The Stallion Scoop: 6Sep18

The Stallion Scoop: 6Sep18
Posted on 09/06/2018



WHAT'S NEW @ CTE THIS WEEK? mill levy - bond
The DCSD Board of Education recently voted to place a $40 million Mill Levy Override [MLO] and $250 million no-new-taxes Bond on the ballot this fall.

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PSP NEWS Fun Run: The Annual Fun Run is coming Tuesday, Sept. 25th! Funds raised will be used for CTE's operational needs; this means things like copy supplies, paper, and everyday needs for our staff and our students. Read more about the Fun Run here and look for more details to come home after the Fun Run Kickoff Assembly on Tuesday, Sept. 18th. Also, we could use your help the day of the Fun Run. We always need people to mark laps and help collect lap totals. Thank you for supporting our school!
September Cyber Tips for Parents from A child may be involved in cyberbullying in several ways.  A child can be bullied, bully others, or witness bullying. Adults may not be aware of the digital media and apps that a child is using. Warning signs a child is involved in cyberbullying:

·       Noticeable increases or decreases in device use, including texting

·       A child exhibits emotional responses (laughter, anger, upset) to what is happening on their device

·       A child hides their screen or device when others are near, and avoids discussion about what they are doing on their device

·       Social media accounts are shut down or new ones appear

·       A child starts to avoid social situations, even those that were enjoyed in the past

·       A child becomes withdrawn or depressed, or loses interest in people and activities

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Choir is open to all 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th grade students and runs from late September through mid February. It’s a great way for your kids to meet new friends, be part of a collaborative group, learn more about choral music and have a fun time! Our rehearsals will run on Thursday mornings from 7:45am till 8:30am. We will be working toward performing 3 concerts…two in December, then the Chaparral Feeder Area Choir Concert in February. MORE INFO COMING HOME SOON FROM MR. ANDERSON!
Hi Chap Family! It’s that time of the year! The Homecoming Parade is just around the corner, taking place on Monday, September 24th at 5:30 PM and all of the Chaparral Community is invited. Attached below is an informational flyer along with the parade route map! Thank you for being wonderful,

Morgan Huppert - Homecoming Parade Community Outreach Coordinator

HEALTHY TEEN SERIES My name is Tiffany Anderson, I am a Counselor for Prevention (C4P for short) at Sierra Middle School. I am excited to tell you about a new program entitled The Healthy Teen Series, which is a partnership of the Counselors for Prevention at Cimarron, Sagewood, and Sierra. We want to extend the invitation to CTE parents!  Our first event is part of our Coffee Series called which is on Friday, September 7 from 10-11 AM in Event Hall B at the Parker Public Library. Here is the link to register.  

Cary Colleran is an ADHD expert in the Parker area and has a wealth of knowledge and practical advice for parents.  The Coffee Series is designed to be an informal conversation type forum where families bring their parenting insights and questions, and we provide an expert to assist them with practical suggestions, interactive conversation, and a great cup of coffee.

If you have any questions about this event, or any of the upcoming events, please let us know

STAFF CHAT - THE PRINCIPAL'S PODCAST NEW THIS WEEK: 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 first episode of season 2 with Allison Putman.

The Principal Chronicles continue ... So this past weekend was my oldest daughter's 13th birthday. Actually, we celebrated it on Saturday and Sunday, and then her actual birthday she celebrated at her Dad's house the second half of Sunday and Monday. I'm not sure when we started celebrating birthdays on multiple days but apparently, that is our new norm. On Saturday, my oldest didn't feel 100% so instead of having the whole day planned we let her pick a few things that she could do. Our first activity was completing the WalMart Challenge. For those who are unfamiliar, you give everyone competing $5 and whoever gets the most items without going over wins. I was a little surprised she wanted to take on the challenge since it was only her and my youngest competing. She, of course, won (since it was her birthday and she takes the WalMart challenge VERY seriously). She walked out with 7 sheets of paper, one pack of gum, a banana, some patches, and some tassels. Pretty good, I thought. My youngest bought a poop emoji coin purse and that was it. That is for a different chronicles to explain why she bought that. From there we switched tactics, because for some strange reason she became obsessed with finding an orange peeler for her friend's birthday. I have no idea when we switched to focusing on this orange peeler as opposed to her birthday, but I digress. After going to three different stores in search of the elusive orange peeler, she decided to suspend her search for the time being to paint some pottery. Pretty much the entire conversation while painting elephants and picture frames centered around this orange peeler and where we could find one. Once the painting was complete, we "had" to make one more stop at Park Meadows Mall to get the orange peeler (keep in mind, we live about 35 minutes from Park Meadows Mall). Since it was her birthday and she was becoming borderline obsessed with finding the orange peeler, we relented and drove to Park Meadows Mall only to find out that neither Williams Sonoma nor Crate and Barrel carried orange peelers. Well, at least not the old school ones. With frustration mounting, we were forced to then go to the dollar store, target, and a different WalMart, all with no success. I did figure out what to ask for when my birthday comes around, that would be a gas card. Our final store was a liquor store thinking that some people use the rinds of a lemon for their drinks so they might have one. Guess what?? They don't. With a meltdown happening, we retreated home for cake and dinner except no one was in the mood at that point. However, as I was pulling into our garage a nugget of wisdom popped into my mind; I remembered that I indeed may have an orange peeler in the very back of one of our drawers. Sure enough, in the way back of our junk drawer, lo and behold, was the mythical orange peeler. Crisis averted and the night was saved. Who doesn't love the teenage years? That is it for this week, stay tuned for next time when the principal chronicles continues....

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