The Stallion Scoop: 7Feb19

The Stallion Scoop: 7Feb19
Posted on 02/07/2019
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Box Tops: The week one winner of the Box Tops competition was Mr. Major's class! They sent in 1,018 Box Tops! Who will win week 2?? Keep clipping and sending them in! 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.

Come see and hear your CTE Concert Choir perform at the Chaparral Area Choir Concert! They will be performing with all of the feeder area choirs including Sierra MS and Chaparral HS.

Tuesday February 12th at 6:30pm, SIERRA MIDDLE SCHOOL

STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS Cram the Cruiser We are having a food drive for students who don’t have meals on the weekend. They need all the help they can get!! Please help us cram the police cruisers full of snacks to help out kids in need.  Be sure to bring in items until February 14th and put them in your grade level boxes because it is a COMPETITION!!! Winner gets a movie and popcorn party. Pre - individual crackers K - applesauce 1 - granola bars 2 - fruit snacks 3 - pudding cups 4 - oatmeal 5 - fruit cups 6 - mac n’ cheese Staff - canned pasta Candy Grams We are selling Candy Grams which include a personalized note and a candy bar. You can get them here in the CTE lobby before and after school for $2.00 a piece. We even have a SPECIAL DEAL you can get 3 for just $5. We are selling them from now until February 13.
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

Better Behavior Through Loving Discipline:

As your children grow up it is natural for them to challenge you.  Sometimes, it seems easier to just let them have their way. But all kids need limits, and they need their parents to guide them.  Here are some secrets of effective discipline. Make the rules clear- Children do best when they know what to expect.  Talk about family rules, explaining the consequences clearly. Example: “Put your bicycle away when you’ve finished riding it.  If you don’t, you won’t be allowed to ride it the next day.” As your youngsters learn how to read, write down the rules and put them on the refrigerator as a reminder. Be consistent and firm- You can expect kids to “test” the rules from time to time. When they do, try to stand your ground and apply the set consequences. Being firm and consistent lets them know that you mean business. Give positive feedback- Try to focus more on your children’s right actions than on their wrong ones.  This will encourage them to try even harder to behave. So, when you see behavior you’d like repeated, let your kids know. Example: “Thanks for hanging up your coat and backpack!” *From 2008 Resources for Educators, a division of Aspen Publishers, Inc.

Hello Parents & Guardians! There are exciting parent events in February and March scheduled. First we have Kyla Jones presenting on LGTBQ+. As a therapist in private practice, Kyla specializes in working with children, adolescents, and their families, particularly focusing on individuals who have experienced trauma and those struggling with challenges related to sexuality and gender. Light refreshments will be served at this free event. Kyla will be at Parker Library Monday February 11th at 10:00 AM @ Parker Library Event room A. Parents can click here to register. Secondly we have parent night in which Vaping and cigarette usage will be discussed Tuesday, February 12th at 6:30 PM @ Ponderosa High School Auditorium. Along with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, the Parker Area Counselors for Prevention will talk with parents about the latest trends in vaping in our community. We will show you what devices look like, what signs to look for, and give you strategies for talking with your teen about the latest trend that's causing quite a stir with our nation's youth. Parents can click here to register. We are continuing the topic of substance abuse prevention in March by hosting a presentation by the Douglas County Sheriff's Department YESS (Youth Education and Safety in Schools) officers. This event will be Wednesday, March 6th at 10:00AM @ Parker Library Event Hall B. Light refreshments will be served at this free event. Parents can click here to register. Thanks! - Jane Steiner, Ed.S.

Candy Grams for Sale! Student Council is selling Valentine Candy Grams - $2 for one and $5 for three. Your handwritten note and a full-sized candy bar will be delivered to your child's classroom on Valentine's Day. Candy Grams may be purchased before or after school every day through February 13th. One hundred percent of our proceeds from the Candy Grams will go to our Make A Wish student who will be revealed during Wish Week. Please be watching for other fundraiser related to Wish Week! Academic Excellence Thanks to all of our families who attended the Academic Excellence Assembly. We are very proud of our students for their hard work demonstrating perseverance and enthusiasm.
What's Happening at CTE (calendar)
7 FEB 8:10 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
3:30 - 4:15pm Film Club - Library
11 FEB 7 - 8pm 3/4 Battle of the Books at Parker Library
12 FEB 8:10 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
13 FEB 7:45 - 8:30am Student Council
7 - 8pm 5/6 Battle of the Books at Parker Library
14 FEB 8:10 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
8:45am - 2:45pm Kids Heart Challenge during Specials
3:30 - 4:15pm Film Club - Library
15 FEB All day NO SCHOOL - teacher work day
18 FEB All day NO SCHOOL - President's Day
19 FEB 8:10 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
5:30 - 7pm SAC Meeting
6:30 - 7:30pm 3/4 Battle of the Books at Parker Library
20 FEB 6:30 - 7:30pm 5/6 Battle of the Books at Parker Library
21 FEB 8:10 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
3:30 - 4:15pm Film Club - Library

The Principal Chronicles continue ... Welcome to the deep freeze. As I write this, it is Thursday morning and the temperature outside is 1. Not very many times in one's life that you say the temperature outside is 1. I am really glad the District asked for a delayed start, trying to get kids to school in freezing temperatures is never fun. Funny thing, my older daughter's school was canceled today so just like last snow day I have one in school and one out. Never a dull moment in our house. Speaking of never a dull moment; last Saturday I celebrated my 45th birthday. I truly don't enjoy my birthday, not because I am old but because it is too much attention solely on me. It makes me feel extremely uncomfortable when everyone is singing and focusing only on me. For my birthday this year, my family kept their plan very covert so I truly had no idea what we would be doing that day. The day started like any other would, I lost copious amounts of sweat at the gym and then rushed home because apparently, we had places to go. After a quick shower, my family took me to a restaurant in Cherry Creek called True Food. It was a very swanky place with lots of people drinking smoothies with their pinkies in the air. Great and healthy food though. Next stop on the birthday tour was to drop all the girls off at the nail salon. I figured we had some serious plans if all the girls were getting their nails done. From there it was off to church where my youngest and I volunteer in the daycare for 4-5-year-olds. It is very much the longest hour of my life but my youngest loves it so we go. Last stop on the birthday tour was an evening with the Adams Mystery Theater. Picture a large house that used to be a mortuary that has been converted into a dinner theater. We watched, laughed, ate, and even conga'd while watching this extremely funny show. All in all, it was a pretty good way to spend my 45th. That is it for this weeks edition. Stay tuned next week when the Principal Chronicles continues.

  • Douglas County Parenting Coalition - free programs flyer 
  • Strategic Kids Chess at CTE 
  • Strategic Kids LEGO at CTE 
  • Chaparral Wrestling Club - flyer
  • Drawing Classes from Young Rembrandts - flyer
  • after school Spanish at CTE


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