NEWS

15 AUG 2019 IN THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER:

  • WHAT'S NEW AT CTE?
  • PSP NEWS
  • FROM TECH
  • STUDENT COUNCIL
  • AUGUST COUNSELOR'S CORNER
  • FROM MRS. HUNT
  • FROM MR. MILLER
  • NEW FLYERS



WHAT'S NEW AT CTE?

teams

This year CTE teams are celebrating notable engineers: Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Leonardo DaVinci. Mr. Miller visited each classroom on Tuesday to reveal which team each would be a part of for the rest of the school year.
Each team has one classroom from each grade, K-6 - students earn points outside of class for following school rules and showing EPIC behavior!



PSP NEWS PSP Information: Welcome back, CTE community! For those of you who don't know what PSP is, please click here for more information. You will find more information on our website about sponsored events and fundraisers. Please join us for our first meeting of the school year on Tuesday, August 20th at 2:15pm at CTE. All are welcome! PSP Membership & Yearbook Order: Consider purchasing a PSP membership. It allows us to start the year with some funds to support our school and when you purchase a PSP membership you receive a yearbook and a CTE logo decal. Fill out the form and send it in with your student along with payment. Volunteer Opportunities: There are several opportunities for people to lend a helping hand and support our school! Please see the volunteer flyer for all of the PSP sponsored events and let us know how you can help! Let us know if you have any questions about the events or if you have any ideas about new events you'd like to see offered at our school! Spirit Wear: Want to order CTE spirit wear for your student or for yourself? Click here to see all the CTE Spirit Wear! Order by Sept. 1st and your order will be delivered to your student's classroom by Sept. 15th. King Soopers: If you have a King Soopers Loyalty Card we have an easy way for you to support our school! All you have to do is designate our school by following the directions below. Once you do that we will receive a percentage of every purchase.  1. Go to kingsoopers.com
2. Sign in or create an account. 3. Under "My Account" find "Community Rewards". 4. You can search for Cherokee Trail Elementary PSP or enter the code DW799. Restaurant Night: Save the date for our first restaurant night/day at Papa John's in Parker Monday, August 26th from 10:00am - 11:00pm. Let them know you are supporting our school when you place your order. The number to call is 720-851-6000. Enjoy a Monday off from cooking!
FROM TECH - ANNA HYLTON All students heard from Mr. Miller and Mrs. Hylton
in their classrooms this week about EPIC'R behavior, and how it pertains to caring for our technology devices (ipads & chromebooks). Classroom teachers reviewed and sent home the CTE Student Device Contract for students and parents both to sign. This is a new tool for CTE to clearly communicate expectations and best practices for our school technology. Students will not have access to tech devices until their contract is signed and returned to their classroom teacher. Thank you for your support and partnership in maintaining good computer health at CTE!
STUDENT COUNCIL 2019-20
We are excited to offer Student Council (StuCo) this year for students in grades four, five, and six. Please see the attached document for next steps. We have opted to do everything electronically this year. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email or call us. We are looking forward to getting started and are extremely excited about the possibilities! Robin Hunt Aubrie Duncan Madison Levine Chuck Major Caitlin Weyhrich



AUGUST COUNSELOR'S CORNER - JANE STEINER  It's August - we're back! My name is Jane Steiner and I am the School Counselor at Cherokee Trail Elementary. I am so excited and honored to start another year with my amazing CTE family! I am committed to encouraging, supporting, and empowering our students to become their best selves. My primary task is to help ALL students become better learners by providing a comprehensive and developmental counseling program that meets their academic, personal/social, and career development needs.


I will be meeting with students individually and in small groups, conducting classroom lessons while incorporating the Second Step and MindUp curriculum, and collaborating with parents and staff. Support provided can be therapeutic, but the role of a school counselor is not to diagnose or provide therapy. I am able to provide temporary/short-term support to help students overcome acute issues having an impact on their school performance. I am a resource similar to the school nurse in that she can provide help, but refers out for more serious problems. Licensed mental health counselors are the appropriate resource to provide ongoing therapy sometimes needed by families and children. As the counselor, I have the privilege of providing support to every student at CTE. Confidentiality is respected, unless they plan on hurting themselves, hurting someone else, or someone is hurting them. Although I do not require parent consent, if you would like to request I meet with your child for a specific concern, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I look forward to a great school year and supporting all our wonderful students at CTE! Back to school parent articles: https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/back-school.html https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/back-to-school-tips-for-parents https://www.care.com/c/stories/3192/101-back-to-school-tips-for-kids-and-parents/


FROM THE AP - ROBIN HUNT What a great start to our school year! The students appear happy to be back and in the swing of things.  A few reminders…


  • We encourage all students to line up with their classrooms before school. We have close to 70 kindergarten students lining up in front of the building each day and extra students creates a bottleneck at the front door. Also, preschool has started and this adds another layer of parents and children in the front of the school. Thanks for asking your students to line up with their classes around other parts of the building.
  • On Friday, we will have our first evacuation drill. We have practiced and reviewed procedures so we expect a smooth drill.
  • When accessing the carpool lane, please pull all the way forward to allow as many students as possible at to exit their vehicles quickly. Pulling all the way forward keeps everyone moving and prevents you from waiting in line so long.

What's Happening at CTE (calendar)

20 AUG 2:15 - 2:45pm PSP Meeting
26 AUG 7:45 - 8:30am Run Club
9:30 - 10:10am Instrument Demonstration for 5th Grade
10:15 - 11am Instrument Demonstration for 4th Grade
28 AUG 7:45 - 8:30am Run Club
29 AUG 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice


FROM THE PRINCIPAL - JOSH MILLER The Principal Chronicles continue ... Week two has come to an end. Normally I try to get the scoop done by Wednesday but today I am trying to knock it out on Friday morning. So many things around here are starting to get rolling, it's exciting and overwhelming at the same time. The good news is all the things we have going on all support our students in the best way possible. On the home front my oldest started HS yesterday. Holy cow does time fly by, just seemed like yesterday we were singing princess songs and watching Sofia the First. She is pretty excited and decided to join the Cross Country Team. I'm psyched she wanted to give it a shot but I think she underestimated what practice was going to look like. She was thinking that she would be running on flat ground for around a mile or so. In reality, it turned out to be 4+ miles on Green Mountain. Note to self: when picking a HS and wanting to be a runner, choosing a high school located on the side of a mountain will probably mean you'll be running all over that thing. Needless to say, she survived her first practice and did really well. My youngest is now a 7th grader which is pretty funny because she is at that awkward middle school age. She just makes me laugh every day by how goofy she is and makes me very glad I don't have to be in a middle school. Well that is it for this week. Coming soon, my video blog. I've been experimenting with the format but got a little hung up on my theme song. Pretty sad, I know. I'll be sure to keep you posted, so until next time, I'll see you when the Principal Chronicles continues...



NEW FLYERS (ALL) * Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes- flyer * StrategicKids LEGO - flyer * StrategicKids Chess - flyer * order school picture packages online via Lifetouch.com * A Taste of DCSD - flyer
* Student Art Contest - A Taste of DCSD - flyer
* Milk Caps for Moola - flyer