The Stallion Scoop: 10Jan19

The Stallion Scoop: 10Jan19
Posted on 01/10/2019
stallion scoop


  • EPRs AVAILABLE - 21DEC18 @ 4PM


Elementary Progress Reports for all students were released electronically on Friday, 21Dec18 @ 4pm. The staff at CTE worked very hard to complete this information and make it available to families!
Please see this link for the instructions you will need to access your child'd EPR.


All School Dance: Our annual All School Dance is coming up Friday, January 25th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Entrance into the dance is free! There will be concessions for sale. This dance is for CTE students only and all students must attend with an adult. We are also in need of some volunteers to help this event run smoothly. High school and middle school students are welcome to volunteer.

Please join us to build an enjoyment of exercise and improve strength through structured and fun activities. We will include weight lifting, jogging, rope jumping, push-ups, sit-ups, and other strength training activities and but most importantly fitness fun! 
January 9th, January 16th, January 23rd, January 30th 
3:30-4:30 - Meet in the gym 
Cost: FREE! 
Limited to grades 2, 3 and 4 
Please turn in permission forms in January.

Open to Grades 4 - 6 - SIGN UP HERE! 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



Reading Aloud to Your Child: Does your youngster listen actively when you read aloud?  It is a key to understanding what’s happening in the story.  Try these simple tips to build listening skills: · Ask your child to retell small parts of the story to you.  Or ask him questions while you read. Examples: “What will happen next?” “Why do you think she did that?” Find the answers to the questions together. · After you’ve read a story together two or three times, skip a word or two.  Ask your youngster to fill in the missing word or words. Hint: This works especially well with rhyming stories. *From 2008 Resources for Educators, a division of Aspen Publishers, Inc.

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FROM SIERRA MIDDLE SCHOOL Hello Cherokee Trail Parents!  Our Counselor for Prevention from Sierra Middle School has organized some exciting upcoming parent events.   First, Simone Gallak, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, will be presenting to parents about Healthy Teen Relationships January 15th @ Parker Library from 10:00 AM to 11:00AM.  This event is free. Parents can click here to register. Second, Sierra Middle School will be hosting its 3rd Annual Healthy Activities Night brought to you by Sources of Strength on January 24th from 4:30-7:00 PM @ Sierra.  This is a fun, free family event that includes several Healthy Activities stations including:basketball, bathbomb making, glitter jar making, therapy dog station, door prizes. coloring for the calm and so much more.  Parents and all students are welcome!! Third, Nicholas Thompson, a Licensed Social Worker and expert of adolescent development, is coming to speak about how to understand and relate to teenagers. This event is free and will be January 31st at 6:30 PM @ Legend High School.   Parents can click here to register. Please feel free to contact Tiffany Anderson, Counselor for Prevention at 303-387-3850 for more information.

What's Happening at CTE (calendar)

10 JAN 3:30 - 4:15pm Film Club - Library
11 JAN 2 - 3:15pm Spelling Bee - Gym
16 JAN 3:30 - 4:30pm Battle of the Books
17 JAN 3:30 - 4:15pm Film Club - Library
18 JAN All day NO SCHOOL: teacher work day
21 JAN All day NO SHCOOL - MLK Day
22 JAN 2:15 - 3:15pm PSP Meeting
23 JAN 7:45 - 8:30am Student Council
3:30 - 4:30pm Battle of the Books
24 JAN 3:30 - 4:15pm Film Club - Library
25 JAN 6 - 8pm All School Dance

Happy New Year from the Principal Chronicles!!! Our longest break of the school year has come and gone and I think the consensus was that the first week was nuts but the second week was really nice. Kind of makes me miss the years that our breaks were all two weeks long but honestly who wants to be in school that much in the summertime? It is always so interesting to me how much our students grow over the two weeks. It's amazing that many of them look like totally different kids. Time sure does fly by. As for my break, we didn't do anything crazy but I did take a complete hiatus from my normal strict diet (yes, I am paying the price now but boy was it worth it). During break, I crushed some of my mom's homemade Christmas cookies (she made homemade whoopie pies which I had no idea about until I ate one). My youngest and I also went on a two-day dessert eating frenzy that my stomach and intestines may never recover from. Day one - I somehow convinced myself (more like justified) that my youngest and I NEEDED to go to the restaurant called the Chocolate Lab. Seriously, who wouldn't want to go there? At this place, every dish has chocolate incorporated somehow. For instance: I had a salad with chocolate covered pecans and chocolate infused vinaigrette. We also had chocolate rubbed pulled pork. Although it sounds weird, it was really good. For dessert we had homemade s'mores that we roasted right at our table. From there we tried out that new place called the Main Event. The best way to describe that place is to take about $100 out of your wallet and burn it. The only way to make up for that experience was to finish our evening at Torchy's Tacos. Taco's make everything all right. Day two - if that wasn't bad enough, we decided to have a day two. My youngest (my oldest was with her dad) wanted to go to the Aquarium. In my infinite wisdom, I thought we should eat there as well. Not going to lie, I thought it was a little awkward that most of the items on the menu at the Aquarium were seafood based. After wolfing down a pretty large portion of formerly aquatic creatures, we ordered (I'm not making this up) a Shark Attack for dessert. This sugar nuclear bomb takes 20 minutes to bake and cost us $13 (the price was conveniently left off of the menu). So after 20 minutes of watching mermaid shows, watching fish swim around in a circle, and watching people watching the fish swim around in a circle, our Shark Attack came. For $13, I was half expecting it to be delivered by an actual shark but alas, our waitress showed up with a gigantic plate with a volcano-shaped, baked cake in the middle and vanilla ice cream. If that wasn't enough sugar, the Shark Attack creator also added a crushed Health bar along with chocolate and caramel sauce laced over it so it looked like Jackson Pollack had been in charge. Since we just dropped $13 on this, we HAD to eat every single tiny speck of this dessert. I guess that is why they call it a Shark Attack because afterwards your wallet and your gut feels like something took a huge bite out of it. Normally we would do something fun afterward but we just needed to go home and lay down in our self induced sugar coma. Let's just say that there would be no day three. I think my body literally shut down after those two days. That is it for this week. Tune in next week as I might talk about something actually school related, assuming of course my stomach doesn't fall out from extreme stress. Until next time when the Principal Chronicles continue ...

  • Strategic Kids Chess at CTE - NEW!
  • Strategic Kids LEGO at CTE - NEW!
  • Chaparral Wrestling Club - flyer
  • Drawing Classes from Young Rembrandts - flyer
  • after school Spanish at CTE


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