NEWS

14 JAN 2022

IN THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER:
  • PSP NEWS
  • STUCO FUNDRAISER FOR MARSHALL FIRE
  • RC TOUR OF THE SCHOOL
  • SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
  • EPICER @ CTE THIS WEEK
  • COUNSELOR'S CORNER
  • CALENDAR
  • FROM THE PRINCIPAL
  • NEW FLYERS 

PSP NEWS 


Save the dates: 

Jan 25th 5:30pm - PSP meeting

Feb 11th 5-7pm - All School Dance

 

Thank you for helping support our school in 2021! Happy Holidays!


FROM STUCO - MADISON LEVINE
Hello CTE Community! 
Student Council is holding a fundraiser to help the schools impacted by the Marshall Fire. Our fundraiser will be held next week, January 18-21. StuCo hopes to donate $1,000 to help these schools in need of rebuilding! These schools are overwhelmed with supplies at the moment so we ask that only money donations be made (cash or checks payable to "CTE" please), your student can turn these donations into their classroom teacher next week. We have the best community out there and we are confident we can reach our goal!

Thank you for all of your support for our fellow CO communities!


RC TOUR OF THE SCHOOL - JOSH MEADE


FROM SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING - NOELLE DUNKER


What’s Happening in Social Emotional Wellness?

“Seeing the good in others” will be the message we will practice this week.  Our activity will be centered around finding goodness in our class family members.  Students will then be asked to see the good in others outside of the classroom - at school and in the community. 



EPICER @ CTE THIS WEEK


Each month we focus more closely on one trait - this month's EPICER trait is: 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


JANUARY COUNSELOR'S CORNER - JANE STEINER


Healthy Activities Family Night hosted by Sierra Middle School

Each year, Sierra Middle School hosts an evening filled with Healthy Activities through the Sources of Strength program.  Some of the activities include yoga, art stations, sports, and games. All families are welcome to join this free event which includes a variety of fun things students and parents can participate in.  Hope to see our Cherokee Trail families there! 

 

Mental Health Resources

I Matter – Parents and youth (ages 12 and older) can take a brief mental health screening and schedule 3 free counseling appointments.

10 Mental Health Benefits of Sports

 

Social Media

Social media is at the forefront of many students’ interests and activities outside of school.  While there can be positive takeaways, it can be challenging for youth to navigate.  Some data reports that too much social media can be detrimental to their mental health.  Keeping the lines of communication open and having a plan to keep up with current apps and setting limits can be helpful. Please take time to look at the two linked articles.

Avoiding Digital Drama

Knowing the Latest Apps

 

Family Resources

Weekly snack/food bags provided by Parker Task Force – If your family is interested in having a bag of snacks/food sent home in their student’s backpack weekly, please fill out this brief form.

Families with housing instability

Universal Free Meal Benefits


UPCOMING CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS



FROM THE PRINCIPAL - JOSH MILLER

The Principal Chronicles continue....


Whoever said that being agile is the new normal was definitely correct for 2022. I have started to dread looking at my phone when I get up at 4:30 am. I have been getting at least 3-4 overnight texts/emails from people who will be out for the upcoming day. It's been some serious staffing gymnastics every day but, (knock on wood), we have been pretty lucky in being able to fill positions and not impact our school very much. Thank goodness we have a staff so willing to jump in and support one another. They make last-minute plans, take extra kids, and overall just do whatever it takes to support our students. They make me feel proud and lucky all at the same time. Hopefully, we have reached the peak of all of this and will begin to wind down by the end of January. As always, it should be interesting. 

On the personal side, my daughter and I have been spending a large amount of time looking at houses so we can move out of our apartment in February. It's been a long year but we will be very happy to get out of there. What we didn't realize is how much more houses cost now than they did last year. Not only that, there aren't really a ton of people selling so the few houses that are available go super quickly. We put an offer in on a house and we're giving the seller above the asking price only to be beat out by someone giving 100K over the asking price - and cash no less. Can't compete with that so, as the Seinfeld episode goes, "No soup for you!!". So come late February, if you see a tent on the top of the school, that will be me camping out until we can find a place to live. Then again, who knows, maybe something will work out. 

That is it for this week's episode. Stay healthy everyone and we will see you next time when the Principal Chronicles continue ...

NEW FLYERS



ARCHIVED FLYERS (ALL)

* Science Matters STEM club (flyer)
* Chaparral Wrestling Club (flyer)
join CUB SCOUTS (flyer)
SARAH'S SPANISH SCHOOL (flyer)

* STEM CLUBS (flyer)

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