office hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8am-1pm
FROM NUTRITION SERVICES
Nutrition Services is excited to start our Free Summer Lunch Program on May 28th. Please see the flyers, in English and in Spanish.
FROM THE LMC
- KAREN NOTTINGHAM

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.

 

*Information from Kiddiematters.com

Additional parent articles on summer transitions:

https://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/tips-for-shifting-from-school-year-to-summer-break/

https://childmind.org/article/strategies-for-a-successful-summer-break/


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.

FROM THE AP
- ROBIN HUNT
Thank you for another wonderful year. It has been my pleasure to support your students and to work with such a fabulous community. I hope you have an enjoyable summer!
What's Happening at CTE (calendar)
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
24 MAY All day LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
All day Sixth Grade Graduation
10 - 10:30am 6th Grade Clap Out
19 JUL - 7 AUG Express Check-In window
7 AUG 8:30am - 3:30pm First Day of School for Students

FROM THE PRINCIPAL
 - JOSH MILLER
The Principal Chronicles continue ... Well, here we are. My fifth year as Principal of Cherokee Trail has almost come to a close. As I write this, I just came back from Chaparral's graduation. It was so great to see so many students I recognized graduate. Next year will be the first year CTE students who had me as their principal will be graduating. Can't wait for that. This year has been awesome and although I am excited to get summer started, I'm always a bit sad at the end of the year. Seeing the students and teachers go on break is bittersweet. It seems like one minute our school is full of life and energy and then the next minute everyone is gone and it goes quiet, only start all over again in August. My plans for summer? I'll be at school working, I have a school conference to go to in downtown Denver, and another school conference in Atlanta. On the home front, the morning I get back from Atlanta, we are taking our girls to Jamaica to lay out in the sun, make poor dietary choices, and have some fun. Other than that the only other thing we have this summer is a trip to Colorado Springs to compete in the Colorado State Games. Coming off of my double silver medal performance from last year (Paddle Board and Air Hockey), we are going to compete in Orienteering this year. We shall see how that goes. Well that is it for this year. Have a wonderful and safe summer. We will see you next year when the Principal Chronicles continues....

SUMMER ACTIVITIES
  • CHAP Summer Camp Brochure 
  • Momentum Athletic Center in Parker - flyer
  • I Thrive Yoga kids' camp - 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 STEM-Camp.org 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.

NEW FLYERS (
ALL)
  • 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


GIFTED & TALENTED NEWS
DCAGT [Douglas County Association for the Gifted & Talented]
DCSD Gifted Education News