The Stallion Scoop: 3Oct19

The Stallion Scoop: 3Oct19
Posted on 10/03/2019
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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! 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! Fun Run: Thank you to everyone who has supported the Fun Run this year!! We are so close to reaching our $25,000 goal! If your student still has funds to turn in, please send them in by Monday, Oct. 7th. Online donations will also continue to be collected through Monday. Class winners will be announced once all the donations are collected. Prize Day is Oct. 22nd. All prizes earned will either come home or be enjoyed at school. 

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
Our 4th grade students have been busy learning about Mindfulness from the MindUp curriculum.  Mrs. Dunker and myself are presenting weekly lessons that teach self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making.  We have been learning about the different parts of the limbic system in the brain and how they work together to manage our emotions. Throughout the school year, I will be introducing Mindfulness concepts in the other grade levels as well. If you are interested in reading a fantastic book about how a child’s brain develops and responds to emotions, I highly recommend reading The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind” by Daniel Siegel. If you are interested in additional Mindfulness resources, check these out! * cosmickids * * * leftbrainbuddha * greatergood   * gonoodle


Looking for a fun family activity that strengthens focus and impulse control? Check this out!

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES - 7-11Oct19 - next week! - 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. 


Chaparral’s annual Sweet Street is coming up on October 25th and we are so excited to see you all there! It will begin at 5:30 p.m. for kids with mobility and sensory complications, and will open up to everyone else from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Our theme this year is the Chaparral Zoo, so come and trick or treat through our exhibits to get candy and play games! There will be donation opportunities at the entrance, where we collect cans for the Parker Task Force and monetary donations for the Chap Fam Fund, so we are requesting that attendees donate if possible! (flyer)


Thanks to all those families who participated in National Walk to School Day! It was successful with about a third of our students participating. Mark your calendars now for National Bike to School Day on May 6, 2020. That seems so far away, but it will be here before you know it! Special thanks to Anna Amoroso for all her help organizing our National Walk to School Day. Anna is passionate about our student’s safety and we are so fortunate to have her support at CTE. Parent/Teacher Conferences Most parent/teacher conferences are scheduled during the week of October 7th. Please check your teacher’s website or emails to schedule a conference. Our late night conferences are 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 the lost items so many might be found!

What's Happening at CTE (calendar)

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)
9:30am - 2:30pm 5th Grade to Ameritowne
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
14 OCT All day NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
15 OCT All day NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
16 OCT All day NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
17 OCT All day NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
18 OCT All day NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
22 OCT All day Fun Run Prize day
7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
23 OCT 7:45 - 8:30am StuCo Meeting
24 OCT 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
2:15 - 2:45pm PSP Meeting
25 OCT 1 - 3:15pm 6th Grade Field Trip
6 - 8pm CHS Sweet Street


The Principal Chronicles continue ... The cooler evenings are here and the sun is going down earlier. Fall is in the air. Funny thing, most people associate fall with football but since I only have girls (and a whole heap of animals) sports is never on the television (ever). Having said that, the other day, both of my girls were at their other houses and my significant other wasn't home so I was able to actually watch a few minutes of the Bronco's game this past weekend. I can't even remember the last time I was able to even have sports on in my house. Sadly, I am in charge of paying the cable bill in our house and yet the television focuses on cooking shows and Heartland. What is even more sad, is that about five minutes after watching the game, I was bored out of my mind. First thought, after I realized I was bored, was how sad am I that I somewhere lost my ability to sit and watch sports? Did I lose my man card? Did I just officially become my dad? These are the points that I will ponder until next week when the Principal Chronicles continue ...

* IFCS family Holiday Baskets (flyer)

* Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes- flyer
* StrategicKids LEGO - flyer * StrategicKids Chess - flyer * order school picture packages online via * A Taste of DCSD - 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