The Stallion Scoop: 11Apr19

The Stallion Scoop: 11Apr19
Posted on 04/11/2019
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Thank you CTE for all of your support during Wish Week. We couldn’t have done it with out.  It was a fun week with a lot of different fundraisers going on to support Make-A-Wish Colorado.  We are happy to announce that we nearly doubled our donation this year!!! We are looking forward to hearing about Edward’s trip to Legoland. Thanks for being such a supportive community.


UPCOMING CTE CONCERTS AND MUSIC PRESENTATIONS 2nd Grade - Tues. April 23rd 6:30pm CTE Gym "We are Americans, All!" 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
A big THANK YOU to the CTE Community for another successful Book Fair!, even with Snowmaggedon! Your purchases help fund the purchase of library books for all of our students to read. A huge shoutout to the following families and businesses that donated items in support of  our Raffle: The Burrows Family - Simpler Times Designs - Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Workshops & Design

King Soopers



Scholastic Books The following people made the Book Fair possible - we could not have been successful without your help! Carrie Bingham Ali Burrow Christina Clements Anita Concialdi Sam Dahm Katy Egle Stacey Evans Matthew Fast Lisa Hum Jami Johnston Mhairi Jones Megan Lapidus Angie Lenth Angela Liew Lisa Loomer Rob Maurice Josh Meade Nadine Montoya-Donoho Marie Spence Vickie Swa-Jones Carin Tarka Lacey Whittaker

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.


Games Night: Our annual Games Night is coming up Thursday, April 18th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Enjoy free bingo, free ice cream, free prizes, and bring $1 to enter the cake walk that will benefit CTE StuCo. We are in need of a few helping hands that night. Please click here if you are able to help. We can't wait to see our CTE community for a fun night out! King Soopers Rewards: The King Soopers Neighborhood Reward Program has changed as of April 1st. We will no longer receive a percentage from the reloadable cards. Instead it will be linked to the loyalty/discount card that many of us already have. All you have to do is register your card and then every time you swipe it CTE will receive a percentage of your purchase. To register your card click here, sign-in using your loyalty login or create one, and then under "My Account" find Community Rewards. You can search for Cherokee Trail Elementary PSP or enter in our code, DW799. Please let us know if you have any questions!

SUCCESS IN THE MIDDLE We are very excited to announce that the DCSD Prevention & School Culture Department will again be hosting a Success In the Middle Conference on April 19, 2019. This conference is exclusively for students in 5th or 6th grade that will be transitioning to one of the nine neighborhood middle schools. This event is FREE for students and includes free lunch and as well as a free transportation option through DCSD!  Registration is open until April 5th, 2019 but will be capped at 250 attendees. (flyer) The event is designed to offer students information and strategies that will help them have a successful transition from elementary to middle school.  We will be focusing on helping students meet new peers, work on managing change, fear and challenges, build resiliency and take care of themselves (self-advocacy, study habits, time management). Dawna McKnight - Universal Prevention Team (Team U.P.) Prevention and School Culture Department Douglas County School District [email protected] (720) 417-2166

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

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

Games Night Is Coming Stuco will have a Cake Walk and will be selling concessions at Games Night this year. Cake Walk tickets are $1 each. Concessions are $3 for a combo meal which includes a hotdog, bag of chips and a water. StuCo will be sending out forms to pre-order so there is no wait for your family. Cash or checks only please. Please consider donating items using this sign up. Thank you for your support! National Bike To School This fun day is coming soon. Mark your calendars now to bike to school on Wednesday, May 8th. Be watching for more details and prizes to come! CMAS Testing Our testing has begun and things are going very well. Should we have a snow day on Thursday, we will postpone testing to Friday and Monday. Thanks to you and to our staff for having our students so well prepared. They are rockin’ it! What's Happening at CTE (calendar)  
11 APR All day CMAS Testing Grades 3-6
8:10 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
3:30 - 4:15pm Film Club - Library
3:45 - 4:45pm TGA Tennis - Blacktop
16 APR All day CMAS Science and Social Studies Grades 4-5
8:10 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
17 APR All day CMAS Science and Social Studies Grades 4-5
18 APR All day CMAS Science and Social Studies Grades 4-5
8:10 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
3:30 - 4:15pm Film Club - Library
3:45 - 4:45pm TGA Tennis - Blacktop
6 - 8pm Games Night
19 APR All day NO SCHOOL
22 APR 3:30 - 5pm Hexathlon Practices - Field
4 - 8pm Restaurant Night: Chipotle (Mainstreet Location)
23 APR 8:10 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
2:15 - 3:15pm PSP Meeting
2:30 - 3:15pm Orchestra Assembly
5:30 - 7pm SAC Meeting
6:30 - 7:30pm 2nd Grade Concert - Gym
24 APR 7:45 - 8:30am Studnet Council
3:30 - 5pm Hexathlon Practices - Field
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

The Principal Chronicles continue ... What is up with the apocalyptic weather? I have been in education for a really long time and can't think when we had a potential snow day in mid-April. It just seems really crazy to think. On a different note, we started our CMAS testing this week. It is a tough time for us. None of us truly love state testing but at the same time, it is how we are measured as a school and how we are measured against other schools. That is what is hard; we do so many things for students here above and beyond the test that isn't measured or noted on our statewide reports. Having said that, I am pretty confident we will continue to grow. Since I have been the Principal of this wonderful elementary school we have grown in our scores every year I have been here. It is something we are proud of and something our teachers have worked extremely hard for. CMAS essentially takes over the school for a couple of weeks. It takes literally every staff member we have to administer the test, not to mention we are utilizing every single open space that we have in the building. Needless to say, I will be very happy when it is all said and done. That is it for this weeks edition. Tune in next week when the Principal chronicles continue.
  • 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 for more information.
  • Rosie's Ranch - Summer Horseback Riding -flyer 
  • 2019 Chaparral Volleyball Summer Camps - flyer
  • 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.

  • 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


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