The Stallion Scoop: 20Dec18

The Stallion Scoop: 20Dec18
Posted on 12/20/2018
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  • EPRs AVAILABLE - 21DEC18 @ 4PM


q2 epic winnersCONGRATULATIONS to all of our second quarter of 2018-19 EPIC award winners! Read more about all things EPIC.

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CTE hosts the Orchestra Holiday Concert.


Elementary Progress Reports for all students will be released electronically on Friday, 21Dec18 @ 4pm. The staff at CTE has been working 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.

NEWS Help Wanted: Our annual Games Night is scheduled for April 18th. We are looking for someone to share their talents and help coordinate this event. This is a fun night for our community! PSP offers free bingo games and ice cream at this event. We can provide all the information necessary to organize Games Night. Please e-mail PSP if you are interested.

PSP Grants: Thank you to everyone who has supported our events and fundraisers the first half of the year! We have provided so many great things for our school because of your generosity. Here's a list of what we've accomplished so far this year: * New rug for kindergarten classroom * Shirts for the CTE Choir * Shirts for our new CTE staff members * Software for a 6th grade SmartBoard * Instruction component for iReady for all CTE students * Support for CTE LMC Book Fair materials * Science & Social Studies Curriculum for K-6th grades * Language Arts & Math Curriculum for 6th grade* Professional Development * Field Trip Scholarships * Teacher Appreciation

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.

MINDFUL MONDAY MORNINGS - NOELLE DUNKER 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

DECEMBER: COUNSELOR'S CORNER - JANE STEINER Looking to build your child’s character this holiday season? Instead of buying gifts, encourage your child to make “tickets”. They can be good for things such as playing games with a sibling or helping a parent with housework. He or she can draw the tickets on paper and decorate them with markers. Another idea is to have your child create artwork to give as presents. As people show their appreciation for their gift, your child will feel valued and a sense of mastery. Happy Holidays!

Lost and Found Lost and Found will be out in the front lobby for one more day! We will be donating anything left after Friday, December 21st at 4pm, to charity. Please come look through all of the lost items so many might be found! Happy Holidays! I want to wish each of you a wonderful holiday season. Our family celebrates Christmas, attending Christmas Eve services at our church and then Christmas Day together, my son, daughter, and me. We are very excited to have some time away from our routines. I hope you all have something to look forward to and that you enjoy time with your families.
What's Happening at CTE (calendar)
20-Dec 10:30 - 11am 1st Grade STEAM Day
20-Dec 10 - 11am 6th Grade STEAM Day
20-Dec 2:45 - 3:15pm Holiday Sing A Long - Gym
20-Dec 3:30 - 4:15pm Film Club - Library
21-Dec-4-Jan NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

The Principal Chronicles continue ... As I write this, it is Wednesday and there are exactly 1.5 school days left before Christmas break. This morning I had my first ever eye exam. I am sure many of you find that odd, but I really really loathe things around my eyes - especially people or doctors poking at me. Given the fact that I am becoming an old man (seemingly by the day) I thought I should get my eyes checked. I truly had no idea what to expect. When I went in the nurse (I guess you call the person helping you a nurse, I mean she had scrubs on) was very surprised that I have never had an eye exam. The first test they put me through was this weird pronged thingy that felt like it was blowing stuff into my eyes. It was awful. I could not stop my eyes from watering the entire time. I had tears streaming down my face and yes you are correct, it was embarrassing. Next up was the traditional read the letters on the far away whiteboard. This was pretty easy and the "nurse" told me after this test my vision was still 20/20 (still got it after all these years). The last thing they did was dilate my eyes. I have seen many people get this done before but never had the pleasure myself. I have to say it was one of the strangest experiences of my life. As I stated before, putting things in my eye ranks right up there with going to the dentist and watching reality TV, so I was not looking forward to the eye drop thing. In the end, it wasn't too bad. As I went to leave the appointment (I don't need glasses, thank you very much) they asked me if I wanted some dark glasses for my ride into work. Since my eyes were dilated they said I might experience some "slight sun irritation" and "looking at screens may be problematic". I said "no thank you" because I didn't want to look like a dork and told them that I have sunglasses in my car (plus one of my pet peeves is people wearing sunglasses indoors - that is just weird). As I walked out through the building and went outside, I was not prepared for the brightest sunlight I have ever experienced in my whole life. It was like the sun was literally sitting on the end of my nose. The drive into work wasn't that bad since I had my sunglasses on but when I arrived at work and went to look at my calendar for the day, my screen was like me looking at an impressionist painting (lots of swirls and colors). It was such a surreal feeling. I had to go out and ask Mrs. Spence to read my calendar to me so I knew when I had to be where. Luckily for me, I don't have to go back for another year and I don't need glasses. Did you know that you have to buy frames and then the lenses separately? Wouldn't they be a package deal? Anyway, on behalf of The Principal Chronicles, Cherokee Trail Elementary, and the letter J, have a wonderful break and a Happy Holiday Season. We will see you on the other side when the Principal Chronicles continue ...

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


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