The Stallion Scoop: 28Feb19

The Stallion Scoop: 28Feb19
Posted on 02/28/2019
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  • STAFF CHAT - new episode 

STAFF CHAT - THE PRINCIPAL'S PODCAST NEW: Mr. Miller has posted a podcast for his weekly Staff Chat. Each podcast is available on CTE's YouTube channel - please subscribe and never miss any of the fun! Each week he will have a short interview with one of our staff members. Please enjoy the latest episode of season 2 with Jessica Ranieri, 5th grade teacher.

PSP NEWS Yearbook Orders: It's that time of year to order a yearbook if you haven't done so already! Order forms are coming home this week and are due with payment March 5th. Contact us if you have any questions. Box Tops: Way to go, CTE! You clipped enough Box Tops to raise approximately $1000 for our school! Congratulations to Mrs. Reynolds' class for winning the week 4 reward of 10 extra minutes of recess! Congratulations to Mr. Major's class for winning the overall award! Start clipping Box Tops for next year! Restaurant Day: Mark your calendar for the next restaurant day at Papa John's in Parker, March 7th. Order from Papa John's (720-851-6000) anytime that day during their business hours of 10:00am - 11:00pm and we will receive a portion of sales. Make sure you let them know you are ordering to support CTE!

Open to Grades 3 - 6 - SIGN UP HERE! now open to 3rd grade as well! 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
FROM TECH - ANNA HYLTON  PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES - 11-15Mar19 - visit this link to sign up for parent/teacher conferences. 1. n
o log-in required! 2. just click on the teacher's name - use the Register for Multiple Conferences link if you want to find a common time for all of your students 3. chose the date of conference 4. chose the time of conference - click Sign Up 5.fill in the required information 6. click Sign Up for your Conference at the bottom 7. optional - use the Add to my Personal Calendar link

Please contact Anna Hylton with any questions. CALLING ALL PHOTOS FOR THE YEARBOOK!

Please submit any/all photos of CTE events for the 2017-18 yearbook (class parties, assemblies, field trips, etc.)

The deadline for submissions is 16Mar18 - here are 3 easy ways to submit photos: 1. use the HerfJones portal (from your computer or from the app) go to the website: * use the school code: cteyearbook * complete the form and start submitting! * for iPhone and Droid users, the eShare App! (search: "Herff Jones eShare") 2. email photos to Anna Hylton 3. send a flash drive to school with your student (labeled drives will be returned)


Our Dino-Mite Book Fair arrives March 11th - 15th! Open During Conferences Late Nights: Tuesday & Thursday until 7:30 pm Find Books for Spring Break and Summer Reading! SILLY STRING STOMPDOWN We will be raising funds for the charity "ALL FOR BOOKS" with a bone-chompin' Silly String Stompdown unlike the Dinosaur Age has ever seen! Donate fifty cents for each raffle ticket for an opportunity to win a spot on the student team. Thanks to the support of our PSP, we have MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO WIN THIS YEAR! We will have 2 teams (K-2 and 3-6) and 36 Winning Student Tickets will be drawn against a staff of 6 per team. The more you donate, the more opportunities to win a spot on the team! A flyer will be coming home in Thursday folders with full details, along with the donation slip with ziploc bag. ROAR, we need you! Be sure to let Mrs. Nottingham know at Karen Nottingham, at 303.387.8136 (library) OR sign up online at our Book Fair Sign Up.
Check out our CTE Dino-Mite Book Fair Home Page for all our event details. So burnish your flame-throwing and stomp on down to our Book Fair.  Thanks for helping our students know that Books are Dino-Mite!

UNITY OF PURPOSE - Community Conversations - DCSD Strategic Plan

PRINCIPAL LETTER TO FAMILIES (click here for Spanish) Dear CTE families, Douglas County School District is ready to start creating its road map for the next 3-5 years and we want to hear from families and community members from across our school district about what priorities and endeavors should be included in our plan.

Please help us make sure that the CTE voice is well represented at one of these upcoming community conversations. No RSVP is required. However, it is so important for our community members to provide input and insight into this plan. I strongly encourage you to attend! Help us determine the next steps necessary to ensure that each and every student in Douglas County School District is ready for a successful life after high school, and beyond. If you have any questions about the DCSD strategic plan, or these community conversations, please reach out to me. Thank you in advance,

Josh Miller - Principal Cherokee Trail Elementary CASTLE ROCK Wednesday, February 27 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Douglas County High School 2842 Front Street, Castle Rock English and Spanish facilitated sessions will be offered at this meeting PARKER Thursday, March 7 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Cimarron Middle School 12130 Canterberry Parkway, Parker HIGHLANDS RANCH Thursday, March 14 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Mountain Vista High School 10585 Mountain Vista Ridge, Highlands Ranch No RSVP required. For questions or additional information, contact Tammy Whipple or 303-387-9500.

Academic Excellence The Jan Plan (Jan Richardson Reading Model) - This week classroom teachers received training in Guided Reading practices. We had a trainer from DCSD’s Curriculum, Instruction & Professional Growth department. The trainer went over content, strategies and planning for different reading groups. We received great feedback about the support offered. Teachers will meet with this same trainer in April and May for additional support. Lost and Found All items in our lost and found will be on display in the lobby beginning Monday, March 4th. Anything not claimed by March 15th at 4pm will be donated to a local charity. Safety First! On Thursday we had a surprise Evacuation Drill at 1:15 pm. Surprise drills help us see the holes in our systems. Staff and students did a great job, but we’ll continue to follow the expectations even when we’re surprised. Here are the expectations:

* classroom and exterior doors closed * no voices during the drill (raise your hand if you have a need) * walk safely and stay in line so your teacher can easily see/find you * walk to the wooden fence on the west side of the field and stop * stay in line and face the building so you can see and hear directions easily * wait for directions from your teacher or administrator

What's Happening at CTE (calendar)
28 FEB 8:10 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
3:30 - 4:15pm Film Club - Library
5 MAR 8:10 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
2:45 - 3:15pm EPIC Assembly CTE-Staff Calendar
7 MAR All day Restaurant Night - Papa Johns
8:10 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
3:30 - 4:15pm Film Club - Library
8 MAR 6 - 8pm Movie Night
11 MAR All day Conference Week
All day STOMP CHOMP & READ Book Fair
12 MAR All day Conference Week
All day STOMP CHOMP & READ Book Fair
8:10 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
13 MAR All day Conference Week
All day STOMP CHOMP & READ Book Fair
7:45 - 8:30am Student Council
14 MAR All day Conference Week
All day STOMP CHOMP & READ Book Fair
8:10 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
3:30 - 4:15pm Film Club - Library
15 MAR All day Conference Week
All day STOMP CHOMP & READ Book Fair

The Principal Chronicles continue ... Normally I am sitting in Parker Library waiting for my daughter to get done with her confirmation class when I sit down to write out the chronicles, but this week I have to attend her confirmation class with her so here I am trying to knock it out during school. It isn't very easy to write the Chronicles at school since there are always about 8 billion things going on at once. Case in point, in the time it took me to write that last paragraph (complete with one really long sentence) I had one discipline issue, three teachers come in to chat with me about various things, one sales phone call, 11 emails, and one text message. It is no wonder why I have a standing desk. Other than that, things are going on as they typically do here at CTE. Students are learning, staff is working hard, and we as admin are trying to keep everything together. By the way, since I wrote the last paragraph, I had an additional student come down, three more emails, and one more teacher came by to talk to me. Well I can see that there won't be any time for my normal witty satire because now it is almost the end of the day and guess what, my Director just called and I need to call her back. So I had better sign off! Until next time, when things slow down a little bit, I'll see you again, when the Principal Chronicles continue ...


  • 2019 Chaparral Volleyball Summer Camps - flyer 
  • Drawing Classes from Young Rembrandts - flyer
  • Engineering for Kids Class - flyer 
  • Douglas County Parenting Coalition - free programs flyer 
  • Strategic Kids Chess at CTE 
  • Strategic Kids LEGO at CTE 
  • Chaparral Wrestling Club - flyer
  • after school Spanish at CTE


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