NEWS

5 DEC 2019

IN THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER:
  • WHAT'S NEW AT CTE 
  • PSP NEWS
  • CHAP FEEDER CODING NIGHT
  • BOOK FAIR THANK YOU
  • CTE CHOIR HOLIDAY PERFORMANCES
  • 1ST QUARTER EPIC ASSEMBLY
  • FROM MRS. HUNT
  • FROM MR. MILLER
  • FLYERS (NEW & ARCHIVED)


WHAT'S NEW AT CTE

choirSee the CTE Choir during one of their practice sessions -- video produced by CTE Film Club.

Read the full story here.





PSP NEWS

Looking for easy ways to support CTE throughout the year? Check out the opportunities below: Box Tops: While there are still come Box Tops on packages, most Box Tops are now collected via the app! This means no more clipping and collecting. Download the app, designate CTE as your school, and scan your receipts! To find out more information go the Box Tops site. We will continue to have a Box Tops competition so stay tuned for more details! King Soopers: CTE is enrolled in the King Soopers Loyalty Card Fundraiser. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and neighbors can earn fundraising dollars for something everyone already does - shop for groceries! CTE will earn a percentage of every transaction when you use your King Soopers Loyalty Card, exclusions apply. Follow the directions to support CTE with your King Soopers Loyalty Card:

1. Go to - www.KingSoopers.com.

2. Sign in or create an account if you don't have one already.

3. Under "My Account" find Community Rewards.

4. You can search for Cherokee Trail Elementary PSP or enter the code DW799.


CHAP FEEDER CODING NIGHT
- ANNA HYLTON

WHO: parents & students (no experience required)

WHAT:  explore a variety of programming activities

WHEN:  Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 pm

WHERE: Sierra Middle School

HOSTED BY: your Chaparral feeder schools!

     

If you will be attending this event, please fill out the *registration form at tinyurl.com/welovecoding. See the flyer! must register to be eligible for prizes.

 


BOOK FAIR THANK YOU - KAREN NOTTINGHAM

A big THANK YOU to the CTE Community for another successful Coin Challenge and Book Fair! We increased our fair fundraising goals, and our Coin Challenge raised over $1000 to provide books to kids within our community and throughout the world! Your purchases help fund the purchase of library books for all of our students to read. The 3rd Grade team was the winner of the Coin Challenge, winning a grade level party. We had an amazing attendance at our first Literacy Evening Event! Thank you to the team of Mrs. Browne, Mrs. Copeland, Mrs. Dunker, Mrs. Holmes, Mrs. Jakubowski, Mrs. Martinez, Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Steiner and Mrs. Weyhrich for running the Literacy Event, and to Mr. Miller and Mrs. Hunt for reading at the Principal's Storytime. The following people made the Book Fair possible - we could not have been successful without your help! Audrey & Arika Beckman Ali Burrow Angie Lenth Anita Concialdi Carin Tarka Ellen Jones Emily Broecher Jami Johnston Jennifer Richmond Jessica Kinney Jodi Rettinhouse Joshua Parnes Josh Meade Katy Egle Krissi Spohn Kristin Marsh Lacey Whittaker Laura Schrieber Lisa Hum Lisa Loomer Marie Spence Megan Lapidus Megan Sobeck Meredith Dingley Michele Whittingham Nadine Montoya-Donoho Nancy Russell Rosemarie Romano Vickie Swa-Jones Rayna Veuleman Rob Maurice Sarah Schroeder Tiffany Kemp


CTE CHOIR HOLIDAY PERFORMANCES
- BOBBY ANDERSON

Come see and hear your CTE Concert Choir!

Monday December 9th, 6:30pm CTE Gym 

Thursday December 12th 6:30pm O'Brien Park Gazebo

Thursday January 30th 6:30pm Sierra Middle School (Chaparral Area Choir Concert)


1ST QUARTER EPIC ASSEMBLY - PRODUCED BY CTE FILM CLUB


What's Happening at CTE (calendar)

5 DEC 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
6 DEC 9:30am - 2pm 4th Grade Field Trip to Wildlife Experience CTE-Staff Calendar
9 DEC 6:30 - 7:30pm Choir Concert - Gym
10 DEC 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
6 - 8pm Chap Feeder Coding Night Sierra Middle School
11 DEC 7:45 - 8:30am StuCo Meeting
2:30 - 3:15pm Band Orchestra and Choir Holiday Assembly
12 DEC 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
6:30 - 7:30pm Choir Concert - O'Brien Park Gazebo
13 DEC 2 - 3pm 4th Grade STEAM Day
17 DEC 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
2:45 - 3:15pm EPIC Assembly
4 - 8pm PSP Chick-Fil-A Night
18 DEC 2:30 - 3:15pm  5th Grade STEAM Day
6 - 8pm Band/Orchestra Concert
19 DEC 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
2:45 - 3:15pm  Holiday Sing-a-Long
20 DEC All day NO SCHOOL: Teacher Work Day
23 DEC through All day Winter Break
3 JAN All day Winter Break
6 JAN All day NO SCHOOL: Teacher Work Day
7 JAN 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)


FROM THE PRINCIPAL
 - JOSH MILLER

The Principal Chronicles continue ... Coming back from Thanksgiving break, you would figure that I would have all kinds of good stories but honestly, we didn't have our girls that week so my week was pretty boring. I basically did a lot of chores, cleaned the house, and spent a good amount of time shoveling. Our Thanksgiving was pretty good and just hung out with family. As for the school front, we are heading into one of our busiest times of the year. All of our teachers are in the midst of their mid-year observations as well as doing all of our mid-year assessments. Lots of progress monitoring on all fronts. It's a lot of work but it gives a good picture of where we are as a school and whether or not we are meeting our students' needs. From all of this data we can provide structures for our students moving forward to make sure they are growing as they should. The only other thing going on of significance: my Christmas shopping is completely done. For the first time in history, I tried to get all of my Christmas shopping done utilizing the sales from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Not really sure where those names came from but they seem fairly accurate. Before you get any ideas that I was up at the crack of dawn the day after Thanksgiving hitting the stores, let me assure you, I did no such thing. I got all of my shopping done without ever having to leave the house. I am fairly confident that Amazon will soon be taking over the world but in the meantime, it sure makes it convenient to get things delivered to your house. It's like Santa comes to your house multiple times a week. All that I have to do now is wrap everything up. As I am sure you can guess, wrapping presents is not in my skill set. I typically struggle with the measuring portion meaning I either have tons of extra paper or I am just short so I have to cut a small strip of paper to make it look better. In the end, I usually have to use lots of bows and ribbons to cover up all of my mistakes. Is it wrong to have 37 bows on a package? Maybe this year I'll just use duct tape. it will be easier to wrap and I can sit back and take some evil pleasure in watching my two girls struggle to get their gifts open. That is it for this week. Stay tuned for next week when I might have something more entertaining to talk about. See you next time when the Principal Chronicles continues...


NEW
FLYERS
Tennis and Golf will be offered after school at CTE starting in February.  
CLICK HERE to view more info and to register.

ARCHIVED FLYERS (ALL)

* We conduct after-school tennis and golf classes at elementary schools in Douglas County and will be having winter classes that will be open to students of other schools. We want kids to stay active and play sports throughout the winter and we would love to see your students in our classes. (flyer) * Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes, new session - (flyer) * Chaparral Performing Arts - November events (flyer) * Art Show - you're invited to come see Mr. Barton's work (flyer with corrected address) * IFCS family Holiday Baskets (flyer)
* StrategicKids LEGO - flyer * StrategicKids Chess - flyer * order school picture packages online via Lifetouch.com * A Taste of DCSD - flyer
* Milk Caps for Moola - flyer
Join Mrs. Dunker on Tuesday and Thursday mornings to learn how to be more mindful in your life.  It's a wonderful, peaceful way to start your school day. Mindful Mornings is open to students in grades 3rd - 6th.  See below for information about how to sign up and be part of this joyful journey into mindfulness. You can sign up at Mindful Mornings Sign-up



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