The Stallion Scoop: 12Nov20

The Stallion Scoop: 12Nov20
Posted on 11/12/2020
stallion scoop



Butter Braid orders are due Friday, Nov. 13th. Butter Braids will be delivered to the school on Wednesday, Nov. 18th at 1:30. If you have a large order, please plan to help your child pick them up.

EPIC'R INFORMATION  (even more info)

Next month's EPIC'R trait: INTEGRITY

  • I am honest.

  • I show empathy to those around me

  • I encourage and support others to do their best

  • I do what is right even when no one is watching and it is not the popular thing to do



For many people, the holidays can be both a joyous and stressful time of year.  Keeping a peaceful home during this time of year can be a daunting task.
Listed below are 10 steps to maintain a peaceful home

1.     Have a family meeting to begin addressing the problem

2.    During and after your family meeting, listen to your children’s needs

3.    Validate the feelings your children express

4.    Let your children know that you love each one in a special way

5.    Trust your role as a parent

6.    Catch your children in the act of working out problems and praise them for doing so

7.    Teach your children empathy

8.    Spend 15-20 minutes a day of uninterrupted time with each child

9.    Think about what behavior adults in your house are modeling

10. Limit your children’s intake of violent TV shows, videos, and computer games

*Information taken from Naomi Drew (March 2006)

Parent Articles:

Taking Care of Yourself


Parent Resources:

AllHealth hosts free weekly parent support group


Backpack Snack Program- CTE partners with the Parker Task Force to provide free weekly food/snacks to families. If you are interested in using this program, please email [email protected].



The Principal Chronicles continue ... So for the first time in a long time, I am writing this on Thursday at the end of the day because I have been so busy this week, I almost forgot about the Chronicles. Who can forget about that? 

Here at school things are once again evolving into something different. For the third time this year, we are changing the way we are delivering our instruction to students. Once again, we are back to preparing to tackle something new, well at least this time we have some experience and learned lessons from last spring. We should be about a hundred times better than we were last spring. This year has definitely challenged our flexibility. 

On the home front, I was lucky enough (or maybe dumb enough) to be selected for a scientific study of running and recovery. Essentially I have to follow an 8 week running program provided by two certified track coaches and try and improve my 5k time. If I complete all of the workouts during the 8 weeks and record them, I get paid and get some pretty good discounts at some cool running stores. When I signed up, I was thinking it was going to fit in nicely with my morning CrossFit and it wouldn't be too bad. Then the letter came in the mail letter me know they put me in the elite group based on my 5K time. Honestly, I am in no way, shape, or form an elite runner and in no way would I consider myself fast enough to ever even think about being an elite runner. Plus I'm old!! I emailed them asking if they had made a mistake, but apparently they had not, so if I want to participate then the elite group it shall be. 

The very next day I got the full 8-week program in the mail. Holy guacamole is it a lot of running - and when I say a lot, I mean a lot. Most days of the week I have to run in the AM and in the PM, and then two days a week I have to alternate between hills, sprints, and long intervals. Essentially I've been turned into Forrest Gump. Not only that, many of my loyal followers know that I am up at 5am every day doing CrossFit, so when is that mythical AM run going to happen?? That is a super question. Answer? Get my buns up really early in the morning and when I say early I mean early. Lucky for me there is really only a conflict on Wednesdays. Mon and Tues I only have to run once. Wed and Thurs are my double up days, Friday is the off day and then I run again on Sat and Sun. Here is what my weekly workout schedule has been for the past four weeks (as of this writing I am halfway through the program) Monday - Crossfit 5AM - Running - PM, Tuesday - CrossFit 5AM - Running - PM, Wednesday - Running 3:30 AM - CrossFit 5AM - Running PM, Thursday - Running 5AM - Running PM, Friday - CrossFit 5 AM, Saturday - Running AM, Sunday - Running for a really long time AM. 

As you can see, that is a whole lot of running but I keep telling myself that it will be worth it in the end with the money and discounts. Assuming of course my legs don't fall off first. The logical question is also "why are you still doing CrossFit?" Answer - Because I am dumb and stubborn and believe I can get it all done if I just suck it up. Plus I really like going to CrossFit in the morning but it's mostly because I'm dumb and stubborn. 

Well that is it for this week. If I remember next week, I'll add some tales of running in the dark. There is a lot going on in the neighborhood that early in the morning. Stay tuned for next week when the Principal Chronicles continues...



* Thanksgiving Camp at Stone Canyon (flyer) - Stone Canyon will be offering two different programs over thanksgiving break! Campers can either get creative in the kitchen with our culinary camp or experiment, create, and explore in our science camp. All of our thanksgiving campers will get to participate in our adventure activities like the high ropes, zip line, and archery! Stone Canyon will provide lunch and a snack each day. Transportation to and from camp will not be included. * Strategic Kids: Chess, Lego, Magic, Origami (flyer1) / (flyer2)  * Young Rembrandts On-Demand (flyer) 

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