The Stallion Scoop: 14Mar19

The Stallion Scoop: 14Mar19
Posted on 03/14/2019


  • P/T CONFERENCES / YEARBOOK PHOTOS (deadline 25Mar19)


Upcoming Events: Mark your calendars for our April events - Games Night on Thursday, April 18th at 6:00pm & Restaurant Night at Chipotle (Main St. location) on Monday, April 22nd from 4:00pm - 8:00pm. Have a great Spring Break!

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

Please submit any/all photos of CTE events for the 2018-19 yearbook (class parties, assemblies, field trips, etc.)

The deadline for submissions is 25Mar19 - here are 3 easy ways to submit photos: 1. use the HerfJones portal (from your computer or from the app) go to the website: * use the school code: cteyearbook * complete the form and start submitting! * for iPhone and Droid users, the eShare App! (search: "Herff Jones eShare") 2. email photos to Anna Hylton 3. send a flash drive to school with your student (labeled drives will be returned)

MARCH COUNSELOR'S CORNER - JANE STIENER Handwriting Helper Does your youngster have trouble with handwriting? Here’s a way to practice two important skills: controlling a pencil and forming letters. You’ll need a pencil, a small piece of clay, and tracing paper. First, have your child hold a pencil like she does when she writes. Next, put a piece of clay in the area where she grips the pencil. Mold the clay to fit her fingers. The grip will make the pencil feel more comfortable and help keep it from slipping. Then, find or draw pictures of common things, such as a house, bike, car, or tree. Print the names of the items under the pictures. Have your youngster trace the outline of each picture and the letters in its name on the tracing paper. *From 2008 Resources for Educators, a division of Aspen Publishers, Inc. Visit these sites for more information:

CMAS Testing - Colorado’s State-Mandated Test Parents, here is a link to the practice tests for CMAS. All Cherokee Trail students in 3rd-6th grades will take the Math and ELA (English/Language Arts) portions of the test. 5th grade students will also take Science. On April 9th-11th grades 3-6 will take the English Language Arts portion of the assessment in the morning. The following week, April 16th-18th, grades 3-6 will take Math in the morning. During that week, 5th graders will take the Science portion in the afternoons. For more information on CMAS testing here is a link to the Colorado Department of Education. All things CMAS reside on this website. CTE’s CMAS schedules are on our school website.
What's Happening at CTE (calendar) 
11 MAR All day Conference Week
12 MAR All day Conference Week
13 MAR All day Conference Week
14 MAR All day Conference Week
All day Pi Day! (3.14)
All day STOMP CHOMP & READ Book Fair
8:10 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
3:30 - 4:15pm Film Club - Library
15 MAR All day Conference Week
All day STOMP CHOMP & READ Book Fair
18 MAR All day Spring Break
19 MAR All day Spring Break
20 MAR All day Spring Break
21 MAR All day Spring Break
22 MAR All day Spring Break
26 MAR 8:10 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
2:15 - 3:15pm PSP Meeting
27 MAR 7:45 - 8:30am Student Council
10:20 - 10:50am Chap Wish Week Assembly
28 MAR 8:10 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
3:30 - 4:15pm Film Club - Library
3:45 - 4:45pm TGA Tennis - Blacktop
29 MAR All day Chap Wish Week
2:45 - 3:15pm Wish Week Reveal

The Principal Chronicles continue ... As I write this we have just survived the bomb cyclone and are coming back from two full days off of school. I have to admit, it was really strange coming back to school today, only to turn around and go on Spring break for a week. We have a ton of kids out today and it just seems like a strange day overall. In writing this, it reminds me of some of the other snow days I've had. My significant other couldn't figure out why they called school so early on Tuesday which reminded me of a time when they called school in the middle of the day. There was a HUGE blizzard that blew in around 10 or so that day and by noon it looked like the apocalypse had hit. The District called our school and told us to send everyone home. These were the days before School Messenger so we had to individually call each and every parent to try and get them to come and pick up their students. Of course with the bad roads, it took some parents forever to get to school. The last student left school at 6, six hours after they had called school. I'm guessing the superintendent at the time got an earful from quite a few angry parents and quite a few angry teachers. I remember another time when I was a pretty young teacher, we heard that there was going to be a massive snow storm hitting the day before spring break. Most of us went out to party after work keeping our fingers crossed that the blizzard truly would come. Needless to say, we lucked out, school was in fact canceled the next day, and we got to start our Spring break early. For those of you who don't know, my mom was an elementary school principal and I vividly remember many days when the bus was late and I would trudge back home and call her to say that bus didn't show up and that school "had" to be canceled. Her usual response was "yes, the bus is coming so get back out there before you miss it". So off I would go and be the only kid at the bus stop and yes the bus always came. I can't tell you how many times I was one of the very few kids at school because the rest of the kids got to stay home. Probably one of the main reasons I had perfect attendance for my entire student career. Hope all of you had a great few days off and will have a wonderful break. See you on the flip side of break. Until next time when the Principal Chronicles continue ...


  • Rosie's Ranch - Summer Horseback Riding - flyer 
  • 2019 Chaparral Volleyball Summer Camps - 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 
  • Chaparral Wrestling Club - flyer
  • after school Spanish at CTE


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