The Stallion Scoop: 30Apr20

The Stallion Scoop: 30Apr20
Posted on 04/30/2020
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IN THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER:
  • COVID-19 INFORMATION 
  • WHAT'S NEW AT CTE 
  • PROUD MEMBER OF THE CHAP FAMILY
  • STALLION SPOTLIGHT
  • PSP NEWS
  • iREADY DIAGNOSTICS
  • ANNUAL ROCK PAINTING! & EPIC AWARDS
  • FROM DCSD IT
  • VIRTUAL SPECIALS SCHEDULE
  • MINDFUL MORNINGS ARE BACK!
  • DCSD NUTRITION SERVICES INFO
  • FROM THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR
  • FROM THE AP
  • WHAT'S HAPPENING AT CTE - CALENDAR
  • FROM MR. MILLER
  • FLYERS (NEW & ARCHIVED)

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.

WHAT'S NEW AT CTE

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, (NEWstories

Read the full story here.
 

PROUD MEMBER OF THE CHAP FAMILY!


PSP NEWS

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!

Teacher Appreciation Virtual Spirit Week: We are excited to celebrate our CTE staff this week. Please see the virtual spirit week events we have planned and if your student is able to participate show us what they do throughout the week on our CTE Facebook page.


Yearbooks: For the time being yearbooks are on hold. If you already paid for one you will receive it as soon as they arrive and we are able to distribute them. We also ordered extras if you didn't order one in advance. Once we have more information we will get the details out here and in a separate message. Thanks for your patience!

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 iREADY COORDINATOR - VALERIE HOLMES
DCSD schools will informally asses our students using the iReady diagnostic assessment beginning May 1st. This assessment will be taken at home and serve as a check in for your child’s teacher. Here are two parent resources to help you support your student in taking the diagnostic assessment at home.
Curriculum Associates Family Support Site
Curriculum Associates Supporting Your Student At Home Overview Video

FROM THE EPIC COMMITTEE

CTE would like to invite students to participate in our annual rock painting! Here’s the plan: 

Find a rock from your own yard. Paint it or decorate it with a message of hope in either words or pictures. Hold onto it as a reminder to keep hope until we are all back together again. When we can come back to school, bring your rock with you to place outside the school. We are #ctestrong

Dear CTE Families, 
We have witnessed amazingly EPIC behavior from our students, and it's time we show it off! Please share a picture of your kiddo showing an EPIC trait (Enthusiasm, Perseverance, Integrity, Courage) so that we may share it with the community. Upload your student's picture via this link by May14th. Can't wait to see them! #ctestrong


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.

VIRTUAL SPECIALS SCHEDULE 

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


MINDFUL MORNINGS WITH MRS. DUNKER 
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: https://meet.google.com/wsj-sxrc-iem

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

FROM THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR - JANE STEINER

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.
American Red Cross is offering a free 1 hour online Mental Health First Aid course.  The course is designed to help anyone impacted by COVID-19 to build resilience and lend support to others during and after this time. Topics include recognizing stress as well as caring for yourself while supporting your family and coworkers.  Click here for details and access to the course
Y.E.S.S. [Youth Education & Safety in Schools] - virtual parent academy (flyer)
FAMILIES IN NEED OF FOOD
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


FROM THE AP - ROBIN HUNT

Dear Cherokee Trail Family,
I have some bittersweet news to share with you. I have been invited to be the new principal at Running Creek Elementary School in Elizabeth, Colorado. I have accepted the position. While becoming a principal has always been a dream of mine, moving on to a new adventure means leaving something I’ve loved behind. Over the last five years the Cherokee Trail community and I have shared a lot of life together and have accomplished much. During our time together, you have wrapped your arms around me when I lost my husband, you cheered me on while I supported your students, and together we created a loving community for all of our families. I will always cherish my time spent with you. You are wonderful, special people and I consider myself blessed to have worked with you over these years. 

Thank you for your acceptance, support, and love,

Robin Hunt


What's Happening at CTE (calendar)
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
11 MAY All day NO IN-PERSON SCHOOL - remote learning
12 MAY All day NO IN-PERSON SCHOOL - remote learning
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
13 MAY All day NO IN-PERSON SCHOOL - remote learning
14 MAY All day NO IN-PERSON SCHOOL - remote learning
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings w/Mrs. Dunker
15 MAY All day NO IN-PERSON SCHOOL - remote learning


FROM THE PRINCIPAL - JOSH MILLER

NEW FLYERS


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!

ARCHIVED FLYERS (ALL) 

* 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.