The Stallion Scoop: 6Feb20

The Stallion Scoop: 6Feb20
Posted on 02/06/2020
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Box Tops: The brand new Box Tops competition starts now! This year there will be three prizes that will be awarded at at the end of the competition. We will collect physical Box Tops and points can be earned by using the Box Tops app. See the flyer for more information. Contact CTE PSP if you have any questions. Thank you for supporting our school!

Go Red Day is Friday, February 7. It is a day that CTE is celebrating to honor heart disease and stroke prevention. Mrs. Whittingham is asking ALL students AND staff to wear RED on Friday. The class that has the most students participating by wearing red will earn 100 points for their team! Wear Red on Friday, February 7th to show your support! Thanks, Mrs. Whittingham Here is a picture from last year. 

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION - 2020-2021 Full day kindergarten is free in Douglas County School District.
Kindergarten Registration is Friday, February 14 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.. If your child will be 5 years old by October 1, 2020, now is the time to register them for Kindergarten for

the 2020-2021 school year. Don’t wait - many Kindergarten classes fill quickly!

Stop by your local elementary school to register. For additional information about Kindergarten enrollment in DCSD, call 303-387-9500 or visit (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


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: 2/12- Fake an Injury Day 2/19- Career Day 2/26- PJ Day

What's Happening at CTE (calendar)
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
18 FEB 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
2:15 - 2:45pm PSP Meeting
5:30 - 9pm CHAP Percussion - Gym
5:30 - 7pm SAC Meeting
19 FEB All day Wacky Wednesday: Career Day
20 FEB 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)


The Principal Chronicles continue ... So this past weekend as many of you know, I celebrated my birthday with my family and friends. Renee had all of us participate in axe throwing. To be honest, I was a little skeptical; I was having a hard time wrapping my mind around how throwing a bunch of axes around would be entertaining for longer than about 30 minutes. Our day began with lunch at Maria Empanadas which was good but not nearly as good as it was the last time we were there. I guess I built up the hype too much in my head. From there we were off to throw some axes. We ended up being super early so we decided to stop by Hammonds Candy Factory since it was right down the street, to kill some time. If you have never been there, you should totally go. The tours are free and they have tons of candy options at the end of the tour. We didn't take the tour we only went into the gift shop as my girls LOVE sugar whenever they get a chance to have it. When we walked in we were told by the workers that we "needed" to help ourselves to as many cans of candied peanuts as we wanted because they were going to throw them out at the end of the day. So what did the girls do? They grabbed about 11 cans, which could theoretically feed a small country. At least we would have plenty of peanuts for our axe throwing. As we walked into the Bad Axe Throwing Company, I truly had no idea what to expect. After signing our lives away via waivers we met our "coach", Jerry. I guess we all needed a coach since none of us had ever throw axes before. Now Jerry looked like someone who coaches people to throw axes. His ensemble came complete with multiple tattoos (several of which were located on his head), lots of piercings, and to top it all off, a camouflaged kilt. You really can't make this stuff up. After going through all of the rules, regulations, and how to throw the axes, we were able to start throwing. My skepticism turned to enjoyment as throwing axes was pretty fun. It wasn't hard to throw but it took some time to master the technique. Basically it was a lot like throwing darts but more difficult to make the axes "stick". From there Jerry divided the 9 of us into two different teams and the competition began. I have to say, it was totally awesome. Our group had so much fun and the two hours went by in a snap. We played lots of different games and had some pretty serious axe throwing bets flying around that place. A couple of things we discovered during our time there: #1 - Renee is definitely a power thrower and not so much interested in the technique, #2 - my oldest daughter was surprisingly good at throwing and may have a future horror movie career - she was easily our team's best thrower, #3 - where my oldest had a talent for throwing axes, my youngest clearly did not - no matter how hard she tried or how many different techniques she tried, she could not get that axe to stick, #4 - one of my friends was so bad - I mean really bad -he hit just about everything in our court except for the target including but limited to: the wall, the fence on the side, the ceiling, the floor, and even an advertisement banner. At least my youngest hit the target most of the time, it just wouldn't stick. In the end, both teams each won two games so it came down to a tie breaker of five throws. My team ended up winning but I think that is because the other team let me win since it was my birthday. Overall, it was super fun and I would definitely do it again. Jerry, although scary looking, was a lot of fun and a great coach. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to have some fun. That is it for this week, stay tuned to next week when we enter Valentine's week. Never a dull moment here at CTE. See you next time when the Principal Chronicles continue ... 

* 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)
* 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

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