The Stallion Scoop: 11Feb21

The Stallion Scoop: 11Feb21
Posted on 02/11/2021
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PSP MEETINGFeb 16, 2021 01:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 443 801 0666

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YEARBOOKS: 2020-2021 Cherokee Trail Elementary Yearbook orders are due by February 26th. Yearbooks will be delivered in May.

The first yearbook purchase is $17.00, and any additional yearbooks will be $14 each. When you purchase, add your first book to your cart, then return back into "product" to purchase additional yearbooks and add them to your cart. You will then be able to pay for all items at one time instead of individually (link to order).


Children’s National Hospital and University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are conducting a study regarding parent support during this pandemic. During the study parents will receive helpful videos and also coaching to help their children build executive functioning skills. It is for parents with children in grades 3rd through 5th, who have a 504 plan or an IEP, show characteristics of ASD(Autism) or ADHD, and have good language skills.  Please see the attached flyer and share out with parents of students who might be a good fit.

EPIC'R INFORMATION (even more info)

This month's EPIC'R trait: RESPECT

  • I listen carefully to adults and students and do not interrupt

  • I show empathy when interacting with others

  • I accept feedback and respond in a positive way

  • I own my actions and make things right

  • I use manners



Have you been doubting your parenting lately? Not sure how to handle certain issues with your adolescent child? Parents now have another opportunity to attend a virtual event featuring Nick Thompson Thursday, February 4 from 6:30-8:00. Here are more details.

At Cherokee Trail, student social-emotional learning is fully underway! The EPIC trait for February is Respect. Students will participate in a monthly lesson given by their classroom teacher that includes literature and self-reflection.

First grade students are beginning a series of safety lessons using the Safer, Smarter Kids curriculum. Students will be covering topics such as trusted adults, using an assertive voice, body boundaries, tattling, and strangers.

Fourth grade students will continue to learn and practice mindfulness using the MindUp curriculum. Students have learned about the limbic system in their brain and its role in regulating emotions.

Sixth grade students are continuing lessons from the Second Step curriculum. We have begun a new unit that focuses on bullying. So far, students have learned the different types of bullying that can occur and the emotional impact it has on others.

Sixth grade students also recently met with staff from Sierra Middle School. They discussed what a typical school day entails as well as information to choose their electives. Remember, elective choices are due February 5 at 3:00pm.

I look forward to visiting the other grades soon!



The Principal Chronicles continue ...
Valentine's week is here but as per the norm now, looks vastly different than in any other year. We have tried hard to make things as "normal" as possible. I know I mentioned this before but I can't believe I have had to quarantine Valentine's Day cards. I am 100% committed to keeping our students and staff safe but I never figured I'd ever have to quarantine a card.
On the personal side, our house is getting packed up more and more each day. I've gotten to the point now that I no longer have any chairs, plates, silverware, or rugs in the house. It took me a little bit to figure out what to do about those things since I don't really want to spend the money right before I moved. So currently I am operating with two forks, one knife, and a spoon from my lunch box and eating out of Tupperware. Honestly, it isn't a bad life. My daughter comes home tonight so I guess we may need to go invest in some paper plates and such. In addition, tonight we get to see our place for the first time. It is under construction still but we will be able to see the general layout so we can decide what we need to keep, donate, or throw away. All in all we are pretty excited and nervous at the same time, which is pretty much how every single day at school has been as well. Excited to see the students and teachers do what they do best, and nervous about keeping everyone safe and healthy. As I keep saying over and over, stay positive, test negative.
See you next time, when the Principal Chronicles continues...


Registration for Stone Canyon Summer Camps is now open! (flyer)

Stone Canyon will offer both our overnight camps and day camps. Stone Canyon offers a wide variety of activities and our dedicated staff is committed to ensuring your camper will learn new skills, make new friends, and is safe while at camp. Our goal is to help our campers become more confident and daring individuals, all while having the best time of their lives!

While our programs may look a bit different to follow State COVID-19 guidelines, we aim to provide the same connection and adventure that make our summer camp special. In this email, we have highlighted important information and for more detailed information, please visit our website.

Overnight Campers: 9-15 years old

Day Campers: 6-8 years old

For more information and to register check out our website:

ARCHIVED FLYERS (ALL) * Girl Scout Troop forming in our area! (flyer)

* FREE online Spanish classes (flyer)

* Strategic Kids: Chess, Lego, Magic, Origami (flyer1) / (flyer2

* Young Rembrandts On-Demand (flyer)

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.