The Stallion Scoop: 11Mar21

The Stallion Scoop: 11Mar21
Posted on 03/11/2021
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CTE celebrated World Read Aloud Day on Friday, March 5th. We had all kinds of book characters roaming our halls, spinning the Wheel of Reading for prizes and choosing free books!  The day was made extra special with in character book readings by Mr. Miller, Mr. Bartuska and Mr. Major. A huge thank you to our CTE Community in helping your students dress-up and participate in this event.  We're building life-long learners and readers at CTE!


Parent-teacher conferences make for a busy week! Thanks to our restaurant nights, PSP was able to provide 2 lunches for our hardworking CTE staff this week! Mark your calendar for the next restaurant night at Chicken Shack, March 30th & 31st! 

YEARBOOK PICTURES NEEDED! Please submit any photos of your CTE student(s) during remote learning at home for the 2020-21 yearbook. The deadline for submissions is 26Mar21.
Here are 2 easy ways to submit photos:

1. use the HerfJones portal (from your computer or from the app) go to the website: * use the school code: cteyearbook * complete the form and start submitting! * for iPhone and Droid users, the eShare App! (search: "Herff Jones eShare") 2. email photos to Anna Hylton


Do you know a child or young person that is living with a loss due to divorce, separation, death or another painful family transition?
St Andrew United Methodist Church is offering an in-person, six week grief support program for kids and youth (kindergarten - high school). Our 2021 spring session begins Monday, April 12 and runs through Monday, May 17, 5:30 – 7:00 pm. This program is free to the community and a parent support group runs concurrently for those interested.
Please forward our information to any family that you think might benefit from the Good Grief support groups for their children. Families can register online at  (flyer)

EPIC'R INFORMATION (even more info)


This month's EPIC'R trait: ALL OF THEM! show ENTHUSIASM * commit to PERSEVERE * demonstrate INTEGRITY * be COURAGEOUS * exemplify RESPECTFor the last three months of school, students will be reviewing all five EPIC'R traits and discussing how to implement them as a whole at home, at school, and in the community. Ask your student about the EPIC'R lesson they learned this month!



Wow, I cannot believe the 4th quarter has approached so quickly. It has been amazing to see how resilient and flexible students at Cherokee Trail are!  


Are you looking for some resources to support your family’s mental health? 

Check out the upcoming events and supports offered by the STEM Center for Strength. There is a new featured podcast series on physical and mental recovery & resiliency- check it out! 


Looking for actionable ideas to support yourself or your child with anxiety?  Dr. Scott Cypers is presenting another virtual event on Thursday, March 11 from 8:00-9:15 pm. Check it out!    

Additional Parent Resources:

Free mental health support groups

Emergency Child Care- All essential workers can apply for FREE child Care

Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention

Douglas County Resources Employment, shelter, food resources  



Vaccination season is in full effect here at CTE. We should have close to 90% of all of our staff fully vaccinated when we return from Spring Break. Best of all, we will have some of our staff members return to the building. We are so excited to finally have a full staff for the first time all year. In a very challenging year, it seems as though reinforcements are coming to our aid.
Other than that, I have been spending a large chunk of my time in either observations or prepping for state testing. Since we no longer have an Assistant Principal, I am in charge of state testing for the first time since I was an AP. A lot has changed in the last seven years, but the one constant is that it is a ton of work to put it all together. I think we are finally (mostly) ready (maybe) but as with everything else this year, there could potentially be a change in what we are expected to test. We are currently waiting to see what the state says as there is some legislation brewing about state testing. Good thing we are pretty experienced this year with quickly changing expectations.
On the personal side, I am sort of unpacked and organized. I received my couch (although it is missing a few legs so I can't sit on it until the replacement legs come), the kitchen table and chairs came as well. I cannot tell you how nice it is to be able to actually sit at a table and eat for the first time in a month. The next thing due to arrive later this week is my silverware. I'm pretty excited about this as well since it has been over a month eating with plastic-ware.
I think I have had my fill of change over the past few months (year). I am very much looking forward to some normalcy and routine. All in good time I guess. That is it for this weeks edition, I am hopeful at some point I can be funny again. See you next time when the Principal Chronicles continue ...


* Camp Backcountry 2021 (flyer)
* free meal bags during Spring Break (flyer)

ARCHIVED FLYERS (ALL) * 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:

* 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.