The Stallion Scoop: 26Sep19

The Stallion Scoop: 26Sep19
Posted on 09/26/2019
stallion scoop


PSP NEWS Trunk-or-Treat: Mark your calendars for the Third Annual Trunk-or-Treat at CTE, Tuesday, Oct. 29th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Have your kids dress up in their Halloween costumes and go 'Trunk or Treating' in the parking lot at CTE! We will also have games in the gym and a taco truck in the parking lot. We are looking for parents, organizations, sponsors, and volunteers to participate by decorating your trunk and handing out candy. Please contact Christina Clements (720-339-3813) if you are interested in hosting a trunk! Fun Run: The run was a great success and while it was a little hot the students were amazing! Now is the time to continue to ask for pledges and/or collect those per lap pledges. Cash, checks made out to CTE PSP and online donations are all accepted! Donations are due Tuesday, Oct. 1st. All funds raised will support the iReady curriculum that all students at CTE use. Thank you for supporting our school! Teacher Conference Dinner: Conferences are coming up and we'd like to feed our staff while they stay for the late nights. We could use your help with some items for the Thursday, Oct. 10th dinner. It will be a Mexican fiesta for our staff, so please click on the link to let us know what you can provide or if you are able to help with set-up & clean-up. Thank you! 

School Counseling is a service offered at CTE and all students will participate (more info). At CTE we have two, full-time mental health professionals: Sara Heim-Smit - school psychologist Jane Steiner - school counselor

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES - 7-11Oct19 - visit this link to sign up for parent/teacher conferences. 1. no 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 optional - use the Add to my Personal Calendar link Please contact Anna Hylton with any questions.


Mindful Mornings with Mrs. Dunker will be starting next week.  Please see the information below to learn more about how your 3rd - 6th grade child can get involved. 
What is mindfulness? Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way:  on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally. This kind of attention nurtures greater awareness, clarity, and acceptance of present-moment reality.” - Jon Kabat-Zinn How can mindfulness help your child?  Mindfulness helps us to better understand our feelings and emotions.  With better understanding, we are able to respond to our feelings and emotions in ways that are healthy.  Mindfulness helps students to be more focused on and attentive to their learning. Mindfulness also improves executive functioning, which carries over into all aspects of life. 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
Safety First This past Monday we practiced our Lockdown procedures. It’s unfortunate that we need these precautions, but it’s important that our community knows we have a plan in case we have an unsafe situation within the building. District security joined us for the drill to check our systems. I’m happy to report that our systems, students and staff did an excellent job during the drill. We focused on our safety plan rather than all the “what if” scenarios. The expectations during a Lockdown are: doors locked, lights out, everyone out of sight. Here is more information if you are interested. Parent/Teacher Conferences Most parent/teacher conferences are scheduled during the week of October 7th. Please use to schedule a conference and check your teacher’s website or emails for additional information (log-in information above). Our late night conferences will be on October 8th and 10th. Lost and Found Lost and Found will be out in the front lobby during parent/teacher conferences. We will be donating anything left after Friday, October 11th at 4pm, to charity. Please come look through all of the lost items so many might be found!

What's Happening at CTE (calendar)

26 SEP 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
1 OCT 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
9 - 10am Fun Run Pledges Due - Count Day CTE-Conference Room
2:45 - 3:15pm EPIC Assembly CTE-Staff Calendar
2 OCT All day Walk to School Day
3 OCT 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
7 OCT All day P/T Conferences CTE-Staff Calendar
8 OCT All day P/T Conferences CTE-Staff Calendar
7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
Tue OCT 3:45 - 7pm P/T Late Night Conferences
9 OCT All day P/T Conferences CTE-Staff Calendar
10 OCT All day P/T Conferences CTE-Staff Calendar
7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
3:45 - 7pm P/T Late Night Conferences
11 OCT All day P/T Conferences CTE-Staff Calendar

 - JOSH MILLER The Principal Chronicles continues (Outdoor Ed Edition).... Now that I am back and mostly (key word there is mostly) recovered from Outdoor Ed, it's time to share out my experiences of hanging out with our 6th grade students at Outdoor Ed. This year however, I had a personal twist involved in the whole story. Hopefully, the following lines will do it justice. My story begins two weekends ago during my significant others birthday weekend. In between our numerous birthday activities through out the entire weekend (somehow Renee's birthday mysteriously morphed into a multiple day celebration) I noticed Renee and the two girls huddling together around the computer looking at something. When I asked them what they were doing, they responded that they were "just looking at dogs". Keep in mind, we already have a dog. And two cats. Over the summer our rabbits finally passed so apparently we are in need of more animals. I didn't think anything else about it until the day before I left for Outdoor Ed. As I was walking out the door to leave for school, Renee told me that she "might" have sent an email to one of the foster dogs "just to see". Fast forward to last Wednesday ... after loading the buses up we were off to Stone Canyon! Side note: the 6th grade students were really really good packers. We got the bus completely packed within 30 minutes which may be an overall world record. As many of you know, once you cross a certain point in Larkspur, you lose all cell phone reception (with the exception of email). So as I was approaching this critical juncture, I got a partial text message from Renee that simply states "Don't be mad but I ......" That is all I received and was left to wonder what exactly that meant until the following day when I was headed back to civilization. Once I arrived at Stone Canyon, the students were eagerly awaiting lunch. By this time 90% of them were starving because all of the excitement of getting to outdoor ed was wearing off. Stone Canyon could probably serve rocks and the students would devour them - instead it was Roast Beef which disappeared in a matter of seconds. After lunch the students headed off to their various stations, all of which are super cool. We saw arrows fly, rockets launch, streams investigated, and learned how animals survive. After another dinner chowdown we were off to the highlight of the evening which was the barn dance. So picture in your mind, our entire 6th grade class, inside a gymnasium sized space, with music blaring, and most of the kids busting out all kinds of dance moves. It was hilarious. We saw breakdancing, we had some Macarena, and there was even a boys vs. girls dance-off which was basically the girls doing the splits and the boys standing around wanting to compete but realizing that there is no way on earth they could outdance the girls. The night ended with a slight bit of hearing loss and a heavy dose of fun. Even better, we had no issues in the night and the students were ready to tackle the next day. The teachers, and myself of course, got involved in all sorts of funny conversations and didn't turn out the lights until way late in the morning. Unfortunately, the next day I had to return to school fairly early but at least I would figure out the mystery text message from Renee. As I was pulling into that special spot in Larkspur where you magically re-connect with the outside world, my phone absolutely blew up with texts and voicemails. Turns out during the course of 24 hours, Renee met, fell in love with, and adopted a 7 month old lab dachshund mix. How that mix came to be is anyone's guess. She also decided to name him Larry. So when I got home that night I was greeted not only by our old dog George but also our new dog Larry. Good times at the Miller Ranch, and I do mean Ranch. That is it for this week. Stay tuned next week when the Principal Chronicles continues.... 



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