The Stallion Scoop: 8Feb18

The Stallion Scoop: 8Feb18
Posted on 02/08/2018
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The Principal Chronicles Continue ... So we survived our ski weekend and in fact, it went a lot better than expected. We left for the mountains right after school and I was a little surprised at the amount of traffic heading up on I-70. I guess most people like to get up to the mountains on Friday evening. After stopping for a not very quick bite at the slowest WhichWich on the planet, we rolled into our condo at about 8. It was super nice and right in the middle of Copper Mountain's main village (note to self: when booking a condo in the mountains, double check to see if there is a candy store directly outside the main window). Instead of settling in our girls wanted to "check out the town" which is a code word for "we want you to buy lots of candy at said candy store". Luckily it was snowing outside so they chickened out. Since apparently I am not physically programmed to sleep past the hour of 5 am, I was up and about hours before anyone else. I basically walked all over Copper Mountain trying to figure out where the lessons were and where the rentals were so I would actually look like I knew what I was doing. I was again surprised at the number of people up and out at that time. Many of which were either walking their dogs, or even more surprisingly, headed to the slopes (keep in mind that the lifts are closed and these people just basically started walking up the mountain). A few hours later we got our skis and were set for the lesson. I was a little nervous as my youngest has the unique talent of not trying very hard and making life difficult for anyone in close proximity. For the third time, I was pleasantly surprised that she did extremely well for her first time ever. When we picked her up at lunchtime she was in good spirits and wanted to keep skiing. (I know, ludicrous). So after lunch, we headed up the hill for a run with the whole family. We decided to go up a bit higher so the girls could experience a longer run. Stupidly we didn't think that higher up the mountain meant steeper slopes. When we started on our run, I had the conversation with my daughter about making her legs into a pizza slice to control her speed like she learned in her lesson. Apparently, her version of a pizza slice is a much thinner version than what I had envisioned. She flew down that mountain at about Mach 4. I raced after her trying to push the vision of her smashing into a tree out of my mind. When I finally caught up to her she had "done a triple backflip cartwheel" according to her and there was a bit of a yard sale with her skis but she was laughing and ready to keep going. You can imagine my utter shock. Fortunately, she didn't go as fast for the rest of the day. The next morning, we hit the tubing hill which was a ton of fun but we made the family decision not to wear our goggles, which was a mistake, since as soon as we started down the hill none of us could see. Oh well, it felt fun anyway. All in all my girls said they would want to go again so I considered it a victory. That is it for this week, stay tuned as we move into Valentine's week which is just about as nutty as Halloween. See you next time when the Principal Chronicles continue ...


Candygrams for Sale! Student Council will be selling Valentine Candygrams for $1 - your handwritten note and a full-sized candy bar will be delivered to your child's classroom on Valentine's Day. Candygrams may be purchased before or after school every day through February 13th. Autism Awareness T-shirts for sale!

Cherokee Trail will be celebrating Light It Up Blue on April 2nd promoting Autism Awareness. We are selling T-shirts for the next week to help with our celebration and to make a donation to Autism Speaks. Order forms are in Thursday folders today or at CTE's front desk. Lost and Found will be available until February 15th. All items will be donated to a local charity on February 16th. Here's what's coming! Please access the school calendar for specific times. February 13  Hearing and Vision Screening, District Accountability Committee Forum February 14  Student Council Meeting
February 15  Jump Rope for Hoops and Heart
February 16  No School for students - Teacher Inservice
February 19  No School for students or staff - President's Day
February 20  Deadline for Autism Awareness T-shirt orders
February 23  Wish Week Assembly
February 28  Student Council Meeting
March 9  EPIC Assembly
March 13  Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 14  Student Council Meeting
March 15  Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 19-23  No School for students or staff - Spring Break


Box Tops: Last week Ms. Jones' class won the Box Tops competition by turning in 1,163 Box Tops! Mr. Major's class came in second with 1,000. Keep clipping Box Tops! Yearbook Order: It's time to order your 2017-2018 yearbook. If you believe you may have ordered a yearbook last Fall and would like to find out, please send CTE PSP an e-mail and we will let you know.


CTE choir sings America the Beautiful Tuesday night, 5Feb18, at the Chaparral Feeder Choir Concert (held at Sierra Middle School).


Each year our school participates in the life saving event of Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart in alliance with the American Heart Association. We are in need of parent volunteers to help make the event a success.  Please click here to to volunteer.

Event Date: Thursday, February 15th during specials times Register online to participate in this year's 2018 Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart event. Students can raise money online to help the cause and earn frn prizes. Click HERE to register a student for the event.


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