NEWS

25 APR 2019

IN THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER:

  • STALLION SPOTLIGHT 
  • STAFF CHAT
  • PSP NEWS
  • TEACHER APPRECIATION BREAKFAST
  • FROM MUSIC
  • SAVE YOUR POP TABS
  • ROCK PAINTING
  • GARDENING PARTY
  • FROM PE
  • MINDFUL MORNINGS
  • COUNSELOR'S CORNER
  • FROM THE AP
  • FROM THE PRINCIPAL 
  • NEW FLYERS
  • GIFTED & TALENTED NEWS


STALLION SPOTLIGHT

xylophonesMs Ranieri's 5th grade students collaborated with Mr. Anderson to design and build and install two 'Hanging Xylophones' on the Kindergarten playground.

Read the full story here.



STAFF CHAT - THE PRINCIPAL'S PODCAST

Mr. Miller has posted a podcast for his weekly Staff Chat. Each podcast is available on CTE's YouTube channel - please subscribe and never miss any of the fun! Each week he will have a short interview with one of our staff members. Please enjoy the latest episode of season 2 with Anna Hylton, Computer Resource Teacher (personal note: it was more than a little weird to process my own podcast!! ... and the name of the book series which I couldn't remember: All Creatures Great and Small, by James Herriot).


PSP NEWS
Morning with Moms: Please join us for Morning with Moms next Friday, May 3rd at 8am! We will be serving donuts, milk and juice! There will be a chance to support PSP and you'll have an opportunity to win some amazing products and services. If you have any to donate that moms would love, please contact Christina Clements. We are also looking for some Dads to help with set up, serving, and clean up! 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! Games Night: Thank you to Bonnie Moore, Angela Liew, & Courtney Burris for organizing Games Night for our community to enjoy! It was a great success! Thank you to all who attended and a special thank you to the following vendors who supported Games Night with donations to ensure that we had plenty of prizes and ice cream.

Summit Orthodontics

Walmart

PACE Center

KidsTown

Home Depot

Boondock's

Good Times

Culver's

King Soopers

Safeway

Chick-Fil-A

Sonic

Vines

Freddy's

Noodles & Co.

Texas Roadhouse


TEACHER APPRECIATION BREAKFAST

May 6-10 will be Teacher Appreciation Week! Please help show your appreciation to our amazing teachers and staff by signing up to bring a breakfast item. You may drop off breakfast items at CTE by 7:30am on Thursday, May 9 or earlier in the week if needed. You may also contact Kate Kretzer 720-331-2579 if you need help coordinating food drop offs or with any questions. Thank you all for showering our teachers with love and kindness!


FROM MUSIC BOBBY ANDERSON

UPCOMING CTE CONCERTS AND MUSIC PRESENTATIONS 4th Grade - Tues. April 30th 6:30pm CTE Gym "Colorado History Program" 5th Grade - Tues. May 7th 6:30pm CTE Gym "The 1950s & 60's Rock n Roll Review" 6th Grade - Tues. May 14th 6:30pm CTE Gym "My 6th Grade CTE Year" Music Video Project Presentations
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.
CTE ROCK PAINTING
On April 26, Cherokee Trail students will be participating in the 2nd annual “Make Cherokee Trail Beautiful” challenge by painting rocks for the front entryway to school. Each student will create a design with a positive message to paint on their rock. Please send students in old clothes and shoes that day, or have them bring an old shirt to put over their clothes as paint may get on students in the process of painting. If you are able to volunteer to help during the time that your child is painting, please contact your child’s teacher directly. Rock Painting Schedule - April 26, 2019

8:45-9:15

5th grade

9:25-9:55

6th grade

10:30-11:00

AM Kindergarten and Full Day Kindergarten

11:10-11:40

4th grade

11:50-12:20

1st grade

12:30-1:00

2nd grade

1:30-2:00

PM Kindergarten

2:00-2:30

3rd grade


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).


FROM PE - MICHELE WHITTINGHAM
Field day is quickly approaching. May 17th will be here before we know it. I am in need of almost 80 volunteers to make it run smoothly. Please see below to help out. Community service hours are available for teens. Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: https://signup.com/go/pSjPQDB 2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like 3) Sign up! It's easy - you will NOT need to register for an account or keep a password on SignUp.com. Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

MINDFUL MORNINGS - NOELLE DUNKER 
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

APRIL COUNSELOR'S CORNER - JANE STIENER
Creating a Positive Bedtime Routine Nighttime, immediately before sleep, is the time when we're able to reconfigure our mindset (same as right after waking up).  Having a positive conversation with your kids - right before sleep - will carry them into the night with gratitude and positivity.  Use the link below to make a glowing cube to help foster a positive mindset bedtime ritual. Each side of the cube has a question such as “What did you learn today?" "What are you grateful for?" "How were you kind today?" Have your kids toss a cube every night before sleep. They will have so much fun answering the questions (and let them ask you one too).
5 Steps to a Positive Bedtime Routine for Kids
*From https://biglifejournal.com/
FROM THE AP - ROBIN HUNT
What's Happening at CTE (calendar)  
25 APR 8:10 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
3:30 - 4:15pm Film Club - Library
3:45 - 4:45pm TGA Tennis - Blacktop
26 APR 8:30am - 2:45pm Rock Painting
3 - 3:15pm Dance Assembly
29 APR 3:30 - 5pm Hexathlon Practices - Field
30 APR 8:10 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
6:30 - 7:30pm 4th Grade Colorado History Music Program
1 MAY 2:45 - 3:15pm Team Jobs Blow-out Party
3:30 - 5pm Hexathlon Practices - Field
5 - 8pm Clarke Farms Tsunami Mtg. - Cafeteria
2 MAY 8:10 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
10 - 11am Student Council to Parker Mayor
3:30 - 4:15pm Film Club - Library
3:30 - 4pm CTE Volunteer Appreciation Tea
3:45 - 4:45pm TGA Tennis - Blacktop
3 MAY 8 - 9am Mornings with Moms
8:30am - 2pm 6th Grade Hexathlon
6 MAY All day Teacher Appreciation Week
7 MAY All day Teacher Appreciation Week
8:10 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
2 - 3pm 6th Grade /Staff Kickball Game
6:30 - 7:30pm 5th Grade Nifty 50's and 60's Program
8 MAY All day Teacher Appreciation Week
7:45 - 8:30am Student Council
2:15 - 3:15pm Page to Stage Performance - Jungle Book
9 MAY All day Teacher Appreciation Week
8:10 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
3:30 - 4:15pm Film Club - Library
3:45 - 4:45pm TGA Tennis - Blacktop
10 MAY All day Teacher Appreciation Week
2:30 - 3:15pm STEAM Day

FROM THE PRINCIPAL
 - JOSH MILLER
The Principal Chronicles continue ... As we approach the end of our testing season, it is the time of year to see how well our students did on their exams. It's a tough time of year to be a student at Cherokee Trail what with CMAS testing, writing assessments, math assessments, and reading assessments. Although I am confident that most of our kids don't love the testing, it does give us a chance to look at how much they grew during the year. As I write this, at 4:45 PM on Wednesday evening, not all of our testing is completed - but for those who are done? Holy Cow have they grown! It is downright ridiculous how much our students have improved this year. Our teachers worked so hard with them and it has definitely paid off. I am so very proud to be a part of this staff and so proud of our students for all of their hard work. I will be really looking forward to seeing how we did on our CMAS scores as well! Although we won't get those results any time soon, I am pretty confident we blew the doors off that test. From the bottom of my heart, congratulations to all of our staff and students for their excellent work this year. That is it for this week's episode, from the very proud Principal Chronicles. Stay tuned to next week when the Principal Chronicles continue ...
SUMMER ACTIVITIES
  • 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)
  • 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