The Stallion Scoop: 23Apr20

The Stallion Scoop: 23Apr20
Posted on 04/23/2020
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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION The Douglas County School District (DCSD) is coordinating with local public health agencies to monitor the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We are keeping in close contact with the Tri-County Health Department and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) on this subject.
Click HERE for up-to-date information from DCSC.


storytimeCome listen to CTE staff read their favorite books. 
Mr. Miller
Mrs. Copeland
Mrs. Holmes
Mrs. Martinez
Mrs. Hylton
Mrs. Jakubowski
Mrs. Steiner
Mrs. Nottingham - (NEWchapters, (NEWstory

Read the full story here


teachers' petsThe staff at CTE would love for you to meet their pets!

See the video here.

CONGRATULATIONS to Keani Fobert (4 - Major) for having her painting “HANG in There!” selected for the Digital District Art Show the week of 4/20.


Teacher Appreciation Week: TAW is May 4th - May 8th. We can all agree that our CTE staff are amazing and they have proven that once again with this shift to online learning. We would like to put together a video for our staff showing how much we appreciate them. Please submit photos of your student(s) holding up a sign they make showing their appreciation, a drawing they create on their sidewalk/driveway, or a short video to [email protected] by May 1st. Thank you! 

School Supply Kits for 2020-2021: Kits are now available to purchase for next school year. Orders are online only (the school code is 83115) and must be placed by May 29th. Please see the notes section on the order information flyer so you know what is not coming in the kit. They will be delivered directly to your door by August 1st.

FROM DCSD IT If your family does not have access to a learning device such as a laptop, Chromebook, iPad, etc., or does not have high-speed internet service in the home, please know there are resources available. You may complete this online technology assessment survey to let us know what your technology needs are.
FROM ART - MR. BARTON art show

Dear DCSD Students andFamilies,

With the latest news that in-person learning is suspended through the rest of the school year, the DCSD art show at Park Meadows has been canceled. However, we would still like to celebrate the great things our students have accomplished this year in art. Each week, starting April 20 through the end of the school year, we will be showcasing artwork from across the district on our Art Show website. Creating art can be a great way to express emotions during this time and can also provide students with a creative outlet as they are at home for the remainder of the school year. There is no requirement to participate, and no strict parameters for your submissions as far as what type of materials to use. We would like to celebrate art students have created this year and during this time of in-home learning. Each week, we will select five submissions from each level (elementary, middle and high school) to showcase on our district website and through social media. If you would like to submit your entry for consideration, please use this form to add your submission by noon on Friday of each week. Each student may submit one piece of artwork per week. Take a close-up picture of your artwork to upload in the form, and make sure to use your DCSD email address. The show is open to DCSD students only. The selected artwork will be displayed in a digital gallery at Your first opportunity to submit your artwork is this week! If you would like to be considered for the virtual show for the week of April 20, please submit your artwork by noon on Friday, April 17. Not sure how to submit your artwork? Check out this video tutorial. Thank you, The Art Show Committee 


Music - Wednesdays

K-2 10am-10:15am 3rd & 4th 10:15am-10:30am 5th & 6th 10:30am-10:45am Art - Wednesdays K-2nd 12:30-12:45pm 3rd-4th12:45-1:00pm 5th-6th 1:00-1:15pm Library - Tuesdays or Thursdays 3-6 grade: Tuesdays 10:00 - 10:45 am K-2 grade: Thursday, 10:00 - 10:30 am PE - ZOOM Meetings (new links!)
Tuesday Zoom at 9:00 am - Last Names A-M - LINK - Password: 605115
Thursday Zoom at 10:30 am - Last Names N-Z - LINK - password: 8SOCet

After receiving requests from parents and students, I will be offering Mindful Mornings on Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 8:00am starting Tuesday 4/14 via Google Meets:

FROM DCSD NUTRITION SERVICES Nutrition Services is expanding the number of Emergency Feeding sites offering free breakfast and lunch to any child 18 years of age and under. We have 6 new sites starting on Tuesday April 7th.  Thank you for sharing these flyers with your families. Flyer - Chinese Flyer - English Flyer - Russian Flyer - Spanish Flyer - Vietnamese


Are you or a family member struggling with emotions from COVID-19? Denver Counseling Solutions is offering FREE online support groups to teachers, parents, and younger adults (ages 20-40).  Additional information.

Y.E.S.S. [Youth Education & Safety in Schools]
- virtual parent academy (flyer)

Hello Cherokee Trail Families, 

As we are moving through this challenging time together, the Food and Nutrition Department is providing a wonderful resource for ALL kids and teens. Free grab and go lunches will be provided at Challenger Park Monday-Friday from 11:30-12:30 to all kids and teens. Click here for more info.  

We are partnering with the Parker Task Force to see how we can assist families who are in need of additional food. If your family is in need of additional food support, please email Jane Steiner, School Counselor at [email protected]. We are hoping to have the additional food available at Challenger Park for family pick up on a set weekly day. Additional information will be provided to families after a list is compiled.

We will all get through this with the support of each other!

Love and Logic is offering FREE online parenting classes during April! This is an incredible opportunity! What is Love and Logic? Love and Logic is the original and proven leader in parenting. They've helped parents from all walks of life create happy, resilient and responsible kids. Enjoy immediate success with the effective parenting solutions taught in this online parenting class. You will learn parenting tips on how to: -End arguing and manipulation -Neutralize defiance -Replace anger and frustration with empathy -End bedtime battles -Set kids up for success by allowing them to make small mistakes when the price tag is small -And much more! Click to Sign Up!

COVID parenting workshops weekly with Dr. Scott Cypers (flyer attached)

There are great topics this week and guest break out rooms including an amazing Child Psychiatrist talking about whether medication may be needed to help your child or not as well as Psychologist Audrey Blakeley-Smith focusing on supporting Parents with Children on the Autism Spectrum. Dr. Cypers will focus on tools to help parents manage their own anxiety and his partner will focus on depression fighting tools. Thursdays 8-9:15 (zoom link in attached flyer)

Watch a previous session or check out resources 

What's Happening at CTE (calendar)

23 APR All day NO IN-PERSON SCHOOL - remote learning
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
24 APR All day NO IN-PERSON SCHOOL - remote learning
27 APR All day NO IN-PERSON SCHOOL - remote learning
28 APR All day NO IN-PERSON SCHOOL - remote learning
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
29 APR All day NO IN-PERSON SCHOOL - remote learning
30 APR All day NO IN-PERSON SCHOOL - remote learning
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
1 MAY All day NO IN-PERSON SCHOOL - remote learning
4 MAY All day NO IN-PERSON SCHOOL - remote learning
All day Teacher Appreciation Week
5 MAY All day NO IN-PERSON SCHOOL - remote learning
All day Teacher Appreciation Week
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
6 MAY All day NO IN-PERSON SCHOOL - remote learning
All day Teacher Appreciation Week
7 MAY All day NO IN-PERSON SCHOOL - remote learning
All day Teacher Appreciation Week
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
8 MAY All day NO IN-PERSON SCHOOL - remote learning
All day Teacher Appreciation Week



SUMMER CAMPS: * Chap Volleyball 2020 (flyer) * The Chaparral Baseball team has a new event that we'd like to get your students involved in. Attached is an article about the Junior Wolverines along with our game schedule. (flyer) * ´╗┐EDGE Summer Camps Are Back! (flyer) Students and teachers in the EDGE Program at Legend High School have designed an amazing second summer of EDGE Camps. All camps are designed for middle school students (students currently in grades 5-8). Camps are hands-on, project-based, and created to help middle schoolers gain critical thinking skills while having a blast at camp. Check out their website for more information on camps offered and enroll today!


* Strategic Kids LEGO (flyer) * Future Wolverines & baseball fans – we’d love for you to stop by and cheer us on! Here is our VARSITY HOME game schedule * Young Rembrandts - Cartoon Drawing class (flyer) * Stragetic Kids: Skywalker LEGO (flyer)
* Milk Caps for Moola - flyer
Join Mrs. Dunker on Tuesday and Thursday mornings to learn how to be more mindful in your life.  It's a wonderful, peaceful way to start your school day. Mindful Mornings is open to students in grades 3rd - 6th.  See below for information about how to sign up and be part of this joyful journey into mindfulness. You can sign up at Mindful Mornings Sign-up


NONDISCRIMINATION NOTICE: The Douglas County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, genetic information, or physical characteristics, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment of, or employment in educational programs or activities. The School District’s Compliance Officer is Ted Knight, Assistant Superintendent, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, [email protected], 303-387-0067. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public.