The Stallion Scoop: 28Mar19

The Stallion Scoop: 28Mar19
Posted on 03/28/2019
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  • WISH WEEK 2019 


wish kid EdwardSTALLIONS, THIS YEAR IT'S PERSONAL - this year the Wish Kid is one of our own!
Meet Edward, a preschooler at CTE, and little brother of one of Mrs. Reynolds' 3rd graders ... 

Today Chaparral HS held its 6th annual Wish Week assembly to introduce Edward and his family and to kick off "the best week of the year!"

What is Wish Week? Chaparral partners with Make-a-Wish Colorado, dedicating one week to a child with a life-threatening illness. The purpose of this week is to fill our wish kid and family with love, compassion, and joy.

WISH WEEK 2019: 
25Mar - 5Apr19
@ChapWishWeek ... #AllInForWho #EverythingforEdward

CTE Wish Week Fundraisers 1, 2, 3, 4, I declare a Penny War! Our Penny War competition has begun!  Pennies and bills are positive, silver coins are negative. The winning grade level will have an extra recess! Spirit Week Support Make-a-Wish Colorado and dress up next week for $1 a day: Monday: Backwards Day Tuesday: Hat Day Wednesday: Wish Kid's Favorite Color (Blue) Thursday: When I Grow Up... Friday: Make-A-Wish Feeder Shirt Day/ School Spirit Day

Chap Wish Week 2019 Restaurant Week

Wish Week Festival - Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Wish Week Skate City Night - Friday, March 29, ...

Wish Week Movie Night - Monday, April 1, 2019

Wish Week Skyzone Night - Thursday, April 4th

STALLION SPOTLIGHT - get to know more about our amazing activities!

silly string battle
Everyone's favorite part of the Spring Book Fair!

Read the full story here.

STAFF CHAT - THE PRINCIPAL'S PODCAST 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 Marie Spence, our Principal's Secretary.

PSP NEWS Upcoming Events: Mark your calendars for our April events - Games Night on Thursday, April 18th at 6:00pm & Restaurant Night at Chipotle (Main St. location) on Monday, April 22nd from 4:00pm - 8:00pm. Have a great Spring Break!

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

MARCH COUNSELOR'S CORNER - JANE STIENER Handwriting Helper Does your youngster have trouble with handwriting? Here’s a way to practice two important skills: controlling a pencil and forming letters. You’ll need a pencil, a small piece of clay, and tracing paper. First, have your child hold a pencil like she does when she writes. Next, put a piece of clay in the area where she grips the pencil. Mold the clay to fit her fingers. The grip will make the pencil feel more comfortable and help keep it from slipping. Then, find or draw pictures of common things, such as a house, bike, car, or tree. Print the names of the items under the pictures. Have your youngster trace the outline of each picture and the letters in its name on the tracing paper. *From 2008 Resources for Educators, a division of Aspen Publishers, Inc. Visit these sites for more information:

Hi Chap Family Feeder, What an exciting day at Chap as we revealed our Wish Kid.......EDWARD!!!!!!!  

Edward is 5 years old and his wish is to go to Legoland!!  He has been diagnosed with Leukemia, A.L.L. He also is a feeder kid and attends Cherokee Trail Elementary!! Our day was a little different as we changed our assembly to include live feed to Edward and his dad, at Children's Hospital while mom and brother were at Chap. Edward has been in the hospital since Saturday, but the most amazing news is that he was then released this afternoon!! This added a different element, but it is the reality for students to see that this is common for him, his family, and other families dealing with critical illnesses. We then headed to CTE for a reveal assembly and they were beyond excited to see the Wish Kid was one of their own. Watch is the reveal video here! The official hashtag is: #EverythingForEdward. Students can also follow Edward on Twitter @Edward_Fight and our account @ChapWishWeek. Thank you for your participation thus far.  We have an amazing family already feeling the Chap Family love and support.  


Kathy Gappinger

Chaparral High School - Student Government Advisor

Take Care of One Another

Take Pride in All That You Do

#ChapFamily #DefendTheDen

CMAS Testing - Colorado’s State-Mandated Test Parents, here is a link to the practice tests for CMAS. All Cherokee Trail students in 3rd-6th grades will take the Math and ELA (English/Language Arts) portions of the test. 5th grade students will also take Science. On April 9th-11th grades 3-6 will take the English Language Arts portion of the assessment in the morning. The following week, April 16th-18th, grades 3-6 will take Math in the morning. During that week, 5th graders will take the Science portion in the afternoons. For more information on CMAS testing here is a link to the Colorado Department of Education. All things CMAS reside on this website. CTE’s CMAS schedules are on our school website.
What's Happening at CTE (calendar) 
28 MAR 8:10 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
3:30 - 4:15pm Film Club - Library
3:45 - 4:45pm TGA Tennis - Blacktop
29 MAR All day Chap Wish Week (see restaurants in notes)
2:45 - 3:15pm Wish Week Reveal
30 MAR All day Chap Wish Week (see restaurants in notes)
10am - 2pm Wish Week Festival and 5K
31 MAR All day Chap Wish Week (see restaurants in notes)
1 APR All day Chap Wish Week (see restaurants in notes)
All day CTE Spirit Week: Backwards Day
6 - 7pm Wish Week/STUCO Movie Night Chaparral High School
2 APR All day Chap Wish Week (see restaurants in notes)
All day CTE Spirit Week: Hat Day
8:10 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
6 - 7pm Wish Week/STUCO Activity Night Chaparral High School
3 APR All day Chap Wish Week (see restaurants in notes)
All day CTE Spirit Week: Edward's favorite color - blue!
4 APR All day Chap Wish Week (see restaurants in notes)
All day CTE Spirit Week: when I grow up ...
8:10 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
3:30 - 4:15pm Film Club - Library
3:45 - 4:45pm TGA Tennis - Blacktop
3 - 8 pm Wish Week/STUCO SkyZone Night
5 APR All day Chap Wish Week (see restaurants in notes)
All day CTE Spirit Week: Make-a-Wish feeder /or/ school shirt
6 APR 7:30 - 11pm Apple Awards
9 APR 8:10 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
11 APR 8:10 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
3:30 - 4:15pm Film Club - Library
3:45 - 4:45pm TGA Tennis - Blacktop

The Principal Chronicles continues (Spring Break Edition) Typically in this edition, I go over some of the fun and excitement the Miller clan experienced during Spring Break. This year my girls had opposite breaks so we couldn't do nearly the super fun stuff we usually do. Instead, all we did was head up to Estes to hang out with my parents for a couple of days. For my most loyal readers, you will remember that last year when my youngest and I went to Estes we participated in the eating phenomenon knows as the Estes Park Dine Around, which is a fancy name for gluttony and poor food choices? For the unfamiliar, the Dine Around is the Estes Park version of the Taste of Colorado. Roughly 25 different restaurants open their doors and sell preset meals for $5. The object (well at least it is our object because we are pigs) is to try to get to as many restaurants as humanly possible in the very narrow three-hour window. The stomach expansion starts at 4:30 and you're cut off at 7:30 so careful planning and execution are vital to maximum caloric intake. So the morning of the Dine Around my youngest and I set to plot our course to essentially eat our way through Estes Park. Step 1: determine which of the 25 restaurants were serving food that your basic 11-year old would eat (which wasn't many unless it was covered in sugar). Step 2: set some predetermined ground rules that sound like what my mom said to me growing up. These age-old idioms like "if you go to these places you're going to eat what they give you and you're going to like it" and "No, not every place serves chicken tenders". Our ground rules? You must try everything on your plate (full bite, not that tiny teeth bite that my girls are famous for). Step 3: Logistics - create a map of all the places we want to hit in sequential order relative to location and time management with the final restaurant being "I love pie" and we must arrive at "I love pie" prior to 7:30 but no earlier than 7:00. Our goal was to hit 7 places in three hours including the "I love pie" place. Since I know all of you are on the edge of your seat wondering if we accomplished our goal ... rest assured that not only did we accomplish our goal, but I was also only sick to my stomach for about 6 hours this time based on all of the poor food choices I made! In all I consumed (in no particular order): two ribs, risotto, a venison cake (I know it was weird), a beef enchilada, chips and salsa, refried beans, Mexican rice, buttered noodles with broccoli and chicken, schnitzel (I know right? Who has ever been to a restaurant and said "can I have the schnitzel please?), spaghetti with a meatball the size of my face, chicken wings (those about did me in, so gross but I am sure you can guess which member of my immediate family picked that place), Chocolate peanut butter pie, a cheesecake bite, pumpkin cake, and a chocolate chip cookie. All in all the 10,000 calories I put into my face were well worth it. We achieved our goal and had a lot of fun along the way. Next Spring break I highly encourage all of you to partake, assuming, of course, you remember to pack the Tums. That is it for this week, stay tuned for next weeks edition of the Principal Chronicles. See you on the flip side.

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  • 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 
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