The Stallion Scoop: 27Feb20

The Stallion Scoop: 27Feb20
Posted on 02/27/2020
stallion scoop


PSP NEWS Yearbook Orders: It's time to order a yearbook if you haven't already! Fill out the yearbook order form and send in payment by March 6th. If you believe you ordered a yearbook at the beginning of the year but you aren't sure, send us an e-mail with your name and your student's name and we can check. Yearbooks will be delivered in May. Box Tops: The brand new Box Tops competition is underway! This year there will be three prizes that will be awarded at the end of the competition. These prizes will not be weekly but rather at the end of the competition! All Box Tops must be turned in by March 6th. Physical Box Tops and Box Tops earned on the app will count. If you have collected Box Tops on the app, please take a screenshot of the your earnings and e-mail it to Krissi Spohn by March 6th. Make sure you include your student's name and their teacher in the e-mail. The winners will be announced before Spring Break and the rewards will be given out after Spring Break. For more details on the prizes see the flyer. Thank you for supporting our school! 
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES - ANNA HYLTON CONFERENCES - 9-13MAR20 - 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.
Please submit any/all photos of CTE events for the 2019-20 yearbook (class parties, assemblies, field trips, etc.)

The deadline for submissions is 13Mar20 - here are 3 easy ways to submit photos: 1. use the HerfJones portal (from your computer or from the app) go to the website: * use the school code: cteyearbook * complete the form and start submitting! * for iPhone and Droid users, the eShare App! (search: "Herff Jones eShare") 2. email photos to Anna Hylton 3. send a flash drive to school with your student (labeled drives will be returned)


Please join our upcoming Healthy Teen Series event - Connecting Conversations - How to Engage and Foster Your Teen's Self Esteem, Body Image and Emotions. This is a free coffee talk for parents! It will be held next Wednesday, March 4th at 8 AM @ Sagewood Middle School. Hoping you all can join us, as self esteem issues can start long before middle school begins. (flyer)

Let’s talk about our children and the media! The media has a strong influence on our children.  It can shape their self-esteem and body image as well as expose them to information about violence and crime.  Please read the links below for information on how families can be more informed and can better assist their child(ren) to develop healthy!


Girls and Body Image


Boys and Body Image


How to Talk to Kids About Violence, Crime, and War


Apps to Watch Out For


There are also 2 exciting upcoming community events on adolescent “screen time”. 


Parent & Youth Night with Collin Kartchner: Internet Crusader, Youth Advocate, TedX Speaker – Thursday, February 20 @ 6:30 Rock Canyon HS


Screenagers: Uncovering the Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience – Thursday, February 27 @ 6:00 Cresthill MS

Each year in May, DCSD awards a scholarship to one senior from each of our high schools. Please support the DCSD Senior Perseverance Scholarship by eating at your local Chick-Fil-A restaurant all day on March 2nd (flyer). All of the Chick-Fil-A restaurants in Douglas County are partnering to support this scholarship. From open to close on Monday, March 2, mention this DCSD Scholarship at any Douglas County Chick-Fil-A and a minimum 10% of your order will go towards the DCSD Perseverance Scholarship Fund!

What's Happening at CTE (calendar)
27 FEB 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
2 MAR All day DCSD Perseverance Scholarship Fundraiser - CFA all day
3 MAR 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
5:30 - 9pm Chap Percussion
5 MAR 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
9 MAR All day P/T Conferences
10 MAR All day Delayed Start Schedule
All day P/T Conferences
7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
9 - 9:45am EPIC Assembly
4 - 7pm Conference Night
11 MAR All day P/T Conferences
12 MAR All day P/T Conferences
7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
4 - 7pm Conference Night
13 MAR All day P/T Conferences
16 MAR All day NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
17 MAR All day NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
18 MAR All day NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
19 MAR All day NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
20 MAR All day NO SCHOOL - Spring Break


The Principal Chronicles continue ... As always, February brings cold and lots of snow, and this year is no exception to that rule. I think all of us are looking forward to springtime and a little warmer weather. I know around here the students need to be outside and don't want to have any more indoor recesses. It's kind of funny though, as soon as March hits I always expect things to warm up significantly but typically March and April are just as snowy as February. Well, I guess at least we get Daylight Savings time here in a few weeks. On the home front, not much is happening either. This past weekend I spent up in Estes Park to help my parents prep their house for moving to Fort Collins. I drove up on Saturday night and my parents took my sister, my brother in law, and me out to dinner at a place called Bird and Jim's. Food wasn't bad and we ran into Tommy Caldwell (he is the climber from the Dawn Wall documentary). Apparently, his parents also live in Estes and it was kind of cool to talk with him and his family while we were waiting for our table. The next morning I decided to take a long morning run in Estes to get some high altitude training in. Since we were going to be moving most of the day, and no one in my immediate family is up prior to 7:30, I was up and out the door by 6:00 AM. I felt pretty good so I decided to run a long slow 8.5 mile loop around Estes. When I left the weather wasn't too bad, just a light rain, but as I got towards Lake Estes the snow started to come down. Normally that isn't an issue but I wasn't anticipating the snow covering up the ice covering the sidewalk in certain areas around the lake. So here I was cruising along when out went my legs and down I went. True to my luck, since it was so early in the morning I had not seen another person so far but the second I body slammed myself on the sidewalk, wouldn't you know it, there was a guy walking his dog about 300 feet in front of me. Did he ask if I was all right? nope. Did he ask if I hurt myself? nope. What did he say you ask? As I am sprawled out on the ground feeling like an idiot and trying not show the shooting pain in my shoulder and elbow he tells me "Hey, watch out for the ice!" Thanks a lot Captain five minutes too late. Of course, I am not really hurt outside of a few bruises and a badly damaged ego. After my run/wipe out it was back to the house to move a bunch of boxes for my parents. So I was thinking I was going to be carrying a bunch of heavy boxes but as it turned out I mostly carried Christmas decorations, wreaths, and other odds and ends. I must have carried at least 11 boxes filled with exactly one wreath. Seemed a bit odd but then again, who am I to question my parents packing prowess? All in all, I moved three trips-worth of super light boxes. You'd think I'd have been done but "no"; in about two months I will have to go back up again to start packing the heavy stuff. I may look into saving my money and securing movers for them. Anyway, thanks for tuning in to another episode. Stay tuned for next week's episode, see you next time when the Principal Chronicles continues....

* Chap Baseball Fundraiser - Chick-Fil-A 12Mar20 (flyer)
* Strategic Kids LEGO (flyer)

* Chicken for a Cause: Support the DCSD Perseverance Scholarship fund - 2Mar20 at any Douglas County Chik-fil-A restaurant (flyer) * Young Rembrandts - Cartoon Drawing class (flyer) Learn how to play tennis and golf or improve your skills at your school with TGA Premier Youth Sports and its fun and innovative programs. Golf Class is on Mondays starting on 2/3 right after school at 3:45 PM; Tennis Class is on Thursdays starting 2/6. Classes conducted on the blacktop if the weather is nice otherwise in the gym. Click HERE to register. Scholarships are available for kids on free/reduced lunch. Contact Anastassiya (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

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