The Stallion Scoop: 7Nov19

The Stallion Scoop: 7Nov19
Posted on 11/07/2019
Stallion Scoop



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A very special visit from Parker Police who keep our school safe every day! Read more here.

PSP NEWS Butter Braids: Remember to turn in your Butter Braid order forms along with payment Thursday, Nov. 14th! If you have any questions please contact Christina Clements. Donuts with Dudes: Save the date for this annual event celebrating dads, grandpas, uncles, big brothers, friends, and other special guests! Donuts with Dudes will be Friday, November 15th, 7:30am - 9:00am. You are welcome to donuts & juice in the gym and then you can spend the first 30 minutes in the classroom. Opportunity tickets are also available for purchase with the chance to win one of several prizes! 

FROM CTE STUDENT COUNCIL - written by StuCo students
NEW: RECYCLING IN THE CAFETERIA!!! StuCo is excited to start a recycling program during student lunches! We will be collecting cups and water bottles. We are looking forward to making a difference! Our annual Thanksgiving food drive is coming up! It will be a grade-level competition. Each grade has a specific item to collect.  There are also 7 other bonus items. All of which are worth points.


Pre-School: mac-n-cheese 

Kindergarten: canned cream of mushroom soup

1st grade: green beans 

2nd: instant potatoes 

3rd: canned fruit

4th: gravy jars or packets

5th: stuffing 

6th: cranberry sauce 

Bonus Items: Turkeys, turkey pans, butter, dinner rolls, sweet potatoes, pie, cool whip


Dear CTE Families:

This year, to celebrate Veteran's Day, we are hosting a veteran from the Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation to read to students and tell their story, along with a Q&A time. 

In conjunction with this, we would like to decorate the walls with stories of our community's veterans. A template, My Veteran's Day Hero, is attached which your child can complete at home. Students can honor a family member or friend that has served in the military. There is a place to include their name, the veteran's name and service information, and either a photograph or a drawing that represents their veteran. You could also have your child write a short piece on why their Veteran is a Hero, and how they exhibited EPIC qualities as a veteran. This could either be on the template or attached to it. Your child's student also has the template if you are unable to print it at home. Please return the completed form to your child's teacher by Monday, 11/4, so that we have time to create the display prior to the veterans' visit on Friday, 11/8, and for our Donuts with Dudes event on Friday, 11/15.

Thank you for taking the time to honor the veterans in our CTE community!

As November kicks off, we swing into the season of gratitude and thankfulness. I've been talking with several staff members and parents about a Heart Project!! Starting Monday, there will be paper hearts available around the building.  I would love if every staff member and student fills out a heart about what they are thankful and grateful for.  It can be a picture or writing.  Staff and students can fill out more than one heart or as many hearts as they would like!!  The idea is to fill all our halls with paper hearts and lift spirits!! I encourage that teachers reach out to their families and have our CTE community to come in and fill out a heart or send home a heart for families to fill out!!  It's a small gesture...BUT think about how cool it would be to see what we are all grateful for!!! If you have any questions, reach out to me.  I will be working with Caitlin Weyhrich and StuCo to get hearts made. Once hearts are filled out, there will be a basket in the front office to put the hearts in.  We have a few parents that want to come in to help put the hearts up in our hallways.  I'm thankful for this community!!



Our Arctic Adventures Book Fair arrives 

November 15th - 22nd!

We open with Donuts & Dudes!  The excitement begins during Donuts with Dad on Friday 11/15: shop early at the fair beginning at 7:30 am. Our Chill-Out Green Screen will be open for photos; $1 donation goes to the All For Books charity. We have all the books to make holiday wishes come true! We're open LATE until 8:30 pm on Tuesday, November 19th! We're holding a Family Literacy Event From 5:30 -7:00 pm where we'll be getting literacy tips from our Reading Specialists, creating bookmarks, buttons and breathing beads, meditating with Mrs. Dunker, and enjoying our Principals storytime along with cocoa and cookies. There will also be RAFFLE Prize chances for those attending! Don't get left out in the cold - be sure to donate $1 for All For Books charity and put on your coziest PJs, polar bear onesie or fuzzy slippers! We will be holding a Coin Challenge for the All For Books charity the week before the Fair, 11/12-11/15. Each day we will award points to the grade level  that collects the highest total for that day. The grade level that collects the highest overall total will receive a movie party. The class to beat from last year is 4th grade! Toboggan Tuesday:Bring your PENNIES and wear your favorite winter hat and scarf 

Wacky Socks Wednesday: Bring your NICKELS & wear wacky or mismatched socks

Silly Sweater Thursday: Bring your DIMES and wear your silly holiday sweaters

Frosty Friday: Bring your QUARTERS and wear your cozy flannel shirt with your Dad at Dads & Donuts! With Snow Much To Do, we need you!  Be sure to let Mrs. Nottingham know at [email protected], at 303.387.8136 (library)  OR Sign Up online at our Book Fair and Check out our Book Fair Home Page for all our event details. So grab your cuddle duds and slipper socks, and don't miss out on this Blizzard of an Event. Thanks for helping our students know that there's always Snow Much to Read at the library!

DCSD Nutrition Services is developing a Strategic Plan to align with the District’s new Strategic Plan. In order to ensure we are working in the direction our customers and stakeholders want us to go, we need your help in getting feedback from parents, school staff members and students. By taking 5 minutes to complete this online survey and providing valuable insight, you can ensure that your voice is heard!

Access survey by clicking here: DCSD Nutrition Services Survey


Discovery Program Application process is now open for the 2020 - 2021 school year.

The Douglas County School District 
Discovery Program offers full day gifted programming in all content areas. This programming option is designed to meet the needs of gifted elementary school students (grades 2 -6)  who require intensity of instruction and acceleration beyond what can reasonably be expected from the regular school gifted programming.

In an effort to ensure equitable opportunity for families to learn about this program we have scheduled three 
Discovery Program Information Sessions during the month of November.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. 

 Discovery Program Information Nights Flyer (English)
 Discovery Program Information Nights Flyer (Spanish)

Ashley Jakubowski - GT Facilitator
Cherokee Trail Elementary

Michelle Oslick - Team Lead-Gifted Education
Douglas County School District

Misty Burkhart - Coordinator, Gifted Education
Douglas County School District

FROM THE AP - ROBIN HUNT What's Happening at CTE (calendar)

7 NOV 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
8 NOV 1:05 - 1:50pm 3/4 Veteran's Day Presentation -.Music Rm
1:50 - 2:35pm 1/2 Veteran's Day Presentation - Music Rm.
11 NOV All day NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
12 NOV 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
14 NOV 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
5 - 7pm Chap Fam Multicultural Night Sierra Middle School
15 NOV All day Library Book Fair
8 - 9am Donuts With Dads
2:30 - 3:15pm 3rd Grade STEAM Day
16 NOV All day Library Book Fair
17 NOV All day Library Book Fair
18 NOV All day Library Book Fair
19 NOV All day Library Book Fair
7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
2:15 - 2:45pm PSP Meeting
5:30 - 7:30pm Family Literacy Night & Principal Storytime
5:30 - 7pm SAC Meeting
20 NOV All day Library Book Fair
21 NOV All day Library Book Fair
7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
22 NOV All day Library Book Fair
2:30 - 3:15pm 2nd Grade STEAM Day


As I write this, I am at the PACE Center for our monthly district leadership meeting. I usually write these at school on Wednesdays, but I was packed in meetings yesterday so here I sit in the back corner of the PACE Center trying to knock this out during a break - if it sounds disjointed you'll, know why. At school, we have been spending a lot of time recently looking at our student data and trying to figure out how to better meet our student's needs. We are literally spending hours trying to dissect each and every student looking at everything, and then trying to fill any gaps. It has been great work but also very time-consuming since we are digging so deep into their data. On the home front, both of my girls are going to babysit this weekend for all of Saturday. It is really the first time they have babysat (not sure if that is a word) for that long. Plus this is also the first time they are doing it together. I am a little nervous; not in their ability, but more around what am I going to do for the day. Being that we only get our girls 50% of the time, giving up a whole Saturday isn't easy. Alas, both girls are teenagers now and at some point they are going to find people to hang out with that are cooler than I am (that will take some looking as I am pretty cool, in my own mind). Well that is my time, I have to go jump back into my meetings now as break time is over. I'm fairly amazed I got all of this done in my small 10 minute break. Guess I am a better typer than I thought. Well, see you next break or next time as the Principal Chronicles continues...

* Chap 2019 Multicultural Night (flyer)
* CTE Literacy Night (flyer)
We conduct after-school tennis and golf classes at elementary schools in Douglas County and will be having winter classes that will be open to students of other schools. We want kids to stay active and play sports throughout the winter and we would love to see your students in our classes. (flyer)

* Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes, new session - (flyer) * Chaparral Performing Arts - November events (flyer) * Art Show - you're invited to come see Mr. Barton's work (flyer with corrected address) * IFCS family Holiday Baskets (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


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