The Stallion Scoop: 18Feb21

The Stallion Scoop: 18Feb21
Posted on 02/18/2021
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RESTAURANT NIGHT: Thank you to everyone that stopped by Chick-Fil-A last week. The funds raised will be used to provide lunch/dinner to our hard-working CTE staff during parent-teacher conference week!

Our next restaurant night will be hosted by MOD Pizza! March 2nd, all day long! Don't forget to let them know you are supporting Cherokee Trail Elementary and 20% of proceeds will be donated to the school! 18300 Cottonwood Dr, Suite 111 (720)586-8558

YEARBOOKS: This is the last week to get in your yearbook orders! Please let us know if you have any questions [email protected]

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).

Please read this letter from the Colorado Department of Public Health regarding immunization compliance for all students.

See the February SAC meeting minute video.

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 continues...

Holy cow has the weather really shifted. It has been super cold and this past weekend was FREEZING. I guess we should all feel lucky that we don't live in Texas and are without power. I think most of us are ready for winter to be over and the temperatures starting to rise. I sure wish Punxsutawney Phil hadn't seen his shadow so spring would be right around the corner, but not much we can do now.
On the school side, we are in the middle of budget season so I began living in two worlds, the present and the future. What makes this year so different is that who knows what the future will hold? It is very difficult to plan for next year when we don't know what things will look like. The good news is that our teachers are starting to get vaccinated so we are inching closer to the light at the end of the tunnel.
On the personal side, I feel like I am also living in two worlds. With my impending move coming next week, I've been scrambling to try and time when movers are coming, when to get things delivered, and so on. For some strange reason, many of the things I need to do keep popping into my brain at roughly 2:00 AM. I get up pretty early but no one should be getting up at 2 in the morning. I honestly have no idea why this is happening but hopefully, it will cease once I move.
Well that is it for this week, sorry it is so short but there is a lot going on right now and honestly I need to stay focused to keep a handle on things. I'll be ready for this move to be over that is for sure. See you next time when the Principal Chronicles continues...


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.