The Stallion Scoop: 30Jan20

The Stallion Scoop: 30Jan20
Posted on 01/30/2020
stallion scoop



academic excellence

Students who scored at or above 85% on the winter iReady diagnostic were recognized for their achievement in reading and/or math with certificates at the program. Read the full story and see the YouTube video here.

PSP NEWS All School Dance: Thank you to Donya Lewis for organizing the dance! Thank you to everyone who volunteered throughout the night to make this event a success! The CTE kids all had a great time and we can't wait for next year! 

JANUARY COUNSELOR'S CORNER - JANE STEINER Happy New Year! I can’t believe we are now in the second half of the school year!  The students at CTE have been learning a lot about themselves and others through our Social-Emotional curriculums.  The students are learning how to regulate their emotions as well as how their actions impact others. In Kindergarten, I will be implementing the Safer, Smarter Kids curriculum to teach students how to identify unsafe situations and tools to use in them. Fourth grade students are continuing to learn about mindfulness, now focusing on mindful movement through the Mind Up curriculum. Fifth grade students have broadened their perspective and knowledge about the world and others by learning about Human Rights through a series of lessons. In sixth grade, we are starting a new unit from the Second Step Program on thoughts, emotions, and decisions.  Students have really enjoyed learning about the adolescent brain and how it relates to their emotions and behaviors.  We are also expecting a visit from the counselors at Sierra Middle School this month to present information about middle school and electives.

Student Council is selling Candy Grams before and after school this week and next -- $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. 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.  Student Council is hosting Wacky Wednesday for the month of February. Donate $1 to wear wacky things. One hundred percent of our proceeds will go to our Make A Wish student who will be revealed during Wish Week. Here is the schedule: 2/5- Wacky Hair/Hat Day 2/12- Fake an Injury Day 2/19- Career Day 2/26- PJ Day Academic Excellence Thanks to all our families who attended the Academic Excellence Program on Tuesday evening. We are very proud of our students for their hard work demonstrating perseverance and enthusiasm. Students who scored at or above 85% on the winter iReady diagnostic were recognized for their achievement in reading and/or math with certificates at the program.

What's Happening at CTE (calendar)
30 JAN 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
6:30 - 7:30pm Chap Area Choir Concert - SMS
4 FEB 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
5:30 - 9pm CHAP Percussion - Gym
5 FEB All day Wacky Wednesday: Wacky Hair/Hat Day
6 FEB 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
7 FEB All day Go RED Day
11 FEB 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
5:30 - 9pm CHAP Percussion - Gym
12 FEB All day Wacky Wednesday: Fake an Injury Day
7:45 - 8:30am StuCo Meeting
9:30am - 12:30pm 3rd Grade Symphony Field Trip
13 FEB All day Kid's Heart Challenge - Specials
7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
14 FEB All day NO SCHOOL: teacher work day
17 FEB All day NO SCHOOL: Presidents' Day


The Principal Chronicles continue ... So there are many things I don't love about getting older but one of the toughest things for me is celebrating my birthday. I go out of my way to try and not celebrate my birthday. I know that may seem odd but I just don't really like that kind of attention. It makes me feel very awkward especially when people sing Happy Birthday. It's always so strange, how am I supposed to act when people are singing? Am I supposed to sing? Do I just sit there? Plus then everyone is there looking at you. Man, it sure is awkward for me. Despite my protests, my family has decided to celebrate my birthday this year by taking me to a place called Bad Axe Throwing. Basically it is like bowling, but instead of having a bowling ball and pins, you chuck an axe at a target. Supposedly, you start the experience with a coach who shows you how to throw it and then you spend the rest of the time competing against whomever you brought with you. The funniest part (well funny to me) is that they also serve alcohol there. I'm not sure about you, but I would think that alcohol may not be the best beverage to serve while people are throwing axes around. It is also going to be pretty funny to watch my girls try and throw some axes around. Who knows where they might land. So if you see me later on down the road with a missing limb or appendage, you'll know why. The other thing my family has planned, is to take me to have some empanadas. A few weeks ago I watched a television show that was all about meat pies from around the world, which was mildly interesting, but put a craving for empanadas in my head. Strangely enough, the next day, I read an article about the best empanadas in every state (the universe works in very mysterious ways). Then that night I had dreams about empanadas; so guess what we did? yep, went and had some empanadas. We went to Maria Empanadas and they were some of the best I have ever eaten (not really a lot of comparison though since that was also the first empanada I've ever eaten). Needless to say, my family wants to go back so we will be having some birthday empanadas this year followed by some axe throwing. The last part of the evening, we are going to be headed to the Denver Central Market which is basically a bunch of shops and restaurants in one big building. I'm looking forward to that just for the simple reason that I can try a bunch of new and exciting foods. It is really strange, ever since I have started really tracking and weighing all of my food, I can't really seem to stop thinking about different kinds of food. I wonder if I am becoming slightly neurotic in my old age. Again, if you see me randomly walking around muttering some nonsense about food and missing a body part, at least you'll have some inkling that my birthday was one for the ages (either that, or I finally snapped mentally which is always a possibility). Well that is it for this week. Here's to axes, empanadas, and my buddy the Ground Hog!! Have a wonderful week and we will see you again when the Principal Chronicles continue ....

* Chipotle for Chap Baseball: 5feb20 (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) * Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes, new session - (flyer)
* StrategicKids LEGO - flyer * StrategicKids Chess - flyer * order school picture packages online via
* 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.